Today we have another article from Hognose the owner of weaponsman.com. Kevin, of Hognose as he was known to his many readers and fans, passed away in spring of 2017 and we re post his articles once a week to remember our friend and to save his work in case weaponsman goes dark. By Kevin … Read moreThe M16 as First Standardized
I am a little unorganized today, the post yesterday about H. W. McBride took longer to get together than I thought it would and it really eat in to the time I spend on the rest of a weeks line up. So, today we are doing another “Scattered shots” post where I say a few … Read moreSCATTERED SHOTS II
I was looking at my notes and realized I hadn’t shot my AR15A4 in over a year, so I took it out last weekend. The reason I keep an A4 configured rifle around is because I carried one in combat. I actually carried the M16A2 more while I was in the service, but I had … Read moreMisc rambling on the A4.
Above of course is the famous side arm of General Patton. This Colt Model P is of course chambered for the classic widowmaker, .45 Colt. or .45 Long Colt if you like that better. I won’t go into its purchases history and serial number and blah blah blah. That has been done to death. It … Read morePatton’s Revolver And The M1911
This week I have had a lot of down time waiting on new guns and products to arrive and have not had the time for my usual long articles on firearms history. And squirrel season came in last weekend so I admit in the evenings I have been doing that. So today I am reposting … Read morePenetration Testing And Using A Car As Cover Part 1&2
After the fall of Saigon to the communists of North Vietnam , the crowning achievement of the U.S. Democrat party of the day. There was a lot of equipment and arms left over, much of it US made and supplied to the Army of the Republic of South Vietnam for their for their survival … Read moreWHATEVER HAPPENED TO ALL THOSE M16s LEFT IN SOUTH VIETNAM ?
Back around Hurricane Irma I got thinking about what I would get if I were starting my firearm collection from scratch. I still have an unfinished article based off my musing I might post someday. I’ve wanted a light weight .308 semi auto with a long handguard for a while now. I really like the … Read moreUpdate on my firearm project.
This short video was sent to us by Alex, who is a friend to the website. Alex owns one of the rare Colt IAR uppers and fired it on full auto. The Colt IAR was colt’s submission for possible adoption for the USMCs new automatic rifle. Of course the HK won. Not because it was … Read moreCOLT IAR
Today is our traditional day of re posting some of the best articles of our friend Kevin O’Brien better know as Hognose by his many admirers and readers of his website weaponsman.com. Kevin left us too early in spring of 2017 and we repost his work here to honor him and preserve his work. … Read moreWhen the Army Resisted the M16A2, Part 1-3
I was looking at a picture of the LMT MARS-L as adopted by New Zealand and I was remembering how not that long ago I read all sorts of people saying that the future of the AR was going to be monolithic uppers. Greater rigidity, accuracy & precision, no top rail gap interfering with optics … Read moreWhere are they now? Monolithic Uppers