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  2. FP-45 Liberator - Wikipedia

    Muzzle velocity. 820 ft/s (250 m/s) Effective firing range. 8 yd (7.3 m) Feed system. Single-shot. The FP-45 Liberator is a handgun manufactured by the United States military during World War II for use by resistance forces in occupied territories. The Liberator was never issued to American or other Allied troops, and there are few documented ...

  3. 5.56×45mm NATO - Wikipedia×45mm_NATO

    The 5.56×45mm NATO standard SS109/M855 cartridge was designed for maximum performance when fired from a 508 mm (20.0 in) long barrel, as was the original 5.56 mm M193 cartridge. Experiments with longer length barrels up to 610 mm (24.0 in) resulted in no improvement or a decrease in muzzle velocities for the SS109/M855 cartridge.

  4. List of 5.56×45mm NATO firearms - Wikipedia×45mm_NATO...

    The table below gives a list of firearms that can fire the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge, first developed and used in the late 1970s for the M16 rifle, which to date, is the most widely produced weapon in this caliber.

  5. Heckler & Koch MP5 - Wikipedia

    The Heckler & Koch MP5 ( German: Maschinenpistole 5) is a submachine gun developed in the 1960s by German firearms manufacturer Heckler & Koch. It uses a similar modular design to the Heckler & Koch G3, and has over 100 variants and clones, [14] including selective fire, semi-automatic, suppressed, compact, and even marksman variants. [15]

  6. 7.62×54mmR - Wikipedia×54mmR

    The 7.62×54mmR rounds in use with the Russian Armed Forces are designed for machine guns and sniper rifles. As of 2003, there were several variants of 7.62×54mmR rounds produced for various purposes. All use clad metal as case material. A conventional steel-core bullet designed to engage personnel and weapon systems.

  7. Pinfire cartridge - Wikipedia

    The pin-fire (or pinfire) is a type of metallic cartridge used in firearms, where the priming compound is ignited by striking a small pin that protrudes radially from above the base of the cartridge. Invented by Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux in 1832, [1] but not patented until 1835, [2] it was one of the earliest practical designs of a metallic ...

  8. M3 submachine gun - Wikipedia

    Fixed rear peep sight and blade foresight, calibrated to 100 yards for caliber .45 M1911 ball ammunition [12] The M3 is an American .45-caliber submachine gun adopted by the U.S. Army on 12 December 1942, as the United States Submachine Gun, Cal. .45, M3. [12] The M3 was chambered for the same .45 ACP round fired by the Thompson submachine gun ...

  9. FN 5.7×28mm - Wikipedia×28mm

    The FN 5.7×28mm (designated as the 5.7×28 by the C.I.P. [7] and FN 5.7x28mm NATO [9]) is a small- caliber, high- velocity, smokeless-powder, rebated, bottleneck, centerfire cartridge designed for pistols and personal defense weapons (PDW) uses, manufactured by FN Herstal. [10] It is similar in length to the .22 WMR and .22 Hornet. [10]