Archive: December, 2007

Away next week

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!

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What is a Saiga?

Answer… 1) AK pattern rifles and shotguns made at Izhevsk 2) The ugliest antelope alive The Russians are not know for producing beautiful firearms, but you would have thought they would have chosen a nicer looking animal than the Saiga for which to brand sporting [Read More…]

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.30 Steve

Jack @ Rule .303 posted his top five worst new cartridges 1. 7.62×39 Ackley Improved 2. .22 belted magnum 3. .338 rimfire 4. 28 gauge Buckhammer saboted slugs 5. .50 BMG shotshells I posted a comment saying a hotter 7.62×39 might not be so bad. Jack went on to [Read More…]

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Hello Kitty AR-15

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:

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.45 enfield

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

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SIG 556 SWAT

Defense Review have written an article about the new SIG 556 SWAT Rifle/Carbine/Subcarbine SIG 556 rifles/carbines at SHOT Show 2006 (photos accompanying this article), and found them interesting. We’ve always been fans of the SIG 550-series weapons, particularly [Read More…]

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QBZ-95 Photos

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

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Rifle Painting Tutorial

I have been looking for a good tutorial on how to spray paint a rifle. Sniper’s Hide has a great tutorial on painting your rifle. $20 worth of stuff to paint $10,000 worth of optics and guns, ain’t life grand. Here’s the Remington in the woods to see [Read More…]

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Stinger Pen Gun

RocketFoot @ PFOA has posted some great high-res photos of his Stinger pen gun chambered in .25 Auto. (Click to enlarge) .25 Auto is a very marginal cartridge. Winchester .25 Auto generates 66 ft lbs of muzzle energy. In contrast a .22 Long generates 67 ft lbs and a .22 [Read More…]

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The BAR

New Jovian Thunderbolt has written about his past love for the BAR (M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle) The BAR was always my dream gun. Or it was. Back when I knew nothing and only looked at capabilities on paper, and then not looking TOO closely. I have loved the look of [Read More…]

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Blue Book online

The Blue Book of Gun Values is the definitive source of gun values. It is immensely useful if you are buying or selling used firearms. If you do not do a lot of buying or selling, and do not want to purchase a US$30 book every year, then the Blue Book of Gun Values [Read More…]

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Zimbabwe Poster

Sear and Hammer created this poster: Zimbabwe is a state in chaos. The dictator president, Robert Mugabe, has destroyed the country. Zimbabwe police have ordered all civilians to surrender firearms in what insiders said was a precautionary measure in a charged country [Read More…]

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Hornady Bullet Poster

This poster has been around a while but I did not find out about it until I was browsing the archives of Roys blog (you can always trust Roys to find interesting stuff). I love these bullet posters. I just have to find someone to print it out for me. It is 32.5″ x [Read More…]

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Ruger Charger Pistol

Ruger are now offering a pistol with the 10/22 action! This is big news. Many Ruger 10/22 fans long to be able to create ‘ultimate’ 10/22 pistols but you cannot legally take a rifle and convert it into a pistol. I predict that within a few months there are [Read More…]

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New Ruger Products

Ruger have announced some new products. Black Slide Ruger SR9 Pistol I like the look but prefer the stainless. The recently launched Ruger SR9â„¢ pistol, the first striker-fired pistol from Ruger, is now available with a blackened stainless slide. The multi-step [Read More…]

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Economist on UK sword ban

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…]

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Gangsta Desert Eagle

This is just ridiculous! It is a tiger striped .50AE Desert Eagle Anyone buying such a gun is trying to send a clear message. That message is “I am the greasiest and most tasteless pimp that ever graced the streets!” To read more about it, and how much it [Read More…]

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The Chinese .50 BMG sniper rifle

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…]

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M4 beaten by piston carbines

The Army dust test results are out. As you can see above the M4 has fared very badly. Weapons officials at the Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., exposed Colt Defense LLC’s M4, along with the Heckler & Koch XM8, FNH USA’s [Read More…]

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SIG SAUER P250

SIG have just launched the new SIG SAUER P250 pistol. What makes this pistol interesting is its ability to change calibers! The frame and fire control groups are available for calibers 9mm, .45, .40 S&W and .357SIG can be changed into three different families of [Read More…]