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Rumor that EF88 / F90 Coming to US Market

There is a rumor circulating out of the 2016 NRA meeting that Lithgow Arms, the maker of the latest version of the famous Steyr AUG rifle will be bringing them into the US. Overseas, these are known as the EF88 / F90 and are the current service rifle for the Australian military. They use the traditional Steyr AUG magazine, which …

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POTD — Stack of Lugers

Thought this was just a neat photo. A pile of Lugers. The fancy scroll-looking logo on the toggles of many of them stands for DWM: Deutsche Waffen and Munitionsfabriken. That translates as…German Weapons & Munitions. DWM isn’t the only maker of the Luger. There are multiple sources, but that is something for another article.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting …

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Somali Pirate AK’s Captured

These photos were recently released by groups operating off the East Coast of Africa. A group of Somali pirates were captured and their weapons inventoried. The condition and readiness of their AK’s is suspect. You could go with two schools of thought here. One, is the AK is the be-all, end-all weapon that runs and runs and runs. Which assumes …

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Coffee Table Made From Mosin Sniper Crate

I saw these photos on the internet and immediately thought of Freeze. This is something he would do. And as I type this, I realize this is going to cost us money since he will be spending company funds on a new “company” table. How can I say no? I can’t. Did you notice the hand grenade legs? Nice touch. …

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Video – Turkish M-60 Tank Survives Hit by Modern ATGM

Some of my old USMC tanker friends will probably enjoy this story. The Turkish military still operates some surplus American made M-60 tanks. They are upgraded to what is called the M-60T standard. The work was done by the…wait for it…Israelis! Who have lots of experience operating and upgrading surplus American tanks. The Turkish tank in question, was in Bashiqah, Iraq. …

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The 2016 Sullivan Cup Tank Competition

The 2016 Sullivan Cup competition was held this past week at Ft. Benning. This year’s winning team is a National Guard unit out of North Carolina. Crews are tested in multiple skill sets that includes everything from logistics, to small arms proficiency, main gun accuracy and speed, and simulated combat missions. And Yes, the winning crew gets to keep those …

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Is a Russian SF AK really an AK?

I will admit, the title of this post is somewhat provocative. But I think it’s an important question to ask if you are looking at getting into the AK game. Especially here in the US. Let me explain. The gun community has a bad habit. It will sometimes use two different terms interchangeably that aren’t so: A perfect example of …

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French Foreign Legion Beretta 92 by MAS

Many years ago, I had a Beretta 92. Picked it up off a retiring DSS agent in the very, very early 1990’s. How he came upon it is a very interesting story in it’s own right but not something that I can post in the internet. But what I can say is it was the first time I ever considered …

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POTD — Freeze’s Cleaning Table

Just after deer season finished up, I had stopped by Freeze’s home to drop off some gear. And as luck would have it, he had just finished cleaning some recently used long guns. I thought it would be interesting for some of you to see his personal guns out in the wild. Top to bottom: Vepr 12, Mosin Sniper, CZ-58, …

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Chocolate Stick Grenade – Potato Masher

I love the internet for reasons like this. If any of you are planning on getting me candy for my Easter Basket, I respectfully request that in lieu of eggs please send a chocolate stick grenade. As a matter of fact, going forward please send chocolate stick grenades for all occasions: Wedding, funerals, birthdays, condolences, Fridays, etc… Special mention goes …