As you may have noticed, Defense Distributed has been in the news quite a bit in the last few days since the State Department decided that their posting of single-shot pistol plans violates ITAR regulations. I love the idea of a 3D-printed functional firearm, but I don’t expect many of the folks reading Forgotten Weapons [...]
Steve G sent us this video, a digitized copy of a training film made in 1936 by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. It’s a bit long at 15 minutes (and originally silent, now with a longer piano solo than you really want), but shows some interesting things – not the least of which being the [...]
Breaking news – the US State Department has informed Defense Distributed that posting 3D model blueprints is a violation of ITAR, essentially saying it is the legal equivalent of exporting firearms parts. They have ordered DD to take down its prints, not just of the Liberator pistol, but also of several other parts, including items [...]
Zombies? Yeah, I know – if you are looking for detailed gun info, best to leave now and check back tomorrow. But if you have a moment, stick with me…
With friends at Apocalypse: A Zombie Kill Event
I spent a very fun evening a few days ago at Apocalypse: A Zombie Kill Event, [...]
So, just a heads-up for you guys who take part in online auctions – we’ve had some complaints about the Proxibid outfit. They allow people to remotely participate in live auctions – like the Cowans Auction of Richard Wray’s collection that happened last week. Well, the problems is that Proxibid seems to do a pretty [...]
So, the auction of the late Richard Wray’s machine gun collection (see previous post) was yesterday, with the non-NFA guns being auctioned today. The final prices are interesting to look at, with some wallet-wrenchingly high and some great deals – at least for folks who are into the unusual.
Basically, the key was to be [...]
We attended a symposium at the Institute of Military Technology a while back, and one of the talks was on the development of the AR-10, given by C. Reed Knight Jr. One of the neat anecdotes he shared really brought to light the change in public and political view of guns in public life.
When we went to the range to do our video on the Schwarzlose 1908 that you saw yesterday, we didn’t have our slow-motion-capable camera along. I knew it would be great to get some slow footage of that action, so we took it back out with the other camera to rectify the problem. This footage [...]
After shooting the Bannerman Mosin-Nagant conversion recently, the subject of dangerous military rifles came up when I was talking with a friend. And y’know, there are more than a few designs and conversions that are widely considered dangerous…some really are and some aren’t. To name a few:
Canadian Ross M1910. Yeah, fiddle with the bolt [...]
…because it won’t get any cheaper or easier to find. Military guns, that is. Part of the human psyche, I think, tends to disregard the value of things that are plentiful and inexpensive (or even just fairly easy to obtain) on grounds that they will always be there later. Then a few years later we [...]