Category: News

Glock 4th gen

We shall soon see if the Glock ad is a fake or not. Ed Friedman, who blogs at Tell Me Why?, spoke to Glock and they confirmed a 4th generation would be unveiled at SHOT Show in January next year (2009), but would not reveal any of its features. We will have to wait and [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…]

Mexicans seize massive arsenal

From MP.net: Army troops seized 400 pistols and rifles, 500,000 bullets, 165 grenades, several grenade launchers, six heavy machine guns and an anti-tank rocket launcher. Assistant Attorney General Marisela Morales said the arsenal “is the largest in the history [Read More…]

Pixels for Pistols

CNET reports that Toronto police have launched a digital cameras for firearms program. A handgun or assault rifle is worth a $400 Nikon Coolpix S52 and a shotgun nets a $250 Nikon Coolpix P60. The deal includes free photography lessons. … we all know how effective [Read More…]

Reporters lack of gun knowledge

Sebastian, Snowflakes in Hell, breaks down MSBC’s attempt at a gun article. But the semi-automatic ammunition used in one of the weapons Sigh, while I get a laugh occasionally most of the time I get frustrated. In this age I find it hard to believe they cannot [Read More…]

North Korea buying weapons not food

The BBC reports that the North Korean weapon purchases are up from $13 million, during the previous South Korea administration, to $65 million. Weapons are being supplied by China, Russia, Germany, the Slovak Republic and others. While the supreme leader buys weapons [Read More…]

Viktor Bout in court

The BBC reports that the “Lord of War’s” extradition hearing in Bangkok’s Criminal Court has begun. Some interesting details have surfaced. Apparently he was attempting to sell US agents, posing as members of FARC, 700 surface to air missiles and [Read More…]

MSPO 2008 Poland

MSPO 2008 International Defence Industry Exhibition was held in Kielce, Poland and ended about an hour ago. I will shortly be posting some of the cool firearms that were displayed, or at least the cool firearms I could find. Not being able to read polish makes it hard [Read More…]

Major News: Taurus Acquires Rossi

Rossi has been purchased by Taurus. They are both Brazilian firms so this makes sense. It looks like it is not just the US firearm industry that is consolidating. Forjas Taurus S.A. announces its acquisition of the manufacturing and distribution rights of all Rossi [Read More…]

One year old

The blog had its first birthday yesterday! The stats: * 593 posts * 982 tags * 1,178 comments * Most comments in a post: 176 (Ruger SR9) * Oddest comment (which came through yesterday): Please send for me the following Russian type ammunitions current price:- 1. 122 mm [Read More…]