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.
If you can’t find hollow points at your local gun shop, which is the situation all over the country, this might be an option for you, especially if you already reload your own ammo. The video above shows how to make your own hollow point bullets with a case trimmer and a bit of skill. I would rather use a set of good factory hollow point ammunition for home defense or concealed carry, but when the zombies rise up these will work in a pinch.
To help in their efforts in Afghanistan the British Army is adopting a new AR-10 type rifle. The mountainous terrain of Afghanistan has made it difficult to fight the Taliban with the limited range of the British Forces 5.56mm L85 rifle, so the new L129A1 will be used in a sharpshooter role according to Janes Defence Weekly.