The 1911 is the quintessential American handgun. The original design is over 100 years old and is still going strong. When John Moses Browning designed the 1911 there were no pistol lights or Picatinny rails however. If you wanted to
Born from experience with the Israeli Special Forces and baptized through firefights and hard use in the field. The Meprolight M21 Self-Powered Reflex Sight from MEPROLIGHT, is an optics system that is always ready for the fight. The MEPRO 21 is
American Tactical Imports (ATI) will be debuting their new Sturmgewehr STG-44 rifle chambered in .22lr. The new STG-44 clone is made by German Sports Guns (GSG) and is modeled after the famous WWII assault rifle. The ATI/GSG STG-44 will come with either 10 or 25 round magazines and has real wood furniture. It comes in at 9.5lbs with a 17″ barrel and overall lenght of 37″. Stay tuned for more info from the 2012 SHOT Show.
Gunnuts Media reported that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, FLETC, has banned the use of Blackhawk SERPA holsters due to incidents where officers have shot themselves using the SERPA. While I personally like the SERPA holster and feel that proper training will prevent such accidents, I can see how the accidents can happen. This is bad news for Blackhawk, I wonder if a newly designed SERPA holster with the release button in a different location is in the works?
Rock legend Ted Nugent is among the biggest personalities out there bringing mainstream exposure to gun rights, hunting and the outdoors. He was recently a visitor on Discovery Channel’s Son’s of Guns where he showed off what he conceal carries when he leaves the house. The gun rights activist was even able to win over Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations. It’s amazing what taking an anti-gun person to the range can do.
Back to the ammo, Pierce Munitions, LLC and Ted Nugent have partnered up to release a new line of ammo with Nugent’s name and likeness on the box. The new Ted Nugent ammo will come in 357 magnum, 10mm, 44 magnum and 45 Long Colt as well as various hunting rifle ammunition from the .223, 308, 30-30, 243, 30-06, 270, 300 Win Mag and the 50 cal. BMG. All calibers I bet the Motor City Madman shoots himself on a lazy weekend afternoon when he’s not rocking out or cooking meat (did you see the YouTube video above?).
Smith & Wesson will be releasing their new clothing line at the upcoming SHOT Show 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stay tuned for more info from our SHOT Show 2012 coverage posts.
From the Smith & Wesson press release:
The apparel combines casual every day street wear with functional details for the handgun owner, as well as for those who are not gun owners. It is divided into four categories, Shooting, Tracking, Range, and Hybrid. The jackets have conceal carry internal pockets that function for carrying a gun as well as for carrying an iPhone. The pants have wider belt loops specifically positioned for a holster. The apparel style, quality, and innovation echos the Smith & Wesson brand essence. Wild Things expertise infuses technical fabrications and functional design ergonomics through the line. Product designs exhibit time honored Smith & Wesson All-American heritage, while leveraging the Wild Things technical innovation.
With 2012 here and the looming zombie apocalypse, natural disasters, civil unrest or <insert catastrophe here>, I’m sure you have plenty of ammo stockpiled. What about booze? Well The20 has you set with their ammo can wine storage boxes. Made from real surplus ammo containers it can hold up to a 3-liter bag of wine. They start at $39.99, wine not included. December 21st, 2012 is almost here, better snag a few boxes to enjoy in your bunker!
Most weapons that crash into the Earth at 300MPH amd sit at the bottom of a muddy bog for 70 years would no longer function. Not this Browning machine gun from a WWII-era Spitfire war bird, after a good cleaning this old gal fired like it just came off the assembly line.
From the BBC article about the remarkable project to hear the Spitfires .303 machine guns roar once more.
An excavation at the site of a 1941 Spitfire crash in a bog in the Irish Republic uncovered huge, remarkably preserved chunks of plane and six Browning machine guns. After 70 years buried in peat could they be made to fire? They certainly could, writes Dan Snow…Irish specialists had chosen the best preserved body and added parts from all six guns, like the breech block and the spring, to assemble one that they thought would fire. They made the decision to use modern bullets, to reduce the risk of jamming. Wearing helmet, ear protection and body armour I crouched in a trench a metre away from the Browning, which I would operate remotely. Every part of the gun, to the tiniest pin, had been under a peat bog for 70 years, to the month.
This Spitfire had seen service during Britain’s darkest days and is reliably credited with shooting down a German bomber off the Norfolk coast in early 1941. The Irish had found large amounts of carbon inside the weapon, evidence of heavy use. I turned the handle of the remote firing mechanism. The Browning roared, the belt of ammunition disappeared, the spent shell cases were spat out and the muzzle flash stood out sharply against a grey sky. It was elating.
OK, now the whole zombie themed gun products are getting a bit out of hand. I know it’s done in humor, but come on people. Let’s stop with the zombie schtick.
Regarding the new Zombie gun cleaning kit from Otis, it is a pretty good cleaning kit to be honest, minus the zombie part. It comes with the tools needed to clean 9mm and .45ACP pistols as well as all 5.56mm rifles. It includes an 8″ and 30″ Memory Flex® Cables, 4 bronze brushes and a rubberized patch saver. Check out www.otisgun.com for more info.
Sig Sauer will be debuting their new Adaptive Carbine Platform or ACP at the 2012 SHOT Show next week. The best part about their new ACP kit? It’s universal and will fit almost any gun with an accessory rail, from most Sigs, 1911s, Glocks, S&W M&Ps you name it. Made out of solid aircraft-grade aluminum the new ACP has M1913 Picatinny rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions and a full-length rail at the 12 o’clock position. It also features a hand stop to let shooters get a forward grip as well as detachable sling mount.
The Sig ACP will come in three models, a Basic ACP, ACP Enhanced and ACP LE which comes with a top folding shoulder stock (making it an SBR).
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