Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

Kalashnikov MR1

Kalashnikov MR1

The Kalashnikov MR1 rifle is produced by Kalashnikov concern for civilian markets. It can be used for hunting, target and sport shooting. This rifle is ...

Ruger-57

Ruger-57

The Ruger-57 pistol was introduced by well-known US gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co in late 2019. This new pistol is one of the very few guns that ...

SIG Sauer MG 338

SIG Sauer MG 338

The SIG Sauer MG 338 machine gun, which was first introduced to the public in 2017, follows the stepts of the very similar LWMMG lightweight medium machine ...

Beretta model 57

Beretta model 57

The Beretta model 57 carbine was developed by famous Italian gun making company Beretta during late 1950s, mostly for export sales. It was broadly based on ...

NGSW-R Textron

NGSW-R Textron

The Textron / AAI NGSW-R assault rifle is being developed by AAI corporation, which is now part of the much larger Textron Systems Corporation, under ...

NGSW-R SIG MCX Spear

NGSW-R SIG MCX Spear

The MCX Spear assault rifle is being developed by American division of international SIG Sauer gun making company under NGSW-R – “Next Generation Squad ...

NGSW-R GD RM277

NGSW-R GD RM277

The GD RM277 assault rifle is being developed by a consortium of companies, led by American industrial giant General Dynamics for the NGSW-R “Next ...

20 years online!

20 years online!

I have held a lifelong interest in firearms. For me, this began at age of about 8, when I got my first illustrated book about guns, written and drawn by ...

SA Vz.58

SA Vz.58

The Samopal vzor 1958 (submachine gun, model of 1958) was the standard assault rifle of the Czechoslovak army from the late 1950s and until the dissolution ...

HK 512

HK 512

Heckler-Koch HK 512 semi-automatic shotgun was produced during 1970s and 1980s by famous German company Heckler und Koch primary for German military and ...

Franchi LAW-12

Franchi LAW-12

Franchi LAW-12 semi-automatic shotgun was designed by Italian gun making company Luigi Franchi Spa during early 1980s as a less expensive and lighter ...

Vapensmia NM149

Vapensmia NM149

The Vapensmia NM149 sniper rifle was adopted by Norvegian army in 1985 and served until about 2013, when it was officially replaced by German-made ...