New Russian Pistols Vie for Military Adoption

New Russian Pistols Vie for Military Adoption

Despite their diminutive size, pistols still are important military firearms, and they are even more important as law enforcement weapons. The venerable 9x18mm Makarov PM…

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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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UAV Tech and Drone Warfare Highlighted at ISDEF 2019

UAV Tech and Drone Warfare Highlighted at ISDEF 2019

Israel Defense and HLS Expo is the country’s largest biennial defense show that is held at the Tel Aviv Expo International Center. The show features…

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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

By Major (Ret.) Walter Christian Håland   Since World War II submachine guns or subcompact guns fell out of use in the U.S. Army in…

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ROBOTICS & SMALL ARMS DEVELOPMENT

ROBOTICS & SMALL ARMS DEVELOPMENT

Heading Toward the Future There are several companies that offer mobility platforms upon which manipulators are mounted or are gun platforms. Most of them are…

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Russia’s Threadcutter, the VSS Vintorez A Call to Defeat Body Armor  [OR--Russia’s Threadcutter Answers the Kremlin’s Call to Defeat Body Armor]

Russia’s Threadcutter, the VSS Vintorez A Call to Defeat Body Armor [OR–Russia’s Threadcutter Answers the Kremlin’s Call to Defeat Body Armor]

Modern armed conflicts are of a fundamental different character than cataclysmic wars of the last century. Fortunately, full-scale military operations the size of Verdun or…

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A Journey Through Russian Special Forces’ History and Future Grozny’s Russian University of Spetsnaz

A Journey Through Russian Special Forces’ History and Future Grozny’s Russian University of Spetsnaz

  Tucked away in the opening plains where the Caucasus Mountains finally meet the sprawling, almost infinite, flat landmass of Eurasia, the city of Gudermes…

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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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Reviews: New Products

Reviews: New Products

FN HERSTAL FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit The FN FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit provides a complete sighting and aiming solution for 40mm LV…

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Canik TP9 Elite Combat—The Value-Priced Defensive Pistol

Canik TP9 Elite Combat—The Value-Priced Defensive Pistol

Turkey has a longstanding tradition of manufacturing licensed models, then producing evolved domestic variants. The Canik series of handguns started as budget clones of the…

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INDUSTRY NEWS RW ARMS Surrenders Bump Stock Inventory

INDUSTRY NEWS RW ARMS Surrenders Bump Stock Inventory

Fort Worth-based retailer, RW Arms, turned in its entire inventory of bump stocks to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Tuesday, March…

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Why Swiss Gun Laws Matter : The Fight for Second Amendment Rights

Why Swiss Gun Laws Matter : The Fight for Second Amendment Rights

Switzerland, long the neutral party of Europe with a deeply rooted gun culture, was recently confronted with a referendum to align its guns laws with…

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