The .50 BMG

The .50 BMG

L-R: .50BMG, .30-06, .308WIN BMG stands for Browning Machine Gun. This round was designed by John M. Browning around 1900.  He had the idea for the round during World War I for the need of an anti-aircraft weapon. The round is a scaled-up .30-06 bullet in design. I am not going to talk much more history on this round because I simply don’t feel like it. This round has had its hand in everything from being mounted to airplanes and helicopters and Humvee to being used in Sniper Rifles. The M2 .50BMG a.k.a.   “Ma Deuce’” Barrett M82 This round held the worlds longest confirmed kill by Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam War and then his record was beat by Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong in 2002 with a McMillan Tac-50 using some US military .50BMG rounds he was given after running out of the rounds he carried out with him. The McMillan … What you’re missing….

10mm vs. .40 S&W

10mm vs. .40 S&W

Left to right: 10mm, .40S&W My father purchased the contents of a storage building a few years back and as I was helping him clean out the building and empty the boxes I found a few boxes of 10mm rounds. being someone who collects different rounds I come across I put a few in my collection and put the rest of the rounds in my safe. The 10mm and the .40 are very similar in most every way but in length of the case (brass). Left to right: 10mm, .40S&W The .40 s&w was designed after The FBI tested the 9mm and the .45ACP to replace their  .38 spl revolver with a semi auto pistol because it could carry more rounds and would be easier to reload in the field. during the testing the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Firearms Training Unit John Hall  included the 10mm round, … What you’re missing….

AR Magazine Lock

AR Magazine Lock

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 … What you’re missing….

M1911 (and variances)

M1911 (and variances)

Manufacturers 1. Colt 2. S&W 3. Strayer 4. Springfield armory 5. Kimber 6. Taurus 7. Remington 8. Rock island armory 9. Desert eagle 10. Norinco 11. Wilson combat 12. Dan Wesson 13. Nighthawk custom 14. Volkmann combat custom 15. Iver Johnson 16. Ithaca 17. Browning 18. Para ordnance 19. Firestorm 20. STI 21. Matt Davis 22. Charles Daly 23. Rock river 24. Auto ordnance 25. RIA 26. Sigarms 27. Guncrafters industries 28. Umarex 29. C.o. arms 30. Imbel (mdl / M973) 31. Molina 32. Reeder custom gun 33. ATI 34. Les baer 35. IDPA 36. Ed brown 37. Turnbull 38. Cylinder and slide 39. Double star 40. Armscor 41. Jardines custom 42. Hunter custom 43. Safri arms 44. Metro arms 45. Tussey custom 46. Enterprise arms 47. MP express 48. Citadel 49. Caspian 50. Regent 51. American classic 52. JB custom 53. High standard 54. MEU This is just a … What you’re missing….

Margolin MT

Margolin MT

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.

Browning invector bps special steel

Browning invector bps special steel

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. Gauge: 20 Magazine Capacity: 4 Barrel Length: … What you’re missing….

The Gear

The Gear

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.