RUAG Copper-Matrix SX: Safe Short Distance Steel Shooting

RUAG, which sells civilian ammunition under the brand name “RWS,” has a new and interesting ammunition they were showing off at NDIA. Their ammunition uses a solid copper bullet designed to shatter upon impact with a solid object such as a steel plate. RUAG claims that the minimum safe distance to target for this ammunition […]

Gun Review: MilKor M32 MGL Shoulder-Fired Grenade Launcher

When you absolutely positively have to blow something up, accept no substitutes. Opt for a shoulder-fired grenade launcher. South Africa’s MilKor produces a fine example of the breed: the M32 semi-automatic shoulder-fired grenade launcher. At the risk of losing any claim of journalistic objectivity, the moment a MilKor company rep handed me a loaded M32 was […]

HK 416 in .300 AAC Blackout

I don’t have enough information or pictures for a full review of this gun, but I get the feeling that I will not too long from now. The person holding the camera for me is Kevin, founder of Advanced Armament Corp., who invited me down to their Atlanta, GA. shop to take a look around, […]

Scoop Video! FNH SCAR PDW In Action

FNH USA has been working on an experimental “personal defense weapon” version of the SCAR, and was showing it off at the NDIA symposium this week. With a little help from David Crane at Defense Review (who also doubled as cameraman for this video) I was able to fire off a couple shots. What did […]

NDIA: Giggle Switches EVERYWHERE

It’s all over. The conference closing ceremonies were held this morning. Two hours later we were on the range blowing shit up. The final cease fire was called around 4:30 PM, much to the dismay of the shooters. Right now I’m sitting in the Indianapolis airport (how I got through security reeking of gunpowder and […]

NDIA: Report on the XM-25

Major Chris Connoly just presented a report here at NDIA on the effectiveness of the XM-25 Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System in combat in Afghanistan. Major Connoly was in charge of the first Forward Operational Assessment, or FOA, of the XM-25 in Afghanistan and was present for some of the first shots fired in anger by […]

TTAG at the NDIA Small Arms Symposium

The National Defense Industrial Association is holding their annual symposium on small arms systems this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m flying out tomorrow morning to cover it. There’s going to be all sorts of interesting talks and events and a live fire demonstration at the nearby military base. Needless to say, there will be many pictures, […]