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  2. Heckler & Koch MP7 - Wikipedia

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    The Heckler & Koch MP7 ( German: Maschinenpistole 7) is a personal defense weapon chambered for the HK 4.6×30mm armor-piercing cartridge designed by German defence manufacturer Heckler & Koch . It was designed (together with the new cartridge) to meet NATO requirements published in 1989, which called for an SMG-type weapon with a greater ...

  3. Solothurn S-18/1000 - Wikipedia

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    The Solothurn S18-1000 20 mm was a Swiss anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. It was a variant of the earlier S-18/100 with modifications for a higher muzzle velocity, as well as a larger cartridge size. The more powerful ammunition resulted in significant recoil, which was problematic for the gunner, and its size made portability ...

  4. List of modern Russian small arms and light weapons

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    The guns are available in 12, 20, 28 and 32 gauges, and .410 bore.[1] At present, it is not commercially available, only parts are available on request. MTs255-12 (МЦ255-12) – police version (for ammunition 12/70 and 12/76), designed for law enforcement and security agencies, is distinguished by accessories made of black plastic, folding ...

  5. Table of handgun and rifle cartridges - Wikipedia

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    Table of handgun and rifle cartridges. Common rifle cartridges, from the largest .50 BMG to the smallest .22 Long Rifle with a $1 United States dollar bill in the background as a reference point. This is a table of selected pistol / submachine gun and rifle / machine gun cartridges by common name. Data values are the highest found for the ...

  6. 2020–present United States ammunition shortage - Wikipedia

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    The 2020–present United States ammunition shortage is the most recent of all the ammunition shortages in the United States. It arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the 2020 United States presidential election, and the George Floyd protests. The lack of sufficient ammunition for consumers in the United States is to some ...

  7. Hand cannon - Wikipedia

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    The Tannenberg handgonne is a cast bronze firearm. Muzzle bore 15–16 mm. Found in the water well of the 1399 destroyed Tannenberg castle. Oldest surviving firearm from Germany. Hand cannon being fired from a stand, Bellifortis manuscript, by Konrad Kyeser, 1405.

  8. 2008–2016 United States ammunition shortage - Wikipedia

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    The 2008–2016 United States ammunition shortage was a shortage of civilian small arms ammunition in the United States that started in late 2008, [1] and continued through most or all of 2010, with an additional shortage beginning in December 2012 and continuing throughout 2013. The 2008 election of President Barack Obama triggered increased ...

  9. .500 S&W Magnum - Wikipedia

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    Cartridge design and specifications. The .500 S&W Magnum is a semi-rimmed, cylindrical cartridge optimized for use in revolvers. The cartridge is designed to headspace on its rim. However, unlike the .44 Magnum and other rimmed cartridges designed for use in revolvers, the .500 S&W cartridge is semi-rimmed, and can accordingly be cycled more ...