Semiauto pistol

Danish m/49 Service Pistol by SIG

August 21, 2017 Ian McCollum 12

When Denmark decided to replace its M1910/21 Bergmann service pistols, it did not have to look far for a very high-quality option. The Swiss military was just concluding several years of handgun trials that had […]

Manual Repeater

B&T VP9 Silenced Pistol: A Modern Welrod

July 18, 2017 Ian McCollum 27

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 […]

Light MGs

SIG KE7 Light Machine Gun

May 19, 2017 Ian McCollum 33

The KE-7 was the product of two Swiss designers, Pal Kiraly and Gotthard End, and was introduced in 1929 by the Swiss manufacturer SIG. It was a recoil operated design and fired from an open […]

Semiauto Rifles

SIG PE-57: Swiss Roller-Delay! (Video)

February 22, 2017 Ian McCollum 34

The SIG PE-57 is the civilian semiauto version of the Stgw57, Switzerland’s first self-loading service rifle. Developed from the German MG-42 but incorporating a substantial influence form the FG-42 as well, the PE-57 is a […]

Revolver

Swiss 1882 Ordnance Revolver (Shooting)

December 20, 2016 Ian McCollum 17

The Swiss military dabbled in revolvers with their rimfire 1872 model (about 900 made) and the followup 1878 centerfire version (5500-6000 made), but their first large-scale service revolver was the Model 1882, designed by Colonel […]