Archive: March, 2012

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Hitch-mounted Shooting Bench

Brian, a reader of the blog, started up a business with his father and brother to make and sell a nifty hitch-mounted two-person shooting bench. Brian says … First off, we’re a start-up business. The team consists of myself, my dad, and my brother. I’m [Read More…]

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Ruger 10/22 Takedown

I am ecstatic! I can barley contain myself from hitting “Post” and sharing the great news! Ruger is now producing a Takedown version of my favorite gun or all time, the Ruger 10/22. The barrel is removed just forward of the “V Block”. The forend [Read More…]

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French Police with FN SCAR

A reader emailed us an interesting photo of a FN SCAR Mk. 17 being carried by a French policeman during a raid. It has a long barrel and a bipod, so it is obviously intended for sharpshooter work, but is fitted with a 1x EOTech holographic scope. This is actually not a [Read More…]

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Colt M4 Carbine LESOCOM

It took almost two decades, but Colt Defense is finally offering a consumer-legal M4 Carbine. The Colt LESOCOM is very close to the M4A1 that Colt manufactures for the military. The main difference is the longer 16″ barrel and the semi-automatic-only fire control. [Read More…]

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Trigger Trainer

The Trigger Trainer is a training device that purportedly helps to improve trigger pull. It makes sense, although I would prefer to use a more realistic trigger that actuates a sear. The Trigger Trainer is $45 and $10 for a set of additional springs.

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CAA Tactical MAG17 and MAG20

CAA Tactical has developed a new range of AR-15 magazines. The MAG17 features a popup pin on the base plate that indicates if the magazine is full. This allows operators to easily feel which magazines in their mag pounces are full. The magazines also have a clear [Read More…]

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IO Hellcat II .380 Pistol

I.O., formally known as Inter Ordnance, has developed an improved version of the original .380 HellCat pistol which first went on sale in 2010. The Hellcat II features high viz sights, improved trigger bar and trigger cam, improved extractor and modifications to the [Read More…]

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CZ 75 Parrot

The CZ 75 TS Czechmate Parrot definitely makes a statement, although I am not sure what that statement is, maybe “I love colorful Amazonian Parrots”? The Google Translation of the Czech product description is pretty hilarious … differs from the current [Read More…]

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The Hog Saddle

The coolest product I saw this year at Shot Show was one that I almost did not see.  Its easy to miss things at Shot Show simply because of how many products are being shown, but this product, The Hog Saddle by Shadow Tech LLC caught my eye.  As I walked down the line [Read More…]

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Arsenal Double Barrel 1911

Arsenal Firearms Second Century Model 2011 is a double barrel 1911 pistol. Well, I say double barrel but its more like two 1911s welded together. The AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol comes actually as the very first industrial double barrel semiautomatic pistol of all [Read More…]

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Negev NG7 Video

IWI produced this promotion video of the NG7. In true Israeli defense industry style it contains loud heavy rock music, a lot of running around and a many exclamation marks. [ Many thanks to lionel and Shirley for emailing us the video. ]

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M1 Garand Kaboom!

A kid saved up to buy a Garand, was warned by the gun shop employee to only to shoot M2 Ball, but then went to go buy cheap reloaded ammunition from a gun show. The ammunition he used caused a kaboom. The kid was fortunately unhurt.