1. SVD Dragunov

The Dragunov sniper rifle is a semi-automatic sniper/designated marksman rifle chambered in 7.62×54mmR and introduced in the Soviet Union in 1963. SVD features a short-stroke gas-piston system. The accuracy of SVD is unmatched even today at 1.04 MOA-1.24 MOA. Semi-automatic rifles have a higher rate of fire than bolt-action rifles, but the latter is touted to be more accurate. So for accuracy, most of the snipers are made with a bolt-action. However, Dragunov is an exception. In Dragunov, you enjoy the best of both worlds.

If SVD is classic in sniper rifles, PSO-1 is a classic in optical sights which helps SVD to engage targets up to 1000 meters. In fact, Sergeant Vladimir Ilyin of Soviet Union back in 1985 recorded the longest kill from an SVD at 1350 meters during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

SVD Dragunov is also probably the only sniper rifle to feature a bayonet for close encounters. Usually, sniper rifles have a higher caliber which makes them heavier and unwieldy. But simple and effective, SVD’s suppressed fire most befits the needs of a marksman.


AKMS (S – Skladnoy – Folding), chambered for 7.62x39mm cartridge is a common modernized variant of the AK-47 rifle. AKMS was equipped with an under-folding metal shoulder stock in place of the fixed wooden stock. The metal stock of the AKMS is somewhat different from the folding stock of the previous AKS-47 model as it has a modified locking mechanism, which locks both support arms of the AKMS stock instead of just one (left arm) as in the AKS-47 folding model. It is also made of riveted steel pressings, instead of the milled versions of most AKS-47s.


The Škorpion vz. 61 is a Czechoslovak machine pistol developed in 1959 by Miroslav Rybář. It has a range of 150m with .32 ACP (7.65x 17mm Browning SR) cartridge. Being a machine pistol it is capable of fully automatic or burst fire at the rate of 850-900 rounds/minute.


M1928 Thompson is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era, becoming a signature weapon of various police syndicates in the United States. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. Chambered for .45 ACP (11.43×23mm) cartridge, it was formally introduced in US military in 1938. It can fire at a rate of 600-725 rounds/minute to an effective range of 150 meters.


Mossberg 500 is a series of pump-action shotguns manufactured by O.F. Mossberg & Sons. The 500 series comprises widely varying models of hammerless repeaters, all of which share the same basic receiver and action, but differ in bore size, barrel length, choke options, magazine capacity, stock and forearm materials. Model numbers included in the 500 series are the 500, 505, 510, 535, and 590.

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