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…]
The .460 Rowland produces about 100 ft/lbs more energy than the 10mm Auto. Wild West Guns’ drop in kit for the Springfield XD allows you to pack 14 rounds of it into a magazine! Real Guns reviews the kit. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing me the link. ]
Glock has appeared to be losing market share so this press release from the company is interesting … “Glock, Inc. is extremely pleased with the increase in both sales and market share for 2010 and have broken all previous sales records. These sales were [Read More…]
The Danish Army has just signed a contract with Colt Canada for 5000 Colt C8 IUR carbine. The carbines will be designed the M/10. The guns feature quad rails and a fore grip. [ Many thanks to Mark for emailing me the info. ]
While 1911s have been around for about 100 years, any new product line from a major firearm maker like Remington really is a big deal. The first reviews of the Remington 1911 R1 have started rolling in. Richard Mann at Tactical Life has reviewed the new pistol … [Read More…]
Steve Lee, writer and performer of the “I Like Guns” song, was given the VIP tour of NRA HQ this week. If you don’t do anything else today, watch the video 🙂 Unlike the official music video this one feature Cam Edwards and a Bushmaster ACR!
Discovery Channel reports … Adapting technology found in flat screen television sets, scientists have created a thin film that converts infrared light into visible light. The technology could give cell phones, eyeglasses and car windshields cheap, lightweight [Read More…]
We now know why H&K guns are so expensive! It is because mansions, aircraft and yachts are so damned expensive! US Hedge fund investors allege that Heckler & Koch Beteilungs GMBH (not to be confused with its US subsidiary H&K USA) majority owner Andreas [Read More…]
Gentlemen, lets be honest, if you are reading this blog you probably think girls look smokin’ hot when posing with guns. As it turns out, early 20th century gun nuts were no different. This photo was posted at The Sartorialist (one of the top fashion blogs) which [Read More…]
Popping balloons and igniting flash paper with a homemade laser gun … Instructions on how to make your own are here. This would revolutionize varmint hunting. Your rabbit could be cooked before the .22 slug even made impact 🙂 [Hat Tip: James Downey, who [Read More…]
The Rio Grande is Rossi’s a new .30-30 lever action rifle. As you can see above, it is available in either Realtree APG HD camo or wood. The barrel is 20″ and comes with buckhorn sights. The rifle weighs 7 lbs. MSRP is $499 – $610.
The new Hera CQS is a new reflex sight which features a foldable lens. The lens can fold down out of the way. Pressing the release latch flips the lens back into position (much like the current generation of BUIS). This is a clever design. It would make a compelling [Read More…]
Billll reviews the .40 S&W Hi-Point 4095 carbine … I tried it at 100 yards, which was very optimistic of me, given my rather dubious eyesight. Note to self; If you think you’re going to shoot very well at 100 yards with this, get some glass. Either that [Read More…]
This bizarre rifle is apparently a Turkish made Winchester 1866 lever action with a extra long barrel, 17 round magazine and a water cooling device. I have never seen this Maxim gun style water cooling on a rifle before!
The BBC reports … A man injured in a shooting accident received the entire facial skin and muscles – including cheekbones, nose, lips and teeth – of a donor. The man is recovering well after the 22-hour operation, said a spokesperson from Vall [Read More…]
In November last year rumors started circulating that Remington would introduce a 1911 pistol. The Remington 1911 R1 has finally been officially announced. Back in 1917, at the height of WWI, the U.S. Ordnance Department ordered Remington-UMC1 to produce 500,000 1911 [Read More…]
Mossberg is also jumping on the semi-auto-rifle-cut-down-to-pistol-size train. This year they will be selling a pistol variant of their .22 702 Plinkster rifle. They also offer their 802 .22 bolt action in a pistol form.
A couple of days ago I posted a photo of a crude AK rifle that had been turned into a bolt action. A few readers noted that they saw guns like it when they were serving in Afghanistan. These gun appear to have been mass manufactured, probably in the semi-autonomous [Read More…]
Mossberg has added a field length over-and-under double barrel shotgun to their budget Maverick brand. The Maverick Hunter has a 3″ 12 gage chamber and a blued 28″ barrel. The stock is polymer. Two choke tubes are provided (improved cylinder and modified). I [Read More…]
Glenn M. Gilbert of American Rifleman reviews the ACR … Was the ACR worth the wait? To my way of thinking, the question is moot. Bushmaster didn’t tie up anyone’s money by taking orders it wouldn’t be able to fill or leave anyone hopelessly unarmed. The ACR [Read More…]
Browning has added a stainless model to their BLR lever-action takedown line of rifles. The new 81 Lightweight Stainless features a nickel finished receiver and stainless barrel. It will be offered in both short and long actions. The MSRP will be $1149 to $1199 [Read More…]
Steyr Mannlicher has just been awarded a patent (US7698844) for an innovative rifle box magazine design. The patent application was first published by the USTPO back in 2008, so it may be already being used in some of the newer Steyr rifles (in the future I must start [Read More…]
The scenes in this movie are from the upcoming French film entitled “The Dodging Bullets”. Aurelien, a French military and firearm expert who frequently comments on the blog, was one of the film’s technical advisors. Good job Aurelien! Hopefully the [Read More…]
Steyr Mannlicher (The European firm, not to be confused with Steyr USA) is selling , or will be so shortly, a range of AUG carbines chambered in 9x19mm NATO and 9x21mm IMI1. The STEYR AUG Z A3 9mm is a very cool looking gun. The standard model is chambered in 9mm NATO [Read More…]
Back in 2001 four Cornell engineering students designed a lightweight shotgun for their master of engineering project. Ten years later it has finally gone into production. From Cornell.edu … Ithaca Gun, an Ithaca fixture since 1880, ran into financial trouble soon [Read More…]
Metal Storm and General Dynamics have been awarded a research contract to develop a vehicle mounted non-lethal counter-personnel[^1] weapons system. Military & Areospace reports … The system is to dispense a new non-lethal munition that will incapacitate [Read More…]
A reader emailed in these photos which he took at a weapons exhibition run by a Paratrooper Association. The expo was held in Chambery, France, during the weekend. Sadly these guns are all demilled to comply with French law. Nazi symbols, which are present on some [Read More…]
I am not an engineer, I do my best! It turns out I was slightly wrong about the recoiling mechanism on the KRISS KARD. The barrel is fixed and does not recoil. A telescopic1 bolt carrier (for lack of a better term) is what actuates the forward recoil system. It is a [Read More…]
The Director of Marketing of KRISS Systems SA, the Swiss company that fully owns TDI, has told me that TDI will soon be officially known as KRISS USA. The company branding has been a source of confusion and this name change is welcome.
I was emailed this image taken from the 1975 movie The Wild Geese. The movie, about a band of mercenaries, was filmed in South Africa. In one scene a merc is seen using a short barreled FN FAL (or R1, as the FAL was designated in South Africa). A number of countries [Read More…]
I have seen photos of guns on Google Street Maps before, usually of men outside gun shops, but never any as close up as this photo which was captured by maps.Yandex.ru, a Russian equivalent to Google Street Maps. The images seem to have been taken outside a gun or [Read More…]
Pimp My Gun is fun flash-based web application that allows you to piece together gun parts and design your ultimate fantasy gun. These two examples of what can be done with the tool. Both were designed by Ryan R. Warner. [ Many thanks to Dmitry for emailing me the link. [Read More…]