Some sort of gun scam

A member of The Guns Network forum received these strange emails. Why would CZ want to buy AK’s from a Texan: From: Ciencialova Lucyna Ing. Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:14 PM Subject: Demand – machine rifle AK 47 Dear Madam / Sir, I am writing to you [Read More…]

FAMAS, the French Bugle

Famous Guns has nice write up a about the french assault rifle, the FAMAS (Fusil Automatique, Manufacture d’Armes de St. Etienne), and it’s history. Development of this rifle began in 1967, under the leadership of the Paul Tellie, a French arms designer. [Read More…]

Life of a cartridge

Here is the opening sequence from the movie Lord of War showing the life of a cartridge from a Soviet factory to use in an African conflict. The movie tells the story of the fictional character Yuri Orlov who loosly is based on real life arms dealer Viktor Bout. I [Read More…]

Gun Review: Walther P99

A very detailed review of the Walther P99 pistol has been post on the PAFOA forum here. It also includes some beautiful photos of the P99. So, the real verdict, how does it shoot? Well, for me, it shoots better than any gun I have ever fired, which includes an [Read More…]

Photos of firearms being destroyed

We have all seen the photo, I can’t remember where it was taken, of guns lined up on a road ready to be crushed by a steam roller. I always feel sad looking at the destruction of firearms. It is usually the old guns that would be valued by collectors around the [Read More…]

Light load for .30-06

An interesting usenet post from rec.guns: Bill Jungbauer wants to know some light .30-06 loads for him 13 year old son: My 13 year old son said he did not like his .243 anymore and talked me into getting him a 30-06. I plan on loading him some light loads to begin with. [Read More…]

The anatomy of an Glock

This beautiful flash animation shows how a Glock works. Like the AR-15 anatomy it allows you to hide or make transparent various parts allowing you to see inside. Below is just a screenshot. Click here to view the animation.

Punt guns

Have you ever heard of a punt gun? A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial harvesting operations. Punt guns were usually custom-designed and so varied widely, but could [Read More…]

The anatomy of an AR-15

Bushmaster has a great flash animation showing how an AR-15 bushmaster functions. It allows you to make some of the parts transparent so you can see inside. A screenshot of what the animation looks like: