Over at AR15.com Jarrod McDevitt, a Bushmaster employee, has answered commonly asked questions about the ACR rifle. What I did not realize is that the production version of the ACR does not use AR-15 barrels or triggers! Let me remind you all this forum is for product [Read More…]
Archive: January, 2010
Unbeknown to me, China has been developing a line of underwater guns. Their designs are based on Russia’s underwater guns but are chambered in a new cartridge that appears to use 5.8x42mm (Chinese DBP87) brass. The Chinese version of the Russian SPP-1 three [Read More…]
Sadly Charles Daly / KBI are no longer trading … To all our friends, fans, supporters and consumers of Charles Daly and by extension, KBI products, I regret to inform you that the rumors of our demise are true. KBI is going out of business and closing its doors, [Read More…]
Black Dog Machine’s .22 50 round magazine was launched late last year. It works with a variety of .22 Long Rifle AR-15 conversion kits and AR-style .22 rifles (Atchisson/Ciener style drop in conversion kits, Kel-Tec, Sig 522, Tactical Solutions uppers, Model 1 [Read More…]
For less-lethal hunting? I am confused as you are. The most likely explanation is that it is simply another color designed to appeal to hunters. I would still make a stylish sidearm for hunters on less-lethal lion hunts in Africa ( in Southern Africa some private game [Read More…]
The entire KRISS line is going to be available in .40 S&W later this year. Additionally, lower receivers will be sold so that a .45 model can be converted to .40 S&W. Like the .45 version, it also uses Glock magazines. The photo below of the prototype .40 [Read More…]
DS Arms, not wanting be to outdone by their AR-making counterparts, will be selling a Short Barred Rifle (SRB) and pistol version of the FN FAL. They feature a barrel about 8″ long (+/- one inch, I forget the exact length). The pistol is essentially the SBR with [Read More…]
I am impressed with the answers to yesterdays guess-the-gun. I thought I had made it to hard but many of you got very close. Both sadlerbw and Advocate were right on with their answers. With no further ado …
To the concerned reader who took the time to email me and tell me I am lazy: no I am not, just tired. I have HORDES of fascinating gun stuff to blog and will start again tomorrow. Until then, lets see if anyone can correctly guess what each of these guns are … You [Read More…]
The KRISS Systems’ KRISS Vector is now available in a pistol configuration. This allows civilians to purchase a short barreled configuration where previously they were limited to the 16″ carbines. The military and law enforcement the select-fire pistol [Read More…]
These SBRs were popular with SHOT attendees, especially the AKS-74U style rifle (top). They also had commemorative AK-47s built to celebrate Gen. Kalashnikov’s 90th birthday.
It is sold as part of a four gun match set. The set sells for $420,000! It is made by Italian firm Perazzi. I am pretty sure this was the most expensive production consumer gun at SHOT Show.
It was announced earlier this year that Lewis Machine & Tool’s 7.62mm AR-10 style rifle was selected by the British Army as their new marksmen weapon. They had the L129A1 on display at SHOT.
The 6x45mm SAW was an experimental round developed by the US Army in the 1970s. Black Hills ammunition will be selling 6x45mm ammunition next month. Why is it being resurrected? It can be used in an AR-15 with no other changes than a new barrel and the round gives [Read More…]
At the request of a friend, this is what SHOT ’10 looks like. These photos are from the official SHOT Show flickr photostream … The place is packed with humanity. Many, I hope, are like me and are lost. The convention center is a maze.
If you did, please send them through to me!
The Remington GPC was on display for the first time ever today. It makes use of a propriety gas system that is not based on the Bushmaster piston or the piston system of any other company (the company has been careful to avoid using patented technology). The GPC will be [Read More…]
Auto-Ordnance / Khar had a beautiful gold plated and engraved Thompson gun on display at SHOT.
The new A-Tacs camo scheme was debuted at SHOT. It was lighter in color than I expected. Remington / Bushmaster plan on selling guns which use the A-TAC camo.
Otis, a well known manufacturer and military supplier of cleaning kits, has entered the AR-15 accessory market. The Otis TRS rail system was developed after the company made a few go/no-go gauges for testing picatinny rails. They found that few rails were actually [Read More…]
An FBI agent posed as a representative of an Africa nation. An S&W executive (and others) attempted to bribe the government official! WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – An executive of Smith & Wesson (SWHC.O) and 21 others have been charged with violating U.S. [Read More…]
When I visited the NRA HQ last week Matt Sharpe took me into the infamous NRA vault where the National Firearms Museum stores all their firearms that are not on display. I was allowed to handle any of the guns (provided I was wearing gloves).
One of Colt’s people at Media Day told me that the Colt SCW (Sub Compact Weapon), or at least the short buffer tube and foldable stock, will be coming to a semi-automatic civilian legal rifle. The full auto version was on display at SHOT and I had the opportunity [Read More…]
The 9mm Beretta 92FS and 96 have been updated for 2010. The new 92A1 and 96A1 feature Higher capacity magazines (17 rounds for 92A1 and 12 rounds for 96A1). They are still compatible with older magazines. Picatinny rail. Rounded trigger guard. Removable front sight. [Read More…]
Tapco will soon be selling a 30 round polymer magazine for the Ruger Mini-14 rifle. The price will be $15.
The LONG anticipated Bushmaster ACR has been officially launched. I warn you in advance that it is priced FAR higher than what was rumored! As you can see above, there are four models (ACR SS 16M B, ACR SS 16M C, ACR FR 16M B and ACR FR 16M C ). Essentially there are [Read More…]
In the interests of full disclosure, these were the free gifts given to me at Media Day (the industry shoot before SHOW Show starts). What you have there is four caps, one notebook, eye and ear protection (not really a gift), a backpack and a Otis cleaning kit-in-a-can [Read More…]
Trijicon are under fire after it was discovered that Trijicon scopes supplied to the US Army contain a references to bible verses inscribed on them. ABC News reports … One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians [Read More…]
From the press release … Steyr Arms announced the acquisition of Merkel USA today. Merkel USA is the U.S. importer and service center for Merkel’s side-by-side and over/under shotguns, fine double rifles, drillings, combination guns, K1 single-shot stalking [Read More…]
NRANews’s Cam and Company [ iTunes Link, 1/14/10 episode ] let slip the news that Ruger would have a LCR chambered in .357 Magnum on display. I am sure that this is the wheel gun that Michael Bane recently blogged about! The original .38 Special Ruger LCR was [Read More…]
Solider system reports … Robinson Arms, manufacturers of the XCR have filed suit yesterday in US District Court for Utah against Remington, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, and Magpul Industries based on alleged infingement of their patent (Multi-caliber [Read More…]
I won’t normally post trailers for training DVDs, but the Magpul Dynamics series is REALLY good. [ Many thanks to Dave who emailed in these videos. ]
Hey y’all, I have been traveling extensively over the past couple of weeks and spending very little time in one place. Until SHOT Show I will be moving around a lot! I am blogging as much as I can! My mail box has 173 emails which need a reply! I promise to read [Read More…]
The NRA National Firearms Museum (website not working at present) is situated in the same building complex as the NRA Headquarters Fairfax, Virginia. The Assistant Curator, Matt Sharpe, was kind enough to give me a personal tour (exclusive tours can be arranged in [Read More…]