Posts filtered by tags: Firearms[x]


Eugene Stoner: The Man Behind The Gun

If you don’t do anything else today, watch this video entirely.  It’s well worth your time. There is also information presented by Stoner that doesn’t fit the narrative, so it’s a good history lesson. Do you think it would have been fun to have worked with him? I do.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Stoner, AR-15s, Eugene Stoner

Gun Coatings And Treatments

Shooting Illustrated: Plated Reflective, plated finishes such as hard chrome, nickel and gold have been around longer than anyone presently reading this magazine. While no longer popular on long gun exteriors, surface treatments like chrome-plating work well on and in certain internal components. Most tactical-rifle shooters have experience with chrome-lined bores, which provide wear- and corrosion-resistance. We also find chrome in less-obvious places like piston-rod ends, the inside of an A...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Firearms Coatings

The Stoner 63 And Knight’s Assault Machine Guns

Forgotten Weapons covers a recent trip to Knight’s Armament. They covered the Stoner 63 earlier, and he seems to verify what I’ve heard so many times – the controllability is exceptional. I have always thought that the U.S. Military made a mistake in not buying into the full Stoner system of firearms.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Stoner 63

Discussion On Custom AR-15 Barrels

Shooting Sports USA: Custom barrel manufacturers like Obermeyer, Krieger, Lilja, Hart, Douglas, Schneider and other companies which go by the maker’s last name, are your best assurance of good quality. That’s not to say that other maker’s barrels―let’s call them “semi-custom”―don’t shoot as well, but it is to suggest a lower element of risk involved in your satisfaction. I think it’s wise to request a stainless steel barrel since they will, on average, shoot a little better for a little longer. ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, AR-15s, Obermeyer Krieger Lilja Hart Douglas Schneider

Ten Things I Learned Working In A Gun Store

I have two comments about this. First, it isn’t really completely accurate to say that the Springfield Armory pistols (XD, XDm, etc.) are made in Croatia.  It would be more accurate to say that the parts were fabricated in Croatia and the gun was assembled in America.  But whatever.  And the HS2000 bears as much similarity to the modern XDs and XDms as Ford Ranger does to a F150. Second, I would question his brief assessment that more Taurus pistols are being sold and virtually none are coming b...
Tags: Guns, America, Military, Croatia, Firearms, Springfield Armory, Ford Ranger

Then Don’t Drop Your Gun In The Water

I know, there are legitimate Maritime operations where someone would be concerned about this.  I have neither an FN nor a Glock, so I don’t have a dog in this fight either.  But there are so many responses one could give (at least one of which comes from the comments). “Then don’t repeatedly submerge your pistol in water and try to shoot it immediately upon retrieval.” “Submerged till the bubbles stop. Would be a good test for politicians.” – video comments “If the striker channel a weak poin...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

Machete Attack On The Appalachian Trail

From a reader, Fox News: James Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Mass., was arrested early Saturday on a federal complaint charging him with murder and assault with intent to murder in connection with the “senseless and brutal attack” on the two unidentified hikers, Abingdon U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said. Jordan was known to hike the Appalachian Trail under the moniker “Sovereign,” WCYB-TV reported. He was arrested in April for threatening hikers on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee, pleaded gu...
Tags: Guns, Hiking, Military, Tennessee, Fox News, Jordan, Firearms, Thomas Cullen, Appalachian Trail, James Jordan, WSLS, Wythe County, WEST YARMOUTH Mass

Video Of Home Invasion In Kentucky

News from Kentucky: Startling video released by the Warren County, Kentucky sheriff’s office gives us a front seat to a real-life home invasion. This is not a drill, and the bullets are real. It happened in Bowling Green at the Country Living Estates Mobile Home Park. The video shows four intruders busting through the front door and charging into the living room. The apparent leader of the crew has a gun. He turns a corner and suddenly he is confronted by another man with a gun, the homeowner Au...
Tags: Guns, Kentucky, Military, Louisville, Firearms, Bowling Green, Home Invasion, Orwig, Warren County Kentucky, Country Living Estates Mobile Home Park, Austin Orwig

Performance Center Thompson Long Range Rifle

Guns Magazine: My first impression upon decanting the rifle from the shipping carton was “it’s heavy.” It weighs 11.5 lbs. A suitable optic brings it to 14.5 to 15 lbs. The centerpiece — and the source of most of the weight — is the heavy barreled action mounted in an aluminum alloy chassis — free-floated, biologically inert and pretty much immune to the vagaries of nature. [ … ] Groups at 600 and 1,000 yards hovered around the 1 MOA mark for all three of us with three or four of each five round...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Moa, Stan, Creedmoor, Performance Center Thompson Long Range Rifle, CMMG Endeavor

Top Selling New And Used Semi-Automatic Rifles Of 2018

Via Ken’s place, American Rifleman has the top selling new and used semi-automatic rifles of 2018. How weird am I when I’m not interested in a single rifle on the list, not even an M1 Garand?  If I had my choice given everything else being equal, I’d take an AR-10 over an M1 any day.  Many manufacturers are making better pistol caliber carbines with AR functionality than the Kel-Tel Sub-2000, and I don’t like the Bullpup design for any gun with it’s chamber closer to the ear. The Ruger 10/22 is ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Ken, Ruger, Rifleman

David Hogg: “You’re A Terrible Shot” If You Need An AR-15 To Defend Yourself

Washington Examiner: David Hogg: “If you need an AR-15 to defend yourself you need more target practice because you’re a terrible shot.” First of all, he’s a liar and doesn’t really believe this because he’s not advocating that the police be disarmed of long guns, and has never done so.  He just wants the state to have a monopoly on violence.  It’s always enlightening to run things like this through the grits mill in order to see the hypocrisy of their views.  If you advocate disarming people ot...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Hogg, Washington Examiner, Jerry Miculek, AR-15s, Stephen Bayezes, David Hogg

Bullet Tractability And Barrel Twist Rate

Wirecutter has this video up on barrel twist rate.  Go to his place to see it. I don’t think the author of the video understands the basic concept and what’s going on here.  This is a screen shot of the video I linked on barrel twist rate. Bullet tractability is the degree to which the nose of the bullet follows the trajectory.  In the screen shot above, it doesn’t.  This can indeed happen if the bullet is overstabilized, something we concluded in our assessment of this. In the video (screen sh...
Tags: Guns, Military, Army, Firearms, Wirecutter, Ammunition, AR-15s

How Cerberus Drove Remington Out Of Business

New York Times: By choosing to place Remington in a Southern state, Press was acknowledging how much the gun business had transformed. Historically, gun makers operated in the North, in New England’s “Gun Valley” or, like Remington, in upstate New York. Smith & Wesson and Colt were established in the 1850s by businessmen in Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively. During the Civil War, arsenals in Massachusetts furnished huge quantities of firearms to the Union Army. But social mores had cha...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Montana, Massachusetts, Alabama, America, Georgia, First, Military, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Connecticut, Treasury, North, New England

14 New Rifle-Caliber Pistols For 2019

See the list at Shooting Illustrated.  This one was particular interesting. Alexander Arms Highlander Available in 6.5 Grendel, .50 Beowulf, .300 BLK and .17 HMR, the Highlander offers the added efficiency of a carbine-length gas system in select models. The .50 Beowulf is a large bear round.  I cannot imagine shooting that out of a pistol length barrel.  It’s interesting that they have engineered this down to the .17 HMR, which of course is a rimfire round.  I wonder about the reliability of c...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, HMR, AR-15s, Grendel

BCM AR-15 Run-To-Failure Test, Continued

Following up his first video, Tim Harmsen adds to the round count on his BCM rifle.  He explains what he does and doesn’t intend with this test.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, AR-15s, Tim Harmsen

Arizona Department Of Public Safety Bulletin On FNS Pistol

I had missed this.  If you happen to have an FNS, I would recommend calling FN.  I’m sure they have a fix, but I don’t know what it is.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

Ruger Introduces Three New Rifles Chambered in .350 Legend

Ammoland: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) proudly introduces three rifles chambered in Winchester’s all-new .350 Legend cartridge: two Ruger American Ranch rifles and one AR-556 MPR. These new rifles give hunters and shooters a variety of options to use this exciting new cartridge in both traditional bolt-action and modern sporting rifle configurations. [ … ] The AR-556 MPR has proven to be an excellent hunting platform, and the .350 Legend chambering expands that role. The nitrided 16.3...
Tags: Guns, Military, Winchester, Firearms, Sturm Ruger Company Inc, MPR, Ruger, Moe, AR-15s, AR Trigger

No-Go On A Hot AR-15: Does It Go Out Of Head Space Because Of Heat?

I understand what Tim is doing here.  While this isn’t the typical use of Go / No-Go gauges I’ve seen, he’s trying to get a hot rifle and use the No-Go gauge to see if the expansion of the chamber from heat is enough to give too much tolerance for proper head space. Here are two other videos I have watched before on head space check with gauges.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Tim, AR-15s

Military Arms Channel Does Big Bore Wheel Guns

To be fair, he does some pistols as well as revolvers.  Reader ‘The Alaskan” will like this. BTW, the look of the flames coming out between the cylinder and the forcing cone is cool.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

Lightweight AR Parts

Shooting Illustrated: Modern Sporting Rifles also have the largest volume of light components suitable for retrofitting existing guns. Most makers of steel barrels and AR bolt carriers offer lightweight options alongside their regular products. Skeletonized, extruded-aluminum or carbon-fiber freefloat fore-ends further drop weight at the front of the rifle, while trimmed-down polymer furniture shaves weight at the tail. DS Arms, V-Seven, 2A Armament and Brownells offer lightweight aluminum and t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Daniel, Brownells, AR-15s, Seven 2A Armament

Will Holding The Forward Assist On An AR-15 Closed While Shooting Blow It Up?

I confess I had never thought of something like that.  Tim Harmsen of The Military Arms Channel answers the question, as well as one more.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, AR-15s, Tim Harmsen

Tim Harmsen Of Military Arms Channel Begins An Interesting Run-To-Failure Test Of AR-15

Like me, Tim is a champion and fan of the AR-15 design.  He begins an interesting test with a BCM rifle. He shot 1000 rounds in 35 minutes.  We’ll see how far this goes before it gives up as he tracks this over time without cleaning or maintenance. The guys at Wanat claimed that their Colts gave up after shooting 800 rounds in 30 minutes.  My bet is that they were firing in 3-round bursts.  Although I still can’t see how they managed to put more rounds downrange than Tim. When Tim posted this...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Tim, AR-15s, Wanat, Tim Harmsen, Bob Scales, Tim When Tim

Why Ballistics Gel Works And Caliber Arguments Are Dumb

Via BRVTVS, this is an interesting video. I have to say that I do have one problem with it.  Mr. Johann Boden speaks as if the only important factor in the high velocity from rifle ammunition (and here he’s speaking of the 5.56mm AR, which is an important distinction in the conversation) is the hydrostatic shock from velocities greater than 2200 FPS. That simply isn’t so.  We’ve learned over the years that the tendency to tumble and yaw (even in flight, but especially in tissue) and break apa...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Ammunition, AR-15s, Johann Boden

Former Bag Handler At PDX Pleads Guilty To Stealing Six Guns From Checked Luggage

: A baggage handler who worked at Portland International Airport admitted Wednesday in federal court to stealing six guns from checked bags over several weeks last year. Deshawn Antonio Kelly, 27, pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of a stolen gun before U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon. The fifth count covered taking two guns on one day. Kelly acknowledged he stole the guns from five people who checked their bags at the Portland airport last August and September. All of them repo...
Tags: Guns, Military, Portland, Tsa, Firearms, Kelly, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland International Airport, Michael H Simon, Airport Gun Theft, Deshawn Antonio Kelly, Hannah Horsley

Army Picks 9mm Subgun

Army Times: The Army has selected the sub compact weapon it will arm its security soldiers with and it wasn’t one of the big companies that have grabbed other recent weapons contracts. Brugger and Thomet, USA won the competition over Sig Sauer and four other companies that had been vying for the job. Their APC9K was the winner, according to an update on, a government business website. The small submachine gun is chambered in 9mm and variants of the weapon are in use with police uni...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Military, Army, Firearms, Sig Sauer, Army Times, Brugger, Thomet, Army Picks 9mm Subgun

Professional Shooter Uses ‘Gun Therapy’ To Lessen Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

Fox News: David Smith had long been a competitive shooter, and he wasn’t going to allow a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease to end his hobby. The 46-year-old, now considered by a “powerhouse on the competitive circuit,” and who just scored a spot at the 2019 World Rifle Shoot in Sweden, was first diagnosed with the crippling nervous system disorder eight years ago. But rather than shrinking away, Smith confronted Parkinson’s head-on and developed what he calls “gun therapy” as a means t...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Sweden, Guns, Military, Fox News, Parkinson's Disease, Smith, David Smith, Firearms, Parkinson, Norman Fried

Is The AR-15 A ‘Weapon Of War?”

Joe Scarorough: As a longtime gun owner and supporter of the Second Amendment, I agreed with the Supreme Court’s “Heller” holding that concluded Americans had the right to keep and bear arms. But that constitutional protection did not, and will not, extend to guns designed as weapons of war. One should expect such things from a mindless dolt like Scarborough, but we should be able to expect better from people who should know better.  Apparently, it has become all the rage to throw around a few g...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Iraq, Israel, Department Of Defense, Military, Scarborough, Vietnam, Firearms, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Fallujah, Saul, Heller, Philistines

Shooting Lessons

Outdoor Life: My first formal shooting lessons came at the hands of an old West Point Major and sniper instructor. Now, almost 30 years later, a young Marine Sniper taught me new and improved position and technique. Rather than the classic, body-offset prone position that I’d learned during my youth, the Gunwerks instructor taught me to lie directly in line with my rifle, butt pad snuggled firmly into my neck-collar bone juncture. Legs should be spread wide, feet almost flat on the ground, with ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Shooting Lessons

In Praise Of The .30/06 Cartridge

Outdoor Life: After more than a century of flattening the world’s biggest, meanest, and tastiest game animals, the .30/06 Springfield remains an incredibly well balanced, versatile, affordable hunting cartridge. With modern ammo it shoots 100- to 200 fps faster than it used to. If it was good enough to stop lions, rhinos, buffalo, and elephants 100 years ago, it’s probably good enough to stop deer, elk, and moose today. He makes his case with unction when comparing the ballistics to 6.5 Creedmoo...
Tags: Guns, Military, Winchester, Firearms, Springfield, Creedmoor, Ammunition

show more filters
March - 2019
April - 2019
May - 2019