SayUncle has reviewed the Brownells’ AR-15 .22 LR Conversion Kit for Shooting Illustrated. It is well worth reading. The bolt design, which is mostly the same across all the .22LR AR-15 kits, is ingenious. I would never have thought up that concept. What is appealing [Read More…]
Archive: July, 2010
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…]
Very clever special effects in this video … [ Many thanks to Rolf for emailing me the link. ]
I am away for the next few days (sadly work not pleasure). Blogging will resume on Thursday or Friday.
Justin Taylan, founder of PacificWrecks.com (a site well worth visiting), recently visited the South Carolina Military Museum and took these photos of the displays dedicated to David Marshall Williams aka. Carbine Williams. The information below was kindly provided by [Read More…]
Back in the 1800s (or maybe early 1900s) an enterprising gunsmith created this French Mod. 1873/74 revolver. The trigger has been turned into a sear which is manipulated by squeezing a steel rod. It i Very clever. Note the other details such as the de-spured hammer. [Read More…]
This weekend Beretta announced the new “Light” version of the Beretta A400 Xplor. According to Shooting Wire, they shaved 1/3 of a pound off the standard model bringing the weight down to 6.28 lbs. The Xplor Light will retail for $1,500 and be available in [Read More…]
Guys and girls, if you have more than one computer and/or an iPhone/Ipod Touch or Android phone, you need Dropbox. If you sign up for a free account, I get 250mb of free extra storage (per person who tries it) I use it daily to keep files across multiple computers, [Read More…]
Don’t forget about the Lucky Gunner $1000 .380 APC ammo giveaway I am running. The competition ends at the end of the month. UPDATE: The competition is now close.
Steve Lee, our favorite Australian gun-slinging musician, has produced a video for his second single “I’ll give up my gun”. You can watch his “I like guns” video here. [ Many thanks to Phil for emailing me the link. ]
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…]
Christian Lowe, the managing editor of Military.com, has published a blog post categorically stating that he has it on record that the SCAR Mk-16 has been cancelled … And the meme that that Mk-16 wasn’t “cancelled” and that only hyperbolic “reportage” [Read More…]
Army.mil reports on Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli’s visit to the Army-owned (but ATK operated) Lake City Ammunition Plant … And with that, the tour started first with the production lines of 7.62 mm and .50 caliber ammunition [Read More…]
Wilson Combat’s Bullet Proof line of M1911 parts are CNC machined from solid steel billets. New additions to the line include a bar-stock machined disconnector, fully–machined grip safeties for flawless installation and the world’s toughest ambidextrous [Read More…]
[ This blog post was written by Pascal Eggert. Pascal is an incredibly talented graphics designer, firearm enthusiast and reader of The Firearm Blog. He works for Crytek, a major German game studio, where he designs guns for video games. This article is drawn from his [Read More…]
… and mall ninjas! Speaking of mall ninjas, both Tam and Sebastian have been discussing them recently. Hat Tip:
Ed Friedman has an update on the Palm Pistol … Info and photos at Tell Me Why.
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…]
I would not say that this Talo-exclusive Ruger SP101 is quite my taste, but I can see the appeal. It has a standard 2.25″ barrel. MSRP is $1,095.
WOW! I can hardly believe that I have been blogging for three years. Many thanks to everyone who participates. You make the effort worth it!
I recently blogged about Tony Williams’ presentation at the NDIA Conference in which he argued that that NATO needs a new rifle and machine gun round. Directly after his presentation Per G. Arvidsson, Chairman of the NATO Weapons & Sensors Working Group, gave [Read More…]
Any case good enough for a $100,000 stinger missile is probably good enough to protect a rifle! Accurate Shooter tells us how to convert a surplus $200 String Missile case into a rifle case.
Olav, who blogs at Firearms and Training, has developed a nifty iPhone application which allows you to find nearby gun stores and FFLs. With over 60,000 records kept up-to-date from data provided directly from the ATF, this is the most comprehensive easy-to-use [Read More…]
Ashton Kutcher tweeted this photo of his wife Demi Moore shooting an AR-15. Nice! [Hat Tip: Everyday, No Day Off]
The N-Strike Stampede Blaster is fully automatic, is magazine fed, has a foregrip bipod and is probably illegal in California Gizmodo report it will go on sale in September for $50. [ Many thanks to Fred and Rolf for emailing me the link. ]
Bloggers listen up! I am running an ammo giveaway contest for Lucky Gunner. In exchange for posting a link to Lucky Gunner (and to this contest) I will enter you in a draw to win 1000 rounds of .380 ACP (Military Ballistics Industries 95 gr FMJ ). Make sure you follow [Read More…]
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…]
Steve_NEPhila noticed that Jerry Miculek, the famous speed shooter, has de-locked the S&W 627PC he uses for IRC Open Division competitions. If someone is good enough for Jerry it is probably good enough for the rest of us! The S&W internal locks have irked [Read More…]
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) ]
The Freedom Group is now using my blog to advertise Remington products. This will not effect my coverage of The Freedom Group or their competitors. I cover all firearms manufacturers with equal enthusiasm. It is great to have the biggest player in the industry seeing [Read More…]
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…]
The Marine Times reports … The Marine Corps intends to purchase 1.8 million rounds of the Army’s new green bullet in addition to the millions of U.S. Special Operations Command cartridges already downrange as the service looks to find the best replacement for [Read More…]