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POTD: Schmeisser Hugo 1911

Today’s Picture is from Schmeisser GmbH in Krefeld, Germany. A classic pistol by a classic manufacturer, it’s just the combination of the two that is a bit untraditional perhaps. What you see on top of the carrier is a Schmeisser Hugo 1911, chambered in .45 ACP, and with a Surefire X300 Ultra mounted. You can […] Read More … The post POTD: Schmeisser Hugo 1911 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Photo Of The Day, Pistols, 1911, 45acp, Germany, Hugo Schmeisser, Schmeisser


POTD: Colourful Afghan National Army M16A2

Stars and Stripes recently ran a story about an embed with Afghan National Army troops operating in a number of provinces. One of the photos taken by the author, J.P. Lawrence, immediately caught my eye for obvious reasons. It features a young ANA soldier, on guard in Logar Province, armed with an M16A2, with some aesthetic […] Read More … The post POTD: Colourful Afghan National Army M16A2 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Afghanistan, Potd, Afghan National Army, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M16, Logar province, AR Patterned, Colourful Afghan National Army, J P Lawrence


POTD: Afghan Special Police – Crisis Response Unit 222

Today we present a great photo in all its simplicity. The CRU 222 is one of three Afghan Special Police Units dedicated to the immediate police response. Their job is to hunt down terrorists in Kabul, Afghanistan. Their base is located at the old Camp Gibson, outside Kabul. According to this source, another three CRU-like […] Read More … The post POTD: Afghan Special Police – Crisis Response Unit 222 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Afghanistan, Kabul, Norway, LMT, Photo of the Day, Rifles, AR Patterned, CRU222, LMT CQB


POTD: Get The Lead Out !

Today’s Photo Of The Day was found on the social media pages of the Cleveland branch of Shoot Point Blank shooting ranges and gun stores. The picture was accompanied by the following text: Ever wonder what happens to all the bullets fired into the range backstop? The lead is safely mined or collected and then […] Read More … The post POTD: Get The Lead Out ! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Cleveland, Photo of the Day, Ammunition, Shooting Range, Fired Bullets, Get The Lead Out, Range Backstop, Shoot Point Blank


POTD: Thomas Edison & Armed Henry Ford

I really wish this photograph could talk. In the mid-1920s, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were part of a larger cross-country camping trip that included guests such as Harvey Firestone and President Harding. This photo is from part of that trip. Thomas Edison, in his early 70s, is shown sitting in one of Ford’s automobiles, […] Read More … The post POTD: Thomas Edison & Armed Henry Ford appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Ford, Henry Ford, Potd, Thomas Edison, Harding, Harvey Firestone, Photo of the Day, Colt


POTD: US Troops Train with German Weapons – HK P8 & G36

Today we have some cool photos of US and German troops training with each other. US troops from the South Carolina National Guard fire the Heckler and Koch P8 9mm pistol (adopted by the Bundeswehr in 1994) and the HK G36 (adopted in 1996). They’re taking part in the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge qualification, March […] Read More … The post POTD: US Troops Train with German Weapons – HK P8 & G36 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, US Army, Potd, South Carolina National Guard, German Army, Photo of the Day, Pistols, Rifles, HK G36, HK P8


POTD: Watermelon in Army Sniper School

Normally we try to fill TFB with a cool photo of a firearm every day, but today is “greener” and different. Today’s Picture is of a watermelon shot by an unspecified sniper rifle from 400 feet away. This happened at Army Sniper School, on a range at Fort Benning, Georgia, and serves as a warning […] Read More … The post POTD: Watermelon in Army Sniper School appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sniper, Ft Benning, Photo of the Day, Trick Shots, Fort Benning Georgia, Gun tricks, Army Sniper School


POTD: Carl Gustaf M/96 (1915) in 6.5×55 Swedish

Today’s Photo is from a beaver hunt. Hunting from a canoe on the water has a special feeling of freedom and harmony. Imagine sliding, almost without a sound, over the mirror-like water in tranquility. The rifle is a Carl Gustaf M/96, made in 1915. The caliber is 6,5x55mm Swedish Mauser, and the ammunition is the […] Read More … The post POTD: Carl Gustaf M/96 (1915) in 6.5×55 Swedish appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Hunting, Mauser, Carl Gustaf, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Vorn Equipment, Vortex Venom, 6.5x55 Swedish, 6.5x55mm, Carl Gustaf M96, Vorn Defense


POTD: Browning, Burton, and a BAR

This photograph is just pure awesome. John Moses Browning poses for a photo in 1918 holding one of his Browning Automatic Rifles (BAR) with Winchester gun designer Frank Burton. Of course, Browning needs no introduction, but in case you’re new to the gun world, here’s just some of his countless contributions to our industry: M1911 […] Read More … The post POTD: Browning, Burton, and a BAR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Winchester, Potd, Browning, John Moses Browning, Rifle, Photo of the Day, Browning Burton, Frank Burton


POTD: M1919 Machine Gun Seized From Criminals in Rio

Rio’s police authorities have been establishing growing records as far as the seizure of illegal weapons is concerned. The vast majority of this being credited to the very active PMERJ – Polícia Militar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State Military Police). Taking into account the first quarter of 2019 and rifles […] Read More … The post POTD: M1919 Machine Gun Seized From Criminals in Rio appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Seized, Rio, Photo of the Day, Browning M1919


POTD: Helm Forge ST-1 Charging Handle Stiletto

Today’s POTD doesn’t actually portray any firearm, but the connection with the AR-15 is obviously strong. It is the Helm Forge ST-1 self-defense tool. At first glance, the item looks like a modern style ambidextrous charging handle, similar for example to the Radian Raptor, sharpened to a needlepoint. A closer inspection shows that the “grip” […] Read More … The post POTD: Helm Forge ST-1 Charging Handle Stiletto appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Knives, Dagger, Photo of the Day, Ambi Charging Handle, Helm Forge ST-1


Chiesa di Santa Giustina in Ravenna

I was in Ravenna, Italy, and visited this unusual round church of Santa Giustina. It is named after a 3rd century Martyr Giustina who was murdered because she was a christian under the Diocletianus ceasarship. It is built on the remains of an earlier place of woreship. It is located next to the Duomo. The post Chiesa di Santa Giustina in Ravenna appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
Tags: Photos, Hotels, Italy, Photo of the Day


POTD: A Venezuelan AR57 Appears

This week social media lit up when an AR with an AR57 upper was seen during the attempted coup in Venezuela. Made by AR57 LLC, of Kent, Washington, the AR57 launched a few years ago. People on social media were quick to question how this AR57 made its way to Venezuela, some even suggesting it was […] Read More … The post POTD: A Venezuelan AR57 Appears appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Washington, Venezuela, Kent, Potd, Photo of the Day, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Ar57


POTD: Spanish Army G36 DMR

Today’s POTD is pretty interesting, we have a member of Spain’s Special Operations Forces armed with a Heckler & Koch G36, in an intriguing configuration. The SOF Operator’s G36KE appears to be set up in a Designated Marksman role with an added cheek riser fixed to the folding stock, a shortened (possibly 15 or 20 round) […] Read More … The post POTD: Spanish Army G36 DMR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Spain, Potd, DMR, Photo of the Day, Rifles, G36, Snipers, Heckler & Koch G36, Mando de Operaciones Especiales, Spanish Army


POTD: Reagan’s Rifle on Air Force One

Here’s not something you see every day: a President aiming a rifle on Air Force One. And yet, that’s exactly what this is. On a trip to California in November 1983, President Ronald Reagan was photographed aiming a bolt-action rifle out one of the windows aboard Air Force One. Staffers watch on and smile – […] Read More … The post POTD: Reagan’s Rifle on Air Force One appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Potd, Potus, Rifle, Photo of the Day, Rifles


POTD: Bond Arms “Liberator“ Derringer in .45ACP

Derringer – Today’s Photo Of The Day here at TFB. Derringer is a collective name for a type of compact gun that usually lacks a magazine, for it to become as small as possible. Some Derringers are available in multi-shot design; this is achieved with the help of several barrels instead of a magazine. Typically […] Read More … The post POTD: Bond Arms “Liberator“ Derringer in .45ACP appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, CCW, Derringer, Photo of the Day, Self Defense, Inland Manufacturing, Bond Arms, Liberator, 45 ACP, American Derringer, 454 Casull, Inland Mfg, Henry Deringer, TFB Derringer


POTD: Old School New Zealand SAS

This vintage photo of New Zealand SAS operators has been doing the rounds on social media lately. It features a pair of operators armed with MP5s. New Zealand’s SAS was established in 1955 but their counter-terrorism element was only established in the 1970s. The photos are annotated with a 1980 date and the operator on […] Read More … The post POTD: Old School New Zealand SAS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, New Zealand, Sas, Potd, Photo of the Day, Counter Terrorism, Mp5, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, NZSAS


POTD: Maschinengewehr 74

The highlight of any training within the military? Shooting fully automatic firearms for sure, as well as blowing things up, and in Today’s Photo, you can see soldiers of the Austrian Bundesheer working their issued Maschinengewehr 74. Perhaps running with the 12 kg heavy (plus ammo and other gear) isn’t the highlight of the day, […] Read More … The post POTD: Maschinengewehr 74 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Austria, Photo of the Day, Steyr Mannlicher, Maschinengewehr 74, MG74, Bundesheer, Maschinengewehr, MG42/59


POTD: Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando

“Prepare for tomorrow’s threats, today” – that is the motto of the Norwegian Marinejegerkommandoen (MJK), a unit name that translates to the Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando. Today’s Photos are nothing short of amazing, as they show off a live fire exercise from their speed boats. Below: Operators from Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando in […] Read More … The post POTD: Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Norway, Photo of the Day, Heckler & Koch, FN Minimi, MJK, Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando, Colt C8 Carbine, Heckler & Koch GMG, Speed boat, Marinejegerkommandoen MJK


POTD: Rifle Scabbard on a Bicycle

Taken on May 16, 1919, this US Signal Corps photo shows a new potential mode of transportation in the immediate WWI era. What is believed to be a Columbia brand bicycle has been outfitted with a metal scabbard of sorts – complete with ‘US’ embossing – that enables the rider to have easy access to […] Read More … The post POTD: Rifle Scabbard on a Bicycle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Bicycle, WWI, Columbia, Potd, Rifle, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M1917, Bolt Action, US Signal Corps


POTD: A Pair of Engraved Colt Thuer Derringers

Today’s POTD depicts a pair of beautifully engraved Colt Thuer derringers found in the catalog of the upcoming May 2019 Rock Island Premiere Firearm Auction. These derringers are chambered in .41 RF and feature checkered ivory grips and nickel plated finish. Here is how the Rock Island Auction Company describes this lot: This exceptionally rare […] Read More … The post POTD: A Pair of Engraved Colt Thuer Derringers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Derringer, Photo of the Day, Rock Island Auction Company, RIAC, Colt Thuer


POTD: NATO Saber Strike in Latvia

I can’t get enough of pictures of the flying tank A-10 Thunderbolt, and Today’s Photo shows one which is providing simulated close air support during urban combat training in Skrunde, Latvia. These pictures were taken during the exercise Saber Strike 18. Above: Note the grenade launcher on the carbine. Below: Not sure what this strange […] Read More … The post POTD: NATO Saber Strike in Latvia appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, A-10, Nato, Latvia, Photo of the Day, Saber Strike


POTD: Afghan Air Force Door Gunner over Kabul

Today’s Photo is an Afghan Air Force (AAF) Aerial Door Gunner over Kabul, Afghanistan. He’s riding in a Mi-17 helicopter over Logar, just outside Kabul. Of all the aerial door gunners we’ve covered over the years, this is probably the lowest-tech by far. Just compare it to the German Bundeswehr and their FN M3M (GAU-21). […] Read More … The post POTD: Afghan Air Force Door Gunner over Kabul appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Kabul, KABUL Afghanistan, Logar, Photo of the Day, FN MAG, Afghan Air Force, Aerial Door Gunner, Mi-17


POTD: German Fernspäher with Heckler & Koch and EOTech EXPS3-0

Today’s Photos brings us to the German forests and a short lesson in the German language. Fernspäher consists of two words.”Fern” means remote and “späher” (Spä·her) means scout. So we’re looking at Specialized Scouts, to carry our operations behind enemy lines. They are using Heckler & Koch G36, equipped with the Eotech EXPS3-0 and magnifier […] Read More … The post POTD: German Fernspäher with Heckler & Koch and EOTech EXPS3-0 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Bundeswehr, Koch, Heckler Koch, Fern, Eotech, Photo of the Day, Heckler & Koch G36, IEA Mil-Optics, Eotech G33 magnifier, Eotech EXPS3-0, Fernspäher


POTD: Five Generations of GLOCK 17 Pistols

Today’s Photo Of The Day was found on Glock’s social media pages. The pistols standing in a formation show the evolution of the iconic Glock 17 from Gen1 (far left) to Gen5. They may look very similar but there are certain appearance differences that can help you quickly and easily distinguish the different generations of […] Read More … The post POTD: Five Generations of GLOCK 17 Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Potd, Glock, G17, Photo of the Day, Pistols, Semi-Auto, Five Genrations


POTD: Aerial Door gunner in Übung Heli Dust – FN M3M (GAU-21)

This is one of the best pictures I’ve seen in a while, perfect for TFB’s Photo Of The Day. In 2017 we did a similar one, the Aerial Door Gunning with .50 BMG. Übung means exercise in German, and the picture is from “Heli Dust”. The picture is taken out of a Sikorsky transport helicopter CH-53 […] Read More … The post POTD: Aerial Door gunner in Übung Heli Dust – FN M3M (GAU-21) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Heli, Sikorsky, Photo of the Day, 50 Bmg, Aerial Door Gunner, GAU-21, CH-53, FN M3M, Übung Heli


POTD: Egyptian Navy SOF with SIG-516s

Today’s photo features Egyptian and French operators during joint naval exercise Cleopatra 2019. The stack is led by two French marines, both armed with the new Heckler & Koch HK416-FC while three members of the Egyptian Navy’s special forces are seen armed with new SIG Sauer SIG-516. From their patches, it looks like the Egyptians […] Read More … The post POTD: Egyptian Navy SOF with SIG-516s appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Potd, Sig Sauer, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Sig516, AR Patterned, Egyptian Navy Special Forces


POTD: HK Space Magic Bronc Box

Heckler & Koch recently shared some photos of a Bronc Box with a neat Space Magic themed customisation on their twitter. The photos feature a Heckler & Koch SL8, the civilian version of the G36. The modular transport cases from Bronc Box can be ordered customised with an etched plate. The Space Magic Bronc Box has a plate […] Read More … The post POTD: HK Space Magic Bronc Box appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Potd, Heckler & Koch, Photo of the Day, Other Gear & Gadgets, H&K, HK SL8, Bronc Box


POTD: Norwegian Home Guard during Joint Viking

It’s time for the Picture Of The Day again, and we have an excellent choice of firearms to look at. The selection comes from Belgium, Germany and the United States of America. Below: Looking into the scope on top of the .50 BMG Barrett M82, the MS Stena Forecaster to the left. To the right, […] Read More … The post POTD: Norwegian Home Guard during Joint Viking appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Norway, United States of America, Photo of the Day, BMG Barrett, Belgium Germany, HK417, FN Minimi, Norwegian Home Guard, Hensholdt, Barrett M82


POTD: SA-80 in the Falklands Onion Ranges

The Picture Of The Day takes us to The Falklands, and the infamous Onion Ranges a vast swathe of land which is used for training by the Army. It is located on a remote part of the East Falkland island. It could be a coincidence that the pictures were taken on a cloudy day, but […] Read More … The post POTD: SA-80 in the Falklands Onion Ranges appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Army, Argentina, Photo of the Day, Mortar, SA-80, British Ministry of Defence, Dont invade the Falklands, East Falkland