Tonio emailed me these photos of a handguard for a Tippman paintball gun designed by a colleague of his and then printed on a Dimension Elite 3D Printer. The handguard incorporates three picatinny rails, an angled forgrip and a flashlight mount. The Dimension Elite 3D [Read More…]
Archive: May, 2012
Instructables has instructions on how to integrate a $20 battery powered soldering iron into a $16 airsoft pistol. The battery is integrated into the magazine, allowing fast reloads. I hate the ergonomics of pen-shaped soldering irons. Just this weekend I gave myself a [Read More…]
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.
Investors.com reports that Ruger has resumed accepting orders. The company suspended accepting new orders two months ago. Sturm Ruger said it’s resumed normal acceptance of orders from distributors, and business is good. “Demand for our products is very [Read More…]
Haley Strategic has developed two new flashlight offset mounts, the Thorntail SBR and MIL620 Light Mount. Both mounts are available in a variety of sizes and cost $50 – $70.
The Polish Special Forces have been spotted carrying Remington ACR rifles. This appear to be configured with the 5-side handguard, the 10.5″ barrel and ACC Blackout flash hider. I think this is the first ACR I have seen deployed for combat. [Hat Tip: Special [Read More…]
The Telegraph published this fascinating photo. It shows two members of the Syrian anti-goverment group known as the Free Syrian Army. The rebel in the foreground appears to be armed with an Israeli FN FAL with a low-zoom tactical-style scope mounted atop. The Israeli [Read More…]
Both the United Kingdom and New Zealand are adopting the 7.62mm version of the FN MINIMI machine gun. The NZ Defense Force is procuring (PDF link) the 7.62mm model, along with ACOG scopes, micro red dots and ground mounts to replace their 5.56mm model. The UK Ministry [Read More…]
The NY Times have published an interesting article on the ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection System … A technician quickly focused on the computer screen, where the words “multiple gunshots” appeared in large type. She listened to a recording of the shots — the [Read More…]
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…]
Matthew Cox reports at Military.com … Despite the success of the PMAG, Army officials from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command issued a “safety of use message” in April that placed it, and all other polymer magazines, on an unauthorized list. The message [Read More…]
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…]
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…]
A reader of this blog sent in this video he made. ( A few days late because of my vacation. )
This photo was posted on the TFB Facebook wall by Damien Gibb. He wrote … Read your recent articles on the recoil-less rifles. We went about it another way. (Yes its real, chambered in .308) Note the nifty forend. I am unable to get in touch with the creator of [Read More…]