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Will France and Germany Adopt a Unified Weapon? Heckler & Koch Poised to Take European Rifle Market

France has just adopted the HK416 as its new standard infantry rifle, replacing the FAMAS, and Germany is on a path to a new weapon, aiming to divest herself of the controversial G36. This raises the question: Will Germany and France adopt a unified arm? These two [Read More…]

Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers 002: The 4.6x30mm HK

If the 5.7x28mm FN is the first successful modern PDW round, then the 4.6x30mm HK is the second, and its biggest rival. German firm Heckler and developed the microcaliber 4.6mm in the 1990s as a response to a NATO solicitation for a Personal Defense Weapon, to which [Read More…]

The B&T APC-9 Submachine Gun, VP9 Pistol And Others (B&T Police & Military Day 2015) [PHOTO HEAVY]

It has now become a tradition for B&T to invite their partners and customers for a yearly mini exhibition in Thun, Switzerland. This year about 40 exhibitors and some 800 participants could enjoy the possibility to wander around the latest products and also try some of [Read More…]

HK97: April Fools’!

It pains me to admit this, but my post on the H&K 97/Civilian MP7 was nothing more than an April Fools’ Day hoax. For those who believed it, I apologize. But kudos to those who figured it out. I tried my best to make it as elaborate as possible. I bought an [Read More…]

RMR-30 Prototype!!!

These photos are of a prototype RMR-30, a carbine version of the Kel-Tec PMR-30. How cool is this? It is being designed by Tobias Obermeit, whom I interviewed on the blog recently. The dimensions look similar to the H&K MP7 (assuming equivalent barrel length). I [Read More…]