Sunday, December 04, 2005

Barrett XM-109 25mm. Rifle - WOW

Barrett XM-109 25mm. Rifle


Barrett Arms introduces its new XM-109 25mm payload rifle. Based on the existing M-107 design. The XM-109 will have a range of 2500 meters, firing a 25mm. projectile!

The XM-109 is based on the M-107 .50 Caliber semi-automatic rifle, but with a 25 mm receiver. It is designed to destroy light armor, and yet be light enough to be carried by a single sniper.

The old saying that "If the enemy is in range, so are you." just may not apply if you have one of these!

To read the full story, take a look over at Military.com.

Hat tip to Grampa Pinhead for the story!

8 Comments:

At Sunday, December 04, 2005 8:26:00 PM, Blogger Grampapinhead said...

I kinda figured you would like that one,
Thanks for the link.

25 mm is nearly the size of a golfball, I just did not see the weight of the projectile mentioned.

 
At Monday, December 05, 2005 3:00:00 AM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Beatiful.

Wow.

 
At Monday, December 05, 2005 4:32:00 AM, Blogger OXEN said...

25mm!!

Wow!

That's gonna leave a mark.

 
At Monday, December 05, 2005 7:13:00 AM, Blogger T. F. Stern said...

I was wondering about the fellow who wants an XM satallite radio receiver for his SUV and thinks that the newer model, the XM 107 is and upgrade. Yes, it's a little more expensive; but I bet he'd be the only one on his block that nobody tells to turn down the volumn. From warped minds come warped thinking

 
At Monday, December 05, 2005 10:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this round from the M-19? If it is, I was unaware that the M-19 had range to 2500 meters. In Iraq, it is almost never employed at over 400, from what I read.

Anyway, Barrett isn't the first with a large-caliber anti-armor piece. The Finns had the Lahti semi-auto 20mm rifle in the 40's, although it barely fit the category of man-portable with it's heavy skid mounting system.

Before the Gun Control Act of 1968, these weapons were actually advertised for sale in American Rifleman, for $249. Ammo (ball) was sold also, for 95 cents per round.

To put those prices in perspective, that $ 249 would have gotten you a half-a-year's lease in a decent two-bedroom apartment, and the buck-a-round would have bought you a lunch, or 5 gallons of gas.

BUT, YOU COULD BUY A SEMI-AUTO ANTI-TANK RIFLE, WITH NO FFL, AND HAVE IT MAILED TO YOUR HOME!

Rivrdog, the Nostalgic One

 
At Monday, December 05, 2005 8:57:00 PM, Blogger Josh said...

The Mk 19 is a 40mm grenade launcher, IIRC. I think this round is the same that is used in the 25mm cannon on the Bradley.

It'd be a definate show-stopper for barricade defense in Iraq...

 
At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 8:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, if Barrett is really flexible about design and production, they might "lead the fleet" in making a variant of the XM-109 that would have the ability to input data to the new programmable ammo that the Army is developing.

Imagine a 2,500 meter sniper rifle that you could dial the exact range for an airburst of the round with? Or maybe a steerable round? Those are all near-future possibilities, but would probably require a sniper team, making the weapon crew-served.

Rivrdog

 
At Thursday, October 09, 2008 9:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ammunition for this is new its more like a high powered grenade launcher indeed.. you could also compare it to a recoiless rifle and my god is it beautiful, I mean come on anyone should want this gun! they gave ppl a taste of it in ghost recon "tactical advanced warfighter" (stupid name way too long) for the x-box's it's some sick s#!+! the range and the accuracy sux in that game however you need to imagine even if it's only accurate out to 1500-1800 thats alot!! semi-auto?! wow just wow...

 

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