Archive: June, 2012

t_ap_ni-tm-tfb

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…]

2h493bild-tm-tfb

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…]

uspn208176837-tm-tfb

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…]

047

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. ]

IMG_1846 (1)

S&W Bodyguard .380

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

10-tfb

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…]

ak_74m_with_gp_25_tfb-tfb

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…]

gm_6_lynx_04-tm-tfb1

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…]

9mm_pitbull_july_2012_photo-tm-tfb

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…]

p1040478-tm-tfb

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…]

clip_image_004-tm-tfb

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…]