The photo above is a high speed photo of a new muzzle device called the Ferfrans CQB Modular Muzzle Brake System. (Click to embiggen.) The idea behind it is to allow the recoil reduction of an aggressive muzzle brake while modulating the backblast that would normally assault anyone nearby. The photo was taken by Herra Kuulapaa, whose photos have been featured in this space in the past. There’s more (much more) at his site, http://kuulapaa.com/home/highspeed.html. Read on . . .
An 11-year-old girl, Shelby White, killed her first cougar on her grandfather’s ranch in Twisp, Washington, last week. The Daily Mail reports that the female cougar had been seen lurking around the family home twice in the days prior to the shooting. The cat was four years old, and approximately 50 lbs, which is about half what she should have weighed at that age. Residents of the area have been reporting quite a few cat encounters recently as deer herds have been thinner than the norm this winter. Shelby’s brother Cody, 9, shot a 125-pound cougar earlier this month, and her older brother Tanner, 13, shot another one on the ranch around the same time. Of note are two comments under the Daily Mail’s article, one from an American who asked why they couldn’t just “GO INSIDE” (because running away fixes everything) and one from a Brit who advocated a “warning shot” instead of killing the cat. That mindset… it’s a disease.
It’s just that easy, with the stroke of a pen… Reader CV writes: “The Canadian NFA (National Firearms Association, equivalent to the NRA) announced on their Facebook page today that the RCMP have chosen to reclassify the Swiss Arms Classic Green (A SIG 540 variant) to prohibited status, and will be confiscating them without compensation.” [Update: Added to the NFA’s website here.]Canada has three classes of firearms: unrestricted, restricted, and prohibited. Most of the rifles in question were previously “unrestricted,” with a few being “restricted” due to barrel length. Overnight, all of them have moved all the way to “prohibited” status. Here’s the relevant page of the updated Firearms Reference Table. CV continues, “I would like to call it unprecedented, but unfortunately it is not, though it is the first on this scale as it is estimated that there are as many as 1800 of the $4k rifles in Canada.” Sun News network has a news story confirming the change, turning people into “paper criminals” overnight.
From Richard Ryan’s new YouTube channel “Guns,” two short videos from the HK rep at SHOT Show giving a brief history of the MP5. He doesn’t seem like he hates us at all.