[ I am pleased to present this guest post written by David Gomez (aka. redmanlaw). The photo was by his 7th grade son Joaquin. ] The term “Black Rifle” has become synonymous with the AR-15. My Black Rifle is a 1942 Remington M1903A3. The rifle came into the family [Read More…]
Archive: October, 2009
The British troops are also calling for a switch to something better than the 5.56x45mm NATO. The Telegraph reports … A survey of more than 50 servicemen who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan concluded that the 5.56mm calibre rounds used by British soldiers [Read More…]
Are any of you at Interpolitex 2009 (Moscow, 27-30 October) now, or attending Defense & Security 2009 (Bangkok, 4-7 November)? If you are I am always on the lookout for news and photos of any new/interesting firearms. Thanks.
I had heard no news about the Army search for a “subcompact”1 for quite a long time and thought that the idea had been dropped. Apparently this is not so. The Military Times reports: Despite initial industry suspicion that the Army would let the effort die a [Read More…]
Also coming from Weatherby in 2010 is the new PA-459 pump-action shotgun. The first thing that struck me when I saw the above photo was how “Benelli” it looked. It looks like a Benelli Nova with a Benelli M4 style fixed stock. I really like the Benelli-style [Read More…]
Weatherby’s 2010 product line-up includes the new tactical-style Mark V Threat Response Rifle (TRR). In terms of bolt-action rifles, the term “tactical” can mean it is either designed for close up urban police work or for long range military sniping. [Read More…]
Caleb answers questions here. It is discussed on his podcast. The incident is becoming something of a meme in the gun blogosphere.
[ I am pleased to present this guest post written by Bill Rushmore. Bill blogs over at The Quarterdeck Log] When you think of a single shot inexpensive shotgun geared towards the beginner chances are that Beretta is not a manufacture that comes to mind. But at one time [Read More…]
[ I am pleased to present this guest post written by Wayne Watson. Wayne blogs at Oswald Bastable’s Ranting and New Zealand Back Country ] A volunteer in the U.S. Army at the begining of the War in Mexico, another tall hero emerges from the Legendary Texas [Read More…]
How frick’n awesome is this … I have never seen a side magazine mounted .50 BMG upper for the AR-15 platform. Tactlite have outdone themselves! The T-2 will also be available chamabered in .338 Laupa and .416 Barrett. The price starts at $2,198 and preorders [Read More…]
[ I am pleased to present the first post in the series of guest posts that will run for the next couple of weeks. This post was written by Aaron Spuler. ] I’d been looking at the local gun shops over the past few months, but they only have so much selection. The Saxet [Read More…]
[ Errr … that was a quick break! ] Gun Holsters and Gear has info on the Fourth Generation Glock. We all thought that the RTF2 Glock that come out this year was the 4th gen glock. UPDATE: Gun Holsters and Gear takes a look at probable features of the next gen [Read More…]
Hi ladies and gentlemen. You probably noticed the flurry of blog posts over the past few days – I have been trying to get most of my backlog published before my break from writing. I will resume writing on 11 November (Next month). Don’t worry, the blog will [Read More…]
Ethan Dublin, a very innovative 18 year old college freshmen, has developed an interesting charging system for AK-type rifles. The Ratchet Charging System comes with a replacement gas tube and a sleeve that bolts onto the end of the gas piston. The design offers quite a [Read More…]
LAGE Manufacturing, LLC. will soon be selling a .22 conversion kit that they have developed for the SWD Cobray M-10 and M-11 submachine guns. This design uses your existing upper receiver and cocking knob with a drop-in barrel insert, bolt assembly, magazine adapter and [Read More…]
Saved for future reference. I often make mistake identifying AK clones. Luckily I have y’all to correct me in short order!
Perfect for muzzle loader hunting season and living out your South Seas whaling fantasy Just $22,000 (shipping from Norway not included in price). More about it at Snowflakes in Hell.
Truvelo, a South African company is best known internationally for manufacturing traffic lights, also makes firearms – notably the infamous NEOSTEAD Bullpup shotgun and the Raptor rifle. I was very pleased to see that the Raptor has been given a makeover. The [Read More…]
Earlier this year Soroka, a New Zealand firm, unveiled their Soroka 07 rifle action. It based on the famous falling block Gibbs Farquharson action. Internally it differs from other rifles that make use of the Farquharson action by its use of a in-line striker driven by [Read More…]
Watch this video … Surely this is very dangerous? Apparently the sport is more fun than sex. Many thanks to Sven for the link.
In 1973 a pair of pistol made for Pedro IV of Portugal, worth 100,000 euros, where stolen from the Military Museum in Lisbon. They have finally been recovered. The Publico reports (translated with google) … Designed by master gunsmith Arsenal Real in Lisbon [Read More…]
Lock n’ Load premiers today on Showtime at 8pm ET/PT today (Wednesday). The idea behind the show is hidden cameras placed around a gun store and shooting range. It is being advertised on the Huff Post … so be warned, it could be very very bad. Thanks to Sven [Read More…]
Advocate posted this comment on my blog post about the H&K / ATI lawsuit … I really think its important to remember that they sued over trademark and trade dress infringement … not patent infringement. Very different things. Add to that the fact that ATI [Read More…]
Murdoc, of Gun Pundit, is asking gun blog readers if they can fill out a quick survey about personal protection.
REMOV let me know that H&K have redesigned their version of the FN MAG 7.62mm machine gun (designated the L7A2 in the British Army). The new models have been completely redrawn from imperial to metric and also feature a lengthly picatinny rail (what self-respecting [Read More…]
The Automag was a revolutionary pistol when it was invented. It is recoil operated and uses rotating bolt similar to the AR-15. Despite the gun being a commercial failure (it cost far more to make than the sale price), it was the inspiration for the Desert Eagle and the [Read More…]
Because Australians are not allowed semi-automatic guns, rifle manufacturers make some interesting bolt and pump action conversions of AR-15s, AKs and other rifles for the Australian market. H&K produce a special version of their SL8, itself a consumer friendly [Read More…]
Not long ago I blogged about A.R.M.S having won a lawsuit against Troy and jdun1911 mentioned in the comments that they were also involved in a lawsuit against LaRue Tactical. Mark LaRue posted this open letter at AR15.com … Guys, As some of you know, we are under [Read More…]
Since SHOT Show the KAC SR-15 E3 Carbine/IWS rifles have been slowly trickling out of the factory. I believe that they are now in full production. The Stoner Rifle 15 series are semi-automatic rifles featuring a 16″ chrome chamber barrel, a URX free floating [Read More…]
A few years ago, in a classic case of government bureaucracy covering their ass, the Portuguese Police decided that one requirement of their future pistol is that it must have a manual external safety. They, of course, then choose the one gun which is the epitome of [Read More…]
This video shows a Filipino hitman demonstrating the concealment and quick draw techniques he was taught by the guerilla NPA (National Peoples Army). Interesting use of two hands. Many thanks to Michael for the link.
This interesting grenade, manufactured by Bulgarian firm ARCUS Co., is designed to combat frogmen. The AR476 is fired from standard 40mm launchers at the area where combat divers are suspected to be underwater. When the projectile hits the water, a time deployed fuse is [Read More…]
Steve has created a video about practicing point shooting with a dryfire laser system. John Broekhuizen wrote a blog post to accompany the video.
There is an interesting video at WorldRadio.ch about the famous unique gun culture of Switzerland. At the start of the video a Swiss guy shows the rifle he used in military service, his fathers service rifle and says that his grandfather’s service rifle is hanging [Read More…]
The WSJ reports that Cerberus is putting together an IPO for The Freedom Group. It is not hard to see why they are choosing to do it now. S&W (SWHC) is up about 150% and Ruger (RGR) is up just under 100% since January The WSJ reports tonight that Cerberus is [Read More…]
Tactical Life reports that the Remington 40-XS chambered in .338 Lapua will soon be available to purchase. It was announced nearly two years ago in Remington’s 2008 law enforcement catalog but, to the best of my knowledge, was never manufactured. It is built on [Read More…]