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POTD: US Or Их (Them)? Why Not Both?

Thanks to Hracyha for sharing this simple yet stunning photo of a 1911 and M16 juxtaposed to an AK and a Makarov. Both sets are very iconic and hold their own. Let’s not make this into which is better since that topic has been done ad nauseum. What do you think of the photo? How […]

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MSBS “Grot” Modular Assault Rifle from FB Radom Displayed at [AUSA 2017]

At the 2017 Association of the United States Army annual meeting, gunmaker FB Radom was present at the Polish pavilion, displaying their MSBS modular assault rifle, recently named “Grot” (arrowhead) by the Polish government. The new rifle has been selected by the Polish government to replace their legacy AK fleet, many of which are the upgraded 5.56mm […]

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Chinese vs. Russian AK – Kalashnikov Concern Media Releases English-Language Video Series

Although the Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle is the one that is most famous, it is arguably the Chinese Type 56 AK that made the bigger impression on the world in the 1960s and 70s. This rifle was initially developed with Russian technical assistance just before the Sino-Soviet split beginning in 1956, but subsequent development took […]

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Indian PDWs: JVPC/MSMC Carbine

In the mid-2000s, India began looking for a carbine to replace their 9mm L2A3 Sterling submachine guns which they inherited from the United Kingdom. Two weapons were developed, one by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), and another by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a subdivision of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). […]

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Indian PDWs: AMOGH/MINSAS Carbine, the INSAS That Never Grew Up

In the mid-2000s, India began looking for a carbine to replace their 9mm L2A3 Sterling submachine guns which they inherited from the United Kingdom. Two weapons were developed, one by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), and another by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a subdivision of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). […]

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A closer look at the Kalashnikov AK-100M Series (TFB unique pictures)

The Firearm Blog is proud to present a line of unique pictures of the new and improved Kalashnikov AK-100M series. The AK-100M is the modernized version of the AK-100, with the obvious addition of the “M” in the name. It’s interesting to see some of the modifications I personally did to my AK (albeit a […]

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JMac Customs RRD-4C “12” Muzzle Brake for SAIGA and VEPR Shotguns

JMac Customs has released the shotgun version of their RRD-4C series of muzzle brakes/muzzle rise compensators. The versions for AK-style rifles have gained a fairly good reputation among AK enthusiasts. The success of the general design has eventually lead to designing the scaled-up version for Vepr 12 and Saiga 12 shotguns. Despite the humongous appearance, the RRD-4C “12” […]

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Kalashnikov’s Automatic Pistol (Video)

Kalashnikov Concern have shown off a rare example of Mikhail Kalashnikov’s automatic pistol developed in the late 1940s. Kalashnikov’s pistol was beaten by Igor Stechkin’s entry into the trials, the APS. In the late 1940s, the Soviet Union began a programme to adopt two new pistols, a compact officers sidearm and a larger automatic pistol […]

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Aresenal Releases The ARS30-1 Silencer From Gemtech

The Arsenal ARS30-1 made it’s public/dealer debut this week at the NASGW Wholesaler Expo in San Antonio, Texas. Made by Gemtech, the ARS30 is obviously purpose-built for the AK47/AK74 platform but is capable of withstanding a variety of calibers and barrel lengths. Constructed of titanium it weighs in at 19.5 ounces and features a quick […]

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Indian Army Brass Call for Small Arms Program Reform (Again)

In an ongoing national conference where the top Indian Army generals are convening to discuss issues and ways to improve the military, one of the top issues is small arms program reform, especially in regards to the 5.56x45mm INSAS infantry rifle currently in use by most Indian Infantrymen. Secondarily, leaders are looking towards ways to […]

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Kalashnikov Group has launched Worldwide online ordering

Before we all go crazy let us make this clear, the online ordering does NOT include any real, working firearms. According to Kalashnikov it is not possible to convert any of these mock-ups to fire live ammunition. Still it’s interesting to see Kalashnikov opening up this possibility for worldwide ordering. When I visited the Kalashnikov […]

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MOLOT Introduces Four New Rifles Chambered in 9.6x53mm Lancaster [Arms & Hunting 2017]

Molot has introduced four new rifles during the Arms & Hunting 2017 exhibition. All the new rifles are chambered in recently introduced 9.6x53mm Lancaster caliber and have oval bore rifling. According to Molot officials, these rifles are neither concept guns nor ones being developed but finished models which are already in production and will become […]

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