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…]