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POTD: Trident Juncture 2018

Above you see a Swedish infantryman in a firefight with his Ak5 (FN FNC) near the Norwegian village of Drevsjo. This happened during the NATO exercise Trident Juncture, in Norway, in November 2018. Trident Juncture 2018 was NATO’s largest exercise in many years, bringing together around 50,000 personnel from all 29 allies, plus partners Finland and […] Read More … The post POTD: Trident Juncture 2018 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Nato, Finland, Norway, Photo of the Day, Ak5, Fn Fnc, Trident Juncture


POTD: Disassembled HK416 from The Norwegian Armed Forces

Usually, the photos we show on our Photo Of The Day are assembled and fully functional. Today we’re looking at a (partially) disassembled Heckler & Koch HK416. The picture was taken at the Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence day, for the cyber engineer candidates during The Norwegian Armed Forces’ admission and selection (FOS) 2021. I’m […] Read More … The post POTD: Disassembled HK416 from The Norwegian Armed Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Norway, Armed Forces, Heckler & Koch, Ar-15, Photo of the Day, Hk416, Hk416n, Armed Forces Cyber Defence


POTD: Team France at USASOC Sniper Competition

From time to time it happens. We got a fan mail and a private contribution to our Photo Of The Day. Attached was an image taken at this year’s USASOC Sniper Competition at Fort Bragg. This competition happened a few months ago, and the image shows one of the Special Forces soldiers whom Team France sent to […] Read More … The post POTD: Team France at USASOC Sniper Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, France, Defense, Training, Fort Bragg, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, Shooting Sports, B&T, USASOC, Hk416


Kelly Bear Attack and the Myth: Combination Defense Against Grizzly Bear

Grizzly bear by Troy Nemitz, with permission U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- While searching for events where pistols were fired to defend against bears, I came across several references to an event that happened to Larry Kelly of Magnaport fame, in Alaska. The event was described by him in full, first-person detail. There were several variations online. Some claimed the event showed how ineffective pistols were for defense against bears. Several claimed the ammunition was at fault. Here is an examp...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Department Of Defense, Alaska, Arizona, Bob, Dbi, Smith Wesson, Kelly, Ruger, Larry, Hall of Famer, Remington, Alaska Peninsula, Cold Bay, Gun Rights News


POTD: Schuetzenschnur Badges with H&K P8 A1 and H&K G36

Photo Of The Day: Today we’re going to look at U.S. soldiers doing the German Armed Forces badge of marksmanship called Schuetzenschnur. This decoration can be awarded to German military personnel of all grades, but only enlisted members are allowed to wear the badge. Soldiers qualifying for the Schuetzenschnur have to fire both the H&K P8 […] Read More … The post POTD: Schuetzenschnur Badges with H&K P8 A1 and H&K G36 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Defense, Training, Photo of the Day, G36, HK P8, Marksmanship Badge, Schuetzenschnur


POTD: Romanian, Ukrainian and U.S. Army Green Berets in Trojan Footprint 21 CQB

Subject: Photo Of The Day. Location: Romania (2021). What’s going on? Romanian, Ukrainian and U.S. Army Green Berets conduct close quarters battle (CQB) training during Trojan Footprint 21. Trojan Footprint is Special Operations Command Europe’s annual exercise to demonstrate proficiencies, assess the readiness and lethality of countries’ respective forces, and continue improving interoperability with allies and partners. Due […] Read More … The post POTD: Romanian, Ukrainian and U.S. Army Gree...
Tags: Europe, Guns, Defense, Training, Romania, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, U S Army Green Berets, Trojan Footprint


POTD: Russian Marines in an Amphibious Landing Operation

You’re looking at another Photo Of The Day and today we have some Russian Marines demonstrating an amphibious landing operation. In total, about 500 military personnel of the Russian Marine Corps were involved, including 10 ships, boats and vessels and more than 30 units of automobiles and other special equipment. Regardless of the color, I […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Marines in an Amphibious Landing Operation appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Training, Marine Corps, Photo of the Day, Russian Marines


Medium Caliber Weapon Systems Contract Awarded to PROOF Research

PROOF Research has just been awarded a new military contract for new “medium caliber” weapons systems which builds upon the company’s previously successful small caliber barrel technology which is currently in service with U.S. Military Forces. PROOF Research specializes in precision-made firearm barrels for both bolt-action and AR-type rifles and even produces complete rifle systems. […] Read More … The post Medium Caliber Weapon Systems Contract Awarded to PROOF Research appeared first on The...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Companies, Military, Proof, Daily News, Rifles, Barrels, PROOF Research, U S Military Forces PROOF Research


POTD: Amphibious Assault in Ravlunda

Welcome back to TFB’s Photo Of The Day. As the name indicates, our POTDs are dedicated to interesting pictures and are updated daily. Today we have a mixture of international Corps of Marines from Sweden, Finland, and the U.K. conducting amphibious assaults on a beachhead in Ravlunda, Sweden. This happened in front of the local […] Read More … The post POTD: Amphibious Assault in Ravlunda appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Ranger, TFB, Sweden Finland, Photo of the Day, U.S. Marines, Ak5, Ravlunda, Corps of Marines, Ravlunda Sweden


POTD: Green Berets in Stuttgart

Photo Of The Day – TFB is now on our 7:th year of bringing you high-quality photographs from the world of firearms every day. The world is full of stories and photographs and today we focus on Special Forces Green Berets assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, as they fire their M4 carbines. Dot […] Read More … The post POTD: Green Berets in Stuttgart appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Defense, Training, Stuttgart, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, 10th Special Forces Group, M4 carbine, Green Berets


POTD: Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course

The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School is conveniently abbreviated to USAJFKSWCS. In our Photo Of The Day, we’re going to look at students assigned to this school and doing the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course. Above you can see a student with a Steyr AUG from Austria. Below we have […] Read More … The post POTD: Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Austria, Special Forces, Steyr, Photo of the Day, USAJFKSWCS, Dae Woo K1A


POTD: 2021 Danish International Sniper Competition

TFB will be running several Photo Of The Days from the 2021 Danish International Sniper Competition. These competitions are a great source of information about which types of firearms various countries and armies use, and how they use them. There’s also a lot of other gear to admire. These photos come from the 2. Brigade […] Read More … The post POTD: 2021 Danish International Sniper Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Denmark, TFB, Photo of the Day, Colt Canada, Snipers, Accuracy International, International Sniper Competition, Barrett M95


POTD: Green Berets in Japan

Photo Of The Day: The Green Berets in Okinawa (Japan), moving through ankle-high water during the 4th Marine Regiment Jungle Warfare Exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center. During the exercise, they trained forward reconnaissance, terrain analysis, practice using a variety of communication platforms, small unit tactics and patient extraction procedures. As you may tell, […] Read More … The post POTD: Green Berets in Japan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Defense, Training, Special Forces, Okinawa Japan, Photo of the Day, Green Berets


POTD: SL40 Grenade Launcher Attachment in Australian Army

Photo Of The Day: The SL40 grenade launcher is made by Steyr Mannlicher and was selected by Thales Australia as the preferred choice when the EF88 assault rifle was under development by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Note that the soldier aims through what is most likely a red dot with a pretty tilted zero […] Read More … The post POTD: SL40 Grenade Launcher Attachment in Australian Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Australia, Defense, Australian Army, Thales, Photo of the Day, Ef88, Steyr Mannlicher, Defence Force ADF, Thales Australia, SL40, F1 Grenade


Ukrainian Snipex LASKA K-2 Heavy Machine Gun

Yesterday, we took a look at the new Snipex Monomakh anti-material rifle released by this Ukrainian company at the Arms and Security 2021 exhibition recently held in Kyiv, Ukraine. Besides this expansion of their anti-materiel rifle line, the company has also introduced a new belt-fed heavy machine gun chambered in 12.7x108mm. The new HMG is called […] Read More … The post Ukrainian Snipex LASKA K-2 Heavy Machine Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Ukraine, Daily News, Kyiv Ukraine, M2, Machine Guns, SNIPEX, 12.7x108mm, Arms and Security 2021, Зброя та безпека - 2021, Laska K-2, Snipex LASKA K, Snipex LASKA


POTD: Hungarian & U.S. SOF on Danube River in Budapest

TFB’s Photo Of The Day and Special Forces in almost any kind of exercise is something that go very well together. Today we have some really cool pictures from the Danube river. Here we’re taking part in an operation where Hungarian Special Operations Forces and Naval Special Warfare operators conduct infiltration and exfiltration training with […] Read More … The post POTD: Hungarian & U.S. SOF on Danube River in Budapest appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Danube, Budapest, Danube River, Special Forces, Black Swan, Photo of the Day, Hungarian Special Operations Forces


POTD: Advanced Water Survival

Water Survival Advanced, or WSA for short, is the highest swim qualification Marines and sailors can obtain before moving onto the next echelon of becoming a Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival. That’s the topic for our Photo Of The Day. The week-long course kicks off with a water survival pre-screening event, and the remainder […] Read More … The post POTD: Advanced Water Survival appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Marines, WSA, Underwater, Photo of the Day, Water Survival Advanced, Marine Corps Instructor


POTD: The LMT MARS-L in Explosive Method’s of Entry

Breaching by explosives is pretty hardcore, and in our Photo Of The Day, we’re looking at just that. These are combat engineers from the New Zealand Army. They are carrying the MARS-L rifle made by Lewis Machine & Tool Company, with the Trijicon ACOG optic with an RMR red dot. Below: Everyone please stay behind […] Read More … The post POTD: The LMT MARS-L in Explosive Method’s of Entry appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, New Zealand, Trijicon Acog, Photo of the Day, Breach Bang Clear, New Zealand Army, LMT MARS-L, Lewis Machine Tool Company


POTD: U.S. Paratroopers in Germany Unleashing Their Weapon Systems

At TFB we’re devoted to finding the best and most interesting firearms-related photos together with a short story. You’ll find them here every day in our Photo Of The Day article series. Today we have Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne). Above you can see them unleashing their weapon systems at various […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Paratroopers in Germany Unleashing Their Weapon Systems appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Defense, Training, TFB, Photo of the Day, AT-4, U.S. Paratroopers


POTD: Latvian Mechanized Brigade with FN Minimi & HK G36C

Today we have some really good pictures from a unit we haven’t seen on TFB before: the Latvian Sauszemes spēku Mehanizētā kājnieku brigāde. My Latvian language skills are a bit poor, but it should be the “Mechanized Infantry Brigade of the Land Forces” translated to English. As you can see, they are using their standard-issue Heckler […] Read More … The post POTD: Latvian Mechanized Brigade with FN Minimi & HK G36C appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Machine Guns, FN Minimi, HK G36C, Latvian Mechanized Brigade, Mechanized Infantry Brigade


POTD: Latvian Mechanized Brigade with FN Minimi & HK G36

Today we have some really good pictures from a unit we haven’t seen on TFB before: the Latvian Sauszemes spēku Mehanizētā kājnieku brigāde. My Latvian language skills are a bit poor, but it should be the “Mechanized Infantry Brigade of the Land Forces” translated to English. As you can see, they are using their standard-issue Heckler […] Read More … The post POTD: Latvian Mechanized Brigade with FN Minimi & HK G36 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Machine Guns, G36, FN Minimi, Latvian Mechanized Brigade, Mechanized Infantry Brigade, FN Minimi HK G36


POTD: Estonian Special Forces Using the HK416A7

The Estonian Special Forces (ESTSOF) are using the HK416A7 by Heckler & Koch. Here you can see them at a shooting range during winter. We had our hands on the “A7” at the Heckler & Koch booth at EnforceTac already in 2018, but it can still not be found on HK’s webpage. Germany’s Special Forces […] Read More … The post POTD: Estonian Special Forces Using the HK416A7 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Defense, Estonia, Heckler & Koch, Special Forces, Ar-15, Photo of the Day, EnforceTac, HK416A7


POTD: U.S. Marines with M27s & M38s in Japan

Photo Of The Day: The caption above says the U.S. Marine above is firing his M27, but I’d say he’s using the M38 Designated Marksman Rifle because of the Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8x36mm variable power scope and the QDSS suppressor. You can read Leupold’s description here: Earlier this year (2018), the Marine Corps […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marines with M27s & M38s in Japan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Defense, Marine Corps, Ar-15, Photo of the Day, U.S. Marines, Leupold, M27, M38, QDSS, Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4


POTD: Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando with HK417

Each day a different image from the World of firearms. We call this POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, and it’s our daily article series where we go to great lengths trying to find the most interesting pictures out there for you. Today we have Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commandos on a shooting range […] Read More … The post POTD: Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando with HK417 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Norway, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, Spuhr, Schmidt & Bender, HK417, S&B 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot Dual CC


Federal Ammunition Awarded 3 Year Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium Contract

Federal Ammunition have announced that they have been awarded a 3-year contract with the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium. The contract will cover the development of new ammunition and ammunition technology with enhanced lethality. Federal Ammunition @ TFB: Federal Awarded 5.56mm NATO Service and Training Ammunition Contract for the DOJ & FBI Federal Ammunition Receives $13.8 Million […] Read More … The post Federal Ammunition Awarded 3 Year Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium Contract...
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Department Of Defense, Research and development, Daily News, Ammunition, DOJ FBI, Federal Ammunition, NATO Service, Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium, DOTC


POTD: The LMT MARS-L – New Zealand Army in the Malaysian Jungle

Our Photo Of The Day features a rifle you don’t see every day – the LMT MARS-L made by Lewis Machine and Tool Company in the hands of reservists from New Zealand, as they conduct a fighting patrol through the Malaysian jungle. Replacing the Steyr AUG, the LMT in 5.56x45mm NATO now serves as the standard […] Read More … The post POTD: The LMT MARS-L – New Zealand Army in the Malaysian Jungle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Nato, New Zealand, LMT, Photo of the Day, New Zealand Army, LMT MARS-L, Lewis Machine and Tool Company, LMT MARS L New Zealand Army


POTD: Swedish Home Guard with Ak4 and PSG90 B

Photo Of The Day and we have more great pictures of the Swedish Home Guard and U.S. Army Green Berets as they trained together in November last year. The Swedish Heckler & Koch G3 clone called Ak4 is easy to spot, with the Aimpoint CS red dot sights and upgrades from Spuhr. Did you also notice […] Read More … The post POTD: Swedish Home Guard with Ak4 and PSG90 B appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Sweden, Guns, Defense, Training, Heckler Koch, Photo of the Day, AK4, Spuhr, Green Berets, U S Army Green Berets, AI AW, Aimpoint CS, PSG90, Swedish Home Guard, Ak4c


POTD: U.S. Marines Train in Sweden for BALTOPS

If you have a taste and interest in firearms and soldiering, this is where you’ll find some of the greatest photographers in the world on the subject. Let TFB’s Photo Of The Day be your daily guide and leisure. Above we have U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Dillon, a machine gunner with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marines Train in Sweden for BALTOPS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Sweden, Guns, Defense, Training, US Marines, Photo of the Day, M240B, Let TFB, Baltops, Lance Cpl Matthew Dillon


POTD: U.S. Marine AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopter

Above we have a U.S. Marine AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter flying over the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California earlier this year. It uses a 20 mm M197 3-barreled Gatling cannon in an M97 turret with a 750 rounds ammo capacity, plus whatever you have fitted to the side pods. Below […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marine AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopter appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Gatling, Photo of the Day, M2 Browning, AH-1W


POTD: H&K MP7 & K9 in Quick Reaction Force

The World moves faster and faster, and the number of images produced with it. But rest assured that TFB’s Photo Of The Day will keep its focus on firearms. And man’s best friend of course. Above you can see Norwegian Tyri from the K9 unit in the Quick Reaction Force Claymore in HV-16 (Norwegian Defense). They […] Read More … The post POTD: H&K MP7 & K9 in Quick Reaction Force appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Norway, TFB, Photo of the Day, K9, Mp7, Quick Reaction Force, Quick Reaction Force Claymore



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