NZDF replaces Sig Sauer pistols with the Glock 17


I used to own a Glock 17, it was my favourite pistol, so I am pleased to see the NZDF has decided to deploy them.

They are replacing the Sig Sauer P226 pistols currently in use, which are good pistols too I might add.

New pistols are being supplied to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

The Glock 17 pistols will be introduced into service across the Navy, Army, and Air Force in the second half of 2016 to replace the Sig Sauer sidearms that had been used since 1992.

“Ensuring we remain a force equipped to succeed means supplying our people with fit-for-purpose personal protection weapons,” Lieutenant Colonel Dean Paul said.

“This is part of our 2020 strategy for enhanced combat capability and we are pleased to be rolling out the new pistols next year.”

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An Average Guy uses a 3d Printer to make a gun

There is a lot of fuss and bother at the moment, mainly from ill-informed media who use pictures of steel guns to illustrate their poor journalism regarding 3d Printed guns.

Mashable though, went and tried to make such a gun.

Mashable created a mini-documentary about one average guy (not a technical 3D CAD genius, nor a gun expert) and his attempt to print the?DefCad Liberator pistol. I think at this point you need to know a bit about guns and a bit about CAD to print a gun successfully. This guy obviously knew nothing about guns (waving the gun barrel around, calling the grip ahandle). Nonetheless, it is an interesting video ?? Read more »


Now this is just inept from the Herald

One of the Herald editors claimed that his staff were “decent journalists, trained and skilled”.

Yet on a daily basis they serve up complete rubbish. Take the article about the 3d printer designs for a pistol which I have covered?extensively?for the past few days.

They have decided it is time to run a story on it.

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Wednesday Weapons – Firing Pistols Underwater

There is an urban myth out there that if you fire a pistol or revolver underwater that the gun will suffer a catastrophic failure and explode.

Wonder no more.

Wednesday Weapons – Full Auto M1911 pistol

There is only one thing better than a M1911 .45ACP pistol. A full auto M1911 .45ACP pistol.