Small Arms for Urban Combat

A Review of Modern Handguns, Submachine Guns, Personal Defense Weapons, Carbines, Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles, Anti-Materiel Rifles, Machine Guns, Combat Shotguns, Grenade Launchers and Other Weapons Systems


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About the Book

The urbanization of warfare has necessitated the kind of precision targeting that only small arms can deliver. Weapons not often seen on the battlefield can prove useful, even indispensible, in an urban setting. This expert reference guide examines in detail the most successful small arms in use and how changes in warfare have affected how those weapons are used and have transformed the small arms industry.
Professional soldiers, law enforcement officers and students and researchers of small arms will gain a working knowledge of the most common and successful urban combat weapons (including some currently in development).

About the Author(s)

Russell C. Tilstra has a degree in history from California State University–Fullerton and served in the U.S. Navy. He works as a machinist and lives in Ladera Ranch, California.

Bibliographic Details

Russell C. Tilstra
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 206
Bibliographic Info: 69 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6523-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8875-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations      viii
Preface      1
Introduction      3

1. Handguns      9
2. Submachine Guns      33
3. Personal Defense Weapons      50
4. Carbines /Rifle Caliber Submachine Guns      54
5. Assault Rifles      69
6. Sniper Rifles /Precision Tactical Rifles      101
7. Anti-Materiel Rifles      116
8. Machine Guns      122
9. Combat Shotguns      142
10. Grenade Launchers      154
11. Miscellaneous Weapon Systems      169

Notes      185
Bibliography      191
Index      193

Book Reviews & Awards

“Tilstra surveys the most common and successful urban combat weapons used today”—Reference & Research Book News.