GUNS

The guns used on our shooting events*

*Please see note at foot of this page.

 

Semi-auto Pistols

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 19mm
  •     Capacity: 17 rounds

 

Heckler&Koch USP

Heckler & Koch started the development of a new Universal Selbstlade Pistole (Universal Self-loading Pistol, or USP in short), in mid-1989. The concept of the new design was to provide a universal weapon for police and military forces, available in a variety of versions and sizes.

  •     Weight: 0.72 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 9mm x 19mm
  •     Capacity: 15 rounds

 

 

SIG P226

The P226 has come to be known as one of the most distinguished combat pistols in existence because of its reliability and durability.  When the US armed forces where looking for a replacement for their Colt .45 pistol in 1984 the SIG P226 was one of only two pistols that satisfactorily completed the trials. Although cost issues prevented it from becoming the standard US service pistol, it did become very popular with elite police and military units worldwide including British SAS, US Navy Seals, and FBI Agents.

  •     Weight: 0.75 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 9mm x 19mm
  •     Capacity: 15 or 20 rounds

 

Colt 1911 A1 .45ACP

 

Adopted by the US Army just before WW1 this truly is a 20th Century classic. Although now replaced by the Beretta FS92 (M9) as the standard US sidearm it is still in service with some units as many servicemen preferred to have the extra “stopping power” of the .45ACP at their disposal rather than the smaller lighter 9mm NATO round fired from the Beretta. Still very popular in the USA civilian market in an enormous variety of adapted forms, from a defensive pistol to a serious competition pistol. Famous for its outstandingly smooth trigger.

  •     Weight: 1.13 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: .45 ACP
  •     Capacity: 8 rounds

 

Beretta 92 FS

A handsome and accurate pistol and popularised in the movie Lethal Weapon with Mel Gibson, and again in Die Hard with Bruce Willis. This pistol won the US Department of Defense’s competition to find a replacement for the long serving Colt 1911 A1 pistol and is now the standard service pistol in the US forces.

  •     Weight: 0.95 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 9mm x 19mm
  •     Capacity: 15 rounds

 

Browning Hi-power

Designed back in the 1920s this pistol was exceptional for its high capacity magazine which held nearly double the amount of rounds that other pistols of the time could carry. At one time most NATO nations used this pistol, and it was standard issue to the armed forces of over 50 countries. Still the most prevalent pistol in the British Army (although gradually being phased out by the Sig P226). Former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein often carried a Browning Hi-Power.

  •     Weight: 0.9 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 9mm x 19mm
  •     Capacity: 13 rounds

 

Tokarev TT33

Standard Red Army self-loading pistol during WW2. Tokarevs were widely exported and, although obsolete now, may still be found in use in many former Soviet states. It is essentially a copy of the American 1911 Colt but simplified for ease of manufacture and use. Although not well made or well finished, the Tokarev is a typically tough Soviet design capable of taking a lot of punishment and still functioning where some more “modern” handguns would break.

  •     Weight: 0.83 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 7.62 X 25mm Soviet
  •     Capacity: 8 rounds

 

Model 61 Skorpion

Designed and manufactured in the Czech Republic. May be used as a single shot pistol or as a fully automatic submachine gun (This version in Budapest is semi-auto so shoots as fast as you can pull the trigger). Small bullets but a high rate of fire (850 per minute). The small size of this gun made it popular with undercover police and counter-terrorist units for its ease of concealment and comparatively high firepower. Shown here with the 20 round magazine.

  •     Weight: 1.6kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 7.65 X 17mm
  •     Capacity: 10 or 20 rounds

 

Makarov PM

This was the standard Soviet service pistol from the 1950s onwards and was also widely used by KGB agents because of its relatively small size and easy concealability. This is essentially a larger copy of the Walther PPK design firing a smaller less powerful round than the NATO equivalent 9x19mm parabellum. It is tough and reliable but by modern Western standards remains somewhat dated. It can be found still in use in armies of ex-Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact countries.

  •     Weight: 0.72 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 9mm X 18 Soviet
  •     Capacity: 8 rounds

 

Stechkin APS

In 1951, both the Makarov and Stechkin were introduced into the Soviet military arsenal, replacing the trusted Tokarev TT-33. The silenced version called Stechkin APB was issued to special forces units such as the Spetsnaz. During the Soviet war in Afghanistan the Soviets conducted a number of clandestine campaigns in enemy territory, raising the demand for relatively compact, rapid-firing guns like the Stechkin. Most civilian models have now been converted to semi-auto only.

  •     Weight: 1.02 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 9 X 18mm Soviet
  •     Capacity: 20 rounds (box magazine)

 

Margolin MCM Target Pistol

The Margolin MCM is a .22 LR pistol primarily used for target shooting, and because of its low recoil iand comfortable ergonomic grips is well suited to training beginners before progressing to more powerful handguns. The Margolin has been used since the 1950s, and complies with all international competition standards.  A very accurate, and reliable pistol of functional and simple design. The barrel, being comparatively light-weight, can be equipped with an under barrel weight for added steadiness.

  •     Weight: 0.91 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: .22LR
  •     Capacity: 5 rounds

 

Walther PP in .22LR

Designed in 1929 this pistol originally designed as a police pistol (hence PP). Compared to later versions of this pistol such as the Walther PPK firing more powerful cartridges, this .22LR version is ideally suited to basic pistol training because of its surprising low recoil and easy grip.

  •     Weight: 0.67 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: .22LR
  •     Capacity: 8 + 1 rounds

 

Walther PPK

Favoured by spies and undercover detectives of both genders because of its compactness and ease of concealment. Although not the most powerful of defensive pistols it was well ahead of its time. Best known as the classic James Bond gun since the 1960′s. After Bond’s Beretta misfired in the novel From Russia With Love, M insisted that he use a new gun. For 33 years, the PPK would be Bond’s gun of choice until Tomorrow Never Dies when it was replaced by the Walther P99. Still, despite Bond’s new gun, the PPK will forever remain an icon in Bond tradition along with the Aston Martin and the Vodka Martini.

  •     Weight: 0.59 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
  •     Capacity: 7 + 1 rounds

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Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Model 629 .44 Magnum

 

Became legendary following its appearance in the Clint Eastwood movie “Dirty Harry” in the 1970s. Still pretty much as powerful as handguns get and certainly one of the heaviest recoils. Often carried by Park Rangers and others at risk of bear attack. Anything less just wouldn’t work! One of the most popular on the Top Gun Tours with British visitors.

  •     Weight: 1.33 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: .44 Magnum
  •     Capacity: 6 rounds

   
Colt King Cobra

Similar to the Smith & Wesson 686 the Colt King Cobra revolver, chambered in the .357 Magnum also accepts .38 Special cartridges. King Cobra was based on the earlier Trooper revolvers but featured a more modern design with full length underbarrel lug and solid top barrel rib. Its sights are fully adjustable. Like its more powerful twin, the Colt Anaconda (.44 Magnum), all King Cobras were made from stainless steel. The King Cobra is an all-around versatile handgun, suitable for sport, police duty, self-defence and even hunting.

  •     Weight: 1.20 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: .38 Special / .357 Magnum
  •     Capacity: 6 rounds

 

Taurus .38 Special Revolver

Classic police type revolver popular in the 1980′s and 1990′s and still in use with some police forces around the world due to the simplicity of operation requiring minimal training, and fail safe nature of the revolver mechanism.  Relatively low recoil compared to its my powerful brother the .357 Magnum but still a very capable self defense pistol.

  • Weight: 1.10 kg (empty)
  • Calibre: .38 Special
  • Capacity: 6 rounds

   
Taurus 941 .22 Magnum

Launched in 1992 in the .22 WMR (Magnum) calibre this version has more power than the earlier .22LR versions but the relatively small bullets make it possible to hold 8 rounds in the cylinder instead of the usual 6 for other revolvers. Although mainly designed for the target shooting range the extra power of .22 magnum makes it a possible back-up weapon for self defense use, especially by those of smaller build not able to handle the power of the bigger .357 and .44 revolvers.

  •     Weight: 0.77 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: .22WMR
  •     Capacity: 8 rounds

   
Taurus 94 .22LR Revolver

A handy short barrel revolver for target practice and ideal for teaching beginners how a revolver works before progressing to larger more powerful guns. The Model 94 is a 9 shot in .22 Long Rifle, the world’s most popular cartridge. Pleasantly dependable whether Stainless or Blue Steel and with durable rubber grips. A shooter’s fondest memories can be of days spent in the field with one of these finely crafted revolvers.

  •     Weight: 0.75 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: .22LR
  •     Capacity: 9 rounds

   
CZ Grand

A long barrel revolver for target practice and initial training. Accurate and with a low recoil due to the small .22LR bullets and the long 6 inch barrel.

  •     Weight: 0.85 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: .22LR
  •     Capacity: 8 rounds

   
Nagant M1895

The Nagant M1895 is a seven-shot revolver designed and produced by Belgian industrialist Léon Nagant for Tsarist Russia. The Nagant M1895 was chambered for a proprietary cartridge, 7.62x38R. The Nagant M1895 became the standard issue side arm for Russian army and police officers, later including their special services, the NKVD and the KGB..

  •     Weight: 0.8 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 7.62x38mmR
  •     Capacity: 7 rounds

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Rifles

AK47

A relatively lightweight, easy to use, hard-hitting rifle for motorised infantry. It is capable of semiautomatic or automatic fire modes. 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 AK47 came in two versions. The standard AK-47 version had a wooden stock. The AKS version 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)

 

M4

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, and the newer M4 variants, are used by many military groups, most notably the SAS, who preferred the M16 over the standard British issue L85A1-SA80 rifle.

  • Weight: 3.40 kg (empty)
  • Calibre: 5.56mm x 45mm NATO or .223 Remington
  • Capacity: 20 or 30 rounds

   

Brugger & Thomet BT96 – Swiss made version of the HK MP5

The Heckler and Koch MP5 is currently one of the most widely used submachine guns today and as a result the Swiss company Brugger & Thomet make their own high quality, and some would say improved version, of this iconic firearm. The BT96 available in Budapest is semi-automatic so shoots as fast as you can pull the trigger. The MP5 design was first seen in action on television when used by the SAS as they stormed the Iranian Embassy in London back in 1981. Basically a scaled down version of the famous HK G3 assault rifle, this is widely recognised as the most accurate submachine available today. This design of submachine gun is popular with anti terrorist units and SWAT teams world wide.

  •     Weight: 2.55 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 9mm x 19mm
  •     Capacity: 15 or 30 rounds

 

SA Vz58 – Customised Tactical Version

The Samopal SA Vz.58 was the standard assault rifle of the Czechoslovak Army from the late 1950s until the mid 1990s following the demise of the Soviet Union. Whilst very similar in appearance to the Soviet made AK47 and shooting the same bullets, the Vz.58 operates a different mechanism (i.e. the gun fires from a closed bolt at all times unlike the cruder AK47). As well as having the same firepower as the AK47 it is also considerably lighter and better made. Shown here is the tactical version using an M16 style folding stock and polymer hand guard allowing up to 4 different attachments (e.g. flashlights, laser sights).

  •     Weight: 3.1kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 7.62 x 39 (same as AK47)
  •     Capacity: 30 rounds (standard)

 

Shpagin PPSh 41

Designed by Russian George Shpagin to meet a desparate need for firepower in the USSR following the invasion of Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. The gun uses a simple blowback action, and fires from the open bolt position. A very reliable weapon with a high rate of fire and large magazine capacity it was ideally suited to the close quarters house to house fighting at the battle of Leningrad. The drum magazines proved slow to refill in battle conditions so in 1942 the USSR developed a curved box magazine holding 35 rounds. This version in Budapest is semi-auto so shoots as fast as you can pull the trigger.

  •     Weight: 3.7 kg (empty)
  •     Calibre: 7.62mm x 25mm
  •     Capacity: 70 rounds drum or 35 rounds box mag

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Shot Guns

Saiga 12K (‘K’ for Kurt or Short) Semi-automatic Combat Shotgun

This modern Russian semi-automatic shotgun has been based on the famous and time-proven Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle design. The “K” version was intended as a security, police and self-defense weapon, and is widely used by Russian special forces (Spetsnaz) and private security services. The Saiga 12K has proven to be both a versatile and effective weapon for close range situations, such as counter-terrorist operations inside buildings.

One of the significant superiorities of semi-auto shotguns in comparison to pump-action weapons is the high possible rate of fire. Even an average shooter firing the ‘Saiga-12′ can shoot a series of five targets in a bit more than two seconds; a difficult task for any pump-action shotgun regardless of the skill of an operator.

  • Weight: 3.5 kg (empty)
  • Calibre: 12 bore (.729)
  • Capacity: 5 or 8 shots in detachable box magazine

 

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 – Model shown above is Mossberg 500) and Remington (for the Remington 870 – pictured below). 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 once 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: 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 one of our shooting events 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.

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