The “2019 Detective Special” prop gun from the movie Blade Runner has been auctioned off for $270,000! At first glance the gun looks to be some sort of auto-revolver. It is in fact a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model SL rifle action and trigger group with some [Read More…]
Archive: May, 2009
Snowflakes in Hell has interviewed Matt from Kel-Tec about their RFB .308 Bullpup rifle. It is very interesting and well worth reading.
Piet, a South African, emailed me information about a wildcat he shoots. The .416 Strauss aka. the 416-03 Strauss in named after the inventor, a friend of Piet. .303 British (left), .416 Strauss (middle, loaded with a 350 gr Speer bullet in a Norma case) The parent [Read More…]
$15,000 ballistics experiment Ballistics By The Inch has added an additional team member and expended another 1500 rounds of ammunition in their quest for ballistics knowledge. Three more cartridges have been tested: the .327 Magnum, 10mm Auto and .41 magnum. The team [Read More…]
The answer? They are both victims of piracy, or at least that is what the Russian media would have you believe. The issue, from the Russian perspective, is the reverse of the allofmp3.com controversy. Russia accuses the United States and other governments of being [Read More…]
This year STI introduced a nifty aluminum grip for their 2011 pistols. It is a drop in replacement for regular polymer 2011 grip. There is no decoration so that shooters can add their own designs or checkering. The MSRP is $410. More info here.
Click to enlarge There are at least five bullets stuck in that revolver barrel. RugerForum members seem to think is a Ruger Blackhawk in .357 Magnum. The squib loads could have been low powered .38 Special rounds or very badly loaded .357 rounds. That the shooter did [Read More…]
Command Arms Accessories have developed a new Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 stock and forend. The stock features a collapsible M4-style stock, pistol grip, aluminum buffer tube and picatinny rails for optics. There also appears to be a rail on the side of the stock, [Read More…]
The Rangers were showing off their new SCAR rifles on the weekend. Rangers from 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, G.A. stand at attention on the infield of the Lowes Motor Speedway as they are honored for their service to the nation during the Coca Cola [Read More…]
Blaser, makers of premium hunting rifles, could not bring themselves to produce a real Black Rifle, but they have produced a new black matte colored model of the R 93 bolt action and the K 95 single shot rifle named the “Black Edition”. R 93 Black Edition K [Read More…]
I have blogged before about cameras being mounted on rifle stocks. SayUncle found this webpage showing a camera mounted on an AR-15 lower. This is an incredibly bad idea. Not only could people could easily it for a gun-like weapon, but an AR-15 lower is legally a [Read More…]
“PooFire” was using his car as a barrier to practice shooting over (NOT a good idea) with his AR-15 but forgot his revolver was placed on the car roof. His S&W Model 442 Airweight took a 5.56mm bullet to the chamber. Click to expand the images. He knows [Read More…]
Readers have been asking me what is happening with the much talked about Charter Arms Rimless Revolver that keeps failing to make an appearance. Charter Arms have issued a press released saying that they are manufacturing at capacity and cannot produce enough of their [Read More…]
Kellene, who blogs at Woman of Caliber, gives the ladies some tips on range attire … Ladies, let’s face it. Given that there are very few female firearm instructors, no one has come right out and provided sound “fashion” advice to women for their trips to [Read More…]
Michael Z. Williamson has posted photos of a Build Party Weekend during which he and a bunch of other guys made and repaired guns. During the weekend Mike made the receiver and some of the internals of the below AK. Beautiful wood More photos here.
Smith & Wesson have produced a Model 629 revolver to commemorate Alaska’s 50th anniversary of Statehood. The 4″ barreled gun will be available chambered in .44 Magnum or .44 Special. A very nice look piece and with enough power to keep hungry bears at [Read More…]
Linda from Remington emailed me this photo (UPDATE: or CAD rendering, thanks Erni) of the new AR-15 style Model 597 rimfire. More info on the rifle here.