The NY Times has posted interesting article about the M4 Carbine. For bulk purchasers, a new M-4 costs about $800 per rifle, though the price is often higher when after-market rail systems, used for mounting optics and lights, are included. For rifles used by the [Read More…]
This supposedly leaked video shows off the Remington MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle). Great video. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
This, also “leaked”, video shows the M24, an updated version of the Remington M24. I like the MSR style stock. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
The British Army will be receiving AR-10 style rifles to help them engage the Taliban at distances beyond the range of their 5.56mm L85 rifles. The new L129A1 will be used in a designated marksmen role. Janes reports … In a USD2.5 million deal the UK Ministry of [Read More…]
The Brits have gone tacticool and added rails, a light, ACOG and forgrip/bipod to the L85A2 rifle. Photos by kitteh at arfcom. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ] Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
Since the last time I wrote about the Australian International Arms M-10 Lee Enfield clone the company has expanded their product line, secured a EU importer (Polish firm LD Diana) and may be exporting to the US in the near future. I was very surprised to learn that [Read More…]
At SHOT ’08 Ruger unveiled the Ruger LCP pistol and in ’09 we saw the new Tactical Mini-14. So what is in store for us this year? Michael Bane has already gotten his hands on a new Ruger single action … We took the new Ruger to the range today, and it [Read More…]
Tam on rifles we may (or may not) see at SHOT. The Locavore Hunter on cartridges we may (or may not) see at SHOT. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first ever gun giveaway.
AR-15 aficionados will be pleased to learn that the Knights Armament’s SR-15 E3 rifle’s uppers and lowers are now avalible for purchase separately. The lower features a 4.5 lbs two stage match trigger and ambidextrous fire selector, bolt release and magazine [Read More…]
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…]