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A clean wouldn’t hurt

These photos were taken in 2005 by MisterPX of his custom AR-15 after 15,000 rounds of Wolf ammunition. He had lubed it every 1000 rounds but not cleaned it. A thousand rounds later a bolt lug sheared off and two magazines after that a second lug was lost and at that [Read More…]

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Firing that rusted revolver

Remember that rusted old revolver that was found buried next to the Colorado River? The guy who found it took it to the range (skip to 3:46 to see it being fired)… Photos here. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]

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Leatherman MUT

The MUT is the first shooter orientated tool from leatherman. Nifty. The Leatherman MUT is the first multi-tool that functions as both a tactical and practical tool for military, LE, or civilian shooters. The MUT features multiple areas on the tool threaded for cleaning [Read More…]

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Lancer L15 lower receiver

This new AR-15 lower receiver from Lancer Systems has interchangeable magazine wells. The operator can switch between standard, competition and tactical mag wells. It is nifty, but I can’t see many hardcore competition shooters not having another AR-15 [Read More…]

.50 Cal Stupidity

Apparently, and the story appears to be true, a solider tried to fix his machine gun by banging in a pin using a loose .50 BMG round … Read about it here [ WARNING. VERY GRAPHIC PHOTO ] UPDATE: Could be a fake. See this comment posted by Molon. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]

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Taurus Judge Public Defender Ultra-Lite

Say what you want about Taurus, but when they hit a home run they know how to take advantage of it. The new Ultra-Lite features an aluminum frame. It weighs in at 20.7 ounces. The steel cylinder holds five rounds of .45 Long Colt or .410 shot shells. The MSRP is 648.00.

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Bayonets for NAA mini revolvers

Cottonwood, Ariz. – LaserLyte®, in association with Ka-BAR®, offers the first pistol bayonet for select North American Arms pistols. The razor-sharp, 1.85-inch Ka-BAR blade fits all North American Arms mini revolvers with round cylinder pins and is the smallest [Read More…]

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Swiss stamp

Switzerland has introduced an awesome stamp celebrating the very popular annual federal shooting competition. The middle of the target has a tiny hole 🙂 I love it. UPDATE: These stamps can be bought for 20 Swiss Francs (about $17). Shipping worldwide is free! The [Read More…]

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The First 2 Bore S&H Rifle

My friend Colin Stolzer of Stolzer & Son’s Gunsmithing has completed what I believe to be the first rifle chambered in the enormous 2 Bore S&H Black Powder Express cartridge. For the past six months Colin has been meticulously documenting the build on his [Read More…]

More people shoot than play golf

The Journal Sentinel has posted an article about the growth of shooting sports … According to a study conducted by Responsive Management, 34.4 million Americans went target shooting in 2009. For comparison, 28.6 million Americans golfed (a minimum of one round) in [Read More…]

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History’s Top Shot

History’s new reality series “Top Shot” debuts on Sunday, June 6th at 10pm (EST). One of the contestants is my fellow gun blogger Caleb Giddings who blogs at Gun Nuts Media. I am really looking forward to watching it. Caleb has blogged about the show.

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Sniping in a suit

You gotta love these post-Soviet Russian presidents. When not hunting bears bare chested they are firing sniper rifles in suits. Pure style. [ Many thanks to Val for emailing me the photo. ]

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Ask a gun designer a question

Is there anything you want to know about the science of gun design? Tobias Obermeit is a design engineer at Kel-Tec and is their chief designer on the Kel-Tec PMR-30 project. He has kindly agreed to answer a set of questions which I will select from the comments below. [Read More…]