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
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).
Here’s a unique upper for your AR-15, Tac-15 builds crossbow uppers that attach right onto your AR-15 lower. While it’s not new, I recently stumbled upon it while researching for a new AR upper. Tac-15 claims their crossbow uppers are the most accurate and powerful crossbow on the market. They currently have four models available, check them out at Tac15.com.
Another iconic firearm has joined the .22 long rifle realm. The UZI is now available in the budget friendly .22lr round. Umarex USA is importing .22lr pistols and rifles resembling the UZI submachine gun which are made by Carl Walther in Germany and branded under the IWI label. Currently there are two models that will be available, a pistol model resembling the Micro Uzi machine pistol and a a rifle model resembling the UZI carbine with a folding stock and fake suppressor. The pistol model will retail for $480 with the rifle retailing at $645. Both will include a 20 round magazine.
It seems like gun ownership isn’t just for the guys anymore, gun ownership among women is on the rise. Miles Hall, owner of the H and H Gun Range in Oklahoma City says his sales to women in the first month of 2012 alone were up 54%. The gun industry has taken notice as well, many companies have released pink hand guns and rifle and even a bra holster, all targeted towards women shooters.
This news isn’t surprising, over the past few years I’ve noticed the increasing number women at the shooting ranges and gun shops I frequent. And not just women with their husbands or boyfriends, I’ve seen groups of women together practicing their marksmanship and purchasing guns without a guy with them. I think this is great for the shooting sports and gun ownership in general in America, it shows that more and more people are open to owning and using firearms for both sport and self defense, or just practicing their second amendment rights. Here’s to all the lady gun owners out there, happy shooting!
Pretty interesting stats, I would like to know who in their right mind would pay $27.99 for a box of .223 Remington Express Core-Lokt ammo however, they’re really overpaying! Note, click on the link above to see the entire infographic.
Chiappa recently announced their Rhino revolver will be chambered in .40S&W (and make use of full-moon clips). It will be shown at SHOT so stay tuned for more pics and info!
From Chiappa’s press release:
Chiappa Firearms debuts their new .40 S&W caliber revolver at 2012 SHOT Show Booth 16144 main Hall.
As you know the revolutionary premium quality Rhino Revolver is designed to fire from the bottom chamber of the cylinder which results in much less recoil and affords accurate lightning quick firing if so desired.
The NEW .40 caliber Chiappa Revolver utilizes full-moon clips to hold the rimless popular .40 caliber rounds.
Basic Specifications (more later as other models develop):
Caliber: .40 S&W semi-auto round
Moon Clips: Five come with each revolver
Barrel Lengths: 2, 4, 5 and 6-inch
Basic weight: 25-ounces with a 4-inch barrel
Frame: Ergal (a high-strength aluminum alloy), cylinder, barrel and internal parts 4140 alloy steel.
Stocks:Composite rubber or wood.
Price (MSRP): 2-inch $839; 4-inch $929; 5-inch $949; 6-inch $989.
If you are attending the 2012 Shot Show visit MKS Supply at Booth 16144 Main Hall and be sure to check out Chaippa’s new .45-70 Series rifles, M9-22, Hi-Points Firearms and the unique Tuff1 Slip On Grip Covers.
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