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…]

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Winchester 1885 single shot rifle

The Winchester 1885 single shot rifle, designed by the one and only Mr John M. Browning, has been in and out of production for over 120 years. Winchester is once again manufacturing it. A variety of models are available: 1885 High Wall Sporter Creedmoor Black Powder [Read More…]

Blog correction

I incorrectly stated on a couple of occasions that Remigiusz Wilk aka. REMOV, who has contributed many photos to the blog, was a professional military photographer. He is in fact the editor-in-chief of Polish firearm magazine Bron i Amunicja (which translates as [Read More…]

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Leupold Mark AR scopes

Capitalizing on the phenomenal popularity of the AR-15, Leupold have produced a line of scopes designed for AR-15 hunting rifles. Mark AR 1.5-4x20mm The Mark AR 1.5-4x20mm model is a light weight scope allowing a wide field of view at the 1.5x zoom, while giving the [Read More…]

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Daniel Defense M4 Carbine

Daniel Defense, known for manufacturing AR-15 parts, have produced their first complete rifle. Daniel Defense M4 Carbine The carbine features: * their own in-house manufactured lower receiver * 1:7 16″ barrel * Daniel Defense Omega X 12.0 FSP rail that extends [Read More…]

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Beretta LTLX7000 shotgun

Future Weapons recently demonstrated a fascinating prototype less-lethal shotgun from Beretta. What is interesting is that the kinetic energy expended on the target from the rubber bullet is constant regardless of the range. This fixes a common problem with less-lethal [Read More…]

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Colt Python Engraved

Crazy Einar aka Michael Z. Williamson once described the Colt Python as jewelry for real men. This 1977 engraved piece by Colt’s custom shop is stunning. A suitable fashion accessory for men and woman. Unfortunately the opening bid at gun broker is $2500! How many [Read More…]

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HK416 production suspended

UPDATE: The Tactical Wire got it wrong. Production was not halted. Tactical Wire claims that significant problems with the HK416 have been uncovered and production has been halted: The Tactical Wire has learned from very reliable sources that the US military has [Read More…]

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Pepperbox Pistol

Billll finished off a working replica of a .36 cal. pepperbox pistol and has review it over at Billlls Idle Mind. The Pepperbox is a repeating firearm design that was the forerunner to the true revolver. The design was mainly used for pistols but it was also used for [Read More…]

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Tavor rifle performing well

The IDF report that the Tavor rifle performed well in the recent Gaza conflict Operation Cast Lead. Earlier problems with the rifle jamming have been resolved, Israeli National News reports: The IDF has completed its study of the weapon’s performance in the Gaza [Read More…]

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Benelli Vinci Shotgun

The much hyped Benelli Vinci shotgun has finally been unveiled. Benelli have proclaimed the shotgun to be a revolution. I will go through the features and let you decide if it is truly a revolution or an evolution of Benelli’s existing high-tech shotgun designs. [Read More…]