Kahr Arms has partnered with LAN World to introduce Auto Ordnance’s Thompson style rifles to California. To make them CA legal a Bullet Button device will be fitted by LAN World and they will only be supplied with 10 round magazines. The Bullet Button prevents the [Read More…]
Archive: June, 2010
Next year H&K will be introducing a new translucent polymer AR-15 magazine to the market. UPDATE: Original link and photos removed. They took photos by REMOV and removed his copyright notice. Thanks to REMOV for sending me the originals and allowing me to blog them. [Read More…]
From the Advanced Armament Blog … Here’s our intrepid Mr. Hollister, apparently ready to defend his right to wear a skirt kilt to work
It finally make sense why those crazy US Army tankers invented the M1028 canister round [ Many thanks to the reader, whose name I have forgotten, who posted this in the blog comments. ]
Solider System saw a demonstration of Federal’s new line of pistol ammunition … The ammo is available in 9mm, .40, .45, and .357 SIG, however the SIG round is too fast, and as a result doesn’t fully open during penetration.
Both the Ruger LCR and LCR 357 pack quite a punch. Sadly physics does allow weight to be decreased without felt recoil increasing. Michael Bane makes the sensible recommendation that recoil sensitive shooters should buy the LCR 357 instead of the standard LCR because it [Read More…]
The Bushmaster Enhanced ACR is better known as The-ACR-As-Magpul-Intended-It-To-Be. [ Many thanks to Joe for emailing me the link. ]
I have blogged about AK-47 guitars before, but this is the first one that is actually made from a real AK. [ Many thanks to Miguel for emailing me the link. ]
Andre, of Tactical-Life.com, visited the Kel-Tec factory to try out the Kel-Tec PMR-30 .22 Magnum pistol and sub-machine gun. I visited Kel-Tec CNC Industries in Cocoa, Florida to shoot their newest pistol, the PMR-30 and to demo their full-auto tactical variant. The [Read More…]
Wes decided to shoot and burn his old iPhone. For the record, I would prefer you gave me your old iPhone rather than burning it
From their website … Mil-Dot Rangefinder for the iPhone takes the math out of ranging targets using a mil-dot scope. Real-time calculations provide instant range measurements in both yards and meters. The simple interface allows for one handed operation and [Read More…]
Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) light machine gun (LMG) and rifle project is coming along nicely. Tony Williams, sent me photos and project’s latest news. The LMG now weighs 9.21 lbs in plastic-cased-telescoped (CT) and 9.9 lbs in caseless (CL), [Read More…]
At the Eurosatory 2010 defense expo Sagem (part of SAFRAN) were showing off their new FÉLIN optics fitted on the FN SCAR and HK416. This is the first photo I have seen showing FÉLIN optics on a rifle other than the FAMAS. The French FÉLIN program is roughly [Read More…]
I have always been fascinated with the pinfire cartridge design. The concept of having a separate firing pin in each cartridge may have made sense at the time, but seems ludicrous in hindsight. I was surprised to learn than a French firm, H&R, manufacture pinfire [Read More…]
Manzano Valley Outdoors has just published a set of very interesting articles written by Bob Shell. Topics include “Shot Loads for Rifled Firearms”, “Making Blank Ammunition” and “Shooting the Broomhandle”.
The American Rifle Company is manufacturing an interesting ring design which is designed to put less stress on the scope than conventional rings.
American Tactical Imports are bringing in a new .22 chambered AR-15. The Varmint Killer VK-22 is made by Chiappa Firearms and features an AR-15 lower receiver and a dedicated .22 LR A3-style upper. The lower can be used with any AR-15 upper. It ships with either a 10 [Read More…]
This photo is form a set of Life Magazine never seen before Korean War photos. Does anyone know what they are doing? It looks like they are loading a case, but that can’t be right … can it? Larger version and other Korean War photos at Life Magazine. [ Many [Read More…]
SIG Sauer is now making polymer magazines for the SIG 751 which are patterned after the SIG 550 magazines. The SIG 751 SAPR is essentially a scaled up 7.62mm version of the SIG 550. UPDATE: SIG has told me that the SAPR has never been in production. So it is more [Read More…]
Many thanks to Val for emailing me these photos. Lots more photos after the jump … (more…)
The photo is a classic. [ Many thanks to areader for emailing me the link. ]
Yesterday I blogged a video of an AR-15 being fired underwater. This fascinating video shows the infamous APS underwater assault rifle and SPP-1 underwater pistol being fired in a pond. [ Many thanks to David for posting the link. ]
Celebrated science fiction author Philip K. Dick published Project Plowshare as a serial between November 1965 and January 1966. The story, later expanded into the novel Zap Gun, is set in a world where seemingly deadly new weapons are “plowshared” into [Read More…]
The accurate detection and compensation for the effect of cross winds is the holy grail of sniper scope development. A patent awarded two days ago to the Israeli Government’s Soreq Nuclear Research Center describes a system that can do just that. The patent [Read More…]
[ Y-Man, our resident Nigerian shotgunner, continues his series of guest articles about his quest to build the perfect shotgun. Being one of the lucky few in Africa to legally own a gun, he has to fabricate many parts and ammunition himself because supplies of gun parts [Read More…]
This is one bizarre video. I have no idea what they are advocating, but watching a mom dual wield AKs in slow motion is always fun to watch. [Hat Tip: Animal] [ Many thanks to Mike for emailing me the link. ]
The new Blaser R8 Professional features a dark green polymer stock instead of the fancy wood found on the regular model. The Blaser R8 is by far the nicest hunting rifle I have ever used.
It turns out an FMJ 5.56mm round travels four feet underwater before running out of steam. How long before someone creates a underbarrel speargun? [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ] [ Video from MyGunExchange ]
If any of the sample magazines fail the full auto test, the entire batch must be destroyed! [ Many thanks to Drew for emailing me the link. ]
I am back blogging (obviously). I will need some time to get through the 100 emails I received in my absence …
The inventor of the LoadMaster System emailed me photos of his invention. It is quite a nifty system that allowed for storage of an extra eight rounds. The price ranges from $89 to $199.
MIT students were recently honored by the Suffolk County District Attorney for their help in providing expert witness testimony in cases involving illegal gun possession. They were testifying that a discarded handgun would retain body heat for a period of time and that [Read More…]