Russia Knows the Trick to Making an Accurate, Fully-Automatic Rifle
One of the primary differences in infantry training between NATO countries and the former Warsaw Pact was the use of automatic fire. While NATO countries train their infantry to almost always use semi-automatic fire to engage targets, the Warsaw Pact countries trained their infantry to make use of fully-automatic... Read more
The Deadly History of the Iconic AK-47
During World War II, the Soviet Union went looking for alternatives to the Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle, first developed for the Imperial Russian Army in 1891. A young soldier named Mikhail Kalashnikov had some ideas and a talent for design. He was taken from the front lines and given the chance to... Read more

Matthew Gault

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