The .460 Rowland produces about 100 ft/lbs more energy than the 10mm Auto. Wild West Guns’ drop in kit for the Springfield XD allows you to pack 14 rounds of it into a magazine! Real Guns reviews the kit. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing me the link. ]
Archive: April, 2010
Glock has appeared to be losing market share so this press release from the company is interesting … “Glock, Inc. is extremely pleased with the increase in both sales and market share for 2010 and have broken all previous sales records. These sales were [Read More…]
The XD-M .45 will be unveiled at the NRA Convention.
This video shows Ichiro Nagata, a very well known gun photographer, doing AR-15 and point shooting drills. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the vid. ]
Big Horn Armory’s Model 89 is one nice looking lever gun. It is chambered in the .500 S&W cartridge holds 5+1 rounds of ammunition. [ Many thanks to Mike for emailing me the link. ]
The Danish Army has just signed a contract with Colt Canada for 5000 Colt C8 IUR carbine. The carbines will be designed the M/10. The guns feature quad rails and a fore grip. [ Many thanks to Mark for emailing me the info. ]
While 1911s have been around for about 100 years, any new product line from a major firearm maker like Remington really is a big deal. The first reviews of the Remington 1911 R1 have started rolling in. Richard Mann at Tactical Life has reviewed the new pistol … [Read More…]
Steve Lee, writer and performer of the “I Like Guns” song, was given the VIP tour of NRA HQ this week. If you don’t do anything else today, watch the video Unlike the official music video this one feature Cam Edwards and a Bushmaster ACR!
Gentlemen, lets be honest, if you are reading this blog you probably think girls look smokin’ hot when posing with guns. As it turns out, early 20th century gun nuts were no different. This photo was posted at The Sartorialist (one of the top fashion blogs) which [Read More…]
The Rio Grande is Rossi’s a new .30-30 lever action rifle. As you can see above, it is available in either Realtree APG HD camo or wood. The barrel is 20″ and comes with buckhorn sights. The rifle weighs 7 lbs. MSRP is $499 – $610.
The new Hera CQS is a new reflex sight which features a foldable lens. The lens can fold down out of the way. Pressing the release latch flips the lens back into position (much like the current generation of BUIS). This is a clever design. It would make a compelling [Read More…]
Lots of photos over at Rustmeister’s Alehouse.
This bizarre rifle is apparently a Turkish made Winchester 1866 lever action with a extra long barrel, 17 round magazine and a water cooling device. I have never seen this Maxim gun style water cooling on a rifle before!
The BBC reports … A man injured in a shooting accident received the entire facial skin and muscles – including cheekbones, nose, lips and teeth – of a donor. The man is recovering well after the 22-hour operation, said a spokesperson from Vall [Read More…]
In November last year rumors started circulating that Remington would introduce a 1911 pistol. The Remington 1911 R1 has finally been officially announced. Back in 1917, at the height of WWI, the U.S. Ordnance Department ordered Remington-UMC1 to produce 500,000 1911 [Read More…]
Mossberg is also jumping on the semi-auto-rifle-cut-down-to-pistol-size train. This year they will be selling a pistol variant of their .22 702 Plinkster rifle. They also offer their 802 .22 bolt action in a pistol form.
A couple of days ago I posted a photo of a crude AK rifle that had been turned into a bolt action. A few readers noted that they saw guns like it when they were serving in Afghanistan. These gun appear to have been mass manufactured, probably in the semi-autonomous [Read More…]
Mossberg has added a field length over-and-under double barrel shotgun to their budget Maverick brand. The Maverick Hunter has a 3″ 12 gage chamber and a blued 28″ barrel. The stock is polymer. Two choke tubes are provided (improved cylinder and modified). I [Read More…]
Glenn M. Gilbert of American Rifleman reviews the ACR … Was the ACR worth the wait? To my way of thinking, the question is moot. Bushmaster didn’t tie up anyone’s money by taking orders it wouldn’t be able to fill or leave anyone hopelessly unarmed. The ACR [Read More…]
Browning has added a stainless model to their BLR lever-action takedown line of rifles. The new 81 Lightweight Stainless features a nickel finished receiver and stainless barrel. It will be offered in both short and long actions. The MSRP will be $1149 to $1199 [Read More…]
Steyr Mannlicher has just been awarded a patent (US7698844) for an innovative rifle box magazine design. The patent application was first published by the USTPO back in 2008, so it may be already being used in some of the newer Steyr rifles (in the future I must start [Read More…]
Steyr Mannlicher (The European firm, not to be confused with Steyr USA) is selling , or will be so shortly, a range of AUG carbines chambered in 9x19mm NATO and 9x21mm IMI1. The STEYR AUG Z A3 9mm is a very cool looking gun. The standard model is chambered in 9mm NATO [Read More…]
Back in 2001 four Cornell engineering students designed a lightweight shotgun for their master of engineering project. Ten years later it has finally gone into production. From Cornell.edu … Ithaca Gun, an Ithaca fixture since 1880, ran into financial trouble soon [Read More…]
Metal Storm and General Dynamics have been awarded a research contract to develop a vehicle mounted non-lethal counter-personnel[^1] weapons system. Military & Areospace reports … The system is to dispense a new non-lethal munition that will incapacitate [Read More…]
Buffer Technologies are now selling a hydraulic buffer designed for .308 chambered AR-10 rifles. More info @ Down Range TV Blog.
A reader emailed in these photos which he took at a weapons exhibition run by a Paratrooper Association. The expo was held in Chambery, France, during the weekend. Sadly these guns are all demilled to comply with French law. Nazi symbols, which are present on some [Read More…]
The Director of Marketing of KRISS Systems SA, the Swiss company that fully owns TDI, has told me that TDI will soon be officially known as KRISS USA. The company branding has been a source of confusion and this name change is welcome.
It was bound to happen eventually! Firearm training and distributor THOR Global Defense Group have developed the THOR Tactical Energy drink. Who will be the first to develop tactical beer?
I was emailed this image taken from the 1975 movie The Wild Geese. The movie, about a band of mercenaries, was filmed in South Africa. In one scene a merc is seen using a short barreled FN FAL (or R1, as the FAL was designated in South Africa). A number of countries [Read More…]
I don’t think “cute” is the word that is supposed to come to mind when you look at a black rifle. The M&P 15-22P has a 6″ barrel and a magazine capacity of 25 rounds. The MSRP is $585 and it will be shipping next month.
Steyr is updating their line of single shot big bore rifles. The new models will be magazine fed. This updated Steyr HS-50 was on show at IAW.