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.


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  • Mark

    Dear Santa….

  • Vitor

    Quite low recoil for the caliber and weight.

    • benny

      Hi Joe Schmoe.
      what exactly you do not understand in their promotion videos?

  • Joe Schmoe

    I’ll never understand IWI promotion videos… though I must say, they are infinitely more entertaining than the simple reading statistics of their competitors videos.

    • Leonard

      I would say one cannot not understand this video, thanks to their simple messages such as:
      “SEMI-AUTOMATIC !!!”
      “NO RECOIL !!!”
      “ACCURATE !!!”
      though I get what you are refering to (whom do they want to appeal with this?). And I agree that the simplicity and straightforwardness is pretty entertaining :)

  • Lew

    Love me some exclamation marks. Makes it easier for those of us who once made a living in the infart….infanyr…the people who walk a lot and can’t read so good.

  • Lance

    Looks nice and light. Still a SAW or M-60E3 be my preference compared to a rather expensive weapon like this.

  • John Doe

    Exclamation marks are always good. Need a little bit more just for clarification though.

  • Vhyrus

    I love how it says NO RECOIL!!! while the guy is deliberately firing bursts to keep the muzzle from rising. If it was truly no recoil he could firehose it for the whole belt without stopping.

  • Nater

    I still think that a PKM chambered in 7.62×51 NATO would put pretty much any Western GPMG to shame. As much as I prefer Western rifles to their Eastern counterparts, you pretty much have to rank the PK/PKM as the best GPMG ever built. Reliability is on par with the rivet beast (aka FN Mag, aka M240B/G) but with significantly less weight.

    • kivaari

      Actually there is a PKM-derived 7.62 NATO MG out there – Polish UKM-2000 [manufacturer's brochure: http://www.zmt.tarnow.pl/pdf/039_7,62mm%20UKM%202000.pdf ] Polish army uses it, but not many opinions to see on the net, yet since it’s pretty much a reworked PKM, w/o very significant modifications, I think it does the job quite well.

  • S O

    The (wrong) “no recoil!” controllability is explained easily, despite the calibre, moderate weight and no “soft recoil” mechanic:
    The buttstock is in a straight line with the barrel, so there’s no great force for muzzle rise.

    This is the same as with ARs, and also the reason why the guy isn’t even close to using his sights at 1:08; the price for such a layout is that the sights need to be mounted far higher than otherwise (and there are no sufficiently high sights in this video!). Compare the height of the sights here:
    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2012/03/07/negev-ng7-with-optic/

    They’re still having a huge dispersion even with bursts, though – just no huge muzzle rise.

  • mosinman

    i use to design IWI promotion vids….. till i took an arrow to the knee

  • Guy

    What??!! No Star Wipes!

  • Spectre

    Mother of god. It shoots brass casings as effectively as it shoots bullets.