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…]