If I had an iPad I would be getting this decal … In 1964 MIT professor Dr. Harold Edgererton presented to his students a lecture titled “How to Make Applesauce”to introduce his breakthrough photograph. Using high speed photography and a strobe light [Read More…]
Archive: November, 2011
While browsing auctions at GunBroker I noticed a fascinating Chinese fortress rifle from the late 1800s. The rifle is 7 feet in length, about height of a modern doorway, and weights 40 pounds! A gun of this size would have been used to snipe from the ramparts of [Read More…]
Colt Defense is the latest AR-15 maker to offer a rifle shipped from the factory with Magpul MOE accessories. The LE6920MP is a Colt 6920 with a MOE vertical grip (MVG), MOE hand guard, Magpul MBUS rear sight, MOE-K hand grip, MOE trigger guard, MOE stock and two [Read More…]
Dakota Meyer, the USMC veteran Scout Sniper who was awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this year, is suing his former employer BAE Systems OASYS. According to the lawsuit Meyer quit his job after he learnt about the sale of high-end thermal scopes being sold to [Read More…]
The next-generation AK rifle, formally referred to as the AK-200, has been named the AK-12. Its name refers to 2012, the year it will go into production. Izhmash is referring to it as the fifth generation Kalashnikov rifle1 . The controls have been modified so that they [Read More…]
In March I reported that S&W won the contact to supply the Belgian Federal Police with 9mm pistols to replace their aging arsenal of FN/Browning GP-35 (Hi-Power) pistols. Not getting this contract was a big blow to FN Herstal, who have been laying off workers [Read More…]
The Gun Wire is a nifty new gun news website modeled after The Drudge Report (but earlier on the eye).
An industry insider told me that Kel-Tec has a working SU-16 prototype in .300 AAC BLK and they are likely to bring it into production. The first models will likely be the SU-16C and SU-16CA and will cost $50 – $70 more than the current 5.56mm variants. The first [Read More…]
At the TEDxAmsterdam conference General Peter van Uhm, Chief of the Netherlands Defense Staff, eloquently explains why he chose the gun, instead of the pen or the brush, to make the world a better place. It should be noted that in 2008 the General lost his son, First [Read More…]
Longziz purchased his first AR-15 when he was studying in the USA and it inspired him to design his own rifle. A few years later, now studying in Germany, he has unveiled his patent-pending design which he named the Longziz #1. The rifle is fully ambidextrous. It uses [Read More…]
To all our readers: I hope you have a great thanksgiving. I am thankful for all you guys and girls who read the blog. If you didn’t read it, I would not be inspired to write it.
There has been a lot of speculation about the future of the Bushmaster / Remington ACR. The rifle has not been selling well, but neither have any other non-AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. A company that supplies parts to many rifle manufactures told me today that about 70% [Read More…]
Slick Guns has a long list of guns, accessories and ammunition on sale as well as coupon codes for many online stores. Check them out here.
DSA Arms is now offering a .300 AAC BLK upper receiver for the AR-15. The uppers do not include a charging handle, bolt or bolt carrier. The price is $335 for the stainless barreled model or $320 for the carbon steel barrel model.
James Hunter, Hank Gevedon and Rex McDonald have applied for a patent (#20110283582) for a bullpup conversion kit for Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 pump action shotguns. Rex McDonald and Hank Gevedon own PD3, a Kentucky company dedicated to helping inventors bring [Read More…]
A couple more .300 AAC BLK ammunition products have hit the market. Hornady is hedging thier bets by first announcing .300 Whisper loaded ammunition (.300 AAC BLK compatible) and now .300 Blackout branded unprimed brass cases. The MSRP is $47.87 for a box of 50. PWN [Read More…]
I knew before I wrote the list of potential contenders for the next French rifle I would take a lot of flak for it (some of it more than justified), but I do appreciate the comments and discussion. My response to many of your questions is below … @Tinkerer and [Read More…]
I first reported rumors that the French would be replacing the FAMAS rifle back in 2009. During a recent meeting with the Commission of Defense, the French CEMAT (Chef d’Etat Major de l’Armée de Terre / Chief of Staff of the Army), General Ract Madoux, [Read More…]
This video shows an impressive homemade CO2 powered fully automatic air gun. The magazine holds 23 AA batteries and it can fire them at a rate of 600 / minute. It is impressive how well it cycles. The inventor wrote on YouTube … When the gun is fired, the bolt [Read More…]
NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com. To get up-to-date information on where to find compact pistols for sale, please visit GunsForSale.com. When I think of all the brands of firearms available today and which brand has the highest quality [Read More…]
Meopta USA has developed an adapter that allows an iPhone to be attached to their scopes and binoculars. Users can use the standard iPhone camera app to record video or take photos. They are not the first company to make lenes for the iPhone. A number of companies have [Read More…]
The new Del-Ton DTI TRX16 packs a lot of features into a package with an MSRP of $1250. 7075 T6 Aluminum hard coat, anodized MIL-SPEC upper and lower receivers Troy Battle Ax buttstock of reinforced fiber and Troy 13” Extreme Hand Guard 1X9 twist chrome-moly vanadium [Read More…]
Not yet having become a parent I am frequently amused by how competitive parents can be. If you put a few parents of toddlers in a room together the conversation inevitably turns to a discussion about which of the genius offspring walked first, talked first, ate carrots [Read More…]
Since I last wrote about it last year, the GMG (Gas Machine Gun) has come a long way. It no longer resembles a pistol carbine, but instead a large bullpup rifle. The 50-round drum magazine is loaded with reusable shell casings. The gun can fire anything that fits into [Read More…]
The Honduran Armed Forces have announced plans to purchase Tavor TAR-21 assault rifles from Israel Weapon Industries. The IWI sales team are superstars. They sell Tavors like Saudi Arabia sells oil. [ Many thanks to Danny for emailing me the link. ]
SayUncle has reviewed some relatively inexpensive range bags over at Shooting Illustrated …
The song is a very clever parady of No Doubt’s hit Don’t Speak. I think we all have been that idiot at one time or another in our lives. I was cured of range idiocy at a young age by a zealous range officer. [ Many thanks to Al for emailing me the link. ]
An industry insider has confirmed that next year SIG will begin manufacturing SIG516 rifles chambered in .300 AAC BLK. These rifles will probably be introduced at SHOT Show. The more rifles running this cartridge the better
Back in the 80s the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) procured SIG Sauer P226 pistols for the SEALs. The NSWC version of the P226 was later sold to the public as the SIG P226 Navy. Unbeknown to me, the Navy has recently given the latest version of their P226 the [Read More…]
I have read criticisms of Kalashnikov for having made the selector/safety go from safe to full automatic (and then semi) and that he made this decision because of Soviet “pray and spray” doctrine. The truth is that the beauty of the AK-47 selector is that [Read More…]
Eyewall Industries have developed simple but useful device they called the STOKBLOK. What is does is prevent an M4-style adjustable stock from extending further than a desired distance and so preventing accidentally extending is to far when under stress. It seems like a [Read More…]
NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com. To get up-to-date information on where to find cheap Remington rifles for sale, please visit GunsForSale.com. I think most of us can agree Remington makes some of the finest rifles ever made. Remington [Read More…]
Firearms and Training attended a hardcore vehicle tactics training course at Alpha Dog Tactical. I highly recommend reading his post about the course.
A ARFCOMer noticed the spent cases from his 1994-vintage Glock 20 (10mm Auto) appeared to be very close to failing (see case photo below). The problem seems to be that the rounds were not sufficiently supported by the chamber. A replacement factory barrel gave the cases [Read More…]