In the forum of Russian MOLOT Oruzhie‘s website, there is a thread where photos of a prototype 9mm pistol caliber carbine are shared. They call it Agishevskiy pistol-carbine. Although the information about this PCC is very scarce, they shared a number of pictures which will allow us to see some of the key features of […]
Ohio-based Steinel Ammunition announced this week they are making new factory ammo for Japanese Nambu pistols. The rimless, bottleneck 8x22mm cartridge was developed in 1904 by Kijiro Nambu, a firearms designer often referred to as the “Japanese John Browning.”
Used in Nambu’s Type 14 and Type 94 pistols as well as his Type 100 submachine gun in World War II, the low-powered cartridge had a reputation in military service as being on the anemic side, especially when compared to .45 ACP rounds. While no guns chambered for the round have been made since 1945, officials with Steinel feel there is a desire among potentially thousands of Nambu enthusiasts in the States for the round.
“Unless you are adept at loading your own ammunition, we find many classic firearms owners are just keeping these unique historical pieces in the safe,” said Andy Steinel, president of Steinel Ammunition. “So many Marines who served in the Pacific theater during World War II either captured or picked up one of these Type 14 or 94 Nambu pistols. They are incredibly fun to shoot, offer light recoil and their unique design is still copied by firearm designers today.”
Steinel noted that no less a firearms designer than Bill Ruger is believed to have used the Nambu handgun series as inspiration for his own Standard .22LR pistol in 1949.
Using an 83-grain full metal jacketed bullet, Steinel is marketing the new production Nambu cartridges in 25-round boxes for $26.99.
An absolute classic offshoot of the standard M1911, the Colt Gold Cup series are iconic match pistols, and we have several up for grabs from the Guns.com warehouse.
John Moses Browning’s celebrated 1911 design was adopted by the U.S. military just in time for World War I and soon after Colt began to respond to feedback to tweak the gun for further use. In January 1932, Colt responded to the common fine tuning done to service pistols by military marksmen at the National Match competitions in Camp Perry by introducing the National Match series of accurized 1911s that offered upgrades such as hand-fitted internals, match barrels, checked triggers and mainspring housings and adjustable sights. This model proved popular until it was suspended in 1942 due to the pressing needs of World War II.
In 1957, Colt rebooted the concept as the “Gold Cup National Match” line and has retained the terminology ever since. Fundamentally, these guns have been the benchmark for right-out-of-the-box competition pistols for more than a half-decade with Colt long describing them as “the finest shooting semi-automatic in the world.” With that being said, many have also turned to the reliable all-steel longslide for personal protection and in the good old days when the wheel gun was king for law enforcement, it was not uncommon for members of LE shooting teams to carry their otherwise competition NM 1911s for everyday use.
Originally introduced with the square-bladed Colt Accro adjustable rear sight — which was later changed out as the series progressed, the guns featured slanted serrations on the slide as well as a grooved 7/16-inch flat rib in the 12-o’clock position, the latter feature giving the gun a distinctive “flat-top” appearance. Other improvements include a flat mainspring housing, larger ejection port and several minor internal differences from the standard GI 1911.
Our current selection of Gold Cups that is up for grabs from our extensive gun library covers a wide range of the gun’s production history, covering about a 30-year range.
For home defense, competition use or sheer collectability, it is hard to beat a vintage Colt Gold Cup 1911.
However, for those who would like to go with something new and take it from there, Colt still makes the Gold Cup line in both 70 and 80 series and Guns.com can help you out with one of those bad boys as well. Check out the video of the new stainless 70 Series Gold Cup Trophy we caught up a while back.
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According to TASS Russian News Agency, the Belarusian State-owned Foreign Trade Unitary Enterprise “BELSPETSVNESHTECHNIKA” (BSVT) has started assembling Vepr rifles and shotguns from Russian-made Molot parts. TASS was informed about this cooperation by a “Belarusian defense industry contact” during the MILEX 2019 arms exhibition recently held in Minsk, Belarus. If you visit the small arms section of […]
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In this special Top 5 Guns episode of TFBTV, James collaborates with Tim of Military Arms Channel to find out what 5 guns are Tim’s favorites. Tim is a gun scholar and quite a collector, so TFBTV viewers and Military Arms Channel viewers alike must watch this episode! ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» Go to http://tfbtv.gun.team […]
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The Swiss referendum that challenged stricter gun control regulations in Switzerland has ended with 64 percent of the people voting FOR the tighter controls according to www.ge.ch/votations. The linked website has an interactive map to show how close each district vote was. Canton Ticino was the only one to have a majority vote against the […]
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Thompson Auto-Ordnance has landed a series of GI-style guns in a salute to the upcoming anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II.
In remembrance of Operation Overlord, which saw more than 160,000 Allied troops descend on the coast of France on June 6, 1944, Auto-Ord has unveiled limited edition, commemorative models of their Thompson .45 ACP semi-auto rifle, 1911A1 .45ACP pistol, and M1 .30-caliber Carbine. Each carries custom engravings by Outlaw Ordnance of West Monroe, Louisiana.
“America’s brave warriors were called to do the impossible, beginning the struggle to wrest Europe from the hands of Nazi tyranny,” says the Pennsylvania-based company of the D-Day invasion. “Auto-Ordnance offers this series to honor the many American soldiers who fought so others could be free again.”
The commemorative “Ranger Thompson” is dedicated to the memory of the elite U.S. Army Rangers who scaled the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to attack a key German position on the morning of the invasion.
Cerakoted in Army O.D. Green, each has a series of engravings including the image of an Army Ranger, the Ranger patch, and a grappling hook used to scale the cliffs. At the time of the D-Day landings, the M1928/M1 “Tommy Guns” was the most prolific submachine gun in U.S. service. Auto-Ord’s semi-auto version sports a 16.5-inch barrel.
One 30-round and one 20-round magazine, a Kerr sling, and a WWII 3-cell mag pouch are included.
The Ranger Thompson has an MSRP of $1,886.
The special edition “Soldier M1 Carbine,” pays respect to the “war baby” .30-caliber weapon carried by thousands of GIs at Normandy– which included many paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions.
Engraved on the left side of the rifle’s walnut furniture are newspaper headlines from the invasion as well as part of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s address to the troops prior to the invasion.
The buttstock has images depicting the beach landings while patches of the various Army divisions involved in Overlord are on the right-hand side of the stock.
MSRP on the Soldier M1 Carbine is $1,391.
Speaking of Eisenhower, “The General 1911” has engravings of the Texas-born Allied supreme commander and later President as well as his words, “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”
The .45ACP also has engravings of Gen. Omar Bradley, and Navy Adm. Alan Kirk.
MSRP on the General 1911 is $1,134.
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