FB Radom VIS 100 M1 Magazines & Spare Parts Kits Are Now Available

Last year, the Polish FB Radom VIS 100 M1 pistol made its debut in the United States thanks to Arms of America working with FB Radom to import it for the U.S. market. VIS 100 M1 pistols are still for sale at Arms of America and Atlantic Firearms, but they also recently added spare VIS 100 M1 magazines and parts kits. Spare 10-round magazines have been available during the earlier batches of importation, however, 15-round and 17-round magazines are now available on both dealers’ websites.

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FB Radom Celebrates Production of 100,000 MSBS Grot Rifles

Poland’s FB Radom have celebrated their 100,000 MSBS Grot coming off the production line. The Grot was developed in the mid-2000s and entered production in 2017, with it entering service with the Polish armed forces in 2018, first with the Polish Territorial Defence Forces. It has also been used in large numbers by the Ukrainian armed forces since 2022. The rifle has gone through a number of iterations since entering service with an A3/M3 model in the works and the 7.62x51mm designated marksman rifle, the Grot 762N, also preparing for large-scale production.

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POTD: Polish Armed Forces in Romania

Our  Photo Of The Day article series brings together some of the most eye-catching and visually appealing images. You won’t find a lot of pictures of sunsets, flowers, or tourist landmarks here, instead, the photo selection spans from soldiering, firearms, special units, snipers, and the odd knife or two. Today we have Polish Armed Forces running security during a wet-gap crossing exercise in the Danube River, located near Bordusani, Romania, as a part of Saber Guardian 23, June 6, 2023.

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Moses Babcock Action-Inspired Muzzleloader from Poland

About five years ago we published an article telling about a 19th-century 8-bore muzzleloading percussion shotgun designed by a gentleman named Moses Babcock. What sets this firearm apart is its extremely simple and ambidextrous action/lock mechanism. Marek, a TFB reader from Poland, recently contacted me and told that after reading the TFB article about the Moses Babcock shotgun, he designed and built a percussion rifle with a similar action. I thought our readers would love to see his project and Marek kindly allowed me to share it with you.

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POTD: Chaos Company Attack the Field

Photo Of The Day and we’re in BPTA, Poland. BPTA is a NATO base located in the eastern part of Poland. Above you see the machine gun doing the talking, as U.S. soldiers assigned to Chaos Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (3-1 ABCT) provide covering fire for advancing units during the Bull Run live fire exercise in Bemowo Piskie, Poland. It almost looks like a flame thrower over the field.

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POTD: Gas Mask On! Thunder Strike 2022

Photo Of The Day: Photojournalism is the process of storytelling 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. Today we get to share a day with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland during Thunder Strike 2022 exercise.

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TFB Review: FB Radom's VIS 100 M1 Pistol – The Polish Military Sidearm

The Polish VIS 100 M1 pistol from Fabrika Broni is an upgraded variant of the pistol that is currently issued to the Polish Armed Forces, the VIS 100 (no “M1”) while the primary advantage of the civilian M1 version provides an optics-ready capability. The history of the VIS 100 M1 can be traced back to the early 1990s when Poland began looking inward for the production of a pistol for the armed forces. This search saw a couple different designs, the MAG 95 and the WIST-94, the latter of which was adopted in 1999. The MAG pistol was updated in 1998, and again in 2008. In 2018, the evolution of the MAG design, the VIS 100, started being issued to the Polish Armed Forces, replacing the WIST-94. The VIS 100 M1 is imported and sold by Arms of America, and is also available through Atlantic Firearms, who graciously provided the review sample you see here.

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POTD: M2 Bradley with M242 Bushmaster 25mm Autocannon

Photo Of The Day: We’re in Poland looking at troops with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Their Bradley fighting vehicle is firing the M242 Bushmaster 25mm autocannon in order to zero the vehicle’s weapons systems at a range.

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The FB Radom VIS 100 M1 Pistol Is Finally For Sale In The U.S.

Two years ago, we reported that the Polish FB Radom VIS 100 M1 pistol had begun its red tape process of being imported into the United States. After a longer than expected journey, the VIS 100 M1 pistols finally arrived and are available through Arms of America, and Atlantic Firearms. For those that haven’t been following this pistol, the VIS 100 M1 is an optics-ready, fully ambidextrous, metal framed, double action/single action pistol, that’s an evolution beyond the Polish Army’s VIS 100 (no “M1”, previously known as the PR-15 or Ragun). Atlantic Firearm’s description and specs can be found below.

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POTD: 82nd Airborne Division in Poland

Photojournalism is the process of storytelling 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. In our Photo Of The Day, we have paratroopers assigned with the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. They’re preparing to push forward as they train with their Polish Allies assigned to the Polish 19th Mechanized Brigade during a combined arms live-fire exercise in southeastern Poland, on March 17.

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POTD: Polish Mechanized Brigade – Fire, Flames and Smoke

Each day a different image from the world of firearms. We call this POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, and it is our daily article series where we go to great lengths trying to find the most interesting pictures for you out there. There’s a lot of fire, flames and smoke in today’s pictures as we visit Poland and the Giżycka Brygada Zmechanizowana (Mechanized Brigade). Poland uses the Russian T-72 Main Battle Tanks. After extensive upgrades, they are called PT-91 Twardy. The main armament is a 125 mm gun, with a 7.62mm PKT general-purpose machine gun on the same axis. As you can see, they like smoke too.

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POTD: US Paratroopers and Polish Allies in Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise

Above we have Polish mortar systems, called M120 Rak, providing indirect fire support for U.S. and Polish forces during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise at Nowa Deba, Poland April 8. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division is deployed in support of the U.S. European Command to assure allies in the region and deter any future aggression.

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POTD: Heckler & Koch 40mm Grenade Machine Gun in Poland

Welcome to TFB’s own Photo Of The Day. As the name implies, this page is dedicated to rare and unique pics which are updated daily. Behind the Heckler & Koch 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG) we have British Army Pte. Warren from Poacher Troop waiting for a firing order. With a weight of almost 30 kilograms, the GMGs are usually mounted to a vehicle.

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POTD: 105mm – M1 Abrams in Europe

The first online photograph is said to have been published by Tim Berners-Lee in 1992. It’s uncertain how many were actually able to see the image at that time, probably not that many. TFB’s Photo Of The Day is a lot more popular for sure. Here we do our best to focus on interesting high-quality images, like the “frozen” 105mm round above.

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POTD: Polish Divers with Rubber AKs

Rubber ducks or rubber AKs? What did you play with as a kid? I presume diving is the main purpose during this kind of training and using firearms made out of rubber or other kinds of plastic takes any cleaning out of the exercise, which is a nice thing.

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