New Products: V7N3

Steiner Introduces “Intelligent” Combat Sight (ICS) Steiner Introduces “Intelligent” Combat Sight (ICS) Steiner’s new “Intelligent” Combat Sight (ICS) integrates a laser rangefinder and a ballistic…

PWS “Modern Musket” Direct Impingement AR

ABOVE: The direct impingement Modern Musket harkens back to our early nation’s history. It is no secret that the Eugene Stoner’s AR platform is the…

US Ordnance M2A2 .50 caliber machine gun with the Aimpoint MPS3 Optic

Aimpoint has had a lot of success in the individual weapon categories, with their military and civilian programs. After years of being asked to address…

Radon MSBS-5.56: Poland’s New Battle Rifle

ABOVE: Norbert Piechota of FB Radom demonstrates the MSBS-5.56B rifle. Note the steadiness of the weapon in full-auto firing: two cases are already flying, the…

ORSIS T-5000: New Name in Precision Rifles

ABOVE: T-5000 with night vision adapter. Until recently, Russian small arms were famous mostly for their ruggedness, durability and reliability, even under the harshest of…

FAL-Based Submachine Guns from IMBEL’s Fábrica de Itajubá

ABOVE: Author firing an MD1A1 at Fábrica de Itajubá; the weapon offering a moderate cyclic rate of fire in the region of 550 rounds per…

Interview with Jeff Hoffman, President of Black Hills Ammunition

ABOVE: Jeff Hoffman adjusting his scope on a Lewis Machine & Tool LM8MWS 7.62x51mm rifle as he engages targets out to 850 yards. Notice the…

SIG P320

ABOVE: The P320 in full business attire. The extra-long Picatinny spec rail allows for a multitude of add-ons. sIG Sauer means quality and performance. Their…

Argentina’s Indigenous Rifle Attempts

ABOVE: This particular example of a scoped Argentine rifle shown in a publicity photo has the cocking handle on the left side and, barely discernible,…

Portable Anti-Tank Weapons in Mexico & the Northern Central American Triangle

ABOVE: Mexican soldier atop of a Humvee with a RL-83 Blindicide. This is an obsolete AT weapon, but still applicable to the potential threats faced…

Zastava M93 Black Arrow (Crna Strela)

ABOVE: The scope mount had to be canted to the left and the carrying handle to the right to locate the handle at the rifle’s…

Grenade Launchers and their Ammunition: International Developments

ABOVE: From left to right: 20x30B K-11; 20x42B PAW 20; 25x40B XM25; 25x59B LW25; 30x29B VOG-17; 35mm CL DFS10. The VOG-17 is genuine; the others…

The Future of the Military Assault Rifle

ABOVE: ISAF Troops returning fire in Afghanistan. Insurgent forces partially overran COP Kahler in Afghanistan in July 2008 in part due to the failure of…

Live Firing the HK121/MG5: The German Army’s New Universalmaschinengewehr

ABOVE: A useful comparison of similarities between the 7.62 NATO caliber HK121/MG5 in front, with its predecessor, the 5.56mm MG4 in the background. The 22…

OIP: Less Really Is More

Our fighting soldiers – the recon units and scouts and expeditionary fighting forces that carry all of their equipment on their backs in and out…

AAD 2014

ABOVE: South Africa’s famous SS77 machine gun from Vektor has a venerable history, replacing the FN MAG as the General Purpose Machine Gun in South…

Combined Systems expands non-lethal capabilities with more options from VENOM

Combined Systems is excited to announce the expansion of its VENOM Non-Lethal Tube Launched Munitions System product line. In 2014 CSI made the push for…

Eurosatory 2014

ABOVE: Steyr STM 556 assault rifle. (Steyr) Eurosatory 2014, the Defence and Security Exhibition was held in Paris Nord Villepinte (near Charles de Gaulle airport)…

New Review: Volume 7, Number 1

American Built Arms Introduces Aluminum Forearm T*Rail American Built Arms Introduces Aluminum Forearm T*Rail American Built Arms Company (A*B Arms), a veteran-owned manufacturer of firearms…

Industry News: Volume 7, Number 1

Iran looking to upgrade weapon systems Faced with the arms embargo enforced by the West, China may be Iran’s last hope in upgrading its obsolete…

International Legal Affairs: Volume 7, Number 1

International Shipping: Why Does Everything Cost So Much? A recent call from a prospective client came in, and went something like this. “I’m in Canada,…

Machine Gun Memorabilia: Volume 7, Number 1

ABOVE: British Machine Gun Corps shoulder patches as adopted for the 101st Machine Gun Company. This rare and unique patch features the image of a…