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…]
Chen “SMGLee” Lee (the legendary gun photographer and insider) has written a review of James Yeager’s Fighting Rifle Tactical Shooting Course at DefenseReview. I would love to go on this course. All joking aside, though, my new found appreciation for James, [Read More…]
Just in case you had any doubts, the elite JASON scientists have reported that gravity weapons are impossible. A “gravity gun” from a computer game. New Scientist reports: When the JASON team did the maths, however, results were not good for the plan’s [Read More…]
Travis of Magpul put together a very cool AK/Saiga. Click to expand the photos: Two charging handles. Handles from Bushmaster ACR/Masada -It is a Saiga cut to 12″ and threaded 1/2 28 right in front of the Russian threads and SBRed with a AAC M42000 -The charging [Read More…]
JR @ A Keyboard and a .45 pointed this out and I got quite a surprise. Last year American private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management bought a 80.1% stake in Chrysler who, although I am sure you already know this, effectively blackmailed the US government by [Read More…]
There is a long, and passionate, discussion going on in the comments of the MP5 is more deadly than AK says Indian Commando blog post I wrote a couple of weeks ago in the wake of the attacks. The follow up article I wrote is Mumbai police now complaining about WWI [Read More…]
Next year (2009) Weatherby will be selling two new additions to the Vanguard line. Vanguard Predator (Click to expand) The Vanguard Predator features a hydrographic dip of Natural Gear’s Natural pattern over the entire rifle. Other than that it is a standard Vanguard [Read More…]
Next year (2009) Savage will be selling a new “modular sniper system” called the Model 10 BAS (I have not worked out what the acronym stands for). BAS/T (adjustable target-style butt-stock) BAS (M4 style butt-stock) The rifle is build on the Model 110 action [Read More…]
TFB reader Mehul emailed me some photos that his friend, a law enforcement officer, took of confiscated homemade pistols manufactured by Naxalite (communist) rebels in North East India. Mehul said that when he was in India some years ago their backyard guns were very [Read More…]
My understanding of Australian guns law is that unless you are a farmer, professional shooter (such as professional competition shooter or professional pest hunter) or collector you are only allowed paintballs markers, air guns and non-semi-automatic rimfire/centerfire [Read More…]
2A Musing has posted a list of what guns he wants and what gun he couldn’t care less about. Personally I lust over most of this couldn’t-care-less list.
I did not expect this. Remington will be selling a new pump-action shotgun next year (2009) called the Model 887 NitroMag. The design is not based on the popular 870 and will not replace it. I am guessing by the name “Nitro Mag” that it will chamber 3 [Read More…]
taofledermaus has published a video tutorial on how to fit a Ruger 10/22 receiver, trigger and barrel into a $30 airsoft P90 stock and how to hook up the airsoft trigger to the 10/22 trigger at the rear of the stock. A very clever idea.
John Taranto at The Gun Shots is the first to review the new Mossberg LBA (Lightning Bolt Action) trigger: The LBA’s trigger blade is not nearly as deep as that of the AccuTrigger. In fact, without using a measuring device, I’d say it’s about two-thirds to half as [Read More…]
A couple of days ago The Donovan (via. GunPundit) posted an image of a brass case and asked readers if they could correctly identify it. Today the dangerous set of circumstances that resulted in odd shaped case was revealed.
Jane’s Intelligence Review, via Burmese (Myanmar) news website Irrawaddy, reports that the United Wa State Army (UWSA) rebels in northern Burma have begun manufacturing AK-47s and ammunition for themselves and to sell to their allies in the region. Burma (From [Read More…]
Reader Tarkan emailed me a couple of interesting news article about the assassination of a former Chechen commander in Turkey last week. Sabah reports: According to police investigations the gunshots hit the victim from a diagonal angle and the weapons used were [Read More…]