The T48 was the designation of the FN FAL entered into the competition to replace the M1 Garand. The T44 (later called the M14) won the competition but the Marines appear to have kept their quote of T48 rifles. These have been meticulously photographed by an Australian [Read More…]
This video shows the internals of the H&K HK416. One nifty feature is that the handguard screws were designed so that they could be unscrewed using the bolt lugs. The video is well worth watching. Video was made by GunWebsites. The civilian HK416 is expected to [Read More…]
I had not heard of the FR-F2 FR-G2 before. It looks like quite a nice bolt-action sniper rifle. More info, and a larger photo, over at GunPundit. UPDATE: Thanks to Aurélien for the correction on the rifle name. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever [Read More…]
This article was published in the June 1934 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine (via. Modern Mechanix) … Weighing 150 pounds and resembling a cannon more than a firearm, a huge, brass-barreled, portable field piece has been recovered from the sea, where a pirate [Read More…]
A journalist from the Malaysian newspaper Malay Mail was shown around the Colt’s West Hartford factory … New machines were still being installed at the 26,687-square metre plant as The Malay Mail was shown around by Colt Defence executive vicepresident James [Read More…]
HERA ARMS, makers of the Glock Carbine Kit, have turned their sights on the M1911 pistol. The Colt Pistol Extension (CPE) turns any mil-sepc 1911 into a .45 carbine. Installation is simple. All that is involved is removing the grip panels and attaching the CPE in their [Read More…]
I came across Imperial Defense, a British company, who manufacturer M16 and M4 clones. According to this post at the MP.net forum, the guns are manufactured in Vietnam! This makes Vietnam the second communist country to manufacture M16s. I would guess that the guns are [Read More…]
The Italian Army has started adopting the next-gen Beretta ARX-160 assault rifle. Shooting Wire reports … The Italian Ministry of Defense has become the first military group to receive shipments of Beretta’s new ARX-160 automatic rifle. The first 1,600 units [Read More…]
Masterpiece Arms are now selling their MPA (Mac-10 clone) carbines and pistols chambered in the .460 Rowland cartridge. The .460 Rowland was originally developed a decade ago as a magnum power cartridge suitable for the 1911 pistol. It is about 10% more powerful than [Read More…]
During a firefight in Afghanistan in 2007, British soldier Pte Cole’s SA80 rifle was hit three times by 7.62x39mm bullets! It continued to function and he continued to return fire, despite the fact that the scope, bodywork and pistol grip was ripped off the gun. [Read More…]
Jessie James, winner of the AAC Silencer Shoot silent auction, has received his Bushmaster ACR. AAC Blog has photos. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
A mighty suspicious picture frame … [ Hat Tip: SaysUncle ] Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
Issuing pressing a press release is one thing but actually selling to the Army or Marines is another! The press release, dated 15 December 2009, infers that their product can deliver 10,000 mean rounds between failure (emphasis added)… SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 15 [Read More…]
From MP.net … AGUSAN DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES – DECEMBER 12: Hostages of tribal gunmen are seen on December 12, 2009 in San Martin, Philippines. The suspected bandits, reported to be former government-armed militia led by Danilo ‘Ondo’ Perez, have [Read More…]
Seen at Fat White Man Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
The long-awaited 7.62x51mm PMAG has finally been given a name and is now in production. At $19.95, Magpul are going to be selling truck loads of these mags. The PMAG-LR holds 20 rounds of 7.62x51mm or .308 Winchester rounds and is compatible with the following rifles [Read More…]