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SG553-US at IWA

While at IWA, I had a chance to look at some Swiss Arms rifles. They were all interesting, but the SG553 which takes AR mags definitely caught my eye. Of course, the aluminum receiver stood out also. Older Sig 55X pattern weapons had steel receivers, but they’ve [Read More…]

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Hands-On with the Beretta ARX-160

While touring the Beretta factory in northern Italy, I was able to handle a Beretta ARX-160, their newest 5.56mm carbine, and a weapon that could be considered comparable to the FNH SCAR-L. I was impressed with a number of its features, including a toolless quick-change [Read More…]

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Caracal H Hammer Pistol

At IDEX ’11 Caracal unveiled a prototype for their first hammer operated pistol. Their current pistols are all striker operated. I know little about this gun, other than it has a Scandium frame and is probably chambered in 9x19mm like their other pistols.

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Benelli Super Vinci

Benelli’s Vinci autoloader shotgun is now available in a version capable of chambering 3.5″ magnum shells. The new version is called the Super Vinci and is the first significant upgrade to the Vinci line since its introduction in 2009. It costs about $300 [Read More…]

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Steyr AUG in Tunisia

BoingBoing published this interesting photo taken during the Tunisian revolution showing a solider equipment with a Steyr AUG and fixed bayonet. [ Many thanks to Cam for emailing me the link. ]

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New Pakistan G3S rifle

Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) had a new compact variant of the G3 called the G3S. I have not seen the specifications for this weapon. From what I can see, it features a redesigned fore-end, picatinny mounted under-barrel grenade launcher and a very short barrel. POF [Read More…]

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Caracal CSR Sniper Rifle

The UAE’s only gun manufacturer, Caracal International, have developed their first rifle. The Caracal Sniper Rifle (CSR) is a bolt action chambered in either .308 Win. or .300 Win. Mag. The magazine holds 10 rounds. It features a fully adjustable stock, quad [Read More…]

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New Turkish Assault Rifle

Turkish firm KALEKALIP has designed a nifty looking new battle rifle for the Turkish Army that will be manufactured by MKEK. The rifle is chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO and uses a gas piston and rotating bolt action. The barrel is 16″ in length. The total length is [Read More…]

More on Sabre Defence Auction

Nashville Business Journal reports that Alabama-based machine gun manufacturer Manroy USA has put in a $2.4 million bid on Sabre Defence. US Ordnance and Colt Defense are also interested. [ Many thanks to John for emailing me the link. ]