Archive: July, 2009


CZ breech choke tube

For a company that supplies bayonets with some of their pistols, I am surprised it has taken CZ-USA this long to offer a breech choke. I presume that it will fit in all their 12 gauge semi-automatic shotguns. I don’t know how useful this would be in a home defense [Read More…]

Sig P238 Safety Recall

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…]


Wilson Combat .22 AR-15 Upper

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…]


S&W Model 627 .38 Super

Smith & Wesson have developed a Banger’s exclusive Model 627 chambered in .38 Super. I really love the stainless glass bead finish along with the short black cylinder. The reason for the big gap between the cylinder and the frame is because the original Model [Read More…]


Baby, The Bren Ten is back

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…]


Taser X3

Taser have just launched their new much-hyped X3 model. The X3 corrects a major flaw in the Taser system, something gun slingers realized at least 250 years ago, to wit, when dealing with people at close range a single shot is never enough. The X3 addresses this problem [Read More…]


Incredibly unsafe pistol demo?

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…]


Remington ACR

The specifications of the Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) have finally been published. Bushmaster and Magpul are both still very much involved in the development of the rifle although I can see very little that has changed since the original Magpul Masada was [Read More…]


Five Double Rifles Reviewed

When I posted a link to the American Rifleman double rifle “plinking” video I did not realize there was an accompanying article to go with it. American Rifleman have reviewed four different double rifles, all with a starting price of about $10,000! The [Read More…]


Mini-Review: The Dental Pick

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…]