Lapua Magnum Replacing .50 Cal?

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"The Israeli Army is the latest to adopt the Lapua Magnum cartridge," strategypage.com reports. "The Israelis selected the HTR 2000 rifle, a 5.1 kg weapon with a three round magazine and a 606mm (24...

ATK Scores $50m Army Contract for 20mm PGU Ammo

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UucfcmO7HXc finance.yahoo.com reports that the U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) a $50 million-plus contract for 20mm PGU ammunition. If all options are exercised (how Apocalypse Now does that sound?), ATK's contract is expected to...

Samsung Killer Robot [Not Shown]: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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Bloomberg's Samsung Gets Creative reveals that "Samsung Techwin Co., the security-camera-making unit of Samsung Group, has developed a machine-gun-equipped sentry robot and is working with South Korea’s defense ministry for possible deployment to guard the...

US Marines Hunt Sangin Sniper

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODmQaQd03Ig The town of Sangin is best known as the southern epicenter of the Afghanistan opium trade. Today, however, the Pashtun town of 14,000 captured a headline at the Wall Street Journal (Sniper in...

The History of the Machine Gun (5/5)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8DA-ed54BU

US Special Ops Approves FN SCAR™ for Full Production

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Running about like a blue-assed fly this afternoon. Here's the FN presser: McLean, VA (August 16, 2010). The U.S. Special Operations Command notified FN that the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR)...

China’s Shiny New Gun

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Ever heard of the Biggest Guns Theory? If I can kill you faster or more impressively than you can kill me, you won’t try to kill me. In the words of Iron Man, “That’s...

In Defense of . . . The M16/M4

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Over at Shooting Times, Guns of the Enemy in Afghanistan briefly describes the AKM, Dragunov SVD semi-automatic sniper rifle and PPSh-41 submachine gun. The article concludes "Questions about the U.S. military’s firearms are valid...

Israel and Lebanon Go to War. Ish.

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It seems that Israel can do no right in its foreign affairs these days (or ever, for that matter). Since its liberation from Britain, Israel has had “issues” with all its neighbor. In the...

Los Zetas Invade the Streets of Laredo

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My baby sister posted an article on Facebook yesterday: LOS ZETAS TAKES OVER TEXAS RANCHES, NOT A PEEP FROM MSM. Since then, The Cypress Times has toned down their assertions of the veracity of the story....

There’s No Time Like the Present for Recycling Brass

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veQzvuE9f0U We've already pointed out that police firearms training is a little lacking, in terms of frequency and practicality. The more YouTube Army training videos I watch, the more I wonder about our fighting force's...

.50 Caliber Machine Gun Training: “How Does This Thing Work?”

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU0oxHgkmyQ