Category: Pistols

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New 1911 Animation

I have always loved animations showing how guns work. Sterling Roth has designed a M1911 flash animation for Colt’s website. To “shoot” the gun, all the safeties need to be disabled Click here to see the animation. [ Many thanks to Sterling for [Read More…]

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MPA Protector .380 / .32 Pistols

MasterPiece Arms, who are known for their MAC-10/11 clones, have branched out into the fast growing (and crowded) subcompact market. The Protector series includes the .32 ACP chambered MPA32 and the .380 ACP chambered MPA380. The pistols have a double action only action [Read More…]

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ATI FX45 Series 1911 pistols

American Tactical Imports is importing a series of 1911 pistols made by Shooters Arms Manufacturing in the Philippines. The ATI FX Military weighs 2.31 lbs. and is 8.5” long. The 1911 has a 5” barrel, all steel parts, a matte black military front and rear site, a [Read More…]

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Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art has this incredibly beautifully engraved Colt Third Model Dragoon revolver. The gun was part of three pairs created for Samuel Colt to exhibit in Europe during the Crimean war. [ Many thanks to Jonathan for taking the photos. ]

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The Dardick revolver

Mechanix Illustrated has an article online, first published in 1957, about “revolutionary” The Dardick revolver and its triangular rounds (Trounds). I wonder how reliable those guns were. I imagine that the design would have combined and amplified the [Read More…]

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Shark subcompact 9mm pistol

Google Translate has failed me and so I know very little about this pistol. I think it is named the Shark and is currently in pre-production in Turkey. It is single action only and holds six rounds in its magazine. I like the design. UPDATE: Apparently it chambers 9mm [Read More…]

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Wilson Combat Elite X-TAC

The latest beauty to emerge from the Wilsom Combat factory is the Wilson Combat Elite X-TAC. The X-TAC has been designed to operate well in both wet and dry conditions with or without gloves. To achieve this the front and backstrap feature a grip pattern that looks like [Read More…]

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Boberg Arms subcompact XR-9S

Oleg Volk made this video of the Boberg Arms XR-9S pistol. The gun shoots as good as it looks! Arne Boberg designed this “bullpup” pistol (see bobergarms.com for technical details) to provide a long barrel in a short gun. The barrel length is the same as in [Read More…]

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Rossi Ranch Hand

American Rifleman have the scoop on the new Rossi Ranch Hand, a Mare’s Leg style lever action pistol. The Rossi Ranch Hand has a 12″ barrel chambered in either .38 Spl./.357 Mag., .44 Mag. or .45 Colt. It will retail for $536. More information and specs over [Read More…]

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APS underwater assault rifle

Yesterday I blogged a video of an AR-15 being fired underwater. This fascinating video shows the infamous APS underwater assault rifle and SPP-1 underwater pistol being fired in a pond. [ Many thanks to David for posting the link. ]

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Hollywood gun myths

Cracked.com has a list of the top five Hollywood gun myths. The list seems to be written by someone who knows guns. Myth #3 is “Bulletproof Vests Are Magical Force Fields”. While myth annoys me, the “A Bulletproof Vest Being Hit Will Knock You Back Six [Read More…]