Posts by Miles

Miles

Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia.

Please feel free to get in touch with me about something I can add to a post, an error I’ve made, or if you just want to talk guns. I can be reached at [email protected]

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Desert Heaters: Jordanian Small Arms Production


Jordanian Armaments and Weapon Systems is a component of King Abdullah II’s Design and Development Bureau. JAWS primarily focuses on small arms production and assembly, both for internal use by Jordanian Armed Forces in addition to some export sales. Today the state armaments company produces [Read More…]

[SHOT 2020] CMMG Releases 9mm AR Conversion Upper, 10mm Pistol AR


CMMG had a number of new entries at their booth this year in their 300 Banshee series of AR pistols with telescoping braces. Of note is their 9x19mm conversion upper receiver that when paired with a Magpul PMAG and conversion spring/follower allows shooters to use their existing PMAG magazines [Read More…]

[SHOT 2020] Rise Armament’s Watchman AR, Rave 140 and Blitz Triggers


Rise Armament is coming out with a 14-inch AR pistol that comes with a telescoping brace along with a 16-inch rifle variant. These will be available in a month’s time from Rise Armament. The pistol and rifle come with Magpul components and a Rise Armament handguard that comes with 6 QD mounts [Read More…]

[SHOT 2020] Best Light Machine Gun in the Universe: ST Engineering Ultimax Mark 8


The Ultimax Mark VIII has been out for several years now but this is the first time that the light machine gun has been out on Range Day at SHOT Show, allowing the public to get some hands-on with the light machine gun. Developed in the 1980s by Jim Sullivan, the Ultimax is perhaps most […] [Read More…]

[SHOT Show 2020] Magnum Research Custom 1911 Handguns and Biggest Finest Revolver


This year Magnum Research is bringing their custom 1911s to the market with a Crusader and a Viking-themed 1911, in addition to their Presidential Donald Trump Desert Eagle. We were told that the Presidental handgun will be sent to the Donal Trump Presidental Library collection. The Crusader and [Read More…]

[SHOT 2020] FAB Defense Product Line Upgraded


FAB Defense went through a complete rebranding, changing their crests and imagery this year. But what is more important is that a number of their products were upgraded substantially. Possibly the most significant is the RAPS or the precision rifle stock, in addition to the new AK and AR polymer [Read More…]

[SHOT 2020] Taurus G3 Handgun


Taurus received a good reception on their G2C handguns from last year, now the company is producing a larger-framed handgun, the G3. While the G2C was intended as a carry gun, the G3 is intended as a full-size handgun. It will fit in G2C holsters as long as the holsters have an open bottom, allowing [Read More…]