5.56 Timeline

Rebel .22 From POF

It’s looking to be a big year for .22 rimfire. POF has even gotten into the 22 game with the rebel .22. The new gun is an AR but it uses the same magazine as the Ruger 10/22. So that means all the after market extended hi capacity banana bullet clips that you can buy for the 10/22 should theoretically work in it.

22 LR just got better, and more fun.

Get ready for the most fun you’ve had with a .22LR.  Brand new for 2020 we bring you the Rebel. To say that we are extra excited about this one would be an understatement. We have yet to have someone shoot the Rebel and not walk away with big smiles.

Our love of shooting, training, and prepping future shooters were the driving factors of development. We had to bring a quality to this platform which hasn’t been seen before. Aside from its light weight, the Rebel is equipped with a Mission First Tactical arm brace and threaded barrel with thread protector.  The receiver accepts AR-15 pattern stock and brace options, and the trigger and selector are also compatible with AR-15 options.

M231 Firing Port Weapon

I found some great photos on the M231 today. The M231 is a modification of the M16 to be used in firing points designed into the Bradley fighting vehicle.

everyone has seen this common photo of a M231 in use in the first year of the Iraq invasion

The M231 installed in one of the firing port in a rear door.

Some M16 Magazine History

Now here is something we all wish we would find at a yard sale. A complete box of never issued twenty round Colt M16 magazines. Never used. Made in 1970.

The cotton bandoleer came with 7 pockets of two stripper clips of 10 rounds each. The box comes with 7 mags. The bandoleer will hold the loaded mags. Who knew there was a time when the government got something right that made sense?

one of my VN era bandoleers with era made 20 rounders to demonstrate

IWI US Made AR15


Middletown, PA. (January 20, 2020)- IWI US, a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd, has just released the first IWI US rifle manufactured and assembled entirely in the United States.

IWI US is pleased to introduce their first M4 variant rifle, the ZION 15. The ZION 15 is a 16in Tactical Rifle that includes a 15in Free Float MLOK Handguard, a B5 Systems Stock, and Grip, and includes one (1) 30 round Magpul PMAG. The ZION 15 is what America loves in a rifle, with the IWI signature quality control and attention to detail. Built to a stringent military specification set forth by the US and IDF forces for operation, the ZION 15 will meet the expectation of today’s marketplace worldwide.

The IWI US ZION 15 was developed as the flagship model to ensure that production of IWI products will continue in the USA, even if the shipment of foreign-produced firearms becomes restricted. The creation and production of the ZION 15 is in no way an attempt to divert business from Israel, but an attempt to stay true to the IWI roots and continue to support Israel despite the impending threat of restrictions.

“This is a great step forward for IWI US and our supporters. IWI/SK Group has invested a significant amount of time and money into this process in order to have a long-standing business venture in the United States and to continue to serve the American public with high-quality firearms well into the future. The ZION 15 and the manufacturing equipment it brings, fully establishes IWI US roots here in the United States.” Jeremy Gresham, Director of Sales and Marketing of IWI US stated.

The ZION 15 has an MSRP of $899.99. Additional information can be found at the IWI US website, here iwi.us/product/ZION-15. It should be free for every US tax payer who wants one.