Archive: December, 2011

On Vacation

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.

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J. Dewey Mfg. AR-15 Field Kit Review

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.

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Gun Imports in 2010

The BATFE have published a list of the top countries which exported firearms to the USA and how many gun were imported from them. Most of these countries have only one, two or three major firearm manufacturers, so it is not hard to figure out how many guns these [Read More…]

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Spirit of Blue

I just want to make a quick mention of the Spirit of Blue Foundation that was founded earlier this year. They are dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of officer safety. I receive their press releases and the list of gun companies that are sponsoring them is [Read More…]

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The Glocks of In Time

I recently saw the movie In Time, written & directed by Andrew Niccol (Lord of War, Gattaca) and starring Justin Timberlake & Amanda Seyfried. Many of the characters carried in the movie used Glocks with shiny stainless-steel slides. Timberlake can be seen [Read More…]

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Ruger LCR-22 .22 Revolver

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…]

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Polish Commandoes Try The Tavor

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…]

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Clever Brass Catcher Concept

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…]

Industry, PR & Media

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.

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GLOCK Gen4 G21, G32 and G34

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 to open new facility in Florida

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…]

Snopes on The Freedom Group

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.)

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AK-74 Gold Necklace

There must be something wrong with me. Of all the things that could have made me feel nostalgic about not having a girlfriend this holiday season (thats right ladies, I am single!), the thing that did it was a gold AK-47 necklace … it would have made the perfect [Read More…]

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.50 BMG Bottle Opener

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…]

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Russian Sniper School

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. ]

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Amazing Gun Powder Art

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. ]

Mythbusters negligent discharge

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…]