Archive: April, 2010


Danish Army upgrades their carbines

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. ]


Steve Lee performs at NRA HQ

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!


H&K being sued for fraud

We now know why H&K guns are so expensive! It is because mansions, aircraft and yachts are so damned expensive! US Hedge fund investors allege that Heckler & Koch Beteilungs GMBH (not to be confused with its US subsidiary H&K USA) majority owner Andreas [Read More…]


Homemade Laser Gun

Popping balloons and igniting flash paper with a homemade laser gun … Instructions on how to make your own are here. This would revolutionize varmint hunting. Your rabbit could be cooked before the .22 slug even made impact 🙂 [Hat Tip: James Downey, who [Read More…]


Rossi Rio Grande Lever-Action Rifle

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.


Water cooled rifle

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!


New Remington 1911 R1

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 702 Plinkster Pistol

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.


Pakistani AK Bolt Actions

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…]


Another Bushmaster ACR Review

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…]


Steyr Magazine Patent

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’s civilian 9mm AUG

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…]


Metal Storm wins research contract

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…]


French Weapons Exhibition

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…]



I am not an engineer, I do my best! It turns out I was slightly wrong about the recoiling mechanism on the KRISS KARD. The barrel is fixed and does not recoil. A telescopic1 bolt carrier (for lack of a better term) is what actuates the forward recoil system. It is a [Read More…]


TDI to be renamed “KRISS USA”

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.


Mysterious Short Barreled FN FAL

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…]


Guns in St Petersburg

I have seen photos of guns on Google Street Maps before, usually of men outside gun shops, but never any as close up as this photo which was captured by, a Russian equivalent to Google Street Maps. The images seem to have been taken outside a gun or [Read More…]


Pimp my gun

Pimp My Gun is fun flash-based web application that allows you to piece together gun parts and design your ultimate fantasy gun. These two examples of what can be done with the tool. Both were designed by Ryan R. Warner. [ Many thanks to Dmitry for emailing me the link. [Read More…]


S&W M&P 15-22P Pistol

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.


Palm Pistol update

Constitution Arms has made some changes to the design of their upcoming Palm Pistol. It will be chambered in .38 Special instead of 9mm Luger/Parabellum in order to paid extraction. Thankfully the combination lock was removed from the device! unfortunately it still [Read More…]


C.O. Arms AWP Model 1911

The C.O. Arms AWP is set apart by an all-black Carry-Tuff finish that protects the gun from all types of weather conditions, rust and scratches and is easily cleaned with just a wipe down. The AWP has a forged 7075 aluminum frame with checkered front strap and 4140 [Read More…]


Burris FastFire II review

The Packing Rat has reviewed the Burris FastFire II red dot sight … The RD is small and light weight – it’s likely you wouldn’t notice the difference on Ruger Mark III 22/45. According to the project description, Burris states that the unit is waterproof. [Read More…]