Archive: March, 2011


Happy Birthday 1911!

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…]


EOTech Forgery Dealer Busted

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…]


Mossberg SA-20 Tactical

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…]


The S&W Number 2

Tam @ The Arms Room writes … The timing of the Number 2′s launch could not have been more propitious, coming as it did shortly on the heels of the shelling of Fort Sumter. Although it was never officially adopted by the U.S. Army, Yankee soldiers spent their [Read More…]


Trichy Assault Rifle

Ordnance Factory of Tiruchi (OFT) has developed a new 7.62x39mm assault rifle. From what can see, the Trichy Assault Rifle looks to be an improved version of India’s 5.56mm INSAS rifle. Times of India reports … TIRUCHI: The Ordnance Factory of Tiruchi (OFT) [Read More…]


Nikonov’s AN-94 Abakan Rifle

Shooting Illustrated has published a detailed account of the fascinating AN-94 “Abakan” rifle. In 1993, a mysterious rifle appeared at an arms display at the elite Taman Guards Division outside Moscow. The strange new rifle was labeled “ASN”—a Russian [Read More…]


Steyr AUG Marksmanship web game 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…]