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Nov 28, 2017

The 101st Airborne Division gets brand new M17 and M18 MHS handguns





New released video shows soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division training with brand new M17 MHS' (Modular Handgun System).  It is replacing the M9 service pistol made by Beretta.

The MHS is the US Army's version of the civilian Sig Sauer P320, which was announced as the winner of the XM17 MODULAR HANDGUN SYSTEM COMPETITION on January 19, 2017.

Nov 8, 2017

Specific Marine units to replace the M9 service pistol with the Glock 19M


MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – The Marine Corps is equipping Marines with a new weapon, providing enhanced concealed carry capabilities at an accelerated rate and lower cost to the Corps.

The Glock 19M—called the M007 by the Corps—replaces the M9 service pistol for personnel requiring a weapon that can be easily concealed.

Oct 19, 2017

BARRETT MRAD RIFLE


The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is entering an agreement to buy two new weapons, the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) sniper rifle.

Forty M107A1 and 42 MRAD weapons will be bought, at a cost of NZ$4 million. This cost includes day optics, suppressors and ballistic computer auxiliary equipment to complement a total weapon system.

Oct 13, 2017

Heckler & Koch HK416 A7 is Selected by German Special Forces Unit

HK416 A7 / G95
Heckler & Koch has won the tender to provide the German Special Commando Forces (KSK) and the German Naval Special Commando Forces with the HK416 A7 assault rifle.

The new assault rifle is expected to be introduced by the Special Forces in early 2019.

The HK416 A7 replaces the long­serving G36 K as the standard weapon for the German Special Forces.

The HK416 A7 is a 5.56 mm x 45 NATO calibre gas operated weapon with a 14.5" barrel and weighs around 3.7 kg.

The new weapon impresses with its high precision, secure function and reliability. The contract is for a total of 1,745 HK417 A7 including accessories.

H&K G36K

Jan 15, 2015

"The Gun that Won the West" found after 132 years

A rusted and worn out Winchester Model 1873 rifle made in 1882 was found leaning by an old juniper tree at the Great Basin National Park, Nevada. It is thought that it was left there by someone of that period as it is so worn out, weathered and found in a place where it is hard to spot. Park archaeologists removed it last November and it will be preserved as a piece of history for the park.

Jan 10, 2015

Weapons of France - CHARLIE HEBDO attack in Paris



On January 7th, two gunmen armed with AK-47's attacked the French newspaper CHARLIE HEBDO in Paris, France. They killed 12 and wounded 11 others during the attack, including 2 police officers. The perpetrators escaped and immediately all of France was put into alert and the hunt began.  Police and military units from all over France mobilized and were heavily armed to combat the perpetrators believed to be islamic extremists.  The hunt lasted until January 9th with additional casualties that amounted to 20 killed (including 3 terrorists) and 21 wounded.

Here's is a list of weapons used by France's police and military involved during the crisis:

Dec 18, 2014

The New Beretta M9A3 Proposal for the US Army







After delivering over 600,000 M9 pistols to the DOD and on the heels of being awarded a new contract for up to 100,000 M9s, Beretta USA announced today the presentation of the M9A3 to the US Army. The M9A3 introduces major improvements to the M9 that will increase the operational effectiveness and operational suitability of the weapon. The improvements include design and material enhancements resulting in increased modularity, reliability, durability, and ergonomics.  They are being submitted via an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) in accordance with the terms of the current M9 contract.

Feb 2, 2013

Obama shooting a Browning Citori Shotgun

President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. 
(Official White House Photo)

President Obama stated last week that he picked up shooting clay pigeons as a new hobby during stays at Camp David.  As a result of his comments, this photo was released by the White House as many in the press remained skeptical after President Obama stated that he did it all the time.

Jan 31, 2013

25,000 GLOCK 17 (Gen4) to be delivered to UK Military


 Model GLOCK 17 Gen 4 replaces previous choice, used for more than 40 years.
Today GLOCK, Inc. announced its contract award by the United Kingdom Armed Forces, to use the GLOCK 17 Gen4 pistol for its personnel. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) chose GLOCK to deliver 25,000 pistols by the end of March 2013. Troops deployed to Afghanistan will be among the first to use the new weapon.

Jan 15, 2013

Magpul MOE-K2 Grip, XTM Hand Stop, and XTM Panels


Magpul Industries display at SHOT Show 2013 features the XTM Enhanced Rail Panels, XTM Hand Stop Kit, and the MOE-K2 grip on a Magpul AR lower receiver.



DANIEL DEFENSE ISR (Integrally Suppressed Rifle) new for 2013

New for 2013 is the new ISR (Integrally Suppressed Rifle).  Chambered in .300 AAC Blackout with a permanently attached sound suppressor at the gas block.  The gas block is of pistol length and is fitted to a 10.3 inch cold hammer forged barrel and a 5.7 inch suppressor.

Jan 13, 2013

Marines train with the new M27 IAR Infantry Automatic Rifle




By LCpl Scott Whiting

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The United States Marine Corps explored many options to replace the currently employed M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, and found an upgrade with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. The IAR has been extensively tested by the Marine Corps since 2010. They examined the pros and cons of the rifle, and after confirming the benefits of issuing it, some battalions were recently outfitted with the weapon in Afghanistan.