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. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
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] Win the [Read More…]
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. ] Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
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. ] Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
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. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
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…]