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.
The Metal Storm MAUL has finally be unveiled and it is awesome. Previously only computer rendered images of the weapon were publicly available. The light 2.75 lbs 12 gauge shotgun has no moving parts and comes in a pistol and a rifle under-barrel configuration. Five [Read More…]
Remington have announced a new addition to their line of Model 597 semi-automatic .22 rifles. The VTR (Varmint Target Rifle) is styled after the AR-15 and features: Click to expand. * 16″ target-style heavy barrels. * A2 style stock or Pardus M4-style collapsible [Read More…]
I know I said I was not going to blog for the next few days but I am very excited to finally see photos of the new Chinese made submachine gun I had heard about. It looks a lot like what I would expect the child of a Sig 550 rifle and an H&K MP5 […] Read [Read More…]
I have loads of work this upcoming week and will be working very late everyday. I will be unable to blog until Tuesday 26 May After this work is complete I won’t need to take a blogging break for quite a while. I hate taking breaks, I feel so behind everything [Read More…]
The Coach Gun is the name given to the relatively short double barreled shotguns which were popular for self defense in the Wild West where they were issued to the drivers and security personal of stage coaches. If you have ever seen a Western movie you have probably [Read More…]
Ruger was that attractive girl at high school who you wanted to love but she stabbed you in the back and you just could not trust her again. That was two decades ago. Sturm, Ruger & Company CEO Michael O. Fifer has listened us, the customers, and changed the company [Read More…]
Happy Blogiversary Kevin! The Smallest Minority blog has been running for six years which, as Tam says, is about 80 in human years!
Federal have produced two new loads, under the American Eagle brand, for the M1A (M14) and M1 Garand rifles. The cartridges have staked primers and the powders used were chosen with the rifle’s specific gas system design in mind. The M1 (.30-06) load pushes a 150 [Read More…]
Remington are now offering a 20 gauge shotgun for young ladies. It comes with a length of pull kit with spacers to increase the length of pull of the as the shooter grows up. The shotgun has a 21″ barrel (with VR-BS Rem-Choke system), weights in at 6 lbs and [Read More…]
A car license plate which reads “AK-47″ was auctioned off in India for $1694. UPI reports: JAMMU, India, April 27 (UPI) — A man in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir paid nearly $1,700 at an open auction for the right to use a license plate reading [Read More…]
The Ruger website now features a flash animation saying they have developed a project that will redefine a weapons platform. Michael Bane confirms this on his blog: Got to race down to Boulder to pick up a big ole Ruger box this AM and get to the range…once again, [Read More…]
Bob from TALO emailed me to say they are distributing a new limited edition Ruger Vaquero to commemorate Emiliano Zapata. The single action revolver is embellished with a Mexican designs in 24 carat gold. In true TALO tradition it is a really beautiful looking pistol. [Read More…]
SayUncle shares a tip on keeping your Glock running smoothly.