Preview: The Complete Book Of Tokarev Pistols
It’s one of the most common military-surplus pistols seen on the market, but behind the Tokarev is a rich, fascinating history that stretches back to the early decades of the Soviet Union.
Cold War Combatants: 5.45x39 mm vs. 5.56 NATO
Of the two prime combatants of the Cold War, the Soviet Union and United States, each armed their infantry troops with two unique but similar cartridges. Here's how they compared to each other.
Guns Of The Soviet Partisans In World War II
With every meter the Wehrmacht advanced into the Soviet Union, their supply lines seemed to grow exponentially longer. This provided ample opportunities for Soviet partisans to inflict casualties and destroy vital aspects of the German war machine, and they used an assortment of arms to accomplish their mission.
Communist Small Arms Of The Korean War
Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small arms from different sources to arm their soldiers. Here we explore some of these Communist-used firearms.
ARTV Preview: NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling, Hornady 6 mm ARC and the Soviet DP-28
On this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, NRA's Larry Quandahl walks us through the NRA rules for safe gun handling. We'll also take a look at the Hornady 6 mm ARC and the Degtyaryov DP-28 light machine gun.
The War to End All Wars That Wouldn’t End: The Polish-Soviet Conflict of 1920
In the chaos following the Armistice ending World War I, Soviet Communist armies moved west, threatening all of Europe.
Video—I Have This Old Gun: Russian PPSh 43 Submachine Gun
The lesser-known cousin of the famous PPSh 41, the stamped-steel, 7.62x25 mm-chambered PPSh 43 submachine gun was the real hero of WWII for many Soviet troops.
A Look Back at the Mosin-Nagant 91/30
One of the hardest working rifles in history, the Mosin-Nagant is like a lot of Russian firearms: somewhat crude in design, but very well made—and very dependable.
A Look Back at the SKS-45 Rifle
The SKS-45 rifle will never win any beauty contests, nor will it be the basis for a fine sporting rifle. But it represents a seminal moment in firearms design whereby function leads form.
The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945
After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came to sniping rifles. The result was the scope-sighted, bolt-action Mosin-Nagant, used with deadly effect against the Nazis on the Eastern Front.