My experience with firing a SAW from the standing position is very limited – like one time limited. And even when everything goes completely right, the adrenaline rush of squeezing off bursts from a light machine gun while compensating for gravity and inertia can [Read More…]
FN America just released their 2017 catalog. It’s a very tempting catalog to read, with a lot of nice firearms and pictures. There’s also the LE and Military section, what dreams are made of. One of the news, for consumer and law enforcement buyers – [Read More…]
Winter is coming! The Mountain Platoon from the Swedish Arctic Rangers shows off by fighting from snowmobiles. This is a live fire exercise from a moving platform and looks like a lot of fun. The snowmobiles seem to be BRP Lynx. I think the version is called Lynx 800 [Read More…]
In this installment, we’ll be looking at a very unique round. The 6mm SAW was probably the first small arms round ever designed using computer-calculated parametric analysis, and it was also probably the first American rifle round designed from the outset for [Read More…]
Part two of the FN America factory tour in Columbia, South Carolina would be the fun guns. The Columbia factory is where they make the M249SAW, M240B, and the MK19. As we walked throughout the factory floor, we could see batches of machine gun parts everywhere. They [Read More…]
Although FNH USA prominently featured their commercial version of the M249 at last spring’s NRA Meeting, they’re just now announcing the official launch of the FN Military Collector Series. Considering how popular that semi-auto SAW was back in April, it [Read More…]
This is a pretty cool video showing off Philippines Special Forces. I didn’t know they had Special Forces. Looks like they use US weapons. M16s, M4s, and M249s. I like the dramatic style and cinematography of the commercial. Also Tiger camo is cool.
The Joint Service Small Arms Program (JSSAP), which includes the program formerly called Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) has unveiled a new scaled-up 7.62mm machine gun that fires a larger variant of that program’s cylindrical plastic-cased 7.62mm [Read More…]