40mm Dart ammunition uses flechette ammunition to penetrate cover and inflict damage, rather than fragmentation (as with the 40mm Grenade). This allows a grenade launcher (purpose-built or underslung) to function like a shotgun. It is solely for light cover and antipersonnel use.
25.0–8.4(x12) = (300–100.8)
2.40x for Headshots
10 M320/GP-30 40mm grenade launcher kills
7 with FRAG
|Rate of fire||
4m - 50m
The 40mm Dart Ammo (also known as the M320 BUCK/GP-30 DART) is the first unlockable ammo type for the M320 and GP-30 grenade launchers, filling the role of Battlefield: Bad Company 2's 40mm Shotgun. It often inflicts fatal damage on infantry and flies on a flat trajectory compared to grenades, but is useless against armored vehicles.
The 40mm flechettes inflict much more damage than either 12 Gauge Buckshot or 12 Gauge Flechette at any range, but suffers from the launcher's one round capacity. The spread of the flechettes is tighter than on shotguns, with only the SPAS-12 firing flechettes having the same spread.
It is also worth noting that the M320 retains the same firing sound regardless of the ammunition used, meaning that it can be useful for sneaking up on and assaulting enemies as the sound of an M320 being fired at close range is unlikely to be identified as a threat at close range.
- The M320 DART is incorrectly referred as the M320 BUCK after the Beta with the GP-30 displaying its correct name of GP-30 DART.