I blogged about the new AR57 earlier this year. The AR Five Seven is a one piece 5.7×28mm upper that attaches to a AR-15 lower and uses the 50 round FN P90 magazines. 57 Center posted a few photos of their new SBR suppressed submachine gun/PDW: How cool is that! [Read More…]
Archive: November, 2008
Ballistics by the inch is an exhaustive ballistics experiment done by Jim Kasper, Jim Downey and Steve Meyer. We decided to test thirteen common pistol calibers, each over a range of barrel lengths from 18″ down to 2″, and each using a variety of ammunition [Read More…]
iSnipe is a very polished looking external ballistics calculator for iPhone / iPod Touch created by a Canadian firm. Created with ease of use in mind, iSnipe is the perfect companion for any gun aficionado, competition shooter, or even law-enforcement officer… [Read More…]
Been having some server downtime. Everything is back up and running.
For a while I have been waiting for Colt to a announce a ultra-reliable ultra-high capacity magazine that will accompany the Colt Infantry Automatic Rifle. One of the requirements for the Marine IAR is a ultra-high capacity magazine. At the Pakistan IDEAS-2008 expo an [Read More…]
These days it seems no defense exhibition is complete without the unveiling of a new Corner Shot clone. The Pakistan IDEAS-2008 expo, which finished today, did not disappointed! The POF Eye was purportedly developed in only 6 months by Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF). [Read More…]
In 2006 Sauer, a 257 year old German company, produced their first semi-automatic rifle the S 303 (Sauer should not be confused with Sig Sauer, which is the American arm of the European conglomerate that owns J. P. Sauer & Sohn). In the January 2009 issue of Guns [Read More…]
Bushnell have announced an ultra-compact GPS device called the BackTrack. It is designed to find your way back to your car/home/hotel/camp site. Camo or Pink, take your pick. This could be very useful as a backup GPS unit. When it come to GPS systems I consider myself [Read More…]
From the press release: Southport, CT- November 26, 2008 – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) is pleased to announce that the Ruger® SR9® pistol has been placed on the Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale within the State of California, as well as the [Read More…]
Even Hollywood has not gone this far! Major Robert Henry Cain VC did this at Arnhem. From Dickiebo: When Cain joined the battle the Staffords were under heavy attack by tank and heavy guns. By firing mortars at almost point blank range towards the Germans, the British [Read More…]
MilitaryTimes has listed the contenders for the M4 replacement. They are: AR-15 Platform (Direct Gas Impingement): * Colt ACC Monolithic * Troy Industries M7A1 (can use either DI or piston system) * Sabre Defense Industries M5 * S&W MP-4 * Precision Reflex PRI [Read More…]
Defense update has an interesting article about the wearable Boomerang Warrior acoustic shooter detection system. Part of the wearable system. Photo from Defense Update. If the entire system was ever made small enough to fit into a wristwatch I think it would become an [Read More…]
Defense Industry daily reports that the Marines have procured 7750 LAWs (M72A7) from Nammo Talley Defense for a total of $15.5 million (which works out to be $2000/unit). Nammo Talley Defense, Inc. in Mesa, AZ received a $15.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for 7,750 [Read More…]
Razvodnik posted this on MP.net: It was build by J. Barbarić in 1944, in the small village of Čelebić, Livno. Some 100km east of Split Croatia. One piece is displayed in Belgrade Army Museum I like the lines on this subgun.
The Kurdistan Regional Government has been stealthily arming their militia. Recently three planeloads of small arms and ammunition from Bulgaria were delivered to Kurdish officials. The Washington Post reports: The weapons arrived in the northern city of Sulaymaniyah in [Read More…]
A pre-order website lists it as $2295.00, see the update.
Don’t expect to get your hands on the Bushmaster ACR anytime soon. Bushmaster and Magpul issued this joint statement a few days ago: “The ACR is being redesigned to be a superior offering to compete for the next generation US Army infantry carbine and subcompact [Read More…]
Scientist say that may realistically be able to regenerate the Mammoth. The NY Times reports: Scientists are talking for the first time about the old idea of resurrecting extinct species as if this staple of science fiction is a realistic possibility, saying that a [Read More…]