On the 21st of October 2023, the Malta Arms Collectors Club (MACC) is holding a shooting event with a difference at Gunblast Range Gozo .
This event is solely to include WW I & WW II era pistols , revolvers and rifles . All year round we make use of modern firearms and it was lately felt that we need to give some remembrance to our past days memorabilia.
We would encourage all AACTS members who hold these types of firearms to get them out of their gun safes, purchase a few rounds of ammunition and come to enjoy them .
Strictly ONLY firearms of that era will be allowed on that day.
Date: Saturday 21st October 2023
Time: 08:30 – 14:00
Location: Gunblast Range (Nadur)
Let’s also take a moment to recall some of the notable firearms produced by European countries and USA during the WW I & WW II era:
STG-44 (Germany): Often considered the world’s first true assault rifle, the Sturmgewehr 44, or STG-44, was a significant development in firearms technology. It combined the characteristics of a rifle and a submachine gun.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (UK): The Lee-Enfield series of rifles, especially the No. 4 Mk I, was highly regarded for its accuracy, reliability, and robustness. It was the standard issue rifle for British and Commonwealth forces.
PPSh-41 Submachine Gun (Soviet Union): The PPSh-41 was a widely produced submachine gun known for its high rate of fire and reliability. It played a crucial role in Soviet infantry tactics.
Mosin-Nagant M91/30 (Soviet Union): This bolt-action rifle was known for its ruggedness and accuracy. It was one of the most widely used rifles in the Red Army during World War II.
Mauser Karabiner 98k (Germany): The Karabiner 98k was a versatile and reliable bolt-action rifle that saw widespread use by German forces. It was known for its accuracy and durability.
Bren Light Machine Gun (Czechoslovakia): The Bren was a versatile and highly regarded light machine gun used by British and Commonwealth forces. It was known for its accuracy and reliability.
M1 Garand: This semi-automatic rifle was the standard issue infantry rifle for the U.S. military during World War II. It was praised for its reliability, accuracy, and rapid-fire capability.
Thompson Submachine Gun (Tommy Gun): The Thompson was a submachine gun used by the U.S. military and law enforcement. It gained fame during the Prohibition era and later saw action in World War II.
M1911 Pistol: The M1911 was a semi-automatic pistol that became the standard-issue sidearm for the U.S. military for over 70 years. It was known for its reliability and stopping power.
M1 Carbine: This lightweight, semi-automatic rifle was used by U.S. troops, particularly those who required a more compact weapon than the M1 Garand. It was highly versatile and effective in various combat situations.
Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR): The BAR was a squad automatic weapon used by U.S. forces. It provided automatic firepower to infantry squads and played a significant role in fire and maneuver tactics.
Colt M1917 Revolver: This double-action, six-shot revolver was used by U.S. forces during both World Wars. It was appreciated for its durability and reliability.
We look forward to sharing this unique experience with you.