Army’s new rifles approved [VIDEO]

The Army has released a sneak preview of the Army’s new AR platform rifle.

It looks like the configuration for the LMT CQB16 model. I’ve asked Defence, and so have TFB, but they are unwilling to tell us the precise model.

The Firearms Blog has some additional details:

Recently, the New Zealand Defence Force selected Lewis Machine & Tool Company?to be the supplier of rifles to replace their aging Austrian-designed Steyr AUG bullpups. The exact model of rifle was not revealed in the press release regarding LMT?s selection, but those who speculated that it would be that company?s CQB16 model were soon proven correct.?However, we have not seen the exact configuration of these rifles??Until the NZDF released the video?[above]… ? Read more »

Wonders will never cease, armed citizens experience less crime

Who would’ve ever thought that if citizens armed themselves against criminals that the murder rate would decrease.

Wonder’s will never cease.

A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets.

The?study by the Crime Prevention Research Center?found that 11.1 million Americans now have permits to carry concealed weapons, up from 4.5 million in 2007. The 146 percent increase has come even as both murder and violent crime rates have dropped by 22 percent.

?When you allow people to carry concealed handguns, you see changes in the behavior of criminals,” said the center?s president, John R. Lott, a Fox News contributor. ?Some criminals stop committing crimes, others move on to crimes in which they don?t come into contact with victims and others actually move to areas where they have less fear of being confronted by armed victims.?

Increasing gun ownership, litigation and new state laws have all contributed to the rise in concealed carry permits. In March, Illinois became the 50th?state to begin issuing concealed weapons permits. But the cost and other requirements for obtaining the permits varies greatly, from South Dakota, where a permit requires $10, a background check and no training, to Illinois, where the cost of obtaining a permit comes to more than $600 when the fee and cost of training programs are taken into account.

Six states don?t require a permit for legal gun owners to conceal their weapons, and Lott notes those states have some of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation. ? Read more »

India launches handgun for women, outrage ensues


(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

SkyNews reports on India’s release of handgun for women.?Outrage ensued…not because over the rape culture of India but because now women would now have a special gun to protect themselves.

And it is an ugly looking outdated pathetic hand gun too.

A Indian handgun designed for women and named after the victim of a fatal gang-rape in Delhi has been condemned by rights activist as a disgrace to her memory.

The lightweight .32 calibre revolver was developed by the state-run Indian Ordnance Factory (IOF) and can fit inside a small purse or handbag, according to a newspaper report.

The factory in the northern city of Kanpur has received 20 orders since the titanium-alloy, six-shot gun – costing 122,360 rupees ($A2,228) – was launched earlier this month, the Times of India said on Friday.

‘At least 80 per cent of the bookings are from women,’ IOF general manager Abdul Hameed told the newspaper, adding that more orders were expected soon.

‘Expectedly, the weapon has received a very good response,’ he said.

The gun is called ‘Nirbheek’ meaning ‘fearless’ in Hindi and was intended as a tribute to the 23-year-old student whose brutal attack in India’s capital in December 2012 sparked outrage about the levels of violence against women in India. ? Read more »

First metal 3D printed gun…and it’s a classic 1911

If you were going to 3D print a gun out of metal as a world’s first you can’t really go past printing a 1911 Colt design by the renowned John Browning.

The folks at Solid Concepts have done just that.

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As usual media got it wrong

Now the facts are starting to come out we find out that the killer in Washington DC never had semi-automatic weapons at all…he used a pump action shotgun and stole Glock handguns from his victims.

This is why people like Piers Morgan should just stfu.

Authorities investigating Monday?s D.C. shooting spree believe the gunman brought a shotgun, legally purchased from a suburban Virginia gun shop, to the Navy Yard and acquired additional weapons at the scene, according to three law enforcement officials.

The officials said?Aaron Alexis?of Fort Worth, Texas, a 34-year-old discharged?Navy?engineer, entered the building with a Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun that he?d purchased last week in Lorton, Va., and was later found with two additional weapons, one of them a Glock handgun.

One scenario authorities were investigating was that he obtained the handgun and the other weapon at the scene, possibly from victims. But officials cautioned the evidence analysis was still very fluid Monday night.? Read more »


Not just the lower receiver anymore, now a whole pistol

The guy behind the 3D printed AR is set to announce more plans for 3D printed gun parts…with up to 16 printed parts…a complete pistol.

The project is progressing very quickly now.


Defense Distributed, the pending non-profit that plans to make 3D-printed weaponry available for anyone with such a printer, will release the blueprints for a fully-working plastic firearm next week.

The handgun,?seen by?Forbes, uses 16 printed parts that are clipped together and can be fitted with interchangeable barrels to fire different-caliber rounds. The only non-printed part needed to fire is a simple nail, which acts as the firing pin.

Final testing for the firearm is still ongoing by the group’s founder Cody Wilson, who said that the plans should be online next week. The Liberator is printed from ABS plastic using a Dimension SST printer from Stratasys ? although that company has already refused Defense Distributed the use of one of its printers.

“Everyone talks about the 3D printing revolution,” Wilson said. “Well, what did you think would happen when everyone has the means of production? I’m interested to see what the potential for this tool really is. Can it print a gun?”

Wilson is a legally certified firearms manufacturer after getting clearance in March, and in order to make the Liberator legal the group has added a six-ounce chunk of steel so that it can be picked up by metal detectors ? a requirement for weaponry in the US under the 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act.

Uhmmm, the barrel is steel…they don’t work so flash without a barrel. Predictably the?politicians?are making stupid statements.? Read more »

Jesse Jackson Claims Semi-Autos can “Blow Up Railroads”

Jesse Jackson joins other anti-gun loons like Piers Morgan and tells outright lies about firearms and gun control:

This week’s outrage comes to us courtesy of the anti-gun Reverend Jesse Jackson.? Rev. Jackson is not in the news as much now as he once was.? When you do hear from him, though, his comments are still laced with his usual dose of hyperbole.

That predictable pattern continues with Rev. Jackson’s recent comments on semi-automatic firearms.

According to an?article?appearing on?TheBlaze.com?last month, Rev. Jackson believes that semi-automatic firearms must be banned because they could “shoot down planes” and therefore constitute a risk to national security.

The Blaze?ran a follow-up story?debunking the claim, but that didn’t seem to deter Rev. Jackson, as this week he boldly declared that, in addition to shooting down planes, semi-automatic firearms could also be used to “blow up railroads.”? Read more »

Useful advice for the ladies

Given that Richard Prosser is campaigning to ensure our existing right to bear arms is properly recognised it is perhaps appropriate that we lok at important issues…like how to carry a concealed gun while wearing a dress.

Gracie, who blogs at?Packing Pretty, is a 24 year old NRA-Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer and Assistant Director of the firearms training department at?Clatskanie Rifle & Pistol Club, inc. Gracie was kind enough to take the time to make a video for The Firearm Blog explaining how to carry a full sized pistol when wearing a dress.

This class should become part of the syllabus for the young ladies at?for St Cuthberts in their grooming and deportment courses.

Friday Firepower – Feet First

hat tip the Firearm Blog

You must watch this video. It is amazing! Michael was born without arms, yet he has managed to learn how to load and shoot a 1911 pistol. He is a very inspiring guy!

[ Many thanks to Heath for emailing me the video. ]