SIG will be selling 25th Anniversary edition of the SIG P226. Just 226 pieces will be made. This beautiful gun features a black high polish, gold scrollwork, gold plating and walnut grips. The price is $1999. With such a limited run I think they will sell out quickly.
Lead, Copper and Zinc, all of which are used in the manufacture of modern ammunition, continue to rise in price and may continue to rise in 2011 says The Economist.
From the press release … Steyr Arms has drastically reduced the price of its big-bore ultra-long-range HS .50 and HS .460 rifles to $3,995 for the entire month of April-or while supplies last. This special promotional sale represents a savings of nearly 25 percent [Read More…]
The DestinLog reports that a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico recovered an Air Force BQM-167A airel target drone. The Airforce claim that the drone was lost because its engines cut out … I wonder if the hot shot pilots missed their target The drone had been lost [Read More…]
Defense Review has posted article about the Iron Ridge Arms’ new IRA-10 rifle (… a somewhat unfortunate acronym!). The AR-10 style weapons come with Magpul stocks and Daniel Defense rails.
BoingBoing posted this image of a ring made from a mushroomed bullet. I was horrified to see that they had used a lead bullet. Lead is toxic and should not be worn in contact with the skin. I have been tested for lead poisoning and if you shoot a lot, so should you. The [Read More…]
Cris E. Murray helped design the 6.8mm SPC cartridge for SOCOM and considers it to be the best cartridge for the AR-15 platform and similarly sized weapons. The problem with the 6.8mm SPC, and similar cartridges like the 6.5mm Grendel, is that their performance has been [Read More…]
From the interweb, via. SayUncle … The iPad is like the .45 GAP. No one can really tell you what it’s good at, but it sure is expensive. How long until somebody publishes photos of an iPad filled with 9mm holes? I say six months.
Timothy Lindsay (USA) and Renaud Kerbrat (Switzerland) are listed as the inventors on the recently published patent application #20100077643. The patent describes a new pistol recoil mechanism that is similar to is the mechanism used by the TDI KRISS. Like the TDI [Read More…]
The upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Hollywood Guns exhibit would not be complete without guns from the 1988 classic Die Hard. The barrels are threaded so that a blank firing adapter can be inserted. The blank adapter increases the pressure inside the barrel allowing the [Read More…]
I reported in February that Anvil Arms, an AR-15 manufacturer, had gone out of business. On the 10th Olesby Auctioneers will be auctioning off their inventory, guns, suppressors, ammo and machinery. If you wanted to buy your own AR-15 manufacturing setup, now is your [Read More…]
Brian has written a very interesting post about his tour of the STI Factory.
One aspect of the Remington ACR which I have not seen discussed online is that it is being offered by the company with a variety of lower receiver designs. The standard Bushmaster / Remington ACR receiver is made of polymer with a moulded pistol grip. Remington is also [Read More…]