Chauss513 is an artist whose unusual medium is guns that have been destroyed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He turns the firearm pieces he receives into furniture and steampunk-esque replica guns. His latest batch of raw material come from a local gun buy-back [Read More…]
Archive: September, 2009
Italian firearms manufacturer Armi Chiappa have developed a very cool looking .357 Magnum snubnosed revolver called the Chiappa Rhino Revolver. Its angular design and the fact that it fires from the bottom chamber, unlike most other revolvers, gives it an appearance [Read More…]
Last week the Polish Army sighed a contact for over 5000 new modernized wz. 96 Beryl assault rifles and Mini Beryl carbines. The updated rifle features a telescopic buttstock, quad picatinny rails, new pistol grip and forgrip design and nifty semi-transparent magazines. [Read More…]
Over at my blog post about the Walther PK380, readers have anxiously awaiting the arrival of the pistol that was announced in January. S&W have finally announced that it is shipping. More more about this .380 ACP pistol here.
Troy Industries have developed a nifty new diamond aperture rear sight for the AR-15. Troy claim the diamond shaped aperture helps the shooter acquire a sight picture faster than a round aperture. The DIO has two aperture settings, one for 300 meters and another [Read More…]
Snowflakes in Hell is hosting a very interesting discussion about the pro’s and con’s of handloading ammunition for self-defense. There is also a smaller discussion on the same topic at SaysUncle.
Spiegel Online reports: And now it appears that the financial difficulties facing the weapons manufacturer have reached crisis point: its very existence is threatened. A businessman in Izhevsk has filed a motion to declare Izhmash Arms bankrupt because of outstanding [Read More…]
In my opinion this new stock and forend from ATI (Advanced Technology International) is a stroke of genius! There is a lot to be said for having a collapsable stock as it makes transport easier and allows younger member of the family to comfortably shoot a gun that [Read More…]
During the Iraq War the Marines urgently ordered 180 of the Mk11 Mod 0 Sniper Weapon System’s, but with the Army M110 Rifle Upper Receiver. This Mk11 / M110 hybrid was known as the Mk11 Mod 1. Later, the Marines began ordering the Mk11 Mod 2, a SOCOM / Navy [Read More…]
Colt have won a contract worth $126 million to manufacturer the FN designed M240B machine gun, the standard medium caliber machine gun of the Army and Marines. Colt Defense, LLC., West Hartford, Conn., was awarded on Sept. 25, 2009 a $32,143,048 firm-fixed-price [Read More…]
The Classic 130 Master Grade is an incredibly beautiful work of art. From the Wilson Combat newsletter … Over the past few years we have been working with an engraver that has done some truly lovely work for us that you our customers now enjoy. After he finished [Read More…]
Khar have given the PM9 sub-compact what I call the “Massachusetts makeover”. An external thumb safety has been added along with a loaded chamber indicator. It has already been added to the Massachusetts EOPS Approved Firearms Roster. I think this model, [Read More…]
Polish fireamr manufacturer Fabryka Broni Radom (FB Radom) unveiled for the first time at DSEi their new range of civilian rifles. The Aktyn Radom Sport family consists of three rifles which are semi-automatic versions of thier military counterparts: AKS assault rifle [Read More…]
Jennifer’s father is an avid rifle, shotgun and bow hunter so she made this appropriately themed cake for his 60th birthday. Num num. Happy Birthday Jen’s dad! Many thanks to Rolf for sending me the photo.
The legendary Daniel Watters has unearthed compelling evidence that the Marine MEU(SOC) M1911 pistol has now been given the official designation “M45 Close Quarters Combat Pistol”. Two documents 1, recently posted on Navy.mil, provide information about the [Read More…]
Suburban noticed a empty webpage on Magpul’s website entitled “LOWER RECEIVER TECHNICAL RESOURCES“. With their expertise in plastics I would not at all be surprised if they plan on producing a plastic AR-15 lower receiver like the Calvary Arms CAV-15.
You often hear stories about ancient AK-47 rifles being dug up and fired. In this video the Special Task Force, an elite paramilitary South African police unit, assist Mozambique authorities in locating and destroying an 18 year old weapons cache left over from the [Read More…]
Earlier this month an explosion in the Prvi Partizan ammunition factory took six lives. Yahoo reports: Prvi Partizan is Serbia’s largest ammunition factory. It produces military and hunting ammunition as well as gun powder and explosives. Maric said firefighters [Read More…]
Michael Bane has written an interesting blog post on the shift in the perception of what a rifle is or should be. If you read gun blogs and forums as well as owning a few of your own tacti-cool guns, it is easy to think everyone values the black rifle. I agree with [Read More…]
Alan finds an innovative use for his iPhone. Hat Tip: SayUncle via. FatWhiteMan
For the last fifty years 100,000′s of M1 Garands and M1 Carbines have been sitting in Korean warehouses, many of which will now be sold to US collectors. AFP reports: Washington has approved South Korea’s plan to sell about 86,000 M1 and 22,000 carbines [Read More…]
I was incredibly surprised to open an email a few days ago and see photos of the mythical Australian F88T Austeyr. Quite a long time ago I had scoured the internet searching in vain for photos of this gun. Almost no information about this rifle is available online. This [Read More…]
Izhmash, possibly the world’s most famous arms manufacturer, has filed an application for bankruptcy with the Russian courts. Pravda reports … Izhmash, the pride of the nation’s defense industry, may prove to be an unprofitable enterprise. Udmurtia’s [Read More…]
The LaRue Tactical OSR has been a long time coming but LaRue are nearing shipping the rifles that are currently on order. The OSR is an AR-10 type rifle styled after the Knight’s Armament SR-25 and M110. It is built from high quality components and shoots sub-MOA [Read More…]
After having recently launched their first AR-15, the Ruger SR-556, Ruger have now unveiled the Ruger SR-22, a Ruger 10/22 in a tactical AR-15 configuration. For years we have been asking for it, and finally they have delivered! You are probably thinking that the action [Read More…]
Korean firm Dong In Optical specializes in red dot sights for machine guns, miniguns, grenade launchers and auto-cannons. The Model DCL100 Red Dot Sight (below) is designed specifically for the FN Minimi / M249 and FN MAG / M240 light machine guns. It is seen here [Read More…]
Another new gun on display at DSEi was this H&K HK416 sub-carbine / PDW. What is very interesting about this gun is the buttstock and upper receiver design. It has a much shortened buffer tube and a collapsible stock in the H&K G3 / MP5 style. This firearm [Read More…]
A firm named Nanocomp Technologies is being funded by the Pentagon to develop lightweight vehicle and body armor. CNN reports: In April, Lashmore had a mechanical multicaliber gun shoot bullets at different versions of his sheet, each less than a fifth of an inch thick, [Read More…]
The Cheaper Than Dirt Blogger has written a how-to on loading Bulgarian/Romanian/Chinese AK drum magazines. It is an interesting read for any firearm enthusiast nut.
Steve Doran proves that any gun can be accurate if you take the time to practice with it. He takes his Smith & Wesson Model 60 snub nosed revolver (1 5/8 inch barrel) and, firing 158 grain .38 Special factory ammunition and manages great accuracy at 100 yards! Steve [Read More…]
I love this photo. Photo by rondog @ The High Road. Many thanks to Sven for sending me the link.
If the suave gentlemen in the above photo had a beautiful woman beside him, I think the scene could hardly be distinguished from a Bond movie. Style, sophistication and an incredible amount of high explosive firepower! Quite frankly, this is an awesome piece of [Read More…]
The president of HK-USA mentioned in an interview that H&K has sold a license to Umarex for the production of .22 LR rifles patterned and branded after the H&K 416, MP5 and MP7. From HKPRO forums: .22′s: HK has licensed Umarex to produce .22-cal versions [Read More…]
I am sure of you are familiar with, and have lusted after,the StG 44 clones built by the German firm Sport-Systeme Dittrich. I am very pleased to see that PTR 91 Inc., known for their H&K rifles built from parts kits, will be importing a limited quantity of the StG [Read More…]
Until the end of the month Marlin are taking orders for a limited edition of their Model 1894 in 44 Remington Magnum and Model 336 in .30-30 Win. They feature stocks and fore-ends made with Number 1 Grade American Black Walnut and a polished deep blue metal finish.
Like Jim, who emailed me these photos, it makes me want to cry to see these magazines abused in this way. I would pay top dollar to buy them by the ton! See more of these photos at English Russia. Thanks to Jim for sending me the link.