[ 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. ]