Crimson Trace has developed a laser aiming attachment for the M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon (LAW). Because the LAW launcher tube is disposable the laser module uses quick detach mount so that the operator can easily attach is before firing and remove it before disposing of [Read More…]
Archive: January, 2012
Sandia National Laboratories have invented a small caliber self guided bullet. The bullet contains an optical sensor, CPU, battery and electromagnetic actuated fins. It is able to track laser designated targets out to 2,000 meters. The CPU tracks laser designed targets [Read More…]
The Freedom Group has just announced that they have purchased 1911 manufacturer Para USA, the company formally known as Para Ordnance. During SHOT Show, Gear Scout reported that they heard rumors about this acquisition. The announcement was supposed to have happened [Read More…]
Ten-X Tactical has developed a lightweight underbarrel shotgun for M4/AR-15 firearms. It can either attached to a underbarrel picatinny rail, or it can replace the bottom half of an M4 handguard.
A Ruger patent for a “Firearm Barrel Retaining System”, filed in 2009, was published by the USTPO yesterday. The patent application (#20120017483) describes a quick change barrel system that includes an old school machine gun carry handle that help [Read More…]
Less Lethal Africa, a South African company, had their less lethal .50 BMG rounds on display at SHOT. While these rubber bullet loaded cartridges are not powerful enough cycle a rifle or machine gun action, I do wonder what the effect of a large pointed piece of polymer [Read More…]
Caltek International will be selling a 1/6 scale action figure of Chris Costa. A range of accessories will also be available. Youtube will soon be flooded with stop-motion movies featuring Chris Costa taking on 1/6 scale battalions of SS shock troops. More about the [Read More…]
NRA Blog has plenty over photos from SHOT Show here, here & here. Also, a lot of videos at NRA News (You just have to deal with the flash animation interface … urghh)
Crimson Trace’s new LTG-701 was on display at SHOT Show. It can attach to the triggerguard of most 1911 pistols, no rail required. The MSRP is $199.
SIG has scaled up their .380 ACP P238 platform to create the 9mm P938. The P938 is all metal, single action and has a 6+1 capacity. I did not have the opportunity to fire the gun but what I saw I liked.
Strike Industries has developed an innovative rail system for the Glock pistol. The rail attaches to a standard factory slide by locking into the backplate slot. Tension screws on the top of the rail prevent the rail from moving around. A side charging handle can be [Read More…]
Bushmaster has their Bushmaster BA50 rifle prominently displayed at SHOT Show. Bushmaster claim that the muzzle brake reduces recoil to that of a .243 Win. hunting rifle. The rifle retails for about $5519.
Izhmash has officially unveiled the first working prototype of the AK-12 Assault Rifle. According to Max Popenker there will be two models, a Light model (5.45x39mm, 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm) that accepts all magazines that work with existing AK rifles, as well as a new [Read More…]
Barrett brought their lightweight M240LW prototype to the Big Bang Shoot and SHOT Show. Unlike the M240L, which is in service with the Army, it does not use any exotic/expensive materials or manufacturing techniques to decrease weight. They instead decreased weight by [Read More…]
Employees from the muzzleloading maker Knight Rifles tried shooting the enormous .950 JDJ loaded with 2,400 grain bullets! Firing that thing looks like as much fun as being hit in the shoulder with a baseball bat The rifle uses a shell-holder style action. To load a [Read More…]
I rarely write gun accessory reviews and this is only the second review I have written in five years. A few months ago a friend of mine asked me if I had heard about Etymotic Research GunSport Pro Earplugs. She was working for one of their distributors and said they had [Read More…]
SilencerCo came out swinging with their modular 5.56 suppressor, called the Saker. The Saker utilizes a new material for the baffle stack that is 30 percent stronger than Inconel, and a new 3-pronged flashhider called the Trifecta. The front cap can also be swapped out [Read More…]
Magnum Research’s latest Magnum Lite (premium/target Ruger 10/22 clone) is the MLR22AT. From the press release … The MLR22AT will give .22 LR rifle shooters something to get excited about. The new ambidextrous lightweight thumbhole 10/22 stock is made of [Read More…]
The Indian Army was forced to buy a gun they did not want from a government owned factory. They have been trying to replace it ever since. They have finally been given the funds to replace the INSAS rifle/carbine. The Ministry of Defence has issued a tender for the [Read More…]
Two years ago Remington jumped into the modular precision rifle platform with their MSR line, this year FN hit back hard with their Ballista rifle. Easily convertible from .338 Lapua, .300win mag, and .308. Swapping out calibers can be done under 1.5-2 minutes, and is [Read More…]
We got a chance to take a peek inside the new Surefire Ryder can. Two models will be available, one for .22 only, and another for .22/.17hmr. MSRP is 400 dollars for the dual purpose can. The Ryder uses aluminum baffles, and an inner and outer tube. Availability should [Read More…]
Advanced Armament Corp. has built a reputation for hosting some pretty impressive parties at Shot Show. This year they were good enough to send us a couple passes to the first annual Big Bang Shoot where we managed to complete a firearms lifetime quest and get some [Read More…]
The Firearm Blog got one of the first looks at the Magpul Handstop Kit and new XTM panels. This kit consists of the handstop component, an enhanced XTM panel (which now features a textured finish), an optional finger nub component, and a short XTM panel with the same [Read More…]
No longer do you need to be a dictator of a small country or a drug lord to afford a gold plated AK or MP5. ATI will soon be importing gold plated versions of the GSG-522, GSG Kalashnikov and GSG-5PK. It is real gold plating, not a faux-gold finish. They are far to [Read More…]
One of the niftiest guns I have seen at SHOT is the Excel Arms X-30R Rifle. It is chambered in .30 Carbine and accepts M1 Carbine magazines. A number of models will be available later this year, including a pistol version. The gun is blowback operated and has a heavy [Read More…]
Bill Geissele of Geissele Automatics this year introduced a new modular rail for the AR15, as well as a similar design for highly popular (among LE/MIL) HK 416 platform. Utilizing a replacing barrel but the rail replicates the locking process found in the HK416 rails, [Read More…]
A company called Zombie Industries is manufacturing 3D targets that bleed when shot. I did spoke to a police officer yesterday who told me that he thought they would be a great training aid. For me personally, they are way to gruesome.
US Palm has developed quad stack magazines for the AK platform. They will first be available in 45 round and 30 round capacity. The advantage of the quad stack 30 rounder over a regular 30 rounder is that it is a lot shorter (you no longer need to use your magazine as a [Read More…]
Bushmaster predictably launched a rifle chambered in .300 BLK. Bushmaster 300 AAC Blackout features a 16″ barrel with ACC Blackout muzzle brake, quad rails and Magpul furniture.
Chance writes about his search for a CrimsonTrace Lightguard compatible holster… I recently reviewed the CrimsonTrace Lightguard, and I noted that I had yet to find a holster for it. Galco has come to the rescue, offering a version of its Summer Comfort holster [Read More…]
Mossberg has introduced a range of Mossberg 464 lever action rifles pimped out with picatinny rails, six position adjustable stock (including adjustable comb height), 3-dot fiber optic sights and flash suppressor. While they look weird, and are more than a little [Read More…]
The Remington 700 SPS will soon be available in a .300 BLK AAC model. I am very pleased nobody at Remington was tempted to increase the barrel length beyond 16.1″ It will come from the factory with a nice green Hogue stock. No word on pricing. MSRP of $817.