Category: Guns & Gear

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Glock 30S Review

The new .45ACP Glock 30S was born from a “hack” where Glock shooters tinkered a bit and married a 30SF frame with a 36 slide. These hackers felt that the 30SF was too bulky for concealed carry and that the 36, with its 6+1 capacity, did not hold enough [Read More…]

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FN FAL 5.56mm Conversion Kit

Earlier this month I wrote about Argentina’s experiments converting the FN FAL from 7.62mm to 5.56mm. Ronaldo Olive sent me an article he wrote back in the mid-1980s about a FN FAL 5.56mm kit developed in Brazil … … from the November 1986 issue of the [Read More…]


Poland’s BRS-99

Polish arms manufacturer Fabryka Broni Łucznik (FB), a division of the Bumar Group, had their sub-carbine on display at SHOT. The BRS-99 is the semi-auto variant of the current issue Polish SMG line. The gentleman working the booth [shown below] replied to my question, [Read More…]

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The AR-15 Is A Gadget

Wired Magazine has published an excellent long form article explaining what the AR-15 is and what it is not to Wired’s geek/tech audience. From the morning that ArmaLite opened its doors in 1954 to the present, most of the innovation that has gone into the AR-15 [Read More…]

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H&K G28 DMR Photos

762PR Defence PR borrowed a Heckler & Koch G28, the Bundeswehr’s new Designated Marksman Rifle, from a local dealer for a photo shoot they were doing for one of their clients. The photos of are beautiful, as is the rifle … I had [Read More…]

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Thai Police Gun Dog

The Daily Mail (UK) published a photo purportedly of an unarmed Thai policeman with a police dog that is packing a Glock pistol in a holster strapped to its side. I am very skeptical. It makes no sense that the officer would be unarmed but his dog has a pistol. I [Read More…]

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Peru Adopts FN SCAR-H

IndoDefensa is reporting that the Army of Peru will be purchasing 8,110 FN SCAR-H rifles from FN Herstal. The deal is worth $31.5 million. FN won the contract over local weapon maker FAME who are already manufacturing IWI Gailil ACE rifles under license for the Army of [Read More…]


More DIY Guns From Syria

The Atlantic has a photo essay showing the DIY weapons in used by Syrian rebels. The grenade launcher pictured above is a converted Baikal shotgun. The Baikal is a cheap, but well built, single shot. I own one and I can tell you they are very slow to reload and they [Read More…]

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The Curious Caracal KABOOM

The Caracal pistol pictured above KABOOMed a few months ago in Pakistan. Not normally seen in the catastrophic failure of pistols  is a slide splitting in two. It is not uncommon for a cheap zinc-alloy, aka “pot metal”, slides on budget pistols to crack [Read More…]