Skip to comments.Fort Campbell’s Strike First Unit in Army Issued M26 Shotgun
Posted on 02/15/2012 7:06:30 PM PST by smokingfrog
Fort Campbell, KY It weighs 3.5 pounds, has a barrel length of 7.75 inches, fires 12-gauge shells and can be mounted on the M4 carbine or act as a stand alone firearm; it is the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit in the Army to be issued the combat enhancer.
This is a new capability that is now in your hands for you to conduct your mission downrange, said Col. Scott C. Armstrong, with Project Manager Soldier Weapons, during a presentation ceremony held at Fort Campbells Strike Academy, February 7th. This is a big day, not just for the 2nd Brigade, but for the Army.
Picatinny Arsenal-based PMSW is a group that supports Soldiers through the development, production, fielding and sustainment of current and future weapons systems. PMSW fielded the M26 MASS to the 2nd BCT, also known as the Strike Brigade due to the units profile and future deployment schedule.
Were glad to be the first unit to put this weapon to work and there is an appreciation for all that goes into this, said Col. Dan Walrath, the Strike commander, while holding the new Strike Shotgun.
After the hand-over ceremony, the weapons were issued to Strikes engineer company, Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion and Strikes military police with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd BSTB. For three days, under the guidance of PMSW, the Strike Soldiers learned how to assemble, maintain, repair and effectively fire their new weapons.
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This could be useful for when the Baraqqi hordes start roaming after election day Nov 2012.
A 12 gauge barrel under 8 inches” Must have great muzzle velocity.
I have a birthday in June
Just in case you were wondering what to get me.
That’s gotta be a 16 lb. weapon, fully loaded!
Want one like now.
Anyone have insights on legalities of attaching one to an NFA SBR?
Not to be too cynical, but I wonder how long before these are pointed at American citizens? The para military SWAT teams probably can’t wait to get their hands on these.
After they track us down with drones, they’ll need to subdue us.
Is the the modern replacement for a bayonet?
Looks like a gimmick to me. Maybe it’s useful to breach a door occasionally?
Forget that thing, they should be issuing the AA12 full auto 12 guage shotgun to someone in the squad instead.
When there are too many, too close for single projectile shooting! I bet the pattern is five feet at five feet.
Yep, great for a twelve foot room, beyond that they may get pissed.
“It’s zombie killin’ time, boys!”
Dumb idea. It should be a separate weapons system, not slung under an M4.
” It weighs 3.5 pounds, has a barrel length of 7.75 inches, fires 12-gauge shells “
Kick like a back-country mule, and an effective range measured in feet - maybe a bit more with flechettes...
Boy. that’s really going to be an effective combat weapon...
If you ask me (you didn’t), it looks like a giant waste of money ruining the accuracy potential (among other things) of a rifle that was only marginaly effective to begin with.
Not much use at a 1000 yards.
That wasn't true in WWI, wasn't true in 1934, 1938, or today.
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