Category: Guns & Gear

KRISS KARD update

I am not an engineer, I do my best! It turns out I was slightly wrong about the recoiling mechanism on the KRISS KARD. The barrel is fixed and does not recoil. A telescopic1 bolt carrier (for lack of a better term) is what actuates the forward recoil system. It is a [Read More…]

Mysterious Short Barreled FN FAL

I was emailed this image taken from the 1975 movie The Wild Geese. The movie, about a band of mercenaries, was filmed in South Africa. In one scene a merc is seen using a short barreled FN FAL (or R1, as the FAL was designated in South Africa). A number of countries [Read More…]

Guns in St Petersburg

I have seen photos of guns on Google Street Maps before, usually of men outside gun shops, but never any as close up as this photo which was captured by maps.Yandex.ru, a Russian equivalent to Google Street Maps. The images seem to have been taken outside a gun or [Read More…]

Pimp my gun

Pimp My Gun is fun flash-based web application that allows you to piece together gun parts and design your ultimate fantasy gun. These two examples of what can be done with the tool. Both were designed by Ryan R. Warner. [ Many thanks to Dmitry for emailing me the link. [Read More…]

S&W M&P 15-22P Pistol

I don’t think “cute” is the word that is supposed to come to mind when you look at a black rifle. The M&P 15-22P has a 6″ barrel and a magazine capacity of 25 rounds. The MSRP is $585 and it will be shipping next month.

Palm Pistol update

Constitution Arms has made some changes to the design of their upcoming Palm Pistol. It will be chambered in .38 Special instead of 9mm Luger/Parabellum in order to paid extraction. Thankfully the combination lock was removed from the device! unfortunately it still [Read More…]

C.O. Arms AWP Model 1911

The C.O. Arms AWP is set apart by an all-black Carry-Tuff finish that protects the gun from all types of weather conditions, rust and scratches and is easily cleaned with just a wipe down. The AWP has a forged 7075 aluminum frame with checkered front strap and 4140 [Read More…]

Burris FastFire II review

The Packing Rat has reviewed the Burris FastFire II red dot sight … The RD is small and light weight – it’s likely you wouldn’t notice the difference on Ruger Mark III 22/45. According to the project description, Burris states that the unit is waterproof. [Read More…]

Tactical AKs in Russia

While the tactical craze may have been largely lost on Izhmash, the official makers of the AK series of rifles, our Russian friends appear to be embracing it. The previous issue of the Russian Reporter magazine featured some very cool AK rifles. Unfortunately I do not [Read More…]

Savage Edge review

Jeff Quinn has written a review of the new Savage Edge rifle. He gets greats accuracy out of it using factory ammunition … No groups measured in excess of the magical one-inch mark. I remember years ago when a typical hunting rifle took a lot of tuning and load [Read More…]

P226 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

SIG will be selling 25th Anniversary edition of the SIG P226. Just 226 pieces will be made. This beautiful gun features a black high polish, gold scrollwork, gold plating and walnut grips. The price is $1999. With such a limited run I think they will sell out quickly.

AR-15 Kaboom

1098cya wrote about his Kaboom experience at AR15.com … From there, we took it apart and used my cleaning rod to push out the broken spent shell case out of the chamber. Needless to say, no more shooting that rifle. We surmised a possible “squib load”, [Read More…]

Interesting New Pistol Design

Timothy Lindsay (USA) and Renaud Kerbrat (Switzerland) are listed as the inventors on the recently published patent application #20100077643. The patent describes a new pistol recoil mechanism that is similar to is the mechanism used by the TDI KRISS. Like the TDI [Read More…]