Bushmaster ACR in 300 Blackout Coming Soon?

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The Bushmaster ACR in 300 Blackout is rumored to be announced just before the 2011 Shot Show event. Our Gun Spy’s are reporting it may use the same bolt and magazine yet require a new barrel.

The 300 AAC Blackout is an amazing 30 caliber ammunition that matches the ballistics of the 7.62x39mm AK, has 37% more energy than 5.56mm M855, and 9% more than 6.8 SPC TAP 110. In fact, from a 9 inch barrel, the 300BLK has more muzzle energy than 5.56mm M855 from a 16 inch barrel. When 300 BLK is used in a 16 inch barrel, it has 23% more energy than 5.56mm M855 from a 16 inch barrel – with much higher-mass projectiles for a more dramatic effect on the target.

300 Blackout Bushmaster ACR Release Date?

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300 AAC Blackout Remington 700 Barrels now Available!

Remington 300 Blackout 700 Barrels 300 Blackout Remington 700 Barrel
The 300 BLK barrels for the Rem 700/Model-7 are available. They are 16″, 1:8 twist, Nitride finish, threaded 5/8-24 and come as pictured with thread protector. Retail is $400.

Usually it’s DPMS who releases the new ammunition barrels and accessories first within the freedom group but this time it’s Remington with the 700/Model-7 and Bushmaster with the rumors we reported about the ACR possibly coming with the 300 Blackout ACR.

(source AAC Blog)

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BLACKHAWK – United Kingdom Special Forces Knife

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We haven’t had the chance to review knives around here so I figured what better way is there to start than with a
Blackhawk United Kingdom Special Forces UK-SFK knife.

BlackHawk was kind enough to send us a sample knife to review and its such a gorgeous knife we simply couldn’t resist.  The UK-SFK is available in two finishes brushed satin or black epoxy powder.  It’s a plain edged knife produced of D-2 tool steel measuring 11.380 inches overall.
Black Hawk UK Special ForcesFrom the blackhawk website:
The UK-SFK (United Kingdom Special Forces Knife) was designed specifically for Britain’s elite special forces. Using their stringent specifications as a guide, BLACKHAWK’s design team drew from the groundbreaking works of Col. Rex Applegate,W.E. Fairbairn, and Brent Beshara to create the ultimate combat dagger. The UK-SFK’s broad, symmetrical blade is precision ground from premium D-2 tool steel for an exceptional combination of edge geometry, point strength, and penetration. Its integral crossguard and distinctive full-tang handle design are borrowed from Brent Beshara’s XSF-1 dagger for outstanding strength and ergonomics. Every UK-SFK comes complete with an injection-molded nylon sheath specially designed to support vertical and horizontal wear on MOLLE gear and attachment to BLACKHAWK!’s drop-leg holster platforms.

My Thoughts…
My thoughts on the
UK-SFK knife is that is simple, durable, and sexy.  It’s a fairburn dagger style blade  so I’m not sure how versatile it can be outside of combat but none the less it’s quality for the MSRP price of 199.00.  It is made in Taiwan but if that was not printed on the backside I would not have known based on quality of manufacturing.

I found it well balanced with a nice weight in the hand and I also like the way the black finish looks with wear. The use of G10 scales provide a stable and comfortable grip.  It’s thumb ridges do a great job from preventing slippage and I assume work equally well with preventing another knife from cutting your hand.

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RUGER SR40 Review Coming Soon!

SR40 Reviews by RUGERRUGER SR40

A couple of days ago we received our Ruger SR40 sample and I just wanted to drop some teaser pics on you guys prior to the official GunBlog review & video.  Just to go over it again The new Ruger SR40 is based closely on the SR9 and sharing many of its same features. The SR40 is a Semi-Automatic Pistol finished in brushed stainless and black polymer frame grip.

It comes in with a three dot sight and a barrel twist of 1 in 16.  The overall length of the SR40 is 7.55″ at 27.25 oz empty. The Ruger SR40 also features a 3470 accessory rail and a magazine capacity of 15+1 and sold with 2 in the box.

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Panther Arms (DPMS) AP4 .308 Review

DPMS AP4 Reviews

Panther Arms (DPMS) AP4 .308
The US has fought many wars carrying the M16 and M4 and law enforcement and civilian shooters continue to rely on the AR15 family of rifles chambered in 5.56 millimeter. However, many feel the 5.56 millimeter cartridge, especially through a rifle with a sixteen inch barrel, simply can’t get the job done reliably when the chips are down. This issue has led both the US Military in Afghanistan and many shooters around the world to move away from assault weapons and their cartridges, that were intended to deliver “best of all worlds” performance, and back to weapons firing full-size rifle rounds offering maximum power and increased range. While there isn’t much wrong with many of the tried-and-true rifles delivering their bigger bullets, there are new models available and a prime example on the civilian market is the
Panther AP4 in .308, a compact AR offering the size and weight of an assault rifle combined with the power of a true rifle round.

DPMS AP4 Reviews

Delivered with a sixteen inch barrel and telescoping stock like that found on the M4, the Panther AP4 in .308 offers shooters a weapon practically identical in size and very similar in weight to a short-barreled AR15 chambered in 5.56 millimeter, but in a hard-hitting, time-tested, longer-range cartridge. Shooters in search of a powerful, capable semi-automatic rifle but with a short, carbine-length barrel in a familiar platform would do well to spend some time at the local gun shop getting to know an AP4 in .308.

In addition to the aforementioned sixteen inch barrel and telescoping stock, Panther’s AP4 rifle is delivered with a solid list of standard features. A gas-operated semiautomatic rifle, the AP4’s barrel is made from 4140 chrome-moly steel, rifled with six grooves, features 1×10 right-hand twist rifling and is capped by an aggressive-looking Panther .308 flash hider. The barrel is shrouded by a carbine-length free-float handguard. The top of the 6066-T6 aluminum upper receiver, which is hard anodized and black Teflon-coated, features a Picatinny rail ready for scopes or sights. The lower receiver is made from 6061-T6 aluminum, is also hard anodized and black Teflon-coated and the magazine release button is aluminum. The AP4’s bolt is heat treated and plated along with its bolt carrier. The overall construction, fit and finish of the .308 Panther AP4 is impressive.

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