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Colt Tactical .22

For fun, training and pinching pennies.

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.

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.

44th Annual IWA Show Rocks Nuremberg

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

Cold War Warriors—The Men and Guns of Special Forces Berlin

While the Iron Curtain still stood, U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Berlin prepared for daring and secret missions behind Warsaw Pact lines with clandestine arms in the event the Cold War went hot. Ever heard of the Welrod? How about the MPK?

Book Review: Vickers Guide: World War II Germany, Vol. 1

This new book offers a look at some of the most rare and interesting firearms used by Nazi Germany during World War II.

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.

This Old Gun: German Gewehr 41(W)

The first nation to actually issue a semi-automatic rifle to its troops was Mexico, which, in 1908, adopted the intricate 7x57 mm Mauser repeater designed by native son General Manuel Mondragón.

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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