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A Belt-Fed Bren Gun with a Fatal Flaw: The Experimental X11E4 at The Armourer’s Bench

After World War II, the UK sought to modernize its small arms, many of which were based on designs originating from before the First World War. For its medium machine gun, the British were still using the reliable but increasingly obsolete Vickers water cooled gun in [Read More…]

British Action Match With AMU

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) sent their Action Shooting Team to train the British Army Combat Action Shooting Team. Here is a video of the BACST showing off what they learned in a 3Gun style action stage. They are using the SA80 and what looks like a Glock 17. [Read More…]

Shield CQS Red Dot Review

Shield CQS Red Dot Review

I’m a firm proponent of Micro red dot optics. They’re lightweight, unobtrusive, and provide an excellent aiming solution. I’ll use them on rifles, shotguns, handguns, doesn’t matter. I like the simple process of putting a dot on target and [Read More…]

UK Army’s 105mm Light Gun

While on my trip in the UK, I came across the L118 Light Gun. It is a 105mm caliber howitzer. In Liverpool, Army Recruiters had one on display. According to the info sheet above: The versatile 105mm Light Gun is towed by a medium-weight vehicle. It can also be carried [Read More…]