Drake Associates Athena Rifle: Bolt-Action Accuracy From A Semi-Auto System?

Here’s something that caught my eye amongst coverage of the annual National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers trade show this month. It’s the .223 / 5.56x45mm ATHENA Precision Chassis Rifle from Drake Associates which was allegedly developed to provide a high-performance alternative to the US Military’s MK11/MK12 and M110 programs.  The ATHENA features a Drake high-performance […]

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Crosman Full Auto BB Gun Series

Crosman first introduced a full-auto, CO2-powered BB gun in January of this year, in the shape and form of their licensed replica of the DPMS Panther Arms SBR. Now they’ve taken things to the next level with 2 additional models in their full-auto BB gun series – the R1 rifle and the P1 pistol. The full-auto […]

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Airsoft Takes To The Skies

Check out the latest issue of Airsoft Action magazine for a very interesting story of how an aircraft restoration and demonstration organization called “OV-10 Squadron” in California are taking the air in airsoft to new heights – quite literally! Pick up a copy of the magazine at your favorite shop, or check it out online […]

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More Laser Lore: from the Crimson Trace blog

Laser sights are the subject of much discussion and (dis)information. This, unfortunately, can keep people from using a visible laser sight to its fullest advantage: or prevent them from using one at all. Crimson Trace (related articles archived on Shooting Illustrated here) recently set out to correct that by increasing the publication tempo on the […]

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GGP320 Slides from Grey Ghost Precision for SIG P320

Wallace, Idaho based Grey Ghost Precision has announced the release of their newest product line: aftermarket slides for the SIG P320 platform. These new slides are described as sharing “…the same precision engineering as the GLOCK aftermarket slides that GGP has been manufacturing for the past two years.” Dubbed the ‘GGP320’, they’re an aftermarket upgrade […]

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Springfield Armory SA51 directed-energy rifle

The E11 not giving you enough blast for your bucks?  Try the new SA51 mid-size directed-energy rifle from Springfield Armory! It combines a miniature particle accelerator capable of unmatched accuracy with projectiles unaffected by wind or gravity. Currently in service with Groom Lake Air Force Base Security Force personnel, and coming soon to the civilian market as […]

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