Iran to Double Ammunition Production

Iran has announced the addition of a new small arms manufacturing facility, with the capacity to double that of current ammunition facilities. From Fars News Agency

By inauguration and launching the production line, all Armed Forces’ needs to small-caliber ammunition will be met, the capacity for the production of such ammunition will double and the ground will be paved for their export too,” he underlined.

General Dehqan said that the ammunition manufactured in Iran enjoy high quality standards based on international norms.

The production line of small-caliber ammunition was inaugurated after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed that Iran needed to enhance its defensive and offensive power, and asked senior military officials to push forward the country’s arms development programs in all areas, except for chemical and nuclear weapons.

Iranian ammunition hasn’t just surfaced in Syria, but also in the Sudan. More alarmingly however, the majority of it is intentionally unmarked, thus allowing plausible deniability while at United Nations or U.S. negotiation tables. Whether these new factories will continue this tactic is up to directions from the Iranian Government. But observing that ammunition has been made covert in the past, I assume this will continue. In addition, we might also be seeing stocks of 5.56x45mm in addition to the 7.62x39mm that the country exports to conflict zones, due to Iran eyeing the possible adoption of an AR clone.

The news of Iran’s increase in ammunition should is very important when it comes to actions happening on the ground in Syria and possible future relations with Iran. Usually, countries like Iran are very secretive about their defense industry, but with an announcement so brazen like this, one wonders what else is going on that isn’t being announced publicly. The increase is absolutely tied to events in Syria and supporting a number of Iranian forces there. Also, unlike a conventional conflict that would require much more support and supply when it comes to more important weapons, such as tanks, missiles, aircraft, etc… Iran’s support of fighters in Syria relies much more so on small arms and ammunition to achieve foreign policy goals.



Miles

Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia.

Please feel free to get in touch with me about something I can add to a post, an error I’ve made, or if you just want to talk guns. I can be reached at miles@tfb.tv


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  • Anonymoose

    Looks like they’re in it to win it in Syria, then.

    • Hanover Fist

      They’ve got a good sized chunk of Iraq under their control, as well…

  • Nicks87

    It’s still not going to be enough when Trump and Putin roll in.

    • Kyle

      Yes because that has worked to tremendously well in Iraq. There will be a time when either the oil is gone or technology allows us to move past it and the middle east can be ignored. It can’t come soon enough. Then they can have their wonderful little stone-aged wonderland that they want so bad.

      • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

        From what Ive gathered, Trump intends to do what he can to open up much more domestic drilling. Hopefully we can stop buying OPEC altogether.

        • MeaCulpa

          Well that seems nice and all BUT oil is a global commodity, so increased US drilling might increase US oil exports somewhat but the global reliance on middle eastern oil will only decrease ever so slightly with increased US production. So the US is still – barring price and export controls – very much depending on the Middle East for affordable oil and heavily dependent on middle eastern oil for its imports.

          • jcitizen

            Or just get off oil, and use solar/wind/ battery electric vehicles. I would love to thumb my nose at the pump.

    • Quest

      ? Russia and Iran are basicly friends.
      Also state financed russian media extremly supports Iran and the Iran financed Houthi extremists in Yemen, and do whatever they can to create as much hate against the US and Europe as possibe, with large success, Russia is at an undeclared war against the US and Europe, and in non english articles its even worse than you could imagine.
      Day for day theyr strategie works better, theyr sites are perfect homes for ultra anti american conspiracy theorists, and general america haters, they become more every day, and its not just them, it also strongly aims to influence public optinion in Europe against the US.
      Putin a former KGB agent, is not the slightest bit your friend.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        “Putin a former KGB agent, is not the slightest bit your friend.”

        THIS

        I wish somebody could give me a non-delusional/crack influenced explanation why we are supposed to believe the US and Russia are going to walk hand in hand down the primrose path.

        Its idiotic.

        • Quest

          Yes, i live in Germany and its INSANE how agressive they try to destroy Europe, create hate against the US, support even the most far right extremists like the “Reichsbürger” (3dr Reich citizens) movement. And make 180° jumps on everything to create two hate articles on one topic. People are buying it…! More and more get into the Russian ÜBERMENSCH mentality, even a close ususally good friend of me now reads theyr propaganda, back in the day he was wise, now he swallows every ultra-pro-russian thing without thinking a second.
          And it totally works, reshaping public opinion against the US and Europe, in the countrys themself, much more easy than a war.
          They claim the most rediculous thing every day, the comments are pure cancer, everyone swallows the bs without one tought and write the most hatefull things against America youve ever seen.
          I think that a lot of articles arent even released in English, to create no attention outside of Europe, on theyr insane things they write to influence the public opinion against the US.
          It destroys Germany, it destroys Europe, it destorys the EU, it will largly harm the US, harm NATO. Its directly planned, agressive state financed propaganda to destroy the west, create in people and politicans a pro russian übermensch mentality, lift sanctions, break appart NATO, -> realizing the Soviets Wet dream.
          And no none of these things are unrealistic, they work, and better every day.
          Btw in therms of military investment, if Germany puts a tiny amount of money into stuff the politicans are blamed as war mongerers, and displayed as pure evil. When the Russians make a military investment, its praised as God-Given technological masterpieces.
          Everyone should mark my words, Russia is de facto at an undeclared war against the US and Europe, and it works for them.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Putin is going to play Trump like a cheap fiddle.

          • Dukeblue91

            I don’t think so.
            As a matter of fact I’m thinking that Trump is setting him up.
            Wait and see.
            He doesn’t strike me as a fool even though he played one on tv.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Lets hope so.
            For every ones sake.

          • .45

            I don’t think k he is a fool per se, but I think he is a businessman who is used to simply throwing his weight (money) around to get his way. This is vulgar and disgusting when it has to do with companies and employees, but when we’re talking about nations and possible war, things are a bit higher stake, and I’m not sure he fully grasps that.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            “Fool” is relative.
            Can he sell a condo with above average skill? Probably.

            Can he run the free world….?

            I think we are in trouble.

          • Quest

            “Can he sell a condo with above average skill? Probably.
            Can he run the free world….?
            I think we are in trouble.”

            Best statement ive read this month.

          • john huscio

            He runs his mouth on Twitter a lot and goes off half cocked about more than a few things…..despite that, I’m looking forward to at least 4 years of the ATF relinquishing a ton of ground while their funding evaporates into nothing, if they aren’t dissolved outright…..

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Im not even convinced he cares about gun rights.
            The man has problems.

          • Quest

            My hopes are on James Mattis and McCain.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I dont see how.

            The game show host can fire anyone who doesnt follow his idiotic orders.

          • Swarf

            Trump’s “leggo of my ego” narcissism, bully worship and general low intelligence make that a pretty easy song to play.

            And we’re all gonna get screwed for it.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Nah, Putin and Trump are gonna parachute into Damascus and clean up that town and then throw the biggest darn cake and punch party we’ve ever seen then give the Statue of Liberty a boob job and turn Tehran into a putt putt golf course.

          • Swarf

            That’s what I meant.

          • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

            Trump is a lot of things, but stupid isnt one of them.

            Dont take me to be saying he will be good for American citizens though. A smart man that doesnt have your best intentions at heart can be very dangerous.

          • Swarf

            Being a cunning bully and successfully cajoling, suing and threatening others in to doing what you want is not the same thing is being intelligent.

          • Reader

            Trump in an interview “you know, i fought my entire laif egenst the IS (and btw im the richest and greatest)”.
            Later reaction of a US Solider (Marine?): “while you was sitting on your beauty contests, i fought for years against terrorism around the world”.

            Takes eighter large balls, or pure insane egocentricness, by Trump to lie this way.

          • john huscio

            And life will continue to go on normally, just like it has every time gloom and doom has been predicted when a new administration comes in.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I hope so.
            But this is an unprecedented level of incompetence/corruption.

            Something is going on between Putin and Trump. Period.

            If there is one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on its that Putin is a thieving scumbag murderer.
            Not Donnie though. He thinks hes A-OK.
            And why did Putin fight so hard to get Trump elected?

            Somethings stinks.

          • TJbrena

            Look on the bright side: we may get to live out Red Dawn fantasies after all!

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            “AVENGE ME!!!”

          • Swarf

            “All that hate’s gonna burn you up, boy.”

            *looking up squintily* “…keeps me warm.”

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            “Stay gold, Pony Boy!”

          • Swarf

            That was Flashdance.

          • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

            Their “friendship” cant possibly go both ways. Its quite possible both think they are the fiddler.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            The real estate agent vs. the KGB agent?

            I wonder who is doing the fiddling?

          • john huscio

            The EU is an anti-democratic organization run by unelected beareaucrats that seeks to snuff out freedom wherever it finds it.

            Won’t exactly be losing any sleep if/when it comes apart.

          • Quest

            Whatever people think about the EU (without the EU btw they would be small countrys with almost no economic weight, the only larger deals they would get is those made by superpowers, and not good for the european people, the EU atleast can bring economic weight with 500million people).
            And if the EU breaks appart, guess what happens, its in NO interest for the US, you loose a large and solid ally, and it get replaced by nothing less than ultra-pro-russian conspicary theorist politicans… who utterly hates the US! Have fun.

            Thats Russias Plan, split appart the bond between US and Europe on both sides, destroy europe, getting complete influence on european public (and political) opinion, delete sanctions on russia, beeing able to do whatever they want, while propaganda influenced european politicans say nothing against it, than split up NATO and try to isolate the US, while further presenting them as the ultimate evil on earth.

            It will be in no interest and will only play against the US, trust me.

          • mikee

            Germany is destroying itself with the large influx of uncontrolled migration from the Middle East.

          • Tritro29

            Your friend doesn’t swallow “cheap” propaganda, he just started opening history books, we don’t get to write those.

            Also hate against America? Pro-tip: It wasn’t a Russian who said that some organization was “to keep the Americans in , the Russians out and the Germans down”. Yeah.

            Destroys Germany. Russian market was the most profitable one for German goods, in the timespan of last decade, Germany has been making a killing in Russia (pun intended), ironically, in the last 3 years alone, the US has wiped out 68 billon Dollars in profits from German trade with fines, lawsuits and tariff hikes. The Deutsche Bank & Volkswagen settlements alone cost the German economy 37 billions. As late as this damn january the US posted a half a billio euro fine to the DB under technicalities regarding sanctions and Russia.

            If anything the EU is doing a damn fine job of getting mauled on its own. From Former EUC Head Commissioner joining a US private bank (conflict of interests hello) to doing squat when former French ministers are caught in their own lies. But at the end one this is sure, the EU as it was built, died with the Brexit and that one we didn’t do, the Brexit was long coming since basically GB joined.

            But yeah sure, Russia dun’ it.

          • iksnilol

            No offense, but Germany had it kinda coming with dieselgate. You cheat, if you get caught for cheating then you pay for cheating.

          • Tritro29

            Dieselgate is something every AM did. Nissan-Renault, M-Benz, BMW, FAC. The fact they pinpointed VAG was simply the usual brand of protectionism the US likes. DB takes 17 billion USD total fine, while Banks like Bear Stearns just get bailed out and then stuffed in other banks. FFS don’t get me started on the robbery of the century. People who do big business in the US know there’s a racket. Don’t try and whitewash it.

          • iksnilol

            Yeah, but they didn’t get caught.

          • Tritro29

            But they did. VAG just got hosed because Diesel was their cash cow everywhere except the US.

        • Don Ward

          John McCain… Is that you?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Im glad at least one real Republican isnt swallowing this crap about Putin being our buddy.

          • Quest

            Exactly. Its illusionary, and just a new strange thinking of “getting along” with someone without realizing that the other side does everything against you it can at all time, and is happy that your so illusionary and dont even get it.

          • Don Ward

            I think there is a vast difference between thinking he is our “buddy” and being able to work with the leader of the 1st or 2nd largest nuclear stockpile in the world to achieve tangible foreign policy goals. This is opposed to the previous Administration which actively wanted to get into a shooting war with Russia over LGBTQ rights.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Thats all fine and good but its not a one way street. Putin is ACTIVELY trying to fracture NATO and the EU in order to annex further territory in Eastern Europe. That is a fact. He has committed war crimes in Syria. Fact. He regularly has journalists and critics murdered. And he is robbing the Russian treasury with both hands.
            He is a scumbag.
            We, unlike what Trump said Sunday, are not like Russia. Never have been.

            If anyone is provoking a shooting war it is Putin. The only person who doesnt seem to get that is Trump. Both Democrats and Republicans are screaming for him to stop and use his head but he seems to be allergic to that option.

            Why?
            What does Putin have on him?

          • Don Ward

            Putin has nothing on him. Why are you falling for that #FAKENEWS? It’s pretty obvious that the current President ran and won on a foreign policy which is diametrically opposite of that conducted by the previous 4 Administrations.

            And quite the contrary, the actions of the previous Administration over the past 8 years for instance has been orders of magnitude more destabilizing to the world and are worse than anything Putin or the Russians are responsible for.
            Overthrowing an ally in Egypt in order to put the Muslim Brotherhood in charge.
            Destabilizing Libya.
            Arming radical Sunnis in Syria.
            Cutting-and-running in Iraq.
            Those are four examples that come right to mind.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            And what, lol, foreign policy is that?

            Bend over but demand that Putin put it in slow?

            With an incompetent weakling like Trump in the WH we are done. Thats why Putin fought so hard to get him in.

          • Don Ward
          • TheNotoriousIUD

            lol

            I know.

            Im just sayin’ the guy worries me.

            Lets talk about guns.

        • Tritro29

          Off course it is, you haven’t been reigned in in a century without a Russian or Ukrainian madman talking nukes. Similarly there hasn’t been a greatest collapse of Russian interests like the one we received at the end of the Cold War. It’s not that difficult to understand why distrust is deeply ingrained. However, unlike the US who by sheer genius empowered its biggest rival on its own funds (China) Russia pretty much became not only more predictable, but also, tamer and pragmatic. The fact we want better relationships in areas of influence, doesn’t mean we’re friends. The US playbook of world international relationships is totally broken and outright senseless. There’s no long term goal that was set in the 70’s by the Nixon admin and followed up by Reagan admins that hasn’t back fired. Badly. And not only backfired but also set everything abalze. Tokyo Round, Chinese pivot, Israeli pivot, End of Bretton Woods, gross miscalculation of the Afghan “freedom fighters”, Iraqi gamble against Iran. Then the flip over with Saddam. And here we are 40 years later face palming collectively at the unprecedented level of achievement of US Department of State geniuses. For all these reasons, indeed we will never be friends. US friends have a tendency to become very dead or very fu**ed up. We know something about it in Russia we tried with the Male Clinton. Didn’t really turned out great.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            “US friends have a tendency to become very dead..”

            You mean dead like a Russian journalist? Or any hope for a functioning Russian democracy? Or the Russian economy? Or the Russian carrier fleet?

            lol

          • Tritro29

            No I mean dead like the guys you sent weapons in Syria that now you’re whacking to have no loose ends. How about that statement of no Al Qaeda in Idlib, just US drones killing invisible Al Qaeda in Idlib. The US is so full of itself that it believes its own lies. At least we’re cynical enough in Russia to know the long game. What Russian carrier fleet? We never had a fleet to begin with bro? Also I’ve already told you, better no fleet than 13 billions peed on the wind. Russian economy is fine though, we even get internet and all, i’ve been told that my people are even good at it. Ask your President Hillary…ooops, yeah. Also functioning Russian democracy? Well we elected Donald Trump, that’s quite democratic…oh wait wrong country. It’s ok you can cry now.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            “bro”
            Yep, youre a stupid russian,

            This is the funniest thing ive seen all day.
            Except for that russian car or that russian…….well russia doesnt even make anything else to ridicule. lol

          • Tritro29

            Yes I’m a stupid Russian. That’s why from failures of long term US Foreign policy goals, we’re talking about Russian cars. It’s ok, I know you’re ignorant and you like it. I’m not even going to give you flak for your humor. You’re a dunce among dunces. And you like that. Enjoy until it lasts.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            You mean the long term goals that buried your sh-t hole country and left you to fight us with your laptops?
            Lol
            Your navy consists mainly of ships designed to haul wrecked submarines out of the ocean.

          • Tritro29

            You buried us? Where? The barking from your “Elite” about our giant gas station (with nukes) and the fawning about how we fu**ed your establishment candidate (really we didn’t do squat your idiotic policies did it), about our “interventionism” (eheheeh) or our fu**ing ability to be the perfect Schrödinger’s cat (weak and insignificant while the almighty villain) in America’s mind tells me, you guys have a pathological issue and I’m not a shrink to help with that one. I don’t know go blow some brown people or something.

            Also yeah, at least we don’t have Obamacare or the Zumwalt. Howboudah?

            Thanks for the salt though, I was looking for some over my steak.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            You buried yourselves technically.

            Until fairly recently your sewer fire of a country was a totalitarian dictatorship. A super sized version of North Korea. You’ve had decades to get your sh-t together but you still can’t manage to come up with any marketable ideas. You are irrelevant and backwards. A super sized version of Saudi Arabia only poorer:(

            And stop trying to impress people with your dumb car. I’m sure it would be the second fanciest cab in Murmansk but its basically garbage in America.

          • Tritro29

            … The up tempo, the hurried up offense sweating from your words tells me that car key hurt far more than what I could ever say to ya. It’s OK mate, I understand, your life sucks, your wife sucks, your dog sucks and your still have 4 year worth payments on your “2017” car.

            I totally get it, It was low, next time I’ll only post relevant pictures to your pathological rants over Russia.

            Carry on now.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Wait I apologize.
            Russia does have one semi interesting export, videos of your mom getting gang banged by a bunch of out of work carrier sailors on ChernobylMilfs. com.

          • Tritro29

            I just noticed you concurred that your Foreign Policy guys were dunces. It’s OK. You don’t need to be shy.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Aw, sweetie. lol
            Are you upset that you live in a third world toilet?

            Im gonna go hop in my 2017 vehicle and then get a table at a restaurant with utensils:)
            Enjoy gnawing on a potato on your cattle car ride back from the mattress factory. Hope your radiation poisoning isnt acting up.

          • Tritro29

            Haha. HAHAHAHAHAHAH. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Sorry I only own a 2015 Alpina D3. You know probably one of my tires costs as much as your pick-up non-sense. Also yeah I’ll enjoy sweet Spatleser from Naziland while you’re going to choke on Applebee’s appetizers with dead rat and sewer sauce. How many entrées lately? 2 for 15/20 bucks? But hey, you’ll have utensils. Ia eat kasha with fingers. Ia from Russia. Hahahah. Oh and please keep voting Trump baby.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            If you’re going to make up a car try one that makes you sound less like a douche.
            2015
            Lol
            BMW
            Lololol

          • Tritro29
          • TheNotoriousIUD

            LA Fitness
            Douchebag confirmed lol

          • Tritro29

            Well at least you will not claim I made up that one. That’s progress. Now try to get a life.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            There a reason you live in my country and not vice versa.

      • john huscio

        They dont need to create anti-americanism in Europe, it’s been entrenched in euro DNA for decades.

        • Quest

          No absolutly not! We stand on your side, the planned, state financed media trys to undermine exactly that, since years, they hate you and will do everything they can to damage the US. We the people and politicans stand on the side of the US (except for right wing partys who are pro russian and are financed by them in the election campains).

          • Quest

            *want to add i meant russian state financed media

            European media is pro US

          • Fox Hunter

            Don Ward got it right, Russia did not start this new problem, the demonrats did. Obama and hillary wanted a war with Russia cause of the rainbow flag freaks, and bill clinton cause of the bombing of Serbia. Russians loved America when the iron curtain fell, that all changed when Nato bombed Serbia to protect muslim terrorists. Nato should not exist anymore, it lost its reason to exist when the iron curtain and the warsaw pact dissolved in the early 90s. Foreign involvement in Serbia and Kosovo should not have happened. Now we have a country called Kosovo with abortion and homosexuality enshrined in their constitution thanks to the liberal loonies from the UN and Nato. Kosovo belongs to the Serbians, not the muslims. Fact is , Russia needs America to prosper economically, Obamas sanctions against Russia destroyed their economy. Trump can fix that by opening America to Russian products in exchange for their help destroying terrorist countries like Iran. Russia will dump countries like Iran and Venezuela if it means making more money selling goods , like AK rifles, to America. Trump has the advantage, not Putin, as long as Putin plays his cards right, both Russia and America can win at the expense of the muslims and liberals.

        • MeaCulpa

          That is pure grade A bulls… not agreeing on some US policy is not the same as anti-Americanism. Sure some people in Europe thinks that all Americans are gun toting baby killers the same way that some people’s think that vaccines are a form of mind control. most Europeans does hold the US to a higher standard than other non European countries but that is because there’s higher expectations on the US as a civilised, democratic and developed country.

          • john huscio

            50+ years of socialist/leftist control of political and cultural institutions in most of western Europe has imbued generations of Euros with strongly anti-American sentiments. Anyways IMO, there’s really no such thing as an “ally”, at least in a global sense, just countries who’s interests coalesce at times. I am as fond of Germans as I am of Namibians, meaning on the whole, I’m indifferent 90% of the time.

          • poola

            Germans are way more important than Namibians will ever be, your nuts.

          • john huscio

            “Germans are way more important than Namibians will ever be”

            …partly because they colonized Namibia and sacked it’s resources dry……

        • iksnilol

          Well of course, you expect us to respect those petulant, rebellious traitors?

      • Nicks87
  • Bal256

    I have a couple of friends who grew up in Iran and left after the revolution. I think its unfortunate that the US has chosen Saudi Arabia as one of their “allies” in the middle east, as they’re really no better in terms of extremism in their government, and may even be worse. Of course, I’m really against picking sides in the middle east in general.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      This.
      Iran, in many ways, is a natural cultural ally to the US whereas the Saudis are so completely a-s backwards its an embarrassment to even be associated with them.

      But, dinosaur juice, etc.

      • Reader

        “natural cultural ally”?
        Than good job of them supporting the Houthi extremists in Yemen.

        They got saved by the US etc from Invasion and potential Genozid by Irag, and now theyr doing a ton of things to damage us and work with russia.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          And our BFF’s the Saudis flew airliners into the WTC.

          Im guessing you have not spent much time with any Iranians.

          • USMC03Vet

            The US military has. They are not our friends.

          • Quest

            Bs, get out of this site.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Hes been around here for a long time, dude.
            Hes not going anywhere.
            Nor should he.

          • Quest

            He just sayd the US killed -+2996 US citizens. Or did i misunderstood him?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I dont see that comment.

          • Quest

            You: “Saudis flew airliners into the WTC” He:”The US military has.”

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I think he was saying that the US military has spent time with Iranians. As in Iraq.

          • Quest

            Oh ok, than forget my misinterpretation.

          • Phillip Cooper

            Reading comprehension is hard. We’ve learned not to expect much.

          • Quest

            Yes its hard if your not Murican…

          • Phillip Cooper

            It’s called “American”, idiot.

            But off you go, back to your bong…

          • Dan

            Murican is a term now bro. Merica or Murica. Get with the times.

          • Phillip Cooper

            Only among idiots that use the word “bro”.

          • jcitizen

            I’m proud to be a “Murican” – I’ve adopted the term wholeheartedly. =)

          • DIR911911 .

            says a “guest” ????

          • USMC03Vet

            Self immolate, scumbag.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Thats true, the ayatollahs and the hard liners in their government are not our friends.
            But if you talk to an average citizen they are extremely pro-western, pro education, pro gender equality, pro democracy. Its a dangerous country to live in with those ideas. I liken it to our relationship with Cuba. The US is as much to blame for our hostile relationship as they are due to our interventions in their political processes.

          • USMC03Vet

            “average citizen”

            I guess that doesn’t count the thousands upon thousands in their terror wings and the ones chanting death to America every week.

          • Reader

            I dont know to much about if Saudi Arabia Goverment is directly involved in the attack. I not said one pro-saudi word btw.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            The Suadi ambassadors wife gave money to one of the 9/11 hijackers. For one thing.

          • MeaCulpa

            9/11 is just the tip of the iceberg, the house of Saud finances Whabi clerics and promotes the Whabi branch of Islam. Whabism used to be a really fringe interpretation/branch of Islam but the Saudis has promoted the sh*t out of it and helped spread it around the world resulting in the fun loving suicide bombing bunch that messes the world up.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Straight up.

        • Phillip Cooper

          If you’re going to post, PLEASE learn to spell…

          • Reader

            If im going to post, not beeing native english speaking, i dont learn to spell, this is just a bit school english.

          • Dan

            His spelling is pretty decent for an obviously non native english speaker.

        • int19h

          Both sides in Yemen are extremists. It’s just one side is backed by Iran, so we refer to them as “extremists”, while the other side is backed by Saudi Arabia, so we don’t.

          But US really has no business participating in that war at all.

          • Tritro29

            Actually Ansarullah is probably the least “extreme” of the factions in Yemen. It’s the only real political party of Yemen . As in with a clear head of the movement and goals and means. The “official” government of Yemen is backed by Al Qaeda light. FFS Al Qaeda light is the Saudi’s partner in crime, while AQAP (Al Qaeda Hard) is the auxiliary when needed. One side has been in conflict with Saudi Arabia long before Iran went ballistic with those Qurhans (See Taif treaty). Later The Saudis would support insurgencies against the Newly founded North Yemen. If anything the US leeway on Saud and his camels and goats has made Yemen Hell on Earth. So maybe not be so clear cut about who’s an extremist and who isn’t.

      • Swarf

        The Iranians *used* to be our natural cultural allies. But we screwed that up for ourselves.

        And by “we” I mean the CIA.

        • GR Arnold

          It was as much themselves as it was anyone else. When Persia changed to Iran they all entered a big black hole and have been lost ever since.

      • Hunter

        I can tell by the death to America rallies, and the bullet production we payed for it thank to oshitstain

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Stunning political analysis, Barney.

          • Wow!

            And yet it holds more truth than years of failed political analysis and intelligence strategies.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            No it doesn’t.
            I don’t think you even know what you’re talking about.

          • Wow!

            Solid argument. I can tell you really know your stuff.

    • i dislike the saudis as much as the next guy, but in terms of realpolitik, the saudis and the gulf cooperation council arent plotting to wipe israel off the map and arent building nukes to threaten the west.

      • iksnilol

        No, they’re just supporting terror attacks in the “west”.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Theyre just ramping up to supply all the Walmarts in California.

    • pls ship more .22 to my local walmart

    • jcitizen

      Hopefully it will be better than the last batch of Iranian 8mm mauser I got from surplus. Only about 2/3s of the primers worked. Made good reloading fodder though.

  • Darhar M.

    Ask them to make some .22lr for export.
    There seem to be a lot of Americans that claim they can not find any.

    • Reader

      I know what you mean with .22lr, but “export” is kinda bad joke right?

      • Darhar M.

        It was indeed a joke.

    • Russ Kell

      Heh. Still have folks camping out at WM at 4AM at the ammo counter for the cart to roll out of the back, and those waiting to savage the shelves at Bass Pro as soon as ammo comes in. It is gone within minutes. At least at Bass Pro you can dive into the feeding frenzy and (maybe) escape with a box. WM requires camping.

      Forget Big5, SA, Dicks, etc. I think their own EEs eat the ammo.

      We do have an ammo distributor over the hill in Pahrump that you can get 5K lots from for a reasonable price. We’ve been getting group buys together for those lately.

      Las Vegas/Henderson area for reference.

      • .45

        Man, I feel sorry for you. Where I am, Walmart is strangely high priced, but a nearby Gander Mountain has lots of .22 LR and frequently has some brands on sale.

      • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

        In my town we have had some sort of .22LR on the shelves every time I have checked for the past few weeks. Unfortunately secrets like which walmart this is should not be broadcast on the internet. Im well enough stocked, but my friends in a nearby larger city however still cannot easily find it so I pick up some for them from time to time.

      • Wow!

        Yeah, I was surprised. I went to Las Vegas last thanksgiving and stopped by Dicks while the family went shopping in those overpriced fashion stores and saw a whole pallet of 22 for 5 cents a round. I had about 200 bricks stored prior to the great shortage, so I took this time to buy as many bricks as my arms could carry. I left Vegas (After several trips to and from the hotel) with about 50 bricks. Better jackpot than any casino. I’m good for another couple years of 22.

  • ARSac68

    Why are two guys from Star Trek making Iranian ammo?

    • .45

      They’re ensigns, so they figured their odds of survival were much higher in a third world factory making small explosives than going on away missions. Sadly, this is probably true.

  • Max Roberts

    I thought the picture was an out-take from Star Trek: The Next Generation with those uniforms! LOL!

  • But, will they be making .22lr?

  • Saint Stephen the Obvious

    Nothing to see here, move along folks, just gearing up for the Battle of Armageddon.

  • pollamt

    “A bullet a day keeps the sunni away”

  • Wang Chung Tonight
    • pun&gun

      Heh. Last I heard the Iranian government actually censored that depiction of Xerxes and banned the movie altogether.

      • Jason Lewis

        Censored? This is madness!

  • Nathan Alred

    I wonder if the process is automated . . . . (cough, cough, Stuxnet, cough).

    Imagine how exciting it could be if 1 or 2 per cent of the cartridges were either double-loaded, or only had 2 or 3 grains loaded.

  • Jim

    Gearing up for war. Just like Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan did in the 1930’s. They are building up their armament industry so they can be self-sufficient when they decide to project their power. And why not? obama just gave them billions of start-up money!

  • Well, their factories should certainly be safe– they’re obviously using some Next Gen security personnel.

  • Tritro29

    There never was a President to oust, you are thinking of the Prime Minister Mossadegh. And yeah while Operation Ajax was textbook overthrowing, many such ops by the CIA didn’t backfire as spectacularly for everyone (well maybe Cuba and RVN) as Op. Ajax did. Also it’s more complicated than you think, no Iranians didn’t want to be ‘like you’. Most of them in the 50’s were still in their agrarian mindset and had no desire to be part of a liberal society. The most “modern” ones wanted a Soviet Union light, and the others “liberal” ones wanted indeed to be a greater Lebanon (which by the 60’s standards was actually pretty good). Also Mossadegh was as much a power broker as an “elected leader”. So let’s not simplify things. Popular doesn’t mean democratic. If you want to compare, Allende in Chile was democratically elected, Mossadegh was more of a populist figure with good bargaining skills.

  • datimes

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3798b223263ff87427c4009080fbdf8416f46c49c6940b563d655f061464a7a2.jpg This ammunition was manufactured by Winchester in the early 80s and was sent to the Contras in Nicaragua during their war with Ortega.

  • Fox Hunter

    Trump should embargo Iran to death. And to make it more effective, Trump should make a deal with Putin to open the American market to all Russian products, especially guns and gun related products, no restrictions, in exchange for helping impose the embargo on Iran.

  • jcitizen

    I always wondered if Regan’s support of the “moderates” during the Iran/Contra fiasco helped keep Iran the way it is now (more Western leaning). It is beginning to look like Turkey is going backwards now.

  • CavScout

    I wonder if “high quality standards based on international norms” means very consistant wide tolerances.