Israel Military Industries Ltd Israel

This is the smallest and lightest member of the Uzi family (see the Uzi, just below). The Micro-Uzi is about as small as the original design could be made and still function safely. In fact, the bolt has a tungsten core to increase its weight and keep the rate of fire somewhat manageable. The Micro-Uzi has all of the same features as its parent. Its collapsible stock folds to the left.

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Weapon features, capabilities and performances vary much from model to model. It's easy, when looking at the vast array of weapons available, to ignore an important feature of any weapon system ammunition. Ammunition has an enormous effect on weapon performance, in terms of damage potential, armor penetration, the likelihood of accidental collateral damage due to ricochets or blow-throughs, and even logistical concerns. Furthermore, the development of weapons and ammunition go hand-in-hand, so...

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Firearms play a major part in modern-setting roleplay-ing games, just as they do in the books and movies that are often the games' basis or inspiration. And yet in most games individual firearms are given a cursory description at best. Even in more comprehensive supplements, the larger issues of how weapons are used in the real world, of what separates the different types of firearms, and of why a given person or organization should choose one gun over another are never covered. Little...

Royal Small Arms Factory Nottingham UK

The design of the L85A1 (sometimes referred to as the SA80) goes back to the 1970s, but it did not complete development until 1985, when it entered service with the British army. It is a bullpup weapon, gas-operated and firing from a closed bolt. It features a 4x optical sight (see the SUSAT in the Sighting Devices section), as well as fold-down iron sights for emergency use. Despite a number of very good ideas in the design, early weapons suffered from manufacturing and design flaws, and the...

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The Astra A-60 is a small, lightweight pistol chambered for either the .380in Auto or .32in ACP round. It has a simple double-action mechanism and operates by blowback. There are safety levers on either side, and the decocking lever can be moved from one side to the other when the weapon is stripped, so it presents no penalty to left-handed firers. The Astra A-80, A-90, and A-100 pistols are virtually identical to one another, the difference lying only in a few features. All are double-action...

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First, it is assumed that most shots fired covertly will be well-placed, and the .22in round is plenty lethal when well-aimed. Second, because of the low velocity of the .22in LR round, it never needs to be cold-loaded, and it loses very little of its energy when silenced. Higher-velocity rounds, on the other hand, lose a great deal of their power when reduced to subsonic speeds by cold-loading or a suppressor. As a result, .22in LR rounds fired silently are comparable in power to...

Lock GesmbH Austria

The Glock 18 is a modified version of the Glock 17, designed to give law-enforcement and special operations personnel selective fire options in a relatively concealable weapon. It is functionally the same as the 17 covered in the Pistols section , with the addition of a single-shot autofire selection switch on the rear of the slide. To prevent unauthorized conversions, however, many of the Glock 18's parts were deliberately designed to not be compatible with those of the model 17. The Glock 18...

Military Armament Corp Swd Usa

Introduced in 1970, the Ingram M10 is an extremely compact weapon which, despite its very inexpensive manufacturing, is also reliable and tough. Its a blowback-operated weapon, with a telescoping bolt. Although somewhat hard to control if not fired in short, disciplined bursts, it is well-balanced weapon, and can easily be fired one-handed. The MIO's cocking handle is on the top of the weapon. The fire selector is on the side, and includes a safety. The cocking handle acts as a second manual...

Technika Hungary

The Technika Destroyer is a recoil-operated semi-automatic sniper rifle designed specifically for military special operations. A version of a Soviet weapon, it is being marketed to the west, but the fact that it fires the uncommon Russian 12.7mm round is a limit to its popularity. Nevertheless, the Destroyer is a very accurate weapon. It comes with a 3x scope, and a bipod and large muzzle brake are standard. A custom mount is required before any other scope can be fitted.

Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Germany

Introduced in the early '80s, the WA-2000 is an unusual weapon, purpose-built as a sniper rifle. Designed with input from counter-terrorist units, the WA-2000 is a semi-automatic bullpup rifle. It has a pair of rails above and below the barrel, and comes with a folding bipod that mounts on the top rail, and can be moved along the rail for optimal positioning. A large muzzle brake greatly reduces the recoil, keeping the weapon on target for additional shots. The WA-2000 easily mounts most scopes...

Degtyarev DShKM

The DShKM entered service with the Soviet army in 1946, and was a variant of the DShK, a design dating to the 1930s. Although it is no longer in production, it was widely used in the Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact, and among Soviet client states, and is still a very common weapon in these and their successor nations, especially on military vehicles. Although a completely different design, its performance is comparable to that of the M2, covered above. Many DShKMs were issued with wheeled mounts,...

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Mag. none, 3x Weight 0.4kg Battery A A 30hrs Having entered into service with the U.S. army in the late '80s under the nomenclature AN PVS 7, the M972 and M973 are top-of-the-line modern night-vision goggles. They have wide fields of view, and are set far enough in front of the eye to allow decent peripheral vision. The M972 has good clarity and sensitivity, and an improved tube increases these traits even further in the M973. Both feature a dim IR illuminator, to increase visibility in extreme...

Baby Eagle

.41 in AE Length 21cm Weight 1.3kg Magazine 16,10 .40in S amp W , 11 .41 in AE The IMI Baby Eagle, also known as the Jericho, is a large, rugged double-action pistol. Despite its similar appearance to the Desert Eagle, below, the Baby Eagle is rather different in design, being recoil-rather than gas-operated. It is sold in 9mm Parabellum and .40in S amp W calibers, although a special kit, comprised of a different barrel, return spring, and magazine, converts the 9mm version to fire the .41in AE...

Bernardelli

Designed for military and security use, the Bernardelli B4 is a tough, durable shotgun that offers pump-action and semi-automatic fire. It is gas-operated, using a rotating bolt mechanism similar to that found in many assault rifles. It will fire any type or power of ammunition, even on semi-automatic, but allows pump-action as a backup. A small lever toggles between semi- and pump-, and the B4 features a grip safety and a box magazine feed system. The stock folds to the side, and there is a...

Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara Spain

CETME the Centro de Estudios Technicos de Materiales Especiales is a design group that included engineers and weapons designers who came to Spain from Germany after World War Two. This accounts for the great similarity in design philosophy between CETME weapons and those of Heckler amp Koch, another heir to the German WWII weapon designs. The CETME C is a 7.62mm assault rifle designed in the early 1970s, when the Spanish army called for a weapon that would fire the NATO standard 7.62mm round....

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The Aimpoint 2-Power is a unique optical sight designed to combine the rapid target acquisition of a laser sight with the advantages of a 2x scope. Rather than crosshairs, the electronics put a small red dot on the scope image to indicate the point of aim. This dot is not a laser projection it does not show up on the target itself, only in the scope image. To ensure that the fast-acquisition benefits of this sort of targeting are not lost, the Aimpoint has one of the widest fields of view of...

International Technologies Lasers Ltd Israel

The Aim ID is an infrared laser sight designed for military applications. It is very durable and compact, and with a custom mount can be attached to any weapon, from a pistol to a machinegun. It also provides some divergent illumination, meaning that it acts like a weak IR flashlight lighting the area around the bright aiming dot. Obviously, it must be used with some sort of night-vision device. The beam intensity is variable, allowing the user to save battery time if extended range is not...

Ernst Leitz Canada Ltd Canada

The Elcan is a compact optical sight designed for use at short to medium ranges in rigorous military environments. While its design has been optimized for placement on a Colt M16 modified by the removal of the carrying handle, the Elcan can be easily fitted to almost any weapon, and was specifically developed for use on unmodified M16s and the FN Minimi machinegun. The Elcan is tough, reliable, and almost totally immune to environmental stress. It features an illuminated reticle for low light...

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The assault rifle is the basic infantry weapon of the late twentieth century. A concept born in the military research of World War Two, the evolution of assault rifles has led to a design philosophy that favors lightweight weapons with automatic-fire capability, high-velocity ammunition, and large magazine capacities, while giving up accuracy and lethality at extreme ranges. The newest generation of weapons focuses more than ever on compact size, and the three-round burst option appearing on...

Arsoc Sprl Belgium

The Arsoc Dart is a visible-light laser designed for police and special-operations use. With the proper custom mount, it can be made to fit most submachineguns, assault rifles, and many pistols. In all cases, the mounts are designed for quick installation and removal, and to not interfere with the weapon's normal sights. The Ariel is identical to the Dart, except that it projects an infrared laser. The laser dot can only be seen using some sort of IR night-vision device. An optional diffusing...

Armi Beretta SpA Italy

The Beretta Sniper is a conventionally-designed bolt-action weapon with a wooden stock. Its barrel is free-floating, meaning that it does not contact the foreguard, so its aim cannot be affected by stress on the weapon's furniture. The Sniper is fitted with a flash suppressor muzzle brake, a removable bipod, an adjustable cheek-piece and butt, and match-quality iron sights. A 1.5x - 6x zoom scope is available as an option, although the Sniper will easily mount almost any scope.

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The Kite is a lightweight night-vision scope designed for military use. It is a sturdy design with a good field of view and a crisp, sensitive image, especially in very low-light conditions. With only an on-off switch and a reticle contrast knob, the Kite is easy to operate, even in the dark. It mounts easily to most longarms. The Kite is in service with the militaries of over thirty nations, including the British army. The Maxi-Kite is a variant designed for longer-range use by snipers and...

Russian State Arsenals

State arsenals of Russia and the former U.S.S.R. Introduced in the 1950s, the Makarov is the standard service pistol for the nations that were once part of the Soviet bloc. A double-action, blowback-operated pistol, the Makarov is a direct copy of the Walther PP, differing only in caliber, some minor functional aspects, and a modified shape. It fires the Soviet 9x18mm round, which is not compatible with either the 9mm Parabellum or the European 9x 18mm Police round. The Makarov has a reputation...

Armscor

Introduced in the early 1980s, the Armscor BXP is a compact, conventionally designed blowback submachinegun with a telescoping bolt. It fires from the open bolt, and has a high rate of fire, but is well-balanced and relatively easy to control, even with one hand. The cocking handle is on the top, and the grip-mounted safety is ambidextrous. The two-stage trigger controls fire selection. When pulled partially, the weapon fires single shots, but when pulled fully it fires on full automatic. The...

Sterling Armament Co UK

Although prototypes made it into some of the final battles, the Sterling was not really introduced until just after World War Two, and didn't enter service with the British army until 1953. Avery simple weapon, the Sterling is remarkably robust and easy to use. It is blowback-operated. The Sterling has its fire selector manual safety on the left side, just above the pistol grip. The magazine fits on the left as well, with rounds ejecting to the right. The stock folds beneath the weapon. Despite...

Bda C

The BDA 9 is a recent variant of the High-Power, covered below. Like the High-Power, it is a recoil-operated weapon firing the 9mm Parabellum and using the cam-dropped barrel mechanism first developed by John Browning for the M1911A1. Unlike the High-Power, it is also a double-action pistol, featuring an internal safety, an ambidextrous decocking lever in place of a manual safety, and a recurved trigger-guard for a two-handed grip. The magazine catch is not ambidextrous, but can be moved from...

Bushman

The Bushman IDW Individual Defense Weapon is a new and unique submachinegun. It has a variable rate of fire that is factory-set at a mechanically optimal 450 rounds per minute, but which can be altered by the user to any rate up to 1400 rounds per minute. The Bushman is blowback-operated, firing from the open bolt, but the bolt is so light that it has little effect on accuracy. In fact, the Bushman is a very accurate submachinegun, even when fired with one hand. Altering the fire regulator to a...

SIG Swiss Industrial Company Switzerland

Developed from the SIG SG 550 assault rifle, the SSG 550 is a semiautomatic sniping weapon designed specifically for police use. Its mechanical design does not vary much from its assault rifle namesake, although it features a carefully crafted heavy barrel. It also has a fully adjustable grip and stock, allowing the user to alter the butt, cheek rest, angle of the pistol grip, and a hand rest on the grip to his or her preference. No iron sights are fitted, but almost any optical sight can be...

Pancor Corporation USA

The Pancor Jackhammer is an automatic shotgun with a unique and innovative design. It is gas-operated, working much like a revolver, with ammunition loaded in disposable cylinders. Other than the barrel, bolt, and a couple of mechanical components, the Jackhammer is made entirely out of a new, very tough plastic, reinforced with glass fibre. Ammunition cylinders are sold pre-loaded, although standard ammunition is fired, so used ones can be refilled. To reload the weapon, the user need only pop...

Laser Products USA

The Sure-Fire 1 and 2 are combination spotlight laser sight mounts made for a variety of different weapons. They are designed to provide not just the advantages of laser sights, but also the even faster target-acquisition of a flashlight illuminator, all without requiring an extra hand to operate. The Sure-Fire 2 is an integral unit, combining a compact three-or six- watt xenon flashlight with a small but very intense visible-light laser projector. The entire unit is about twelve centimeters...

Kn 250 Night Vision

Simrad 250

A night-vision unit designed to be fitted to other scopes, cameras, and vision devices, the Simrad KN-250 makes up for its bulk with a number of unique features. The KN-250 mounts easily on top of almost any other scope or optical device, directing its image into the device's objective lens, to give it night sight capability. The original device's reticle is used for sighting, so the KN-250 needs no zeroing or adjustment once fitted. An excellent field of view is provided, and the KN-250's...