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. ]

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S&W Bodyguard .380

NOTE: This product review was made possible by  To get up-to-date information on where to find S&W guns for sale, please visit In the last year and a half .380 pocket pistols have become very popular after years of a drop in [Read More…]


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…]



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…]