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    US Army Awards General Atomics a Contract to Develop Railguns

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com On March 1st, 2018 General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has announced that they have been awarded a US Army contract through the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC). The contract will allow the General Atomics to evaluate and develop electromagnetic railguns. This research will be accomplished in support of the U.S. Army […] More

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    TFB Book Review: The Anti-Tank Rifle by Steven Zaloga

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Osprey Publications has recently come out with a new title in the Weapon Series of books, “The Anti-Tank Rifle”.  It is a light history of the anti-tank rifle from the First World War to the beginning of the Cold War. For those not familiar with the Weapon Series from […] More

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    FN Demonstrating HAMR-16 for PEO Soldier’s Next Gen Squad Weapon

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Program Executive Officer (PEO) Soldier out of Fort Belvoir, Virginia recently tweeted an image depicting U.S. Army Brigadier General Anthony Potts (currently commanding PEO Soldier) on the test range firing a test rifle apart of “emerging technologies for Next Generation Squad Weapon” as spelled out in the tweet. Upon […] More

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    USMC To Order First M320 Grenade Launchers

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Estimates Justification Book for the United States Marine Corps procurement gives us some insight into the Corps small arms aims for the next couple of years. The Marine Corps looks set to begin its transition to the M320 40mm under-barrel grenade launcher next year. The […] More

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    US Army Developing a ‘Third Arm’ For Soldiers

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The US Army’s ‘Third Arm’ is designed to redistribute some of the weight soldiers carry in their arms and shoulders to their abdomen. This could make carrying heavy equipment and weapons over long distances much easier, lowering the short and long-term impact on troops’ health. Launched in 2015, the […] More

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    TFB Book Review: The ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser by Jonathan Ferguson

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The C96 ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser is certainly one of the most iconic self-loading handguns of the First World War. Osprey Publications has recently published a title about the C96, written by Jonathan Ferguson, Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, UK. For those not familiar with the […] More

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    New Buttstock for the FN SCAR-SC Subcompact Carbine

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com FN Herstal is building their library of buttstocks, to make the new FN SCAR-SC more attractive to Special Units of the Police and the Army. The new buttstock (pictured above and below) is shown right now at Enforce Tac 2018. With the foldable buttstock (in the folded position) […] More

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    Swedish Ordnance at EnforceTac 2018

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Swedish Ordnance is a small company outside Stockholm, Sweden. Below you can find a variety of their products and upgrades that will be on display at EnforceTac 2018 in Germany. This is pretty cute, a scale model of the H2 Browning. The Swedish Ordnance universal feedplate for the […] More

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    New Haenel Defense CR308 at EnforceTac & IWA 2018

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The Enforce TAC 2018 and IWA Outdoor Classics show 2018 is coming to Nurnberg as usual. At IWA, in hall 1, booth 331, you can discover C.G.Haenel’s product pallet. One of the news will be a new AR10 style rifle called the CR308. This is to complement the […] More

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    The Picatinny Mounted MK31 MOD 0 Pen Flare of Operation Enduring Freedom

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Unfortunately, an inevitable result of any large-scale military counter-insurgency operation are unintended, innocent civilian casualties otherwise known as collateral damage. The questions stated to military planners are not “If” but instead “When”. How any modern Infantry forces works through this sort of preparation can sometimes determine the difference […] More

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