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POTD: U.S. Marines Jungle Warfare Training

The look in the eyes of these U.S. Marines is pretty interesting, and I can’t blame them! We’re sitting behind a screen looking at this Photo Of The Day, while they are trying to overcome what has to be one of the wettest and muddiest obstacle course ever. We see a team of marines as they navigate […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marines Jungle Warfare Training appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Defense, Marines, US Marine Corps, Okinawa, Photo of the Day, Jungle Warfare


POTD: U.S. Army’s New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

The M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle was aquired to fill the capability gap between the standard issue rifle and a sniper rifle. In this Photo Of The Day, we’ll take another close look at it. Here we look at soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, taking aim at the Fort […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Army’s New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, U S Army, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M110a1, AR Patterned, M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifles (SDMR, Armored Brigade Combat Team 3rd Infantry Division


POTD: Russians 10,000 Meters Above the Arctic

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we take a look at Russian Paratroopers landing in arctic conditions from high-altitude. Auto-translated from Russian: “10,000 meters above the Arctic: membrane suit L6 ” In this publication, we will talk about the outer membrane layer, which was worn on top of all layers during landing in the Arctic. At […] Read More … The post POTD: Russians 10,000 Meters Above the Arctic appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Arctic, Photo of the Day, Gruppa 99


POTD: German Kampfschwimmer (1970)

POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, is TFB’s recurring articles where we go to great length trying to find the best pictures and stories out there. Today we have an excellent photo. Unfortunately, there is no reference whatsoever other than “Close combat demonstration by German Kampfschwimmer“. The Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine is a German commando amphibious […] Read More … The post POTD: German Kampfschwimmer (1970) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, TFB, Photo of the Day, G3, HK G3, Kampfschwimmer


POTD: Norwegian Special Operation Commando – Door Gunner

Norwegian Special Operation Commandos (NORSOC) don’t always ride in helicopters, but when they do they ride the Bell 412 SP with a Minigun on the side. That’s the topic for our Photo Of The Day. Their standard firearms are Colt Canada C8SFW, C8CQB or the Heckler & Koch HK416. Here we can see one of their door […] Read More … The post POTD: Norwegian Special Operation Commando – Door Gunner appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Canada, Norway, Photo of the Day, Minigun, Minigun Monday, Norwegian Special Operation Commando, Norsoc


POTD: U.S. Air Force B-1B & B-2A bombers with Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35As

Photo Of The Day – Every now and then there’s a reason for photos with no firearms at all in them. The F-35A Combat Power Exercise was such an example and when we have B-1B Lancer bombers together with B-2A Spirit bombers and Royal Norwegian Air force F-35A fighters together it’s that time again. Above you […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Air Force B-1B & B-2A bombers with Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35As appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Air Force, U S Air Force, Photo of the Day, B-1 Bomber, F-35A, B-2 Bomber


POTD: Ocean View Sniper with M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle

Subject: Photo Of The Day Location: Kaneohe Bay Range Facility, Hawaii. A shooting range with a view, but challenging winds and altitude differences! We’re at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, looking at a sniper assigned to the HHC Scout Platoon, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. […] Read More … The post POTD: Ocean View Sniper with M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Hawaii, Marine Corps Base, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Bolt Action, M2010, M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle, Kaneohe Bay Range Facility Hawaii, Hawaii Kaneohe Bay


POTD: The Beretta M3P Pump and Semi-Auto Shotgun

The Italian company Beretta opens its vaults to show the M3P shotgun. These photos were taken in 1990. The M3P is a 12 gauge shotgun with 5 rounds fed from a detachable box magazine although some sources say the magazine takes 6 rounds. It can run both as a pump-action or semi-automatic, which is great if […] Read More … The post POTD: The Beretta M3P Pump and Semi-Auto Shotgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Shotguns, Beretta, Pump, Photo of the Day, Semi-Auto, Pump Action, Beretta M3P


POTD: Heckler & Koch G36 A3 with Night Vision

Photo Of The Day – We take a look at the latest upgrades for the German standard issue rifle G36. The 3rd company of the Jägerbataillon 91, based in Rotenburg (Germany), is currently being equipped with the “IdZ eS” equipment. The abbreviation stands for “Infantryman of the future” (the letters “eS” stand for “extended system”). The system […] Read More … The post POTD: Heckler & Koch G36 A3 with Night Vision appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Thermal, Bundeswehr, Koch, Photo of the Day, Rifles, G36, IdZ-ES, G36A3, NYXUS Bird, Jägerbataillon, Rotenburg Germany


POTD: German PUMA Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Subject: Photo Of The Day Location: Grafenwoehr Training Area, Nothern Bayern, Germany. What’s going on? We have a German PUMA infantry fighting vehicle letting its 30 mm MK30-2/ABM autocannon loose. In Germany, it’s called the Schützenpanzer Puma. Normally the PUMA carries 400 rounds for its main 30 mm cannon, and also has Heckler & Koch […] Read More … The post POTD: German PUMA Infantry Fighting Vehicle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Defense, Puma, Heckler Koch, Photo of the Day, Ifv, MG5, Mg4, Rheinmetall MG3, Heckler & Koch MG5, Heckler & Koch GMG


POTD: Dutch Sniper in Baghdad

This Photo Of The Day reminds me of some of the photos from the last few days in the Battle for Berlin, during World War II. The picture is taken by the excellent photographer Hille Hillinga, Hille James Combat Photographer. We’re looking at a Dutch sniper overlooking Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. It looks like he’s using […] Read More … The post POTD: Dutch Sniper in Baghdad appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Iraq, Berlin, Defense, Baghdad, Photo of the Day, HK417, Dutch Sniper, Hille Hillinga, Hille Hillinga Hille James


POTD: Rangers Lead the Way!

Photo Of The Day – Throughout a 19-day course, Airmen were tested on their ability to perform land navigation, ambush, react to contact and squad attacks. Along with those assessments, the students went on runs and marches of different distances – all leading up to a 12-mile ruck march two days before graduation. Above you see […] Read More … The post POTD: Rangers Lead the Way! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Photo of the Day, Ranger Assessment Course


POTD: Greek Soldiers with U.S. Army Paratroopers

Photo Of The Day – We are looking at Greek soldiers assigned to the 71st Air Mobile Brigade fast-rope towards a building alongside U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. This happened during the Exercise Iron Sword 19 in Kilkis, Greece, in November, 2019. Exercise Iron Sword is […] Read More … The post POTD: Greek Soldiers with U.S. Army Paratroopers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, U S Army, Paratroopers, Photo of the Day, K9, U S Army Paratroopers, 71st Air Mobile Brigade, Greek Soldiers, Iron Sword 19, Kilkis Greece


POTD: Fire Support Coordination Exercise in Hawaii

Subject: Photo Of The Day Location: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii What’s going on? We are looking at infantrymen from the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, as they suppress the enemy with their machine gun during the Fire Support Coordination Exercise (FSCX) in 2019. The FSCX is one of […] Read More … The post POTD: Fire Support Coordination Exercise in Hawaii appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Hawaii, Photo of the Day, M240B, Fire Support Coordination, FSCX


POTD: East meets West – Snipers in Latvia

It’s in Europe that things happen! East meets West, snipers and snipers systems meet. Just take a look at these Photo(s) Of The Day (POTD) for an interesting variety. Above you can see a Remington sniper rifle, suppressed (Remington Mk 21 Precision Sniper Rifle). Below you can see some Russian sniper rifles and a shooting range that seems […] Read More … The post POTD: East meets West – Snipers in Latvia appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Europe, Guns, Defense, Latvia, East, SVD, Photo of the Day, MK21


POTD: Cold Response 2020

What is the German Navy doing in this snowy environment? They were also part of the Cold Response 2020 exercise in Norway, earlier this year before we knew what the Coronavirus was. How soon will it be before we know which firearm will take over the HK G36? Will it be an AR15 clone like the […] Read More … The post POTD: Cold Response 2020 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Navy, Defense, Norway, Photo of the Day, HK G36, Cold Response 2020


POTD: Unicorn Build with Pulsar Thermion XP50

As I saw the picture above, I knew it would make a great Photo Of The Day. The makers of Thermal Imaging devices seem to be using Industrial Designers and CMF experts more and more, and I really like the blue color on the new Thermion XP50. In this case, the blue has been accentuated by […] Read More … The post POTD: Unicorn Build with Pulsar Thermion XP50 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Thermal, Ar-15, Photo of the Day, Pulsar, Spikes Tactical, Unicorn Gun, Thermion XP50, Pulsar Thermal Imaging, Unicorn Build


POTD: AH-64 Apache with 30mm M230 Chain Gun

Gravity pulls the empty shells from the 30 mm cannon to the ground, as an AH-64 Apache from A Company, 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade engages targets downrange (2020). POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, is TFB’s recurring articles where we go to great length trying to find pictures and stories like […] Read More … The post POTD: AH-64 Apache with 30mm M230 Chain Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Apache, TFB, Photo of the Day, Ah-64, 30 Mm Cannon, M230E1 Chain Gun


POTD: From Long Range Sniping to Close Combat

After a week of advanced rifle marksmanship and machine gun skills, soldiers from the Lightning Troop finished up with the completion of an improvised assault course. Using the sharp end of a flag pole is certainly a new idea in terms of assault, but you take what you got I suppose when all the ammo is gone? […] Read More … The post POTD: From Long Range Sniping to Close Combat appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Photo of the Day, Long Range, Master Key, Sniping, Close Combat, Lightning Troop


POTD: German MP40 in the Special Forces Weapons Course

Photo Of The Day and we take a closer look at a rainbow of empty shells of 9×19 mm Parabellum flying out of an old MP 40 submachine gun (short for Maschinenpistole 40). The MP40 was only made as fully automatic, and fires from an open-bolt, with blowback-operation. The information on Wikipedia about civilian ownership of […] Read More … The post POTD: German MP40 in the Special Forces Weapons Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Wikipedia, Photo of the Day, GSG, Mp40, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Special Forces Weapons Course, Nazi Rifles, Maschinenpistole


POTD: U.S. Green Berets with Côte D’Ivoire Special Forces

Join the U.S. Army, see the World! Or just have a lazy look at TFB’s Photo Of The Day and share the experience. Here we see Green Berets train Special Forces Soldiers from the Côte d’Ivoire in different shooting tactics and medical training. There are a few firearms from IWI here, the top one is a CTAR […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Green Berets with Côte D’Ivoire Special Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, U S Army, Iwi, Photo of the Day, IWI Tavor, Green Berets, IWI X95, FN SCAR-H


POTD: America’s First Space Age Automatic Rifle

A Tweet can make an excellent Photo Of The Day and get the conversation going. In this case a Tweet from ACR about “America’s First Space Age Automatic Rifle“.  ACR wrote: Constructed from lightweight plastics and aluminum and equipped with a 16 inch “Dissipator” barrel, this futuristic weapon system provides logistical and ergonomic advantages unattainable […] Read More … The post POTD: America’s First Space Age Automatic Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, America, Acr, Ar-15, Photo of the Day, Space Age, Space Gun, Space blaster


POTD: B&T APC 556 and B&T TP9 with Suppressors

Nothing to do? Each day you are welcome to TFB’s selection of photo highlights. If you’re lucky you might learn something on the way, or just see something you fancy buying? In today’s Photo Of The Day, we’re looking at some Swiss Gold, some of it unobtainable for U.S. customers due to legislation. We have a B&T […] Read More … The post POTD: B&T APC 556 and B&T TP9 with Suppressors appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Brügger & Thomet, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, B&T TP9-N, Apc 556


POTD: Marine Corps Combat Diving Supervisors Course in Japan

The iconic scene with soldiers coming up from the sea. Look no further – it’s time for TFB’s Photo Of The Day where you’ll find amazing pictures like these. Here we see a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman and a reconnaissance Marine from the U.S. Marine Corps. They are assigned to the 3:rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, […] Read More … The post POTD: Marine Corps Combat Diving Supervisors Course in Japan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Defense, US Marines, Photo of the Day, Marines are the best, Combat Diving


POTD: Pew Pew Pew with a Heckler & Koch MP5 SD

The question is does the Heckler & Koch MP5 SD really go Pew Pew Pew, or what sound does it make if we have to type it down? Perhaps Phopp, phopp, phopp is a better description? For sure it is going to be quite a hush sound compared to the normal MP5s below. Notice how much smoke […] Read More … The post POTD: Pew Pew Pew with a Heckler & Koch MP5 SD appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Photo of the Day, Mp5, Pew Pew Pew, MP5 SD, Special Forces Weapons Course


POTD: NEW Tikka TACT A1 Concept & New Steiner M7Xi 2.9-20×50 MSR2

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is a bit different today. We happen to have not one but two world exclusives captured in one picture. First off we have a concept Tikka TACT A1, with a heavy stainless steel 24” barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Stainless barrel looks magnificent and I almost forget that I tend […] Read More … The post POTD: NEW Tikka TACT A1 Concept & New Steiner M7Xi 2.9-20×50 MSR2 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, Steiner, Creedmoor, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Spuhr, Bolt Action, FinnAccuracy, MSR2 reticle, Tikka TACT A1, New Steiner M7Xi


POTD: Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

As the Swedish Army is out looking for a new Multi-Caliber Sniper Rifle System for 2020 we’re going to take a look back in history and the Accuracy International L96A1. Things seem to have been so much easier then. Our Photo Of The Day is one of eight first AI AW (Arctic Warfare) rifles that were ever […] Read More … The post POTD: Accuracy International Arctic Warfare appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Bolt Action, Swedish Army, Accuracy International, Arctic Warfare, AI AW


POTD: French Snipers with the PGM Precision Hecate II

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we take a look at the elite snipers from the French 126e Régiment d’Infanterie. These snipers are training on the Larzac plateau shooting .50 BMGs through the heavy sniper rifle of the French Army. The rifle is called Hecate II, a name that comes from Greek mythology. It is produced […] Read More … The post POTD: French Snipers with the PGM Precision Hecate II appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, French Army, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Bolt Action, HK416F, PGM Hécate II, Scrome, Larzac


POTD: Polish 15 Giżycko Mechanized Brigade with FB Mini-Beryl

POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, is TFB’s recurring articles where we go to great length trying to find the best pictures and stories out there. Today we found them in Poland, from the 15 Giżycka Brygada Zmechanizowana. We’re looking at the life of soldiering and the operation of a reconnaissance company in the Polish […] Read More … The post POTD: Polish 15 Giżycko Mechanized Brigade with FB Mini-Beryl appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Poland, TFB, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, FB Beryl, Mini Beryl, Giżycko Mechanized Brigade, FB Mini Beryl, Giżycka Brygada Zmechanizowana


POTD: Heckler & Koch MP5 Cutaway Models

Photo Of The Day – Established in 2014 and a way to show carefully selected photographs from the world of firearms on a daily basis. As a bonus, you get a short story, and hopefully, you’ll learn something new. Today we take a look at the Heckler & Koch MP5 “Schnittmodell“, which is a cutaway model for […] Read More … The post POTD: Heckler & Koch MP5 Cutaway Models appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Cutaway, Section, Koch, Photo of the Day, HK MP5, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Schnittmodell