International small arms competition shows off impressive range of guns (PHOTOS)
By Chris Eger
An event this month in Canada hosts military teams from across the globe and gives a peek at a wide array of both classic and modern firearms.
The Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration, in which some 300 shooters from Canada’s military as well as teams from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States are competing, was first organized back in 1868.
Held from Sept. 10-22 at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre in Ottawa, the friendly but competitive shooting match has several stages and has lots of hardware on display.
The Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, part-time soldiers who range across the country’s wildest expanses, are still outfitted with .303 Enfield rifles, although the C-19 Sako in .308 is replacing them. (Photos: Canadian Forces)
The Enfields in use with the Rangers are a mix of Canadian-made Long Branch Arsenal No. 4 MK. I* and EAL guns.
Another classic, the Browning-Inglis Hi-Power, produced in Toronto during WWII, are also still in service with the Canadians. Note the Glock 17s used by the Brits and Dutch on the range.
On the machine gun range can be seen a number of Canadian C9A2 light machine guns, the country’s version of the FN Minimi, complete with its