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…]