Anti-Tank Rifles

Belgian 1862 Wall Gun (Video)

November 25, 2016 Ian McCollum 17

Wall guns are the philosophical predecessor to today’s anti-material rifles – large-caliber, high power rifles heavy enough that they cannot be fired from the shoulder realistically. Traditionally, they were used for defending walls or ramparts, […]

Anti-Tank Rifles

Julia: Shooting a 20mm Lahti L39

September 12, 2016 Ian McCollum 73

The Lahti L39 was the Finnish answer to the need for an anti-tank rifle, developed just before the Winter War. The rifle was created by noted Finnish designed Aimo Lahti, who had pressed for it […]

Anti-Tank Rifles

RIA: Barrett M82A1

August 10, 2016 Ian McCollum 46

The story of the development of the Barrett M82 .50 BMG semiauto rifle is really a neat story – much more interesting than most people probably expect, and reminiscent of many firearms development stories of […]