Tag: Afghanistan

A British Army soldier provides overwatch with his L129A1 rifle in Afghanistan. Image source: reddit .30 caliber rounds: .30-06 M2 AP, .303 Mk. VII, 7.5x54 Balle C, 7.9x57 sS Patrone, 7.62x54R LPS Ball, 7.62x51 NATO S Patrone (Austria). GoPro 10428053_1600699173478034_8478315449277902014_n b_13 Screen shot 2015-09-18 at 8.54.38 PM 209654d7-fac0-4faa-84a1-c5df369f3eb7 Screen shot 2015-01-04 at 3.27.14 AM
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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…]

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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.

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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

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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…]

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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…]

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M72 LAW making a comeback

Defense Industry daily reports that the Marines have procured 7750 LAWs (M72A7) from Nammo Talley Defense for a total of $15.5 million (which works out to be $2000/unit). Nammo Talley Defense, Inc. in Mesa, AZ received a $15.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for 7,750 [Read More…]

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German G36

Gun Pundit has some good shots of the German Bundeswehr troops in Afghanistan sporting the G36 rifle. Lots of photos here.