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. ]