Archive: June, 2010

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Snipers Choice Bipod II

Earlier this year I wrote about the nifty new Zel-Custom bipod that could swivel right around the barrel axis. The bipod’s creator, David Kohnow, has developed a new bipod with a half-trunnion design that saves weight and allows it to be used on a variety of [Read More…]

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AK Guitar

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. ]

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Mil-Dot Range Finder for iPhone

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…]

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Boberg Arms subcompact XR-9S

Oleg Volk made this video of the Boberg Arms XR-9S pistol. The gun shoots as good as it looks! Arne Boberg designed this “bullpup” pistol (see bobergarms.com for technical details) to provide a long barrel in a short gun. The barrel length is the same as in [Read More…]

McDonald Won

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know about the McDonald victory. I would be remiss not to mention it on the blog because although it is political in nature, the decision will have significant impact on the future of gun culture and the gun industry. I [Read More…]

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Reloading Pinfire ammunition

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…]

Interesting Articles

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”.

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SOCOM abandons FN SCAR Mk-16

The big news this week is that SOCOM are abandoning the FN SCAR MK-16 (5.56mm NATO version) after buying less than 1000 rifles. Military.com’s Kit Up blog reports … Details provided exclusively to Military.com reveal that SOCOM, the Tampa-based command that [Read More…]

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Rossi Ranch Hand

American Rifleman have the scoop on the new Rossi Ranch Hand, a Mare’s Leg style lever action pistol. The Rossi Ranch Hand has a 12″ barrel chambered in either .38 Spl./.357 Mag., .44 Mag. or .45 Colt. It will retail for $536. More information and specs over [Read More…]

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APS underwater assault rifle

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. ]

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Mothers with guns

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. ]

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Hollywood gun myths

Cracked.com has a list of the top five Hollywood gun myths. The list seems to be written by someone who knows guns. Myth #3 is “Bulletproof Vests Are Magical Force Fields”. While myth annoys me, the “A Bulletproof Vest Being Hit Will Knock You Back Six [Read More…]

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Blaser R8 Professional

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.

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Shooting an AR-15 underwater

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 ]