Tag: FAL

India Restarts Rifle Program (Again), Solicits for 7.62x51mm Rifles, Not 5.56x45mm

It feels like déjà vu: India has once again issued a Request For Information (RFI) for a new rifle, this time in 7.62x51mm NATO caliber. The RFI was reportedly issued on the 27th of September, making it two and a half months between the nation’s government [Read More…]

Top 5 Guns With Cult Followings


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.

FN FAL Field Strip


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…]

FN49 Run and Gun (Malfunctions Galore!)


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…]

TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 1 of 3)

In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine guns, and numerous magazines, bolts, bolt carriers, and other miscellaneous [Read More…]

SMGLee and his FAL

Our old friend SMGLee, who helped me greatly back when I first started TFB, was helping Timothy Yan test the new Wolf Optics PSU 1x/4x variable zoom scope for an upcoming review on TFB. Tim reviewed a pre-production prototype of this scope last year.

Gun Review: DSA SA58 PARA Carbine

The FN FAL is one of the greatest battle rifles to have ever graced the Earth. It garnered a reputation for extreme reliability, durability, and user friendliness over its decades of service and one of the rifles biggest fans is our boss man Steve. His opinion of the [Read More…]

Imbel IA2 Photos

Imbel has their IA2 rifle on display at Magnum Show (the Brazilian SHOT Show). I would love to get my hands on this firearm. It is the youngest descendent of the FN FAL, although internally not a lot of the FN FAL remains. [ Many thanks to Rafael for emailing us the [Read More…]