About Small Arms | Light Weapons
Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is a term used in arms control protocols to refer to two main
classes of weapons:
Small Arms: Hand-held small caliber fire arms, usually consisting of handguns, rifles, shotguns, manual,
semi-automatic, and fully automatic weapons and man-portable machineguns.
Light Weapons: Include a wide range of medium-caliber and explosive ordnance, including man-portable and vehicle-mounted antipersonnel, antitank and antiaircraft rockets, missiles, grenade
launchers, rocket launchers, landmines, antiaircraft guns, mortars, hand grenades and rocket-propelled
grenades (RPGs), and so on.
Manufacturing of SA|LW are basically done on lathe machines also known as "the mother of machine
tools" as it was the first machine tool that lead to invention of other machine tools.
In our modern Computer Numeric Control (CNC) and Vertical Machining Centre (VMC) systems end-to-end component design is highly automated using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided
Manufacturing (CAM) programs.
All shotguns, rifles and pistols made today, and much of the ammunition that they use, employ functional technology that has not changed in 100 years and longer. Most of these designs were invented by two men, John Moses Browning (1855-1926) and Peter Paul Mauser (1838-1914).
Whereas now with a growing list of Intellectual Property that includes 22 Patents, a New Generation of designs and technology ranging from gunstocks to scope mounts, rifle, pistol and shotgun barrels, bolt and automatic actions, Karl Lippard Inc. dba Karl Lippard Designs
now changes the firearms world with design and patent of a new process in support, that enables full interchangeability of gun components and stocks.
BSS Materiel Limited is an authorized representative in India SAARC region for Karl Lippard, Inc. dba Karl Lippard Designs.
He has designed and developed more than 16 firearms being made today including Sniper Rifle, Anti Material Sniper Rifle, Light Machine Gun, CQB Carbine, Assault Rifle, Under Water Assault Rifle, CQB multi caliber Pistol and considered a Master Gun maker in the Trade both in the USA and abroad.