No that’s not a Tokarev ray gun above, but a 16mm still-image camera. Made in Japan by Doryu Camera Company, the Doryu 2-16 was made from 1954 to 1956. According to Camerapedia the Doryu 2-16 was a police-issue device for Japaense cops. Instead of shooting bad guys with bullets, they shot them with a camera. The Doryu 2-16 camera used magnesium bullet cartridges that were loaded into a magazine just like real bullets. Police officers just had to point, aim and fire to capture still images or crimes in progress. The magnesium cartridges discharged out the guns slide and acted as a flash for the camera, we’re assuming this looked cooler than just using a plain old flash bulb. Reviews for the Doryu 2-16 camera weren’t so good, it didn’t meet the specs of the Japanese police and it is not know if they were ever used by the Japanese police force, but it sure does look cool.
Researchers at MIT have been studying a deep sea snail called Crysomallon squamiferum, which features a plated “armor” foot under it’s protective shell which it uses to defend itself from crabs and other predators in the Indian Ocean. This “iron snail” is inspiring the next generation of body armor used by soldiers and law enforcement to keep them protected. Snails usually have a shell that consists of calcium carbonate, the snail used in the MIT study has an additional layer of iron within its shell, giving it the nickname the “iron snail”.
If you have played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 then chances are you know what the KRISS Vector is. Well the TDI KRISS Vector is now available in a pistol configuration. The law enforcement and military version will come in select-fire with the civilian version in semi. The new pistol Vector finally gives civilians the chance to have a short barreled version instead of the 16″ version they were limited to.
Body armor has come a long ways recently, well here’s one innovation that I hope will be more widely used in the near future. Not because it looks pretty darn cool, but because it will give our troops even more protection from frags and whatnot. Oh and because it looks pretty darn cool!
Check out what this soldier did to his face armor, I can see this included in the next Call of Duty title.
Are you tired of all the “HOPE” shirts you see Obama supporters wearing? Well show your support for the 2nd Amendment with this clever shirt.
They currently go for $22.95 over on Zazzle.com. Be prepared for some dirty looks, especially if you live in a blue part of the country.
The much anticipated ACR rifle from Bushmaster was recently launched after months of rumors swirling around the internet about it. One major rumor was the price point, this is one instant where I wish the rumors were true. As the going MSRP is quite higher than what the blogosphere had it at. There are a total four models of the new Bushmaster ACR which is essentially a Basic and Enhanced in two colors, Black and Coyote Brown. All models come in both 5.56mm or 6.8 SPC. All the rifles can be switched to either caliber by swapping out the bold head and barrel however.
It was announced on the NRANew’s podcast that Ruger is planning to release their popular LCR revolver in .357 Magnum. The original model in .38 Special was announced at last years SHOT show with the new .357 Magnum model expected to be on display at this years show. Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming Ruger LCR in .357 Magnum.
I thought only airsoft collecting Counter Strike players made such noob mistakes with firearms terminology, sorry airsoft collecting Counter Strike players. Well it seems even the popular sporting goods retailer Cabela’s still does not know the difference between a magazine and a clip. I won’t fault Cabela’s too much however, the mistake is on their Canadian site after all.
Check out the goof at Cabelas.com.
SOG Knives has released their new Tabletop Sharpener featuring a carbide tip and suction cup base to make it stable for almost any surface. It makes a great knife sharpener for the kitchen, garage or man cave. Their new second gen Tabletop Sharpener sits about 3/4″ higher than the previous generation making sharpening easier. It’s small size also makes it easy to store away when not in use. No word on weather SOG will sell additional carbide replacement blades, but the ones provided with the kit should last quite a long time. For more info visit www.sogknives.com.