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Beretta 92.

Beretta 92.

‘Pistols do not win wars, but they save the lives of the men who do’. A handgun cannot match the accuracy or range of a rifle, but can prove a valuable substitute in the absence of one. The Beretta 92, also known as the M9, is a definitive 9mm pistol – both in service and on the silver screen. S…

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Small Arms of WWI Primer 004: French Pistol Mle.1915 “Ruby”

Small Arms of WWI Primer 004: French Pistol Mle.1915 “Ruby”

In our previous episode, we explained that France’s primary handgun, the Modèle 1892, wasn’t produced as much as we’d expect in WW1. In the devastation, rifle and machine gun production took priority, but handguns were becoming more important in the trenches so France turned to their neighbor Spain Here, in the mountainous iron-rich Basque region a design frankly stolen from…

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Small Arms of WWI Primer 009: German Mauser C96 Pistol

Small Arms of WWI Primer 009: German Mauser C96 Pistol

Mauser’s rifles have certainly earned him a place in history, but these were not his only legacy. You see, Paul Mauser also kept up a research division in his company and thankfully would recognize the genius of three of his employees. Their handgun would prove to be one of the most iconic in history, often quoted as the first truly…

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How Does it Work: Blowback Action

How Does it Work: Blowback Action

Blowback is the simplest form of firearms operating principle. And it’s really just an application of Newton’s third law: that is, the idea that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of a blowback firearm, the action of the bullet moving down the barrel is balanced by an equal and opposite movement of a…

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Does Mei’s ICE BLASTER Work? OVERWATCH BUILD

Does Mei’s ICE BLASTER Work? OVERWATCH BUILD

Hey guys, I’m the Hacksmith and this is make it real we’ve actually done quite a few Overwatch projects over the years. But on this episode of Make it Real we’re making everyone’s favorite Overwatch character Mei! As I was saying. Everyone’s favorite character? Several months ago. We hired a co-op student within the University of Waterloo to help design…

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CS:GO’s June 2018 Weapon Balance Update

CS:GO’s June 2018 Weapon Balance Update

I was HERE when CS:GO finally got a decent update worth talking about. There wasn’t much internet there. That’s why it took this long to make this video. Let’s go. The CZ75 has had its base damage reduced from 33 down to 31, as the patch notes say this is to stop single shot kills against helmeted opponents. Factoring in…

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