IED Hunting With A Mk19 Automatic Grenade Launcher

first published on April 5, 2016 by

Waiting for EOD can be such a hassle sometimes. So, if you’re feeling especially confident in your abilities, take out the IED with a MK19.

There were points in time during both OIF and OEF where the EOD teams were so over tasked, that it could literally take 12 to 24 hours for an EOD team to get to you. It was so common in fact, that on my second deployment, we started to just mark, bypass, and largely ignore the devices.

There were times however that I wished we could have taken this approach instead. It would have been a lot simpler, and safer for everyone, if we had just started detonating roadside bombs with our MK19 heavy machine guns.


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