Tag: uk

The Holland & Holland Flagship Store

Walking along the streets of south west London, just north of Buckingham Palace, a person will take a step into glamour and glance at the official store fronts of such luxury brands as “Louis Vuitton”, “Gucci”, and “Rolex” to name a few. It is among these [Read More…]

More UK Legal Pistols

After my post on UK-legal blackpowder pistol conversions  Dave emailed us with more information about UK-legal pistols. Technically speaking, pistols are apparently legal in the UK as long as they have a barrel longer than 12″ and a total length longer than [Read More…]

British Police With New L85A2

A reader emailed us a photo he saw in a trade union magazine. The British police officers in the photo are helping guard a Rapier missile installationing during the Olympic games. They are carrying the updated version of the L85A2 with the new rail system, Trijicon ACOG [Read More…]

Queen Elizabeth II firing a British L85

This old photo of Queen Elizabeth II firing a British Army L85 has been making the rounds online. She would have been in her 70s when that photo was taken, so I will forgive her for not actually shouldering the gun. [Hat Tip: HappyToSurvive]

A British M16

Simon, aka. Simon_the_Brit, was an Armorer in the British Army. He sent me photos of the M16 he was issued with during the British Army jungle training in Malaysia, which he participated in sometime between 1984 and 1986. I was surprised to learn that at the time, just [Read More…]

Gun fight on the high seas

The Royal Navy HMS Cumberland (Type 22 frigate) took on a pirate dhow on the high seas. No prize for guessing who won that fight! The Times has the story Pirates caught redhanded by one of Her Majesty’s warships after trying to hijack a cargo ship off Somalia made the [Read More…]

A-10 Close Call

30mm rounds from an A-10 land close to British troops in Afghanistan. That cannon sure makes a cool sound, I can see how the whole “Show of Force” thing would work. The sound would be enough to make me run. I would not like to be on its receiving end! The [Read More…]

Economist on UK sword ban

The Economist.com has a short article about the banning of swords in the UK. Or, more specifically, making swords illegal to sell or import. EVERY summer, in the Cambridge suburb of Romsey Town, a man emerges from his house dressed from head to foot in black and [Read More…]

Shotgun thoughts

It hasn’t always been thus but since 1978 there hasn’t been a time when I haven’t owned at least one firearm. The actual number has gone up & down over the years, depending upon where I have been living, how much dosh I have been making, [Read More…]

Guns leased for crimes in UK

The economist has a very interesting article about how criminals in the UK appear to lease firearms from each other for use in specific crimes. The same firearms are used in crimes all over the country! Some have suggested that would-be thugs are renting guns to use as [Read More…]