Category: News

Viktor Bout in court

The BBC reports that the “Lord of War’s” extradition hearing in Bangkok’s Criminal Court has begun. Some interesting details have surfaced. Apparently he was attempting to sell US agents, posing as members of FARC, 700 surface to air missiles and [Read More…]

MSPO 2008 Poland

MSPO 2008 International Defence Industry Exhibition was held in Kielce, Poland and ended about an hour ago. I will shortly be posting some of the cool firearms that were displayed, or at least the cool firearms I could find. Not being able to read polish makes it hard [Read More…]

Major News: Taurus Acquires Rossi

Rossi has been purchased by Taurus. They are both Brazilian firms so this makes sense. It looks like it is not just the US firearm industry that is consolidating. Forjas Taurus S.A. announces its acquisition of the manufacturing and distribution rights of all Rossi [Read More…]

One year old

The blog had its first birthday yesterday! The stats: * 593 posts * 982 tags * 1,178 comments * Most comments in a post: 176 (Ruger SR9) * Oddest comment (which came through yesterday): Please send for me the following Russian type ammunitions current price:- 1. 122 mm [Read More…]

Beware of SWHC

Market Watch has listed SWHC (S&W) as … “misleading earnings,” a situation where a company appears to have growing profits but where statements and footnotes in filings shows that the real bottom line is falling. Beware. .

Is Marlin quality slipping?

Mad Ogre thinks so: We just got in our latest order of rifles from Marlin. Everyone of them has extremely shoddy wood on them. The fitting of wood to metal and even just the finish on the wood is something I’d expect on a Puma. Overlaps, gaps, uneven and [Read More…]

Iraq M16 biometric tracing

Military.com reported a few days ago that the entire Iraqi army is moving to the M16A2 and M4. Some Iraqi units have been using M16s since May last year. The move was originally announced last April. So far, the U.S. military has helped the Iraqi army purchase 43,000 [Read More…]

Robber paints cologne bottle to look like a gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Akron police say a robbery attempt had more than a whiff of failure. They accuse a man of trying to stick two people up outside a video store with a bottle of cologne that had been colored black with a marking pen and resembled a gun. More here.

H&K end ties with Blackwater

UPI reports that after a German news report H&K have cut ties with Blackwater. The report said Blackwater and H&K have a “strategic partnership” and that Blackwater employees have used H&K firearms. Blackwater offered some H&K training [Read More…]