Machine Gun Memorabilia – Volume 1, Number 3

Polish Central Gunnery School in Torun badge. Silvered multi-construction badge features the crowned eagle to top with a horizontal machine gun belt to the center…

The 2009 NDIA Small Arms Symposium, Exhibition & Firing Demo

The Colt Defense IAR peers toward the desert during a pause in the firing. The 2009 NDIA Small Arms Systems Symposium, Exhibition, and Firing Demonstration…

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Mark Westrom: The Interview

Mark Westrom, owner of ArmaLite, Inc. and President of the DSAAC (Defense Small Arms Advisory Council), sat down with Small Arms Defense Journal to discuss…

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Spirit of the Bayonet: Bayonet Charge in Basra

While the insignia of US Infantry is crossed rifles, its spirit is the spirit of the bayonet.  Every American infantryman, indeed every American soldier, learns…

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders: The Royal Regiment of Scotland

FROM LEFT: LEFT TWO: A regiment in their own right, the cap badge and shoulder patch of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as worn in…

ATK in Motion: Foreign Weapons Procurement

Karen Davies, VP and General Manager of ATK’s Small Caliber Systems including the U.S. Army’s Lake City Ammunition Plant, happily hammers away with the Garwood…

In Memoriam: Norman E. Justice

(Sept. 14, 1932 – March 23, 2009)  Norman E. Justice was born in Woburn, MA on September 14, 1932, the son of George and Ruth…

The U.S. Ordnance M2HB .50 BMG Machine Gun

U.S. Ordnance M2HB shown with a U.S. Ordnance Mk93 cradle, Vinghøg AS Vingfoot Combi Lightweight Tripod, B.E. Meyers Flash Suppressor, and US Ordnance improved sighting…

The Elusive Vintorez 9×39 Sniper Rifle

The Soviet Union and its current iteration, Russia, have long been known for innovative weapon development; only some of which has seen the light of…

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Knights at the Museum: The Institute for Military Technology

C. Reed Knight, Jr. is no stranger to most of the readers of SADJ.  His Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) is an innovative major supplier to…

The Museum of the Polish Army // Warsaw, Poland

Located in the heart of Warsaw, Poland, the Museum of the Polish Army holds some 300,000 historical treasures dating from 966 through World War II. …

Indo-Defence 2008

Indo Defence is the Indonesian military’s third in a series of bi-annual tri-service expositions.  It is a good, solid, Southeast Asian military show with strong…

The Browning Model 1917 Water-Cooled Machine Gun

On October 29, 1918, just two weeks until the end of the war, and just before the 80th Division was committed to combat, the men…

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Lekhwiya: Qatar’s Special Forces Group

Faisal Essa Al-Kaabi, Qatar Special Forces Group, stands guard at the Lekhwiya Historical and Current use displays. Note M2HB .50 caliber (12.7x99mm) Browning machine gun…

Milipol 2008

Milipol Qatar 2008 was officially opened by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar.  He was…

Rocket vs. Recoilless

It is necessary to clearly differentiate between infantry antitank weapon systems that are rockets, and those that are recoilless guns.  Most frequently the majority of…

RKG-3 Hand-Thrown Grenades

A lot of readers and deployed troops have asked us about the “Potato Masher” type hand thrown grenade that has been used in Iraq more and…

The RPG-7 System Primer

The Soviet era design referred to generically now as the RPG-7 was the fruit of decades of design development in many countries: there were forces…

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Poland’s Bumar Group

As Poland emerged from the chaotic period after Communism, the country experienced many changes.  Today, we are just a little more than 20 years from…

The Sounds of Silence: Part 2

Shooting suppressed weapons will protect hearing far better than using hearing protection devices, because the sound is attenuated at the source. Hearing damage by bone…

International Legal Affairs: Volume 1, Number 3

U.S. Navy photo of pirates captured on Feb. 11, 2009 by the USS Vella Gulf, a guided-missile cruiser patrolling the Gulf of Aden to detect…

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Nivisys UTAM-32 Thermal Imager

Nivisys Industries has announced their latest development in weapons mountable thermal technology for professional users.  The newly released UTAM-32 incorporates a 320 x 240 U.S….

40mm Automatic Grenade Launchers: Product Improvements and Training Enhancements

US MK19 Mod 3 40x53mm Automatic Grenade Launcher mounted on Vinghog’s soft mount, on the Vinghog High-Low light tripod. The world of 40mm Grenade Machine…

Industry News: Volume 1, Number 3

DoubleStar 1911 DoubleStar announced the release of their new 1911 pistol.  Although DoubleStar is most widely known as a maker of high-quality gun parts for…