What’s A Krinkov, Anyway?

A “Krinkov” is a short-barrel variant of the AK-74. Specifically, it’s the AKS-74U. You’ll see either the specific gun or any SBR AK being referred to as a Krinkov on occasion, as it’s a colloquial term that came about sometime in the 1980s. Now that the question is answered, we can talk about something else, […]

The Firearm Industry Remembers on Memorial Day

By Mark Oliva Memorial Day holds special meaning to the firearms industry. Like nearly all Americans, we pause to remember and honor those whose lives were sacrificed defending our freedoms. For firearms manufacturers, the small arms the fallen carried into battle remind us of the unique connection of those in uniform and our industry. There […]

The NFA and Hughes Amendment Strike Again

If you’ve spent even just a minuscule amount of time in the firearms world, you are familiar with the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Hughes Amendment portion of the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. The former regulates machine guns, short barrel rifles, short barrel shotguns, and suppressors. The latter made machine guns […]

The Guide To M16 History That You Never Knew You Needed

The M16 has a fascinating history in many ways. Its appearance is iconic, and has certainly become part of American culture. It is also a symbol, a microcosm, representing both American ingenuity, blunders…but also triumph. The M16 design and development process itself was a brutal slog, resulting in a number of wrongheaded missteps, and ultimately […]

John Moses Browning and Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal – The Greatest Partnership In Firearms History

  [ED: We first published Joe’s excellent article on the partnership between John Moses Browning and FN back in 2015. It’s well worth running again for those who may have missed it.] Mention the name “John Moses Browning” to knowledgeable American gun owners and their usual reaction is profound respect and great appreciation. This is […]