Category: Guns & Gear

ATF Selected S&W M&P40

S&W has revealed that their winning entry into the recent BATFE competition was the M&P40 pistol. Not much surprise there, but it is nice to have it confirmed. From the press release … The award marks the completion of a full and open competition among [Read More…]

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Bushmaster ACR on sale to LEO

Law Enforcement Organizations are now able to purchase the Bushmaster ACR with barrel lengths from 10.5″ to 18″ and in either .223 Rem. or 6.8mm SPC. The press release did not say anything about a select fire model so I am unsure if a full-auto trigger [Read More…]

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.500 S&W Double Taps

Accidental double tapping of .500 S&W revolvers is apparently quite common. This video demonstrates … A few years ago S&W investigated the phenomena. They discovered, as you have probably already guessed, that the double taps were the result of what was [Read More…]

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Anschutz Sells Out

Earlier this year I blogged about a prototype pistol by the German firm Armatix which required the operator to wear a special wristwatch in order to fire it. I considered it a novel idea but ultimately useless invention that would never be adopted. Built-in gun locks [Read More…]

Tam on pistons …

Tam says (referring to the RAA PDS) … Look, if you’ve just gotta have a gun with a piston in it so your friends will know you’re cool, get a gun designed from the ground up to use a piston, not some kludge affixed to a Stoner-type bolt carrier assembly [Read More…]

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Bushmaster ACR videos

Bushmaster has launched a YouTube channel for the ACR. The video embedded below shows how quick it is to convert a standard ACR to an enhanced ACR, which you may recall I recently blogged about. Magpul’s original design goal of making the rifle as modular as [Read More…]

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HK 45-C Kaboom!

Ryan, of Tropical Firearms in South Florida, had a customer bring in this HK 45-C pistol (with HK 45-CT threaded barrel). Ryan said (emphasis added) … Reloads were used, and its suspected to have been an “extra powder” error in measurement, no fault of [Read More…]

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Sig P226 Cerakote

Sigs latest addition to the P226 line is the Cerakote pistol. It gets its name from the Cerakote (a ceramic) coating on the frame. I really like the look of the Cerakote frame with the black slide. The pistol has a MSRP of $972 and will ship in October at the earlist. [Read More…]

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FN SCAR Review

Another great review from Vuurwapen Blog. One comment I do want to make is that you choose a sling for a rifle, not a rifle for a sling. Vuurwapen used the SCAR rifle for a match. His after-action report is here. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the video. ]

On gun blogging …

When I started this blog I had no idea how large and varied the industry was. I struggle, and fail, to keep up with the sheer amount of innovation and new products that the firearms industry produces. I am not complaining, it is an exciting industry to be blogging [Read More…]