Know Your Weapons: Russian 6P41 PKP Pecheneg

6P41 PKP Pechentheg: Belt Fed Vodka Blaster

 

This 7.62x54R belt-fed monster is the most common General Purpose Machine Gun in the third world.

It has the weight of a M249 SAW and packs the punch of a M240B.

Know Your Weapons: The M60, A Cold War Classic

M60: Its Purpose, Mechanics, and Development

 

Two scenes come to mind for the venerable M60: The first is one of my favorite childhood movies of all time, First Blood. Watching John Rambo eradicate that town in Washington with that M60 he swiped out of the back of the deuce-and-a-half was pure poetry!

The second was Full Metal Jacket and my bro Animal Mother charging headlong into the breech.

 

 

 

Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics

Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics

 

Awesome write up by NC Scout on former USMC Raider and CIA agent Frank Sturgis.

Being both a military history buff and a student of guerilla warfare the book Warrior: Frank Sturgis—The CIA’s #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro But Was Ambushed by Watergate  is a treasure trove.

Highly recommended.

 

Know Your Weapons: The MAS 49/56

29 mph winds? I would have called it and came back when the Hurricane was gone, but still a decent shoot.

The discussion with Ian from Forgotten Weapons about the similarities of the 7.5 French to the 7.62 NATO is awesome.

Pay Attention, you just might learn something.