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…]