Norinco is now producing clones of the H&K MP5A4 submachine gun. I cannot even recollect reading that China had purchased a license from H&K and I presume these are unlicensed clone. These guns are being exported to the Philippines and being sold for the [Read More…]
Archive: October, 2010
Photos have surfaced depicting Mexican Marines armed with the Colt IAR. This makes sense. Mexico uses the Colt Automatic Rifle (the automatic rifle that has been marketed by Colt for many years) and they seem to be fond of high-capacity drum magazines like the Beta [Read More…]
Soldier Systems has posted many photos of the Colt CM901 on display at AUSA.
This promotional video from FNH-USA shows the FN HAMR in action (at 1:41). [ Many thanks to Iroquois for posting the link. ]
Short Barrel + Rails + Drum Magazine + Red Dot = I Want. UPDATE: Another photo of the gun taken by Szoeroes in 2007. It was made by a Mr. Szep (Bathory Epszol Kft.). As of 2009 the company is defunct. [Hat Tip: Max Popenker]
Sig Sauer has unveiled their newest pistol: the Sig P290. It is significant (excuse the pun) because it is a whole new platform. The first P290 that will be available is chambered in 9mm Luger/Parabellum but I fully expect to see it chambered in other cartridges late [Read More…]
Brownells are now selling magazine lip GO/NO-GO gauges for the AR-15. It looks to be based on the Army’s newly introduced gauge. At $59.99 the price does seem a little steep. [ Many thanks to John for emailing me the link. ]
In their latest episode, the Mythbusters replicate a mechanical autoloading crossbow built by the Ancient Greeks. The Chinese also developed a repeating crossbow that were used in war as late as the First Sino-Japanese War (1894 – 1895). Not quite as cool as a [Read More…]
The German Army, like the rest of NATO is seems, is looking for a Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR). Once selected it will be given the designation G27. REMOV wrote on MP.net that the HK417 will not be the G27 as was rumored … The HK417 will not be the G27, because [Read More…]
Solider Systems published this PEO Solider PowerPoint slide showing the phases of the M4A1 Carbine upgrade. First the barrel, trigger and fire controls will be upgraded, followed by the rail system, bolt and bolt carrier. [ Many thanks to Lance for emailing me the link. [Read More…]
Last month I wrote a highly critical post about Anschutz’s partnership with Armatix. The Managing Director of Anschutz, Jochen Anschutz, responded to my post by posting a comment. He said … armatix/ANSCHÜTZ Hunting Control System Obviously there are a lot [Read More…]
Guns America sent all their customers the below email. I thought it would be worth reproducing on the blog for any readers who are having problems with GPal/GunPal.
The latest prototypes of the future polish service weapon, the MSBS-5,56 (Modulowy System Broni Strzeleckiej kalibru 5,56 mm), are looking very nifty. The MSBS-5,56 family is being developed by Radom’s Fabryka Broni Lucznik and the Military University of [Read More…]
Kit Up blog reports that the XM2010 rifle will be fielded in Dark Earth, not Black … Well, according to PEO Soldier weapons Col. Doug Tamilio, the rebuilt rifle will be colored not in black, but in the Army’s increasingly preferred FS 30118 “Dark Earth.” [ [Read More…]
Daniel Defense has partnered with Larry Vickers to create a limited edition Larry Vickers Signature Series Carbine. It is ready to go with everything from sling to optics included. Accessories include … Daniel Defense M4A1 FSP RIS II Daniel Defense ConVert Grip [Read More…]
Valkyrie Armament has developed a belt-fed system for AR-15 rifles. Any mil-spec AR-15 can be converted to make use of the system. The company sells AR-15 rifles already converted, although most customers prefer to supply a rifle for conversion. The design is an [Read More…]
Accurate Shooter reports … On October 10th, John Amos Nosler, founder of Nosler Inc., passed away from natural causes at his Oregon home. Considered a true pioneer in bullet and ammunition design, Nosler developed the famous Partition bullet in the 1940s. Born on [Read More…]
Hell in a Handbasket discusses the Krag-Jorgenson rifle.
The iPhone 4′s fancy microphones prevent shot timer software from working.
The Last Samurai remains one of my favorite movies, although Tom Cruise’s antics in recent years make me cringe every time I see him on tv or in a firm. AIM Surplus is selling the 11mm Mauser M1871/84 rifles used in the movie. After being used on location in New [Read More…]
Barnes has developed a new .308 caliber TAC-X bullet. The 30 SBR 110 grain TAC-X is designed for maximum expansion at lower velocities than the regular TAC-X bullets. This makes it perfect for short barreled .300 AAC Blackout, .300 Whisper, .30 Remington AR firearms and [Read More…]
Now this is a nice gun! Oleg has good taste.
Army Special Ops Snipers came in first at 10th Annual International Sniper Competition held at Fort Benning.
The online retailer Impact Guns has been encouraging their customers to post links to their website on blogs, review sites and forums. This has resulted in their customers posting spam all over the internet. Each day, Impact Gun customers post about five spam comments [Read More…]
DoubleTapper recently attended the ISDEF 2010 expo in Israel. One of the guns he saw there was the Gilboa, which made by the Israeli firm Silver Shadow Advanced Security System Ltd. This full-auto AR-15 style weapon has just about all the features you could want from a [Read More…]
CNBC’s upcoming expose entitled Remington Under Fire will accuse Remington of selling unsafe rifles. Remington has launched Remington700.TV, a website dedicated to giving Remington’s side of the story. It includes trial footage of expert witness testimony [Read More…]
German firm Nobilta-TWM is making an interesting 10mm Auto chambered pistol. The pistol looks like it has been inspired both the Auto Mag and the Desert Eagle. It appears to be gas operated, although one of our German speaking readers will have to confirm this (the [Read More…]
It is officially Guns-In-Castles week at The Firearm Blog. YamaLink emailed in a photo he took last week of some very old pistols that are on display at the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia (the Palace of the Doge) in Venice, Italy. Beautiful pieces. [ Many thanks to YamaLink. [Read More…]
Center Balanced Systems manufacture a range of nifty bull-pup conversion stocks for Mosin Nagant, SKS, AK-47, Saiga-12, Remingon 597 and Mossberg Plinkster with a Ruger 10/22 kit coming soon. I asked the company if the Mosin stock would make a difference to perceived [Read More…]
Jesse emailed in these photos taken by his brother at the Tower of London. I have never seen photos of these guns before. My favorite is the revolver. It is sad that some of these guns were confiscated by the police from enthusiasts. [ Many thanks to Jesse and his [Read More…]