Archive: May, 2012


DSA ’12 Photos

Lionel, a regular contributor to TFB, has published an overview of the DSA 2012 defense expo (English Translation) held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. The article includes plenty of photos. More information here, and more photos here.


SIG’s new P290 RS

SIG have updated the SIG P290 which they introduced in 2010. The updated P290 RS has DAO Restrike capability, a reshaped beavertail frame, recontoured magazine release, reduced and reshaped slide release and finger-grip magazine floorplates. The changes are, at least in [Read More…]


Crazy, DIY Shotgun Loads

Since their inception, in the form of the Blunderbuss, shotguns have been loaded with bizarre objects. When lead shot was running low it was not uncommon for a blunderbuss operators to stuff rocks, wood or scrap metal down the barrel to use as expedient projectiles. Tao [Read More…]


Destroying Guns to Create Jobs

The Russian Ministry of Defense is destroying stockpiles of weapons to create jobs for the Soviet-era gun manufacturers. Marco Vorobiev reports … The Russian Ministry of Defense intends to utilize (read destroy and melt down) 4 million older model guns by the year [Read More…]


Mossberg MVP Review

NOTE: This product review was made possible by  To get up-to-date information on where to find Mossberg rifles for sale, please visit Special thanks as well to J&E Guns in Bellefonte, PA for helping with the transfer. Unveiled [Read More…]


Canik55 TP9 Pistol

The TP9 is a relatively new pistol from Turkish company Canik55. This year Century Arms will be importing it into the USA. It has a distinct resemblance to the Walther P99. I am not sure if this resemblance is just superficial or if it is also a clone internally. [ Many [Read More…]


Double Barrel AR-15

Israeli firm Silver Shadow are said to be debuting a double barreled AR-15 next month in Paris at the Eurosatory expo. [ Many thanks to John for emailing us the photo and info. ]


HS Produkt VHS Rifle

I really like the design of the VHS and would love to own one. Firearms Guide made this (long) video about the rifle … I like that the grenade launcher replaces the lower handguard, keeping the gun compact. [ Many thanks to Vicario for emailing us the video. ]


The $100,000 Titanium AR

NEMO Arms made a .308 AR-10-style rifle out of titanium. The upper, lower, handguard, buffer tube, gas block and compensator are all titanium. They are selling the [TI]ONE for $95,904. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]


LEGO Heavy Weapons

The “working” Lego guns featured in the new LEGO Heavy Weapons book are amazing. I love the shotgun and Enfield. The book is written by a 17 year old! It is selling for $24.95 at NoStrach. Use coupon code ARMORY and get 30 percent off.


AO-46 Personal Defense Weapon

Sven emailed us this beautiful photo of the AO-46 Personal Defense Weapon. The Personal Defense Weapon was designed by Peter Andreevich Tkachev, the same engineer who developed the balanced recoil system used in the AK-107. Its most striking feature is that the [Read More…]