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The Army finally found a fix for a dangerous problem with its main weapon

US Army weapons officials have figured out the cause and ginned up a fix for a dangerous glitch in the selector switch of M4 and M4A1 carbines that could cause the weapon to fire unintentionally.<p>In June, Military.com reported that about 3,000 Army M4 and M4A1s had failed new safety inspections …

The Bizarre Story Behind These Sensual Photos of Women and Bears

Meet Stepan, the 24-year-old Russian domesticated bear that’s become an Instagram icon.<p>Every once in a while, the incomprehensible algorithm behind Instagram’s explore tab makes my day. During a recent idle scroll, I was whisked away to the Russian tundra where permafrost and now-shut gulags set …

Bears

When the Singer Sewing Machine Company Built the Best .45 Pistol Ever Made

The gun was so good, the military asked the company to build something else.<p>The .45 caliber pistol, also known as the M1911A1, is one of the most iconic handguns ever made. Perhaps the rarest of this common breed are those made by the Singer Corporation.<p>Best known for manufacturing sewing machines, …

Guns

Brady background check has failed to live up to its promises

Gun buyers who get denied by the FBI are largely not the 'bad guys': Opposing view<p>“ATF agents did not consider most of the prohibited persons who had obtained guns to be dangerous.”<p>Those words, quoted last year by USA TODAY, explain why the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and …

Guns

World War I Handguns: Webley MKV1 .455

3:39 PM 09/18/2018<p>By Mike “Duke” Venturino, American Handgunner<br>Photos: Yvonne Venturino<p>The Webley MKVI certainly fits the criteria British ordnance …

Guns

BREAKING: US Army Selects 6 Companies for Sub Compact Weapon Programme

Déjà vu? Not quite. The US Army has announced the companies which have been down-selected for the Sub Compact Weapon programme. Six of the companies …

U.S. Army

NSSF: AR-15/AK numbers top 16 million

Numbers from the NSSF point to the likelihood that 16 million modern sporting rifles were produced between 1990 and 2016, a period that included the …

Antonin Scalia

Arizona State Superintendent Hires Man Who Thinks Dinosaurs Were On Noah’s Ark To Review Evolution In Schools

State Superintendent Diane Douglas has hired a creationist to help review Arizona's science and evolution curriculum.<p>Arizona State Superintendent …

Education

Border Wars: The Type 81 Variants of the United Wa State Army

Currently boosting a force of over 30,000 fighters, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) has always been a force of reckoning on the Burmese border with …

BULLPUP SCORPION: Manticore Arms CZ Chassis

Just last Friday, Sven Jonsson of Manticore Arms posted up a teaser image of his latest project. Sven is a bullpup fanatic and in fact is hosting his …

Here's why this 36-barrel "Metal Storm" machine gun will never be used by the US Army

It's called the Metal Storm. This Australian-made, US-funded behemoth of a cannon uses the same idea behind a Roman candle to fire round after round out of its 36 barrels. The prototype managed to achieve a maximum rate of fire of 1.62 million rounds per minute as it fired 180 rounds in a 0.01 …

Intellectual Property

After smuggling, Ishapore factory melting weapons

To stop smuggling of British-era firearms and modern army rifles rejected during the production process, Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) has started …

War

This 'Rifle That Won World War II' Is Likely To Be The Most Expensive Ever

General George Patton called it “the greatest battle implement ever devised.” It was our nation’s first successful semi-automatic battle rifle, and it was used to defeat fascist forces from the frozen forests of Bastogne to the volcanic ridges of Iwo Jima. It is known as the M-1 Garand, thanks to …

Western Massachusetts

Smithsonian's Museum Day allows free entry to almost 1,400 museums on Sept. 22

Nearly 1,400 museums across the country will offer free admission on Sept. 22 for Museum Day.<p>The 14th-annual event is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, which encourages museums to allow free entry just as the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities do each day.<p>All you have to …

Museums

Smith & Wesson’s strong quarter stuns Wall Street

Maybe there’s hope for gun companies, after all.<p>Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands stunned Wall Street on Friday with unexpectedly strong …

Smith & Wesson

GUNBROKER FINDS: Factory Original Colt 601

For those with a taste for true classics, this Gunbroker auction might be worth a look. Up for sale is a factory original Colt 601 machine gun in …

Prototypes

America doesn’t actually lead the world in mass shootings

The claim that the US has by far the most mass public shootings in the world drives much of the gun-control debate. Many argue that America’s high …

Guns

His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story

A Texas hospital that charged a teacher $108,951 for care after a 2017 heart attack told the patient Thursday it would slash the bill to $332.29 — but not before a story about the huge charge sparked a national conversation over what should be done to combat surprise medical bills that afflict a …

Health Care

John McCain Funeral Plans: Lying in State at Capitol Rotunda

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral.<p>Mr. McCain, who served for two decades in the Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy and who represented …

Civil Rights

Curtis Harper leaves ring at opening bell of fight, gets disqualified

The great Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant once dubbed boxing "the theater of the unexpected," and, boy, did something unexpected happen …

Boxing

POTD: Hi-Point Themed AR15s

Steve Talischeck of Mad Pig Customs has made two custom AR-15s. His inspiration was Hi-Point and their reputation in the firearm community. Here are …

Photos

The Colt “Shields”?

It was called the “Golden age of Hijacking,” between 1968 to 1972, no less than 130 American airliners were hijacked and routed to foreign airfields …

Prototypes

John McCain to Discontinue Treatment for Brain Cancer, Family Says

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has been battling brain cancer for more than a year, will no longer be treated for his condition, his family announced on Friday, a sign that the Republican war hero is most likely entering his final days.<p>“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with …

Foreign Policy

Fire Chief: Verizon Throttled Our 'Unlimited' Data, Hurting Fire Fighting Efforts

A fire chief accused Verizon of throttling the wireless data of his department, hampering its efforts to respond to fires, including while battling …

Net Neutrality

Texas man yelling ‘Jesus is coming’ while stabbing toddler is shot by neighbor trying to stop attack, cops say

A Texas man beat and stabbed his 1-year-old son to death in the courtyard of an apartment complex Sunday -- despite a valiant attempt to stop the brutal assault by a neighbor who heard screams and grabbed his gun, police said.<p>A neighbor near the Oak Forest Apartments in Lewisville fired three …

Crime

2 killed when small plane crashes in Phoenix intersection

Dashcam footage captured the moment the single-engine, home-built plane fell from the sky, damaging some vehicles.

The most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases

Malaria, dengue fever, zika — mosquitoes aren't just annoying when they buzz around your ear at night, they can also infect us with countless …

Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug

Two years ago Gretchen Liu, 78, had a transient ischemic attack — which experts sometimes call a “mini stroke” — while on a trip to China. After she …

Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In the middle of Baghdad's busy commercial neighborhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can now also buy handguns and semi-automatic rifles legally for the first time in decades.<p>After the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003, illegal weapons …

SKS-31: The 7.62x54mmR Predecessor of SKS Carbine

Kalashnikov Gun Magazine has published another interesting article telling about Sergei Simonov’s 7.62x54mmR SKS-31 rifle that preceded the SKS that …