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Sig Sauer SIG716 rifle

The SIG 716 is the new piston operated 7.62x51mm / .308 Win. rifle from Sig Sauer. The rifle will be offered in four configurations: Tactical Patrol (12.5″ barrel, almost certainly only on offer to law enforcement and military) Patrol (16″ barrel) Precision [Read More…]

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Glock 22 KABOOM

This Glock 22 (.40 S&W) blew up while firing reloaded ammunition. From AR15.com … Was at the range with some friends today, and a friends glock 22 grenaded with some commercially reloaded .40. This brand is really popular up here for idpa and ipsc as well as [Read More…]

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M4 Carbine torture test

The NYTimes.com has published two videos recorded by Colt Defense. They compare the M4 and the M4A1. The NYTimes reports … That video shows the same test with an M-4 equipped with a thicker, heavier barrel, which is used on a specialized carbine, known as the [Read More…]

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Armatix’s wireless gun safety

Danger Room reports on a unique pistol made by German firm Armatix. The gun is armed by a wristwatch and disarmed when the watch is out of range. The .22 pistol sells for 7000 EUR ($9750)! Obviously this device is very impractical in the real world. The bright green [Read More…]

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The AAC Party ’10

As many of you saw, I had to resort to public begging to get into the Advance Armament Corporation party aka. BIG BANG 2010. Fortunately Cara Brittingham took pity on me and hooked me up with tickets not only for myself but also for my talented photographers Bryan and [Read More…]

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Encouragement

Good example of encouraging a new shooter. Unless you are with your wife, girlfriend or sweetheart, I suggest using a word other than “Sexy” 😉 Video by the owner of M1ARifles.com.

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LMT L129A1 / LMT .308

It was announced earlier this year that Lewis Machine & Tool’s 7.62mm AR-10 style rifle was selected by the British Army as their new marksmen weapon. They had the L129A1 on display at SHOT.

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6x45mm makes a comeback

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…]

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Vltor Bren Ten

The Vltor Bren Ten (formally the Fortis pistol) is a clone of the original 10mm Auto Bren Ten. The main differences are, according to the company, tighter tolerances and better magazines (not compatible with original Bren 10 mags). The pistols will go on sale in May [Read More…]

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SHOT Show

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.

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AAC at SHOT Show

Advanced Armament Corp does not wait for SHOT to announce new products, so there was nothing on display that we did not already know about. They did have lots of large caliber machine guns fitted with suppressors on display. I will blog about the AAC party as soon as I [Read More…]

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A-Tacs Camo

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.

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Visiting the NRA Vault

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).

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Blaser R8

The R8 is the latest rifle from high-end German rifle maker Blaser. Today I had the opportunity to shoot the R8 and was suitably impressed. The R8 uses the standard Blaser straight-pull bolt system. Where it deviates from the other rifles in the Blaser stable is its [Read More…]