According to the manufacturer’s website, “The Gepard GM6 ‘Lynx’ is a semi-automatic anti- material rifle. Thanks to the unique barrel recoil technology (SERO developed), the rifle’s recoil is less than the other rifles’ in the same category, and it makes its portable size only 915 mm. It operates with standard 12.7×107 Russian or standard .50 […]
Modern armies have faced a small dilemma: what should they use to arm personnel who are not fighting on the front line? A full-size rifle is too big to let them do their (non-combat) jobs, and a pistol is too weak and too inaccurate to be effective as a weapon in battle. The answer to […]
It’s not very scientific and it sure ain’t American. But John Horgan at scientificamerican.com just up and goes for it in a rant entitled A modest proposal for curbing homicides: Socialism. Well, not at first. At first, the author admits that his previous belief in a cause and effect relationship between gun control and crime control […]
Two more brands to consider: SIG SAUER and Kahr Arms. Kahr is a relative newcomer to the gun scene. Founded by the son of the man who headed the Unification Church (the “Moonies”), Kahr makes small and medium-sized handguns with steel or polymer frames. They’re all single-stack, striker-fired designs.
When most firearms enthusiasts hear the name Steyr, they think of the AUG [above]. That’s only natural. It is Steyr’s most memorable gun. It cuts an instantly-recognizable profile. It screams “COOL” and “HIGH-TECH” at equal volume. But Steyr’s history of military and civilian gun making traces back to the late 1800s. Steyr was a serious player in […]
Red-dot & reflex scopes are handy. Highly-visible reticle, fast acquisition with both eyes open, great for low-light conditions. Recently they have gotten even better, with adjustable reticle patterns, dual-color reticles, and even a variable-size reticle model from Bushnell. But red-dot scopes have a weakness: battery power. Most people who use red-dot scopes have had a battery […]
Most of us have seen the YouTube videos of “shooting instructors” doing questionable and dangerous things. What sane person would take a class with the guy who advocates running at his assailant while shooting? “Shoot you to the ground” I think he called it. Stupid is what those of us who watched the video call […]