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…]