Archive: February, 2012


Orsis Armory Factory Tour

English Russia has a collection of photos taken at Orsis Armory plant where they make the Orsis T-5000 Rifle. They say that they plan on making Dragunov-style semi-automatics in the near future. [ Many thanks to mrsatyre for emailing us the link. ]  


Hornady . 500 S&W Recall

Hornady are recalling some lots of their .500 S&W 300 grain FTX Custom ammunition. Hornady® Manufacturing announced the recall of seven lots of 500 S&W 300 gr. FTX® Custom™ pistol ammunition. Hornady ballisticians have determined that some cartridges from [Read More…]


More Photos of ST Kinetics Concept Rifles

Last week STK unveiled not one but two concept rifles on display at Singapore. The next-gen concept conventional design seems to be inspired by old H&K XM8. They also unveiled a next-gen concept bullpup. It looks a lot more compact than the STK SAR-21.  


Beretta ARX-160 .22 Pistol

The pistol-sized rifle craze is hitting Europe. Beretta has revealed that they are developing a .22 LR pistol based on the Beretta ARX-160 rifle. I do not think the receiver or internals will be compatible with the full size 5.56mm ARX-160. A 7.62x39mm lower for the [Read More…]


FNAC (FN Advanced Carbine)

FNH USA’s entry into the Army Individual Carbine competition is the FNAC (Advanced Carbine). The most notable difference between the FN SCAR and the FNAC is that the FNAC has a non-reciprocating charging handle and that the FNAC is 0.3 lbs lighter then a similarly [Read More…]


New Assault Rifle from ST Kinetics

This week ST Kinetics (a subsidiary of ST Engineering), makers of the bullpup SAR-21 rifle, have been displaying a new conventional assault rifle at the Singapore Air Show 2012. The rifles looks a lot like the current generation of FN SCAR / Beretta ARX / Remington ACR [Read More…]


Keep your guns safe, in a safe

An elderly man down the street from me had his firearms stolen a few days ago. He had them in a locked box and hidden away but the thieves knew exactly where to find them, which makes me think it was an inside job (it is a bit awkward to ask someone if they have [Read More…]


Most High Tech Ranges in the USA?

Someone recently asked me which were the most high tech gun ranges in the USA. The range closest to Germany’s Müller Schiess Zentrum Ulm Range (see video below) that I know of would be the new Gander Mountain Academy in Lake Mary, Florida. One of the nicest [Read More…]


Blackwater / Xe now called Academi

I just found out that in December 2011 Xe, the company formally known as Blackwater, was renamed to Academi. WSJ reported … On Monday, Virginia-based Xe plans to unveil a new name—Academi—and new logo. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ted Wright, [Read More…]