The new Rocket Propelled grenade launchers shoot an assortment of projectiles, depending on the application. This grenade launcher able to shoot paint grenades, 6mm paintballs, .43 caliber paintballs, .68 caliber paintballs, and Nerf Rockets...more than 200 feet!
This is shoulder-launched and require two people to operate efficiently in the middle of a fire fight. The system can operate with both CO2 and compressed air, and air can be attached by a remote line. This launcher is easy to operate and maintain, operating most efficiently at 200psi...with minimum air consumption.
RAP 4 USA - Rocket Propelled Grenade Launchers (RPG) Reviews
RAP 4 USA Rocket Propelled Grenade Launchers (RPG)Considering the amount paid for the unit, there were a few shortcomings that need to be addressed.
First, there is no owners manual. Either in the box or at the RAP4 web site. So one doesn't know...
Considering the amount paid for the unit, there were a few shortcomings that need to be addressed.
First, there is no owners manual. Either in the box or at the RAP4 web site. So one doesn't know how to adjust the velocity, if there is in fact a means of adjusting the velocity. It would seem RAP4 thinks that you "just know" everything about this launcher.
Second, there is the small omission of noting that "some assembly is required".
Third, but, "some assembly is required" would be after you modified the two plastic exhaust panels and attached them with the non-included zip ties; that no one told you about in the first place.
Fourth, were you to compare what you received with the picture of the unit and the web site's video demonstration you will notice that the quick release nipple for the remote hose is conspicuously absent. Which tends to make it difficult to shoot.
I contacted RAP4 and Derek sent out the manual and the quick disconnect nipple the next day. NO questions asked. I received the nipple and manual in three days.
In the interim, I found the Plano Air Glide Gun Case, Model# 1301-02, $40, as perfect a fit as one can hope to find for the RPG in its fully assembled form.
Once I installed the nipple and adjusted to pressure, the unit worked just fine. I used my Dremmel tool to cut off the excess plastic from the exhaust panels and I purchased a small bag of zip-ties to secure the panels to the launcher.
One needs to keep in mind that the "safety" is your finger off the trigger. I use a 1 and 3/4" PVC pipe (ramrod) to press the rocket home, loading the RPG. It would be best to have two people work as an RPG team. One provides security, carries the ramrod PVC pipe, and assists in the loading of the RPG. One last safety tip, keep your melon away from the muzzle of the RPG when it is charged and being loaded; even with a mask on.
Were I to make recommendations;
I would first suggest that a bag with a velcro strap be created and used as a barrel sock.
Second, I would suggest a bag, like the one that comes with the T68 AK47, be created to accommodate a fully assembled RPG. As an option I would give it serious consideration were I contemplating making a first time purchase.
I found the Nerf rockets a bit hard to track once fired, especially the blue ones. I remedied this by buying some 1/2 inch wide plastic marking ribbon in a bright pink color, cut to three times the length of the rocket. (Found at Lowe's or Home Depot.) The back of the rocket has a small hole. I cut a small length of drinking straw to match the depth of the hole. I ran the ribbon through the center of the straw and folded it back over the exterior of the straw. I secured the ribbon to the outside of the straw with some medical adhesive tape. I put a drop of glue into the hole and pressed the straw assembly down into the hole. Now, when I launch the rocket it has something of an appearance of a flame as it arches gracefully to the target. Being the ribbon is plastic it adds very little drag even when wet. It also makes it easier to locate the rocket and with my name on the ribbon it easy to identify my rocket amidst others. For storage of the rockets a paintball pod is an excellent choice. I find that a 6 + 1 pod pack affords the near perfect platform to carry a brace of rockets and it also carries the HPA/CO2 tank quite conveniently.
The moral of the story is that the guys at RAP4 make a quality product. Other than the oversights, it is, in my humble opinion, a worthwhile investment that is an awful lot of fun to shoot. Be the first one on your team to get one.
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Currently 5/5 stars.
RAP 4 USA Rocket Propelled Grenade Launchers (RPG)This is one accurate launcher with a little practice and new rockets. Gets a little heavy during those 8hr scenario games. Mine seems to use ALOT of air....but its a trade-off. I'd buy another one in...
This is one accurate launcher with a little practice and new rockets. Gets a little heavy during those 8hr scenario games. Mine seems to use ALOT of air....but its a trade-off. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
The only CON I can think of really is that it didn't come with any instructions lol