Category: Rifles


The search for a H&K G3 clone

Steve Adelmann of Shooting Illustrated discusses his quest to find a decent H&K G3 clone … Though the heavily seasoned G3A3 I carried wasn’t accurized, a few simple modifications reconfigured it well enough for mountain fighting without sacrificing [Read More…]


Tacti-cool M6

William gave his M6 survival .22 / .410 rifle / shotgun a tactical makeover. The original M6 was a military weapon so the above gun is really just taking it back to its roots 😉  


SKS Slam Fire Demo (and a fix)

The SKS rifle has a free floating firing pin. What this means is that there is nothing holding back the firing pin and preventing it moving forward and making contact with the chambered round’s primer. This becomes a problem when the firing pin channel gets gummed [Read More…]


LaRue VFZ mounts

LaRue Tactical’s new VFZ are interesting. Instead out clamping horizontally they clamp vertically. From LaRue … VFZ is a new theory in the concept of clamping accessories to MIL-STD-1913 rails. Instead of using a horizontal cross-bolt, the VFZ uses a [Read More…]


Hi-Point .45 ACP Carbine

Hi-Point has finally produced a carbine chambered in .45 ACP. From the press release … As with the 9mm and .40 Caliber Hi-Point carbines the longer barrel will increase velocity figures between 80-200 FPS over a like chambered handgun, especially with +P loads. [Read More…]


The INSAS 5.56mm Rifle

An Indian reader emailed me an article he wrote about India’s service weapon, the INSAS 5.56mm Rifle. The article is facinating and I highly recommend you take the time to read it. I think it is safe to say the gun was designed by a committee. It has a FNC-styled [Read More…]


AR-15 Bolt Carrier Bounce

Andrew from Vuurwapen Blog has created this slow motion video demonstrating AR-15 bolt carrier bounce. It shows how lighter weight buffers allow the bolt carrier to bounce back after hitting the barrel extension. The weight of the buffer becomes critical when said items [Read More…]


Nitron N-32 gas powered cannon

The Nitron N-32 is a semi-automatic cannon microprocessor controlled high pressure inert gas cannon. Is fires 1.250” steel ball bearings at over 1000 fps. That is about 3000 ft/lbs of muzzle energy. For comparison a 7.62x51mm NATO round has about 2600 ft/lbs of [Read More…]


FN SCAR 17S is now shipping

The long awaited FN SCAR 17S is now shipping (to dealers) in all its 7.62x51mm goodness The 17S comes in the USSOCOM flat dark earth finish, has a barrel length of 16.25″ and weighs 8 lbs. Customers have a choice of 10 or 20 round magazines. The gun is being [Read More…]


S&W M&P 15-22 Kaboom

Eric, a reader of the blog, emailed me photos of what appears to be an out of battery explosion which occurred when he was shooting his S&W M&P 15-22. Luckily Eric was not injured. Eric said … So I got my new S&W M&P 15-22 last week. I live in [Read More…]


Head Down XPR15 rifle

The bronze receivers combined with the simple and clean Magpul MOE furniture is a lovely combination. The XPR15 features Head Down’s billet upper and lower (both hard coat anodized), a 16″ chrome-lined barrel and Magpul MOE gear (grip, stock, hand guard, [Read More…]


Colt Tactical carbines

The Colt Defense Tactical line is, or was, supposed to be Colt’s triumphant return to the commercial market. I held off for months from blogging about the Colt Defense’s Tactical line of rifles until more information came to light. Nearly six months later no [Read More…]


Roedale Chassis System II

German company Roedale Precision unveiled a nifty new stock system for the Howa M1500, Tikka T3 and Remington 700 rifle actions at the IAW 2010 expo. It features a massive milled aluminum block for bedding the action. If anyone has photos of this stock from IWA 2010, [Read More…]