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A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop

Director Zhang Yimou is remaking the Coen brothers 1984 crime film Blood Simple. The trailer shows from interesting antique chinese guns including this three barrel derringer … I am looking forward to seeing the movie. It looks great. The trailer is embedded below [Read More…]

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Hi-Point .45 ACP Carbine

Hi-Point has finally produced a carbine chambered in .45 ACP. From the press release … As with the 9mm and .40 Caliber Hi-Point carbines the longer barrel will increase velocity figures between 80-200 FPS over a like chambered handgun, especially with +P loads. [Read More…]

Blogging

Over the next couple of weeks I am not going to be able to blog on Tuesday or Wednesday, so check back on Thurs. Sigh … work sucks. UPDATE: This week friday (tomorrow) I won’t be able to blog either. Sorry y’all – its been a crazy week for me.

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The INSAS 5.56mm Rifle

An Indian reader emailed me an article he wrote about India’s service weapon, the INSAS 5.56mm Rifle. The article is facinating and I highly recommend you take the time to read it. I think it is safe to say the gun was designed by a committee. It has a FNC-styled [Read More…]

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240 Bravo

After delivering U.S. Soldiers and Iraq dignitaries to their final destinations, Crew Chief Sgt. Fred Oser, A. Company 2-25, Combat Aviation Brigade, attached to 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, dismounts the 240 Bravo Machine Guns from the UH-60 [Read More…]

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Restoring an old shotgun

Old Painless, who runs the famous Box O’ Truth website, has written a lengthly post on AR-15.com about the process he went through restoring an old shotgun. His post includes lots of photos. Old Painless uses fine steel wool and WD-40 to remove rust. I personally [Read More…]

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TAS Glock Sights now stateside

Earlier this year I blogged about the interesting Israeli made TAS glock sights. A reader just let me know that Lone Wolf now importing them. They are selling for $90. [ Many thanks to areader for emailing me the link. ]

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Tactical Short Barreled Shotgun

My guess is that this is one of the Chinese clones of the Remington 870. They make them with and without magazines. The stock is a Blackhawk Knoxx recoil-reducing stock. The magazine allows a shorter barrel without sacrificing ammunition capacity. I think a broomstick [Read More…]

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Pentax’s motorized scope zoom

Tyler Kreis has blogged about Pentax’s new Ultimate Zoom scope. The zoom is controlled with a motor that is operated with a wired remote. Like Tyler, I cannot think of a good reason to buy it, but I would love to play around with it.

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The Ghosts of WWII

The The Ghosts of World War II’s Past photos were created by Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov. He photoshopped WWII photos over modern photos taken at the same location and the results really make history come alive. The City of Ruins is a short film showing [Read More…]

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AR-15 Bolt Carrier Bounce

Andrew from Vuurwapen Blog has created this slow motion video demonstrating AR-15 bolt carrier bounce. It shows how lighter weight buffers allow the bolt carrier to bounce back after hitting the barrel extension. The weight of the buffer becomes critical when said items [Read More…]

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Ruger LCP in OD Green

Big Rock Sports is distributing a limited edition of the Ruger LCP with an OD Green colored frame. I have a soft spot for OD Green guns. [Hat Tip: Guns, Holsters & Gear]

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Nitron N-32 gas powered cannon

The Nitron N-32 is a semi-automatic cannon microprocessor controlled high pressure inert gas cannon. Is fires 1.250” steel ball bearings at over 1000 fps. That is about 3000 ft/lbs of muzzle energy. For comparison a 7.62x51mm NATO round has about 2600 ft/lbs of [Read More…]

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The Puzzle Sculpture Gun

The INTIMIDATOR is a jenga-like puzzle created by artist GarE Maxton. Inside the puzzle there are a handful of objects what when combined with some of the puzzle pieces produce a .45 caliber muzzleloading pistol! From Maxton’s website … The sculpture [Read More…]

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FN SCAR 17S is now shipping

The long awaited FN SCAR 17S is now shipping (to dealers) in all its 7.62x51mm goodness 🙂 The 17S comes in the USSOCOM flat dark earth finish, has a barrel length of 16.25″ and weighs 8 lbs. Customers have a choice of 10 or 20 round magazines. The gun is being [Read More…]

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S&W M&P 15-22 Kaboom

Eric, a reader of the blog, emailed me photos of what appears to be an out of battery explosion which occurred when he was shooting his S&W M&P 15-22. Luckily Eric was not injured. Eric said … So I got my new S&W M&P 15-22 last week. I live in [Read More…]