My good friend REMOV managed to get a couple of photos of Renaud Kerbrat’s latest invention: the KRISS KARD pistol. The KARD will be officially unveiled later this year. Luckily you read The Firearm Blog and get the skinny right now! The patent application [Read More…]
This weeks movie gun is the Colt Police Positive which was used in the 1934 detective film The Thin Man. The small frame double-action revolver was introduced by Colt in 1907. This beautiful specimen was engraved and presented to William Powell. You can learn more about [Read More…]
SIG will be selling 25th Anniversary edition of the SIG P226. Just 226 pieces will be made. This beautiful gun features a black high polish, gold scrollwork, gold plating and walnut grips. The price is $1999. With such a limited run I think they will sell out quickly.
Timothy Lindsay (USA) and Renaud Kerbrat (Switzerland) are listed as the inventors on the recently published patent application #20100077643. The patent describes a new pistol recoil mechanism that is similar to is the mechanism used by the TDI KRISS. Like the TDI [Read More…]
The upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Hollywood Guns exhibit would not be complete without guns from the 1988 classic Die Hard. The barrels are threaded so that a blank firing adapter can be inserted. The blank adapter increases the pressure inside the barrel allowing the [Read More…]
Brian has written a very interesting post about his tour of the STI Factory.
The new Taurus 708 SLIM chambers the .380 ACP and has a capacity of 7+1. The Taurus 740 SLIM holds 6+1 rounds of .40 S&W. Both these new models will be available in black or two tone (black frame, stainless slide).
Calico has updated their line of helical-fed high-capacity carbines and pistols. Calico’s guns have not changed much in the past two decades and were looking dated. The new 9mm Liberty Tactical line, which replaces the foregrip with a quad rail, is a much needed [Read More…]
These are the actual guns were used in the movie The Departed (2006)! They are part of the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Hollywood Guns exhibit. The latest episode of The Curator’s Corner discusses these guns and how they were modified to work with blanks (Click [Read More…]
This nifty gun was on display at IWA. I initially thought it was a muzzeloader coach gun but some readers correctly pointed out that it looks like a modern replica of a Howdah pistol. This makes much more sense. The Howdah pistols were used by Tiger hunters in India as [Read More…]
This photo is of an engraved CZ 75 pistol. It was posted on the official CZ-USA twitter.
Packing Rat has reviewed the Advantage Arms Glock .22 Conversion Kit. Advantage Arms manufactures two models, the Target Model and the Law Enforcement Model, often abbreviated TM and LE models, respectively. The TM has a sleek machined slide, with an adjustable rear [Read More…]
TALO is distributing this North American Arms limited edition. It is chambered in .22 Long Rifle, the cylinder is gold etched and the grips are pearlite. 500 will be made. I do not have pricing information.
The M1911 is stealthily making a comeback! The Marines are wanting to procure 4000 M45 pistols. The M45 was previously know as the MEU(SOC) pistol. A few interesting points from the procurement document … Pistol must have an accessory rail meeting MIL-STD-1913 [Read More…]
Over the next three years the Czech armed forces will be adopting the 5.56mm CZ 805 rifle, the 9mm CZ Skorpion EVO III (no relation to the original CZ Skorpion), CZ 75 Phantom (polymer version of the CZ 75) and CZ 805 G1 underslung grenade launcher. Česká zbrojovka [Read More…]
Willaim Gibson, famous sci-fi author and journalist, tweeted that the Zimmerman Arms .22 Pistol I blogged about is “for dorks in armored golf cart“. Mr Gibson: I think if you spent 20 minutes at a range with a .22 pistol and 50 round magazine, you would [Read More…]