Category: Rifles

Four PDW calibers: .22 WMR (Kel-Tec CMR-30 and PMR-30 SMG), .22 SCAMP (Colt SCAMP), 5.7x28mm FN (FN P90), and 4.6x30mm HK (HK MP7).

Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers: Introduction, and the 5.7x28mm FN

At this point, we’ve talked about 25 different intermediate and full power calibers as part of a series comparing different types of modern small arms ammunition. However, one subject not yet thoroughly covered is rounds for personal defense weapons (PDWs). These [Read More…]

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Portable DESTRUCTION: Ukrainian Firm Develops Handheld Automatic Grenade Launcher

How much firepower can you hold in your hands? Quite a lot, according to Kiev-based Precision Systems, who has developed a handheld automatic 30mm grenade launcher capable of dispensing five 30x29mm grenades quickly when used by just a single individual. News of this [Read More…]

AOW- Corporal Ryan Salacinski, a native of Laurel, Montana, and a guest member of the Marine Corps Shooting Team, shoots his weapon May 6 during the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting 2015 at the Puckapunyal Military Area, Victoria, Australia. AASAM is an annual, international combat-marksmanship competition hosted by the Australian Army, May 6 to 22. The MCST is comprised of 12 Marines with Marine Corps Base Quantico and Marine Rotational Force - Darwin to represent the Marine Corps in this year’s competition. Salacinski is a sniper with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, MRF-D.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcin Platek/Released) Austrian_Company_Ritter_and_Stark_launches_its_SX-1_modular_tactical_rifle_on_American_market_640_001 Processed with Snapseed. 13256061_10156928720075416_7426466635069438056_n Mall_Ninja11

The Modern Civilian PDW Reborn? BreachBangClear Slings a Glock, and It’s Somehow Not Terrible

The National Firearms Act really is a drag. Thanks to its legal restrictions on short barreled rifles, some of the lightest and handiest classes of firearms are substantially restricted from common ownership in the US. The police carbine (semiautomatic short barreled [Read More…]

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India Restarts Rifle Program (Again), Solicits for 7.62x51mm Rifles, Not 5.56x45mm

It feels like déjà vu: India has once again issued a Request For Information (RFI) for a new rifle, this time in 7.62x51mm NATO caliber. The RFI was reportedly issued on the 27th of September, making it two and a half months between the nation’s government [Read More…]

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Beamshot “Insider” – Multi-Function Laser Light System and NATO Powered Rail

Background: You may remember NATO’s “Powered Rail Team”, consisting of 10 nations with the common goal of bringing forward a STANAG (NATO standardization document) for a Powered Accessory Rail for small firearms? Think a Picatinny rail, but with power [Read More…]

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The American M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is a terrific long gun designed to bridge the gap between pistol and rifle, and it went above and beyond that simple expectation. Troops loved the light weight, high capacity, and handiness of this little gun and it often made it onto the front lines despite having been designed for [Read More…]