Archive: September, 2008

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2 bore rifle photos

A while back I posted some photos of a 2 bore cartridge. While browsing the Nitro Express forum I came across this amazing photo of a 2 bore muzzleloader. All I can say is “Wow”. I wonder which end hits harder I read in another thread that this rifle was [Read More…]

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$80 “night vision” goggles

I got pretty excited when I read the title of the Ars Technica review entitled “Hands on with some surprising $80 night vision goggles”. I immediately started day dreaming about stalking varmints on a starless, moonless night. Unfortunately the “Eye [Read More…]

Viktor Bout in court

The BBC reports that the “Lord of War’s” extradition hearing in Bangkok’s Criminal Court has begun. Some interesting details have surfaced. Apparently he was attempting to sell US agents, posing as members of FARC, 700 surface to air missiles and [Read More…]

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Palm Pistol

David via. SayUncle reported on a company called Constitution Arms who plan on producing palm pistols. The Palm Pistol is an ergonomically innovative single shot double action only defensive firearm chambered in 9mm that may be fired using either hand without regard to [Read More…]

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S&W Model 10

James, of Hell in a Handbasket, has written a post about his “new” S&W Model 10 he recently purchased. What a great photo Full sized version here. This revolver is at least 50 years old. As James pointed out, it will still be useful in another 50 years [Read More…]

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Alex Bullpup bolt action rifles

Also on display at MSPO 2008 were the Alex bullpup bolt action rifles. They look awesome. As far as I know they come in three models. The Alex762 (7.62x51mm), Alex -338 (8.6x70mm / .338 Magnum Lapua) and the Alex Sports Tactical (7.62x51mm). Photos by Remigiusz Wilk [Read More…]

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MAG 08 pistol

The other new Polish pistol at MSPO 2008 is the 9mm MAG 08. It is a redesign of the MAG 98 which itself was a redesign of the MAG 95. It looks nice, but I do remember reading complaints about the previous generation MAG pistols somewhere. The original (from the [Read More…]

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Walther P99 RAD

The P99 RAD was unveiled at MSPO 2008. As far as I can tell it is a standard P99 with a Picatinny rails and a different, but still interchangeable, grip. The “RAD” part of the name refers to the hometown of the Lucznik Arms Factory, Radom. Interestingly [Read More…]

MSPO 2008 Poland

MSPO 2008 International Defence Industry Exhibition was held in Kielce, Poland and ended about an hour ago. I will shortly be posting some of the cool firearms that were displayed, or at least the cool firearms I could find. Not being able to read polish makes it hard [Read More…]

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Major News: Taurus Acquires Rossi

Rossi has been purchased by Taurus. They are both Brazilian firms so this makes sense. It looks like it is not just the US firearm industry that is consolidating. Forjas Taurus S.A. announces its acquisition of the manufacturing and distribution rights of all Rossi [Read More…]

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ActionAirgun

I received an email from a company called ActionAirgun. They are running a game which starts later this month. What do you do when you love shooting, but live in a climate where you can only shoot outdoors (comfortably) a couple months of the year? You start a new [Read More…]