Obscure Object of Desire: Borchardt C93, The First “Modern” Semi-Automatic Pistol

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By beetle There are a lot of features in modern guns that we take for granted. At a basic level, the design of most pistols today seems very similar. Almost every one will make use...

Gun Review: SAR 21

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The eternal debate rages on about just how useful the bullpup design is in modern firearms. Some people really like it, especially those who need a compact firearm for close quarters fighting. Some people...

Turning Ploughshares into Swords: Man Builds AK-47 from Shovel

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There's an old saying about turning swords into ploughshares. It's from the book of Isaiah in the bible actually, talking about a time when weapons will no longer be needed and the tools of...

Obscure Object of Desire: CZ P-09 Modular Handgun System Trials Pistol

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As you're likely aware, the U.S. Military is holding a competition for a new pistol. It's called the Modular Handgun System, or MHS, and the winning gun is slated to replace the Beretta M9 to the...

Gun Review: Heckler & Koch MP5K PDW

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There are very few firearms as iconic as the MP5 family of submachine guns. They've starred in just about every action movie from 1970 through the 1990's, appearing in such groundbreaking cinematic tours de force as Navy...

FN MK 48 Mod 2 Machine Gun Prototype in 6.5CM Unveiled

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FN Herstal has announced a prototype for the newest variant of the MK 48 machine gun. The Mod 2 variant is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The prototype is styled as the FN MK 48...
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Stockholm Syndrome, Newtown and the Liberator Pistol

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ED: The following post originally ran on December 26, 2012, about two weeks after the Sandy Hook shooting. A famous man once wrote that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. We're...

Tavor vs. AR: An IDF’s Soldier’s Perspective

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The M-16 was the first rifle I was issued during my mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). That's the gun I used to become a proficient rifleman. After basic training, we switched...

Ask Foghorn: Primer Sealant? What’s Up with That?

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JeffD asks: I picked up two boxes of Winchester 9mm bulk at my local Wally World and found five of these red primers. Any ideas? I've got one possible explanation, and it's all about how bringing our...

The Guns (and Knives) of the Navy SEALs

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A member of TTAG's Armed Intelligentsia emailed me with a simple question: what guns did the Navy's SEAL Team 6 use to take out Osama Bin Laden? Obviously, that level of detail is classified....
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US Army Proceeding With M4 and M249 Replacement Program in 6.8mm

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Reader John Dingell III writes: The U.S. Army appears to be moving full steam ahead with the replacement of the M4 Carbine and its 5.56mm cartridges with the Next-Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW). It will be...

Obscure Object of Desire: The Walther MPK Submachine Gun

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In the summer of 1972 I was five years old. I don’t remember much from that time but I have a fairly good memory of the TV news reports of the Munich massacre, where...