To all my readers: Have a very Merry Christmas. I am taking a short holiday and blogging will resume on the 5 January.
Archive: December, 2010
Also new from Browning in 2011 is the Maxus Rifled Deer. As the name suggests, this is a Maxus semi-automatic shotgun configured to shoot slugs. It features a 3″ chamber, fully rifled barrel, Mossy Oak camo, Dura-Coat finish and Cantilever scope mount. The MSRP is [Read More…]
Next year Browning is bringing back the A-Bolt bolt-action rifle chambered in 12 gauge. They are (or will be) advertising that the A-Bolt Shotgun Hunter is capable of 1.5″ groups at 100 yards with sabot slugs. The Shotgun Hunter features the much-liked A-Bolt [Read More…]
The Australian Defense Force has procured $1.6 million worth of HK417 rifles. Presumably they also discovered that in Afghan terrain you need a designated marksmen type rifle in at least 7.62x51mm NATO. [ Many thanks to JamesW for posting the link. ]
Caleb has reviewed the Winchester PDX1 self-defense ammunition for the Taurus Judge revolver … The PDX1 round was pretty obviously designed for the Judge, as there are already decent buckshot and slug loads out there for .410 shotguns. This round uses three [Read More…]
Vegas gun blogger “702″ has posted a review of the LAR Grizzly OPS-4 Upper Receiver with ambidextrous reciprocating side charging handles. I really like the look and can appreciate the utility of a left-side charging handle (I am right handed).
Richard at Guns, Holsters & Gear is organizing a get together for gun bloggers. He will also be giving away some tickets to the SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner.
Ruger are now selling a version of the .380 Ruger LCP pistol with a Crimson Trace Laserguard installed at the factory. The MSRP is $548.
Dual-wielding M249 machine guns … [ Many thanks to Pete for emailing me the link. ]
Colt has produced a one of a kind 1911 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911. Only one gun has been made. It has the serial “1911COLT2011″. The pistol is being auctioned off at GunBroker. Bidding has hit just over $25,000. The winner also gets a [Read More…]
The Firearm Blog is first on the ‘net with a photo of Sig Sauer upcoming SIG50 rifle. It has a 5 round magazine, full length rail, bipod, adjustable stock, fluted 29″ barrel. The MRSP is $8,999.
We don’t know much about it, other than it is called the SIG50, will have a 29″ barrel, 5 round box magazine and will cost $8,999. It will be unveiled at SHOT Show next month. UPDATE: Photo of the SIG50. [Hat Tip: John @ Sig Sauer Guns ]
A Canadian gun retailer is expecting a shipment of Izhmash Record-338 rifles this month. The Record rifle is based on the military SV-98 sniper rifle. [ Many thanks to snmp for emailing me the info. ]
The Glock 26 with the Gen4 frame is now being shipped to gun shops. [Hat Tip: Eds Public Safety ]
A credible source told me that the New Zealand Army has been evaluating the FN SCAR rifle as a possible replacement for the Steyr AUG. My source also told me that there has also been a lot of talk in the NZ Army about adopting 7.62mm rifles. The troops who have been [Read More…]
So cool. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me the the info. ] [Hat Tip: Whattayagonnado ]
The Noreen Bad News is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. It is patterned after the AR-15 rifle and uses some AR parts such as the pistol grip, stock and trigger. Noreen is marketing the rifle as the ultimate patrol rifle: semi-automatic (faster than [Read More…]
The below photos, taken by the talented Oleg Volk, show the upcoming Kel-Tec RMR 30 … Finally, a MP7 we can all own
Vinícius Cavalcante sent me the below photos of guns captured by the police in Rio de Janeiro during recent operations in the favelas of Vila Cruzeiro and the Complexo do Alemão. Everything from belt-fed machine guns to mortars to AKs, Thompsons and Garands are [Read More…]
The Universal Camouflage Pattern will be replaced with three different camo patterns. [ Many thanks to Lance for emailing me the link. ]
The Contemporary Classic Centennial, 100th Anniversary Edition, is Wilson Combat’s answer to the question “What would John Moses Browning have done with the 1911 if he had modern CNC machines available?”. Just 100 are being made. From the press release [Read More…]
Steyr has announced that they have redesigned the Reset Action System (striker) of their SA-1 and MA-1 pistols. The modification results in a much smoother trigger take-up and a remarkably consistent and crisp break at approximately five pounds. The redesign [Read More…]
Gun Holsters & Gear have published two gun reviews. The first is by Jay G. (of the MArooned blog). He reviews the North American Arms Mini-22LR. I remember as a kid when I held a mini-revolver for the first time and wondering what it was useful for. I still [Read More…]
The BarrelXchange has been converting 7.62x39mm Romanian drum magazines to 5.45x39mm for use in AK-74 compatible rifles. 77-rounds of fun comes at a hefty price: $299+shipping. [ Many thanks to T.G. for emailing me the link. ]
The ISSC M22 pistol will soon be available in a tan (“Desert Camo”) or pink frame. Please don’t buy the pink frame MSRP starts at $300.
Bushmaster has developed a new bore cleaning system that does not require the use of patches. From the press release … The Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System offers the best and most effective system to clean the chamber/bore of any firearm. It enables the user to [Read More…]
This has got to be the most confusing gun launch launch since I started blogging. A couple of readers emailed me about the launch of the XDm 3.8 Compact but I thought this was the XDm 3.8 launched last year. Why was I confused? Because Springfield’s marketing [Read More…]
Surefire beat Magpul to the market! David at Defense Review got an exclusive on the upcoming 60 and 100 round magazines from Surefire. The 100 rounder MAG5-100 looks far to big to be useful, but the 60 round MAG5-60 looks perfect for the M27 IAR.
FNH’s Sniper Support Rifle has been approved for production by USSOCOM and will be fielded in May 2011. It has been given the designation MK 20 MOD 0 SSR. FN SCAR fans will be happy at this announcement. From the press release … The MK 20 was originally [Read More…]
A reader from Kosovo emailed me to say that the Kosovo Security Force has adopted the G36 as their standard service rifle. [ Many thanks to Lorenc for emailing me the link. ]
“Lego Black Ops” is a parody of the recently released computer game Call of Duty: Black Ops. It is all just Lego figurines but there is blood, violence and explosions so it may be NSFW The guns used in the video were purchased from BrickArms.
The Ruger P90TH is a relatively nice looking special edition Ruger P90. It features a frame with a grey anodized finish and shiny chromed (or shiny stainless?) hammer and safety. Instead of, in my humble opinion, the awful looking Ruger P-series grips it features Hogue [Read More…]
The President of Slide Fire Solutions emailed me these photos of the final production SSAR-15 bumpfire stock. The previous photos I published were of a test sample without any texture applied. It looks like a lot of fun.