Archive: September, 2010

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Pardus Shotgun

This Turkish pump action caught my eye … It is nice to see a glossy Walnut stock along with tactical accessories. The Pardus Basic PA pump action is chambered in 3″ 12 gauge and hodl 4+1 or 7+1 rounds. A company called Desktop Market is planning on importing [Read More…]

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Beretta Px4 Storm Compact

Beretta USA has introduced a compact version of the Px4 Storm pistol. The Compact model (3.2″ barrel / 15 round 9mm magazine) fits in between the Full-size (4″ / 17 round mag) and sub-compact (2.99″ / 13 round mag) models. This new pistol is nothing [Read More…]

“Gun City”

Every so often I tell you, my reader, that an article or video must be read or watched. This is article about the “Gun City” of the Philippines is a must-read. In the city of Danao, craftsmen have been hand making firearms for over a century. In the past [Read More…]

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J.B. Custom sues Taurus

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…]

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Mossberg Tactical .22 now on sale

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…]

Smith & Wesson 686 SSR

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 …

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The riflemen’s procession

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…]

A Homemade 1.25kJ Coilgun

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…]

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Congrats to Aurélien

I want to congratulate long-time reader and contributor Aurélien on the publication of his first “major work”, a special edition of the French magazine RAIDS. The edition is entitled “le pistolet au combat” (the handgun in battle). It covers the [Read More…]

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K-Var Saiga Quad Rail

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. ]

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John Wayne’s First Movie Gun

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…]

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M14 KABOOM

Blain at ARFCOM reports … I felt the stiff recoil from the explosion at the same time as hearing the blast, and feeling the hot hair blow in my face, and through my hair. I knew what had happened. Something, I had heard of happening with bad rounds (Indian, [Read More…]

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A Taliban Armoury

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…]