Prexis plans on selling a US made kit version of the Enfield L85 / SA80. The PL85 kit contains all the parts needed to build the rifle. The catch? The lower receiver which will require bending into shape. I have no word on pricing or when this kit will be on sale. Refer [Read More…]
Two years after burying his Glock 21, this guy digs it up, washes it off with water and, without any lube, fires 500 rounds of .45 ACP through it. Not bad. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]
Back in August (2009) the Department of Justice published their intention to purchase AR-15 carbines chambered in .40 S&W from Rock River Arms. Their reasons for choosing the RRA LAR-40 carbine is that, because they already use AR-15s, training and maintenance will [Read More…]
The forward assist on the AR-15 has always been controversial. Stoner did not want to add it but was made to by the military. Many say that if a round cannot be chambered, and especially if it cannot be pushed in using the bolt carrier thumb groove, it should be ejected [Read More…]
A company is selling speed loaders for the .500 S&W! These monsters are machined out of aluminum billet and hold 5 rounds. I can’t help but think that a better solution than a .500 S&W speedloader is simply to keep far away from lion prides, rhino herds [Read More…]
I recently exchanged a few emails with a Japanese guy who makes blank firing replica guns. Apparently building replicas is a popular hobby over there. Their guns are pretty amazing. Someone needs to give these guys a greencard, machine shop and a gun range. I am sure [Read More…]
One of the major product launches at SHOT Show was the launch of the S&W Bodyguard Series. Smith & Wesson have applied the Bodyguard name to a variety of lightweight wheel guns over the past 50 or 60 years. The latest iteration of the Bodyguard brand again [Read More…]
[ Y-Man, our 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 parts [Read More…]
This Bushmaster ACR was on display at Magpul’s SHOT Show booth. Bushmaster will almost certainly introduce an ACR finished in the A-TACS Camo scheme, although they have not announced anything yet.
This graph shows the price (MSRP) of 5.56mm rifles that were launched over the past year (and the HK556 which has not yet been launched). Looking at this chart, it seems unlikely that the ACR would have ever been launched at under $2000.
Prepare to be disappointed … the MSRP of the HK416 / MR556 / HK556 / MR556-A5 is $2995. This price is similar to the FN SCAR 16S and the Bushmaster ACR. This price is for the 16″ barreled model. [ Many thanks to ST for emailing me the link. ]
Posted because everybody love the MP7. My first impression was that it is much bigger in real life than in photos. While it is a sexy gun, the .17 cal (4.6x30mm) cartridge does not inspire me with confidence.
The much hyped “World’s Lightest Shotgun” was unveiled at SHOT Show. It is a Benelli Legacy scaled down to the 28 gauge cartridge and named the Legacy 28. The low weight has been achieved mainly because of the scaled-down action but also by the use of a [Read More…]
OK … words fail me.