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Blaser R8 at IWA 2011

While at IWA, I had a chance to familiarize myself with many fine firearms, including high end rifles from Blaser. Their newest rifle is the R8, a development of the straight-pull bolt action R93. The R8’s action has been beefed up and is currently available in [Read More…]

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Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm

Dan Wesson, a subsidiary of CZ-USA, has been manufacturing 1911s for quite some time, and models like the Bobtail have gotten a good amount of attention for their carry-friendly features. The new Guardian pistol is available in .45 ACP and 9mm. It has a Commander length [Read More…]

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Double Barrel Shotgun Quad Rail

LaserLyte has developed a Quad Rail for double barrel shotguns. I think this product is an excellent idea. Double barrel shotguns are excellent defensive weapons, and being able to add a light and/or laser will only improve their utility in the home. The LaserLyte [Read More…]

New SIG pistols

Sig Sauer Guns has a list of SIG new pistols slated for production this summer … 220R-45-BSS-E2 – P220 in .45 ACP with night sights and enhanced ergonomic grips (E2) 220R-45-XTM-BLKGRY – P220 Extreme – just like the P226 Extreme but in a 220 E26R-9-DP – [Read More…]

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Tactical Lever Action

But why not? An EOTech is the perfect sight for a pistol cartridge chambered carbine. Suppressors are just as useful on a lever action carbine as they are on a pimped-out AR-15. As for the Magpul AFG grip … ok, I admit that it taking the concept a too far!

Top Shot Now Casting for Season 4

The deadline to apply for a shot in Top Shot season 4 is May 20, 2011. The press release … THE HISTORY CHANNEL is seeking SKILLED MARKSMEN for SEASON 4 of its hit competition show. You’ve seen some of America’s best shooters take on the Top Shot challenge, and [Read More…]

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Chinese soldiers reject shotgun

While being light on details, Strategy Page reports that the Chinese PLA has decided not to expand its arsenal of shotguns, considering them a riot control weapon rather than a combat weapon. The Chinese police and army shotgun is the Norinco / Hawk Industries [Read More…]

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CSG Maglite Flashlight Gun

AutoWeapons.com is selling a AOW gun, called the CSG Companion, that chambers a single .410 shot gun shell and functions as a flashlight. It is selling for $895. The gun is branded as CSG. I can find no information on this firm other than their FFL details. The gun is [Read More…]

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RIP Philip Luty

Philip A Luty passed away on April 8, 2011 after a two year struggle against cancer. He was a prolific designer of homemade firearms and published many plans for homemade pistols and machine guns. A citizen and resident of the UK, he was sentenced to five years in [Read More…]

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Bofors Ak 5C assault rifle

I spotted these photos of Swedish recruits undergoing basic training with their Bofors Ak 5C assault rifles. The AK5C is the modernized version of the original AK5, a derivative of the FNC carbine. It became the standard Swedish service weapon a few years ago. The [Read More…]

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The guns of the Libyan rebellion

C. J. Chivers, who more often than not is found where lesser men fear to tread, has published a fascinating account of the weapons and tactics, or lack thereof, he has observed in Libya. Chivers reports … A PKT machine gun, a weapon designed to be mounted on a [Read More…]

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H&K MR-308 at IWA 2011

We are still waiting for the H&K MR308 (and the MR556) but the civilian version of the H&K 417 has been available for some time. Andrew took a look at it at IWA … The rifle has a 16.5 barrel, has an overall length of 34.6″ – 37.8″ [Read More…]

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Cuban AK Optics???

Can anyone identify the optics used on these AKM rifles carried by Cuban soldiers. I have never see one like it before and my copy of Frank Iannamico’s epic tome on the AK is not at hand. [ Many thanks to m4shooter for emailing me the photo. ]

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The Palm Pistol Debate

No blogosphere, least of all the gun blogosphere, would be complete without the occasional controversy. The latest of these to hit our corner of the internet is a debate over the utility of the Palm Pistol concept. Last week Outdoor Life writer John Snow wrote a blog [Read More…]