Ruger has released a compact version of their SR40, the SR40c. It features a 3.5″ barrel, flush 9 round magazine (or grip extension magazine with 15 round capacity), an accessory rail and the choice between a two-tone brushed stainless finish or Nitridox Pro black [Read More…]
Archive: June, 2011
A Canadian military veteran, disabled during his service, blogs about using his firearm hobby to help heal his PTSD.
Three Point Innovation’s Box-to-Mag speed loader allows ammunition to be loaded straight from 20 round boxes into AR-15 magazines. If you buy your AR-15 ammunition in boxes, rather than loose or on stripper clips, then this product is for you. Product starts in [Read More…]
Last month I blogged a photo of a mystery submachine gun. Pierangelo Tendas (aka. The Italian Commie) posted a comment suggesting it was an Armaguerra OG-42 prototype. He was very close, it has been revealed to be the ultra-rare Armaguerra OG-43. Guns.ru writes … [Read More…]
I’ve been fascinated by the big-bore snub nose revolver ever since the early 80’s when I read about a woman who rotated the tables on a would-be rapist. When he grabbed her, she grabbed a .44 out of her purse and ensured he would never harm anyone ever again. The [Read More…]
Springfield has just unveiled a new competition version of the XDM. The 5.25 Competition features a 5.25″ match grade barrel, a forged steel slide with a lightening cut1, fiber optic front sight and target adjustable rear sight. Currently it is only available in [Read More…]
FNH USA’s Executive Vice President of Military Operations Mark Cherpes explained to Shooting Illustrated what was going on with the FN SCAR at USSOCOM. USSOCOM could not make their mind up, but finally decided they wanted a multi-caliber system, which is why the [Read More…]
The Marine Corps times have published the first photos of the M27 IAR in Afganistan. I like to give credit where credit is due: the Marine Corp Times was the first publication to originally state that the Marines were dropping the M249. The rest of us all dismissed the [Read More…]
ZCORR manufacture storage & preservation bags for firearms and ammunition. The outside layer of the bags prevent moisture and oxygen from getting in. The inside layers are coated with a chemical that adheres to the metal of the gun inside, preventing corrosion. If [Read More…]
A lucky 13 year old’s dad built her a florescent green AR-15 chambered in 6.8 SPC. By now I am not just used to pink guns, I actually somewhat like them (don’t tell anyone) … I guess I can get used to green.
Benelli manufactures most of their firearm components at their factory, but sources some others from outside companies. As an example, all Benelli rifle and shotgun barrels are made by Beretta. Wood stocks come from a variety of sources, as do some polymer parts. Mauro [Read More…]
Traditions Performance Firearms have developed a break-action muzzleloading hunting pistol based on their Vortek Rifle. The Vortex pistol features a 13” ultralight tapered ported barrel, Accelerator Breech Plug, CeraKote Finish and LT-1 alloy frame. The MSRP is $369 [Read More…]
Lipsey & Ruger are producing a limited edition of the Ruger No. 1 chambered in the .250-3000 Savage. From the press release … Lipsey’s LLC, a leading nation-wide firearms distributor, is pleased to announce the fifth installment of the popular K1A Series of [Read More…]
Loki Weapon Systems have released their own MOE carbine. Magpul MOE gear is so popular that it makes sense for manufacturers to offer a rifle with Magpul parts already added, saving the consumer from having to buy stocks, grips, sights & hanguagrd that they do not [Read More…]
In a document, dated 6/07/2011 and sent to law enforcement agencies by the ATF Phoenix Field Division and leaked by the Anonymous-affiliated group LulzSec, states that the USA manufactured 40mm grenades in use by Mexican drug gangs were legally exported to foreign [Read More…]
It has been reported on the ARFCOM and Lightfighter forums that some USMC battalions are banning or restricting the use of Magpul PMAG magazines because they are incompatible with the M27 IAR. The PMAG does not work with the HK416 (it does not drop free and needs to be [Read More…]
Chiappa Firearms is now selling a AR-15 upper chambered in .22 LR. The M4-22 is compatible with all mil-spec AR-15 lowers. It has a 16″ barrel, weights 3.5 lbs and is shipped with two 28 round magazines. The MSRP is $349.
National Geographic is airing a documentary about the Barretts on Monday, June 27. From the press release … National Geographic Television announced this week that Barrett and its founder, Ronnie Barrett, along with son and daughter, Chris and Angela Barrett, will [Read More…]
Ruger is now selling a Model 77 chambered in .357 Magnum. The 77/357 feeds from a 5 round flush rotary magazine. Bruce Rozum, Chief Rifle Engineer at Ruger, says … “The 77/357 is an effective tool for hunting medium-sized game – especially in heavy [Read More…]
Michael Bane blogged this photo of the original Barrett M82 Prototype. I think I prefer this design to the later production models. It has a mean badass look to it with the oversized charging handle and chunky stock.
Lybian Rebel engineers have been experimenting with mounting machine guns on remote control toys.
Our first factory tour in Europe was the Beretta Armi factory in Gardone, Val Trompia, Italy. I came away very impressed with pretty much every facet of their operations, and this opinion didn’t change as we visited other manufacturers. The video you see below has [Read More…]
The Savage Model 25 Walking Varminter is available in 5.7x28mm FN. The 5.7x28mm FN is a strange addition to the Model 25 Walking Varminter line, which includes .204 Ruger, .22 Hornet, .222 Rem. and .223 Rem., all of which are substantially more powerful. It is much [Read More…]
Strategy Page reports … The U.S. Army has ordered 3,053 of the new, lightweight, M-240L 7.62mm machine-guns, for $9,200 each. This model of the M-240 is 1.7 kg (3.75 pounds) lighter than the previous, M-240B. This was accomplished by using some lighter (titanium) [Read More…]
I have an Android phone, a T-Mobile Comet, but it has a low resolution screen and a weak CPU so I prefer run ballistics apps on my 4th generation iPod Touch.
An example of how the latest in technology has found its way into the firearm industry is Benelli’s design bureau. The engineers there utilize various CAD software programs, as well as a high speed camera capable of taking 1 million frames per second, to design, [Read More…]
Tyler Kreis got his hands on the Kel-Tec KSG and demonstrates how the magazine switch works in the video below … The video writeup is here.
The Revised Edition of The Modern American Pistols and Revolvers by A. C. Gould was published in 1896. It contains a thorough a description of the state of the art of pistol shooting before the turn of the century. I have uploaded the PDF to Scribd where it can be read [Read More…]
Danger Room has published a fascinating article by David Axe about a farming community who have organized themselves into a militia to defend themselves from the marauding remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group … But the men of Obo knew they needed [Read More…]
Finally, I have video evidence that I am not the worst machine gun shot in the world. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me this link. ]
Anvil Arms LLC, based in Lakeland, Florida, was a AR-15 manufacturer that abruptly ceased operations during the height of the AR-15 boom when the Managing Member, Jonathan A. Kruger, was terminated and the company ceased operations. Legal action was taken against Kruger [Read More…]
NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com. To get up-to-date information on where to find Springfield Armory 1911s for sale, please visit GunsForSale.com. Springfield Armory has been one of the very top manufacturers of 1911’s for many years. [Read More…]
The Atlantic has a published a fascinating photo essay showing the Libyan rebel weapons retrofitting and manufacturing ‘industry’. [ Many thanks to Jeff & Piotr for emailing me the link. ]