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The Outlaw Josey Wales’ guns

These beautiful Colt Walker revolvers were used in Clint Eastwood’s western classic The Outlaw Josey Wales . I think these guns were featured on the previous episode of NRA News’ Curators Corner. Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to watch it! Anyhow, you [Read More…]

Danish Army upgrades their carbines

The Danish Army has just signed a contract with Colt Canada for 5000 Colt C8 IUR carbine. The carbines will be designed the M/10. The guns feature quad rails and a fore grip. [ Many thanks to Mark for emailing me the info. ]

Guns from Public Enemies

Lars Dalseide, of the NRA, was kind enough to sent me photos of the two of the guns used in the movie Public Enemies. These guns will be on display at the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Movie Guns exhibit. I was very surprised to learn that the bolt action used in the [Read More…]

Using the AR-15 forward assist

The forward assist on the AR-15 has always been controversial. Stoner did not want to add it but was made to by the military. Many say that if a round cannot be chambered, and especially if it cannot be pushed in using the bolt carrier thumb groove, it should be ejected [Read More…]

M4 Carbine torture test

The NYTimes.com has published two videos recorded by Colt Defense. They compare the M4 and the M4A1. The NYTimes reports … That video shows the same test with an M-4 equipped with a thicker, heavier barrel, which is used on a specialized carbine, known as the [Read More…]

M4 costs $800 – $1000

The NY Times has posted interesting article about the M4 Carbine. For bulk purchasers, a new M-4 costs about $800 per rifle, though the price is often higher when after-market rail systems, used for mounting optics and lights, are included. For rifles used by the [Read More…]

Don’t bring a gun near an MRI

The American Journal of Roentgenology published a fascinating article back in 2001 about an incident at a MRI imaging center in western New York State. An off-duty police entered the MRI scanner room and attempted to place his Colt M1991 A1 pistol on the top of a [Read More…]

HERA 1911 Carbine Kit

HERA ARMS, makers of the Glock Carbine Kit, have turned their sights on the M1911 pistol. The Colt Pistol Extension (CPE) turns any mil-sepc 1911 into a .45 carbine. Installation is simple. All that is involved is removing the grip panels and attaching the CPE in their [Read More…]

Update on the IAR competition

A couple of days ago I blogged about H&K winning the USMC’s IAR competition. There has been much confusion regarding the IAR competition since then. Dan Lamothe, who broke the news, updated his The Marine Times article and added that it now appears that the [Read More…]

Daniel’s 1911 pistols

Daniel E. Watters, a well known expert and my go-to man on many of the topics I write about, sent me info and photos of the beautiful 1911 pistols he has built. I built this .38 Super pistol in late 2000 for use in IDPA’s Enhanced Service Pistol division. The [Read More…]

Terrorists prefer the M4

Guy Sagi, Editor of the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated, reported on his blog that the FBI have arrested five men who attempted to purchase 10,000 M4 Carbines as well as Stringer missiles. Terrorists, like children who play computer games, must also think it is [Read More…]