Category: Pistols

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P226 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

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.

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Interesting New Pistol Design

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…]

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The Guns of Die Hard

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…]

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Guns from The Departed movie

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…]

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Howdah pistol / carbine ?

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…]

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NAA Queen of Hearts

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.

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Prison Guns

The below photo is of a double barrel pistol that was loaded with matchstick heads behind a steel bullet. I guess it would be fired using a lighter. On a related note: how to reload primers using matchstick heads. [ Many thanks to James, of Hell in a Handbasket, for [Read More…]

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Sleeve Gun

Obviously this is not for use with a real gun. The video’s description makes little sense when translated from Japanese to English, but here it is for what it is worth … Nervous prototype parts have been assembled from the factory, complete reconditioning. [Read More…]

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Taurus 24/7 G2

Taurus has merged their best features from the 800, 24/7 and OSS lines into the new Taurus G2 24/7 pistol. The polymer framed double action autoloader will be available in .45 ACP, .40 S&W and 9mm (judging by Taurus’s 2010 catalog, we may not see the 9mm [Read More…]

Wired Reviews Body Armour

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 πŸ™‚ On a side note, that testing gun is an interesting device. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing me the [Read More…]

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Tacti-Awesome .22 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 πŸ™‚ They have not yet announced pricing.

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Desert Eagle has been updated

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…]

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Blackberry stops .32 bullet

Blackberry stops a bullet after boyfriend negligently discharge pistol at a restaurant. The Dayton Daily reports … The sleeve got caught in the coat, and as Holtvogt reached down, he noticed the slide on the .32-caliber handgun was pulled back. The gun then [Read More…]

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Kahr PM9 Kaboom

There seem to be lots of KABOOMs recently. Is it the weather? B18C5-EH2 wrote about his Kahr PM9 KB experience at The Firing Line forum … We read through the manual and I bought a 100 count box of Winchester “white box” from a local store. My [Read More…]

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MasterPiece Arms MPA22-T Pistol

The MPA22-T Pistol is a new MAC-10 styled pistol chambered in .22 LR. From the press release … The MPA22-T has a 5.25” threaded barrel with muzzle break, 1:16 barrel twist- RH and comes with a 30-round polymer magazine. It has 3.3 lbs trigger pull and a [Read More…]

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Pink Stuff @ SHOT

Can’t think what to get the wife, girlfriend or sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? The Firearm Blog has you covered πŸ™‚ Pink is the new black and SHOT was awash in it …

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ATI’s new GSG-522

Last year American Tactical Imports was forced to take their GSG-5, a .22 MP5 patterned pistol and rifle, off the market after they were successfully sued by H&K for trade dress infringement. You can imagine my surprise when I saw them on display at SHOT only a [Read More…]

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Glock 22 KABOOM

This Glock 22 (.40 S&W) blew up while firing reloaded ammunition. From AR15.com … Was at the range with some friends today, and a friends glock 22 grenaded with some commercially reloaded .40. This brand is really popular up here for idpa and ipsc as well as [Read More…]

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Armatix’s wireless gun safety

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…]