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.
Ryan Smith, of Bushmaster, hosted Drake Clark from Magpul at the Bushmaster factory. Drake was one of the co-designers of the original Magpul Masada. This video, a TFB exclusive, shows Drake putting an ACR through its paces … This video clears up the debate of [Read More…]
[ Y-Man, TFB's resident Nigerian shotgunner, continues his series of guest articles about his quest to build the perfect shotgun. Being one of the lucky few in Africa to legally own a gun, he has to fabricate many parts and ammunition himself because supplies of gun [Read More…]
Defense Review has been burning up ammo. Videos here
From BerettaSupport.com … Beretta U.S.A. Corp. has discovered a potential condition with Beretta .22 caliber NEOS semiautomatic pistols in which the pistol will fire even if the safety is activated and, in some cases, the pistols may fire if the safety is moved [Read More…]
This is easily one of the most incredible rifles I have ever seen. This work of art was built by the late Jack Smith of Sudbury, Mass. in his home machine shop. It is built on a custom falling-block Farquharson-style action. Mr Smith must have been a careful man because [Read More…]
Federal’s new Prairie Storm ammunition features a mixture of shot. 70% of the shot is copper-plated lead and the remaining 30% consists of “FLITESTOPPER” nickel-plated lead. Federal says that the mix produces good patterns. The FLITESTOPPER shot [Read More…]
This pistol, chambered in 6.5x50mm Arisaka, was purportedly found in a South Vietnamese rice paddy. I cannot tell if the photo it is real or a fake. The front sight is far to low, unless there is a hole drilled into that metal block above the chamber. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]
Starting January 2011 Hodgdon will be selling Hornady Superformance and LEVERevolution Powders. Downrange.TV reports … Hodgdon’s new Hornady Superformance and LEVERevolution reloading powders are the same propellants used in Hornady’s innovative and award [Read More…]
This time it was a vintage .45 Colt. As usual handloads were used and the owner swears they were loaded correctly Lots more photos at AFRCOM. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]