At the Eurosatory 2010 defense expo Sagem (part of SAFRAN) were showing off their new FÉLIN optics fitted on the FN SCAR and HK416. This is the first photo I have seen showing FÉLIN optics on a rifle other than the FAMAS. The French FÉLIN program is roughly [Read More…]
I have always been fascinated with the pinfire cartridge design. The concept of having a separate firing pin in each cartridge may have made sense at the time, but seems ludicrous in hindsight. I was surprised to learn than a French firm, H&R, manufacture pinfire [Read More…]
Manzano Valley Outdoors has just published a set of very interesting articles written by Bob Shell. Topics include “Shot Loads for Rifled Firearms”, “Making Blank Ammunition” and “Shooting the Broomhandle”.
The American Rifle Company is manufacturing an interesting ring design which is designed to put less stress on the scope than conventional rings.
American Tactical Imports are bringing in a new .22 chambered AR-15. The Varmint Killer VK-22 is made by Chiappa Firearms and features an AR-15 lower receiver and a dedicated .22 LR A3-style upper. The lower can be used with any AR-15 upper. It ships with either a 10 [Read More…]
This photo is form a set of Life Magazine never seen before Korean War photos. Does anyone know what they are doing? It looks like they are loading a case, but that can’t be right … can it? Larger version and other Korean War photos at Life Magazine. [ Many [Read More…]
SIG Sauer is now making polymer magazines for the SIG 751 which are patterned after the SIG 550 magazines. The SIG 751 SAPR is essentially a scaled up 7.62mm version of the SIG 550. UPDATE: SIG has told me that the SAPR has never been in production. So it is more [Read More…]
Many thanks to Val for emailing me these photos. Lots more photos after the jump … (more…)
The photo is a classic. [ Many thanks to areader for emailing me the link. ]
Yesterday I blogged a video of an AR-15 being fired underwater. This fascinating video shows the infamous APS underwater assault rifle and SPP-1 underwater pistol being fired in a pond. [ Many thanks to David for posting the link. ]
Celebrated science fiction author Philip K. Dick published Project Plowshare as a serial between November 1965 and January 1966. The story, later expanded into the novel Zap Gun, is set in a world where seemingly deadly new weapons are “plowshared” into [Read More…]
The accurate detection and compensation for the effect of cross winds is the holy grail of sniper scope development. A patent awarded two days ago to the Israeli Government’s Soreq Nuclear Research Center describes a system that can do just that. The patent [Read More…]
[ Y-Man, our resident Nigerian shotgunner, continues his series of guest articles about his quest to build the perfect shotgun. Being one of the lucky few in Africa to legally own a gun, he has to fabricate many parts and ammunition himself because supplies of gun parts [Read More…]
This is one bizarre video. I have no idea what they are advocating, but watching a mom dual wield AKs in slow motion is always fun to watch. [Hat Tip: Animal] [ Many thanks to Mike for emailing me the link. ]