Archive: May, 2011

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India to develop new carbine

The Indian state run Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and state owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) have developed a new carbine for the Army which The Times of India reports will soon be adopted by the India Army. The Milap carbine, as it currently [Read More…]

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We won!

Although I have not been officially notified yet, I saw on the website that The Firearm Blog won the “Best Gun Blog – News” category of the Gunnies. Thanks much to everyone who voted. I will be sure to post a photo of the replica 30mm shell trophy. [Read More…]

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Caracal pistol review

Linoge attended a shoot organized by UAE pistol manufacturer Caracal. They did so much shooting the guns needed to be cooled in water. The pistols get a mixed review from Linoge who had some problems with the pistol’s slide and magazine.

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Taurus Tracker 44 Review

Richard has published an excellent review, with a lot of photos, of the Taurus Tracker 44, a relatively lightweight .44 Magnum revolver. From the review … While it probably won’t “… blow your head clean off,” the .44 Magnum is still considered to be one of the [Read More…]

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Leupold VX-R 1.25-4 Pig Plex

Over at GunBlast Jeff Quinn reviews the Leupold VX-R 1.25-4x illuminated scope with the Pig Plex reticle. Jeff says … The unique Pig Plex reticle of the VX-R Hog uses three heavy posts for the bottom vertical and the outward portions of the horizontal crosshairs. [Read More…]

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Stoeger Model 3500 shotgun

Stoeger’s Model 2000 is a very popular shotgun. It uses the same inertia operated semi-auto action as the Benelli shotguns, but at a much lower price. Earlier this year, Stoeger introduced the Model 3500 at SHOT Show, a 12 gauge 3.5″ magnum version of the [Read More…]

The M4 is the new AK.

Solider Systems reports that Malaysia is seeking permission to federate the production of M4 rifles, which they produce under license from Colt Defense, across Southeast Asia. An M4 clone, the CQ 5.56, is already produced by China and exported all over the world. One of [Read More…]

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How Sig Sauer Pistols are Made

For a “gun guy,” few things are cooler than being able to visit the factory where some of your very own firearms were made. While in Europe, I had the opportunity to visit a number of different factories, including Sig Sauer’s plant in Eckernförde, [Read More…]

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Winchester Model 70 Safari Express

For dangerous game hunters, a reliable rifle is a must; having your rifle fail when a triceratops or other African game is charging you is simply not an option. Enter the Winchester Model 70 Safari Express, built on the pre-’64 action with its claw extractor for [Read More…]

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ArmaLite AR-50 review

Nick reviews the Armalite AR-50 .50 BMG rifle at TTAG … The AR-50 was designed to do one thing and do it well: hit targets at extreme ranges. According to their 1999 press release, the rifle is an ” . . . economical, accurate rifle for shooters interested in the [Read More…]

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Johnson Automatic Rifle

Forgotten weapons writes about the Johnson Automatic Rifle … However, it had one particular feature that made it attractive to the Marine Corps paratroopers – the barrel could be easily removed and replaced, using just a cartridge. This made it into a much [Read More…]