Name this gun: BCM Europearms CM4 Storm

 

SPECS:

Calibers available: 9mm Luger, 9×21 IMI, .40 S&W
Barrel Length : 6.8inches including muzzle device (175mm)
Overall length: 15.5 inches (395mm)
Weight: 5.2 Pounds (2400g)

Versions available:
CM4 (Carbine)
PM4 (Pistol)

The BCM Europearms PM4 Storm semi-automatic carbine is designed in Italy and has its roots based in the Spectre M4 which was developed by the Italian company SITES in 1980s. This firearm was designed by the same people who designed the Spectre M4 (seen below).

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The BCM Europearms PM4 Storm was designed for the civilian and security markets. The availability outside of Italy is unclear to Gearsofguns.com at this time.

The platform does not have a manual safety since the firearm uses its own proprietary  SA/DA trigger group. The first trigger pull will always be double action only and each subsequent trigger pull will be single action similar to that of a revolvers SA/DA trigger.

MSRP for the pistol is 1200 euro and 1400 euro for the carbine. 

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Kalashnikov inc. Bullpups

Kalashnikov inc. is trying to jump into the new age with a new alliance and and a new take on the bullpup rifle. Military-informant.com posted a picture with a short introduction to a new set of AK platforms that move the action into the stock of the firearm. It seems they will be producing both a 5.45×39 and a 7.62×39 variant of the new bullpup named the AS-1 and the AS-2 respectively. Although information on the systems seems to be fairly limited at this juncture both appear to feature a top and bottom rail to be used with either popup iron sights or you just as easily attach any standard optics without need for a replacement dust cover, gas block or other RIS hardware. Both models seem to be a primarily polymer construction and may feature an ejection port on the right side which could be bad news for lefties, but once again, details are fuzzy so all I can do at this point is speculate.

I for one am really excited about this! Since I bought a Romanian WASR a few years ago I have been interested in all things AK. Previously I had written a short article hailing the creativity of the team at CBRPS and their efforts to “modernize” many rifles with new custom made bullpup kits. I think we will see some good improvement to these bolt-on kits as Kalashnikov inc. shows us its take on the compact AK.

Hopefully with an AK designed from the ground up to fit in such a small space the design will be a bit slimmer and lighter than a bullpup kit would have afforded, but I do wonder how this will affect the simple take down and the ultimate indestructible nature of one of the most innately simple and effective rifle systems. I have high hopes. What’s your take?

Remington: Welcome to The Rock

Remington has launched The Rock on their site. It is full of YouTube videos of the Remington R&D facility.

The intro video is pretty cool and in my opinion it is a cooler trailer than a number of Hollywood “action” films lately.

It would be fun to see someone do a mash up of some popular action film and replace the shooting from the movie with the clips from this site.

You can visit the site HERE.

SRM Model(s) 1216-1212-1208 shotgun

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The past few years shotguns have been making bigger splashes in the tactical side of firearms which has made me want  to “Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun”.

The Saiga-12 lets your AK training cross over to a tactical shotgun with minimal learning but uses large bulky 10 round box mags or the uncomfortable 20 round drum mags.

The Kel-Tec KSG gives you the short, close quarters  that LE and military might look for in a shotgun  but it is a pump-action and to switch tubes can be a little weird.

The video review from Gunblast talks about being able to color code your tubes so you can carry different rounds in each tube. This application is great for LE and military because you can keep 4 door breaching rounds in one tube, 4 beans bags in another and 4 buck and 4 slugs in the last two tubes for a total of 16 shells.

Forbes.com: Meet The ‘Liberator’ (Full 3D printed gun)

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“Alright. One…two…”

Before “three” arrives, a shot reverberates across the overcast central Texas landscape. A tall, sandy blond engineer named John has just pulled a twenty-foot length of yellow string tied to a trigger, which has successfully fired the world’s first entirely 3D-printed gun for the very first time, rocketing a .380 caliber bullet into a berm of dirt and prairie brush.

“Fuckin’ A!” yells John, who has asked me not to publish his full name. He hurries over to examine the firearm bolted to an aluminum frame. But the first to get there is Cody Wilson, a square-jawed and stubbled 25 year-old in a polo shirt and baseball cap. John may have pulled the trigger, but the gun is Wilson’s brainchild. He’s spent more than a year dreaming of its creation, and dubbed it “the Liberator” in an homage to the cheap, one-shot pistols designed to be air-dropped by the Allies over France during its Nazi occupation in World War II.

[Read the full article HERE]

Crazy past few weeks

First I would like to say from all of us at GEARS that our hearts goes out to everyone in Boston as well as in West, Texas. 

A few updates I am extremely happy to announce.

The Colt LE901 will be here in the next few weeks for review from Colt.

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We are also out working on the ATI stock review for the SKS. If you have not read the first impression you can click the link to read it.

Thanks to the ammo shortage we are still in I haven’t be out working on the magazine reviews but I promise that I will have it as soon as I can get my hand on a decent amount of ammo. 

Glock 30S

GLOCK has a new model, the G30S (Slim), originally designed for an elite law enforcement unit and a great firearm for concealed carry. The GLOCK Engineers took the slender GLOCK 36 in .45 AUTO and paired it with parts from the big-bore GLOCK 30 SF. The GLOCK 30S has a 10+1 capacity magazine and can also except the GLOCK 21 magazine that holds 13 rounds.

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After examining the G30S I was not disappointed, it has the external qualities from GLOCK you have grown accustom to; the paradigm-setting polymer receiver, The GLOCK SAFE ACTION fire control system, allowing the shooter to use three independent automatic safeties fast; a super-hard, corrosion-resistant, low-reflective external finish on the slide, barrel and GLOCK night sights; and the GLOCK standard cold-hammer-forged barrel with octagonal rifling for the .45 AUTO cartridge. When I was walking up to the table the G30S appears identical to a GLOCK 30, but when I reached the booth I noticed the G30S slide was actually thinner then the G30’s.

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When I picked up the GLOCK 30S it fit comfortably in my hand, you can feel the Short frame/Gen4 frame design immediately.

Atticus with his larger hands still said it was comfortable in his hands. Over all I really liked the gun and would use it for my own personal carry.

-Buuny

MPAR 556 Rifle

MPAR 556 Rifle

MPAR556 Rifle
Caliber: 5.56mm
Fabricated Upper and Lower Receiver
Aluminum Handguard
Front Handguard Cap
Full Length Picatinny Rail
Collapsible Buttstock
Side Folder Design
Short Stroke Piston
AR15/M16 Magazine Compatible
Muzzle Brake

This new Rifle will be available 1st Qtr 2013 and will be introduced at Shotshow.

The feature heavy design has been under development for the past 10 months and will feature some serious upgrades including a short stroke piston design, lightweight Free Floating 2 piece aluminum handguard with user located picatinny rails, an innovative front handguard cap to keep debris out of the internals of the handguard will providing strength and stability to the assembly, side folder fully machined aluminum buttstock, locked bolt action, side charging handle with forward assist, and compatible with AR15/M16 magazines.

The weapon will be black phosphate/hardcoat anodized – depending on the material.

Disassembly will be very user friendly, both for access to the internals of the weapon as well as piston assembly housed in the front handguard.

 

MSRP: $959.00

Year of PDW?

I posted a few weeks back about Sig Sauer’s New Submachine Gun which looks like a cross between the MP5 and The AAC .300 BLK Honey Badger PDW. LRWC has a new PDW called : IC PSD.

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They showed a prototype at SHOT 2012 with a standard collapsible AR-15 Stock. The new design has a skeleton stock like that of the SIG, Honey Badger and MP5.

 

Steve at the Firearm blog mentioned that it is chambered in 6.8 SPC. When I looked for more info on their site I did not find the exact model but I did find the PSD which says 5.56NATO, 6.8 SPC and .300 BLK.

 

[H/T TheFirearmblog]

Sig Sauer’s New Submachine Gun

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Tactical-life.com posted these pictures of the new yet to be named SMG from SIG. The details are very limited right now but from what we know the SMG will have the options to be chambered in 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .357 Sig.

The pictures show two different stocks, barrels and rail lengths however I still do not know if that will be on the final released product.

I am hoping SIG will have more info at SHOT 2013

This SMG looks like a mix of the AAC Honey Badger and an H&K MP5.

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(First GEN AAC Honey badger)

 

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The ZOMBIE ANNIHILATOR is HERE!!

The ZOMBIE ANNIHILATOR ZA-15 came in today for us to review. I am very excited to say that we have this to test for the next few months

Be sure to check out American Weapon Systems and pick your rifle today.

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SPECS:

American Weapon Systems Forged Zombie Annihilator® Lower and Upper, Machined from Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum
AWS 16″ Mid-Length LW-50 Stainless Steel Barrel 1:8 Twist Polygonal Rifling, With .223 Wylde Chamber.
AWS Nickel Boron Coated M16 Bolt Carrier
Two Stage Trigger: Geissele
Magpul UBR (utility / battle rifle)
Magpul MIAD (Mission Adaptable) Grip
Magpul MOE Trigger Guard
Surefire 60 round high Cap Mag
Forward Grip: TROY Industries, Modular Combat Grip
Samson Low Profile Gas Block
MechArmor TacOps-1 Charging Handle
A2 Flash Suppressor
Samson FFS & FRS Quick Flip Sights

Old news from Metal Storm

I’m sure most of you have at least heard of the company Metal Storm, and their exploits in stacked projectile weapon systems. The obvious awe factor of firing three bullets, all on target, in a single trigger pull is almost too much to handle. That’s why I watched the video about ten times the first time I heard about it. Truth is though, Metal Storm has a lot more potential than just the ability to put a wall of lead down range in no time flat. The M203 is a perfect example of the advantages of the stacked projectile firearm. Once modified to accept stacked projectiles, the M203 gains the ability to fire much more rapidly. Along with having very few moving parts and boasting impressive firepower and speed, the modified M203 will soon give its user the ability to fire less than lethal rounds, less lethally…

I’m all for destructive firepower, but not every shot is meant to kill. Law enforcement agencies the world over are faced with the delicate balance of protecting the civilians and themselves while not being seen as over zealous in their methods. This modified M203 gives all the discouragement to whoever may be acting rowdy, while not punching a hole in them if they get in front of the barrel. It will be equipped with a rangefinder which modifies the 40mm projectiles muzzle velocity with respect to how close the target is. This way, no matter what distance that round needs to travel in order to be its most effective, one gun gets it there without the potential of OVER-injuring those hippies down range.

Here is the official announcement of the development of the system.

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METAL STORM LIMITED
ACN 064 270 006
ASX: MST
OTC: MTSXY

METAL STORM, DSTO AND AIRTRONIC USA, INC.
SIGN AGREEMENT ON NEW NON-LETHAL WEAPON
SYSTEM 

Brisbane, Australia – Wednesday, 6 April 2011: Metal Storm Limited.

Metal Storm Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Airtronic USA, Inc to further develop and demonstrate a 40mm Managed Lethality Grenade Launching System (MLGLS). 

The prototype MLGLS, developed by DSTO, is a non-lethal 40mm weapon system that can automatically select the kinetic energy of its blunt impact rounds depending on the distance from the weapon to the target.  Conventional blunt impact rounds have a fixed kinetic energy, and can only be used safely in a very narrow range bracket – if a target is too close the rounds can be lethal, too far away and the ammunition has minimal effect.  

The MLGLS eliminates this issue by automatically sensing the range to target and selecting the muzzle velocity and kinetic energy of its projectiles at the moment of firing to provide an effective yet non-lethal impact from very short to longer ranges. 

The MLGLS attaches to a conventional grenade launcher and can also fire conventional 40mm grenade ammunition. It can be used as a stand-alone weapon, or underslung onto conventional assault rifles.

Metal Storm’s initial role is to contribute its extensive knowledge of electronic fire control systems and electronically initiated ammunition, together with  providing access to specific patented intellectual property. 

Airtronic USA, Inc. is the leading provider in the United States of M203 40mm grenade launchers.  It will contribute its mechanical interface expertise, manufacturing experience and the benefit of its extensive business relationships with all branches of the US DoD market. 

The initial objective of the collaboration partners is to present the MLGLS weapon and ammunition system at the North American  Technology Demonstration Non-Lethal  Capabilities Conference in Ottawa, Canada in October 2011.   

Response from this international event will be used to refine MLGLS requirement specifications, to engage potential early adopters, and to provide further data to quantify the expected global market potential for the product.  If market response meets expectations, Metal Storm and Airtronic intend to further negotiate with DSTO to commercialise the MLGLS for sale to international military and law
enforcement markets. 

Metal Storm CEO Dr Lee Finniear said that the  collaboration agreement offered Metal Storm the chance to leverage its existing expertise and IP in electronically initiated ballistics beyond the current Metal Storm stacked projectile systems.  

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“We have already developed  advanced electronic fire control systems and ammunition initiators for our stacked projectile weapons, and with minor adjustment we can integrate these existing systems to improve the performance of the MLGLS.”  Dr  Finniear said. “The MLGLS system and its unique ammunition represent a significant sales and revenue opportunity for Metal Storm.”  

Airtronic CEO, Dr Merriellyn Kett said that the MLGLS weapon system gives users of the M203, one of the most widely used grenade launchers in the world, the ability to escalate or deescalate force based on a perceived threat.  

“What excites us about this product is that our users don’t have to carry an additional weapon to get this enhanced capability” she said.  “With the M203 Managed Lethality System in place, the host grenade launcher retains its full capability to launch all standard 40mm grenade ammunition, but it can now also operate as an advanced less than lethal weapon system.  This is a vital capability for many of the current conflict zones around the globe”.

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information compliments of www.metalstorm.com