Archive: September, 2007

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Lego Guns

Do your kids play with Lego? Then treat them to life-like Lego guns! A company called BrickArms sells Lego guns based on real guns. To image to the right is a WWII Sergeant armed with a M1A1 and his trusty 1911. Other guns available are the MP5, M4, S&W 500 and more [Read More…]

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M16 / M4/ AR-15 Manuals

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…]

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Izhevsk promotional videos

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…]

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the $0.25 Glock trigger job

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…]

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Choosing a good knife

Knifes and hunting seem to go together. I have a modest collection of knives for use general DIY and for hunting. Dave Markowitz over at the Survival & Emergency Preparedness blog has an interesting post about choosing a knife for survival. Something evey hunter [Read More…]

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Guns leased for crimes in UK

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…]

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Pump action shotgun animation

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.):

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Shooting glasses

An interesting article from B.B. The kind of glasses I’m talking about today are not for eye protection, though they do that as well. Their primary purpose is to help you see the front sight and target when shooting a target gun. Glasses are used by both rifle and [Read More…]

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AK-47 Animation

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.

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Gun Photos: FAL SAR 48 para full auto

Who doesn’t like looking at guns 🙂 While I would not call this beautiful I would call it sexy! Click the images to increase their size. Hat Tip: kcub @ The Gun Network Forum (This gun is for sale. I have absolutely no connection to the seller)

Some sort of gun scam

A member of The Guns Network forum received these strange emails. Why would CZ want to buy AK’s from a Texan: From: Ciencialova Lucyna Ing. Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:14 PM Subject: Demand – machine rifle AK 47 Dear Madam / Sir, I am writing to you [Read More…]

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FAMAS, the French Bugle

Famous Guns has nice write up a about the french assault rifle, the FAMAS (Fusil Automatique, Manufacture d’Armes de St. Etienne), and it’s history. Development of this rifle began in 1967, under the leadership of the Paul Tellie, a French arms designer. [Read More…]

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Life of a cartridge

Here is the opening sequence from the movie Lord of War showing the life of a cartridge from a Soviet factory to use in an African conflict. The movie tells the story of the fictional character Yuri Orlov who loosly is based on real life arms dealer Viktor Bout. I [Read More…]

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Gun Review: Walther P99

A very detailed review of the Walther P99 pistol has been post on the PAFOA forum here. It also includes some beautiful photos of the P99. So, the real verdict, how does it shoot? Well, for me, it shoots better than any gun I have ever fired, which includes an [Read More…]

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Photos of firearms being destroyed

We have all seen the photo, I can’t remember where it was taken, of guns lined up on a road ready to be crushed by a steam roller. I always feel sad looking at the destruction of firearms. It is usually the old guns that would be valued by collectors around the [Read More…]

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Light load for .30-06

An interesting usenet post from rec.guns: Bill Jungbauer wants to know some light .30-06 loads for him 13 year old son: My 13 year old son said he did not like his .243 anymore and talked me into getting him a 30-06. I plan on loading him some light loads to begin with. [Read More…]

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The anatomy of an Glock

This beautiful flash animation shows how a Glock works. Like the AR-15 anatomy it allows you to hide or make transparent various parts allowing you to see inside. Below is just a screenshot. Click here to view the animation.