As a low carber I love me some bacon, not sure if I love bacon enough to wrap my AR mags in it though. If you love bacon that much you can find the AR-15 bacon mag wraps HERE.
MrGunsnGear posted a pretty good video of the new Glock 43 vs the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, check it out.
Magpul announced their new Glock mags earlier this year, now that they’re out there’s been a hangup with their first batch. You have to give it to Magpul though, they owned up to it and they’re trying to fix it ASAP. Their CEO posted the following response on their Facebook page.
OK we screwed up.
After initial release of the Glock PMAG 17 GL9 a few days ago we started seeing random issues of failure to feed with the new magazine in other Glock models, primarily the Glock 19 and 26. Of all the challenges of building a Glock magazine with a single new composite, issues like drop free, impact strength and feed lip retention were foremost on our mind. The failure to feed came as a bit of a surprise to us and we immediately headed out to the range to investigate.
In short order we found the problem. Without getting into technical details, some small, but critical geometry changes did not make it into the initial production molds. We should have caught this but no failures showed up on our factory guns during live fire testing and flaws in our internal processes of checks/balances did not flag the oversight as it should.
So as I said before, we screwed up and here is what we are going to do about it.
Molds are being updated with the correct geometry as we speak and a replacement magazine body with the correct geometry should be available by May 4th, 2015. These will be date coded 5/15 or later and will replace any magazine bodies in service of earlier manufacture. Just use your existing spring, follower, and floor plate with the new body.
-If you purchased your magazines direct from Magpul, Brownells or Midway, you do not need to do anything, replacement magazine bodies for the magazines ordered (1 for 1) will be shipped to you automatically.
-If you purchased your magazines from a gun store, replacement bodies will be sent out to the store in question for you to pick up.
-If neither of the above works for you then Magpul customer service will handle the replacement directly.
In short, we are updating ALL of the affected magazines released as quick as we possibly can.
President/CEO -Magpul Industries Corp
Gun malfunctions can be pretty scary. Here’s one that definitely is, in the video below you can see that this Taurus PT 24/7 fires on its own simply by shaking it. What’s even scarier is this pistol is issued to various police departments in Brazil.
At least they have an excuse for their police shootings. Too soon, sorry. Speaking of police in Brazil check out our past Guns of BOPE post.
Larry Vickers shows off a Beretta 93R Machine Pistol he got to fire in his latest video, lucky guy.
If you’ve fired a short barrel or pistol AK47 or AR15 then you know how much of a concussion and fireball they produce. A popular brake for SBR and pistol AKs is the Krinkov style brakes, seen here. They’re a multi-piece muzzle device that helps redirect the muzzle blast forward and away from the shooter. Well now they’re available for the AR15s.
You can find them pretty cheap too, they go for just $25 shipped on Amazon.
Checkout these pocket slingshot frames over on Kickstarter. Created by Chris and Sarah Schnelle, these little sling shots are pretty sweet, they’re also made to attach to your keychain. They’re made out of either 17-4PH stainless steel or Grade 5 Titanium-6Al-4V and can support up to a 25lb draw weight. A minimum pledge of $19 is needed to get one. I’m not big on carrying a lot of stuff in my pockets, I’m the opposite of what you see in those tactical pocket dump pictures, but I can probably make room for one of these bad boys.
This video is so cringe worthy, no eyes or ear protection and a little kid with a full-auto machine gun. That part of the world really likes to do stupid things with firearms, remember these guys with their dances moves?
Almost as dumb as this scene from Top Gear
Bad news for the HK G36, the Ernst Mach Institute and Bundeswehr’s Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition released a report that claims the G36 has a “lack of accuracy”. From the report:
After months of testing a group of experts appointed by the Ministry of Defence has the G36 assault rifle now officially certifies lack of accuracy.Both at high ambient temperatures and at a heating of the gun by duration Fires set the experts precision problems fixed. “The reason for the declining impact probability is not one of the components, such as ammunition or weapon, but the whole system,” says the report.
At the 372-page report of the Federal Court, the Ernst-Mach-Institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, a Technical Center of the Army and the Bundeswehr Research Institute for Plant and supplies have contributed. Set in the following problems
You can read more of the report over at TheFirearmBlog.com.