The excellent firearms reference website Modern Firearms is undergoing a major move to a new location, with a much improved interface and look. Although the new site is still in beta, it already appears to include most if not all of the pages from the original, in an attractive new updated format.
For those who may not know Modern Firearms, it is one of the premier online firearms encyclopedias, and has been active since 1999. Run by Russian firearms expert Max Popenker, who is also a contributor to TFB, Modern Firearms is full of educational articles on all sorts of military small arms, from sniper rifles to pistols to anti-tank rifles and grenade launchers. Want to learn about the obscure Russian KS-23 23mm (6 gauge) rifled shotgun? Need some knowledge on the weird and wonderful Beardmore-Farquhar light machine gun? How about the new AMB-17 suppressed compact assault rifle? Modern Firearms has resources on these weapons and many, many more. Unfortunately, the site has not aged well, making the shift to a new site a very welcome improvement indeed. If I sound unusually enthusiastic, it’s because the Modern Firearms website has been and continues to be an invaluable tool for me. I have been visiting the site for well over a decade, and it has contributed in large part to my firearms knowledge foundation.