Gun Review: Springfield Armory M1A

The M14 was the last U.S. standard issue, select-fire infantry rifle chambered for a full-power .30 caliber class cartridge. Less than ten years after Uncle Sam issued the M14 to the troops, the M16 succeeded the “United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14.” And yet the M14 remains in service, for three reasons: durability, reliability and accuracy. Springfield […]

An Ammo Idea So Good The Army Will Never Use It

“Soldiers currently receive the bulk of 5.56-millimeter ammunition as 10-round clips consolidated in fabric bandoleers that add $7 to $8 to the cost of the packed out M2A1 container. The fabric design also makes automated packaging a labor intensive process.” This according to Dan Klein, an engineer with ARDEC’s (Army Research, Development and Engineering Command) Packaging […]

OMG! It’s a Radio Show! About Guns! OMG!

It’s hard to come up with a more appealing or contribution-worthy charitable organization than the Wounded Warrior Project. Maybe a charity specifically for abused Labrador puppies or one that feeds malnourished doe-eyed little girls who wear pink ribbons in their hair would generate more good feeling, but it’s hard not to earmark a little disposable […]

RoboCop Is Coming

I haven’t been able to find a video of a Boston Dynamics robot shooting a gun. I suspect they’ve been there, done that but don’t want to scare the public. I’m not sure this DARPA-funded dynamo presents any particularly new threat to our constitutionally protected rights; SWAT teams already use robots to check out your […]

Warning! Booby-Trapped Ammo

“The United States has been seeding battlefields with improvised exploding ammunition, part of a large-scale project intended to undermine the Taliban that can have grisly unintended effects,” C. J. Chivers reports at atwar.blogs.nytimes.com. “Such ammunition was introduced by the United States to Afghanistan with hopes that it would explode inside the weapons of its foes. […]

Video: Kalashnikov Documentary (Russia Today)

There’s no doubt that the “Tales of the Gun” version of the AK-47 documentary is still one of my favorites, but seeing the testing procedures and machining process currently in use is pretty cool. And if you have a half hour to burn today (like me) this is worth a peek.

Thank You

It shouldn’t just be said on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, but we’ll go along with convention. Whether you served during wartime or peacetime, thanks to everyone who’s worn a uniform in service to this country.

Navy Disciplines SEALS for Op Sec Sell Out

Obviously, there’s more to this story than meets the eye. As CBS points out, the Navy is officially supporting pro-SEAL projects in Tinsel Town. They’re justifying “loaning” hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer assets to producers using the Top Gun defense (i.e, we’re creating recruiting films). The Army has released its own videogames to […]