Sean forwarded me an email he received from the Customer Service Manager at Magpul. The Magpul Masada design has been licensed to Bushmaster Firearms and they are handling production and distribution. It’s been renamed the ACR and was officially scheduled for release [Read More…]
Archive: June, 2009
Federal / ATK have added new loads to the mid priced Fusion range of ammunition. The new loads for 2009 are: * 62-grain 223 Rem. * 120-grain 260 Rem. * 140-grain 6.5×55 Swedish * 300-grain 45-70 Government * 260-grain 460 S&W * 275-grain 500 S&W
Fat White Man has posted photos of his new Gun Room. What a nice setup! I am very jealous. He even has a gun woodwork area for stock work!
I asked Dave, who blogs at LetsKillDave and is a reader of TFB, to take photos of the internals of his new civilian Steyr AUG A3 rifle and he was kind enough to oblige. 16″ barreled AR-15 vs. 16″ AUG. The bullpup length advantage is obvious. AR-15 bolt vs. [Read More…]
It has been revealed that the US recently shipped 40 tons of small arms and ammunition worth $10 million to supply the Somali government. Reuters reports: The U.S. government has provided about 40 tons of weapons and ammunition to Somalia’s embattled government in [Read More…]
The SurvivalBlog have published a blog post detailing the cost savings of hand loaded vs. factory ammunition based on the ammunition and component prices as of this month. Aside from price, reloading also allows you produce better quality ammunition and tune the load [Read More…]
Savage have published a web page detailing how the Savage Accustock works. It uses a bolted in wedge to push the recoil lug tightly against the aluminum bedding block. Interesting.
Caleb got thinking about bolt action rifles and noted that no bolt guns exist to his knowledge that can feed from STANAG (AR-15 / M16) magazines. everyone seems to be talking about how the world/economy/social order is going to collapse soon (it’s not) I figured the [Read More…]
Ruger have partnered with the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) to produced a special edition Ruger Vaquero single action revolver. The SASS Vaquero is sold as a matched set (two guns) bearing consecutive serial numbers. Ruger SASS Vaquero The new revolver features [Read More…]
Vote for David has written a detailed tutorial on producing great looking photos of a gun bores like the photo below. I highly recommend reading it. Beautiful!
I am often asked by readers how they can get a job in the firearms industry but since I have never worked in the industry I cannot offer any advice. Frederic emailed me a link to a recruitment company called Shooting Search that specializes in the “shooting, [Read More…]
CNBC (via. SaysUncle) reports that it may be, although this analysis does not appeal to be based on hard sales data. Shares of the nation’s major firearms makers fell Monday on analyst concerns that the postelection surge in hand gun sales may be coming to an end. [Read More…]
Wilson Combat are now selling accurized FN Herstal Patrol Bolt Rifles (PBR). Wilson Combat FN Bolt Rifle It features a green Hogue stock, fluted barrel, fully bedded action and trigger work done by Wilson Combat gunsmiths. The PBR action is based on the Winchester Model [Read More…]
GunVault have introduced a new gun lock for Winchester, Remington and Mossberg pump action shotguns called BreechVault. As the name suggests, it locks into the breech. The magazine can still hold ammunition so chambering a round simply requires the lock to be removed [Read More…]
dfwgun @ ARFCOM posted a short tutorial on how to modify a Magpul MOE AR-15 pistol grip so that it will fit on an AK. As you can see in the photo some dremel work is required but it is a pretty straight forward procedure.
Remington’s entry into the Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) competition is the Remington Modular Sniper Rifle (MSR). The first thing you notice when looking at the rifle is the striking stock design. The butt stock is adjustable every-which-way and can fold for easy [Read More…]
The US Military is looking for a system to replace the existing bolt-action SOF Sniper Systems M40, M24 and MK13 which are all based on Remington 700 actions. Marine’s M40A3 Sniper rifle. One of the key requirements for this system that differentiates it from the [Read More…]
This is the first video I have seen of the new Beretta ARX 160 carbine. Looks like a very easy to handle rifle. I think this would sell well if it made it stateside.
Thanks to Sven for sending it through.
Strategy Page reports: June 18, 2009: The U.S. Army has ordered 38.4 million rounds of .300 Winchester magnum ammunition for its newly modified M-24 sniper rifles, as well as similar SOCOMs Mk13 models. The new ammo will cost about $1.30 per round. The .300 Winchester [Read More…]
David Crane of DefenseReview.com was on the Military Channel. I often link to Defense Review. Well done David!
Murdoc spotted a video where a Remington VC referred to the ACR, formerly Magpul Masada, as the Remington ACR. It looks like the rifle, or at least the marketing, has been transfered from Bushmaster to the military devision of their sister company Remington. I found [Read More…]
K.B.I. Inc. , which includes Charles Daly, is again importing the IWI Jericho 941 pistol that was previously imported by Magnum Research under the Baby Eagle brand name. The “Military-Tuff” Jericho 941 pistols are available in three calibers (9mm, 40S&W [Read More…]
Guess how much this Knights Armament muzzle break sells for … Photos by unclemoak @ ar15.com The Answer: About $450! The muzzle brake is made from one of the Inconel family of nickel-chromium superalloys and claims 40% reduction in recoil. Thanks to Jay for the [Read More…]
James Yeager, the owner of Tactical Response, has posted a video on youtube in response the controversy over the controversial training video which shows a photographer standing next to a target downrange of students shooting live ammunition. Personally I respect [Read More…]
I recently blogged about the new rangefinders from Leupold. Jeff, their PR guy, emailed me to say they also have two cheaper, lower ranged versions of the new RX-1000 coming out soon. The RX-1000 model The RX-600 and RX-750 can be used out to 600 yards and 750 yards [Read More…]
Sinclair International, seller of reloading supplies, have explained the lack of primer availability on their blog (emphasis mine): The first driving force has been the huge demand for loaded ammunition through 2008 and continuing into 2009. The large primer [Read More…]
Brian, who blogs at SKS’s and More, emailed me photos of his Mosin-Nagant M44 which has been configured for short range ( 75 yards ) hog and deer hunting. The scope mount attaches to where the front sight would have been. Click to expand the photos. I love that [Read More…]
The Norwegians finally seem happy with their new H&K 416 rifles. They have solved the problem of soldiers getting sick from inhaling the fumes of their “green” 5.56mm ammunition by simply not shooing at their indoor ranges. Of course it is summer in [Read More…]
GunListings.org is a craigslist style website to trade guns, ammo and other shooting gear. Zach Terhark, a 20 year old college student from Iowa and owner of GunListings, says: Last year I was browsing craigslist.org and I thought I would search for a shotgun because I [Read More…]
Brownells have finally updated their awful website and said in their own words that it “no longer sucks!”
I think I visibly shuddered when I watched this video (It is safe for work). The video was taken at one of James Yeager’s Tactical Response Fighting Pistol classes. The photographer seen forward of the firing line is Jay Gibson, one of the Tactical Response [Read More…]
Reminds me of Summer Glau playing a terminator. Oleg Volk, master gun photographer, took this photo and more of the Kel-Tec RFB.