New Zealand buys new pistol and new rifle

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Posted by Brian Hartigan

Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

6 thoughts on “New Zealand buys new pistol and new rifle

  • 12/10/2016 at 2:18 am
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    The EFF8 is one good looking firearm. The tan version really shows the guns details.

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  • 12/07/2016 at 10:45 pm
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    It’s about time that they change their firearms, most of them are already worn out and not working properly anymore.

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    • 13/07/2016 at 9:01 am
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      Hi Andrew. I saw a report yesterday that New Zealand’s new rifle will arrive before the end of this year. Brian Hartigan, Editor

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  • 06/04/2016 at 8:35 am
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    Hi Brian thanks for the reply.

    Yeah it could be nothing more than a shit buzz, but wouldn’t discount their intentions entirely.

    If RAAF pilots (who are very basic weapons trained no more higher than a clerk or cook) are trusted to be equipped with the same pistol without the modification, then why aren’t the rest of the service members entrusted the with the same as well…. that in itself speaks volumes.

    To me it’s just another ‘political safe’ decision. Hence the reason why there’s no sense in logical debate…. because there isn’t any logic!

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  • 11/03/2016 at 5:21 pm
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    Seriously believe the ADF should get a wriggle on in replacing the Mk3 with a new sidearm. Seeing troops out in the field (apart from SpecOps) carrying all the latest & greatest kit, only to be seen carrying an antiquated (nearly 90 yr old designed handgun) leaves the picture a little undone.

    I believe the best contender would be the Glock 19. Whilst the poms and Kiwis went for the Glock 17, the model 19 is held in much higher regards and favourited amongst many tactical firearms trainers and combat/law enforcement shooters worldwide. They often refer to it as ‘the fighting handgun’ of the Glock family. In fact, the Navy SEALs adopted it within the last year or so. Should I say anymore?

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    • 31/03/2016 at 1:52 pm
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      Thanks for your thoughts Brett.
      A little birdie told me recently that the ADF is indeed looking to purchase a new sidearm and have chosen to go with Glock – but the project is delayed because the ADF wants Glock to redesign their pistol with a ‘proper safety catch’.
      Not saying this is true – just saying a little birdie told me.
      Brian Hartigan
      Managing Editor

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