The Marine Corps Times reports that the USMC will not be upgrading their M4 to the newer version that the Army is busy developing … As the Army moves to field more than 10,000 conversion kits designed to make the 5.56mm M4 deadlier and more reliable, the Marine [Read More…]
K_Var is selling Arsenal Inc’s SGL12-03 Saiga 12 Shotgun with a nifty quad rail fore-end. You can watch a video of it in action here. [ Many thanks to Robert for emailing me the link. ]
The FBI is purchasing an additional 2,963 GLOCK 23 pistols, accessories and training at a cost of just under $1 million. [ Many thanks to Mike for emailing me the info. ]
Solider System’s has the skinny. If anyone knows anything about this rifle. Please let me know.
Guernsey’s is auctioning off the first rifle used by John Wayne in his first feature film The Big Trail (1930). This is an original Model 1863 percussion rifled musket made by the U.S. federal armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the Union Soldiers to use [Read More…]
C.J. Chivers has published photos on the NY Times and his personal blog of weapons captured in Afghanistan. It is a good to see that either the Taliban do not have the resources to purchase new firearms or they do not have the ability to supply new firearms to frontline [Read More…]
One of my favorite websites, Ballistics By The Inch (BBTI), has been updated with more information. Two more cartridges have been tested: the 9mm Makarov and 9mm Ultra/Police) They have also tested an additional ten .380 ACP chambered pistols with a variety of [Read More…]
Finish company Ase Utra are a well known suppressor manufacturer. They have posted a couple of interesting videos on YouTube. [ Many thanks to Tuulos for emailing me the videos. ]
Guy shows us the rifle he is taking Elk hunting next month. I look forward to reading about his experience in Shoot Illustrated.
The Remington Semi-Auto Sniper System (RSASS) is a prototype 7.62x51mm rifle. It features a full length rail, uses Magpul 7.62mm magazines and has a left-side foldable charging handle. Nice! I stole these photos from the AAC Blog … I am a little surprised to see [Read More…]
Armalite’s 10th Anniversary Limited Edition AR-50A1 features a custom black/silver speckle finish and comes bundled with a a variety of accessories including three different scope rails. Read more about it at Accurate Shooter.
Ryan Smith, of Bushmaster, hosted Drake Clark from Magpul at the Bushmaster factory. Drake was one of the co-designers of the original Magpul Masada. This video, a TFB exclusive, shows Drake putting an ACR through its paces … This video clears up the debate of [Read More…]
[ Y-Man, TFB's 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 [Read More…]
Defense Review has been burning up ammo. Videos here
From BerettaSupport.com … Beretta U.S.A. Corp. has discovered a potential condition with Beretta .22 caliber NEOS semiautomatic pistols in which the pistol will fire even if the safety is activated and, in some cases, the pistols may fire if the safety is moved [Read More…]
This is easily one of the most incredible rifles I have ever seen. This work of art was built by the late Jack Smith of Sudbury, Mass. in his home machine shop. It is built on a custom falling-block Farquharson-style action. Mr Smith must have been a careful man because [Read More…]
Federal’s new Prairie Storm ammunition features a mixture of shot. 70% of the shot is copper-plated lead and the remaining 30% consists of “FLITESTOPPER” nickel-plated lead. Federal says that the mix produces good patterns. The FLITESTOPPER shot [Read More…]