S&T Motiv Ready for Global Stage Small Arms Featured at DX Korea

S&T Motiv Ready for Global Stage Small Arms Featured at DX Korea

This article presents some S&T Motiv’s small arms at the trade fair for the Defense Industry, Defense Expo Korea, held September 12-14, 2018. S&T Motiv…

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Filling the Gaps in Small Cal Ammo Needs Nammo Specialty Small Caliber Ammunition

Filling the Gaps in Small Cal Ammo Needs Nammo Specialty Small Caliber Ammunition

The U.S. Military acquires millions of rounds of ammunition every year for everything from training to combat. Despite some performance improvements, the vast majority continues…

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Back in the Saddle Again Subcompact Guns—Protecting Army Senior Leaders

Back in the Saddle Again Subcompact Guns—Protecting Army Senior Leaders

Since World War II submachine guns or subcompact guns fell out of use in the U.S. Army in the subsequent decades; however, NATO allies continued…

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NATO Interoperability Trumps Advanced Firearms and Ammunition

NATO Interoperability Trumps Advanced Firearms and Ammunition

The defense and sporting firearms communities are bombarded on a near daily basis with articles and advertisements promoting new “game changing” firearms and ammunition. Firearms…

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SIG SAUER MPX Copperhead Bites with SMG Potency A Revival of the SMG

SIG SAUER MPX Copperhead Bites with SMG Potency A Revival of the SMG

The trend towards shrinking firearms into smaller and lighter packages is full steam ahead. The recently introduced SIG SAUER MPX Copperhead is a perfect example…

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.308Win Power in an AR-15 Package : The POF-USA Revolution DI Packs a Punch

.308Win Power in an AR-15 Package : The POF-USA Revolution DI Packs a Punch

It is no secret that Eugene Stoner’s AR platform is the bestselling rifle in the U.S. with numerous manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon in recent…

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ORDNANCE ODDITIES The Early Days

ORDNANCE ODDITIES The Early Days

In the course of decades of research in various military and museum archives, Robert Bruce has acquired a treasure trove of photos of what might…

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Evolution of U.S. Grenade Launchers

Evolution of U.S. Grenade Launchers

During World War II, the basic weapons of the U.S. infantryman were the rifle, light machine gun and fragmentation grenades. Hand and rifle grenades were…

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SHOW REPORT: ENFORCE TAC 2019  Eighth Year Sees Increase in Visitors

SHOW REPORT: ENFORCE TAC 2019 Eighth Year Sees Increase in Visitors

The 8th edition of Enforce Tac was again billed as the “International Trade Fair for Command, Control and Operational Equipment used by security agencies” was…

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Enforce Tac Show Master Information

Enforce Tac Show Master Information

Location Nuremberg, Germany   Exhibition Venue NürnbergMesse Exhibition Centre   Website enforcetac.com   Contact Exhibition Service Team T +49 9 11 86 06-80 00 F +49…

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NEW PRODUCTS [9]

NEW PRODUCTS [9]

FN HERSTAL FN SCAR®-SC .300 Subcompact Carbine & KeyMod Receiver The FN SCAR-SC® in 5.56x45mm / .223 is now joined by a version in 7.62x35mm…

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Aimpoint Awarded Contract for Fire Control Systems by U.S. Armed Forces

INDUSTRY NEWS: Aimpoint Awarded Contract for Fire Control Systems by U.S. Armed Forces

Aimpoint, the leading manufacturer and innovator of red dot sighting technology, has been awarded a USD $24 million firm, fixed-price contract for supply of the…

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The Warfare Renaissance AI-Based Human–Machine Teaming

The Warfare Renaissance AI-Based Human–Machine Teaming

The 1860s marked a period of Renaissance in firearms development. Muzzle loading rifles and revolvers transitioned to cartridge-firing, breech loading weapons allowing the user to…

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The Royal Tank Museum Amman, Jordan’s Newest, Interactive Tank Exhibition

The Royal Tank Museum Amman, Jordan’s Newest, Interactive Tank Exhibition

Visitors to SOFEX and to the KASOTC Warrior Competition in Jordan now have a new place to visit along with the world famous Wadi Rum,…

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Kalashnikov AK-203: The New Assault Rifle of the Indian Army

Kalashnikov AK-203: The New Assault Rifle of the Indian Army

On March 3, 2019, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected statement while visiting the city of Amethi during his election campaign. According to his…

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SHOW MASTER INFO : IWA Outdoor Classics

SHOW MASTER INFO : IWA Outdoor Classics

Location Nuremberg, Germany   Exhibition Venue Messezentrum Nuremberg   Website iwa.info   Contact IWA General Inquiries info@iwa.info   For Media Inquiries Guido Welk, Ariana Brandl…

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A BREAK FROM THE NORM: Trijicon REAP-IR Mini Thermal Riflescope

A BREAK FROM THE NORM: Trijicon REAP-IR Mini Thermal Riflescope

Many have become increasingly interested with the ability to “see” at night albeit via traditional image intensifying night vision or thermal technology for various reasons…

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Industry Slowdown Shows No Impact on IWA 2019

Industry Slowdown Shows No Impact on IWA 2019

[IWA Outdoor Classics / Enforce Tac 2019] This year’s IWA show carried on in the turbulent time of industry slowdown and increasing tension between countries…

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High Tech on the Horizon New Advances in Sniper Systems and Gear

High Tech on the Horizon New Advances in Sniper Systems and Gear

  In the past decade and a half there has been a huge leap in the advancement of precision long-range shooting gear. The following covers…

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DSEI Exhibition Enters Its 20th Year!

DSEI Exhibition Enters Its 20th Year!

The next edition of Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) will mark 20 years since the event was first established as “the British Army and…

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2019 LtCol George M. Chinn Award

2019 LtCol George M. Chinn Award

Thomas B. Nelson The name Thomas B. Nelson is synonymous with the small arms community of the last 60 years. Since Tom’s first book, The…

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James R. Ambrose Award

James R. Ambrose Award

Arrow Tech prodas.com The James Ambrose Award is presented periodically to recognize, in the opinion of the Small Arms Division Executive Board, an Industrial Firm…

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The 9x39mm SR-3 Vikhr: Russian Compact Assault Rifle Easily Handles Subsonic Ammunition

The 9x39mm SR-3 Vikhr: Russian Compact Assault Rifle Easily Handles Subsonic Ammunition

In the mid-1980s, the Soviet Ministry of Defense noted an increased need for body-armor-defeating weaponry paired with a diminished sound signature. Its answer, in 1987,…

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Suppressor History, Testing and Designs Insights from an Advanced Suppressor Seminar

Suppressor History, Testing and Designs Insights from an Advanced Suppressor Seminar

There has been a resounding boom in popularity of suppressors in recent years. They have become less the stuff of secret agents and more the…

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SHOW MASTER INFO: International Defence Exhibition & Conference

SHOW MASTER INFO: International Defence Exhibition & Conference

Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates   Exhibition Venue Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)   Website idexuae.ae   Contact General Inquiries info@idexuae.ae   Sales…

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IDEX 2019 “The Most Strategically Important Defence Exhibition in the World”

IDEX 2019 “The Most Strategically Important Defence Exhibition in the World”

  The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is a biannual tri-service defence exhibition showcasing the latest products and technologies for Army, Navy and Air…

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The PKP of the Caucasus: Providing Russian Soldiers Increased Sustained Fire

The PKP of the Caucasus: Providing Russian Soldiers Increased Sustained Fire

By Lynndon Schooler For a brief 200-year period, the Pecheneg Khanate sprawled from Southern Trans-Carpathia across the Dnieper to Southern reaches of the Volga, occupying…

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Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch The ASM Materials Education Foundation By Dan Shea I’m writing this in the first person for a reason; I want to speak…

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Indo Defence 2018

Indo Defence 2018

ABOVE: A representative from Kodiklatad Polytechnic demonstrates the Indonesian version of the “Corner Shot” device, here equipped with a Glock 19 handgun. This is the…

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Dispatches: V11N2

Dispatches: V11N2

A YPG sniper employing a Zagros AMR against Islamic State forces at the Battle of Al Hawl, November 11, 2015. (AL MASIRAH) Craft-Produced Anti-Materiel Rifles…

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Industry News: V11N2

Industry News: V11N2

New Drone Training Program Botach, Inc. (a drone reseller–drone service provider and distributor of tactical products to the U.S. Public Safety channel and the U.S….

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The Rise of the Vityaz

The Rise of the Vityaz

ABOVE: On the range with the Vityaz-SN and a Zenitco suppressor. A High Performance SMG Despite Growing Pains In 1993, the Russian Ministry of Internal…

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International Legal Affairs - V11N3

International Legal Affairs – V11N3

International Legal Affairs – Export Reform By Jason M. Wong Draft regulations have been published regarding the transfer of USML categories I, II and III…

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Zastava Arms

Zastava Arms

For a long time, Serbia was a part of the Ottoman Empire; it became self-governed in 1830 but obtained independence only in 1878. Several wars…

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FIGHTLITE MCR—SYSTEM ACCESSORIES

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FIGHTLITE MCR—SYSTEM ACCESSORIES

By Frank Iannamico   The FightLite/Ares Defense Mission Configurable Rifle (MCR®) is an updated and improved version of the Ares Shrike belt-fed upper receiver assembly…

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Maxim Defense PDX™ SBR

Maxim Defense PDX™ SBR

  Specifications Caliber 5.56 NATO/7.62x39mm Barrel length 5.5in Overall length 18.75in Weight (empty) 5lbs, 11oz Muzzle brake Maximum Defense HATEBRAKE muzzle booster Trigger ALG Combat…

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Vortex Flash EliminatorReport Says Flash Hider Passes All the Tests

Vortex Flash EliminatorReport Says Flash Hider Passes All the Tests

Vortex Flash Eliminator Report Says Flash Hider Passes All the Tests By Tom Murphy A flash suppressor, also known as a flash eliminator, is a…

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Industry News: V11N3

Industry News: V11N3

INDIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE ENTERS NEGOTIATION PERIOD WITH SIG SAUER & CARACAL SIG SAUER and Caracal International LLC are courting the Indian Ministry of Defence…

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Unique Technology Offerings in Surveillance and Security

Unique Technology Offerings in Surveillance and Security

As the military and other government agencies look towards unmanned surveillance and gun-toting platforms, Blackwing Holdings, LLC, offers unique state-of-the-art high technology products aimed directly…

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Help & Where to Get It  U.S. Import / Export

Help & Where to Get It U.S. Import / Export

The NFA world is a difficult one (dealing with Title II firearms). The landmines in regulations are frequent; seemingly common sense business decisions can often…

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New Products: V11N3

New Products: V11N3

TRIJICON REAP-IR® Thermal Riflescope Line Expanded The new REAP-IR models offer two additional magnification options to the 35mm effective focal length variants (2.5x base optical…

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New Products: V11N2

New Products: V11N2

FOXFURY Nomad® 360 FOXFURY Nomad® 360 The FoxFury Nomad® 360 Scene Light has been upgraded. With built-in tripod legs, the Nomad® 360 extends up to…

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The Rarest AK Variants

The Rarest AK Variants

ABOVE: Ethiopian AKM, right-side view. An Ethiopian Surprise In the age of Google, Facebook, Reddit and all the AK-47-centered internet forums, you would not really…

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Night Vision Devices Used by Taliban Forces

Night Vision Devices Used by Taliban Forces

This article provides a brief summary of night vision devices (NVDs) known to be in Taliban possession. It draws primarily from open sources and addresses…

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Pakistani AK-Style Bolt-Action Rifle

Pakistani AK-Style Bolt-Action Rifle

A Frankengun in Every Way By Jonathan Ferguson This bizarre craft-produced weapon was acquired by the then-Ministry of Defence Pattern Room in 1996 from another…

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Weapon Advances—Science Fiction Becomes Warfare Fact

Weapon Advances—Science Fiction Becomes Warfare Fact

  History documents many evolutionary and revolutionary advancements in weaponry. The bow over the spear, the cap over the flintlock, the cap and ball revolver…

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Dispatches: V11N1

Dispatches: V11N1

A De Lisle Carbine bolt-action rifle with fixed stock (right-hand profile). (N.R. Jenzen-Jones/ARES) British De Lisle Carbine Bolt-Action Rifle The De Lisle Carbine manually operated…

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No Rivals to Excellence: PK Series

No Rivals to Excellence: PK Series

ABOVE: Pro Gun Club PKM built by Rifle Dynamics on a VLTOR Weapon System receiver. A common story in Eastern European warfighting development—the GAU (the…

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Show Report: DX Korea 2018

Show Report: DX Korea 2018

ABOVE: K3Para Light Machine Gun. Still unadopted but suggested to the Korean Army special forces. This one is not only shortened, but also uses many…

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Quick Kill: Rapid Techniques for Snipers

Quick Kill: Rapid Techniques for Snipers

In today’s complex fight, the sniper has to be able to quickly flex into a posture that allows him leverage against his adversary. The days…

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SIG SAUER’s Polymer-Framed Departure

SIG SAUER’s Polymer-Framed Departure

SIG SAUER X-VTAC evaluated with numerous ammunition types. SIG P320 X-VTAC: Tactical Benefits The SIG SAUER P320 polymer-frame striker-fired handguns have quickly evolved into an…

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The Experimental Bullet: The S&W Model 76 Caseless Cartridge Program

The Experimental Bullet: The S&W Model 76 Caseless Cartridge Program

ABOVE: Advantages of caseless ammunition; the rounds are lighter in weight and less expensive to manufacture. Disadvantages include a problem clearing malfunctions and delicate nature…

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SKB iSeries Cases

SKB iSeries Cases

A Long Way from Fender Guitars Established in Anaheim, California, in 1977 by founders Dave Sanderson and Steve Kottman, SKB first began manufacturing guitar cases….

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Show Report: Shrivenham 2018

Show Report: Shrivenham 2018

Close Combat Symposium The Close Combat Symposium (CCS) was held at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom over July 9–11, 2018; historically, it has…

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Shaping the Fight in Israel

Shaping the Fight in Israel

ABOVE: The Tactical Sniper Bench being employed by an elite IDF sniper. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Counter Terror (CT) Warfare School was founded in…

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Localizing the Threat

Localizing the Threat

For all of our many-splendored modern accomplishments man has really not advanced much farther than his primitive forebears when it comes to rending the very…

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Innovative: Nammo’s New M72 FFE—An Achievement in Perfect Countermass Balance

Innovative: Nammo’s New M72 FFE—An Achievement in Perfect Countermass Balance

ABOVE: Nammo’s liquid countermass maintains uniform viscosity across all war fighting environmental temperature ranges. The atomized cloud formed by mass ejection is relatively small and…

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SWATS: A QinetiQ Technology Triumph

SWATS: A QinetiQ Technology Triumph

Gunshot localization systems have been in use for several decades by both the military and law enforcement. Their purpose is to detect the origin of…

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New Products: V11N1

New Products: V11N1

ABOVE: FIME GROUP VEPR 12 Shotgun FIME GROUP VEPR 12 Shotgun The Vepr 12 is a shotgun designed for self-defense, hunting, range shooting and 3-gun…

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Industry News: V11N1

Industry News: V11N1

Raytheon, Saab Demonstrate New Carl-Gustaf Munition for U.S. Army Raytheon Company and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab are demonstrating a new guided munition for…

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International Legal Affairs: V11N1

International Legal Affairs: V11N1

Screening Prohibited Parties As the world becomes increasingly more complicated, one might imagine that there is an official list of “naughty” countries (or individuals) to…

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Weaponized Multi-Utility Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Weaponized Multi-Utility Unmanned Ground Vehicles

ABOVE: THeMIS live firing with .50 cal. HMG on FN Herstal FN M3R RWS. UGVs Being Developed for Dangerous Missions Unmanned platforms, from unmanned aerial…

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Taking Aim: Sniper’s Compete in the 5th Annual Israeli Defense Force Competition

Taking Aim: Sniper’s Compete in the 5th Annual Israeli Defense Force Competition

ABOVE: U.S. Army Sniper Course Instructors competing in the target detection event. Along white, sun-burned hilltops outside the city of Modi’in, snipers from around the…

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The Idea Exchange: About NDIA’s Armaments Division

The Idea Exchange: About NDIA’s Armaments Division

ABOVE: Mr. Graham Rockwell, Product Manager, explaining the Ruger Product Line to Mr. Howard Kent, CEO of the Armor Development Group, LLC. NDIA’s Armament Systems…

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Show Report: Indo Defence Expo 2018

Show Report: Indo Defence Expo 2018

Thousands Descend Upon the Biennial Expo This will be the 8th Biennial Tri-service event in Jakarta, Indonesia; when they say “Tri-service,” it means that they…

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TS Systems Interview with Wayne Prender, Vice President of Applied Technology and Advanced Programs

TS Systems Interview with Wayne Prender, Vice President of Applied Technology and Advanced Programs

The Latest in Textron Systems’ LSAT Program Small Arms Defense Journal was granted a unique interview with Textron Systems about the company’s most recent developments…

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Government Acquisitions: A Detriment to a Sniper’s Mission Success

Government Acquisitions: A Detriment to a Sniper’s Mission Success

ABOVE: Snipers employing the M110 SASS from Knight’s Armament Company in its original configuration. We’ve all heard jokes about the government paying $1,000 for a…

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Portable Artillery: The Infantry Soldiers’ Multipurpose Unguided and Guided Shoulder-Launched Munitions, Part III

Portable Artillery: The Infantry Soldiers’ Multipurpose Unguided and Guided Shoulder-Launched Munitions, Part III

ABOVE: The RGW 90 LRMP (Long Range Multi-Purpose) is a lightweight weapon with a programmable warhead fuze, which is very effective against a variety of…

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Paratus Full Auto: DRD Tactical’s Takedown Jackhammer

Paratus Full Auto: DRD Tactical’s Takedown Jackhammer

ABOVE: Right side view of Paratus select-fire DMR, with Trijicon VCOG 1×6 optic, Elite Iron Bravo 1 suppressor and Harris bipod with cant lock. Longtime…

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Medium Caliber Machine Guns

Medium Caliber Machine Guns

ABOVE: The M240B here is equipped with the Trijicon Machine Gun Reflex Sight ballistically calibrated for use on the M240 and .50 Cal. M2. Three…

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Presentation, Feed, Consumption: The Auto-loading Cycle

Presentation, Feed, Consumption: The Auto-loading Cycle

Think of it like dinner at a restaurant. The chef prepares your food and arranges it on the serving plate to be attractive. The server…

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Book Review: V10N6

Book Review: V10N6

A History of South African Firearms South Africa has a rich history evident in its firearms, but this is a story that is seldom told…

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Show Report: Eurosatory 2018

Show Report: Eurosatory 2018

ABOVE: The KMS+Nexter Defense Systems outdoor pavilion. The gate guardian is the European Main Battle Tank (EMBT), a new concept launched at Eurosatory 2018. The…

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International Legal Affairs: V10N6

International Legal Affairs: V10N6

Defense Distributed: The Final Chapter? Frequent readers of this column will note that we’ve been following the Defense Distributed case since inception and originally noted…

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Takedown Rifles

Takedown Rifles

ABOVE: Remington’s Concealable Sniper Rifle REMINGTON Concealable Sniper Rifle The Remington® Concealable Sniper Rifle (CSR™) is a compact, highly modular sniper weapon system. The CSR…

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New Products: V10N6

New Products: V10N6

ABOVE: Big Horn Armory’s AR500 BIG HORN ARMORY AR500 The AR500 in 500 Auto Max is designed for hunters and law enforcement. Based on a…

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Industry News: V10N6

Industry News: V10N6

Photonis Announces Partnership with Night Vision Devices Photonis USA Pennsylvania, Inc., has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Night Vision Devices, Inc., as the…

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Industry News: V10N5

Industry News: V10N5

Chicago PD to Use Sig Sauer P320s On May 31, 2018, SIG SAUER announced that the City of Chicago Police Department added the P320 to…

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UAV Killers: 40mm Programmable Grenade System Downs UAVs

UAV Killers: 40mm Programmable Grenade System Downs UAVs

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) which includes the UAV, a ground-based controller and…

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International Legal Affairs: V10N5

International Legal Affairs: V10N5

Export Reform, Continued Faithful readers of this column are well aware of the ongoing efforts to modernize and streamline the current procedures for the export…

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Book Review: V10N5

Book Review: V10N5

THE GRIM REAPER: The Story of the Weapon of Choice for Many of the World’s Armies This is a very large and thorough book on…

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RIFLE GRENADES! Immediately Available Artillery

RIFLE GRENADES! Immediately Available Artillery

ABOVE: This launching of even a little grenade from the little FAMAS bullpup features a grinning French soldier enjoying the moment and Canadian Sgt Josh…

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Flipper Must Die!

Flipper Must Die!

Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact as Navies Explore Novel Ways to Defend Against Enemy Divers Between imagination and reality, a shadow flickers in the gloom….

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ENHANCING LETHALITY: Night Vision

ENHANCING LETHALITY: Night Vision

ABOVE: February 2017, Northern lights, an ice cold night in Finnmark, Northern Norway. Norwegian soldiers from Infantry Battalion 2 are trying to locate the “enemy”…

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Turbocharging Your Back-Up Gun: Amping Up  the Glock 43

Turbocharging Your Back-Up Gun: Amping Up the Glock 43

It began as furtive whispers at the SHOT Show and hushed conversations in the back corners of gun shops across our storied land. “I hear…

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CMMG MkG 9mm GUARD/Vortex Razor® AMG™ UH-1™ Holographic Sight

CMMG MkG 9mm GUARD/Vortex Razor® AMG™ UH-1™ Holographic Sight

The UH-1’s housing “disappears” when focusing on the holographic projected reticle. Innovations in AR Platform and Optics Make a Perfect Team The urge to take…

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ENHANCING LETHALITY: Night Combat Capabilities

ENHANCING LETHALITY: Night Combat Capabilities

This article describes one example of a multisensor thermal binocular for sniper team use and some selected top modern night combat vision scopes for rifles….

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Show Report: SOFIC 2018

Show Report: SOFIC 2018

Combined assault from Special Ops divers and troops from eight different countries attack a yacht to rescue the mayor of Tampa in mock exercise. 2018…

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ENHANCING LETHALITY: Sights & Ballistics Calculation Applications

ENHANCING LETHALITY: Sights & Ballistics Calculation Applications

As noted before, a scope is integral to a rifle when used by a designated marksman or a sniper. High quality medium-range scopes and long-range…

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LEUPOLD: A Leader in Sniper Optics

LEUPOLD: A Leader in Sniper Optics

Leupold Mark 6 Enhanced Combat Optical Sight 3-18x with the Horus Tremor3 reticle. When you picture a sniper, the image that comes to mind is…

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OPTOELECTRONICS SPECIAL– Night Vision and Thermal

OPTOELECTRONICS SPECIAL– Night Vision and Thermal

EXCELITAS QIOPTIQ KITE IN LINE Image-Intensified Weapon Sight EXCELITAS QIOPTIQ KITE IN LINE Image-Intensified Weapon Sight EXCELITAS QIOPTIQ KITE IN LINE Image-Intensified Weapon Sight KITE…

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New Products: V10N5

New Products: V10N5

ABOVE: SMITH & WESSON Performance Center® & Thompson/Center® Long Range Rifle (LRR) SMITH & WESSON / PERFORMANCE CENTER® Performance Center® & Thompson/Center® Long Range Rifle…

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Dispatches: V10N4

Dispatches: V10N4

ABOVE: ARES Director N.R. Jenzen-Jones firing the L129A1 at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham in February 2017. (CHLOE TOUSIGNANT/ARES) British L129A1…

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Industry News: V10N4

Industry News: V10N4

ABOVE: Aimpoint Micro T-2™ Flat Dark Earth Sight Aimpoint Introduces Limited Run Micro T-2™ Flat Dark Earth Sights Aimpoint has announced the launch of a…

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Factory Tour: FAB-Defense Factory

Factory Tour: FAB-Defense Factory

ABOVE: VZ58 polymer handguards to be packaged and shipped. SADJ Tours the Family– Owned FAB-Defense Factory The use of polymer on firearms has taken strides…

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AK-12 & AK-15 5th Generation Kalashnikov: Rifles for the 21st Century Russian Military

AK-12 & AK-15 5th Generation Kalashnikov: Rifles for the 21st Century Russian Military

ABOVE: AK-12 right suppressed. The “Ratnik” Trials The “Ratnik” trials program was organized by the Russian Army as a result of the “Barmitsa” R&D program…

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The VIDAR Project: Norway’s New Artillery System from South Korea

The VIDAR Project: Norway’s New Artillery System from South Korea

ABOVE: K9’s 1,000hp MTU engine with Allison automatic transmission engine delivers high power-to-weight ratio and has equal mobility as modern Main Battle Tanks and tracked…

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Surgeon Scalpel 591 Short Action 6.5 Creedmoor: A Constant in the Accuracy Equation

Surgeon Scalpel 591 Short Action 6.5 Creedmoor: A Constant in the Accuracy Equation

It’s a truism that a rifle does not make the marksman, same as a camera doesn’t make the photographer or skillet the chef. But a…

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Show Report: Enforce Tac, Nuremberg

Show Report: Enforce Tac, Nuremberg

ABOVE: The long-established optical sight manufacturer Schmidt & Bender booth, one of many offering optical and sighting devices for the law enforcement community. A Walk…

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The Infantry Soldiers’ Multi-Purpose Shoulder-Launched Munitions

The Infantry Soldiers’ Multi-Purpose Shoulder-Launched Munitions

ABOVE: Firing an RPG-7—During a three-day cross training program, designated personnel from the HDF 25th Klapka György Infantry Brigade (Tata) conducted joint weapon familiarization training…

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A Matter of Purpose: Striker Fire vs. Hammer Fire

A Matter of Purpose: Striker Fire vs. Hammer Fire

ABOVE: A mix of various caliber centerfire ammunition surrounding .22 rimfire cartridges too small to accommodate a centerfire primer. No matter what operating system a…

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New Products: V10N4

New Products: V10N4

ABOVE: MEPROLIGHT Mepro 6X MEPRO 6X is a compact and lightweight (640 gr.) x6 telescopic day sight with enhanced optics. Utilizing a quick-release Picatinny adaptor,…

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Industry News: V10N3

Industry News: V10N3

Otis Technology Acquires Shooter’s Choice Otis Technology is pleased to announce that it has acquired the popular Shooter’s Choice brand. The deal took effect January…

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International Legal Affairs: V10N3

International Legal Affairs: V10N3

Proposed Restrictions on Technology Transfers The transfer of technology is critical to innovation, development and future commercialization of new technologies. Innovations in computer infrastructure and…

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Dispatches: V10N3

Dispatches: V10N3

ABOVE: Although ghillie suits have been seen in training settings, the majority of ISOF snipers operating in urban battlefields appear to forgo the camouflage outfits…

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100 YEARS AGO: The U.S. Marines in The Great War

100 YEARS AGO: The U.S. Marines in The Great War

One of the more famous episodes in the history of the USMC occurred with the various Machine Gun Battalions that were deployed to the Great…

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Factory Tour: Meprolight Factory Tour

Factory Tour: Meprolight Factory Tour

ABOVE: Complete thermal and night vision product line including monocular, binocular, clip-ons and dedicated magnified optics. Whenever I see recent photos of Israeli soldiers, they…

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Advanced, Diverse and Mission-Ready Ammunition from Inceptor®

Advanced, Diverse and Mission-Ready Ammunition from Inceptor®

Newer isn’t always better, but in the case of American-made Inceptor Ammunition, we beg to differ. For a relatively young company, Inceptor is making some…

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NDIA Small Arms Group Awards 2018

NDIA Small Arms Group Awards 2018

Colonel George M. Chinn Award Recipient Richard D. Jones Colonel George M. Chinn Award Richard D. Jones The Chinn Award is perhaps the most prominent…

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Savage MSR 10 LR 6.5 Creedmoor

Savage MSR 10 LR 6.5 Creedmoor

New Standard for Long-Range AR Performance What comes to mind when someone mentions that they are looking for a specialized long-range precision rifle? By “long-range,”…

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(Very) Light Artillery: The Infantry Soldiers’ Grenade Launchers

(Very) Light Artillery: The Infantry Soldiers’ Grenade Launchers

MK19 Mod 3 [U.S. ORDNANCE] with IntelliOptix’s MGS+ and a 3x flip over magnifier sight. [Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series…

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Factory Tour: The IWI Factory

Factory Tour: The IWI Factory

ABOVE: The original UZI with wooden furniture. Israel is a small country with an interesting history. Since their declaration of independence in May 1948, the…

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Stens of the World, Part 2: U.S. Stens

Stens of the World, Part 2: U.S. Stens

A Sten MkII “tube gun”—this example was made by Charlie Erb, a Class II manufacturer from Pennsylvania. The original owner paid $150.00 for this Sten….

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GRENADES! Artillery by the Fistful

GRENADES! Artillery by the Fistful

ABOVE: A red hot blizzard of small, uniform-sized steel fragments blasts out from detonation of a single M67 grenade during a training exercise in 2017…

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New Products: V10N3

New Products: V10N3

MEPROLIGHT MEPRO RDS PRO/M5 Red Dot Sight The MEPRO RDS PRO is an energy-efficient, compact sight that provides thousands of operating hours while utilizing a…

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HESCO GROUP: Innovation-Driven Problem Solving

HESCO GROUP: Innovation-Driven Problem Solving

Sometimes being in the right place at the right time lets us discover/explore something we have never considered before. After volunteering to assist with constructing…

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Product Special: V10N3, Suppressors

Product Special: V10N3, Suppressors

CZ-USA CZ S2 TI / SS Reflex The new S2 Ti Reflex uses an over-the-barrel design to maximize suppression while minimizing overall assembled length. With…

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Dispatches: V10N2

Dispatches: V10N2

ABOVE: German 4.73x33mm HITP G11 caseless cartridge components (L-R): Plastic cap, projectile, booster cup, propellant body and primer (not visible). The propellant and primer are…

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Milestone: The 100,000th Inglis Automatic Pistol

Milestone: The 100,000th Inglis Automatic Pistol

ABOVE: 100,000 bears only this stamp and not the usual stack of serial numbers. A ceremony was scheduled for August 21, 1943, at the John…

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The Innovators: A Tour of the Spuhr Factory in Malmo

The Innovators: A Tour of the Spuhr Factory in Malmo

As a competition shooter, not only do I spend my free time practicing and shooting matches, but I also spend a lot of time reading…

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Shrivenham 2017 Close Combat Symposium

Shrivenham 2017 Close Combat Symposium

The Close Combat Symposium (CCS) held over July 25-27, 2017, is a follow-on to the former Small Arms & Cannon Symposium that was held annually…

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Party like a Patriot: POF Celebrates New Digs

Party like a Patriot: POF Celebrates New Digs

You can file this under “Things Arizona Has That Your State Probably Doesn’t”: a grand opening party at a firearms factory, replete with employees’ and…

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Stens of the World: Part I

Stens of the World: Part I

ABOVE: The MkIII Sten was designed to speed production and reduce cost. The integral design proved inferior when tested against an MkII, and production was…

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SURE KILL: A Baseline for Sniper Lethality

SURE KILL: A Baseline for Sniper Lethality

Increasing lethality within a unit’s sniper section requires leadership to understand the key elements of overmatch. Overmatch is the sniper’s ability to apply their learned…

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F90MBR: Thale’s New Generation Assault Rifle

F90MBR: Thale’s New Generation Assault Rifle

ABOVE: Thale’s F90MBR At DSEI 2017, Thales (Thales, Australia) launched the next generation of the F90 rifle, the F90 MBR (Modular Bullpup Rifle). The F90MBR…

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Industry News: V10N2

Industry News: V10N2

POF USA Revolution POF’s Revolution Wins ‘Rifle of the Year’ Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF) announced in January 2018 that the American Rifleman magazine has chosen…

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The IA2 Rifle Family from IMBEL

The IA2 Rifle Family from IMBEL

ABOVE: This early (circa 2008-2009) 5.56x45mm IA2 prototype was fitted with a longer (480mm) barrel. The gun’s overall length of 990mm was reduced to 753mm…

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International Legal Affairs: V10N2

International Legal Affairs: V10N2

Congressional Notification This column regularly discusses the workings and implications of the International Trade in Arms Regulations, or ITAR. News stories regarding the export of…

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Product Special: V10N2

Product Special: V10N2

Sniper, CQB, and Handgun optics NIGHTFORCE OPTICS NX8 1-8×24 F1 Designed for short- to medium-range shooting, the compact, first focal plane NX8 1-8×24 F1 riflescope…

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Enhancing Lethality: Precision Rifle Technology Developments

Enhancing Lethality: Precision Rifle Technology Developments

ABOVE: The MRAD.338 LapMag from Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. is the new sniper rifle for the Norwegian Armed Forces. The spotter has a 20-60×72 spotting…

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New Products: V10N2

New Products: V10N2

KINETIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP Optics Hub The KDG Optics Hub is a lightweight, rugged aluminum housing for your favorite spotting scope. Unlike other products on the…

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FMR Unique RS1 7.62 x 51 NATO: The French Civil Precision Rifle

FMR Unique RS1 7.62 x 51 NATO: The French Civil Precision Rifle

ABOVE: FMR Unique RS1 Commando Introduction We tested a French rifle (match barrel, bolt, action, beam) designed for the civilian market and produced under the…

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DSEI Lives Up to Its Billing

DSEI Lives Up to Its Billing

ABOVE: “Gladiator” is a modular high-tech harness training system developed for realistic training of special units, combat troops and police. It allows the practice of…

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Dispatches: V10N1

Dispatches: V10N1

Swiss VP9 Integrally Suppressed Pistol Swiss VP9 Integrally Suppressed Pistol Jonathan Ferguson | Photography N.R. Jenzen-Jones/ARES The manually operated, integrally suppressed VP9 pistol by B&T…

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Mounting Matters: Modern Weaponry is Expected to Carry a Wide Variety of Peripherals–GPS Units, Grenade Launchers, Pistol Grips, Even Chainsaws

Mounting Matters: Modern Weaponry is Expected to Carry a Wide Variety of Peripherals–GPS Units, Grenade Launchers, Pistol Grips, Even Chainsaws

Only in the last 30 years has the weapon accessory mounting solution become standardized. In decades (and century) past, scope mounts and sling attachment points…

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International Legal Affairs

International Legal Affairs

Following the tragedy in Las Vegas, there has been an outcry in the firearms industry as to the legality of a “bump stock” and the…

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System Sturmgewehr: A New Standard Assault Rifle for The German Forces

System Sturmgewehr: A New Standard Assault Rifle for The German Forces

[This article is an update to Walter Haland’s previous article titled “What Will Be the G36 Assault Rifle’s Replacement?” in SADJ Vol. 9, No. 4.]…

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Robots Sharpen Snipers Skills: Versatility of Targets Offers More Realistic Engagement

Robots Sharpen Snipers Skills: Versatility of Targets Offers More Realistic Engagement

On today’s modern battlefield, sniper teams are required to engage moving combatants at distances that can exceed 300 meters. However, most operational snipers have a…

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ADEX 2017

ADEX 2017

Expo has Plenty to Offer Seoul ADEX (Aerospace and Defense Exhibition) is South Korea’s most prolific defense exposition; originally begun as the Seoul International Air…

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Cry Havoc: Tactical Quick-Release Barrel Kit for the AR-15 Family of Rifles

Cry Havoc: Tactical Quick-Release Barrel Kit for the AR-15 Family of Rifles

“Cry ‘Havoc’, and let slip the dogs of war.” This is a familiar saying to those who had to memorize Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” back in…

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Weapons of the JGSDF

Weapons of the JGSDF

ABOVE: Howa produces the Minimi 5.56mm light machine gun under license. This weapon fitted with an older optical sight is being used by a Japanese…

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Robotic Tactical Training Targets

Robotic Tactical Training Targets

In combat, most targets will be moving; the enemy or a bad guy with a gun will not present himself or herself for a deliberate…

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New Products: V10N1

New Products: V10N1

GERBER Center-Drive Black w/MOLLE Compatible Sheath Gerber’s new multi-tool offers uncompromising performance through revolutionary design. The innovative center-axis driver opens to align like a real…

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The Company French Tool for Long-Range Operations

The Company French Tool for Long-Range Operations

Introduction The biggest French sniper rifle is intended for specific military purposes. Cut for the work of Hercules at very long distances, it is carefully…

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ISDEF 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

ISDEF 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

Innovations Draw Thousands to Bi-annual Show “Our goal at ISDEF is to continue to operate at the highest and most professional standards, without compromise, in…

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RAZOR VISION: Vortex Razor Uh-1 Holographic Sight

RAZOR VISION: Vortex Razor Uh-1 Holographic Sight

The Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 offers a holographic 65 MOA circle and 1 MOA center dot reticle that is renowned for speed. To address the…

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AUSA 2017

AUSA 2017

The 2017 AUSA EXPO, held Oct. 9-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., offered a number of attention-grabbing technological improvements to…

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The Sniper’s Most Important Tool

The Sniper’s Most Important Tool

ABOVE: A Norwegian sniper with the Barrett MRAD .338 caliber. Simen Rudi/Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) Designated Marksmen and Snipers An infantry squad has traditionally…

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The Desert Sniper

The Desert Sniper

ABOVE: A sniper uses a Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics to gauge the wind prior to taking a shot. The sun rises…

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The Pistol: Vital in a Soldier's Armory for Close Combat

The Pistol: Vital in a Soldier’s Armory for Close Combat

ABOVE: To be a good shooter–the Mantra is “train–train–train!” Soldiers from tactical transport troop, on a shooting range outside Mazar E Sharif in Afghanistan where…

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International Legal Affairs: V9N6

International Legal Affairs: V9N6

New European Union Firearm Restrictions After several rounds of firearm legislation throughout the early 2000s, the European Parliament passed new restrictions on firearm ownership on…

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MIL-SPEC Torture Test: Century’s US-Made AKs: The RAS47 & C39V2

MIL-SPEC Torture Test: Century’s US-Made AKs: The RAS47 & C39V2

ABOVE: George Salg fires the RAS47 during the semi-automatic testing at the Sportsman’s Club of Franklin County range. Century Arms’ RAS47 & C39V2 Face the…

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Industry News: V9N6

Industry News: V9N6

Aimpoint Announces the CompM5 Optic Aimpoint has announced the addition of the new Aimpoint CompM5 sight to their professional product line. Powered by a single…

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Secret Mission: How the Germans Brought Hollow-Charge Technology to Japan

Secret Mission: How the Germans Brought Hollow-Charge Technology to Japan

ABOVE: The seaman’s book of Colonel Niemöller. He travelled to Yokohama aboard the blockade runner “Tannenfels” and covered as a paymaster. In the course of…

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V9N6 Product Special: Hand Grenades

V9N6 Product Special: Hand Grenades

Hand Grenades M-84 KRUŠIK HOLDING CORPORATION Hand Grenades M-84 & M-75 M-84 Hand Grenade Manufacturer: Krusik Holding Corporation Model: M-84 Type: Hand Grenade Discharge Time:…

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Dispatches: V9N6

Dispatches: V9N6

PHOTO COURTESY ARES Serbian M02 Coyote HMG and 120mm Mortar Projectiles in Syria By Yuri Lyamin with N.R. Jenzen-Jones In recent days, reports have emerged…

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Vortex Razor Red Dot Offers Lightweight Durability

Vortex Razor Red Dot Offers Lightweight Durability

ABOVE: The Razor adds little weight or bulk to the Aklys Defense ZK22 bullpup conversion of 10-22 action. Designed in 2012, the Vortex Razor Micro…

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V9N6 Product Special: Suppressors

V9N6 Product Special: Suppressors

ABOVE: YANKEE HILL MACHINE 5.56 Turbo Suppressor YANKEE HILL MACHINE 5.56 Turbo Suppressor The Turbo™ was designed to meet the increasing demand for a quiet,…

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Promoting Partnerships over Politics in Paris

Promoting Partnerships over Politics in Paris

In the spirit of bilateral partnership, this summer Tom Kallman (right) invited French President Emmanuel Macron (left) to visit American exhibitors on opening day of…

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New Products: V9N6

New Products: V9N6

Primus 8×56 King of the Night & 8×42 Universal Genius Binoculars BLASER Primus 8×56 King of the Night & 8×42 Universal Genius Binoculars Rather than…

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Rifle Grenades & Launchers in Post-War Germany

Rifle Grenades & Launchers in Post-War Germany

ABOVE: A member of the “BGS” (Bundesgrenzschutz = federal border police) armed with a G 1. Note the early training rifle grenade Modell 1957 with…

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CSA45: The Mild Mannered Carbine

CSA45: The Mild Mannered Carbine

The CSA45 carbine by Flint River Armory is a gas piston design chambered in 45ACP. In the world densely populated by AR15 derivatives, it’s an…

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SITDEF PERU 2017

SITDEF PERU 2017

Biennial Arms Event Attracts 42,000 from Around the World This was the seventh biennial meeting of SITDEF in Lima, Peru. SITDEF has taken place every…

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International Legal News: V9N5

International Legal News: V9N5

Let’s Go Abroad: Temporary Exports and Foreign Trade Shows For many in the industry, the SHOT Show in Las Vegas may be the firearms trade…

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NDIA Armaments Forum 2017

NDIA Armaments Forum 2017

DoD’s “Third Offset Strategy” seeks to ensure that America’s military stays well ahead of its most aggressive competitors. March 7, 2017, Hurlburt Field, FL. 7th…

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Behind the Razor Wire: The U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Training Center

Behind the Razor Wire: The U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Training Center

ABOVE: Pittman Range, Fort Meade, MD, 2016. An Operational Advisor sharpens his M4A1 Carbine skills in CQB shooting. Photo courtesy of Asymmetric Warfare Group Part…

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Dispatches: V9N5

Dispatches: V9N5

Boko Haram with UAG-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher in Nigeria By the ARES Team In April 2016, Boko Haram (the Nigerian affiliate of the Islamic State)…

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Balkan 40MM AGL Photos

Balkan 40MM AGL Photos

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Spuhr Collapsible Stock Assembly

Spuhr Collapsible Stock Assembly

Bringing the HK G3 into the 21st Century The HK G3 is still soldiering on more than 50 years after its introduction. Cheap and reliable,…

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Typhoon 12

Typhoon 12

Possibly the most common classification of an AOW is the smooth bore handgun. According to the legal description of a concealable weapon, the Bureau of…

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Chemring Ordnance

Chemring Ordnance

Chemring Ordnance (COR), an operating company within the Energetic Systems sector of Chemring Group, is a global center of excellence for the design, development and…

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The Evolution of K1/K2 Families in the ROK Military

The Evolution of K1/K2 Families in the ROK Military

The Korean armed forces are armed with Korean-developed K1- and K2-series 5.56mm weapons; the development and evolution story is not well-known outside of Korea, partly…

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MIL-SPEC TORTURE TEST: GemTech MGS Suppressor

MIL-SPEC TORTURE TEST: GemTech MGS Suppressor

ABOVE: The above photo is one frame from a high speed video of the second round of a 200-round belt. The camera used was an…

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Industry News: V9N5

Industry News: V9N5

Smith & Wesson Purchases Gemtech Smith & Wesson announced that it will acquire Gemini Technologies, Inc. The Idaho company known as Gemtech manufactures “high quality…

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IDEX ABU 2017

IDEX ABU 2017

ABOVE: Military Systems Group Inc. is a long-term US Government contractor providing mount solutions. They’re well known in this marketplace and at IDEX were showing…

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Book Review: V9N5

Book Review: V9N5

AK-47 The Grim Reaper (Second Edition), by Frank Iannamico THE GRIM REAPER The Story of the Weapon of Choice for Many of the World’s Armies…

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Product Special: Grenade Launchers

Product Special: Grenade Launchers

LEWIS MACHINE & TOOL L2B LEWIS MACHINE & TOOL L2B LMT’S M203 Rail-Mounted Grenade Launcher gives your team the arsenal power it needs. With versatility…

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LAAD Defence & Security 2017

LAAD Defence & Security 2017

ABOVE: General view of one of the three Riocentro Convention Center halls used for LAAD Defence & Security 2017. The 11th edition of LAAD Defence…

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New Products: V9N5

New Products: V9N5

GEMTECH TREK Silencer GEMTECH TREK Silencer The NEW GEMTECH TREK Silencer has been redesigned to make it more user friendly especially on short barreled rifles….

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TRIBUTE: James Richard “Jim” Schatz

TRIBUTE: James Richard “Jim” Schatz

ABOVE: James Richard “Jim” Schatz. Dan Shea | SADJ 10 December 1959 – 16 March 2017 The small arms community lost its conscience on 16…

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Remembering World War I: The War to End All Wars

Remembering World War I: The War to End All Wars

World War I, known as “The War to End All Wars,” had a very improbable beginning. While visiting Sarajevo, Bosnia, on June 28, 1914, Archduke…

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Improvised Grenade Launching Attachment for HMGs in Syria

Improvised Grenade Launching Attachment for HMGs in Syria

Photo credit: Syrian social media accounts A video posted to social media on November 25, 2016, shows Shi’a militia fighters making use of what appears…

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International Travel: Attending a Foreign Trade Show

International Travel: Attending a Foreign Trade Show

There’s nothing quite like visiting a foreign country–experiencing different food, smells and cultures adds to the travel experience. Attending a foreign trade show, where products…

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Iranian Hoshdar KP Signal Pistols in Syria

Iranian Hoshdar KP Signal Pistols in Syria

ABOVE: Photo credit: Kurdish social media Between August 16 and 23, 2016, the People’s Protection Unit (Yekîneyên Parastina Gel; YPG) and Syrian government security forces…

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IDEAS 2016—Pakistan

IDEAS 2016—Pakistan

ABOVE: China’s Poly-Technologies presented a first viewing of the “Shoulder Launched Rocket–with Low Collateral Damage.” The display and accompanying brochure call this a rocket, but…

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What Will Be the G36 Assault Rifle’s Replacement?

What Will Be the G36 Assault Rifle’s Replacement?

ABOVE: The HK433 has fully ambidextrous operation for both right- and left-handed shooters. Its non-reciprocating charging handle can be switched from one side to the…

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K2C: South Korea’s Latest Carbine

K2C: South Korea’s Latest Carbine

ABOVE: K2C with BUIS, with stock fully extended. This gun is Cerakoated. As many of our readers know, the K2 rifle and K1A “SMG” are…

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AAD 2016 South Africa

AAD 2016 South Africa

“Unlocking Africa’s Aerospace and Defence Potential” Africa at times is a continent stewing in discontent and danger, rapid government changes, with outsider influences inflaming ancient…

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AK-103 Self-Loading Rifle in Nigeria

AK-103 Self-Loading Rifle in Nigeria

Photo credit: Nigerian Armed Forces A Nigerian Army operation targeting armed bandits suspected of cattle rustling killed 18 individuals near Dansadau in Nigeria’s northwestern state…

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Thermal Imaging: A Hot Topic

Thermal Imaging: A Hot Topic

Various thermal imaging sights and imaging devices are available to both commercial and military markets that claim near miraculous capabilities. Manufacturers’ technical explanation of thermal…

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Chinese Type 67 GPMGs in Syria and Yemen

Chinese Type 67 GPMGs in Syria and Yemen

Government forces in Yemen employing a Chinese Type 67-1 GPMG. Photo: Reuters/Stringer ARES recently reported on the presence of the uncommon North Korean Type 73…

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M-LOK G3 Handguards from AIM Sports

M-LOK G3 Handguards from AIM Sports

The venerable HK G3 family is a reliable warhorse that canfeel dated in its ergonomics and accessory interface. With an AIM Sports handguard, however, one…

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DSA 2016—Defence Services Asia

DSA 2016—Defence Services Asia

18-21 April, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The 15th edition of the DSA show was held at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur in…

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New Products: V9N4

New Products: V9N4

DRD TACTICAL LLC Aptus is a multi-caliber, quick-change barrel weapon system that allows you to go from PDW to DMR in less than 1 minute….

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Industry News: V9N4

Industry News: V9N4

ATK Awarded MK44 Bushmaster Chain Guns to Lithuanian Infantry Fighting Vehicles Orbital ATK announced that the company’s MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun was selected by the…

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British Accuracy International AW Sniper Rifle in Syria

British Accuracy International AW Sniper Rifle in Syria

[Photo credit: ?????] A Russian news segment, released September 28, 2015, contains rare footage of Syrian government special operations forces (SOF). The Vesti reporter follows…

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German Late-War Pistols of World War II

German Late-War Pistols of World War II

In the German armed forces pistols have always been in short supply, even though the serial production of the most common pistol, the P38 in…

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Iranian RU-Series Thermal Weapon Sights in Syria

Iranian RU-Series Thermal Weapon Sights in Syria

Sadad 102 thermal imager. In August 2015, ARES documented the appearance of Iran’s RU-series thermal weapon sights on the Iraqi battlefield and their use by…

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