The M79 Grenade Launcher

The M79 was a single shot weapon that looked like a sawed off shotgun. It could shoot an explosive round 350 meters in a gentle arc. Its muzzle speed was slow enough to watch the egg shaped grenade on its way to the target. It kicked like a mule and was rarely fired from the shoulder as intended. Instead it was fired from the hip using the "Kentucky windage" method of aiming.