Check out this new video of Russian Special Forces training underwater in Crimea posted by the state funded news agency Russia Today. It looks like they’re using an underwater SPP-1 pistol and APS underwater rifle. The SPP-1 pistol has a max of range of just 56 [Read More…]
This photo of Belorussian Soviet Snipers was taken in Germany on May 4, 1945. These woman had 775 confirmed kills between themselves, out of the 12,000 confirmed kills credited to female snipers in the Soviet Army. Female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian [Read More…]
Andrew at GY6 did an excellent review of the Russian/Italian STRIKE ONE pistol. He liked the pistol a lot and compared the Strike to a Glock with an aftermarket trigger. As far as I know this pistol is legal to import into the USA (its not affected by sanctions).
Six weeks ago I announced that Alexey Krivoruchko, the CEO of the Kalashnikov Group, would be interviewed by me and he was willing to answer question submitted by TFB readers. As promised, I chose the highest up-voted questions and sent them to the Kalashnikov Group, [Read More…]
There is something strangely beautiful about ultra high-speed videos of firearms. In this video Larry Vickers shoots a Russian PSM (Pistolet Samozaryadny Malogabaritny) while being filmed by a high speed camera. It is well worth watching.
The AN-94 was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s to replace the AK-74M. Like all contenders for Russia’s next-generation assault rifle it has faded into obscurity. It features a novel delayed recoil mechanism called “blowback shifted pulse.”. [Read More…]
I am excited to announce that TFB will be interviewing Mr. Alexey Krivoruchko, the CEO of Kalashnikov Concern. This interview was made possible by the excellent public relations team at Rostec, the massive Russian State Corporation that either fully or partly owns [Read More…]
Lindy, who blogs at Vodka and Espresso wrote … RPK-74m w/ PO4x24P2 optic, conversion build off of a 5.45 VEPR. Comes in at a svelte 14 pounds. A very nice build indeed. The RPK-74M was basically a AK-74M’ed RPK. Plastic furniture replaced the wood and a [Read More…]
TacTV was able to head over to Russia and has a short profile on Andrey Kirisenko, a Russian 3-gun IPSC Champion. In it, we get a glimpse of one of Russia’s premier training facilities and Andrey’s custom Saiga-12 shotgun. The shotgun showcases custom [Read More…]
Today’s POTD is a little different. I don’t normally feature company marketing photos but today I am sharing with you the new Kalashnikov Group promotional images sent to the press. The first photos are for Kalashnikov, the sub-company of the Kalashnikov [Read More…]
LifeSizePotato is the YouTube channel of a collector of rare, antique, unusual, and high quality handguns, which hosts video reviews of the weapons he collects. This week, he stepped outside of his box a little bit to review the Strike One handgun, a modern polymer [Read More…]
Our own Alex C has already posted a thorough review of the new CMMG dedicated 7.62×39 AR-15, so be sure to go check that out. Meanwhile, CMMG has released model and pricing details, through a press release: Fayette, MO (Dec. 1, 2014)-CMMG Inc. today announced the [Read More…]
Russia has clarified some of its rules regarding firearms licensees – added to the list of valid reasons for carrying a weapon this week was “self-defense”, a purpose not widely recognized in some other European countries. From Russia Today: In an [Read More…]
Mr. Max Popenker sent us this photo he took of a range of Soviet-era Spetsnaz and KGB pistols. Max writes … From quiet to silent: Soviet Spetsnaz pistols, L to R: 9×18 PB integrally suppressed pistol, 7.62×63 S4M silent pistol firing PZAM gas-seal [Read More…]
Thanks to Michael for sending us this nifty photo of his Mosin rifle and Tokarev pistol. Submit photos you have taken to TFB’s Photo Of The Day.