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Long range shooting with a snubby

Steve Doran proves that any gun can be accurate if you take the time to practice with it. He takes his Smith & Wesson Model 60 snub nosed revolver (1 5/8 inch barrel) and, firing 158 grain .38 Special factory ammunition and manages great accuracy at 100 yards! Steve [Read More…]

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A Mighty 2 Bore Muzzleloader

No other shoulder fired firearm throws a bigger mass of lead than the mighty 2 bore rifles. Ever since learning about the existence of these monster arms I have been fascinated by them. Sir Samuel Baker, the famous British adventurer, wrote about his personal 2 Bore [Read More…]

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Do you want slides with that?

Somebody at Marine HQ realized that if you buy a lot of M1911A1 frames, you are probably are going to need slides to go with them! The Marine Corps System Command (MCSC)intends to issue a solicitation number M67854-09-R-1146 for 1800 M45 .45 cal pistol slides. The [Read More…]

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Revolver and the .45 GAP

Caleb spotted a fellow IDPA competitor using .45 GAP cartridges in a revolver! I had never heard of such a thing before. The .45 GAP (Glock Auto Pistol) was designed to duplicate the .45 ACP ballistics but in a shorter cartridge more suited to high capacity semi [Read More…]

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Gamo Tactical SOCOM Air Rifles

Aside from the questionable name of SOCOM being applied to air rifles, I really like the styling of these new rifles. Three models will eventually be available but only the Socom Extreme is currently available to be purchased. The SOCOM EXTREME was created for an all [Read More…]

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What is wrong with this picture?

I can see at least three features not found on a mil-spec 1911 pistol 😉 The incompetence of journalists when writing about guns is staggering. It never ceases to amaze me. Many thanks to Jay for sending me the link. Hat Tip: ar15.com

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The intrigue surrounding Glock

Business Week has published an article about the intrigue behind one of the most iconic handgun manufacturers of recent history. It is only a matter of time before the story of Glock hits the silver screen. On the afternoon of a meeting scheduled at Ewert’s office [Read More…]

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Arsenal SGL41 (Saiga) .410 Shotgun

Arsenal Inc are now selling a heavily modified AK-74-styled version of the Saiga .410 gauge shotgun. Arsenal SGL41 Standard Saiga .410 Many of the components have been removed and replaced with AK-74 parts. These include: * hand guards * gas block and gas tube * front [Read More…]

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The Bronze 1911 pistol

I have seen guns made from bronze alloys before, but never an autoloader. Back in 1932 Colt and the Springfield Armory teamed up to test the suitability of using a die cast bronze alloy for gun parts. The Golden Gun The gun is exhibited at the Springfield Armory Museum. [Read More…]

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Worst. Sling. Design. Ever!

Indian soldiers are complaining about the INSAS rifles they are issued. One of the chief complaints is the poor sling design. It breaks easily and its placement on the rifle obscures the front sight! Times of India reports: Also, its sling often snaps while firing, [Read More…]

MP5-SD Video

The MP5SD is the integrally suppressed version of the famous MP5 submachine gun. This video, taken by the THOR Group, shows just how silent the gun is. Unlike most videos on YouTube the sound on this video is very clear and you can distinctively hear that a lot of the [Read More…]

Cash for Klunkers I Can Believe In

Sig Sauer clever marketing department have come up with their own Cash for Klunkers program. Purchase a new SIG SAUER® P220®, P226®, P229®, 1911, SIG556 pistol, or SIG556 rifle from your dealer’s inventory from September 7th through November 30th, 2009, and SIG [Read More…]

Anyone attending DSEi?

If you are attending Defense Systems & Equipment International (DSEi) 2009 in London next week please get in touch with me. It would be great to have someone at the show who can take photos of firearms on display so I can post them on the blog.

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Very interesting antique shotgun

Being the complete and certified gun nut that I am, few thing excite me more than coming across unique and exotic firearms, the more unique, exotic and arcane the better! Sucang, a resident of Xinhua, Taiwan, sent me these photos of his antique shotgun. He was hoping [Read More…]