Announced just before the 2011 SHOT Show, the Ruger LC9 made an appearance at the Media Day at the Range. The gun apparently was very popular with the media as I shot the last two magazines of ammunition Ruger had at their station. The LC9 is a subcompact 9mm pistol, [Read More…]
Category: Other Gear & Gadgets
Tim Ellwood dug up some photos of SHOT Show back in 1987. SHOT is a LOT bigger now.
At IDEX 2011 the Italians had a LAV (Light Armored Vehicle) that could launch a UAV (Unmanned Ariel Vehicle) from its main gun. Pretty nifty. I am not sure what model the LAV is.
S&S Precision manufacture a holster for the 40mm M320 grenade launcher. Everything else aside, carrying a holstered 40mm grenade launcher has got to look really badass! Soldier Systems has more about the holster here.
This video shows an Hellenic Navy Rheinmetall Mk20 with S20 Naval Gun Mount firing in slow motion. Note how the barrel appears to recoil. At first glance it appears that the gun utilizes a short recoil action like the Rheinmetall MG3 and the MG42. It is actually gas [Read More…]
CCTV (China Central Television, the english version) has reported on the Korean robotic turret system that can detect and engage targets with or without a human operator. The media has made a big deal about this system but American and European turret systems could [Read More…]
When at Gunsite, Dudley Storey had the chance to visit the home of Jeff Cooper, where his wife still lives. I am very jealous. I would love to visit his home. More info and photos at Dudley’s blog.
Wally has written a very interesting guest post at MArooned blog about the 57mm M18A1 recoilless rifle. Note the interesting cartridge design. The cartridge is intentionally covered with holes to vent gas into the gun.
The Medieval period called and they want this kid back … Compared to his kid I think I must have grown up during the stone age. [Hat Tip: SayUncle ]
Unfortunately I am not. If you are, please email me photos or tips on new firearms or firearm-related products. My email address is here. Thanks.
I am unable to attend this years Big Bang ’11 SHOT Show after party, but my friend Bryan Jones did and he took lots of photos. Also, there are more photos here.
This video shows a modified off-the-shelf remote control Tricopter armed with fireworks, and firing them at hydrogen-filled balloons. More information about how to build one of these balloon-busters can be found here. The future is here [Hat Tip: Tech Crunch]