Archive: June, 2012

14.9mm SOP Rifle & Cartridge

The 14.9mm SOP is an incredible extra long range rifle project that a number of people at Snipers Hide have been collaborating on. The huge rifle fires a very long and heavy projectile with a high ballistic coefficient giving it extreme accuracy. It has 0.5 MOA accuracy [Read More…]

Tactical Revolver in Germany

This photo was taken yesterday in Hamburg, Germany when the MEK (Mobiles Einsatzkommando / Mobile Tactical Squad) raided a bar after one patron killed another. What I find is interesting is a revolver being used by one of the leading officers. It is not often you see [Read More…]

Dual Gas Piston / DGI Patent

Jason Jackson has received a patent (#8,176,837) for a AR-15 gas system that can be switched from piston-mode to direct impingement-mode by the operator. The piston itself is the gas tube. By adjusting the system, the piston can be locked in place and opened up to allow [Read More…]

Accelerometer + Gun

Chris Suprock attached a accelerometer to his Mini-14 to analyze what happens before and after the shot. [Hat Tip: Hackaday] [ Many thanks to Callum for emailing us the link. ]

SARG XS2012 Rifle

SARG XS2012 is a rifle that a TFB reader has been developing for the past couple of years. The first prototype is being put together right now, with its first live-firing in the not-to-distant future. It has a very clever gas system. The piston extends all the way to [Read More…]

To Replace AK with Tavor

Azerbaijan is going to replace their AK inventory with locally produced IMI Tavor rifles. This is part of a $1.6 billion arms deal with Israel, which includes the purchase of a fleet of Israeli-manufactured drones. About six months ago the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense [Read More…]

SERO GM6 Lynx

The folks at Hungarian gun magazine Gun Magazin had the opportunity to test the SERO GM6 Lynx, SERO’s lightweight and low-recoil shoulder fired .50 BMG semi-automatic rifle. I am looking forward to the full report, which they tell me will be published online in [Read More…]

Strange Case Failure

Has anyone see case failures where the entire case was significantly elongated? (UPDATE: Commenters have pointed out that these are normal-sized cartridges jammed into separated case heads that remained in the front of the chamber when the new round was being chambered) [Read More…]

Imbel IA2 Photos

Imbel has their IA2 rifle on display at Magnum Show (the Brazilian SHOT Show). I would love to get my hands on this firearm. It is the youngest descendent of the FN FAL, although internally not a lot of the FN FAL remains. [ Many thanks to Rafael for emailing us the [Read More…]

Anschutz MSR RX22 Coming to USA.

Unveiled last year in Europe, the Anschutz MSR RX22 is now being imported into the United States by Steyr Arms. The Anschutz MSR RX22 was jointly developed by Anschütz, German Sport Guns and ESC Ulm. It is essentially a ISSC MSR MK22 upgraded with Anschütz trigger and [Read More…]

Beretta ARX160 in 7.62x39mm

While other manufactures call their new assault rifle designs milti-caliber, but don’t produce them in anything other than 5.56mm, Beretta is shipping a 7.62x39mm version of their Beretta ARX160. It is one sexy rifle (I really like the Beretta style). This rifle [Read More…]

Healthy debate

One of the things I love about TFB is the healthy debates that do not end up in pointless flame wars. I would say only half the commenters in my post about LaRue agreed with me, but only a few attacked me instead of attacking my arguments. A good and healthy debate.

Artsy Zip Guns

Every so often I get an email from a conceptual artist who is obsessed with the artistic merit of putting a gun on display. Rarely do they exhibit beautiful guns, but instead poorly made, badly modified or kitschy blinged out guns. My theory is that eventually [Read More…]

How not to carry your rifle

Carrying an AR-15 around by the magazine is only asking for problems. Photo caption … Sgt. Bashir, a platoon sergeant with Afghan National Army’s 6th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps, greets a farmer during a U.S.-Afghan clearing operation in southern Ghazni [Read More…]

MP 44 / StG 44 Blueprints

Below are blueprints for the German MP 44 / StG 44 rifle. You can download them here. Does anyone know what it would cost to have these blueprints converted into a CAD model and animated, like this animation for example. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defence and Freedom) for [Read More…]

FNS 9 Competition Announced

FMH USA has announced that sometime in the first of second quarter of 2013, they plan on selling a competition version of the FNS 9 pistol. I am not sure why they are announcing it almost a year early. “The new FNS-9 Competition handgun will feature a five inch [Read More…]

Treeby Chain Gun

The Treeby gun was a muzzleloader with 14 chambers in a chain. The create a seal between the chamber and the barrel, the barrel was rotated forward and back. It is not hard to see why only two were made. It looks like the gun could easily have been fired without the [Read More…]

Selecting a Field Rifle Cartridge

Western Shooting Journal has published an article on choosing a field rifle cartridge … Now that we know we don’t want a recoil monster that toasts barrels while firing expensive ammo out of low capacity magazines how do we find what is a good choice? Many long [Read More…]

Nifty Rubber Band Gun

It always pains me to see the amazing replica guns designed by engineers in Asia. Can you imagine the awesome guns that would be on the market if they were free to design (and export) real guns? Rocket News reports … ZumA2 is a steel cabinetmaker living in [Read More…]

Detonics DTX Pistol

Detonics has published the specifications for a gun they say will go on sale this summer. Called the DTX, the double action semi-automatic is designed to accommodate our bodies Sympathetic Nervous System (automatic response to stress). Detonics says … The ideal [Read More…]

Georgia G5 Carbine AR-15

The G5, a piston-operated AR-15 rifle manufactured in Georgia (the country), entered service in the Georgian Armed Forces earlier this year. It features a full length quad rail, retractable stock similar in looks to the M4 stock, ergonomic pistol grip and BUIS. The [Read More…]

IWI GL 40S Grenade Launcher

IWI will be debuting their new 40x46mm GL 40S Grenade Launcher at upcoming Eurosatory ’12 expo. It is a standard single shot grenade launcher that integrates well with the Tavor. It is side opening and so accommodates longer 40mm rounds. From the press release [Read More…]

Unidentified Firing Object

A YouTube user claims to have seen this unidentified gun at the range. I don’t know why a person would video someone else shooting a gun without asking what they were shooting. Maybe this is a hoax, a marketing stunt or just a blank firing pistol inside a DIY [Read More…]