Machine Gun Memorabilia – Volume 1, Number 4

Japanese commemorative veteran’s time in service sake cup with kanji denoting service in the Navy’s 40th Marine Regiment with a nicely detailed image of a…

LAAD 2009

Al Thiago Gomes is quite pleased with the US Ordnance MK43 Mod 0 (M60E4 variant) that DSA brought to LAAD 2009. (www.usordnance.com) Tactical Electronics had…

Brugger & Thomet’s Swiss 40mm Grenade Launcher

Switzerland is well known for its exquisite time pieces, fine chocolate, and its highly professional banking practices.  The firearms manufactured by the Swiss are of…

High Standard Guns of WWII

Gus Swebilius at work. On April 19, 1879 Carl Gustave Swebilius was born in Vingaker, Sweden, one of five children of the town watch maker. …

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The Sounds of Silence, Part 3

The “silenced” Walther PPK used by Sean Connery playing the role of James Bond (007) in Dr. No. The photo shows the right side of…

The 23rd Annual European Small Arms & Cannons Symposium

For those with strong personal interest in small arms or those engaged professionally in “the business” of weapons, ammunition and ancillary devices there are two…

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Doublestar’s 1911 Combat Pistol

There are few people intimately involved with the gun industry who have not had a favorite 1911 or two.  Testing the latest .45 ACP offering…

The Royal Thai Army Museum in Honor of His Majesty The King

0.45 inch British Gatling as manufactured by Sir W. G. Armstrong & Company in England. Caliber is .450 Boxer, like the Martini-Henry rifle of the…

Italy’s Next Generation Rifle: The ARX 160

The authors were invited to attend the presentation ceremony of the new Beretta ARX 160 Assault Rifle from the world’s oldest firearm manufacturer still in…

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The XM110 40×46 Day/Night Training Round

In 2003 when the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) identified a need for a 40mm day-night/low-velocity training cartridge, they went to the Army’s Program…

Steyr SSG 08: Successor to the Austrian Success Story

Right side view of the Steyr SSG 08 with Heavy Barrel-type of barrel. The SSG 08 is a new marksman bolt-action rifle intended to replace…

BRIDEX 2009

The second biannual BRIDEX (pronounced Brih-dex) exhibition was a marked success for this small Southeast Asian nation on the northern tip of the island of…

The Colt LMG

Canadian made LSW in the hands of Danish soldiers in Iraq. Notice the Elcan scope and Canadian designed and manufactured polymer magazine. The Danish soldier…

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New .50 Cal Machine Guns, No Tanks

Four-gun turret undergoing testing. (Springfield Armory National Historical Site Archives) By the summer of 1918 he was nearing his 65th birthday and might have been…

The French Hotchkiss Model 1914 Heavy Machine Gun

Laurence Benét test fires the Hotchkiss Model 1897 mounted on a wheeled carriage. The Hotchkiss Model 1914 was the standard French Army heavy machine gun…

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Identifying & Collecting the 7.62×39 AK-47/AKM Magazine

Russian magazines (from left): Russian Slab-Side, Early Izhmash Spine Stamped, Ishmash Side-Stamped, Aluminum Waffle, Izhmash AG4. Identifying all magazines, for all AK variants, would be…

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International Legal Affairs: Volume 1, Number 4

Historically, U.S. export control policy has served to restrict products and technology to potential enemies, to support foreign policy goals, and by limiting exports to…

Izlid Ultra by B.E. Meyers

The new IZLID® Ultra is the smallest and most rugged 1-Watt IR laser pointer and illuminator. This laser combines the long-range brightness of the IZLID®…

Tactical Training Courses by Thor Global Defense Group

With interest in the firearms industry growing exponentially, increased demand has become apparent for efficient and practical training for shooters of all walks of life….

M240-SLR by Ohio Ordnance Works

It is a rare opportunity to have the ability to own such a close copy of a current General Purpose Machine Gun.  If you are…

The Neopup 20×42 P.A.W.

The primary mission of small arms development is to increase individual hit probability.  New developments in the field of infantry weapons are beginning to focus…

Industry News: Volume 1, Number 4

XS Sight Systems XS Sight Systems introduced the Glass Assault Tool (GAT) as a rapid and effortless means of breaching automotive or cosmetic glass while…