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 38

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 […]

Semiauto Rifles

Benelli MR-1 (Video)

January 24, 2017 Ian McCollum 29

The MR-1 is a recently introduced 5.56mm tactical black rifle from Benelli, which is remarkably not an AR15 or AR18 in disguise. Instead, Benelli took the gas system from the M4 Super 90 shotgun and […]

French-Moroccan Goumier at Monte Casino
Bolt Action Rifles

Vintage Saturday: Goumier

December 17, 2016 Ian McCollum 49

Moroccan troops, known as les Goumiers Marocains were part of the French auxiliaries in the Army of Africa. As with all post-surrender French forces in WWII, they were armed and equipped with other Allied equipment; […]

Semiauto pistol

RIA: Beretta Model 1931 (Video)

September 4, 2016 Ian McCollum 12

With the development of the Model 1931, Beretta had nearly arrived at the first really popular pistol (the 1934/5). The 1931 was the result of taking the exposed-hammer 1923 design, shrinking the frame down to […]