[ Written by gun optics guru Timothy Yan ] Carl Zeiss Optronics introduced their new ZO 4x30i combat gunsight at the 2012 Shot Show and I did a preview of the prototype for TFB. For the past three months, I had a preproduction ZO 4x30i on T&E for my upcoming G&A [Read More…]
Archive: August, 2012
A reader emailed us this photo of his Beretta Silver Pigeon, which suffered a kaboom a couple of inches forward of the chamber. He wanted to know if anyone readers had been able to persuade Beretta to sort something like this out, apparently they are not being helpful.
T.Worx emailed me an update on their Powered Picatinny Rail project … Carl J. Wallace, CEO, told me … We are the only sole source firm currently funded by the US government. We are entering Phase II of the Commercialization Pilot Program for final hardening [Read More…]
According to Janes, Israel has donated 500 9mm Jericho pistols, along with ammunition, to the Hellenic Coast Guard. The pistols were given as thanks for their help in preventing a allegedly unseaworthy activist ship from attempting to break the Gaza Strip blockade.
BROWE has introduced a new model of their 4×32 BROWE Combat Optic with a reticle calibrated for both supersonic and subsonic .300 AAC BLK loads. From the press release … The 4×32 BCO .300 Blackout reticle is based on the popular horseshoe and dot style [Read More…]
Thom emailed us these photos of his high-end coyote and hog hunting rifle. His SIG 550 is fitted with a ACOG 4X32 LED behind a FLIR T-50 Thermal Sight. The FLIR retails for about $10,000 and the ACOG for about $1,500. What a setup!
Mark Craighead, founder and owner of Crossbreed Holsters, passed away last week from a heart attack. RIP Mark.
[ This guest post was written by Julien, a French TFB reader and gun enthusiast, in order to give us insight into the French Army rifle upgrade program. ] First of all, forgive my quite miserable english, I’ll try to explain with my own words. I am a French [Read More…]
PNW Arms is the latest company to develop a supercaptivating rifle bullet with the ability to deeply penetrate water. See this impressive demonstration … To quote Wikipedia, supercavitation is “is the use of cavitation effects to create a bubble of gas [Read More…]
The Israeli Defense Force has adopted the CAA Tactical MAG 17 to replace their aluminium magazines. The IDF press release (“cartridges” seem to be a mistranslation of magazine) says … After relying on aluminum magazines for many years, the Ground [Read More…]
Silver Shadow, makers of the double-barrled Gilboa AR, have developed a 9mm submachine gun. The Gilboa’s lower receiver is almost identical to the AR-15 lower receiver, although the magazine well has been shortened to accommodate Glock-compatible magazines. The [Read More…]
Two years after buying AAC, Remington are slowly coming to terms with the fact that they are a suppressor manufacturer. They are now selling a version of the R1 1911 Enhanced with a threaded barrel. The press release says … “The popularity of silencers is [Read More…]
Make up artist Ellis Faas has designed a machine-gun-inspired belted cosmetics system. Just because it can be done does not mean it should! [ Many thanks to Jaanus for emailing us the link. ]
One of the huge draws of the Crimson Trace Midnight 3-gun shoot was using infrared and night vision goggles in the dark. To top it off, they also provided full auto stage guns. In short, it was totally awesome. I’ve never used any IR or night vision gear, and my full [Read More…]
An amusing article on the US Army adoption of sniper scopes was published in September 1915 of Modern Mechanix (1 year after the outbreak of WWI but 18 months before America’s entry into the war. I must admit I love the archaic language used in this old magazine [Read More…]
I was emailed this photo of the DRD Tactical Paratus Clandestine Take-Down Rifle (standard 16″ barrel model). I expect we will be seeing this rifle featured in upcoming movies.
Strike Industries asked me if I would be willing to post this sketch of a AR-15 trigger guard concept and ask the TFB audience what they thought of the idea. Sound off in the comments. I am happy to post product concepts on the blog for any gun company, as long as the [Read More…]
Equipped.pl has published more photos of Poland’s new MSBS-5,56 rifle.
[ This guest post was written by Charles Gaines ] The last ten years of the US Army’s history has seen a refocus on the infantry and Special Operations communities as the main arms of warfare that hasn’t been seen since Vietnam. This is due to the asymetric nature [Read More…]