Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Schmeisser's MP-18,I

Ian goes through new Rock Island Auction and stars off with this historical gun

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sig Sauer P320 Drop Test Follow Up

Omaha Outdoors posted a follow up video testing other handguns, like Glock, S&W M&P, 1911, H&K VP9,

From: Omaha Outdoors

Monday, August 14, 2017

SIG P320 voluntary recall

SIG posted information on how to submit your gun for voluntary recall.

You'd have to register and SIG will send you email on how to go from there.

The website is for U.S. Domestic Commercial consumers only. This excludes P320s purchased through police and LEO departments through Armed Professional Program (APP) or Individual Officer Program (IOP)

Also, do not send back with aftermarket parts

Squib load PSA

hickok45 shows what a squib load is and its danger.

From: Hickok45

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Indonesian Air Force Collapsing-Stock G3

Ian shares a rare variatn of G3 made by Rheinmetall, not H&K.

There are some features that were not really present in earlier G3 styles.

From: Forgotten Weapons

50 Cal vs Non-Newtonian fluid

Non-Newtonian fluids are fluids that doesn't have the typical viscosity property of a fluid we know in general sense. When it has force, pressure, or heat applied it, it hardens up. as viscosity doesn't follow the Newton's law of viscosity.

But even if the non-Newtonian fluid hardens up, energy from .50 BMG probably is enough to overcome changes in the fluid.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Vickers Blog

Larry Vickers started to blog about various firearms on his Vickers Guide blog.

The latest entry is the Negev LMG.

From: Vickers Guide

Friday, August 11, 2017


Ian looks at the pistol that involves moving upper which rotates cylinder.

 He also shoots the gun and has some interesting situation to ponder about

From: Forgotten Weapons

Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine

Colt announced Trooper Patrol Carbine. It is based off of LE6920, has Centurion Arms 13 inch M-LOK rail, standard M4 buttstock.

Price is $1049

From: Colt

Thursday, August 10, 2017

BESAL Machinegun

Here is a LMG that was intended for emergency production if Germans landed on UK.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Honor Guard Subcompact

Hickok45 goes over this small pistol designed for carry. It garnered some interest when it debutted at SHOT Show in 2016.

From: Hickok45

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SIG announce voluntary recall

Recoil magazine posted that SIG SAUER is announcing a voluntary recall regarding P320 issue.

The details will be available on on Monday August 14.

Update: Soldier Systems Daily covered the session held by SIG recently.

SIG P320 drop controversy

Around July 31st, the internet started to notice that Dallas Police Department issued a "do not use"(paraphrasing) notice to its officers who carries SIG P320 as their service pistol. Dallas PD issued SIG P226, but officers who wants can buy SIG P320 with their own money can carry it.

It was noted by several forums and soon the word spread. It was unclear what lead to the decision, but on August 4, SIG Sauer realesed a statement regarding the issue.

In short, SIG SAUER states that P320 passed all drop tests, and have not heard any drop-related P320 incident in US.

The language SIG SAUER used in users manual which seemed to allude to the gun firing when dropped is more of legal writing than anything else. But coupled with some information and the way the manual was written, it probably gave someone at Dallas PD a pause, then decided that it would be better to be safe than sorry.

With SIG SAUER's statement it seemed to settle down, with Dallas PD lifting the suspension, until Omaha Outdoors posted this video featuring Andrew Tuohy, famous for calling out FireClean as evgetable oil based.

If the gun was dropped on its back of slide, the gun will fire. In the video, Tuohy identified one of possible reason, a heavier trigger.

It is unclear what SIG SAUER will do at this point. But with serious problem of this nature, SIG has to come up with a way to fix the issue instead of saying it passed industry tests. Guns do get dropped - whether it is fighting with an attackeror banging it on something.

What will this do to the MHS selection? It will be hard to tell. GAO said the selection did not violate the rules set up, but the drop test could have been in the second phase. Army can go ahead and just continue with the process, or they can fix it like how they dealt with M9's slide cracking problem. However, at this point a competitor like Glock can argue that it needs to be given a fair chance for the second stage since SIG got to modify its pistol.

This situation is still on going and will be interesting how it will change.

8mm Lebel and 7.5mm French

Ian goes over the two calibers used by French

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, August 7, 2017

It's buyer's market

In a recent study, estimated gun sales of July 2017 went down by 26% compared to the previous year. However the year 2016 was more of abnormality since many were worried about the Presidential election and was buying to hedge the chance that Clinton would have won.

Now that the chance of restrictive firearms law is lessened, the sales declined. In response, manufacturers are also giving out rebates and slashing prices. Manufacturers probably were worried about the election and had plans or increased manufacturing capacities. That created a lot more supply, and with less demand, the price fell.

Recently, Sturm, Ruger announced that it's second quarter sales dropped 22%.

Winchester Ammunition also had similar situation where their sales dipped 15% in the second quarter.

This means that if you are a buyer who has been looking in to buying a new gun, the time is right. It doesn't mean that the price will rise back up to pre-election level soon, but rather, the manufacturers will adjust their output level so it won't be this low.

Ammunition prices will be less likely to drop now with so many guns sold as well as impending ban on internet ammunition sales in California driving purchases up. Gun sales probably will not recover as fast as the ammunition sales, but the time is now if you want some good deals.

Tiny guns

It's not about the size. It's how you use it

From: Corridor Digital

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MP38 and MP40 SMGs

Ian goes over the two iconic SMGs from WW2

From: Forgotten Weapons

Comp-Tac Beltfeed high capacity magazine pouches

Comp-Tac is coming up with magazine pouch geared for competition. It carries 4 pouches in a staggered setup. It also has individually adjustable tension adjuster.

Price is $99.99

From: Comp-Tac

German gun laws and culture

Iraqveteran8888 has a video about German gun laws and culture with German enthusiast Hans.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wilson Combat Hackathorn Special

Wilson Combat is releasing a commander sized 1911 with inputs from Ken Hackathorn. It is chambered in .45 acp or 9mm.

It features 4.25" barrel with bushing, full-size frame, one piece Bullet Proof magwell, concealment hammer/grip safety, and medium-length trigger. Buyers have option of getting ambidextrous safety, front sight and deluxe hand-polish blued finish.

MSRP is $3,750

Concealable Sniper Rifle

Soldier Systems Daily has an article on this rifle specifically designed for urban use.

It is based off of M24

From: soldier Systems Daily

Sharps Bros Overthrow Stipped Lower receiver

Rainier Arms has Spartan mask themed lower made by Sharps Bros available.

Introductory price is $269.99

From: Rainier Arms

Century Arms $100 rebate

Anyone who purchases one of 16 Century Arms firearms from now until Oct. 1 will be elligible for $100 rebate in the form of gift card.

The list of qualifying firearms can be found in the rebate form

Rebate form:

From: Century Arms

Friday, August 4, 2017

Luty's Submachine Gun

This guns was made without using any 'gun components', as a symbol of protest.

From: Forgotten Weapons

LifeCard .22lr

This single shot, foldable firearm is made by Trail Blazer Arms. It is expected to ship this month.

MSRP is $399

From: Trail Blazer Arms

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

S&W 4006 TSW

MAC looks at the last 3rd Generation S&W semi-auto that was adopted by a law enforcement agency.

The procurement of this pistol had a small controversy as well. CHP put out a procurement(around 2006-2007) notice and two companies responded - S&W and Sig Sauer (then Sig Arms, IIRC)

SIG Arms filed a lawsuit after S&W was chosen. I haven't followed up on what happened to the lawsuit, but 4006 TSW remained as the issue pistol.

When issues, there was a sear problem which were fixed

From: Military Arms Channel

Integrally suppressed AK

The Firearm Blog caught glimpse of integrally suppressed AK in Ukraine called Gopak

It can be seen at 0:58

Here is more info from TFB

From: The Firearm Blog