Military Review
Elephant hunting pistol

Elephant hunting pistol

In 1973, American Wilde J. Moore conducted a marketing study and determined that there was an unoccupied niche for large-caliber pistols. Revolvers chambered for the Magnum type, for example. "Colt...
The heir to the pistol "Mars"

The heir to the pistol "Mars"

Several prototypes of a pistol that Hugh Gabbet-Fairfax designed under the general name "Mars" in 1903 were not in vain. People just saw - "how not to." But "how to" managed ...
"Mars": "a gun for the god of war"

"Mars": "a gun for the god of war"

The model of the pistol, called "Mars" in honor of the Roman god of war, chambered for a long .45 cartridge at the time of its appearance turned out to be the most powerful pistol in the whole wide world! It's already in our...
Vigneron submachine gun. First Belgian

Vigneron submachine gun. First Belgian

The first Belgian Vigneron submachine gun. The history of its creation, a detailed description of the design, an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages [center]...
Mechanical grenade launcher MG-44

Mechanical grenade launcher MG-44

During the Great Patriotic War, the USSR studied the possibility of creating a mechanical grenade launcher. It was one of the attempts to create weapons using the principle of centrifugal forces ...
Handgun Gauss was recognized as a "serious weapon"

Handgun Gauss was recognized as a "serious weapon"

Last year, the American company Arcflash Labs began accepting orders for a hand-held Gauss rifle. Weapons from fantasy games and movies have proven that they are no longer toys...
"I'll shoot you around the corner!"

"I'll shoot you around the corner!"

Today, the actions of the police and special forces in urban areas have led to a revival of interest in weapons "for shooting around the corner." It’s not for you to fight in an open field, here corners meet at every step and ...
William Tranter - man and revolver

William Tranter - man and revolver

Gunsmith William Tranter was born in 1816 in Oldbury, Birmingham. At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to the arms company Hollis Brothers and Co., and after 9 years he left it and bought the company ...
Marksmanship Weapon: Baker's 1800 Infantry Rifle

Marksmanship Weapon: Baker's 1800 Infantry Rifle

The wars in the North American colonies, as well as the Franco-British war, showed the British military that they could not do without rifled weapons. So the British government in 1798...