James Yeager wrote a fascinating article for SWAT Magazine and has cross posted it on the The Survival Podcast Forum. So what happens to a bunch of ARs, AKs and various pistols when you subject them to 12 very intense days and nearly a quarter million rounds of [Read More…]
Archive: December, 2008
Indonesian police officers display confiscated arms during press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia on 30 December 2008. Indonesia police seized dozens of arms, 8,5 kilos of heroin, 1,5 tons of marijuana, and 16,000 methamphetamine pils in several operations in the end of [Read More…]
Wheel gun aficionados are likely to be appalled at these “21st century” single action Shooting Master series revolvers from USFA (U.S. Fire Arms) that will be on sale next year (2009). There is not much information out there but they will be available in [Read More…]
The below photo comes from an article about the AAC Cyclops suppressor that Andy posted on the official AAC blog. The photo illustrates the size really well. Looks similar in size to a massive custom 12 gauge suppressor I saw on a Remington 870 recently.
The man was a professional hunter. Spiegel Online reports: Evidently charades or board games weren’t exciting enough. A 52-year-old man in Cologne who had drunk too much on Christmas Day last Thursday picked up his revolver, loaded one bullet into the barrel and [Read More…]
For reasons unknown in the West the Chinese are experimenting with a conventional/non-bullpup conversion of their QBZ-95 rifle. It is called the Type 03 / QBZ-03. Information is scarce but it appears to be currently being used by PAP (Peoples Armed Police). Here are [Read More…]
James has written an interesting post discussing the modern trend of not calling a revolver a pistol. Technically any handgun is a pistol from the early matchlocks to single shot handguns to autoloaders. I personally use the following terminology: A revolver: revolver A [Read More…]
Robert Boyd of Shooting Illustrated has started a blog tracking the progress of the development of a replica U.N.C.L.E. Walther P38 carbine conversion. I am looking forward to reading his progress reports. More here.
I have decided to resume blogging for the next few days. I will be away from the 3rd – 7th.
B.B. has written a very interesting post about a working replica of an outside lock air rife. This type of air rifle was made between 1600 and the mid 1700s. It is called an outside lock because the firing mechanism is literally on the outside of the action. Instead of [Read More…]
The problem with blogs is that shortly after something interesting is posted it is moved to the dusty archives in the recesses of the blog and only ever uncovered by the occasional google visitor. I came across, courtesy of google, a series of articles at SaysUncle on [Read More…]
Zack @ The Next Chapter has reviewed his 1967 .380 ACP Walther PPK : Suppose that I did not own this PPK; some might ask if I would I run out to purchase a Walther PPK over all other handguns available for home defense or concealed carry. No, I probably would not, but I [Read More…]
Murdoc @ GunPundit reports: Since there has been a rash of weapons related incidents recently, the Provost Marshals Office has made it a priortity to emphasize safety among the Marines, Sailors and civilians aboard the Tri-Command area. According to Randy Walz, the [Read More…]
Gordon @ The Shootist has reviewed the Crimson Trace Ruger LCP trigger guard laser sight. And now, Crimson Trace has assured the LCP of iconic status by designing an innovative laser sight that clips on the front of the trigger guard, altering the outline of the gun [Read More…]
It looks like the Marines have narrowed down the search for the Infantry Automatic Rifle to four designs from three manufactures: Colt was awarded two contracts worth up to $14 million apiece: M67854-09-D-1035 and M67854-09-D-1036. FN was awarded one contract worth up [Read More…]
You were warned … This is the Frankenstein’s monster of early 20th Century American arms: An M103 Springfield in an SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) configuration presumably converted to .45 ACP with a 1911 pistol grip being used as the magazine well. It is hideous. [Read More…]