The New Heckler & Koch HK416A5

Heckler & Koch has unveiled its latest version of the HK416, the HK416A5. This model builds on the version they submitted to the US Army Individual Carbine competition. The rifle borrows from the HK417-based Bundeswehr G28 Designated Marksman Rifle. The new slimmer [Read More…]


Truvelo 20x110mm Sniper Rifle

South African gun maker Truvelo is producing a single shot anti material sniper rifle chambered in the powerful 20x110mm Hispano round. The gun is 6.5 feet in length and weighs 55 lbs (unloaded without optics or tripod). The company also manufactures this rifle [Read More…]


Super Modified Gangster Grip

Matt Steele teaches the Gangster Grip, Modified Gangster Grip and Super Modified Gangster Grip. Jon Davis, a Marine Corps weapons instructor, posted a long article on Quora in which he suggested that gangsters hold their gun sideways due to the mistaken belief that you [Read More…]


Belgian Percussion Eprouvette

This contraption is a Belgian Percussion Eprouvette. Back in the days when blackpowder was of dubious quality, devices like these were used to test the potency of the powder at hand. The barrel plug is attached to a V shaped spring. When fired the spring compresses [Read More…]


Scally Hill Systems Mk4 Rifle

The Scally Hill Systems Mk4 is a tactical-style bolt action rifle build upon the Savage short action and AccuTrigger. It features an aluminium chassis, fixed or folding fully adjustable stock, Scally Hill Systems proprietary barrel nut (replaces Savage barrel nut), [Read More…]


Guns of the modern pirate

In 2010 the Russian tanker Moscow University was captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The Russia anit-submarine ship Marshal Shaposhnikov was nearby and quickly recaptured the tanker. The Somali pirates were carry the usual gear, rusted AK rifles (with no [Read More…]


All Africa IPSC Championship

The Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo recently hosted the All Africa IPSC Championship. Instead of deer and coyote silhouette they have zebra and warthogs! It is sad that only three African countries (Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa) were able to field shooters. Outside of [Read More…]


Prototype RusEngin Bullet

A Russian inventor emailed me photos of his patent-pending bullet design. These bullets are loaded in 12.7×108mm cases. The inventor did not explain to me how this design is beneficial but according to a study done by the US Military in the 1950s (PDF Link), the center [Read More…]


Empty Brass Art reports … The shading was done by pouring gunpowder on the brass and lighting it up, with the darker areas being flashed subsequent times. The art is incredibly well done and the idea is pretty cool, but $40K cool? A bit about the artist who live is [Read More…]