Just received news that the Ulyanovsk plant ammunition plant located 893 km south of Moscow in Russia suffered a catastrophic explosion. Ulyanovsk are the makers of the popular Bear Ammunition.
Reports are sketchy at this point, but RTE news is reporting 1 dead and 35 injured with another 35 that are missing. More than 3,000 have been evacuated in the wake of the explosion. Window panes were blown out and a towering inferno visible up to 15 kilometers away lit up the night sky.
The FN Herstal Five-seveN pistol has been in the news quite a bit lately, so we wanted to do a factual—and honest—review of the pistol.
Once again, Mr. Completely has written an outstanding piece that I felt just had to be showcased in this blog.
Getting a rimfire semi-auto pistol to function for several hundred rounds in a row without a single stovepipe, mis-feed, failure to fire, or other malfunction is truly a challenge under any conditions. You can be sure, though, that if it’s going to malfunction, it’s most likely to happen in a match where time lost clearing the problem will cost you dearly. Rimfire pistols, just like computers, KNOW the worst possible time to act up, and they seem to take fiendish pleasure in your misfortune!
Today we’re featuring Phil, a writer from the UK who posted a wonderful essay in reply to a post by Kevin Baker of The Smallest Minority detailing the effects of World War I on Great Britain and how it affected gun control there.
It’s true that the First World War destroyed Britain (or at least set in train the factors which were to lead to its destruction).
Today’s guest post is by Caleb Giddings from Gun Nuts Media. Caleb is the 2009 Indiana State IDPA champion, as well as a Steel Challenge Revolver Division Champion.
Saturday, a criminal made a critical error in his victim selection process when he targeted Caleb. I’ll let Caleb tell the tale from here.
Today our featured guest blogger is Mr. Completely. He is an accomplished Steel Challenge competitor, and he wrote
Today we feature blogger Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre from the blog Surviving Argentina who writes some more on The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI). Preparing for
There’s been a lot of hubbub over the newly signed legislation in California that restricts ammunition sales. Governor Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 962 into law on Monday. This law contains many new regulations on ammunition sales. We’ve boiled the new law down to its essence and are presenting it here in a much simplified form.
Under the recently passed Ammo Restriction bill (named “Anti-Gang Neighborhood Protection Act of 2009″), the following changes to the law will occur. These changes will go into effect starting February 1, 2011.
In recent months we’ve seen a surge in people preparing for… something. Preparedness is all fine and good, but what are we preparing for? Many talk about “blood in the streets” and the need to stock up on ammunition and firearm components, but how likely is that scenario?
Commander Zero of the Notes From The Bunker blog wrote recently about this and more, and is our guest blogger this week. Here’s his take.
Picking the correct bag for a hiking trip, range use, or simply for day to day use takes some
Russia’s newest entry in the AK line up of rifles is a suppressed CQB rifle firing armor defeating subsonic ammunition. Meet the AK-9, Russia’s latest and greatest, and perhaps deadliest, assault rifle. And that’s saying a mouthful. The AK-9 was sorta unveiled in 2007, well almost. It still remains an enigma. A variant of the AKS-74, it’s chambered for subsonic 9x39mm, is virtually silent, and defeats most body armor.
The 5.45×39 Cartridge
Weapons designers have long toyed with the concept of a lightweight high-speed round that would destabilize
This case was brought to my attention by a coworker, and I had to see what all the fuss was about. I thought I would share what I found with my readers.
The case is from the Royal Case Company based in Sherman in the great state of Texas. While it is on the large side, it is definitely not a rifle case. Still, you should be able to fit three, or even four, full size pistols in the well padded interior. The interior of the case measures 20.4 inches long by 12.4 inches wide and is 6.75 inches deep.
No, this insurance won’t protect you from a bad guy inside your house. What it will do is protect you from the aftermath of a righteous defensive shooting. Imagine this: you’re at home alone, and someone breaks in. It’s dark, but you can see the outline of an individual with a gun. Fearing for your life, you fire on the aggressor and kill him. Later investigation shows that the person wasn’t actually armed, and now the local prosecutor is filing criminal charges against you. You may have been justified, and you may even win the court case, but how will you pay for the hundreds of thousands of dollars it can cost to properly defend a criminal case?
The Bulgarian drum magazine is from one of the finest firearms arsenals in the world, the famed “Circle 10″ in Bulgaria. Rest assured that you have the finest in this type of drum magazine. Loading is easy, but the first time out may take a few minutes longer than after you have done it a few times – like anything else in life.
Finally got back and caught up from the 4th annual Gun Blogger Rendezvous in Reno NV, and I have to say, it was a fantastic event. Cheaper Than Dirt! regularly sends reps to various industry shows and conventions, so it’s only natural that we would send a rep to the largest gathering of firearm industry bloggers in the world. Cheaper Than Dirt! is pleased to be able to use this opportunity to reach out to other enthusiasts of the shooting sports, as well as to further enhance the community we are creating with our forums and blog for all fans and participants of various shooting sports.
This holster is another one of our “wow this is a surprising value” items. I thought I would share a bit of my impressions and give a quick review.
Today I’m heading out for the 4th Annual Gun Blogger Rendezvous. It’s a great opportunity, not just for writers, but for anyone, to get to know the bloggers and to learn a LOT about firearms. These writers are a veritable fount of knowledge when it comes to firearms. But since I’m flying up to Reno, I felt it appropriate to post an article on flying with firearms. It can be intimidating for the uninitiated, but it’s really not a huge deal if you know the rules.