Archive: July, 2010

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Nitron N-32 gas powered cannon

The Nitron N-32 is a semi-automatic cannon microprocessor controlled high pressure inert gas cannon. Is fires 1.250” steel ball bearings at over 1000 fps. That is about 3000 ft/lbs of muzzle energy. For comparison a 7.62x51mm NATO round has about 2600 ft/lbs of [Read More…]

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The Puzzle Sculpture Gun

The INTIMIDATOR is a jenga-like puzzle created by artist GarE Maxton. Inside the puzzle there are a handful of objects what when combined with some of the puzzle pieces produce a .45 caliber muzzleloading pistol! From Maxton’s website … The sculpture [Read More…]

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FN SCAR 17S is now shipping

The long awaited FN SCAR 17S is now shipping (to dealers) in all its 7.62x51mm goodness The 17S comes in the USSOCOM flat dark earth finish, has a barrel length of 16.25″ and weighs 8 lbs. Customers have a choice of 10 or 20 round magazines. The gun is being [Read More…]

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S&W M&P 15-22 Kaboom

Eric, a reader of the blog, emailed me photos of what appears to be an out of battery explosion which occurred when he was shooting his S&W M&P 15-22. Luckily Eric was not injured. Eric said … So I got my new S&W M&P 15-22 last week. I live in [Read More…]

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New 1911 Animation

I have always loved animations showing how guns work. Sterling Roth has designed a M1911 flash animation for Colt’s website. To “shoot” the gun, all the safeties need to be disabled Click here to see the animation. [ Many thanks to Sterling for [Read More…]

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Head Down XPR15 rifle

The bronze receivers combined with the simple and clean Magpul MOE furniture is a lovely combination. The XPR15 features Head Down’s billet upper and lower (both hard coat anodized), a 16″ chrome-lined barrel and Magpul MOE gear (grip, stock, hand guard, [Read More…]

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Colt Tactical carbines

The Colt Defense Tactical line is, or was, supposed to be Colt’s triumphant return to the commercial market. I held off for months from blogging about the Colt Defense’s Tactical line of rifles until more information came to light. Nearly six months later no [Read More…]

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Roedale Chassis System II

German company Roedale Precision unveiled a nifty new stock system for the Howa M1500, Tikka T3 and Remington 700 rifle actions at the IAW 2010 expo. It features a massive milled aluminum block for bedding the action. If anyone has photos of this stock from IWA 2010, [Read More…]

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Howa M1500 now with fluted barrels

In my opinion the Howa M1500 is one of the most underrated bolt action rifles on the market. The action is a Japanese copy of an old Sako action and it shoots well. Legacy Sports International, the Howa importer, claim MOA or better accuracy for the Howa Ranchland Combo [Read More…]

1x Scopes

Shooting Illustrated has posted an article written by Steve Adelmann about the latest in 1x, 1.1x and 1.5x zoom scopes. While passing through Leupold’s booth at the SHOT Show in January, I noticed crowds gathering around several CQBSS scopes on display. The [Read More…]

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Future infantry small arms

Anthony Williams has just posted a new article online which discusses what is needed for the next generation of small arms. Before the Afghan conflict began, it was assumed that small-arms engagements would continue to take place within the traditional 300 metre limit, [Read More…]

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Vollmer Maschinenkarabiner M35

The Vollmer Maschinenkarabiner M35 was developed in Germany sometime pre-WWII. Fortunately they never adopted it! There is practically no information on the internet about this gun, so please share your knowledge in the comments below. [ Hat Tip: (Defense and Freedom) ]

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Browning White Gold X-Bolt

The new Browning White Gold X-Bolt brings new meaning to the word class. With features like a stainless barrel and action, gloss finish high grade walnut stock complete with rosewood fore-end and grip capand Inflex recoil pad, the new White Gold X-Bolt is truly a work [Read More…]