Back in the 1930s Colt developed a few experimental fully automatic M1911 pistols. It is hard to believe that anyone thought that a .45 ACP machine pistol was a practical idea! The most famous fully automatic 1911 would have been John Dillinger’s which was [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…]
Wired Magazine tested three different level IIIA ballistic vests1 at the Oregon Ballistics Lab. Nice to see that a cheap $344 vest works as well as a $4490 vest On a side note, that testing gun is an interesting device. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing me the link. ] I [Read More…]
Kahr Arms have launched a new blackened version of their ultra-compact P380 pistol.
A few months ago I blogged about the Zimmerman Arms new rifles. I said that they looked like “the best tactical Ruger 10/22-style rifle available”. Checkout their new pretty damn awesome tactical pistol They have not yet announced pricing.
[ Many thanks to Mason for emailing me the pic. ]
Magnum Research has updated the infamous Desert Eagle pistol. The new version features … Long picatinny rail Slimmer profile slide Improved gas system More ergonomic safety levers. The new version will be sold alongside the current model. Magnum has not yet [Read More…]
A hunter shoots a charging boar with a pistol … pretty crazy. [ Many thanks to Paulo for emailing me the video. ]
Prof. Osvaldo Gatto is a Argentinian gun maker who has quite a following around the world. He makes reproductions of a variety of weapons ranging from swords to blackpowder cannons and everything in between. I love the clean lines on the reproduction of a German wheel [Read More…]
Over at EveryDayNoDayOff there is a discussion about this gigantic 12 gauge revolver confiscated from a Taiwanese man. [ Many thanks to Justin for emailing me the link (I missed it on EveryDayNoDayOff, which I regularly read) ]