Alex C writes about his latest acquisition … This SP89 is serial number one, the very first MP5K for the civilian market. The prototypes were marked “P94”and they are now owned by Bo French, H&K collector known for the famous “Red Room” collection [Read More…]
Category: Photo Of The Day
Kyle sent us this photo of a PPSh-41 with an interesting carved stock. He took this photo at the Latvian War Museum in Riga, Latvia. The stock is carved with what looks to be angels, oak leaves and an eagle. There are words scratched into it. If any Latvians [Read More…]
Eddie sent us this photo he took of a PGM Hecate II anti-material rifle chambered in .50 BMG. This particular rifle belongs to the Brazilian Special Operations Brigade. The optic is a Schmidt & Bender 3-12X50mm. The Hecate II is manufactured by French rifle [Read More…]
I love the photo but sadly it was taken of a deactivated MP5 (due to Austrian gun laws). Thanks to Gregor for sending it in. Submit photos you have taken to TFB’s Photo Of The Day.
Jonny Bravo Customs sent us these photos of his final project at gunsmithing school. I wish I had the skills to build a gun like this. Jonny wrote … My background is military. I spent 6 years in the Army as military police with a year in South Korea and 2 [Read More…]
The Bronco is a .22 LR survival rifle made during the late 1960s and 1970s. They were marketed with the slogan “without frills”, which was, if anything, an understatement. The Bronco was essentially a copy of the Hamilton Model 7 which was made form 1889 to [Read More…]
Ryan writes … For those of us who reload, nothing says “Woo Hoo!” louder than a pile of brass and bullets just waiting to be loaded. Here is a pile of 6.8 SPC Federal Cartridge Co. primed brass next to a stash of 6.8 90 Gr. Speer Gold Dot bullets. [Read More…]
Armalite and Artillerie Inrichtingen (AI) experimented with a number of different belt-fed machine guns / auto-rifle versions of the AR-10. The photo above and below are of different prototypes. In the below photo the rifle is fed from a 250 round belt fed from a [Read More…]
voodooman sent us a photo of his Glock range bag which allows for a few different combinations of frames and slides. The grip on the G17 frame (pictured with a G17L slide) has been cut down to G19 length. This allows better concealment and the use of G19 magazines. He [Read More…]
Chris had his favorite rifle, a high-end AR-15, stolen from his vehicle in Sacramento earlier this week. Chris wrote … They smashed out two windows, took this 4K rifle, an Eberlestock backpack full of goodies, and a number of other items. Its a beautiful gun. If [Read More…]
On a college student’s budget Jeff has started a designed-by-JMB (John Moses Browning) collection. He shared with us a photo of the first two pistols in his collection. Jeff wrote … I wanted to share my (modest) JMB collection. As a college student, [Read More…]
Andy sent us the photo of his .300 AAC Blackout AR-15 pistol fitted with a stock arm brace. Bonus points for an original background (not a sofa or grass). Submit photos you have taken to TFB’s Photo Of The Day.
World renowned gun expert and author Max Popenker took this photo recently in Switzerland. Apparently the Swiss have some serious machine gun collectors. Max writes … Small part of a typical Swiss gun collection. And, by the way, I was told that, according to [Read More…]
Eddie sent us this photo of his AR-15 featuring the following components … * Noveske N4 upper – 12.5” crusader barrel – silencerco trifecta flash hider * Ares armor 7075 lower, geisselle trigger, Bad ass selector, kns trigger pins * Magpul ACS, [Read More…]
Just before heading out on a prairie dog shoot, Pete sent us this photo of this Savage 93 chambered in .17 HMR. Pete wrote … Prairie Dogging gear on the back porch at the ranch in Colorado Savage 93 in .17 HMR, BSA Sweet 17 optics, shooting mat, the rest is [Read More…]
OptimusGlen emailed us this photo of his Beretta M9, brand new and straight out of the box. The Beretta does not get enough love these days. I always enjoy shooting the M9/92FS. Full size metal framed 9mm pistol may not be “cool” these days, but I for one [Read More…]
Thanks to PPGMD who sent us this photo of top shooter Vance Schmid. PPGMD wrote … Vance Schmid shooting the falling plate event at the 9th NRA World Action Pistol Championships. You can see one plate falling as the last plate is just hit. Vance was shooting a [Read More…]
The Bushmaster/Remington ACR is, at least in my experience, a really enjoyable rifle to shoot. But the downside, for consumers at least, is that neither Remington, who own the design, or Magpul, who designed it and who receive royalties on each ACR sold, are not [Read More…]
There are two schools of though when it comes to modernizing old military rifles: One school says that there is no greater sin than modernizing a gun, the other school does not care less about what other people do to their guns. Personally I take the middle ground: as [Read More…]
Damien sent in these two photos of his cat and his custom Remington 700. He wrote … Rem 700 receiver, McGowen Barrel, AICS 2.0 Stock, Mark 4 Leupold Scope, bolt work done by Twistedbarrel.com and one smart kitty. Note: All firearms were unloaded and pointed in a [Read More…]
Andrew sent us this photo of his Swedish Mauser M1894 Carbine chambered in the classic 6.5×55mm. It features a custom full length sporting stock with a beautiful antler crown at the muzzle end. The 6.5×55mm is a cartridge that was well ahead of its time. It saw [Read More…]
Todd, who lives “behind enemy lines”, built a 100% New York compliant AR-style rifle by building it without any gas system and so creating a manually operated bolt action rifle rather than a semi-automatic. It was inspired by the various bolt-action AR-15s [Read More…]
battleshipgrey emailed us a photo of his first AR-15 build. It looks like a great gun. He wrote … This is my first AR build. The lower I assembled myself and the upper is a PSA blem with SQR rail. The AR is sitting on top of a Jeep my brother-in-law borrowed to [Read More…]
Oleg wrote … My first handgun is Glock 34 Gen 4. Since Glocks are quite popular, I mark my magazines to avoid mix ups at shooting range. Instead of putting initials or numbers I put a smiling face. Submit photos you have taken to TFB’s Photo Of The Day.
Alex C. took this photo of his friend’s puppy with his H&K MP5K and Barrett .50 cal. Alex told me he is considering on naming his next dog Heckler. I suggested calling it Koch instead but he said there was no way he could run around his nice neighborhood [Read More…]
Jeff sent us this photo of his Papillon (a French breed) and his French Berthier rifle. The Berthier was chambered in the 8mm Lebel, the world’s first smokeless cartridge, and introduced in 1890. It remained in service for over 50 years and a few were still in use [Read More…]
I have blogged about the wooden replica guns made by Jenni Edwards in the past. She emailed me this photo of the last of her wooden guns, which she is selling as a set. They now feature EOTech holographic sights replicas with LEDs inside to replicate the laser [Read More…]
Schizuki sent us this photo of his CZ 75 B chambered in 9mm Luger/Parabellum. The grips are Hogue CZ-75/CZ-85 Pau Ferro Grips, which in my opinion look a lot nicer than the factory plastic grips. Submit photos you have taken to TFB’s Photo Of The Day.
This beautiful photo was taken by HKG of his S&W Model 27-2 manufactured in 1977. The Model 27 has been a popular gun with consumers and law enforcement ever since its introduction almost 80 years ago in 1935. The ’27 was originally named the [Read More…]
TFB writer James Reeves went to the Burning Man arts festival earlier this year. One of the “art installations” (for lack of a better term) was a Zombie themed desert fortress with a number of gun-related artistic touches such as a gun rack, muzzle loading [Read More…]