Archive: November, 2007

Away on holiday

I am going on holiday for two weeks and will not be able to post until 16 December. Please check back then. Unfortunately I will not have internet access for most of the time I am away and I will not be able to respond to email.

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Gun Font

This font is very very cool. For each letter there is a gun glyph (image) . It has everything from derringers to assault rifles. Here is an example of some text using the font It works on both Windows and Mac OS X. The 2nd Amendment font can be downloaded here. Enjoy!

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3rd world soldiers…

… and their use, or lack of use, of iron sights amazes me. From MilitaryPhotos.com Palestinian police officers loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas violently dispersed a demonstration against the Annapolis peace conference, and medical workers said one protester was [Read More…]

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.50 BMG Alternatives

If you live in a state or country that does not allow civilian ownership of .50 BMG rifles there are alternative cartridges with similar ballistics to the .50 BMG. Ammoguide.com compares the .50 BMG, .510 DTC, .416 Barrett and .50 Fat Mac. More here.

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Captured M16s

From MilitaryPhotos Armed Forces of the Philippines chief general Germohenes Esperon (L) and Philippine National Police chief general Avelino Razon (R) hold a rifle during hand over ceremony of captured, confiscated, surrendered or recovered firearms at Camp Aguinaldo [Read More…]

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Ugliest modern pistol

I think the Yarygin PYa / MP-443 “Grach” pistol, which was adopted as the Russian army and law enforcement service pistol, must be the ugliest modern pistol. What do you think? It fires the 9×19 mm 7N21 cartridge which is just a very hot 9mm Parabellum. [Read More…]

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Shotgun use in war

Hell in a Handbasket has an interesting post about the use of shotguns in war. Every war the United States has taken part in has seen the troops using shotguns. During WWI, the firearms firm of Winchester even modified a design dating back to 1897 so a bayonet could be [Read More…]

FAL Rifle Gas Regulation

Advice on setting FAL gas flow by the Director of Training for DSA (makers of FAL clones). Not knowing that one can control gas-flow on this weapon has led to countless customer-service calls to DSA, complaining that the rifle ‘doesn’t work.’ The [Read More…]

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Indian militants guns and ammo

A photo of arms and ammunition recently captured from militants in Kashmir. The condition of the firearms is just awful. I suppose that the fact they keep functioning is a testament to the design of the weapons. Ammunition and bodies of suspected militants lie on ground [Read More…]

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Walther G22 trigger job

ExistingThing has a very cheap solution to the Walter G22 (.22lr bullpup rifle) trigger problem. The Walther G22 has a terrible trigger, lots of take up, and a very mushy break. I saw it as an opportunity to practice my trigger control, and got pretty good with it. [Read More…]

Six worst shotguns

According to Phil Bourjaily these are the six worst shotguns of all time. A very odd collection: Browning Citori 425 Women’s Shooting Sports Foundation Edition: The Blue Ox Kmart Boito Double: The Blue Light Special Marlin Goose Gun: The Pipeline Remington 870 [Read More…]

Many Thanks…

…to all the veterans now and those in the past who have made the world a better place. Since WWI there is barely a country in the world who does not, in part, owe their freedom to American Veterans. Thank you for your sacrifice.

What is a free-bore?

I came across a forum posting by ‘RSE Custom Guns’ explaining what a free-bore is: Free bore is just that, it is the area ahead of the bullet ogive in a rifle barrel to which there is no rifling, once the cartridge is fired the bullet travels freely in the [Read More…]

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1911 Pistol Animation

I had been meaning to blog about this animation for quite a while and was reminded of it by Traction Control. The animation, by STI International, shows a M1911 pistol firing a round. Various parts can be hidden such as the slide, frame, magazine etc. so you can easily [Read More…]