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…]

New Lease on Life for M14

Military.com has an interesting article on the M14: The growing need to equip these new marksmen with accurized rifles prompted the Army to reconsider the role of the venerable M-14 rifle for the war on terror. Back in Desert Storm, armorers from the 10th Special Forces [Read More…]

New 416 Ruger

Ruger and Hornady have teamed up to produce the new .416 Ruger cartridge which will be available next year (2009). The round is basically a necked up .375 Ruger and offers performance comparable to the classic .416 Rigby in a standard length cartridge. The Ruger M77 [Read More…]

Glock 4th gen

We shall soon see if the Glock ad is a fake or not. Ed Friedman, who blogs at Tell Me Why?, spoke to Glock and they confirmed a 4th generation would be unveiled at SHOT Show in January next year (2009), but would not reveal any of its features. We will have to wait and [Read More…]

How not to shoot a Humvee

An insurgent in Iraq attempts to destroy a Humvee with an RPG. This video is the insurgent equivalent of the famously stupid “Girl Shoots Herself in the face” video (youtube has taken it offline). Hat Tip: Charlie @ Ammo, Guns and War

JARD J50 .50 BMG rifle

JARD Inc have released a new semi automatic .50 BMG rifle, the JARD J50. It uses a direct gas impingement system, free floating barrel and handguard, fixed barrel and adjustable trigger to improve accuracy. The J50 allows quick takedown in the field. Specs: * Caliber 50 [Read More…]

Gun fight on the high seas

The Royal Navy HMS Cumberland (Type 22 frigate) took on a pirate dhow on the high seas. No prize for guessing who won that fight! The Times has the story Pirates caught redhanded by one of Her Majesty’s warships after trying to hijack a cargo ship off Somalia made the [Read More…]

Civilian Steyr AUG available soon

Steyr is finally releasing a civilian semi-automatic AUG (AUG SA) which should be out in January next year (2009). Sabre Defense Industries will be producing the rifle. The newly produced AUG rifles are expected to be ready for distribution by January 2009. “We [Read More…]

Gun Songs

Ed Friedman @ Tell Me Why? has compiled a list of his favorite gun songs. I looked through my music and found very little that had anything to do with or even mention guns. If you have any favorites post them in comments at his blog.

Time to buy gun shares?

Time to buy gun shares? CNBC says NO, and so do I. While S&W (SWHC) sell a wide range of M&P branded AR-15s, Ruger (RGR) sells the Mini-14 / Mini-30 (and since recently high capacity Mini-14 magazines) and Olin Corp. (OLN, makers of Winchester branded ammo) is [Read More…]

.25 ACP guns

James has an interesting post about the lowly .25 ACP cartridge and the “St. Etienne Policeman” autoloader pistol which chambered it.

Mexicans seize massive arsenal

From MP.net: Army troops seized 400 pistols and rifles, 500,000 bullets, 165 grenades, several grenade launchers, six heavy machine guns and an anti-tank rocket launcher. Assistant Attorney General Marisela Morales said the arsenal “is the largest in the history [Read More…]

Ammunition Price Increases

Guns, Holsters and Gear has a table showing a comparison of ammunition prices over the past two years. The price increases are staggering. An extreme example is Wolf .223 55 gr FMJ which has gone from $2.48 in January 2007 to $7.97 this month (November 2008)! My [Read More…]

7mm Cartridge Guide

6mmbr.com have just released an extensive cartridge guide covering the popular 7mm cartridges 7mm-08 Rem. .284 Winchester, 7mm WSM and 7mm SAUM. If you are thinking about any of these cartridges I highly recommend reading this guide.

.38 Aluminum Ruger SP100 Rumor

Guns Holsters and Gear has the gun gossip: “I wouldn’t bet my life on it, but if somebody was taking bets, I would bet that in the year 2009, Ruger might come out with one of those [the SP101] in .38 Special, +P rated in an aluminum frame…” If they do release it [Read More…]

New Browning Maxus Shotgun

Earlier this month Browning announced, to much fanfare, a new 12 gauge autoloader shotgun called the “Browning Maxus” at the annual sales meeting. Browning have really hyped this shotgun and have called it “The Most Reliable Autoloading Shotgun the [Read More…]