Feb 29, 2012

Electromagnetic railgun video from the Office of Naval Research

A test shot fires from the Office of Naval Research-funded Electromagnetic Railgun prototype launcher located at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. The test shots begin a month-long series of full-energy tests to evaluate the technology. This prototype, developed by BAE, is the first of two industry-built launchers that will bring the Department of the Navy a step closer to producing a new-generation, long-range, weapon for surface ships.

Feb 28, 2012

Ammo comparison photo.

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Women in Armed Forces.

Airsoft Troy Hi-Cap Battle Magazine (BLK / FDE)

The real steel Troy Battle Magazine is designed and manufactured by Troy Industries to aid common issues found with the standard AR platform magazine.  This magazine is made of mostly polymer making it practically weightless.  The exterior is designed with patterned “dragon-style” scaling that makes pulling the magazines from pouches a lot smoother.  This pattern also ensures the magazines stays secured inside the mag pouches. The Battle Mag is also designed with a special spine that prevents over-insertion.

- The Airsoft version of Troy Battle Mag is a project with Socom gear and G&P.
- It's also an excellent replica of the Troy Battle Mag.
- It comes with all the cosmetic features mentioned above, along with its functions.
- The Airsoft version of Troy Battle Mag is a 340 round Hi-Cap magazine that fits most M4/AR AEG platforms.
- Its heavy duty winding wheel ensures consistent feed and pressure. 
- This project is done by G&P and MadBull/ SOCOMGEAR.

More info & photos: www.socomgear.com/troybattlemage

Feb 17, 2012

Russia unveils fifth-generation AK-12 assault rifle

Russia’s Izhevsk Machine Building Plant (Izhmash) has officially unveiled its new fifth generation Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle.
Until recently, the new Kalashnikov rifle remained shrouded in mystery. The reason for that was that the plant started developing the new model on its own initiative. The Defence Ministry did not place an order for its development and generally greeted it with little enthusiasm. The development of the new rifle was initiated mainly by the plant’s Chief Designer Vladimir Zlobin and was completed in 2011. The new rifle is practically a base model, which enables the clients to make any additional changes to the design and ergonomics of the weapon, says an official of the Izhmash Company, Elena Filatova.
“One of the features that is specific to the new Kalashnikov rifle is its modular nature. It is designed as a base model which can serve as a basis for making about 20 different modifications of weapons which could be used for both civil and military purposes and with different caliber bullets,” Elena Filatova said.
The difference between the new AK-12 and its previous models is that it can be operated with one hand. The designers decided to install safety switches on both sides of the rifle rather than on the just right-hand side. The capacity of its magazine has been doubled to 60 rounds, while its accuracy has been improved, the new model has enhanced target pointer and a higher quality of barrel. The designers have built integrated Picatinny rail at the top of the cover to enable the use of additional equipment such as optical, bore sighter or night vision equipment. This makes it possible to use the weapon around the clock. To improve the weapon’s firing accuracy, the rifle’s dynamic and other features have been modified.
The brand-new model meets all of the Russian Defence Ministry’s key requirements apply for Russia’s military personnel. At the same time, it is also manufactured for export purposes. The Izhmash designers have managed to improve the characteristics of the rifle while at the same time preserving the qualities of the conventional Kalashnikov rifle which made it famous around the world. These include the simplicity of the rifle and reliability and durability. The rifle will start undergoing formal tests towards the end of 2012- beginning of 2013.

Source: Ruvr

Royal Irish Regiment Ranger soldier kills best friend while cleaning rifle.

Ranger Dalzell, of 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, died from a single shot to the chest while erecting a commemorative flag pole for a colleague who had been killed by an improvised explosive device.
The 20-year-old from Bangor in County Down, Northern Ireland, and his comrades had returned just 20 minutes earlier from a patrol in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand and were relaxing at Check Point Ranger when the incident happened at 11.20am on February 4, 2011.
Ranger Sean Barry had stripped and cleaned his SA-80 rifle in an attempt to stop the safety catch and magazine sticking but failed to notice the magazine was still attached as he carried out a functioning test and a shot was fired, killing his friend instantly.
Source: telegraph.co.uk

Feb 14, 2012

Socom Gear: PMR-30 Licensed by Kel Tec

Socom Gear is proud to announce our latest product, the PMR-30 licensed by Kel Tec, coming soon.

"The PMR-30 is a light weight, full size pistol chambered for the flat-shooting .22Magnum cartridge (.22WMR). The PMR-30 operates on a unique hybrid blowback/locked-breech system. This operation system allows for the use of a wide variety of ammunition as it seamlessly adjusts between locked breach and blowback operation, depending on the pressure of the cartridge. It uses a double stack magazine of a new design that holds 30 rounds and fits completely in the grip of the pistol. The trigger is a crisp single action with an over-travel stop. The manual safety is a thumb activated ambidextrous safety lever (up for SAFE, down for FIRE). The slide locks back after the last shot and a manual slide lock lever is also provided. The light, crisp trigger pull and fiber optic sights make the PMR-30 ideal for target shooting and hunting small game."
- from www.keltecweapons.com

Airsoft Version
- 15 round BB magazine
- Polymer, not carbon fiber
- No metal exterior parts

Package includes:
-PMR 30
-1 Magazine
-Owner's Manual

- Light weight polymer
- Two color fiber optic sights
- Integrated Picatinny rail for attaching laser / flashlight
- Disassembles for cleaning by removing single pin

More photos & info: www.socomgear.com/pmr30

Feb 11, 2012

Madbull ACE Stock and 2 Pack QD Swivels

From time to time, we like to remind you of some our Madbull products that work very well together. This week, we're featuring our line of licensed ACE Stocks and the Madbull Two-Pack of QD Sling Swivels.

The two products are a great combination because:
1. The Madbull QD Slings Swivels 2-in-1 is an amazing value (check your local Airsoft store, or favorite online retailer)
2. The ACE Stock features up to SIX QD Swivel mounting possibilities, for maximum personal comfort.

More information about our licensed ACE Stocks, including photos, videos, third-party reviews: www.madbull.com/acestocks

Madbull's licensed ACE Stocks are the only full-metal, fully licensed ACE Stocks on the market.

Note: ACE Stock and SA-04 Two Pack Sling Swivels are sold separately.

Feb 4, 2012

Laser Guided Bullet can be Directed in Flight

Sandia National Labs have been testing a prototype laser guided bullet that will increase the accuracy of each shot. The bullet will be able to steer itself and home in on targets.
There is an optical sensor for each bullet enabling it to lock onto a target from a laser target designator. The sensor is located in the nose of the bullet, which is 4 inches long and has fins. The fins are used to steer the bullet, using inbuilt electronics and actuators guiding the flight, correcting the trajectory 30 times each second.
"The sensor sends information to guidance and control electronics that use an algorithm to command electromagnetic actuators. These actuators steer tiny fins that guide the bullet to the target," Sandia National Laboratories website says.

It's a similar principle to that used in guided missiles, but the small mass and relatively short path of a bullet require a different approach. The team behind the project had to remove the grooves or rifling that allows bullets to spin so they fly straight,allowing the bullet to be directed in flight.

Laser Guided Bullet
Current simulations and prototype testing show the laser guided bullet accuracy is far greater than conventional bullets. The laser guided bullets can hit a target at half a mile (1000 meters) away within 8 inches (0.2 meters). Normal bullets are expected to miss by nearly 10 yards (9 meters).
The components used are all commercially available, however the laser guided bullets will be expensive due to the technology and manufacturing process for each bullet. However, less bullets will need to be fired due to increased accuracy.
There are still engineering challenges and Sandia is seeking a private company partner to complete testing of the prototype and bring a guided bullet to the marketplace.
Picture and Video: Courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories

Feb 2, 2012

Madbull: Licensed Daniel Defense 7.62 Lite Rail 12.0

Madbull Airsoft is proud to announce the latest entry in our family of Licensed Daniel Defense Lite Rails.

"The 7.62 Lite Rail™ features our patented “Bolt-Up System” allowing simplified alignment to the upper receiver and providing a continuous, uninterrupted upper rail platform flat top upper receivers.  The “Bolt-Up System” is also used on the Daniel Defense RIS II (selected by SOCOM for the SOPMOD II program).  Every component of the 7.62 Lite Rail™ has been precisely assessed, thoroughly tested, improved upon, and manufactured tough enough to become the new benchmark in 7.62 rail systems." - DanielDefense.com

Airsoft Version Features
  • 1:1 Scale External Replica of 7.62 Lite Rail 12.0, for Airsoft Only
  • Cannot be applied to real firearms (blocked gas pipe tunnel & incompatible delta ring)
  • Black anodize (Real steel is Military level III hard coat with Teflon coating)
  • Free Floating Barrel Design
  • Uninterrupted Upper Rail Platform
  • Precision CNC Machined T-6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny Rails
  • Lightweight 14.4 oz (12.0)

PPSS Body Armour's CEO being shot testing new bullet proof vests

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Body Armour is demonstrating the exceptional high performance of our truly outstanding 1.65kg light and 6.5mm thin CV1 covert bullet proof vests, certified to NIJ Level IIIA + certified protection from Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm. Robert is being shot by live ammo from 9ft/3m distance using Glock 19 (9x19mm FMJ 124gr).
+ 10 Joule of stab/knife protection
+ unmatched protection from hypodermic needles.
+ using only the very best high performance materials available.
+ using OUTLAST temperature regulating space technology... making it the ultimate choice for hot and humid condition.
+ especially developed for executive/diplomatic security, sky/flight marshals and dignitary's/VIP's.
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