Archive: June, 2012

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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 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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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.

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]