Beretta ARX / GLX 160

The Beretta ARX 160 is the new assault rifle being adopted the the Italians. I first mentioned it on in blog post last October and now thanks to REMOV I have the specs and some detailed photos (copyright Armi e Tiro/Beretta). According to REMOV the R&D cost 4 [Read More…]

Kel-Tec RFB now shipping

After being delayed a few time the Kel-Tec RFB .308 Bullpup is now shipping. Kel-Tec: We are happy to confirm that the RFB is in production and shipping to distributors (yes, it’s true!). We are currently shipping small batches, however full-scale production will [Read More…]

Reusing primers

I had no idea you can sort of reuse primers. This video, by ammosmith.com, explains how to “reload” your primers with the ignition compound found on matches. It is a slow process, not 100% reliable and the priming compound is corrosive. Part 1 Part 2 [Read More…]

Pirate weaponary

Last Friday the Portuguese frigate Corte Real (not be be confused with the ex-USS McCoy Reynolds, which had the same name when it was in Portuguese service) was called to the aid of an oil tanker being attacked by Somali pirates. After foiling the attack, which probably [Read More…]

Iraqi Special Forces M4

This is the first photo I have seen showing an Iraqi solider with a M4 Carbine with all the goodies that go with it. A Soldier from Al Anbar’s 9th Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, storms an entryway during close-quarter combat training on April 4 in Al [Read More…]

9mm NATO vs. 9mm Luger

Caleb wrote an interesting blog post last month about the the different in pressure between the SAAMI spec’ed 9mm loads (9mm Luger / Parabellum) and the NATO load (9x19mm NATO). I had forgotten to mention it here until I was browsing his blog today. The ammo [Read More…]

Blog correction

On the previous post about the P6 pistol, I said that the P6 was a clone of the Browning Baby. George corrected me in the comments: Sorry dude, but you are wrong. The P6 you show is NOT a copy of a baby Browning, but a significantly different design by Bernardelli of [Read More…]

ATI GSG Kalashnikov .22 AK-47

The American Tactical Imports / German Sport Guns Kalashnikov has finally arrived. The Kalashnikov, endorsed by General Kalashnikov himself, is a AK-47 patterned rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle. An American model holding a German made copy of the iconic Soviet rifle [Read More…]

Rossi Tuffy .410 Youth Shotgun

The Tuffy is a new single shot youth shotgun chambered in .410. It features a thumbhole stock that can store five rounds, and has a viewing window for checking how many rounds are stored. Two models are available, one in stainless, the other in matte blue. Both has [Read More…]

I am back

It is good to be back. Unfortunately I was not on vacation, I was instead working my backside off! There are hordes of recently released guns, civilian and military, that I need to be blogged 🙂

5.56mm semi wadcutter?!?!

Reader WarWolf emailed me this photo. It looks like it is a 5.56mm NATO round loaded with a semi wadcutter shaped lead bullet. weird. Can anyone identify the round and/or read the writing? Would the ridge not cause chambering problems? Maybe the intended use is in a [Read More…]

New Glock 17 RTF2

Next month the 9mm Glock 17 will be available with the RTF2 (Rough Textured Frame version #2) frame. The RTF2 frame is often called the “4th Generation” frame. Glock 17 RTF2 Earlier this year at SHOT Show Glock introduced the RTF2 variant of the Glock 22. [Read More…]