Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

American Made RPG-7

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by NOLAEMT, Feb 23, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. NOLAEMT

    NOLAEMT Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    790
    Location:
    Louisiana
    now I'll start off by saying that I obviously don't have any intention of trying to purchase an RPG. I wouldn't have a use for one, I don't know if its legal and I'm sure I can't afford it if it is (200 dollars per grenade just in ATF taxes :what:).

    But according to this Wikipedia Article, an American company is now producing these weapons. Airtronic USA. Has anyone heard of this company? Are they being used by our troops (I doubt it). Are they for export? Am I going to start seeing these next to me at the local range? They would probably be hell on the 100 meter steel gongs.

    The Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPG-7
     
  2. Birdmang

    Birdmang Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,189
    I live right next to Elk Grove. Weird.

    Im gonna go buy one at their retail front.
     
  3. ClickClickD'oh

    ClickClickD'oh Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,022
    Location:
    Lewisville, Tx
    For some reason I think something might be messed up there. When I clicked over to the airtronics page there was this:

    Doesn't sound very RPGish to me.
     
  4. NOLAEMT

    NOLAEMT Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    790
    Location:
    Louisiana
    from the article:
    "Airtronic USA has developed a series of lethal and less lethal ammunition including a long range chemical dispersion round that can dispense 2 liters of OC/CS for civilian crowd control."

    It sounds like they have also developed less lethal rounds, but I can't imagine US police using an RPG for crowd control, the media would have a field day.
     
  5. NOLAEMT

    NOLAEMT Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    790
    Location:
    Louisiana
  6. ClickClickD'oh

    ClickClickD'oh Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,022
    Location:
    Lewisville, Tx
  7. NOLAEMT

    NOLAEMT Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    790
    Location:
    Louisiana
    QUICK... Someone go warn Sarah Brady:eek:

    it has a pistol grip, a vertical fore grip, eight (8:what:) rails to attach evil accessories, and that shoulder thing that goes up, (or two, depending on your personal definition) and some kind of obviously evil sight that probably seeks out the closest elementary school.:neener:

    I wonder if it will be offered for sale in california?:D
     
  8. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Ragnar Danneskjold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    3,703
    Location:
    Arlington, Republic of Texas
  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    45,639
    Location:
    Alabama
    Looks fun, but Alabama won't even let me have an SBR yet, so I don't think they'll be up for those either. :rolleyes:
     
  10. ultradoc

    ultradoc Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,118
    Location:
    Ohio
    I would love to shoot one of these
     
  11. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    33,545
    Location:
    Central PA
    The rails are pretty convinient, I'd bet. You can mount a white light for identifying targets while clearing your house.

    Of course, once you fire your house will be REALLY cleared! :D

    [Beavis&Butthead]Heh heh...we're going to have to charge you extra...we cleared your WHOLE house! Heh hehhh.[/Beavis&Butthead]

    -Sam
     
  12. Mandolin

    Mandolin Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Messages:
    271
    Adding rails and electronics does not make it modern, it makes it stupid. Russian weapons should be wood and have iron sights, US stuff needs plastic, rails and electronics. BTW, are SAMs (surface-to air missiles) legal? I'm curious. (I've wondered ever since I read Welcome Back Mr. Nightcrawler)
     
  13. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,409
    Location:
    Texas
    If I ever found out about a police force that used those, I think I'd incite a riot just to see them bring them out for crowd control.

    Jokes aside though, I think the M4 buttstock is removable. You could probably just put rubber rail covers on the rail that it's attached to and voila, you have a modernized RPG-7.
     
  14. Mandolin

    Mandolin Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Messages:
    271
    Less-lethal rounds from an RPG? I can't see how sticking a tear gas round on the tip of a model rocket(esentialy what they are doing) is less-lethal. Aside from shooting a rocket at a roit, what about the backblast? This would make the acustic things that drive you nuts with sound look alike good idea.
     
  15. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,047
    Location:
    Michigan
    Best, most accurate, and funniest post I've read this week.

    It's just like the tacticool gun, only less practical - and (apparently) real.
     
  16. cleardiddion

    cleardiddion Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,353
    Location:
    US
    http://www.defensereview.com/airtronic-usa-rpg-7-amerikansky-rocket-propelled-grenade-launcher/

    It's ghastly.

    Btw, an RPG 7 isn't really a SAM. It's a man portable light anti-tank/armor weapon. Though, admitedly it works pretty well if you can hit aircraft with it.
    I don't know for sure but I would think they are legal; I mean, people can buy HE 40mm grenades and all that by going through the proper channels right?
     
  17. nalioth

    nalioth Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,841
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    . . . more proof that NOTHING is safe from the Tapco T6 butt stock :D
     
  18. LemmyCaution

    LemmyCaution Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    890
    Ow! Ow! Ow! Can I please un-see it?
     
  19. Dravur

    Dravur Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    2,742
    Location:
    Longmont, CO
    Support your inner Mall Ninja!

    This thing is a must have for the Tactical Wheelbarrow... That and the side of Tactical Bacon.

    I want an RPG..... just for a few minutes.... You don't need to know why...

    These aren't the droids you are looking for....
     
  20. straitnate14

    straitnate14 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    188
    What? No bayonet lug?
     
  21. Cap'n Jack Burntbeard

    Cap'n Jack Burntbeard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    215
    Location:
    Fairfax VT
  22. armoredman

    armoredman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    16,214
    Location:
    proud to be in AZ
    Egad. Words fail.
     
  23. NOLAEMT

    NOLAEMT Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    790
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I'm afraid not
     

    Attached Files:

  24. spartywrx

    spartywrx Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    219
    Location:
    Rust Belt
    I totally want it. If only because it is so freaking ugly and goofy
     
  25. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    33,545
    Location:
    Central PA
    If ever there was a weapon deserving of the rail-mounted tactical drink-holder...

    -Sam
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page