Category: News

Remington Expands Ilion Plant

This was expected … Freedom Group’s COO, Joseph B. Gross, today announced that the Remington Arms facility in Ilion, New York, will add 100 manufacturing jobs as it relocates certain production from its Marlin factory in North Haven Connecticut. The 194-year-old [Read More…]

H&K being sued for fraud

We now know why H&K guns are so expensive! It is because mansions, aircraft and yachts are so damned expensive! US Hedge fund investors allege that Heckler & Koch Beteilungs GMBH (not to be confused with its US subsidiary H&K USA) majority owner Andreas [Read More…]

Metal Storm wins research contract

Metal Storm and General Dynamics have been awarded a research contract to develop a vehicle mounted non-lethal counter-personnel[^1] weapons system. Military & Areospace reports … The system is to dispense a new non-lethal munition that will incapacitate [Read More…]

TDI to be renamed “KRISS USA”

The Director of Marketing of KRISS Systems SA, the Swiss company that fully owns TDI, has told me that TDI will soon be officially known as KRISS USA. The company branding has been a source of confusion and this name change is welcome.

Palm Pistol update

Constitution Arms has made some changes to the design of their upcoming Palm Pistol. It will be chambered in .38 Special instead of 9mm Luger/Parabellum in order to paid extraction. Thankfully the combination lock was removed from the device! unfortunately it still [Read More…]

ATK Acquires Blackhawk

The firearm industry consolidation continues. ATK, a major player in the defense industry, has purchased Blackhawk Industries. MINNEAPOLIS, April 12 Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK – News) has acquired Blackhawk Industries Products Group Unlimited, LLC, one of the [Read More…]

[retracted]

UPDATE: THE INFORMATION IN THE POST IS INCORRECT AND HAS BEEN RETRACTED. My sources tell me that about 20 members of Bushmaster’s senior staff have been quietly laid off. This follows the laying off of production staff that has happened twice in the last four [Read More…]

Knight Rifles back in business

Muzzleloader firm Knight Rifles is back in business after ceasing production last year. The press release says it all … Athens, TN: On March 15, 2010, PI, Inc., acquired the Knight Rifles brand, intellectual properties and real estate in Centerville, Iowa. For the [Read More…]

Has the gun bubble burst?

Jim Shepherd writes about the decline in gun sales (scroll down the page to see the article)… Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing – quietly- of cutbacks, layoffs and other “right-sizing” going on at companies where extra shifts were [Read More…]

Call of Duty Effect #2

I was checking out my blog statistics and noticed that the Bushmaster ACR is no longer the biggest search term used to find The Firearm Blog. The current champion is the HK416. Why? It is featured on the game Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which was launched a few weeks [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR on GunBroker

Remember at the end of last year when a guy named Jesse James won a Bushmaster ACR? Well, he had much more restraint, and foresight, than I would have had. Instead of taking his new baby to the range the moment he got it, he put it in his safe without firing a shot. Now [Read More…]

Shooting Guns in Guam

Anyone who has visited Vegas knows that there is money to be made selling range time to tourists. There are advertisements for machine gun shooting everywhere. Apparently it is also big business in the US territories of Guam. The Japanese monarchs and governments have [Read More…]