By David Crane
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May 1, 2011
Sage Ordnance Systems/Sage Control Ordnance, Inc. showed off both its Deuce over/under dual 40mm (40x46mm) rifled/37mm Sage rifled/37mm smooth-bore grenade launcher and a prototype mag-fed semi-auto 37mm grenade launcher at SHOT Show 2011. DefenseReview (DR) has been publishing information on the Milkor USA Multi-Shot Grenade Launchers (6-shot MSGL)/multiple grenade launchers (MGL) for years, now, and we’ve actually test-fired them at the range, so a two-shot grenade launcher like the Deuce shouldn’t really interest us all that much, but it did.
The Sage Deuce 40mm/37mm grenade launcher’s over/under design looks pretty rugged, and the weapon felt good when we picked it up. The weapon features a full-length Mil-Std-1913 “Picatinny” rail system for mounting electronic combat optics and back-up iron sights (BUIS), and can also be had with a MagPul CTR (Compact/Type Restricted) telescoping/retractable buttstock.
While the Milkor USA M32 MSGL (NSN: 1010-01-535-0989) and Mk14 Mod0 MSGL (NSN 1010-01-568-3179) are still DR’s favorite 40mm MGLs, since they give you 6-shots of precision 40mm devastation and destruction at your immediate disposal, if you only need two shots, then the SAGE Deuce might just be the ticket. Defense Review doesn’t yet know how rugged, reliable and accurate the Deuce is under adverse conditions and high round count, but since it utilizes a very very simple over/under design, we can’t imagine that it’s unreliable (unconfirmed/unverified).
Company Contact Info:
Sage Ordnance Systems/Sage Control Ordnance, Inc.
6340 N. Sage Street
Oscoda, MI 48750
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