Archive: October, 2007

Sig 556 rifle review

Stevedcross @ The Gun Blogs has just posted a review on his new Sig 556 rifle I brought home a new baby. A brand new Sig 556 rifle. Forward grip, stream light tactical light, HALO sight. What a wonderful piece of engineering! I have as of yet not done any formal [Read More…]

Elegant engraved custom rifle

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…]

Remington Model 798 Safari Grade

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…]

Accessorized Mini-14

Some great photos of 32 Magnum @ PAFOA ‘s Mini-14 (I removed the serial numbers from the photos) The first one is a Ruger Mini-14 Stainless model in .223. This one has been “modified” with a Choate stock, muzzle break/flash disperser, an inexpensive [Read More…]

Gun prices soaring in the West Bank

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…]

Advice on purchasing FN FAL Rifles

From JWR @ Survival Blog: In answer to your questions, yes, FALs are still being made, but they are no longer being made in Belgium by FN. The FN-built FAL rifles are considered the benchmark of quality, and bring a premium price. Most of the FALs on the market in the [Read More…]

Shotgun thoughts

It hasn’t always been thus but since 1978 there hasn’t been a time when I haven’t owned at least one firearm. The actual number has gone up & down over the years, depending upon where I have been living, how much dosh I have been making, [Read More…]

Bed mounted shotgun rack

Home Back-Up Protection are selling a bed / mattress mounted shotgun rack. This is quite a clever idea! This is what they have to say about their product: The Back-Up is a rack that allows you to keep your shotgun or other defensive weapon within easy reach. A number of [Read More…]

Glock 21 torture test

This webpage is amazing! This guy has done the following to his glock: rusted, driven over, thrown out of a plane, dropped of a roof, buried in sand and more. And it still works like a Glock! Read about it here.

John does not like the .243

I’ve tried, but I can’t warm to the .243. It’s billed as having three great attributes: it’s death on varmints, it’s adequate for deer-sized big game and it is a great cartridge for young hunters because of its moderate recoil. I think it [Read More…]

Real shooting Blunderbuss

A blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a flared, trumpet-like barrel which discharges lead shot upon firing. It is the predecessor to the shotgun. The term blunderbuss is of Dutch origin namely donderbus, a combination of the Dutch terms donder (thunder) and bus [Read More…]

AK’s 60th anniversary

A very interesting video about the AK’s 60th anniversary. I like the following quote from the video “If it has given some countries the opportunity to gain freedom then it is a useful thing” – Kalishnikov It covers the history and current events [Read More…]