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Archive: July, 2009
S&W have made a special run of S&W 642 and 442 revolvers with ported barrels. These must make one heck of a bang when the trigger is pulled! Both are chambered in .38 Special. Model 642 Model 442
Brownells are now selling their own branded M4 style barrel. The AR-15/M16/M4 Carbine Barrel (#080-000-681) is made of 4140 chrome moly steel, hardened to Rc 26-33 and stress relieved. It’s 16″ long with a 1 in 7 twist and ½”-28 threads for a flash [Read More…]
Some Sig P238 sub compact pistols have a defective safety that will, if the trigger was pulled when engaged, fire a round when the safety is then disengaged. Now that would scare the crap out of me! SIG SAUER, Inc. has initiated a Mandatory Safety Upgrade pertaining to [Read More…]
Beretta and Ruger have both announced a huge increase over last years’ sales. Beretta says: Beretta U.S.A. Corp. announces outstanding June results. “We are extremely pleased by our commercial pistol market sales”, said Gary Ramey, Vice President of [Read More…]
Wilson Combat have added a complete .22 Long Rifle AR-15 upper receiver to their AR-15 product line. It is in the M4 style with a quad rail, 16″ barrel, front flip up sight and a A2-style flash hider. The price will be $995. When they release more information I [Read More…]
It is no secret than Vltor Weapon Systems have been working on the Fortis Pistol, a clone of the infamous Bren Ten. They have just announced that they have acquired the right to use the Bren Ten name and the Fortis Pistol will be released as the Bren Ten. We have to [Read More…]
Last month in the Russian town of Tarusa, IDPA shooters held a public demonstration of their sport and allowed the local to give it a go. I must admit I was shocked to see that the demonstration was done out in the open, from an elevated position, with people, vehicles [Read More…]
Browning BAR ShortTrac is now available chambered in the very popular 7mm-08 and the .325 Winchester Short Magnum. BAR ShortTrac Stalker The .325 WSM is an 8mm round that was introduced about four years ago.
David E. Petzal has tested and written a brief review about the new TC Venture. The new sub-$500 budget bolt-action rifle not only meets but exceeds its 1 MOA guarantee. Just look at these groups David was getting with a variety of loads: Federal 168-grain [Read More…]
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Taurus USA is looking relocate the company in order to expand their domestic production. Currently most of their guns are imported from their Brazilian parent company Forjas Taurus. The reason: Police departments and other [Read More…]
JMB’s Utah 6,912 square foot home is currently on the market for $374,900. The NY Times reports: COMMON SPACES: Most of the house is original, including a banister stretching from the entry to the attic, beveled windows, hardwood floors and fireplaces. There are [Read More…]
I won’t be blogging tomorrow, so you can skip TFB on Thursday without missing anything.
San Diego Reader has published a very well written article about open carry in California, which is legal as long as the gun is unloaded. The author, Rosa Jurjevics, who had never fired a gun let alone carried openly, met up with a few open carry enthusiast at a [Read More…]
Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) have developed a new ultra high-end suppressor called the Ti-RANT. It weights about 1 oz less than their Evolution 9mm suppressor while offering greater sound reduction. This is achieved by using titanium and titanium alloys, hence [Read More…]
One of the most useful gun cleaning / smithing tools I have is a dental pick. The dental pick I use looks like the one pictured 3rd from the right. Dental picks can be used for any number of common tasks such as scraping powder residue out of hard to reach places, [Read More…]
The blog has turned two years old! I can hardly believe I made it this long, it feels like I have been doing it for 20 years, not two. When the blog had it’s first birthday I posted some stats: * 593 posts * 1,178 comments * Most comments in a post: 176 (Ruger [Read More…]
Advanced Long-Range Systems (ALS) have issued a warning: Advanced Long-Range Systems has identified a condition that may exist with the bolt supplied with the ALS 50 caliber conversion which may allow the gun to fire out of battery. As all the facts are not yet in, and [Read More…]
The budget priced Thompson/Center Venture rifle is now shipping. T/C guarantee that it is capable for firing 3 shots in a one inch group at 100 yards. This rifle is going to fly off the shelves! It will be available chambered in .270, .30-06, 300 Win. Mag., and 7mm Mag. [Read More…]
Earlier this year author Neil Strauss published a book about survivalism. I was planning on reading Emergency until I read the Boston Globe review: Next he takes a course in killing with a knife, during which an instructor named Mad Dog demands that he slaughter a live [Read More…]
Regardless of the technical merits, numerous methods employed since WWI to shoot around or over cover. More here.
GunBroker have launched a version of their website optimized for mobile web browsers such as the iPhone, Blackberry and Palm Pre. It is very simply and bare bones, which is exactly what you want when you need to quickly find out what a certain gun is selling for, after [Read More…]
The takedown version of the famous Winchester 1892 lever action rifle was last manufactured in 1932. For the first time in 77 years Winchester are producing a limited run of the rifle. .45 Long Colt 20″ Barreled Version The deluxe rifles feature high grade walnut [Read More…]
Kamil Arikut, who works at Safir Arms, makers of the .410 AR-15 shotgun, posted a comment on the blog saying that a english language forum has been created for American users of the Safir T-14 so that they can get in touch with their Turkish counterparts. If you have [Read More…]
Tactical Arms is a new show on the Sportsman Channel. The show hosted by the well known Larry Vickers (ex-Delta) and co-hosted by Kyle DeFoor (ex-SEAL) and Jason Falla (ex-SASR). It looks like it will be taking a more technical look at firearms and how they work, rather [Read More…]
War games just got more fun. Raytheon has applied for a patent on a simulated M18 Claymore Anti-Personal Mine for the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) training system. The patent describes a device that looks like a claymore but instead of hundreds of [Read More…]
Shernic Gun Works have unveiled a new bullpup conversion stock for the SKS rifle. Two things differentiate the stock from other attempts at SKS bullpup conversions. The first being that it can be loaded with stripper clips and the other being the low price of $159.95. I [Read More…]
The Target Cannon is a reusable reactive target designed to be used with .22 LR firearms or high powered air guns. The device has three vertical “barrels” which are loaded with blackpowder. A shotgun primer is inserted into the side of the barrel. The [Read More…]
The US gun imports account for half of all rifle and pistol imports, and about 45% of all shotgun imports!
STRATFOR has published an article entitled Mexico: Economics and the Arms Trade. They made a very good point in saying that with semi-automatic rifles and ammunition prices in the United States so high, the large Mexican gangs have little incentive to shop over the [Read More…]
My internet at home is not working but should be fixed shortly. Expect blog posts tomorrow morning.
This pistol belonged to a member of EOKA, a group who fought against the British and Turkish for Cypriot independence during the 1950’s. The barrel on the pistol is a 20mm cartridge case! I think the general idea was to pack a very small charge of blackpowder at [Read More…]
Daniel E. Watters, who is always vigilant, alerted me to the fact that the Marines are looking to procure M1911A1 frames. The frames are for the MEU(SOC) pistols that are used by Force Recon. Up till now they have been using surplus 1911 frames. I guess the supply of [Read More…]