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.500 S&W Double Taps

Accidental double tapping of .500 S&W revolvers is apparently quite common. This video demonstrates … A few years ago S&W investigated the phenomena. They discovered, as you have probably already guessed, that the double taps were the result of what was [Read More…]

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Anschutz Sells Out

Earlier this year I blogged about a prototype pistol by the German firm Armatix which required the operator to wear a special wristwatch in order to fire it. I considered it a novel idea but ultimately useless invention that would never be adopted. Built-in gun locks [Read More…]

Tam on pistons …

Tam says (referring to the RAA PDS) … Look, if you’ve just gotta have a gun with a piston in it so your friends will know you’re cool, get a gun designed from the ground up to use a piston, not some kludge affixed to a Stoner-type bolt carrier assembly [Read More…]

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Bushmaster ACR videos

Bushmaster has launched a YouTube channel for the ACR. The video embedded below shows how quick it is to convert a standard ACR to an enhanced ACR, which you may recall I recently blogged about. Magpul’s original design goal of making the rifle as modular as [Read More…]

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HK 45-C Kaboom!

Ryan, of Tropical Firearms in South Florida, had a customer bring in this HK 45-C pistol (with HK 45-CT threaded barrel). Ryan said (emphasis added) … Reloads were used, and its suspected to have been an “extra powder” error in measurement, no fault of [Read More…]

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Sig P226 Cerakote

Sigs latest addition to the P226 line is the Cerakote pistol. It gets its name from the Cerakote (a ceramic) coating on the frame. I really like the look of the Cerakote frame with the black slide. The pistol has a MSRP of $972 and will ship in October at the earlist. [Read More…]

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FN SCAR Review

Another great review from Vuurwapen Blog. One comment I do want to make is that you choose a sling for a rifle, not a rifle for a sling. Vuurwapen used the SCAR rifle for a match. His after-action report is here. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the video. ]

On gun blogging …

When I started this blog I had no idea how large and varied the industry was. I struggle, and fail, to keep up with the sheer amount of innovation and new products that the firearms industry produces. I am not complaining, it is an exciting industry to be blogging [Read More…]

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Ruger Mini Thirty Tactical

Ruger has updated the Mini-30 blued model and given it a Mini-14/SR-556 flash suppressor. Ruger has not stated it, but presumably the threading is 1/2-28. I expect that the stainless steel models will be similarly updated to feature a flash suppressor. This model has a [Read More…]

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New Ruger 10/22 Tactical FS

The Ruger 10/22 FS is a new addition to the Ruger Tactical 10/22 line. The is standard blued/synthetic 10/22 but with a threaded barrel and Mini-14/SR-556 flash suppressor. The barrel threading is the standard 1/2-28 which will fit many firearm accessories, such as [Read More…]

More on the ATF’s new pistols

Glock and S&W jointly won the competition to supply pistols to the BATFE. Glock’s spokeswoman has said that the Glock pistols chosen are the Glock 22 Gen4 and the Glock 27 … This 10-year contract is valued at up to $40 million, and makes available for [Read More…]

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Sniper with Holographic sight

This Royal Marine is using an EOTech holographic sight, without magnification, mounted on either an .338 Lapua Magnum L115A1 (Accuracy International Arctic Warfare) or .50 BMG AW50 rifle. I have often wondered why we do not see photos of snipers with 1x magnification [Read More…]