The 6x45mm SAW was an experimental round developed by the US Army in the 1970s. Black Hills ammunition will be selling 6x45mm ammunition next month. Why is it being resurrected? It can be used in an AR-15 with no other changes than a new barrel and the round gives [Read More…]
At the request of a friend, this is what SHOT ’10 looks like. These photos are from the official SHOT Show flickr photostream … The place is packed with humanity. Many, I hope, are like me and are lost. The convention center is a maze.
If you did, please send them through to me!
The Remington GPC was on display for the first time ever today. It makes use of a propriety gas system that is not based on the Bushmaster piston or the piston system of any other company (the company has been careful to avoid using patented technology). The GPC will be [Read More…]
Auto-Ordnance / Khar had a beautiful gold plated and engraved Thompson gun on display at SHOT.
The new A-Tacs camo scheme was debuted at SHOT. It was lighter in color than I expected. Remington / Bushmaster plan on selling guns which use the A-TAC camo.
Otis, a well known manufacturer and military supplier of cleaning kits, has entered the AR-15 accessory market. The Otis TRS rail system was developed after the company made a few go/no-go gauges for testing picatinny rails. They found that few rails were actually [Read More…]
An FBI agent posed as a representative of an Africa nation. An S&W executive (and others) attempted to bribe the government official! WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – An executive of Smith & Wesson (SWHC.O) and 21 others have been charged with violating U.S. [Read More…]
When I visited the NRA HQ last week Matt Sharpe took me into the infamous NRA vault where the National Firearms Museum stores all their firearms that are not on display. I was allowed to handle any of the guns (provided I was wearing gloves).
One of Colt’s people at Media Day told me that the Colt SCW (Sub Compact Weapon), or at least the short buffer tube and foldable stock, will be coming to a semi-automatic civilian legal rifle. The full auto version was on display at SHOT and I had the opportunity [Read More…]
The 9mm Beretta 92FS and 96 have been updated for 2010. The new 92A1 and 96A1 feature Higher capacity magazines (17 rounds for 92A1 and 12 rounds for 96A1). They are still compatible with older magazines. Picatinny rail. Rounded trigger guard. Removable front sight. [Read More…]
Tapco will soon be selling a 30 round polymer magazine for the Ruger Mini-14 rifle. The price will be $15.
The LONG anticipated Bushmaster ACR has been officially launched. I warn you in advance that it is priced FAR higher than what was rumored! As you can see above, there are four models (ACR SS 16M B, ACR SS 16M C, ACR FR 16M B and ACR FR 16M C ). Essentially there are [Read More…]
In the interests of full disclosure, these were the free gifts given to me at Media Day (the industry shoot before SHOW Show starts). What you have there is four caps, one notebook, eye and ear protection (not really a gift), a backpack and a Otis cleaning kit-in-a-can [Read More…]