Book Review: Vickers Guide, Kalashnikov Volume 1
Video / December 21, 2019

Available direct: https://www.vickersguide.com/books I am proud to announce the newest book in the Vickers Guide series: Kalashnikov (Volume 1)! Cowritten by Larry Vickers, Rob Stott, and myself, this is a beautiful exhibition of 7.62x39mm AK rifles (smallbore AKs and other types will be covered by future volumes). If you have seen any of the previous Vickers Guide books, you know what you have to look forward to in this one – if not, prepare for the most gorgeous firearms photography you’ll see in any print book. This is intended as a coffee table display type book, but also includes a remarkable amount of relevant information about AK development and production. The first chapter on Russian guns starts with the prototype actual “AK47”, goes through the patterns of milled AKs to the stamped AKM, and on to the modern AK203 and AK15. The book then progresses to 7.62x39mm variants made by Albania, Bulgaria, China, East Germany, Egypt, Hungary, Iraq, North Korea, the Khyber Pass, Poland, Romania, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. These include not just standard rifles, but also short barreled and LMG variations, plus grenade launchers and more. I am quite proud to have been a part of the team that created…

Book Review: Vickers Guide to the Kalashnikov, Volume II
Video / November 9, 2019

Shipping now, only accessible direct from Vickers Guide: https://world wide web.vickersguide.com/kalashnikov-vol-2 Fair disclaimer: I might be biased, like me a co-author of the work… Vickers Guide has returned using the second volume around the AK, particularly on 5.45mm and 5.56mm Kalashnikovs. If you want the very first volume, you’ll certainly such as this one – it had been brought by Ray Vickers with myself and Take advantage of Stott co-authoring, and addition contributions from Maxim Popenker, Miles Vining, Nic Jenzen-Johnson, Jack Dutschke, Kevin Greggory, Lyndon Schooler, Vladimir Onokoy, Zoltan Szoros, Jonathan Ferguson, and much more! This volume is 350 pages, with almost the very first half focused on Russian rifles. These includes a lot of our prime-tech interesting developments like balanced-recoil designs together with trials and prototype guns, LMGs, grenade launchers, and a multitude of standard production guns. The 2nd 1 / 2 of it covers all of those other world, including Bulgaria, Burma, China, the Czech Republic, East Germany, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Belgium, Romania, and Nigeria. As before, this really is should have been an espresso table book and never an in depth reference book, but most of us have done our very best to make sure that the…

Book Review: Vickers Guide AR15
Video / September 20, 2019

https://world wide web.vickersguide.com I do not ordinarily have much curiosity about coffee-table books, and also the Vickers Guide: AR-15 would certainly be described as a coffee-table book. That stated, it’s substantially diverse from most such books, plus much more worth a location inside a firearms reference library. An espresso-table book, when i view it, is a that is based more about photographs than you are on text, and that is really suited to opening to some random page and searching for a couple of seconds or perhaps a couple of minutes, without requiring to become read in sequence – or really “read” whatsoever. The issue with many of these is they are tossed together by editors without any real knowledge of firearms or history, and a minimum of half populated by unexciting pictures (usually supported by a few items of text initially compiled by Ian Hogg but washed through a lot of editors they can be meaningless). The Vickers Guide here’s different since it ended having a very thorough understanding from the background and a obvious purpose. It starts with Eugene Stoner’s first prototype rifles, with the Hollywood AR10s towards the different AI contract AR10s (Cuba, Guatemala, Sudan, Portugal), then…

Book Review: Vickers Guide – WWII Germany, Volume 2
Video / July 13, 2019

Available from the writer: https://world wide web.vickersguide.com/ww2-germany-vol2 The most recent Vickers Manual has become available: World war 2 Germany, Volume 2. In which the first volume centered on secure action rifles and submachine guns, this second volume has got the really awesome stuff: semiauto and choose-fire rifles, machine guns, and last-ditch arms. Additionally, it features a section on presentation pistols. And fair disclosure I had been among the adding authors, so you’ll have some of my bylines within the book. The Vickers Guide series are considered unsuitable to become reference books, but instead gorgeous coffee-table material. The photography that James Rupley gives them is simply fantastic an excellent you won’t get in every other firearms print material. That stated, the books have been receiving gradually more in depth within their text commentary with time, which one includes sections from a lot of subject-matter experts – you may just learn something while searching between your photographs! Of particular note within this book when it comes to rarity are generally early and late pattern FG-42s (as well as their accessories), a Grossfuss StG, an StG45(H), MG-30, MKb42(W), along with a folding-stock G33/40 rifle. If you are looking at German World war 2…