Chinese soldiers practice shooting from prone with their 7.62x39mm Type 81-1 rifles with side-folding stocks.
A sniper with a Tonelero Battalion GERR team takes aim with his 7.62mm PGM Ultima Ratio rifle.
A Portuguese special operator takes aim with an Italian-made Franchi SPAS-15 dual-action, 12-gauge shotgun.
A Croatian operator fires a VHS-K rifle with the aid of an Aimpoint red-dot sight and 3X magnifier. The VHS-K variant features a 16.4-inch barrel and a total length of just 26.5 inches, making it an ideal choice for military or police operations in urban areas.
Jordanian Special Forces operators give a demonstration on an aircraft takedown.
U.S. Army Rangers prepare to fast-rope from a 160th SOAR MH-60.
Rio’s “men in black” train with their recently delivered AR-10A4s, which came equipped with EOTech holographic sights and vertical foregrips.
The RPG-7 is the most widely used grenade launcher in the world. Frequently called a rocket-propelled grenade, its Russian name, Ruchnoy Protivotankovyy Granatomyot, means “handheld anti-tank grenade launcher.” Its projectiles are used in both anti-armor and anti-personnel roles. The reusable launching tube is propped on the shooter’s shoulder, aimed through a simple sight, and it fires a variety of projectiles (40mm to 105mm) with a gunpowder charge until the grenade’s rocket engine ignites and propels it to a target. It is loud, smoky and slow, with a limited effective range of about 220 yards, but it is exceedingly deadly.
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While the Soviets may claim the mantle of having developed the famed and feared AK-47, the Chinese have adapted into an entire new family of weapon systems. Take a look at some amazing AK-based weapons, and some other equally impressive domestic designs.
On the mean streets in Brazil, sometimes one shot is all you get. And, when it comes to those fighting on the side of good against organized crime and drug lords, this is often the case. Enter the PGM series of precision rifles, providing Brazil’s warriors with the power to win against all threats.
While it may a small country, Portugal often punches well above its weight class. Take a look at some of their most capable warriors, along with their cutting-edge tactics and gear. You will not be disappointed.
The bullpup is am impressive and capable design, albeit a bit idiosyncratic. Enter the VHS 5.56mm bullpup from Croatia, rugged and reliable carbine that is long on power while being short on overall length. Light, handy and powerful, this warfighter is ready for any potential foe.
When it comes to cutting-edge guns, gear and tactics, it is hard to beat the Jordanian Special Forces. Lavishly equipped and trained, these warriors are ready to face down the myriad of threats their beloved kingdom undoubtedly faces. In the midst of the turmoil of the Middle East, these warriors stand fast.
The best of the best, the SOAR Night Stalkers are trained to move quickly and decisively against any threat around the world that threatens America’s interests. With top-tier aircraft and weapons, these warriors strike fear into evildoers around the world.
In Rio de Janeiro, law enforcement officers can quickly find themselves on the receiving end of a lot of danger. As a result, they must have top-tier weapons that can engage these threats quickly, capably and reliably. Enter the Armalite AR-10A4, a precision rifle that can take down numerous threats quickly and effectively.
One of the most ubiquitous weapons of the world, the RPG is seen in practically every hotspot in the world today. Cheap, plentiful and deadly, they are a threat that can turn a bad situation to much, much worse very quickly. A classic example of rugged Soviet ingenuity, the RPG will undoubtedly serve on battlefields well into the future.
Springfield’s custom-grade beast sports match-shop features and precision at a workingman’s price.
by Fred Mastison / Dec 24, 2015