Archive: April, 2011


Blaser R8 at IWA 2011

While at IWA, I had a chance to familiarize myself with many fine firearms, including high end rifles from Blaser. Their newest rifle is the R8, a development of the straight-pull bolt action R93. The R8’s action has been beefed up and is currently available in [Read More…]


Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm

Dan Wesson, a subsidiary of CZ-USA, has been manufacturing 1911s for quite some time, and models like the Bobtail have gotten a good amount of attention for their carry-friendly features. The new Guardian pistol is available in .45 ACP and 9mm. It has a Commander length [Read More…]


Double Barrel Shotgun Quad Rail

LaserLyte has developed a Quad Rail for double barrel shotguns. I think this product is an excellent idea. Double barrel shotguns are excellent defensive weapons, and being able to add a light and/or laser will only improve their utility in the home. The LaserLyte [Read More…]

New SIG pistols

Sig Sauer Guns has a list of SIG new pistols slated for production this summer … 220R-45-BSS-E2 – P220 in .45 ACP with night sights and enhanced ergonomic grips (E2) 220R-45-XTM-BLKGRY – P220 Extreme – just like the P226 Extreme but in a 220 E26R-9-DP – [Read More…]


Tactical Lever Action

But why not? An EOTech is the perfect sight for a pistol cartridge chambered carbine. Suppressors are just as useful on a lever action carbine as they are on a pimped-out AR-15. As for the Magpul AFG grip … ok, I admit that it taking the concept a too far!

Top Shot Now Casting for Season 4

The deadline to apply for a shot in Top Shot season 4 is May 20, 2011. The press release … THE HISTORY CHANNEL is seeking SKILLED MARKSMEN for SEASON 4 of its hit competition show. You’ve seen some of America’s best shooters take on the Top Shot challenge, and [Read More…]


Chinese soldiers reject shotgun

While being light on details, Strategy Page reports that the Chinese PLA has decided not to expand its arsenal of shotguns, considering them a riot control weapon rather than a combat weapon. The Chinese police and army shotgun is the Norinco / Hawk Industries [Read More…]


CSG Maglite Flashlight Gun is selling a AOW gun, called the CSG Companion, that chambers a single .410 shot gun shell and functions as a flashlight. It is selling for $895. The gun is branded as CSG. I can find no information on this firm other than their FFL details. The gun is [Read More…]


RIP Philip Luty

Philip A Luty passed away on April 8, 2011 after a two year struggle against cancer. He was a prolific designer of homemade firearms and published many plans for homemade pistols and machine guns. A citizen and resident of the UK, he was sentenced to five years in [Read More…]


Bofors Ak 5C assault rifle

I spotted these photos of Swedish recruits undergoing basic training with their Bofors Ak 5C assault rifles. The AK5C is the modernized version of the original AK5, a derivative of the FNC carbine. It became the standard Swedish service weapon a few years ago. The [Read More…]


The guns of the Libyan rebellion

C. J. Chivers, who more often than not is found where lesser men fear to tread, has published a fascinating account of the weapons and tactics, or lack thereof, he has observed in Libya. Chivers reports … A PKT machine gun, a weapon designed to be mounted on a [Read More…]


H&K MR-308 at IWA 2011

We are still waiting for the H&K MR308 (and the MR556) but the civilian version of the H&K 417 has been available for some time. Andrew took a look at it at IWA … The rifle has a 16.5 barrel, has an overall length of 34.6″ – 37.8″ [Read More…]


Cuban AK Optics???

Can anyone identify the optics used on these AKM rifles carried by Cuban soldiers. I have never see one like it before and my copy of Frank Iannamico’s epic tome on the AK is not at hand. [ Many thanks to m4shooter for emailing me the photo. ]

palm pistol

The Palm Pistol Debate

No blogosphere, least of all the gun blogosphere, would be complete without the occasional controversy. The latest of these to hit our corner of the internet is a debate over the utility of the Palm Pistol concept. Last week Outdoor Life writer John Snow wrote a blog [Read More…]

Internet Gun Fraduster Caught

Webster has been known throughout the internet gun buying world as a most elusive purveyors of internet fraud operating in our small corner of the internet buying world. He has claimed victims from nearly every popular internet discussion forum, posting guns for sale [Read More…]


Rossi Circuit Judge .44 Magnum

The Rossi Circuit Judge, originally introduced last year chambered in .45 LC / .410 shotshell, will soon be available in .44 Magnum. This model has been designed for scope use and features a cantilever scope mount and hammer extension, although it does retain the fiber [Read More…]


Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP Pistol

The much anticipated Ruger SR1911 has arrived. The pistol features an attractive bead-blasted stainless finish and checkered hardwood grips. The best feature: the price! With a MSRP of $799, it is cheaper than similarly specced imported 1911s. The slide is CNC machined [Read More…]


GemTax Day

To ‘celebrate’ tax day, GemTech is offering to pay the $200 BATFE tax stamp on behalf all customers who purchase their GEMTECH TREK-T 5.56mm suppressor on April 18th, 2011 through the end of the month! This suppressor costs $1,100. The TREK-T is primarily [Read More…]


HS Precision rifle KABOOM

Last month I posted photos of a Mosin Nagant rifle that broke just in front of the chamber. I had never seen that happen before. Surprisingly, it has happened again to a high-end HS Precision rifle. The rifle was being used in a shooting competition in Russia when it [Read More…]


IMBEL IA2 Rifle Video

The IMBEL IA2, potentially the next service rifle for the Brazilian Army, can be seen going through dust, ice and over-the-beach (or in this case river) tests in the below video. Skip to 3:50 minutes. The IMBEL IA2 comes in 5.56mm and 7.62mm versions. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]


Kimber Solo 9mm

Kimber’s Solo Carry is a new sub-compact 9mm pistol. It is a single action striker-fired design. The pistols biggest selling point is that its ergonomics and style are inspired by the 1911. It really does look like a mini-1911. At the moment there are two models [Read More…]


Chiappa Firearms Kodiak .45-70

The new Kodiak .45-70 from Chiappa Firearms is a ‘modern’ 1886 lever action rifle. It has a synthetic stock, recoil pad and synthetic furniture. The rifle was on display at the EXA ’11 gun expo in Italy.