For those of you who do not know, The Firearm Blog is owned by GunsForSale.com. My boss is trying to choose a new logo for GunsForSale. Could you please take a minute of your time to complete a simple two question survey. You will simply be asked to choose from a number [Read More…]
Archive: March, 2011
Colt donated a gorgeously engraved Colt 1911 pistol to the NRA Foundation, the NRA’s charitable organization, who are auctioning it off at GunBroker.com. The current bid is over $33,000. I think the gun is beautiful and I applaud Colt’s generosity to the NRA [Read More…]
Slingshot maker Jörg Sprave took up a challenge posed to him by a YouTube user and built a slingshot that fires machetes. Note the thumbhole stock! [Hat Tip: Boing Boing via. Geekologie!] [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) & David for emailing me the the [Read More…]
I recently reported that H&K and Walther took the Dutch government to court over allegations of impropriety in their selection of the Sig Sauer PPNL as the new police sidearm. They claimed that a corrupt policeman, who is under investigation for another alleged [Read More…]
The National Firearms Museum has created a new exhibit celebrating the 1911. NRA Blog reports … Gunsite’s display not only features the finest pieces from the Museum’s collection, but also guns from the Military Pistol Trials of 1901 through 1911 as well [Read More…]
Surefire’s nifty Rapid Transition Sight are canted at 45 degrees to allow them to be used alongside scopes on 3-gun competition rifles. I have seen, and blogged about, canted picatinny rails for red dot sights but this is the first canted iron sight that I have [Read More…]
The M1911 pistol was officially adopted by the US Army on 29 March 1911. Two years later it was adopted by the Navy and Marine Corps. Today, a hundred years later, it has never been more popular with shooters worldwide. It is also still in service. Last year the USMC [Read More…]
The co-owner of a Southern California importer has been arrested on felony charges of manufacturing and selling a counterfeit mark. The other co-owner fled the country to China. LA Times reports … Now a fugitive believed to be in China, Yongming “Steven” Sui, [Read More…]
My favorite aftermarket aperture sight manufacturer, Tech Sights, has expanded their line to include the Ruger Mini-14 and Remington 597. Over the standard Mini-14 rear sight, Tech Sight’s sight allows click adjustment of both windage and elevation adjustment ands [Read More…]
I am very pleased to report that the UTAS UTS15 will be produced in the USA and will be able to be purchased by consumers. Production will begin in a few months time.
This holster … resulted in this … Read the story here [ May not be safe for work – bloody wounds visible ] UPDATE: Link corrected to point to ITS Tactical. [ Many thanks to Max for emailing me the link. ]
It is nice to report some good news for FN Herstal after their run of bad luck. The FN MINIMI won the competition to select a new light machine gun for the Norwegian Armed Forces. Norway will be purchasing 1,900 MINIMI guns. From the press release … Belgium-based [Read More…]
Mossberg has introduced a tactical home defense version of their 20 gauge chambered SA-20 semi-automatic shotgun. The gun features a 20″ barrel, top picatinny rail, ghost ring rear sight and a tri-rail attached to the front for the magazine. [ Many thanks to Chris [Read More…]
I did not realize that the dual magazine bullpup shotgun concept goes as far back as the 1970s. John W. Winter produced a bullpup shotgun called the Winter SWATriplex-18 back in the late 70s. It could feed from either one, or both, of its 9 round magazines. PT-The [Read More…]
Two years ago I created a photoshoped mockup of a Remington 700 being fed from a 30 round AR-15 magazine. One reader was inspired by the picture and is recreating it while at working a local gunsmith over the summer. If anyone has any suggestions for Kevin, please post [Read More…]
Guns, Holsters, and Gear reports … It appears Taurus is set to introduce .22 LR kits for their pistols at the 2011 NRA show. Bob Morrison, the president and CEO of Taurus International, appeared to let slip that his company would be introducing .22 LR conversion [Read More…]
At the start of this year the only dual magazine shotgun I knew of was the almost mythical South African NEOSTEAD. In January Kel-Tec introduced the KSG bullpup Shotgun. Now Turkish firm UTAS has brought another mean-looking dual magazine pump-action shotgun to market. [Read More…]
Army.mil reports (emphasis added) … Another lawmaker questioned Fuller about the Army’s individual carbine competition, to find a follow-on to the M4 Carbine weapon Soldiers are using now in Afghanistan. Fuller told the lawmaker the competition was not about [Read More…]
Constitution Arms, the firm behind the Palm Pistol, has developed an interesting multi-projectile .38 Special cartridge called the Palm38 Tri‐Plex. Three lead bullets, totaling 158 grain, are stacked on top of each other and backed by a copper gas check. The load has [Read More…]
Bushmaster has moved all of its production to Remington’s factory in Ilion, NY. This comes as no surprise to anyone in the industry. For all practical purposes Bushmaster is a Remington brand rather than a separate company. This is neither a good or bad thing, it [Read More…]
AccurateShooter.com discovered a fun web-based flash game based on the New Zealand Army’s marksmanship training. There are a few current and former Kiwi soldiers on this blog. If you are one of them I suggest you don’t play it, it will only make you more jeleous [Read More…]
The Desert Tactical Arms SRS Covert Rifle was definitely one of the niftiest guns at SHOT Show. With a short 16″ barrel, chambered in 308 Win, .300 Win or .338 Lapua Magnum, this gun has an overall length of just 26″. It is tiny but powerful package. My only [Read More…]
This is a blog post I never thought I would write! Despite having the home field advantage, FN Herstal lost out on a contract to supply the Belgian Federal Police with pistols. Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm won the competition to replace the aging FN/Browning GP-35 [Read More…]
ISSC has announced that their M22B pistol will soon be available for sale in California and Massachusetts.
Richard Nagy built a 10 round magazine for his Mosin Nagant. Read about the project at Guns, Holsters & Gear.
Bushmaster is now selling a hunting AR-15 rifle featuring GameGuard camouflage. This camo pattern has been designed with the Texas and Southwest landscape in mind. The Bushmaster GameGuard Predator will retail for $1,459.
John Deere’s Armored A tractors were armed with two M1919 machine guns. Nifty.
Crunch Gear is reporting on a company that is making RAM heatsinks shaped like guns. [ Many thanks to mrsatyre for emailing me the link. ]
The Truth About Guns tests the myth that a ported barrel on a revolver will blind the operator at night … The scenario RF had in mind is a typical home defense situation. You’re in bed asleep when something goes bump in the night. You grab your bedside pistol, [Read More…]
Fiocchi’s new line of Canned Heat ammunition has been designed for long term storage. The ammunition is sealed in metal cans that are nitrogen gas hermetically sealed and are packed with desiccants to prevent rust, deterioration, and moisture. The Canned Heat line [Read More…]
MilPictures.com created this photo of the single shot Steyr HS .50 rifle. Placing cartridges between the knuckles is a technique popular among single shot rifle shooters. You can see a photo of blogger Albert Rasch using the technique with his .416 Rigby chambered Ruger [Read More…]
Reuters reports … Utah has become the first U.S. state to name an official firearm, placing an automatic pistol on a list of designated symbols, right along with the honeybee and the cutthroat trout. Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill into law this week, [Read More…]
Libyan rebel and his nifty Mauser stock. [ Many thanks to Lance for emailing me the link. ]
When Winchester/USRAC disappeared several years ago, so too did several iconic firearms such as the Model 70 and the Model 94. Consumer demand for renewed production has led Browning/FN to produce the Model 70 at FN’s manufacturing plant in South Carolina, and now [Read More…]
Safariland is manufacturing SPEEDFEED I and SPEEDFEED III shotgun stocks in A-TACS camo for Mossberg and Remington shotguns. They are available for the Remington 870, Remington 1100, Remington 1187 and Mossberg 500/590. The MSRP is $149.95.