Cracow Shooting Academy’s offer contains dozens of models. You can try out modern firearms, currently used in the army and police, as well as by sport shooters. We also offer antique weapons with a long history of service and participation in armed conflicts. In the list below, we present you (in our opinion) obligatory items that everyone should try at least once.
Everyone knows the Kalashnikov rifle, if not from personal experience in the army or shooting range, then from movies and computer games. It is the most widespread firearm in the world, produced in millions of copies and many variants – all over the world, with or without a license.
In Cracow Shooting Academy it comes in two variants, the most numerous – i.e. AKM and produced relatively recently – i.e. AK-103. The latter is simply a modernized version of the classic, equipped with accessories that facilitate shooting, such as a red dot sight, a muzzle brake, a front grip or an enlarged butt pad.
M16 rifle is a direct competitor of Kalashnikov, from the other side of the Iron Curtain. A true American classic, like Ford Mustang, Zippo lighters or Rock’n’Roll. It came into use a bit later than the AK, but gained similar popularity. To this day, it is regularly modernized by private entrepreneurs as the civilian AR-15, or state institutions as the M4 and its derivatives.
It is considered the most universal small arms system in the world. It can be customized for any application, from close quarters combat to long-range precision shooting.
At CSA, you’ll find it in many forms. Either the original one, from the 1960s – as well as the modernized M4, as well as in several AR-15 configurations, combat, sports, including the precision one. Many of them with different types of optoelectronic sights.
Steyr AUG is known to every gamer and every lfan of classic American action movies, for example Die Hard. For its time, in the second half of the 70’s it was an absolute revolution on the small arms market. It is a carbine in a bull-pup configuration in which the magazine is located behind the grip of the weapon, and the internal mechanisms have been moved to the “stock”.
This allows for a significant reduction in the length of the weapon, improving its balance, while maintaining barrel length – and thus, the muzzle velocity of the projectile and its effectiveness in the target. In addition, our Steyr AUG, in its original version before modernization, is equipped with a factory optical sight with a magnification of 3.5X. It allows for precision fire at merium range.
Another classic from computer games, the G36 rifle. In addition, another revolution in the world of weapons. It was created in the Heckler & Koch factory as a successor to the G3 rifle in the hands of German soldiers. Its characteristic feature is mostly polymer construction, where only those elements that must be metal are metal. This makes it extremely light for its dimensions.
In addition, the factory optical sight with 3.5X magnification, integrated with the carry handle, gives it distinctive look. Thanks to this futuristic form, its lines are easy to remember. In Cracow Shooting Academy it is present in a camouflage version inspired by the German Flecktarn Desert pattern.
Again, if you’ve watched 20th century American movies and action series, you will know the UZI submachine gun. He very often acted as a weapon chosen by bad guys, terrorists from the east, or gangsters from the sunny shores of the USA.
It is an Israeli construction developed by a designer under the name of Uziel Gal – hence the name of the SMG. This is another weapon that caused a small coup among arms manufacturers. Thanks to his project with so-called telescoping bolt – overlapping the barrel, it was possible to significantly reduce guns length while maintaining the muzzle velocity of the projectile. In addition, the characteristic folding stock makes it easy to hide – unlike the so-called 1’st generation SMGs, like MP40, Sten or Lancaster.
We continue the topic of submachine guns, we also return to the same plant – Heckler & Koch. Their MP5 submachine gun marked the creation of the third generation of this type of weapon, focusing on ergonomics and the possibility of modification. Like all of classics offered by CSA, you’ll find it in endless movies and video games.
Despite its old age, the MP5 is still incredibly popular in the military and police all over the world. A lot of accessories were also created for it, in the form of stocks, front grips, flashlights, silencers or bases for mounting the sight. However, the most important thing about the MP5 is its roller lock delay mechanism which gives it its exceptional smoothners of operation.
If someone asked you to name a few firearms manufacturers, I’m going to bet that the famous Colt would be there. This is definitely the first name that comes to mind. Colt revolvers served long before the American Civil War, and the 1911 family of pistols is almost 110 years old but is still popular, while remaining almost unchanged.
The offer of Cracow Shooting Academy includes the Colt M1911 in a configuration that remembers the Second World War. The same guns were used by the Allied Forces throughout its entire period. It was manufactured in the USA, Great Britain and Canada for the war effort.
The 1911 Colts weigh a lot, but fit perfectly in the hand, have very user-friendly trigger mechanisms and are very accurate. The downside is that iron sights that are hard to read and require a lot of concentration. At least on vintage govt. issue models.
The Beretta is almost as famous as the Colt – for good reason. Model 92FS under the military M9 designation, replaced the Colt 1911 in the holsters of the “American boys” and only after 30 years is replaced by the SIG Sauer P320 / M17 / M18.
The Berettas 92 have starred in the hands of stars such as Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis in countless action films, such as “Lethal Weapon” and “Die Hard.” A true classic, second only to the famous Colt 1911.
As befits an Italian project, the Beretta has a very distinctive line with a deeply cut slide and a protruding barrel. This makes it impossible to confuse it with any other gun of this type in the world.
We left the biggest BANG for the end, the Mossberg 590A1 pump-action shotgun. It is a representative of the family of repeating shotguns, i.e. those that need to be reloaded manually before each shot – “pumped”.
Again – this type of weapon is extremely characteristic and has been present in pop culture for a very long time. Pump shotguns, due to the simplicity of their design, are extremely reliable and universal. They can be loaded with a huge range of ammunition types for different purposes – from hunting birds to breaking down doors.
Mossberg shotguns, and especially the 590A1 model, are the top shelf of “pumps”, apart from their low failure rate, their huge advantage are rifle-type iron sights in the form of an aperture and front blade, which are often missing in other constructions of this type. This drastically facilitates the aiming process. At CSA, we offer two types of ammunition for shotguns, regular and magnum. Decide for yourself what experience you are ready for.
Videos of shooting from each of the models mentioned and many more can be found HERE.