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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


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


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


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


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: Exclusive – The Russian-American Sniper’s Dream Collection

TFB’s Photo Of The Day, the One And Only. Today we’re proud to show you some unique pictures. Please take your time to admire what’s on here. These firearms are owned by a private enthusiast, and I think it took some time, money, thinking and effort to get to this point. Dedication at its best. […] Read More … The post POTD: Exclusive – The Russian-American Sniper’s Dream Collection appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Norinco, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M110, Izhmash, Knight's Armament Company, Dragunov SVD, Gun Collecting, M110C, Norinco NDM86


POTD: Beretta 1301 Tactical Gen2 and Beretta APX

Since 2014, TFB has been publishing the Photo Of The Day (POTD) series of daily articles and many great photos and stories have passed over the years. Today we have a mixture of firearms from Italy: The Beretta 1301 Tactical Gen2 in 12 gauge and the Beretta APX in 9×19 mm, all in FDE. Schrombo, the […] Read More … The post POTD: Beretta 1301 Tactical Gen2 and Beretta APX appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Italy, Shotguns, Beretta, Photo of the Day, Pistols, FDE, Beretta APX, Beretta 1301, Schrombo


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: “Polar Star” Special Forces Competition

Photo Of The Day and time for some Russian Special Forces Competition at the Brestsky training ground. This was the first stage of the international competition called “Polar Star”. As part of the first stage of the competition, participants will pass a readiness test to perform combat training missions. As part of a special-purpose group, […] Read More … The post POTD: “Polar Star” Special Forces Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Special Forces, Photo of the Day


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


POTD: German Snipers with the G22 in .300 Win Mag

Scharfschützen – snipers in German is the theme for this Photo Of The Day. The photo above is pretty cool, with the .300 Win Mag just leaving the muzzle on its journey. From the caption, written by Elisabeth Rabe, and machine translated: It is a strategy of the military: the enemy is at the mercy of […] Read More … The post POTD: German Snipers with the G22 in .300 Win Mag appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Sniper, G22, Photo of the Day, Rifles, 300 Win Mag, Steiner Optics, Bolt Action, G22A2, Elisabeth Rabe


POTD: Schmidt & Bender 3-27×56 PMII with Pulsar Krypton FXG50 Thermal Clip-On

This Photo Of The Day is a little different. It’s to show what TFB is about to review, call it a teaser if you like. We’re looking at a Schmidt & Bender 3-27×56 PMII riflescope and the Pulsar Krypton FXG50 Thermal Clip-On. In terms of optics, and software applications, we seem to live in a Golden Era. […] Read More … The post POTD: Schmidt & Bender 3-27×56 PMII with Pulsar Krypton FXG50 Thermal Clip-On appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Thermal, SCHMIDT, Bender, Photo of the Day, Schmidt Bender, JP Rifles PCS-12, Safran Vectronix Terrapin X Rangefinder, Pulsar Thermal Imaging, Schmidt & Bender 3-27x56, Pulsar Krypton FXG50, Pulsar Krypton


POTD: Cloning the Heckler & Koch MP5

In 2014 TFB’s Photo Of The Day (POTD) was introduced, and many interesting photos have passed since then. Today we’ll take a closer look at clones of the Heckler & Koch MP5 from a German collection. They are all placed on a 120mm mortar ammo crate. Here are all of my MP5 clones (not counting […] Read More … The post POTD: Cloning the Heckler & Koch MP5 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Heckler Koch, Photo of the Day, Mp5, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Schrombo, Mke T94


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


POTD: Heckler & Koch HK417 in the Norwegian Army

Photo Of The Day – We take a look at the Heckler & Koch HK417, a firearm that replaced the NM149 in the Norwegian Armed Forces. In the pictures below you can see the HK417 being used as a combination of a Sniper Rifle and a Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR). Above you can see soldiers from […] Read More … The post POTD: Heckler & Koch HK417 in the Norwegian Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Norway, Koch, Heckler Koch, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Norwegian Army, HK417


POTD: Austrian Army Shooting Special Weapons

Photo Of The Day is TFB’s recurring articles where we try to find the best pictures for you. Today we look at shooting with special weapons within the Austrian Army (Bundesheer). We have the 40 mm Grenade Launcher from Steyr and a pump-action shotgun. The shotgun is mainly used with non-lethal rubber shots. The Steyr Grenade Launcher can […] Read More … The post POTD: Austrian Army Shooting Special Weapons appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, Steyr, Austrian Army, Photo of the Day, STEYR GL40, Fiocchi Rubber Buckshot


POTD: Swedish Arctic Rangers with PSG 90B Sniper Rifles

As the Swedish Army is looking for a New Multi-Caliber Sniper Weapon System, the snipers are busy using their current issue sniper rifle called PSG 90B (AI AW) in 7.62×51 mm. This is our topic for today’s Photo Of The Day. Below: Hiding in the forest, using an improvised tripod. The riflescope is a Schmidt & […] Read More … The post POTD: Swedish Arctic Rangers with PSG 90B Sniper Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Sweden, Guns, Psg, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Bolt Action, Swedish Army, Arctic Ranger, PSG 90B, Arctic Rangers


POTD: BREN Light Machine Guns in France 1944

“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.” – Sally Mann In our Photo Of The Day, we revisit the past. These photos are over 75 years old. Let that sink in and think about it – has history and past events taught us anything? Infantrymen of The […] Read More … The post POTD: BREN Light Machine Guns in France 1944 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, France, Sally Mann, Bren, Photo of the Day, Machine Guns, WW II, BREN Light Machine Guns


POTD: Russian Horsewomen of the Apocalypse

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 go to Russia for a look at an “equestrian training […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Horsewomen of the Apocalypse appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Kalashnikov, Photo of the Day, Horsewoman



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