Machine Gun Memorabilia – Volume 2, Number 3

Polish superior machine gun marksmanship sleeve badge. Brass image of five rounds on a machine gun belt. Sewn on sleeve, this was used in the…

IDEF 2009

Agencija Alan presented the latest and reportedly final version of the Type VHS assault rifle. This rifle is 5.56x45mm in a bullpup configuration using gas…

FIDAE 2010

23mm gun turret on Chinese made ZFB05 APC. The Defence Aviation and Space Fair (FIDAE) is today one of the most important military events in…

The Swiss MG11 Maxim Machine Gun

Overall right-hand view of the MG11. Hiram Maxim was born in the United States in 1840.  His genius lay in his ability to grasp the…

LMT’s Monolithic Rail Platform

At SHOT Show 2004, a new black rifle was introduced that was not just a copy of the standard design that most of the industry…

Brugger & Thomet’s MP9 in 6.5×25 CBJ

The phone call from Carl Bertil Johansson in early summer 2009 came out of the blue.  The founder of the Swedish company CBJ Tech had…

Ammunition Mecca in Middle America: A Visit to the Lake City Ammunition Plant

Freshly loaded .50 BMG rounds. Each color used to seal the primers represents a separate loading machine, allowing defective rounds to be tracked back to…

Serbia’s Tactical Training Team

Tactical attendee live firing the M55A3 triple barreled 20mm anti-aircraft machine gun in the ground anti-material roll. This weapon system is highly portable, and provides…

Guns & Gear of the U.S. Navy’s Riverine Forces (Part One)

Note: Part Two of this article is available here. The “Brown Water Navy” is back in force and elements of Captain Kruger’s command have been…

Expomil 2009

The TR-85 M1 tank from Romania has a crew of four. It’s armed with a rifled 100mm cannon that has a maximum rate of fire…

International Legal Affairs: Volume 2, Number 3

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release announcing the arrest of 22 individuals on allegations of violating the…

The Ohio Ordnance Works M240 Select-Fire Trigger Group

Ohio Ordnance Works Inc. (OOW) in Chardon, Ohio, USA, has been working on machine guns for over three decades and transitioned into government contracting in…

The SIG P522

SIG recently released the SIG P522, a pistol version of the SIG 522 rifle.  Built around the full sized P556 pistol as a guide, the…

The Nikon M-223 Line of Riflescopes

Recognizing the popularity of AR rifles, Nikon developed a new line of riflescopes built to deliver extreme speed, accuracy and shooting confidence.  The M-223 line…

Winchester’s lead-free .223 Remington bullet

Winchester Ammunition is taking varmint hunting to a new level, using fragmenting copper core technology to incorporate a lead-free .223 Remington bullet in the Ballistic…

The Gunvault AR MagVault

GunVault unveiled the AR MagVault, a revolutionary new way to keep an AR rifle secure. The unique design allows the lock to fit within the…

Industry News: Volume 2, Number 3

New Requirements for Commodity Jurisdiction Requests The U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (State/DDTC) has posted a message on its website that…