- 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.
I love watching videos with tracers rounds
I got side tracked working on the .40 vs. 10mm post I will be posting later today
I was recently presented with a question about which I like better the Glock 21 or the M1911?
This isn’t an easy question for me to just answer but I will try. I own and love my Glock 21 .45 ACP I have been through a lot with my gun and have shot personally about 500 rounds through it in the 3 years I have owned it and when I got this gun it was “pre-loved” by someone else and when I first took the gun apart it was clear he loved it too just by the wear he had put on the gun.
I have shot and holstered a few different M1911s all of which have had their own characteristics and I can say I like the feel, size and I do like the recoil for some reason. (I know it might be a little much for some people but we aren’t talking about other people) I have a love/hate relationship with the magazine. I love the look and the size of the magazine and how well you can carry so many magazines without taking up that much space on your belt so you don’t feel like you’re carrying Batman’s utility belt (unless that is what you are going for at which point I suggest taking a strong look at becoming a peace officer because they carry all the COOL stuff *quizzical look at self*) nevertheless I hate the 7 round capacity it offers.
I like the polymer based magazines out on the market for other guns because it puts less wear on the gun (no metal on metal). If you know of a polymer M1911 7 round magazine please email me because I haven’t found one yet.
As I said before I have the Glock 21 and I love it. I have had a few problems over the past few years but we have gotten over them such as having a round without powder fired through the gun followed by a “live” round causing a bulge in the middle of my Glock barrel (see Glock 21 for full story) but that was a ammunition problem not a Glock problem. I will say I am thankful it was in a Glock for the simple fact that it just messed up the barrel and didn’t blow up the whole gun. I have fired this weapon in close quarters without any hearing protection (unlike with the M1911 you will have a ringing in your ears for a few hours if you are lucky. In no way am I advocating not wearing ear protection when firing your weapon.) and I will say I was happy because I have heard car horns louder than this gun and it was soft enough that someone in the same building who was sleeping slept right through the shot. Now I will say I do have a few marks towards this gun that are personal problems. I like that it is a full size weapon and has a nice big hand grip for us manly men however someone with smaller hands might not like the feel because it can be a little big. (And again this is more personal than a gun problem) The takedown pin for the gun makes it hard for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome to take the gun apart again however on the same side of this coin the take down for cleaning it very fast and simple. The magazine is bulky but it has a 13 round capacity so it is like carrying two magazines of the M1911. It is polymer which I love because it makes the gun lightweight and \as you may have seen in the torture tests makes the gun want to last longer.
Speaking of my Glock, my sights are WAY off! Maybe I will go in and get them to sight the gun in this week. I’ll keep you all posted.
A friend told me he might be buying a M1911 here soon. Maybe if I am really nice I can get him to do a guest post for me on his trip of going out and getting one.
I introduced Glock to a very old and dear friend of mine who was thinking about buying his first gun and I went shopping with him a few times to look at different guns and he did his research and found that the Glock 22 .40 S&W was the gun for him and when he called me telling me what he got I was proud to say I had a small role in him joining the Glock Family.
1. Always treat the weapon as if it was loaded.
2. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
3. Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
4. Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.
5. Never point the gun at anything you don’t intend to kill or destroy.
6. ALWAYS know your target and the backdrop you are shooting at.
7. Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are shooting and what you are shooting at is important to maintain proper gun safety.
8. Always wear safety protection (safety glasses and eye protection)
9. Know and understand how the weapon operates.
10. When finished shooting always check and clear your weapon. (Rule 1 ALWAYS Applies. No exceptions)
Always remember that guns are not toys and should always treated with respect.
Gears of guns.
There is 3.6 gun to every 1 Gears of Guns crew member for most weekends we go out shooting. Every crew member averages 435 rounds per weekend which is about 121 rounds through each weapon. Each crew member spends about $74 per weekend on ammunition. I guess that is the real reason we only do a big shooting trip once every few months.
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A friend reminded me that today is the BIG 100th birthday of John browning’s M1911 pistol.
Since it was introduced and fielded for the US military they have ordered 2.7 MILLION Handguns. The gun was designed by John M. Browning and was adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911. The M1911 design has been changed very little throughout the past 100 years.
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine: 7-round standard magazine.
Type: Semi-automatic pistol
Action: Short recoil operation
With this gun being manufactured by so many companies… Who is your favorite? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.