B.B. has written an interesting article on early target shooting with the Zimmerstutzen rifles. The Zimmerstutzen was the ancestor of the 10-meter target [air] rifle and extends back to at least 1840. Zimmerstutzen is the rough translation of “parlor rifle” [Read More…]
Archive: January, 2008
Iran is one of those countries who are not happy when they are not copying weapons designed by other countries. The irony is that they have copied an Israeli weapon. These grainy photos were taken from a video (see below). There are a few parts that look different to [Read More…]
There is an interesting discussion over at rec.guns about the best way to deal with a squirrel chewing on the roof. It is worth a read. “Pumper Hinkle” sums up the options: Hmmm. I understand your problem better now. For the squirrel to be chewing on your [Read More…]
Free Market Fairy Tales has a post with a long list of complaints with harris bipods. Harris is the benchmark other bipods are compared to. 1) The attachment to the rifle is insecure and insufficient. 2) The bipod is difficult and extremely time consuming to attach to [Read More…]
A Soldier displays an M-1 rifle discovered in a suspected insurgent’s home From MilitaryPhotos.net
Surprisingly, not very much! HS Arms tested their .45 HS-45 pistol by firing a under-loaded round that did not exit the barrel then firing a factory round. “precisely measuring of the pistol parts showed only a small up bulging of the barrel, resulting from the [Read More…]
CCI have renamed Quik-Shot as SHP (Segmented Hollow Point) and are now offering it as a subsonic round! It will drive a 40 gr bullet at 1050 ft/s with 98 ft/lbs of energy! This is great news for me. I have been using Quik-Shot but since I use a suppressor subsonic is [Read More…]
From komotv.com SOUTHWORTH, Wash. (AP) – A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies said. The 66-year-old man had been repairing a Lincoln [Read More…]
The 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum is back! The 5mm Rem Magnum was originally produced from 1970 to 1974. Only a few firearms where chambered in it. The bolt action Remington Model 591 and Model 592 where chambered in it and Thompson Center Arms offered it for a brief [Read More…]
From the theonion.com (a satire site): After a shocking new study finds U.S. children lag far behind their international peers in subjects like rifle assembly and mine defusing. “An average Sudanese child can field strip a Type-81 assault rifle by the time he is [Read More…]
Former World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz has been appointed head of an influential panel advising the US government on arms control. Mr Wolfowitz was ousted from the Bank last year over a scandal involving payments to his girlfriend, who was also a bank employee at the [Read More…]
I was under the impression that the military had given up the idea of replacing the M9. Apparently not, according to Military.com: The Air Force had asked for $90 million in the 2007 supplemental to buy new, more powerful pistols. Instead, congressional negotiators [Read More…]
This essay takes a look at early firearm development up till the 1500’s. It is a fascinating read. Certainly, the first uses of gunpowder are psychological – loud bangs and sausage-shaped rockets snaking across the battlefield to terrify men and horses. This [Read More…]
Sean @ Everything Hunting has written a review on the Mossberg 100 ATR: The Mossberg 100 ATR is one of the least expensive guns on the market. Coming with a price tag of about $298. What can you expect from the gun? I found the gun pretty accurate and light to carry at [Read More…]
From vnunet: Facebook has refused to host ads from a US millionaire promoting gun training and offering $3m worth of free handguns. Dr Ignatius Piazza, founder and director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, had submitted pay-per-click ads on Facebook offering [Read More…]
Following the recent purchase of 10,000 M9 pistols by the US Army and Navy, Beretta has announced a new multi-year contact to supply the Army with another 25,403 M9 pistols. From the press release Beretta has just announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract [Read More…]
Shooting times (UK) has a comparison of three range finding scopes: the Bushnell Yardage Pro, Burris Laser Scope and Zeiss Diarange. Whether the Zeiss is worth twice as much as the other two models is a matter of how much extra you are willing to pay for optical [Read More…]
From MyFOX A gun found almost 3,000 miles away was returned to its owner Monday, over 33 years after it was stolen from a Jamestown home. Police found the Ruger Blackhawk .44 magnum pistol in tiny Clatskanie, Ore., after someone tried to sell it to a gun store in late [Read More…]
It looks like Kalashnikov is finally making some money from the firearms industry! GSG, makers of the GSG-5 .22 MP5 clone, are naming a sporting rifle after General Kalashnikov. From GSG (translated using google translator from German) The sports and leisure with the [Read More…]
Ride Fast & Shoot Straight snapped a shot of an Irvine PD scooter mounted shogun. More here.
From AccurateShooter.com One of our readers asked “What effect does altitude have on the flight of a bullet?” The simplistic answer is that, at higher altitudes, the air is thinner (lower density), so there is less drag on the bullet. This means that the [Read More…]
It seems the Afghans are moving to the AR platform, along with the Georgians. After a frustratingly long three-year wait, the fledging Afghan National Army finally has a new weapon in its arsenal: the Canadian C7 rifle. Some 42 boxes of surplus weapons arrived at the [Read More…]
A clip from the U.S. Army’s International Sniper Competition. I missed this. If any one recorded this please let me know.
From the Metro: A pantomime troupe has been ordered to keep its toy weapons under lock and key – because of health and safety rules. The amateur dramatics society imagined its plastic cutlasses, wooden swords and gun that fires a ‘Bang’ flag were [Read More…]
I came across some nice Steyr AUG photos at MilitaryPhotos.net. More here.
Alex Robinson sent me an email saying that the Robinson Arms XCR 6.5mm (I assume it is the 6.5mm Grendel) caliber conversion kit will be shipping in the second week of February and the 7.62x39mm kit near the end of February. Robinson Armament XCR Robinson arms recently [Read More…]
If you want to start your day with a egged shaped gun, or if you already have the M1911 tequila bottle then this is for you. Personally I prefer my eggs roundish…
Blogging should resume as normal tomorrow (19th January).
I will be away for a few days and will not be able to update the blog until 17 January. Please check back then.
According the Guns Magazine the US Army and Navy have purchased 10,576 M9 pistols (I do wonder how they come up with these exact numbers). Beretta USA received purchase orders from the US Army and US Navy for a total of 10,576 M9 pistols (5,969 for the Army, 4,607 for [Read More…]