The M16 in this photo, which was taken in Afghanistan a few days ago, has a carry handle mounted on the 9 o’clock handguard rail. I had not seen a carry handle mounted there before so I asked about it on MP.net. BumpkinBoy and scrybe suggested he has it there in [Read More…]
I learnt from Caleb at Gun Nuts that Daniel Defense are launching a new AR-15. The Daniel Defense DDXV Carbine is an entry level version of the DDM4 which was launched earlier this year. The main difference is that the DDXV has a standard M4-style butt stock and plastic [Read More…]
Last week I went to see the movie Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen and I really enjoyed it. It is not the type of movie that will provide intellectual stimulation, an emotional experience or give insight into human character, but it is very entertaining. For those [Read More…]
Sean forwarded me an email he received from the Customer Service Manager at Magpul. The Magpul Masada design has been licensed to Bushmaster Firearms and they are handling production and distribution. It’s been renamed the ACR and was officially scheduled for release [Read More…]
Federal / ATK have added new loads to the mid priced Fusion range of ammunition. The new loads for 2009 are: * 62-grain 223 Rem. * 120-grain 260 Rem. * 140-grain 6.5×55 Swedish * 300-grain 45-70 Government * 260-grain 460 S&W * 275-grain 500 S&W
I asked Dave, who blogs at LetsKillDave and is a reader of TFB, to take photos of the internals of his new civilian Steyr AUG A3 rifle and he was kind enough to oblige. 16″ barreled AR-15 vs. 16″ AUG. The bullpup length advantage is obvious. AR-15 bolt vs. [Read More…]
Savage have published a web page detailing how the Savage Accustock works. It uses a bolted in wedge to push the recoil lug tightly against the aluminum bedding block. Interesting.
Caleb got thinking about bolt action rifles and noted that no bolt guns exist to his knowledge that can feed from STANAG (AR-15 / M16) magazines. everyone seems to be talking about how the world/economy/social order is going to collapse soon (it’s not) I figured the [Read More…]
Wilson Combat are now selling accurized FN Herstal Patrol Bolt Rifles (PBR). Wilson Combat FN Bolt Rifle It features a green Hogue stock, fluted barrel, fully bedded action and trigger work done by Wilson Combat gunsmiths. The PBR action is based on the Winchester Model [Read More…]
dfwgun @ ARFCOM posted a short tutorial on how to modify a Magpul MOE AR-15 pistol grip so that it will fit on an AK. As you can see in the photo some dremel work is required but it is a pretty straight forward procedure.
Remington’s entry into the Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) competition is the Remington Modular Sniper Rifle (MSR). The first thing you notice when looking at the rifle is the striking stock design. The butt stock is adjustable every-which-way and can fold for easy [Read More…]
The US Military is looking for a system to replace the existing bolt-action SOF Sniper Systems M40, M24 and MK13 which are all based on Remington 700 actions. Marine’s M40A3 Sniper rifle. One of the key requirements for this system that differentiates it from the [Read More…]
This is the first video I have seen of the new Beretta ARX 160 carbine. Looks like a very easy to handle rifle. I think this would sell well if it made it stateside.
Strategy Page reports: June 18, 2009: The U.S. Army has ordered 38.4 million rounds of .300 Winchester magnum ammunition for its newly modified M-24 sniper rifles, as well as similar SOCOMs Mk13 models. The new ammo will cost about $1.30 per round. The .300 Winchester [Read More…]
Murdoc spotted a video where a Remington VC referred to the ACR, formerly Magpul Masada, as the Remington ACR. It looks like the rifle, or at least the marketing, has been transfered from Bushmaster to the military devision of their sister company Remington. I found [Read More…]
Guess how much this Knights Armament muzzle break sells for … Photos by unclemoak @ ar15.com The Answer: About $450! The muzzle brake is made from one of the Inconel family of nickel-chromium superalloys and claims 40% reduction in recoil. Thanks to Jay for the [Read More…]
Brian, who blogs at SKS’s and More, emailed me photos of his Mosin-Nagant M44 which has been configured for short range ( 75 yards ) hog and deer hunting. The scope mount attaches to where the front sight would have been. Click to expand the photos. I love that [Read More…]
The Norwegians finally seem happy with their new H&K 416 rifles. They have solved the problem of soldiers getting sick from inhaling the fumes of their “green” 5.56mm ammunition by simply not shooing at their indoor ranges. Of course it is summer in [Read More…]