Some guns just seem to attract the most ravenous fanboys. These fanatics collaborate and overtime form cult-like cells within the community of firearm enthusiasts. In this video we explore five firearms that have developed a fan base akin to cults, often bordering on outright religious behavior.
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Got a chance to shoot some FNH classics while testing out some new steel targets coming out soon. The FN BAR Model D was caliber converted to shoot .308 using FAL mags. This particular FN BAR was imported from Colombia. The FN BAR Model D was very [Read More…]
The FN49 is the predecessor to the famous FN FAL rifle, and the two guns share a lot in common. The way they function is almost identical, but the SAFN looks more conventional than it’s more successful counterpart. So what does the FN49 look like underneath the dust cover? FN 49 Run and Gun [Read More…]
BBC Two did a short documentary on BOPE. The special force police group in Rio de Janeiro. Lots of FN FALs in this video.
The FN FAL is perhaps the most famous battle rifle of all time, and served with distinction all around the world during the 20th century. Pity that smaller 5.56 caliber rifles have phased the gun out in military use, and civilians don’t seem to gravitate towards them as much either. [Read More…]
The FN49 is the predecessor to the much more famous FN FAL rifle, and the book about the rifle is accurately titled “The Rifle That Ran Out Of Time”. Largely developed before the outbreak of WWII, the FN49 could have been a serious European competitor to the American M1 Garand but by [Read More…]
The FN FAL is one of the most prolific firearms of the 20th Century. This Belgian big-shot fires the powerful 7.62×51 NATO round at 650 rounds per minute, and came to be known as “the right arm of the free world” during its tenure as the backbone of many nation’s militaries. [Read More…]
As the problems in Libya spread throughout the country because of the sectarian violence, this mystery light machine gun has made headway in a recent Reuters article. Judging from the stock, pistol grip, trigger guard, gas tube, and compensator, it appears to be a Bren [Read More…]
Chuck at GunLab recently posted on a cutaway L1A1 British FAL; since I have been studying the FAL recently, I was naturally drawn to the post. Unfortunately, Chuck’s coverage is somewhat spartan, and the images fairly low resolution, so I went hunting for more. I [Read More…]
Gregor emailed us this photo saying “This is how the Austrian Army uses the FN FAL (STG58): to hold helmets!”. The photo was taken during the Austrian National Day, which falls on October 26. The StG58 was the Austrian Bundesheer version of the FN FAL. [Read More…]