TFB Review: The Finnish Jaki 22LR Suppressor

Since 1996 Jaki Ltd. of Finland have been manufacturing suppressors. The company was founded by Jussi and Aki Nyyssönen, and they initially began by designing and crafting suppressors for their own personal competitive firearms. With time, almost four decades, the company and the products have evolved. To my knowledge, Jaki’s products cannot be found in the USA, but since TFB stretches on a global level with lots of international readers, it can sometimes be of interest to study various products even if they’re not available.

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AKs from Finland. Part 4: RK 95, The Last of the Clan

In part 1 of this article, I wrote about the early development history of Finnish AKs, part 2 was dedicated to RK 60 and RK 62, and Part 3 to less-known Finnish AK variants. In the final chapter, I want to talk about the last Finnish AK, RK 95.

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AKs from Finland. Part 3: Finnish AKs Go to Hollywood

In  part 1 of this article, I wrote about the early development history of Finnish AKs,  part 2 was dedicated to RK 60 and RK 62. In this article, I will talk about less-known Finnish AKs some of which became truly iconic in the most unexpected way.

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AKs from Finland. Part 2: Valmet RK 62, Advanced AK Designed 62 Years Ago

In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the early development history of Finnish AKs and the m/58 prototype. In this article, I will delve into the history of the first mass-produced AK from Finland – Valmet RK 62. In recent years, I had a chance to visit Finland several times, train some reservists there, and meet a lot of amazing people in this country. Finns know and love their weapons, and RK 62, developed exactly 62 years ago remains to be the main weapon of the Finnish Defense Forces.

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AKs from Finland. Part 1: Development History

The small European country of Finland always had a great reputation when it comes to arms production. For collectors, Finnish-made Mosin-Nagants are some of the most desirable Mosin rifles, but there is another rifle design that the Finnish took to a whole other level. It is called RK 62, the Finnish AK.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #324: Countries Where The Suppressors Roam Free

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week Pete discussed suppressors with defined borders. This week I am taking over, in Pete’s absence, and the subject is countries where the suppressors roam free, with a focus on the “suppressor” belt in the Nordic.

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POTD: The 7.62mm RK62 Assault Rifle

Photo Of The Day: Proficiency with allied and enemy gear and firearms is something all pros train for, and that’s why these American soldiers are in Sodankyla, Finland, to learn how to use the 7.62mm RK62 assault rifle.

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Finland To Open More Than 300 New Shooting Ranges To Bolster National Defense

What’s the quickest way to beef up your country’s national defense capabilities in a big hurry? In Finland they’re betting the answer is: Open new shooting ranges. As military and political unpleasantries continue in Eastern Europe, the Finns are gambling on improving their citizenry’s fighting skills, hoping a renewed emphasis on marksmanship will strengthen their military.

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Silver Screen Guns: Sisu – The Simple List of Kinda Correct Firearms

On the way back from my short trip to Finland to participate in Finnish Brutality 2023, I had the chance to finally watch a movie I had been told about for months – Sisu. Sisu is a Finnish-made film set in 1944 during WWII that follows the bloody, painful, and wildly impossible journey of a man whose only wish was to be as far away from the war as possible and enjoy his newly found gold. Obviously, without a conflict, we can’t have a movie so long story short, our main character ends up going on a one-man killing spree as he tries to retrieve his stolen gold and take down the Nazis who took it from him as they retreat during the Lapland War.

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POTD: Finnish Utti Jaeger Regiment

Finnish Special Forces going flat out over the snow on a Lynx snowmobile. Can it get more Photo Of The Day than that? I honestly don’t think so. The driver is from the Finnish Utti Jaeger Regiment, and the year of 2024 is going to kick off with a series of other Special Forces units from the Nordic region.

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POTD: Freezing Winds in Finland

Photo Of The Day and today we belong in the freezing winds and snow in Finland. The U.S. Marine Corps provides security for a convoy during offensive and defensive operations in Syndalen, Finland during exercise Freezing Winds 23 in November 2023. Don’t you think these battle rifles look fantastic?

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POTD: Finnish Military Shooting Championships

There’s so much you can learn and pick up, just by checking TFB’s Photo Of The Day every day. Apart from excellent images, like the one above with a single case frozen in time, we always accompany the images with some information and knowledge. It’s nice to see a Military Shooting Championship with a “back to basics” theme, major recoil from a 7.62 mm and iron sights.

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POTD: Hayha Sniper Competition – Finland

Did you know that TFB has a very large collection of images of snipers from all around the world? Just click on the tag “ snipers” to see the collection. In this Photo Of The Day, we add a few more from the recent Häyha Sniper Competition which consisted of no less than 24 shooting events, and other tasks to challenge the skills of snipers in various team-based obstacles.

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POTD: Finnish Special Police With CZ Scorpion EVO 3 (+MP5s)

Photo Of The Day – you may remember TFB’s article about Finland’s Police replacing MP5 with CZ Scorpion EVO 3? Here we are, a few years later looking at excellent photos from the Finnish Karjalan prikaati – Karelia Brigade, which includes law enforcement and military units using both the CZ EVO 3 and the more traditional Heckler & Koch MP5.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #81: Finnish Brutality 2023 Recap with Kit Badger

We’re back again at another Brutality match but this time, in the far away country of Finland. Although the Finnish and American Brutality matches share the same origins, I personally believe that Finnish Brutality is much more difficult from the standpoint of pure physicality – which makes it way more fun. For this episode, I’ve brought on Ivan Loomis (aka Kit Badger) to talk about the match with me as we both not only were invited to the event by the good folks from Varusteleka, but we were also both fortunate to be in the same squad with one another and therefore had a chance to see one another perform on each stage and generally enjoy the match together. If you’re interested in absolutely brutal two-gun matches or just like hearing about the gun law and gun culture from other nations, you’ll have a great time listening to us chat as we have a nice casual stroll through downtown Helsinki.

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