Lots of fun can be had with miniature cannons. The powder he is using looks suspiciously like matchstick head scrapings. [ Many thanks to cameron for emailing me the link. ]
Danger Room reporters got the opportunity to test the Army’s new airburst grenade launcher. This screen grab from a high-speed camera shows the round detonating just inside a window target. Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, the head of PEO Soldier, told reporters that the [Read More…]
A Winchester Ammunition rep disclosed to Joe @ ArmsTalk the top five pistol cartridges that they produce … 9mm- Winchester also has a military contract .40 S&W- Number one LEO round .38 Special- I found this surprising .45ACP .380ACP- our topic finally shows [Read More…]
This is what the recently published Army Modernization Strategy 2010 report says about the M4 competition … “Additionally, the Army will enhance SaaS lethality capabilities through several individual weapon initiatives. In an effort to provide our Soldiers [Read More…]
The F.LLI Pietta’s MK-85 is a .22 LR pistol that is a scaled down semi-automatic clone of the British Sterling submachine gun. Its single stack magazine holds 15 rounds. The barrel is 7″ long. It weighs 3 lbs. Apparently the F.A.P. (Fabbrica d’Armi [Read More…]
… so don’t be worried if I do not get back to you in the near future.
Just 1776 of these 9mm pistols will be produced. The stainless slide has a Nitron finish with nickel accents. Top Gun have the pistol listed for $1050. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing me the link. ]
Remington will be selling a limited range of accessories alongside their new 1911 R1 pistol. These include two aftermarket grips, seven and eight round magazines (the R1 is supplied with 7 round mags) and a 1911 maintenance multi-tool.
Jonathan (whose iPad application I just blogged about) was taken to the Chicago police range and given the opportunity to shoot one of Al Capone’s Thompson submachine guns. What came out of that case was an amazing piece of American history – Al Capone’s original [Read More…]
Jonathan Zdziarski’s Ballistic application is now available for the Apple iPad. The new version is being sold for $20.
Google has achieved another level of cool with this video. [ Many thanks to John for sending me the link. ]
Just testing … nothing to see here.
The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) had their 76th anniversary last month. At a show they put on celebrating the anniversary their special forces group, PASKAL, had their weapons on display. I was quite surprised to see a XM-8 and MP5 with grenade launcher! Many thanks to [Read More…]
Dmitriy got hold of photos of two relatively unknown South African pistols. The ugly looking VARAN pistol was developed in the 1980s. Because South Africa was subject to an arms embargo at the time, its creators falsified documents and unsuccessfully tried to smuggle it [Read More…]
I just saw this over at Soldier Systems. The US PALM Tactical 22 is patterned after the 1911. The frame is made by 1911 manufacturer Caspian Arms and the upper by Marvel Custom. It features a match grade barrel (1″ at 50 yards accuracy is claimed), threaded [Read More…]
This video shows helmet camera footage of Dutch Marines boarding a cargo ship. The footage is fantastic. I believe the carbine used is the Colt Canada C8. I can’t identify the grenade launcher. UPDATE: A huge thank you to Okki for creating this transscript … [Read More…]
Craig Harrison, a sniper in the Household Cavalry, made two kills at at 8120 feet (1.54 miles / 2.47 km)! The Times Online Reports .. “The first round hit a machinegunner in the stomach and killed him outright,” said Harrison, a Corporal of Horse. “He went [Read More…]