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Archive: December, 2009
Thanks to all of you who become a fan of The Firearm Blog. In four days we went from zero to 1000+ 1100+ fans! Your support means a lot to me. Please continue telling your friends about the blog.
To all my readers and fellow bloggers and writers, I wish you a very merry Christmas and New Year. This year has been a real blast and I could not have done it without you! I will be taking a break from blogging for a few days and will resume blogging on 2 January.
Sorry to be such a social media freak, but I urge you to become a fan of The Firearm Blog’s Facebook page. Once you are a fan please click the “Share” button on The Firearm Blog page to let your Facebook friends know about the blog (it is below the [Read More…]
Since the last time I wrote about the Australian International Arms M-10 Lee Enfield clone the company has expanded their product line, secured a EU importer (Polish firm LD Diana) and may be exporting to the US in the near future. I was very surprised to learn that [Read More…]
The controversial Kimber SIS Custom .45 1911 line of pistols will be discontinued in the New Year. From Kimber1911pistols.com … Note: the SIS family is discontinued as of January 1, 2010. Kimber will ship outstanding orders but they will not take orders on the SIS [Read More…]
At SHOT ’08 Ruger unveiled the Ruger LCP pistol and in ’09 we saw the new Tactical Mini-14. So what is in store for us this year? Michael Bane has already gotten his hands on a new Ruger single action … We took the new Ruger to the range today, and it [Read More…]
Tam on rifles we may (or may not) see at SHOT. The Locavore Hunter on cartridges we may (or may not) see at SHOT.
CZ-USA posted photos on Twitter of two CZ 75 P-07 prototypes. The P-07 is the new polymer version of the CZ 75. It introduced earlier this year.
AR-15 aficionados will be pleased to learn that the Knights Armament’s SR-15 E3 rifle’s uppers and lowers are now avalible for purchase separately. The lower features a 4.5 lbs two stage match trigger and ambidextrous fire selector, bolt release and magazine [Read More…]
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The T48 was the designation of the FN FAL entered into the competition to replace the M1 Garand. The T44 (later called the M14) won the competition but the Marines appear to have kept their quote of T48 rifles. These have been meticulously photographed by an Australian [Read More…]
This video shows the internals of the H&K HK416. One nifty feature is that the handguard screws were designed so that they could be unscrewed using the bolt lugs. The video is well worth watching. Video was made by GunWebsites. The civilian HK416 is expected to [Read More…]
I had not heard of the FR-F2 FR-G2 before. It looks like quite a nice bolt-action sniper rifle. More info, and a larger photo, over at GunPundit. UPDATE: Thanks to Aurélien for the correction on the rifle name.
Kahr are now selling their sub-compact PM9 and the PM40 pistols with a Crimson Trace Laserguard (model LG-437) installed at the factory. Both the PM9093L and PM4043L have a retail price of $991. [Hat Tip: Shooting Illustrated]
I am very excited to announce that I changed my mind and will be attending SHOT Show after all! At the beginning of this year I brought y’all great coverage of the show, despite not being there, and I hope to do an ever better job next month.
Magnum Research is manufacturing a 1911 which will go on sale next year! Two sized model will be on offer. Magnum Research has entered the 1911 segment of the handgun market with its first two offerings, a full-size (5.055” barrel) and semi-compact (4.33” barrel) [Read More…]
SayUncle confirms changes to the recoil system … The Gen 4 uses a double captive recoil system ala the G26/27/33. To accommodate this, the area in the frame below the recoil rod is more cut out. This reduces perceived recoil. It also should take care of the [Read More…]
What James’s new dog is was using as chew toys … Read about the newest addition to his household over at Hell in a Handbasket.
This article was published in the June 1934 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine (via. Modern Mechanix) … Weighing 150 pounds and resembling a cannon more than a firearm, a huge, brass-barreled, portable field piece has been recovered from the sea, where a pirate [Read More…]
Chris purchased a Glock 36 back in June 2008. After experiencing many failure-to-extract malfunctions, he sent it back to Glock to be fixed. He got the pistol back and again it had problems. He then sent it back a second time. Six months later Glock returns his pistol [Read More…]
A journalist from the Malaysian newspaper Malay Mail was shown around the Colt’s West Hartford factory … New machines were still being installed at the 26,687-square metre plant as The Malay Mail was shown around by Colt Defence executive vicepresident James [Read More…]
Earlier this month Congressmen Ike Skelton and Solomon Ortiz sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs. In the letter they ask what is being done about the M4 since the Battle of Wanat report. They subtly point out that some Special [Read More…]
HERA ARMS, makers of the Glock Carbine Kit, have turned their sights on the M1911 pistol. The Colt Pistol Extension (CPE) turns any mil-sepc 1911 into a .45 carbine. Installation is simple. All that is involved is removing the grip panels and attaching the CPE in their [Read More…]
All you Facebook addicts can now rest easy: The Firearm Blog is now on Facebook! Links to new blog posts are automatically posted to the “Wall”, thereby ensuring you do not miss a post! If you are a Facebook user and a fan of the blog, I urge you to [Read More…]
Traction Control, a gun blogger and dealer. has the retail pricing on his website: Model Code Price Glock 17 Gen 4 9MM 4.49″ Polymer Matte 10Rd 3 Mags Fired Case Adjustable Sights – GLOCK 17 GEN4 9MM AS 10RD – Out of Stock - GLPG1750101 $568.99 Glock [Read More…]
This year, the Remington Arms Company stands honored to roll out the 10,000,000th Model 870 shotgun, and would like to thank the millions of shooters and hunters, and great men and women who serve our country in military and law enforcement for making this proud moment [Read More…]
Last week I blogged … I have also heard from a trustworthy source (I cannot reveal the source) that the Gen-4 G17 and G22 models This is now doubly confirmed. RSR Group, a firearm distributor, has listed the Glock 17 and 22 GEN4 on their website. Who has login [Read More…]
I came across Imperial Defense, a British company, who manufacturer M16 and M4 clones. According to this post at the MP.net forum, the guns are manufactured in Vietnam! This makes Vietnam the second communist country to manufacture M16s. I would guess that the guns are [Read More…]
The suspected reason for the KB was a round fired out of battery. A couple more photos can be seen at Carolina Shooters Forum and Blue Gun Blog [Hat Tip: Blue Gun Blog]
From what I read in the media, I had thought that the Swiss tradition of reserve troops taking their military assault rifles home with them was soon coming to an end. Sebastian reports that this is not so. I am very pleased that our Swiss friends will continue to enjoy [Read More…]
Uncle has got the scoop!!!! I looks like I may have been correct regarding the new texture. Great to see that the fishscale slide serrations were dropped.
Guy Sagi has just blogged about an interesting shotgun. The TriStar Cobra Force incorporates a spring-loaded fore end to speed up cycling the action … Enter the TriStar Cobra Force shotgun with a spring-loaded fore-end that, quite literally, assists a shooter in [Read More…]
The Army was recently demoing the upgraded, and long-overdued, version of the M2 Browning machine gun. Army.mil reports … The M2 A1 is an upgrade to the M2 machine gun. It provides a quick-change barrel and fixed head space and timing to reduce Soldier errors and [Read More…]