HK MP7 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)

Heckler & Koch’s MP7 PDW is a somewhat controversial weapon. Its 4.6x30mm projectile is very small, and the ballistics on the round appear to be somewhat sketchy. The new weapon looks like it would be a lot of fun to shoot, but going up against enemy forces on an overseas mission is probably not the best place to discover its …

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“The Shooter” 1911 Pistol by MD Labs.

MD Labs has just come out with a tactical 1911 package that bridges the gap between their Mad Dog Carry Gun and their full house "Operator". Click here to get the specs on the new Mad Dog 1911 pistol and see some good pics.

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Pistol Dynamics Custom Retro .45 by Paul Liebenberg

by David Crane [email protected] A little while back, we reported on Paul Liebenberg opening up his own custom shop, Pistol Dynamics, now located in Indialantic, FL. Well, the July/August 2002 issue of "American Handgunner" contains a rather lengthy article by Cameron Hopkins about both Paul and his new "Limited Signature" Model 1911 he created in retro Armand Swenson/Richard Heinie style …

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A Dress Tactical From Terry Primos

For their June 2002 Issue, BLADE posed an interesting challenge to five bladesmaiths. "Design a Tactical Fixed Blade knife that could be worn in a dress or pocket sheath, would be large enough to actually be used and yet appear non-threatening." One of the bladesmiths that they challenged was Terry Primos. His submission is a tactical knife with a 4" …

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Russian AEK-971 and AK-107/108 Recoil-Balanced Assault Rifles.

The Russians have been doing some very interesting things for the last number of years with assault rifles while our own infantry soldiers are still saddled with a rifle that’s now over 40 years old(yes, the M16). The Russians’ focus seems to be in the area of higher hit probability, promulgated by some rather ingenious recoil-reduction mechanisms. DefRev has already …

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Ballistics: The Ogre Defensive Power Factor

I was talking with one of my brothers about some different calibers and velocities. Something we often talk about. This led to the IPSC’s Power Factor, which is simply Bullet Weight in Grains, Times Velocity, Divided by 1,000. This is an easy formula that one can use when comparing loads… but doesn’t take into effect Caliber. W x V / …

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Heckler and Koch P2000 May Be Coming Soon to a Dealer Near You.

The HK P2000 pistol may be hitting U.S. shores before the end of this year. The new gun basically looks like a modified and simplified USP Compact. No word yet on how well the thing shoots, but we’ll let you know, as soon as we know. So stay tuned. Click here to see some good pics of the HK P2000 …

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Maxim Machine Gun Shoot on it’s Way.

The Hiram Maxim Historical Society will be hosting its 7th annual Hiram Maxim Northeast Military Shoot & Expo, a.k.a. Maxim Machine Gun Shoot, from July 19-21 in Dover-Foxcroft Maine. For more info on the event, just click on this link, and then click on "Upcoming Events" on the left hand side.  

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New Heckler & Koch MG 43 Squad Automatic Weapon/ Light Machine Gun

The HK MG 43 LMG/SAW is a 5.56mm LMG designed to go head to head with the FN Minimi/M249, IMI Negev, and Vektor Mini SS LMG’s. Initial word on the MG43 is good. Dan Shea’s written a preliminary piece, along with photos of dissasembled parts of the gun, in the June 2002 issue of SAR(Small Arms Review). HK is currently …

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NAA’s new .32NAA cartridge.

Mad Ogre was given the chance to be the first person outside of NAA’s development team to evaluate a Guardian automatic pistol chambered for the new .32NAA round. Read the take on it by clicking on this link.

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New Tactical Impact Device(TID) for Surefire Flashlights.

This nasty little number was apparently created as a "less than lethal alternative force option" by a personal protection specialist/trainer("Kensho" from TacticalForums.com), along with some help from the boys at GG&G. The "Tactical Impact Device", or TID, is basically a replacement lamp housing for Surefire flashlights that incorporates large "teeth" that are sure to put a rather serious hurt on …

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MD Labs Introduces New Mad Dog Carry Package 1911.

If you’re interested in a no-frills working 1911 for daily carry, you might want to give MD Lab’s Mad Dog Carry Package 1911 a serious look. This is their entry level "Hard Use" gun. Noteworthy features being offered as standard on the new offering are MD Labs’ proprietary ST2 matte black teflon-based finish, MD Labs GunGrips, Mad Dog semi-arched mainspring …

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Speer Gold Dot Ammo Recall

This one just came in from Stopdropnroll over at Glocktalk. Apparently, CCI/Speer has just initiated a recall of all Speer Gold Dot ammunition manufactured between 9/25/01 and 3/31/02, due to faulty primers. Click here to go right to the thread for more info.

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