I will be away next week and will not be able to update the blog until 7 January. Please check back then. Unfortunately I will not have internet access so will be unable to respond to email. Have a great New Year and a prosperous 2008!
Archive: December, 2007
Atlantic Firearms will be getting in the MP5 pattern .22LR GSG-5 Sport rifle (although I would call it a carbine). Specs: Caliber: .22LR Action: Semi-automatic Length: 855mm Height: 207mm Width: 53mm Barrel Length: 414mm (16.3″) Weight (without magazine): 2930g [Read More…]
I don’t like pink guns but I must say that the detail on this California legal AR-15 is amazing! I wonder if it is real or a photoshop. Click to expand the photo. More about it at RifleGear Hat Tip: Gizmodo UPDATE It is real! Pre assembled:
I came across a cool photo of an MP5SD with mini-uzi type stock. Click to expand image. Hat Tip: MilitaryPhotos.net
Check out this rifle! Beautiful! I think it is a .45, but I could be wrong. Click to enlarge the photo. I like the drum magazine Hat Tip: Gun and Game
Worth a read Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Civilians of Multi-National Force-Iraq: As 2007 draws to a close, you should look back with pride on what you, your fellow troopers, our Iraqi partners, and Iraqi Coalition civilians have achieved in [Read More…]
I came across these photos, of the recent Chinese Indian war games, showing the QBZ-95 in use. Although they could be the QBZ-97 (5.56mm version), I cannot tell the difference. They let the Indians have a go! Hat Tip: MilitaryPhotos.net
The sidewinder is an interesting thing. It’s a magazine feed conversion kit available for the Mossberg 500 and 590; along with a system of six round box, or 10 round drum magazines. This allows for rapid reload, and rapid changes of ammunition type, which I [Read More…]
This Ruger 10/22 was heavily customized by JBLee. Click to expand the image. Very cool. I love the magazine release. Hat Tip: RFC
This is major news. Cerberus Capital Management, which owns Remington purchased Bushmaster last year. They seem to be consolidating the American firearms industry! Marlin in turn owns H&R 1871, Inc., makers of single shot firearms. My instincts tell me this cannot [Read More…]
Suburban has written a program to work out how many clicks are needed to adjust your scope. It runs on TI-83 calculators. I wrote this program for use on a TI-83. I’m not sure if it will work as written on newer models. You input the range, the click values for [Read More…]
mike123456 posted high-res photos of his beautiful custom Tromix Saiga-12 shotguns. I love the drum magazine! (Click to enlarge) More photos here.
Photo from MilitaryPhotos
I interviewed Drake Clark from Magpul about their new Masada rifle, the firearms industry and internet marketing. I was very impressed at the passion Drake and Magpul have for creating the next American fighting rifle. Could you tell me a bit about yourself, your [Read More…]
From Army Times One of the upgrades that may be coming in the future is a more reliable magazine. The test revealed that 239 of the 882 stoppages M4 suffered were magazine-related. The hope is that upgrades, such as stronger springs, will increase the magazine’s [Read More…]
This page has a printable template and instructions on making a paper brass catcher for a rimfire autoloader. All you need is a printer, glue and fridge magnet. More here (scroll down the page)
The Economist.com has a short article about the banning of swords in the UK. Or, more specifically, making swords illegal to sell or import. EVERY summer, in the Cambridge suburb of Romsey Town, a man emerges from his house dressed from head to foot in black and [Read More…]
This page has a nice animation showing how double action revolvers work. This is just a screenshot. Click here to see the actual animation.
The Chinese have two types of gas operated semi-automatic .50/12.7mm caliber rifles. Both only shoot at 2 MOA with standard ammunition. This is enough for anti-material work but well below western sniper rifle standards. For comparison, the Barrett M82 is supposed to [Read More…]
This must be a first! This photo was taken in 2006 at the Somali Islamist Court training camp outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu They have since been kicked out of the city by Somali and Ethiopian forces. Hat Tip: MilitaryPhotos
After posting this and doing more image analysis I realized that I was doing the analysis completely wrong. Researcher’s Analysis of al Qaeda Images Reveals Surprises describes what I attempted to do. Sorry toÂ have wasted anyones time!
These are cool. They each hold 20 chocolate bullets. Hat Tip: ACE
I am back home and will start blogging soon. I had a very interesting interview James Clark from Magpul about their new Masada rifle and will be posted that soon.