The Idea Exchange: About NDIA’s Armaments Division

The Idea Exchange: About NDIA’s Armaments Division

ABOVE: Mr. Graham Rockwell, Product Manager, explaining the Ruger Product Line to Mr. Howard Kent, CEO of the Armor Development Group, LLC. NDIA’s Armament Systems…

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LEUPOLD: A Leader in Sniper Optics

LEUPOLD: A Leader in Sniper Optics

Leupold Mark 6 Enhanced Combat Optical Sight 3-18x with the Horus Tremor3 reticle. When you picture a sniper, the image that comes to mind is…

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Factory Tour: FAB-Defense Factory

Factory Tour: FAB-Defense Factory

ABOVE: VZ58 polymer handguards to be packaged and shipped. SADJ Tours the Family– Owned FAB-Defense Factory The use of polymer on firearms has taken strides…

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Factory Tour: Meprolight Factory Tour

Factory Tour: Meprolight Factory Tour

ABOVE: Complete thermal and night vision product line including monocular, binocular, clip-ons and dedicated magnified optics. Whenever I see recent photos of Israeli soldiers, they…

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NDIA Small Arms Group Awards 2018

NDIA Small Arms Group Awards 2018

Colonel George M. Chinn Award Recipient Richard D. Jones Colonel George M. Chinn Award Richard D. Jones The Chinn Award is perhaps the most prominent…

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Factory Tour: The IWI Factory

Factory Tour: The IWI Factory

ABOVE: The original UZI with wooden furniture. Israel is a small country with an interesting history. Since their declaration of independence in May 1948, the…

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HESCO GROUP: Innovation-Driven Problem Solving

HESCO GROUP: Innovation-Driven Problem Solving

Sometimes being in the right place at the right time lets us discover/explore something we have never considered before. After volunteering to assist with constructing…

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Party like a Patriot: POF Celebrates New Digs

Party like a Patriot: POF Celebrates New Digs

You can file this under “Things Arizona Has That Your State Probably Doesn’t”: a grand opening party at a firearms factory, replete with employees’ and…

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Promoting Partnerships over Politics in Paris

Promoting Partnerships over Politics in Paris

In the spirit of bilateral partnership, this summer Tom Kallman (right) invited French President Emmanuel Macron (left) to visit American exhibitors on opening day of…

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TRIBUTE: James Richard “Jim” Schatz

TRIBUTE: James Richard “Jim” Schatz

ABOVE: James Richard “Jim” Schatz. Dan Shea | SADJ 10 December 1959 – 16 March 2017 The small arms community lost its conscience on 16…

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Croatian Arms Factory HS-Produkt

Croatian Arms Factory HS-Produkt

After Yugoslavia disintegrated in the 1990’s, Croatia became an independent country. The result was also an internal conflict against various peoples and regions up until…

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SADJ Visits Aimpoint

SADJ Visits Aimpoint

Aimpoint AB President Lennart Ljungfelt met Megan and I at the company conference room in Malmö Sweden, gave a short introduction to the company and…

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Torture Test: U.S. Ordnance MAG-58/M240

Torture Test: U.S. Ordnance MAG-58/M240

The famous MAG-58 General Purpose Machine Gun has its roots in John Browning’s 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle: the BAR. FN Herstal’s relationship with Browning is well-known and it’s no surprise that the excellent BAR operating system would evolve in their hands. The FN Model D BAR added features such as a quick-change barrel, but the core operating system was alive and well throughout the evolution. Put simply….

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