Machine Gun Memorabilia – Volume 2, Number 2

Canadian machine gun officer’s gold gilt cap badge. Very early World War I version with crossed Maxim machine guns (rather than the later crossed Vickers…

The S.H.O.T. Heard ‘Round the World: An Insider’s Guide to Sales Agent Selection

After two and a half years, the U.S. Department of Justice culminated a major bribery investigation by arresting 22 individuals in the small arms industry,…

AUSA 2009

The Association of the United States Army held its annual meeting on October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC.  As…

NDIA 2010: Chinn & Hathcock Award Winners

2010 NDIA Chinn Award: Frank Puzycki Each year at the NDIA Small Arms Annual Meeting, the George M. Chinn Award is presented to honor a…

DSEi 2009: Reflecting Market Changes

Last September’s Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi) saw more than 25,000 people attend to see 1,280 exhibitors covering all areas of the defence and…

IDEX 2009

The Mini-Beryl was one of several Polish small arms on display. SADJ attended the 9th biannual IDEX show in Abu Dhabi on 22-26 February, 2009,…

SADJ Visits ST Kinetics

We received an invitation to come to ST Kinetics in Singapore and view their newest small arms offerings.  As quickly as possible, we made the…

French St. Etienne Model 1907

Photo postcard showing the rare Puteaux M1905 machine gun. The caption reads “Mailly Camp – Infantry soldiers operating a machine gun in an open field”…

The Sounds of Silence: Part 4

Pressure testing the entrance chamber of a 1.38 inch diameter 5.56mm suppressor on a 10.4 inch barrel. Pressure measurements of 2,998 psi calculated an acceptable…

SHOT Show 2010

The term “SHOT Show” while unbeknownst to some, is to anyone involved in the world of firearms and all things outdoors, the show to attend. …

Air Gunners Memorial at the Yorkshire Air Museum // York, U.K.

The jewel of their aircraft collection is this flying Handley Page Halifax II (III) “Friday the 13th” that is operated and maintained at the Yorkshire…

Defense & Security 2009

The Tri-Service Asian Defense and Internal Security Event for Land, Sea and Air and Security Exhibition was held at the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok,…

International Legal Affairs: Volume 2, Number 2

The sale of defense articles worldwide is typically straight forward – the buyer coordinates with the seller, and each party secures the proper government licenses…

New Products: Volume 2, Number 2

Energizer Two Energizer flashlights have been selected by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office – Soldier (PEO-Soldier) for inclusion in the Approved Family of Flashlight…

Industry News: Volume 2, Number 2

ATF Manufacturing and Marking Requirements Eased On November 19, 2009, ATF released Ruling 2009-5 that relieves subcontractors from marking receivers and/or other restricted parts manufactured on…