A Canadian group recreated scenes from the computer game Modern Warfare 2 using actors and special effects to create a short film/trailer called Find Makarov. It is shot in the ‘first person’ and is very impressive. I would be the first in line at the cinema [Read More…]
Former competitive shooter and gun dealer Deryk Walker moved to Taiwan and had to leave his guns back home. He found a substitute called Paintball Marksmanship Competition, a practical rifle-style competition using paintball markers instead of rifles. I was an [Read More…]
The German company SIGG, who developed the double-pistols I recently blogged about, are well known for their FSSG drop-in full-auto selector switches for Glock pistols. This small selector switch replaced a Glock’s rear slide plate. It allows the selection of [Read More…]
The 20mm semi-automatic grenade launching Denel Neopup PAW-20 remains one of the weapons I would most love to get my hands on. Unlike the XM25 and simular airbirst grenade launcher, the Neopup is a direct fire weapon. In other words, you aim at your target and pull the [Read More…]
Because of noise complaints from their civilian neighbors, the South Korean army has begun issuing 5.56mm rifle suppressors. A Korean reader told me that unlike during the military rule which ended in the 80s, the ROK army is very concerned about public relations and [Read More…]
TimberSmith (A Tapco brand) are now selling a laminated thumbhole SKS stock. The stock counts as two 922r compliant parts. I really like the look of this stock. With an MSRP of $215, I am really tempted to buy one.
Fred Ray went to some lengths to find and obtain a legible copy of a 1959 Department of the Army research paper entitled “Operational Requirements for an Infantry Hand Weapon”. The author interviewed 602 veterans on their use of the M1 Garand during the [Read More…]
Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, the military research and manufacturing facility, have been experimenting with machine gun barrels made from cobalt alloys. Army.mil reports … During testing, the first rifled, cobalt-alloy machine gun barrel ever produced using the [Read More…]
Umarex USA will soon be importing their first centerfire pistol, the Regent .45 ACP 1911. This pistol, manufactured by the Turkish firm Trabzon Gun Industry, was previously imported by IAC. Umarex have told me that they have been working closely with Trabzon to ensure [Read More…]
Tim Ellwood dug up some photos of SHOT Show back in 1987. SHOT is a LOT bigger now.
Taurus has given the Protector Polymer revolver line a refresh for 2011. The 5-shot revolver now comes chambered in both .38 Special +P and .357 Magnum. Both are available with a stainless or blued finish. Both models have 2.5″ barrels and weigh 18.2 ounces. MSRP [Read More…]
Remington posted these photos on their Facebook page showing the Versa Max shotgun in various stages of manufacture at their manufacturing facility in Ilion, NY.
The Rossi multi-caliber single shot Wizard rifles are now available with a attractive nickel finish. Rifle barrel options include .17 HMR, .22LR, .22 Mag., .22-250 Rem, .270 Win., .223, .30-06 SPRG, .308 Win., .35 Whelen, .38-357 Mag., .44 Mag., ..454 Casull, 45-70 Gov. [Read More…]
STS Arms is producing Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks themed AR-15s. The guns are ceramic coated. [ Many thanks to Chris for emailing me the link. ]
The first of many Gander Mountain Academy training centers has opened in Lake Mary, Florida. Along with a live-fire range they offer a virtual range and a simulation system. The Academy has two immersive simulator systems, the Pro V SIM 300 and Pro V SIM 180. The V SIM [Read More…]
Just when I think I have seen it all, I see something like the DoubleGlock Machine Pistol. I don’t know anything about this pistol. If any of our European readers know the history behind it, please share it in the comments. I guess that the recoil of the fully [Read More…]