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Archive: May, 2010
The video I uploaded of the futuristic German shooting range made it onto the YouTube homepage for a brief period of time! So far is has been watched 137,000+ times! This is why I blog. Tens of thousands of people whose only exposure to shooting “ranges” was [Read More…]
Tactical Life has the skinny on the reintroduced Armalite AR-10 chambered in .243 Win. I think the .243 would be an ideal cartridge for the AR-10 platform.
They need to feed the 100,000 AK-103 rifles they bought from Russia. “The ammunition plant will be capable of producing over 50 million rounds annually,” said Nikolai Maslyaev, general director of the Izhevsk-based design bureau for automated assembly lines. [Read More…]
The Journal Sentinel has posted an article about the growth of shooting sports … According to a study conducted by Responsive Management, 34.4 million Americans went target shooting in 2009. For comparison, 28.6 million Americans golfed (a minimum of one round) in [Read More…]
History’s new reality series “Top Shot” debuts on Sunday, June 6th at 10pm (EST). One of the contestants is my fellow gun blogger Caleb Giddings who blogs at Gun Nuts Media. I am really looking forward to watching it. Caleb has blogged about the show.
The new T/C IMPACT muzzleloader is priced at just $250. It looks like the perfect entry-level muzzeloader. On his blog Tyler Kreis discusses the new innovate features found in the gun.
Microtech’s new QD Navy Seals Scarab automatic knife is a very impressive. It is designed to open underwater, as demonstrated by this video … I was just about to buy one when I saw the price. Hollow Grind have it listed for $590!!!
You gotta love these post-Soviet Russian presidents. When not hunting bears bare chested they are firing sniper rifles in suits. Pure style. [ Many thanks to Val for emailing me the photo. ]
This camera was built to resemble a Lewis gun. It allowed instructors to see if students were accurately aiming their guns. More info @ Gizmodo. [ Many thanks to Gregor for emailing me the link. ]
Is there anything you want to know about the science of gun design? Tobias Obermeit is a design engineer at Kel-Tec and is their chief designer on the Kel-Tec PMR-30 project. He has kindly agreed to answer a set of questions which I will select from the comments below. [Read More…]
The Discovery reports that it may be fielded next year … But things have come a long way since 1775. With DARPA’s new “One Shot” sniper system [PDF], scheduled to be in soldier’s hands by the fall of 2011, the U.S. military will give snipers the ability to [Read More…]
The Marine command has been slow to field the new and improved SOST ammunition. Marine Times reports … Marine Times reports “I got mine from a [military policeman] attached to the company, but I haven’t shot them yet,” said a lance corporal who serves as a [Read More…]
The next generation AK has finally been given a name: AK-200. Last year I posted photos of the prototype. It featured a 60 round magazine, folding stock, plenty of picatinny rails and a bipod/handguard. The final model retains the rails and 60 round magazine but now [Read More…]
Fox News has published a badly written article about the whole M4/5.56mm debate. The article goes on and on about the limited range of the M4/5.56mm An Army study found that the 5.56mm bullets fired from the M4s don’t retain enough velocity past 1,000 feet to kill an [Read More…]
A ARFCOM member found a rusted up revolver when he was metal detecting along the Colorado River. It appears to be a Titan Tiger .38 Special. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]
From the press release … BAE Systems, along with partner General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, delivered to the U.S. Navy the first automated magazine for the 155-mm Advanced Gun System (AGS) being developed for the DDG 1000 (Zumwalt) Destroyer [Read More…]