Archive: November, 2012

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. ]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

DoubleTap Dramas

The gun industry has no shortage of drama. Last month the inventor of the Double Tap pistol dropped his manufacturing partner Heizer Defense because of their inability to manufacture the much delayed pistol. Richard of Gun Holsters & Gear spoke to Heizer Defense who [Read More…]

If Frankenstein was a 9mm Bullpup

This frankengun cost its builder just $100 in parts. The stock is part steel and part polymer from a H&K SL8 rifle, the recoil spring is from an FAL, the bolt and barrel are from a Sten submachine gun. Why are no major manufacturers making a badass gun like this? [Read More…]

UTAS UTS-15 Shotgun Review

Nicholas Chen had an opportunity to try shooting the UTAS UTS-15 shotgun, a competitor to the Kel-Tec KSG. The gun has a strange magazine design where the follower extends past the feeding port. The video is a little disjointed, but you will get the idea …

Wounded Warrior Used To Like Guns

Controversy has erupted online over the Wounded Warrior Project not wanting to appear on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk radio show because they don’t want anything to do with firearms. This must be a new policy because they co-branded the AAC Big Bang Party party I [Read More…]

Hollywood

Dear Hollywood, if you want to be tacti-cool and dual wield a AR-15 and a knife, make sure you have a rear sight installed, otherwise you just look stupid. As seen on The Walking Dead. [ Many thanks to Clinton for the sending in the photo. ]

SIG P227: Double Stacked Coming

SigSauerGuns.com reports that SIG will be unveiling a new double stacked .45 ACP pistol called the SIG P227 at SHOT Show. The P227 is going to be a .45 ACP double stack pistol with overall dimensions very close to the P226. The thickness of the grip will be pretty much [Read More…]

TacCom Duaload Shotgun Caddies

In competition, shotgun reloading can make or break a stage. I have tried a 4 shell caddy where you use your thumb to load, and it’s an awkward motion for me that I know would require a lot of practice. I luckily ran into another alternative which I think shows a lot [Read More…]

Can you identify this AK

A reader emailed me a scan of a photograph in a recent issue of the Economist. He asked if I could identify the rifle being held by an Indonesian soldier. I quite certain that the rifle is a 5.56mm chambered Norinco Type 84, but the Type 84 is supposed to be a civilian [Read More…]

S&W Optics Ready Model 41 Pistol

The .22 Model 41 target pistol is over 50 years old but is still going strong. The S&W Performance Center has developed a new optics ready version of the M41. The MSRP is $1,579. It is not cheap but this is a high-end target pistol, not a backyard plinker.

ATI Zombie Circuit Judge

Also new from ATI Stocks next year will be a Tactical Zombie stock kit for the Rossi Circuit Judge. Below are photos of the prototype … The zombie nomenclature aside, this looks like a very nifty stock upgrade for hunting, defensive use or just plain fun with the [Read More…]

ATI VEPR Strikeforce Rail System

ATI Gunstocks posted photos of a new rail system for the Molot VEPR rifles on their Facebook page. The aluminium handguard has rails in six positions (top, bottom and at 45, 135, 225 and 315 degree angles). The hanguard has a slim profile with the top rail raised to [Read More…]