I was talking with one of my brothers about some different calibers and velocities. Something we often talk about. This led to the IPSC’s Power Factor, which is simply Bullet Weight in Grains, Times Velocity, Divided by 1,000. This is an easy formula that one can use when comparing loads… but doesn’t take into effect Caliber. W x V / …Read More »
Interview of SSgt Kevin Vance 25 March 2002 – Bagram, Afghanistan
My name is Kevin Donell Vance. In June, I will have been in the United States Air Force for eight years. I hold the rank of Staff Sergeant. I am currently married with two children, ages four and two. I was born on 3 September 1976 and am currently 25 years old. I entered into the USAF eleven days after …Read More »
Heckler and Koch P2000 May Be Coming Soon to a Dealer Near You.
The HK P2000 pistol may be hitting U.S. shores before the end of this year. The new gun basically looks like a modified and simplified USP Compact. No word yet on how well the thing shoots, but we’ll let you know, as soon as we know. So stay tuned. Click here to see some good pics of the HK P2000 …Read More »
Maxim Machine Gun Shoot on it’s Way.
The Hiram Maxim Historical Society will be hosting its 7th annual Hiram Maxim Northeast Military Shoot & Expo, a.k.a. Maxim Machine Gun Shoot, from July 19-21 in Dover-Foxcroft Maine. For more info on the event, just click on this link, and then click on "Upcoming Events" on the left hand side.Read More »
New Heckler & Koch MG 43 Squad Automatic Weapon/ Light Machine Gun
The HK MG 43 LMG/SAW is a 5.56mm LMG designed to go head to head with the FN Minimi/M249, IMI Negev, and Vektor Mini SS LMG’s. Initial word on the MG43 is good. Dan Shea’s written a preliminary piece, along with photos of dissasembled parts of the gun, in the June 2002 issue of SAR(Small Arms Review). HK is currently …Read More »
NAA’s new .32NAA cartridge.
Mad Ogre was given the chance to be the first person outside of NAA’s development team to evaluate a Guardian automatic pistol chambered for the new .32NAA round. Read the take on it by clicking on this link.Read More »
New Tactical Impact Device(TID) for Surefire Flashlights.
This nasty little number was apparently created as a "less than lethal alternative force option" by a personal protection specialist/trainer("Kensho" from TacticalForums.com), along with some help from the boys at GG&G. The "Tactical Impact Device", or TID, is basically a replacement lamp housing for Surefire flashlights that incorporates large "teeth" that are sure to put a rather serious hurt on …Read More »
MD Labs Introduces New Mad Dog Carry Package 1911.
If you’re interested in a no-frills working 1911 for daily carry, you might want to give MD Lab’s Mad Dog Carry Package 1911 a serious look. This is their entry level "Hard Use" gun. Noteworthy features being offered as standard on the new offering are MD Labs’ proprietary ST2 matte black teflon-based finish, MD Labs GunGrips, Mad Dog semi-arched mainspring …Read More »
Speer Gold Dot Ammo Recall
This one just came in from Stopdropnroll over at Glocktalk. Apparently, CCI/Speer has just initiated a recall of all Speer Gold Dot ammunition manufactured between 9/25/01 and 3/31/02, due to faulty primers. Click here to go right to the thread for more info.Read More »
Taser International Recalls Batteries.
If your agency is currently using the Taser M26, you might want to click on this link.Read More »
Own an AR-15/M4 Carbine? New KAC RAS II Soon to be Released.
Chances are, if you own an AR-15/M16 type rifle or carbine, and you’ve found this website, you’re already at least somewhat familiar with accessory rail mounting systems, which come in pretty handy for mounting all kinds of goodies such as optics, lasers, white lights, night vision devices, and vertical foregrips. Ya’ know–fun stuff. Well, Knight’s Armament, the same folks that …Read More »
New Flak Jacket Lightens Load and Stops 7.62 Machine Gun Rounds.
Well, it looks like our boys just got some body armor that’ll actually do ’em some good, thank God. The new vests will stop .308 rounds, with the help of ceramic composite plates. They’re also about 10 pounds lighter than before. Click here to read more about it.Read More »
Is There a Problem with Taurus’ PT Millenium Series Autos?
Taurus was recently honored at the 2002 SHOT Show with the title of Manufacturer of the Year. Normally I would agree with honor as Taurus has seemingly come a long way, and is well know for the best customer service in the industry. However there is a little issue that is growing that threatens Taurus if Taurus doesn’t do something …Read More »
New SA-80 A2 Infantry Rifle.
Well, everyone knows that the SA-80 infantry rifle has been a total disaster for the British Armed forces. Basically, the British took a proven design, the AR-18, and modified it until it no longer worked. Amazingly, they then went about distributing the SA-80 to their main line troops. Well, after dealing with years of whining and complaining by disgruntled soldiers, …Read More »
Whatever Happened to Steyr?
It’s unfortunate that the great Steyr company got evicted from their factory in the firstplace. However, what your humble editor finds particularly reprehensible is the lack of information that the company has put out regarding its future status and return to operation. There’s been equal silence on the topic of Steyr’s representation here in the U.S. GSI appears to no …Read More »