Turning a shovel into a AK

Inspired by the infamous shovel-AK photo, a member of the Northeastshooters forum converted a $2 shovel into an AK rifle! The barrel is made from a $30 AK barrel blank. Boris did not bother machining it down to the standard AK profile, instead he just cut it down to [Read More…]


A Better Machine Gun Jetpack

XKCD recently discussed if it was possible to build a jet pack out of AK-47 rifles. I would say it is not possible because finding enough AK-47 rifles would be very hard given their relative rarity. The AK-47 was succeeded by the AKM and AKS not long after its [Read More…]


Kel-Tec CL-43 Flashlight

The CL-43 is a new flashlight from gun maker Kel-Tec. It is CNC machined from extruded aluminum and has a Cree XP-G LED lamp capable of putting out 420 lumens of light. From the press release … The switch is operated like the trigger on a gun, pointing the light [Read More…]


Sterling Armalite AR-18K

The Armalite AR-18 is arguably one of the most influential guns of the 20th century. Many of its gas, bolt and recoil spring features continue to be appropriated in new gun designs. The rifle was a commercial failure, although some of its direct descendants did well. [Read More…]


DoubleTap Dramas

The gun industry has no shortage of drama. Last month the inventor of the Double Tap pistol dropped his manufacturing partner Heizer Defense because of their inability to manufacture the much delayed pistol. Richard of Gun Holsters & Gear spoke to Heizer Defense who [Read More…]


If Frankenstein was a 9mm Bullpup

This frankengun cost its builder just $100 in parts. The stock is part steel and part polymer from a H&K SL8 rifle, the recoil spring is from an FAL, the bolt and barrel are from a Sten submachine gun. Why are no major manufacturers making a badass gun like this? [Read More…]


UTAS UTS-15 Shotgun Review

Nicholas Chen had an opportunity to try shooting the UTAS UTS-15 shotgun, a competitor to the Kel-Tec KSG. The gun has a strange magazine design where the follower extends past the feeding port. The video is a little disjointed, but you will get the idea …