Last week Kalashnikov wrote an open letter addressed to the citizens, Prime Minister and President of Russia. He is very unhappy about rumors, presumably in the media, that Izhmash, the company that produces the AK and other military and sporting arms, is in trouble and [Read More…]
Archive: October, 2008
S&W have just released a press release saying that they are supplying 7500 M&P9 pistols to the Iraq Military and security forces. I don’t know how long they have been using the pistol. I was not aware they had adopted the M&P9 before reading the press [Read More…]
The Kahr P380 .380 micro compact pistol will be shipping next month (November 2008). This pistol competes with the Ruger LCP and the Kel-Tec P3AT. The pistol was originally supposed to be shipping earlier this year in June. The press release today came shortly after the [Read More…]
A big thanks to Ed for correcting my mistake, I had misread the logo. What I thought was called the NRX is in fact the ARX-160 as you can see in the blown up logo below. I had assumed the “NRX” was the M4 equivalent of the ARX-160. I have update the blog [Read More…]
Deminer posted scanned images from a Russian sniper handbook. The picture below is interesting. It shows how to setup MON-50 (claymore like) mines so that a cluster can be set off by a sniper. More images here.
In 2009 Remington will launch the new 12 gauge Model 870 Express Tactical pump action shotgun. The shotgun will be available in two models. The ghost ring model will include a weaver rail mounted rear XS Ghost Sight and XS Blade foresight. The standard model has a front [Read More…]
Next year (2009) the Remington R15 will be available with a thumbhole stock made by Bell & Carlson. Is Remington hedging their bets against an unfavorable election result? If they are it is a clever strategic move. The R15 has very little “evil”. With [Read More…]
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The IDF field the FN Mag and IWI Negev machine guns. Doubletapper has written a detailed post about each and the of the various configurations they are available in.
A couple of weeks ago SayUncle asked for advice on getting started reloading. The comments are worth reading if you are thinking about reloading, as I am.
Say what you want about airsofters, but they sure know how to sell their products. Roy @ The Download Monkey has many more.
Earlier this year Marlin introduced the value-for-money XL7 rifle cambered in 25-06, 270 and 30-06. I thought it was odd that they did not offer a short action version. John Snow reports that a short action version will be available shortly in .248, .308 and 7mm-08. [Read More…]
I have previously discussed the Ultimax 100 Mk4. This is the latest iteration of the Ultimax 100 design and is being entered into the IAR competition by General Dynamics, although it designed by Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK). Photos by SMGLee. Click to expand: [Read More…]
The Colt IAR is Colt’s entry in the Marine IAR competition for a lightweight automatic rifle to replace the SAW in certain situations. It is an interesting weapon. Photos by SMGLee. Click to expand Under the barrel you can see a hefty heatsink. This is used to [Read More…]
Carl Zeiss have built a spotting scope with a built in 7 megapixel digital camera … or maybe it is a digital camera with a built in spotting scope. Anyway it is pretty cool. The scope features a 15-45x zoom, flip out screen and Infa-red remote control. One of [Read More…]
The Gun O’ Clock is an alarm clock that has to be shot in the bullseye with a toy laser gun to be turned off. I love the idea. This is just what I need. I *often* turn my alarm clock off while still mostly asleep and then wake up late. More info at UberReview
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The new ARX-160 Carbine is Beretta’s entry into the M4 replacement competition. Photos by SMG-Lee M16 magazine, folding iron sights Folding stock UPDATE: Originally I called this rifle the NRX after misreading the logo. It is in the ARX-160. Below is a photo (from [Read More…]
Browning will be releasing a line of A-Bolt Target rifles. The rifle will come in three calibers: .223 Rem., .308 Win. and .300 Win. Mag. It is a pity they are not offering more exotic calibers. The stainless model will cost $1489 for .223 and .308 while the .300 will [Read More…]
About 6 months ago Metal Storm was awarded AU$1.4 million in development contracts from the US Navy to develop a 12 guage (.729″ caliber, not the 12 gauge shotgun cartridge) multishot weapon that mounts under an M16 and M4. The MAUL has no moving parts and weights [Read More…]
Wilco exhibited their embedded circuit rail system for the HK45 and HK 416 at ASAS. The fore grip can then be used to control all the accessories without wires. Very clever. SMGLee took some photos:
Marine Corps Times has an interesting article on the IAR competition. It seems the Army is not interested in a lightweight automatic rifle. That’s why the Army, which also uses the M249, has ruled out a soldier version of the Marine IAR. “We are not considering [Read More…]
Have not been blogging for a few days but will be posting quite heavily shortly. Sorry if I have not replied to your emails. I will be making my way through the inbox shortly.
Hold on the heels of the Remington .30 RAR announcement, sister company Marlin have announced the .338 Marlin Express. John Snow has the scoop: These bullets will use the same soft-tip technology that the other LeverEvolution cartridges employ and the result will be a [Read More…]
Ed Friedman, Associate Editor of the NRA publication Shooting Illustrated, has started a blog called “Tell Me Why?”. Go check it out. It is always great to see new gun bloggers!
Barrett has finally published the specs of the M98B. I have updated the blog post about the rifle if you are interested.
ATI have announced the GSG5-PK pistol. The new GSG-5PK pistol is a .22 Long Rifle HV Caliber with a barrel length of 4.52″, total length of 15.275″ and a total height of 10″. It weighs in at a dainty 5.2 lbs. It has an alloy frame construction and [Read More…]
This is a snippet of the future weapons episode about the .50 BMG Accuracy International AS50. It is amazing footage, you can see the scope, scope rail and barrel flexing during the recoil. Watching that scope move around really made me wince.
Remington, and sibling Bushmaster, have announced a new cartridge designed for the AR-15. The 30 Remington AR is a .30 caliber cartridge the length of a .223, allowing it to be chambered in AR-15s rather than AR-10 style rifles. John Snow has the details: The big [Read More…]
KABUL, Afghanistan: Afghan national security forces will receive a huge capability and mobility boost throughout the next year with more than 6,000 up-armored vehicles and more than 75,000 M-16 rifles from Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan. … [Read More…]
Scott emailed me with information about his new business called PayWithAmmo.com. It is an online marketplace/auction website for firearms and related products and services. The difference between it and other sites, such as gunbroker.com, is that all transactions are [Read More…]
Sruli Recht has designed a Kevlar handkerchief for those with more money to spend than they know what to do with. The First Bullet-Proof Gentlemen’s Pocket Square offered Solely in Military Grade lemon Kevlar Aramid – To protect the heart. This [Read More…]