Archive: April, 2009

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5.56mm semi wadcutter?!?!

Reader WarWolf emailed me this photo. It looks like it is a 5.56mm NATO round loaded with a semi wadcutter shaped lead bullet. weird. Can anyone identify the round and/or read the writing? Would the ridge not cause chambering problems? Maybe the intended use is in a [Read More…]

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New Glock 17 RTF2

Next month the 9mm Glock 17 will be available with the RTF2 (Rough Textured Frame version #2) frame. The RTF2 frame is often called the “4th Generation” frame. Glock 17 RTF2 Earlier this year at SHOT Show Glock introduced the RTF2 variant of the Glock 22. [Read More…]

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New Kahr PM4544

The Kahr PM4544 is a new all black version of the two-tone colored .45 ACP Kahr PM4543. PM4544N The new all black PM4544 features a black polymer frame, just like its PM4543 match, but offers a matte blackened stainless slide to add to the overall [Read More…]

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Ammo Dump …

…. literally Post at MP.net Okay, so we were out on a mission yesterday to provide security/overwatch for a team to do an audit/inspection of a civilian demining company clearing land mines in the Stan. We get there and are in our vehicles covering the roads for [Read More…]

Thoughts on the SEAL Snipers

DOD Buzz has some thoughts on the weapon platform used by the SEAL Snipers who took out the pirates: And let’s not get carried away with the sea state, says DT contributor Joe Buff. A multi-thousand ton destroyer is a pretty stable platform in any but the most [Read More…]

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Mythical HK32 seen in the wild

As the western world moved away from full power battle rifles such as the H&K G3, FN FAL and M14, Heckler & Koch developed the HK32 and HK33 chambered in 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm respectively. Both were based on the G3 design and roller-delayed blowback operating [Read More…]

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Sniping Pirates

The captain held in a lifeboat by pirates off the coast of Somalia has been rescued by the US Navy after snipers took out his captors. CNN reports: U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot three pirates holding an American cargo-ship captain hostage after seeing that one of the [Read More…]