[ This guest post is the first in a series of articles written by Timothy Yan ] During a recent police open house in one of the Chinese municipality, the SWAT team’s QBU-88 5.8mm designated marksman rifles had what seems to be the Austrian made Kahles Helia 3-12x56mm [Read More…]
Archive: December, 2011
Just letting y’all know that I (Steve, your humble Editor-in-Cheif) am off on a camping trip until 9 January. Between now and then a series of guest articles will be published. I hope you enjoy them.
UPDATE: Blog posting will resume on 29 December. Words are cheap, especially online, and so is hard for me to convey real sincerity, but I will try. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you! I want to express my profound gratitude to you, the loyal readers of [Read More…]
Say Uncle has reviewed J. Dewey Mfg. AR-15 Field Kit over at Shooting Illustrated. I personally use the Otis equivalent kit that was given out for free to the media at SHOT ’09 (a marketing idea that is still paying dividends two years later!) and BoreSnakes.
Matthew Cox at Military.com reports that Former Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey is joining the governing board of Colt Defense LLC. “We don’t want to rush to judgment, but it does raise troubling questions,” said John Hart, communications director for [Read More…]
AAC published this photo of the Honey Badger .300 BLK PDW.
Guns, Holsters & Gear reports … Sig P238SIG SAUER is expanding the popular P238 line to include models with an ambidextrous safety. It appears there will be five ambi safety models of the SIG P238 introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show. The SIG P238 with the new [Read More…]
Magpul has announced their first shotgun accessories. The MOE Forend and SGA Stock will go on sale next year. The MOE forend will be compatible with the Magpul line of MOE accessories, which includes rails, foregrips and a flashlight mount.
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing was started by Ronnie Barrett in 1982. This one of a kind, note the “1 of 1″ engraved on the magazine well, Barrett M107A1 rifle was designed to celebrate their 30th Anniversary next year. The entire rifle is nickel teflon [Read More…]
GearScout broke the news that Kevin Brittingham is no longer the president of the Advanced Armament Cooperation. I have independently confirmed that Kevin has left and an interim president has been appointed. Kevin started AAC as a hobby and “bootstrapped” [Read More…]
I recently wrote about the ASh-12, the new 12.7x55mm assault rifle developed at TsKIB SOO (KBP). Its older brother, or maybe third-cousin-twice-remove would be more accurate, is the KBP VKS Sniper Rifle. The KBP VKS is technically chambered for the same 12.7x55mm [Read More…]
Rob Curtis @ GearScout was kind enough to send me this photo of Smith & Wesson M&P4, thier entry into the Army’s next-generation carbine competition. The rifle features a tougher finish, improved bolt & carrier and new muzzle design. It also looks [Read More…]
The KRISS Vector is one of the most interesting and innovative weapons I’ve used in a very long time. I have been very impressed with the design, ergonomics as well as the lack of noticeable recoil. This is an impressive design to say the least. This weapon system has [Read More…]
Ruger has announced a .22 LR version of their Ruger LCR revolver. It is virtually identical to the low-end .38 Special LCR. If you own a LCR-38 or LCR-357, the LCR-22 is the perfect range companion. Michael Bane writes about the Ruger LCR-22 … The solution to the [Read More…]
It is not everyday that I receive a photo of a Polish commando, armed with a Tavor rifle, in tropical jungles. Last month India’s Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS) school held a joint Indo-Polish special forces exercise in the jungles of [Read More…]
Below are photos of the new Gen4 Glocks for 2012. They are the Glock 32, Glock 21 and Glock 34 respectively. [ Many thanks to Bryan Jones for emailing us the photos. ]
From a financial point of view, Magpul has had an exceptional year. They got a $13 million dollar injection of cash from TCAP. Hardly a week goes by without a gun company announcing that they are introducing a new AR-15 model that comes from the factory with Magpul [Read More…]
Normally Strike Industries’ design with produces with CAD software and rapid prototypers (3D printers) but decided to take a different approach for an AK grip they wanted to produce. They handmade a number of grips and asked people to try them. They picked the [Read More…]
A reader emailed us about a clever brass catcher he developed for the Oakdale Gun Club. Club members have encouraged him to commercialize the idea. A couple of years ago I started designing brass catchers for our range (Oakdale Gun Club). The members liked them so much [Read More…]
To industry, public relations and media professionals: if you would like to schedule a meeting with me at SHOT Show, please email me ASAP. My schedule is filling up fast and soon I will not be able to accommodate you.
This year was the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty and the 25th Anniversary of Glock USA. Gaston Glock commissioned this beautifully engraved Glock 22 pistol for his personal collection to commemorate both anniversaries. The “Statue of Liberty” gun [Read More…]
The Navy has announced its intention to buy additional FN SCAR Mk. 16 (5.56mm), Mk. 17 (7.62mm) and Mk. 20 (SSR / Sniper Support Rifle) along with FN Mk. 13 grenade launchers in order to sustain inventory levels. From Solicitation Number N0016412RJN25 … The [Read More…]
Pricing for the new Colt SP901 Modular Convertible Carbine has been reported in forums. The MSRP will be $2,129.00, which is not a bad price for a high-end .308 AR-style carbine. The SP901′s distinguishing feature is that it’s fully ambidextrous lower [Read More…]
At SHOT Show next month Glock will be introducing Gen4 versions of the G21 (.45 Auto), G32 (.357) and G34 (9mm). They all use the new(ish) dual recoil spring system. From the press release … GLOCK’s newest generation pistol, the Gen4, brings revolutionary design [Read More…]
Colt’s Manufacturing Company (not to be confused with Colt Defense) is opening a new in Kissimmee, Florida. From the press release … Colt’s Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce that the company will continue its progressive momentum by opening a new [Read More…]
A keen-eyed reader spotted a new variant of the Chinese Chang Feng Submachine Gun in use by Ugandan police. I have never before seen this particular configuration with its rear picatinny rail and H&K-style red/white coloring on safety mechanism. The photo below [Read More…]
Andrew shot high speed video to compare the relative recoil of the Kahr CW9, CW40 and CW45 pistols. The results are what I expected, but it is always interesting to see recoil compared scientifically. For what its worth, I much prefer shooting the 9mm Kahrs.
Urban Rumor website Snopes references the NRA-IL to bust the urban legend that financier George Soros owns Cerabus Capital, which in turns owns The Freedom Group (Rem., Bushmaster, Marlin etc.)
Vat19 is selling a very nifty bottle-opener make from a demilitarized .50 BMG round. The bottle openers are priced at $20 and a portion of the proceeds go to Travis Manion Foundation. The site is currently out of stock but they say they will be getting more in tomorrow. [Read More…]
EnglishRussia has posted high-quality photos taken at a Russian military Sniper training school. Very interesting. [ Many thanks to Rolf for emailing us the link. ]
A NY-based Chinese-national artist recently created an impressive daylight pyrotechnic display using 8,000 anti-missile countermeasure shells. Photos of the display can be seen at the DailyMail. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing us the link. ]
During the past few days I have been absorbing the data collected during the BBTI Project’s cylinder gap tests. I noticed a strange anomaly. For each of the cylinder gaps tested, as the barrel length increases so does effect on velocity increases (as compared to [Read More…]
The Mythbusters negligently discharged a canon, firing a canonball right though a suburban home, situated 700 yards from their test range, and before bouncing off another house and into a minivan. This is a classic negligent discharge, I should never have happened. Col. [Read More…]
A press release from Eagle Imports saying that the BERSA BP Concealed Carry 9mm (BPCC) is now available in the USA. It was first announced back in 2009 and was slated to be imported in the first quarter of last year. I am not sure if it ever made it to the market, or if [Read More…]