Headspace

15 Nov 19 “Headspace” The term, “headspace,” refers to the distance from the part of the chamber that stops forward motion of the cartridge, to the bolt-face. That part of the chamber is sometimes called the “datum-reference.” When...

NGSW

14 Nov 19 Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) I had been told some time ago that DOD had settled on Remington’s 6.8SPC (6.8×43) as the successor to the existing 5.56×45 (in whatever generation of “wonder-bullet” we’re currently in)....

Russia’s Contribution!

13 Nov 19 Military Autoloading Rifles: Several mentioned that in my last Quip, I failed to mention the Soviet SVT autoloading rifles, which did actually see active combat during WWII. Talented Russian arms designers, like Tokarev, Simonov, Fedorov, and Kalashnikov...

Two Cartridges!

12 Nov 19 A Tale of Two Cartridges: When WWI ended in November of 1918, most nations had come to the conclusion that bolt-action military rifles were now obsolete, and work on autoloading systems continued in earnest! Two autoloading military rifles that actually saw...

Farnam Signature Fighting Rifles

6 Nov 19 Farnam Signature M4 and 7.62×51 Hans Vang, and his wonderful crew at Vang Comp in AZ, are now producing my FS M4s and FS 7.62x51s! The Vang Comp shop is not far from Gunsite! Vang Comp is known mostly for fighting shotguns, but they do a wide variety of...