Category: Rifles


Australia adopts HK417 rifle

The Australian Defense Force has procured $1.6 million worth of HK417 rifles. Presumably they also discovered that in Afghan terrain you need a designated marksmen type rifle in at least 7.62x51mm NATO. [ Many thanks to JamesW for posting the link. ]  


Kiwi with SCAR

I love this blog and its readers! Just yesterday I blogged that I had heard that the New Zealand Army was evaluating the FN SCAR rifle. Today a reader emailed in a photo, dated December 2009, of a Kiwi solider using a SCAR during a training exercise. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]

The SIG50 : .50 BMG SIG Rifle

We don’t know much about it, other than it is called the SIG50, will have a 29″ barrel, 5 round box magazine and will cost $8,999. It will be unveiled at SHOT Show next month. UPDATE: Photo of the SIG50. [Hat Tip: John @ Sig Sauer Guns ]  


NZ Army evaluating the FN SCAR

A credible source told me that the New Zealand Army has been evaluating the FN SCAR rifle as a possible replacement for the Steyr AUG. My source also told me that there has also been a lot of talk in the NZ Army about adopting 7.62mm rifles. The troops who have been [Read More…]


McMillan M3A Rifle

McMillan has introduced the M3A rifle, a medium range .308 Win. semi-automatic built upon the Springfield M1A action (The M1A is based on the M14). At first glance it looks a lot like the Springfield M1A SOCOM II. Unlike the SOCOM, which is optimized for close range [Read More…]


The Gun – Book Review

Firstly a disclosure: The publishers of The Gun sent me a free advanced copy. I was thoroughly enjoying the book so I purchased a copy of it for my Kindle, which cost slightly less than the cost of the free hardcover I received. Now onto the review … I [Read More…]


Kosovo Army Adopting G36

A reader from Kosovo emailed me to say that the Kosovo Security Force has adopted the G36 as their standard service rifle. [ Many thanks to Lorenc for emailing me the link. ]  


Awesome costume

This costume is amazing It makes me want to go buy a can of green spray paint and a airsoft M14. [ Many thanks to Jesse for emailing me the photo. ] [Hat Tip: Inspire Me Now]  


DIY Camo Dipping (Hydrographing)

“bowhunter4e” has created a video tutorial on DIY. camo dipping (Hydrographing). I am inspired to give it a try. About half the items in my office, from my sunglasses to my stapler, would look better in camo The DIY kit used in the video is the My Dip Kit [Read More…]