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Chiappa Rhino Review

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Via Jay over at MArooned I came across a review of the Chiappa Rhino.

In case you haven’t been paying attention to the wheel gun industry the Chiappa Rhino is a revolver that shoots from the bottom chamber instead of the stop. This is supposed to reduce recoil which all reviews I’ve read so far say it does. Everything I read about this gun makes me want to have one more.

Written by Christopher Burg

February 17th, 2011 at 11:30 am

Convert That Ruger 10/22 to Shoot Arrows

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Coming from the “because it’s there” department we have this amazing contraption:

LaRue Tactical is now selling a kit to convert a Ruger 10/22 into an arrow firing rifle. It replaces the barrel with a heavy profile barrel that can only chamber .22 blanks. An arrow is inserted into the barrel and a .22 Blank will propel it at 435 ft/sec.

Crossbows are for chumps… chumps without a .22 chambered stake driver. This thing should also be good against vampires. I’m not going to lie I kind of want one, just not bad enough for the $599.00 asking price.

Written by Christopher Burg

February 15th, 2011 at 10:30 am

Glock 21 Gen4

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My current competition gun is a Glock 21SF with the horrible ambidextrous safety. I’ve been meaning to dump it and get a different Glock 21 but have been waiting for the fourth generation version to be unveiled before making any such move. Well the guys over at Downrange TV had the good fortune of playing with the Glock 21 Gen4.

The Glock 21 Gen4 will have the interchangeable backstrap, reversible magazine release, and a telescoping recoil spring. None of that is new but it seems Glock is also coming out with a beaver tail backstrap which really does nothing for me but should make many other people happy.

Hopefully they come out before USPSA starts up again (yes I really do hate that ambidextrous magazine release, nothing like hitting it and not having the magazine actually drop out).

Written by Christopher Burg

January 25th, 2011 at 11:30 am

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

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What’s better than having a 40mm grenade launcher? How about a double-barrel grenade launcher? If anybody wants to just drop one by my place of residence I won’t tell anybody.

Written by Christopher Burg

January 20th, 2011 at 10:30 am

Taurus Raging Judge

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I guess Taurus didn’t want to be outdone by Smith and Wesson so they have released a new revolver, this one shooting 28 gauge shotgun shells. I can’t wait for the Really Pissed Off Judge chambered for 12 gauge shot shells.

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January 19th, 2011 at 11:00 am

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Smith and Wesson Governor

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Taurus has been known for making copies of many guns produced by Smith and Wesson but the opposite hasn’t been true… until now. Smith and Wesson has released a new revolver called the Governor which will take .410 shotgun, .45 Colt, and .45 Auto. I think Massad Ayoob’s quote sums this gun up:

But, hey, if you’re gonna play the names, be cool about it. You can always buy a Taurus Judge AND a Smith & Wesson Governor, and wield ‘em both, one in each hand. When you confront your next burglar and he runs away with no blood spilled (the way such things usually end), you can shout after him, “You’ve been put on probation by the Judge, and been granted a reprieve by the Governor!”

It’s all about looking cool anyways.

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January 19th, 2011 at 10:30 am

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Ruger LC9

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As promised Ruger introduce a new firearm yesterday, meet the LC9. It’s nothing too jaw dropping really, yet another compact carry pistol. This one appears to be a scaled up version of the LCP chambered in 9mm and built with a manual safety (not a big fan of that particular feature myself). Nothing amazing or unique here but we’ll see what the user reviews end up saying.

Written by Christopher Burg

January 4th, 2011 at 11:00 am

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New Ruger Annoucement

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On their site Ruger has a splash saying there will be a new announcement today at 2:00 p.m. What time zone they’re using I’m not sure but either way it looks like a new firearm is going to be coming out of Ruger today.

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January 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Springfield XD(m) 3.8 Compact Released

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It appears as through Springfield Armory has actually listened to the comments made by their customer base and forwarded that information to HS in Croatia. Some time ago Springfield announced the release of the XD(m) 3.8 which was advertised as an ideal solution for concealed carry. The problem laid in the fact that the barrel may have been shorter but the grip, the hard part of the gun to conceal, was still full sized.

Springfield has now announced a “compact” version of their compact gun. Basically it’s a standard XD(m) 3.8 with roughly one inch shaved off of the grip length. Personally this is what I think the 3.8 should have been from the word start, it’s nice to see it get released in this configuration.

Written by Christopher Burg

December 15th, 2010 at 10:00 am

Rail Guns Kicking Ass

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You know what’s awesome? Making a world record. Know what’s even more awesome? Breaking your own record. Following in the steps of Manowar who broke their own record for loudest concert ever, the Navy has built a rail gun that broke it’s own record for blowing shit up:

Navy scientists set a world record Friday during a test of an electromagnetic railgun, a tractor-trailer sized weapon that sends a 20-pound projectile rocketing through the air at seven times the speed of sound.

The futuristic gun was tested twice at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., and the first shot generated 33 megajoules of force out of the barrel, a world record for muzzle energy, the scientists said.

HELL YEAH! Think about that for a moment, a gun that propels 20 pounds of projectile to seven times the speed of sound. That’s 7,882 feet per second or 5,374 miles per hour. Roughly translated that equals about FUCKING AWESOME on the awesome scale. The video the Navy put out seriously needs a heavy metal soundtrack put to it.

Of course rail guns are still illegal to use for hunting in Wisconsin.

Written by Christopher Burg

December 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am