POTD: Colourful Afghan National Army M16A2

ANA soliderStars and Stripes recently ran a story about an embed with Afghan National Army troops operating in a number of provinces. One of the photos taken by the author, J.P. Lawrence, immediately caught my eye for obvious reasons. It features a young ANA soldier, on guard in Logar Province, armed with an M16A2, with some aesthetic […]

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LMT Defense Announces Award with Estonian Defence Forces

MLCPSLMT Defense have confirmed their award of the contract for the Estonian Defence Forces new 5.56×45 and 7.62x51mm rifles. We have been closely following the Estonian rifle trials here at TFB and back in December 2018, we reported that Estonia’s military had chosen two of LMT’s rifles. The contracts have now been signed and production […]

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POTD: US Troops Train with German Weapons – HK P8 & G36

HK P8Today we have some cool photos of US and German troops training with each other. US troops from the South Carolina National Guard fire the Heckler and Koch P8 9mm pistol (adopted by the Bundeswehr in 1994) and the HK G36 (adopted in 1996). They’re taking part in the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge qualification, March […]

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Not All G3’s are H&Ks – the Rheinmetall G3

When we think of the iconic Cold War G3, we automatically think Heckler & Koch – but that wasn’t always the case. When the fledgling West German Army adopted the, now famous, roller-delayed rifle it was produced by not just H&K but another famous German arms manufacturer – Rheinmetall. Today, thanks to the Cody Firearms […]

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SureFire SOCOM300-Ti Suppressors Now Shipping

SureFire have announced that their SOCOM300-Ti suppressor is now shipping. We got a look at the SOCOM300-Ti first hand at this years NRA Annual Meeting, SureFire describe it as “ultimate lightweight suppressor for 7.62 mm bolt action rifles.” The SOCOM300-Ti is 7.9 inches long, 1.5 inches wide and weighs in at 11 ounces. Available in black and FDE it uses […]

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The Marines Go Compact – USMC Begin Issuing MHS M18

USMC M18The US Marine Corps has confirmed to TFB that the Corps will be procuring only the M18 compact variant of the Modular Handgun System. Back in March 2018, the USMC confirmed that they would be procuring the SIG Sauer Modular Handgun System and while it was stated that 35,000 MHS pistols would be purchased they […]

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USAF Continues Security Forces Roll-out of the M18 Pistol

USAF M18Back in March, we reported that the Air Force Security Forces Center had received its first Modular Handgun System compact M18 pistols. Now the first USAF Security Force Squadrons are receiving their first pistols with the 673d SFS, based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, receiving new M18s. Captain Dane Johnson, the 673d SFS’ logistics officer said: […]

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