Motherf***er!!!"If we send a finished product to the field and the warfighter has to modify or alter it for their mission, then we didn't do our jobs very well," he said.
I have a dumb question. Typically on a grenade, if you were to pull the lever back down (if possible) after letting it go, would that arrest the timer?
Between my time as a USMC grunt and a contractor in Afghanistan, I've tossed a great number of grenades (always for training or disposal, never on an operation). I think the M67 is great. The smaller grenades you reference have a smaller charge and a smaller killing radius. If you need to get small, use a rifle. Grenades are area/room clearing tools.
Basic rule, once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is no longer your friend. Most guys in my unit did not like them. I believe we had two ad's with them. A thrown grenade hit a limb, bounced back and went off, killing another Marine. The other one, we are not sure of, a guy sat down, next thing a loud boom/white smoke and he as 99% gone. Belief was the ears on the pin rusted off, when he sat down something hooked the pin and pulled it.
Mr Blooper gun is a lot nicer guy.
Speaking for myself, M67s and grenades in general always made me a bit uneasy. I've heard many others using them to positive effect, but then again I've heard some close calls with them as well. The latter always was first on my mind.
Between problems of throwing the grenade (hitting the intended target, throwing it far enough, not dropping it and the fact that no one wants rely upon factory standards for such fuses) its a pretty uneasy concept overall I'd say for many People, so much can and evidently does from time to time go wrong... (not saying on average but you dont care about averages when its you I suppose)
Thanks James and LD. Like I said, silly question but having no experience of it all I had no real idea except "pull, throw." Thanks gents.