The Machine Gun Platoon, Support Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division, based out of Chicopee, MA, has been participating in the Agile Spirit 2011 military exercise at the Vaziani Military Base, Republic of Georgia. Dvids reports … All gunners in [Read More…]
Category: NFA / Suppressors / Class III
In June the US Army began upgrading their .50 cal M2 heavy machine guns to the slightly improved M2A1 variant. The M2A1 allows the operator to replace the barrel without have adjust headspace and timing. Army.mil reports … Bonner said this is the first major [Read More…]
Michael James Gesty, owner of Black Wolf Weapons/Spartan Armory in Tucson, Arizona, has been indicted on 9 counts relating to the illegal manufacture of machine guns, allowing straw purchasers to buy weapons, and possession of firearms and ammunition by a drug user, [Read More…]
The July 1934 issue of Modern Mechanix featured Mr. Clyde Farrell’s Rocket Machine Gun invention, more than 30 years before the first commercially available rocket gun, the GyroJet pistol, went to market. From Modern Mechanix … A MACHINE gun hardly heavier [Read More…]
Kit Up reports that the engineers at the Army’s Picatinny Arsenal will be testing eight LSAT Machine Guns and 50,000 rounds of the LSAT caseless ammunition. From Kit Up blog … The engineers at Picatinny are sending eight M249 SAW-like prototype machine guns [Read More…]
Last month I blogged a photo of a mystery submachine gun. Pierangelo Tendas (aka. The Italian Commie) posted a comment suggesting it was an Armaguerra OG-42 prototype. He was very close, it has been revealed to be the ultra-rare Armaguerra OG-43. Guns.ru writes … [Read More…]
Lybian Rebel engineers have been experimenting with mounting machine guns on remote control toys.
Strategy Page reports … The U.S. Army has ordered 3,053 of the new, lightweight, M-240L 7.62mm machine-guns, for $9,200 each. This model of the M-240 is 1.7 kg (3.75 pounds) lighter than the previous, M-240B. This was accomplished by using some lighter (titanium) [Read More…]
Finally, I have video evidence that I am not the worst machine gun shot in the world. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me this link. ]
AAC brought along a FN Mk46 (lightweight version of the M249) chambered in .300 Blackout to their Silencer Shoot and to NDIA. It cycles fine with subsonic loads.
Ryan emailed in this photo of a fascinating pistol. It appears to be a homemade open bolt1 machine gun revolver. [ Many thanks to Ryan for emailing me the link. ] Open bolt refers to the fact that the bolt has a fixed firing pin and slams into the primer to fire the [Read More…]
Mark took this photo at the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club Machine Gun Shoot last month.
As I mentioned previously, the KRISS booth was pretty impressive. They had lots of Sphinx pistols on display, as well as Defiance suppressors and pistol sights. Last but not least, they also had the KRISS Vector .45 caliber submachine gun. Before I continue, let me say [Read More…]
Gun archaeologists Max Popenker and Anthony Williams uncovered a previously unknown prototype machine gun that dates back to WWII. Max blogged the below photos, but is tight lipped about the details. The gun will be featured in their upcoming book Sub-Machine Gun. This [Read More…]
Degtyaryov’s infantry machine gun, aka. DP / DP-27 / DPM (modernized), with its large pan magazine, is one of the most distinctive weapons of WWII. The pan magazine proved not to be the best idea and after the war the Soviets developed the RP-46, an ingenious [Read More…]