Marine Times reports that the USMC ban on all non GI magazines is now official … Polymer rifle magazines, preferred by many combat troops for their durability, have been banned by the Marine Corps, according to a new administrative message published Monday. [Read More…]
The top selling rifle in the USA.
SIG Sauer had this nifty short barrelled SIG 516 on display at AUSA ’12. I hope this design (with or without the short barrel) goes on sale to the public. So many companies have developed compact AR stocks but are reluctant to sell them to consumers. One example [Read More…]
A reader email us this photo that is supposedly of a prototype Steyr AR-15 called the SteyAR. Personally I think it looks like a photoshop, but is a nifty design nonetheless.
Steyr Mannlicher has developed an AR-15 rifle called the STM556. The most important innovation of this rifle is the quick change barrel. The barrel can be easily remove by the removing bolts that attach the gas block onto the one piece upper receiver/handguard. The [Read More…]
I never thought I would ever publish a blog post with the above title but an Australian prop supplier is manufacturing M4-style AR-15s in Australia. Warwicks, one of the Australia’s largest TV & movie prop makers and suppliers, is manufacturing the guns because any semi-automatic or fully [Read More…]
Faxon Firearms, a subsidiary of Faxon Machining, has announced their first product, an long-stroke piston 5.56mm/.300 BLK upper receiver for AR-15 lowers. The piston is inspired by the AK and the gas regulator is inspired by the FAL. The forward charging handle can be [Read More…]
Youtube star FPS Russia has started a gun company called FPS Industries. Their slogan is “a World Leader in Military Technologies”. This is a bold statement coming from a new company that has not yet launched a product or, as far as I am aware, developed any [Read More…]
Less Lethal Africa has developed a conversion kit to allow AR-15 rifles to cycle their 5.56LLAx45 less lethal round. The 5.56LLAx45 rounds can be fired one round at a time or fully automatic. This video demonstrates it in action … In recent years rubber bullets [Read More…]
American Tactical Imports and Head Down Products have developed two new AR-15 rifles. The first two models, the V916 and the HDVX will feature custom free float aluminum rails, available only from Head Down Products. Both models will have a 16” Nitrocarb barrel [Read More…]
Delton has announced their new AR-15 rifles for 2013. The DTI Evolution is a sporting/3-gun rifle that features … 16” CMV chrome-lined, mid-length lightweight barrel and gas system; 1X9 twist HPT/MPI tested Carpenter 158 bolt Samson Evolution 12.37” free float [Read More…]
Strike Industries continue to release new products faster than I can blog about them. They have just introduced a range of funky looking muzzle brakes for AR-15 rifles. I especially like the triangular Fat Comp 01. The Fat Comp range are retailing for $40.
In late fall Magpul will be adding two new colors to their lineup. The Stealth Grey color will be eventually rolled out to the entire product line, starting with the Magpul MOE range. The Pink color will be a limited release Pink will be a limited release, starting with [Read More…]
Custom Gun Rails Inc. is producing a range of laser engraved polymer (backed by aluminium) rail covers. Pretty nifty.
I don’t know where this photo originates from. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defence and Freedom) for emailing me the pic. ]
Halix Innovations1 has developed a “chin stock” (for lack of a better phrase) called the NSN (No Shoulder Needed). It is designed for use with rifle-style pistols and regular pistols with carbine kits. Because it is not a shoulder stock, it can be used on a [Read More…]
T.Worx emailed me an update on their Powered Picatinny Rail project … Carl J. Wallace, CEO, told me … We are the only sole source firm currently funded by the US government. We are entering Phase II of the Commercialization Pilot Program for final hardening [Read More…]
Strike Industries asked me if I would be willing to post this sketch of a AR-15 trigger guard concept and ask the TFB audience what they thought of the idea. Sound off in the comments. I am happy to post product concepts on the blog for any gun company, as long as the [Read More…]
An Arfcomer has been testing a variety of AR-15 magazines with all the noxious chemicals he could find. With the exception of a GI magazine (green follower), they all held up well. Only the drop tests seemed to do any damage. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me [Read More…]