NEMO Ti1

NEMO Ti1

Is it possible that a gun is too pretty to shoot? New Evolution Military Ordnance has posed this question with their largely titanium .308 AR. With a price tag of $100,000.00 it might as well be made of unobtainium, and in my opinion qualifies as too pretty to shoot.

If you were able to own this truly one of a kind rifle, would you shoot it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sig Sauer 556 Meets Gears of War

Sig Sauer 556 Meets Gears of War

Or perhaps it’s the other way around? The first time I saw a Sig Sauer 556 on the wall of one of my local gun shops (they actually had a few of them) I couldn’t help but think how badass it looked and how much it looked like something out of a movie or video game.

After a very brief internet search it looks like the Sig Sauer 556 lineup was introduced at the 2006 SHOT Show. Gears of War also made its appearance in 2006.

  

Is this a random coincident? Is this a chicken or the egg conundrum? Do they look nothing alike and I’m seeking connections that aren’t there? Does anyone have one and wants to let me shoot it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bolt-Action or Semi-Auto?

Bolt-Action or Semi-Auto?

At one point in time it was a given that a bolt-action rifle was a more accurate choice over a semi-auto rifle. It could be argued that caliber choices were once more limited for semi-autos than they are now, or that a bolt-action rifle seated the bullet better than a semi-auto. Weigh in with your thoughts after the video from Future Weapons.

 

With time comes innovation, and the AR-15 platform has played a large roll when it comes to advancements in semi-auto rifles.

Now that the AR platform has the ability to put 6.8, .308, and .50 Beowulf rounds down range with incredible accuracy and quicker follow up rounds that don’t require taking your finger off the trigger, is it possible to envision a day that bolt-action rifles are an outdated concept?

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Full Automatic M14 Rifle

Full Automatic M14 Rifle

The M1A/M14 Rifle has a very long history, and yes, it was eventually replaced by the M16. Over the years, the M16 rifle has constantly been modified, but what would have happened to the M14 platform had it never been replaced by the M16?

A fully automatic M14 would be difficult to control, which is why the military made the M14 a semi-automatic. That said, check out the video below!

So, we have to ask… if you were given the option, could you handle a full automatic M14 rifle?

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FN FS2000

FN FS2000

 

When I think of futuristic, all around cool looking firearms that are available today, the FN FS2000 is at the top of my list.

The Basics:
The FN FS2000 is a semi-auto bullpup style rifle chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO (223 Rem.), and comes with a 1.6x optical sighting package. It’s gas operated and uses a rotating block lockup. The polymer stock is ambidextrous and fired casings are ejected through a forward port on the right side of the rifle away from the operator. Both 10 and 30 round magazines are available. The cost is approximately $2000.

The “11” Factor:
What gives the little extra push from ten to eleven, for me, is the way this rifle combines modular options, light weight, and beautiful lines… Oh, and the fact that our left-handed brothers and sisters won’t be getting a face full of hot gas and brass.

Would any of you consider buying a rifle that looks like something out of a sci-fi movie? Has anyone had a chance to fire one of these? If so, what were your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

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Dedicated .22 Upper or Conversion Kit

Dedicated .22 Upper or Conversion Kit

The topic of a dedicated .22 upper receiver vs. a conversion kit for you AR platform might be a little retro, but I have a hard time imagining a gun guy or gal holding their rifle and saying, “This topic is so passé!” By now most everyone has had a chance to make up their own mind on which way they’ll go when spending their money, and if they haven’t they’ve probably thought about it plenty.

I personally went the conversion route several years back and have only found limited success with it. Frustration set in early between the failure to extract and failure to load issues. In a good session I was able to fire five rounds before having an issue, and often times it was fewer rounds than that. I’ve tried several different brands of ammo, but so far that perfect round that my conversion kit likes best eludes me. The upside is that I now know what I’ll be doing on my next range day.

Despite the experience with the conversion kit I have, I still think this is a great way to go. I have fired other people’s converted rifles and they worked great. There are also plenty of stories of people firing several hundred rounds consistently without any hiccups. It’s just a matter of finding the best kit for your rifle and then the right ammo to go with it. With most kits being under $250 it’s hard not to go this route.

Dedicated .22 uppers are something I haven’t been fortunate enough to try out for myself yet. There is some appeal to having an upper that is designed to shoot a .22 round. The premise being that an upper designed to fire a specific round will be more accurate and have fewer failures. While this sounds valid in theory, the internet has plenty of first hand stories you can find where this isn’t always the case. That being said, it is almost always the case that dissatisfied people are louder than satisfied people, so a grain of gun powder should be applied. While a dedicated upper will cost you more than the conversion kit, a lack of frustration is priceless.

I’ll continue to experiment with the basic CMMG kit I have to see if I can get it working correctly, but in the meantime I would love to hear about your experiences with dedicated uppers and/or conversion kits. What has worked for you and what hasn’t?

 

 

 

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