Danger Room reports on a unique pistol made by German firm Armatix. The gun is armed by a wristwatch and disarmed when the watch is out of range. The .22 pistol sells for 7000 EUR ($9750)! Obviously this device is very impractical in the real world. The bright green [Read More…]
Over the past 6 months I have been following the Marines sly procurement of M45 1911 pistols (formally MEU(SOC) pistol) in small parts. The Marines have just procured 150,000 rounds of Federal Premium Gold Medal .45 Auto 185GR FMJ-SWC Match Ammunition. The procurement [Read More…]
A reader emailed me these photos of a revolver which belonged to his Grandfather during WWI. It looks to me like a fancy Webley. Does anyone know what model gun it is and who made it?
Unbeknown to me, China has been developing a line of underwater guns. Their designs are based on Russia’s underwater guns but are chambered in a new cartridge that appears to use 5.8x42mm (Chinese DBP87) brass. The Chinese version of the Russian SPP-1 three [Read More…]
The entire KRISS line is going to be available in .40 S&W later this year. Additionally, lower receivers will be sold so that a .45 model can be converted to .40 S&W. Like the .45 version, it also uses Glock magazines. The photo below of the prototype .40 [Read More…]
DS Arms, not wanting be to outdone by their AR-making counterparts, will be selling a Short Barred Rifle (SRB) and pistol version of the FN FAL. They feature a barrel about 8″ long (+/- one inch, I forget the exact length). The pistol is essentially the SBR with [Read More…]
The KRISS Systems’ KRISS Vector is now available in a pistol configuration. This allows civilians to purchase a short barreled configuration where previously they were limited to the 16″ carbines. The military and law enforcement the select-fire pistol [Read More…]
The 9mm Beretta 92FS and 96 have been updated for 2010. The new 92A1 and 96A1 feature Higher capacity magazines (17 rounds for 92A1 and 12 rounds for 96A1). They are still compatible with older magazines. Picatinny rail. Rounded trigger guard. Removable front sight. [Read More…]
NRANews’s Cam and Company [ iTunes Link, 1/14/10 episode ] let slip the news that Ruger would have a LCR chambered in .357 Magnum on display. I am sure that this is the wheel gun that Michael Bane recently blogged about! The original .38 Special Ruger LCR was [Read More…]
This incredibably ugly (but in a good way) pistol uses Sten 9mm mag, an AK fire control group and a Luger barrel! Lots more photos and info here. [ Many thanks to Advocate for emailing me the link. ]
SIG has updated the P226 and P229 line and added new E2 ( e-squared ) Enhanced Ergonomics models. The E2 Enhanced Ergonomics P226 & P229 build on the successful components that have made the P226 & P229 the choice of armed professionals world-wide. The newly [Read More…]
CZ are using a new ceramic coating for the upcoming blackened model of the Dan Wesson Valor 1911 pistol. The coating officially is called the “Duty” coat, but unofficially it is the “Uber” coat. Torture test done by an employee of CZ … This [Read More…]
The Smith & Wesson Model 638 and 637 are now available from the factory with Crimson Trace laser grips installed. The .38+P Models 637CT and 638CT both feature a stainless finish and 2.5″ barrel. They will retail for $924.
Ruger has embraced the .327 Federal Magnum and added it to their line of GP100 and Blackhawk revolvers. Each gun chambered in the .327 Fed Mag can also chamber the .327 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W Long and .32 S&W. The .327 GP100 will retail for $701 and the [Read More…]
Ruger is set to announce the new compact version of their SR9 pistol. The press released was leaked online (Well done Richard!). The pistol features a short 3.5″ barrel, is chambered in 9mm and its standard magazine holds 10 rounds (17 round high-cap available). I [Read More…]
Michael spotted a company manufacturing semi-auto Sterling SMG-styled pistols! Wiseland Lite is selling them for $450. They are available chambered in 7.62x25mm or 9mm. UPDATE: It was pointed out in the comments that Wiseland Lite require you to supply a Sterling kit.
The American Journal of Roentgenology published a fascinating article back in 2001 about an incident at a MRI imaging center in western New York State. An off-duty police entered the MRI scanner room and attempted to place his Colt M1991 A1 pistol on the top of a [Read More…]
The Kriegsmarine apparently issued mini-RPG rounds for their double-barreled flare gun. Crazy.