The company's products are in great demand among hunters, athletes around the world. But the company produces weapons not only for civilian purposes. Armament for military needs is also in great demand. Law enforcement agencies of various countries are buying small arms from the Austrian company "Steyr Mannlicher", the website reports http://www.all4shooters.com.
The company offers potential buyers a variety of weapons. This is a line of semi-automatic pistols made on the basis of the polymer frame A1, and the AUG assault bulpaps. In addition, the company is engaged in the production of reliable sniper rifles with a sliding bolt. All these types of weapons are in demand for the simple reason that they are of high quality and reliable, which is confirmed by the numerous holders of these weapons.
The main novelty of the season from the company "Steyr Mannlicher" was a grenade launcher brand GL-40. It can be used as an autonomous weapon for the shooting option with an emphasis on the shoulder, and as a grenade launcher for various types of weapons. The GL-40 is a single shot grenade launcher that has a reloading function. It is modular. Moreover, the company has provided a high percentage of modularity of weapons of this type. It is suitable for shooting any NATO standard grenades (mm 40). The Austrian company has already demonstrated its early modular prototypes of the grenade launcher to the public. The novelty of the season was put on display at the EURPSATORY-2014 exhibition. Manufacturers say that it is this model and will be released on the level of industrial assembly.
The production of a modular grenade launcher was based on feedback. The company "Steyr Mannlicher" took into account the wishes of the military departments and representatives of law enforcement agencies in order to obtain all the information about what kind of weapon they need. The data was collected not only in Austria, but also in Australia and New Zealand, where the products of the Austrian company have been in great demand for many years.
The GL-40 launcher was designed in such a way that its combat power surpasses the analogs that existed at that time. Such a grenade launcher in the first place had to be ideally suited to carry out counter-terrorist operations, to conduct combat with the enemy in hiding.
The GL-40 grenade launcher has a metal body. At the same time, its mass is rather small. Any variation of it weighs a little more than 1 kg. GL-40 - it is also a very short grenade launcher with all the power of manufactured ammunition. The total weapon length is only 270 mm. It is equipped with a double-action trigger.
The length of the grenade launcher is 180 mm. The barrel is rifled, opens side tilt. This allows the use of grenades with sleeves of any length. The caliber of garnet in this case must be 40 mm.
The GL-40 is a versatile weapon that can be used for different purposes - depending on what strength the shooter resists, at what distance, and behind what cover it hides.
The grenade launcher from the company "Steyr Mannlicher" can be used as an autonomous weapon with the help of a special retractable stock. In addition, there is the option of holding the pistol grip, which provides ease of use of the weapon. Butt grenade adjacent through the bar "Picatinny." There are additional straps that are used to connect the appropriate accessories. It can be electronic fire control systems, as well as optical sights or tactical lights, the site reports http://www.all4shooters.com.
The Picatinny interface system allows you to quickly integrate a grenade launcher into assault rifles, assault rifles, equipped with slats of the type MIL-STD-1913.
The grenade launcher can be used together with the Steyr Mannlicher assault rifle. This is a bullpup version of AUG, for which an interface is provided that is suitable for the GL-40 grenade launcher. For mounting a grenade launcher to an assault rifle does not require any accessories. The grenade launcher simply attaches to the small arms through the standard strap mentioned above and is securely fastened.
Then you can begin to attack the enemy. Such simplicity makes it possible to change the “carrier” of a grenade launcher even in combat conditions, which is extremely problematic in relation to other types of similar weapons.