Ugliest modern pistol

I think the Yarygin PYa / MP-443 “Grach” pistol, which was adopted as the Russian army and law enforcement service pistol, must be the ugliest modern pistol. What do you think? It fires the 9×19 mm 7N21 cartridge which is just a very hot 9mm Parabellum. [Read More…]

Shotgun use in war

Hell in a Handbasket has an interesting post about the use of shotguns in war. Every war the United States has taken part in has seen the troops using shotguns. During WWI, the firearms firm of Winchester even modified a design dating back to 1897 so a bayonet could be [Read More…]

FAL Rifle Gas Regulation

Advice on setting FAL gas flow by the Director of Training for DSA (makers of FAL clones). Not knowing that one can control gas-flow on this weapon has led to countless customer-service calls to DSA, complaining that the rifle ‘doesn’t work.’ The [Read More…]

Indian militants guns and ammo

A photo of arms and ammunition recently captured from militants in Kashmir. The condition of the firearms is just awful. I suppose that the fact they keep functioning is a testament to the design of the weapons. Ammunition and bodies of suspected militants lie on ground [Read More…]

Walther G22 trigger job

ExistingThing has a very cheap solution to the Walter G22 (.22lr bullpup rifle) trigger problem. The Walther G22 has a terrible trigger, lots of take up, and a very mushy break. I saw it as an opportunity to practice my trigger control, and got pretty good with it. [Read More…]

Six worst shotguns

According to Phil Bourjaily these are the six worst shotguns of all time. A very odd collection: Browning Citori 425 Women’s Shooting Sports Foundation Edition: The Blue Ox Kmart Boito Double: The Blue Light Special Marlin Goose Gun: The Pipeline Remington 870 [Read More…]

Many Thanks…

…to all the veterans now and those in the past who have made the world a better place. Since WWI there is barely a country in the world who does not, in part, owe their freedom to American Veterans. Thank you for your sacrifice.

What is a free-bore?

I came across a forum posting by ‘RSE Custom Guns’ explaining what a free-bore is: Free bore is just that, it is the area ahead of the bullet ogive in a rifle barrel to which there is no rifling, once the cartridge is fired the bullet travels freely in the [Read More…]

1911 Pistol Animation

I had been meaning to blog about this animation for quite a while and was reminded of it by Traction Control. The animation, by STI International, shows a M1911 pistol firing a round. Various parts can be hidden such as the slide, frame, magazine etc. so you can easily [Read More…]

Deer Bait

Deer like pumpkin 🙂 From Kit John and I went hunting two days ago and saw ONE deer. This morning on one four mile stretch of road in town, I counted 14 does and 1 buck. Clearly we just need to go out into our own yards to fill our tickets. I dunno whose yard [Read More…]

Gun Buyback Program issues IOUs

Springfield, IL, has just overspent by $40,000 on their gun buyback program. Funds are to come out of community development and drug forfeiture. Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin admitted that he had only expected the event to take in 100 guns, so they had to issue IOU cards [Read More…]