Archive: October, 2008

New Browning Maxus Shotgun

Earlier this month Browning announced, to much fanfare, a new 12 gauge autoloader shotgun called the “Browning Maxus” at the annual sales meeting. Browning have really hyped this shotgun and have called it “The Most Reliable Autoloading Shotgun the [Read More…]

Ruger LCP Recall

Ruger: This is getting really old. Both your new pistols have been recalled. How do you expect us to trust you? The press release: SOUTHPORT, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR – News) announces that it has recently [Read More…]

Pixels for Pistols

CNET reports that Toronto police have launched a digital cameras for firearms program. A handgun or assault rifle is worth a $400 Nikon Coolpix S52 and a shotgun nets a $250 Nikon Coolpix P60. The deal includes free photography lessons. … we all know how effective [Read More…]

How to butcher deer

Sean @ Everything Hunting has written detail instructions on how to butcher deer yourself. The price of butchering a deer ranges from $75-150. I don’t know about you, but that is a little much when you can butcher your own for free in about 4 hours. If you are [Read More…]

Savage Slug Warrior

Jason emailed me some great photos of his new Savage Slug Warrior (Model 210F). The rifle/shotgun chambers 3″ 12 gauge shells, weights in at 7.6 lbs, has a 24″ barrel and a 2 round magazine capacity. MSRP is $587. Click to expand the photos. A very nice [Read More…]

Marlin XS7 (Short action XL7)

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…]

Beretta ARX-160 Carbine

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…]

I am back

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.

GSG .22 “Kalashnikov” AK

A while back I reported that GSG (German Sport Guns), makers of the GSG-5, announced an endorsement by General Kalashnikov and that they would name a rifle after him. It looks like the GSG .22 “Kalashnikov” is now in production. Click to expand Impact Guns [Read More…]

Another Massive 2 bore rifle

Bill emailed me a photo of a friend’s 2-bore rifle and another of the 2-bore balls. The first photo really gives a sense of scale. Click to expand the image I assume the bigger balls are for the 2-bore and the smaller for another gun The guy in the photo is [Read More…]

What I would carry at sea

Sebastian linked to this very interesting article about gun laws at sea. Is it lawful to carry firearms? This depends of several factors. · Flag State your yacht is registered with. · Area you are likely to operate in. · Type of firearm. If I were sailing around the [Read More…]

German G36

Gun Pundit has some good shots of the German Bundeswehr troops in Afghanistan sporting the G36 rifle. Lots of photos here.

Cowboy gun racks

Kent has started up a business selling cowboy style furniture. His first product for sale is a gun rack made with real spurs and real shot which he is selling for $85. He emailed me this photo: Click to expand. More info here. (I am not way affiliated with his business [Read More…]

Reporters lack of gun knowledge

Sebastian, Snowflakes in Hell, breaks down MSBC’s attempt at a gun article. But the semi-automatic ammunition used in one of the weapons Sigh, while I get a laugh occasionally most of the time I get frustrated. In this age I find it hard to believe they cannot [Read More…]

North Korea buying weapons not food

The BBC reports that the North Korean weapon purchases are up from $13 million, during the previous South Korea administration, to $65 million. Weapons are being supplied by China, Russia, Germany, the Slovak Republic and others. While the supreme leader buys weapons [Read More…]

AR-15/M16 Graveyard

Click to expand. These rifles were captured from the Georgians by the Russians and destroyed. I don’t know about the rifles in the photo but I know Bushmaster was supplying Georgia. H/T: MP.net

Blaser Rifle Configurator

Blaser have developed one of those customize-a-rifle flash tools. Very useful to work out how many of your offspring need to be sold to purchase a premium European rifle! The interface could be improved, especially when you select incompatible options but it is still [Read More…]

New EOTech EOLAD2

The legendary Mr. SMGLee has the scoop: EOLAD2 on SCAR EOTech with Laser Device laser build into one unit. IR and visible laser share the same battery as the EOTech 552 in order to minimize the package and also to cut down on weight. The visible Laser is a 5mW unit with [Read More…]

US Army to upgrade M24 Rifles

Remington will be upgrading the 3000 M24 rifles during 2009 at a cost of $3 million. I was quite surprised to hear this after all the noise about bolt action rifles not being good enough and that semi-automatic was the only way to go. The M24 Sniper Weapons System (SWS) [Read More…]

Barrett M98B .338 Lapua

Barrett has announced their new bolt action Model 98 Bravo .338 Lapua mag rifle. Barrett has a dedicated website for the rifle but is very light on details. Tactical Weapons reports that is weighs in at 16 pounds (including scope and empty magazine) and will deliver 0.5 [Read More…]

Hunting stories

John Snow @ The Gun Shots does a lot of hunting. Here are a couple of posts about his recent hunting trip: Going Long With The Uselton Warbird and Swarovski Z6 Kessler Canyon: Colorado Mule Deer Hunting At Its Best