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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Firearms

Luigi Franchi SPAS: A Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun from Italy | Spec Ops Magazine

The Luigi Franchi SPAS shotgun is an intriguing firearm because it is a combat dual-mode shotgun. The user can switch between a semi-automatic mode and a pump-action mode (for firing weaker rounds like beanbags or birdshot). It first came...

How this laser company became a favorite supplier of Special Forces | We Are The Mighty

SureFire, LLC is one of the premiere manufacturers of tactical equipment on the market today. Moreover, SureFire lights, muzzle devices, and sound suppressors are battle-proven as the go-to choice of USSOCOM. However, the company did not originate making any...

The 7 Most Produced Modern Firearms in the World | War History Online

Firearms have been a part of warfare since the invention of gunpowder around 1200 years ago. Designs were consistently improved until we arrived at the lethal machines we have today. The record for most widely produced modern firearm is...

The CZ-75: A Czech Classic | The American Rifleman

Colt Manufacturing acquirer Czech Armory, more commonly known as CZ, is a respected gunmaker among competitive shooters. Originally headquartered in Uherský Brod, the company served as the Czech Republic’s national armorer before World War II. CZ established footholds in...

Firearms Legend: Why The US Army Misses The Beretta M9 Pistol | 19FortyFive

The Beretta got complaints about stopping power, size, weight, and reliability. The military replaced it with the SIG Sauer P320, now called the M17 and M18. The Beretta M9 got off to a slow start in the eyes of...

Check Out The Gun Pods On The Rugged Mojave Unmanned Aircraft | The Drive

General Atomics released photos of their new unmanned Mojave aircraft with a variety of weapons attached, including a pair of Dillon Aero gun pods. This appears to be one of the first known integrations of gun pods onto a drone...

The L42A1: A Sniper Rifle To Remember | The American Rifleman

The L42A1 is a 7.62x51mm NATO sniper rifle based on the WWII era .303 British Lee Enfield No. 4. The No. 4(T) was Britain’s main sniper during the second world war, and it consisted of hand-picked No. 4 service...

ATF To Launch New Electronic Form 4 | The American Rifleman

The ATF is hoping to shorten wait times for verification of Form 4s which have taken up to a year to be completed with the introduction of electronic filing. Form 4s are required for any purchase of an item...

Navy ships confiscate 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles, ammo en route from Iran, likely headed to Yemen | Navy Times

The US Navy patrol coastal ships Tempest and Typhoon discovered 1,400 AK-47 assault weapons and 226,600 rounds of ammunition in the North Arabian Sea from an unregistered fishing boat last December 20 while searching with onboard US Coast Guard...

5M more Americans acquired guns during COVID-19 pandemic | United Press International

There is increased first time gun ownership across America since the emergence of Covid-19. 2.4M Americans bought their first guns in 2019 compared to 5.1M between January of 2020 and May of this year. There were signs of ‘panic...

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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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