From Army Times One of the upgrades that may be coming in the future is a more reliable magazine. The test revealed that 239 of the 882 stoppages M4 suffered were magazine-related. The hope is that upgrades, such as stronger springs, will increase the magazine’s [Read More…]
The Chinese have two types of gas operated semi-automatic .50/12.7mm caliber rifles. Both only shoot at 2 MOA with standard ammunition. This is enough for anti-material work but well below western sniper rifle standards. For comparison, the Barrett M82 is supposed to [Read More…]
This must be a first! This photo was taken in 2006 at the Somali Islamist Court training camp outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu They have since been kicked out of the city by Somali and Ethiopian forces. Hat Tip: MilitaryPhotos
This font is very very cool. For each letter there is a gun glyph (image) . It has everything from derringers to assault rifles. Here is an example of some text using the font It works on both Windows and Mac OS X. The 2nd Amendment font can be downloaded here. Enjoy!
If you live in a state or country that does not allow civilian ownership of .50 BMG rifles there are alternative cartridges with similar ballistics to the .50 BMG. Ammoguide.com compares the .50 BMG, .510 DTC, .416 Barrett and .50 Fat Mac. More here.
Filmed at Special Ops Expo 2007, this video shows the SCAR system being stripped down with clear explanations, and also the process to attach the grenade launcher.
Apparently the Israeli ‘Civil Guard’ and licensed tour guide operators on tour still use the M1 Carbine!
This video made me laugh. Near the end they show this kid who can’t stop lifting his head as soon as he pulls the trigger. He of course completely misses the target.
This video from SHOT Show 2007 shows Advanced Armament’s new suppressors. Including a quick release suppressor designed for the SCAR-L, the quietest .45 pistol suppressor (or so they claim), a new AR-15 and .22 suppressor.
ExistingThing has a very cheap solution to the Walter G22 (.22lr bullpup rifle) trigger problem. The Walther G22 has a terrible trigger, lots of take up, and a very mushy break. I saw it as an opportunity to practice my trigger control, and got pretty good with it. [Read More…]
An interesting video is you have not seem a disassembled M1. More about the video on the authors blog. Hat Tip: Jovian Thunderbolt
A classic post by ‘dstorm1911′ over at Surplus Rifle Forum Folks due to members on another forum going on bout how the AK is a spray and pray rifle at best etc… or theirs won’t hit accurately because its got a wore out bore or the trigger is crap [Read More…]
Malaysia is apparently switching from Steyr rifles to Colt M4 Carbines. The Deputy Prime Minister has said a Malaysian company, SME Ordnance (SMEO), has a license to manufacture the M4 for use locally and possibly for export in the future. “We took this decision [Read More…]