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What the Hell is a Battle Rifle?

Most people have have heard of assault rifles, and many know that the first types were developed by the German Army during WWII - first calling them "machine carbines" or "sub-machine guns" before settling on the cooler sounding assault rifle classification ("Sturmgewehr") in order to obtain Hitler's signature on the...

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SHOT Show 2021: New Year, New Gear

With the new year comes new gear, even if SHOT Show 2021 is all online and no one is drinking at the Circle Bar after hours. If you don't have the time (or inclination) to endlessly scroll through social media channels (or search for #SHOTShow2021) you can stay here... SSD (Soldier...

Friday Fotos

On 09/01, after identifying a terrorist rally in the Boulikessi region, 11th Airborne Brigade paratroopers of the Barkhane Force Commando Group guided an air strike, taking out several terrorists. The next day, a second terrorist gathering was identified in the same area: a ground assault backed by a reconnaissance and...

Cordura Goes Commando

A while back we reported on the Crye Precision GB4 uniforms that have been adopted by the Royal Marine Commandos, through a contract with Level Peaks in the UK. With this article we take a closer look at the fabric - thanks to the Cordura brand from Invista. Chosen for...

Helikon-Tex BUSHCRAFT Coffee Brewing Set

Helikon-Tex continues to expand its BUSHCRAFT product line with a great range of products to cover all the basic requirements for a complete and comfortable outdoors experience. We like the innovative but fundamental and holistic approach the company is taking to this segment as well. Whether its the clothes you...

SIG SAUER Academy Online Handgun Training Series

SIG SAUER presents Shooter’s Edge - a new video series that gives viewers an inside look at the foundational handgun classes offered at the world renowned SIG SAUER Academy. The ten-episode series takes viewers into the classroom and onto the range as the instructors walk through the fundamentals of handgun...

Varusteleka blog: The Basics of Snow Camouflage

Camouflaging yourself effectively in snowy terrain is actually more challenging than you might think. Snow looks different under different lighting conditions, the texture and appearance of snow is quite variable due to different weather conditions too. And lastly, depending on how much vegetation there is in the terrain, as well...

Friday Foto

This photo was on the cover of 'YANK' Magazine, Continental Edition of January 14, 1945, entitled "PRESENT ARMS". It featured Pfc. Robert Leigh and his collection of enemy weapons (MP.38 and MP.40's, an MG.34 and an MG42) taken by the 83rd Infantry Division. The picture was taken in Gurzenich (Düren),...

B&T USA Announces STATION SIX Silenced Pistol

B&T USA today announced that the new STATION SIX pistol is coming to the U.S. and is available for order through B&T dealers for delivery end of Q1. Tracing its roots back to the World War II-era Welrod silenced pistol developed at the famous Special Operations Executive Station IX ("Churchill's...

PLATATAC Brings Woodland Back

Due to popular demand, Australian tactical gear supremo PLATATAC is bringing sexy back - in the shape and form of "God's plaid", US Woodland camo (sometimes called M81 or M82 camo). The entire collection includes the Peacekeeper MK4 Chest Rig, the SR Jungle ALICE Pack, the GBH-R Boonie Hat, the...