Newton Arms have revived the Leverbolt rifle that was invented by the famous gun and cartridge designer Charles Newton in 1929. The design borrows element from the Springfield, Lee Navy and the Winchester lever-action. By utilizing a lever the bolt can be cycled faster [Read More…]
Archive: January, 2009
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From Chris @ American Tactical Imports: I can say that it feels just like holding an actual 1911, will come with a 10 round magazine and will be of fine German engineering. We have an expected MSRP of $369.00 on it but that is subject to change once we receive final [Read More…]
According to MarineSniper8541 @ AR15.com (without any collaborating evidence) the limited edition run of FN SCAR 16S rifles with their gold colored upper receivers was in fact a botched run that came out the wrong color. The marketing department then decided to sell [Read More…]
PoliceOne.com did some online polling last year on their website. I have no doubt its results are about as accurate as any other web poll, but the results are nonetheless interesting. Results of the third poll. The rest of the poll results are here.
The Google Street View photo taking van ran over a deer in Rush, NY while capturing every moment of the encounter on their 360 degree camera system. The images have since been removed by google. Hat Tip: Reddit via. The Daily What via. Gizmodo.
The Danish Forsøgsrekylgevær (Self Loading rifle M.1888) is a fascinating early autoloading rifle. I learnt about the rifle when Ian @ TheHighRoad posted this photo and asked if anyone could identify the rifle: Click to expand. I could not figure out what was going on [Read More…]
STI International are the latest addition to brethren-of-ar-15-manufactures, joining fellow 1911 pistol makers such as Wilson Combat and Para Ordnance (the Para TTR is based on the AR platform). The Bane holding the new STI Tactical AR-15. Video is here. Two models will [Read More…]
SayUncle and Oleg Volk report that the Calvary Arms CAV-15 MKII polymer AR-15 lower receivers are back in production after getting approved from the BATF. Last year in February the BATF confiscated their inventory. Apparently the feds were not happy about how the serial [Read More…]
Three well known gun photographers allowed me use of their SHOT Show ’09 photos on the blog. Without those photos my SHOT coverage would not have been nearly as interesting for you to read and for me to write. A big thanks to, in no particular order … [Read More…]
You will notice I have added these “Share / Save” buttons at the bottom of every post. If you click on the button a popup box will allow you to easily share that blog post on whatever social network, news, bookmarking or messaging services you use. I [Read More…]
The Marines are back doing what they do best – kicking pirates ass. Marine Scout Snipers are being deployed to provide protection for counter-piracy teams in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. Navy.mil reports: The nine-member [Read More…]
SayUncle reports that Alliant Techsystems are laying off workers for the second time from their Federal Cartridge Ammunition plant in Anoka. Apparently their order backlog is at an end. At first glance this seems insane given the availability of reasonably priced ammo. [Read More…]
The Carabinieri (Italian gendarmerie) have seized a pen gun from a mobster in Naples. .22 Short rounds and one standard (subsonic) .22 Long Rifle My memory is pretty bad but I think it was 6 months ago when the Italian police captured one of those cell phone guns from [Read More…]
At SHOT Crosman unveiled two new PCP air rifles: the Challenger 2009 and the Benjamin PCP Marauder. The Challenger 2009 is an upgrade of the Challenger 2000 and is designed for three-position air rifle competition. The new challenger features a fully adjustable, match [Read More…]
Seen over at GunPundit: Click to expand. Comic Strip from Dilbert.com heh
A while back I covered diamond rifle sights, and recently I became aware that Trijicons “Bright & Tough” night sights use a sapphire crystal to focus light into the tritium lamp. Pretty cool. The Brownells description of the night sights: Nighttime and [Read More…]
Dr. StrangeGun has taken a bunch of photos showing how to detail strip a 1911 pistol. Dr. StrangeGun’s 1911 based Space Gun (MechTech CCU 1911 carbine) Read it here.
Engadget are reporting that Vissumo touchscreens can take a couple of 9mm rounds and still be functional. Go watch the video at Engadget, it is very impressive.
StrategyPage has a article about the resurgence of Lee-Enfield rifles in Afghanistan and use against NATO troops: Afghan traditionalists are changing the way the Taliban fight. This can be seen by the increase in the use of sniping by the Taliban. In the last year, NATO [Read More…]
Yes, you did you the title correctly. American Tactical Imports are bringing the Safir Arms T-14 stateside and calling it the AT-14. T-14 Classic Now you are probably asking yourself why would someone want such a gun? When I first learnt about the T-14 a few months ago [Read More…]
Reader CBN3 wrote a brief review of the Magnum Research Micro Eagle pistol and provided me with some high quality photos of its internals. Bought one 12/6. First shot perfect bulls-eye. Range officer said I might as well go home. A little hand pain atfer a box of ball [Read More…]
Canadian pistol manufacturer Para Ordnance are moving their headquarters and manufacturing to Charlotte NC. Charlotte Business Journal reports: The company leased a Pineville facility and estimates 35 to 40 jobs will be filled, mostly in manufacturing and machining. [Read More…]
Hacko @ BlueGunBlog discovered an image that shows two different Glock Rough Textured Frames. The difference between the RTF2 and RTF3 can be seen in the image below. Click to expand. The G22 with the new frame that was at SHOT is the RTF2 model. I do not know if Glock [Read More…]
The Laserlyte RL-1 is a rear sight for the Glock that incorporates a laser. It fits all Glocks and will work with all level 1 and 2 holsters. The MRSP is $199. More info here (PDF link). Hat Tip: Tell Me Why
This is the one I find most annoying: KER-CHAK! We’ve all seen this one. The good or bad guy had been holding a shotgun on his opposite number for a while and, just for dramatic emphasis, racks back the pump to chamber a shell. Loud Ker-Chak! Then a take-away [Read More…]
Ed was working at SHOT. His coverage is here and here.
A few days before SHOT I made seven predictions on what would and would not be launched at SHOT. SayUncle agreed to take on the prestigious role of unbiased judge and has given me my score: 1. Ruger will not launch an AR-15. Correct 2. A new cartridge will be unveiled. [Read More…]
GSG, our favorite German manufacturer of 22-caliber-firearms-pattered-after-other-firearms-and-endoresed-by-Kalashnikov-himself, have developed a .22 1911 pistol. Click to expand. American Tactical Imports will be importing the GSG 1911. Like the GSG AK and the GSG MP5 [Read More…]
About two weeks ago the police in Winnipeg, Canada, confiscated a a bunch of saw off shotguns, ammo and a unidentified submachine gun that is reported to be homemade. Full photo at The Winnipeg Sun The Winnipeg Sun reports: Possibly homemade, the submachine-gun and five [Read More…]
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Gamo have a new break barrel air rifle called the Hunter Extreme. They claim it is the fastest spring air gun on earth. Gamo Hunter Extreme .22 The .22 rifle will push a lead pellet at 950 fps. From my limited knowledge of air guns, I think this is 10-20% more power. [Read More…]
Production of the Charter Arms Rimless Revolver (CARR) has been delayed due to patent issues. Due to our pushing to get the patent applied for and all of that paperwork submitted and the various legal tap dancing involved in having real guns ready for release at SHOT we [Read More…]
I have covered the TangoDown ARC magazine in detail previously but this is the first photo I have seen of the transparent model. Click to expand. Photo ⓒ Chen “SMGLee” Lee. Used with permission. The magazine utilizes a unique two part design. By using a [Read More…]