Archive: March, 2013
It is no secret that H&K makes great firearms. They have been in business since 1949 and have produced a number of small arms that have been adopted by countless armies and police agencies across the globe. Perhaps the most famous however has been their MP5 series [Read More…]
As firearms go, few have been as influential – and yet seldom seen by the general public – as the MG42 machine gun. While the 1911 pistol and the Mauser bolt action rifle influenced countless other firearms, they or their descendants are ubiquitous. The MG42 [Read More…]
AR-15 owners have to constantly resist putting more cool items on their modern sporting rifles, but I couldn’t resist trying out the custom rail covers put out by a company called Custom Gun Rails (CGR) out of Texas. CGR makes a number of interesting designs that [Read More…]
Over the weekend a concerned Swiss man emailed Rob Curtis (Gear Scout) and I about a story being run on TV and online by the Swiss National Television. The story said that Sphinx Arms (part of KRISS Arms) had developed a novel gun tracking technology that could be [Read More…]
Vice has produced a 30 minute documentary on Cody R Wilson’s quest to develop a 3D printed AR-15. Much of the documentary is political in nature, but it has enough interesting non-politics content to justify blogging on TFB. Many thanks to Ethan for the tip.
The newest addition to the FNX line of pistols is the .45 acp variant. Since it’s introduction at the end of last year it’s shown to be a very popular pistol. FN offers the FNX45 in a two-tone dark earth polymer frame and matte finish black slide made of stainless [Read More…]
This cut way was on display at IWA. Many thanks to Dom for the photo.
Heckler & Koch had their MG4 5.56mm machine gun and their rare/still in development HK121 7.62mm machine gun both in their new Flat Dark Earth color scheme on display at IWA. In the above photo the MG4 is at the top and the HK121 is in the middle. [Read More…]
Muzzle-loading rifle maker Traditions is partnering up with famed Italian gun maker Pietta to import two new classic single-action revolver lines into the U.S.A. The “Frontier” series are higher end revolvers with steel frames, well machined and polished [Read More…]
TFB writer Phil White found this photo in his 1966 high school yearbook. Phil wrote on Facebook … I was thinking about how things have changed over the years as far as attitudes towards guns are concerned. I remembered one my high school yearbooks had a photo of [Read More…]