A while back I was surprised to see searches for the “Bushmaster ACR” rising to the top of the list of search engine terms used to find The Firearm Blog on search engines. Over the past month it it has risen to the top search term. I was surprised because [Read More…]
A couple of days ago I blogged about H&K winning the USMC’s IAR competition. There has been much confusion regarding the IAR competition since then. Dan Lamothe, who broke the news, updated his The Marine Times article and added that it now appears that the [Read More…]
Umarex is also manufacturing .22 LR carbines patterned on the famous MP5 and MP5SD. These carbines features … Metal revievers. Compensators NAVY style pistol grip. Retractable stocks. H&K style diopter iron sights. Adjustable for elevation or windage. The A5 [Read More…]
Umarex is manufacturing this .22 LR rifle patterned on the HK4161 . It features … Metal receivers. Functional dust cover. Full length picatinny rail. Adjustable stock. H&K style diopter iron sights. Adjustable for elevation or windage. 16″ barrel. Pistol [Read More…]
After a year of speculation and commentary from pundits, myself included, the Marine Times reports that the H&K has won the competition and that their entry will enter production next year … The Marine Corps has selected the infantry automatic rifle made by [Read More…]
Backyard Safari has published photos of the beautiful Weihrauch HW 98-Luftgewehr break barrel air rifle. More photos here.
Two months ago I blogged that Zel Custom would soon be selling an upgraded 3rd Gen version of their Tactilite AR-15 upper. The Gen-3 receiver is now the standard receiver across the Tactilite product line and available in .338 Laupa as well as .50 BMG and .416 Barrett. [Read More…]
Forbes reports … Ambassador Vladmir Zaemskiy told a news conference that Russian engineers and Venezuelan construction firms were building the rifle and cartridge plants which, when operational, would employ more than 1,500 workers. He gave no completion date for [Read More…]
South Korea looks to be the first country to deploy a next-gen airburst grenade / assault rifle weapon in combat. Korea Times reports … South Korean troops to be deployed in Afghanistan will be armed with the latest K-11 airburst assault rifles for self-defense, [Read More…]
On the 24th of this month the USPTO approved Magpul’s patent application for the Magpul self-leveling AR-15 magazine follower. Patent number 7621063 lists the inventors as Richard M. Fitzpatrick, Michael T. Mayberry and Eric S. Nakayama. The patent can be viewed [Read More…]
Wyn Boniface was quick off the mark in spotting a pre-solicitation request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purchase of two Anzio Ironworks 20mm magazine fed rifles (cannons) with suppressors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intends to award a [Read More…]
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