Accessories

Italian Scout Bicycle

June 30, 2016 Ian McCollum 48

So, this is a bit off our normal subject matter, but it appealed to the mechanical nerd in me, and I figured at least a few of my readers would have the same reaction. If […]

Italian soldier in Rome with an ARX-160
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GunSpotting in Rome

June 29, 2016 Ian McCollum 65

About a month ago I spent some time in Italy, and noticed a few things that I thought would be interesting. The biggest thing that stood out to me (on the matter of firearms, I […]

Shotgun

Franchi SPAS-12 at RIA

November 9, 2015 Ian McCollum 22

The Franchi SPAS-12 (Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun) is a dual-action police shotgun produced in Italy between 1979 and 2000, and imported into the US until 1994. It can be operated either as a semiautomatic or […]

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Beretta M1918 SMG Photos

October 23, 2015 Ian McCollum 19

The Beretta M1918 was one of two simultaneous efforts to turn the M1915 Villar-Perosa machine gun into a more practical weapon. The Officine Villar Perosa (who had manufactured the 1915 gun in the first place) […]