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…]
Troy Industries have developed a nifty new diamond aperture rear sight for the AR-15. Troy claim the diamond shaped aperture helps the shooter acquire a sight picture faster than a round aperture. The DIO has two aperture settings, one for 300 meters and another [Read More…]
During the Iraq War the Marines urgently ordered 180 of the Mk11 Mod 0 Sniper Weapon System’s, but with the Army M110 Rifle Upper Receiver. This Mk11 / M110 hybrid was known as the Mk11 Mod 1. Later, the Marines began ordering the Mk11 Mod 2, a SOCOM / Navy [Read More…]
Polish fireamr manufacturer Fabryka Broni Radom (FB Radom) unveiled for the first time at DSEi their new range of civilian rifles. The Aktyn Radom Sport family consists of three rifles which are semi-automatic versions of thier military counterparts: AKS assault rifle [Read More…]
Suburban noticed a empty webpage on Magpul’s website entitled “LOWER RECEIVER TECHNICAL RESOURCES“. With their expertise in plastics I would not at all be surprised if they plan on producing a plastic AR-15 lower receiver like the Calvary Arms CAV-15.
You often hear stories about ancient AK-47 rifles being dug up and fired. In this video the Special Task Force, an elite paramilitary South African police unit, assist Mozambique authorities in locating and destroying an 18 year old weapons cache left over from the [Read More…]
Alan finds an innovative use for his iPhone. Hat Tip: SayUncle via. FatWhiteMan
For the last fifty years 100,000′s of M1 Garands and M1 Carbines have been sitting in Korean warehouses, many of which will now be sold to US collectors. AFP reports: Washington has approved South Korea’s plan to sell about 86,000 M1 and 22,000 carbines [Read More…]
I was incredibly surprised to open an email a few days ago and see photos of the mythical Australian F88T Austeyr. Quite a long time ago I had scoured the internet searching in vain for photos of this gun. Almost no information about this rifle is available online. This [Read More…]
The LaRue Tactical OSR has been a long time coming but LaRue are nearing shipping the rifles that are currently on order. The OSR is an AR-10 type rifle styled after the Knight’s Armament SR-25 and M110. It is built from high quality components and shoots sub-MOA [Read More…]