Russian unveiled the new Balkan 40mm automatic grenade launcher at IDEX 2009 (massive military expo held in Abu Dhabi that was on earlier this week). Click to expand. The AGS-17 Plamya, the auto grenade launcher currently fielded by Russia, is 30mm. The new launcher [Read More…]
Archive: February, 2009
It is time for another poll. I will be voting “have already brought a gun this year”
I covered the Safir T-14 / ATI AT-14 .410 AR-15 shotgun on the blog earlier this year. Mike, a reader of The Firearm Blog, emailed me photos the AT-14 he just received. Click to expand the photos. Two black shotugns. .410 Siaga shotgun (AK clone) left. Annular piston [Read More…]
The new FNP-9 and FNP-40 USG flat dark earth colored model is the perfect pistol to complement your new SCAR rifle. Press release here.
Raul emailed me some photos taken in Reynosa, Mexico, which is directly across from the city of McAllen, Texas, after a gun battle with between police and Mexican military and a drug gang. I thought this photo of an AR-15/M16/M4 with a lot of accessories hanging off it [Read More…]
Back in the Age of Sail ships tended to carry many different types of cannons. The weapons mix was determined by the Captains preferences and what was available in the navel shipyard when the ship was being outfitted. Each cannon was crewed by the same set of men so [Read More…]
It has been a while since I have posted an animation. This one, author unknown, shows how the balanced gas operating system works in the AK-107 and AK-108 rifles. ( If the animation is not playing, try this link: click here) Wikipedia explains how the system works: The [Read More…]
SI Defense manufactures AR-15 lower and upper receivers that are machined out of solid aluminum billet blocks. Two soon-to-be receivers being sprayed with coolant by the CNC machine They have photos of the process and a video showing the CNC machine in operation. Very [Read More…]
Albert @ The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles has reviewed the CMMG 28 round Immortal magazine for the AR-15: CMMG claims that no other magazine offers greater performance under extreme conditions. It has their new stainless steel anti-tilt follower which features superb [Read More…]
There seems to be a problem with the PPK hammer block in newly manufactured PPK pistols. The press release: Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist in certain PPK and PPK/S pistols which may permit a round to be discharged without the trigger being [Read More…]
This is awesome: Derek writes: I have designed and patents pending on this.. Its a beltfed 12 gauge upper receiver for a ar-15 or m16 lower receiver. It uses your lower receiver, so if you have a ar15 its a semi auto shotgun, however if you have a registered m16 lower [Read More…]
Daniel spotted a very interesting auction at gunbroker.com. The rifle on sale was a Boys Anti- Tank rifle modified by TRW-SYSTEMS GROUP and rechambered for .50 BMG. It was intended to be used for .50 BMG flechette rounds. Click to expand. The auctioneer claims that it [Read More…]
Mossberg’s big muzzle brake, which I call the BFMB (Big “Fraking” Muzzle Brake), first seen on the Mossberg 500 Roadblocker shotgun is coming to the Plinkster line of semi-automatic and bolt action .22 and .17 HRM rifles. Four models will be available [Read More…]
Click to expand This beautiful .38 Super chambered 1911 pistol from Colt is a special edition honoring Vincente Guerrero, the 2nd president of Mexico. The gun features: Colt factory gold plated barrel bushing and spur hammer and strut. Old style factory roll marks. High [Read More…]
Olav @ Firearms and Training wanted a kimber pistol in 9mm but could not find one he wanted that was California approved. He ended up getting a Kimber Pro Carry HD II .38 Super chambered in 9mm Luger / Parabellum. Read the blog post here.