Xavier has a write of an an amazing five barrel shotgun made in Czechoslovakia. Looks like a similar concept as the Winchester Liberator and Colt Defender Eight barreled 20 gauge Colt Defender Mark 1 Read it here.
Archive: March, 2008
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Hat Tip: Go Foo
Ruger will be supplying 1750 9mm Ruger KP95 pistols to the Federal Bureau Of Prisons. Ruger P95 The press release is here.
Filed under “guns I cannot afford”: Browning has a new trap shotgun. It comes in 32″ or 30″ models. Price: $4,942.00 The press release is after the jump.
The NY Times (emphasis mine): But to arm the Afghan forces that it hopes will lead this fight, the American military has relied since early last year on a fledgling company led by a 22-year-old man whose vice president was a licensed masseur. With the award last January [Read More…]
Apparently it refers to the use of a electronic sight along with backup iron sights. I was aware of the concept but not the word. A “Co-Witness” AR from eguns.com Traction Control explains.
QBZ-95 rifle The above photo shows Chinese UN peacekeepers performing during a medal ceremony in Lebanon. It is interesting to see how they hold the bullpup to use the bayonet. Hat Tip: MP.net
Very interesting article on reading the wind when hunting. Most articles on wind tend to focus on bench rest shooting. If you are new to long range hunting or an experienced veteran, most will agree that the ability to accurately read the wind is what separates a fair [Read More…]
This is a very funny diet Mountain Dew commercial Hat Tip: Kaiservontexas
Available soon from Firebox for Â£14.95. I want one Hat Tip: Toyology via Gizmodo
This company sell camo paint stencils for painting firearms. They also have lots of tips on using stencils, which are just as applicable to home made stencils. Please don’t do this to your firearm.
James analyses the cool looking guns used in the move “Big Jake” (1971). Well worth a read. More here.
I just really like the design. Simple and functional. It looks like it should fire something more powerful than the 7.62x25mm Tokarev. SinoDefense: The Type 79 submachine gun is more or less patterned after the Type 56 (AK-47) assault rifle. It uses gas-operated, rotary [Read More…]
Mini 14 rifles are infamous for their poor accuracy. Even the target model only offers 1 MOA with a barrel tuner. Accuracy Systems sell custom mini 14 rifles that shoot sub MOA. This of course comes at a price. The “Ultra Match Premium Air Gauged Barrel (Stainless [Read More…]
I am is back! I am still loaded with more work that I can handle, so posting is going to be restricted to one post / day, for the next couple of week.
Winchester has launched a reduced recoil .260 S&W for hunting. They claim it has 50% less recoil than a regular .460 S&W cartridge. The reduce recoil comes at a cost of approx. 34% less muzzle energy. The press release: For 2008, Winchester Ammunition offers a [Read More…]
I am under a lot of pressure at work. Blogging will be sparse for the next couple of days
I cam across this interesting M14 made by Harrington & Richardson on gunbroker. It features a folding stock and a lightened receiver. The rifle was made in 1961 for military trials into a folding stock rifle for use by paratroopers, vehicle drivers, and tank crews. [Read More…]
Over the past 10 years the Swiss conscript army have had 4300 firearms lost or stolen from their homes (the army issues firearms to citizens to keep at home). Although it should be pointed out that an estimated 1.5 million army firearms are in circulation. In that year [Read More…]
A very interesting thread over at rec.guns. The best answer to the question is by Mark Crispin # Is there a legal way for me to buy guns for self-defense and/or # recreational plinking? The US government has a long series of FAQs on this question here: [Read More…]
Alleged Russian arms dealer, Viktor Anatoljevich Bout, 41(C), is escorted by Thai commandos as he arrives Thai Royal Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 07 March 2008. Viktor Bout, dubbed the ‘Merchant of Death‘ one of the world’s most notorious [Read More…]
H2O MAN, a reader of this blog, has lots of photos of his M14 collection at his website.
After the very successful launch at the 2008 SHOT Show, Phoenix Machine Technology is currently filling orders for bolt action receivers. Some of the finest custom gun manufacturers in the country are already building rifles with Phoenix Machine actions. The first [Read More…]
This amazing 3D animation shows a 1911 being assembled. Made with the free open source Blender software, it is the best video I have seen on the internet in a long time. The description: This is an animation i made in blender of a colt 1911. all of the parts are modeled [Read More…]
Shooting Times (UK) has reviewed the .22 Ruger 77/22 rifle Priced towards the upper end of the rimfire scale, the M77/22 still gives excellent value for money. Build quality is good, as is the accuracy and reliability in the test. With the options of stainless and [Read More…]
The National Research Council have published a report advising against a national database of “unique” markings made by firearms on bullets and brass. “Ballistics testing is only as useful as the number of images in the database,” Sen. Herb Kohl, [Read More…]
Th Box O’ Truth have published a two part article on the building and shooting of a 1970’s blackpowder .45 cal Philadelphia Derringer kit. The Building The Shooting
From GeorgiaPacking.org The inventor of the Akins Accelerator, the replacement stock for a Ruger 10/22 that allows controlled bump firing, is suing the United States over the BATFE’s ruling that the Accelerator wasn’t a machine gun, but now is. Here’s [Read More…]
According to gunsholstersandgear.com: The .22LR Rimfire Conversion Kit is available for the SIG SAUER P220, P226, and P229 models and feature a black hard coat anodized slide, machined from solid aluminum billet. Offered as a complete replacement assembly, the Rimfire [Read More…]
At SHOT Show, Martin (Marty) Bordson of Badger Ordnance, previewed the new Badger M2008 Tactical action. A slab-sided, flat-bottomed, “fat bolt” action, the new Badger action resembles an Accuracy International receiver externally, but it shares some [Read More…]
From Reuters He said the Colt Cobra revolver used by Jack Ruby to kill Oswald in 1963, just days after Oswald was arrested for assassinating Kennedy, could fetch several million dollars alone. The initials of detectives who handled the gun are scratched on it. [Read More…]