Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • echelon

    Let’s see…middle east…7.62×39 mayhaps?

    • Nicholas Chen

      I wasnt sure if it was. The bullets look rather round and not so pointy. But that could just be the casting of the projectile.

      • robert w

        it seems like the first room was making rifle casings, all the way from swaging out brass blanks, to machining out primer pockets, to sizing. They seemed like 7.62×39 but I cant be sure, they were moving fast.

        It looked like they were doing a different caliber in the next room.

      • echelon

        I posted rather ignorantly after only looking at the one picture. 🙂

    • Alex Nicolin

      The Taliban have finally wised up and adopted the 6.8x43mm universal cartridge. That’s what those guys are manufacturing down there 🙂

      • echelon

        Good to know.

  • Vitsaus

    Guys would run this in their $2,000 if it was cheap, then complain on forums about Kabooms.

  • Bernie_waffen

    Looks like pistol caliber to me, 9mm most likely. They may have been swaging rifle brass in the first room, but they were moving too fast for me to see. It’s amazing to see how much faster 5 guys with single stage presses are than one guy with the best progressive. Size – prime – powder – seat – crimp .pick the one your fastest with and go.

  • Giolli Joker

    From their clothes I’d guess they’re either Pakistanis or Afghans… maybe it’s somewhere around Kybher Pass.
    In that case, technically, it’s not Middle East.

    • Thanks for clarifying that Afghanistan is not in the Middle East but instead Central Asia, a fact that many Americans don’t bother to know the difference of!

  • Joel

    7.62×25 mm.

    • M

      I think that’s what it was at the end… (or some round nosed bottle necked pistol cartridge). Also given that tokarevs are pretty common in the middle east it’d only make sense

    • Fluffy Assaultbunny

      5.56 brass being turned into 7.62×25, both rooms. The villagers get compensation for bringing in battlefield pick up brass.

  • Don Ward

    We don’t need no 3D printer.

  • Alex Nicolin

    They look like Pakistani. Probably somewhere near Peshawar.

    • Andrew

      This seems about right.

  • Lance

    Some was 7.62×25 some at first was 5.56mm could be pakistani or maybe ISIS ammo makers in Iraq or Syria. Who knows.

  • Broz

    most likely 7.62×39

  • uisconfruzed

    They’re doing their part to support the religion of pieces.

  • Fluffy Assaultbunny

    Battlefield pickup 5.56 being re purposed into 7.62x25mm. This is a really interesting video. If you look at all of the processes involved it makes sense.

  • cobalt327

    What op is being done at 4:50?

    • Fluffy Assaultbunny

      Neck crimping.

  • patrickiv

    I’m going to guess 7.92x33mm Kurtz. From Wikipedia: “Reloadable cartridge cases can be produced by resizing and trimming the 7.62×51mm NATO, and Hornady makes a 125-grain .323-inch (8.2 mm) bullet for this caliber.

    In Pakistan, the same cartridge is also reported to be in use by the local name of “44 Bore.””

    • iksnilol

      I was also surprised at how seemingly common 7.92 Kurtz is in the region.

  • claymore

    Bet $100.00 that is Darha Pakistan.

  • Phillip Cooper

    Pretty sure those aren’t bullets they’re making. I’d say it’s more like “rounds”… and I’d think TFB would know better…

  • Ethan

    And thus a joint venture between Century International and Taurus into the Ammunition market came to pass…

  • Ethan

    So because they look middle eastern, they must be terrorists, isn’t it? Only the white man can own guns? 😛

    I know that’s not what you meant, but please think it through more carefully.

  • Bal256

    BRB, going to see if they have any .22lr

  • Casual observation

    Safety glasses? We don’t need no stinkin’ safety glasses (or any number of other OHSA violations for that matter).

  • AJ Choudhry

    It’s Pakistan not Middle East. They are making 5.45×39. Locally it’s called triple two or .222. It’s a round used in ak-74.