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Select-fire Rifles

1964 SPIW 60-round Magazine

July 31, 2013 Ian McCollum 52

Let’s step back to 1964 for a few minutes, into the midst of the SPIW development program. This was the US military’s attempt to increase hit probability from infantry rifles by, basically, changing focus from […]

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More 2-Gun Action!

July 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 20

Yep, it’s that time again – we’ve had another 2-Gun Action Challenge Match. I was hoping to take a Ross rifle this month, but it didn’t arrive in time – so instead I used a […]

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Swedish Army Documents

July 26, 2013 Ian McCollum 13

Thanks to Carolus L., we have a batch of Swedish military manuals for you today. We always enjoy getting international mail, and the package from Carolus was no exception. The most interesting piece of material […]

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Original Mendoza HM-3

July 24, 2013 Ian McCollum 34

Mexico has more of a history of domestic arms design and production than many people expect – from the many designs of Manuel Mondragon to Rafael Mendoza’s light machine guns, the Trejo machine pistols, and […]

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Browning BDM Controls (Video)

July 22, 2013 Ian McCollum 16

Last week, we talked a bit about obsolete firearms controls, and that discussion made me think of a fairly recent pistols with a fairly unique feature, the Browning BDM. Mechanically, the BDM is a pretty […]