Category: Guns & Gear

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HS Precision rifle KABOOM

Last month I posted photos of a Mosin Nagant rifle that broke just in front of the chamber. I had never seen that happen before. Surprisingly, it has happened again to a high-end HS Precision rifle. The rifle was being used in a shooting competition in Russia when it [Read More…]

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IMBEL IA2 Rifle Video

The IMBEL IA2, potentially the next service rifle for the Brazilian Army, can be seen going through dust, ice and over-the-beach (or in this case river) tests in the below video. Skip to 3:50 minutes. The IMBEL IA2 comes in 5.56mm and 7.62mm versions. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]

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Kimber Solo 9mm

Kimber’s Solo Carry is a new sub-compact 9mm pistol. It is a single action striker-fired design. The pistols biggest selling point is that its ergonomics and style are inspired by the 1911. It really does look like a mini-1911. At the moment there are two models [Read More…]

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Chiappa Firearms Kodiak .45-70

The new Kodiak .45-70 from Chiappa Firearms is a ‘modern’ 1886 lever action rifle. It has a synthetic stock, recoil pad and synthetic furniture. The rifle was on display at the EXA ’11 gun expo in Italy.

A motel, a maid and a Garand

After spending the afternoon at a shooting match, Piccolo was cleaning his service rifle in a motel room when the maid walked in and chaos ensued … Then she spotted me and started to apologize until she saw the service rifle and then her eyes popped out of their [Read More…]

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Gun Forensics in the 1930s

In their online archives, Modern Mechanix has an article, originally published in 1930, about the ‘modern’ gun forensic techniques of the day. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me the the info. ]

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Big AR-15 KABOOM

This is by far the worst AR-15 kaboom I have ever seen on the internet. The operator somehow mistakingly mixed pistol powder and rifle powder in a few of the cartridges he loaded. The result was catastrophic failure. Just about all the parts were destroyed. Photos from [Read More…]

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Russia’s TP-82 Space Gun

The three-barreled Toz TP-82 was carried into space by Soviet and Russian cosmonauts until 2006 when the ammunition expired and it was replaced with a regular semi-automatic pistol. The top two barrels chambered 12.5x70mm (about 40 gauge) shotshells and the lower barrel [Read More…]

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Can you identify this gun?

The Firearm Blog friend and collaborator Andrew has just gotten back from his adventures in Tunisia and Lybia. You can read all about his adventures at Vuurwapen Blog. When in Tunisia he photographed a policeman’s sidearm … Neither Andrew nor I can figure [Read More…]

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SIG 556R 7.62x39mm

The last time I wrote about the SIG 556R, the specs for the rifle had not been published. The 30 round 7.62x39mm magazines cost $28 each. The SigSauer.com website only shows a model with the red dot sight. A iron sight kit (Rotary Diopter Rear & Hooded Front Sight [Read More…]

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Rock Island Armory MIG 22

Rock Island Armory will be importing the Armscor’s new semi-automatic .22 LR chambered MIG 22 rifle. Our team saw the rifle on display at IWA ’11 last month. The AR-15 style rifle has a one-piece receiver machined from aluminum billet, a 18″ [Read More…]

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Taurus Tracker 992 .22 Revolver

The new Tracker 992 revolver from Taurus comes with both a 9-chamber .22 LR cylinder and a 9-chamber .22 Magnum cylinder. Like the Tracker 990, the 992 will be available in either a blue or stainless finish and with a 4 or 6.5″ barrel. The MSRP will range from [Read More…]

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Chiappa M9-22 Pistol

The Chiappa M9-22 is a .22 LR chambered pistol patterned after the Beretta M9 / Beretta 92 pistol. Two models will be offered, the Standard model and the Tactical model. The M9-22 Standard model comes with wood or plastic grips and drift adjustable rear sights. The [Read More…]

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HS Produkt VHS assault rifle

HS Produkt, the Croatian firm most famous for creating and manufacturing the Springfield XD pistols, are expected to deliver an additional 3,000 VHS rifles to the Croatian Ministry of Defense this year. Pavao look photos of the latest rifles in the VHS line which were [Read More…]

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Smith & Wesson Model 360PD

At Gun, Holsters & Gear, JayG reviews a flamethrower the lightweight Smith & Wesson Model 360PD The recoil of a .357 Magnum round through a 12 ounce handgun has been described as anywhere from “stout” to “punishing” to “oh my word what have I done to [Read More…]

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Beretta A400 Xplor Action

The latest in Beretta’s A400 line is the Xplor Action. Continuing in the Xplor tradition it features its own unique color scheme, a very attractive bronze/brown. The Action combines the high-tech features of the A400 Xcel Competition shotgun with the hunting [Read More…]

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FNAR Photo

I received this cool photo from FNH-USA PR and thought it worth sharing with y’all. The shooter is Ben Voss, a member of the FNH USA Long Range Precision Rifle Team, who is competing in the upcoming Sniper’s Hide competition. The rifle is the FNAR, the [Read More…]

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World’s Most Expensive Rifle

Swedish gun maker VO Gun & Rifle is selling their limited edition VO Falcon rifles for $820,000 each. The Luxist reports … Their newest creation, the VO Falcon Edition (above), is the world’s most expensive priced at about $820,000. The VO Falcon Edition [Read More…]

Video of the XM25

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.