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Developed and patented by James M. Leatherwood, the Adjustable Ranging Telescope (ART) system combines a rangefinding scale inside the telescopic sight (scope) with an adjustable cam built into the scope's mount that raises or lowers the rear of the sight to compensate for the trajectory of the bullet.
The Ak 4 (Swedish: Automatkarbin 4) is a Swedish-made version of the Heckler & Koch G3A3 battle rifle, with a buttstock that is longer, the bolt carrier has a serrated thumb groove to aid in silent bolt closure and fitted with a heavy buffer for higher number of rounds fired before failure.
The AK-47, or AK as it is officially known, also known as the Kalashnikov, is a gas-operated, 7.62×39mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov.
AN/PVS-4 (Night Vision Sight, Individual Served Weapon, AN/PVS-4) is the U.S. military designation for a specification of the first second generation passive Night vision device.
ArmaLite, or Armalite, is an American small arms engineering company founded in the mid 1950s in Hollywood, California.
The ArmaLite AR-10 is a 7.62×51mm NATO battle rifle developed by Eugene Stoner in the late 1950s and manufactured by ArmaLite, then a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation.
The ArmaLite AR-15 is a select-fire, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed assault rifle manufactured in the United States between 1959 and 1964.
The ArmaLite AR-18 is a gas-operated, selective-fire rifle chambered for 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition.
An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.
An automatic rifle is a type of self-loading rifle that is capable of automatic fire.
Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro is a Philippine Army general officer and a recipient the Philippines' highest military award for courage, the Medal of Valor.
The Battle of Hill 488 was a military engagement of the Vietnam War that took place on the night of 15–16 June 1966.
"Battle rifle" is a post-World War II term for military service rifles that are fed ammunition via detachable magazines and fire a full-powered rifle cartridge.
A bayonet (from French baïonnette) is a knife, sword, or spike-shaped weapon designed to fit on the end of a rifles muzzle, allowing it to be used as a pike.
Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta (literally, "Pietro Beretta Arms Factory") is a privately held Italian firearms manufacturing company operating in several countries.
The Beretta BM 59 is an Italian-made rifle based on the M1 Garand rifle, but chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO, and modified to use a detachable magazine.
The Beta C-Mag is a 100-round capacity drum magazine manufactured by the Beta Company.
BORTAC is an initialism for the United States "Border Patrol Tactical Unit".
The origins of the modern British military rifle are within its predecessor the Brown Bess musket.
A carbine, from French carabine, is a long gun firearm but with a shorter barrel than a rifle or musket.
Carl Drega (January 19, 1935 – August 19, 1997) was a man from Bow, New Hampshire, who killed two state troopers, a judge and a newspaper editor and wounded three other law enforcement officers before being shot to death in a firefight with police.
A ceremonial weapon is an object used for ceremonial purposes to display power or authority.
The Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit, variously called Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit, Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit and commonly referred to by its acronym CAFGU (pronounced "kahf-goo") is an irregular auxiliary force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Classic Army (Yick Fung International) is a manufacturer of airsoft replicas based in Hong Kong.
A clip is a device that is used to store multiple rounds of ammunition together as a unit, ready for insertion into the magazine or cylinder of a firearm.
Clutch is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) (originally known as the Colorado State Highway Courtesy Patrol), based in Lakewood, Colorado, is a division of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, and is one of the official state police agencies of Colorado, along with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and several smaller state agencies.
Colt Automatic Rifle or Colt Light Machine Gun is a 5.56 mm NATO, open-bolt, full-automatic-only firearm developed by Colt Defense.
The Commander-in-Chief's Guard – also known as the CINC Guard but officially Company A, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment – is a CBRN defense unit of the United States Army that also has public duties and riot control missions within the Washington metropolitan area.
The two most common assault rifles in the world are the Soviet AK-47 and the American M16.
is an anime series directed by Takuya Nonaka and produced by ufotable, which first aired in Japan on July 3, 2006.
The Crazy Horse rifle or M14SE is a semi-automatic designated marksman rifle based on the M14 rifle.
Crime in India exists in various forms.
The designated marksman (DM), squad advanced marksman (AD), or squad designated marksman (SDM) is a military marksman role in an infantry squad.
A designated marksman rifle (DMR) is the precision scoped weapon system used by modern infantries in the designated marksman (DM) role.
Special Detachment 88 (Detasemen Khusus 88), or Densus 88, is an Indonesian Special Forces counter-terrorism squad, and part of the Indonesian Police Force.
The Navy of the Dominican Republic or Armada de Republica Dominicana (A.R.D), is one of the three branches of the Military of the Dominican Republic, together with the Army and the Air Force.
A door gunner is a crewman tasked with firing and maintaining manually directed armament aboard a helicopter.
DPMS (Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services) Panther Arms manufactures a wide range of military and civilian rifles in Huntsville, Alabama.
A drill purpose rifle is a rifle which has been altered so that it can no longer be fired.
A drill team can be one of four different entities.
A drum magazine is a type of firearm magazine that is cylindrical in shape, similar to a drum.
Dusty is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.
Egyptian National Police or ENP is a department of the Ministry of Interior of Egypt.
The EM-2, also known as Rifle No.9 Mk1 or Janson rifle, was an experimental British assault rifle.
This is a list of equipment of the Ecuadorian Army.
Since November 19, 1992, the Lithuanian Land Force of the Lithuanian Armed Forces has been working towards modernisation and adopting NATO-compatible equipment and replacing the equipment that it inherited from the Soviet Union.
The Equipment of the Malaysian Armed Forces can be subdivided into: ammunition, weapons, vehicles and attire.
The equipment of the Royal Malaysian Navy can be subdivided into: vessels, aircraft, munitions, radar, small arms, vehicles, and attire.
The Estonian Defence League (Eesti Kaitseliit) is the name of the unified paramilitary armed forces of the Republic of Estonia.
The Estonian Land Forces (Maavägi), unofficially referred to as the Estonian Army, is the name of the unified ground forces among the Estonian Defence Forces where it has an offensive military formation role.
Eugene Morrison Stoner (November 22, 1922 – April 24, 1997) was an American firearms designer who is most associated with the development of the AR-15 rifle that was adopted by the US military as the M16.
The FG 42 (German: Fallschirmjägergewehr 42, "paratrooper rifle 42") is a selective-fire automatic rifle produced in Nazi Germany during World War II.
A firearm is a portable gun (a barreled ranged weapon) that inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion (deflagration) of propellant within an ammunition cartridge.
A fireteam or fire team is a small military sub-subunit of infantry designed to optimize "bounding overwatch" and "fire and movement" tactical doctrine in combat.
The FM1957 is a Swedish prototype battle rifle based on the Ag m/42 semi-automatic rifle.
The FN FAL (Fusil Automatique Léger, English: Light Automatic Rifle), is a battle rifle designed by Belgian small arms designers Dieudonné Saive and Ernest Vervier and manufactured by Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal (FN Herstal).
The FN SCAR (Fabrique Nationale Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) is a gas-operated (short-stroke gas piston) self-loading rifle with a rotating bolt.
Forrest Gump is a fictional character who first appears in the 1986 novel by Winston Groom.
Free recoil is a vernacular term or jargon for recoil energy of a firearm not supported from behind.
Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 British-American war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick and starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio and Adam Baldwin.
Gary Ivan Gordon (30 August 1960 – 3 October 1993) was a master sergeant in the United States Army and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Gas-operation is a system of operation used to provide energy to operate autoloading firearms.
The Gewehr 98 (abbreviated G98, Gew 98 or M98) is a German bolt-action Mauser rifle firing cartridges from a 5-round internal clip-loaded magazine that was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by the Karabiner 98k, a shorter weapon using the same basic design.
Grunt is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.
The Guang Da Xing No.
Guard mounting, or changing the guard, is a formal ceremony in which sentries providing ceremonial guard duties at important institutions are relieved by a new batch of sentries.
H&R 1871, LLC (Harrington & Richardson) is a manufacturer of firearms under the Harrington & Richardson and New England Firearms trademarks.
The Haitian National Police (PNH; Police Nationale d’Haïti, literally "National Police of Haiti"), is the law enforcement and de facto police force of Haiti.
Hammerverse (or the Slammerverse, Slammers universe, Hammer universe) is a setting for a series of military science fiction short stories and novels by author David Drake.
The Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) is an armed United States Coast Guard helicopter squadron specializing in Airborne Use of Force (AUF) and drug-interdiction missions.
Since the formation of the Australian Army on 1 March 1901, it has used a variety of weaponry and equipment, sourced mainly from British, American and less frequently, other European manufacturers, but also weapons and equipment produced by local Australian manufacturers.
Springfield, Massachusetts was founded in 1636 as Agawam, the northernmost settlement of the Connecticut Colony.
The history of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intertwines in its early stages with history of the Haganah.
The Hoddle Street massacre was a mass shooting that occurred on the evening of Sunday, 9 August 1987, in Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia.
The Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) is the elite tactical unit of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The, is a Japanese battle rifle used exclusively by the Japan Self-Defense Forces and the Japanese Coast Guard.
The, referred to as the, is a Japanese assault rifle used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces, the Japan Coast Guard's Special Security Team units, and the Special Assault Team.
The MRI Desert Eagle is a semi-automatic handgun notable for chambering the largest centerfire cartridge of any magazine-fed, self-loading pistol.
The Southern Victory Series is a fan name given to a series of Harry Turtledove alternate history novels.
An intermediate cartridge is a rifle/carbine cartridge that is less powerful than typical full-power battle rifle cartridges (such as the.303 British, 7.62×54mmR, 7.92×57mm Mauser,.30-06 Springfield or 7.62×51mm NATO), but still has significantly longer effective range than pistol/personal defense weapon cartridges.
Jacob Loucks Devers (8 September 1887 – 15 October 1979) was a general in the United States Army who commanded the 6th Army Group in the European Theater during World War II.
The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 has spurred numerous conspiracy theories, which include accusations of involvement of the CIA, the Mafia, sitting Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, the KGB, or even some combination thereof.
Julian Knight (born 4 March 1968) is an Australian mass murderer.
Jednostka Wojskowa Formoza, (en. Military Unit Formoza) (2007-2011 Morska Jednostka Działań Specjalnych, MJDS) (en. Naval Special Operations Unit), other old names: Sekcje Działań Specjalnych Marynarki Wojennej (Polish Navy Special Operations Sections), Grupy Specjalne Płetwonurków (Special Frogmen Groups).
, shortened to Kino's Journey, is a Japanese light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa, with illustrations by Kouhaku Kuroboshi.
The SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25) is a designated marksman rifle and semi automatic sniper rifle designed by Eugene Stoner and manufactured by Knight's Armament Company.
The Korean DMZ Conflict, also referred to as the Second Korean War by some, was a series of low-level armed clashes between North Korean forces and the forces of South Korea and the United States, largely occurring between 1966 and 1969 at the Korean DMZ.
Leroy James Sullivan (born on June 27, 1933) is an American firearms inventor.
The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known as the SLR (Self-Loading Rifle), by the Canadian Army designation C1A1 (C1) or in the US as the "inch pattern" FAL.
The Lee–Enfield is a bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle that served as the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century.
Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist, a citizen of the Anishinabe & Dakota/Lakota Nations, and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM).
Lethal Enforcers 3, known as Seigi no Hero (セイギノヒーロー or 正義のヒーロー—Heroes of Justice) in Japan is a 3D arcade light gun game which is the third and final installment to Konami's Lethal Enforcers series.
This is a list of small arms used during the 20th century.
Battle rifles are full-powered rifles, that use detachable box magazines, often with selective fire capability.
This article describes the many variations of the Colt AR-15 and M16 rifle family of weapons produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company.
This list contains weapons that are classified as crew-serve or crew service, often mislabeled as crew-served, as the term is used in the United States military.
The heavy equipment and weaponry of the Hellenic Army is of mostly foreign manufacture, from German, French, American, British suppliers.
This is a list of all equipment that is in use by the Philippine Army.
List of equipment of the Republic of Korea Army is a list of equipment currently in service in the Republic of Korea Army.
Modern equipment of the Royal Moroccan Army is a list of equipment currently in service with the Moroccan Army.
The equipment of the United States Armed Forces can be subdivided into four categories: weapons, ammunition, vehicles, and attire.
The United States Coast Guard uses cutters and small boats on the water, and fixed- and rotary wing (helicopters) aircraft in the air.
The Equipment of the United States Navy have been subdivided into: watercraft, aircraft, munitions, vehicles, and small arms.
During the Vietnam War (1965–1975) and the Cambodian–Vietnamese War (1977–1989), the Vietnam People's Ground Forces relied almost entirely on Soviet-derived weapons and equipment systems.
This is an extensive list of small arms—including pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, assault rifles, battle rifles, designated marksman rifles, carbines, machine guns, flamethrowers, multiple barrel firearms, grenade launchers, and anti-tank rifles—that includes variants.
This is a list of weapons served individually by the United States armed forces, sorted by type and current level of service.
List of military equipment used by Syrian opposition forces in the Syrian Civil War.
This page lists more than 100 small arms designs which have been produced in numbers exceeding one million since the late 18th century.
This page is a listing of major sniper rifle variants from around the world.
This is a list of weapons used by the United States Marine Corps.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles.
The LR 300 is an American rifle and conversion kit designed by gunsmith Allan Zitta and manufactured by Z-M Weapons.
The M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment (LCE), also known as the Individual Load-Carrying Equipment (ILCE), replaced the M-1945 Combat Pack in the early 1960s.
M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War was a short-lived science fiction/war comic book series published by Gold Key Comics for 10 issues from July 1965 to August 1969.
The M1 GarandOfficially designated as U.S. rifle, caliber.30, M1, later simply called Rifle, Caliber.30, M1, also called US Rifle, Cal.
M14, M-14, or M.14 may refer to.
The M14 rifle, officially the United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14, is an American automatic rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 in) ammunition.
M15 or M-15 may refer to.
The M16 rifle, officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16, is a United States military adaptation of the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle.Kern, Danford Allan (2006).. m-14parts.com. A thesis presented to the Faculty of the US Army Command and General Staff College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree MASTER OF MILITARY ART AND SCIENCE, Military History. Fort Leavenworth, KansasKokalis, Peter G.. Nodakspud.com The original M16 was a selective fire 5.56mm rifle with a 20-round magazine. In 1964, the M16 entered U.S. military service and the following year was deployed for jungle warfare operations during the Vietnam War. In 1969, the M16A1 replaced the M14 rifle to become the U.S. military's standard service rifle.Ezell, Edward Clinton (1983). Small Arms of the World. New York: Stackpole Books. pp. 46–47..Urdang, p. 801. The M16A1 improvements include a bolt-assist, chrome plated bore and a new 30-round magazine. In 1983, the U.S. Marine Corps adopted the M16A2 rifle and the U.S. Army adopted it in 1986. The M16A2 fires the improved 5.56×45mm NATO (M855/SS109) cartridge and has a new adjustable rear sight, case deflector, heavy barrel, improved handguard, pistol grip and buttstock, as well as a semi-auto and three-round burst only fire selector. Adopted in 1998, the M16A4 is the fourth generation of the M16 series.Weapons of the Modern Marines, by Michael Green, MBI Publishing Company, 2004, page 16 It is equipped with a removable carrying handle and Picatinny rail for mounting optics and other ancillary devices. The M16 has also been widely adopted by other militaries around the world. Total worldwide production of M16s has been approximately 8 million, making it the most-produced firearm of its 5.56 mm caliber. The U.S. Military has largely replaced the M16 in combat units with a shorter and lighter version named the M4 carbine.
The M1903 Springfield, formally the United States Rifle, Caliber.30-06, Model 1903, is an American five-round magazine fed, bolt-action service repeating rifle, used primarily during the first half of the 20th century.
The M1917 Enfield, the "American Enfield", formally named "United States Rifle, cal.30, Model of 1917" was an American modification and production of the.303-inch (7.7 mm) Pattern 1914 Enfield (P14) rifle (listed in British Service as Rifle No. 3) developed and manufactured during the period 1917–1918.
The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) is a family of American automatic rifles and machine guns used by the United States and numerous other countries during the 20th century. The primary variant of the BAR series was the M1918, chambered for the.30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge and designed by John Browning in 1917 for the U.S. Expeditionary Corps in Europe as a replacement for the French-made Chauchat and M1909 Benét–Mercié machine guns that US forces had previously been issued. The BAR was designed to be carried by infantrymen during an assault Article by Maxim Popenker, 2014. advance while supported by the sling over the shoulder, or to be fired from the hip. This is a concept called "walking fire" — thought to be necessary for the individual soldier during trench warfare.Chinn, George M.: The Machine Gun, Volume I: History, Evolution, and Development of Manual, Automatic, and Airborne Repeating Weapons, p. 175. Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the Navy, 1951. The BAR never entirely lived up to the original hopes of the war department as either a rifle or a machine gun. The U.S. Army, in practice, used the BAR as a light machine gun, often fired from a bipod (introduced on models after 1938).Bishop, Chris: The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, p. 239. Sterling Publishing, 2002. A variant of the original M1918 BAR, the Colt Monitor Machine Rifle, remains the lightest production automatic gun to fire the.30-06 Springfield cartridge, though the limited capacity of its standard 20-round magazine tended to hamper its utility in that role. Although the weapon did see some action in World War I, the BAR did not become standard issue in the US Army until 1938, when it was issued to squads as a portable light machine gun. The BAR saw extensive service in both World War II and the Korean War and saw limited service in the Vietnam War. The US Army began phasing out the BAR in the late 1950s, when it was intended to be replaced by a squad automatic weapon (SAW) variant of the M14, and was without a portable light machine gun until the introduction of the M60 machine gun in 1957. The M60, however, was really a general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) and was used as a SAW only because the army had no other tool for the job until the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon in the mid-1980s.
The M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) is the semi-automatic sniper rifle adaptation of the M14 rifle.
The M249 light machine gun (LMG), formerly designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine gun manufactured by the Belgian company FN Herstal (FN).
The M25 Sniper Weapon System is a joint venture sniper rifle built for the U.S. Army Special Forces and the U.S. Navy SEALs.
The M3 fighting knife or M3 trench knife was an American military combat knife first issued in March 1943.
The M31 HEAT is a fin-stabilized anti-tank rifle grenade designed in the late 1950s to replace the Belgian ENERGA rifle grenade which was adopted by the US Army and US Marines as an emergency stop-gap measure during the Korean War.
The M39 enhanced marksman rifle (EMR, NSN 1005-01-553-5196; more formally the rifle, 7.62 MM, M39 enhanced marksman rifle) is a semi-automatic, gas-operated designated marksman rifle chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge.
The M4 bayonet was introduced in 1944 for use with the M1 carbine.
The M5 Bayonet was adopted by the U.S. Military in 1953 to replace other bayonets for the U.S. rifle, caliber.30, M1 (Garand).
The M6 Bayonet is a bayonet used by the U.S. military for the M14 rifle.
The M7 bayonet is a bayonet that was used by the U.S. military for the M16 rifle, it can also be used with the M4 carbine as well as many other assault rifles, carbines and combat shotguns.
The M86 sniper rifle is a bolt action sniper rifle manufactured by Harris Gunworks (formerly Harris-McMillan Gunworks, formerly G. McMillan & Co.). It was used by the U.S. armed forces, primarily Navy SEALs and Delta Force.
M89SR sniper rifle is a gas operated semi-automatic sniper rifle, produced by Technical Consultants International (TCI), an Israeli company based in Tel Aviv.
A magazine is an ammunition storage and feeding device within or attached to a repeating firearm.
The Manila Peninsula siege occurred on November 29, 2007 at The Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati, Philippines.
The Marine Scout Sniper Rifle or MSSR is a select fire sniper rifle developed from the Colt M16A1 rifle by the Philippine Marine Corps Scout Snipers due to the lack of a dedicated sniper rifle which is used in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
A marksman is a person who is skilled in precision shooting, using accurate precision scoped projectile weapons (in modern days most commonly a designated marksman rifle or a sniper rifle) to shoot at high-value targets at longer-than-usual ranges.
A Marksmanship Ribbon device is primarily a miniature metal rifle, pistol, target, service star, or letter E or S which may be worn if authorized on a Marksmanship Ribbon awarded to members of the United States Coast Guard, United States Air Force, and United States Navy.
A Marksmanship Ribbon is a United States Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard award that is issued to its members who pass a weapons qualification course and achieve an above-average score.
Metallic silhouette shooting is a group of target shooting disciplines that involves shooting at steel targets representing game animals at varying distances, seeking to knock the metal target over.
Metrication (or metrification) is the process of introducing the International System of Units, also known as SI units or the metric system, to replace a jurisdiction's traditional measuring units.
The military equipment of Israel includes a wide array of arms, armored vehicles, artillery, missiles, planes, helicopters, and warships.
The Armed Forces of Honduras (Fuerzas Armadas de Honduras), consists of the Honduran Army, Honduran Navy and Honduran Air Force.
The Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) is an American selective fire military designated marksman rifle chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge.
Moody Towers are twin 18-story high-rise residence halls located in the Wheeler District on the campus of the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, United States.
Mutt (along with his dog Junkyard) is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.
Muzzle energy is the kinetic energy of a bullet as it is expelled from the muzzle of a firearm.
The National Army of Somalia is the army of Somalia and was disband in 2012 but reformed in 2013.
The China Ordnance Industries Group Corporation Limited, also known as China North Industries Group Corporation Limited, officially abbreviated as Norinco, is a Chinese defense corporation that manufactures a diverse range of civil and military products, including light and armored vehicles, tanks, aircraft, UAVs, artillery, fuel air bombs, precision strike systems, missiles, air defence and anti-missile systems, air-launched weapons, amphibious assault weapons and equipment, night vision products, long-range suppression weapon systems, machinery, radar, optical-electronic products, engineering equipment, oil field equipment, chemicals, light industrial products, explosives and blast materials, infantry equipment, high-effect destruction systems, anti-riot equipment, civil and military firearms and ammunition.
The Type CQ is an unlicensed Chinese variant of the M16 rifle manufactured by Norinco.
Operation Starlite (also known in Vietnam as Battle of Van Tuong) was the first major offensive regimental size action conducted by a purely U.S. military unit during the Vietnam War.
The Pasukan Khas Laut (Naval Special Warfare Forces, Jawi: ڤاسوكن خاص لاوت), commonly abbreviated PASKAL, is the principal special operations force of the Royal Malaysian Navy.
The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC; Filipino: Hukbong Kawal Pandagat ng Pilipinas, Spanish: Infantería de Marina de Filipinas) is the marine corps of the Philippines, a naval infantry force under the command of the Philippine Navy.
Wojska Specjalne, WS (en. Special Troops) is the 4th military branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland formed in early 2007.
Project Abakan was a Soviet/Russian advanced assault rifle programme in rival to the US Advanced Combat Rifle that took place between 1980 and 1994.
Provisional Irish Republican Army arms importation into the Republic of Ireland for use in Northern Ireland began in the early 1970s.
The Puerto Rico Police (Policía de Puerto Rico)also known in Puerto Rico as La Uniformadais the state police of Puerto Rico.
Randall David Shughart (13 August 1958 – 3 October 1993) was a United States Army soldier of 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D)/"Delta Force".
Retraining is an adventure story arc of the Philippine comic strip series Pugad Baboy, created by Pol Medina Jr. and originally published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Ricardo C. Binns was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and a recipient of the Navy Cross for actions in the Battle of Hill 488 of the Vietnam War.
The Rock Island Arsenal comprises, located on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois.
Ron Smith (born 8 April 1951) is an American small arms designer and President of Smith Enterprise Inc. Smith is most famous for developing the Vortex Flash Hider for use on a variety of small arms and developing the major upgrades and refinements found on the M14 rifle, particularly the United States Navy Mark 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle.
Rotating bolt is a method of locking used in firearms.
The Royal Thai Army or RTA (กองทัพบกไทย) is the army of Thailand responsible for protecting its sovereignty and national interests.
The Mini-14 is a lightweight semi-automatic rifle manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co. used by law enforcement personnel and civilians.
The Ruger XGI is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in.308 Winchester or.243 Winchester.
The Salvadoran Army (Spanish: Ejército Salvadoreño) is the land branch and largest of the Armed Forces of El Salvador.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO), is the primary and largest law enforcement agency in San Diego County, California, and one of the largest sheriff’s departments in the United States: with over 4,000 employees, an annual budget of over $600 million, and a service area over 4,500 square miles extending to a 60-mile international border.
Scarlett (also released as Agent Scarlett) is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.
Security Alert Teams are parties of crew members aboard United States Navy ships detailed to respond in the event of a security breach or threatened attack in port.
The service rifle (also known as standard-issue rifle) of a given armed force is that which it issues as standard to its service members.
Shipwreck is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series of toys, cartoons and comics.
A shootout, also called a firefight or gunfight, is a gun battle between armed groups.
Short-Fuze (also released as Short-Fuse) is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.
A silencer, suppressor, sound suppressor, or sound moderator is a device that reduces the sound intensity and muzzle flash when a firearm or air gun is discharged.
SIONICS (acronym for Studies In the Operational Negation of Insurgents and Counter-Subversion) was an American company producing firearm suppressors (also called "silencers").
The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov.
Smith Enterprise Inc. (SEI) is a firearm and accessory manufacturing facility based in Tempe, Arizona that is known for making flash suppressors, muzzle brakes, sound suppressors, M14 rifles and accessories for M14 rifles.
The Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) are the military forces of Somalia, officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia.
The Special Action Force (SAF) is the National Mobile Unit of the Philippine National Police founded by Fidel V. Ramos.
The Springfield Armory, located in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, was the primary center for the manufacture of United States military firearms from 1777 until its closing in 1968, it was one of the first companies dedicated to the manufacture of weapons.
The Springfield Armory M1A is a civilian version of the M14 rifle designed and manufactured by Springfield Armory, Inc., beginning in 1974.
The Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 and M1A SOCOM II are variants of the Springfield Armory M1A.
Springfield Armory, Inc. is an American firearms manufacturer founded in 1974 by Bob Reese to rescue the famous name "Springfield Armory" and also the philosophy that drove the Springfield Armory for centuries.
The term Springfield rifle may refer to any one of several types of small arms produced by the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the United States armed forces.
Stalker is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.
In the United States, a SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team is a law enforcement unit which uses specialized or military equipment and tactics.
T44 may refer to.
The T48 (marked as "Rifle, Caliber.30, T48") is a battle rifle tested by the U.S. military in the mid 1950s during trials to find a replacement for the M1 Garand.
Table of selected pistol/submachine gun and rifle/machine gun cartridges by common name.
Since its inception in 1932 as the Richardson Rifles, the Summerall Guards, have been one of the premier military drill units in the United States.
The three-volley salute is a ceremonial act performed at military funerals and sometimes also police funerals.
The Tigers Militia (Arabic: نمور الأحرار, transliterated: Numūr or Al-Noumour), also known as NLP Tigers or Tigers of the Liberals (Arabic: Numur al-Ahrar) and PNL "Lionceaux" in French, was the military wing of the National Liberal Party (NLP) during the Lebanese Civil War.
is a Japanese manufacturer of airsoft guns and toy cars located in Adachi, Tokyo, and are famous for pioneering the design of battery-powered airsoft guns.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or the Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to U.S. service members who have died without their remains being identified.
Top Guns was a reality TV show hosted by Colby Donaldson, the host of Top Shot on the History Channel.
The first season of the History Channel television series Top Shot commenced airing on June 6, 2010, and concluded on August 15, 2010.
The fourth season of the History channel television series Top Shot premiered on February 14, 2012.
Top Ten is an American Heroes Channel (formerly known as the Military Channel) program which rates and ranks ten famous weapons or systems across military history since the 20th century.
Toy weapons are toys which imitate real weapons, but are designed for children to play with.
A trench knife is a combat knife designed to kill or gravely incapacitate an enemy soldier at close quarters, as might be encountered in a trenchline or other confined area.
Troy Industries, Inc. is an American manufacturer of firearms and firearm parts based in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw, Jr. (August 30, 1944 – January 5, 2004) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and the father of American singer and actor Tim McGraw.
The United States Air Force Honor Guard Badge is a military badge of the United States Air Force that is authorized for wear by all personnel who are assigned to the United States Air Force Honor Guard (USAF HG),or to active members of a Base Honor Guard (BHG).
United States Army Europe (USAREUR), formally United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, is an Army Service Component Command of the United States Army.
The United States Border Patrol (USBP) is an American federal law enforcement agency.
The United States Marine Corps Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR, NSN 1005-01-458-6235; more formally the United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14, DMR) is a semi-automatic, gas-operated rifle chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge.
The Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle (SAM-R) was a semi-automatic rifle developed by and in service with the United States Marine Corps.
is a Japanese manga series by Kitsune Tennouji which began serialization in July 2009.
The Venezuelan Army, officially the National Army of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Ejército Nacional de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is one of the six professional branches of the Armed Forces of the Venezuela.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is a state-supported military college in Lexington, Virginia, the oldest such institution in the United States.
The Vortex Flash Hider or Vortex Flash Eliminator is a flash suppressor made by Smith Enterprise, Inc. for a variety of different rifles, carbines, machine guns and handguns.
The Lebanese Civil War was a multi-sided military conflict that pitted a variety of local irregular militias, both Muslim and Christian, against each other between 1975 and 1990.
This article is about the weapons used in the Vietnam War, which involved the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) or North Vietnamese Army (NVA), National Liberation Front for South Vietnam (NLF) or Viet Cong (VC), and the armed forces of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), United States, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Thailand, and the Australian, New Zealand defence forces, and a variety of irregular troops.
The Wellington Service Rifle Association (or WSRA) is New Zealand's oldest active service rifle club.
The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was a prominent American maker of repeating firearms, located in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Wind Talker sound suppressor is a direct-connect sound suppressor made by Smith Enterprise Inc. for use by the US military on M14 rifles and M4 carbines that utilize a Vortex Flash Hider.
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly is a cross-genre simulation and puzzle video game that allows the player to operate and disassemble various firearms, as well as other mechanisms like automobiles, AFVs and aircraft.
The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (or מלחמת יום כיפור,;,, or حرب تشرين), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought from October 6 to 25, 1973, by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel.
Z Force is a fictional infantry conceived and designed by Palitoy that features in the 3 3/4 inch Action Force figure range; similar to the G.I. Joe action figures and featured in a comic book series.
Zap is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.
The Zgharta Liberation Army or Zghartawi Liberation Army – ZLA (French: Armée de Liberation de Zgharta – ALZ) was the paramilitary branch of the Lebanese Marada Movement during the Lebanese Civil War.
The.260 Remington (also known as 6.5-08 A-Square) cartridge was introduced by Remington in 1997.
The.280 British was an experimental rimless bottlenecked intermediate rifle cartridge.
In the United States, the 1033 Program transfers excess military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies.
The 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (10th SFG(A) or 10th Group) is an active duty United States Army Special Forces (SF) Group.
The 2013 Lahad Datu standoff (also known as the Lahad Datu incursion) was a military conflict that started on 11 February 2013 and fully ended on 24 March 2013.
The following lists events from 2014 in Malaysia.
The 2014 Moncton shootings were a string of shootings that took place on June 4, 2014, in Moncton, in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
The 46th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army is an organic unit of the 8th Infantry (Storm Troopers) Division that is currently deployed in Central Mindanao and placed under the Operational Control (OPCON) of the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division There primary task is to secure the peace and order in the areas of Central Mindanao, especially the Province of Maguindanao which was noted for its deteriorated peace and order situation.
The 5.56×45mm NATO (official NATO nomenclature 5.56 NATO) is a rimless bottlenecked intermediate cartridge family developed in Belgium by FN Herstal.
7.62 mm caliber is a nominal caliber used for a number of different cartridges.
The 7.62×51mm NATO (official NATO nomenclature 7.62 NATO) is a rimless bottlenecked rifle cartridge developed in the 1950s as a standard for small arms among NATO countries.
The 7th Cavalry Regiment is a United States Army cavalry regiment formed in 1866.
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