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  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield now Available Without Thumb Safety

    06/19/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Smith-Wesson.com ^ | 6-19-2014 | Smith & Wesson
    Smith & Wesson Corp. is now offering versions of its popular M&P Shield™ pistol in both 9mm and .40 S&W without the single-sided thumb safety. Brought to market after numerous requests from private citizens, law enforcement professionals and firearm retailers, the new models retain original design features that have helped to solidify the M&P Shield’s reputation in the marketplace as a reliable, accurate self-defense firearm. Whether deployed as a backup sidearm for police personnel, a deep concealment pistol for plain-clothes officers or an every-day firearm for concealed carry permit holders, the M&P Shield has been met with wide approval. The...
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.
  • This Is What a Gun Looks Like When It's Pointing Straight At You

    04/02/2014 9:31:39 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 58 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 4/2/14 | Maia Booker
    The brainchild of Canada-based photographer Peter Andrew and Creative Directors Simon Duffy and Derek Blais, The Point Blank project shoots handguns in close-up, portrait-style, and straight down the barrel. In doing so, the project creates large-scale, extremely detailed, and uncomfortably in-your-face frontal photographs. The images have a jarring beauty in the symmetry of design, the depth-of-field, and the level of detail—all the more powerful for their implicit violence. These subjects have, quite literally, the power to kill.
  • Gun Manufacturers Rifle Making Suggestion

    05/18/2012 3:35:36 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 154 replies
    me | May 18 2012 | Yosemitest
    Gun and Rifle manufacturers, I want your attention. I've been looking for a rifle/shotgun to take on a long hike, and there's not many choices. Take a look at Henry's U.S. Survival AR-7. It's a good product for backpacking, but too small on caliber. The fact that when it's packed inside its waterproof stock, it can float if dropped into water, and can be retrieved and will still work, is a great deciding factor. But being a .22LR is a detractor. Now take a look at the Rossi Circuit Judge and their many different variations. I like the 3-inch Magnum...
  • Arsenal Firearms Introduces Double Barrel Pistol (Gun Porn!)

    03/13/2012 6:07:23 PM PDT · by Sarajevo · 14 replies
    Guns & Ammo ^ | 12 March 2012 | Iain Harrison
    It may come as a surprise to some (and boy, do I feel like a cantankerous old geezer for saying this,) but firearms are a mature technology. We all have to be aware that just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should” Following the invention of the double column magazine by Deudonne Saive, there really haven’t been a whole lot of original ideas coming out of the handgun industry for the last 75 years. Yes, I know, underqualified hacks like me will tell you all about the latest whizbang doodad from SHOT show, but in comparison to say,...
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Sons of Guns' star lists favorite explosions from shows past

    02/22/2012 9:49:36 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 17 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 22, 2012
    "Sons of Guns" has become the go-to show if you want to see things get blammed up big time. In celebration of its new season, premiering Feb. 29, Discovery put together this montage of the best explosions from seasons past exclusively for FoxNews.com, and hooked us up with Stephanie Hayden, the business manager of Red Jacket Firearms and daughter of its founder, Will Hayden. Stephanie Hayden, 25, is known as the brains behind the "Sons of Guns" operation. Her weapon of choice? The Supressed AK-47, Her favorite explosion? "The house I set up was one of my favorite explosions because...
  • ‘Chicks with Guns’: Photographing women who love their weapons

    02/03/2012 10:35:57 PM PST · by redreno · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Tom Gorman
    A landscape artist-turned-portait photographer, Lindsay McCrum enjoys exploring gender-based stereotypes. She has photographed young boys playing in military costumes with toy guns and young girls dressing up in their mothers’ fancy clothes. After reading a provocative article in 2006 about the burgeoning gun business in the United States — an estimated 20 million women own guns — McCrum set off on a journey of discovery, photographing women and their weapons. Meticulously, McCrum took portraits of 280 women and selected 81 for her coffee-table book, “Chicks With Guns,” which came out Oct. 1. A few portraits might conjure images of Annie...
  • Rossi .357 Magnum Lever Action Rifle

    03/06/2010 2:59:10 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 33 replies · 2,495+ views
    I found a Rossi .357 magnum lever action rifle for $550 today at a local gun store Good deal if you are looking for a rifle of this type? It is stainless steel and with a 20" barrel. I have been unable to find a .357 magnum level action rifle anywhere in southern California, regardless of manufacturer.
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder(GA)

    03/28/2011 7:14:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    wsbtv.com ^ | 24 March, 2011 | NA
    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police said a home invasion led to a deadly shootout in a south Fulton County neighborhood early Wednesday morning. One intruder is dead and a neighbor hit by a stray bullet is in the hospital. Channel 2 Action News reporter Amy Napier Viteri spoke with police who said two men kicked in the door of a Creel Road home at about 1 a.m. and began firing weapons and demanded money from a 24-year-old son living there. The man’s father heard the noise and came in with his own gun, shooting and killing one of the men,...
  • The Evolution of the Custom Combat .45

    03/06/2011 2:17:10 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | March 2011 | Cameron Hopkins
    Sandy Koufax pitches a perfect game against the hapless Cubs while Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White executes the first space walk above the Earth. The Beatles play the first “stadium concert” in New York; Lyndon Johnson is sworn in for a full-term as president; and the first Colt M1911 Government Model is “combat customized.” The year is 1965, and the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill captures far more attention than the ministrations of Swedish gunsmith Armand Swenson. His remarkable modifications to a Colt Government Model, however, are proving to be a watershed event in the development of the M1911. Swenson...
  • Sig Sauer

    02/18/2011 9:27:30 PM PST · by blarney · 56 replies
    Since retiring from the military I have been a firm supporter of concealed carry. I am personally a fan of 1911 pistols and have had the pleasure of carrying many different types of 1911.
  • Going to a local gun show. What hot items should I look for?

    02/04/2011 7:01:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 177 replies
    2/04/11 | Libloather
    I've pretty much seen it all. The souvenirs, the gold peddlers, the military gear vendors. This time around, besides hitting the Jack Links pimps pretty hard, what really kewl gizmos should I be looking for?
  • SHOT Show 2011: Sig Sauer 716 chambered in 7.62x51mm

    01/18/2011 7:08:46 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies · 1+ views
    policeone.com ^ | 18 Jan 2011 | Lance Eldridge
    At this year’s SHOT Show, Sig Sauer debuted a number of new firearms, to include several pistols (P226 Extreme, a modernized version of the venerable P210, and several new 1911 models) along with a brand new rifle chambered in 7.62x51mm (.308), the Sig 716. Sig’s Jeff Jetton explained that Sig Sauer built the 716 with similar technology as their popular and highly-accurate Sig 556. However, as Jeff pointed out, the gun is built on a completely new platform, which is readily apparent when you look at it. Instead of a lower receiver similar to an updated AK, this one looks...
  • How many different calibres have you fired? And which one was the biggest one?

    11/17/2010 7:23:46 PM PST · by darkside321 · 111 replies
    Just out of interesst. Since my main duty was to "sit" behind my 12,7 (cal.50). I was just interessted how many calibres the "standart" freeper has fired. For me it would be the cal.50, 22.lr, 9mm, 5,56 nato, 7,62 mm × 51, and the best "moment" of my life firing a 120 mm KE (APFSDS nato) from a leopard II tank ;-)
  • FR Gun Club - Friday Gun Porn - Guns on tripods (Talk about "labor" day)

    09/03/2010 8:05:21 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 4 replies
    03 SEP 10 | dcbryan1
    Today's topic: guns on tripods. Ok Freepers, get ready to post your favorite pictures of guns on tripods! I'll start off with some of my favorites below to include, art, film, history, etc. NOTE: If you don't know how to use HTML, click here HTML Sandbox to get started.
  • Ruger SR9c Review

    08/25/2010 9:20:23 PM PDT · by beericus · 29 replies
    www.sidearmtalk.com ^ | 8-25-10 | RGriff69
    Thought the banglisters might like this review. Questions or comments are welcome. The Ruger SR9c is a great little compact 9mm pistol. It weighs 23 ounces is 6.8 inches long with a 3.5 inch barrel. Height is only 4.6 inches. Two magazines are included with the pistol. One is a ten round mag and sits flush to the grip and also has a base plate with an extra finger groove. The other magazine hold seventeen and has an adapter so it feels like a full size SR9 grip. Sights are the three dot style with the rear sight being adjustable...
  • FN FAL (click here, you know you want to)

    02/07/2010 6:54:59 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 19 replies · 1,057+ views
    You have the link above, and also this one: Tribute to the FN FAL Rifle.
  • Cheytac M200 is Top Sniper Gun

    02/03/2010 5:50:04 AM PST · by decimon · 36 replies · 1,529+ views
    Next Big Future ^ | Feb 1, 2010 | Brian Wang
    > The CheyTac Intervention is an American bolt action sniper rifle manufactured by CheyTac for long range soft target interdiction. It is fed by a detachable single stack magazine, which holds 7 rounds. It fires .408 CheyTac or .375 CheyTac ammunition. CheyTac papers state that the entire system is capable of delivering sub-MOA accuracy at ranges of up to 2,500 yards (2,300 m), one of the longest ranges of all modern-day sniper rifles. >
  • Experts Needed: What Type of Rifle Should I get? (Vanity)

    01/28/2010 11:39:40 AM PST · by GauchoUSA · 109 replies · 2,391+ views
    Me | 1/28/10 | GauchoUSA
    Next week, I am going on a short expedition into the Russian Northwest forest. My wife's cousins along with a couple more friends will go hunting, drinking and shooting...you know man stuff. I have been informed that we will be using the obvious AK 47 and they will even have a couple of Dragunovs. I am sure to come out with a great story out of it. My question is, since I am sure to come back a weapons afficionado and I will have virtually no experience with an AR 15, for US purposes what should I set my eye...
  • Another first gun question

    01/23/2010 12:42:20 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 77 replies · 1,388+ views
    Self | January 23, 2010 | Richard Kimball
    Young lady I know is around twenty and wants to get a concealed carry permit. She knows the safety concepts and has been safely handling .22 rifles and other small arms for years. This would be her first handgun. In Texas, for a concealed carry permit, she must test with a caliber larger than .22. If she tests with a revolver, her carry permit is only good for a revolver. She is relatively small, so please no suggestions for .45s, .50 Desert Eagles, etc. (Like that ever stops anyone from suggesting them anyway ;o>).
  • 16 Awesome Fictional Firearms

    01/18/2010 9:22:14 PM PST · by Daffynition · 114 replies · 4,360+ views
    ToplessRobot ^ | January 19, 2010 | Patrick Cooper
    ​In real life, guns are cool if you're a private detective or a sporting marksmen. But most of the time kids are always shooting themselves or trying to hold up liquor stores or something, and that sucks. In the movies, however, guns are awesome. In science fiction movies, they're even more awesome and make for some amazing prop replicas. Anything goes in the realm of sci-fi firearms and many pieces completely ignore the laws that govern actual projectile-firing weapons. Early examples of the fictional guns are the heat-ray featured in H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (1898) and several...
  • Top 10 handguns

    01/12/2010 7:55:17 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 195 replies · 8,809+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/12/2010 | Source: MadOgre.com
    1. 1911 (in .45 ACP) 2. CZ P-06 3. Smith & Wesson (M&P series) 4. Springfield XD 5. SIG P200 series 6. Ruger Single Six .22LR/.22 Mag 7. FNH P series 8. Browning Buckmark 9. SIG P210 10. Browning Hi Power/FN Hi Power
  • The real Top Guns:... the Royal Navy's field gun competition - Toughest Damn Sport in the World.

    12/04/2009 6:23:35 PM PST · by Chode · 30 replies · 1,729+ views
    Chode | 12-04-2009 | Chode
    Friday Night Gun Porn I hadn't thought of this in years till tonight, so google comes to the rescue. The TOUGHEST DAMN SPORT IN THE WORLD!!! The real Top Guns: Never mind health and safety - the world's most dangerous sport is back... the Royal Navy's field gun competition I had watched this several times on tv back in the 80's/90's and I remember watching this one iirc on ESPN... Royal Naval field Gun Competition 1999 this was their 108th and final Royal year...command' competition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32s4qCCFnmk&feature=player_embedded
  • Top 10 Guns To Have If Things Go Bad

    10/02/2009 8:37:24 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 151 replies · 11,991+ views
    No one will ever compile a top ten list that everyone will agree with. The subjective criteria used here is based on price, range required, caliber required, history of use and reliablity, and commonness of ammunition, not necessarily in that order. This is not to suggest that a person needs every gun listed. A large caliber rifle, .22 rifle or pistol, 9mm or .45, and pump shotgun are the basics. There will be lots of other opinions, but here is my list that I came up with after 50 years of shooting… not necessarily ranked in order. 1. We know...
  • Střckel: London, patented 24 November 1818 flintlock revolver

    09/22/2009 2:21:01 PM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 7 replies · 810+ views
    Flintlock revolver.
  • 10 More Manly Guns

    02/17/2009 3:04:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 112 replies · 3,204+ views
    Arthurs Hall ^ | 2008 | Michael Z. Williamson
    Previously I compiled a list of the Ten Manliest Firearms. I noted that variations on the list were certainly acceptable, but still ran into a bunch of grief from non-men who were unable to read, nor to grasp that real men don't care if other real men disagree with them. Still, there are a LOT of guns out there, so I figured it was time to compile another list. You should own all of these guns before Zero takes office, and then buy more until he wets his pants and blubbers like the wuss he is. And if you don't...
  • Video - God Bless the Military - Heckler & Koch's HK416 Assault Rifle

    02/16/2009 8:44:31 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 28 replies · 2,262+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 02 16 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    (Video on site) Wikipedia: The HK416 is an assault rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is an improved version of the M4 Carbine with many changes, most notably a new style gas system borrowed from the HK G36. It is available as a complete firearm or as an upper receiver kit that fits on any AR-15 type lower receiver. The US Army’s Delta Force collaborated with the German arms maker to develop the new carbine. Delta replaced its M4s with the HK416 in 2004 after tests revealed that the piston operating system significantly reduces malfunctions while increasing...
  • Steyr Classic Mannlichers w/ Highly Erotic Engrave (real gun porn!)

    01/13/2009 3:12:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies · 2,878+ views
    gunbroker.com ^ | January, 2009 | swat1
    Two Highly Erotic Steyr Classic Mannlichers with every inch of these two rifles engraded. It took Steyr Master Engravers two years to complete in Austria. The two rifles are ingraved with the nude goddess Artemis, "the virgin goddess of the hunt". On one rifle she is stalking the stag and on the other rifle she has killed the stag. Both rifles floor plate are highly graphic and one rifles floor plate has Artemis bent over and what I know about Greek Mythology, appears to be a Satyr (Half Goat/Half Man)giving her all he's GOT! These rifles are nuts! These rifles...
  • FR Gun Club - Gun Porn - Revolvers

    08/29/2008 2:24:03 PM PDT · by Shooter 2.5 · 88 replies · 422+ views
    August 29, 2008 | Shooter 2.5
    I was going to have another topic today but since Palin is McCain's running mate, I thought we would be too busy discussing that.
  • FR Gun Club - Let's see the 1911s

    08/27/2008 4:05:36 AM PDT · by sig226 · 134 replies · 544+ views
    It was adopted in 1911 and is probably the longest serving military weapon ever devised. Although the English Webley revolver lasted a few more years of continous service, the Colt 1911A1 was shelved, then returned to service. Some folks just like the caliber, others love the pistol. It was adopted because.38 caliber revolvers failed to stop the Mauro Tribesmen in the Phillippine Insurrection. .30 caliber Krag - Jorgenson rifles also failed to stop the Mauros, most likely because they ate opium, but the United States decided to standardize a larger caliber. They first took up the Colt Model 1911 designed...
  • FR Gun Club - Friday Gun Porn- Ugly Guns

    08/15/2008 5:07:30 AM PDT · by Shooter 2.5 · 128 replies · 5,093+ views
    August 15, 2008 | Shooter 2.5
    Since we posted some great looking firearms, I thought it would be fun to post some of the ugliest guns in history. That's my opinion, of course. Post some of the ones you think just didn't make the grade in the looks department.
  • Free Republic Gun Club-Friday- What are you packing today?

    08/15/2008 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 130 replies · 2,187+ views
    8/15/08 | self
    What are you packing today? Let's see them.Today, I am carrying a Kahr PM9 in 9mm in a Galco Summer Special with a 6 round reload.This set up is light, wholly concealable and easy to wear all day. The caliber is more than adequate for defensive purposes. Using the 124 gr Hyda-Shoks it is accurate and reliable. JOIN THE FR GUN CLUB PING LIST HERE!!!
  • FR's Gun Club - Friday's Gun Porn

    08/01/2008 5:04:06 AM PDT · by Shooter 2.5 · 327 replies · 542+ views
    None | August 1, 2008 | Shooter 2.5
    This is one of the first installments from Free Republic's Gun Club. It's going to be a daily discussion on subjects covering firearms, Gun Rights and overall firearms experiences. Some years ago, Friday seemed to be the time to post photos of our favorite toys. I volunteered to make it a weekly occurance. One of the things I did learn through the years, though. It's not the gun. It's just a tool in the hands of the person who makes it happen. That rusty and pitted .38 revolver may not look like much but to the owner, it may have...
  • INNOVATIVE (groundbreaking, breakthrough?) NEW FIREARM!

    07/29/2008 7:23:14 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 82 replies · 602+ views
    A Revolution In Cartridge Feeding The Boberg XR9 Introducing the world's most powerful 9mm pocket-sized pistol. Summary Basically, the XR9 is a pocket pistol with a full length barrel, having the magazine located directly under the chamber. The patent-pending feed mechanism grabs a cartridge from the magazine and delivers it straight into the chamber. This allows the chamber clearance to be significantly less, causing less energy and noise to blast out the back. With this combination, kinetic energy is maximized, and in many cases will exceed the energy produced in full-sized pistols. Just an FYI to all of you out...
  • Colorado Heroine May Have Been Legally Prevented from Using Beretta as Security Guard

    12/16/2007 10:43:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 222 replies · 1,719+ views
    Vanity | 16 December, 2007 | Marktwain
    Jeanne Assam, the heroine of the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, would likely have been unable to carry the Beretta that she stopped the shooting with if she had been a licensed security guard. An AP article published on 12 December noted that licensed security guards in Colorado Springs are restricted to the use of revolvers. As Jeanne Assam was a volunteer parishioner who was performing security guard duties because the church did not want to hire “mercenaries”, she was almost certainly not affected by the regulations, which only apply to government regulated security guards. Fortunately, her lack...
  • Model R-15 VTR™ Modular Repeating Rifles (sneak preview)

    11/15/2007 5:13:16 PM PST · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 108 replies · 4,113+ views
    Model R-15 VTR™ Features New semi-automatic AR-15-style rifle developed in conjunction with industry leader in AR platform Free-floating button-rifled 0.680" Muzzle OD ChroMoly barrels with recessed hunting crown for superior accuracy Fluted barrel design reduces weight Clean-breaking single-stage trigger Receiver-length picatinny rail for adding optics Ergonomic pistol grip Fore-end tube drilled and tapped for accessory rails Full Advantage Max-1 HD coverage Includes 5-round magazine Legal for hunting in most states Compatible with aftermarket AR-15/M-16 magazines
  • THE TEN MANLIEST FIREARMS (I know it's not Friday but...)

    04/24/2007 6:01:25 AM PDT · by tcostell · 157 replies · 3,590+ views
    Arthur's Hall ^ | 1/1/2007 (appox) | Michael Z. Williamson (Crazy Einar)
    This was a hard piece to write, because guns by definition are manly, except for Berettas, gold-plated TEC9s, .25 caliber pistols or anything made by the French. To simplify things, I have limited it to modern cartridge firearms a man might, can, and should collect and shoot. There are certainly other manly weapons, and you may have a different list. As long as the list contains nothing French, gold-plated, .25 or with pearl grips (which Patton correctly observed are the mark of a New Orleans pimp), it is a good list.
  • Need some FReeper help (vanity with gun porn)

    10/23/2007 9:29:21 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 43 replies · 3,596+ views
    Vanity | 10/23/07 | Neil E. Wright
    Greetings fellow gun buffs, I need help identifying the manufacturer of this weapon: This is what it looks like broken down: The receiver is marked as follows: CHRISTOPHER / ASSOCIATES GLENDALE - CA A005XXX MODEL SAM 180 VOERE AUSTRIA .22LR There is no "CHRISTOPHER / ASSOCIATES" in my Blue Book of Gun Values and a google search fails to turn up anything on this weapon. Has anyone seen one of these before? and can anyone help me find out what I'm dealing with here????? :) This weapon is from Glen's personal collection and I'm trying to help his family determine...
  • Ruger P345: reviews & Recommendations

    10/13/2007 6:27:32 PM PDT · by MichaelP · 143 replies · 7,262+ views
    10/13/2007
    I'm considering buying a Ruger P345 for CC. The written reviews I've read are excellent. However, it has to pass the Freeper peer review board before I buy it. So what do you think?Mike
  • New submachine gun could shake up the firearms world (KRISS Super V .45-caliber )

    10/13/2007 2:06:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 153 replies · 3,636+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 12, 2007 | JON W. GLASS
    Tom Maffin, senior gunsmith for Transformational Defense Industries Inc. demonstrates the company's revolutionary Kriss Super V 45 caliber submachine gun at a range on the Blackwater USA campus in Moyock, N.C. Stephen M. Katz photos | The Virginian-Pilot MOYOCK, N.C. His Ford Crown Victoria disabled by hostile fire, driver Tom Maffin scrambled from the car, crouched behind the hood and sprayed a target with automatic gunfire to cover for a passenger. Maffin's weapon: a KRISS Super V .45-caliber submachine gun.If you're military or law enforcement and haven't heard of it, chances are you soon will.Maffin is senior gunsmith for...
  • Ballistics of a .32 cal

    09/05/2007 9:44:38 AM PDT · by stevio · 145 replies · 11,862+ views
    9/5/07 | stevio
    Consider the Beretta .32 cal Tomcat as a carry piece. Small size being it's greatest benefit. Does anyone know the effective stopping power? Ads claim that with hollow points it is as effective as a .380. How effective is that? I wonder if this gun could wind up being a lawsuit maker rather than a lifesaver. Any opinions?
  • Handgun for concealed carry?

    08/10/2007 9:49:32 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 51 replies · 4,546+ views
    me ^ | 8-10-07 | self
    My handguns are pretty big. For example, my Ruger Super Redhawk is gentle to shoot but sure throws my cadence off when I wear it in an ankle holster. :) For colder weather, whenever outer clothing is appropriate, I carry a Glock 17 in a CompTac holster. Sometimes I'll carry a Sig 220ST in a similar rig. The Glock is comfortable to carry. The Sig is pretty heavy. More and more I'm carrying a S&W Model 66-1 with 2 1/2 barrel. It's not too bad but it's still a pretty big gun. The overall width (of the cylinder) is 1...
  • Short barrel rifle for concealed carry? (vanity)

    08/02/2007 8:57:38 AM PDT · by papertyger · 177 replies · 10,176+ views
    August 2, 2007 | Papertyger
    Here's a hypothetical for FReepers to bat around. With the ubiquity of backpacks these days, what is the feasability and advisability of carrying one of the many high capacity, short barreled rifles as a concealed weapon. For our purposes, assume NFA compliance and fees are no object.
  • Fourth of July Gun thread

    07/04/2007 9:22:28 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 27 replies · 967+ views
    Post the best pictures of guns/rifles/ammo that you can find here to celebrate the Fourth of July!
  • Lost guns could mean lawsuits (CT)

    05/15/2007 2:59:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 1,517+ views
    Greater Danbury News Times ^ | May 15 2007 | NA
    HARTFORD (AP) - Hartford officials have given city lawyers the authority to sue state residents who fail to report their guns have been lost or stolen. The city council Monday approved an ordinance that gives the city the power to sue any Connecticut resident who fails to report a missing gun which is then used in a crime in Hartford. The ordinance requires gun owners to report lost or stolen guns to the police within 72 hours, or face civil penalties. Mayor Eddie Perez first announced the proposal during his state of the city address in March when he spokes...
  • EDM Encore 6BR Varminter

    05/11/2007 5:02:36 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 7 replies · 755+ views
    6mmBR.com ^ | 2006 | staff
    Though versatile, compact, and reliable, the Thompson/Center Encore is not a gun one would instinctively associate with state-of-the-art technology or truly exceptional accuracy. Well get ready for a paradigm shift. Richard VanH's 6BR Encore raises the accuracy bar for break-open rifles. This rig may be plain on the outside, but it's seriously tricked out on the inside. Richard's Encore features a chamber exactly matched to his loaded ammo--a chamber cut with an electrical spark, not a conventional reamer. With a precisely-machined lug and oversized hinge-pin, lock-up is ultra-tight. Encore/Contender guru Mike Bellm (who knows as much about Encores as anyone...
  • Minimizing the Smith & Wesson M&P

    02/23/2007 8:23:53 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 82 replies · 5,743+ views
    Guns & Ammo Magazine ^ | April 07 | n/a
    Smith & Wesson's popular auto pistol has been chopped for concealed carry. Spurred by the liberalization of concealed carry laws in some of our more enlightened states, the quest for the perfect carry gun goes on. There is a slug of pretty good revolvers, autos and derringers out there--just about anything to suit your fancy, really--so one sometimes wonders if the makers can keep coming out with anything that's that much better than what's already available. Perhaps "better" isn't really the operative word here; maybe "innovative" or "ingenious" would be more accurate adjectives to describe some of the new pocket...
  • Introducing the FN SCAR Rifle

    02/05/2007 4:15:14 PM PST · by Flavius · 30 replies · 14,106+ views
    machinegune ^ | 25 January 2007 | MachineGun.com Admin
    FN SCAR / Mk.16 (top) and Mk.17 rifle prototypes (3rd generation, mid 2006) Type Assault rifle Place of origin USA/Belgium Production history Manufacturer FNH USA, U.S. based subsidiary of FN Herstal Variants SCAR-L (Mk.16) for light SCAR-H (Mk.17) for heavy Specifications Weight SCAR L-6.9 pounds unloaded/ SCAR H-7.2 pounds unloaded Cartridge 7.62 × 51 mm NATO (SCAR-H) 5.56 × 45 mm NATO (SCAR-L) Action Gas-operated, Rotating bolt Rate of fire 550 to 600 Rounds per Minute The SCAR ("Special forces Combat Assault Rifle") is a modular rifle made by Fabrique Nationale (FN) for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)...
  • Share with FR your favorite GUN picks & pics. OOORAH!!

    11/04/2006 4:29:47 AM PST · by razorbak · 56 replies · 5,551+ views
    11/3/2006 | Razorbak
    It's early Saturday morning so indulge me----please! List your favorite home defense handguns & home defense long-gun [that you own]; coolest CC hideaway piece; the one handgun you enjoy target shooting most; the one gun you currently covet most:
  • Beretta Backers Beat Down the .45 Revival

    09/25/2006 10:46:11 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 150 replies · 3,211+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 9/25/06 | n/a
    September 24, 2006: Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Defense began a search for a new .45 caliber combat pistol. Now that search has been mysteriously called off. The Department of Defense has announced, without any explanation, that is no longer looking for a new combat pistol. Last January, after two decades of use, the U.S. Department of Defense appeared to be getting rid of its Beretta M9 9mm pistol, and going back to the 11.4mm (.45 caliber) weapon. There have been constant complaints about the lesser (compared to the .45) hitting power of the 9mm, as well as...