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For South Africa’s Denel Land Systems, the Defense Business Is Booming – Factories Pulling Double Shifts

The South African state-owned defense conglomerate Denel Land Systems has recently experienced a large rise in sales which have maxed out its production facilities, African defense website DefenceWeb reports. According to DefenceWeb’s article, most of the increase [Read More…]

Vektor CR-21 Bullpup

Larry Vickers got his hands on a rather rare firearm. The Vektor CR-21. It is a bullpup kit for the South African Military to convert their Galils. According to Larry Vickers, there are only two of these in the USA and he mentions that there is a rumor that less than [Read More…]

Truvelo 20x110mm Sniper Rifle

South African gun maker Truvelo is producing a single shot anti material sniper rifle chambered in the powerful 20x110mm Hispano round. The gun is 6.5 feet in length and weighs 55 lbs (unloaded without optics or tripod). The company also manufactures this rifle [Read More…]

All Africa IPSC Championship

The Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo recently hosted the All Africa IPSC Championship. Instead of deer and coyote silhouette they have zebra and warthogs! It is sad that only three African countries (Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa) were able to field shooters. Outside of [Read More…]

Two obscure South African pistols

Dmitriy got hold of photos of two relatively unknown South African pistols. The ugly looking VARAN pistol was developed in the 1980s. Because South Africa was subject to an arms embargo at the time, its creators falsified documents and unsuccessfully tried to smuggle it [Read More…]

Mysterious Short Barreled FN FAL

I was emailed this image taken from the 1975 movie The Wild Geese. The movie, about a band of mercenaries, was filmed in South Africa. In one scene a merc is seen using a short barreled FN FAL (or R1, as the FAL was designated in South Africa). A number of countries [Read More…]

Firing the infamous NTW 20mm

This video shows Groot Mamba, a reader of the blog, rapidly firing the NTW 20mm rifle. Groot is firing the 20X82mm round, which is, in a sense, a “20mm Short” round. When firing a projectile that can carry a high explosive warhead, kinetic energy is not [Read More…]

NEOSTEAD Bullpup shotgun

GunPorn wrote a post on this very interesting shotgun. It is a reverse pump action bullpup shotgun invented by a South African company. From what appears to be the official website. Neostead Features * Selectable twin tube magazine * 13 shot capacity * Overall length is [Read More…]