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Dara Adamkhel: Pakistan largest Weapons Market

Darra Adam Khel is a tiny settlement in the Kohat Subdivision of Afghanistan. Previously known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), this region of Pakistan was amalgamated with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in 2018. Locals in Darra have been making and selling firearms for over a century. Gunsmithing talents are passed down through the […]

Typhoon F12 AR Shotgun Magazine FED

Peshawar : At SHOT Show 2019, Typhoon Defense debuted their new F12 shotgun series. With a starting MSRP of $899, they’ll be available in a variety of models and combinations. The F12 Shotguns are all semi-auto mag fed shotguns chambered in 12 gauge. A 7075 billet upper and lower receiver, steel magazines, a 4140 chrome […]

CF98 2021 Chinese Model Now in Pakistan

Peshawar: In 2010, I bought my first CF98 for for Rs 26000. It was one of Pakistan’s most popular handguns at the time. Affordably priced, dependable, and attractive to the eye. It immediately gained a reputation among gun aficionados as a “does the job” handgun. It had a manual decocker safety, a spinning barrel, a […]

‘Made in Pakistan’ weapons being sold to 40 countries

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is manufacturing and selling weapons to over 40 countries, bringing in $20 million annually, the chairman of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) said Thursday. “POF was [previously] fulfilling the requirements of [Pakistan] army only but now security needs of other civil forces and law-enforcement agencies are also being met,” Chairman Lt. Gen. Muhammad […]

Illegal industry thrives in Pakistan amid ban on firearms import

Instead of making the country safer, the restriction is driving gun-owners towards illegal alternatives PHOTO: REUTERS LAHORE:When it comes to gun-crazy nations, Pakistan may not be on the same level as the United States but it is not that far behind either. The Small Arms Survey estimated there to be nearly 44 million civilian-held firearms […]

Pakistan promotes heritage of hunting, sporting arms manufacturing

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially in Dara Adamkhel and Peshawar, has a centuries-old history of manufacturing small arms. PESHAWAR — Pakistani authorities are promoting the country’s rich heritage of manufacturing hunting and sporting arms, as they consider tightening regulations and expanding to international markets. One way to both expand and regulate the industry is by grouping gunsmiths […]