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Congress 101 – Confirmation, Impeachment, Oversight, And Spending

Congress 101 – Confirmation, Impeachment, Oversight, And Spending, iStock-1154438278 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Congress, of course, doesn’t just pass legislation. According to the Constitution of the United States, it carries several other crucial powers. These powers are useful for Second Amendment supporters to understand – after all, we never know when we might have need of their proper use to protect our rights. One of those powers, under Article I, is the impeachment of those hold...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Senate, Defense, Reagan, Joe Biden, United States, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, George W Bush, Nra, Antonin Scalia, Harold, ATF, Chuck Schumer


POTD: Green Berets in a Polaris MRZR Off-Road Utility Vehicle

Photo Of The Day and we take a closer look at Special Forces soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Above you can see them in a Polaris MRZR off-road utility vehicle at the Panzer Local Training area near Stuttgart, Germany in 2020. Special Forces Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 10th Special […] Read More … The post POTD: Green Berets in a Polaris MRZR Off-Road Utility Vehicle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Polaris, U S Army, Special Forces, Stuttgart Germany, Photo of the Day, Green Berets, 10th Special Forces Group Airborne Above, Panzer Local Training


Norway Orders SAAB Carl-Gustaf M4 Recoilless Rifles

The latest version of the Carl Gustaf is called M4. Over five years ago the Slovak Republic became the first country to order the new Carl-Gustaf M4, and Norway is now the latest country to order it with a 7-year contract. The producer, SAAB, calls the Carl Gustaf a “man-portable multi-role weapon system.” All of the Carl-Gustaf […] Read More … The post Norway Orders SAAB Carl-Gustaf M4 Recoilless Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Norway, Saab, Daily News, Slovak Republic, Carl Gustaf, Carl Gustaf M4


POTD: U.S. Special Forces with Swedish Ak 4B Rifles

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we take a look at the main firearm of the Swedish Home Guard (National Security Forces) in the hands of a U.S. Special Forces Group member. He uses the Swedish Ak 4B during FID training (Foreign Internal Defense) with the Swedish Home Guard late last year. The Home Guard’s standard […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Special Forces with Swedish Ak 4B Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Special Forces, U S Special Forces, Photo of the Day, Foreign Internal Defense, AK4, Automatkarbin 4, Green Berets, Combat Camera, H&K G3, Swedish Home Guard, Ak4b, Swedish Home Guard National Security Forces, U S Special Forces Group


POTD: M240B Machine Gun in Small Unit Ranger Tactics Course

Instagram is for beginners. TFB’s Photo Of The Day is where you’ll find all the action. Today we’re located in Hawaii and the Lightning Academy East Range. Above you can see Spc. John Banks, from the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and Sgt. Joseph Miller, from the 2nd […] Read More … The post POTD: M240B Machine Gun in Small Unit Ranger Tactics Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Hawaii, Photo of the Day, Joseph Miller, M240B, M249 SAW, Spc John Banks


German Door Gunners Get More FN Herstal M3M MK3 Heavy Machine Guns

FN Herstal has recently been commissioned by The German Bundeswehr to supply heavy machine guns for their fleet of NH90 helicopters. The NH Industries NH90 is a medium, twin-engined helicopter for multi-role military missions, and has seen combat in Mali, for instance. According to the Bundeswehr Procurement Office (BAAINBw), FN Herstal is going to deliver […] Read More … The post German Door Gunners Get More FN Herstal M3M MK3 Heavy Machine Guns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Mali, Bundeswehr, Daily News, FN Herstal, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, NH Industries, Aerial Door Gunner, GAU-21, FN M3M, Bundeswehr Procurement Office BAAINBw FN Herstal


POTD: Russian Flak and Flames! 2K22 Tunguska & Heavy Flamethrowers

Photo Of The Day and the topic is air defense from Russia. We’re looking at the 2K22 Tunguska (SA-19 “Grison”) which is a self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon, on tracks. It has both surface-to-air missiles and 30mm cannons to protect the environment from aircrafts, helicopters and drones. The pictures are from the Army-2018 forum, and is a […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Flak and Flames! 2K22 Tunguska & Heavy Flamethrowers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Aa, Photo of the Day, Tunguska, Flamethrower, Tos, Tunguska SA


USMC Begins Roll Out of Suppressors

TFB has long followed the progress of the US Marine Corps effort to field suppressors across the board. At the end of December 2020, the Corps finally announced that they had begun the process of fielding thousands of rifle caliber suppressors to Marines for use with the M27, M38, M4 and M4A1 rifles and carbines. […] Read More … The post USMC Begins Roll Out of Suppressors appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressors, The Silencing, Knight's Armament Company, MIL/LE, USMC Begins Roll Out of Suppressors


POTD: High Explosive Anti Tank in Exercise Ypres

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we are looking at two brothers in arms from the New Zealand Defence Force firing a H.E.A.T missile (High Explosive Anti Tank) from an 84 mm Carl Gustav launcher. The soldiers are reservists from the New Zealand Army. This happened during the Exercise Ypres, a live field firing exercise set in the […] Read More … The post POTD: High Explosive Anti Tank in Exercise Ypres appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, M4, New Zealand Defence Force, Carl Gustav, M3, Photo of the Day, New Zealand Army, 84mm


POTD: Tor-M2 Air Defense Missile Systems and Kalashnikovs

Another look at a snow-covered Russia in our Photo Of The Day. We look at anti-aircraft gunners of the Kantemirovskaya tank division of the Western Military District. They’re taking part in field exercises at the Golovenki training ground near Moscow, where they practiced what actions to take in the event of an air attack. During […] Read More … The post POTD: Tor-M2 Air Defense Missile Systems and Kalashnikovs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Moscow, Air Defense, Photo of the Day, Tor-M2, Kantemirovskaya, Golovenki


South Korean AKs For Finnish Defense Volunteers

In June 2020, we reported that the Finnish Reservists were to receive a new rifle made by Dasan Machineries of South Korea. These new rifles have begun to arrive and are being fielded with Finland’s MPK. Eric wrote about the selection of the new rifles here. The rifles are not being issued to the Finnish Defence […] Read More … The post South Korean AKs For Finnish Defense Volunteers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: South Korea, Guns, Defense, Finland, Daily News, Eric, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Aks, MIL/LE, RK62, Dasan Machineries, MPK Rifle, National Defence Training Association of Finland, DAK47, Finnish Defence Forces


POTD: Russian Special Forces with 9K111 Fagot

Photo Of The Day and we go to a snow-covered Russia to look for an operator of the 9K111 Fagot wire-guided anti-tank missile system as well as snipers. The 9K111 can be used either from ground or vehicle mounts. The units are from the special forces of the air defense in the Pskov region. Below […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Special Forces with 9K111 Fagot appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Special Forces, Pskov, SVD, Photo of the Day, ASVK, 9K111 Fagot, SVDM


POTD: Machine Guns With Cold Precision in Alaska

Freezing Cold in our Photo Of The Day as paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, fire an M2 machine gun. The location is the Grezelka range, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska and the pictures were taken in 2019. The […] Read More … The post POTD: Machine Guns With Cold Precision in Alaska appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Alaska, Elmendorf Richardson, Photo of the Day, M2, M240B, Grezelka


POTD: M27 and M38 Live-Fire Action at Range 410A

In today’s Photo Of The Day we take a closer look at a group of U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division as they participate in an Integrated Training Exercise called 5-19. Location: Twentynine Palms, California, in the year 2019. ITX 5-19 was a live-fire and maneuver combined arms exercise designed […] Read More … The post POTD: M27 and M38 Live-Fire Action at Range 410A appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, Defense, Training, Marine Corps, U S Marine Corps, Photo of the Day, M27, M38, Heckler & Kock


POTD: The MK38 25mm Machine Gun

The U.S. Navy calls their firearms whatever they like, so the MK38 (M242 Bushmaster), chambered in 25x137mm, is a Machine Gun and nothing else. That is the featured image in our Photo Of The Day taken on-board the USS Shiloh in the spring of 2020. Location: the Philippine Sea. The USS Shiloh (CG 67) is a […] Read More … The post POTD: The MK38 25mm Machine Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, U S Navy, Philippine Sea, Photo of the Day, M242 Bushmaster, CIWS, Mk38


POTD: Warming up the Orzysko Training Ground

Today we visit Poland and the 15 Giżycka Brygada Zmechanizowana (Mechanized Brigade). They’re warming up the Orzysko training ground with a variety of toys. We have a cocktail of RPGs, anti-tank missiles and Main Battle Tanks in this Photo Of The Day. Zawiacy from 1 mechanized battalion perfected their skills during the integrated classes at […] Read More … The post POTD: Warming up the Orzysko Training Ground appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Poland, Photo of the Day, Rpg-7, Giżycka Brygada Zmechanizowana, Orzysko, Orzysko Training Ground


POTD: M1A2 Abrams Tank in Live Fire Exercise

Let’s get things started for the new year! This Photo Of The Day should heat things up, with the muzzle blast almost looking like a flamethrower ready to melt some ice. We’re looking at M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks from A Company, 2-116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard as they run […] Read More … The post POTD: M1A2 Abrams Tank in Live Fire Exercise appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Photo of the Day, M1 Abrams, Main Battle Tank


POTD: Swedish Marines in “Archipelago Endeavor” Exercise

Photo Of The Day – and we’re kicking off with a KSP58 Machine Gun in the hands of a Swedish Marine above. This machine gun has been in use by the Swedish Armed Forces since 1958 and is essentially an FN Herstal MAG. The gun is chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO. It’s a fun fact that […] Read More … The post POTD: Swedish Marines in “Archipelago Endeavor” Exercise appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Marine, Nato, Swedish Armed Forces, Photo of the Day, Ak5, KSP58, Archipelago Endeavor, Swedish Marines


US Army Will Introduce Combat Cloth Face Covering

A new uniform item is coming to the US army – the Combat Cloth Face Covering (CCFC) or, in civilian terms, a camouflage face mask. More than a year on since the Coronavirus swept the globe the US Army has finally moved to standardise a general issue mask. Starting next year, every new soldier can expect to […] Read More … The post US Army Will Introduce Combat Cloth Face Covering appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, US Army, Daily News, CCFC, Other Gear & Gadgets, Face Mask, OVD, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COMBAT CLOTH FACE COVERING, US ARMY CCFC, US ARMY CLOTHING, US Army Will Introduce Combat Cloth Face Covering


POTD: M240L Machine Gun Team Provides Suppressive Fire

In each of our Photo Of The Day articles, we bring you the work of inspiring photographers from around the globe. Today we take a look at soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (Gimlets), 2 IBCT, 25th Infantry Division deployed to Kahuku Training Area Oahu, Hawaii as they conduct company evaluations in movement to […] Read More … The post POTD: M240L Machine Gun Team Provides Suppressive Fire appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Hawaii, Photo of the Day, M240l, M240L Machine Gun Team, 1st Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment Gimlets, IBCT 25th Infantry Division, Kahuku Training Area Oahu Hawaii


POTD: Hand-To-Hand Combat

The Self-Defense Photo Of The Day. Above you have it, an Austrian Glock pointed at an attacker armed with a knife – way too close for comfort and bound to leave a mark or two somewhere, somehow, at least on someone. Luckily this is only melee training for the soldiers in the Austrian Bundesheer, and […] Read More … The post POTD: Hand-To-Hand Combat appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Self-defense, Austria, Glock, Photo of the Day, Melee, Stand Your Ground, Steyr Aug, Carry Knife, Sturmgewehr 77


POTD: Swedish Combat Divers

In previous Photos Of The Day articles, we have looked at Russian Combat Swimmers with the APS Underwater Rifle and US Naval Special Warfare Military Diving Operations. We also had the postcards from the German Kampfschwimmers from a much warmer place than Sweden. Above you can see Swedish Combat/Attack Divers armed with Ak5s and Aimpoints […] Read More … The post POTD: Swedish Combat Divers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Sweden, Guns, Defense, US, Photo of the Day, Ak5, Ak5c


POTD: The FN SCAR in Spring Storm

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we have 17 nations working together for defence and deterrence in NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia. Here they are in Estonia as part of the multinational exercise called Spring Storm. Above you can see soldiers with FN SCARs. I think a lot of our readers would like to […] Read More … The post POTD: The FN SCAR in Spring Storm appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Nato, Estonia, Photo of the Day, Colt Canada, C16, FN Herstal FN SCAR-Light, Heckler & Koch GMG, Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, CARL GUSTAF AT, CASW


POTD: New Zealand Army’s First Female Sniper

Photo Of The Day – For the first time in a very long time we got a tip from one of our readers “down-under” and quite an interesting one. The picture is from a New Zealand Army sniper course. One of the two soldiers who managed to pass the course is the New Zealand Army’s first female […] Read More … The post POTD: New Zealand Army’s First Female Sniper appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, New Zealand Defence Force, Photo of the Day, New Zealand Army, Barrett MRAD, Nightforce ATACR, TReMoR3


POTD: Breach – Bang – Clear

Photo Of The Day – And here comes the flash! We’re looking at Combat Engineers from Beast Troop, Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment (USA) as they train on door breaching and cratering charges in Lithuania. All you need is to set the charge and run for cover. In my own safe opinion, it looks […] Read More … The post POTD: Breach – Bang – Clear appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Lithuania, Photo of the Day, Breach Bang Clear, Door Breaching


Biotechnology: the Pentagon’s next big thing

Biotechnology has long been an important field of scientific research. But until recently, it has never been formally considered by any military as a significant technological investment opportunity, or a technology that could revolutionize the conduct of war. For example, the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board (DSB), that helped then Secretary of Defense Harold Brown identify technologies central to the second offset strategy in 1976, and helped then deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work identi...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Featured, Australia, China, India, Defense, US, Joe Biden, US politics, Nato, Sociology, Darpa, Poland, Journals


C.G. Haenel Raided During Investigation into Bundeswehr Rifle Debacle

We have been following the development of the Bundeswehr’s ongoing efforts to procure a rifle for some time, now it has emerged that C.G. Haenel’s headquarters in Suhl have been visited by investigators on the orders of the Dusseldorf Regional Court. Investigators have reportedly moved to secure evidence for the patent infringement case between Haenel and Heckler […] Read More … The post C.G. Haenel Raided During Investigation into Bundeswehr Rifle Debacle appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Companies, Breaking News, Bundeswehr, Patent Infringement, Ar-15, Rifles, Suhl, Heckler & Koch, Hk416, MR556, Haenel, C. G. Haenel, MIL/LE


St. Louis Prosecutor Removed from McCloskey Self-Defense Case

The Charge Against St. Louis Couple for Defending their Home U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 10 December 2020, in the Missouri Circuit Court, the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit (City of St. Louis), Judge Thomas Clark, II, removed Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from the prosecution of the criminal case against Mark McCloskey.  The case before the court did not include Mark's wife, Patricia. The case caught national attention with the video evidence available. According to a St. Louis Today.com artic...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Defense, Court, Department Of Defense, Missouri, Arizona, Kim, St Louis, Trump, Mark, Patricia, Schwartz, Clark, George Soros, Gardner


POTD: Norwegian Special Operations Commandos and CV-22 Ospreys

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is the place where you can discover the world of firearms through the lens of a camera. Every day we run a new theme, a bunch of selected pictures and a short story. Today we have some fantastic examples of photography from Norway. We have Operators from Forsvarets SpesialKommando (FSK) (Norwegian […] Read More … The post POTD: Norwegian Special Operations Commandos and CV-22 Ospreys appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Norway, Salt, TFB, Special Forces, Osprey, Photo of the Day, Colt C8 Carbine


POTD: Portuguese Navy with Heavy Machine Guns & Other Stuff

As usual, TFB has selected a nice collection of pictures for you. By this time you know it, it’s TFB’s Photo Of The Day to keep you in a good mood. Take a break and enjoy a few minutes with a cup of coffee while you look at what’s going on. The message from the […] Read More … The post POTD: Portuguese Navy with Heavy Machine Guns & Other Stuff appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Portugal, TFB, Photo of the Day, G3, Spuhr, M2HB, 40 Mm, Portuguese NAVY, Heavy Machine Guns amp



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