Good news. I will be back at the blog tomorrow. – Steve
Archive: April, 2009
I have so much work I am pretty much going to be working, eating, sleeping and nothing else until Tuesday. I also doubt I will be able to make any progress through my 100+ email backlog.
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…]
In the past tungsten has been considered non-toxic and more environmentally friendly than lead at shooting ranges. Recent research has shown that Tungsten is in fact toxic and potentially carcinogenic. Danger Room reports: There have been growing concerns about tungsten [Read More…]
WrenTech Industries have started selling a shotgun and Ruger 10/22 rifle variant of their Advantage Tactical Sight. The new sights work the same as the pistol version. To aim you simply line up the rear sight with front sight to create a triangular shape. This [Read More…]
The Rock Island Auction Company are holding a massive auction next week (April 25, 26 & 27). Thousands of guns are being auctioned from some prestigious collections. All the guns can be viewed online and it makes for interesting reading. Here are a few interesting [Read More…]
New Jovian Thunderbolt has written a post discussing magazine spring failure I think the “spring tension is shot” excuse is a catch-all reason that is over used when us amateur gunsmiths run out of ideas. Like the way they blame ball bearings for everything wrong in [Read More…]
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…]
Canadian gun dealers are importing the civilian version of the Norinco CQ 5.56mm Type A, a clone of the Colt M4. It pretty much a straight clone of the M4A1, complete with 14.5″ barrel, the biggest difference being that the civilian version that is being imported [Read More…]
Winchester are producing a limited run saddle carbine version of the famous Winchester 1895 lever action chambered in .30-40 Krag (Caleb: They must have heard you loud and clear). The Winchester 1895 was designed by JMB and made famous by Roosevelt when he used it, [Read More…]
Seen at SayUncle. I am at a loss for words, two of my favorite things, guns and meat, combined Now if somebody would design a nice leather holster for it … Hat Tip: UberGizmo
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…]
An Albanian woman was hit by a stray bullet 12 years ago during civil strife. The doctor incorrectly thought it passed through her cheek and it was only discovered last week. The BBC reports: But doctors told her the bullet passed straight through her cheek and simply [Read More…]
The Italian army adopted the Beretta BM59, basically an M1 Garand chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO capable of select fire. It was about as successful as all the other select fire battle rifles adopted around the world (not very). From Wikipedia: After World War II, Italy [Read More…]
BadAssTargets.com sell some pretty funny targets. This one is entitled “Mr. Clean”.
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…]
The UK have adopted the Benelli M4 shotgun, dubbed the L128A1, as their new combat shotgun. The photo below was taken at a combat display held last week. Click to expand. Private Colin Shead, A Company, 3 MERCIAN, displays the new Combat Shotgun, brought into service [Read More…]
I must admit I have wanted to see what would happen (I know what would happen but I wanted to see it ). The internet does not disappoint:
The 180 year old Czech ammunition manufacturer Sellier & Bellot has been acquired by Brazilian firm CBC. CBC also own Magtech Ammunition and Metallwerk Elisenhütte. From the press release We are pleased to announce that CBC has acquired Sellier & Bellot, an [Read More…]
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…]
Oleg Volk took these photos at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot: Tavor Lahti 20mm anti-tank rifle ( / cannon ). That thing is HUGE. Many more photos of the shoot by Oleg here, here and here. Time magazine took a photo of Mike Z. Williamson’s discerning young [Read More…]
This recently taken photo shows a blank firing line throwing AR-15 (or the original C7, the C7A1 has an A3 style upper receiver) in use by the Canadian Navy. I like the color scheme
Caleb of Gun Nuts Media has produced a video demonstrating a moving/shooting drill. Good job Caleb!
Albert at The Rash Outdoor Chronicles has written a detailed tutorial, with lots of photos, explaining how to disassemble, clean and reassemble the Ruger 10/22 rotary magazine. Read it here.
Ammoland reports that the Palm Pistol development is moving forward: The response to the design has been very encouraging. Mainstream media and trade press stories coupled with the gun’s initial designation by the FDA as a medical device, created widespread domestic [Read More…]
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…]
[ I admit that this article is very long, about 1,400 words, but I encourage you to read the whole thing. It took about 9 hours of research and writing to put together. ] For the past few months the media has been awash with articles discussing a new disease spreading [Read More…]
In last November for the first time in a long while did Ruger finally start selling mini-14 20 round magazines to the general public. Previously they had restricted them to law enforcement only. Now only 5 months later they are selling 30 rounders! This is a great move [Read More…]
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…]
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…]