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The Howitzer, Who Assassinated the Mastermind of the G5? and video of the G6-52 155-mm Self-Propelled Gun-Howitzer

The Howitzer, Who Assassinated the Mastermind of the G5? G6-52 155-mm Self-Propelled Gun-Howitzer

The Howitzer has centuries of history beginning in Sweden and Continental Europe, with the famous Big Bertha leading the memory pack. The Howitzer, simply, was a weapon that provided higher and wider elevation angles and more mobility than the the more stationary mortars, yet were limited by the shorter range and lower velocity than the traditional "gun".

ARE GUIDED BULLETS COMING?

DARPA Reveals EXACTO
By SOF

The 2,000-yard club has been seen as an exclusive one – making such a shot means a sniper is highly skilled, lucky, or both. Now, though, the club could geta lot more members as technology is making the bullets even better.

Media Still Demonizing Police

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

People are laughing at, and not with, comedian Jon Stewart, now that he has been caught by a District Attorney smearing police officers. But it’s really not very funny. The highly paid entertainer, who likes to mix comedy with his own liberal political views, as well as with profanity, recently launched a vicious rant against what he implied were racist police wantonly murdering black people on the streets of America. But Stewart was so eager to smear the police that his staff failed to do adequate research into the alleged cases of so-called police brutality he was citing on the air.

In alleging a series of cases of black victims of police brutality or outright murder, Stewart claimed that a black man named Dante Parker had been shot and killed by police in San Bernardino County. San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos immediately recorded a video setting the record straight. He said he had been flipping through the TV channels when he saw Stewart making his false accusations. “He was so wrong about those facts,” Ramos said of Stewart’s treatment of the Parker case. “They did not shoot him. They tasered him after he committed a burglary and he was attempting to assault a deputy sheriff, a sheriff who was losing that struggle and fighting for her life. We later found he was under the influence of many types of drugs, which was the cause of his death.”

Springfield Armory's new XD mod 2 Polymer pistol

SO LONG TO THE BERETTA?

Will Glock or Smith and Wesson Take Over?
By SOF

The M9 Beretta, which was the gun held by then-First Sergeant Bradley Kasal in an iconic photo from the War on Terror, is on the way out. What will replace it? The DOD is throwing the contest open for bids.

Springfield Armory Duel II: M1A National Match vs 911 EMP

In this episode of GunTalk TV, check out a comparison review of the M1A National Match and the 1911 EMP. http://www.springfield-armory.com/m1a...

COMMANDO LOCK'S 44IC3 PADLOCK SYSTEM

2 PADLOCKS IN ONE:  INCLUDES 1 STANDARD BORON ALLOY SHACKLE 1 SHACKLE GUARD

Patented INTERCHANGEABLE shackle system requires no tools to remove shackle.  Instantly change between exposed shackle and protected in seconds.

Hardened alloy steel shackle guard cannot be sawed or cut with 48" bolt cutters!
BORON ALLOY SHACKLE (EXCEEDS ASTM GRADE 5)

Former All-Star Outfielder Jose Canseco Shot off the Middle Finger

Former Baseball Major League All-Star Shoots Himself
By SOF Editor

when the firearm accidentally discharged while he was cleaning it.

This Weeks Badass Can Hump 400 Pounds: New Marine Corps Robotic Grunt.

The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) is a rough-terrain robot developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. It is designed to carry 400 lbs of payload and travel 20 miles without refueling. LS3 has sensors that let it follow a human leader while avoiding obstacles in the terrain.

Volocopter VC200

Check out this new helicopter design!

Concealed carry: Thinking outside the holster

By Nick Perna
From an upcoming issue of SOF!

Question: Where is the best place to keep your gun when you are out on the town?
Answer: In a holster. But what about the times that isn’t practical? Where do you keep it then? I’m talking about the everyday situations where you have to find somewhere else to put it.

As a police officer, I carry a gun for a living and have done so in uniform assignments as well as plain clothes and undercover details. As an informed citizen, I exercise my right to carry at all times, period. But there are those times when you have to put your handgun somewhere other than a holster. I’m going to cover a few of those times and how I deal with them.

A DEADLIER 40 MIKE MIKE?

Army Making the M203 and M320 Deadlier
By SOF

The M203 and M320 40mm grenade launchers have given American infantry some very nice firepower at the squad and fire-team level. However, the Army is now working to give those grenade launchers even more firepower through a new program.

According to an article in Army Technology Magazine, the Army is trying to develop smarter rounds for the under-rifle grenade launchers currently in service by making the grenades “smarter.” The system is being described as a complement to the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, also known as the Punisher.

DOES THE G36 HAVE A PROBLEM?

Questions About Accuracy Surround Rifle
By SOF

It seems that the M4 carbine is not the only rifle that is now facing controversy over its performance in Afghanistan. The G36 carbine (pictured to the left), which is the standard-issue rifle for the German military, is also now facing question about its performance.

SPOOKY SPECTER

Tell me... who doesn't love the AC-130?

RUSSIA’S GROUND-ATTACK WARBIRD

The Su-25 Frogfoot
By SOF

The Soviet Union was facing a problem in the 1970s. The United States was deploying the A-10 Thunderbolt, which was designed to carry out close-air-support missions, which could decimate the large tank formations that the Soviets were counting on to smash NATO. They needed something similar to inflict similar losses on NATO forces. Their answer was the Su-25, which they call Grach, but which may be better known as Frogfoot. If a war is in the news, more often than not, the Frogfoot is involved.