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The IDF’s Bail Out Pop Gun

The Silah Report has an interesting and detailed article on Eugene Stoner’s Armalite AR-7 .22LR survival rifle in service with the Israeli Defense Forces.

The IDF AR-7 had a few tweaks over the standard version. (Via Silah Report)

The IDF AR-7 with its stock collapsed and barrel attached. (Via Silah Report)

More here.

When you want to cram an M4 into an ejection seat

The U.S. Air Force has released some more details about their very neat GAU-5A Aircrew Self Defense Weapon. Fundamentally, it is an M4 with a folding pistol grip and quick-detach barrel/handguard that takes down and stows, with four mags, into a 16 x 14 x 3.5-inch ejection seat compartment.


More in my column at Guns.com.

The AR7 Air Force Survival Gun: For land, for air, for sea

Looking for a takedown rifle that packs away to the size of a loaf of bread, weighs in at under 3-pounds, and still provides enough firepower for small game? Well, get in line with the rest of the world because it would appear that with the cult success of the Henry survival rifle and the Chiappa Little Badger, nowadays, everybody’s looking for a versatile rifle they can shove in a backpack.

But with all the recent interest in prepper long guns, it’s important to remember that these rifles are not brand new designs by any stretch.  The AR7, the Air Forces’ favorite backpack .22, has been around for over fifty years, looks almost identical to the newest survival rifle offerings and, unsurprisingly, is still going strong.

Read the rest in my column at GUNS.com

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