Archive: October, 2010

Mexican Marines adopt Colt IAR

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…]

Replica Lebman 1907

A member of the Vintage Semi-Automatic Sporting Rifles Forum posted photos of his replica Lebman 1907. Well it’s been darn-near 8 months since I thought of it and decided that I wanted one but it’s done. My replica of the Winchester 1907s prepared by Hyman [Read More…]

Modernized FEG AMD-65

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]

New Sig P290 Sub-Compact 9mm

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…]

The G36K IdZ

Infanterist der Zukunft (IdZ) is the German Future Solider program. The program’s modernized carbine is the G36K IdZ. Along with the previous G36K accessories it also features … Low profile upper picatinny rail with integrated BUIS. XM8 style enlarged [Read More…]

Ruger SR9c Review

Caleb has reviewed the the Ruger SR9C. I have now been shooting the Ruger SR9c for over 4 months, and have several thousand rounds downrange through the gun in practice and competition. As I’ve mentioned, I’m quite fond of this gun – when I first started shooting [Read More…]

FN HAMR

The FN SCAR IAR has been rebranded as the FN Heat Adaptive Modular Rifle (HAMR). This automatic rifle includes the clever IAR feature of firing from a closed bolt (increase accuracy) until it heats up to a certain temperature and transitions to a open bolt configuration [Read More…]

Colt + Ruger = Cougar

I did not know that the Cougar Magnum is a real type of gun … However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that the Cougar Magnum was in fact a real gun. During the halcyon revolver days of the late 70s and early 80s before the wondernine revolution, there was [Read More…]

Celebrate 10/22 This Weekend

The weekend begins on 10/22 (22nd October), which is the perfect excuse to take out your Ruger 10/22 rifle, along with a friend of family member, and head out to the range and have some fun! If you don’t own a 10/22, now if the perfect time to buy one, you [Read More…]

Azerbaijani IST-12.7 Rifle

The Azerbaijani government are now manufacturing a .50 BMG version of their monster semi-automatic 14.5mm IST-14.5 “Istiglal” rifle. The IST-12.7 was on display for the first time at the Africa Aerospace & Defense expo 2010. The IST-12.7 magazine holds [Read More…]

Silver Shadow Gilboa PDW AR-15

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…]

M203 Foregrip

I saw this photo on Kit Up Blog but did not notice the foregrip mounted underneath the M203 grenade launcher until a reader pointed it out to me. Is this common? I can’t recall seeing this configuration before. UPDATE: Rob posted a link to the manufacturer in the [Read More…]

RMR-30 Prototype!!!

These photos are of a prototype RMR-30, a carbine version of the Kel-Tec PMR-30. How cool is this? It is being designed by Tobias Obermeit, whom I interviewed on the blog recently. The dimensions look similar to the H&K MP7 (assuming equivalent barrel length). I [Read More…]

Interview with Carlo Fiocchi

LuckyGunner has posted a very interesting interview with Carlo Fiocchi … Through gatherings like the annual family Christmas dinner, which they still observe to this day, Carlo Fiocchi was steeped in family legend and reared in the vocabulary of small arms [Read More…]

RECALL: Bushmaster ACR Recalled

The Bushmaster ACR has been recalled because it can go full-auto under some circumstances. If you own one, make sure you send it in to be fixed. Not only is it a safety hazard but a legal one. The BATFE are not fond of firearms firing more than one shot when the trigger [Read More…]

Hornady Superformance Varmint

Hornady has expanded their Superformance line to include .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem and .243 Rem. They specifically state that the rounds work fine in semi-automatics. Speed Kills! Varmint hunters can now reap the benefits of Hornady® Superformance™ propellant [Read More…]

.300 BLK Barrels for Remington 700

Repeated verbatim from AAC Blog … The 300 BLK barrels for the Rem 700/Model-7 are available. They are 16″, 1:8 twist, Nitride finish, threaded 5/8-24 and come as pictured with thread protector. Retail is $400. Medium Contour is P/N 101273 Light Contour is P/N [Read More…]

Bullets on ice

This video shows a bullet spinning like a top after being shot into ice. I do not know how safe this is but the results are amazing. UPDATE: Just to make it clear: this is dangerous. The bullets are clearly jumping all over the place. Don’t do it. The makers of [Read More…]