thefirearmblog.com Archives - 22 December 2014, Monday

  • ああF2000生産中止にならなくて済んだのね、良かった良かった

    FN FS2000 Production Continues

    thefirearmblog.com 22 May '13, 8pm

    Although this isn’t the first year I’ve heard rumor of FN halting production of the FS2000, the conviction has been much stronger recently. With so many forum threads starting up on the subject, including a confirmation from reputable source, I decided to call a few people that have b...

  • Charon: A Printable AR-15 Lower With P90-Style Handguard

    Charon: A Printable AR-15 Lower With P90-Style Handguard

    thefirearmblog.com 22 May '13, 12am

    Redditor Halvors7 has published the printable parts to build his FN P90-inspired Charon AR-15 lower. The Charon features an integrated buttstock, handgrip and trigger guard. The stock is fixed but can be adjusted for length-of-pull by using spacers. The lower even supports a number of...

  • Irish Swords: How The Thompson SMG Came To Ireland

    Irish Swords: How The Thompson SMG Came To Ireland

    thefirearmblog.com 20 May '13, 3am

    Nearly all of the 500 guns were smuggled aboard a collier ship, the East Side as ‘engine room supplies’, their serial numbers obliterated to prevent trace. The ship, stuck in New Jersey as part of a worker’s strike, was supplied with a fresh Irish crew to get it underway. However, on ...

  • Inteliscope: Use Your iPhone As A RifleScope This is just terrible...

    Inteliscope: Use Your iPhone As A RifleScope

    thefirearmblog.com 16 May '13, 9am

    The Inteliscope is a picatinny mount for the iPhone which unlike, other phone picatinny mounts which we have blogged about before that mount a smartphone for use as a ballistic heads up display, allows the phone to be used as a digital scope. An app for the phone overlays a reticle on...

  • H&K and Backwards Bullets: The Real Story: It is no secret that I am an unrepentant H&K-aholic. Over the years...

    H&K and Backwards Bullets: The Real Story

    thefirearmblog.com 09 May '13, 6am

    I have managed to collect three of these catalogs over the years; One I bought from an independent seller on eBay and the other two I bought from an unnamed former H&K employee. To clear up the internet lore and fiction surrounding this printed blunder, I made sure to ask the man exac...

  • What Makes A Bad AR? Let’s Look At Battle Rifle Company #gun

    What Makes A Bad AR? Let’s Look At Battle Rifle Company |

    thefirearmblog.com 08 May '13, 2am

    The high demand for AR-15 and similar rifles has led to many new manufacturers of said rifles. Enter “Battle Rifle Company” of Texas. I made some initial observations upon viewing their products while at the NRA show on Saturday , but I also visited their booth on Sunday. What follows...

  • Izhmash Prototype VS-121 Sniper Rifle #gun

    Izhmash Prototype VS-121 Sniper Rifle

    thefirearmblog.com 07 May '13, 6am

    Izhmash has unveiled a prototype sniper rifle called the VS-121. This bullpup rifle uses an action based on the Dragunov sniper rifle action. With its heavy profile 24.4″ barrel it weights just under 10 lbs. It will be chambered for 7.62x54mm, 7.62x51mm and a new cartridge Izhmash is ...

  • Glock USA Now Exporting Pistols

    Glock USA Now Exporting Pistols

    thefirearmblog.com 07 May '13, 5am

    Last year consumers in the USA noticed that more and more new Glock pistols on sale had USA stamped on the slide instead of the familiar AUSTRIA. For reasons unknown Glock increased production in the USA. It is now being reported that Glock USA is actually exporting USA-made Glock pis...

  • HS Produkt VHS-2 Assault Rifle: Of all the assault rifles designs put into production released since I first s...

    HS Produkt VHS-2 Assault Rifle

    thefirearmblog.com 06 May '13, 9am

    Of all the assault rifles designs put into production released since I first started TFB, the Croatian-made HS Produckt VHS Assault Rifle has been one of my favorite (and the only one I have not had the opportunity to shoot). This is partly because the sleek/skinny design appeals to m...

  • Prohibition-Themed Holsters from Flashbang Holsters: What’s a good way to set your new holster line apart from...

    Prohibition-Themed Holsters from Flashbang Holsters

    thefirearmblog.com 05 May '13, 1pm

    What’s a good way to set your new holster line apart from the competition? Call it the “Prohibition Series ” and give each holster a name like “Capone” or “Baby Face.” Style counts too, so make everything in black leather with either red or blue stitching. That’s exactly what Flashban...

  • CAA RONI 16″ Barrel Glock Carbine Conversion |

    thefirearmblog.com 04 May '13, 12pm

    Command Arms Accessories has had the RONI carbine conversion for the Glock pistol available for quite some time, but that adapted an existing handgun to a shoulder-fired weapon. Due to the barrel length of all Glock pistols, this required NFA paperwork be done on the handgun, as it wa...

  • Beretta Pico .380 ACP Subcompact Pistol #gun

    Beretta Pico .380 ACP Subcompact Pistol

    thefirearmblog.com 04 May '13, 4am

    The big news at the Beretta booth during the NRA show was the Pico. If you thought the Nano was small, well, the Pico is tiny. It is a double action only hammer fired .380 pistol with a six round magazine, and it was designed to be as thin and snag-free as possible – about .71″ at its...

  • An AR-15 From Scratch With Billet Rifle Systems 80% Lower Receiver – Part I #gun

    An AR-15 From Scratch With Billet Rifle Systems 80% Lower Receiver – Part I |

    thefirearmblog.com 03 May '13, 4am

    Now that we have the disclaimer out of the way! Should you desire to build your own AR-15 rifle you have several options. The first, if you have lots of time, money, and technical expertise is to buy a lower parts kit and stock, fabricate your own barrel, and mill out your own receive...

  • Steven Spielberg To Direct American Sniper Movie, Starring Bradley Cooper #gun

    Steven Spielberg To Direct American Sniper Movie, Starring Bradley Cooper

    thefirearmblog.com 03 May '13, 4am

    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Steven Spielberg will be directing a movie adaptation of Chris Kyle’s autobiography that will star Bradley Cooper … Steven Spielberg has found his next directing project: an adaptation of American Sniper , the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris K...

  • Syrian Rebels are using the Chinese M99 large-caliber Sniper Rifle

    Syrian Rebels are using the Chinese M99 large-caliber Sniper Rifle

    thefirearmblog.com 30 Apr '13, 4pm

    Rumor Control: .50 caliber Sniper Rifle in Syria IS NOT an AS50 , it’s Chinese M99 The media is awash with “news” of how the Syrian rebels now have the AS50 Accuracy International .50 caliber sniper rifle…but they don’t. Many Western media sources have erroneously identified the video...

  • Wilson Combat: Built to Order

    Wilson Combat: Built to Order

    thefirearmblog.com 29 Apr '13, 6pm

    I told myself during my days at university that if I ever bought another 1911 (I had saved money to buy my first Colt series 80 during my junior year) that it would be a custom and high end gun that I would be able to pass down to my children and remain an heirloom for generations to ...

  • DPMS PDW in 300 BLK #gun

    DPMS PDW in 300 BLK

    thefirearmblog.com 29 Apr '13, 4pm

    DPMS is now making their Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) in .300 BLK. The gun has a 7.5″ barrel with a 1:7 twist. It it topped with a AAC Blackout flash hider. The flip up sights are from Magpul. A SOG vertical foregrip is attached to the four rail handguard. The upper and lower receive...

  • Ruger, Cabela’s and Winchester All Doing Very Well #gun

    Ruger, Cabela’s and Winchester All Doing Very Well |

    thefirearmblog.com 29 Apr '13, 4am

    The consensus revenue estimate for Ruger is $131.65 million, which represents sales growth of approximately 17% year-over-year; but that is likely much too conservative after what we’ve seen over the past week or so. For one, the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System...

  • RIP Tom Knapp- A Legendary Shot: Tom Knapp was an American sports shooter who passed away on Friday. Here is t...

    RIP Tom Knapp- A Legendary Shot

    thefirearmblog.com 28 Apr '13, 11pm

    Tom Knapp was an American sports shooter who passed away on Friday. Here is the announcement from the CZ-USA Facebook page : The shooting world lost a great man today. Shooting Star Tom Knapp passed away this afternoon. Tom reinvented exhibition shooting almost 30 years after the pass...

  • Eagle LR Zombie from Iver Johnson Arms

    Eagle LR Zombie from Iver Johnson Arms

    thefirearmblog.com 26 Apr '13, 10am

    Iver Johnson Arms, Inc. is now selling a zombie-themed 1911 pistol. The Eagle LR Zombie is a .45 ACP handgun that has a special green and black slide and grip panels. The handgun is essentially the same as the company’s other light rail equipped 1911. This gun comes with a single eigh...

  • Betting this is @drewryun's next gun purchase: "Henry Big Boy .44 – Americana Defined"

    Henry Big Boy .44 – Americana Defined |

    thefirearmblog.com 25 Apr '13, 5pm

    All American, versatile, hard-hitting and definitely deserving of praise. The first time I heard of a Henry rifle was on a Louis L’amour book on tape probably 25 years ago, while my family and I were on a road trip. A character in the book was meting out frontier justice on whomever. ...

  • Citadel M1 Carbine in 9mm

    thefirearmblog.com 25 Apr '13, 1pm

    In the 2013 Legacy Sports International catalog, the company announced the introduction of a Citadel M-1 Carbine chambered in 9mm. No pricing was announced, nor was any other specifications beyond caliber. The projected shipping date was listed as “late 2013.” Also announced by the co...

  • An Experiment: Shotgun Steaks

    An Experiment: Shotgun Steaks

    thefirearmblog.com 20 Apr '13, 6pm

    I contacted some friends to participate in this crazy experiment and I found some willing accomplices. Here, I’ll be sharing the results of our tests. The main goal was to provide a simple proof of concept. Could we load up a shell with rock salt and seasoning, shoot it at steaks and ...

  • Browning A-Bolt III

    thefirearmblog.com 19 Apr '13, 10am

    Browning introduced the A-Bolt III rifle back at the 2013 SHOT Show. The new rifle is an extension of the A-Bolt line of rifles. This model is available as the Composite Stalker and will be available in .270, .30-06, 300 Win Mag and 7mm Rem Mag. MSRP on all calibers is $599. The rifle...

  • Stress test: ESS Crossbow Suppressor eye wear 当然限界はあるのは理解しているのだけれど、こういう映像を見てると安心して使えるなぁ。

    Stress test: ESS Crossbow Suppressor eye wear

    thefirearmblog.com 18 Apr '13, 4pm

    You know when you see a marketing claim and you’re curious to see how well it holds up? That happened to me when I saw an ESS claim in their 2013 brochure. Here’s the claim: The ad reads: “ESS high-grade, extra thick Polycarbonate lenses can resist ballistic-force impacts. In this cas...

  • Largest East Coast Firearms inventory on display

    Largest East Coast Firearms inventory on display

    thefirearmblog.com 16 Apr '13, 3am

    Located just east of Interstate 95 near the small community of Jamesville, NC along Federal Highway 64 is an unassuming gun store by the name of “Mackey’s Landing Firearms”. Typical firearms store, one might say. Stocked with rifles, pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and ammunition? W...

  • MGM Switchview scope throw lever: On the 3-gun competition circuit, you get to see a lot of different gear use...

    MGM Switchview scope throw lever

    thefirearmblog.com 14 Apr '13, 4am

    On the 3-gun competition circuit, you get to see a lot of different gear used by other competitors. Shooters frequently swap tips and tricks, and naturally you want to have stuff you don’t have. I’ve seen a number of 3 gunners use the MGM Switchview scope lever to quickly transition m...

  • Big 3 East 2013: The Big 3 East in Florida is an expansion of the original Big 3 event held at Kansas every Fa...

    Big 3 East 2013

    thefirearmblog.com 13 Apr '13, 10pm

    The Big 3 East in Florida is an expansion of the original Big 3 event held at Kansas every Fall. Both events were started by writers for writers. The Big 3 stands for Tactical gun, Tactical gear and Tactical training. All the companies and writers were handpicked and by invitations on...

  • Mossberg 20 Gauge Self Defense Shotguns: Mossberg is expanding their line of 20 gauge self defense shotguns th...

    Mossberg 20 Gauge Self Defense Shotguns

    thefirearmblog.com 12 Apr '13, 10am

    Mossberg is expanding their line of 20 gauge self defense shotguns this year with two new model 500 Cruiser/Persuader models. Both of the new models have extended magazines (total of eight 2 3/4″ shells) and a 20″ matte blue barrel. Both of the new pump guns have ghost ring sights. Th...

  • Uruguay SF Now Fielding Indigenous .50 BMG: Uruguay’s special forces units are now fielding a .50 BMG precisio...

    Uruguay SF Now Fielding Indigenous .50 BMG

    thefirearmblog.com 10 Apr '13, 6pm

    Uruguay’s special forces units are now fielding a .50 BMG precision rifle named the FS50 Peregrino. The single shot bolt action rifle looks very much like a Serbu BFG 50, but was developed and built entirely in Uruguay over a period of approximately two years. Its main distinguishing ...