In the fourth part of the series of articles I am writing on the Lightweight Rifle program of the 1940s and ’50s, we looked at some of the experimental rifles that were being tested and evaluated during and just after World War II as potential replacements for or [Read More…]
The Stechkin automatic pistol or APS (Avtomaticheskiy Pistolet Stechkina, Russian: Автоматический Пистолет Стечкина) is a Soviet selective fire machine pistol. It bears the name of its developer, Igor Stechkin. This video is in Japanese. [Read More…]
Fresh off of the editing and framing masterpiece that is the “Inside the M4 Carbine” video, Larry Vickers does not seem to be resting on the upload button. His latest video features a unicorn AK-74 at least here in the United States. Most US shooters are [Read More…]
While Nathaniel F. was at NRA 2016, he posted about Lithgow Arms bringing the F90 Atrax bullpup to the US market. Youtuber IV8888 gets a chance to run a select fire Atrax through the paces on their range, lucky. The F90 Atrax is a variation of the Steyr AUG bullpup as [Read More…]
Wolf Performance Ammunition is bringing in Type 91 uppers and completing them with US made barrels. The Type 91 is the standard issue service rifle for the Taiwanese Army. It is gas piston operated but lacks a forward assist and brass deflector. According to Steve of [Read More…]
Glock attended the Big 3 East event last week just two days prior to Hurricane Matthew’s arrival and land fall. They brought an assortment of Glocks with them. I was surprised to see the differences between the Glock 41 and Glock 40. .45acp long slide vs 10mm long [Read More…]
This looks like a lot of fun. I have seen videos of matches at Knob Creek and it seemed like a waste to use a machine gun. Shooting a semi auto would actually be more accurate and faster than using a machine gun. However some of the stage design in this video lend [Read More…]
Jim Grant of Burst Review just posted a video showcasing the manufacturing process of the FN M249 SAW. Nothing much more fun than dumping loads of ammo through a belt fed automatic weapon.
Jon Patton of The Gun Collective posted this video. It looks to be drone footage taken at Knob Creek. I was a little concerned about the rounds skipping off in the distance past the explosion. But I was told there is not much in that direction other than some military [Read More…]
Bigshooterist recently posted up this video explaining machine gun ownership. It is very basic and simple. I think he should have given some current values of the lightning links and drop in sears. They are as expensive as a full auto lower. For an M16/AR in full auto [Read More…]
After reading our founder’s article, “What would you buy, if there were no restrictions whatsoever”, I’ve really thought a lot about one of his questions: Would Glock start designing fully automatic machine pistols? Would people start buying [Read More…]
Loose Rounds posted this on their Facebook Page. It is a Remington 7188 used in Vietnam. According to Gun Wikia it is a modified Remington 1100. I imagine the recoil would be somewhat brutal but could be mitigated with backboring and porting like what Vang Comp does to [Read More…]
Here’s an old article from Small Arms Review detailing a 9mm hybrid submachine gun made from a STEN parts kit combined with a registered M16 lower receiver. It fires at around 800 to 900rpm and has a 13 ounce bolt which was turned down from an original casted [Read More…]
Larry Vickers gets his hands on a full auto CZ-75 machine pistol. I am extremely jealous. It looks like he is in Vegas at the Pro Gun Club range. The select fire CZ-75 has a railed frame and a spare mag base plate is slotted to slide onto the frame and act as a vertical [Read More…]
I was at a local indoor action match a couple weeks ago. This guy came over and commented on my Wiselite Sterling Mk4 and Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS. He asked about the MP5 clone and then asked “Want to see a real MK4 and MP5?” Yes, yes I would. He had his [Read More…]
Yesterday Apple Daily News in Taiwan reported a story about a gun being used during a crime. Firearms in most of Asia are very difficult to obtain. Aside from the Philippines, it is almost impossible and in most cases using one illegally is an automatic death sentence. [Read More…]
Here is a video from almost a year ago. Chad, of Kel-Tec, shoots a full auto CMR-30 suppressed. The rate of fire is rather impressive. Here is an even older video from 2010 of a full auto PMR-30 with a stock.
Matt Korovesis, of Outdoor Hub, and Dakota Arms shoot a demo H&K UMP 45 in full auto. Matt films the UMP in slow motion.
The period from 1945-1970 did not represent the figurative finest hour in US small arms design. From the problematic M60, to too little too late M14, to the disastrous initial fielding of the M16, US small arms design during the time seemed to simultaneously reach to [Read More…]
Polenar Tactical went to Grand Power, in Slovakia, and got to test fire some of their pistols. One of them has a two rd burst and another goes to 11 with full auto. For those not familiar with Grand Power, they use a rotating barrel similar to Beretta’s PX4 storm [Read More…]