Suppressed M60E4/Mk43 MOD1 Commando Machine Gun in Action





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Uploaded on Mar 27, 2008

This video clip features David Crane, owner/editor-in-chief of DefenseReview.com (http://www.defensereview.com) test-firing a suppressed U.S. Ordnance M60E4/Mk43 MOD1 Commando machine gun.

There's currently an informational mistake in the video. The muzzle can a.k.a. sound suppressor a.k.a. silencer attached to the M60E4/Mk43 Commando in the video clip was not made by Badger Ordnance. Steve Helzer, General Manager, U.S. Ordnance, told us during the shoot (machine gun/video shoot) that the can (sound suppressor) was a Badger Ordnance suppressor. This had gnawed at me since the shoot, since I've never known Badger Ordnance to make suppressors. So, I contacted U.S. Ordnance about this within days of publishing the video here. Sure enough, Steve was mistaken. Within a few days after publishing the video, we were informed by Curtis Debord Sr., a consultant with U.S. Ordnance, that the suppressor shown is a John's Guns R18 QD (Quick-Detach) suppressor (7.62mm NATO), possibly made from Inconel for high-heat resistance. We'll research this (raw material). In any case, the R18 can (suppressor) cut down the noize considerably, and definitely resisted a lot of heat.

The corrected version of this video (stating that the sound suppressor demonstrated in the video is a John's Guns suppressor) can be viewed here:


By the way, the gentleman I'm interviewing (unscripted and unrehearsed) in this video is Steve Helzer. Other than providing us with the inaccurate information on the suppressor, Steve did a fantastic job that day, and really took great care of us. He went above and beyond. Defense Review would like to thank Steve (Helzer), Curtis Debord Sr., and the rest of the folks at U.S. Ordnance for letting us come out there to tour their facility and shoot their ammo at their company range. It was a lot of fun.

The M60E4/Mk43 MOD 1 Commando machine gun is a highly modified and improved version the original Vietnam-era M60 machine gun, and it was developed to address and solve the original M60's reliability, handling, size and weight problems.

This is a 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO) medium machine gun (MMG) a.k.a. general purpose machine gun (GPMG).

You can visit the U.S. Ordnance website at http://www.usord.com.

Defense Review would like to thank Sargon Koda of Xtreme Recall (http://www.xtremerecall.com) (Reno, Nevada) for assisting us with filming. All the shooter's-perspective and weapon's-perspective shots were accomplished via an Xtreme Recall low-profile wearable tactical video camera system. When you watch the videos, you'll see that we had an Xtreme Recall micro video camera mounted on the gun/weapon and on me (the shooter). Notice how well the gun-mounted camera handled the recoil effects of the M60E4, no problem. Bottom line, if you're looking for a high-quality, low-profile wearable tactical video camera system (micro video camera), or non-tactical wearable video camera for extreme outdoor use or just everyday use, DefenseReview highly recommends that you visit the Xtreme Recall website (http://www.xtremerecall.com) and/or give them a call at 775-851-2686. Great product.

DefenseReview.com (http://www.defensereview.com) is an online tactical technology / military defense technology magazine.

David Crane is a tactical technology and military defense industry analyst and consultant, and can be contacted via email at defrev at gmail dot com.


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