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A Trip to the Bundeswehr’s Fantastic Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, Part 4: Submachine Guns, Cont’d [GUEST POST]

The history of modern small arms is in part so fascinating because of how many firearms have been developed even in obscure circumstances, and how many of those obscure small arms still exist in museums and private collections around the world. Even though I make [Read More…]

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A Trip to the Bundeswehr’s Fantastic Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, Part 3: Submachine Guns [GUEST POST]

The history of modern small arms is in part so fascinating because of how many firearms have been developed even in obscure circumstances, and how many of those obscure small arms still exist in museums and private collections around the world. Even though I make [Read More…]

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Firearm Showcase: The Heckler & Koch MP5 PIP, Improving Greatness – HIGH RES PICS!

In May of this year, I got the rare opportunity to travel to Heckler & Koch’s headquarters in Ashburn, VA, to take a look at some of the experimental and prototype firearms they have located there in their famous “Grey Room”. It wouldn’t be worth as much for [Read More…]

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Firearm Showcase: The Heckler & Koch SMG II, 1980s Would-Be Successor to the MP5 – HIGH RES PICS!

In May of this year, I got the rare opportunity to travel to Heckler & Koch’s headquarters in Ashburn, VA, to take a look at some of the experimental and prototype firearms they have located there in their famous “Grey Room”. It wouldn’t be worth as much for [Read More…]

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Uzi SMG Field Strip


The famous Uzi submachinegun is a brilliantly simple firearm that is straight blowback and fires from an open bolt. While it was not the first firearm to feature a telescoping bolt, it certainly took the concept and ran with it. The Uzi was an international sales success, and if you grew up in the [Read More…]

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Sarsilmaz 109 SMG at IWA

Sarsilmaz Silah Sanayi A.S. showed its SAR 109 submachine gun at the IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany. The SMG is chambered in 9mm, and the company claims it “outclasses [the] MP5.” The SAR 109 uses a blowback action and takes Colt 9mm magazines. [Read More…]

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UZI PRO Mud Test

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) recently posted a video of them running the current version of the UZI PRO through some mud torture testing. I recognize that any promotional video can be edited down to just the parts that make the gun look good, it is nonetheless [Read More…]

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KRISS’s New Vector CRB

I’ve known for some time that KRISS was making a new version of the Vector but I had no idea they actually had a rimfire model in the works. That model is a KRISS carbine in .22 LR ! It’s called the KRISS Vector CRB. I don’t know about the rest of you that have [Read More…]