The hen harriers were reported to have been killed on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk. There are now believed to be just 20 breeding pairs left on mainland England. Killing the birds could lead to a fine of up to Â£10,000 and six months’ jail. [Read More…]
Archive: October, 2007
All I can say is I hope that this is a lifelike airsoft Glock 20 and not the real deal.
Blackwater sure are pushing their brand. I am sure they will have Blackwater action-figures ready for Christmas. The SIG SAUER® P226 Blackwater Special Edition was designed in cooperation with some of the world’s best known experts in tactical operations – [Read More…]
Everyone has seen Saddam Hussein’s gold plated AKs. I came across this photo on the Wired Danger Room blog (they took the post down) I am fairly certain that this rifle is an Iraqi Al Kadesih rifle (a 7.62mm Nagant firing Dragunov SVD clone) but I could be wrong. [Read More…]
I cam across this poster @ PAFOA posted by JayBell. “More Law Enforcement Officers are Killed in Vehicle Accidents than by Guns”
A great photo of a Nighthawk Custom 1911 by MOUNTAINORACLE @ PAFOA. Click to enlarge. He also posted another photo here.
The Gun Nut has published a letter from Fred Thompson, actor and presidential candidate. It is worth reading: Last year, the United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights declared that international human rights law requires all nations [Read More…]
Ruger has just released their disastrous third quarter results. Their share price fell 37.71% as of Wednesdays close! This graph shows the last three months of Ruger (RGR) trading. Click on the graph to expand it. Their CEO, Michael O. Fifer, wrote a letter to Ruger [Read More…]
I came across this thread @ ArmyRanger.com. These images show the not yet released Magpul Masada rifle being stripped down. (Click to enlarge the photos) More photos here.
This article examines the differences in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Series / Generation of the Taurus Millennium and Millennium Pro pistols. It gives some insight into how Taurus designs have evolved over time. While I do love my PT-111 Pro (that’s 2nd series, [Read More…]
The production of the Model 70 ceased in 2006 when the U.S. Repeating Arms closed the New Haven plant where Winchester rifles were made. It now appears FN will now manufacture them under the Winchester brand name. The Winchester Model 70 is one of the most respected [Read More…]
I came across these photos by bcr308 @ RFC. I think the stock makes it kind of look like an M1 Carbine…? Maybe its my imagination! Very nice photos.
Yes, I know, I am the last gun blogger to blog about this! From HKPRO.com While sources in the U.S. report that the civilian 416/417 will not be ready for SHOT Show 2008, it might possibly be by NRA show, with an estimated preparedness for production in Q3, 2008. One [Read More…]
Preston Pritchet, the “main man” at Surgeon Rifles, wanted to create a special rifle for his daughter, to use in varmint and fun matches at his local club I took our Surgeon single-shot action and stoned the surface to get rid of the tool marks. Then I sent [Read More…]
I came across an M4 comparison chart. Its compares the Colt 6920, LMT, Noveske M4 Light Carbine, Sabre Defense XR15-A3 M4, S&W M&P15 CMMG 16″ M4 Carbine, Stag Model 1, Bushmaster BCWA3F 16M, Rock Rivers Arms AR1251X, Armalite M-15A4C, Olympic K3B-M4-A3 and [Read More…]
From the air gun expert B.B. Pelletier Nate in Mass. asked if it’s permissible (possible, without damage to the gun) to shoot pellets loaded backwards. He was thinking of them acting as extreme hollowpoints. Well, Nate the short answer is “yes,” and so [Read More…]
This pistol is one of the sidearms used by the People’s Liberation Arm. Development apparently began in 1994. The photo below shows the necked 5.8mm armor piercing cartridge officially called the QSZ-92-5.8, otherwise known as the 5.8mm Chinese. A very nice [Read More…]
This video is great! It shows a Japanese katana sword being shot at by an M2. See what .50 caliber FMJ bullets do to a steel sword!
Shooting TImes UK has just posted a review of the Remington 1100 G3 Shotgun Handling the gun, whether at the pattern plate or a few clays, threw up no surprises. Close your eyes and you could step back all those years since its introduction. In spite of the worthwhile [Read More…]
The Gun Nut reviews the Remington Model 798 Safari Grade Lurking, almost unsung in the Remington 08 lineup, is an absolutely terrific rifle called the Model 798 Safari Grade. It is a true, long-action, all-steel Model 98 Mauser stocked in laminated wood that looks like [Read More…]
Remington 552 Ruger 77/22 with 3200 Elite 5-15×40 scope Click to increase size. Photos by Ron J @ RFC here and here
*Very interesting* comparison of three flashlights including photos of how effective they are. I have about 200 lights between flashlights and tactical lights, and also this idea of taking beam shots, so members can compare between them. First, lets take a look at some [Read More…]
A very interesting experiment over at ctmuzzleloaders.com The question of whether a static electric spark can set of black powder has been debated for a while, and I recall hearing of some previous experiments showing that it could not. Since I am involved in the design [Read More…]
Just awful …. pink and AK-47 should never be used in the same sentence. Hat Tip: The smallest minority
DefenseReview has info on new FERFRANS FAS combat optic/sight “This concept started when my instructor for the FERFRANS Full-Auto Course complained that the aimpoint and the EOTech [550-series] was too big for a sighting system. He opted to use the iron sights. So [Read More…]
GunBlast.com reviews Kimber’s Advanced Tactical Rifle Kit As neat as the kit is, though, if the rifle isn’t good it’s just window dressing. Kimber’s Advanced Tactical Rifle is chambered for the .308 round, the standard for law enforcement and many military [Read More…]
Haha! Dutch @ PAFOA apparently likes to go diving with his AR-15
AccurateShooter has an excellent post on the effects of canted scope reticles (when the cross-hairs are not aligned with the scope). There was widespread agreement that too many scopes are leaving the factory with canted reticles, i.e. cross-hairs that are not plumb [Read More…]
This 25 minute video shows the operations and ceremonies of the Detroit Police Department. It is in the classic 1950’s style of cinematography. Worth a watch if law enforcement history interests you. “He learned to use all types of firearms and spent many [Read More…]
Ruger has just announced their new polymer-framed 9mm pisol the SR9 and SR9-10 It features: Polymer Frame Slim Profile Striker-fired 1911-position manual safety Fits in Glock holster (UPDATE: See holster list below) Read a review here. Watch a video of it here. UPDATE: [Read More…]
Two years ago, an M16 automatic rifle could fetch $5,400 or more in the Palestinian West Bank. Now buyers at Hebron’s clandestine gun market are asked to pay more than double. Four months after Islamist Hamas routed secular Fatah in the Gaza Strip, fears that [Read More…]
Remington have just announced their new AR-15 rifle, the R-15 The basic idea of the R-15 VTR is to bring a sporting focus to the black gun market. As such, the new rifle will be offered in three configurations–the Predator, Predator Carbine and Predator Carbine CS [Read More…]
Everyone is talking about how Captain America now open carries a pistol! They have all forgotten that the Phantom has carried two .45’s for decades! I didn’t read comics much as a kid and my memory is vague so please correct me if I am wrong.