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yg7addF A render of the REV A03 magazine prototype, which became the Hexmag HX30-AR. In 2014, the company fell out with the magazine's designer, Adam Schefter, and now has attempted to erase him from the company's official history. Image credit: Adam Schefter

BREAKING: Hexmag CAUGHT Erasing Magazine’s Designer from Official Company History – A TFB EXCLUSIVE

In a story that could be ripped right from the annals of Stalin-era Soviet history, polymer AR-15 magazine manufacturer Hexmag has been caught whitewashing its official corporate history to eliminate any mention of the original designer of the magazine, replacing him [Read More…]

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GUEST POST: A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 2: Synthetic Magazines

This is a the second part of a guest article from our reader Brandon covering the development of synthetic magazines for the AK-47 and AKM rifles. You can read the first part, on metallic magazines, at this link. Thanks, Brandon! Sometime around 1965-1968 Izhevsk [Read More…]

So far, the polymer composite case has only found purchase with low-power specialty ammunition, such as the plastic blank and fired 7.62mm UTM marking round, both on the right. Several commercial composite cased rounds have been tried, including the grey .223 Remington PCA ammunition. In the 1970s, Frankford Arsenal and AAI experimented with composite cased ammunition, represented by the white cased round in the middle. On the left is a standard Korean-made M855 round.

Future Firearms Ammunition Technology 002: Polymer-Cased Composite Ammunition – Lightening the Load, Pt. 2

In the last installment, we talked about the growing need throughout the 20th Century to reduce the weight of the cartridge case, to lighten the burden of the soldier. Experiments in aluminum have thus far proven unsuccessful, but another material is even more [Read More…]

pix333010084 A pistol described by some articles as the Udav, though I have not confirmed this.  Image source: bastion-opk.ru Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 7.45.14 PM Robar-Teases-Lightweight-New-Rifle-670x447 pistolet-lebedeva-14-kalashnikov-concern-pl-14-lebedev-pistol Capture ffb6aaf5afe6804c088edca2926ce2cc IMG_6684 2015-05-14 21_11_28-Store AKMag-004 m9pistol-army P30SK-V1_2241x2241 kh04 strike-one-2013-5 PlumCrazy-Lower The Rock River Arms 1911 Poly returns.

Rock River Arms 1911 Poly

Rock River Arms is a company more well known for their AR-platform rifles, but at SHOT Show this year the company was showing off their polymer-framed 1911 pistol again.  First displayed 2 years ago as a concept pistol, and possibly to determine market interest, it [Read More…]

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PCP Polymer Cased Rifle Ammunition

Last week I blogged about the Extreme Polymer Research’s polymer handgun cartridges. A US company called PCP Ammunition is trying to make mostly polymer rifle cartridges. Unlike Extreme Polymer Research’s handgun cartridges, these have a steel or brass base. The [Read More…]

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Wilson Combat Polymer Pistol

Wilson Combat have developed a new 9mm polymer 1911 pistol. At the moment it is called the “Wilson Combat Polymer Pistol”. Specs: Caliber: 9mm Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds Barrel Length: 4.4″ Overall Length: 7.9″ Sight Radius: 6.2″ Weight [Read More…]