Archive: May, 2010

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Swiss stamp

Switzerland has introduced an awesome stamp celebrating the very popular annual federal shooting competition. The middle of the target has a tiny hole I love it. UPDATE: These stamps can be bought for 20 Swiss Francs (about $17). Shipping worldwide is free! The origins [Read More…]

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The First 2 Bore S&H Rifle

My friend Colin Stolzer of Stolzer & Son’s Gunsmithing has completed what I believe to be the first rifle chambered in the enormous 2 Bore S&H Black Powder Express cartridge. For the past six months Colin has been meticulously documenting the build on his [Read More…]

More people shoot than play golf

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…]

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History’s Top Shot

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.

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Sniping in a suit

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. ]

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Ask a gun designer a question

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…]

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The Real Firearm in India

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…]

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Ruger LCP “Coyote Special”

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…]

SmartSight: Rifle Mounted Camera

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…]

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Savage Edge Rifle Photo

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.

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Springfield XDm .45

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.

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Ruger LCR Kaboom

Posted by Mike Lewis at LMS Defense Forum … I was conducting a Concealed Carry Handgun class on 1 May 2010. There was a student training with a Ruger LCR that she stated had less than 100 rounds previously fired through it. She was using CCI Blazer 158 grain TMJ [Read More…]

Tam on Dry Firing

Tam on Dry Firing (emphasis added) … As a matter of fact, my daily routine over a period of several years was to dry-fire my pocket J-frame, at first a 442 and then a 432, fifty times as rapidly as possible with each hand and then, while my fingers were good and [Read More…]

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I have seen the future …

… and it is in Germany. If you don’t do anything else today, just make sure you watch this video. The range shown in the video is the MÜLLER SCHIESS ZENTRUM ULM range. How awesome is that 3D hunting simulator? [ Many thanks to Vaar for emailing me the info. [Read More…]

Freedom Group IPO

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]