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Gun Data for the Day – Day 43

While we’re at it, let’s look at what it takes to carve out a 1911 from an 80% frame:

Gun Data for the Day – Day 42

Let’s take a look at something that makes some people itch – AR-15 80% lowers.

Gun Info for the Day – Day 41

Kriss has come out with a new version of their Vector series – The Gen II Vector Carbine in .45 ACP:

Feature Technical Specifications Details
Operating Action Closed bolt, delayed-blowback patented KSV System
Caliber .45 ACP (230g FMJ recommended)
Magazine Std. 13-round Glock 21 mag. Optional 25-round KRISS® MagEx. Fully compatible with G21 model mags
Dim. / Wt Length open:
Length folded:
Height:
Weight (unloaded w/o accessories):
Barrel: (16:1 twist)
34.8″
26.5″
6.8″
5.8 lbs
16″
Fire Control Ambidextrous Fire/Safe settings
(Can be factory-configured in any combination)
Semi-automatic
Performance Max. effective Range:
Group 100m:
Groupings 25m:
150m
< 15cm
< 2.5cm
Construction Meets/exceeds MILSTD 810F
Advanced metal components: A2 and 4340/4140 chrome-moly steel alloys heat hardened/manganese phosphate treated with aerospace 7075/6061 hard-anodized aluminum alloys
Aerospace polymer components: Lightweight injection molded housings of 15% fiber-reinforced Ultramid ™ Nylon 6/6 composite alloy treated for toughness and environmental protection
Options Full line of KRISS accessories

Gun Data for the Day – Day 40

Let’s have a glance at one of the new offerings from Ruger – the Ruger Precision Rifle:

Model No. Caliber Cap. Stock Barrel Barrel Length Folded Length Overall Length Height Width Weight Length of Pull Twist Sugg. Retail
18001 308 Win 10 Folding, Adjustable Length of Pull and Comb Height Cold Hammer- Forged, 5R Rifling 20.00” 30.60” 38.25” – 41.75” 7.30” 3.30” 9.70 lbs. 12.00”- 15.50” 1:10” $1,399.00 Spec Sheet
18005 6.5 Creedmoor 10 Folding, Adjustable Length of Pull and Comb Height Cold Hammer- Forged, 5R Rifling 24.00” 34.60” 42.25” – 45.75” 7.30” 3.30” 10.60 lbs. 12.00”- 15.50” 1:8” $1,399.00 Spec Sheet
18010 243 Win 10 Folding, Adjustable Length of Pull and Comb Height Cold Hammer- Forged, 5R Rifling 26.00” 36.60” 44.25” – 47.75” 7.30” 3.30” 11.00 lbs. 12.00”- 15.50” 1:7.7” $1,399.00

Gun Data for the Day – Day 39

Today, let’s take a look at assembling an AR-15 from parts:

Thanks to MidWay USA for putting things like this up.  It’s the kind of thing that we’ll lose if the proposed ITAR changes go through.

Gun Data for the Day – Day 38

Here’s the South African G6 howitzer:

Specifications
Weight 46,500 kg (46.5 t)[1]
Length 10.4 m (34 ft 1 in)[1][2]
Width 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)[1]
Height 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)[1]
Crew 6
3–5 (G6-52 Extended Range)

Caliber 155 mm[2]
Rate of fire G6-52: 8 rpm
G6 M1A3: 6 rpm
Sustained: 2 rpm
Effective firing range Standard: 30 km (19 mi)
Base bleed: 39 km (24 mi)
V-LAP: 52.5 km (32.6 mi)
M9703A1: 67 km (42 mi)

Main
armament
1 x 155mm T6 L/52 (Caliber: 155mm – Scope estimated 33 km to 42 km)
Engine air-cooled diesel
525 hp (391.49 kW)
Suspension 6×6
Operational
range
Road: 700 km (430 mi)
Off-road: 350 km (220 mi)[1]
Speed Road: 85 km/h (53 mph)
Off-road: 30 km/h (19 mph)[2]

Gun Data for the Day – Day 37

Let’s take a look at the Chinese PLZ-05 155mm self- propelled howitzer:

Specifications
Weight 35 tonnes [1]
Length 11.60 m
Width 3.38 m
Height 3.55 m
Crew 4

Caliber 155 mm
Barrels 52 caliber (PLZ05 & PLZ-52) / 54 caliber (PLZ04)
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 10 rounds/min [2]
Maximum firing range >50 km. Varies by munition. Laser-homing 20km, ERFB-BB 39km,[2] WS-35 100km [3]

Main
armament
155 mm howitzer
Secondary
armament
12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun/ 2 sets of 4-barrel grenade launchers
Engine 8V150-cooled turbocharged diesel
800 hp [4]
Suspension torsion bar
Operational
range
550 km
Speed 56 km/h

Gun Data for the Day – Day 36

And in counterpoint, here’s the Russian/Soviet 2S3 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer.

Specifications
Weight Maximum: 28 metric tons
Length Total: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Hull: 7.765 m (25 ft 5.7 in)
Width 3.25 m (10 ft)
Height 3.05 m (10 ft)
2.615 m (8 ft 7.0 in) without a machine gun
Crew 4

Breech semi-automatic vertical wedge
Elevation −4° to +60°
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire Sustained: 1  rpm max: 4 rpm
Maximum firing range Conventional: 18.5 km (11.5 mi)
RAP: 24 km (15 mi)

Armor 15 mm (hull)
30 mm (turret and hull front)[1]
Main
armament
152.4 mm D-22 howitzer L/27
(46 rounds, maximum)[2][3]
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm remotely controlledPKT tank machine gun
(1,500 rounds)[3]
Engine V-59
(12-cylinder 4-stroke V-shaped water-cooled diesel)[2]
520 hp (382.7 kW) at 2,000 rpm[2]
Power/weight 18.9 hp/t (13.92 kW/t)
Transmission mechanical double-flow, planetary gear-gearbox unit
Suspension independent torsion bars with hydraulic shock absorbers of 1st and 6th road wheels
Ground clearance 0.45 m (1 ft 6 in)
Fuel capacity 830 liters[2]
Operational
range
500 km (310 mi)[2]
Speed On-road: 63 km/h (39 mph)
Off-road: 45 km/h (28 mph)[2]

Gun Data of the Day – Day 35

Let’s look at some more artillery.  First, the American M-109 Paladin self propelled howitzer:

Specifications
Weight 27.5 tons
Length 30 ft (9.1 m)
Width 10 ft 4 in (3.15 m)
Height 10 ft 8 in (3.25 m)
Crew 6 (2 Loaders, Gunner, Assistant Gunner, Commander, Driver)

Shell separate loading, bagged charge
Caliber 155 mm L/39 caliber[1]
Breech interrupted screw
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire Maximum: 6 rpm
Sustained: 3 rpm
Effective firing range Conventional: 18 km (11 mi)
RAP: 30 km (19 mi)

Main
armament
M126 155 mm Howitzer
Secondary
armament
.50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 machine gun
Engine Detroit Diesel 8V71T
450 hp (335.56 kW)
Power/weight 18.7 hp/t
Suspension torsion-bar
Operational
range
216 mi (350 km)
Speed 35 mph (56 km/h)

Gun Data for the Day – Day 34

I’m a little mind fried after driving across Alabama the long way, so I’m going to throw a curveball out there – the GyroJet.

Also, please remember why I’m doing this, and drop the State Department a comment.  The comment period is still open.

 

Specifications
Weight 0.88 lb (0.40 kg)
Length 10.88 inches (27.6 centimetres)
Barrel length 5 inches (13 centimetres)

Cartridge Mark I- 13 mm rocket
Mark II- 12 mm rocket
Caliber Mark I- .51 caliber
Mark II- .49 caliber
Action Blow-Forward
Rate of fire 60 RPM
Select Fire (Assault Rifle variant)
Muzzle velocity very low, but increasing over trajectory to about 1250fps
Effective firing range 55 yards (50 m)
Feed system 6-round internal box magazine (Main Variants)
Sights Iron sights
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