Machine Gun Memorabilia – Volume 2, Number 4

French made overseas cap made for U.S. forces in a style called a ‘Belgium Hat.’ It is unlined and a simple rectangle construction. Sewn to…

Is it Time to Go Metric for Small Arms?

Harrington & Richardson produced inch-system FN FAL (T48). When I answered the phone, I could sense the frustration in his voice. The caller was a…

Defense Services Asia 2010

Defense Services Asia is one of the premier Asian trade shows for defense items and services in Asia. Held biennially in even numbered years, the…

Interview with Buddy Howells (Grandson of Col. George M. Chinn)

George Kontis and Buddy Howells visit Cave House in 2010. (George Kontis) On April 11, 2010, I traveled to Harrodsburg, KY where I met with…

BSDA 2010: Black Sea Defence & Aerospace

With the addition of Romania to the European Union in 2007, the EU stretched from the North Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, from the Atlantic…

IWA 2010

The 37th annual International Trade Fair for Hunting and Sporting Arms, Outdoor Articles and Accessories, was held in Nürnberg, Germany, from March 12-15, 2010. Formerly…

Enter the REPR: LWRC Enters the Precision .308 Market

The industry has seen much change over the last 10 to 15 years in caliber as well as weapon revivals. In the mid 1950s the…

U.S. Automatic Machine Rifle Model of 1909

The Automatic Machine Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1909 – also known as the “Benét-Mercié.” Weighing in at about 30 pounds it was considered a…

SpecOps East Warfighter Expo 2010

Tony Musa of Glock made sure that attendees did not bypass the Gen4 as just another Glock. The system features a dual recoil spring and…

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

10 April 2009, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. A Riverine Patrol Boat executes a low speed turn in preparation for another pass in support of the…

Dr. Dater’s LMO Suppressor Class

Each of the students had a chance to test-fire various weapons and suppressors on the range day of the class. Affable, cheerful and humorous, the…

Eurosatory 2010

Eurosatory 2010 was held at the Parc du Exposition, located outside of Paris, France on June 14-18, 2010.  As one of the largest tradeshows in…

International Legal Affairs: Volume 2, Number 4

Previous articles regarding UN gun control measures have warned of current and pending actions at the United Nations that threaten to limit, or control an…

Elite Iron Suppressors

Elite Iron introduces the new Bravo SD, Sierra SD and SEAR sound suppressors.  Based on real world input, the Elite Iron Bravo SD sound suppressor…

The HammerHead Assault Rifle Tool

The Hammerhead Rifle Tool Company released its HammerHead Assault Rifle Tool.  The tool is designed for multiple uses on the AR-15/M16 and M4 as well…

Camelbak’s Squadbak

CamelBak introduces the SquadBak, eliminating the need for awkward and inefficient jerry cans in the field.  Whether hanging in the barracks, an armored vehicle or…

Industry News: Volume 2, Number 4

Maryland Probation Officer Convicted of Export Violations Emenike Charles Nwankwoala, a 49-year-old resident of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty to charges that he exported shotguns, pistols…