Weapons and Ammo: The History of the AK Magazine

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A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 1: Metal Magazines

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A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 2: Synthetic Magazines

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For all you fellow AK aficionados out there, this is an excellent little primer on Magazines. It goes without saying that any Semi-Automatic weapon is only as good as the mags that feed them, so do your homework.

 

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World War Two Era Weapons: Clandestine Weapons of the OSS

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Clandestine weapons so clandestine, they never were. Thanks OSS!

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A really interesting read with some awesome links to other articles.

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Military Weapons From The Past: DeLisle Commando Carbine

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Blast from the Past: DeLisle Commando Carbine

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Talk about the authentic “Silent but Deadly Sentry Killer” this was it. Chambered in .45 ACP and able to accept 1911 Mags, it was the ultimate in battlefield practicality for SOE operatives and Partisans during WW2.

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Glock’s New 17M Model Photo’s Leaked

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Breaking: Photo Of The New FBI Glock 17M Leaked

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Photos of the new G17M that Glock built specifically for the FBI has rolled out.

Although it is the wrong caliber for me, SOME of the changes in the platform most likely will be what we see across the entire caliber line on the Gen 5’s in 2017 depending on how these things go over with Joe Q Public.

Changes include:

  • A new tougher finish
  • Changes in the rifling (Standard vs Polygonal Rifling)
  • Longer recoil spring assembly
  • Reinforced forward notch for the recoil spring assembly
  • A smoother trigger similar to the G42/43
  • Flared magwell
  • No finger grooved
  • Changes in the safety plunger
  • Ambidextrous slide release
  • Magazines have an extended front lip
  • Magazine well cutout

Since most of these changes are cosmetic, My 2 cents on the 4 major changes are as follows:

  1. The changes in the rifling is really not that big of a deal since you have always been able to install after-market standard rifling barrels. I don’t think Glock is gonna go with this change on the Gen 5 however as I think this was a FBI requested mod. Personally, I like standard rifling a tad more.
  2. No Finger Grooves? I think Joe Q is gonna want those back, personally I liked them.
  3. Ambi Slide Release. I am ambivalent on this one since I don’t use the slide release as a general rule, but since Glock already went with a Ambi Mag Release on some models already, why not make this standard on the new ones going forward.
  4. Flared Magwell. This will be something folks are either gonna love or hate. Personally, I don’t see the need. This is a Duty/Concealed Carry Gun, not a Competition Race gun. It would seem to me Adding this mod would bulk up the grip outline and make it harder to conceal and easier to snag things on, but maybe not, who knows. Like everything else, Feedback from the field is gonna determine if we see it again. Word is through the Grapevine that folks back in Austria were not crazy about this ideal to begin with so I doubt it rolls around again.

 

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Obscure Weapons: The Luger P-08 “Nachtpistole” (Night Pistol)

I just love seeing and reading about firearms like this. Way ahead of it’s time, this is just an exquisite example of “necessity is the mother of invention.” -SF

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Found this gem on Instagram @axis_and_allies45

This is an extremely rare example of a Luger P08 “Nachtpistole” (Night pistol) that was used by Hitler’s personal Leibstandarte-ϟϟ security detail. Decades ahead of its time, like many Nazi inventions, the Nachtpistole was not only beautiful, it was also practical. Mounted under the barrel was a small flashlight. This would be relatively simple had the battery behind the flashlight not been connected to the brass hardware on the grip plate, only turning on the flashlight when the pistol was handled and the skin conducted the electricity.


Aside from its odd functionality, it was an exquisitely built sidearm. Based on early P08 designs, the Nachtpistole featured a grip safety, walnut base plates on the magazines, and was chambered in 7.65x21mm Parabellum instead of the much more common 9x19mm.
Only two Nachtpistoles are known to exist with one being sold for $184,000 in 2012 and the other residing in a museum in Germany.

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