Archive: November, 2012

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Mystery Gun from Brazil

A reader from Brazil sent us this photo of a rifle captured by Rio de Janeiro’s Military Police. It looks like a well made production rifle, and yet I don’t recognise it. Can anyone identify this gun? [ Many thanks to Ronaldo for the photo. ] Win the new [Read More…]

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New CZ 557 Bolt Action Rifle

Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ) has unveiled a brand new bolt action rifle, the CZ 557. This rifle is significantly different from the CZ 550, sharing only a few components such as the bolt knob and sling swivels. The improved action, barrel and stock is supposed to put it a cut [Read More…]

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Walther PPX

Next year Walther will be selling an entry level “under $500″ 9mm & .40 S&W called the Walther PPX. The PPX looks to be a simplified version of the Walther PPQ. The PPX appears to be a hammer fired DOA (double action only), not striker fired like the [Read More…]

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Art Of The Sawed-Off Shotgun

A sawed off shotgun is near the top of my gun acquisition list. I love the combination of dark ebony-stained wood and the duracoat grey/green finish. [ Many thanks to WhaleOil for the tip. ] Win the new Daniel Defense DDM4v11 Pro

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New PDW from LWRC: IC PSD

Chambered in 6.8mm SPC, this Personal Defense Weapon from LWRC packs a lot of firepower into a small package. It features a H&K-style skeleton stock which extends past a short buffer tube. This is not the most comfortable stock configuration, but it saves space. [Read More…]

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Chiappa Triple Barreled Shotgun

Chiappa just published a video of their upcoming Triple Threat, a tripled barrelled shotgun which will go on sale next year. The rate of fire is impressive. Triple barrel shotguns are not new. They have been around for about as long as shotguns themselves have but the [Read More…]

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Turning a shovel into a AK

Inspired by the infamous shovel-AK photo, a member of the Northeastshooters forum converted a $2 shovel into an AK rifle! The barrel is made from a $30 AK barrel blank. Boris did not bother machining it down to the standard AK profile, instead he just cut it down to [Read More…]

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A Better Machine Gun Jetpack

XKCD recently discussed if it was possible to build a jet pack out of AK-47 rifles. I would say it is not possible because finding enough AK-47 rifles would be very hard given their relative rarity. The AK-47 was succeeded by the AKM and AKS not long after its [Read More…]

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Kel-Tec CL-43 Flashlight

The CL-43 is a new flashlight from gun maker Kel-Tec. It is CNC machined from extruded aluminum and has a Cree XP-G LED lamp capable of putting out 420 lumens of light. From the press release … The switch is operated like the trigger on a gun, pointing the light [Read More…]

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Sterling Armalite AR-18K

The Armalite AR-18 is arguably one of the most influential guns of the 20th century. Many of its gas, bolt and recoil spring features continue to be appropriated in new gun designs. The rifle was a commercial failure, although some of its direct descendants did well. [Read More…]