Last week I asked if a photo of an AK-turned-pistol was real. Apparently it was. A company called Ewbank Manufacturing, of Winslow, AZ, manufacturer a variety of bizarre AK-pistols. The pistols include many custom made, and tuned, parts to ensure the gun will function. [Read More…]
I was surprised to learn that Bolivian police use the British SA80 assault rifle. This makes Bolivia the only other country aside from the UK and Jamaica to make use of the SA80. The below photo shows members of the now disbanded Bolivian special police Unit for the [Read More…]
At least for me there is something oddly poetic about a modern AK-47 derivative converted to use modern version of the original AK-47 round, the .300 AAC BLK. This Arsenal SLR-106U was rechambered by Troy Sellars, the owner of In Range C2 Inc. of Kodak, TN. With the AAC [Read More…]
New Zealand is well known for its sheep. Apparently Kiwis even use sheep products in their ammunition! Beaver Grease manufactures wool wads for use in reduced loads, such as subsonic loaded .308 Win, to prevent the detonation phenomenon, otherwise known as the Secondary [Read More…]
A reader emailed in this photo he found on internet of an AK purportedly modified to a pistol configuration. Do you think this is real or fake? My money is on fake. UPDATE: It appears to be real! See the comments below. [ Many thanks to Dave for emailing in the photo. ]
A Canadian military veteran, disabled during his service, blogs about using his firearm hobby to help heal his PTSD.
Three Point Innovation’s Box-to-Mag speed loader allows ammunition to be loaded straight from 20 round boxes into AR-15 magazines. If you buy your AR-15 ammunition in boxes, rather than loose or on stripper clips, then this product is for you. Product starts in [Read More…]
Last month I blogged a photo of a mystery submachine gun. Pierangelo Tendas (aka. The Italian Commie) posted a comment suggesting it was an Armaguerra OG-42 prototype. He was very close, it has been revealed to be the ultra-rare Armaguerra OG-43. Guns.ru writes … [Read More…]
I’ve been fascinated by the big-bore snub nose revolver ever since the early 80’s when I read about a woman who rotated the tables on a would-be rapist. When he grabbed her, she grabbed a .44 out of her purse and ensured he would never harm anyone ever again. The [Read More…]
Springfield has just unveiled a new competition version of the XDM. The 5.25 Competition features a 5.25″ match grade barrel, a forged steel slide with a lightening cut1, fiber optic front sight and target adjustable rear sight. Currently it is only available in [Read More…]
FNH USA’s Executive Vice President of Military Operations Mark Cherpes explained to Shooting Illustrated what was going on with the FN SCAR at USSOCOM. USSOCOM could not make their mind up, but finally decided they wanted a multi-caliber system, which is why the [Read More…]
The Marine Corps times have published the first photos of the M27 IAR in Afganistan. I like to give credit where credit is due: the Marine Corp Times was the first publication to originally state that the Marines were dropping the M249. The rest of us all dismissed the [Read More…]
ZCORR manufacture storage & preservation bags for firearms and ammunition. The outside layer of the bags prevent moisture and oxygen from getting in. The inside layers are coated with a chemical that adheres to the metal of the gun inside, preventing corrosion. If [Read More…]
A lucky 13 year old’s dad built her a florescent green AR-15 chambered in 6.8 SPC. By now I am not just used to pink guns, I actually somewhat like them (don’t tell anyone) … I guess I can get used to green.
Benelli manufactures most of their firearm components at their factory, but sources some others from outside companies. As an example, all Benelli rifle and shotgun barrels are made by Beretta. Wood stocks come from a variety of sources, as do some polymer parts. Mauro [Read More…]