TFB visits Enforce Tac and IWA OutdoorClassics (Germany)

On March 1-2, The Enforce Tac exhibition opens up the doors to an interesting world of “police equipment, security or tactical solutions.This is where we find the Class III firearms.

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HK416 Lower and full auto parts for sale in Europe

Heckler & Koch 416 “assault rifle lower receivers” are for sale in Germany.

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Breaking: News from Heckler & Koch – HK433 A New Rifle!

It’s not every day you get the privilege to write about a new rifle from Heckler & Koch, but we have the honor to present the brand new HK433.

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Anti-terror package to the German Police, with more Haenel CR223 (AR15) and HK SFP9

The Saxony Police in Germany gets an Anit-Terror package from the Minister of Interior.

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The HK G36 is dead. Long live the G36! German Police buys it.

Following the terror attacks in Frankfurt, Hanover, Würzburg, Ansbach and Berlin it is clear that more and more of the regional German Police Forces are getting reinforcements in terms of 5,56×45 mm carbines.

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BREAKING: Heckler & Koch Gives Up Selling Firearms to non-NATO Members/Partners

German firearm giant Heckler & Koch has finally given up selling firearms to countries that are not NATO Members or NATO Partners following years of concerted effort by the German government to hamstring the company’s export sales. Reuters reports

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7.62×25 Tokarev M1 Carbine: Another Frankensteinian Creation From Herbert "The Mad Gunsmith" Werle

German gunsmith Herbert Werlecreator of the famous “AK-47” Luger and the .45 ACP Luger Carbine – has created another strange hybrid firearm: A 7.62x25mm Tokarev M1 Carbine. Two videos of Werle testing the rifle are embedded below:

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A Trip to the Bundeswehr's Fantastic Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, Part 6: Assault Rifles [GUEST POST]

The history of modern small arms is in part so fascinating because of how many firearms have been developed even in obscure circumstances, and how many of those obscure small arms still exist in museums and private collections around the world. Even though I make learning about obscure modern small arms my hobby, I am continually surprised by the new and unique weapons I uncover both on the Internet and in real-life excursions to some of the aforementioned collections.

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Hamburg Police (Germany) issuing HK MP5 and Haenel CR223 (AR15)

According to several sources, the Police in Hamburg (Germany), are getting new body armor, helmets, armored cars and HK MP5s and Haenel CR223s.

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A Trip to the Bundeswehr's Fantastic Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, Part 3: Submachine Guns [GUEST POST]

The history of modern small arms is in part so fascinating because of how many firearms have been developed even in obscure circumstances, and how many of those obscure small arms still exist in museums and private collections around the world. Even though I make learning about obscure modern small arms my hobby, I am continually surprised by the new and unique weapons I uncover both on the Internet and in real-life excursions to some of the aforementioned collections.

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A Trip to the Bundeswehr's Fantastic Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, Part 1: Selfloading Rifles [GUEST POST]

The history of modern small arms is in part so fascinating because of how many firearms have been developed even in obscure circumstances, and how many of those obscure small arms still exist in museums and private collections around the world. Even though I make learning about obscure modern small arms my hobby, I am continually surprised by the new and unique weapons I uncover both on the Internet and in real-life excursions to some of the aforementioned collections.

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Germany: Hunting with semi-autos with interchangeable magazine allowed again

It seems that for the first time ever, Germany is going to get a more permissive gun law.

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The Buying and Selling of Stg44 / MP44 / MP43 Rifles In Rebel-held Syria [Lots of Photos]

A reader of TFB who resides in rebel held Syria recently emailed us saying …

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Modern Historical Intermediate Calibers 022: The 7.92x40mm CETME

We haven’t done a Historical Intermediate Calibers post in a while, mostly because most of the stuff that’s interesting enough to cover is difficult to find real world examples of. Today, we’ll be looking at one round I had planned to do ever since the series expanded beyond the original seven rounds covered, but of which I hadn’t been able to find a physical example until recently. Most of what I’ll call “first generation” intermediate rounds (although they aren’t truly the first) owe some debt to the German 7.92×33 Kurz caliber developed in Nazi Germany, but today’s round is truly its heir. After Nazi Germany’s capitulation in World War II, Mauser’s engineers fell into the hands of the French government, who set them to work developing weapons for French forces, including carbines based on the roller retarded blowback StG-45 assault rifle. Unhappy with his work in France, Ludwig Vorgrimler, who had worked on roller blowback firearms since before the Nazi surrender, left the country in June of 1950 and moved to Spain, where he began working for the Spanish Centro de Estudios Technicales de Materiales Especiales (CETME), who were responding to an ambitious Spanish military requirement for a new assault rifle. The weapon had to be less than 7 pounds in weight, controllable in the fully automatic fire mode, and have a maximum range of 1,000 meters. To meet this requirement, a former Luftwaffe ballistician named Dr. Gunther Voss came up with a unique idea: A new projectile with an aluminum core and gilding metal cladding, which would be very lightweight, yet very long and with a relatively high ballistic coefficient. The gilding metal cladding was ingenious, as it gave the bullet high rotational inertia, similar to a flywheel, which ensured it would remain stabilized throughout its flight, despite its extreme length.

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Firearm Showcase: The Heckler & Koch G11K2, 1989 Caseless Hyperburst Wonder - HIGH RES PICS!

In May of this year, I got the rare opportunity to travel to Heckler & Koch’s headquarters in Ashburn, VA, to take a look at some of the experimental and prototype firearms they have located there in their famous “Grey Room”. It wouldn’t be worth as much for me to just tell you about it and to snap a few foggy cell phone pictures, though, so I brought along Othais of C&Rsenal to help me take high resolution light box photos of these unique and rare firearms.

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