Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MGD PM9



This SMG features rotary recoil system which is unique but practicality wasn't any better than traditional system.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Accidental discharge

MrGunsnGear had his accidental discharge recorded. His trigger seems to have some problems. Skip to 1:47 and you can see the incident. This is another example that it is important to point the gun at the safest direction.


The old saying is that there are two types of people - those who had a ND and those who will. It is not about accusing shooters, but lapse in judgement can lead to NDs.

From: MrGunsnGear

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New clayshooting record set

Winchester's shooter Raniero Testa set a new record by shooting 13 clays in 1.6 seconds.

You can see from 1:20 mark for the actual moment


From: Winchester International

Schonberger-Laumann pistols

Schonberger-Laumann 1892 pistol is also referred as the first semi auto pistol, but lost the position by a small margin.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, May 22, 2017

.500 Magnum & .458 SOCOM vs. Level IIIa body armor

MrGunsnGear looks at how LEvel IIIa body armor performs against .500 S&W Magnum and .458 SOCOM. This video is for entertainment purpose only. It would be interesting to see if the vest was placed on a torso shaped medium


From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Suppressor and velocity

USMC Youtube posted video of how suppressors affect bullet


This was to counter the notion that the suppressors would weaken the velocity and range of the round. Given same ammunition suppressors can help increasing velocity by a small amount.

It's when subsonic ammunitions are used then they lose velocity and range due to lesser propellant to keep the ammunition flying at subsonic speed.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SIG KE-7 Light Machine Gun

This was made in 1920s and has some interesting features within its fine demonstration of craftsmanship(and very complex design)



From: Forgotten Weapons

Trip to CMP

Guns.com took a trip to CMP and shared some things they saw. As of right now there is no idea on 1911s, and M1 Garands from Phillipines.

http://www.guns.com/2017/05/19/exclusive-inside-the-cmp-and-the-word-on-garands-and-1911s-photos/

From: Guns.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

Scalarworks On Point sights


Scalar works released fixed front sights they designed with Larry Vickers. It was built on 15 inch sight radius.

Rear sight features windage adjustment and front sight has elevation adjustment(both 0.5 MOA). Rear apertures are flat towards shooter.

Price:
Front or rear: $109 each
Set: $199

https://scalarworks.com/shop/iron-sights/ops-fixed/

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Geissele products at SOFIC

Soldier Systems Daily posted some interesting news from SOFIC

Mk13 Trigger

Geissele made trigger system for Accuracy International rifles with Stiller action. This is the first bolt action trigger design that passed the drop test.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/16/sofic-geissele-automatics-introduces-mk13-trigger/


M4/M16 High Speed Selector

This selector systems was developed so that the shooter can depress the selector to shoot full-auto and revert to semi-auto by releasing the thumb. The reason for such design is mentioned in article

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/17/sofic-geissele-high-speed-selector-for-m4m16/

Kit Badger's Profile Anatomy Targets

Kit Badger made anatomical targets anyone can print out on Letter size paper. It has either blue or black outline with lighter line depicting anatomy.


The difference is that the target is facing side, usable for targets moving sideways.

You can download it from here
https://kitbadger.com/profile-anatomy-targets/

From: Kit Badger via Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

22 Plinkster back again

22 Plinkster filmed with The Chive to make this video full of various trick shot


From: 22 Plinkster

Video Game Misconceptions

SilencerCo made a video that shows if the representation of suppressors in games are accurate.


From: SilencerCo

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

USSOCOM and USMC looking at .338NM

Soldier Systems Daily posted that USSOCOM and USMC are looking to see who can make LWMMG(Lightweight Medium Machine Guns). It will be chambered in .338 Norma Magnum using polymer case, with interchangable barrel that has suppressor capability. The effective range is 2000m.

The hope is to have something that can shoot as far as M2, but light enough to be M240.

General Dynamics has something similar.


You can read more detail from

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/15/ussocom-usmc-take-first-steps-toward-adopting-a-338nm-lightweight-medium-machine-gun/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Salvator-Dormus, The first semi-auto pistol

Ian shows a pistol that was patened in 1891. This would beat Schönberger-Laumann 1892 as the first semi-auto pistol. The commercial sales(regardless of success) would make this the first non-prototype pistol.


The first commercial success goes to Borchardt C-93.(1894)

From: Forgotten Weapons

HPA and its implications

John Hollister goes over what HPA is and how it might affect the market


From: Sig Sauer

Monday, May 15, 2017

History of SA80/L85

Ian is uploading a series of videos covering development of SA80/L85

In the first video he goes over mock ups


Armament Research (part 1): http://armamentresearch.com/british-enfield-sa80-part-1-mock-ups/

It's interesting to hear that Brits selected 4.85mm caliber and considered bull pups to be a good choice with straight stocks.

There always has been attempts to design rifles so that it can act as both infantry issue weapon and support weapon.

Then came the firable XL60 series



Armament Research(part 2): http://armamentresearch.com/british-enfield-sa80-part-2-xl60-series/

It's interesting to note that none of 26 engineers had shooting experience. It does take user feedback to make good product.


Armament Research(part 3): http://armamentresearch.com/british-enfield-sa80-part-3-xl70-series/

Tales of problems are abundant which was later fixed by H&K and issued as L85A2



From: Forgotten Weapons


New Beretta SMG

The Firearm Blog has pics from Kalashnikov magazine of the new Beretta SMG that really looks like updated version of the M12

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/05/13/breaking-new-beretta-smgpcc-image-leaked/

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, May 14, 2017

AK-47 User guide

Robski from AK Operators Union 47-74's made a 27 minute video for those new to AK platform



Edit: Part 2 is available


From: AKOU 47-74

Arsenal SLR-107R

MrGunsnGear shares his opinion on this rifle.



From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, May 13, 2017

French M1950

LAV shows us this old pistol by French to update their side arm after the WW2




From: Vickers Tactical

Nordic Components NCT4 Suppressor Shield Handguard

This can be an interesting item or it can be the laughing stock of the internet.



The rail allows longer rail system for rifles using suppressors. It's priced at $350 and Nordic Components is taking pre-orders. It is expected to be out by summer.

https://nordiccomp.com/categories/nct4-suppressor-shield-modular-handguard/

Kiraly 43M

Ian goes over this SMG that may be aesthetically inferior but seemes to have worked fine with its interesting folding mechanism



From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dreyse 1910

Ian goes over the Dreyse pistol. It was not really a good success.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Collector section from NRAAM

NRAAM brings out many interesting items and it includes some really old collector grade guns. Guns.com has some photos

http://www.guns.com/2017/05/03/inside-the-collectors-corner-at-nra-atlanta-photos/

From: Guns.com

Monday, May 8, 2017

Haley Strategic TH1RTE3N handgun sights

Travis Haley explans considerations that went into his pistol sight


From: Haley Strategic

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Viability of 9mm carbine for home defense

Iraqveteran8888 looks at whether a 9mm carbine makes sense for home defense.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Video Game Silencer myths

SilencerCo goes over some of myths you see in video games


From: SilencerCo

Saturday, May 6, 2017

USSOCOM on KeyMod vs M-LOK

USSOCOM tested KeyMod and M-LOK some time ago and the results are now available for public consumption. The second to last presentation slide is the summary which showed that given proper mounting, M-LOK does better in drop test and failure load

Soldier Systems Daily article
http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/05/details-on-the-ussocom-sponsored-keymod-vs-m-lok-test-conducted-at-nswc-crane/

The file from briefing can be found at the bottom of the artivle.

From: soldier Systems Daily

The First L85 Mockups

Ian goes over the history that gave birth to British SA80


From: Forgotten Weapons

VanGuard Basic Kit for Glock 42/43


Raven Concleament Gear released Vanguard 2 Basic Kit for Glock 42/43. Price is $29.99

http://raven-concealment-systems1.mybigcommerce.com/vanguard-2-basic-kit-for-glock-42-43/

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Beretta AR70

This rifle was a product of collaboration between SIG and Beretta in 60s.


From: Forgotten Weapons

US Army trying to field more 7.62 rifles

Soldier Systems Daily posted that the US Army is trying to field 7.62 rifles in next 24 months. The rifles will be of a semi-auto variant similar to CSASS design. It will be used as SDMR(Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifle)

While most of setup will be close to that of H&K's CSASS, scope might be from some other source.

You can read more details from

Link: http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/03/us-army-7-62-rifle-update/


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New Geissele products

Geissele introduced some new products at NRA Annual Meeting.


Maritime Bolt Catch($29)

https://geissele.com/maritime-bolt-catch.html


Airborne Tab for Geissele Super Charging Handle($89)

This is a lower profile version of their Super Charging Handle.

https://geissele.com/airborne-charging-handle.html

For comparison with standard version, you can see the photo from Soldier Systems Daily

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/04/30/nraam-2017-airborne-tab-for-geissele-super-charging-handle/

Shattuck "Unique" Hideout Squeeze Pistol

Here is more of some interesting designs from the past


From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, May 1, 2017

Most of Cleveland's new gun laws found unconstitutional

On Thursday, Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals found most of new Cleveland's gun laws enacted in 2015 to be unconstitutional. State law prohibits gun laws more strict than the state law.

The two laws that survived are ones regarding transfer of firearms to intoxicated person, and prohibition on leaving a gun where it can be accessed by minors.

http://www.guns.com/2017/04/28/cleveland-gun-regulations-registry-shot-down-by-appeals-court/

From: Guns.com

Magazine capacity ban challenged in California

The Calguns Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Firearms Policy Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation teamed up to file a lawsuit against California over the current 10 round limit. The most current law prohibits grandfathered magazines, and that is the law challenged.

http://www.guns.com/2017/04/29/gun-owners-sue-california-over-large-capacity-magazine-ban/

From: Guns.com

CMMG Guard


CMMG is coming out with a .45 ACP rifle and pistol. The pistol comes with 8-inch barrel, rifle with 16-inch barrel. Both use Glock 21 magazines

https://www.cmmginc.com/product-category/rifles/45-acp/


Price: MSRP $1299.95 - $1599.95