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Google Confuses Rifles with Helicopters, and Turtles as Rifles

Researchers from MIT have recently found a way to trick Google’s image search engines and identifiers into confusing a popular photograph on the internet of three M16s (and one M4) representing chronological development as a helicopter. Check out the article on Wired for a more detailed description of the methodology used in the study. Essentially what […]

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YouTuber Makes a Frankengun called “Commie Tommie”

AK receiver, SKS stock, HK 91 locking piece and firing pin, Zastava M76 bolt carrier and recoil spring, PPSh barrel shroud/muzzle brake, Suomi SMG drum magazines and bolt head … wouldn’t this rifle be Dr. Frankenstein’s creature if he was a gunsmith? The host of the YouTube channel called “V8 Merc” made this firearm which for some […]

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Man prosecuted for 3D printing illegal firearms and bullets

A man in Sweden has been prosecuted for 3D printing illegal firearms With a help of a 3D printer, he manufactured two illegal firearms and accessories in plastic. In July 2017, the Police did a house search based on that there should be illegal firearms at the man’s address. They were right. The Police found […]

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Eugene Stoner and His Wondrous AR-10 – RESTORED 1958 Armalite Promotional Video

The Armalite AR-10 is the original lightweight 7.62mm combat rifle – a space-age amalgam of aluminum, steel, and advanced plastics capable of a rate of fire of 800 rounds per minute and weighing just a hair over 7 pounds, unloaded. Its younger, 5.56mm caliber brother, the AR-15, is today perhaps the dominant rifle design in […]

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The “G Series” – POF USA Introduces the Gentlemen’s Slides for Glocks

We all know that Glocks are the glorified tinkerer-toy of the handgun world. With decades of reliability, law enforcement backing and an abundance of aftermarket parts, many manufacturers want to get in on the game. Patriot Ordnance Factory, Inc (POF USA) has tooled up to produce customized slides as well. This may surprise a lot […]

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Revolver Showdown: The Fastest Gate Loader versus a Smith & Wesson

Mike (aka “Bloke on the Range”) takes his 7.5mm Swiss M82/29 revolver, the last military “Abadie”-type gateloading revolver, to the range and pits it against a 1940’s Smith and Wesson M&P in .38 S&W to see just how much worse gateloading is than a swing out cylinder. Spoiler – even with the Abadie system, where […]

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James D. Julia Auction House has Merged with Morphy Auctions

James D. Julia Auction has become a division of another auction house called Morphy Auctions effective of December 14th, 2017. The merger was announced on December 21st by Dan Morphy, the president and founder of Morphy Auction Company. As claimed in the press release, Morphy auction’s annual sales of $35 million and James D. Julia’s $43 million […]

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BIG Freakin’ Cartridge Test 001: IMI 77gr Razor Core 5.56x45mm, 14.5″ Barrel, and Accuracy

The first round up for the Big Freakin’ Cartridge Test is IMI’s take on the Black Hill’s classic heavy precision load, Mk. 262. Branded as “77gr Razor Core”, IMI’s version sports annealed 5.56mm NATO cases, neck and primer sealant, and of course 77gr Open Tip Match projectiles. Based on reputation alone, I expected the best […]

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TFB’s Big Freakin’ Cartridge Test! Introduction

Through the Modern Calibers series of posts, we’ve covered 40 different rifle and pistol calibers, ranging from the diminutive .22 Winchester Magnum to full power calibers like the 7.62x51mm NATO. The series was intended to give readers a baseline picture of how different calibers compare to each other in performance, but its biggest limitation has […]

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Kalashnikov: Around the World. Hungarian AKs (Part 1)

Kalashnikov Media has started a video series called “Kalashnikov: Around the World”. The purpose of these videos is to tell about the Kalashnikov rifles made in different countries of the world. This video series consists of short videos briefly teasing separate rifles (like AMP-69 that we posted about earlier) and more comprehensive ones in a format […]

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Rheinmetall introducing Vario-Ray LowProfile laser to the US market

There is a new member of the Rheinmetall VARIO-RAY family and it’s going to be introduced on the US market. The new VARIO-RAY LowProfile (VR-LP) is a compact laser aiming and illuminating device designed and developed by Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics (RSE). Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics GmbH, Germany, is a member of the Rheinmetall group. The company […]

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SIPRI List of Top 100 Arms-Producing and Military Service Companies

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has recently published a fact sheet titled “The SIPRI Top 100 Arms‑Producing and Military Services Companies, 2016”. It is an analysis of the 2016 year showing the top 100 arms trading companies as well as the tendencies and structure of the global arms market. We’ll take a look at the key points […]

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Windham Weaponry’s Bushmaster Pistol

Windham Weaponry recently began manufacturing pistols chambered for the .450 Bushmaster. The irony, of course, is that Windham Weaponry is run by many of the same people in the same location that Bushmaster left when it was acquired by the Remington Outdoor Group. The RP9SFS-450M pistol looks like a fun little shooter. At its most basic, this […]

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POTD: Norwegian Home Guard HK MP5

Today’s Photo is the Heckler & Koch MP5, as used by the Norwegian Home Guard. The Norwegian Armed Forces introduced this Heckler & Koch MP5 9x19mm sub-machine gun in the 1980s. They are using two versions, the A2N with permanent stock and the A3N with an adjustable stock. Eventually, it will be replaced by the MP7. I […]

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Shotwave Ear Pro: Variable Power Hearing Protection in Analog Form

Allen Company announced it was now selling a new hearing protection product called Shotwave. The Shotwave is a completely analog system without any electronic circuits or batteries. Yet, it has a feature that lets the wearer select how much sound attenuation is provided. Once inserted into the ear, a wearer can “click” the earbuds to […]

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Pakistani Punjab Police to Rearm: Submachines, M4s, Precision Rifles

Government officials from the Pakistani province of Punjab Province (capital, Lahore) have recently announced through local television outlets and in the Pakistani newspaper Dawn that a small arms procurement program for the provincial law enforcement forces is currently in order. Initially, it appeared that the force was acquiring 5,000 M4 carbines. Upon further investigation, this number appears […]

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