Archive: December, 2008

224,000 Rounds in 12 days

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…]

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When is a pistol not a pistol?

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…]

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Robert Boyd’s Blog

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.

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Merry Christmas

Have a very merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year! A big thanks to all those who have helped me with the blog, my readers especially those who have posted comments on the blog and to all my fellow gun bloggers. I hope blogging next year will be as fun as it has been [Read More…]

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Outside lock air rifle

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…]

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SayUncle’s building an AK series

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…]

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Walther PPK .380 ACP

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…]

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FN IAR

The FN IAR is based on the SCAR. It has a rate of fire of 650 RPM and weights in at 10.4 lbs. FN IAR. Click to expand. One very interesting features is that it switches automatically from closed bolt to open bolt depending on the chamber temperature. From FNH-USA: Today [Read More…]

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