The true story of Kalashnikov

Kalashnikov’s rifle, known in Poland as „kałach” it’s something more than weapon. It is an element of popculture, weapon eagerly chosen by computer players, as in virtual reality AK-47 is as efficient as in real combat. It is even used in national emblem. A fascinating story, full of myths and lies, is connected to that famous rifle, regarding it’s creation. Because is it true, that it was created by a man, after whom it was finally called? Let’s start...


Kalashnikov - most famous russian weapon

Everyone heard about this weapon, even only slightly interested in weaponry. It appeared on the flags of few countries. It is a hero of songs and movies. It is more than weapon it is an icon. Kalashnikov is one of the most famous rifles on the world. And has a great history behind it, in which facts are melting with myths, and questions are more than answers. Let’s start with facts. Fact one. In 1919, a child is born in poor, peasant family. It is Mikhail Kalashnikov. In time of his...


Vis – the most famous pistol in Poland

Even though for Tigers the only have Vises, Warsaw boys are still the best – the patriotic Polish song is stating. Tigers are obviously, German tanks from Second World War – model Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger. And Vises? That’s one of the most famous pistol created in Poland. And although it would surely lack firepower, when competing with heavy artillery, this weapon is still respected and considered world-class achievement. When did Vises emerged? After the Independence Day...


Sniper rifles – history and interesting facts

There are questions that are forbidden to ask when it comes to talking with a sniper. For example: “how it is, to kill someone?” or “how many people did you killed?”. There are also questions, which will make him talk endlessly. Amongst them – question about a gun. For the sniper, it’s something more than mere tool of job. It is one of it’s fundamentals. Favourite rifle, cared for, every inch of it recognised simply by the touch, known by heart. Long...


Samuel Colt and the beginning of revolvers

Revolver is one of the most famous piece of weaponry. It is till this day associated with Wild West and American freedom. In 50s of 20th century, Melchior Wańkowicz was describing the south of United States of America as a land of revolvers, which were living the legend of Samuel Colt. The creator of new revolver, was considered a hero, one of the few men that created the America as the country we used to know today. Even if from his times, many things changed in weaponry, it is hard not to...


A history of firearms

Firearms are considered dangerous, due to their high efficiency. Even a semi-trained shooter is able to get rid of someone’s life within a second, not to mention hurting or injuring people. It is not an accident that you need a special license to have a weapon, which is not that easy, considering all of criteria you have to meet. However, not many people realize that for the centuries of history of weapon development, firearms were not that useful. Artillery was a thing, but not simple...