1x Scopes

Shooting Illustrated has posted an article written by Steve Adelmann about the latest in 1x, 1.1x and 1.5x zoom scopes. While passing through Leupold’s booth at the SHOT Show in January, I noticed crowds gathering around several CQBSS scopes on display. The [Read More…]

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Future infantry small arms

Anthony Williams has just posted a new article online which discusses what is needed for the next generation of small arms. Before the Afghan conflict began, it was assumed that small-arms engagements would continue to take place within the traditional 300 metre limit, [Read More…]

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Vollmer Maschinenkarabiner M35

The Vollmer Maschinenkarabiner M35 was developed in Germany sometime pre-WWII. Fortunately they never adopted it! There is practically no information on the internet about this gun, so please share your knowledge in the comments below. [ Hat Tip: (Defense and Freedom) ]

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Browning White Gold X-Bolt

The new Browning White Gold X-Bolt brings new meaning to the word class. With features like a stainless barrel and action, gloss finish high grade walnut stock complete with rosewood fore-end and grip capand Inflex recoil pad, the new White Gold X-Bolt is truly a work [Read More…]

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MPA Protector .380 / .32 Pistols

MasterPiece Arms, who are known for their MAC-10/11 clones, have branched out into the fast growing (and crowded) subcompact market. The Protector series includes the .32 ACP chambered MPA32 and the .380 ACP chambered MPA380. The pistols have a double action only action [Read More…]

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ATI FX45 Series 1911 pistols

American Tactical Imports is importing a series of 1911 pistols made by Shooters Arms Manufacturing in the Philippines. The ATI FX Military weighs 2.31 lbs. and is 8.5” long. The 1911 has a 5” barrel, all steel parts, a matte black military front and rear site, a [Read More…]

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Spanish needle-rifle

One of my readers purchased an antique rifle which turned out to be a rare Spanish needle gun. Needle guns are so named because the firing pin it literally a very long needle. The needle is needed because the primer sits at the base of the bullet. The needle must [Read More…]

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Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art has this incredibly beautifully engraved Colt Third Model Dragoon revolver. The gun was part of three pairs created for Samuel Colt to exhibit in Europe during the Crimean war. [ Many thanks to Jonathan for taking the photos. ]

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FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle)

The SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle) show below has an extra rail for accessories (this one is with the KAC front sight, but future models will have front sight integrated into the rail), a heavy 20″ barrel, new two-stage adjustable trigger and a 6-positon buttstock [Read More…]

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Saiga SD-10 drum magazine

Two Russian firms, PMG LLC and PROline, have developed a 10 round drum magazine1 for the Saiga-12 shotgun. The SD-10 looks pretty nifty. It is slightly shorter than than standard 5 round magazine while holding twice the capacity. The final product will be made of black [Read More…]

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The amazing 6.5x25mm CBJ

Anthony Williams has written a fascinating account of his time spent shooting the Brugger & Thomet MP9 chambered in the diminutive 6.5x25mm CBJ round. The standard 6.5x25mm CBJ Ball1 round consists of a necked down 9x19mm NATO case with a 4mm (0.157″) tungsten [Read More…]

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The Dardick revolver

Mechanix Illustrated has an article online, first published in 1957, about “revolutionary” The Dardick revolver and its triangular rounds (Trounds). I wonder how reliable those guns were. I imagine that the design would have combined and amplified the [Read More…]

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Shark subcompact 9mm pistol

Google Translate has failed me and so I know very little about this pistol. I think it is named the Shark and is currently in pre-production in Turkey. It is single action only and holds six rounds in its magazine. I like the design. UPDATE: Apparently it chambers 9mm [Read More…]