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Old December 05, 2017, 08:09   #1
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New Spikes Tactical 37mm M79 "Thumper" Replica

A bit spendy for a 37mm ($995), but a nice piece to go with your retro AR or other Vietnam era guns.

https://www.spikestactical.com/produ...=2862994784279



Spike’s Tactical’s have unveiled their new 37mm flare launcher. Tapping into the nostalgia factor they have built a clone of the classic Vietnam War-era 40mm grenade launcher. The M79 nicknamed the ‘blooper’ or ‘thumper’ by troops because of the characteristic sound it made when fired.

The M79 was developed in the mid 1950s and entered service in 1960, just in time for the escalation of fighting in Vietnam. It proved to be a favourite among troops, first seeing action in 1965. With an effective range of up to 350 metres US troops called it the ‘platoon leader’s artillery’ giving American patrols a much needed force multiplier.

While it may have been supplanted by the XM148 and the later M203, the M79 remained in service for decades. Along with the M16 it came to be one of the US weapons that defined the era.

Now Spike’s Tactical have launched their own Thumper with a full wooden stock and foregrip, 14-inch barrel and ladder sight. The Thumper weighs just over 9lbs and fires a variety of non-lethal 37mm flare rounds. This means the new Thumper is not a firearm and doesn’t have to be NFA registered. The ST Thumper is retailing at $995 + shipping.

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Old December 05, 2017, 08:24   #2
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Wow - very nice.
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Old December 05, 2017, 12:23   #3
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Hmmmm, wife said I could buy something cool for Christmas.
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Old December 05, 2017, 12:40   #4
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Ya'll figure these are wall hangers for the Viet Nam era collector with more money then brains, or are they trying to revive an interest in 37mm, since it's untimely death with the banning of anything interesting for ammo and the meteoric rise on prices for the 'boring after the first try' stuff ??

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Old December 05, 2017, 12:52   #5
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Needs ammo...

http://www.mightyneatstuff.com/37mm_...erandammo.html
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Old December 06, 2017, 06:56   #6
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Remember to get your reloading supplies and adapters. The 37mm to 26.5 is a must:

https://exotic-firearms.com/collecti...lusters?page=3
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Old December 06, 2017, 13:20   #7
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What is the purpose of the protrusion on the front of the trigger guard?
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Old December 06, 2017, 14:37   #8
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Looks very cool but probably something of a novelty that would be used a couple of times by your average owner.
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I posted this a few days ago, guess no one saw it .....

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421565
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I posted this a few days ago, guess no one saw it .....

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421565
Missed the original, first time around but saw the dupe (this one).

An iconic firearm to be sure.

Think you have a chance with ole saniclaws?
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Missed the original, first time around but saw the dupe (this one).

An iconic firearm to be sure.

Think you have a chance with ole saniclaws?

not a snowballs chance in hell,

he knows I too much of a miserable prick
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What is the purpose of the protrusion on the front of the trigger guard?
Part of the swivel that rotates the guard out of the way for using gloves/mittens etc.. i.e. winter trigger guard.
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A bit spendy for a 37mm ($995), but a nice piece to go with your retro AR or other Vietnam era guns.
Don't worry, Maura will be right along to ban it.
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Don't worry, Maura will be right along to ban it.
Shhhh...she might hear us from the internet. I can only imagine someone in Cambridge's reaction to seeing an ad for a Thumper.
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Shhhh...she might hear us from the internet. I can only imagine someone in Cambridge's reaction to seeing a Thumper.
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