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Watch: The breaching launcher that anyone can own

Grenade Launcher (DemolitionRanch/YouTube)
October 28, 2016

Millions of Americans own a gun, but there are far fewer people that can say that they own a breaching launcher.

There are many regulations regarding grenade launchers and there are also two different types: a destructive device and a signaling device. The destructive device would shoot out grenades and shrapnel, things that could easily cause injury, but the signaling device would shoot out smaller items, maybe some fireworks.


Since shooting a grenade launcher with potentially lethal objects is illegal without registration, the YouTube user Demolition Ranch had to modify what was shot out of his breaching launcher, which is used as a signaling device. This is a 37mm launcher made by X Products.

Instead of real grenades, he had to use “specialized grenades.” The giant explosion that would come at the end of firing a real grenade wasn’t there, which disappointed him, but it was still interesting to watch anything shot from this breaching launcher.

Like he said, “It doesn’t get much more American than an AR with a grenade launcher on it.”

Take a look at the video below:

The user said he practiced first and was pretty successful with one round although the second was a dud, but he continued anyway. As seen in the video, a shaft from the grenade launcher can be removed and added to an AR quad rail, which makes it much bigger.

He simulated a make-believe scenario where he was surrounded by enemies with AK-47s and they were headed right at him. While low on ammo and unable shoot them all, he had to find another way to wipe them. He did just that, compliments of the grenade launcher, and walked away unscathed.

Unimpressed with the day time shooting result, he decided to return to shoot it again at night. For the night-time version of the display, he loaded and fired, but it didn’t result in much more than a cheap firework that made a few watching kids happy. The second one was a dud.


Stay tuned for the educational segment of the video to be sure that you fully understand the difference between legal grenade launchers and felonies. Start with a simple evaluation, could this hurt someone or is it more for show? Demolition Ranch says that even putting rocks into the chamber is illegal since rocks could hurt someone. Adding too much powder is a felony, as is adding nails, shrapnel, or ammo. Maybe there is still some legal fun to be had!