The Peruvian Army has signed a “Technology Cooperation Agreement” with IWI that gives them a license to develop, produce and market the new Galil ACE rifle. Presumably the Peru Army plans on adopting the Galil ACE. Currently they use a mix of small arms [Read More…]
Archive: November, 2010
Noveske Rifleworks has ceased selling 300 Fireball barrels and instead will be shipping .300 AAC BLK barrels for the AR-15. The barrels have an attractive stainless steel bead blast finish, a medium contour, 1:8″ twist, include an installed gas block and will be [Read More…]
The Israeli firm RVTT Reshef Technology has developed a range of 3D targets for military training. From the press release … The new 3D targets, RESHEF RVTT 3039, are realistic, visual 3D infantry targets for dry/live-fire training of military combat forces and [Read More…]
The Weatherby SA-08 Entre Rios is a 28 gauge version of the SA-08 autoloader shotgun. The 28 gauge cartridge is popular in part because it allows the action to be scaled down, resulting in a lighter gun. Weatherby has scaled the SA-08 down to a weight of 5.25 lbs. The [Read More…]
The BBC reports … A pistol held by Sean Connery as James Bond in a poster to promote the 1963 film From Russia With Love has sold at auction for £277,250. The Walther air pistol fetched more than 10 times its estimate of £15,000-£20,000 at Christie’s in [Read More…]
This holster design is quite clever. The weight of the gun is transferred to the belt, but sitting above the belt it allows greater freedom of movement. The holster is compatible with most compact handguns up to 6.5″ in length. It sells for $70.
Brian emailed me a photo he took in September of a gun shop in Crescent, Oregon Not seen in the photo is a sign for live bait. Brain says that the store is run by “a really nice old couple”. UPDATE: The stores website is here. [ Many thanks to Brian for [Read More…]
A reader email in a scan of McDonnell Douglas advertising material that promoted the McDonnell Douglas Scorpion. The scorpion was one of the entries in the US Army’s Multi-Purpose Individual Munition (MPIM) competition in the 80s. This (in my opinion) ridiculous [Read More…]
To all my readers: I wish you a happy thanksgiving! Feel free to post links to photos of your turkeys, turkey guns and any gun related gear you buy on Friday
Tactical Innovations will soon be selling a .22 LR upper receiver for the M11/9 submachine gun (semi-auto clones are not compatible). The receiver uses American 180 .22 drum magazines which can hold up to 275 rounds. The AM15 Upper Receiver system, along with quad rail, [Read More…]
DuraCoat will be launching their new Shake n’ Spray product at SHOT Show next year. The kit allows you to apply the paint without an airbrush, saving you money. I think this is a pretty neat concept.
Armalite is once again selling the AR-10(T) Carbine. This .308-chambered gun has been designed to be light and compact for hog hunting. It features a short 16″ stainless steel barrel.
The Ready Magazine blog has posted a review of last month’s LaRue Tactical Range Day 2010. Being from the area and an avid shooter, I gathered up my step-son and a couple of friends and headed to Liberty Hills to take part in LaRue Tactical’s Range Day 2010. [Read More…]
Wilson Combat is now selling match.45 ACP ammunition. The Bill Wilson Signature Jacketed Match Load is guaranteed to shoot ten-shot groups at 25 yard through a “fixed barrel testing device” of under 0.5″. The load pushes a 230 gr. Hornady HAP (Hornady [Read More…]
S.L.Variant’s speed loaders are now being sold in the US. The speed loader has individual springs for each round, which in theory are better than old big spring. The loader comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate different revolvers.
[ Y-Man, TFB’s resident Nigerian shotgunner, has written a series of articles about his quest to build the perfect shotgun. He has to fabricate many parts and ammunition himself because supplies of gun parts are so limited. I have had many people ask me to get in [Read More…]
350 Taiwan dollars (about USD $11.50) will buy you this ridiculous comb. Guns are cool. Things that are shaped liked guns are not. [ Many thanks to Alex for emailing me the link. ]
Browning has announced the specifications of their new mini-1911 pistol. It is a replica of a standard 1911 but is scaled down to 85% of the original size. The frame and slide are made from an aluminum alloy with a blued-like finish. The gun utilizes a straight blowback [Read More…]
Colt and Baron’s Engraving have put together the Friends of NRA 2011 Gun of the Year. It is a beautifully engraved Colt Model 01991Z Government. From the press release … The 2011 Gun of the Year is custom made with a 24 karat gold plated barrel bushing and [Read More…]
Congrats to Stephen Hunter on his seventh book in the Bob Lee Swagger series, Dead Zero , that is due to be released on December 28 1. Stephen has created a video promoting the book … Only a real man does not edit out missed targets I was videoed last weekend when [Read More…]
Last month Bushmaster was awarded a patent (#7810271) for an AR-15 (or AR-10) compatible modular rifle system. The patent proposes using a mag well that can be removed from the lower receiver. The mag well could be any conceivable length in order to accommodate special [Read More…]
Cool Tools is a very interesting blog for gadget lovers that I have been reading for years. They have posted a review of the Dillon Precision RL-550B Progressive Reloading Press … They tell me that a guy can reload 500 rounds an hour with this machine. I have only [Read More…]
$65 + shipping. [ Many thanks to Chad for emailing me the link. ]
I mean’t to blog this a while back but somehow forgot. If you ever felt the need for a fully automatic rifle with the power of a .45-70, then The Broadsword (aka. Templar Custom Multi-Caliber System) in .50 Beowulf is the gun for you. Watch it in action here [Read More…]
[ Many thanks to Rolf (and his friend) for emailing it to me. ]
LaRue Tactical is selling an upgrade kit for the Ruger 10/22 that includes a LT178 Rail, LT719 QD Ultra-Low Mount and LaRue Cheek Pad. The kit sells for $295. I have no doubt that these rings and mount are of the best quality, but you must admit that it is quite amusing [Read More…]
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the .357 Magnum cartridge S&W have produced a beautiful limited-edition Model 27 revolver. It features a 6.5″ barrel, a bright blue finish, engraving and a walnut grip. From the press release … Commemorating the [Read More…]
The USMC like their M27 IAR so much that they are considering dumping the SAW in favor of it. Military.com reports … Lt. Gen. George Flynn, who heads the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, told reporters at a Washington, D.C. breakfast that the [Read More…]
The Enfield EM-2 rifle, otherwise known Rifle No. 9, remains the rifle I most want to fire, but know I am never going to have the chance. If it had been adopted who knows how modern rifle cartridges would have evolved. This video shows the EM-2 being fired … At [Read More…]
Martha emailed me to say that she purchased a Rossi Ranch Hand earlier this month at a gun show in Norfolk, Virginia. It cost her $425. Rossi has officially stated that the gun would not be available until 2011. So if you look hard enough, you may be able to find one [Read More…]
You must watch this video. It is amazing! Michael was born without arms, yet he has managed to learn how to load and shoot a Tanfoglio Witness pistol. He is a very inspiring guy! [ Many thanks to Heath for emailing me the video. ]
Browning has introduced a .22 pistol patterned after the 1911. It is about 80% of the size of a regular 1911 (see photo below). It will be available in two sizes, a full-size and a compact. The price intrigues me. It is nearly twice the retail of the GSG 1911 and much [Read More…]
The Blackheart International BHI-15 (S) is nice looking mid-length gas AR-15 carbine. I really like the sleek looking BHI handguard.
PCF Manufacturing are selling a complete polymer AR-15 lower for $100. [ Many thanks to Suburban Survivalist for sending me the link. ]
From the Ruger press release … Southport, CT November 15, 2010 – Forbes magazine has named Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) one of “America’s 100 Best Small Companies” in 2010. The list appeared in the November 8th issue of Forbes. [Read More…]