Wednesday Weapons

Wednesday Weapons

via The Brigade

via The Brigade

Wednesday Weapons

via US Army

via US Army

The XM-25 grenade launcher
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Wednesday Weapons – Pocket Artillery

from The Firearm Blog:

If, like me, you regularly need to defend your desktop against assaults from nefarious wine glasses and coke bottles, then the Pocket Artillery mini-cannon is for you. These CNC-machined blackpowder cannons have a stainless .177 caliber barrel and colored anodized aluminum base.

The website is takingpre-orders for $29

Wednesday Weapons – Makeshift Weapons of Libya

There is a great gallery of hi-res photos of the makehsift weapons of the rebel forces in Libya. They have essentially cannibalised weapon systems of helicopters, tanks and APCs and adapted them to fit ont eh back of the Toyota pickup.

There are some really serious photos of people taking explosives from mines and re-arming RPGs….scary stuff. My favourite photo is the guy on an office chair firing a FN FAL 7.62mm assault rifle at a government jet.

There is a great shot of the FN F2000 captured from government forces.

The F2000 is a modular weapon system; its principal component is a compact 5.56x45mm NATO-caliber assault rifle configured in a bullpup layout. The F2000 is a selective fire weapon operating from a closed bolt.

The rifle consists of two main assemblies: the barreled receiver group and the frame, coupled together by means of an axis pin located above the trigger guard. The barrel group has an integral MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail used to mount optical sights. The frame or lower receiver contains the trigger group, the bolt and bolt carrier assembly, return mechanism and magazine well. A removable handguard is installed in front of the trigger which completes and encloses the trigger guard.

This one is the FN F2000 assault rifle, with telescope sight and 40mm FN EGLM grenade launcher. It looks like it has a sound moderator fitted as well. Libya purchased 367 F2000 rifles along with other assorted lethal and non-lethal weapon systems from FN Herstal in 2008, and deliveries commenced in 2009.

FN F2000 assault rifle, with telescope sight and 40mm FN EGLM grenade launcher

 

 

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Wednesday Weapons – Firing Pistols Underwater

There is an urban myth out there that if you fire a pistol or revolver underwater that the gun will suffer a catastrophic failure and explode.

Wonder no more.

Wednesday Weapons – Female Pilot stops Taliban attack

via The Brigade

Wednesday Weapons – Peace through Superior Firepower

A very interesting video about an air rifle projecting “peace through superior firepower”.

The Girandoni Air Rifle.

The Girandoni air rifle was an important first. It was the first repeating rifle of any kind to see military service. It was one of the first uses of a tubular magazine. And, although it saw service for only 35 years, it predated and was more advanced in design and mechanical technology than the Henry rifle which arrived fifty years later.

Wednesday Weapons – Dove hunting in Argentina

Awesome video of Dove shooting in Argentina. Definitely adding that to the bucket list.