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Spiral Case Ammunition

A patent application has recently been published for a novel cartridge case design. The inventor proposes a three part case with a metal base, spiraled polymer center and brass or plastic head. The inventor claims that the spiraled case will reduce friction when [Read More…]

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More photos of the FN SCAR PDW

“gotm4″, an armorer at Virginia Arms, posted photos of the SCAR PDW at M4Carbine.net. The ultra-short barrel combined the high mounted red dot at the end of the receiver makes it look almost sci-fi. [ Many thanks to King for the link. ]

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DIY Gun Camera

The below video demonstrates a perfectly serviceable gun camera made using nothing but a sub-$10 video camera (available for around $10 or less on ebay), a rail mount and some velcro tape. The result is a very cool video. I think I am going to have to make one of these. [Read More…]

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FN SCAR PDW

The French Defense Ministry has posted an interesting article on their website about new products at the US Army’s AUSA ’10 expo. Notably, they mention a new PDW version for the SCAR. It has a very short barrel (10″?) and an H&K-style retractable [Read More…]

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Chiappa Rhino Review

American Rifleman have gotten their hands on the Chiappa Rhino Revolver and posted a review of it online. While the U.S. market has never shied away from “ugly” guns as long as they’re reliable, accurate and easy to shoot—just look at the success of [Read More…]

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Weatherby SA-08 Entre Rios

The Weatherby SA-08 Entre Rios is a 28 gauge version of the SA-08 autoloader shotgun. The 28 gauge cartridge is popular in part because it allows the action to be scaled down, resulting in a lighter gun. Weatherby has scaled the SA-08 down to a weight of 5.25 lbs. The [Read More…]

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McDonnell Douglas Scorpion

A reader email in a scan of McDonnell Douglas advertising material that promoted the McDonnell Douglas Scorpion. The scorpion was one of the entries in the US Army’s Multi-Purpose Individual Munition (MPIM) competition in the 80s. This (in my opinion) ridiculous [Read More…]

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Armalite AR-10(T) Carbine

Armalite is once again selling the AR-10(T) Carbine. This .308-chambered gun has been designed to be light and compact for hog hunting. It features a short 16″ stainless steel barrel.

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S.L.Variant Speed Loaders

S.L.Variant’s speed loaders are now being sold in the US. The speed loader has individual springs for each round, which in theory are better than old big spring. The loader comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate different revolvers.

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The Gun Comb

350 Taiwan dollars (about USD $11.50) will buy you this ridiculous comb. Guns are cool. Things that are shaped liked guns are not. [ Many thanks to Alex for emailing me the link. ]

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More on the Browning 1911-22

Browning has announced the specifications of their new mini-1911 pistol. It is a replica of a standard 1911 but is scaled down to 85% of the original size. The frame and slide are made from an aluminum alloy with a blued-like finish. The gun utilizes a straight blowback [Read More…]

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Axe Guns

The below gun is a pretty cool looking modern recreation of an axe gun. The short gun barrel and short axe shaft make both weapons a lot less effective than they could be. I suspect that the original axe guns were made more for decoration than for war. The armory at [Read More…]

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S&W Bodyguard First Edition Set

S&W are selling a limited edition “First Edition” set of the Bodyguard pistol and revolver. I really like the presentation of this set. The First Edition Bodyguard set will have matching serial numbers, the prefix for the revolvers will begin with RBG [Read More…]

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Enfield EM-2 assault rifle video

The Enfield EM-2 rifle, otherwise known Rifle No. 9, remains the rifle I most want to fire, but know I am never going to have the chance. If it had been adopted who knows how modern rifle cartridges would have evolved. This video shows the EM-2 being fired … At [Read More…]

Safir opening factory in USA

Turkish AR-15 rifle and AR-15 shotgun manufacturer Safir Arms is opening up a manufacturing facility in Willingboro, NJ. Dawood Qureshi, who works for the current distributor of Safir Arms in the United States, left this comment on this blog … Safir Arms is [Read More…]

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Rossi Ranch Hand Available

Martha emailed me to say that she purchased a Rossi Ranch Hand earlier this month at a gun show in Norfolk, Virginia. It cost her $425. Rossi has officially stated that the gun would not be available until 2011. So if you look hard enough, you may be able to find one [Read More…]