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The guns you’ll shoot on this event*

*Please see note at foot of this page.

AK47

A relatively lightweight, easy to use, hard-hitting rifle for motorised infantry. Military version is capable of semiautomatic or automatic fire modes. Civilian version used in Prague range is semi-auto only due to Czech licensing laws. Being inexpensive to manufacture and exceptionally reliable even in tough conditions this weapon became the most popular choice for arming conscripts in developing countries, as well as in the former Soviet Union’s armed forces. The standard AK47 military version had a wooden stock, but their was a model known as the “AKS” which had a folding metal stock for mechanised infantry and parachute troops.

* Weight: 4.3 kg (empty)
* Calibre: 7.62 x 39
* Capacity: 30 rounds (standard)

 

M16/AR15

This rifle was one of the first of the modern 5.56mm calibre rifles to be used in action. Introduced during the Vietnam War it became an instantly recognisable weapon. M16 rifles are used by many military groups, most notably the SAS, who preferred the M16 over the standard British issue L85A1-SA80 rifle.

The semi-automatic version of this gun used on our shooting events in Prague is known as the AR15 and is configured for the lower recoiling 9mm parabellum calibre ammunition as used by some police SWAT teams and specialist military units.

* Weight: 3.40 kg (empty)
* Calibre: 9mm used in on Prague range
* Capacity: 20 or 30 rounds

 

Glock 17

With only 33 moving parts this pistol is a triumph of modern design simplicity. The first mainstream handgun to pioneer the use of a high impact plastic frame. Uses a unique self-cocking system that includes three safety mechanisms which are only released when the trigger is pulled. Popular with many law enforcement organisations including the British Police not least because of its simplicity and outstanding reliability.

* Weight: 0.66 kg (empty)
* Calibre: 9mm x 19
* Capacity: 17 round

 

Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle

 

After World War 2 and the introduction of the Kalashnikov Russia needed a new sniper rifle. Many designers started to work on different designs. The Kalashnikov based design of Evgeniy Dragunov was selected. The new rifle was not designed as sniper rifle, but as an accurate rifle for ranges up to 400 metres. Such a rifle was needed while the Russian service rifle, the AK-47, has an effective range of only 100-200 metres. The new rifle was called SVD, which at first stood for ‘Semipolarnya Vintovka Dragunova’, Russian for ‘Dragunov semi-automatic rifle’, but when it was discovered that the SVD could also be used as a sniper rifle the name ‘Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova’, Russian for ‘Dragunov sniper rifle’ was adopted. The SVD is better known as ‘the Dragunov’.

* Weight: 4.3 kg (empty)
* Calibre: 7.62mm x 54mm (Rimmed)
* Capacity: 10 rounds

Pump-action Shotgun

There are several companies manufacturing pump-action shotguns but the most well known are American manufacturers Mossberg (for the Mossberg 500, 590 and Maverick models) and Remington (for the Remington 870). These guns are very reliable to use and enormously versatile. They easily cope with virtually any kind of shotgun ammunition from tiny bird shot for smaller game to the massive one ounce lead slug capable of going clean through buildings! They are popular in the USA with users ranging from duck and wild boar shooters, through to police SWAT teams, and are also standard issue in most American police patrol cars.

  • Weight: 3-4 kg (empty)
  • Calibre: 12 bore (.729)
  • Capacity: typically 5-8 shots

 

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* Please note that some guns may vary slightly in appearance to those shown above and/or elsewhere on this website. If for operational reasons a specific gun included on this event needs to be withdrawn for repairs, or is otherwise unavailable, a suitable alternative will be provided. This is sometimes unavoidable, but we will do our best to ensure that it is the exception rather than the rule. For more information see our Terms and Conditions – Section 1.