Advancement of Ballistic Programs: The Science of Bullet Flight

Advancement of Ballistic Programs: The Science of Bullet Flight

By Christopher M. Rance The red rim of the sun pushes itself over the distant horizon, as a brown haze of dust kicks up from…

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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

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…

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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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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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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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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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Craft-Produced Firearms Used in Shoot-Out with Police in Odessa

Craft-Produced Firearms Used in Shoot-Out with Police in Odessa

By ImproGuns A shootout with police in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on January 19, 2017, left three people dead including the shooter. The attack…

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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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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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