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The FN Reflex Micro Compact Pistol: A First Look

by Friedrich Seiltgen New to the micro compact pistol segment is the FN Reflex, from FN America, the U.S. subsidiary of leading firearms manufacturer FN Herstal. Founded In 1889, Fabrique Nationale was created in order to manufacture 150,000 Mauser model 89 rifles for the Belgian army. A key player in …

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The Weapons of Finland: Here’s What NATO’s Newest Member Brings to the Alliance

Finland brings a significant collection of materiel to NATO, including one of Europe’s largest artillery contingents. Here are some of Helsinki’s most specialized military hardware. F/A-18 HornetThe Finnish Air Force has 62 of these American-made aircraft in service. The aging jets are set to be replaced with 64 latest-generation F-35s, …

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Viral Video Shows Russian Soldier Learning the Wrong Way to Throw a Grenade

A video clip of a Russian soldier in action has sparked laughter on Twitter, for showing what not to do when throwing a hand grenade. The clip was posted by @clashreport, which did not reveal where the action takes place, nor how it obtained the video. Russian soldiers showing how NOT to throw …

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WATCH: The New Flexrotor Vertical Takeoff Drone in Action

The U.S. Navy this month tested a new drone in the ocean between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. Dubbed by its manufacturer, Aerovel, as “the most advanced Group 2 small tactical unmanned aerial system”, the Flexrotor is no ordinary drone. The Flexrotor boasts some impressive features, according to Aerovel, which …

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Is This the World’s Deadliest Machine Gun? Meet Britain’s GPMG, ‘The General’

For nearly 60 years, the General Purpose Machine Gun has been the go-to weapon of choice for the British military and it is still in service to this today. The General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) was brought in after World War Two to replace the Vickers Heavy Machine Gun and …

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Boeing to Stop Making ‘Top Gun’ FA-18 Super Hornet Jet Fighter

The Boeing company plans to stop producing its F/A-18 Super Hornet, the iconic aircraft that is flown by Tom Cruise’s character Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the latest Top Gun movie. Manufacturer Boeing said the fighter jet will stop being made in late 2025 after a final delivery to the U.S. …

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Like Legos for Jets: The World’s First Modular Military Plane

A British firm is developing the world’s first modular military jet that it says could revolutionize the way pilots train and fly. Airlines have used a modular system for decades, but this is the first attempt with a military jet. Aeralis, the company behind the project, shows how the aircraft …

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The Rifles of SHOT Show 2023

One of the questions that keeps appearing in our inbox is, “What’s being offered at SHOT Show this year?” In terms of products, the best answer is, “how much time do you have?” Trends are easier to flag. Here are two pertaining to firearms: light and easy, as per the …

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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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