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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 […]

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Lercker machine pistol

November 9, 2012 Ian McCollum 28

We don’t have very much information on today’s forgotten weapon, which is an Italian machine pistol designed by a gunsmith named Lercker. He worked for Beretta, but also had his own shop, where he designed […]

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Brazilian PASAM Machine Pistol

August 15, 2012 Ian McCollum 19

We’re happy to have another guest article for you today, this time written by Ronaldo Olive of Brazil. This was originally printed in Combat Handguns in the 1980s, and we’re reprinting it with Ronaldo’s permission […]

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Stechkin APS photos

February 6, 2012 Ian McCollum 2

The Stechkin APS was available with a collapsing stock and suppressor, for extra-sneaky uses. Thanks to Max Popenker, we have a couple photos of the combo: These and a couple more are available on the […]

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Stechkin Automatic Pistol

November 21, 2011 Ian McCollum 8

The Stechkin automatic pistol was adopted by the Soviet military in 1951, alongside the Makarov pistol. Both are chambered bot the 9x18mm Russian cartridge, and both use simple blowback mechanisms. The Stechkin is a heavier […]