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Rumor that EF88 / F90 Coming to US Market

There is a rumor circulating out of the 2016 NRA meeting that Lithgow Arms, the maker of the latest version of the famous Steyr AUG rifle will be bringing them into the US. Overseas, these are known as the EF88 / F90 and are the current service rifle for the Australian military. They use the traditional Steyr AUG magazine, which …

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Brooklyn NY Wife Arrested Because of Deceased Husband’s Gun Collection

Looking at the pictures of the guns recovered, it would be fair to say that NYPD would not be thrilled in the slightest to know me, my friends, associates, customers, neighbors or fellow US Citizens. What am I getting at? NY State and NYC is not America anymore. It’s Western Europe. And only in places like Western Europe could you …

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How Not To Blow Up Your Blaser Rifle

Caliber change weapons seem very slick on paper. And in the right hands, they really offer some interesting options to the conscientious end user. But THAT’s the key. One of the reasons why the military and many law enforcement agencies don’t like to mess with caliber conversions is…it’s just one more damn thing that can and will go wrong. But …

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POTD — Stack of Lugers

Thought this was just a neat photo. A pile of Lugers. The fancy scroll-looking logo on the toggles of many of them stands for DWM: Deutsche Waffen and Munitionsfabriken. That translates as…German Weapons & Munitions. DWM isn’t the only maker of the Luger. There are multiple sources, but that is something for another article.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting …

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Somali Pirate AK’s Captured

These photos were recently released by groups operating off the East Coast of Africa. A group of Somali pirates were captured and their weapons inventoried. The condition and readiness of their AK’s is suspect. You could go with two schools of thought here. One, is the AK is the be-all, end-all weapon that runs and runs and runs. Which assumes …

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Coffee Table Made From Mosin Sniper Crate

I saw these photos on the internet and immediately thought of Freeze. This is something he would do. And as I type this, I realize this is going to cost us money since he will be spending company funds on a new “company” table. How can I say no? I can’t. Did you notice the hand grenade legs? Nice touch. …

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Nighthawk Custom Teams up with Korth Revolver

OK. I will be the first to admit I am not quite sure what we are looking at here. Is Nighthawk licensing the manufacture of Korth Revolvers or are they the importer? Time will tell. But here is what I know and what I see in the pictures. I know Korth, GmbH has had major issues getting their handguns to …

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Video – Turkish M-60 Tank Survives Hit by Modern ATGM

Some of my old USMC tanker friends will probably enjoy this story. The Turkish military still operates some surplus American made M-60 tanks. They are upgraded to what is called the M-60T standard. The work was done by the…wait for it…Israelis! Who have lots of experience operating and upgrading surplus American tanks. The Turkish tank in question, was in Bashiqah, Iraq. …

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Why I Didn’t Spend Big Money on a G36 Conversion

It has been announced by some US dealers that Heckler & Koch (HK) is bringing some of their MP5 semi-auto based pistols into the US. I guess they are specifically called the SP5K MP5K? Honestly, I am not familiar with all the model and name variations for some of these guns. To me they are MP5’s. Just like how a …

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The 2016 Sullivan Cup Tank Competition

The 2016 Sullivan Cup competition was held this past week at Ft. Benning. This year’s winning team is a National Guard unit out of North Carolina. Crews are tested in multiple skill sets that includes everything from logistics, to small arms proficiency, main gun accuracy and speed, and simulated combat missions. And Yes, the winning crew gets to keep those …

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The Internet of Derp

Here is an example of what I have to put up with on the internet. This is a guy who was offended because I alluded to the fact that most states won’t even allow 5.56 to be used as a deer hunting round. “Your and idiot because you said 5.56 is not as powerful as a hunting round. It was …

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Walther PPQ KaBoom

Looking at these pictures, it is obvious this is ammunition related. Sources indicate the shooter was running hand-loads. At the time of this writing, it was not clear if the wrong powder was used or if it was a double charge? Regardless, results were catastrophic. The KB (Short for KaBoom) blew the barrel apart at the chamber, shattered the frame; …

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Harris Publications Closes: The Future of Firearms Media

While I was away last week, it was announced that Harris Publications closed it’s doors. On one level, I can’t say I was surprised. As an industry professional I understand there are some major issues facing the firearms media properties these days. But on the other hand, I admit I wouldn’t have predicted a “complete stop” to a NYC based …