Homemade .50 BMG rifle

The .50-Caliber Rifle Construction Manual written by Bill Holmes was published in 2002. The Amazon customer reviews have criticized the book for its poor drawings and complex construction techniques. A guy names “mxwelch” on YouTube has build a working .50 [Read More…]

IDF Sniper Training

DoubleTapper continues his series on snipers. IDF Snipers are indoctrinated in one of three courses: 1. Four week basic snipers course for infantry units. 2. Three week basic snipers course for Special Forces units’ personal. 3. .50 caliber shooting course. What is [Read More…]

Palm pistol a medical device!

Snowflakes In Hell has the word that the Palm Pistol will be classified as a medical device by the FDA. It is designed with people in mind who could not use a regular firearm, such as invalids or the elderly. The inventor said: All the “experts” said the Palm Pistol [Read More…]

Civilian FN SCAR 16S Pricing

You better sell your first born, get a second job and start saving: the SCAR-L 16S has an MSRP of $2,696.56. FNH SCAR 16S (actual photo, not the military version) itstock posted the information at fnforum.net: They are now available, and allocated to certain [Read More…]

Micro pistol

Mr Completely is trying to find blanks for his micro-sized blank firing pistol Pictured next to a .45 ACP case. You’ve all seen those videos of various mini-guns being fired from helicopters and so forth, but here’s a little different mini-gun. I got it [Read More…]

IDF Sniper Rifles

The Israelis, and their ancient forerunners, have had a history of snipers going back at least 3000 years since David famously took out Goliath with a sniper-esque head shot. The Doubletapper has written an article on the history of IDF snipers since the turbulent [Read More…]

M72 LAW making a comeback

Defense Industry daily reports that the Marines have procured 7750 LAWs (M72A7) from Nammo Talley Defense for a total of $15.5 million (which works out to be $2000/unit). Nammo Talley Defense, Inc. in Mesa, AZ received a $15.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for 7,750 [Read More…]

Steyr AUG SA is EXPENSIVE!

The Firearm Blog reader Edward contacted Steyr about pre-ordering the AUG SA (civilian semi-automatic model) and was told it would $2995.00 $2295! Wow! If you want to buy one you had better start saving. It makes that $500 Steyr AUG SA NATO stock (allows use of AR-15 [Read More…]

Ruger Blackhawk Flattop 44 Special

Next year (2009) Lipsey’s LLC is selling an exclusive line of Ruger Blackhawk Flattop 44 Special revolvers. Two models will be available, one with a 5.5″ barrel and another with a 4 5/8″ barrel. 4 5/8″ model. Hat Tip: Outdoor Wire

Fighting With a Shotgun

“Old Painless” from Box O’Truth has written a interesting article about fighting with a shotgun over Some folks make the very dangerous assumption that owning a shotgun is the same as knowing how to fight with a shotgun. Such is not the case. … [Read More…]

More on the 4th generation Glock

Along with Ed Friedman, Uncle also confirms that a 4th generation glock will be unveiled at SHOT Show 2009. This image was posted at the DownRange.tv forum: I think this slide design is much more likely than the fish gill design. Below is the results of the poll I was [Read More…]

PBA ARMOR .177 Pellets

Gamo have released a new .117 pellet called the PBA ARMOR. The PBA stands for “Performance Ballistic Alloy” which is a non-lead alloy. The alloy used in these pellets is harder than the alloy used in the PBA/Raptor pellets, hence the name. New ARMOR [Read More…]