TM are finally launching the M203 grenade pistol, under the name ‘Tactical
Launcher’ (TL). Remember folks that this is simply one of Marui’s ‘shotgun’
mechanisms built into a replica M203, but to be fair it looks like a fairly
pokey piece of kit.
latest information we’ve gleaned the following new bits of information:
- Spare shot shells
may be stored in the pistol grip
- Fully functional retractable
- 3 rail mounting surfaces
(top and both sides) for mounting all kinds of wonderful 20mm rail equipment.
- The expected price
is set to be around 1?,???Yen
- Launch date is expected
to be early 2002, but this date may falter, such is the way with these things…
One useful feature, is
that with a bit of ‘jiggery pokery’ the TL could be mounted to an AEG
via a RIS system in much the same fashion as the Predator
post ( on January 27 2001 )
This (the expo photo at the top) is the only image I have for this new product
at this time. What I do know is that is built by Tokyo Marui. You can
see from the above image that it has a sliding stock behind the pistol grip.
My best guess from what I can make out from the links I have is that it’ll
cost 15800Yen (I can’t speak or read Chinese).
the image (with permission) and info from this page:
a rather nice couple of pictures of the new FN-P90 that’s recently been launched
there. If anyone actually speaks chinese I’d appreciate it if they could translate
some of the more interesting bits of the above page for me.
My only hope
is that it fires the SunProject ANGS shell, and not the shotgun carts of the
TM M203. I’ll update this page as and when I get new information about it.
Any submissions about the M203 pistol will be much appreciated.
As it is
now, you know as much as I do about it (which to be fair ain’t a great deal,
14/10/2001 TM are finally launching this product under the name ‘Tactical
Launcher’, and I’ve updated this article to include imagery that DJ Ashmore (aka Nautilus)
sent over from Japan.
27/01/2001 Well I asked around, apparently it’s just a concept
model, and not going into production. The real bummer is that it’s just the
TM M203, which means it only fires rather pitiful shotgun shells….. I’m
going to have to stick with the M79 if I want to get some decent firepower.
I’ll put up information for the M79 grenade launcher, here in the M203’s place.
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