Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

Type 20

Type 20

Howa Type 20 assault rifle (20式小銃) was first announced officially in May of 2020 as the next infantry rifle for Japanese Ground Self-defense Forces. Its ...

SIG MP-46

SIG MP-46

The SIG MP-46 submachine gun was produced by SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft GmbH shortly after the World War Two, primarily for export. Among ...

SIG MP-41

SIG MP-41

The SIG MP-41 submachine gun was produced by SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft GmbH at the onset of the World War Two, on urgent request from Swiss ...

A-91M

A-91M

The A-91M assault rifle was developed during the 1990s by KBP (Instrument Design Bureau) in Tula. It was first introduced circa 1998, chambered for ...

Burgess police gun

Burgess police gun

Burgess police gun was one of creations of American gun designer Andrew Burgess. He patented his unusual weapon in 1893-94, and established his own company ...

MTs-566

MTs-566

The MTs-566 precision / sniper rifle is a newest development of the Central Bureau for Sporting and Hunting Arms (TSKIB SOO), located in the city of Tula. ...

Chiappa CBR-9 Black Rhino

Chiappa CBR-9 Black Rhino

The Chiappa CBR-9 Black Rhino was first announced during IWA 2019 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. Next year, during 2020 Shot Show a slightly modified ...

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 ...