Archive: March, 2010

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Mossberg JIC II

The original Mossberg JIC (Just In Case) cruiser shotgun comes with an airtight resealable PVC tube. The new JIC II, which will be sold alongside the original, comes in a soft case with shoulder strap. The 18.5″ Mossberg 500 shotgun is stored with the barrel and [Read More…]

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Savage Edge: New budget Rifle

Savage has just introduced a new budget entry-level hunting rifle called the Savage Edge. The action is a brand new design and not based on Savage’s other entry rifle, the Stevens 200. This rifle seems like a bargain. It’s MRSP is over $100 less than the [Read More…]

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UPDATE: THE INFORMATION IN THE POST IS INCORRECT AND HAS BEEN RETRACTED. My sources tell me that about 20 members of Bushmaster’s senior staff have been quietly laid off. This follows the laying off of production staff that has happened twice in the last four [Read More…]

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Detecting Sniper Scopes

GizMag reports on JETprotect CS300K “Long Range Counter Surveillance Camera” … Now a new device which uses the same “red-eye” effect of flash cameras and projects it hundreds of meters, can identify binoculars, sniper scopes, cameras and [Read More…]

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Knight Rifles back in business

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…]

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Anschutz Hunting Series 1780

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…]

Has the gun bubble burst?

Jim Shepherd writes about the decline in gun sales (scroll down the page to see the article)… Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing – quietly- of cutbacks, layoffs and other “right-sizing” going on at companies where extra shifts were [Read More…]

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Guns from The Departed movie

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…]

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Howdah pistol / carbine ?

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…]