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 … What you’re missing….
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 (Source: Wikipedia) 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 … What you’re missing….
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 … What you’re missing….
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. Hope you all are enjoying the site and don’t forget to comment and Email us!
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. SpecsCaliber: .45 ACPMagazine: 7-round standard magazine.Type: Semi-automatic pistolAction: 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.
Having fun with an RC Plane and a Full Auto M16.