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Astra Model F (Video)

November 4, 2016 Ian McCollum 24

The Astra Model F was the final evolution of the Astra 900, a C96 Mauser lookalike. The Model F used detachable magazines and was select-fire, with a very effective rate reducing mechanism in the grip. […]

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The “R9 Arms” Machine Pistol

August 17, 2015 Ian McCollum 81

By request of more than a few readers, I am doing a post on this – although there really isn’t much information I can contribute on the subject. These things got a lot of attention […]

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Czech vz.61 Photos and Catalog

October 9, 2013 Ian McCollum 25

Thanks to reader Denny, we have some more information on the Czech vz.61 “Skorpion” PDW, including pages from a CZ catalog advertising three different versions of the gun for sale. These three variants are: vz.61 […]

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Prototype vz.52 Machine Pistol

July 19, 2013 Ian McCollum 34

In light of our recent video on the HK P9 (and comparison to the Czech vz.52 pistol), I though it would be interesting to take a look at an interesting prototype machine pistol. This was […]

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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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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 […]