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Vortex Awarded NGSW Fire Control Contract

Vortex Optics’ Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC) submission has been selected by the United States Army. The announcement last week hints that the branch is nearing the end of its search for a complete weapon system—with 6.8 mm chambering—that will replace its M4s and M249s.

How the NRA Helped Normalize Suppressor Use

Beneficial safety equipment to be sure, the sound suppressor is becoming much more widely accepted, thanks to NRA’s efforts.

The Smith & Wesson Military & Police Revolver

Smith & Wesson’s iconic revolver is one of the few things with stronger ties to law enforcement than the NRA.

Trijicon MGRS Selected for Army MMO Program

The U.S. Army’s Mounted Machinegun Optics (MMO) program—the branch’s effort to identify and procure improved sights for the platforms—has selected the Trijicon MGRS (Machine Gun Reflex sight).

Army Awards FN $92 Million Contract for M240s and Spare Receivers

The U.S. Army has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to FN America to supply the U.S. Army with M240 series machine gun variants and spare receivers.

What's the Benefit of a Lightweight Rifle?

Ever wonder what the big deal is about lightweight rifles? Here’s one reason for shaving ounces.

Army Receives Final Shipment of SIG Sauers for NGSW System Testing

SIG Sauer recently delivered its last lot of firearms, ammunition and matching equipment for testing by the U.S. Army in its search for a Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) system.

The Physics of Machine-Gun Fire

There’s a science to the employ of full-automatic weaponry in wartime.

Review: Tippmann Armory Gatling Gun 9 mm

You don’t have to be a soldier boy to appreciate a finely crafted firearm that is pure fun on the range, even if you’ll need to quintuple your ammo supply to fully appreciate it.

Classics: The MG42 Belt-fed Machinegun

One of the Third Reich’s most fearsome battlefield implements has descendants that can be found in today’s military arms.

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