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…]
Archive: March, 2012
Kit Up has reviewed a modern mole-compatible ammo pouch designed to hold M1 Garand en-bloc clips. Matthew Cox writes … Olongapo Outfitters makes some of the best quality, M1 Garand clip pouches I’ve ever seen. That’s right. Gear for the Garand! If you’ve [Read More…]
Back in 2006 a Malaysian company, Vita Berapi, showed off a range of new of assault rifles and pistols. The entire line looked so goofy that the first time I saw them I assumed it was a hoax. I am still not 100% convinced it is real, but I was sent some photos by a [Read More…]
A comment by a reader on a recent blog post brought my attention to picatinny rail-mountable mirrors that allow the user to shoot around corners without exposing themselves. These mirror kits work with 1x scopes such as EOTechs and Aimpoints. Have any of you tried these [Read More…]
The USTPO has just published a patent application by the owner of MD Arms. The patent describes a double stack magazine for a shotgun. MD Arms is best known for their MD-20 Saiga Shotgun Drum, so it is no big leap in logic to assume MD plan on producing a double stack [Read More…]
Dom took these photos at IWA ’12 of a real KRISS Vector and a the official KRISS Vector airsoft gun. The detail on the airsoft version is incredible. [ Many thanks to Dom for emailing us the photos. ]
ATI’s Strikeforce Stocks allow a AR-15 stock and pistol grip fitted to Saiga shotguns without permentant modifications. The Saiga guns come from the factory with a hunting-style butt-stock and the trigger moved right back to the rear of the receiver, preventing a [Read More…]
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…]
Variable Energy Research Accelerator (VERA) is essentially a massive potato gun capable of generating up to 1,660,000 ft/lbs of muzzle energy! It can launch a 100 pound (700,000 grain) projectile at 1000 feet per second. It is an incredible machine. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]
NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com. To get up-to-date information on where to find cheap firearms & ammunition for sale, please visit GunsForSale.com. Taurus is a company that just keeps on expanding their product line. Not only do they [Read More…]
The TTK is a new pistol from AKBS (АКБС) of Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. The TTK is a modernized version of the Russian TT pistol and it uses TT magazines. It is chambered in the less-lethal 10х28mm rubber ball round but the company plans on producing a lethal 9x19mm [Read More…]
A reader emailed me photos he took at an art exhibition in Washington DC called “Gun Shy” by photographer Colby Caldwell. The photos, which are all about 6 feet high, are of ammunition, hunting blinds and game. [ Many thanks to Ryan for emailing us the link. [Read More…]
Ruger has announced that demand for firearms is far exceeding their ability to manufacture them, so they are suspending acceptance of new ordered from distributors. From the press release … SOUTHPORT, CT –Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), [Read More…]
The The M-2002 is a modular multi-caliber long range rifle manufactured by German company Manufaktur Heinrich Fortmeier. It features a single shot action, free floating barrel, rotatable bipod, AR-15 pistol grip and a large 3-chamber muzzle brake. It is chambered in the [Read More…]
Russian firm Arsenal Firearms have official specifications of the Strike One pistol have been published. I first wrote about it last month after seeing it in a Russian-language video. The pistol’s main innovation is in-line recoil (the barrel recoils straight [Read More…]
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…]
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.
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…]
This YouTuber shows how he recycles .22 LR brass to make .223 jacketed soft nose bullets. Very clever.
The USMC’s new High Intensity Tactical Training program at Twentynine Palms incorperates shooting simulators. Marine Corp Times reports (emphasis added)… The real challenge came when they ran upstairs. There, trainers had placed a pair of individual shooting [Read More…]
This beautiful “Coffin” cased pinfire revolver/dagger was made for Jose Balta, the 19th President of Peru, by the French firm Lefauchaux Casimer & Eugene in 1870 is being auctioned off by RIA. Jose Balta is notable for among other things being deposed [Read More…]
I understand, and appreciated, blinged out and chromed guns on parade, but they just look silly when used in exercises by soldiers who just looked like they stepped off a messy hay ride. The machine gun is a clone of the Czech ZB vz. 26, a gun developed in the 1920s. [Read More…]
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…]
From Andrew at Vuurwapen Blog …
Chris Baker has produced this video review of the Walther PPS.
A lot of people will disagree with me, but I like Sage EBR Tactical Stock System for the M1 Garand. It is a drop-in stock that does not require permanent modifications to the rifle.
Brothers Randy and Michael Gregg have put up a KickStarter project to develop a gun shaped camera to take “kill shots” of game. They are developing this so that people can experience hunting without killing animals. Gizmag.com reports … Not too long [Read More…]
FORT BENNING, Ga. (March 9, 2012) — The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is expanding with creation of a Marksmanship Instructor Group and Paralympic Section, the first-ever Army units designed specifically for wounded warriors deemed able to continue to serve on [Read More…]
The Auto Prophet had his Beretta M9 and Remington 870 mag-na-ported … The Beretta M9 was never a very hard recoiling gun to begin with, but I do think the porting helped reduce muzzle rise. It was quite pleasant to shoot. I did notice the bright orange gas streams [Read More…]
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…]
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. ]
Last December Russian finally obtained WTO membership. A reader of TFB explains how this could open the floodgate for Russian arms imports into the USA … First a short backgrounder on why some russian guns and ammo are sold in the US and others are not. Back in [Read More…]
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.
NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com. To get up-to-date information on where to find cheap rail systems for sale, please visit GunsForSale.com. As everyone knows there are a huge number of add ons for the AR15 family of rifles. Some of these [Read More…]
FXhummel1 has produced some of the best parody songs I have ever heard. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]
Winchester is resuming manufacture of the Winchester 1892 Large Loop Carbine. With a MSRP of $1,259.99 it is not cheap. From the press release … … the introduction of the 1892 Large Loop Carbine back in to their rifle line for 2012. The new rifle looks just [Read More…]