Military.com reports that Sgt. Maj. Michael P. Barrett, formally the chief instructor at Scout Sniper Instructor School, will be the Marine Corps’ next top noncommissioned officer. Congrats to Sgt. Maj. Barrett.
Category: Other Gear & Gadgets
An employee of a well known gun company asked me which state would be the best to open a manufacturing facility. Because I am not an expert in this area I thought I would ask y’all to help. Which state(s) do you think are best and why? Please sound off in the [Read More…]
At the end of the month ol’ Steve is going on a much needed vacation for a week. I would really like it if readers and fellow bloggers could help me out and contribute guest posts for The Firearm Blog to keep it running during the break. I last opened up the blog [Read More…]
Last week the 50,000th (non-spam) comment was posted on The Firearm Blog Thank you to everyone who has written comments and helped make TFB a more useful resource for the community. Our 50,000th comment was posted by DAK on the Mossberg Tactical .22 blog post. I bought [Read More…]
David Huppert, of UNC-TV, visits a shoot organized for sound designers of NC-based video game producer Red Storm Entertainment. Red Storm are currently working on the latest game in the Ghost Recon franchise, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
PEO Solider has published this video of the XM25 … What is interesting is watching the shrapnel pattern. If the grenade was detonated two, or maybe even one, yards behind the target, the target could escape unscathed or with very minimum damage.
StrategyPage reports on the new Fire Control System for the Mk19 40mm automatic grenade launcher … Combining a GPS, laser rangefinder and computer, the new Mk19 FCS (Fire Control System) enables gunners to put the first round on the target, at extreme ranges (over [Read More…]
For those of you who do not know, The Firearm Blog is owned by GunsForSale.com. My boss is trying to choose a new logo for GunsForSale. Could you please take a minute of your time to complete a simple two question survey. You will simply be asked to choose from a number [Read More…]
Slingshot maker Jörg Sprave took up a challenge posed to him by a YouTube user and built a slingshot that fires machetes. Note the thumbhole stock! [Hat Tip: Boing Boing via. Geekologie!] [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) & David for emailing me the the [Read More…]
Crunch Gear is reporting on a company that is making RAM heatsinks shaped like guns. [ Many thanks to mrsatyre for emailing me the link. ]
A reader emailed me this photo of a Bolivian solider carrying a strange firearms and asked what weapon he was carrying. I was unable to identify it but Tony Williams, our resident ammunition expert, was. It is a Chinese QLZ-87 35mm grenade launcher. According to [Read More…]
FN Herstal has developed a 40mm grenade launcher sighting system called the FN Fire Control Unit (FN FCU). The FCU is mounted on a picatinny rail above the launcher. A laser range finder calculates the distance to the target and a clinometer measures the angle/elevation [Read More…]
More info at Sig Sauer’s careers page. [ Many thanks to Matt for emailing me the information. ]
Here is a teaser of our behind-the-scenes footage of the Beretta Factory in Gardone Val Trompia, Italy. Enjoy (we did):
While demonstrating the features of the Browning Maxus shotgun, Browning rep Jean-Christophe told me that he could disassemble and assemble the weapon blindfolded. Naturally, this was something I had to see. [ Andrew is a former US Navy Hospital Corpsman who was [Read More…]
The below videos shows a guy shooting arrows with 400 grain arrowheads from a slingshot. While it is a nifty trick, I would not recommend, as the video suggests, using this technique for self-defense or hunting. Skip ahead to 3:00 to skip the introduction. [ Many thanks [Read More…]
Airtronic USA has introduced a lightweight version of their RPG-7 launcher. The MK777 weighs just 7.7 lbs, about half the weight of their other RPG-7 launcher, the Airtronic RPG-7(USA). The launcher has a metal liner covered with a carbon composite wrap manufactured by [Read More…]
I am excited to announce that for the first time The Firearm Blog will be attending IWA, Europe’s biggest gun expo, in Germany this weekend. I am back home holding the fort and keeping the blog running but The Firearm Blog has sent Andrew and a support team to [Read More…]