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How Did The Beretta M9 Show Up In ‘Lone Survivor?’

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

How Did The Beretta M9 Show Up In ‘Lone Survivor?’ That’s the question being asked.

At the time of Operation ‘Red Wings’ which is the subject of the hit movie ‘Lone Survivor’, SEALs were toting SIG P226s, not M9 Berettas. Hollywood prop houses have loads of different guns, including SIGs, and any recent action movie will attest to that. So how did it get there? Rumor has it that M9 manufacturer Beretta paid the movie’s producers an undisclosed sum of money (some say in the high 5 figures) to have their weapon included. In fact, Brand-in Entertainment has bragged about the Beretta’s insertion on their website. It’s just brand placement right? So much for insisting on accuracy.

M9 in Lone Survivor

An M9 is clearly visible on the belt of Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch) in the opening scene and later again, when a SEAL draws his handgun while ordering one of the Chinook pilots to not turn around.

Ready For A Commercial FN Carbine?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

I first heard of FN working on a commercial carbine earlier this year and now word on the street is that this will become a reality at SHOT Show. I’ve heard that FN has placed orders for parts for these guns. And if that wasn’t enough, LAV has released this photo of a semi auto carbine prototype he purchased awhile back from a former FN employee.

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I can’t wait to see if there is any teeth to these rumors.

Rumor Has It – BFG and VelSyst Team Up

Monday, June 18th, 2012

We have it from a pretty good source that a really cool announcement is coming soon from Blue Force Gear and Velocity Systems regarding their technologies.

Look for more details here soon.

An Improved Remington ACR? Is It True?

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

We heard rumors of a new, upgraded Remington ACR in August and that it would be debuted at Modern Day Marine. When we stopped by the Remington Military Products booth and inquired about this new, improved Adaptive Combat Rifle we were told to look for it at AUSA.

So, has anybody else heard anything about this mystery weapon?

SOCOM Selects New Suppressors?

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Rumor has it, SOCOM has selected new suppressors for 5.56 and 7.62, rifle as well as machine gun. Look for more news here soon.

Colt 7.62 Rifle?

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

We have received a couple of tips that Colt has a new rifle in 7.62, model number CM901. Apparently, it will also be backward compatible with 5.56 uppers and has already been demonstrated for potential US Government customers. Sounds like we have a new contender in the “SCAR WARS”. We expect to see it unveiled at AUSA in October.

Remember, you heard it here first.

Remington ACR to Ship in March

Friday, January 8th, 2010

The latest rumor in the ongoing “when will I be able to buy an ACR” saga is that they are being manufactured as we speak and that they will retail for about $2300. Expect something formal at SHOT.

Remington ACR

The Remington Adaptive Combat Rifle is a derivative of the Magpul Masada first debuted at SHOT Show 2007. For a time it was under development at Freedom Group company Bushmaster but in June of 2009 the program was formally moved to Remington Military Products in anticipation of future government interest. ACR marketing videos were leaked last week to YouTube after being “found…on a disk at the airport.”

Rumor Has It – MR223

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Rumor has it that the HK MR223 introduced last year in Germany last year will finally be released here in the US after SHOT show. Apparently, there have been some ATF issues that have delayed importation of what many feel is the holy grail of HKdom.

The MR223 from H&K

However, the biggest news is that the US version will not feature the offset rear take down found on the European rifles. This means that American enthusiasts will be able to use HK416-style uppers with any Mil Spec lower receiver.