Tag: russia

AR-15/M16 Graveyard

Click to expand. These rifles were captured from the Georgians by the Russians and destroyed. I don’t know about the rifles in the photo but I know Bushmaster was supplying Georgia. H/T: MP.net

Sako TRG spotted in South Ossetia

The photo below shows a couple of South Ossetia militia. The guy on the right is carrying a Sako TRG. It is unlikely Finland would allow arms exports to South Ossetia. It was probably bought on the civilian market and then exported. I cannot imagine that South Ossetia [Read More…]

The Fedorov Avtomat battle rifle

The Fedorov Avtomat is possibly the first (see comments) an early firearm used in action that would classify as a true self-loading battle rifle. Photo by Semen Fedoseev It weights in at about 4.4kg compared to the 7.7-8.8kg of the BAR: much closer in weight to that of [Read More…]

Ugliest modern pistol

I think the Yarygin PYa / MP-443 “Grach” pistol, which was adopted as the Russian army and law enforcement service pistol, must be the ugliest modern pistol. What do you think? It fires the 9×19 mm 7N21 cartridge which is just a very hot 9mm Parabellum. [Read More…]

AK’s 60th anniversary

A very interesting video about the AK’s 60th anniversary. I like the following quote from the video “If it has given some countries the opportunity to gain freedom then it is a useful thing” – Kalishnikov It covers the history and current events [Read More…]

Izhevsk promotional videos

Izhevsk Mechanical Works is a Russian arms and vehicle manufacturer founded in 1807 by Tsar Alexander I. Below are some of their firearm promotional videos. I enjoy watching and reading military promotional material which are usually designed to entice the buyer to [Read More…]