Welcome back to the 17th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact the opposite. I’m a new user to the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles as well as being the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.



I’m back!!!!!!! For those of you who were worried that you didn’t see a blog post for the past 2 weeks, fear not. And for the people that emailed me, rest assured I wasn’t fired… As my boss puts it, I was “gallivanting” through Europe for 2 weeks (Don’t worry I also had to look up the definition). Enough with the fancy talk, let’s get back to talking guns.


When I was in France and Italy, I noticed they keep a significant military presence in their airports and historical sites. Being that I’m in the firearm industry I couldn’t help but notice the different guns they carried and I thought I would share what I saw.


In France, I saw their servicemen carrying the Beretta 92 and the Glock 17 for their sidearm. For their black rifle, they carried the Famas F1. I did some rigorous research (aka I took all of 5 seconds to consult wikipedia) and found that the Famas F1 is the standard service issue rifle with over 700,000 delivered. It shoots a 5.56X45mm NATO round. The action is lever-delayed blowback and has an effective firing range of 1000 feet. It also comes in weighing about 8 lbs.

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In Italy, the only handgun I saw was the Beretta 92FS. For their black rifle, they use the Beretta AR70/90 and SC70/90. The Beretta AR70/90 also uses a 5.56X45mm NATO round. Unlike the Famas, the action is gas operated and the effective firing range is 1,600 feet. It weighs 8.8 lbs give or take. Here’s a sexy Italian servicewomen carrying one.

italian police Tyrant Designs CNC

If you made it this far, then you learned something today. Look at you all cultured and stuff. It feels great to be back and be sure to tune in next week when I discuss um...I’ll think of something by then.


Tyrant Designs News


1. We will have a Memorial day sale this weekend with 10% off all of our AR-15 products, free shipping, and free hats. Be sure to check the website this weekend.


2. In case you’ve been living under an ammo can, we now have our Mod Grip in a Nickel finish which are currently sold in grip sets with our Mod Foregrip. For the first time this weekend, you will be able to purchase them separately.


Stay Frosty.