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Armory Chat 39: I Forgot We Had That!

So Freeze and I were talking today and the subject of 7.5 French came up. Before I could say anything, he started making plans to buy a MAS 36 Rifle. You know the reference collection is big when your partner forgets what we have!  We’ve had a MAS 36 for some time. And we’ve had a 49/56 as well.   …

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Iraqi Federal Police — Wasting US Tax Dollars

This image was sent out as a PR release this week. It shows Iraqi Federal Police on a training cycle. Looking closely I can only hope these are cadets. Not that it matters much either way. Now before I get too deep into the snark, we have to admit the following maximum from the United States Marine Corps: “Don’t send …

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FAMAS Translation — Every Single One

There have been rumors floating around for a few weeks that the French Military had chosen the HK416 (piston AR) over the FN SCAR-16 as their next service rifle. I haven’t commented on it publicly since frankly, I have zero connections in the French Ministry of Defense. Hell! Is that what it is even actually called? See what I mean? …