Bailout guns, Line of Control edition

The latest in the long series of dust-ups between India and Pakistan across the controversial Line of Control along Kashmir saw at least one MiG-21 Bison of the IAF splashed and (according to India) a PAF F-16 likewise retired. While the Pakistanis dispute their loss, the downed MiG driver, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, spent three days as a guest in Pakistan and lived to tell the tale.

However, it looks like the Pakistanis kept his bailout gun, a Gen 3 Glock 26 9mm subcompact.

Coming soon to the PAF Museum…note the unlucky “13” rack number

Meanwhile, a battered and bloody Varthaman, shown rescued from agitated locals by Pakistani Army troops in images flashed around the world, became the stuff of legend back home for his repeated insistence when questioned on camera to only provide his name, rank and serial number, responding politely to other questions only with “I’m sorry, I am not supposed to tell you this.”

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

One response to “Bailout guns, Line of Control edition”

  1. Secundius says :

    Bond Bullpup9 Pistol, the size and weight of a .380 ACP. But with the Barrel Length and Caliber of the 9×19 Para…

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