One year old

The blog had its first birthday yesterday! The stats: * 593 posts * 982 tags * 1,178 comments * Most comments in a post: 176 (Ruger SR9) * Oddest comment (which came through yesterday): Please send for me the following Russian type ammunitions current price:- 1. 122 mm [Read More…]

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Iraqi SWAT Team

They have got the prerequisite Glocks, now they just need MP5s. Click to expand the photos. Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team members storm a bus during a demonstration drill held during a handover ceremony in Diwaniyah, 181 kms south of Baghdad, on July 16, [Read More…]

Guns at a wedding

DoubleTapper describes the latest wedding he attended … I sat at my assigned table with 9 other guys. Of the 10 of us, there were 3 Glocks, 1 Sig, and 2 S&W’s. It was a little weird until I realized that 3 of the guys were under 21, and 2 were still in [Read More…]

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The Fedorov Avtomat battle rifle

The Fedorov Avtomat is possibly the first (see comments) an early firearm used in action that would classify as a true self-loading battle rifle. Photo by Semen Fedoseev It weights in at about 4.4kg compared to the 7.7-8.8kg of the BAR: much closer in weight to that of [Read More…]

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FARC rebel training ‘rifles’

While reading the BBC a few days I came across a photo showing captured FARC firearms. Among them appears to be wooden training ‘AK-47s’ Captured firearms from Columbian raid into Ecuador. I added the red arrows. I would have thought with the proliferation [Read More…]

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Bushmaster 338 Lapua

John Snow has the latest: This gorgeous beast won’t be ready for some months yet according to Skip Patel, Bushmaster’s executive vice president for research and development. Among other thing, Skip told me, was the need to trim some weight from the rifle, which tips [Read More…]

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History of the MAS-49/56

Tam has written about the history of the French MAS-49/56. It is very interesting, well worth a read. A handy, compact weapon, the MAS-49 was roughly the same size as the contemporaneous Soviet SKS. Also like the SKS, its prewar heritage was evident in its elaborately [Read More…]

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Fascinating new Benchrest rifle

AccurateShooter has written about a couple of very interesting benchrest rifles made by Gene Beggs. A picture says a thousand words … The two discs can be rotated to tune the rifle. Two of these rifles have been made and are chambered for the custom 220 Beggs and [Read More…]

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The Deresonator

I came across this post at RFC by “_Shorty” showing photos of his Limbsaver Barrel De-resonator. It is a rubber thing that slips onto a rifle barrel that, in theory, dampens the muzzle vibration improving accuracy. When I looked at the photo I though it must [Read More…]

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Interesting photo

Wide variety of firearms! Apparently these are Ogadeni minority tribespeople who are being killed by the majority tribes in Somalia. They arm themselves to keep from being slaughtered. Found at GunsNet