Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

PPK-20

PPK-20

The Kalashnikov PPK-20 submachine gun was first announced during the Army-2020 international exhibition event. It’s a finalized version of the previous ...

QBZ-191

QBZ-191

The QBZ-191 assault rifle family has been officially announced in 2019 during the PLA parade. By 2021, some of 1st line units in PLA are already armed with ...

M38 SDMR

M38 SDMR

The M38 SDMR Squad Designated Marksman Rifle was introduced into service with the US Marine Corps in 2017. Despite the separate designation, it is not a ...

MTs-569, MTs-570

MTs-569, MTs-570

The 12.7mm revolver carbine MTs-569 and its 9x39mm variant MTs-570 are products of the Russian TSKIB SOO (Central Design Bureau for Sporting and Hunting ...

RSh-12

RSh-12

The RSh-12 assault revolver (Револьвер Штурмовой РШ-12) is a very unusual weapon, developed upon request from Elite Russian counter-terrorist units. It is ...

Browning BPS

Browning BPS

The Browning BPS pump action shotgun was introduced by the US-based Browning Arms company in 1977 and is still available today. From its introduction and ...

HK P11 underwater

HK P11 underwater

The Heckler Koch P11 underwater pistol was originally developed during late 1960s by famous German arms-making company Heckler und Koch GmbH. Designed and ...

SNIPEX Laska K-2

SNIPEX Laska K-2

The SNIPEX Laska K-2 heavy machine gun was first announced during Guns and Security 2021 expo in Kyiv. It is designed by the XADO company from Ukraine, ...

Lebedev PL-15

Lebedev PL-15

The Lebedev MPL pistol, previously known as the Lebedev PL-15 pistol is a new service-type handgun designed by Dmitry Lebedev who is working at Kalashnikov ...

FN EVOLYS

FN EVOLYS

The FN EVOLYS machine gun is the latest development of the famous Belgian company FN Herstal from Liege. Introduced in May of 2021, the FN EVOLYS machine ...

AKM

AKM

The Kalashnikov AKM assault rifle (Автомат Калашникова Модернизированный – Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernized) was adopted by the Soviet army in 1959. ...

AK-47 AK

AK-47 AK

The Avtomat Kalashnikov AK (автомат Калашникова), colloquially known in the West as the Kalashnikov AK-47, was one of the results of Soviet intermediate ...