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The Mossberg 500 Thunder Ranch Shotgun

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Mossberg recently released their Thunder Ranch Shotgun based off the tried and true Mossberg 500. Mossberg and Clint Smith of the Thunder Ranch training facility based in Oregon teamed up to create the Thunder Ranch shotgun.

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So what makes this shotgun different than the various special edition Mossberg shotguns? The stock has been shortened with a 12.75″ lenght of pull to help manueverability in tight spaces. The Thunder Ranch shotgun also features a 18.5″ Stand Off breaching barrel and a tri-rail on the fore-end to mount accessories such as flashlights, lasers etc. It weights in at 6.88 pounds with an overall lenght of 37″ and a 5+1 capacity. It currently retails for $460.

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The Browning 1911-22

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Any fan of the 1911 pistol knows that John Moses Browning designed the 1911. Did you know that Browning never actually made or sold a pistol under the Browning name? Earlier this year Browning announced they were throwing their hat into the 1911 ring (that they started), but not with a pistol chambered in .45acp, but in the budget-friendly .22lr. There was a lot of interest in their smaller scaled aluminum framed 1911 plinker, but it was put on the back burner for months. Well rumor is it should be making it’s debut this month 100 years after Browning’s iconic design was first adopted by the US Army.

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Bushmaster ACR in 7.62×39 Coming Soon

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The Bushmaster ACR was released last year in multiple configurations and calibers. Gearsofguns is reporting that Bushmaster has an ACR chambered in 7.62×39 in the pipeline that they will ad to their lineup. A release date is not definite but it may be released some time in 2012.

New Magpul iPhone Field 4 Case

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Magpul recently released their new Field Case for the iPhone 4. Made out of a semi-rigid cover styled after their popular PMAGs, it is slightly beefier than their Executive Field case and it provides plenty of protection for your phone when out in the field. The charging port, head phone jack and ringer ports are all easily accessible. It also features a raised rim to help protect the camera lens. Best part of all, it’s made right here in the USA.

They go for $9.95, Check them out at Magpul.com.

Magnum Research Limited Edition Classic Desert Eagle

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The iconic Desert Eagle that all the bad guys seem to use in movies isn’t the same type of Desert Eagle available here in America. The “Deagles” here in the US have been made at the Magnum Research facily in Pillager, Minnesota since 2009. Magnum Research and Kahr recently announced that they will be selling a limited run of the “Classic” Desert Eagle made out of parts producted by IWI in Israel and will feature a two-peice barrel and claw safety like on the original Desert Eagle.

From the Magnum Research press release:

Both models are gas-operated, rotating bolt semiautomatic pistols constructed from a high quality carbon steel barrel, frame and slide. Both have a 6” barrel length and 10.75” overall length with 6.25” height and 1.25” slide width. These pistols have a trigger reach of 2.75” and approximately a 4lb. trigger pull with fixed combat type sights and an 8.5” sight radius. The .50 AE model, the DE50W, has a .495” bore diameter, polygonal rifling with 1:19 right hand twist and 7 round magazine capacity. The .44 Magnum model, the DE44W, has a .492” bore diameter, polygonal rifling with 1:18 right hand twist and 8 round magazine capacity. Barrels between the .44 Magnum and .50AE are interchangeable.

Mark XIX Desert Eagle Pistols and parts produced in the USA and Israel are completely interchangeable on either gun.

Armed Garden Gnome

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Garden Gnomes are commonplace on lawns all across America, I’d never put one in my front yard however, until now. The gnomes above are packing heat, and worthy of a spot on my prized lawn. Choose between a gnome sporting an AK-47 or M16 to show would be intruders to pick another house to rob.

Check them out at Etsy.com.

Strangest Malfuntion I’ve Ever Seen

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I’ve fired a few finicky hand guns that have failed to eject or stove piped plenty of times, it’s not that uncommon. But a bullet doing a complete 180 in the chamber? That’s odd.

[Source: Romeotangobravo]

Not Your Typical Apple Store Shopper

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Now here’s something you don’t usually see in your local Apple Store, unless you’re in Switzerland where every male has to serve in the military at age 20.

Army Converting Browning M2 Machine Guns to M2A1

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John Moses Browning’s weapons have stood the test of time, from the Hi-Power and 1911 Pistol to the M2 Browing maching gun, they’ve served militaries worldwide for many years. In June the US Army started to upgrade the venerable their 1930’s eta M2 .50 caliber heavy machine guns to the imporved M2A1. They’ll be upgrading 1,700 M2’s this year and 3,600 more in 2012. The M2A1 variant allows the machine gun user to swap out the barrel without having to adjust the timing or headspacing.
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Send A Gun To Defend A British Home

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In the wake of the riots happening throughout the United Kingdom it seems like the above poster could be put to good use again.  Too bad England doesn’t allow their citizens to properly defend themselves.

The “Send A Gun To Defend A British Home” poster was used during WWII in the United States to help our British allies defend their country from a potential invasion by the Nazis.

[Source: Examiner]

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