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The World's Assault Rifles Hardcover – April 19, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1228 pages
  • Publisher: Ironside Intl Pub; Revised Second Edition edition (April 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935554009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935554007
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 2.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #911,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authors are to be comended on a job very well done.
F/PAUL
The guide contains all the specifications on the weapons and also contains interesting information on their design, manufacture and use.
HK
Any firearms collector who has an interest in military firearms will enjoy owning and using this book.
CANovack

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JohnnyRambo on March 18, 2011
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I was skeptical when I first saw the price. But reading reviews in some magazines made me want to buy it to see just how great it was. When I opened the box I was shocked at how thick this book is. It is about 4 inches tall at least. And full of very cool rifles that I have never heard of before. I thought I was pretty knowledgeable when it comes to assault rifles but I realized that I know nothing of what is out there in the world. The authors did an amazing job of documenting and photographing hundreds upon hundreds of rifles that I would have never known about if it was not for this book.
If you are an assault rifle enthusiast this is the holy grail of books to buy for yourself. It is priceless! My wife is so tired of me telling her about this gun and that gun and all the things I am learning from this book.
I hope this helps anyone considering buying this to go for it. You will not be sorry. I would pay 3x the amount if I knew how good it was. I paid about $60 for mine through amazon and no buyers remorse here. I waited for the free shipping option also which probably saved me money considering the size and weight of this book.

Buy it today! You will thank me.

JohnnyRambo
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Barry's Antiquities on December 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I try to stay away for compilation books but this is the exception. I do not deal in modern arms but this book covers it all, vintage, development and modern. It is a massive volume with plenty of photos of oddities and prototypes which makes this quite educational. One tip, I got my copy from Wet Dog Publications - much better service and a better price too!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John E. Christensen on May 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you are a gun nut or a military buff this book is for you! It is very comprehensive and in depth with lots of firearms not found in most books on the subject. Lots of pics and info on experimental and prototype firearms from around the world. It sits on my shelf right next to "The World's Submachine Guns" another great book. The only negative thing i would have to say is to bad its not in color! If you buy one book about assault rifles this should be the one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GLVR on October 18, 2011
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This book is imposing at over 1200 pages. It has very detailed sections on all Russian, American and German assault rifles. Other countries are given less space, mostly deservedly so. Some of the information can be found in other books, but this puts it all in one place. You will read things in this book that you didn't know before no matter what you're interest level. Includes history of the development and not just the specifications which is what makes it really interesting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HK on April 1, 2012
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This is the only assault rifle guide you will ever need. It is a very comprehensive and professionally compiled book. The guide contains all the specifications on the weapons and also contains interesting information on their design, manufacture and use. The only way this book could be better was if the pictures were in colour. At over 1200 pages long the printed version of this book (which I also own) is rather heavy and somewhat cumbersome; I do recommend the kindle version if for no other reason simply to save a small fortune on postage fees.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By F/PAUL on May 26, 2010
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A splendid tome on a complex subject. Very well organized and presented and the photographic coverage is fantastic!!! A must have for the military buff or the 'Gun Guy'. The authors are to be comended on a job very well done.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Clark B. Timmins on February 16, 2011
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This is a really superb book and covers the topic exhaustively. The book stays tightly on topic and does not discuss semi-automatic-only small arms except in passing. Each weapon is discussed individually, and weapon families are presented as a unit. Take-down, theory of operation, and history of development are covered for all weapons. Field use notes are presented for successful weapons.

The book is arranged alphabetically by country. Information is not duplicated (for example, references to the FN FAL refer the reader to the correct section in Belgium). Additional major sections discuss ammunition development and theory. The book's production quality is excellent. The book is extensively illustrated with numerous close-up images and numerous full-weapon images of common configurations of major weapons. Photographs are in black and white. The writing is consistent and engaging and surprisingly enjoyable for this type of reference work. Typographical errors are present but uncommon. I highly recommend this major and engaging reference work on the world's assault rifles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RB on December 4, 2013
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The Book is very informative. I did not rate it higher because of the format (Kindle) and not the book itself. This is a book that does not lend itself to be read on a Kindle, even a Fire HD 8.8 like mine.
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