Archive: August, 2012

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Beretta Silver Pigeon Shotgun KABOOM

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.

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Springfield XDs Reviews

Packing Pretty has written an extensive review of the Springfield XDS. Gracie writes … Carrying the XDs is a pleasure. Of course, I am used to my full-sized, 4.5 inch XDm and my 4 inch XD, so the downsize is a huge change for me. On the same note, I didn’t find [Read More…]

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Trigger Guard Concept

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…]

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The Wiki Weapon Project

A group called Defense Distributed is asking for funding on IndieGoGo to develop an open source .22 pistol that can be mostly printed on the RepRap 3D printer. The RepRap is an opensource 3D printer that can be used to print many of the parts needed to construct another [Read More…]

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Gun Power Screwdriver

Gadgetsandgear.com are selling a gun shaped rechargeable power screw driver for $40. I am torn between how cool this is, and feeling the need to preach the message of gun safety. Children might get the wrong idea about guns if they see an adult in the house using a [Read More…]

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Fully Loaded Izhmash AK-12

Lionel attended TVM 2012 in Russia and took these photos of the new AK-12 fitted out with a red dot sight, flashlight, foregrip and laser/target designator. Is it my imagintion, or does the stock looks really low compared to the optic? The distance is similar to an [Read More…]

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Review of the Thales EF88 (F90)

Jenzen-Jones had an opportunity to shoot Thales’ new EF88 (F90) rifle at Lithgow arms factory. I love the two-tone color combination of the olive green stock with tan metal finish. As superficial as it is, I am a sucker for a nicely finished gun.