Sniper Rifle Manufacturer Guide

Sniper Rifle Manufacturer Guide

ABOVE: Accuracy International AXMC338 Accuracy International Accuracy International AX50 Designed to withstand constant military deployment, the AX50 long range anti matériel rifle from Accuracy International…

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Swedish Ordnance Taming the Flash

Swedish Ordnance Taming the Flash

SADJ was recently in Sweden on a tour of defense industry contractors including Saab, Nammo, and Aimpoint, and we had the opportunity to stop in…

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International Legal Affairs: V8N4

International Legal Affairs: V8N4

Europe Discovers the Virtues of Personal Self-Defense While European Politicians Seek to Disarm the Continent. Gun control pundits have long extolled the virtues of an…

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ADEX 2015

ADEX 2015

ABOVE: Korean made K2 tank driving demo. Armed with 120mm smoothbore cannon and up-to-date electronics, this 55t tank is one of the best main battle…

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New Products: V8N4

New Products: V8N4

STI™ INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES THE NEW GUARDIAN 2011 PISTOL New for 2016, the ever popular STI™ Guardian is now available in a 2011 platform with a…

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Industry News: V8N4

Industry News: V8N4

New Sanctions on North Korea Following the February 7, 2016 missile launch by North Korea, additional sanctions have been imposed by the US Government. The…

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The Beretta M9A3: The Latest Upgrade of the U.S. Service Pistol?

The Beretta M9A3: The Latest Upgrade of the U.S. Service Pistol?

ABOVE: M9A3 pistol equipped with a SilencerCo Octane 9mm sound suppressor. In 1985 a legend was retired. The highly regarded M1911A1 pistol was replaced with…

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US Machine Gun Armory’s SAW

US Machine Gun Armory’s SAW

ABOVE: Compact, lighter than one might think, the MGA SAW in 6.8 SPC brings serious firepower to the engagement. In almost all modern militaries, the…

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Personal Defense Weapons

Personal Defense Weapons

ABOVE: A crude Chinese made copy of the Mauser C96 pistol with detachable buttstock. During World War I, the primary weapon issued was the full-power,…

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Caracal, LLC.: The First Gulf Coast State Small Arms Manufacturer

Caracal, LLC.: The First Gulf Coast State Small Arms Manufacturer

ABOVE: Shown is a UAE sniper using the Caracal bolt action 7.62x51mm CS308 rifle. SADJ first visited the at the time brand new Caracal firearms…

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AAD: Ground Forces Equipment

AAD: Ground Forces Equipment

The 9th edition Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD), the continent’s Premier Exhibition and show of Air, Sea and Land will be taking place from 14-…

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UZI PRO PISTOL: A PDW in Semi-auto as well

UZI PRO PISTOL: A PDW in Semi-auto as well

ABOVE: The new IWI US UZI Pro Pistol offers a civilian legal pistol version of the UZI Pro submachine gun. The UZI 9mm submachine gun…

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The ARX® by PolyCase: A NEW Twist

The ARX® by PolyCase: A NEW Twist

Every so often a product comes along that is completely, unequivocally “new.” Not just a new variation on an old design, or a new design…

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Modern Day Marine 2015: Hard times.  Hard choices.

Modern Day Marine 2015: Hard times. Hard choices.

ABOVE: Cased Telescoped. A useful comparison of the initial 5.56mm CT Squad Auto Weapon and a mockup of the 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun in the…

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IDF recovers various weapons including improvised firearms in Nablus

IDF recovers various weapons including improvised firearms in Nablus

Israel Defence Force (IDF) soldiers from the Yahalom (“Diamond”) special unit, recovered hundreds of weapons as well as quantities of ammunition and explosives during a…

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GLOCK 10MM Auto handguns

GLOCK 10MM Auto handguns

ABOVE: GLOCK offers users a choice in handguns chambered in 10MM Auto in the form of G29, G20, G40 MOS. Full stable of 10MMs with…

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International Legal Affairs: V8N3

International Legal Affairs: V8N3

The ACE Secure Data Portal – Bringing International Transactions into the 21st Century. For many years, the import/export community has relied upon a combination of…

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The 10mm Auto SIG P220

The 10mm Auto SIG P220

ABOVE: The P220 chambered in 10mm was tested with many different types of ammunition including Hornady Critical Duty, Hornady Custom, Buffalo Bore as well as…

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New Products: V8N3

New Products: V8N3

ATN DEBUTS LATEST OTS THERMAL MONOCULAR LINE ATN DEBUTS LATEST OTS THERMAL MONOCULAR LINE ATN, innovators of advanced night vision, thermal imaging and digital Smart…

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2016 Combat Handgun Guide

2016 Combat Handgun Guide

ABOVE: Colt’s O1070CCU – COMBAT UNIT™ RAIL GUN® Colt The COMBAT UNIT™ RAIL GUN is an upgraded Duty Ready pistol based on the Colt Rail…

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Industry News: V8N3

Industry News: V8N3

HIMARS achieves one million operational hours Lockheed Martin’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) recently achieved a significant milestone with U.S. military forces, reaching one…

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Royal Malaysia Police Museum

Royal Malaysia Police Museum

The Royal Malaysian Police Museum Modern Malaysia is a beautiful country, rich in agriculture and history, with a growing industrial base. It was born from…

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Global Security Asia 2015

Global Security Asia 2015

Global Security Asia has been held in Singapore since 2005, and the show has continued to grow and gain favor with attendees and exhibitors alike….

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AUSA 2015

AUSA 2015

ABOVE: Sig’s MCX mission-adaptable weapon system contains several significant engineering modifications that increase reliability and extend weapon life. The 2015 AUSA Expo premiered a number…

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The LWRCI PSD MKII 6.8x43mm Carbine

The LWRCI PSD MKII 6.8x43mm Carbine

The author firing the M6 PSD MKII chambered in 6.8x43mm SPC caliber. Notice the proprietary Magpul magazine designed for optimal feeding of the 6.8mm SPC…

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Previously Unseen Rifle Presented at Ukrainian Arms Inspection

Previously Unseen Rifle Presented at Ukrainian Arms Inspection

National Guard of Ukraine Amongst arms and equipment inspected by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, one suppressed rifle stands out. The display of military hardware took…

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Machine Gun Armored Patrol Carriers in Central America

Machine Gun Armored Patrol Carriers in Central America

ABOVE: In El Salvador, the AML-90 was relegated to perform security escort to artillery units, with an UR-416 traveling alongside — not with mechanized infantry,…

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3-9x Tactical Scopes: A Perfect Partner to the Modern Accurate Rifle

3-9x Tactical Scopes: A Perfect Partner to the Modern Accurate Rifle

Left to Right: SWFA 3-9x42mm, Leupold VXR Patrol 3-9x40mm, Vortex PST 2.5-10x32mm, Burris XTR II 2-10×42, Leupold MK4 LRT 3.5-10x40mm Front Focal, Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x32mm,…

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IMBEL 5.56 mm rifle developments

IMBEL 5.56 mm rifle developments

This early IA2 prototype is fitted with a longer barrel than the current 330mm (350mm, with flash hider) unit, while its polymer foldable stock, also…

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REC 7 Direct Impingement: Continued evolution of Barrett’s AR platform combined with .300Blackout

REC 7 Direct Impingement: Continued evolution of Barrett’s AR platform combined with .300Blackout

Range vehicles presented realistic ambush scenarios during Barrett REC 7 DI T&E. Barrett has taken its vision of the AR rifle another step forward with…

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NSV & Kord Machine Guns Identification & Differences

NSV & Kord Machine Guns Identification & Differences

Photo credit: Sergei Gritts/AP Untrained observers frequently confuse superficially similar small arms and light weapon (SALW) systems, particularly with the pressure of covering a current…

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Libyan Workshop Refurbishes Small Arms for Ongoing Conflict

Libyan Workshop Refurbishes Small Arms for Ongoing Conflict

Shows AKM type rifle and PKMT undergoing refurbishment. Libyan workshop refurbishes small arms for ongoing conflict. Photo credit: Hassan Morajea (Armament Research Services) In a…

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NDIA's Chinn and Hathcock Awards

NDIA’s Chinn and Hathcock Awards

National Defense Industrial Association’s Small Arms Group: NDIA started out in 1919 as the Army Ordnance Association and through various mergers over the last century,…

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Industry News: V8N2

Industry News: V8N2

Lockheed Martin Receives $528 Million THAAD Missile-Defense Contract The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) a $528 million contract in December 2015 for production…

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New Products: V8N2

New Products: V8N2

MEOPTA INTRODUCES NEW MEOPRO 6.5-20X50 AND 6.5-20X50 HTR RIFLESCOPES MEOPTA INTRODUCES NEW MEOPRO 6.5-20X50 AND 6.5-20X50 HTR RIFLESCOPES Meopta adds to its popular 1-inch MeoPro®…

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International Legal Affairs: V8N2

International Legal Affairs: V8N2

Defense Distributed – continued. A brief synopsis of the events thus far: January 2013: Defense Distributed, a nonprofit, gun-design digital publisher headquartered in Austin, Texas…

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Optoelectronics Gross Analysis: Optics Creeping Closer to the Chip

Optoelectronics Gross Analysis: Optics Creeping Closer to the Chip

Advancements in optoelectronics is changing the firearms sighting device industry as we know it today and it is likewise changing society’s very perception. It’s no…

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MGA SAW K

MGA SAW K

ABOVE: Firing the MGA SAW K in .300 Blackout from an overlook in the badlands of Utah. “Squad Automatic Weapon”- the “SAW.” The phrase has…

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Arms Diversion: a Caracal Model F Pistol in Libya

Arms Diversion: a Caracal Model F Pistol in Libya

Pictures supplied to ARES show a Caracal F semi-automatic pistol, produced by Caracal, a United Arab Emirates-based firearms manufacturer. This particular Model F is the…

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Kurdish Forces with Chinese QLZ87 Automatic Grenade Launcher & M99 Anti-materiel Rifle

Kurdish Forces with Chinese QLZ87 Automatic Grenade Launcher & M99 Anti-materiel Rifle

The QLZ87 is a direct gas impingement operated, selective fire grenade launcher chambered for the Chinese 35 x 32SR mm cartridge. With an effective range…

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ISAF armament of BLS

ISAF armament of BLS

In a previous article SADJ covered ISAF armament on Camp Leatherneck from the American and British perspective. In this one SADJ will cover small arms…

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TAROS 4X32 CQ OPTIC

TAROS 4X32 CQ OPTIC

From soldiering to civilian life I have had the opportunity to use some of the world’s greatest CQ optics. SADJ was given the chance to…

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Lightweight with Full Power Belt- Feds

Lightweight with Full Power Belt- Feds

ABOVE: MG5 A2 (HK121) is the new MMG for the German defense to replace their aging MG3 machine guns. It is being promoted by H&K…

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Black Rifles: SHOT Show 2016

Black Rifles: SHOT Show 2016

FN 15 Military Collector M4 The FN 15™ Military Collector Series M4 and M16 bring to market military replica rifles made to FN’s exacting specifications….

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United States Mk 14 EBR in Syria

United States Mk 14 EBR in Syria

Images uploaded to Twitter by the Free Syrian Amy’s ‘Division 30’ show combatants with US-made arms. In one image, a Mk 14 EBR (enhanced battle…

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Is there a thing such as an Assault or Battle rifle?

Is there a thing such as an Assault or Battle rifle?

ABOVE: Infantry rifle should perform adequately on any possible terrain, but some current battlefields overstretch the capabilities of weapons that were built for total war…

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Partner 2015

Partner 2015

This was the seventh bi-annual PARTNER Exhibition held in Belgrade, Serbia. This regional show is maturing, and gathering some momentum. There were many delegations from…

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International Legal Affairs: V8N1

International Legal Affairs: V8N1

Dealing with the U.S. Government: U.S. State Department versus the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Dealing with the U.S. Government is not always…

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Patriot Ordnance P308 Full- Auto “For America”

Patriot Ordnance P308 Full- Auto “For America”

ABOVE: POF’s engineers did not just add some extra parts. They perfected this gun. There’s something better about this rifle. Under sustained full auto fire,…

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New Products: V8N1

New Products: V8N1

FOBUS ANNOUNCES NEW HOLSTER FOR SELECT GLOCK MODELS FOBUS ANNOUNCES NEW HOLSTER FOR SELECT GLOCK MODELS First Samco, Inc. (FSI), the exclusive distributor of Fobus…

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Industry News: V8N1

Industry News: V8N1

“Unreasonable” interpretations of the public domain exception The US State Department recently announced proposed regulatory language that would restrict the publication of technical data. Recall…

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DSA 2014

DSA 2014

ABOVE: In a back corner on the lower floor, SADJ found the following gems from TNIITochMash in Russia. We had the opportunity to spend some…

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IDEX 2015

IDEX 2015

ABOVE: In another part of the Trust International Group’s booth, Jerry had placed the OOW HCAR in 30-06 caliber with suppressor. This rifle system, the…

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Assault Rifle Development in the 70 Years Since the Sturmgewehr

Assault Rifle Development in the 70 Years Since the Sturmgewehr

ABOVE: April 23, 2006, Staff Sgt. Brad Smith from 3-320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division with his 14.5inch barrel M4, sitting in the middle of…

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The SS Anti-Tank Rifle M.SS.41

The SS Anti-Tank Rifle M.SS.41

ABOVE: Soldiers of the Waffen-SS equipped with an early PzB 38 during exercises. After the annexation of the Sudetenland and the destruction of Czechoslovakia as…

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A Glimpse of Future Combat Small Arms 2045

A Glimpse of Future Combat Small Arms 2045

Introduction At the time of this writing, computers and related information technologies are a part of almost everything we say and do—a situation arguably both…

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The Evolution of the 9mm AR Carbine

The Evolution of the 9mm AR Carbine

The Evolution of the 9mm AR Carbine Christopher R. Bartocci Features, History, Volume 7, V7N6 ABOVE: The Colt 9mm-pattern carbines never achieved the success they…

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Kuwait Shooting Sport Club

Kuwait Shooting Sport Club

The Kuwait Shooting Sport Federation has its base at an amazing facility on the Sixth Ring Road in Kuwait City, called the Kuwait Shooting Sport…

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Armor-Piercing Shotgun Projectiles Fired During Protests in Ukraine

Armor-Piercing Shotgun Projectiles Fired During Protests in Ukraine

Law enforcement personnel firing armor-piercing shotgun projectiles during protests in Ukraine. Sergei Grits (AP Photo). In January 2014, various journalists, aid workers, and others have…

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Military Museum of Colombia

Military Museum of Colombia

ABOVE: 1939 Lahti 20mm anti-tank cannon, converted to .50 BMG, mounted on FN30 tripod. Note in the inset, how the magazine has been shortened to…

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The US Navy's Electric Weaponry

The US Navy’s Electric Weaponry

ABOVE: Beam weapons in the battlespace. Envisioned in this 2008 illustration promoting the Navy’s Maritime Laser Demonstration feasibility project, a carrier task force fights off…

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International Legal Affairs: V7N6

International Legal Affairs: V7N6

AES – The Automated Export System As computing systems get more advanced, there are increased opportunities to automate previously mundane or tedious tasks. In automating…

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VP9 Suppressed Pistol from B&T: The Silent Helper

VP9 Suppressed Pistol from B&T: The Silent Helper

ABOVE: The VP9 is inspired by the Welrod design but modernized for Veterinary use. The legendary silenced Welrod pistol that was developed during the Second…

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New Products: V7N6

New Products: V7N6

U.S. MACHINE GUN ARMORY ANNOUNCES THE MGA SAW K The U.S. Machine Gun Armory, an international provider of multi-caliber military belt-fed machine guns, often referred…

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Torture Tests: The CZ 807 AI

Torture Tests: The CZ 807 AI

ABOVE: CZ Engineer Martin Sanda puts rounds downrange and brass in the air during the test of the 5.56x45mm CZ 807 AI assault rifle, using…

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Industry News: V7N6

Industry News: V7N6

Two U.S. Senators Fail ITAR Literacy Test Many are understandably upset with the proposed rule from the U.S. State Department to regulate the dissemination of…

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The Evolution of the Piston Operated M16/M4 Rifles

The Evolution of the Piston Operated M16/M4 Rifles

ABOVE: Third generation model Colt LE1020 successfully passing a mud test in 2008. Although never put into production, the final production LE6940P/APC is a direct…

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SAAB Bofors Dynamics Customer Conference

SAAB Bofors Dynamics Customer Conference

Barracuda Signature Management, a SAAB company, held their Customer Conference on 21-22 May 2014 in Sweden. These conferences are held periodically, when management feels they…

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Iranian AM50 & Russian ORSIS T-5000 Rifles in Iraq

Iranian AM50 & Russian ORSIS T-5000 Rifles in Iraq

ABOVE: The Russian ORSIS T-5000. (Yuri Lyamin) Recent photos to emerge from Iraq show government troops with new Iranian AM50 (sometimes written as ‘AM-50′) anti-materiel…

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Unlocking the Mystery of Recoil

Unlocking the Mystery of Recoil

Have you ever thought about all the tests that must be used during the development of a firearm? A recently introduced test device will change…

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U.S. Carbine Caliber .30, M1, M2, and M3

U.S. Carbine Caliber .30, M1, M2, and M3

ABOVE: Circa 1950, an Air Force officer with his modernized version of the M2 carbine featured an in-line stock, raised sights, muzzle brake and bipod….

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Syrian Rebels Produce Home-Made Anti-Materiel Rifles

Syrian Rebels Produce Home-Made Anti-Materiel Rifles

A home-made anti-materiel rifle (AMR) made by Syrian rebels. (YouTube video) The Syrian conflict continues to yield interesting expedient small-arm designs. ARES has received YouTube…

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The Mk12 SPR (Special Purpose Rifle)

The Mk12 SPR (Special Purpose Rifle)

ABOVE: The Mk12 SPR has seen significant amount of action in the Global War on Terrorism being very popular with the Special Operations operators who…

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Trijicon MRO: Another Brilliant Aiming Solution from Trijicon

Trijicon MRO: Another Brilliant Aiming Solution from Trijicon

Once seen as an enhancement to your duty or combat rifle, quality RDS (Red Dot Sights) have become all but mandatory equipment for many working…

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Russian MRO-A Rocket Launchers in the Ukraine

Russian MRO-A Rocket Launchers in the Ukraine

Images emerged from the Ukraine following fighting in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on the 25th of May, 2014 showing alleged pro-Russian Ukrainian separatist fighters in possession of…

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Machine Gun Memorabilia: V7N5

Machine Gun Memorabilia: V7N5

World War II Japanese home front patriotic fan. Made of bamboo and paper it measures 7-1/2 inches long and opens up to be about 10…

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The World’s Smallest Combat Proven and Advanced “Flying Robotic Binoculars”

The World’s Smallest Combat Proven and Advanced “Flying Robotic Binoculars”

ABOVE: Black Hornet is a “flyable robotic video camera” that bears a resemblance to a helicopter if you can see it – it is small…

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International Legal Affairs: V7N5

International Legal Affairs: V7N5

First Amendment Rights Versus the ITAR On June 3, 2015, the U.S. State Department published a proposed rule on the publication of firearms related information…

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Ukrainian Copies of Swiss Brügger & Thomet APR Rifles Used During Protests in Kiev

Ukrainian Copies of Swiss Brügger & Thomet APR Rifles Used During Protests in Kiev

During the ongoing civil unrest in Kiev, several images have circulated showing Ukrainian security forces equipped with a range of lethal weapons, including sniper rifles….

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Galil ACE Model 21 in South Sudan

Galil ACE Model 21 in South Sudan

Above: The image shows a Galil ACE Model 21 carbine reportedly in the possession of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Air Force. The ACE…

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New Products: V7N5

New Products: V7N5

Kivaari .338 Lapua Rifle Now Shipping Kivaari .338 Lapua Rifle Now Shipping DRD Tactical is happy to announce that they have started shipping their new…

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Industry News: V7N5

Industry News: V7N5

Fine for Improper Wire Transfer The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it had fined the New York branch of the National Bank…

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Police Small Arms Arsenals in the Northern Central American Triangle

Police Small Arms Arsenals in the Northern Central American Triangle

ABOVE: TIGRES operators are trained at Lepaterique, Francisco Morazán, where they attend a 12-week course provided by Colombian police Jungle Commandos, and 7th USSF Group,…

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FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

ABOVE: Norwegian infantry MG gunner fires the MINIMI 5.56mm. The MG is equipped with an Aimpoint optical sight. An under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep…

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Lighten the Soldier’s Load

Lighten the Soldier’s Load

ABOVE: Explosively bonded aluminum and stainless steel Model 1911 .45ACP by Uselton Arms Manufacturing offers a weight savings of 33% over a conventional steel frame and slide. Militaries of…

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International Legal Affairs: V7N4

International Legal Affairs: V7N4

Recalls and Warrantees Firearms, like most mechanical items, occasionally break. Parts can fail, and barrels become worn. If the firearm was made in the United…

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New Products: V7N4

New Products: V7N4

IWI US, Inc. Introduces Galil Pistol for the U.S. Market IWI US, Inc. Galil Pistol for the U.S. Market IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of…

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Enhanced Bolt Carrier Groups

Enhanced Bolt Carrier Groups

ABOVE: As designed at the request of SOCOM, the Lewis Machine and Tool Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group. Note the addition of an additional gas port….

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SADJ visits Israeli Arms Factories: 2015

SADJ visits Israeli Arms Factories: 2015

ABOVE: IWI eLog SADJ has always traveled the world in search of the innovators in small arms and weapons. Sometimes we’re able to coordinate visits…

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Industry News: V7N4

Industry News: V7N4

FDIC Head Admits “mistake” in ‘Operation Choke Point.’ Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Martin Gruenberg told members of a U.S. House panel that much of…

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ISDEF 2015

ISDEF 2015

For seven years now, exhibitors from all over Israel and numerous other countries from around the world have gathered in Tel Aviv to show their…

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