ZMF FORGING – MADE IN ITALY FORGED RECEIVERS FOR AR15

The coupling of AR15 with its aluminum receivers obtained from forging, are known to be an original American-made product.

In over half a century from their first production, only few industries in the world were able to face and win the technical and economic challenge of providing quality AR15 components made by forging process. One of these companies is located in Italy. 

Back in time, when the first AR15 (Armalite model 15) was fabricated, not many countries had the necessary technical and metallurgic know-how to produce such components.  Continue reading “ZMF FORGING – MADE IN ITALY FORGED RECEIVERS FOR AR15”

Power Monkey Extreme 12V

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Review: Massimo Mascherpa
Translator:  Matteo Picone

During the Shot Show of 2014 in Las Vegas,among the many electronic gadgets,more or less useful, that we could see and touch during the event;one in particular stroked us…
Maybe because, in the end, we have also a big passion for technology or just because these gadgets seemed to be very effective for professional purposes.
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HUGHO SCHMEISSER

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(24.09.1884-12.09.1953)

 

Research : Giorgio Riboldi
Translator: Francesco Cortellini

Hugo Schmeiser was Born in Jena, Germany, on September 24th 1884. Both Hugo and his brother Hans, followed their father’s footsteps, moving to Suhl at the begining of the 20th century to learn the basis of firearms design. His work for the Bergmann industries proved to be pivotal in this respect. At the time, the Company was involved in the development of new pistol ammunitions, suitable for use with automatic weapons, the only ones whose development ad production would later be authorized to Germany after the Treaty of Versailles, and the armistice of Compiègne. During WW1, in the first months of 1918, Schmeisser took part in the effort that led to the design and manufacture of the mp18-I, a weapon that would be behind the design of most of the SMGs untill the 1960s.

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HIT SHOW 10-12 February 2018

We remind all the fans that this weekend, from 10 to 12 February, there is the HIT Show, the main Italian event of reference for the sector of weapons and sports and civil ammunition, equipment and accessories dedicated to the world outdoor, hunting, shooting sports and personal use.

For more information you can visit the official website of the fair at

https://www.hit-show.com/

Revision of the EU firearms directive: an overview

The provisional deal on the revision of the EU firearms directive, which sets out the conditions under which private persons may lawfully acquire and possess guns or transfer them to another EU country, was backed by the Internal Market Committee on 26 January 2017. The vote by the full Parliament is expected to take place in March. 

In this background note you will find more information on what was agreed during the “trilogues” (three-way talks between Parliament, Council and Commission negotiators). Continue reading “Revision of the EU firearms directive: an overview”

ATAC Range Day 2018

Welcome back for the 2018 ATAC Range Day™, showcasing the latest products and services for military, contracting and Law enforcement units, this global event, dedicated to veterans, is a place where manufacturers, retailers and distributors can interact and get direct feedback from end users. Over 40 countries represented, going on its 8th year, the ATAC Range Day 2018 is an event you don’t want to miss.

The 2018 ATAC Range Day is a private event, pre-registration invites went out the first week of March 2017.  General registration opens 1 April 2017.

Event Date:  Monday 22 January 2018
Event Time:  Start time 1000hours – 1600hrs PST
We will reserve your exact 2017 location if you notify us via e-mail: RangeDay@ATACGlobal.com.

The 2018 ATAC Range Day is brought to you by ATAC Global. Special thanks to our sponsors:  Action Target, Barrett, NRA

Special thanks to our 2017 Exhibitors:  Adler & Assc, Aimpoint, American Snipers, Asendance Int, ATEI, Barrett, Blade-Tech, Bore Smith – Rigel Products,  Cadex Defense, Colt, Cutting Edge Bullets, Cyber Dust, Daniel Defense, DRS Technologies, General Dynamics, Heckler and Koch – H&K,  IWI – Israel Weapon Industries, Kaiser, Kestral, Knight’s Armament, Gemtech, LaRue Tactical, Leupold, Lewis Machine & Tool – LMT Defense, Mac Ammo, Magpul, Marathon Robotic Targets, Milkor USA, Mystery Ranch, IEC Infrared, NG2, Night Force Optics, Oakwood Controls, OSS Suppressors, PolyFrang Ammo, Pratt Miller, Precision Remotes, Regulus, Robar, Safran – Vectronix, SilencerCo, Schmidt & Bender, SDI, Serving California, TacProGear, TomCar, Tommy Knife, Tracking Point, Troy, US Ordnance, and White Heart  Note: The 2018 Exhibitors will be posted at a later date.

 

Schwartzlose m1907/12

Mk1ltmr7yMText: Andrea T.
Translator: Francesco Cortellini

At the beginning of WW1, the K.u.K.H. (Kaiserlich Und Koneglich Heer) was armed with a limited number of von Dormus M1893 machineguns, a few Schawrtzlose M1907 and a wide number of Schwartzlose m1907/12. In thids respect, it was far better armed than the Regio Esercito (Royal Italian Army), that could relay on very few Perino, a few Maxim and a wide number of the mediocre FIAT Model 1914 machineguns.

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VZ-52 – 7.62mm Samonabíjecí puška vzor 52

Ceska Zbrojovka Vzor 52

Text: Michele Schiavo
Translator: Francesco Cortellini

A bit of history

Ceska Zbrojovka Vzor 52, detail of bayonet.
Ceska Zbrojovka Vzor 52, detail of bayonet.

Even if with a certain delay, the Czechoslovak Army, felt the need to adopt a new ammunition of intermediate power, that could be used in a new semi automatic weapon, abandoning the obsolete Mauser VZ-24 in 7,92×57 mm. From 1952 the study on a new 7,5 x 45 mm ammunition and a weapon that could fire it, started in the early 40s, received new interest and drive, In 1947 two new prototypes were designed: a carbine, that later become the VZ-52, and the ZB-530 assault rifle. The design was finalised only in 1952 and the weapon was finally adopted. The Carbine was manufactured in two arsenals: Povaska Bystrica, factory stamp “SHE” from 1952 to 1956, and Uhersky Brod, factory stamp “AYM”, from 1952 to 1957. Continue reading “VZ-52 – 7.62mm Samonabíjecí puška vzor 52”