Weapons

USFA ZiP: A Potential For Improvement

USFA ZiP: A Potential For Improvement

“U.S. Firearms” is a small company originally famous for its quality SA revolvers, while their own version of Model 1911 semi-automatic pistol was never much popular.  Interestingly enough, this company’s seat is located in Hartford, CT which is the home of “Colt Armory”, and their manufacturing program was so far based on Colt clones. However, their new .22 LR ZiP gun is something completely diff... »

Gauss gun: SF comes for a visit

Gauss gun: SF comes for a visit

Whether you call it a Gauss gun or a coilgun, this is one of those future weapons that many people love. And one guy, that goes by the name of Jason Murray decided a while ago he wanted to make it, because it is awesomely cool. Gauss gun fires metal slugs at high velocity, and it’s range and accuracy is unparalleled (depending on the quality of materials used) and finally, it does not rely o... »

BAE Systems Naval Railgun

Future Warfare – Railgun

General Atomics is making its way into supplying US navy with weapons that can be best described as “Bleeding edge”. Best known for as an UAV manufacturer, this company is trying to reach a true holy grail of solid projectile weaponry with its Blitzer railgun program (http://www.ga.com/railgun-programs). It also has competition in that department, BAE Systems (http://www.baesystems.com/) and Boein... »

MO-120-RT-61 mortar

MO-120-RT-61: Marines, Fire for Effect!

Since their introduction, mortars have been and remained a simple and inexpensive smoothbore, indirect fire artillery pieces, prized for their light weight for the amount of firepower. However  there is a unique weapon which sets a new milestone, placing itself between mortars and howitzers, while combining the best of both worlds. Today, it’s more popular than ever, and the Marines have ado... »