Daily Blog 11/26/2011

  • The Special Forces, generally known as “Spetsnaz” (after the Russian term “Voiska Spetsialnogo Naznacheniya” – Special Purpose Troops), always played a key role in Soviet Military Doctrine. One of the aspects of every Special Forces is that they prefer to operate stealthily, with as little sound and flash as possible from their weapons.

    tags: weapons

  • This being the Reg we generally prefer a bit of a tech angle – that is, where there are no obvious Paris Hilton implications to a story – and so it is that today we are again featuring only futuristic, unusual, high-tech weapons. You’ll find no everyday lead-spitters here. Needless to say, heavy ordnance which can only be used from a fixed mount or a vehicle or which requires a crew of more than one is out too: weapons which can only be deployed by large organised groups are surely for the guvmint – the very people who might seek to pry one’s trusty shooting iron from one’s cold dead fingers – not for proud, freedom-loving individualists fixin’ to defend their remote wilderness compounds.

    Thus we have once again limited ourselves to weapons suitable for individual carry, and to make it sporting we have included only those which actually exist or genuinely appear likely to shortly. Again in the interests of fair play with our readers, this year we have a completely new line-up: none of last year’s hardware is back for a repeat appearance.

    tags: weapons

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