Tag: Afghanistan

Headed for a Fall: Why Overmatch Is Bad for the Army, Bad for the Soldier

In January of 2001, the US Army introduced a new slogan to replace the classic “Be All You Can Be” which young men had recruited under for over two decades. The branch’s new slogan was “An Army of One”, signalling a brand new take on a [Read More…]

Can you identify this revolver?

I received an email from a solider who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. He found this broken revolver at a local bazaar. Neither him nor I can identify it. Can you identify it or identify what design it was copied from? The only markings are an “H” on [Read More…]

Barrett M82 Snipers

These photos of Marine snipers were taken earlier this month during Operation Moshtarak (Helmand province, Afghanistan). Kit Up has published a post discussing the photos.

SCAR-H seen in Afghanistan

This photo, which is purported to be real, shows a Ranger using the 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-H ( MK 17 Mod 0 ). The semi-automatic civilian model is called the FN SCAR 17S and will be on sale early next year. Thanks to jdun1911 and SaysUncle for the link. Hat Tip: AR-15.com

Homemade .303 pistols

James found this photos of a pair of homemade pistols that appear to be chambered in .303 British! Apparently they, along with the cartridges, were confiscated from some students. Can you imagine the blast of burning power that must shoot out of these! I found the [Read More…]

Ammo Dump …

…. literally Post at MP.net Okay, so we were out on a mission yesterday to provide security/overwatch for a team to do an audit/inspection of a civilian demining company clearing land mines in the Stan. We get there and are in our vehicles covering the roads for [Read More…]