Tag: sniper

HK Shows Off the US Army’s M110A1 CSASS Compact Sniper Rifle | SHOT 17

At the 2017 SHOT Show, Heckler & Koch was proudly displaying their victorious CSASS entrant, now designated the M110A1 by the US Army. The Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System competition was created to find a lighter weight, more compact sniper weapon system to [Read More…]

San Pedro Rooftop Snipers

My friend Chuck B. got an interesting visit last Monday. …and just had two LAPD SWAT officers walk through my yard and borrowed my ladder to climb onto my neighbors roof to get a better vantage point for a “shooter” on 26th street. Chuck took the photo [Read More…]

Firearms Food for Thought: Positioning Shooting Prone

In order to be a successful long-range shooter you must take a number of factors into consideration. From windage to optics to understanding the capabilities and limitations of your caliber of choice and everything in between, you’d better have it all covered. Of [Read More…]

History POTD: 775 Confirmed Kills

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…]

Moro Rebel Sniper Rifle

A reader noticed this interesting sniper rifle in a photo of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters which appeared in his local newspaper. It is a quite a nifty looking rifle, if not a little bulky. Apparently they are fielding quite a few of them. I think they [Read More…]

Russian Sniper Rifles

There are some nifty sniper rifles being developed in Russia. Vitaly V. Kuzmin took some beautiful photos of rifles at the Armorer’s Day Snipers’ Contests in Russia. Many more photos from the event at Vitaly’s blog. [ Many thanks to Boris for the tip. [Read More…]

Kicking Ass From The Air

The daily mail published photos of a Royal Air Force aerial security team deployed in London for the Olympics. The rifle is the British standard Accuracy International L115A .338 LM sniper rifle, resting on a nifty swivel mount. The Benelli M4 shotgun, equipped with a [Read More…]

The Hog Saddle

The coolest product I saw this year at Shot Show was one that I almost did not see.  Its easy to miss things at Shot Show simply because of how many products are being shown, but this product, The Hog Saddle by Shadow Tech LLC caught my eye.  As I walked down the line [Read More…]

Dakota Meyer is suing BAE

Dakota Meyer, the USMC veteran Scout Sniper who was awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this year, is suing his former employer BAE Systems OASYS. According to the lawsuit Meyer quit his job after he learnt about the sale of high-end thermal scopes being sold to [Read More…]

Sako TRG M10 Sniper Weapon System

The TRG M10 is the latest sniper rifle from Finish firearm manufacturer1 Sako. Despite its name, and visual similarities with the latest Sako TRG-42, it shares nothing in common with the TRG line. The rifle is modular and can be pulled apart and switched over to another [Read More…]

Russian Orsis T-5000 Sniper Rifle

Russia has had a major impact on the development of the 20th century small arms but it is not known for producing accurate weapons. While the West obsessed about firearm accuracy, in the East they instead focused on reliability and ease of maintenance. Whenever I see [Read More…]

Caracal CSR Sniper Rifle

The UAE’s only gun manufacturer, Caracal International, have developed their first rifle. The Caracal Sniper Rifle (CSR) is a bolt action chambered in either .308 Win. or .300 Win. Mag. The magazine holds 10 rounds. It features a fully adjustable stock, quad [Read More…]

Azerbaijani IST-12.7 Rifle

The Azerbaijani government are now manufacturing a .50 BMG version of their monster semi-automatic 14.5mm IST-14.5 “Istiglal” rifle. The IST-12.7 was on display for the first time at the Africa Aerospace & Defense expo 2010. The IST-12.7 magazine holds [Read More…]

The XM2010 Sniper

Solider Systems noticed that the new M24E1 sniper rifle is now being referred to as the XM2010. PEO Solider says … The XM2010 is distinguished by its advanced design and represents a quantum upgrade over the M24. The shooter interface can be tailored to [Read More…]