Force Recon Marine Raj takes us through a quick review of an often overlooked weapon system, the M-203. Every infantry squad on the planet has at least a couple of these and most SOF units have access to them too. I would always push to have at least one M-203 around at all times. The 40mm rounds just bring a lot to the fight. My favorite use is covering the dead space that you just can’t reach with the sniper rifles ( like around the corners of concrete buildings in the Najaf). Raj makes it fun, and you can tell he really does love this weapon. He actually prefers to run a iron-sight M-203 while teaching CQB skills, just to show that don’t need all the fancy optics to be fast & accurate in the house. It comes down to mastery of the basics and muscle memory. Most operators that have a couple deployments under their belts all have a “favorite” M-203 story… We’d love to hear them. Please post them in the comments section below, and let’s share some “lessons learned”, both good & bad.