Ruger 10/22

Ruger 10/22


Yesterday we posted a question asking if anyone could tell what all the weapons we had on the page had in common (check here to see the post) and we got two comments one from our friends over at  Romeo Tango Bravo and one from a reader who was able to name the weapon.


Designer: William B. Ruger, Harry H. Sefried, II
Designed: in 1964 with over 5 million manufactured

(Standard 10/22 carbine)
Weight: 5.25 lb (2.4 kg)
Length: 37 in (940 mm)
Barrel length: 18.5 in (470 mm)
Cartridge: .22 LR
Action: Semi auto Blowback
Feed system: removable magazine, from 5 round up 50 round drums.

The Ruger 10/22 offers the shooter the ability to customize the weapon to fire off many different stocks that changes the weapon look everything from:

  • H&K G36
  • H&K MP5
  • bullpup stock
  • Gatling (double barrel) type weapon
  • Tommy gun stock
  • AR-15 type stock

Just to name a few.

For a .22 Long Rifle this is a pretty cool weapon.

The Gears of guns crew is heading out to the range tomorrow with two new shooters to teach weapon safety.

FN P90

FN P90

I talked recently about the FN (Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal) FiveseveN pistol and how it was designed in conjunction with the FN P90 which uses the same 5.7x28mm round.


Caliber : 5.7 x 28 mm
Weight (empty): 5.5lbs
Length: 19.7”
Barrel length: 10.4”
Cyclic rate of fire: 900 rpm
Practical rate of fire: 50 – 150 rpm
Magazine capacity: 50-30-10 round capacity
Sighting range: 150 m
Range of effective fire: 200 m

The P90 uses a unique “Top mounted longitudinal magazine” (patented by Rene Predazzer in March 6th 1990.) to give the shooter a compact bullpup design without the added length of a magazine hanging down off the weapon. With the magazine mounted on top of the gun it allows the magazine to span over half the length of the gun to carry up a 50 round magazine.


The weapon was designed for close quarters as a PDW and with police and military ability to fire body armor-piercing rounds it gives them a greater defensive close-combat weapon and allows them to clear a room faster without worrying about the length of the weapon they carry.

Since 2005, the P90 has also been offered to the civilian market as a semi-automatic sporting version with a longer barrel.

Kel-Tec KSG

Kel-Tec KSG

I was asked to write about the Kel-Tec KSG bullpup pump action shotgun.ksg

From what I have found, this will be made for civilian purchase too.

I like the thought of bullpup’s for a PDW (personal defense weapon) simply because it is a full size weapon in a “smaller package”. In America, the bullpup design isn’t that widely purchased in the civilian market according what I have seen and read. I haven’t once been to a range and seen someone with one, and when at stores or in the gun shop the only ones I have seen have been the FN P90.

While researching this shotgun, I found that Kel-Tec reinforced the cover on the action with 1/16” steel, to protect the shooter. Should the gun have a failure, this should force the failure to blow down through the rear ejection port towards the ground and away from your head.

Caliber: 12 gauge 2.75″
Action: Pump
Capacity: 14+1
Magazine: Two 7 round tube magazines
Barrel 18.5″
Overall Length: 26.1″
Weight: 6.9 lbs. (unloaded), 8.5 lbs. (loaded)
Rails: 2 Picatinny rail (1 above and 1 below the barrel)
Ambidextrous use for both right and left handed shooters


It looks like this shotgun will be released to the market Fall 2011

The fact that this weapon has two 7 round tube magazines, allows you carry 2 different shotgun shells and select which side the gun feeds from (so you can carry slugs in one side and 00 buck shot in the in the other or whatever you please). You also have the ability to select the magazine side the shotguns feeds from, or allows you to select both tubes at the same time; all with a simple selector lever on the gun.

This shotgun works well for many law enforcement applications, because it allows the law enforcement personnel to carry a non lethal round or door breach rounds along with something with more punch without having to switch weapons.