Archive: June, 2011

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Ruger SR40c .40 S&W

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…]

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Charter Arms .44 Bulldog Review

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…]

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First M27 IAR Afganistan Photos

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…]

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Is Green the new Pink?

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.

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.35 Remington

Introduced in 1908, the .35 Remington was one of the first cartridges designed specifically for autoloading rifles. Pawpaw writes about his Marlin 336 chambered in .35 Rem … Then, one day when I was in college I was walking through a hardware store and saw a [Read More…]

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The Singing Bird Pistols

Last month Christie’s auctioned off a matching pair of “mirror-image gold, enamel, agate, pearl and diamond-set singing bird pistols”. The “pistols” are incredible. They were made by the Frères Rochat in the 1820s for the Chinese market [Read More…]

Game of Carbines

TFB resident expert Daniel E. Watters has published an article for Defense Industry Daily about the US Army procurement of 70,000 to 100,000 additional M4 Carbines, what is means for Colt, who own the M4 design, and for other manufacturers. Obviously, if Colt does not [Read More…]

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Evolution of the Barrett M82

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.

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Tam on the .22 Magnum

Tam tried the Kel-Tec PMR and RMR at the LuckyGunner Blogger Shoot and questions the utility of the .22 Magnum (WMR) round … I’ll be up front and admit that I still don’t get the point. .22WMR is in that gray area where it’s marginal as an [Read More…]