As rare as the sighting of a decent Bongo in the Central African Republic, so goes finding a truly affordable side-by-side or double rifle. And when I talk about a double rifle, I’m not referring to the ones imported through Baikal in ’06 or .45/70. I’m referring to the classic cartridges. Whether it’s a European metric starting in 9.3 mm, or a classic big bore like .500NE. I know where my preferences lie . . .
“Developed with the Canadian Forces through the Soldier Integrated Precision Effects Systems (SIPES) project,” the YouTube caption for the above video informs. “A bullpup design that features the ability to install either a three round 40 mm grenade launcher, or a 12-gauge shotgun. The next phase will feature a TrackingPoint style system to automatically detect targets and assist in engaging them. When optimized, the integrated weapon prototype could weigh less than a C7 equipped with a M203 grenade launcher, reducing the burden on [Canadian] soldiers.” popsci.com provides additional deets . . .
“Just hours before a summit in Minsk that could decide the fate of eastern Europe for a generation, Vladimir Putin had a gift for the president of Egypt: an assault rifle,” the gun-loving news hounds at bloomberg.com report. “A photo of the rifle, with its wooden stock and accompanying gun case, along with a smiling President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, was posted on the website of Egypt’s state-controlled MENA news agency. The rifle was identified as an AK-47, according to the state-run Russia Today’s Arabic website.” When an American president gives a foreign leader a firearm for a personal prezzie, well, there’s your sign.
Sometimes, while walking through the bush — or a convention — it pays to look up. While perusing some of the finer double rifles, or side-by-side rifles from the more higher end of the spectrum it seemed like I was walking in circles . . .
My “go-to” AR-15 upper is an Adams Arms piston piece, and not even one of their fancy ones. Just a Magpul MOE handguard and no other frills or add-ons of which to speak. I’ve had great success with the reliability and durability of the system — with good accuracy to boot — so I was happy to see them at Media Day to find out what’s new. The piston .308 felt great, and the kidney-shaped ejector is a novel idea. There’s one item I’m particularly interested in, but what’s this about GLOCK parts?. . .
As Jeremy already noted, KRISS has updated their Vector line this year, giving the .45 a refresh and adding a parabellum version for your lead launching pleasure. But KRISS email blasted this viddy from FullMag this morning and we thought we’d share. After all, who doesn’t like them some super slow motion full auto action on a Thursday afternoon?
“The federal judge considering a proposed class-action settlement involving millions of allegedly defective Remington rifles is raising new questions about the accord, warning a plaintiff’s attorney in court that the agreement as it currently stands risks more people being injured by the guns,” cnbc.com reports. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith’s main beef with the not-a-recall recall? The Freedom Group subsidiary will send vouchers for $10 or $12.50 (for Remington clobber) to consumers with Remington rifles that are too old to be retrofitted with the XMark Pro trigger. “If the guns are defective,” the judge asked, “why are they still out there?” In other words . . .
Sam from American Defense Manufacturing gave us a booth tour — video above — of some new products at SHOT Show 2015. I’ve played with a lot of ambi AR-15 lowers in the past few months, but there are only a couple out there that actually have a bolt catch on the right side. Bolt release, sure, but not bolt catch. The ADM piece serves both functions, and it even does it more easily and smoothly than any other I’ve tinkered with in the recent past. ADM is likely best known for optics mounts, so this foray into matched billet uppers and lowers is a big step that it looks like they’re taking seriously. Sam showed us a new optics mount for small red dots like the RMR as well. . .
By Thomas Conroy. Republished from ammoland.com
Midwest --(Ammoland.com)- Like any other sport or hobby, shooting can be done on the cheap. While cheap plinking is certainly possible, frugality is not always the best policy when it comes to the shooting sports. I have learned, many times over, the truth and wisdom of the old saying “You get what you pay for.” If you’re serious about shooting, then it is probably better to “cry only once” when you buy, and lay down some long green for really nice things that will make your shooting that much more enjoyable. So here’s my list of the Top 5 Really Expensive Things that every serious shooter should try to own at least once in a lifetime . . .
If there’s anyone making great products that don’t get enough attention, it’s probably Lancer Systems. Their L5AWM series of AR-15 magazines are, unquestionably, my favorite AR mags on the market. Now they have an even more advanced design for .308. Their carbon fiber handguards are pure lightweight sexiness, and holy hell do they have a lot of options. If only I had known about Lancer’s single ring scope mount I wouldn’t be running a much larger, heavier, 2-ring unit on my 1-4x Burris . . .
Ahhh yeah. I do love me some pistol-caliber carbines, and a civvie version of a legit SMG is always good for some smiles. On Friday I picked up a CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 pistol. It won’t be a pistol for long, though, as I’ve already e-filed my Form 1 to turn it into an SBR. Field stripping video plus lots of photos and notes — that bolt is really something! — follow. . .