Connect with us

Great American Outdoors


Here’s The Tac-79 Grenade Launcher Civilians Can Own

Almost every serious gun owner I know that has a collection of different types of firearms, would just love to add this baby to their collection. The Tac-79 is basically a civilian version of the Vietnam era M79 grenade launcher, also known as ‘The Thumper’. While I don’t think you can actually buy real ‘grenades’, I know other types of ammunition are available.

The Tac-79 is a Single Action tactical launcher chambered in 37/38 mm and made to the highest standards of American workmanship. Constructed of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and 4140 hardened steel, it is rugged while maintaining a reasonable weight.

Based on the proven design of the Viet Nam era M-79 grenade launcher, the Tac-79 has advanced it to new levels. Using modern AR compatible telescoping stocks was the beginning.

We strengthened the breech area and provided for the installation of two additional 4″ Picatinny rails for flashlights or laser designators or other accessories.  This provides for the ultimate in flexibility.

The lower rail is 9 inches and is standard as is a vertical  fore grip.  They will also provide a version of this launcher with authentic surplus M79 wood stocks for a modest upcharge. 

In the standard configuration, the Tac-79 is equipped with a 12” barrel with one 4 inch upper Picatinny Rail. Two more rails can be installed as optional accessories.

The underside of the barrel is equipped with a 9 inch rail with a vertical fore grip.   The AR compatible stock is removable and allows for the Tac-79 to be configured as a long barreled pistol.  The standard finish is matte black.

To read more from  and find out how you can buy your own Tac-79 click HERE.

Also, you can check-out to purchase the Tac-79 by clicking HERE.

Okay, let’s see just what this baby can do!



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

To Top