Category: Pistols

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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…]

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The Executive Holster

SayUncle designed a holster that is now being sold. Uncle’s non-biased1 review … This is a high quality holster. The materials are top notch and the quality is excellent. Unlike my other pocket holsters, this one is rigid. My other pocket holsters are softer [Read More…]

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Black Powder .45 ACP

Cemetery recently experimented with blackpowder .45 ACP loads. Recently did a Wild Bunch match where I used black powder 45acp loads, which isn’t a new concept, seems darksiders have been doing this for years. But was more curious to see what it felt like, and how the [Read More…]

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Analysis of a faulty Glock

Last year Glock was successfully sued over a faulty G36 pistol which Glock refused to admit was faulty. Chris advertised the gun for sale (for parts) and it was purchased by a gunsmith named John. John has done his own thorough analysis of the pistol to determine if it [Read More…]

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Firing that rusted revolver

Remember that rusted old revolver that was found buried next to the Colorado River? The guy who found it took it to the range (skip to 3:46 to see it being fired)… Photos here. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]

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Taurus Judge Public Defender Ultra-Lite

Say what you want about Taurus, but when they hit a home run they know how to take advantage of it. The new Ultra-Lite features an aluminum frame. It weighs in at 20.7 ounces. The steel cylinder holds five rounds of .45 Long Colt or .410 shot shells. The MSRP is 648.00.

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Bayonets for NAA mini revolvers

Cottonwood, Ariz. – LaserLyte®, in association with Ka-BAR®, offers the first pistol bayonet for select North American Arms pistols. The razor-sharp, 1.85-inch Ka-BAR blade fits all North American Arms mini revolvers with round cylinder pins and is the smallest [Read More…]

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Ask a gun designer a question

Is there anything you want to know about the science of gun design? Tobias Obermeit is a design engineer at Kel-Tec and is their chief designer on the Kel-Tec PMR-30 project. He has kindly agreed to answer a set of questions which I will select from the comments below. [Read More…]