Interesting 5.7 Ammo

And not only interesting looking, but apparently also a little controversial right now. Thanks to Jess for sending this link to a post on the International Ammunition Association website: http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16450 I have a friend that Loves (with capital “L”) his FN Five-seveN, even despite the cost to shoot it. I’ll admit, some of the specs […] Read More … The post Interesting 5.7 Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

6.5mm “Patriot Combat Cartridge”

One thing I have not yet gotten into is reloading, and I know very little about the manufacture of such things. I mean, I know how a round is constructed, but doing it, and further, innovating, is beyond my current skill set. I find things like fire forming and case trimming both fascinating and a little […] Read More … The post 6.5mm “Patriot Combat Cartridge” appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Marines using Blindfolds as training aids

An article on Marine Times talks about how Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines using blindfolds to increase weapon manipulation skills during training. Putting a blindfold on enhances the senses,” James said. “It teaches Marines to keep their head up and observe what is going on, but clear the malfunction. Also in low-vis, low-light they […] Read More … The post Marines using Blindfolds as training aids appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

‘IRA group’ release pictures of improvised grenade launcher used in latest attack

As I reported earlier on the ARES blog, a new IRA splinter group has released pictures of the improvised grenade launcher used to attack a PSNI vehicle in North Belfast last week. Interestingly, the crudely welded together device appears to use a very common Makita brand cordless impact driver as some sort of trigger unit, minus the battery for photogenic purposes. The post ‘IRA group’ release pictures of improvised grenade launcher used in latest attack appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

FBI Report: Bad Guys Shot and Killed 27 On-Duty Cops in 2013

The FBI has released the 2013 edition of its cheerfully titled Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted. [Click here to read. Press release with summary after the jump.] Once again, the greatest danger the police face is . . . accidental death. The report reports that 49 police officers died in accidents (26 killed in motor vehicle accidents, two “accidentally shot” ). “Felonious acts” killed 27 law enforcement officers. All but one of those died from gunfire. Bad guys with handguns took out 18 cops, the rest used shotguns or rifles. Six of the cop killers were “under judicial supervision” when they pulled the trigger. The total stat…
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