RGM-40 Kastet

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RGM-40 Kastet
TypeGrenade launcher
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service1997–present
Used byRussian Interior Ministry
Production history
DesignerV.N. Teles
Mass2.5 kg
Length615 mm (24.2 in)
stock extended
368 mm (14.5 in)
stock retracted
Barrel length129 millimetres (5.1 in)

Cartridge40 mm caseless grenades: VOG-25, VOG-25P, GRD-40 and "Gvozd" (Nail)
Caliber40mm Grenade
ActionMuzzle loader
Rate of fire5–6 rpm aimed shots
20 rpm area suppression
Muzzle velocity76.5 m/s (251 ft/s)
Effective firing range250 meters
Feed systemSingle shot
SightsFlip-up tangent sights

The RGM-40 Kastet (English: Brass knuckles) grenade launcher is a stand-alone version of the Russian GP-30 grenade launcher with a telescoping stock, AK-type pistol-grip and flip-up tangent sights.[1] It is a single-shot muzzle loaded weapon with a self-cocking trigger mechanism and offers a high degree of commonality with the GP-30.[1] It was designed primarily for police use and can use a wide range non-lethal ammunition (e.g., tear gas, stun grenades, etc.).[1] It can also use standard 40mm VOG-25 and VOG-25P fragmentation grenades.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c d "RGM "Kastet" grenade launcher". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Гранатомет РГМ-40 "Кастет" - Военный портал". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Russian security forces ordered five times more RGS-50M grenade launchers compared to 2014 11112151 | weapons defence industry military technology UK | analysis focus army defence military industry army".
  4. ^ "RGS-50M modernized special grenade launcher".