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    [Video] 1974 Special Forces Foreign Weapons Demonstration

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Grab a drink, and maybe some popcorn, and settle in for an hour long presentation on Soviet, ComBloc and other foreign weapons with former Marine and small arms expert Harold Johnson. The footage shows a Special Forces Foreign Weapons demonstration at Fort Bragg from 1974 – a fun […] More

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    Upgraded Ukrainian AK-47, SVD and PKM Firearms

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Ukrainian arms manufacturers released upgraded versions of AK-47 (AKM), SVD and PKM during Arms and Security 2017 exhibition held in Kiev, Ukraine in October. SVD and AK based rifles were introduced by Stiletto Systems and are called KSO-2008 and KO-016 respectively. KO-016. Image by http://defence-blog.com The KSO-2008 (see […] More

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    [IPAS 2017] Iranian Machine Gun Development, Shortened PKM

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com This year’s IPAS 2017 held in Tehran featured a number of designs seen previously such as Iran’s 7.62x54mm PKM GPMG, and 12.7x108mm Dshk Heavy Machine Gun copies. But of particular interest was what appears to be a shortened PKM with a barrel cut to around 14 inches, a telescoping butt […] More

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    MKEK’s 7.62mm PKM and MAG designs, Production Ready?

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com While the majority of the defense industry is fixated on the adoption of the 7.62x51mm NATO MPT-76 select fire rifle by the Turkish Land Forces (which is still not complete in the least), or the more recent release of a 5.56x45mm version, MKEK has quietly been rolling out […] More