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Russian AEK-971 and AK-107/108 Recoil-Balanced Assault Rifles.

The Russians have been doing some very interesting things for the last number of years with assault rifles while our own infantry soldiers are still saddled with a rifle that’s now over 40 years old(yes, the M16). The Russians’ focus seems to be in the area of higher hit probability, promulgated by some rather ingenious recoil-reduction mechanisms. DefRev has already ... Read More »

Latest Russian Small Arms Give Western Counterparts a Run for Their Money.

Russia’s making some pretty neat stuff lately. DefRev found a page on Milparade’s site that highlights some of the new weaponry. Weapons featured are the GSh-18 pistol(which looks a lot like the Steyr M/S series pistols and holds 18 rounds of 9x19mm in the magazine), RMB-93 forward-cocking shotgun(with magazine tube ABOVE the barrel), AGS-30 automatic grenade launcher, RPO-A Shmel rocket ... Read More »

Sako M95 Assault Rifle. Is it the last of its kind?

The Sako M95, standard rifle of the Finnish armed forces, might just be the best assault rifle in the world(besides the Russian AN-94, AK-107, and AK-108, which are all not yet really in production). Available in both 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm, the M95 is basically an updated Kalashnikov, or rather, a Kalashnikov taken to its ultimate conclusion. Preceded by the M90 ... Read More »

Russian Amphibious Assault Rifle

Russia has just come out with a new assault rifle that’s at home both on land and under water–an amphibious assault rifle, if you will. Known as the ASM-DT Special Multipurpose(Universal Two-Medium) Assault Rifle, this new 5.45mm rifle can equal the performance of the AK-74 on land, and the APS Underwater Assault Rifle in the water. Very cool stuff, indeed. ... Read More »

SIG 552 Commando Mini-Assault Rifle for Special Operations.

SIG seems to have a little winner with their 552 Commando(the rifle’s full numeric designation is actually 552-2P). Just like all the other mini-assault rifles out there, the SIG 552 is designed for use in tight spots by special operators and air crew members. *Click on "Read More" below for the rest of the story.* What separates the SIG 552 ... Read More »

Press Update on FN Herstal’s F2000 assault rifle.

Global Defense Review, a high quality defense industry print publication, has an informative article on FN’s brand new F2000 assault rifle. It’s worth taking a look at. DefRev’s editor-in-chief, yours truly, cannot WAIT to take this new ultra-modern weapon out for a test drive. Let’s just hope it performs as well as it looks! Click here to read Global Defence ... Read More »

FN P90 PDW at TREXPO East

by David Crane [email protected] The highlight for me at FN’s booth was getting to handle the P90 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) and FiveseveN Pistol. Please notice that I did not say “submachinegun”, when speaking of the P90. That’s because the FN P90 PDW fires a proprietary 5.7x28mm projectile that is really closer to a small rifle round, than a pistol ... Read More »

ST Kinetics SAR-21 at TREXPO East

Class III Supply, out of Hermitage, PA, is the exclusive importer of the ST Kinetics SAR-21 rifle from Singapore. The SAR-21 is a brand new state of the art bullpup assault rifle in 5.56mm, that will be going head to head with the Israeli TAR-21(Tavor) bullpup rifle, and all other modern 5.56 assault rifles on the world market. Judging by ... Read More »

Heckler and Koch’s G36C Mini-Assault Rifle: TREXPO East

Heckler & Koch has just introduced their new G36C mini-assault rifle, which incorporates an 8 ½ inch barrel and is even more compact than their G36K model. Mini-assault rifles are currently the biggest trend in tactical and special operations weaponry, as they provide much better performance(i.e. penetration) against both hard targets and body armor than submachine guns. The new gun ... Read More »