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 2019] News at the Beretta Booth, Shotguns and Handguns


Beretta shotguns have been around for a while through the 1301 Tactical line, currently available in a number of finishes and configurations. But most recently Beretta partnered up with Aridus Industries out of Pennsylvania in order to bring to industry an upgraded version of the 1301 Tactical but [Read More…]

[SHOT 2019] Century Arms WASR Imports and Custom AK/Canik Line


This year Century Arms had two big ticket items on the SHOT 2019 list. The first was the company’s custom line of AK-patterned rifles and Canik handguns that were worked on by a custom shop outside of Century. Century Arms gave them carte-blanche to complete different modifications to the AK [Read More…]

[SHOT 2019] Franklin Armory’s Reformation RS7, CZ EVO Binary Trigger


Franklin Armory had their Reformation RS7 at Range Day this year, in addition to expanding their binary trigger pack system to the CZ EVO line of pistol caliber carbines. Introduced last year at SHOT 2018, the Reformation falls in an interesting legal category wherein it isn’t a rifle because [Read More…]

[SHOT Show 2019] Ruger’s Long Range Precision Rifle and Custom Shop 1911


Ruger’s long-range entries are now being chambered in long action calibers such as .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua with the latest version of the Ruger Precision Rifle. It also features a newly designed handguard that incorporates M-Lok rail sections for the mounting of forward accessories. The [Read More…]

[Indo Defense 2018] Hurricane SF Precision Rifle from Steel Core Designs

Steel Core Designs had on display one of their latest additions to their precision rifle product line, the Hurricane SF, based off of their Hurricane Hunter/Varmint rifles. The rifle is intended to be their short action variant, while the Thunderbolt rifle is their long [Read More…]

[Indo Defense 2018] MP5 Clones, 7.62mm Rifles, News from Indonesia’s Pindad

What captivated many visitors to Indo Defense 2018 this year from Pindad was the defense companies Harimau Modern Medium Weight tank that was a product of a joint venture with a Turkish defense company. However when it comes to small arms, Pindad had some new offerings [Read More…]

[Indo Defense 2018] Rheinmetall Air Defense AG’s ILEE® TwinBeam Mk2 Laser Designator

Introduced in March of this year, we were able to get our hands on Rheinmetall Air Defense AG’s ILEE® TwinBeam Mk2 visible/IR laser designator. The TwinBeam Mk2 is actually just one such designator out of a large product line of similar designators that fill [Read More…]