Those lucky Canadians get all sorts of nifty guns (for a price). The FAMAE SAF I blogged about earlier this week will soon go on sale in Canada later this month. Canadian firm Tactical Imports are bringing in civilian-legal semi-automatic models. The FAMAE SAF and FAMAE [Read More…]
Category: NFA / Suppressors / Class III
Rheinmetall has been awarded a patent (#8225999)for an invention (concept would be a more accurate term) to limit a machine gun’s rate of fire over a period of time. All gas operated machine guns fire at a rate which is unsustainable over longer periods of time. [Read More…]
A reader asked for help identifying an interesting Chinese gun I have never come across before. This gun looks remarkably futuristic for a gun that has been around since at least during WWII. I am sure someone here can identify it for us. The gun has a very long [Read More…]
The Army has decided to cut the XM806 Lightweight .50 Caliber Machine Gun program. The XM806 was a scaled down version of the 25mm XM307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon, which was also cut before it went into production. The XM806 was originally going to be deployed this [Read More…]
The latest version of the SR Submachine Gun from Russian design bureau TsNIITochMash is the SR 3 MP. The new MP model features a scope rail, two side accessory rail and, most notably, an optional underfolding stock instead of the side folder of the previous 3M model (or [Read More…]
Short Barrel: Yes, 7.62x51mm : Yes, Full Auto: Yes, Belt Fed: Yes. I have always loved fully automatic battle rifles, especially the compact HK51. More photos from the Leipers Fork Firearms machine gun shoot here.
I think this is an old photo, and I may have blogged it before, but it is no less awesome, so I am blogging it again … Interestingly, the Soviets tried making the PPSh tacti-cool way back during WWII. This 1943 vintage PPSh has a primitive Gen-0 night vision [Read More…]
Glenn Fleming, a gunsmith at Red Jacket Firearms, regularly gets requests from customers to rebuild MG42 from cut-up parts kits – apparently a job that is a lot less fun than it sounds. Glenn writes … The thing is, when you are remaking them, they are a pain [Read More…]
Both the United Kingdom and New Zealand are adopting the 7.62mm version of the FN MINIMI machine gun. The NZ Defense Force is procuring (PDF link) the 7.62mm model, along with ACOG scopes, micro red dots and ground mounts to replace their 5.56mm model. The UK Ministry [Read More…]
This promotional video from IWI shows off their updated UZI Pro. You can tell a Israeli Defense Industry video a mile away I love them.
General Dynamics has unveiled a new medium machine gun chambered in .338 Norma Magnum. It looks like it is based on the FN MAG / M240 machine gun with a new fire control system, AR-14 pistol grip, M4-style stock and quad picatinny rails. The .338 Norma Magnum’s [Read More…]
The NZ Army emailed me this video of their new 40mm H&K Grenade Machine Guns (H&K GMG). The H&K GMG is very similar to and fills the same role as the Mk. 19 Grenade Launcher. As I frequently say, “don’t buy a rifle automatic grenade launcher if [Read More…]
Last weekend the 1st Annual Silencer Are Legal Shoot has held in Dallas, Texas. By all accounts it was a lot of fun. One interesting video from the shoot is of a MK-46 5.56mm machine gun with an AAC 249-SD suppressor. The suppressor somehow came loose, wobbled and a [Read More…]
Airsoft Outlet Northwest interviewed Josh Waldron, the CEO of Silencerco (emphasis added) … Over the last 4 years I have seen an unbelievable increase in the size of the industry. According to a FOIA we submitted to the NFA Branch of the BATFE, in 2008 there were [Read More…]
I can barely contain my excitement! A german firm called Tactics Group will be producing a “tacti-cool” version of the German WWII Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 (Paratrooper Rifle 42) aka. FG-42. It will feature all the accessories found on modern rifles. The [Read More…]
Arms historian Max Popenker read my blog post about the Australian company that claims to have produced recoilless firearms and immediately came up with three patents for recoiless guns going back to 1908. Both involve pushing a lot of mass forward to counter the recoil [Read More…]
IWI sent me a batch of their latest marketing promotion photos. I would not resist sharing them with you.
Dom took these photos at IWA ’12 of a real KRISS Vector and a the official KRISS Vector airsoft gun. The detail on the airsoft version is incredible. [ Many thanks to Dom for emailing us the photos. ]
I understand, and appreciated, blinged out and chromed guns on parade, but they just look silly when used in exercises by soldiers who just looked like they stepped off a messy hay ride. The machine gun is a clone of the Czech ZB vz. 26, a gun developed in the 1920s. [Read More…]