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The Stoner 63 – The Light Machinegun Favored by the SEALS in Vietnam

The Stoner 63 is a 5.56Ă—45mm NATO modular weapon system. Using a variety of modular components, it can be easily configured as an assault rifle, carbine, top-fed light machine gun, belt-fed squad automatic weapon, or as a vehicle-mounted weapon.  The Stoner 63 was never adopted for widespread use by American forces during the Vietnam War […]

Photo of the day: The M134D-H Hybrid Gatling Gun

Photo of the day: The M134D-H Hybrid Gatling Gun

The M134D-H Hybrid Gatling Gun is the standard lightweight Minigun design from Dillon Aero. The Hybrid Gatling Gun combines the titanium and skeletonized parts that were originally engineered for use in the M134D-T titanium Gatling Gun with the steel housing of the M134D steel Gatling Gun. The Hybrid gun was designed to offer the weight […]

M134 Minigun: Forgotten Weapons Video

The General Electric M134 “Minigun” is essentially an electrically-powered Gatling gun – the conceptual operation of the gun is identical to Dr. Gatling’s original creation. What has changed, however, is the chambering (it’s in 7.62 NATO), the power source (an electric motor), and the feed mechanism (belt-feed using M60 links instead of the Gatling’s Accles, […]

Machineguns and Silencers: The National Firearms Act Explained byThe Legal Brief!

There is a lot of misinformation out there about the National Firearms Act… today on The Legal Brief, Adam Kraut breaks it down for you! Links for this episode: The National Firearms Act https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/te… The Regulations Pertaining to the National Firearms Act https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/… National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR) – 26 USC § 5841 […]

Watch H&K MP7 Sub Machine Pistol: 4.6 Millimeters of Awesome

In this episode of TFBTV, James and Patrick interview representatives of Battlefield Vegas and Heckler and Koch to get some basic information about the mysterious H&K MP7 Submachinegun. If you want a little background on the MP7 before watching the mini-doc, no one sets the stage better than TFB’s own Nathaniel F. The following excerpt […]

SMG, MP, PDW...Oh My: Forgotten Weapons Explains Submachine Gun Terminology

SMG, MP, PDW…Oh My: Forgotten Weapons Explains Submachine Gun Terminology

The guys at Forgotten Weapons have done a great video which explains small caliber machinegun terminology: submachine guns, personal defense weapons, and machine pistols. Terminology. Forgotten Weapons tells us who makes them, why they exist and their place in military history. Submachine Gun: Pistol caliber, fully automatic, and fitted with a shoulder stock. For example, Thompson, […]

LMG, MMG, SAW, HMG, GPMG…Oh My: Forgotten Weapons Explains Machine Gun Terminology

The guys at Forgotten Weapons have done a great video which explains Machine Gun Terminology. Not only are there way too many different categories of machine guns, some of these terms have changed over time. Forgotten Weapons tells us who makes them, why they exist and their place in military history. Automatic Rifle: Shoulder or hip […]

Ranger Loadout: MK48 Machine Gunner

Ranger Loadout: MK48 machine gunner

After successfully completing RIP (Ranger Indoctrination Program later renamed RASP) I was assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion (Cco-MadSlashers). When I arrived at Ft. Lewis it was basically empty. I was sent on a reach-back bird (planes that carry people into, and out of combat for various reasons) to meet my already deployed platoon. After a […]

The Peshmerga and the AK-47, the World’s Most Enduring Rifle

The Peshmerga and the AK-47, the World’s Most Enduring Rifle

Like most armies in this part of the world, the Peshmerga’s go-to weapon is the AK-47/AKM. Sure, they have the G36 and a few M16/M4s floating around (usually with officers), but the Kalashnikov is the name of the game. What makes it fascinating is the number of variants and origins that you can find in the […]

Marines review Ammo Incorporated ammunition: full auto, suppressors, tracers and more

Marines review Ammo Incorporated ammunition: full auto, suppressors, tracers and more

Sometimes the stars align and a good thing gets even better. It started with getting my shipment of Ammo Incorporated rounds delivered, including their Streak visual ammunition (tracer rounds), Stelth subsonic ammunition, and OPS high-accuracy hollow point ammunition. Then I get a text message from my Marine buddy that he has a friend who wants […]