Sorry Ladies and Gentleman, I need to take a week off from blogging (until 8 October). When working 16-hour days, either eating or sleeping must be forgone in order make time to blog. I happen to need both! If any new guns are launched I will blog about them, so check [Read More…]
Archive: September, 2010
FN Herstal (Belgium) has laid off fifty workers with more layoffs rumored. RTBF.be reports (translated using Google) … After the announcement of a fifty departures among contractors, staff representatives believe that a hundred or divestitures are now scheduled, a [Read More…]
Last year I blogged about the 1st generation RCS forward charging handle for the AK. The latest model not only looks much nicer, but is also non-reciprocating. This looks like the next must have accessory for the AK. It is compatible with AK-47 and AK-74 clones. Read [Read More…]
I was skeptical when I first saw this product, but the concept has grown on me. The kit ships with a DPMS AR-15 grip. More info at LiteGrip15.com.
Army Times has an update on the next-generation carbine competition. I still think it is all a farce. The fact that the M4 Carbine is not even competing, only confirms my suspicion. [ Many thanks to Lance for emailing me the link. ]
This is, for lack of a better word, cute … More photos at Trail Boss TV.
I posted a comment the blog of Guy Sagi, a veteran gun photographer and Editor-in-Chief of Shooting Illustrated, asking him how he took these fantastic gun photos using very nifty colored lighting. Guy was kind enough to respond with a comment and then later a [Read More…]
Mike emailed me photos of the latest addition to his collection … It’s a Kase Reeder made custom 10mm 1911 he has called, The Ultimate 10. According to Kase it is the newest full custom 10mm and the only longslide custom 10mm on the U.S. market. It has a custom [Read More…]
Magpul has updated their AFG (Angled Fore Grip). Solider System has details on the changes.
This new video from Magpul Dynamics looks great. I cannot wait to get my hands on it. [Hat Tip: Everyday No Day Off]
Keystone Sporting Arms, the makers of the Cricket series of rifles, have introduced the Model 10 bolt action 20 gauge shotgun. It is available with either a rifled or smoothbore barrel. The magazine holds two 2.75″ 20 gauge shells (2+1 capacity). A youth model [Read More…]
James Buchanan, the owner of JB Custom, is suing Taurus for trademark infringement. Earlier this year Taurus unveiled their Rossi Ranch Hand pistol. The Ranch Hand is their take on the Mare’s Leg pistol which featured in the late 1950s show Wanted: Dead or Alive. [Read More…]
Mossberg has started shipping the Mossberg Tactical .22 rifle that I blogged about earlier this year. The MSRP is just $276, which is lower than I thought it would be. From the press release … The lightweight and fast-handling Tactical .22 parallels the look and [Read More…]
Caleb reviews the S&W 686 SSR: For someone looking to get started in revolver shooting, this is a hard gun to beat. It’s got enough goodies thrown in from the factory that you can shoot it stock and have a blast …
The Armalite AR-10 is now available chambered in .260 Remington.
Bavarian riflemen march in the traditional costumes at the riflemen’s procession on the occasion of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Hundreds more photos of Oktoberfest at Yahoo. [ Many thanks to mik for emailing [Read More…]
Good news, Sig fans. The Sig Pro SP2022, which was discontinued sometime ago, is now back in production. Sig Sauer Guns reports that is appears that only the 9mm and .40 S&W models are being produced, with demand for the .357 Sig not high enough to warrant [Read More…]
This homemade coilgun is very impressive. There has been a debate on AR15.com about how powerful this gun is. My guess would be a 800 grain slug traveling at 100 ft/second and generating just under 18 ft/lbs (24 joules) of muzzle energy. This is guesstimate fits in with [Read More…]
So I was giving my car a much needed clean and I found1 a long forgotten surplus Swiss SIG 510 rifle cleaning kit. Having never given it a second look since the time I bought it on the cheap, I take it inside and examined it. It contains two plastic bottles. I expected [Read More…]
EMA Tactical will soon be importing the RONI Carbine Kit’s for the Sig 226 and 2022, the Springfield XD and the Beretta Px4 Storm pistols. The price will be $399, the same as their GLOCK kit. Legally, the converted pistols are SBR’s, not carbines, and so the [Read More…]
David Crane of DefenseReview has confirmed the existence of the Colt CM901 (7.62mm Battle Rifle) whose existence was first revealed by Solider Systems a few days ago. David said in a comment on TFB … I test-fired the CM901 on both semi-auto and full-auto about two [Read More…]
Beautiful photos of a revolver at A Perfect Time To Get … [ Many thanks to A Memphis Traveler for emailing me the link. ]
An Australian news website reports that Google claims hunters regularly shoot down their ariel fibre cables … Google has revealed that aerial fibre links to its data centre in Oregon were “regularly” shot down by hunters, forcing the company to put its [Read More…]
Remington Defense has been awarded the contract to upgrade up to 3,600 of the Amry’s M24 Sniper Weapon Systems (SWS) to what will be classified as the M24E1. The M24E1 is a total conversion upgrade. The Army requires them to use the same receiver and trigger, but [Read More…]
Hootiewho has posted an incredibly comprehensive article on M4Carbine.net comparing the FN SCAR and AR-15. He went as far as to do a temperature analysis! This article is well worth reading. [ Many thanks to Vitor for emailing me the link. ]
The new THOR XM408 ASA model features a CheyTac Intervention M200-style fore-end and carry handle. [ Many thanks to Max for emailing me the photos. ]
From the press release … September 20, 2010 – Federal Premium® adds the Swift® A-Frame® to its Vital-Shok™ handgun hunting ammunition line. The proven A-Frame gives hunters another bullet option sure to hold up in a variety of big game hunting [Read More…]
The Marine Corps Times reports that the USMC will not be upgrading their M4 to the newer version that the Army is busy developing … As the Army moves to field more than 10,000 conversion kits designed to make the 5.56mm M4 deadlier and more reliable, the Marine [Read More…]
K_Var is selling Arsenal Inc’s SGL12-03 Saiga 12 Shotgun with a nifty quad rail fore-end. You can watch a video of it in action here. [ Many thanks to Robert for emailing me the link. ]
The FBI is purchasing an additional 2,963 GLOCK 23 pistols, accessories and training at a cost of just under $1 million. [ Many thanks to Mike for emailing me the info. ]
Solider System’s has the skinny. If anyone knows anything about this rifle. Please let me know.
Guernsey’s is auctioning off the first rifle used by John Wayne in his first feature film The Big Trail (1930). This is an original Model 1863 percussion rifled musket made by the U.S. federal armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the Union Soldiers to use [Read More…]
C.J. Chivers has published photos on the NY Times and his personal blog of weapons captured in Afghanistan. It is a good to see that either the Taliban do not have the resources to purchase new firearms or they do not have the ability to supply new firearms to frontline [Read More…]