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Peru Adopts FN SCAR-H

IndoDefensa is reporting that the Army of Peru will be purchasing 8,110 FN SCAR-H rifles from FN Herstal. The deal is worth $31.5 million. FN won the contract over local weapon maker FAME who are already manufacturing IWI Gailil ACE rifles under license for the Army of [Read More…]

GunPon: A GroupOn For Guns

A new company called GunPon has launched. They are looking for gun-related companies who want to do Groupon-style deals. Group buying has been popular with the online gun community long before GroupOn was a thing, these guys have a good chance of succeeding. I wish [Read More…]


More DIY Guns From Syria

The Atlantic has a photo essay showing the DIY weapons in used by Syrian rebels. The grenade launcher pictured above is a converted Baikal shotgun. The Baikal is a cheap, but well built, single shot. I own one and I can tell you they are very slow to reload and they [Read More…]

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The Curious Caracal KABOOM

The Caracal pistol pictured above KABOOMed a few months ago in Pakistan. Not normally seen in the catastrophic failure of pistols  is a slide splitting in two. It is not uncommon for a cheap zinc-alloy, aka “pot metal”, slides on budget pistols to crack [Read More…]

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Pistol Camera From 1938

Mounting cameras, like the GoPro, on firearms may seem like a recent trend but it is not. Back in in at least the 1930s inventors were experimenting with small film cameras attached to pistols. The photo above, dated 1938, is in the National Archive of the [Read More…]

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SIG M400 Predator

SIG Sauer introduced the new M400 Predator at the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas.  The M400 Predator is a AR-style rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO and set up for hunters. The rifle has a match-grade heavy barrel with fluting to reduce the overall weight.  The barrel has a [Read More…]


New Walther Pistols

Walther demonstrated three new handguns at SHOT this year. The improved PPQ M2, the PPX, and the PPK/S .22LR. The PPK/S 22 will be offered in black or stainless [shown above]. This firearm is simply a .22LR version of the well-known PPK/S .380 Auto – sharing the [Read More…]


Guns Are The New Golf

Gun culture has come under pressure these last few years in Silicon Valley. Gun culture used to thrive within the geek/hacker community with open source hero Eric S. Raymond organizing Geeks With Guns events around the country. Cooperate gun clubs used to popular in [Read More…]


More UK Legal Pistols

After my post on UK-legal blackpowder pistol conversions  Dave emailed us with more information about UK-legal pistols. Technically speaking, pistols are apparently legal in the UK as long as they have a barrel longer than 12″ and a total length longer than [Read More…]

Shooting an SMG reproduction FG-42 rifle