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California Banned His Flamethrower – So He Moved Out of State

This man says he moved to Wyoming in order to exercise his right to fire up a flamethrower. Allan Hovland, formerly of California, told the Cowboy State Daily that he became enthralled with flamethrowers a couple years ago. Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier of Fortune Newsletter Enter …

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The BMP Infantry Vehicle is 50 Years Old – and Still Fighting

Forty thousand BMP-1s were built worldwide, with Ukraine and Russia having big stocks dating back to 1966, when the USSR meant they were part of the same army. Now it seems it is easier to adapt and update these vehicles than start from scratch. Now, the infantry vehicle still being …

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This Vietnam-Era Hawk Missile System Could be Headed to Ukraine

The U.S. is considering sending Hawk missile systems to Ukraine. The Hawk dates back to 1959 and although it has been significantly updated through time. Here’s a look at the old yet effective system. Hawk missile system. Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier of Fortune Newsletter Enter your …

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It Didn’t Start in Ukraine: The Surprisingly Long History of Drones in Warfare

Drones from Iran repeatedly have surfaced in Ukraine, with Israel’s President Isaac Herzog offering proof this week to the U.S. that the devices are being used there. Israel has obtained images showing that drones shot down this year in Ukraine are similar to those that were tested last year in …

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Moscow Boosts Weapons Production, Examines Possible Criminal Actions From Contractors

Russia has begun boosting production of all types of weapons from tanks and guns to high-precision missiles and drones, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday. In a reference to possible malfeasance in the production cycle, Medvedev added that contractors may be subject to criminal charges over …

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Ukraine’s Malyuk Bullpup Rifle a Battlefield Favorite

Why is the Malyuk rifle said to be a favorite of the Ukrainian military? Here’s a quick look. The Malyuk is a hyper-modern bullpup rifle with balance, reliability, accuracy and ergonomics built-in. Possessing single and automatic firing modes, easily controlled by one hand, it can fire 660 rounds per minute …

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Springfield Armory MC Operator: A Five Year Update, Zero Regrets

 By Greg Chabot Back in April of 2017 I was just getting started as a wet behind the ears writer here at SOF. I published my first gun review about the XDM .45, which was well received by readers. Feeling cocky, I asked RKB if he had any contacts willing …

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The New ‘AbramsX’ Main Battle Tank Makes Its Long-Awaited Debut

This hunk of heavy metal was one of the buzz-worthy items on display in Washington, D.C. this week at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army. The “AbramsX” main battle tank from General Dynamics Land Systems has a new look that we heard described at AUSA …

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Supreme Court Vacates Ruling on Massachusetts Handgun Case, Tells Lower Court to Reconsider

by Friedrich Seiltgen The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated a Massachusetts ruling on a case involving the lifetime ban on gun ownership for non-violent misdemeanor arrests. In the case of Morin vs Lyver, the Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling, sent the decision back to the 1st Circuit Court …

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Russian ‘Tulip’ Mega-Mortar Being Used in Ukraine

A massive 1970’s-era Russian mega-mortar called the ‘Tulip’ has been seen on the battlefield in Ukraine. The Russian 2S4 Tyulpan is the largest self-propelled mortar in the world – with footage of the 30-ton beast appearing on social media claiming to show it being used by Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region. …

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