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The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.


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Let's all take a trip back to the late 1970s and early 1980s.  This was the time of punk.  This was the time of despair.   Punk was all about minimalism; strip everything down to a few chords, wear

So what, my 5.56 rounds are groundbreaking too if I shoot the dirt.

Stechkin's Abakan (TKB-0146). https://www.kalashnikov.ru/abakan-stechkina-avtomat-stechkina-tkb-0146/        Bullpup, system of "recoil impulse shifted in time", 2-stage

I see this rifle for the first time in the field...

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Prominent martial arts instructor Andrey Kochergin with officers of the  Pacific Fleets'(TOF) secretive 42nd Separate Naval Recon Post [ОМRpSN GU (#GRU)] - colloquially known as Holuai after the bay of their basing. RHS image: Andrey is seen firing ADS amphibious assault rifle.

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19 hours ago, Khand-e said:

 

Being that it's an INSAS, I'm amazed it even fired at all.

Well, it -kind- of worked. A BREN would have been a hell of a lot better.

10 hours ago, Xlucine said:

They really ought to schelp a belt fed MG up to that location. One that works.

Like a FN MAG.. Or a Vickers.  Hell, a Gatling or Gardner would have been more reliable.

9 hours ago, Khand-e said:

 

So one not designed by DRDO.

One by Browning or Maxim (or Nagoya Arsenal even) would have served better and been cheaper.

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5 hours ago, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

I just found out that this exists.

 

The Best of Armslist

 

EDIT: BUT I CAN'T READ GOOD

 

This was clearly the best advert.

 

http://thebestofarmslist.tumblr.com/post/53495093160/yknow-what-ill-allow-this

 

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"Less than 500 rounds through her"

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10 hours ago, Donward said:

 

For sale:

Custom Ghost Gun Lower

 

$300 firm or trade for gold/silver or German Looger. 

 

No dickering.

Coming soon to a craigslist near you, under "barter".. "Will trade for a 30 of Busch Lite"..

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