Tag: how it works

6 Reasons the AK-47 Is the Most Reliable Rifle in the World: A Guide to Kalashnikov’s Magic for Aspiring Gun Designers, Part I

Today we know the Kalashnikov family of rifles as one of the most successful and reliable weapon families ever designed. Even as the rifle’s legend has begun to be peeled back, the weapon’s reputation for reliability is still largely unquestioned, and many [Read More…]

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…]

Factory Glock Cutaway

Arguably one of the most simplistic handguns, Glocks are lauded for their ease of use and servicing, even for the individual. While most firearms enthusiasts can see how the handgun works by taking it apart (as I did), Glock does produce factory cut-away models, which [Read More…]