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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…]
Ladies and Gentlemen. The Firearm Blog needs you. I am trying to recruit at least 100 readers for The Firearm Blog Squad. All thats required of you is a few minutes a day for the next couple of weeks on a couple of social media websites. This is an experiment in trying [Read More…]
But if you, make sure your wife knows.
Remington will soon be selling the a variant of the Model 700 SPS Tactical that includes a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle. This will allow it to accept AAC and other 5/8-24 threaded flash hiders, brakes and suppressors. A thread protector is included with the rifle. Its MSRP is [Read More…]
Darren EVP of LWRCI posted this in the comments of my blog post about the LWRCI Jordanian arms deal (note, he is responding the previous comments)… Guys, this is very common. A joint venture will eventually be formed whereby LWRCi forms a new company along with [Read More…]
Lockheed has received funding to develop the Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic (DInGO) scope. From the press release … Lockheed Martin won a $3.9 million contract last week for the Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic (DInGO) program to develop an optical scope attachment for [Read More…]
English Russia has posted a collection of portraits of Russia special forces veterans. [ Many thanks to Dave for emailing me the link. ]
The 6P62 is a beast of a gun. It is a magazine fed machine gun that chambers the Russian 12.7x108mm cartridge, a round that is slightly more powerful than a .50 BMG. Its short barrel reduces the velocity of the 12.7mm ammunition to 2099 fps (down from the 2800 fps of a [Read More…]
ATI’s Art Director posted a set of photos showing how the GSG 1911 pistol breaks down. It is well worth a look if you are interested in the gun. [ Many thanks to John for emailing me the link. ]
Last year I wrote about the poor state of the Indian firearm industry. A government monopoly on manufacture, restrictions on imports and reluctance to issue firearm licenses has resulted in a declining industry. What I did not know is that while the state factories are [Read More…]
The mainstream media got wind of these engraved Ruger LCP pistol that are selling in Texas and honor Gov. Rick Perry’s shooting of a coyote during an early morning jog. I have not seen any evidence to suggest that Ruger is manufacturing the pistol. I think some [Read More…]
From Popular Science … It consists of a wireless video camera mounted to the rail of an M4 or .308 SOCOM carbine, a small computer worn on a military vest, and a thumbnail-size color head-up display affixed to a pair of protective glasses. In effect, SmartSight [Read More…]
I am still pretty excited by the new budget Savage Edge rifle. Chris (Simple Musings From A Guy With Guns) took this photo at the NRA Show … More NRA Show pics from Chris here.
Springfield has finally published the specs of the new XD(m) .45. Its frame is slightly bigger than the 9mm and .40 S&W XD(m) but slightly smaller than the XD .45. Springfield has said that it is the smallest frame polymer .45 on the market.
An observant reader noticed that the new S&W website no longer lists the S&W Model 910 pistol. It is also not listed in the latest catalog. [ Many thanks to Vak for emailing me the info. ]
PEO Solider has published a document [PDF link] called “Weapons Painting 101″. If you are planning on stray painting your rifle, especially an AR-15, then it is worth reading. [ Many thanks to Lance for emailing me the link. ]
This nifty infographic-style gun safety poster was designed by David Seah. A link to the fullsize PDF is here. [Hat Tip: The Real Edwin]
The Freedom Group has started the process of going public. The SEC filing has their address is listed as 870 Remington Drive P.O. Box 1776 Somebody has a good sense of humor [Hat Tip: SayUncle]