Later this year American Tactical Imports will be importing a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun patterened after the AR-15. Note I said patterned I am not sure if it contains any AR-15 compatible parts. UPDATE: Julio pointed out that it looks to Turkish ADAL Arms MKA 1919 [Read More…]
The top selling rifle in the USA.
Back in August (2009) the Department of Justice published their intention to purchase AR-15 carbines chambered in .40 S&W from Rock River Arms. Their reasons for choosing the RRA LAR-40 carbine is that, because they already use AR-15s, training and maintenance will [Read More…]
The forward assist on the AR-15 has always been controversial. Stoner did not want to add it but was made to by the military. Many say that if a round cannot be chambered, and especially if it cannot be pushed in using the bolt carrier thumb groove, it should be ejected [Read More…]
Knights Armament had their 1 millionth RAS rail gold plated and on display at SHOT. It looks like it is on the wrong side of the border
SayUncle completes his daughters birthday present. Lucky girl!
This gave me such a good laugh. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me the the info. ]
Black Dog Machine’s .22 50 round magazine was launched late last year. It works with a variety of .22 Long Rifle AR-15 conversion kits and AR-style .22 rifles (Atchisson/Ciener style drop in conversion kits, Kel-Tec, Sig 522, Tactical Solutions uppers, Model 1 [Read More…]
The 6x45mm SAW was an experimental round developed by the US Army in the 1970s. Black Hills ammunition will be selling 6x45mm ammunition next month. Why is it being resurrected? It can be used in an AR-15 with no other changes than a new barrel and the round gives [Read More…]
The Remington GPC was on display for the first time ever today. It makes use of a propriety gas system that is not based on the Bushmaster piston or the piston system of any other company (the company has been careful to avoid using patented technology). The GPC will be [Read More…]
Otis, a well known manufacturer and military supplier of cleaning kits, has entered the AR-15 accessory market. The Otis TRS rail system was developed after the company made a few go/no-go gauges for testing picatinny rails. They found that few rails were actually [Read More…]
One of Colt’s people at Media Day told me that the Colt SCW (Sub Compact Weapon), or at least the short buffer tube and foldable stock, will be coming to a semi-automatic civilian legal rifle. The full auto version was on display at SHOT and I had the opportunity [Read More…]
AR-15 aficionados will be pleased to learn that the Knights Armament’s SR-15 E3 rifle’s uppers and lowers are now avalible for purchase separately. The lower features a 4.5 lbs two stage match trigger and ambidextrous fire selector, bolt release and magazine [Read More…]
This video shows the internals of the H&K HK416. One nifty feature is that the handguard screws were designed so that they could be unscrewed using the bolt lugs. The video is well worth watching. Video was made by GunWebsites. The civilian HK416 is expected to [Read More…]
HERA ARMS, makers of the Glock Carbine Kit, have turned their sights on the M1911 pistol. The Colt Pistol Extension (CPE) turns any mil-sepc 1911 into a .45 carbine. Installation is simple. All that is involved is removing the grip panels and attaching the CPE in their [Read More…]
I came across Imperial Defense, a British company, who manufacturer M16 and M4 clones. According to this post at the MP.net forum, the guns are manufactured in Vietnam! This makes Vietnam the second communist country to manufacture M16s. I would guess that the guns are [Read More…]
A mighty suspicious picture frame … [ Hat Tip: SaysUncle ]
Issuing pressing a press release is one thing but actually selling to the Army or Marines is another! The press release, dated 15 December 2009, infers that their product can deliver 10,000 mean rounds between failure (emphasis added)… SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 15 [Read More…]
From MP.net … AGUSAN DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES – DECEMBER 12: Hostages of tribal gunmen are seen on December 12, 2009 in San Martin, Philippines. The suspected bandits, reported to be former government-armed militia led by Danilo ‘Ondo’ Perez, have [Read More…]
Umarex is manufacturing this .22 LR rifle patterned on the HK4161 . It features … Metal receivers. Functional dust cover. Full length picatinny rail. Adjustable stock. H&K style diopter iron sights. Adjustable for elevation or windage. 16″ barrel. Pistol [Read More…]
Two months ago I blogged that Zel Custom would soon be selling an upgraded 3rd Gen version of their Tactilite AR-15 upper. The Gen-3 receiver is now the standard receiver across the Tactilite product line and available in .338 Laupa as well as .50 BMG and .416 Barrett. [Read More…]
On the 24th of this month the USPTO approved Magpul’s patent application for the Magpul self-leveling AR-15 magazine follower. Patent number 7621063 lists the inventors as Richard M. Fitzpatrick, Michael T. Mayberry and Eric S. Nakayama. The patent can be viewed [Read More…]
Shotgun News magazine has published an AR-15 magazine torture test. The author, David M. Fortier, summarized the article on AR15.com … Many more tests than these were performed. For the full write-up check out the Shotgun News article. My thoughts: PMAGs are very [Read More…]
Michael Bane reports that Spike’s Tactical will soon be selling machined billet AR-15 upper receivers.
EmptorMaven has reviewed the NATO conversion kit for the Steyr AUG SA. The kit allows the use of STANAG (AR-15) magazines. Steyr has always offered the NATO version as an option to military customers, but no country, as far as I know, has chosen to adopt it over the [Read More…]
The Army Times reports that Army weapons officials have presented to Congress six proposed upgrades to the M4. They are … Heavy barrel. This will increase the rate of fire and decrease heat problems but at the expense of weight. Add gas-piston system so that the [Read More…]
A Glock 23 with 6 Magazines: $650 A Custom 7.5″ barreled AR-15 with 8 Magazines : $3000 AFT Tax: $200 That nobody knows you are carrying them: Priceless Read about _ak’s guitar gun case. Many thanks to jdun1911 for the link.
[ I am pleased to present this post written by Isaac. ] Knights Armament as a company has had a notable hand in the evolution of Eugene Stoner’s classic AR-15 design. One of the most obvious results of that heritage is visible in the SR-15 E3 IWS (Integral Weapons [Read More…]
How frick’n awesome is this … I have never seen a side magazine mounted .50 BMG upper for the AR-15 platform. Tactlite have outdone themselves! The T-2 will also be available chamabered in .338 Laupa and .416 Barrett. The price starts at $2,198 and preorders [Read More…]
Since SHOT Show the KAC SR-15 E3 Carbine/IWS rifles have been slowly trickling out of the factory. I believe that they are now in full production. The Stoner Rifle 15 series are semi-automatic rifles featuring a 16″ chrome chamber barrel, a URX free floating [Read More…]
Minute Man Armor make armor that mounts into picatinny rails. Weird. Jovian Thunder Bolt has more info.
Back in July, when the specification for the original Remington ACR specifications where announced, I said one of the cartridges it would chamber was the 6.5mm Grendel. Remington said “6.5mm”, and in the context I assumed it was the Grendel. Not long after [Read More…]