Impressions of the Steyr STM-556

Has Steyr combined the AUG and the AR to create the ultimate combat rifle? Well, Steyr has been producing military rifles for 150 years, and the AUG gas piston system has been proven in use with numerous armies for several decades now. So adapting an AUG gas system and barrel into an AR-compatible upper receiver assembly […]

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Next-Gen Steyrs: L9-A2 MF and AUG A3 M1

The AUG (Armee-Universal-Gewehr—”universal army rifle”) was designed and developed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch during the late 1960’s to early 1970’s, and was adopted by the Austrian Army as the StG-77 (Sturmgewehr 77) in 1978.  Like the (unrelated) Glock pistol, the AUG made extensive use of modern polymer plastic technology and was particularly revolutionary for its time – […]

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The Stoner 63 Weapon System

The term ‘weapon system’ is often overused and misapplied these days, but in the case of the famous Stoner 63, it is totally applicable.  Soon after leaving ArmaLite, Eugene Stoner devised a concept for a weapons platform built around a common receiver and interchangeable components that could be configured as a rifle, carbine and several […]

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This Is My Rifle: Airsoft HK53-CQB

We’re launching a new section here at Strike-Hold! that we’re calling “This is my rifle”.  The name is taken from the first line of The Rifleman’s Creed that we posted yesterday and the purpose of it is to showcase specially tailored, modified, or customized airsoft and/or real-steel firearms. To kick things off, we’re going to […]

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Heckler & Koch HK11E

  The HK11E 7.62x51mm Light Machine Gun introduced a 3-round burst firing mode, a long receiver and a “drum” type sight. The operator could switch to and from a magazine or belt-feed with slight modification. G8 and G8A1 The German Army, German Navy and the Federal Police use a variant of the HK11 designated the […]

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Gen.2 PTR-32 Carbine family

  PTR is very excited to announce that the GEN 2 PTR-32 (7.62×39) carbines are being unveiled at this year’s SHOT Show. These 2nd generation PTR-32 carbines and PDW’s accept a larger variety of AK-47 magazines and drums, are more reliable and accurate than any AK, and are less expensive than the GEN 1 PTR32 […]

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