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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It can be configured as separate weapon as well.
The muzzle flash will dazzle everybody within 20’ at night.
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.
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!!
Or relax ROE big time
Ha! You know what I shoot and any Mosin carbine will out do it!
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...
Yes, but it’s so gloriously ugly...
“That wasn’t true in WWI, wasn’t true in 1934, 1938, or today. “
Trench clearing or room clearing. Useful in warfare.
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.
It’s a directional hand grenade.
A Mosin will overpenetrate 4” thick tilt-up concrete walls AND dazzle anybody within 20’.
I kinda like that.
My sentiments exactly; looks more like it was designed for urban warfare or crowd control to me.
If ya miss the target, you will probably incinerate it anyway, at close range!
Like Admiral Yamamoto said, "...behind every blade of grass..."
I have to admit I sold my Mosin M44, but I have a better example of a 91/59 carbine! Fireball city!
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.
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