Blast from the past

Austin Precision Products, now LaRue Tactical, made 1911 parts back in the 90s. Daniel E Watters says … Given some of the features like the EDM wire cut breechface, one suspects that he had been supplying parts for other Texas firms whose initials might include [Read More…]

IDF adopts H-S Precision HTR

Double Tapper reports that the IDF have adopted the H-S Precision HTR (Heavy Tactical Rifle) in .338 Lapua Magnum as their new sniper rifle. The HTR is sells to civilians for $3,070. At that price they will chamber it in a cartridge of your choice. Lead time is 6 [Read More…]

Remington Expands Ilion Plant

This was expected … Freedom Group’s COO, Joseph B. Gross, today announced that the Remington Arms facility in Ilion, New York, will add 100 manufacturing jobs as it relocates certain production from its Marlin factory in North Haven Connecticut. The 194-year-old [Read More…]

Lefty Triggers from Timney

It had never occurred to me that southpaw Remington 700 rifles needed different triggers. For 2010, Timney is offering this same trigger, as well as the model 700 trigger without a safety, for left hand Remington model 700 rifles. Now left handed hunters, target [Read More…]

The Outlaw Josey Wales’ guns

These beautiful Colt Walker revolvers were used in Clint Eastwood’s western classic The Outlaw Josey Wales . I think these guns were featured on the previous episode of NRA News’ Curators Corner. Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to watch it! Anyhow, you [Read More…]

Barrett REC7 now in 5.56mm

Barrett’s REC7 piston-operated AR-15 rifle was previously only available in 6.8mm SPC. It is now also available in 5.56mm NATO. They have also made some minor improvement to the rifle. They are now using a Magpul MOE stock, instead of a standard M4-style stock, [Read More…]

Cleaning guns

James discusses cleaning guns. Part 1. Part 2. I think, at least for new shooters, the additional cost of cleaning equipment over and above the cost and the gun and ammunition is probably the number one reason good guns get destroyed.  

S&W “new” SD9 and SD40

Smith & Wesson has unveiled the new Model SD9 and Model SD40 pistols. These “new” guns are simply S&W Sigma Series pistols with some improvements and a new name. The improvements over the Sigma are improved trigger, tritium night front sight, rubber [Read More…]

FN SCAR production approved

From the press release … FN Herstal, S.A. (FN) received notification from the USSOCOM Program Executive Office—SOF Warrior (PEO—SW) that the SCAR Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) was approved and signed on April 14, 2010, moving this FN program into the [Read More…]

Ferrari making guns?

The Telegraph posted this photo of a captured Mexican drug lord gun collection … The Infomador had this to say about the raid (Kindly translated by Ztryfe)… A drug lord “El Lobo” (The Wolf) was arrested in October 2009 in Jalisco, tearing appart [Read More…]

SIG 516 torture test

Below is part of an email I received from Laura Burges whose marketing firm does SIG Saur’s PR. At the SIG Editor/Writer seminar they did a torture test of the upcoming SIG 516 rifle. Have all ingredients ready and set the temperature to a raw New England day to [Read More…]