An AR-15 chambered in the relatively new 6.8 SPC cartridge, the M468 is probably best known from it’s episode on Future Weapons. Even though it showed promising results, the M468, which was direct gas impingement, was replaced by the Barrett REC7, a piston driven version. The gas block and front sight were specifically designed for the M468.
I had an M468 upper before my lower arrived. Even though I got to use it at the range by using my cousin’s Spikes Tactical lower, I ended up selling the upper to pay off some bills. It wasn’t a bad design or anything; I decided to switch more towards caliber consolidation. I would have had to buy a whole new set of magazines and ammo when I already had Magpuls and 5.56x45mm.
Tennessee Guns International brought in some PSL parts kits and created this shorter version. It was marked and labeled FPK Paratrooper, but this is strictly a U.S made variant. The Romanian military does not have a “paratrooper” version of the PSL in service.
Muzzle flash is as expected for a 16” long barrel in 7.62x54R. TGI didn’t make too many of these but modifying an existing PSL wouldn’t be too difficult.
CBRPS Saiga 12 Bullpup
This kit of theirs is the older Gen I model but with a slightly modified custom thumhole grip instead of the pistol grip. Odd, if not ugly, but still kind of appealing. I’d buy a third Saiga 12 just to put that chassis on for fun.
A vintage photo from the late 1970’s of Germany’s elite counter-terrorism unit. Note the HK 512 shotgun that GSG-9 specifically ordered.An MP5 and MP5SD can also be seen. The un-suppressed MP5 has the older straight 30 round magazine. Curved mags would appear later. Last guy in the photo has the HK69 40mm single-shot grenade launcher.
Behind them is their signature armored Mercedes Benz.
Custom Colt Bisley
An ornately engraved and gold plated revolver, this was not a factory option or limited production run series, rather done by an engraver.
I’m not really into older classic revolvers but I do appreciate their history and craftsmanship. Some major firearm manufacturers like Colt have an archive and archivist who can look up the paperwork for your firearm in their records. Note that the revolver pictured left the factory in 1898 and even includes the location it went to.
Russian Rock & Roll
While not the most ideal gun case, it has its appeal.
DARWIN, Australia (July 19, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Karen McMillan, from Los Angeles, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, participates in small arms weapons training with members of the Australian Northern Territory Tactical Response Group during exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. Talisman Sabre is a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. Forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations.
U.S. Marine sniper Sgt. Jordan Davis, 23, of Martin, Tenn. , with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. , rushes to a shooting position as an insurgent is identified planting a roadside bomb at Patrol Base Salaam Bazaar in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Maybe I can take Putin out…
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev holds a special forces sniper rifle during a visit to the 10th Detached Special Purpose Brigade of the Russian Defence Ministry on August 8, 2011 outside Sochi.
I noticed a few comments on the other MP5SD post wondering what was attached to the silencer. This is something I’ve seen mostly on the Australian issued MP5SD’s. Here a member of the SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) with a tactical light attached to the silencer. It looks like an improvised way to get a light onto the SD.
The SD has a unique barrel shroud that encompasses the silencer designed for it, which makes it difficult to attach a railed handguard system.
Never stick to just one gun or one company. Hold, handle, shoot or collect different models to see what works for you and what doesn’t. I don’t see anything wrong with being brand loyal but calling another person’s gun junk or garbage just because it isn’t your brand…just don’t.
I really want a P7 and Makarov after looking at this.
Owner’s listed firearms above - Bulgarian Makarov, Glock 19, Kimber Custom II by Bob at Miller Custom, HK P7, and Sig 22.
The newer generation of Desert Eagle Mark XIX. The ones with the picatinny rail I think began production when Kahr Arms bought Magnum Research. First image has the comparison side of 50 Action Express, 9mm and .22 LR.
What most people fail to realize is that the magazine on a Desert Eagle is free floating, so any pressure applied from below forces the mag upward, causing jams. Also because of how it’s bolt rotates when it fires, it punishes shooters who limp-wrist.
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