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Silah Report @Silah_Report MENA region, Central Asia

Small arms & light #weapons, MENA, Central Asian regions. Non-commercial research endeavor of @Arms_Research. https://t.co/55GCHuAob2 https://t.co/o3t6qT6Z8n

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@KhyberArmoury @MullahHaqParast @CalibreObscura @Arms_Research And the wire stocks are hot garbage that break off all the time.Heavy emphasis on Man's Best Friend at the Turkish Ata Arms booth through the companies commercials this year at… https://t.co/UgIr9naEcX
1/28
2020
'Khyber'/Darrai AKM pattern rifles with the cheap polymer modernisation kits. Images coming soon from on-the-ground… https://t.co/x0ST4FaOXC
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1/27
2020
Also included with the SMG was this picture, from @BewilderedArab . Check out the 9mm NATO. Less frequently used to… https://t.co/5x4fD6KrWu @AnnQuann Yes, instead of Chinese markings, simple English ones that would designate the RPD as M23. China had a co… https://t.co/zwgv0L8soY @AnnQuann have you seen RPDs marked M23 in Vietnamese military service?
1/26
2020
Made with https://t.co/G5na8FY4dm https://t.co/oMMJk8IwRC
1/25
2020
Some interesting bling at the Sarsilmaz booth. #shot2020 https://t.co/GBjFzlbU9YAs we were! This is the Crusader-themed 1911 made by Bul in Israel, marketed and sold in the US by Magnum Research.… https://t.co/XTWpqyD16CMarketed by Magnum Research, produced in Israel by Bul Armory, the Crusader/Viking inscriptions are too much to ign… https://t.co/TG224OZeAs
1/23
2020
And hellllllo Saudi! Yours for the princely sun of 500,000 in Yemen. The buyer pointed out the black tape covering… https://t.co/eyMJkNE412Egyptian SGM! Named the Aswan\اسوان‌ after the Aswan Dam in Egypt, these medium machine guns are still in Egyptian… https://t.co/UDPq6NwjJW
1/22
2020
Very optic heavy here at the Canik booth for US imports. #SHOT2020 https://t.co/Ta6Fp6xSOqBring Back Freedom To The World. The Last Bastion Of Freedom... FATA, The Pak-Afghan Tribal Areas. @Silah_Reporthttps://t.co/54at6JSyyj
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1/21
2020
Turkish MKE MP5s at the Zenith booth, these are in the pistol configuration for the US Market! #SHOT2020 https://t.co/X6gBGh0dV2Made with https://t.co/G5na8FY4dm https://t.co/mqP0k0EBo0 @Arslon_Xudosi Did you read the article?Black Aluminum in Cloth: Syrian M16/M4 Fabric Wraps https://t.co/BcKX3J2ehd https://t.co/R730smbSa1SHOT 2020, this recent Turkish .410 import through American Tactical Imports uses the magazine floor plate to hook… https://t.co/Xq0wLaS1MH
1/20
2020
@AnalystMick It feels really good helping to bring it to life!
1/19
2020
@Pipzop Haha nope. Overall majority is the USMC-similar patterned Marpat, several different uniform variants throug… https://t.co/DcTqKKAvazAfghan Border Police wear this almost ‘dirty’ variant of the chocolate chip uniform that you can see here. https://t.co/sdTIOl7FMc
1/18
2020
Tacticool level Iraq... https://t.co/fZfxJV3gLi
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1/17
2020
One of the many patches associates with Afghan Army Commandos is this one, featuring a Jezail/Down-Pour rifle cross… https://t.co/IfF2FeMFTA @Deplorable_JC Yes we should have included that. He doesn’t have a Twitter, but this is his Instagram! https://t.co/dpJsRsc76i @JoshuaKoontz__ @CalibreObscura @timichetti Wow! Some original Type 1 or 2 AK47s there! @KhyberArmoury Not enough d… https://t.co/c6BodTxiqO
1/16
2020
Very clean indeed! The NEA PDWs have showed up in Syria as well. We documented this example of a spare NEA magazine… https://t.co/z4YLkZaai6
1/15
2020
It was awesome listening to Ed talk about his time fighting against Daesh as a precision rifleman! https://t.co/oeAZrzGHfISilah Report newsletter is up! Iraqi Patches and stickers are in stock! Please subscribe or check it out if you hav… https://t.co/4R81AEznMJMy second article for @Silah_Report. ‘Delta Defence Group’ Part Two: The Rifle https://t.co/OJd6sE8Oe5
Retweeted by Silah ReportA fantastic summary on yet more mysterious rifles from the non-existent 'Delta Defence Group' from @AnalystMick! https://t.co/k0JegwnFqWNow up on Silah Report:‘Delta Defence Group’ Part Two: The Rifle Read more at- https://t.co/73pVMo49C3 https://t.co/hvSbi7TmLD
1/14
2020
Folks were pointing out that Turkish wraps aren’t simple fabric covers, but instead can be tape, as we see here on… https://t.co/t5WvR94kHjMight have some ejection issues here... https://t.co/arpTGWUWA6 @KhyberArmoury @Petro_Lumpen I think it’s only a matter of time ;)
1/13
2020
In some contexts, fabric on your firearm can be a good thing (cammo, for example). Wrapping your entire firearm wi… https://t.co/iPE1niqLd2
Retweeted by Silah ReportWe know which Osprey book the Daesh designers of this Mad Max creation were looking at. Couldn't have had anything… https://t.co/9vd0nwh0EAWe know which Osprey book the Daesh designers of this Mad Max creation were looking at. Couldn't have had anything… https://t.co/TfxhMlJo2Y
1/12
2020
@mukushazretleri Did you take this? Could you go back get some shots zoomed in on markings?Found*Baloch tribesman probably in #Iran|ian #Balochistan with an Type 2 AK-47 with a slab side magazine and an AKM. https://t.co/Ts2TwPc2fo
Retweeted by Silah ReportFirepower United (Phúc Long) fond this rare Turkish submachine gun prototype in an Istanbul museum. A Turkish versi… https://t.co/zGfokgIOLy
1/11
2020
Egypt's small arms production industry is practically defunct. Without domestic or international orders manufactur… https://t.co/66rKZNC6H2
Retweeted by Silah Report @30de2e4d6c4f416 It appears to be more a naked eye/optic camouflage technique for the snow. Look how badly these Ma… https://t.co/Thfxap3zcqBefore the Kurdish PKK-YPG-YPJ rifle wraps became a thing, Turkish soldiers fighting in the mountains used white ca… https://t.co/PvrH87RDB5
1/10
2020
@LievanTem You probably saw a Romanian, with the curve right? Still in use today in Egypt! @MSMSK71446031 Ooo can you show some Egyptian SG43s? @CalibreObscura Freakin thing needs to be in Museum not on a Humvee! Or the US collectors market... hint hint Ministry of Defense...Egyptian commando with his Maidi (appears to be) rifle, a Humvee mounted passenger FN MAG variant, and a... turret… https://t.co/nTQK9LaBc4One more SDF-patterned STANAG fabric magazine cover left! Comes with your choice of sticker and patch. PM for detai… https://t.co/dgIp9QXLDe
1/9
2020
@Oded121351 You mean on fire and squeezing that thing?An Egyptian soldier holding a Knight's Armament 7.62x51mm M110 with Leupold Mk4 3.5-10x40 optic on a Knight's One P… https://t.co/r2nyQVeTXU @historicfirearm We’re looking forward to it :) @themerrydamber @historicfirearm We didn’t either! We were looking in South African, Russian, Chinese, US, etc... b… https://t.co/k2o2nAHity
1/8
2020
@themerrydamber @historicfirearm Thanks to the efforts of others helping! @historicfirearm @bashirgwakh this is what is in the photograph. @historicfirearm You'll also find this launcher in connection with ML Lifeguard Equipment Ltd. which has been folde… https://t.co/fMoNy4qlt4What we've got here is a British Wallop Defense Systems MSRG-38 Excalibur Mk2 (38mm riot/CS launcher)with the recoi… https://t.co/8VAPxJ942OSyrian 10 Qirsh coin affixed to the sling of this Martini-action rifle at the NRA Museum. Stamped 1956/1375, but do… https://t.co/P4i8EQa1esFrom Operation Balak to YPG fabric covers, read about it here in the SR newsletter and make sure to subscribe if yo… https://t.co/L9DaXmaHLf
1/7
2020
Browning Hi Powers! Sometimes these have country crests on the mag floor plates, but in this case it could also be… https://t.co/rP3utJvQzE
1/6
2020
@UncleKitchener Who is we.... @AbraxasSpa @CalibreObscura And we haven’t ID-ed social media profiles from faces and locations before? Come on... @CalibreObscura We could ask him, @JackPosobiec what was the intention behind the blacked out faces? Just curious here. @AbraxasSpa @CalibreObscura Covert or not it doesn’t matter, we used to cut out the return addresses on packages on… https://t.co/OHIZuv53JQ @CalibreObscura Jack is responsible for his content,he’s got 600k followers. If blacking our their faces means that… https://t.co/CC8AMqDiwx @CalibreObscura @AbraxasSpa That’s the photographer, not the guys. You’re missing the point, in that you’re mocking… https://t.co/wRdK2npxDQ @CalibreObscura Mocking him for trying to not blast out the identities of US Marines that might not want to be blow… https://t.co/kRPfkafQyV @CalibreObscura 3rd, one of the reasons for DVIDS to get media out there is to show families and communities in the… https://t.co/wW4Kbpmip7 @CalibreObscura Wait, publicly available sourced images, isn’t that what every Telegram and WhatsApp image is? 2nd,… https://t.co/917wB3KidgEither this shooter has his rifle on a tripod and can traverse that rapidly, or this is a reticle image imposed on… https://t.co/AmBDPo9gugWith the US-Iran brinkmanship, distract yourself with some traditional Persian culture in our Nastaliq patches. نست… https://t.co/7tN2VR8ByiFresh supply of patches and stickers in! Keep your eye out on the shop! https://t.co/PrSSvEuLuv https://t.co/5Bk5HRrM2Z
1/5
2020
The SR Team just wrapped up an outstanding research session at the NRA Museum on some neat pieces!A big shoutout to… https://t.co/9ukYyyjnPA
1/4
2020
@anro_beukes These are total estimates for the KSA armed forces at the time...Tough times for anything but .30-06 rifles in Saudi armed forces service circa early 1950s... https://t.co/fGUb5SnUvl
1/3
2020
Now up on SR, our V15 podcast! V16 should be coming soon! https://t.co/nYGOJ4pLk4 https://t.co/U1Nt0eX5hG
1/2
2019
@ednashwandering They did, but not because of camouflage, more aesthetic I think!Now up on Silah Report:Kalashnikov Stitched Up: Wrapping the AK Platform in Rojava Read more at-… https://t.co/4RfOZw1g3b
12/30
2019
@reportmydick Oooo more than that...
12/28
2019
Something totally cool* typoMarawan, the Iraqi creator of this... thing... (RPD+airsoft=7.62x39mm M249) , sent his latest improvements to us. W… https://t.co/Buk2DQuUSN
12/27
2019
Despite POF producing .30-06 for surplus M1 rifles in use by the Pakistani Armed Forces, we still have examples of… https://t.co/a5TYCoplVZ @MENAsymbolism Thank you so much for your article! https://t.co/ivhlsO9trsRead about Operation Balak, the IDF operation to put former Nazi Mausers in service. Written by Omer Sayadi of MENA… https://t.co/rAIy8F17p1 @LievanTem No way man. From the small detail in the images, these are Turkish 9mm PAK blank-firing handguns, Zoraki… https://t.co/aBhcJ0u9No
12/26
2019
A cheeky SR fan in Syria sent us this the other day... can't get an ID on the handgun, appears to be deactivated an… https://t.co/jSASDuU2P2 @Mkh1201 Certificate? The crest you mean? @_noid_ We’re learning too!! But thank you! @slavachertanovo Did you read the passage?A Belgian FN FAL, Kuwaiti Army contract, posted on Telegram in Iraq. We recently joked with a similar FAL owner tha… https://t.co/03KPw1eftz @_noid_ The first mention was actually by David Isby in 1984 and he got it from the Pashtun and Tajik speakers he i… https://t.co/gHIt8aOlz2
12/25
2019
This is what we strive for at Silah Report. Digging into primary sources, questioning assumptions, working in our r… https://t.co/uvwIqbO6SL @Hoo_Carez @Natsecjeff Magazine at top right, it’s an open boot design. @Hoo_Carez @Natsecjeff It’s a Carlo/کرلو! Locally improvised by makers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, name comes… https://t.co/0jBfYqx2t9
12/24
2019
Our latest newsletter is out! Check it out here- https://t.co/fO9QVaVQPJ and if you haven’t subscribed, please foll… https://t.co/ch2urSe5X1 @alsharksi96 This is a blank firing handgun. Not at all related to DDG.Just published on Silah Report: "Delta Defence Group" Part One: The Pistol, read more at-https://t.co/3xsZubarKF https://t.co/3UpRJLpaGF @GooseBoy_Genius Read the article and make the comparison, Mick lists all the factory alternatives including Sarsilmaz. @Deplorable_JC The mags seen with DDG handguns have the Tanfolgio markings, just like the Bul Armory ones do as wel… https://t.co/blNgrrMVcK
12/23
2019

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