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.
Earlier this year I wrote about the Gardener gun. Fred emailed me some photos of the Gardener gun in use by the Dutch army at Fort aan Den Ham, one of the 45 forts that make up the Defense Line of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Fred volunteers at the fort and [Read More…]
CR Riddell, PE posted a comment about the Remington 700 VTR triangular barrel and I thought it deserved its own blog post: I am a professional structural engineer. In 1977, I was granted a patent on a structural system that uses triangular cross-section members with a [Read More…]
Miguel Caballero, a Colombian, is a designer of ballistic vests for military and police and “bullet proof” fashionable clothing. Apparently he requires all new employees to be shot while wearing one of his ballistic vests! Here is a video showing blogger [Read More…]
A few days ago I blogged about the new Scout Sniper Observation Telescope. I said it would use the Horus reticle. According to Allen, a Marine vet and analyst at The Columbia Group, The Marines will be using a standard Gen II Mil-Dot reticle, not the Horus reticle. As [Read More…]
muck @ MP.net came across this photo of a G3 rifle attached to a Steadicam. While it is very cool looking it is also very impractical. Shooting sticks are a much better idea. If the shooter need to lie down or quickly maneuver he just drops the sticks. The correct use [Read More…]
From the same company that makes the chocolate ammo boxes comes a chocolate Glock: Very cool. Chocolate Weapons are selling it for $29.99.
The US troops deployed in Afghanistan have to carry a serious load on high altitude rugged terrain and it is taking its toll. The Washington Post reports: Army leaders and experts say the injuries — linked to the stress of bearing heavy loads during repeated 12- [Read More…]
GUNS Magazine will be available online for free starting with the April issue! From the press release: GUNS Magazine is now available at no charge to anyone with access to an Internet connection by visiting www.gunsmagazine.com. The new interactive digital edition of [Read More…]
The Moscow Times reports that on 31 Jan. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a decree allowing law enforcement officials to carry imported guns for self-defense. The guns on the allowed list are the Beretta 92, CZ 75 and Glock 17. These are all chambered in 9mm [Read More…]
Defense Industry Daily reports that the Marines are getting a new spotting scope called the Scout Sniper Observation Telescopes (SSOT). The SSOT is a variant of the Horus Vision Leupold spotting scope system designed specifically for snipers. Horus Vision Leupold [Read More…]
The IBM bullet dodging patent story, which originally broke on this blog after being discovered by reader Daniel E. Watters, created quite a lot of noise on the internet. Noah at Danger Room noticed that the patent has since been withdrawn. It seems odd to go to all [Read More…]
Tech-Sight who are well known for M16 style peep sight for the Ruger 10/22 will be selling an AK peep sight later this year. It features a “GI” style post and aperture sight picture, return to zero system (presumably after the receiver dust cover is removed) [Read More…]
James started blogging at Hell in a Handbasket seven years ago. His blog has changed quite a bit since then, the Internet Archive of the blog back in 2003 looks quite different, but he stuck with it and now blogs about self defense. It is one of my favorite gun blogs [Read More…]
Suppressor maker Gemtech will be selling a customized GSG-5 SD rifle that is suppressed. The GSG-5 SD is a .22 rifle patterned after the MP5SD, but the suppressor on it is fake. The Gemtech GSD-5 is permanently suppressed (you cannot remove the suppressor) and is [Read More…]
So it is pointless … but y’all know you want to try it Thanks to Jason for twittering me the video.
Florian @ sig556reviews.com has posted an extensive review of the TangoDown Model ACB-4 Advanced Combat Bipod. I finally got my TangoDown Combat Bipod in on Friday after an almost 4 week wait. I put it on my Sig 556 SWAT the same day and took it out on Saturday. I have [Read More…]
Pretty quickly it turns out. James Yeager TASERed three of his students to find out. They had to complete a simple course of fire as fast as possible after being zapped. The first two guys did very well. The last guy was definitely a little shaken. Video here.