Colt Defense and Springfield Armory are both in the running to have one of their 1911 pistols adopted by the Marines as the M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistol. Military.com reports … Colt Defense of Hartford, Conn., and Springfield Armory of Geneseo, Ill., sent [Read More…]
Archive: January, 2011
This time last year Bushmaster introduced the Bushmaster .308 ORC, an entry level AR-10-style rifle chambered in .308. This year they have expanded the .308 line and added the Bushmaster MOE.308 Mid-length (fitted with Magpul Original Equipment). Also added is the .308 [Read More…]
Later this year AAC will be selling a Remington Model 7 rifle chambered in 300 BLK. I do not yet have pricing info.
This video shows a modified off-the-shelf remote control Tricopter armed with fireworks, and firing them at hydrogen-filled balloons. More information about how to build one of these balloon-busters can be found here. The future is here [Hat Tip: Tech Crunch]
This is the first video I have seen of the .308 / 7.62mm NATO version of Robarms XCR rifle. [ Many thanks to Vitor for emailing me the link. ]
The most nifty gun at SHOT that I did not see must have been the Beretta A400 Xcel, the new competition model in the Beretta A400 line. Its most immediately noticeable feature is the unusual blue anodized aluminum receiver. This immediately sets it apart from fowling [Read More…]
Two readers from the Netherlands emailed me information about the new Sig Sauer PPNL (Police Pistol Netherlands), a version of the SIG Sauer P250 DC designed for the Dutch police force. One reader said … After a long and thorough public tender the Dutch ministry [Read More…]
Below is the teaser for the “Art of the Precision Rifle ” DVD from Magpul Dynamics. It looks great! [ Many thanks to Nathan for emailing me the link. ]
Accuracy International, whose rifles are widely regarded as the best money can buy, have launched a new long range .338 Lapua rifle. It builds on its predecessor, the .338 Lapua AX Magnum, adding a more modern looking stock as well as an improved bolt and action. The [Read More…]
The Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic) debuted at SHOT last week. The scope has been put together with law enforcement officers in mind. The basic optic is comparable to the Aimpoint CompM2 but with the more popular 2 MOA dot (emitter) rather than the larger 4 MOA dot. [Read More…]
Les Jones asks on his blog how S&W can sell the new scandium framed S&W Governor for under $600 $679. My preferred theory is that it is essential for S&W to have the gun priced competitively with the Taurus Judge. If they cannot compete with the Judge on [Read More…]
Public Service Announcement: Just so all my California readers know, online ammo sales continues to be legal after the court struck down the ban.
Last week I wrote about the upcoming ADCOR Defense BEAR. Shooting Illustrated has uploaded a very comprehensive video showing how the system works. One interesting feature is that the gas block is attached to the rail, rather than the barrel, and pulls in gas through a [Read More…]
On Friday night Michael Bane told me that BATFE visited the Taurus booth at SHOT Show and declared that the 28 gauge revolver was in fact a SBS (Short Barreled Shotgun), not a handgun. Taurus USA imports their pistols from the Taurus factory in Brazil. If they were [Read More…]
Remington subsidiary AAC will be selling integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 rifles! This is incredibly clever and gutsy move for AAC. Many Customer will be demanding the popular Ruger 10/22 and many won’t accept the Freedom Group substitutes, the Remington 597 and [Read More…]
Leupold has introduced a new inexpensive illuminated scope line. The scopes are pretty basic, unlike the higher end VX3 and Mark 4 illuminated scopes, but they feature good quality glass unlike the cheaper illuminated scopes currently on the market. I asked one of the [Read More…]
Young Manufacturing’s bullpup conversion of the .22 LR Marlin Model 795 was on display at SHOT Show. It is a neat looking gun. It does not try to emulate a fancy bullpup like the FN2000 or Tavor, but instead is minimalist and slick. Young also manufacture a [Read More…]
The below video shows a Benelli Super 90 (modified with standard hunting stock) loaded with 1 oz. Winchester foster-style slugs hitting the target at 230 yards. I am sure Y-Man is impressed! I was shooting slugs at 50 yards yesterday and feeling good about just hitting [Read More…]
Like I did last year, I am disclosing the free stuff that I was given at SHOT. As far as I know, none of these were personal gifts, but promotional material handed out to many other members of the media or to SHOT attendees. I did not take all the free gear home with me [Read More…]
Yes, I did just use the word “Super-Cool” in a blog post title. I have run out of adjectives to describe this rifle. Let me just say that I could hardly put this gun down. I seriously contemplated grabbing it and doing a runner The rifle is a Remington 700 [Read More…]
AAC’s Mike Mers took a break from his busy schedule to show off the latest in Tactical Sweater Vests. According to Mike, a man with impeccable taste, this season the ultimate accessory for any green sweater vest wearer is an M249 chambered in .300 AAC BLK and [Read More…]
Advanced Armament Corp’s Ranger 2 suppressor is a lightweight compact 5.56mm suppressor. It is shown below mounted on a Remington ACR. The MSRP is $550.
The Finnish rifle manufacturer Sako (now owned by Beretta) was started in 1921 and turns 90 years old this year. The 90th anniversary gun is a beautiful Sako Model 85 chambered in .450 Rigby.
The Ruger LC9 did not strike me as particularly exciting. I am sure it works, but it does not offer anything not already on the market.
The Mossberg Chainsaw may look gimmicky, and shooting from the hip is not a good way to utilize your pump-action, but it works surprisingly well.
Next year (2012) American Tactical Imports will be selling a .22 rifle patterned after the Sturmgewehr 44. The gun on display was just a prototype but it felt and looked great. The gun will be manufactured by GSG (who make the MP5 .22 clones) and imported into the USA [Read More…]
Sage have developed a very cool 37mm semi-auto magazine-fed grenade launcher (although 37mm rounds are only manufactured with less-lethal payloads). It is surprisingly compact. This is in part because it ejects upwards and has a rebated rim (the rim is much smaller than [Read More…]
I first blogged about the 40mm Deuce grenade launcher late last year. I was able to handle it at Sage’s SHOT boot and was quite impressed with it. The weight and height is not much more than a single barrel launcher and the width is, of course, the same. According [Read More…]
Larry Zanoff, of Independent Studio Services, has been the armorer for many movies. He built the iconic suppressed shotgun used in No Country For Old Men. This photo was taken by Gregory Markle at the NRA Booth at SHOT Show.
PCP Ammunition will be selling a line of polymer cased ammunition in early 2011. They claim to have fixed the issues that have plagued polymer ammo in the past (case head separation, melting in the chamber). They are offering it in 5.56 NATO, 6.8 SPC, 7.62mm NATO, .338 [Read More…]
The below photo is of the upcoming ultra-light suppressor from Yankee Hill Machine. The Titanium Phantom weighs just 12 ounces. The MSRP is $998! The below photos show two other YHM products … [ Many thanks to Gred for emailing me the info. ]
Only a real man can admit that he likes a pink gun. I am a real man, but I don’t admit anything.
Photos of outrageously heavy guns for your enjoyment …
It looks like a Mac-10 but is in fact a high powered handheld laser from a company called XADS (Extereme Alternate Defense Systems). It has a max daylight range of 1km and a night range of 2.5 km. The battery lasts 30 minutes. The laser is a 2.5 (min) – 3 watt [Read More…]