DPMS have teamed up with Gun Broker to auction off a pink version of their Lite 16″ rifle. 100% of the proceeds with go towards Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization which supports breast cancer research. UPDATE: Hat Tip: ericire12 @ Downrange.tv
SayUncle was given a 1873 Trapdoor Springfield which belonged to his great grandfather. Read about it here and the follow up post here.
UPDATE: I was wrong. This is the QBZ-95B (The sailors white gloves are covering the barrel). Earlier this month there was a huge military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of People’s Republic of China. I was astounded to see a photo from the event of what [Read More…]
Yesterday I blogged about the M4 reliability controversy story that was originally reported by the Associated Press. At best the writer of the AP article exaggerated many the points. The leaked draft of the of the analysis of the Battle of Wanat reads quite differently. [Read More…]
Each year, around this time, Remington holds their new product seminar. Fellow blogger Murdoc confirmed that this year is no exception and that it will be held later this week. Don’t quote this as fact, but I think there is a good chance we will finally see the [Read More…]
A leaked US Army report about the Battle of Wanat criticizes the reliability of the M4. On July 13, 2008 200 Taliban fighters attacked 48 US and 24 Afghan troops. Outnumbered 2.7 to 1 the M4 Carbines, which the troops were carrying, could not function reliably under the [Read More…]
Zel Custom are just about to put their 3rd generation Tactilite .50 BMG / .416 Barret AR-15 Upper into full production. The new Gen-3 receiver is CNC-machined from a single piece of steel. It includes an integrated picatinny which is machined into the receiver. Zel are [Read More…]
MG Industries have developed an interesting quick change barrel / takedown upper receiver for the AR-15. Tam has got her hands on one of them and has an interesting discussion going on about it on her blog.
From what I can make out, it appears that the Czech Army may be planning to replace their well known Vz. 58 assault rifles. All the articles I have read were very badly written and incredibly confusing. The Czech news website Ceskenoviny.cz , for example, seems to be [Read More…]
Bison Armory, which is part owned by gun blogger SayUncle, have gotten in new 16″ 6.8 SPC barrels for the AR-15. The 16″ Recon profile barrel is manufactured by E.R. Shaw according to the Bison Armory specifications. It sells for $200.
This is great news for Saiga rifle and shotgun fans the world over can sleep easy tonight. Backyard Safari reports (Translated in Google, emphasis mine): The fact is this: on 21.09.2009 has been reported that a company declare named Gremikha LLC “at the Economic [Read More…]
Caleb, of Gun Nuts Media, just completed a Carbine course at the Gunsite training facility. I took a couple of minutes to think about it, and decided that the best way to summarize the class would be as such: Gunsite doesn’t teach you to shoot – they teach you to [Read More…]
Some years ago Ruger was not giving customers what they wanted but they have really turned things around. Following on from the recently launched tacti-cool Ruger SR-22, the newest in the 10/22 line is the Ruger 10/22 VLEH Target Tactical Carbine. It is essentially a [Read More…]
While watching a video of the MetalStorm 3GL 40mm Grenade Launcher I was blown away by the incredible technology1 that these Australians have developed. I have blogged about the 3GL before, but I had not imagined it worked so well in practice. The video is worth 1000 [Read More…]
DS Arms are now selling half-assembled AR-15 receivers. Half assembled means no bolt, bolt carrier or charging handle. Forged 7075T6 A3 Flattop Upper Receiver Forged Front Sight Base with Bayonet Lug A2 Flash Hider 16 Inch 5.56mm NATO Nitride Treated Chrome Moly 1:9 [Read More…]
Guy Sagi, the Editor in Chief of Shooting Illustrated, has written about his experience hunting antelope with an AR-10. It is great to see semi-automatic rifle hunting going mainstream.
Stag Arms’s newest AR-15 is the piston operated Model 8 carbine. Stag have not released much information about the rifle. It looks much the same as their M4-style Model 3 carbine. I am not sure if the piston system is their own design (if you can identify, please [Read More…]
Last week the Polish Army sighed a contact for over 5000 new modernized wz. 96 Beryl assault rifles and Mini Beryl carbines. The updated rifle features a telescopic buttstock, quad picatinny rails, new pistol grip and forgrip design and nifty semi-transparent magazines. [Read More…]