Submachine Guns

The Swiss Cheap Out: SIG 310, aka MP48

December 1, 2017 Ian McCollum 38

The SIG 310, aka MP48, is the final evolution of SIG’s submachine gun design from the 1920s. It began as the MKM/P/S/O with a folding magazine well, wooden stock, and fancy lever-delayed operating system. Over […]

Semiauto pistol

Danish m/49 Service Pistol by SIG

August 21, 2017 Ian McCollum 13

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 […]