I was talking to someone the other night about the AR platform and they were asking my take on the rifle and how far it has come since its introduction into the US military in 1963 and long story short he asked about locking the gun up and after talking a bit about a gun safe he asked about locking the weapon itself up so it couldn’t be loaded with a magazine.
Now this got me thinking about the locks on the market I had seen and most of the ones I had looked at were cable locks and so I figured I would look and see what was out there for the AR and this was one I liked for the shear fact it slides into the mag well and also blocks the barrel from loading of a round.
This is the GunVault AR MagVault Rifle Lock. the price online isn’t bad and I like that is a bright orange so it is clearly visible when the weapon is just sitting there.
I was sent this from a friend of “The feast of the beast” dinner he had tonight.
My kind of dinner
4. Springfield armory
8. Rock island armory
9. Desert eagle
11. Wilson combat
12. Dan Wesson
13. Nighthawk custom
14. Volkmann combat custom
15. Iver Johnson
18. Para ordnance
21. Matt Davis
22. Charles Daly
23. Rock river
24. Auto ordnance
27. Guncrafters industries
29. C.o. arms
30. Imbel (mdl / M973)
32. Reeder custom gun
34. Les baer
36. Ed brown
38. Cylinder and slide
39. Double star
41. Jardines custom
42. Hunter custom
43. Safri arms
44. Metro arms
45. Tussey custom
46. Enterprise arms
47. MP express
51. American classic
52. JB custom
53. High standard
This is just a list I composed yesterday if you know of more companies who make the 1911 please leave us a comment
Here is the Russian Margolin MT .22LR.
If you look at the sights on this weapon they might look funny for a pistol but this is a specialist target pistol and so the back sights adjust for windage and the front is to adjust for elevation. (the front is a muzzlebreak)
This was designed by the blind Russian designer Mikhail Margolin.
I have been spending a lot of time giving all the love to the rifles and pistols lately that the shot gun has felt a little left out.
My first shotgun was a Browning invector bps 20 gauge and it is a BEAUTIFUL gun!
As you can see the ejector port isn’t on the right side nor is it on the left which makes this a very nice gun for me when I got out to the range with my Father who is left handed because it ejects on the bottom as well as loads.
I have shot a good number of shot guns over the years and I have even run a few Shotgun ranges and of all the guns I have come across and had the opportunity to shoot this had been one of the smoothest pump actions I had handled.
Magazine Capacity: 4
Barrel Length: 22″
Overall Length: 42 1/2″
Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz.
Chamber Size: 3″
This was sent to me from a follower of the site and I had a good laugh at it.
[Special thanks to DJ for sending this to us]
- John Browning – .50 BMG and the M1911
- Eugene Stoner – M16/AR platform
- Mikhail Kalashnikov – AK-47
- Gaston Glock – Glock family pistols
- H&K –MP5 and G36
- Cheytac – .408
- Remington Arms – Remington 700
- Winchester – .308 Win/ 7.62NATO
Tell us what you think should be 9 and 10 on this list.
Last week I posted a new page on the site titled GEAR and if you haven’t checked it out yet it is The official GEARS OF GUNS T-shirt.
Be sure to check it out and order your Official GEARS OF GUNS T-shirt HERE!
The Gears crew has some new ideas in the works is a Gears of Guns soft bag for your rifle and also in the works we are planning on launching a new Logo for GEARSOFGUNS.COM.
I have a few gun books on my shelf and from time to time I enjoy flipping through them when I need to ID a gun or I just want the abridged history on the weapon. Here is one I have had on my desk for a few weeks now and I believe it can be a good read or just used for research.
This and other products will be posted under the Products we like page.
20mm shoulder fired rifle. Looks like fun!
This is the Carl Gustaf M/42 AT it fires the 20 x 180R round
The rifle was in service for the Swedish Army from 1942-1944 due to the hazard of the backblast which made the weapon potentially lethal to anyone standing behind the gunner.
Who knows what pistol this is?
Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
When I last wrote about the M24 (Remington 700) I had found out that Remington was in the trial stages of fielding a new rifle the US military is calling the XM2010 (XM = Experimental Model).
The contract was awarded to Remington late 2010. As of January 2011 The Army begin fielding 250 of the 3,600 Rifles ordered.
Specs from PEO soldier
Bolt action rifle chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition to increase the effective range
5-round box magazine to make the system easier to load and reload with the additional option to change out ammunition quickly
Rail endowed chassis and free floating barrel that allow for easier mounting of weapon accessories and greater accuracy
Folding and adjustable stock that includes comb and length-of-pull adjustments
Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range /Tactical riflescope with advanced scalable ranging and targeting reticle; fielded with the AN/PVS-29 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight
Quick attach/detach AAC muzzlebrake and suppressor to reduce audible and visible signature with an available thermal sleeve that reduces mirage effect on heated suppressors
.50 BMG, .300 Win Mag, 7.62NATO (.308 Win), 7.62×39 5.56NATO, .22lr
The ballistics table on this weapon for Effective range is 1,200 meters which is a 400m increase over the M24A2 chambered in the 7.62NATO round (800m)
I sat down yesterday to write about the .40 vs. 10mm round but I seem to have found myself in a writers block when it came to that so I flipped through my list of what I wanted to talk on this blog and I saw that I had dated the .50 GI conversion for my Glock with todays date so I guess I should just listen to myself and white this post.
Guncrafter Industries designed a slide and barrel for the Glock 20/21 to fire their .50 GI round.
This round is just slightly larger than the .45 ACP but is not as much brass and powder behind the round as the .500 S&W or the .50 AE
Left to right .50GI – .50AE – .500 S&W
It is a smaller round but it gives the Glock family a cousin in the .50s.
Just something fun to think about.