Brownells 75th Anniversary - A Shooting Heritage

From the Vault: AT4 Anti-Tank Weapon

We've been doing From the Vault for a while, but we've never had a "classic" firearm quite like this one! Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant takes us on a walkaround of an AT4 shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon. Originally developed by Saab Bofors Dynamics in Sweden, it was adopted into U.S. service in 1987 as the M136 AT4 and is manufactured by ATK. The U.S. military uses various versions of AT4, the most common firing a 440-gram high-explosive projectile that is NOT good news for armored vehicles up to and including tanks. An AT4 costs only about $1,500, but it's a "one and done" weapon. It can be fired only ONCE and can't be reloaded. So yes, before you ask, Caleb's example has been expended and is now inert. Simple instructions are printed on the exterior that even [insert name of your least favorite rival MOS] can figure out. Caleb has indeed fired an AT4 - and he explains its manual of arms.

WARNING: Never attempt to disassemble or reassemble a firearm unless you are absolutely certain that it is empty and unloaded. Visually inspect the chamber, the magazine and firing mechanism to be absolutely certain that no ammunition remains in the firearm. Disassembly and reassembly should follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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