In order to find out which method of rifle barrel manufacturing was best, I interviewed Jochen Anschutz (president of Anschutz) and Woody Woodall (president of Lothar-Walther). I found it interesting that although Mr. Woodall stated that all three of the major methods [Read More…]
Archive: May, 2011
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…]
A Civil War replica cannon, manned by the 19th Ohio Light Artillery reenactment group, replaced the starter pistol at the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic during the weekend. The Intelligencer reports … “What I wanted to do was create a direct, [Read More…]
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I spoke with the president of Steyr Mannlicher at IWA and he informed me that they will import the AUG to the United States through their Trussville, Alabama facility. This is good news for AUG fans, especially since the quality control will be under Steyr’s [Read More…]
While at IWA, I had a chance to interview world champion pistol shooter Rob Leatham. Mr. Leatham has won the IPSC World Championship 5 times and the USPSA National Championship an incredible 24 times, among many other prestigious victories. He’s been described by [Read More…]
NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com. To get up-to-date information on where to find Kimber 1911s for sale, please visit GunsForSale.com. It seems there’s always room to modify the 1911 to suit the needs of a wider number of users. The [Read More…]
Mossberg put together a one-off special edition of the Mossberg 500 SPX engraved with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) logo. The gun is being donated to a fundraiser to support their fallen agents
Steyr-Mannlicher, which is located, naturally, in Steyr, Austria, has been hammer forging barrels longer than any other firearm manufacturer. They’re located in the same town as GFM, the company that manufactures the massive, complex, and very expensive hammer [Read More…]
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.
Two home gunsmiths, Chapaev and Voland, have been working on converting two Mosin Nagant rifles to use the .45-70 cartridge. Their almost completed rifles have a 3+1 capacity, 16.25″ barrels and fiber optic sights. It was no easy task with a lot of modifications [Read More…]
Kit Up has an amusing story about Army Black Hawk pilot, and former infantryman, who decided that his M4 and M9 did not offer his enough firepower, so he swapped them for a M249 Para (with custom mods) and a M203 (with FD-203 standalone conversion). I like this pilots [Read More…]
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…]
Photo by Oleg Volk …
As I mentioned previously, the KRISS booth was pretty impressive. They had lots of Sphinx pistols on display, as well as Defiance suppressors and pistol sights. Last but not least, they also had the KRISS Vector .45 caliber submachine gun. Before I continue, let me say [Read More…]
Bitter was initially a skeptic of the Flashbang bra holster but, after trying it out, she was surprised to find that it worked well. Bitter says … I was wearing a ladies t-shirt in a solid color, and Sebastian said he could tell from some angles that something was [Read More…]
Gun archaeologists Max Popenker and Anthony Williams uncovered a previously unknown prototype machine gun that dates back to WWII. Max blogged the below photos, but is tight lipped about the details. The gun will be featured in their upcoming book Sub-Machine Gun. This [Read More…]
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…]
Canadian firm Lamperd Less Lethal Inc. manufactures AR-15 rifles chambered in a less lethal load of the .500 S&W called the Less Lethal WASP 500. Magazines are available in a variety of capacities ranging from five rounds right up to 40 rounds. The company also [Read More…]
Degtyaryov’s infantry machine gun, aka. DP / DP-27 / DPM (modernized), with its large pan magazine, is one of the most distinctive weapons of WWII. The pan magazine proved not to be the best idea and after the war the Soviets developed the RP-46, an ingenious [Read More…]
Crystal Pistols manufacture replica guns using lead crystal. The 1911 pistol, pictured below, sells for $275. More photos of the Crystal Pistols can be seen at N.U.G.U.N’s blog.
The US Army may have abandoned the bayonet, but the art of the bayonet is alive and well elsewhere. Earlier this month, at the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting 2011, Australians, New Zealanders and US Marines participated in a joint bayonet exercise. Marines.mil [Read More…]
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The Leader 50 is an interesting weapon designed by veteran gun designer Charles St. George. It is in the same class as the Gepard GM6 Lynx .50 Caliber Rifle, hard hitting, fast rate of fire and light enough to be used off hand as a primary weapon. Unlike the GM6 Lynx [Read More…]
Christophe Guignard, CEO of Defiance (and VP of KRISS and Sphinx) explains the features of their pistol and submachine gun suppressors. Innovative is an overused term in this industry, but these products definitely have innovations that set them apart from practically [Read More…]
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…]
Andrew had the opportunity to train in the Threat Dynamics virtual training facility. “It was pretty much like being in the Matrix.”. Manufactured by VirTra Systems, the simulators available at the Threat Dynamics facility included a 100 degree – one [Read More…]
The Rossi Rio Grande lever action rifle is now available chambered in .45-70 and .410 shotshell. The .45-70′s magazine holds six rounds and the .410 holds five. The rifles have a 20″ barrel and weigh 5.8 lbs. The MSRP $536 – $583.
If The Firearm Blog had designed the Knight XV from Conquest Vehicles, we would have added a roof mounted, remote controlled FN MAG1 A Browning M2 + ammunition would be to heavy and a FN Minimi does not have the stopping power & range. ↩
[ The Editor: The Firearm Blog readers are an innovative group. We regularly get email from readers asking us for give advice on how to proceed with patenting thier gun-related inventions. I am very pleased to present the first part in a series of posts that demystify [Read More…]
Few things are more sexy than a fully automatic .45 ACP pistol. [ Many thanks to somchai for emailing me the link. ]
I am often asked by readers how they can become gunsmiths, but, never having gone down that path, I am as clueless as they are. My friend Albert Rasch has published an interview with Jeremy Chan, a gunsmithing student at the Trinidad State Junior College Gunsmithing [Read More…]