Mossberg has added a field length over-and-under double barrel shotgun to their budget Maverick brand. The Maverick Hunter has a 3″ 12 gage chamber and a blued 28″ barrel. The stock is polymer. Two choke tubes are provided (improved cylinder and modified). I [Read More…]
Glenn M. Gilbert of American Rifleman reviews the ACR … Was the ACR worth the wait? To my way of thinking, the question is moot. Bushmaster didn’t tie up anyone’s money by taking orders it wouldn’t be able to fill or leave anyone hopelessly unarmed. The ACR [Read More…]
Browning has added a stainless model to their BLR lever-action takedown line of rifles. The new 81 Lightweight Stainless features a nickel finished receiver and stainless barrel. It will be offered in both short and long actions. The MSRP will be $1149 to $1199 [Read More…]
Steyr Mannlicher has just been awarded a patent (US7698844) for an innovative rifle box magazine design. The patent application was first published by the USTPO back in 2008, so it may be already being used in some of the newer Steyr rifles (in the future I must start [Read More…]
Steyr Mannlicher (The European firm, not to be confused with Steyr USA) is selling , or will be so shortly, a range of AUG carbines chambered in 9x19mm NATO and 9x21mm IMI1. The STEYR AUG Z A3 9mm is a very cool looking gun. The standard model is chambered in 9mm NATO [Read More…]
Back in 2001 four Cornell engineering students designed a lightweight shotgun for their master of engineering project. Ten years later it has finally gone into production. From Cornell.edu … Ithaca Gun, an Ithaca fixture since 1880, ran into financial trouble soon [Read More…]
Metal Storm and General Dynamics have been awarded a research contract to develop a vehicle mounted non-lethal counter-personnel[^1] weapons system. Military & Areospace reports … The system is to dispense a new non-lethal munition that will incapacitate [Read More…]
Buffer Technologies are now selling a hydraulic buffer designed for .308 chambered AR-10 rifles. More info @ Down Range TV Blog.
A reader emailed in these photos which he took at a weapons exhibition run by a Paratrooper Association. The expo was held in Chambery, France, during the weekend. Sadly these guns are all demilled to comply with French law. Nazi symbols, which are present on some [Read More…]
The Director of Marketing of KRISS Systems SA, the Swiss company that fully owns TDI, has told me that TDI will soon be officially known as KRISS USA. The company branding has been a source of confusion and this name change is welcome.
It was bound to happen eventually! Firearm training and distributor THOR Global Defense Group have developed the THOR Tactical Energy drink. Who will be the first to develop tactical beer?
I was emailed this image taken from the 1975 movie The Wild Geese. The movie, about a band of mercenaries, was filmed in South Africa. In one scene a merc is seen using a short barreled FN FAL (or R1, as the FAL was designated in South Africa). A number of countries [Read More…]
I don’t think “cute” is the word that is supposed to come to mind when you look at a black rifle. The M&P 15-22P has a 6″ barrel and a magazine capacity of 25 rounds. The MSRP is $585 and it will be shipping next month.
Steyr is updating their line of single shot big bore rifles. The new models will be magazine fed. This updated Steyr HS-50 was on show at IAW.