POTD: Austrian VOERE X5 .50 BMG in Flat Dark Earth

Today brings an excellent studio picture of the VOERE X5 bolt-action rifle in caliber .50 BMG, painted in Flat Dark Earth. The color suits the rifle very well. The barrel length is 813 mm (32″) in 1:15″. As most .50 BMG rifles it’s a beast in terms of weight, 12 kilograms or 26.5 Pounds. The trigger […]

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POTD: Schmeisser Hugo 1911

Today’s Picture is from Schmeisser GmbH in Krefeld, Germany. A classic pistol by a classic manufacturer, it’s just the combination of the two that is a bit untraditional perhaps. What you see on top of the carrier is a Schmeisser Hugo 1911, chambered in .45 ACP, and with a Surefire X300 Ultra mounted. You can […]

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FN Unveils MK48 Machine Gun in 6.5 Creedmoor

As the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) starts today at The Tampa Convention Center (Florida) FN will be showing a prototype of a 6.5 Creedmoor Mk 48 Mod 2 Machine Gun. SOFIC is described as the premier venue for the SOF community to interact with relevant industries “and to collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and […]

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POTD: Afghan Special Police – Crisis Response Unit 222

Today we present a great photo in all its simplicity. The CRU 222 is one of three Afghan Special Police Units dedicated to the immediate police response. Their job is to hunt down terrorists in Kabul, Afghanistan. Their base is located at the old Camp Gibson, outside Kabul. According to this source, another three CRU-like […]

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Schmeisser AR-15 Dynamic L “Madsen Edition”

Competition AR-15 rifles for practical shooting is always an interesting topic. Everyone has their own preferences, based on experience (or the lack of!), budget or other constraints. Today, we have some top quality pictures, taken by Henry Spuhr Photography, based in the south of Sweden, and a story about the Schmeisser Dynamic AR15 modified to […]

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POTD: Watermelon in Army Sniper School

Normally we try to fill TFB with a cool photo of a firearm every day, but today is “greener” and different. Today’s Picture is of a watermelon shot by an unspecified sniper rifle from 400 feet away. This happened at Army Sniper School, on a range at Fort Benning, Georgia, and serves as a warning […]

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Single-Shot Shotgun – Rossi introduces Tuffy

A single-shot shotgun? Yes, you read that right. In a world of fully- and semi-auto automatic and even pump and side-by-side shotguns is there really a place for a single-shot scattergun? Rossi certainly thinks so, and with a recommended price of 172 American Dollars, they may have a point, as the Tuffy is focused for […]

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