One aspect of the Remington ACR which I have not seen discussed online is that it is being offered by the company with a variety of lower receiver designs. The standard Bushmaster / Remington ACR receiver is made of polymer with a moulded pistol grip. Remington is also [Read More…]
Archive: March, 2010
Brazil is looking to replace the IMBEL MD-2 service rifle (and MD-3 & MD-4 variants). The MD series of rifles is based on the FN FAL design, but instead of a FAL tilting bolt it has a M16 style rotating bolt. A Brazilian general has said that three rifles are in the [Read More…]
The new Taurus 708 SLIM chambers the .380 ACP and has a capacity of 7+1. The Taurus 740 SLIM holds 6+1 rounds of .40 S&W. Both these new models will be available in black or two tone (black frame, stainless slide).
Multiple people in the Freedom Group have assured me that Bushmaster is not laying off any executives. I retract my previous statement on the subject. I profoundly apologize for stating that executives were being laid off. I don’t believe anybody lied to me, but [Read More…]
Calico has updated their line of helical-fed high-capacity carbines and pistols. Calico’s guns have not changed much in the past two decades and were looking dated. The new 9mm Liberty Tactical line, which replaces the foregrip with a quad rail, is a much needed [Read More…]
The most-anticipaed-gun-that-you-cannot-afford is officially shipping this week, although judging by online auctions, some dealers got their quota early. [ Many thanks to Ben for emailing me the link . ]
Muzzleloader firm Knight Rifles is back in business after ceasing production last year. The press release says it all … Athens, TN: On March 15, 2010, PI, Inc., acquired the Knight Rifles brand, intellectual properties and real estate in Centerville, Iowa. For the [Read More…]
Anschutz has introduced a new line of centerfire hunting rifles. Currently a .308 Win. model is available with 30-06, 8x57mm IS and 9.3x62mm to be added to the lineup soon. The .308 model features a single stage trigger and 22″ barrel. It weights in at 7.27 lbs. [Read More…]
These are the actual guns were used in the movie The Departed (2006)! They are part of the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Hollywood Guns exhibit. The latest episode of The Curator’s Corner discusses these guns and how they were modified to work with blanks (Click [Read More…]
Les Baer Custom has cloned the 6.5mm Grendel and named their creation the .264 LBC-AR. So why would Les Baer, who were well known for producing quality licensed 6.5mm Grendel AR-15 rifles, start competing with Alexander Arms? Let me tell you why. Back in the late 90s [Read More…]
The latest Swiss Army knife from Victorinox features a secure flash drive that is unlocked using a built-in finger print reader. The 8gb model will cost £100 (about $150). I never go anywhere without one of my many Victorinox knives. Part of their appeal, it pains me [Read More…]
This nifty gun was on display at IWA. I initially thought it was a muzzeloader coach gun but some readers correctly pointed out that it looks like a modern replica of a Howdah pistol. This makes much more sense. The Howdah pistols were used by Tiger hunters in India as [Read More…]
Another industry lawsuit is over … Portland, OR (Vocus) March 25, 2010 — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has dropped its lawsuit* against Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc. for patent infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Zeiss and two other defendants infringe on a [Read More…]
Richard Mann over at Guns & Weapons has gotten his hands on a Bushmaster ACR and posted photos. Lucky guy!
TD blogs about his lightweight AR-15 build. Unfortunately the Cav Arms, who made the lightweight polymer lower receiver he used, was forced to exit the firearms business.
I was checking out my blog statistics and noticed that the Bushmaster ACR is no longer the biggest search term used to find The Firearm Blog. The current champion is the HK416. Why? It is featured on the game Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which was launched a few weeks [Read More…]
The Michaels Machines MM23E is a semi automatic1 clone of the HK23E Light Machine Gun. This belt fed gun is chambered for 5.56mm and feeds from standard M27 links. Before you get your hopes up, I should point out that it is selling for just under $12,000 (at HKParts)! [Read More…]
Vltor Weapons Systems and Magpul have settled the rifle stock patent lawsuit.
My buddy over at Extreme Tolerance found this photo on Facebook. It purportedly shows a list of upcoming Magpul products and their launch date. If this is real it will be confirmed as soon as one of those upcoming products is released. UPDATE: It is real. It was taken [Read More…]
Gunner’s Journal has reviewed the Norinco clone of the famous Winchester Model 1897 shotgun. I know some will say that it can’t be a Norinco because imports of this brand have been halted by the government. That’s true to a point but the ban did not include [Read More…]
Remember at the end of last year when a guy named Jesse James won a Bushmaster ACR? Well, he had much more restraint, and foresight, than I would have had. Instead of taking his new baby to the range the moment he got it, he put it in his safe without firing a shot. Now [Read More…]
If I had not seen the webpage with my own eyes, I would have not believed it was real! UPDATE: The page has been taken offline! UPDATE2: But a .243 bore sighter is still available! UPDATE3: Scroll down for an explanation. The product reviews are priceless … this [Read More…]
This photo is of an engraved CZ 75 pistol. It was posted on the official CZ-USA twitter.
Magpul is best known for their firearm accessories but they also design firearms, design airsoft guns1, do tactical training, produce training DVDs and most recently: manufacture iPod accessories. They are now looking at entering the motorcycle business. Hell for [Read More…]
Packing Rat has reviewed the Advantage Arms Glock .22 Conversion Kit. Advantage Arms manufactures two models, the Target Model and the Law Enforcement Model, often abbreviated TM and LE models, respectively. The TM has a sleek machined slide, with an adjustable rear [Read More…]
TALO is distributing this North American Arms limited edition. It is chambered in .22 Long Rifle, the cylinder is gold etched and the grips are pearlite. 500 will be made. I do not have pricing information.
The M1911 is stealthily making a comeback! The Marines are wanting to procure 4000 M45 pistols. The M45 was previously know as the MEU(SOC) pistol. A few interesting points from the procurement document … Pistol must have an accessory rail meeting MIL-STD-1913 [Read More…]
Over the next three years the Czech armed forces will be adopting the 5.56mm CZ 805 rifle, the 9mm CZ Skorpion EVO III (no relation to the original CZ Skorpion), CZ 75 Phantom (polymer version of the CZ 75) and CZ 805 G1 underslung grenade launcher. Česká zbrojovka [Read More…]
Lars Dalseide, of the NRA, was kind enough to sent me photos of the two of the guns used in the movie Public Enemies. These guns will be on display at the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Movie Guns exhibit. I was very surprised to learn that the bolt action used in the [Read More…]
The Innogun Hybrid, which I recently blogged about, is reminicint of the Crossfire MK-1 pump action / shotgun combo gun. the MK-1 was not a commercial success. From a Guns Magazine review … I might add that because of its design and its loading, unloading and [Read More…]