EmptorMaven asks why is range of 60 gr. ammunition so limited and where are the guns and barrels with the 1:12 rate of twist required to accuracy shoot these long 60 gr. bullets. From EmptorMaven’s blog … .22LR is by far the most popular consumer cartridge. [Read More…]
Rumors that the French military are considering dropping the FAMAS rifle have been spreading fast across the internet. The speculation arose from a post [English translation] at The Mammoth, a French milblog. I asked Aurelien, an authority on the French military, what [Read More…]
At $219.99 this new stock for the Remington 700 BDL Short Action looks like a bargain. More information at Accurate Shooter.
After writing the The quest for high-capactity firearms post, readers told me about other interesting attempts at high capacity guns. Porter Revolving Turret Rifle 9-shot; .48 caliber. In excellent overall condition. Bore is excellent plus; 28″ barrel. Metal is [Read More…]
Dominique snapped these pics of Lone Starfield Products tactical shooting rests which were on display at the Tactical Evolution Expo and Conference. I know I do not need on, but I really want one. Many thanks to Dominique for the photos.
This photo, which is purported to be real, shows a Ranger using the 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-H ( MK 17 Mod 0 ). The semi-automatic civilian model is called the FN SCAR 17S and will be on sale early next year. Thanks to jdun1911 and SaysUncle for the link. Hat Tip: AR-15.com
Shotgun News magazine has published an AR-15 magazine torture test. The author, David M. Fortier, summarized the article on AR15.com … Many more tests than these were performed. For the full write-up check out the Shotgun News article. My thoughts: PMAGs are very [Read More…]
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…]