VIP Early Bird

The guns used on the VIP Early Bird*

*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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

Classic design of police type revolver available with different barrel lengths according to requirements.  Used as a standard sidearm by several police forces.  A lot simpler to use than more modern “automatics” and less to go wrong when you need it to go bang instead of click!  Short barrel version for easier concealment for self defense use. 

  • Weight: 0.8 kg (empty)
  • Calibre: .38 Special
  • Capacity: 6 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

 

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)

 

M16/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 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

 

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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