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: Royal Marines with Submarine in Northern Norway

For a very long time, we’ve been looking for images with submarines and firearms for our Photo Of The Day. It seems to be impossible, so we have to settle for a distant view of the Royal Marine Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS), which is an element of 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group. The Royal Marines are the UK’s arctic warfare specialists. Their motto is “Attain by Surprise”, so submarines and inflatable raiding crafts are quite useful means of transportation.

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POTD: Norwegian Army Goes Subway

The number of internet users worldwide has passed the 5-billion mark, reaching almost 60% of the global population. Our world has never been so connected. Great photos can spread like wildfire, but the story and the necessary context sometimes get left behind. But not here, in our Photo Of The Day, we will always accompany the images with a background and credits to the maker. Today we’re visiting the subway of Oslo (Tunnelbane). The network comprises five lines, all passing through the city center, covering a combined distance of 85 kilometers.

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POTD: The Heckler & Koch Collection – Norwegian Winter Camo Edition

Time for another  Photo Of The Day. Sometimes you stumble on interesting pictures that need to be shared, and we got the owner’s permission to do so. Since winter is soon upon us (yes, unfortunately), it might be a good time to paint a gun or two accordingly? This collection of firearms from Heckler & Koch is rather special, even without the Norwegian winter camo. There is a Mark 23 pistol, a H&K MR556, a H&K HK416 clone and a H&K G28 clone in there.

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POTD: Heckler & Koch G3 in Norway

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” (Confucius) Or in this Photo Of The Day, life actually starts once you did your first polar plunge AND shot the Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifle.

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POTD: Heckler & Koch HK416N and Norwegian Attack Dog

Welcome to TFB’s Photo Of The Day! Today’s selection features a lot of snow and cold, and a furry beast. In terms of firearms, we have the Heckler & Koch HK416N, the SA80 in full winter camouflage and most likely an M4 carbine.

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POTD: Ukrainian Soldiers with Instructors From Norwegian Home Guard

Welcome to TFB’s Photo Of The Day! Today’s selection shows Ukrainian soldiers on the shooting range, with instructors from the Norwegian Home Guard. They are shooting the Norwegian version of the Heckler & Koch HK416 (HK416N). Communication mainly takes place via an interpreter.

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POTD: Royal Marines Winter Deployment 2022

The Royal Marines have deployed to Norway for their annual winter deployment in the Arctic Circle. This year, Royal Navy ships joined the Royal Marines for a large-scale NATO exercise Cold Response 22. The Commandos refreshed their skills in surviving, moving, and fighting across the ice. Above you see a Commando emerge from the freezing depths of an Arctic fjord during final preparations for the largest winter exercise in Norway for 30 years. Below you can see them fighting in a cloud of gunsmoke.

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POTD: FN Minimi (M249 SAW) in Norway

Norway’s Armed Forces have been using the FN Minimi Light Machine Gun (in 5,56×45 NATO) since the late 80s. Recently they awarded FN Herstal another contract to supply up to 4,000 FN Minimi 7.62 Mk3 Light Machine Guns, a movement up in caliber as you can see. In this Photo Of The Day, we see the Telemark Battalion conducting a live-fire exercise with various firearms of the Norwegian Army.

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POTD: Snipers from Norwegian Telemark Battalion in Oslo

Photojournalism is the process of telling stories using the medium of photography as your main storytelling device. While a journalist will use their pen and paper to tell stories, a photojournalist will use their camera to capture the visual representation of a story. The photographer Torbjørn Kjosvold from the Norwegian Defence does a great job at this. In this Photo Of The Day, we have snipers from the Norwegian Telemark Battalion during an exercise in Oslo. There isn’t much information about what’s going on, but I think the photos are quite telling anyway?

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POTD: U.S. Marines in Exercise Cold Response 2022

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is back with pictures from Exercise Cold Response 2022 that took place in Bjerkvik, Norway, in March of this year. Above you see a U.S. Marine as he provides security while conducting a movement to contact. The Marines are assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division.

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POTD: M249 Light Machine Gun in Exercise Cold Response

Photo Of The Day: The M249 Light Machine Gun is made in the United States by FN Manufacturing LLC in Columbia, South Carolina. Here we can see it in action in the exercise Cold Response, spitting out those 5.56mm bullets at a high rate of fire.

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POTD: Heckler & Koch MP7 – The Cameraman's Best Friend

Which is the best carry gun for the people who take the photos for TFB’s Photo Of The Day? The Heckler & Koch MP7 of course! Above we have a Norwegian Army photographer during exercise Trident Juncture 2018 in Norway, armed with his camera and a huge lens, apart from the MP7.

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POTD: M16A4 at Live-Fire Range – Exercise Cold Response 2022

As usual, TFB has selected a bunch of pictures for you today. By this time you know it, it’s our Photo Of The Day designed to keep you in a good mood. Get some refreshments from the fridge or the coffee machine, take a break and enjoy a few minutes looking at these U.S. Marines assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force. They’re using their M16A4 Service Rifles at a live-fire range in preparation for Exercise Cold Response. This happened in March 2022, in Bodø, Norway.

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POTD: Norwegian FN Minimi in Bamako, Mali

A Norwegian soldier with the FN Minimi in Bamako, Mali. One of the purposes of TFB’s Photo Of The Day is to broaden the audience for the excellent work done by professionals in combat photography. A perfect picture may take everything from a split second to months of planning, and it would be sad to see that kind of work go unnoticed.

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