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LMT Defense Announces Award with Estonian Defence Forces

LMT Defense have confirmed their award of the contract for the Estonian Defence Forces new 5.56×45 and 7.62x51mm rifles. We have been closely following the Estonian rifle trials here at TFB and back in December 2018, we reported that Estonia’s military had chosen two of LMT’s rifles. The contracts have now been signed and production […] Read More … The post LMT Defense Announces Award with Estonian Defence Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Companies, Press Releases, Estonia, TFB, LMT, Ar-15, Rifles, AR Patterned, LMT MARS-L, LMT Defense, MIL/LE, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian Defense Force


Egyptian Military Industries

Egyptian military industry dates back to ancient times of the pharaohs’ era. As recorded on papyrus inscriptions and antiquarian artifacts, they produced defensive and offensive military equipment from warships to bows and arrows, steel swords and shields to use in their battles which they recorded on the walls of their temples spread along the Nile […] Read More … The post Egyptian Military Industries appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Featured, Guns, Defense, Egypt, Editorial, Expo, MIL/LE, EDEX


POTD: US Troops Train with German Weapons – HK P8 & G36

Today we have some cool photos of US and German troops training with each other. US troops from the South Carolina National Guard fire the Heckler and Koch P8 9mm pistol (adopted by the Bundeswehr in 1994) and the HK G36 (adopted in 1996). They’re taking part in the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge qualification, March […] Read More … The post POTD: US Troops Train with German Weapons – HK P8 & G36 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, US Army, Potd, South Carolina National Guard, German Army, Photo of the Day, Pistols, Rifles, HK G36, HK P8


The Marines Go Compact – USMC Begin Issuing MHS M18

The US Marine Corps has confirmed to TFB that the Corps will be procuring only the M18 compact variant of the Modular Handgun System. Back in March 2018, the USMC confirmed that they would be procuring the SIG Sauer Modular Handgun System and while it was stated that 35,000 MHS pistols would be purchased they […] Read More … The post The Marines Go Compact – USMC Begin Issuing MHS M18 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Mhs, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, Semi-Auto, M17, M18


USAF Continues Security Forces Roll-out of the M18 Pistol

Back in March, we reported that the Air Force Security Forces Center had received its first Modular Handgun System compact M18 pistols. Now the first USAF Security Force Squadrons are receiving their first pistols with the 673d SFS, based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, receiving new M18s. Captain Dane Johnson, the 673d SFS’ logistics officer said: […] Read More … The post USAF Continues Security Forces Roll-out of the M18 Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Alaska, Usaf, Mhs, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Pistols, M18, Dane Johnson, USAF Continues Security Forces Roll, Air Force Security Forces Center, USAF Security Force Squadrons


TFB REVIEW: The New SIG Rattler Canebrake

Multiple variants of SIG’s widely successful MCX Rattler were brought to this year’s SHOT Show.  SIG seems keen to show off the versatility of the Ratter platform. Of the new Rattlers, one particular variant caught my eye, the Rattler Canebrake.  Featuring a new oversized rail with a faux suppressor tucked underneath, the Canebrake looks like […] Read More … The post TFB REVIEW: The New SIG Rattler Canebrake appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Defense, Sig, Pistols, Other Gear & Gadgets, Sig MCX, 300 BLACKOUT, Pistol Stabilizing Brace, Rattlers, MCX Rattler, MIL/LE, Canebrake, SIG MCX PDW


USAF’s GAU-5A Takedown Survival Rifle Enters Service

Back in June 2018, we reported on the US Air Force’s new survival/self-defence weapon – the GAU-5A. The GAU-5A is an upgrade to the M4 which allows it to be stowed in the survival kit of US Air Force fighter jets. The Aircrew Self Defense Weapons (ASDW) is fitted with a takedown system that allows […] Read More … The post USAF’s GAU-5A Takedown Survival Rifle Enters Service appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Usaf, US Air Force, Daily News, Rifles, AR Patterned, ASDW, Gau-5a, MIL/LE, Aircrew Self Defense Weapons, GAU 5A Takedown Survival Rifle Enters Service


Big Horn Armory Honors Active Duty Military Members

Big Horn Armory Honors Active Duty Military Members with Special Offer in Honor of Armed Forces Day Cody, Wyo. (Ammoland.com) – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, would like to say thank you to members of the United States military branches with a special offer just for active duty military. Any active duty military member who makes a new rifle purchase from BHA’s website between Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18, 2019, will receive a FREE BHA Logo Rhodesian Sling (a $75...
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, America, Department Of Defense, United States, Gear, North Carolina, Armed Forces, Bha, John Browning, Louis Johnson, Linebaugh, Shooting Industry News, Big Horn Armory, Facebook Instagram YouTube


Erbil’s Famous Gun Shop

TFB TV takes a look at one of the famous gun shops in Erbil, a city in northern Iraq. Wasta Bakhtiar has had his gunsmithing business for a number of years, starting in his own father’s shop as a child in Kurdistan. Today he fixes both Peshmerga and civilian small arms alike, sometimes even traveling […] Read More … The post Erbil’s Famous Gun Shop appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Iraq, Defense, Erbil, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, TFBTV, Gunsmith


MAC & JAMES – New B&T US Army Sub-Compact Weapon

Combining three of my favorite things into one complete package, Tim from the Military Arms Channel and James from TFBTV get a first look at the New B&T US Army Sub-Compact Weapon in this exclusive new video. We’ve covered the Army’s new contract for B&T sub guns several times in the past, and as an […] Read More … The post MAC & JAMES – New B&T US Army Sub-Compact Weapon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Mac, Defense, Army, Editorial, TFBTV, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, US Army Sub Compact Weapon, Military Arms Channel and James


Finland Introduces New Updated RK62M

The Finish Army have release photos of their newly upgraded RK62 service rifle. The RK62M embodies a number of ergonomic improvements over the original rifle and allows more modularity. Finland adopted the 7.62x39mm Valmet RK62 in 1965 with over 300,000 produced by the early 1990s. The RK62 has long been in need of an upgrade with […] Read More … The post Finland Introduces New Updated RK62M appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Finland, Daily News, AK, Finnish Army, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, MIL/LE, RK62 M3, Valmet RK62, Finish Army


Free Syrian Army (FSA) Combat Robots [Part 2]

As we have seen in one of our previous articles, FSA had serious intentions to benefit from remote-controlled devices: RCWSs and Combat Robots are on the top of the list. In this article, we will shed light on two other devices that are made by FSA and deployed in their front lines. PKMT Cart This is […] Read More … The post Free Syrian Army (FSA) Combat Robots [Part 2] appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Fsa, Defense, Syria, Robotics, Daily News, Free Syrian Army, Syrian Civil War, Machine Guns, RCWS


Upgraded Yemeni Individual 14.5mm AMR

Mesfer Al-Tuhaifi is a Yemeni engineer from Ma’rib. There was an article about his single shot 14.5x114mm AMR before but we didn’t have enough information about it. Another video released by him and his brother who assists him in his projects gave us a clue about who is the man behind it. Both rifles were […] Read More … The post Upgraded Yemeni Individual 14.5mm AMR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Yemen, Daily News, AMR, Bolt Action, 14.5x114mm, Craft Production, Home Built Firearm, Mesfer Al Tuhaifi


FSA’s Mysterious Self-Loading 14.5x114mm AMR

Several videos of the 13th Commando Brigade of the Free Syrian Army were revealed on YouTube showing a strange looking AMR. For a moment, I thought it’s a new local made firearm like what they usually make there, but two consequent shots proved the opposite to me. The rifle is built using a 14.5mm anti-aircraft HMG […] Read More … The post FSA’s Mysterious Self-Loading 14.5x114mm AMR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Youtube, Fsa, Defense, Syria, Daily News, AMR, Free Syrian Army, Syrian Civil War, Semi-Auto, Self Loading, Anti-material Rifle, 14.5x114mm, 13th Commando Brigade


FSA’s Mysterious Craft-Produced Self-Loading 14.5x114mm AMR

Several videos of the 13th Commando Brigade of the Free Syrian Army were revealed on YouTube showing a strange looking AMR. For a moment, I thought it’s a new local made firearm like what they usually make there, but two consequent shots proved the opposite to me. The rifle is built using a 14.5mm anti-aircraft HMG […] Read More … The post FSA’s Mysterious Craft-Produced Self-Loading 14.5x114mm AMR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Youtube, Fsa, Defense, Syria, Daily News, AMR, Free Syrian Army, Syrian Civil War, Semi-Auto, Self Loading, Anti-material Rifle, 14.5x114mm, 13th Commando Brigade


Free Syrian Army (FSA) Combat Robots [Part 1]

After introducing several models of locally made remote-controlled weapon stations, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) realized that the time has come to upgrade their stuff. Aside from the magnificent Sham-R3 which can elevate from behind cover and shoot, all the RCWSs had a crucial downside which is the FIXED POSITION. So they thought about the […] Read More … The post Free Syrian Army (FSA) Combat Robots [Part 1] appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Fsa, Defense, Syria, Robots, Patents, Daily News, Free Syrian Army, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Other Gear & Gadgets, Free Syrian Army FSA, Machine Guns, RCWS


US Army Seeking Manufacturer for M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper System

On April 8th, the US Army’s Contracting Command posted a Sources Sought notice seeking manufacturers able to compete 7.62x51mm M110A1 rifles. The M110A1 was selected in early 2018 and is based on Heckler & Koch’s G28 rifle. It is currently unclear why the Army is seeking a manufacturer for the M110A1, but the notice is intended […] Read More … The post US Army Seeking Manufacturer for M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, Daily News, Heckler Koch, Rifles, M110a1, AR Patterned, Contracting Command, Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System, MIL/LE, US Army Seeking Manufacturer


Thales Partner with Kalyani for Indian Army Carbine Competition

Thales Australia have teamed up with Indian corporation, the Kalyani Group, to submit the F90CQB bullpup to fulfil India’s 5.56x45mm carbine requirement. The partnership also spans Thales’ other products including the Hawkei protected mobility vehicle and Bushmaster gun system. The agreement was signed aboard HMAS Canberra during a visit to India. Rajinder Singh Bhatia, President & CEO […] Read More … The post Thales Partner with Kalyani for Indian Army Carbine Competition appeared first on The...
Tags: Guns, Australia, India, Defense, Daily News, Thales, Kalyani, Rifles, Bullpup, F90, Thales Australia, Kalyani Group, Thales Partner, Kalyani for Indian Army, HMAS Canberra, Rajinder Singh Bhatia


Metallic Wood: New Material That Is As Strong As Titanium But 5 Times Lighter

Metallic Wood is the name of a new material that is developed by the scientists of University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the University of Cambridge, and Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Although it’s not a new element and basically consists of nickel, it […] Read More … The post Metallic Wood: New Material That Is As Strong As Titanium But 5 Times Lighter appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Ankara Turkey, Urbana, Penn Engineering, New Material, Metallic Wood


The Russian Military Orders 150,000 AK-12 and AK-15

According to Russian news sources, the Russian Ministry of Defense has agreed a contract with Kalashnikov Concern to purchase the first 150,000 new AK-12 and AK-15 rifles. The adoption of the AK-12 and AK-15 was first announced back in January 2018.  The 150,000 rifle contract will reportedly be fulfilled over three years with 50,000 rifles […] Read More … The post The Russian Military Orders 150,000 AK-12 and AK-15 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Ministry of Defense, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Ak-74, Ak-12, Kalashnikov Concern, Ak-15, Russian Military, MIL/LE


Interview: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Talks Hunting, Guns & Working With Dems

AmmoLand's John Crump gets to talk with U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who is an excellent ally of hunters & gun owners in the U.S. Senate with an “A” rating from NRA-PVF. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Washington D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- Cindy Hyde-Smith is the junior United States Senator from the state of Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant appointed her to the office in April of 2018 when Thad Cochran resigned from the seat. She won a special runoff election on November 27 against Democrat Mike Eps...
Tags: Facebook, Mississippi, Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Defense, America, Gop, United States, House, US Senate, John, Las Vegas


POTD: Electronically Remote-Controlled Weapon System

Today’s Photo Of The Day shows the Electronically Remote-Controlled Weapon System of the Pandur 6×6 APC, used by the Bundesheer in Austria. The Pandur is a 6×6 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) produced by the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge (Special Vehicles). It was introduced to the Austrian Army in 1996, but is now out of production. […] Read More … The post POTD: Electronically Remote-Controlled Weapon System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Austria, APC, Austrian Army, Photo of the Day, 50 Bmg, Austrian Bundesheer, Pandur, APC Armoured Personnel Carrier, Steyr Daimler Puch


USMC May Buy Up To 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition

An intent to sole source solicitation notifying of the potential order of an estimated 2.4 million rounds of polymer-cased .50 calibre ammunition has been posted, advising that MAC, LLC of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi may in the future receive an order for ammunition. The notice follows the USMC’s earlier survey of manufactures to find a suitable […] Read More … The post USMC May Buy Up To 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Bay St Louis Mississippi, Ammunition, Nammo, Mac Llc, Polymer Cased Ammunition, MIL/LE


USMC to Buy 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition

A sole source solicitation ordering an estimated 2.4 million rounds of polymer-cased .50 calibre ammunition has been awarded to MAC, LLC of Bay St. Louis, Missouri. The order for the new ammunition comes from the Marine Corps Systems Command and will include both ball and API ammunition. MAC, LLC recently became part of the Norwegian defence […] Read More … The post USMC to Buy 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Ammunition, Marine Corps Systems Command, Nammo, Mac Llc, Polymer Cased Ammunition, MIL/LE, Bay St Louis Missouri


What hides behind the designation L131A1?

What hides behind the designation L131A1? In case the pictures didn’t help you it’s the British Army’s name for the Glock 17. In 2013 the MOD (Ministry Of Defence United Kingdom) signed a £9 million contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearms. Personnel across all three Services began receiving […] Read More … The post What hides behind the designation L131A1? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, British Army, Armed Forces, Daily News, Glock 17, Semi-Auto, MIL/LE, British Ministry of Defence, Browning L9A1, L131A1, Viking Arms, MOD Ministry Of Defence United Kingdom


Nancy Pelosi’s Perv Problem

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If you're a sleazy male Democrat, you can always count on Nancy Pelosi to run interference for you and your pervy proclivities. While she has soaked up plaudits as a champion for women (most recently as the VH1 Trailblazer Honors recipient last month for International Women's Day), what she really deserves is Cheerleader of the Year Award from the Democratic Bad Boys Club. The latest beneficiary of her soft-glove treatment is former Vice Presid...
Tags: New York, Guns, Obama, California, Oregon, Politico, Defense, Joe Biden, New York Times, Connecticut, San Diego, Capitol Hill, Nevada, Beltway, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


FLASHBACK: Joe Biden’s Yuck Factor ~ Warning Disturbing Groping Video

This Ope-Ed first appeared on AmmoLand News September 4th of 2015 and here we are in 2019 and groper Joe is back on the touchy-feel-you tour. Political observers of all stripes balked earlier this year at photos of the creep veep wrapping himself around the wife of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter — and nearly nibbling off her ear while he deep-massaged her shoulders. Poor Mrs. Carter, helpless in front of the cameras as her husband spoke just inches away, exhibited the body language of a shell...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Stephen Colbert, Senate, Defense, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Paris, Election 2016, Kardashians, Mitch McConnell, Cbs, Tumblr, Biden, Ashton Carter


F.A.I.R. E.D., Johanna Reeves, Testifies, House Cmte. on Proposed Gun Export Rules

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- On March 26, 2019, Johanna Reeves, Executive Director for F.A.I.R. (Firearm Ammunition Importers and Exporters) Trade Group, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. At a hearing held by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Ms. Reeves spoke in favor of the proposed rules that would transition most firearms and ammunition from the export controls of the State Department's International Traffic in Arms Regulations over to the juris...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, Obama Administration, China, Russia, Defense, US, America, Department Of Defense, Walmart, Ear, Canada, United States, Nato, Commerce


Nikonov AN-94 Assault Rifle – Just How Accurate Is Its Famed Hyper Burst?

A lot of people these days are complaining, that the firearms industry in recent years is very boring and there is no real innovation anywhere. Companies are mostly tinkering with proven 60-year-old designs, inventing new, often useless, accessories, and trying to sell you, essentially, “that same old pig with a new brand of lipstick on its […] Read More … The post Nikonov AN-94 Assault Rifle – Just How Accurate Is Its Famed Hyper Burst? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Editorial, Rifles, Abakan, Machine Guns, An-94, Nikonov, Hyper Burst


Theranos and the cult of personality in science and tech

Elizabeth Holmes was a chemical engineering student who dropped out of Stanford to found Theranos: a silicon-valley start-up company that, at one point, was valued at US$9 billion. Her plan was to be another Steve Jobs and, for a while, it looked like that would happen. She made the cover of magazines like Forbes, Fortune, and even Glamour, wearing black polo-neck shirts and was touted as being the next big thing. Former President Clinton was a fan. Former Secretary-of-State George Schultz was a...
Tags: Apple, Books, Technology, Featured, Law, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Defense, US, Fraud, Engineering, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Biotechnology, Theranos, Clinton



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