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…]