Category: Other Gear & Gadgets

On the right are two types of 7.62 NATO round, the M80 and M80A1, alongside two of its predecessors. Center left is the .30 T104 ball cartridge using the 1948 T1E1 case. Left is the .300 Savage, which was the starting point for what became the 7.62 NATO. P7152437 The 4.85 British (center) was developed in the UK and competed in the NATO trials that eventually standardized on the Belgian 5.56mm SS109 load (left). Like the similar German 4.9x45mm DAG (right), it is based on the 5.56mm case. The 5.56mm alongside two of its .17 caliber variants. Center, the 4.32x45mm Frankford Arsenal, Right, the German 4.3x45mm DAG. Two .280/30 cartridges, and their immediate ancestors. The .280 concept was inspired by the German 7.92x33 Kurz caliber on the far left, but demands for standardization in testing with the US-developed .30 T65 cartridge (center left) resulted in rounds after 1949 using the same case head as that round. 10rd ext scorpion Colt 40 0810162235bn 39572885 Smart PS90 13906705_1365611900121793_2737616705488640583_n tumblr_obkco6cOyy1rwjpnyo4_540 On the right are the two major iterations of the 6mm SAW, the 45mm steel cased version, and the 50mm aluminum cased version. In the middle is a modified .25 Winchester experimental round used for ballistic testing in the early part of the SAW program. On the far left is 5.56mm M855, which became the eventual chambering for the resulting M249 SAW. The 6x35mm KAC/TSWG flanked by its parent, the .221 Remington Fireball on the left, and the 5.56x45mm on the right, which it is designed to duplicate from shorter barrel lengths. SmUqdwT 2016-07-05 23.19.15 A 5.45x39mm 7N6 cartridge, flanked by two of its predecessors. The 5.6x39mm (left) was developed from an early Soviet ballistic test round using the 7.62x39mm case head, which was designed to duplicate the performance of the early .222 Remington Special (right), later renamed the .223 Remington. 1768390136578d079ee4d60 image thrasher2 l5vjyzz IMGP4955-001 2016-06-17 06.50.02 SIG SAUER 308 Win Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition mp51111 machinepistols

Cracking the Machine Pistol’s Code: Is a Useful Fully Automatic Handgun Possible?

In a previous article on TFB, we compared a Mauser 712 Schnellfeuer to a Glock 17 with an auto sear, and along the way discussed how very limited the usefulness of the modern machine pistol is. Fully automatic pistol-sized weapons have been around for over a hundred [Read More…]


Tacticool for Life: ESA Ukraine and Instructor Sem

If there’s one thing it might have been nice to not witness it’s the rise of the Tactical EVERYthing in the gun industry. Don’t misunderstand me: true tactics are not only useful but can be lifesavers. Suffice to say it is not the legitimate tactical [Read More…]

Jitter plug Henry-Suppressed-Lever-Action1 Cover lendleased IMG_3784 Polish Special Forces 13669693_10153928946728002_1742961865783553260_n silkworms MPX-C-Detail-Hero 5.56mm (left) alongside some of its competitors. The .25-45 Sharps flanked by the 5.56mm M855 and Mk. 262 rounds. Sentinel 7.62x40 WT next to its parent, the 5.56mm. kimberk61