Over the past 10 years the Swiss conscript army have had 4300 firearms lost or stolen from their homes (the army issues firearms to citizens to keep at home). Although it should be pointed out that an estimated 1.5 million army firearms are in circulation. In that year [Read More…]
Category: Other Gear & Gadgets
A very interesting thread over at rec.guns. The best answer to the question is by Mark Crispin # Is there a legal way for me to buy guns for self-defense and/or # recreational plinking? The US government has a long series of FAQs on this question here: [Read More…]
Trying to become predators instead of prey, Marines headed to Iraq will go through training built on advice from big-game hunters, soldiers of fortune and troops who grew up around firearms in the woods or the inner city. More here. Hat Tip: Danger Room
Planeman has done an analysis on Iran’s air defenses. I recently mentioned his NKorean analysis. The article includes many original drawings and lots of diagrams. ZU-23-2 Light AAA It is interesting how much reliance is still placed on manned guns. I was under the [Read More…]
Great for the range on a cold day, but definitely not something to wander around in public with! Sold here. Hat Tip: The Breda Fallacy
I had not seen this video before. Hat Tip: OPFOR via Murdoc
An interesting looking movie about the Chinese civil war … no doubt from the perspective of the Communists and packed with propaganda.
FN has created a photo gallery of the SHOT media day shoot with over 500 photos. I spotted at least one blogger: Murdoc of GunPundit and Murdoc Online. Hat Tip: Danger Zone
There is in interesting discussion going on at the Castle Argghhh blog about the appeal of shooting. It is worth a read.
Heres the thing, if you shoot an animal which protected by the state and is illegal to hunt, such as Australian crocodiles, don’t take photos of your trophy, especially when you are possessing the firearms illegally. The utter incompetence of some people [Read More…]
Recently the NY Times made their entire archive freely available online. JoeSpareBedroom @ rec.guns came across an article written in 1914 that shows just how clueless the media has always been with regards to firearms. Many of the wholesale killings in the South may be [Read More…]
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Expert Village has published a series of deer hunting videos on YouTube. The first is entitled “How to Hunt: Deer Hunting Tips : Hunting as a Sport”. To view the rest of the videos scroll through these search results.
B.B. has written two posts about the air guns launched at SHOT. I was going to cover the SHOT air guns, but B.B. knows a lot more about the subject than I do. Ruger Air Hawk Read it here.
Planeman has written a fascinating article, “Bluffer’s guide: Fortress North Korea”, about North Korean AAA (Anti-Aircraft Artillery). It has has lots of 3D diagrams and google earth satellite photos. It is well worth reading. AAA Coverage of Pyongyang [Read More…]
This company is selling custom 3D camo that attaches to all types of ghillie suits (and equivalent). They do not say what the camo objects are made of but I would assume it is some type of foam (the objects are almost weightless). The causal observer will only see a [Read More…]
Following on from the AK firing out-of-battery, here is a 40mm grenade exploding in MK 19!
Steyr have published a press release, of all things, detailing their history in the US. I think this was nothing more than an attempt at getting some attention during SHOT Show. I am mentioning it as it may interest some readers. Read the press release here.