Category: Rifles


Ruger Mini Thirty Tactical

Ruger has updated the Mini-30 blued model and given it a Mini-14/SR-556 flash suppressor. Ruger has not stated it, but presumably the threading is 1/2-28. I expect that the stainless steel models will be similarly updated to feature a flash suppressor. This model has a [Read More…]


New Ruger 10/22 Tactical FS

The Ruger 10/22 FS is a new addition to the Ruger Tactical 10/22 line. The is standard blued/synthetic 10/22 but with a threaded barrel and Mini-14/SR-556 flash suppressor. The barrel threading is the standard 1/2-28 which will fit many firearm accessories, such as [Read More…]


Sniper with Holographic sight

This Royal Marine is using an EOTech holographic sight, without magnification, mounted on either an .338 Lapua Magnum L115A1 (Accuracy International Arctic Warfare) or .50 BMG AW50 rifle. I have often wondered why we do not see photos of snipers with 1x magnification [Read More…]


Rock River Arms PDS Carbine

I recently blogged about RAA’s PDS pistol. This is the carbine version of the pistol. The Piston Driven System Carbine utilizes a propriety bolt carrier that actuated by a piston. The return spring is located above the barrel, much like the Para Ordnance TTR [Read More…]


The original black rifle

The NRA Blog writes … One of the most unusual repeating firearms ever to be manufactured in the United States was Isaiah Jennings’ repeating flintlock rifle of 1821. Built with a detachable skeleton-type shoulder stock as well as a removable 21-inch octagonal [Read More…]


Ruger SR556 Review

Vuurwapen Blog reviews the Ruger SR556. Part 1. Part 2. The video review is below … I have used one and I liked it. A common complaint is that is heavy, which it is, but this is not necessarily a bad thing and comes down to personal preference. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]


Rock River Arms PDS Pistol

The new RRA PDS Pistol is the first firearm from RRA to utilized their new PDS pistol system. It features a full length picatinny rail, two position gas regulator and non-reciprocating foldable ambidextrous charging handles. The PDS system must have a return spring [Read More…]


Ruger SR-556/6.8

Ruger AR-15, the SR-556, is now available chambered in 6.8mm SPC. The SR-556/6.8 has .850 heavy contour barrel with a 1:10 twist. It comes packaged with a 5 round and a 25 round magazine. The MSRP is $1995.00.  


Baikal MP-161K Carbine

I don’t think the Baikal MP-161K is a new gun but I don’t recall seeing it before. This semi-automatic Russian rifle comes chambered in .22 LR, .22 WMR and .17 HMR. It has windage adjustable open sights and a weaver rail for optics. I really like the stock [Read More…]


Galil Ace Rifle

Israel Weapon industries (IWI) has introduced a new line of Galil rifles and carbines. The Ace rifle comes in three flavors. The 2x series (21,22 and 23 – the model number differentiate between barrel lengths) are chambered in 5.56mm NATO, the 3x (31 and 32) [Read More…]


The search for a H&K G3 clone

Steve Adelmann of Shooting Illustrated discusses his quest to find a decent H&K G3 clone … Though the heavily seasoned G3A3 I carried wasn’t accurized, a few simple modifications reconfigured it well enough for mountain fighting without sacrificing [Read More…]


Tacti-cool M6

William gave his M6 survival .22 / .410 rifle / shotgun a tactical makeover. The original M6 was a military weapon so the above gun is really just taking it back to its roots 😉