Smith & Wesson has been buying up smaller companies that complement its own firearms product line. The latest acquisition is laser powerhouse Crimson Trace.
FK Brno introduced a new cartridge and pistol system a few months back, and some are calling it the fastest handgun cartridge made. But, is it really? Leaving out the handguns developed to fire traditional rifle cartridges, is the new cartridge/handgun combination the speediest on the market? Cartridge Basics The new FK Brno cartridge is […]
Earlier today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation awarded a contract to Glock for new 9mm duty pistols. The new contract has a potential value of $85 million over 10 years. The FBI amplified a conversation regarding the relative effectiveness of different handgun cartridges when its training division published a paper in 2014 justifying the use […]
CMMG announced a new mid sized AR style rifle that is designed for larger diameter cartridges. Called the MkW Anvil, CMMG custom designed this gun to use the strength offered by AR-10 components, but with an eye to keeping the platform close to the AR-15 compatibility originally envisioned for the .458 SOCOM cartridge.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced the addition of a new rifle to the 10/22 line: the 10/22 Takedown Lite. The new rifle combines the features of the company’s existing take down rimfire rifle with the company’s modular stock and a lighter weight barrel assembly.
Smith & Wesson made a long awaited for announcement regarding the M&P Shield line at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings: the guns are now available in .45 ACP. The new M&P45 Shield pistols are similar to the originals, but they differ in ways beyond just caliber. Both the looks and size of the new guns have […]
Prolific gun magazine publisher, Harris Publications, announced to its staff today that it is closing down effective April 29, 2016. This move will eliminate 16 different shooting and firearms related periodicals and annuals. Among the magazines shuttered: Combat Handguns, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, Pocket Pistols, Survivor’s Edge, Tactical Weapons, and Special Weapons for […]
During the past few years, regular readers of online gun blogs and forums have been exposed to a great deal of marketing when it comes to gun lubes. Everything from “you can eat it” to “nano technology” has been thrown into lubricant ads to entice buyers into picking one brand over another. Some of the […]
Fighting back against a spree killer (often incorrectly called an ‘active shooter’) is something that many in the mainstream media has unconscionably railed against. From anti-gun opinion pieces disguised as news articles to videos showing the poor performance of armed citizens in contrived situations, much of the old media has been wrongly beating the idea that […]
The SHOT Show has come and gone, so there have been a lot of new product announcements to sort through. For all of you that are interested in the new ammunition that is being offered, here is a round up of the new loads introduced for 2016. Highlights two new calibers: 30 Nosler and 6.5-300 […]