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  • The SKS Is the Cockroach of Weapons

    03/13/2017 6:14:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 12, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    The most iconic rifle of the 20th century is the AK-47. One of the most iconic rifles of World War II — granted, this is more debatable — is the Mosin-Nagant. Both were developed in Russia. The SKS, short for Self-Loading Carbine of the Simonov System, is the odd one out. Developed in the interim between the Mosin-Nagant and the AK-47, Sergei Simonov’s semi-automatic carbine had a mere 10-round internal box magazine, an improvement from the fundamentally 19th-century design of the five-round, bolt-action Mosin.
  • 4th Circuit Rules Common Rifles not Protected by Second Amendment

    03/01/2017 5:04:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    ammoland ^ | 26 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 February, 2017, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that common semi-automatic rifles are not protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. The ban includes semi-automatic rifles that can take detachable magazines and have two of these three features: folding stock, grenade/flare launcher, or flash hider. There is a long list of existing models that are explicitly banned, including all AR15s and variants, and all AK47s and variants. The list of banned guns includes some firearms that are not semi-automatic, such as a version of the Mossberg 500 pump shotgun. The law also bans all detachable...
  • This foam stops bullets cold and pulverizes them to dust

    02/24/2017 1:11:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Allison Barrie
    North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam. This is not ordinary foam like the kind used for shaving, for example. This is a special type of foam called composite metal foams, or CMF. The military and law enforcement could use this kind of foam for advanced, ultra light body armor to protect personnel. And this research team has other foams up its sleeve that have the potential to keep military and first responders safe from radiation and extreme heat too. BULLET V. FOAM Sound impossible that foam-based armor could stop armor piercing...
  • Turkey Is Making Its Own Kick-Ass AR-10

    01/24/2017 6:28:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 24, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    In the early 2000s the Turkish army began looking for a replacement rifle for its aging, locally manufactured 7.62-by-51-millimeter Heckler & Koch G3A7s. It was a difficult process that finally resulted in the MPT-76 — an AR-10 derivative — entering service in January 2017.
  • An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

    01/12/2017 12:09:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Defense Update ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyrs STM556. The Austrian weapon was first unveiled in 2012. Eying the German market, Rheinmetall positions the new weapon as a candidate for the German System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr the planned replacement of the G36 the standard German military assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch. This project is set to begin in 2019. Rheinmetall will offer the new assault rifle as a joint...
  • Pakistan Is About to Buy a Half-Million New Rifles: A Czech weapon is the favorite

    12/05/2016 7:10:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 5, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    Pakistan is getting a new infantry rifle. In late November at the IDEAS-2016 Expo in Karachi, Pakistan’s state-run arsenal Pakistan Ordnance Factories signed a letter of understanding with the Czech small arms manufacturer Česká Zbrojovka. This suggests that Pakistan and C.Z. are about to begin negotiations for Pakistan to adopt, and eventually begin license-production of, C.Z.’s 806 BREN 2 rifle.
  • The Japanese Armys Assault Rifle Has Some WeirdFeatures: Such as a separate, three-round [tr]

    11/29/2016 3:17:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 29, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    In the late 1980s, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force decided to replace its aging 7.62-by-51-millimeter Howa Type 64 battle rifles. The JGSDF selected a lighter, modern assault rifle — the Howa Type 89 — in 1989. It’s a solid weapon, but one with a few weird features. Its biggest problem, however, is that there aren’t enough copies of it in existence.
  • FBI: Nearly Three Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed With Rifles, Shotguns Combined

    10/03/2016 4:52:41 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 6, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The FBIs 2015 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) shows nearly three times more people were stabbed or hacked to death than were killed with rifles and shotguns combined. Breitbart News previously reported this UCR shows nearly twice as many people were beaten to death with hands, fists, feet, etc. in 2015 than were killed with rifles of any kind. According to the FBI, the number of people killed with rifles and shotguns in 2015 totals approximately 548. Nearly three times that many, approximately 1,573, were stabbed or hacked to death.
  • Libertarian VP Pick Weld: Rifles are Weapons of Mass Destruction

    08/11/2016 8:21:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    TheTruthAboutGuns.com ^ | August 7, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Revolt TV interviewed former U.S. Attorney, former Massachusetts governor and current Libertarian vice presidential candidate William Weld. Chief Political Correspondent Amrit Singh asked Weld about his views on guns. Specifically, whether or not people on the governments secret, unaccountable Terrorist Watch List should be able to purchase assault rifles. []The five shot rifle, thats a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses. That is when they become, essentially a...
  • OK: Police Chief OKs Personal Rifles for Officers

    07/27/2016 5:35:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from newsok.com After the Dallas police massacre, the Oklahoma City police union asked that officers be allowed to carry their personal rifles with them at work. From newsok.com: Citing the deaths of five officers in Dallas last week, the Fraternal Order of Police has asked that Oklahoma City officers be allowed to carry their personal rifles and ammunition and be issued additional body armor. A century ago, it was common for law officers to provide their own firearms. In many small departments, personal firearms are still the norm. But the trend toward uniformity and liability lawsuits have pushed...
  • J. Putnam Evans Thinks the AR-10 Is the Worlds Best Battle Rifle

    06/01/2016 6:08:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 1, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    In 1955, the small Californian firearms company ArmaLite unveiled one of the most defining and influential rifles of the 20th century — the AR-10. The hard-hitting rifle would see extensive service in bitter colonial conflicts and provide the basis for the M-16, one of the most iconic rifles of all time.
  • Army Selects New Compact Sniper Rifle (H&K)

    04/04/2016 6:30:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | Matther Cox
    The U.S. Army has chosen Heckler & Koch to make its new Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System. The March 31 contract award to Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. worth up to $44,500,000.00 allows the Army to purchase a maximum total of 3,643 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) units, according to an announcement on FedBizOpps.gov.
  • Tired of politics..Gun and supply talk anyone?

    03/25/2016 8:19:23 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 52 replies
    G'mornin folks. There was a thread a day or so back about pistols (Military switching to Glocks). Good thread all in and all. I wanted to post this thread to get some general conversation going about where you shop for your warez, places to "watch out" for and where the good prices are at. Also, tips are welcome on ammo storage, prepping and any items/gear to prolong our sidearms and rifles should "the lights go out".
  • The .303 Lee-Enfield Was a British Tommy’s Best Mate

    12/23/2015 6:29:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 22, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    Church bells rang on Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 1914 in the Belgian city of Mons — an industrial town that stood in the way of the advancing German army’s plan to crush the British Expeditionary Force. The Tommies – 70,000 strong – were dug in along the Mons-Conde canal and had occupied the town. Bearing down on them was a German force of 160,000 soldiers and hundreds of artillery pieces. As the faithful made their way to mass, the German 1st Army launched an attack, concentrating on the northernmost point of a salient formed by a loop in the canal.
  • A former special-operations doctor explains why he would rather be shot with an AK-47 than an M4

    12/22/2015 6:54:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 21, 2015 | Dan Pronk
    Admittedly, I'd rather not be shot with either, but if I had to choose, I'd take a round from the AK-47 over the M4 any day of the week. To add a caveat to that statement, I'm talking from relatively close range here — say up to 150 to 200 meters. To understand why, it's important to first take a very basic look at the physics behind terminal ballistics. In this case, consider the science of what happens when a penetrating missile enters a human body.
  • The Most Stupidly Overpowered Round for Hunting

    12/21/2015 1:55:18 PM PST · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/20/2015 | D Vittore
    Hunting: It is an age-old dance. It is a sacred covenant between the predator and the prey .. and the guy bristling with a half-dozen giant cannons and sporting only the most advanced cloaking technology. Sure, it's not "fair" to the animal, and sure there's no "sport" in it, and sure it makes you "kind of a dick," but answer us this: If deer like living so much, why didn't they invent high explosives, huh? If that logic made sense, well then, buddy, have we got some stupidly overpowered hunting gadgets for you: .577 Tyrannosaur Rounds The .577 Tyrannosaur round...
  • Guns of the San Bernardino Terrorists

    12/04/2015 1:34:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above is a screenshot of the guns of the San Bernardino terrorists. It has been reported that they had two “assault rifles”. From ktla.com: After they were killed in a shootout, two suspects in Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino were found to have been carrying AR-15 assault rifles, pistols and many magazines of ammunition, ATF Agent Meredith Davis said. The New York Times and other outlets repeated the misinformation that was put out by the ATF. In Agent Davis’ defense, she did say “commonly referred to as” before she said “assault rifles”. The rifles are not “assault...
  • U.S. Gun Maker Creates 'Crusader' Rifle That ISIS 'Can't Touch'

    10/18/2015 8:26:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Haaret ^ | 09/06/15
    AR-15 comes with Bible verse and Knight's Templar Cross etching; Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida condemns the rifle. A Florida gun maker has created an "ISIS-proof" assault rifle that has raised the ire of Muslim groups. Designed so Islamic State militants "could not touch it," the AR-15, made by Spike's Tactical in Apopka, is inscribed with the biblical verse, Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle" (Pslams 144:1). It is also etched with a Knight's Templar Long Cross - a Christian Crusader symbol. The rifle's safety selector has three settings:...
  • Leather, Guns and Tweed: A New Era for Purdey at Audley House.

    09/28/2015 4:55:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 9/28/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Leather, Guns and Tweed: A ‘New’ Era for Purdey at Audley House. Sep 28th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports, Style | by Jared Paul Stern For over 200 years James Purdey & Sons of London has been crafting the world’s finest bespoke shotguns and rifles. The firm has enjoyed royal patronage since 1838, when Queen Victoria placed her first order, for a pair of pistols. King Edward VII granted the first official Royal Warrant to the founder’s son, James Purdey the Younger, in 1868, a practice continued by each successive English royal including Prince Charles and the present...
  • Australia ready to sign EF88 Austeyr rifle contract (Hardcore Bullpup)

    07/09/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Jane's ^ | July 6, 2015 | Julian Kerr
    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will begin taking delivery in 2016 of about 30,000 new EF88 Austeyr 5.56 mm rifles under an AUD100 million (USD75 million) contract to be signed later this month, a Department of Defence (DoD) spokesman confirmed to IHS Jane's on 7 July. The contract, to be signed with Thales Australia, follows second pass approval announced on 6 July by Defence Minister Kevin Andrews for expenditure of AUD467 million under Project Land 125 Phase 5C.