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]

[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…]

[SHOT 2020] Kalashnikov USA American AKs, Competition Rifles, and More!


Kalashnikov USA had a number of different offerings this year, everything from an all-American 7.62x39mm AKM rifle to competition entries from Decedent Arms who are putting their competition modifications to the AK-patterned platforms. Probably the most important point that readers are interested in [Read More…]

[SHOT 2020] Springfield Armory: Rob Leatham Talks the Hellcat, PDW, and Evac


Springfield Armory is bringing their Hellcat to market, a striker-fired handgun that comes in both optics ready and optics dedicated platforms with the Shield red dot sight. Optic-equipped handguns have slowly been taking mainstream handguns by storm and this is certainly a major step forward with [Read More…]

Iraq’s National Handgun: The 9mm Tariq


The 9mm Tariq is unique among Beretta enthusiasts because of its scarcity outside of Iraq. It is certainly one of the least studied due to the lack of primary sources and information in the firearms research community. But we try to take a crack at breaking down the Tariq’s history and [Read More…]

[SHOT 2019] CZ-USA’s Bren Pistol Modifications, Bullpup Drop-In Chassis, and .22 LR Rifle


There were several new news items to keep track of while at the CZ-USA booth this year during SHOT 2019. First off the bat were some modifications to the new Bren pistol. The Bren 2MS now has a modular forend where owners can swap out forends to change the length of the handguards. This includes [Read More…]

[SHOT 2019] Barrett’s Entry into the 7.62 Field: The REC-10


Barrett has taken the 5.56x45mm REC7 rifle and upgraded it to a 7.62x51mm package which is now the REC10. The REC10 was a product development of a foreign military solicitation program in which Barrett was successful in acquiring and winning. We don’t know what exact country this was, but we [Read More…]