Archive: July, 2011

Cremated Ashes as Ammunition

I’m not quite sure what to make of this. A company called “Holy Smoke, LLC” claims to offer the unique service of loading ammunition with human remains (ashes) contained in either the shot cup or sealed in the bullet/projectile. The website does not [Read More…]

S&W M&P15T Epic KABOOM

An ARFCOM readers S&W M&P15T suffered an incredible catastrophic failure, probably the worst I have seen. NVCapCop reports … My S&W M&P15T was destroyed today with an epic Kaboom (catastrophic failure). I did not suffer any major physical injuries [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR KABOOM

Bad ammunition cracked a bolt and blew out a magazine of a Bushmaster ACR, showering the users hand with small pieces of copper. Otherwise the rifle was unharmed, which bodes well for the ACR design. The user does not know the origin of the ammunition. It belonged to [Read More…]

Blaser R8 Professional Tracking

The Blaser R93 Tracking features are now available in the R8 line as the R8 Professional Tracking. From the press release … The new R8 Professional Tracking now provides dog handlers with the unique advantages of the R8. The manual cocking system allows the rifle [Read More…]

Charter Arms Off Duty Review

Carried by cops and gangsters alike, the snubnose revolver has been a staple for anyone wanting to carry a concealed firearm. Through the years, the short-barreled revolvers have evolved, becoming more refined with each generation. The Charter Arms Off Duty has all of [Read More…]

Turn a HK-33 into a StG 44

Prexis are manufacturing a conversion kit to convert a H&K HK-33 rifle into a StG 44-esque clone, chambered in the original 8mm “Kurz” (7.92x33mm) cartridge. The $560 kit provides barrel, front-sight, charging handle, handguard, bolt head and [Read More…]

Marlin Papoose Review

I was surprised to learn that despite reviewing everything from expensive shotguns to high-end AR-15 rifles, Andrews favorite gun is the humble Marlin Papoose takedown .22 rifle. Blogger Tam, of View From The Porch, is another fan of the Papoose.

RONI Recon Glock Kit

I am not sure what to call Command Arms Accessories latest product. The RONI Recon is a variant of their RONI Carbine Kit, which converts pistols to carbines, but this kit does not turn a pistol into a carbine, it simply makes a Glock into a much bigger Glock. The $350 [Read More…]

FLIR Scout PS-Series PS24 / PS32

On two occasions I have had the opportunity to use FLIR thermal imagine scopes. They are very impressive, but so are their price tags. With a relatively low price of $1,999, the new FLIR Scout PS24 Thermal Camera brings thermal imaging within the reach of many consumers [Read More…]

Blackwater USA is Back!

In February 2009, after many scandals, litigation and other PR disasters, Blackwater USA infamously rebranded themselves as Xe Services. We were puzzled when Mossberg announced a range of Blackwater USA branded shotguns. Then last month the situation became clearer [Read More…]

New SIG SIG551A1

SIG Sauer will soon be shipping the SIG 551-A1. This rifle is essentially a SIG556 upper receiver, with Swiss-style furniture, combined with an aluminum SIG 551-style lower receiver. The biggest difference between the SIG 551A1 and the SIG 556 is that the former uses [Read More…]

XS Sights Range Report

New Jovian Thunderbolt got his gunsmith to install XS Sights on his 1911 Commander and has published a range report. The rear sight has no notch. Bit of a sway back. You might wander that big front sight around in that shallow saddle and not line it up with the post to [Read More…]

Glock 1911 : Real or Fake?

Fake. Definitely fake. Not that they are likely to ever product a 1911, but if they did it would have a polymer frame and be called the G40 (the newest model Glock pistol is the G39 and hatever it may be, the next is expected to be called the G40). [ Many thanks to [Read More…]

Suroosh on Pakistan

Suroosh Alvi, founder of Vice.com/VBS.tv and the journalist who produced the excellent documentary about the gun markets of Pakistan, has produced a series of videos about Pakistan post-Bin Laden. It has nothing to do with guns (or politics), but I thought was worth [Read More…]

UTAS UTS-15 shotgun video

The UTAS UTS-15 shotgun holds 14 rounds in two side-by-side 7 round magazines. Unlike the Kel-Tec KSG, the shotgun is capable of feeding continuously from both magazines without manual intervention. The below video shows a 14 round magazine dump. Turkish firearms design [Read More…]

Key Guns

I have seen many types of weird and wacky guns, but these key guns take the cake. From at least the 17th century untill the mid 1800s, some lock makers integrated guns into lock keys for use by jailers. The idea was that if the prisoner tried any funny stuff, the jailer [Read More…]