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…]