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BREAKING: C.G. Haenel MK556 Wins German Army Tender To Replace G36

After almost six decades with Heckler & Koch, the German Bundeswehr appears to have selected a new supplier for its assault rifle. TFB has followed the process closely and while the decision had been delayed we knew that a decision from the was due this autumn. We also knew that regardless of the outcome of […] Read More … The post BREAKING: C.G. Haenel MK556 Wins German Army Tender To Replace G36 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Defense, Breaking News, Bundeswehr, Daily News, Heckler Koch, Ar-15, Rifles, C. G. Haenel, AR Patterned, Haenel CR223, MIL/LE, Haenel Defence MK556


Has India Sealed the Deal? 770,000 Kalashnikov AK-203s for Indian Armed Forces

India and Russia media reports suggest that the deal for India to procure and produce the AK-203 rifle has been agreed upon. The deal will provide the Indian Armed Forces with a much needed new service rifle. We have covered the trials and tribulations of India’s endeavours to procure a new service rifle and other […] Read More … The post Has India Sealed the Deal? 770,000 Kalashnikov AK-203s for Indian Armed Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Russia, India, Defense, Kalashnikov, Daily News, Indian Army, Make in India, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Indian Armed Forces, AK-203, MIL/LE


Viridian FACT Gun Camera Adopted by Nye County, NV Sheriff

Viridian Weapon Technologies has been in the weapon-mounted laser business for just shy of a decade and a half. In that time they’ve expanded their product lines to offer numerous other gun accessories as well, including a laser-integrated AR hand stop, holsters, and more. They’re also currently poised for additional future innovations based on a […] Read More … The post Viridian FACT Gun Camera Adopted by Nye County, NV Sheriff appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Law Enforcement, Camera, Daily News, Nye County Sheriff, Shooting Accessories, Other Gear & Gadgets, Viridian, Viridian Weapon Technologies, MIL/LE, FACT camera, Nye County NV Sheriff


Kalashnikov Unveils Product Improved AK-12

Hot on the heels of Kalashnikov Concern’s brand new 5.56x45mm-chambered AK-19, Russia’s leading small arms company have introduced a new and improved AK-12. The new rifle includes a number of slightly tweaked ergonomic features that were developed in light of feedback from Russian service personnel. Hrachya took a look at the new AK-19 earlier this […] Read More … The post Kalashnikov Unveils Product Improved AK-12 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Ak-12, Hrachya, Kalashnikov Concern, Kalashnikov Group, MIL/LE, ARMY 2020


British Army Makes Move To M-LOK as SA80 A3 Receives Tweaks

It appears that a year after the introduction of the newly upgraded SA80 A3 the British Army is introducing a series of small but significant tweaks to improve weapons handling. The changes come following user feedback on the SA80 A3 / L85A3 rifles which have been overhauled by Heckler & Koch in a contract worth  […] Read More … The post British Army Makes Move To M-LOK as SA80 A3 Receives Tweaks appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, British Army, Daily News, Heckler & Koch, Rifles, Bullpup, Sa80, MLOK, SA80A3, MIL/LE, SA80 A3


TsNII TochMash Reveals New Sidearm for the Russian Police – The Poloz

Here on TFB, we followed closely the development of the Russian semi-auto pistol Udav, produced by the TsNII TochMash and on the road to replace the Makarov as Russian military sidearm. We also had an insight on the civilian version of the model, the Aspid. According to a press release from Rostec, a new version […] Read More … The post TsNII TochMash Reveals New Sidearm for the Russian Police – The Poloz appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Daily News, Makarov, Rostec, Pistols, Semi-Auto, TsNII TochMash, Udav, MIL/LE, Poloz


U.S. Army Provisions 3D Printed M249 Sight Adjustment Tool

The U.S. Army reports that for the first time an additively manufactured item has been qualified and provisioned for production. While not as cool as a suppressor or other 3D printed accessories, the humble M249 Sight Adjustment Tool is an important milestone. Moreover, it contributes to saving money, which doesn’t hurt. The item is a […] Read More … The post U.S. Army Provisions 3D Printed M249 Sight Adjustment Tool appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, 3d Printing, US Army, Additive Manufacturing, Daily News, U S Army, Machine Guns, M249SAW, MIL/LE


True Velocity Delivers Their NGSW 6.8mm Ammunition to The US Army

True Velocity have announced that they have supplied the US Army with 170,000 rounds of their polymer cased 6.8mm TVCM ammunition. The delivery was made in May in support of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon first phase of prototype testing. From our recent interview with Lt. Col. Jason Bohannon, Product Manager – Next Generation Weapons, […] Read More … The post True Velocity Delivers Their NGSW 6.8mm Ammunition to The US Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, General Dynamics, Daily News, Ammunition, NGSW, MIL/LE, True Velocity


Argentine Army, Marines and Gendarmerie’s Special Forces Adopt Daniel Defense Rifles

Aquila International, LLC, a US Defense contractor, have announced that they will provide Daniel Defense rifles to various Argentine military organisations. Aquila are the South American distributors for Daniel Defense and have been awarded contracts to supply the company’s M4A1, MK18 and DD5V3 and D4 rifles to elements of the Argentine Marines, Gendarmerie and Army Special Forces. Representatives […] Read More … The post Argentine Army, Marines and Gendarmerie’s Special Forces Adopt Daniel Def...
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Companies, Argentina, SF, Daily News, Daniel Defense, US Defense, Special Forces, Aquila, Rifles, MIL/LE, Aquila International, Argentine Marines, Argentine Army Marines


Smart Shooter Unveils “Smash Hopper” Remote-Controlled Weapon Station

Have a Xenomorph problem? Need to buy some time? Well, Smart Shooter, well known for their Smart Shooter fire control system, have developed the Light Remote-Controlled Weapon called Smash Hopper. Smart Shooter’s Light Remote-Controlled Weapon or LRCWS is capable of mounting an AR-15/M4 or any other kind of infantry rifle, the system is not calibre […] Read More … The post Smart Shooter Unveils “Smash Hopper” Remote-Controlled Weapon Station appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Optics, Daily News, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, Smart Shooter, MIL/LE, Light Remote-Controlled Weapon, LRCWS, Remote Control Weapon Systems, Smash Hopper, Smash Hopper Light


Sao Paulo Police Select the Steyr AUG SMG in .40 Caliber

Brazil’s Military Police of São Paulo State (PMESP) have selected the Steyr AUG in its submachine gun configuration to fulfil an order for 1,000 submachine guns. The Steyr AUG A3 in submachine gun configuration, feeding from a .40 caliber extended Glock magazines was the winning bidder for the contract. The Steyr beat out competition from B&T […] Read More … The post Sao Paulo Police Select the Steyr AUG SMG in .40 Caliber appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Law Enforcement, Brazil, Daily News, SMG, Steyr, Steyr Aug, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, MIL/LE, Military Police of São Paulo State, Sao Paulo Police


Exclusive Interview with US Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Program Leaders

It has been 11 months since the US Army awarded three OTA contracts as part of its Next Generation Squad Weapon program. Despite the uncertainty around the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the program remains on track and set to begin its next major phase. TFB had the pleasure of speaking with Lt. Col. Jason Bohannon, Product […] Read More … The post Exclusive Interview with US Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Program Leaders appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, General Dynamics, Optics, Editorial, TFB, Sig Sauer, Textron, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, NGSW, MIL/LE, NGSW-AR, NGSW-R


Ukrainian National Guard Special Forces Receiving AR-15s

The National Guard of Ukraine’s press office announced that the National Guard Special Forces have received their first 5.56x45mm AR-15-patterned rifles. The move comes as some Ukrainian National Guard units have begun to rearm in line with NATO standards as part of closer alignment with the western alliance. The press office does not name the unit, […] Read More … The post Ukrainian National Guard Special Forces Receiving AR-15s appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Ukraine, Nato, Daily News, National Guard, Ukrainian Army, Ukrop, Rifles, Ukroboronprom, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, Ukrainian National Guard, UAR-15, Ukranian National Guard


IWI Announces Comprehensive Riot Control Solutions

Israeli Weapon Industries, or IWI for short, is best known in the US for producing guns like the Tavor bullpup, the Masada and Jericho pistols, the elusive Carmel battle rifle, and their new US-manufactured AR, the Zion-15, among others. They are also a key supplier for the Israeli Defense Force, as well as a host […] Read More … The post IWI Announces Comprehensive Riot Control Solutions appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Safety, US, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Jericho, Carmel, Israeli Defense Force, Iwi, Masada, Use Of Force, Less Lethal, Non Lethal, MIL/LE, Escalation Of Force


Saab to Supply $100M Worth of Carl Gustaf Ammo & AT4 Systems to US Army

The US Army has awarded a $100 million contract to Saab for Carl Gustaf ammunition and AT4 recoilless Rifle systems which will supply the USMC and JSOC. This contract is an “indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity” (IDIQ) contract. This essentially means that all three entities can buy more than $400 million worth of the systems and ammunition during […] Read More … The post Saab to Supply $100M Worth of Carl Gustaf Ammo & AT4 Systems to US Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, Saab, Daily News, Usmc, Carl Gustaf, JSOC, Recoilless Rifle, AT4, MIL/LE, CARL GUSTAF AT, MILITARY CONTRACT, Carl Gustaf Ammo


US Marine Corps Selects Knight’s Armament Suppressor

The US Marine Corps Systems Command have announced their intention to procure more than 25,000 suppressors from Knight’s Armament Company via a Sole Source contract. The Sole Source notice was published on the 9th of July and confirms plans to procure 25,853, 5.56mm Small Arms Suppressors for issue to the Corps’ close combat forces. Here at […] Read More … The post US Marine Corps Selects Knight’s Armament Suppressor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, KAC, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Knight's Armament Company, Suppressors, Knight's Armament, MIL/LE, US Marine Corps Systems Command


SILENCER SATURDAY #135: SIG Sauer Suppressors – New 3D Printed Hotness

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the awesome Turbo K 5.56 suppressor. Last week we discussed how everyone needs at least one rimfire suppressor. This week we get an exclusive look at the new SIG Sauer suppressors that will […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #135: SIG Sauer Suppressors – New 3D Printed Hotness appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressors, Yankee Hill Machine, Belt Fed, NGSW, Silencer Saturday, MIL/LE, SIG Sauer Suppressors


Speer Ammunition Wins Customs and Border Protection Contract

Speer Ammunition needs no introduction. This Idaho-based bullet farm has been putting out quality rounds for decades. Their Lawman and Gold Dot lines have become practically synonymous with duty/carry ammo, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with any other top ammo name in the business and trusted by more than 3000 law enforcement agencies around the globe. With a […] Read More … The post Speer Ammunition Wins Customs and Border Protection Contract appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Dhs, Idaho, Contract, CBP, Leo, Daily News, Ammo, Speer, Gold Dot, 9mm, Ammunition, Speer Ammunition, MIL/LE, Speer Ammunition Wins Customs


IWI’s Arad and Carmel Rifles to be Produced in India

IWI’s joint venture with India’s Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems could be set to produce the ARAD and CARMEL rifles alongside the Tavor X95 already announced. The ARAD was unveiled in September 2019 while details of the the CARMEL emerged in July 2018. The ARAD is a gas-operated rifle in a conventional AR-pattern configuration while the CARMEL […] Read More … The post IWI’s Arad and Carmel Rifles to be Produced in India appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, India, Defense, Daily News, Carmel, Ar-15, Iwi, Tavor, Rifles, Arad, Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems, MIL/LE, IWI ARAD, IWI CARMEL, Carmel Rifles


Meet India’s Award-Winning New Sniper Rifle

Back in February India’s Ishapore Rifle Factory unveiled their 7.62x51mm Sniper Rifle. A wooden-stocked bolt action rifle with an adjustable stock and back up iron sights. The Rifle Factory Ishapore, perhaps best known for their Lee-Enfield-pattern rifles, is part of India’s state-owned defence industry and is overseen by the Ordnance Factory Board. Sadly, the Rifle […] Read More … The post Meet India’s Award-Winning New Sniper Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, India, Defense, Daily News, Indian Army, Lee Enfield, Rifles, Sniper Rifle, Bolt Action, Assam Rifles, Ordnance Factory Board, MIL/LE, Meet India, Ishapore Rifle Factory


Heckler & Koch Under New Ownership

A Luxembourg-based financial holding company, Compagnie de Développement de l’Eau (CDE), which has been shareholders in Heckler & Koch AG for a number of years, has taken over a majority stake in the company. HK returned to profit in 2019 for the first time in several years, with continued investment they hope to continue this […] Read More … The post Heckler & Koch Under New Ownership appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Companies, Luxembourg, Daily News, HK, H&K, Heckler & Koch, MIL/LE, Compagnie de Développement de l'Eau, Koch Under New Ownership, Compagnie de Développement de l Eau CDE, Heckler Koch AG


SIG Sauer Releases New PROFORCE M18 Airsoft Pistol

SIG Sauer has been integrating their M18, the carry-size military version of their P320 pistol, into DoD elements since winning the XM17 Modular Handgun Competition in 2017. The M18 is one of the two handguns (along with its big brother, the full-size M17) replacing the venerable Beretta M9, as it phases out of service after […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer Releases New PROFORCE M18 Airsoft Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Training, Army, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Air Guns, Airsoft, Product Announcement, M18, MIL/LE, Proforce, 6mm BB, Training Tool, SIG Sauer Releases New PROFORCE


Purdue and US Army Develop Explosive for Nontoxic Ammo

The U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command plays an important role in guiding the future of our warfighters’ lethality and survivability. Their mission statement is “To provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary now and in the future.” To […] Read More … The post Purdue and US Army Develop Explosive for Nontoxic Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Science, News, Guns, Defense, Research, Army, Patents, Press Releases, US Army, Daily News, Lead, Purdue, Purdue University, Ammo, Nontoxic, Ammunition


The General Officer’s M18

A long-standing US Army tradition is the issuing of General Officer sidearms. Previous pistols issued to senior army officers have included the Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless pistols and the Colt M15 General Officer’s Pistol. The latest pistol to be issued as General Officer sidearms is the new SIG Sauer M18. Internally and externally the General Officer’s […] Read More … The post The General Officer’s M18 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, MIL/LE, Sig M18, General Officer's Pistol


STV-380 and STV-215 – New Service Rifles of Vietnamese Army

In the previous post, I talked about some of the new AK variants developed by the Vietnamese Z111 factory, but those prototypes seem to be a side project for the new facility. The main purpose of Z111 is the production of STV-380 and STV-215, new service rifles of the Vietnamese army. Both rifles were announced […] Read More … The post STV-380 and STV-215 – New Service Rifles of Vietnamese Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Vietnam, Vietnamese, Daily News, STV, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Galil, MIL/LE, STV-215, STV-380, New Service Rifles of Vietnamese Army


Streamlight Introduces Duty-Ready Stinger 2020 Handheld Flashlight

Flashlights and firearms are inextricably connected. Weapon-mounted lights are often affixed to AR-15s, pistol-caliber carbines, sub guns, defensive shotguns, pistols, and more. Many handgun carriers also carry standalone flashlights, either instead of weapon lights, or sometimes even in addition to them. Light manufacturers are always coming out with new and improved models that offer more […] Read More … The post Streamlight Introduces Duty-Ready Stinger 2020 Handheld Flashlight appeared firs...
Tags: News, Guns, Press Releases, Duty, Flashlight, Flashlights, Stinger, Shooting Accessories, Lumens, Streamlight, Product Announcement, MIL/LE


The Australian Army Orders More EF88 Rifles

The Australian Government has announced that the Australian Defense Force will receive a further 8,500 EF88 rifles. This comes on top of the 30,000 already ordered and procured from the Thales owned Lithgow Arms. The move comes as Australia announced a major realignment of their defense policy, we covered this in more detail over at […] Read More … The post The Australian Army Orders More EF88 Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Australia, Defense, Daily News, Australian Army, Thales, Defense Force, Rifles, Bullpup, Ef88, F88, Lithgow Arms, Australian Defense Force, Steyr Aug, MIL/LE


BREAKING: Indian Army Orders More 716i Rifles from SIG Sauer

Over the past couple of years, India’s military has embarked on its most serious attempt to modernise its small arms to date. One of the key early successes in this effort was the selection and procurement of over 72,000 SIG Sauer 716i 7.62x51mm rifles in February 2019. Following reports in several Indian media outlets, SIG […] Read More … The post BREAKING: Indian Army Orders More 716i Rifles from SIG Sauer appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, India, Defense, Breaking News, Daily News, Indian Army, Sig Sauer, Rifles, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, SIG Sauer. 716i TREAD


US Army Armaments Center Patents New M4 Heavy Barrel

“The M4A1 Carbine is a lightweight, 5.56 millimeter, magazine fed, gas operated, air cooled, shoulder fired weapon.” For many years, US Army Infantrymen have had this phrase, or a slight variation of it, drilled into their heads until they could recite it perfectly. The above version was the one I learned verbatim during my time […] Read More … The post US Army Armaments Center Patents New M4 Heavy Barrel appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Army, Press Releases, US Army, Patent, M4, Daily News, Rifles, Picatinny Arsenal, M4a1, Semi-Auto, Barrel, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, Heavy barrel


The US Army Announces the Selection of Interim Anti-Drone Systems

The US Army has announced the selection of a raft of anti-drone systems to combat the threat of small drones which are proliferating on battlefields around the world. The new Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) capabilities range from fixed systems to optics for small arms. Small drones pose a real and increasing danger to ground forces, […] Read More … The post The US Army Announces the Selection of Interim Anti-Drone Systems appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Drones, US Army, Daily News, Other Gear & Gadgets, Smart Shooter, MIL/LE, Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft System, DroneBuster, Joint C-sUAS Office