Michael Bane reports that Spike’s Tactical will soon be selling machined billet AR-15 upper receivers.
Last weekend in Paris at the Milipol ’09 defense expo Remington MDP (Military Products Division) were saying that the Remington ACR will go on sale in “the next month or so”. The Bushmaster website still says it will go on sale in the first half of [Read More…]
I first wrote about the Remington MSR back in June. This photo, taken at Milipol 2009 expo in Paris, is the first “in the wild” photo I have seen of it. Many thanks to Aurélien for emailing me the photo.
Robinson Armament has produced a video demonstrating the “over the beach” capabilities of their XCR rifle. It performs admirably. Head on over to the XCR Forums and download the HD version of the video. It is over 100mb but the quality is worth it. Many [Read More…]
EmptorMaven has reviewed the NATO conversion kit for the Steyr AUG SA. The kit allows the use of STANAG (AR-15) magazines. Steyr has always offered the NATO version as an option to military customers, but no country, as far as I know, has chosen to adopt it over the [Read More…]
CAA Tactical are selling a new Glock Carbine conversion kit called the RONI-G1 for €380 (US$567 at the current exchange rate). More information and a video at Armed & Amphibious.
A common misconception is that the desire for high capacity firearms is a relatively new phenomenon. This is far from the truth. Since the at least the mid 1800s designers had been experimenting with many novel ideas in an attempt to increase magazine capacity, mostly [Read More…]
The Army Times reports that Army weapons officials have presented to Congress six proposed upgrades to the M4. They are … Heavy barrel. This will increase the rate of fire and decrease heat problems but at the expense of weight. Add gas-piston system so that the [Read More…]
Of all the guns which I have written about this year, few have been as interesting as the Steinkamp SW1. The sleek polymer bullpup stock of the SW1 looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, and yet it is a double rifle, a type of firearm that is most associated with [Read More…]
I first learnt about the Ares Carbine from GunPundit who spotted it at SHOT Show ’09. It was supposed to go one sale in the first or second quarter but nothing was seen of it since SHOT. Tyler Kreis, the NRA’s Firearms Inventory Manager, is the first to have [Read More…]
This nifty gadget, made by FN Herstal, can be installed anywhere on a gun where it can be squeezed in, such as the pistol grip in the above photo. It can record shot count, firing sequences and more. Read more about it at SayUncle.
Weatherby will soon be selling a line of Vanguard rifles which feature detachable magazines. Currently Weatherby Vanguards use internal magazines. Hunters often argue the benefits of internal vs. detachable magazines. I personally prefer internal, but there are obvious [Read More…]
A matte black finished model of the 5.56mm FN SCAR will be on sale to consumers next year. I think it looks great (… and yes, I know getting excited about a gun being black is pretty sad). Earlier this year FN gave dealers the chance to pre-order a limited edition [Read More…]
Max, of THOR Global Defense Group, emailed me photos of their .50 BMG Nemesis MKV-NV and .408 Chey-Tac XM408 rifles. Thanks Max!