When the Army Resisted the M16A2, Part 1-3

Today  is our traditional day of re posting some of the best articles of our friend Kevin O’Brien  better know as Hognose by his many admirers and readers of his website weaponsman.com. Kevin left us too early  in spring of 2017 and we repost his work here to honor him and preserve his work.   … Read moreWhen the Army Resisted the M16A2, Part 1-3

A Taxonomy of Safeties

In addition to the other two posts so far today, I am sharing another one of Hognose’s posts from Weaponsman.com.  This is a repost in our ongoing commitment to honoring  our dead friend Kevin and his work. A Taxonomy of Safeties by   Kevin O’Bien “Hognose” There are several kinds of safeties that are used on … Read moreA Taxonomy of Safeties

What’s so special about John Moses Browning?

This post is a re post from weaponsman.com. We share it here today to honor and preserve our friend Hognose, who died last spring  What’s so special about John Moses Browning? by Kevin O’Brien   Himself. If you take that question the wrong way, you’re thinking who is this bozo to diss Saint JMB? But we’re not … Read moreWhat’s so special about John Moses Browning?

The SAWs that never WAS: Part 1 & 2

Since the passing of our friend Kevin AKA “Hognose”  owner of weaponsman.com we have be  reposting   his work here in tribute and to make sure it survives. This is another technical article from Kevin in part of a series. The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon is widely distributed in the US Army and Marine Corps (even … Read moreThe SAWs that never WAS: Part 1 & 2