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Fort Campbell’s Strike First Unit in Army Issued M26 Shotgun
clarksvilleonline.com ^ | 15 Feb 2012 | Sgt. Joe Padula

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 Campbell’s 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 unit’s profile and future deployment schedule.

“We’re 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 Strike’s engineer company, Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion and Strike’s 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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1 posted on 02/15/2012 7:06:37 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

This could be useful for when the Baraqqi hordes start roaming after election day Nov 2012.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 7:11:05 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: smokingfrog

A 12 gauge barrel under 8 inches” Must have great muzzle velocity.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 7:11:18 PM PST by wrench
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To: smokingfrog

I have a birthday in June

Just in case you were wondering what to get me.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 7:11:23 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: smokingfrog

That’s gotta be a 16 lb. weapon, fully loaded!


5 posted on 02/15/2012 7:11:46 PM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: smokingfrog

Uuuuuugly.
Want one like now.

Anyone have insights on legalities of attaching one to an NFA SBR?


6 posted on 02/15/2012 7:14:33 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 7:14:36 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: smokingfrog

Is the the modern replacement for a bayonet?


8 posted on 02/15/2012 7:15:43 PM PST by Rio
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To: wrench

Looks like a gimmick to me. Maybe it’s useful to breach a door occasionally?


9 posted on 02/15/2012 7:15:56 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: DarthVader

“Sterilization” PING!


10 posted on 02/15/2012 7:17:24 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: smokingfrog

Forget that thing, they should be issuing the AA12 full auto 12 guage shotgun to someone in the squad instead.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 7:19:08 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: Rio

When there are too many, too close for single projectile shooting! I bet the pattern is five feet at five feet.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 7:20:43 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: wrench

Yep, great for a twelve foot room, beyond that they may get pissed.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 7:20:56 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: smokingfrog

“It’s zombie killin’ time, boys!”


14 posted on 02/15/2012 7:21:26 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: smokingfrog

Dumb idea. It should be a separate weapons system, not slung under an M4.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 7:22:21 PM PST by Sarajevo (Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental)
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To: smokingfrog

” 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...


16 posted on 02/15/2012 7:24:44 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: ctdonath2

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.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 7:24:57 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Rio
The M26 has been in development at the U.S. Army's Soldier Battle Lab since the late 1990s. The idea was to provide soldiers with lightweight accessory weapons which could be mounted under the standard issue M16 rifle or M4 carbine. These would provide soldiers with additional capabilities, such as: door breaching using special slugs, very short-range increased lethality using 00 buckshot, and non-lethal capabilities using teargas shells, rubber slugs, rubber pellets, or other non-lethal rounds.

M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System

18 posted on 02/15/2012 7:25:44 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Not much use at a 1000 yards.

Gunner


19 posted on 02/15/2012 7:26:00 PM PST by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: smokingfrog
I believe that in United State v Miller, in 1938 (?) the Supreme Court upheld the National Firearms Act (1934) which declared short-barreled shotguns to be illegal, in part because they had no military use.

That wasn't true in WWI, wasn't true in 1934, 1938, or today.

20 posted on 02/15/2012 7:26:14 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: Sarajevo

It can be configured as separate weapon as well.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 7:27:12 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dynachrome

The muzzle flash will dazzle everybody within 20’ at night.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 7:27:50 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: smokingfrog

I doubt there’s much of a flash signature!- but that’s likely not much of an issue...

I do wonder just how much you can choke that barrel down safely? The feds won’t let me perform such a set of experiments without expensive (unConstitutional) permitting.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 7:28:54 PM PST by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: smokingfrog

I want one of course, but that’s one heck of a gas block mess. I’m sure it will be refined and improved.

By the way SF, can you ID the rear flip-up sight on that M4?

That’s what I need right now!!


24 posted on 02/15/2012 7:30:38 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: CapnJack

Or relax ROE big time


25 posted on 02/15/2012 7:31:33 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Ha! You know what I shoot and any Mosin carbine will out do it!


26 posted on 02/15/2012 7:33:09 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: smokingfrog

What next, a Ma Deuce hanging off of the mouse gun?

I believe the original concept of the M16 was a lightweight assault rifle so the soldier could carry lots of ammo.

Not any more!

I was speaking with a vet yesterday who just returned from the sandbox. He told me that his body armor with a full ammo load in the integral mag pouches weighed 85 lbs. I could carry that for about 15 minutes IF I could find a vest that would fasten around by 12 pack abs...


27 posted on 02/15/2012 7:34:04 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: RC one

Yes, but it’s so gloriously ugly...


28 posted on 02/15/2012 7:35:41 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“That wasn’t true in WWI, wasn’t true in 1934, 1938, or today. “

Trench clearing or room clearing. Useful in warfare.


29 posted on 02/15/2012 7:36:55 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: smokingfrog

What’s wrong with normal issuing 12Ga pumps?
They’ve got at least a half million of them in storage.
Duct taping that sucker onto a normal weapon is downright stupid.


30 posted on 02/15/2012 7:41:46 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s a directional hand grenade.


31 posted on 02/15/2012 7:43:34 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: dynachrome

A Mosin will overpenetrate 4” thick tilt-up concrete walls AND dazzle anybody within 20’.

I kinda like that.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 7:44:06 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: Uncle Ike

My sentiments exactly; looks more like it was designed for urban warfare or crowd control to me.


33 posted on 02/15/2012 7:46:08 PM PST by Segovia
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To: ltc8k6
yup... taking hinges off doors was my first thought
34 posted on 02/15/2012 7:49:26 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

If ya miss the target, you will probably incinerate it anyway, at close range!


35 posted on 02/15/2012 7:50:19 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: ChildOfThe60s
After they track us down with drones, they’ll need to subdue us.

Like Admiral Yamamoto said, "...behind every blade of grass..."

36 posted on 02/15/2012 7:51:55 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: weps4ret
No, but it looks like it would work fine to clear out a barroom.
37 posted on 02/15/2012 7:54:34 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: AZ .44 MAG

I have to admit I sold my Mosin M44, but I have a better example of a 91/59 carbine! Fireball city!


38 posted on 02/15/2012 8:02:45 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Uncle Ike

Attached to the M4, it’s a 10 lb. weapon, and the flash hider looks to be top-vented only which would reduce muzzle climb. I’ve tried out Winchester’s military grade buckshot loads, and it isn’t really hard-kicking stuff. It’s about like a 1- 1/4 oz pheasant load.


39 posted on 02/15/2012 8:07:15 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: smokingfrog
The extreme version of the .22 over shotgun that used to be
advertised in Boy's Life. Damn cobby mounting too.
40 posted on 02/15/2012 8:09:58 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: davetex

I’m not sure what that is.

Looks like it could be a Wilson Combat or GG&G BUIS.

Bravo Company (BCM) makes a nice one too.

I use a Daniel Defense fixed sight with my Eotech and it doesn’t bother me at all.


41 posted on 02/15/2012 8:18:56 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog; Sarajevo; al baby; dynachrome; Chode
Seems a better solution than the Crossfire. 12 ga./.223 combo was marketed as versatile LE/urban combat weapon. Pump action .223 was not desirable.


42 posted on 02/15/2012 8:22:17 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: smokingfrog

When are the AA-12 shotguns going to be finally deployed?

I want to get my hands on one of them.


43 posted on 02/15/2012 8:26:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ctdonath2
Anyone have insights on legalities of attaching one to an NFA SBR?

Most likely it would require it's own tax stamp as a SBS.

44 posted on 02/15/2012 8:26:50 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: optiguy

Me Likey !!


45 posted on 02/15/2012 8:28:49 PM PST by onona (Dicky Betts is one ramblin man !)
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To: ctdonath2
Uuuuuugly.
Want one like now.

Forgot to mention, if you ever watched Sons of Guns, one of their first projects was the "Master Key," consisting of a cut down Saiga Shotgun mounted under an AR-15. It's available for sale at Red Jacket Firearms.


46 posted on 02/15/2012 8:34:40 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: 43north

Should work well if you’re on point in close quarters against anyone without armor.

Here’s to hoping that the plan is to deploy it outside the US.


47 posted on 02/15/2012 8:41:41 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Uncle Ike

Actually, that is a popular misconception. A 12 ga out of 7 in will pattern well at 15 and even 20 yards. The 12 ga round is optimized at 12 inches. It is not like a rifle round that benefits from extra barrel length. It is doing all that it needs to at 12 inches and a little less barrel length does not have a dramatic drop off like a rifle either.

I have shot a friends serbu super shorty and was amazed. Interestingly, the 3 in 00 had a greater spread than 2 3/4 00. Not worth the extra money or kick. He is still doing penetration testing BUT I would have no hesitation using one out to 20 yards. Aiming it is the hard part, but the load does exactly what it does out of a 18 in barrel for most bad guy distances.


48 posted on 02/15/2012 8:44:03 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: CapnJack
I was issued a 12 gauge pump (Weatherly sp??) when I went into Viet Nam. What a great gun. Dry fire it pointed into the sky and the pump action dropped down from gravity. I never fired it off of the range.

Semper Fi

49 posted on 02/15/2012 8:46:46 PM PST by MASS-2 FAC (Get premium health care - run for congress)
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To: smokingfrog

Could have sworn I saw this on Sons of Guns last year.


50 posted on 02/15/2012 8:51:02 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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