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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Firearms

Shooting farther with more punch: The Army finally found an M4 and SAW replacement | Army Times

The Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon will give troops an M4-like 6.8mm rifle that packs a punch.  The Next Generation Squad Weapon program provides a much more devastating 6.8 mm round to U.S. forces. The majority of prospective global opponents...

The ‘Swedish K’ Submachine Gun: A Favorite For US Special Forces | History Net

The Gustav submachine gun is a model of simplicity and effectiveness. In 1969, Sgts. George Bacon and Newman Ruff used a sound-suppressed Karl Gustav submachine rifle to suppress North Vietnamese forces. Uncertain of the shooter's whereabouts, the North Vietnamese withheld...

US Army Selects Sig-Sauer to Produce the Next Generation Assault Weapon Family | Defense Update

The acquisition of the NGSW System by the US Army signals the start of a new era in which suppressors are standard issue equipment for combat weapons. The US Army has awarded Sig Sauer a 10-year contract with an initial...

Meet The M2 Carbine: Why This Might Just Be The Best US Military Rifle Ever | 1945

Despite the fact that the M2 Carbine is outdated in comparison to current rifles, it nonetheless maintains a large following. What does history think of this weapon? The M2 was a straightforward upgrade of the popular M1 Carbine. Carbines are...

Biden Administration Orders Federal “Ghost Gun” Regulations | Atlas 

Updates in Gun Control: Gunsmithing Kits and 3D-Printed Firearms Joe Biden proposed new federal weapons laws targeting do-it-yourself kits, unfinished lower receivers, and 3D-printed rifles. The new laws aim to reduce gun violence and crime caused by "ghost weapons," which...

Ukraine’s Indigenous “Malyuk” Bullpup Rifle Is The Weapon Of Choice For Its Special Operators | The Warzone

Malyuk, a so-called "bullpup" design that is being heavily used by Ukrainian special operations forces units. Malyuk is a Ukrainian word which translates to “baby” or “youngster” in English. The name was initially given to the prototype of the current...

Army Aims to Buy 29,000 Next-Gen Rifles and Machine Guns for Grunts to Test | Military.com

Army Considers New Rifles, Machine Guns, and Squad-Autonomous Vehicles The Army has ordered 29,046 Next Generation Squad Weapons, an umbrella phrase for Sig Sauer and Lonesar Future Weapons products: This is a significant increase above the 12,000 new weapons purchased...

WA Gov. Inslee signs new firearms regulations into law, including limits on sale of gun magazines | Seattle times

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a trio of bills into law Wednesday morning that restrict firearms, including a new limit on the amount of ammunition in magazines, inhibiting the assembly of "ghost guns" Bill 50178 prohibits the distribution, sale, importation, and...

Gun Sales Surge In Eastern Europe | The American Rifleman

Gun Buyers have been flooding stores in places like Lithuania and Poland. Sales have increased eight fold in some places and applications for gun licenses have doubled. Many gun stores on the border with Ukraine have sold out their...

Weapons of the war in Ukraine | Reuters

The Russian invasion that commenced on February 24th began with strikes from land, sea, and air was the largest military assault by a European nation on another since World War II. The initial battle plan was aimed at toppling...

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Killing pro-Moscow officials. Blowing up bridges. Ukraine’s guerrillas take up the fight | LA Times

Ukrainian commandos are engaging Putin's men in an unusual conflict. Ukrainian rebels are murdering pro-Moscow officials and detonating bridges and...

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