The RPD (Russian: ручной пулемёт Дегтярёва Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova, English: Degtyaryov hand-held machine gun) is a 7.62mm light machine gun developed in the Soviet Union by Vasily Degtyaryov for the intermediate 7.62×39mm M43 cartridge. It …

The M16 rifle, officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16, is a United States military adaptation of the Armalite AR-15 rifle. The original M16 was a select-fire, 5.56×45mm rifle with a 20-round magazine.In 1964, the M16 …

The Military Armament Corporation Model 10, officially abbreviated as “M10” and “M-10”, and more commonly known as the MAC-10, is a compact, blowback operated machine pistol that was developed by Gordon B. Ingram in 1964. …

The STEN (or Sten gun) was a family of British submachine guns chambered in 9×19mm and used extensively by British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and the Korean War. They were notable for …

The Uzi (Hebrew: עוזי‎‎, officially cased as UZI) is a family of Israeli open-bolt, blowback-operated submachine guns. Smaller variants are considered to be machine pistols. The Uzi was one of the first weapons to use …

The Škorpion vz. 61 is a Czechoslovak 7.65 mm machine pistol developed in 1959 by Miroslav Rybář (1924–1970) and produced under the official designation Samopal vzor 61(“submachine gun model 1961”) by the Česká zbrojovka arms factory …

The Sterling Machine gun is a British machine gun. It was tested with the British Army in 1944–1945 as a replacement for the Sten but it did not start to replace it until 1953. It …

The MP-40 (German: Maschinenpistole 40) (English: Machine pistol 40), is a type of sub-machine gun. It is also known as the Schmeisser. It was developed in the late 1930s and was first used in the …

The FN P90 is a personal defense weapon (PDW) designed and manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium.[9] Created in response to NATO requests for a replacement for 9×19mm Parabellum firearms, the P90 was designed as …

The AK-47 (AKA  Kalashnikov, AK) is a selective-fire (semi-automatic and automatic), gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known in the Soviet documentation as Avtomat Kalashnikova.

The G36K is a 5.56×45mm assault rifle, designed in the early 1990s by Heckler & Koch (H&K) in Germany as a replacement for the heavier 7.62mm G3 battle rifle. It was accepted into service with …

The Colt M4 Commando and M4 CQB is a select-fire weapon chambered in 5.56 NATO. The Colt Commando is one of numerous variants of the Colt Automatic Rifle-15 (CAR-15). It is very similar to the …

M14 rifle, officially the United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14 is an American selective fire automatic rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308) ammunition.The M14 was the last American “battle rifle” (weapons that fire full-power rifle …

The G36KE is a 5.56×45mm assault rifle, designed in the early 1990s by Heckler & Koch (H&K) in Germany as a replacement for the heavier 7.62mm G3 battle rifle. It was accepted into service with …

The M4 carbine is a shorter, lighter version of the US Military Forces’ M16 which first saw service in the Vietnam War. Designed by famed firearms designer Eugene Stoner for the ArmaLite Company in 1958. …

The AK-74 (or “Kalashnikov automatic rifle model 1974”) is a Russian assault rifle developed by the famed Russian General and firearms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov in the 1970’s. The rifle first saw service with Soviet forces …

The MP5 (from the German Maschinenpistole 5) is a 9mm submachine gun, developed in 1966 by the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch. The MP5 is one of the most widely used submachine guns …