On 19 January, it was announced the US military would be switching from the venerable M9 pistol (or for the civilians out there, the Beretta 92) to the SIG-Sauer P320. The P320 is based on the same concept the rather execrable P250 was — it is a completely modular design: the pistol has not just the usual Picatinny rail for a light or laser, it also has interchangeable backstraps found on many polymer-framed guns, it has a reversible magazine catch, it has kits which allow interchangeable barrel/magazines to allow a caliber swap from 9mm, to .357 SIG, .380 to .40 or .45, much like the Tanfoglio Witness. The length of the barrel/slide can be swapped out, as can the grip section from full size, to “carry”, to compact and subcompact sizes. The trigger assembly for this striker fired gun can be swapped out.

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The Modular Handgun System — the military version — features an ambidextrous safety, as well as the ambidextrous slide stop (making this one of the first SIGs a lefty can use easily.) The P320 has comparable accuracy and recoil to its metal-framed cousin, the P226.

SIG-Sauer P320 9mm (MHS variant) — PM: +1   S/R: 2   AMMO: 17   DC: F   CLOS: 0-6   LONG: 12-18   CON: +1   JAM: 98+   DRAW: 0   RL: 1   COST: $700

FK BRNO is a firearms R&D company  with ties to CZ. Known for high-quality competition guns, FK developed the Field Pistol in their proprietary 7.5mm FK chambering. The 7.5FK round fires a 100gr hollow-point at a blistering 2000fps, giving the pistol a stunning accuracy of 1.8″ deviation at 100 yards! The pistol was deigned to be comfortable for use by shooters with smaller hands, and the recoil impulse is similar to that of the .40S&W. There are several sight options, from the standard three point to a “butterfly” sight for far target acquisition.

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Made for hunting and competition, these are not small weapons and are heavy, but with a muzzle energy in the range of the .44 magnum and 14 rounds in the magazine, the Field Pistol has limited utility in covert operations.

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PM: +2   S/R: 2   AMMO: 14   DC: I   CLOS: 0-10   LONG: 20-40   CON: +1   JAM: 99+   DR: -1   RL: 1   COST: $2500

GM INFORMATION: The 7.5mm FK round reduced armor values by 2WL (Armor that provides -4WL is good only for -2WL vs. the Field Pistol.) The pistol and its ammunition are quite difficult to procure, so requisition requests should be done at a EF3.

Q Evaluation: Holy ***. 007

 

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The latest GT coupe from Aston Martin replaces the venerable and highly successful DB9. Powered by a 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12, the car produces a blistering 600 horsepower and 518 ft-lbs of torque. This is guided to the wheels by a rear-mounted ZF 8 speed automatic transmission that improves fuel mileage and performance over the traditional manual transmission. The DB11 can hit 60mph from a stop in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 200mph. (A more sedate 4l V8 is planned…)

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The interior of the Aston continues the 2+2 layout, with the rear seats being more of a suggestion than something to be used. The infotainment system has a 12″ screen for sat navigation and to utilize the proprietary Aston Martin sound system. And, of course, hand-stitched leather and other natural materials for the upholstery.

PM: +2   RED: 2   CRUS: 110   MAX: 200   RNG: 260   FCE: 2   STR: 6   COST: $290,000

GM Information: The DB11 receives a -1EF to Force maneuvers and safety rolls associated with the same, however, otherwise it receives a +1EF to safety tests.

The Kalashnikov Concern has been busy these past few years, and just a few days ago, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that they would begin issuing the AK-12 as their new service rifle. So what better time than to have a look at the new Russian stuff that is certain to find its way into the hands of your bad guys in your James Bond: 007 RPG campaigns…

AK-12

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The AK-12 is the culmination of modifications made to the AK platform. This rifle is a follow-on to the AK-74, and uses the same 5.45x39mm ammunition and will accept any of the magazines made for the earlier 5.45mm platforms. Improvements include a new, not-shitty safety lever — a sharp departure from the barely-workable lever of original rifles. Instead, the safety lever is a four-point lever that allows the weapon to be safe, single fire, burst fire, or fully automatic. Another improvement is a telescoping and foldable stock; folding iron sights and a  Piccatinny rails for optics, and another for the addition of a GP-34 grenade launcher. The bayonet lug remains and the muzzle brake is improved. 60-round quad magazines and a 95-round drum are in the works.

PM: 0   S/R: 2/10   AMMO: 30   DC: H/K   CLOS: 0-18   LONG: 50-90   CON: n/a    JAM: 98+   DR: -3   RL: 2   COST: $2000 (approx.)

Q EVALUATION: It’s a damned good rifle. The new safety switch is the best improvement of the lot, but the modifications to the gas block and tube have made this a much more reliable gun than the old AK-74. 007

AK-15

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A larger version, the AK-15, is in development and is the heavy version of the rifle, a follow-up to the AK-47 in 7.62x39mm. It has many of the same features of the AK-12.

PM: +1   S/R: 2/10   AMMO: 30   DC: I/L   CLOS: 0-20   LONG 50-90   CON: n/a   JAM: 98+   DR: -3   RL: 2

Q EVALUATION: One of our foreign liaison officers got the chance to fire the prototype for the AK-15 and was inpressed, stating that the weapon fixed many of the issues the old AK series had — from takedown, to the safety catch, to reliability with different ammunition. Cpt. Michael Roberts

Lebedev PL-15 9mm

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This pistol is produced by the Kalashnikov Concern and was designed by Dmitry Lebedev, and was created as a pistol for police and military use, as well as the ability to transition into “professional shooting.” As a result, it uses the 9x19mm “Luger” round, rather than the old Makarov 9mm, has a 15 shot magazine, a polymer frame with under PIccatinny style rail, and uses a striker fire action, and the reliable short recoil Browning-style locked breech. Unlike many manufacturers, all controls are ambidextrous, and a grip angle and low bore axis similar to the CZ-75.

PM: +1   S/R: 3   AMMO: 15   DC: F   CLOS: 0-6   LONG: 12-18   CON: +1   JAM: 99   DR: 0   RL: 2   COST: $900

Q Evaluation: Kalashnikov has really outdone themselves with this sidearm. It combines lessons learned by other pistol manufacturers into a solidly reliable, easy to use platform, that rivals its competitors. 003 compared it favorably to his beloved CZ-85 Combat. High praise, indeed! Q

2017 Jaguar F-Type

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Jaguar returns to the two-seater sports arena with the F-Type. The car is riding on a shortened XJ chassis, and can be had as a convertible or coupe, and uses an all-aluminum body and chassis. There are multiple engine configurations from the 3 liter supercharged V6 to the 5 liter supercharged V8, with the low end motor producing 340hp and a 0-60 of 5.1 second, and the biggest engine giving 567hp and a 0-60 of 4.7 second. Top speed is about 150 for the smaller V6, and 170 for the V8s. The vehicle features such amenities as 25 different driving profiles for the suspension, a low center of gravity, an automatically deploying spoiler wing, and gives the F-Type fantastic handling. The convertible top will open/close in 12 seconds, there are bi-xenon headlights, an active exhaust to beef up the engine note, and an interior of leather and brushed aluminum.

PM: +2   RED: 3   CRUS: 70   MAX: 150   FCE: 2   STR: 7   COST; $60,000-100,000

GM INFORMATION: The differences between the various models is small enough a single set of stats is applicable, save MAX: the V8 versions have 170.

[I can’t believ i didn’t get around to this one sooner… SCR]

CYRE PRECISION SIX12 12 gauge Shotgun

The SIX12 was developed as a breaching aid for the M16/AR-15 platforms, as well as a stand-alone product. Taking the place of a rail-mounted grenade launcher, the SIX12 is, in essence, a 12 gauge revolver.

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When attached to a rifle’s under-rail, the SIX12’s stats are:

PM: 0   S/R: 2   AMMO: 6   DC: G   CLOS: 0-6   LONG: 15-30   CON: n/a   JAM: 99+   DRAW: -3   RL: 3   COST: $1500

In the stand-along configuration, the SIX12 comes in a standard 16″ and short-barrel configuration:

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PM: 0   S/R: 2   AMMO: 6   DC: H   CLOS: 0-9   LONG: 20-40   CON: n/a   JAM: 99+   DRAW: -2   RL: 3   COST: $1800

GM INFORMATION: In the short barrel version (7″ barrel):

PM: 0   S/R; 2   AMMO: 6   DC: G   CLOS: 0-6   LONG: 15-30   CON: +4   JAM: 99+   DRAW: -2   RL: 3   COST: $2500

GM INFORMATION: The SIX12 can also be had with a SilencerCo Salvo suppressed barrel. This gives a -2EF for Perception tests to hear the weapon fire.

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You can find a video of the product at https://vimeo.com/118953590

OTs-28 Stetchkin “Silent” Revolver

tumblr_o0a6kyrPkc1uryk28o1_1280A 5-shot 7.62x43mm pistol in service with the Russian Internal Service (I guess KGB is out of style…) since 2002, the OTs-38 uses a specialized cartridge first developed in the 1970s that is it’s own sound suppressor. A special necked cartridge captures much of the gasses from firing and makes the revolver not much louder when fired than simple dry firing. Due to the lower impulse, the 7.62mm, 143 grain round is moving at only 660 feet per second and quickly loses velocity, making this a very close proximity weapon.

The revolver features several strange elements: the barrel is actually below the pivot point for a swing out cylinder, which opens to the right, and this reduces recoil to almost nothing. The rounds are rimless and held in place my “moon clips” similar to older .45ACP caliber revolvers. It features a safety catch — unusual in revolvers — allowing to be safely carried with the hammer cocked.

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PM: +1   S/R: 2   DC: D   CLOS: 0-3   LONG: 8-15   CON: -2   JAM: 99+   DR: 0   RL: 2   COST: ~$800

GM Information: The Stetchkin makes almost no noise when fired and give a -2EF to Perception tests to locate (or even identify there is) a shooter. Armor or cover value doubles, and there is a -1 WL penalty toward vehicles or other inanimate objects.