Archive: July, 2012

A Salt Shooting Gun

The BugASalt allows you to shoot a pinch of salt, shotgun style, at insects. If only the range was longer than three feet … [ Many thanks to Sven (Defence and Freedom) for emailing me the the info. ]

Gunsmithing in Pakistan

A reader was sent this collection of photos said to be of Pakistani gunsmiths and gun dealers. The photos appear to be from different sources and a few look like frames taken from videos. While I would not want to fire these guns, the results they achieve in poorly lit [Read More…]

KABOOMing for Fun

A Arfcomer decided to see what would happen if he loaded a .45 ACP case with as much powder as he could squeeze in and then fired it in a Hi-Point .45 pistol. His load was …. Speer large primer .45 case, CCI large pistol primer, 230GR LRN bullet loaded to 1.250 [Read More…]

3D Printed AR-15

The mainstream tech press are a buzz about a Arfcommer, HaveBlue, printing and successfully shooting an AR-15 with a 3D-printed lower receiver. He printed the lower using a slightly modified model from cncguns.com on a old Stratasys 3D printer. HaveBlue is currently [Read More…]

Nifty Orange Glock

A reader emailed us these photo of a orange-colored Glock from a 2011 BBC TV series called Outcasts. I like the look. [ Many thanks to @stopuselesslaws for emailing us the link. ]

Izhmash AK-74M Airsoft Rifle

Izhmash has designed an airsoft version of AK-74M. The press release seems to indicate that they designed it and will be manufacturing it. Most gun companies just license the name to an Asian manufacturer. The dimensions and weight will be the same as the real AK-74M. [Read More…]

Kicking Ass From The Air

The daily mail published photos of a Royal Air Force aerial security team deployed in London for the Olympics. The rifle is the British standard Accuracy International L115A .338 LM sniper rifle, resting on a nifty swivel mount. The Benelli M4 shotgun, equipped with a [Read More…]

Steyr HS 50 in Iran, Counterfeit?

Take a look at the two photo below. The first is the original Steyr HS .50 AM, and the second is the newer M1 version. This is a frame from the video I posted earlier this week showing Iranians using the Steyr HS 50. At first glance they look the same. Looking closely, [Read More…]

George Luger’s Secret Rifle

A reader email in a scan, from an auction catalog (I think), of a rifle said to be made by George Luger. Apparently Mr. Luger was working in secret on a rifle version of his famous pistol. The description mentioned a German patent No. 4126 of 1906. Does anyone know how [Read More…]

M16A1 Maintenance Comic

Retronaut has published a scan of the Army M16A1 Maintenance Comic from 1968. It is a wonder they found time to fight the Vietnam war between all that cleaning. I wonder how many of the M16A1 problems were caused by over cleaning and how many bores were ruined by [Read More…]

DIY Indian INSAS PDW

The INSAS is too easy a gun to make fun of. It is the giraffe of the gun world, a committee designed clone of the AK merged with some miscellaneous FN parts, badly manufactured from cheap materials and forced upon its end user, the Indian Army, by a government-owned gun [Read More…]

Mysterious Chinese Shotguns

Mr. Max Popenker shared this fascinating photo with me of two unknown Chinese, possibly prototype, shotguns. The top shotgun is fed from a box magazine and is select fire 🙂 It really like the sleek, almost H&K, styling. The bottom gun has multi-magazine feed [Read More…]

Boberg XR9-S Reviewed

The long awaiting Boberg XR9 is not vaporware! Shooting Illustrated got their hands on an XR9-S … Recently, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of the more unique pistols made in America today—the Boberg XR9-S Onyx edition. While [Read More…]

Steyr AM 50 Being Used in Iran

In 2005/06 Steyr sold 800 Steyr AM-50 .50 BMG rifles to Iran. This is the first time I have seen footage of the Iranians actually using them. There was controversy that these rifles had made their way into the hands of Iraqi insurgents, but these rumors were never [Read More…]

Steve on Handgun Hunting

A lot of people, including one major pistol manufacturer, were upset with what I wrote yesterday about handgun hunting. I would like to clarify what I meant. This blog is read by a lot of people. I have to be careful what I do and don’t endorse, because if I [Read More…]

Hunting with a Glock

This video by OutdoorAdventures demonstrates using Glock pistols for hunting medium-sized game. They are using extended barrels, and I presume the Glocks are loaded with 10mm Auto. (Animals are being shot in the video) I am not an advocate of hunting with pistols. I [Read More…]

Baikal MP153 Shotgun Review

American Rifleman has reviewed the Baikal MP153 semi-automatic shotgun. They write … Another catch was when loading the magazine. On the range we found that loading the shells into the magazine was not a smooth process. They tended to catch about the time the [Read More…]