Archive: September, 2009


Chiappa Rhino Revolver

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…]

Update on the Izhmash Bankruptcy

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…]


Chiappa 1911-22 pistol

The Chiappa 1911-22 is a .22 pistol patterned after the M1911. The action is not that of a 1911, but a fixed-barrel recoil system and is manufactured from steel and “Chiappalloy” (presumably a pot metal). The market for this pistol, and its not-yet-on-sale [Read More…]


Radom AKS, Tantal and Beryl Rifles.

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…]


Shotgun Birthday Cake

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.


M45 Close Quarters Combat Pistol

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, provide information about the [Read More…]



Kel-Tec have partnered with radio personality Michael Savage to produce a limited edition .380 P3A pistol that commemorates the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The limited edition features: Hard Chromed slide. The word “Freedom” and “December 15, [Read More…]


Long range shooting with a snubby

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…]


A Mighty 2 Bore Muzzleloader

No other shoulder fired firearm throws a bigger mass of lead than the mighty 2 bore rifles. Ever since learning about the existence of these monster arms I have been fascinated by them. Sir Samuel Baker, the famous British adventurer, wrote about his personal 2 Bore [Read More…]


Do you want slides with that?

Somebody at Marine HQ realized that if you buy a lot of M1911A1 frames, you are probably are going to need slides to go with them! The Marine Corps System Command (MCSC)intends to issue a solicitation number M67854-09-R-1146 for 1800 M45 .45 cal pistol slides. The [Read More…]


Revolver and the .45 GAP

Caleb spotted a fellow IDPA competitor using .45 GAP cartridges in a revolver! I had never heard of such a thing before. The .45 GAP (Glock Auto Pistol) was designed to duplicate the .45 ACP ballistics but in a shorter cartridge more suited to high capacity semi [Read More…]