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Night Vision Capabilities of the Taliban in Afghanistan

The ability to execute complex operations in conditions of low light or complete darkness has been an asset unique to NATO militaries since the 1990s when fighting against local insurgencies. Often within planning sessions for OIF, OEF, or the current Resolute Support mission, it is supposed that the Taliban lack these same capabilities in their […]

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STI International HAWK 5.0 Pistol

STI International has introduced a new 2011 pistol called HAWK 5.0. The 2011-series of pistols are basically 1911 pistols with a modular glass reinforced polymer made frame featuring wider magazine well to accommodate double stack magazines. The HAWK 5.0 is chambered in 9x19mm. It is a standard 1911 length pistol (with 5″ barrel) and features a full-length.dust […]

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Wilson Combat “Gun Guys” Video Series with Bill Wilson and Ken Hackathorn

Wilson Combat launched a video series on their YouTube channel where Bill Wilson and Ken Hackathorn talk about guns and practical shooting. The series is called Gun Guys. What makes it especially valuable is that they share their experience and tell stories from the days when practical shooting was just becoming a thing and the part […]

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Hungarian MINIMAX 9 Pocket Pistol

This odd-looking gadget is a Hungarian pocket pistol made in the mid-’80s. It is called Minimax 9 with the digit indicating its caliber – 9mm. It was designed to be chambered in various 9mm calibers including the 9x19mm Luger, 9x17mm (.380 auto) and 9x18mm. It was fed from a 4-round non-detachable magazine. This was a manual repeater, not a […]

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Film: “Tuntematon sotilas” – The Unknown Soldier 2017

Today is December the 6:th and Finland’s Independence Day, a national public holiday to celebrate Finland’s declaration of independence from the Russian Republic in 1917. Today is also one hundred years since that original declaration and I suspect the festivities are already over going into hang overs in some places. The “Unknown soldier 2017” – […]

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Engraved Russian Firearms by Praktica of Zlatoust

Zlatust is a Russian town known for over 200-year heritage of hosting master engravers and decorators. In 1991 a company called Praktica was established in this town. A team of local master engravers has joined the newly founded company and since then they produce a number of precious metal plated and engraved items including firearms. If you […]

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PROOF Research SWITCH Multi-Caliber Rifle

PROOF Research makes a bolt action rifle called Switch which allows to relatively quickly convert it to one of the popular short action calibers by changing the barrel and bolt head. By having one high-end action and multiple barrel options you can have the same high-quality rifle for the majority of possible applications. You can configure it to […]

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The Two Way Range or How Someone is Trying to Kill You

Mortal combat has been the cause of study for military historians since the Greek teacher Herodotus. But what it is like being on a two-way shooting range? What sorts of thoughts and emotions are experienced by those who participate as Infantrymen or Law Enforcement? Myself and a friend of mine sat down and talked at […]

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The B&T Industries BT62 “Determinator”

B&T Industries, you know the American company not the Swiss B&T, has a new low-tech product to show off your high-tech shooting gear. “BT62 Determinator“, sounds like the latest movie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger – but it’s a laser cut piece of clear acrylic which measures groups within 1.5” diameter. As we never shoot larger groups, […]

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REDESIGN : B&T TP9 Returns To Its Roots For 2018

It seems that every time we start taking about unique, interesting and useful firearms in the U.S., we are also forced to discuss the irritating, irrational and unnecessary legal pitfalls that surround gun ownership. The two most referenced laws, 18 U.S.C. 922r and the National Firearms Act (NFA), can also be the most complicated to […]

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Heckler & Koch listens to you – Feedback & Survey

Everyone who ever said Heckler & Koch don’t listen now have their chance. Now’s the time to speak up, or forever be silent. Obviously there’s no guarantee they’ll listen, but at least you have a possibility to give HK some sensible answers to their questions. Questions like the ones below: What features are “mission critical” […]

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Sub-MOA groupings with the Sako TRG M10 in .308 Win and .338LM

Three holes in a paper at 100 meters. Some times these groupings come together, sometimes they don’t. In a SAKO TRG M10, considering its price and all the premium components involved in this system, you would think that the groupings would always come together We’ve tested the M10 with both the 308 Win and the […]

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Cimarron Introduces the “Laser-Engraved” 1851 Percussion Peacemaker

“There are two kinds of people in this world, my friend: those who like their pistols engraved, and those who don’t.” Fortunately for the former, Cimarron has added another choice to their 1851 Percussion Revolver lineup: The 1851 Navy “Laser Engraved”.  Per Cimarron: Cimarron Firearms Company “Percussion Peacemaker,” the 1851 Navy Laser Engraved By far, […]

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Russian Man’s DIY Modifications of His VEPR Super 308 Rifle

One of the popular Russian YouTube gun channels has published a video telling about a Russian guy who converted his Vepr Super 308 rifle from its original hunting configuration to a tactical one. What is interesting about this video is that this guy made most of the parts himself or adapted AR-15 parts to fit the […]

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Spike’s Tactical Launch 37mm M79

Spike’s Tactical’s have unveiled their new 37mm flare launcher. Tapping into the nostalgia factor they have built a clone of the classic Vietnam War-era 40mm grenade launcher. The M79 nicknamed the ‘blooper’ or ‘thumper’ by troops because of the characteristic sound it made when fired.   The M79 was developed in the mid 1950s and […]

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