Category: Guns & Gear

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“Tactical” Red Dot Sight for Camera

Brando.com are selling a cheap red dot sight and adapter to attach it to a camera’s hot shoe (flash) mount. I very much dislike this trend of attaching gun parts to cameras. It is going to one day end in disaster. [ Many thanks to David for emailing me the link. ]

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Can you identify this revolver?

I received an email from a solider who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. He found this broken revolver at a local bazaar. Neither him nor I can identify it. Can you identify it or identify what design it was copied from? The only markings are an “H” on [Read More…]

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STI GP6-C Review

Brian has written an excellent review of the STI GP6-C (“C” for competition) which he plans on using in the USPSA Production Division. After my first 500 rounds without cleaning, I was very impressed with the GP6-C. There are only two things I would like to [Read More…]

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Blast from the past

Austin Precision Products, now LaRue Tactical, made 1911 parts back in the 90s. Daniel E Watters says … Given some of the features like the EDM wire cut breechface, one suspects that he had been supplying parts for other Texas firms whose initials might include [Read More…]

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IDF adopts H-S Precision HTR

Double Tapper reports that the IDF have adopted the H-S Precision HTR (Heavy Tactical Rifle) in .338 Lapua Magnum as their new sniper rifle. The HTR is sells to civilians for $3,070. At that price they will chamber it in a cartridge of your choice. Lead time is 6 [Read More…]

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Lefty Triggers from Timney

It had never occurred to me that southpaw Remington 700 rifles needed different triggers. For 2010, Timney is offering this same trigger, as well as the model 700 trigger without a safety, for left hand Remington model 700 rifles. Now left handed hunters, target [Read More…]

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The Outlaw Josey Wales’ guns

These beautiful Colt Walker revolvers were used in Clint Eastwood’s western classic The Outlaw Josey Wales . I think these guns were featured on the previous episode of NRA News’ Curators Corner. Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to watch it! Anyhow, you [Read More…]

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Barrett REC7 now in 5.56mm

Barrett’s REC7 piston-operated AR-15 rifle was previously only available in 6.8mm SPC. It is now also available in 5.56mm NATO. They have also made some minor improvement to the rifle. They are now using a Magpul MOE stock, instead of a standard M4-style stock, [Read More…]