The US Army reportedly ordered some prototypes of the L5/L4 rifle, a futuristic multi-bore, single barrel gun with electronic firing system using innovative caseless ammo, produced by Forward Defense Munitions.
The Izhmash MKK 104 rifle marks a clear technological discontinuity compared to the AKM and AK74 models. Built with the highest quality materials, it’s chambered in 7.62x39mm but is available in other calibers such as the .223 Remington.
The Contracting Command stops the Sub Compact Weapons program and at the same time announces the purchase of some commercially available SIG Sauer firearms, namely the SP2022 pistol, the MPX smg and the MCX rifle.
Kalashnikov Group officially launches its unique sporting rifle for Russian market. The SR1, previously known as Saiga MK-107, is a semi-automatic weapon intended primarily for competition shooters practicing sports like IPSC, IDPA and 3-Gun.
The announcement was made during the NRA Show in Dallas, Texas. SIG Sauer was awarded in the categories “Compact Semi-Auto” (P365 Micro-Compact), “Full-Sized Semi-Auto” (P320 X-Carry ) and “Semi-Automatic Rifle” (MCX Virtus SBR).
Finally, the civilian version of the famous SAIGA-9 "Vityaz" is available on the market. The Russian submachine gun – in semi-auto only – is available in two barrel lengths and with fixed or folding stock. It’s chambered in 9x19 caliber (9 Luger).
IWA 2018 / SIG Sauer Range Day: alongside the SIG Sauer Shooting Day at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the full-range supplier also arranged a corresponding event at the IWA OutdoorClassics 2018. We made an appearance there: we show you what we found out.
ENFORCE TAC and IWA 2018 / New from Haenel: CR 308. Haenel Defence showcases the new semi automatic CR 308 chambered in .308 Win (7,62x51 mm NATO) at the Enforce TAC 2018. It completes their portfolio with an expedient and practical rifle. We present the new features and technical data of the CR 308.
The Manufacturer claims that the new AR-platform is “the hardest hitting, most powerful ever produced”. Two carbine versions are available, the Tactical Hunter and the Ultimate Hunter, with different accessories.
The ride of the Valkyries: the new .224 cartridge produces flat trajectories and supersonic velocities up to 1,300 yards downrange with only half the recoil of its larger counterparts like 6.5 Creedmoor. Savage now introduces a MSR built to squeeze the maximum performance from it.
Bump stocks were apparently used in the horrible Las Vegas shooting, and there could be a ban on them. But are they really so lethal? How do they work? Some comments are to be made. And let's watch the situation closely in respect to posible new legal restrictions for bump stocks, assault rifles and magazine capacities in the US.
The United States Marine Corps has issued an acquisition notice for some 50,000 5.56 mm M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles (IAR), while the US Army has just released a solicitation for a new selective-fire infantry rifle in 7.62 mm. The background is quite interesting to read
The SIG716 Patrol semi-automatic rifle chambered in .308 Winchester already had to prove itself on these pages a few months ago. Now, we test the other civilian variant of the AR-10 Clone built by Sig Sauer: the SIG716 DMR