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)
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).
SITES (Società Italiana Tecnologie Speciali S.p.A.) Spectre M4
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
MPAR 556 Rifle
Fabricated Upper and Lower Receiver
Front Handguard Cap
Full Length Picatinny Rail
Side Folder Design
Short Stroke Piston
AR15/M16 Magazine Compatible
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.
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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.
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.
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.
(First GEN AAC Honey badger)
(H&K MP5 SD)