The Double-Barrel Battle Rifle Has Been Done Before
The Israeli company Silver Shadow recently attracted attention for its double-barreled AR-type rifle, the Gilboa DBR Snake. For the most part, it’s an AR, uses AR parts and fires the 5.56-millimeter AR round. Except that it has two separate barrels, two magazines and two ejection ports — with two... Read more
Chinese Sniper Rifles Have a Troubled History
While the U.S. Army is concerned about next-generation Russian precision rifles and tactics, China has also been making significant advances in the field. In the 1980s, the Chinese used practically the same equipment as the Soviet Union. Nowadays, they use fairly different sets of equipment, including some rifles chambered... Read more
Chilean Gangsters Exploit Lax U.S. Gun Laws
This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Authorities in Chile say they have uncovered the first international arms trafficking network importing guns from the United States to be resold in the South American nation, illustrating how crime groups across Latin America have taken advantage of lax U.S. gun laws... Read more
Russian Soldiers Are Complaining About Exploding Guns
Russian infantry weapons have a reputation for reliability. The AK and PKM are renowned for enduring through adverse conditions, powered by their powerful long-stroke piston actions. However, a recent report by warhead.su suggests that when these weapons do fail in Russian service, the problem is often not in their design, but... Read more
China Loves America’s Guns So Much It’s Copying Them
If you ask an American what their idea of a budget AR-15 brand is, you would probably get answers like Stag Arms, Palmetto State Armory and Anderson Arms — all American companies. However, if you asked a Canadian what their idea of a budget AR-15 brand is, you would... Read more
Una de las mejores variantes del fusil AK-47 es polaca
El 28 de marzo de 2018, dos fabricantes de armas ─uno polaco y el otro nigeriano─ anunciaron que Nigeria empezaría a fabricar fusiles Beryl en virtud de un acuerdo de transferencia de tecnología, según una noticia publicada por Jane’s. Se trata de un acuerdo bastante bueno para Polish Armaments... Read more
One of the Best AK-47 Variants Is Polish
On March 28, 2018, two arms companies — Polish and Nigerian — announced that Nigeria would begin manufacturing Beryl rifles under a technology transfer agreement, Jane’s reported. It is a pretty good deal for the Polish Armaments Group, a holding company that controls Fabryka Broni, the rifle’s Radom-based manufacturer.... Read more
West Germany’s Cold War Commando Gun
While the most famous product of Carl Walther GmbH in fiction is the PPK pistol used by James Bond, Walther actually made a line of submachine guns that were the weapon of choice of real covert operatives during the Cold War. The Walther Maschinenpistole (MP) line — in either... Read more
Los fusiles de sniper rusos han mejorado a la hora de atravesar blindaje corporal
La implicación rusa en Siria y Ucrania ha proporcionado una gran experiencia al Ejército ruso. Una de las marcas distintivas de estos conflictos es el continuo uso de tácticas de sniper. Como resultado, el sniper ruso moderno ha evolucionado mucho más allá de la tecnología relativamente primitiva utilizada durante... Read more
The Type 81 Is China’s Unique AK-47 Hybrid
In the 1980s, China’s small arms were largely inferior to the United States and Russia. The PLA was mostly armed with the Type 56 assault rifle, a clone of the original AK-47, and the Type 56 carbine, a clone of the Soviet SKS. There was an abortive attempt to... Read more
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