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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Firearms

7 great new pistols for 2021 | Shooting Illustrated

The year 2020 has set the record with folks buying firearms to protect their homes. This year, the firearm industry seems to be unstoppable still with a new set of handguns previously released. This includes the Stoeger STR-9S Combat...

Following M3A1 grease gun #750213 through Vietnam | Recoil

The M3A1 is an old grease gun that stood out in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s. It takes its name from a tool still used by mechanics today. This gun was particularly developed in WWII and is almost...

Why shooting is more fun with big guns | NRA

Far from the myth that a large, heavy gun is more difficult to shoot, such guns can actually be easier to use. This is because the size of the gun lessens recoil, the backward movement of a gun when...

Next-gen rifles and SCAR-killers | Recoil

Just like in any industry, a new caliber or configuration hits the market each year. In fact, there are a lot of products for any single part of a gun, ranging from muzzle-loader to springs and pins and so...

FN-49: The last old-school battle rifle | American Rifleman

Fabrique Nationale began producing the Model 1889 Mausers for Belgium in 1891. They soon expanded and created new Models for Brazil, Costa Rica, and several other countries. In 1936 Dieudonne Saive, FN’s chief firearms designer, developed and patented a...

The M3 “grease gun” of World War II just won’t stop shooting | National Interest

The M3, famously known as the 'grease gun,' is a cheap gun used as a temporary gun during World War II. It was named a 'grease gun' due to its resemblance to a mechanic’s lubrication tool. The gun has...

How much ammo should you carry? | Shooting Illustrated

While there are numerous questions that accompany those who are conceal carrying, such as which gun, clothing options, and holsters, ammunition is also important. A common question is “how much ammo should you carry?” While most of the time...

Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? | Shooting Illustrated

Have you ever wondered if wadcutter ammunition can protect you? Well, it appears that the sharp shoulder of the wadcutter can cut tissue, making it a good choice for personal defense purposes. Specifically, wadcutters work best when shooting in...

John Moses Browning: The forgotten history and legacy of the father of modern firearms | Ammo.com

John Moses Browning is often known as a gunsmith, but he was also an inventor, innovator, and one of the most successful firearm designers in the world. He can be considered the father of modern firearms and is responsible...

Unsung: The AN/M2 .50-cal. Machine Gun in World War II | American Rifleman

The origins of the AN/M2 .50-cal date back to 1917 in John M. Browning’s model of the .30-cal. machine gun. It entered service in the year 1923 but really made its mark in 1941 up until 1945 when it...

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SAF special ops troopers fast rope off helicopters at F1 pit building in counter-terrorism exercise | CNA Singapore

A training operation led by the Singapore Armed Forces’ Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) was completed at Singapore’s Formula...

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