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Semiauto pistol

Schwarzlose 1908 Video

April 22, 2013 Ian McCollum 15

We previously got to take a look at a Hino-Komuro, a Japanese blow-forward automatic pistol dating from 1908 – and today we have another blow-forward from 1908. Andreas Schwarzlose (best known for his 1907 and […]

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Machine pistol

Russian APB Silenced Machine Pistol

April 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 15

Soviet Spetsnaz Guns, Part II By Maxim Popenker As discussed in a previous article on the PB pistol, Soviet Spetsnaz troops played a key role in Soviet military doctrine, in both local operations (mostly in […]

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Prototype

The Walther Volkspistole

March 6, 2013 Ian McCollum 49

Michael Heidler is a German author who has written a couple very well-researched books on German weaponry, including a massively comprehensive catalog of manufacturing codes which we reviewed a little while back. Mr. Heidler is […]

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Semiauto pistol

Roth-Steyr 1907 Pistol (Video)

March 4, 2013 Ian McCollum 18

We had the chance to dig into a Roth Steyr 1907 selfloading pistol recently, and put together a video on it. The pistol is quite unusual, with a fixed internal magazine, rotating barrel locking system, […]

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Book Review: Astra Automatic Pistols

February 28, 2013 Ian McCollum 8

Our book today isn’t particularly flashy or exciting, but it is a solid piece of research. It is Astra Automatic Pistols by Leonardo Antaris – and the subject is pretty self-explanatory. Antaris follow a simply […]

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PM-63: Poland’s First PDW

February 13, 2013 Ian McCollum 34

Today we have another guest post, and this time Leszek has really outdone himself. The subject is the Polish PM-63 machine pistol… PM-63: Poland’s First PDW by Leszek Erenfeicht Almost twenty years before the West […]

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Russian 9mm PB Silenced Pistol

February 6, 2013 Ian McCollum 17

We’re pleased to have another guest article for you today, this time by Russian author Maxim Popenker (you may recognize him from his encyclopedic web site of firearms, world.guns.ru). He got his hands on a […]