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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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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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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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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