The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has bought 14 Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf AR-15 rifles. The article is obviously written by someone with no clue about firearms. For example “…the new semiautomatic, .45-caliber [Read More…]
Archive: September, 2007
Nice looking .22 CZ rifle with green dyed beech stock I really like the color! More photos here.
I have been getting quite a lot of visits from people searching google for M16 / M4 / AR-15 manuals. So I decided to post some of them. US Army M16 / M4 operators manual This covers Disassembly, Cleaning, Reassembly, Magazine, Operation and Ammunition and more. Click [Read More…]
Izhevsk Mechanical Works is a Russian arms and vehicle manufacturer founded in 1807 by Tsar Alexander I. Below are some of their firearm promotional videos. I enjoy watching and reading military promotional material which are usually designed to entice the buyer to [Read More…]
I came across an article showing you how to make the Glock trigger pull smoother and well as showing you how to detail strip a Glock. I have not tried this. What we are going to do here is to polish (not alter) some parts to make the trigger pull (which admittingly is a [Read More…]
I came across a company call Stellar Rigs who claim to be selling some pretty cool carbine conversion kits for 1911 and Glock pistol made by “Mec-Tec” The website is out of date and I do not know if the kits are still sold. I do know that in most Western [Read More…]
ShelbyFan over at RFC warns about the use of hot .22 rimfire cartridges on game you plan on eating! normally I use PMC Zappers, but I was in a hurry and used quik shoks to go grouse hunting, big mistake. just saying, if you wanna blow something up the quik shok’s [Read More…]
The economist has a very interesting article about how criminals in the UK appear to lease firearms from each other for use in specific crimes. The same firearms are used in crimes all over the country! Some have suggested that would-be thugs are renting guns to use as [Read More…]
The Good: The little Kel-Tecs are very easy to conceal, with very little weight or bulk. They are also very inexpensive. The Bad and Ugly: On the 2nd or 3rd round fired, the little bracket that the guide rod slides through fell out and disappeared. I’m told that [Read More…]
The title says it all. He is renowned as one of the fastest revolver shooters in the world, emptying a five-shot revolver in 0.57 seconds in a group the size of a playing card. Miculek currently holds five world records in exhibition revolver shooting. (See his [Read More…]
Following his article about Glock safety Rob has written an article explaining the differences between the safeties in the Glock and XD. If the Glock firing pin is partially retracted and the Springfield XD is fully retracted we could draw the conclusion that the Glock [Read More…]
A reader recently asked where he can find an animation showing how a pump action shotgun works. This is not the best animation ever, but it is all I could find. Click here to view it (scroll down the page). Below is a screenshot (just an image. Click here to view it.):
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Blackwater employees have been supplying the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) with weapons. The PKK are labeled a terrorist group by the US government. In July Turkey complained to the US that they had seized American made [Read More…]
The M16 has been in service for over 40 years and I did some research to see which governments now use it. I decided to create a map showing who uses the M16/M4, AR-15 (civilian version)and the C7/ C8 (Canadian version). This is what I came up with (click the image to [Read More…]
Glock pistols do not have an external safety that be can engaged and disengaged at will. Instead Glocks have various internal safety mechanisms to ensure the pistol does not fire a round unless the trigger is pulled, ie. not when dropped, knocked etc. Rob has written a [Read More…]
I really do like beautiful photos of rifle racks This one comes from AltheInfidel. Click to enlarge.
Here is a very good animation showing the AK-47 internals and how it operates. To view the animation thumbnail below to watch it: Warning, it is quite large (2.3mb) Loading…. Unfortunately I do not know who the author of this animation is.