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ArmaLite SPR Model 1 AR-15

While shooting all of the free ammunition at the Media Day event in Las Vegas this year, I came across the ArmaLite SPR Model 1 AR-15 and ArmaLite engineer Nathan Brinkmeyer. Nathan showed me the ins and outs of their AR-15 platform. Detachable Rails – One of the [Read More…]

Trijicon AccuPin Bow Sight

Trijicon unveiled their first bow sight at SHOT Show. It features Trijicon’s dual illumination system that is used on all their scopes. Fiber-optics are used to capture daylight for illumination and when there is not enough natural light a tritium lamp is used. [Read More…]

Big Announcement

Dear Readers, Today I have a huge announcement to make: The Firearm Blog has been acquired by GunsForSale.com! Before I say anything else, and before you start freaking out, let me first say that I am now employed as the Editor-In-Chief and will be continuing to blog. [Read More…]

SIG SAUER 522 Commando

JayG was the first person to publish a photo of the SIG SAUER 522 Commando, a soon-to-be-launch .22 LR rifle from SIG. The rifle features a carbine length barrel, faux suppressor, quad rails, “classic” stock and forend grip. UPDATE: I have just been informed [Read More…]

Marlin XT-22 and XT-17

While tactical guns, and guns that look like tactical guns, are the sexist segment of the firearm market right now, the 10s of 1000s of new shooters each year don’t start out with a top-self, pimped-out and very expensive AR-15 rifles. They start out with the [Read More…]

The SIG50 : .50 BMG SIG Rifle

We don’t know much about it, other than it is called the SIG50, will have a 29″ barrel, 5 round box magazine and will cost $8,999. It will be unveiled at SHOT Show next month. UPDATE: Photo of the SIG50. [Hat Tip: John @ Sig Sauer Guns ]

McMillan M3A Rifle

McMillan has introduced the M3A rifle, a medium range .308 Win. semi-automatic built upon the Springfield M1A action (The M1A is based on the M14). At first glance it looks a lot like the Springfield M1A SOCOM II. Unlike the SOCOM, which is optimized for close range [Read More…]

The Gun – Book Review

Firstly a disclosure: The publishers of The Gun sent me a free advanced copy. I was thoroughly enjoying the book so I purchased a copy of it for my Kindle, which cost slightly less than the cost of the free hardcover I received. Now onto the review … I [Read More…]

New Sig P290 Sub-Compact 9mm

Sig Sauer has unveiled their newest pistol: the Sig P290. It is significant (excuse the pun) because it is a whole new platform. The first P290 that will be available is chambered in 9mm Luger/Parabellum but I fully expect to see it chambered in other cartridges late [Read More…]

Ruger SR9c Review

Caleb has reviewed the the Ruger SR9C. I have now been shooting the Ruger SR9c for over 4 months, and have several thousand rounds downrange through the gun in practice and competition. As I’ve mentioned, I’m quite fond of this gun – when I first started shooting [Read More…]

FN HAMR

The FN SCAR IAR has been rebranded as the FN Heat Adaptive Modular Rifle (HAMR). This automatic rifle includes the clever IAR feature of firing from a closed bolt (increase accuracy) until it heats up to a certain temperature and transitions to a open bolt configuration [Read More…]

Azerbaijani IST-12.7 Rifle

The Azerbaijani government are now manufacturing a .50 BMG version of their monster semi-automatic 14.5mm IST-14.5 “Istiglal” rifle. The IST-12.7 was on display for the first time at the Africa Aerospace & Defense expo 2010. The IST-12.7 magazine holds [Read More…]

Interview with Carlo Fiocchi

LuckyGunner has posted a very interesting interview with Carlo Fiocchi … Through gatherings like the annual family Christmas dinner, which they still observe to this day, Carlo Fiocchi was steeped in family legend and reared in the vocabulary of small arms [Read More…]