An Australian news website reports that Google claims hunters regularly shoot down their ariel fibre cables … Google has revealed that aerial fibre links to its data centre in Oregon were “regularly” shot down by hunters, forcing the company to put its [Read More…]
Remington Defense has been awarded the contract to upgrade up to 3,600 of the Amry’s M24 Sniper Weapon Systems (SWS) to what will be classified as the M24E1. The M24E1 is a total conversion upgrade. The Army requires them to use the same receiver and trigger, but [Read More…]
Hootiewho has posted an incredibly comprehensive article on M4Carbine.net comparing the FN SCAR and AR-15. He went as far as to do a temperature analysis! This article is well worth reading. [ Many thanks to Vitor for emailing me the link. ]
The new THOR XM408 ASA model features a CheyTac Intervention M200-style fore-end and carry handle. [ Many thanks to Max for emailing me the photos. ]
From the press release … September 20, 2010 – Federal Premium® adds the Swift® A-Frame® to its Vital-Shok™ handgun hunting ammunition line. The proven A-Frame gives hunters another bullet option sure to hold up in a variety of big game hunting [Read More…]
The Marine Corps Times reports that the USMC will not be upgrading their M4 to the newer version that the Army is busy developing … As the Army moves to field more than 10,000 conversion kits designed to make the 5.56mm M4 deadlier and more reliable, the Marine [Read More…]
K_Var is selling Arsenal Inc’s SGL12-03 Saiga 12 Shotgun with a nifty quad rail fore-end. You can watch a video of it in action here. [ Many thanks to Robert for emailing me the link. ]
The FBI is purchasing an additional 2,963 GLOCK 23 pistols, accessories and training at a cost of just under $1 million. [ Many thanks to Mike for emailing me the info. ]
Solider System’s has the skinny. If anyone knows anything about this rifle. Please let me know.
Guernsey’s is auctioning off the first rifle used by John Wayne in his first feature film The Big Trail (1930). This is an original Model 1863 percussion rifled musket made by the U.S. federal armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the Union Soldiers to use [Read More…]
C.J. Chivers has published photos on the NY Times and his personal blog of weapons captured in Afghanistan. It is a good to see that either the Taliban do not have the resources to purchase new firearms or they do not have the ability to supply new firearms to frontline [Read More…]
One of my favorite websites, Ballistics By The Inch (BBTI), has been updated with more information. Two more cartridges have been tested: the 9mm Makarov and 9mm Ultra/Police) They have also tested an additional ten .380 ACP chambered pistols with a variety of [Read More…]
Finish company Ase Utra are a well known suppressor manufacturer. They have posted a couple of interesting videos on YouTube. [ Many thanks to Tuulos for emailing me the videos. ]
Guy shows us the rifle he is taking Elk hunting next month. I look forward to reading about his experience in Shoot Illustrated.
The Remington Semi-Auto Sniper System (RSASS) is a prototype 7.62x51mm rifle. It features a full length rail, uses Magpul 7.62mm magazines and has a left-side foldable charging handle. Nice! I stole these photos from the AAC Blog … I am a little surprised to see [Read More…]
Armalite’s 10th Anniversary Limited Edition AR-50A1 features a custom black/silver speckle finish and comes bundled with a a variety of accessories including three different scope rails. Read more about it at Accurate Shooter.