Testing the Halbek Device

July 14, 2018 Ian McCollum 6

The Halbek Device was an interesting clamp-on muzzle brake designed by two Rhodesians, Douglas Hall and Marthinus Bekker. It was patented in Rhodesia in 1977 and in the US in 1980, and manufactured in small […]


Dead Air PBS-1 Wolverine AK Suppressor

January 13, 2018 Ian McCollum 22

The Soviet Union produced and issued (on a quite limited basis) a suppressor for the AK platform, designated the PBS-1. It had a rather distinctive shape, and used a combination of baffles and wipes. Unfortunately, […]


SA80 History: Underbarrel Grenade Launchers

May 31, 2017 Ian McCollum 5

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 […]