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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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    New Blackwater Ammunition offers commercial and military ammunition

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com Blackwater Ammunition will offer an array of ammunition, from handgun rounds to rifle rounds. (Photo: Blackwater Ammunition) The new Blackwater ammunition line created by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and gun and ammo designer Nicola Bandid made its debut at the international ammunition, guns and hunting exhibition IWA in […] More

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    This is one sweetheart of a Colt M1911A1 pistol (VIDEO)

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com [embedded content] Theatre-made “sweetheart grips” crafted from recycled aircraft canopies were popular in WWII– but this particularly sweet longslide is tied to a key figure in firearms history. Up for bid at Rock Island’s upcoming April Premier Auction is a Colt .45 GI that once belonged to Brig. […] More

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    Riding shotgun on a Huey: 1966 Army training film on door gunners (VIDEO)

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com [embedded content] “Shotgunners, or officially aerial door gunners, are tough, skilled Soldiers trained to protect the sky-coaches flying over South Vietnam,” says the film’s opening. The 1966 Army short only runs about four minutes but is a window into training at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii which at the […] More

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    CMP: Rare M1 Garands now filtering out to the public

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com A line of M1 Garands up for grabs at the CMP’s South Store in Anniston, Alabama. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) With a large cache of vintage M1 Garands recently repatriated back home from overseas allies, the Civilian Marksmanship Program has announced that some seldom-seen variants are now available. In […] 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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    Kalashnikov shows off new unmanned fighting vehicles, RC gun mounts (VIDEO)

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com [embedded content] Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern this week released a bunch of info on their new gear, including some amped-up video of robotic vehicles getting their smash on. In the above, they show off their Soratnik (Companion) and Nahlebnik (Parasite) combat unmanned ground vehicles. The first carries a 30mm […] More

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    Guest Post: Ghoul 14.5mm Anti-Materiel Rifle, a Palestinian copy of the Steyr HS-50 or Modified Domestically?

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com This is Marawan Maklad’s third guest post for TFB. His first guest post is about the Istanbul Military Museum: Small Arms of the Ottoman Empire. The Palestinian Hamas movement and its military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades in Gaza surprised many observers worldwide by the announcement by […] More

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