On the 24th of this month the USPTO approved Magpul’s patent application for the Magpul self-leveling AR-15 magazine follower. Patent number 7621063 lists the inventors as Richard M. Fitzpatrick, Michael T. Mayberry and Eric S. Nakayama. The patent can be viewed [Read More…]
Archive: November, 2009
Wyn Boniface was quick off the mark in spotting a pre-solicitation request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purchase of two Anzio Ironworks 20mm magazine fed rifles (cannons) with suppressors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intends to award a [Read More…]
EmptorMaven asks why is range of 60 gr. ammunition so limited and where are the guns and barrels with the 1:12 rate of twist required to accuracy shoot these long 60 gr. bullets. From EmptorMaven’s blog … .22LR is by far the most popular consumer cartridge. [Read More…]
I was excited to hear from Jim that Ballistics By The Inch will soon be testing how much a revolvers’ cylinder gap effects the ballistic performance of a round. We’ve had a Single Action Army clone in .357 magnum modified to allow for adjusting the barrel [Read More…]
The Engineer reports that a net and rope launcher, which can also fire golf balls, is being developed to prevent pirate attacks. The Engineer reports … The Buccaneer, from BCB International, uses compressed air to fire a plastic cylinder containing either a coiled [Read More…]
Rumors that the French military are considering dropping the FAMAS rifle have been spreading fast across the internet. The speculation arose from a post [English translation] at The Mammoth, a French milblog. I asked Aurelien, an authority on the French military, what [Read More…]
At $219.99 this new stock for the Remington 700 BDL Short Action looks like a bargain. More information at Accurate Shooter. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
After writing the The quest for high-capactity firearms post, readers told me about other interesting attempts at high capacity guns. Porter Revolving Turret Rifle 9-shot; .48 caliber. In excellent overall condition. Bore is excellent plus; 28″ barrel. Metal is [Read More…]
[ I recently posted a request for advice on behalf of Y-Man. He listened to the advice and made the following modifications to his shotgun. You can read the previous article in The Saga of the Nigerian Shotgun series here. This is a guest post was written by Y-Man. ] If [Read More…]
This photo, which is purported to be real, shows a Ranger using the 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-H ( MK 17 Mod 0 ). The semi-automatic civilian model is called the FN SCAR 17S and will be on sale early next year. Thanks to jdun1911 and SaysUncle for the link. Hat Tip: AR-15.com [Read More…]
PEO Soldier, the Army acquisition agency, have published a timeline showing the 62 ECP (Engineering Change Proposals) that have been applied to the M4 Carbine over the past 18 years1. The original specifications called for 600 Mean Rounds Between Stoppage. The current [Read More…]
Shotgun News magazine has published an AR-15 magazine torture test. The author, David M. Fortier, summarized the article on AR15.com … Many more tests than these were performed. For the full write-up check out the Shotgun News article. My thoughts: PMAGs are very [Read More…]
Michael Bane reports that Spike’s Tactical will soon be selling machined billet AR-15 upper receivers. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
Last weekend in Paris at the Milipol ’09 defense expo Remington MDP (Military Products Division) were saying that the Remington ACR will go on sale in “the next month or so”. The Bushmaster website still says it will go on sale in the first half of [Read More…]