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First M27 IAR Afganistan Photos

The Marine Corps times have published the first photos of the M27 IAR in Afganistan. I like to give credit where credit is due: the Marine Corp Times was the first publication to originally state that the Marines were dropping the M249. The rest of us all dismissed the [Read More…]

Future infantry small arms

Anthony Williams has just posted a new article online which discusses what is needed for the next generation of small arms. Before the Afghan conflict began, it was assumed that small-arms engagements would continue to take place within the traditional 300 metre limit, [Read More…]

Armatac SAW-MAG

Armatac has developed a new version of their 150 round AR-15 compatible drum magazine and named it the SAW-MAG. More information and a video can he had over at Defense Review.

Update on the IAR competition

A couple of days ago I blogged about H&K winning the USMC’s IAR competition. There has been much confusion regarding the IAR competition since then. Dan Lamothe, who broke the news, updated his The Marine Times article and added that it now appears that the [Read More…]

Evolution of the M4 Carbine

PEO Soldier, the Army acquisition agency, have published a timeline showing the 62 ECP (Engineering Change Proposals) that have been applied to the M4 Carbine over the past 18 years1. The original specifications called for 600 Mean Rounds Between Stoppage. The current [Read More…]

Michael’s Custom Saiga-12

Some time ago I posted a video of Michael shooting one of his Saiga-12 shotguns. He got in touch with me and explained that since then he has become a passionate Saiga-12 nut and now sells custom Saiga-12′s. Michael, who work as a designer / jeweler / metal smith, [Read More…]

A Mighty 2 Bore Muzzleloader

No other shoulder fired firearm throws a bigger mass of lead than the mighty 2 bore rifles. Ever since learning about the existence of these monster arms I have been fascinated by them. Sir Samuel Baker, the famous British adventurer, wrote about his personal 2 Bore [Read More…]