New US Army Weapon XM-25

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www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/08/xm_25_judge_dredd_smartgun/

I know what I’m asking for this Xmas…

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    19 Responses to New US Army Weapon XM-25

    1. Its just HK trying to resurrect the oh so full of fail OICW project.

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    2. Dear Christ that thing’s ugly. Wouldn’t you feel embarrassed showing up to a fire fight with one of those. Sure, you might win, but even that wouldn’t be enough to erase the shame.

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    3. I should have gave this a 1 for only 1 image on the link but then again I shouldn’t be so lazy :p

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    4. I have to say, the article is one of the worst I’ve ever read. It talks about judge dredd all the way through and then, almost as an after though, tells you about the gun. What a crock of shit.

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    5. And it never even mentions the fact that the OICW program was canceled in 2005.

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    6. www.defense-update.com/products/x/xm25.htm
      There’s a more useful link that doesn’t have to rely on references to Sylvester Stallone movies.

      A really awesome, promising weapon if it really performs as advertised….but yeah, it looks pretty weird. Doesn’t help that this picture has it in ACU print, which means it’s only going to blend in with other things in ACU print(except for that one couch).

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    7. This is only tenuously related to the defunct OICW program. The XM line is not exactly the same as the OICW.

      What they appear to have done is to spin off all of the component weapon systems that would have gone into the OICW into individual specialized XM branded weapon systems…

      So this is not quite OICW material, but one of few different spawns of the program…

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    8. for Xmas you should ask for a gf instead. something tells me given the choice you’d still take the gun and run around your neighborhood pretending you’re in CS:S.

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    9. You can’t have that, you’ll shoot your eye out!

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    10. @AgZed: Well if you’re not going to be fashionable, what’s the point in having a war.

      @dub_1211: You are bad at the internet.

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    11. Does anyone else think that thing is made by Hasbro? It looks like it shoots orange rubber darts…..

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    12. @Dr.DEvine It does. When a terrorist is hit, he’s out, and has to sit on the sidelines.

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    13. @Dr.Devine: ROFL it actually does! It’s like they covered it with a digital camo shirt or something. Look how big the hole is! Haha and plus you can see the screw at the bottom. I’m actually wondering if this is a toy now.

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    14. @dub_1211. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAA! Oh, you are a funny guy, no, really, oh man, I’m tearing up you got me laughing so hard…oh, wow, whoo! Ok, catching my breath…ok, ok, that’s better. Now where was I?
      Oh, yeah, fuck you.
      For all of you gun nuts/snobs: I saw a pic of the damn thing, thought it was a cool idea, so I submitted it. Yes, the article sucked but I don’t beat off to Guns N Ammo so I didn’t bother to research any other articles on the weapon. Sorry to all of you “enthusiasts” that I don’t spend hours of my life obsessing over weapons. I do have my marksman rating and I’ve fired some cool and impressive weaponry so that’s good enough for me. I certainly don’t have the small penis requiring me to brag or spout endless minutae about it.
      @casemods. What do you think they’d put the thing together with, glue, butterfly farts? I know how big of a hole it would put in your torso. They covered it with ACU because that’s the standard all US military have converted to. Thought all you “experts” would have known that. Oh, wait, I forgot, most of you have never served in the military and have no fucking clue. But don’t let me stop you all from showing what hard core badasses you are here on the interwubs!

      @FMS, thanks for the link, it was much better than the one I had. Personally, I’ve always hated ACU. Thought it went completely against the idea behind camo in the first place, and looks stupid as hell to boot, but the DOD calls the shots.

      @phyreblade. At least a few on here know what they are talking about without being a self rightous prick about it. Glad you are one of em. Good call on the OICW/XM connection. It’s standard procedure for them to use some components of a failed system in a remod. Just because something doesn’t work doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea altogether and should be abandoned. That’s the whole principle behind R&D.

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    15. It’s a smaller version of the guns used in The Fifth Element.

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    16. @j_bryon: Nah that’s actually cool, unlike this nerf looking POS.

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    17. @casemods:
      Did you even read the article on this weapon? If it works even halfway good as they advertise it to, it will probably have the biggest impact on land warfare that any shoulder-fired, single man operated weapon ever has.

      @garbledxmission:
      Yeah, you’re right. DoD dropped the ball big time on that one, though. Sticks out like a sore thumb.

      And as for everybody talking about it “looking like a toy,” or how you can “see the screw at the bottom,” so? Look at any weapons system today and you’ll find screws or bolts. Guess what the number one thing is that’s holding ANY weapons platform together(tank, aircraft, firearm, etc)? Bolts, nuts, screws, and retaining pins.

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