Archive: October, 2012


Dutch Police Adopt Walther P99Q

The Dutch Police have announced that the 9mm Walther P99Q will be adopted as their new sidearm. It will replace their inventory of Walther P5 and Glock 17 pistols. The Dutch Police originally chose the SIG PPNL (a variation of the SIG P250 DC). The contract signed with [Read More…]


Exo-A1 Concept Rifle

A young Mechanical engineer from Africa emailed me these CAD renderings of a rifle he designed while he was at college. He decided to become a firearm designer at a young age and studied mechanical engineering to achieve this goal but unfortunately was unable to find [Read More…]


What to do with your Bayonet

Over at Shooting Illustrated Kenan Flasowski makes some suggestions on how to employ your bayonet (other than putting it in-between an unlucky persons ribs) … So maybe you have a couple bayonets that came with the firearms—what can you do with them? Well, to [Read More…]


Blessing Enfields

This photo, that appeared on the Telegraph’s website, shows the Head Armourer of the paramilitary Home Guards in Ahmadabad blessing thier Enfield rifles. Ahmadabad is India’s fifth largest city. [ Many thanks to Whaleoil for the tip. ]


CZ 83 To Cease Being Imported

CZ USA has posted their list of discontinued products for 2013. On that list is all four of the CZ 83 SKUs they currently sell. It looks like they will no longer be importing the CZ 83. CZ USA touted the “moderate weight” of the CZ 83 as an advantage over [Read More…]


Remington Model 1911 R1 Carry

Three weeks ago we leaked the news that Remington was going to produce a Model 1911 R1 Carry. Remington has just officially announced the new pistol. From the press release … Remington is proud to introduce a new version of America’s favorite pistol design, [Read More…]


Molot’s Modern SKS

Russian gun maker Molot had a very attractive looking SKS rifle on display at Moscow ARMS & Hunting ’12 expo. The rifle (which is of new manufacture, not old surplus) features a carbon fibre stock, picatinny rail, muzzle brake and a factory magazine. I am [Read More…]


Masterpiece Arms MPAR 556 Rifle

MasterPiece Arms, best known for their MPA Defender MAC-10 clones, has developed a new AR-like semi-automatic rifle called the MPAR 556. The rifle will be unveiled at SHOT Show in January. The rifle features a short stroke piston, side folding fully machined aluminum [Read More…]


British Police With New L85A2

A reader emailed us a photo he saw in a trade union magazine. The British police officers in the photo are helping guard a Rapier missile installationing during the Olympic games. They are carrying the updated version of the L85A2 with the new rail system, Trijicon ACOG [Read More…]


Y-man Goes Shooting in the USA

Hello all, Y-man here. It’s been a long time, and I have missed writing my guest posts. Thanks to Steve for having me. Many thanks for all your kind and constructive comments. Like some would know, I finally travelled from Nigeria to Orlando Florida, USA in early [Read More…]


IWI Tavor X95 in 5.45x39mm

A couple of days ago I reported that RPC Fort was manufacturing Tavor rifles under license chambered in 5.45x39mm. Israel Weapon Industries, the designers of the Tavor, have since announced that they too are manufacturing Tavor X95 rifles chambered in 5.45x39mm. From [Read More…]


Illegal Firearm Boom In Nepal

Gun smugglers are doing brisk business in Nepal. The turbulent political situation in Nepal is causing a rise in demand for firearms. In May the Constitution Assembly (parliament) was dissolved but the political parties cannot agree to how to hold new elections, so the [Read More…]


The New Heckler & Koch HK416A5

Heckler & Koch has unveiled its latest version of the HK416, the HK416A5. This model builds on the version they submitted to the US Army Individual Carbine competition. The rifle borrows from the HK417-based Bundeswehr G28 Designated Marksman Rifle. The new slimmer [Read More…]


Truvelo 20x110mm Sniper Rifle

South African gun maker Truvelo is producing a single shot anti material sniper rifle chambered in the powerful 20x110mm Hispano round. The gun is 6.5 feet in length and weighs 55 lbs (unloaded without optics or tripod). The company also manufactures this rifle [Read More…]


Super Modified Gangster Grip

Matt Steele teaches the Gangster Grip, Modified Gangster Grip and Super Modified Gangster Grip. Jon Davis, a Marine Corps weapons instructor, posted a long article on Quora in which he suggested that gangsters hold their gun sideways due to the mistaken belief that you [Read More…]


Belgian Percussion Eprouvette

This contraption is a Belgian Percussion Eprouvette. Back in the days when blackpowder was of dubious quality, devices like these were used to test the potency of the powder at hand. The barrel plug is attached to a V shaped spring. When fired the spring compresses [Read More…]


Scally Hill Systems Mk4 Rifle

The Scally Hill Systems Mk4 is a tactical-style bolt action rifle build upon the Savage short action and AccuTrigger. It features an aluminium chassis, fixed or folding fully adjustable stock, Scally Hill Systems proprietary barrel nut (replaces Savage barrel nut), [Read More…]