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SA80 History: XL60 Series in 4.85mm

May 10, 2017 Ian McCollum 40

Armament Research Services (ARES) is a specialist technical intelligence consultancy, offering expertise and analysis to a range of government and non-government entities in the arms and munitions field. For detailed photos of the guns in […]

Book review

Book Review: Vickers Guide AR-15

January 11, 2017 Ian McCollum 3

I don’t normally have much interest in coffee-table books, and the Vickers Guide: AR-15 would definitely be considered a coffee-table book. That said, it is substantially different than most such books, and much more worthy […]

Prototype

Winchester Proto-M14 Rifle (Video)

December 30, 2016 Ian McCollum 39

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States spent 12 years looking for a successor to the M1 Garand rifle. The new standard infantry arm was expected to be select-fire, lightweight, accurate, controllable, […]

Select-fire Rifles

Enfield L85A1 (Video)

December 29, 2016 Ian McCollum 68

The L85A1 (part of the SA80 small arms family) was adopted by the British military in 1985 as a new generation of small arms to replace the L1A1 FAL (one quick note, where “A1” indicates […]