While the tactical craze may have been largely lost on Izhmash, the official makers of the AK series of rifles, our Russian friends appear to be embracing it. The previous issue of the Russian Reporter magazine featured some very cool AK rifles. Unfortunately I do not [Read More…]
This week I have been spending considerable time trying to speed up the blog. TFB is now using a global CDN (content distribution network) to serve all the images and other static assets (such as CSS and JS). What this means is that a network of servers throughout the [Read More…]
Tapco have launched a new 30 round magazine for the Mini-14. You can tick off all the latest magazine buzzwords. “Polymer”: check, “Anti-tilt follower”: check. The MSRP is $15.99.
I am excited to report that Izhmash Arms, the official manufacturer of the AK and Saiga rifles, has launched a new series of .22 Long Rifle chambered AK-styled rifles. The new Saiga 22 comes in two flavors. The standard model is patterned after the AK-105. It features [Read More…]
Please accept my condolences. The crash is a terrible tragedy for your nation.
This weeks movie gun is the Colt Police Positive which was used in the 1934 detective film The Thin Man. The small frame double-action revolver was introduced by Colt in 1907. This beautiful specimen was engraved and presented to William Powell. You can learn more about [Read More…]
Marathon Robotics has developed a robotic training system for the Australian special forces. Targets are mounted on Segway Robotic Mobility Platform (RMP) vehicles which are controlled by a central computer system. They can, for example, be programmed to scatter when a [Read More…]
SIG will be selling 25th Anniversary edition of the SIG P226. Just 226 pieces will be made. This beautiful gun features a black high polish, gold scrollwork, gold plating and walnut grips. The price is $1999. With such a limited run I think they will sell out quickly.
Lead, Copper and Zinc, all of which are used in the manufacture of modern ammunition, continue to rise in price and may continue to rise in 2011 says The Economist.
From the press release … Steyr Arms has drastically reduced the price of its big-bore ultra-long-range HS .50 and HS .460 rifles to $3,995 for the entire month of April-or while supplies last. This special promotional sale represents a savings of nearly 25 percent [Read More…]
The DestinLog reports that a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico recovered an Air Force BQM-167A airel target drone. The Airforce claim that the drone was lost because its engines cut out … I wonder if the hot shot pilots missed their target The drone had been lost [Read More…]
Defense Review has posted article about the Iron Ridge Arms’ new IRA-10 rifle (… a somewhat unfortunate acronym!). The AR-10 style weapons come with Magpul stocks and Daniel Defense rails.
BoingBoing posted this image of a ring made from a mushroomed bullet. I was horrified to see that they had used a lead bullet. Lead is toxic and should not be worn in contact with the skin. I have been tested for lead poisoning and if you shoot a lot, so should you. The [Read More…]
Cris E. Murray helped design the 6.8mm SPC cartridge for SOCOM and considers it to be the best cartridge for the AR-15 platform and similarly sized weapons. The problem with the 6.8mm SPC, and similar cartridges like the 6.5mm Grendel, is that their performance has been [Read More…]
From the interweb, via. SayUncle … The iPad is like the .45 GAP. No one can really tell you what it’s good at, but it sure is expensive. How long until somebody publishes photos of an iPad filled with 9mm holes? I say six months.
Timothy Lindsay (USA) and Renaud Kerbrat (Switzerland) are listed as the inventors on the recently published patent application #20100077643. The patent describes a new pistol recoil mechanism that is similar to is the mechanism used by the TDI KRISS. Like the TDI [Read More…]