Select-fire Rifles

BM59: The Italian M14

October 25, 2017 Ian McCollum 26

After World War Two, both the Beretta and Breda companies in Italy began manufacturing M1 Garand rifles. When Italy decided that they wanted a more modern selective-fire, magazine-fed rifle, they chose to adapt the M1 […]

Semiauto Rifles

Beretta AR-70

May 2, 2017 Ian McCollum 67

After failing to acquire a license to produce the M16 rifle, Beretta worked with SIG from 1963 through 1968 to develop 5.56mm infantry rifles. When the companies parted ways, SIG went on to produce the […]

Submachine Guns

The Beretta PM-12S Submachine Gun

April 22, 2017 Ian McCollum 39

For several decades, the Beretta company’s handguns and submachine guns were nearly all designed by the very talented Tulio Marengoni…but nothing can last forever. After World War 2, Beretta engineer Domenico Salza began working on […]