Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Sven Ortmann

    There’s much more.
    The Germans had such a periscope rifle in WWI as well.

    Parascope is a modern low-tech but clever approach to the problem.
    and there are several less clever, compact folding mirror competitors around.

    The “camera an rifle + helmet-mounted display” concept was explored in several recent soldier modernization programs (Land Warrior, FELIN and others).

    • Sven, nifty, I had not seen the parascope before.

  • Matt Groom

    I have always thought that using a direct fire weapon for indirect fire was the epitome of stupidity. In WWI, before the invention of rifle-grenades, this made some sense, but we’ve come a long way since then. Things like the corner shot are terribly unnecessary.