Category: Rifles

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New Birchwood Casey Targets (Like Splatter? You’ll Love These.)

Target practice isn’t just fun, it’s a vital part of honing your marksmanship skills. Of course, target practice is a lot more interesting when the targets are more than plain white sheets of paper. Enter Birchwood Casey, the company whose Shoot-N-C targets [Read More…]

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Meet the “Black Rifle”: An Introduction to the AR-15

It’s no good to discuss how firearms work without also giving the context surrounding the firearms themselves. With that said, let’s talk about the AR-15, its copycats, competitors, and relatives. Together these rifles share space under the loose umbrella [Read More…]

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Operating Systems 201: Rotary Locking

We introduced you to the concept of locking in a previous one of our 201-level posts on how firearms work, and today we’re going to talk about what has become the most common locking mechanism for rifles: Rotary locking. If to lock an action, you need to create [Read More…]

sg_fashion_snap_g044_00b This short-recoil operated SIG P220 uses a tilting-barrel locking mechanism. You can see how the slide is prevented from moving rearward by the front surface of the barrel in this image. That is what happens when a wound channel collapses on itself so quickly that it sets the air on fire. hqdefault 1781068391.800x800 M1-Jungle PHOTO_20160612_011121fixed

K98k Rifle: Backbone of the Wehrmacht


The German K98k served Nazi Germany from the mid 1930s until the end of World War II, and was by far the most prolific German small arm during the conflict. The rifle is essentially a shorter, lighter, and handier version of the old Gewehr 98 rifles with some tweaks and modifications to make it more [Read More…]

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POTD: Fedorov Avtomat

Found this cool cut away. It looks like a CG render rather than a real firearm. I am not that familiar with this gun and its operation to know if the CG model is accurate or not. Any of our readers know this gun inside and out? Phil Note: Hey Alex have you got one?

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Magpul Introduces 5.45mm-Compatible AK Magazine

Rumors of a new Magpul magazine for the AK-74 platform are confirmed: The company has just released the PMAG 30 AK74 MOE magazine, designed to hold 30 rounds of 5.45x39mm ammunition and compatible with all 5.45mm caliber AK rifles that take traditional AK-74 pattern [Read More…]

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LEAKED: Kalashnikov Concern’s New RPK-400 Dual-Feed 5.45mm SAW

An image of a mysterious new Russian machine gun was leaked to the public recently, during a visit to the Kalashnikov factory by Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov. The weapon is an intriguing dual-feed magazine/belt loading gun that features distinctly un-AK-like [Read More…]

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Five UNBELIEVABLE Shots!

Gun Review posted up five great examples of marksmanship. Click here to read their article. The first shot was by a police sniper. According to the narrator, this shot was over 50 yards and the sniper shot the handgun out of the hand of the suspect. Is it just me or [Read More…]