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IWA Gallery of Guns

Industry Insider's Cameron Hopkins at the Nurnberg, Germany at the 2010 IWA Firearms show.

SMG Guns FG42

SMG Guns of Decatur, Texas, a company specializing in high-quality replications of scarce World War II-vintage full-autos-turned-semi introduces the SMG semi-automatic Type II FG42.

SIG Sauer GmbH Ended By Hostile Business Climate, Lack of Demand

A hostile German business climate against firearms manufacturers and a lack of demand led to the closure of the SIG Sauer GmbH plant in Eckernförde, Germany.

Book Review: Ott-Helmuth von Lossnitzer, Technical Director of The Mauser Company

One of Germany’s leading arms industrialists during the Third Reich, von Lossnitzer served as technical director of the Mauser Works in Oberndorf for a dozen years before immigrating to America and continuing his gun-designing career with the U.S. Ordnance Corps.

IWA Show Stopper: Krieghoff’s Gun of the Year—The da Vinci

The 2018 Krieghoff Gun of the Year is entitled “The da Vinci,” which spectacularly illustrates the life of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) on the 500th anniversary of his death.

Buck Marsh: An American Rifleman In The Battle For Germany

An infantryman with the 3rd Armored Division figures prominently in the bestselling book Spearhead. Now 95 years old, Buck Marsh relates some of his combat experiences as a rifleman armed with the M1 Garand from three-quarters of a century ago.

IWA Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The largest firearm trade show in Europe, IWA Outdoor Classics, postponed its annual meeting due to ongoing concerns over coronavirus.

Colt Tactical .22

For fun, training and pinching pennies.

44th Annual IWA Show Rocks Nuremberg

Some call it the SHOT Show of Europe, and the IWA Show is certainly that and more.

I Have This Old Gun: Simson W625B .22 Trainer

By the early 1930s, Germany was working clandestinely to circumvent the military restrictions imposed on it by the Versailles Treaty. One way to get around prohibitions on military training was to obscure it under the guise of “sport.”

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