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: WWI Soldiers in YMCA Library

This is a neat old photo of World War I era soldiers relaxing in a library at a YMCA. It’s clearly a staged photo, but still cool nonetheless. All the natural goings-on in a library are shown via the soldiers: one reading a book, one reading a magazine, one selecting a book from the shelf, and […]

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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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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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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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POTD: Get The Lead Out !

Today’s Photo Of The Day was found on the social media pages of the Cleveland branch of Shoot Point Blank shooting ranges and gun stores. The picture was accompanied by the following text: Ever wonder what happens to all the bullets fired into the range backstop? The lead is safely mined or collected and then […]

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POTD: Thomas Edison & Armed Henry Ford

I really wish this photograph could talk. In the mid-1920s, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were part of a larger cross-country camping trip that included guests such as Harvey Firestone and President Harding. This photo is from part of that trip. Thomas Edison, in his early 70s, is shown sitting in one of Ford’s automobiles, […]

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