Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chicks With Guns Photo Book

Lindsay McCrum published a photo book of female firearm afficionados. There are 15 to 20 million female shooters and the book wants to serve itself as an introduction.

McCrum selected 80 shots. She says this is not about politics, but about trying to 'harness the visceral power of photography to provide a more rounded, honest picture of what women gun owners look like today.'

Direct link to Amazon


Troy Industries Halloween sale

Troy Industries will be holding the first Halloween sale from 10/28 to 10/31. You can use the code GHOST at the check out to get 35% off on select items.

From: Troy Industries

Julie Golob shooting USPSA Revolver National Championship

Julie Golob posted video of her shooting USPSA Revolver National Championship. She is the first and only person in history to win a national title in all six USPSA divisions(open, limited, limited-10, single stack, production & revolver).


From: Youtube

US Shooting Academy has new owners

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USSA had some troubles in the past. Now it has new owners.

New owners say they plan to expand the Retail Pro Shop, and have machines guns for rental too.

Also, USSA will hold the first Annual Zombie shoot on 10/30.

From: USSA

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Heizer firearm's DoubleTap pistol

Heizer firearm introduced their titanium/aluminum based pocket pistol, DoubleTap. It fires .45ACP or 9mm. It rounds two in chamber like a Derringer, and also carries two spare rounds in grip house. To reduce the recoil, it sports porting for each barrel.

It weighs 14oz, .665 inches wide, 5.5 inches long, 3.9 inches high. Barrel is 3 inches long.

Price is yet to be announced.

From: Heizer Firearms

JP Enterprises reintroduces Trijicon TA01JP scope

JP Enterprises is reintroducing Trijicon TA01JP Optic. It is based on Trijicon TA01, but the primary zero has been replaced with 200-yard stadia line. The torso range finding lines has been replaced by wind declination system based on 10mph crosswind.

Standalone optic is $1099 and $1486 with JPoint mini red dot sight.

From: Shooting Illustrated

SIG offers P238 X-grip extended magazine deal

SIG Sauer is offering 7 round magazine named X-grips for P238. You can buy 3 magazines(any mix of X-grips or standard 6 round magazine) for $110.40 (includes shipping & handling).

If you take advantage of this offer, SIG will also sell one of three P238 holster for $14.95.

Offer ends 10/31/2011 and limited to first 200 callers.
You can call (866)619-1128 or (603)418-8102

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

IPSC British Columbia video

This amazing video was recorded during IPSC BC Provincial Championships. The maker of the video says he wanted the video 'to capture this dynamic from the perspective of a new comer.'

It certainly did more than that.


Hickock45 carves pumpkin for Halloween

Hickock45 posted this year's pumpkin carving.

From: Hickock45's Youtube page

Monday, October 24, 2011

Barrett MRAD review on Shooting Illustrated

Shooting Illustrated has a detailed review of Barrett MRAD. This rifle seems to be an effective competitor for military weapon market. Chambered in .338 Lapua Mag, it has detachable 10 round magazine, 24.5 inch barrel, 1.75 lbs trigger, weighing just under 15 lbs.

On top of that, there are plans for other calibers, without the need for armorer support to change between calibers.

With Lapua 300-grain Scenar, it measured 0.59 MOA.

Price(MSRP) will be $6000

From: Shooting Illustrated, Barrett

US wins big in Pan American Shooting Games

US team once again showed their skills in Pan American Games held in Gudalajara, Mexico. The even was held from Oct. 15 - Oct. 22, and US team won total of 18 medals - 10 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze. Congratulations to the team!

From: USA shooting

5.11 shipping ATAC flashlights soon

5.11 announced that they are shipping their ATAC flashlights soon. These are new line of lights.

PLx is a pen shaped model that emits 69 lumens with 3 AAA batteries, with 3 hours of runtime. Price is $29.99

A1 emits 103 lumens in high mode, 11 in ultra low mode, with strobe feature. It uses  one AA battery, and runs 50 minutes in high mode, 28 hours in ultra low mode. Price is $54.99

A2 emits 162 lumens in high mode, 15 in ultra low mode, with strobe feature. It uses two AA batteries, and runs 1:45 in high mode, 75 hours in ultra low mode. Price is $64.99

L1 shines with 173 lumens in high mode, 14 in ultra low, with strobe feature. It uses CR123A battery, and runs 2 hours in high mode, 46 hours in ultra low mode. Price is $74.99

L2 comes with whopping 222 lumend in high mode, 10 in ultra low, with strobe feature. It uses 2 CR123A battery, and runs 4 hours in high mode, 74 hours in ultra low mode. Price is $84.99

From: 5.11

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Crimson Trace announces Lightguard

Crimson Trace announced Lightguard, a white light and laser grip system. The white light is 100 lumens bright and sits right under the dust guard.

Currently it is available for full-sized Glock, S&W M&P and Springfield XD and XDM.

Price will be $149

More review on Shooting Illustrated

From: Crimson Trace

Friday, October 21, 2011

'Down Zero' now available for Panteao subscribers

Panteao production's documentary 'Down Zero' is available for Panteao subscribers. You can also pre-order DVD, set to be released on Nov. 1st and the price will be $29.99.

From: Panteao production

Best shooting video games according to G&A

Guns & Ammo posted their 8 best shooting video games. Take a guess what won #1 spot.

From: Guns & Ammo

Wisconsin CCW reciprocity announced

Wisconsin announced that they will recognize concealed carry permits from following 25 states.

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Permits issued by Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands also will be recognized in Wisconsin.

From: JS Online

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Qaddafi's pistol

Libyan dictator Qaddafi had this pistol with him when he was killed today. Just like other Arab and Persian despots it is a gold plated one. Looks like it is a real FN. According to Gizmodo,
The glistening piece was looted by Mohammed al-Babi, easily one of the most awesome dudes on the planet at the moment, who took it off Qaddafi's after he was shot up

Shotgun carrying etiquette

NSSF Shooting Sportscast uploaded a video on etiquettes on how to carry a shotgun.

From: NSSF Youtube

Kel-Tec PMR-30 review

Shooting Illustrated reviews Kel-Tec's .22WMR pistol. It concludes that it is a good gun for what is made for, which is a handgun suitable for simple outdoor use.

It has some very interesting mechanical design features, as well as a whopping 30 round capacity.

Price is $415(MSRP)
From: Shooting Illustrated

Link: Kel-Tec's website

Gray group's Practical Fundamentals review

Tubetone from Sigforum posted his review of Gray group's Practical Fundamentals class. It is an interesting read covering some myths about handgun shooting.

From: Sig Forum

Precision rifle work with ITTS

Shooting Illustrated has an article about long range shooting class from ITTS. It discusses body placement, use of various objects for support, as well as marksmanship.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Century International Arms Centurion UC-9 carbine review

Shooting Illustrated has a review of Century International Arms UC-9 carbine. It looks like an Uzi from outside, but internal mechanism has been redesigned so it can only be fired in semi-auto, and shoots from a closed bolt.

Due to internal redesign, field stripping may be a bit more complicated than the original Uzi, but at the price of $750, it is nothing compared to a real pre-86 Uzi.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Troy Battlemag

Troy Industries is announcing their Battlemag, a new magazine design for AR, HK 416, and FN SCAR rifles. It is made of polymer, and has extended floor plate locks.

Price will be $15 for each magazine, or 3 for $42

Here's video showing destructive testing.

From: Troy Industries

Mesa Tactical's 24 inch rails for Remington and Mossberg shotguns

Mesa Tactical announced their 24 inch rail system for Remington and Mossberg shotguns.

The Picatinny rail system is intended to be used with high-tube telescoping stock conversion, but seems like it can be used as a stand-alone product.

Price(MSRP) for the rail seems to be from $145 to $215, while the whole stock kit will be $450 to $600.

From: Mesa Tactical.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1911 maintenance tips

Shooting Illustrated has a good article about maintaining your 1911s. This article was again written by Sheriff Jim Wilson who wrote the defense holster article below.

Some tips:
Cotton swabs are good ideas
Every 1000 rounds, you should replace recoil spring, clean firing pin and extractor
A few drops of lubrication, not too little, not too much
Magazines are a plenty, so replace those that do not work.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Typical and nontypical mule deer photos

Outdoorlife has gallery of top 40 typical and nontypical Mule deers.

From: Outdoorlife

Defense holster checklist

NRA editor Sherriff Jim Wilson has a great list of things you should consider when you shop for a holster for your defense.

In short the holster has to be,
1. made from quality materials
2. made to fit the specific model you carry
3. made to fit the belt you use
4. devoid of retention devices that impede your drawing
5. able to have its top open
6. available for weak-hand drawing.

From: Sherriff Jim Wilson

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tactical Grilling aprons

Tactical Grilling is offering variety of aprons.

They come in MultiCam, UCP/ACU, Coyote, Woodland, Law Enforcement, and Fire camouflage.

From: Tactical Grilling

Julie Golob's blog on trip to Greece

Competition shooter Julie Golob posted on her blog about her trip to Greece for IPSC world shoot where US team dominated. You can click here to read her post.

Charter Arms Undercover review on Handgun magazine.

Handgun magazine has review of Charter Arms Undercover.

In a nutshell, this pistol chambered for .38 special +P is a good contender for snubbie market. Price is $379

From: Handguns magazine.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Grayguns to introduce 220/X5 extractor fix service soon

Grayguns will introduce their 220/X5 extractor fix service sometime next week. There has been demands for SIG P220/X5 extractor and Grayguns hopes to offer a solution. We will update when it is announced.

From: Sig Forum

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hornady Zombie Ammo interview

Yesterday we mentioned the newest Hornady product, the Zombie Max ammunition.
Today, Guns & Ammo published a hilarious interview with Steve Hornady.

You can read it here.

AGI's new video - Taming Wildcats.

American Gunsmithing Institute has a new DVD release, 'Taming Wildcats'. A wildcat cartridge is a cartridge that is not commercially loaded by a major ammunition manufacturer, but could be loaded by a specialty or contract reloader.

The DVD is available at for $79.95 (Product ID# 217DVD)

Comp-tac offers XD(M) slide holsters

Comp-tac now offers XD(M) slide holsters for 9mm and .40S&W version. These are not for Springfield XDs.
The Springfield XD (M) 9/40 Slide is made to fully cover the 3.8 while the open bottom of the holster allows for the 4.5 and 5.25 versions to "slide" through. This model is available for all of our full-size holsters except the Diva
From: Comp-tac

New TAD Gears

Triple Aught Design introduced a new hoodie, Valkyrie Hoodie. It is designed for active women, using heavyweight Polartec WindPro fleece. Price is $235 according to TAD's website.

They also added Loden Heather Green color for their Praetorian Hoodie.
From: TAD

Detonics to introduce modular CNC machined 1911

A poster  by the name melensdad has been posting on several forums about the Detonics Defense's new modular 1911.

The interesting part of this pistol is that you can 'switch' grip to change from double stack magazines to single stack magazines.

Price is yet to be determined, but melensdad says it will not be a bargain.

Combat master size version will be the first to be available.

From: 1911 forum

Thursday, October 13, 2011

American Rifleman reviews Rossi Ranch Hand

American Rifleman magazine has their review of Rossi Ranch Hand. In short, it is a fun novelty pistol to shoot.

FDE Magpul MOE+ now shipping out.

Magpul has announced that their FDE(Flat Dark Earth) MOE+ grip is now being shipped to dealers and distributors.

From: Magpul

Short article about SBR

There is a short article about SBR(Short-Barreled Rifle) that covers basics of laws and guidelines for choosing  guns on Shooting Illustrated.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Sig Sauer to host Scholastic Steel Challenge collegiate fall championship

Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) announced that Scholastic Steel Challenge Collegiate Fall Championship will be hosted by firearms maker Sig Sauer at its training facility, the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, N.H., on November 12.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy, University of Vermont, Harvard University and Yale University, a local high school team, Wayland High School from Massachusetts are expected to be there.

From: Steel Challenge

Zombie Max Ammunition from Hornady

Speaking of Zombie bandwagon, Hornady has introduced Zombie Max ammunition. Here is the commercial, which maybe a bit graphic for children(PG rated?)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brownells's Center for Zombie Awareness

Brownells is jumping on Zombie wagon and they made a video to go along with the advertisement. Here is the link to the website

CZ Dan Wesson's sneak peek for 2012

CZ Dan Wesson posted on their Facebook a sneak peek of new models for 2012
On the left is the alloy framed, single stack, officer sized ECO. It will be available in 9mm and .45 ACP. It uses a flat recoil spring system that is rated for 15,000 rounds in .45 ACP. The barrel is a flush cut, ramped bull barrel with a target crown. On the right is the Specialist. It is a 5" model chambered in .45 ACP. Dual colored night sights, a tactical rail frame, extended mag release, detachable 2 piece mag well and G10 VZ Operator II grips will come standard on this model. It will be offered in matte stainless or our matte black Duty finish. Both have even more features than what is listed here

Nikon’s Spot On app available for Android

Nikon's ballistics app is now available for Android platform. It will be $4.99 for the app(click here for link).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

US dominates IPSC World Shoot

Congratulations to Max Michel and his U.S. Open Division teammates JJ Racaza, Kamille Eusibio, Chris Tilley. They won the IPSC World Shoot in open division.
From: Sig Sauer Inc. Facebook

US teams dominated the competition, winning Standard overall, Production overall, Modified overall, Revolver overall, and Lady's open and standard division.


Jerry Miculek(Revolver, revolver senior, shoot off)
Rob Leatham(Modified, modified senior, shoot off)
K.C. Eusebio(Open, shoot off)

Production overall: Robert Vogel

Standard Junior: Matthew Sweeney
Standard Lady: Randi Rogers
Standard Overall: Blake Miguez

Open Junior: Shane Coley

Jerry Miculek and Rob Leatham also got the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Congratulations to winners!

From: IPSC World Shoot Facebook

Monday, October 10, 2011

Welcome to GNB - Gun News Blog!

Gun News Blog hopes to share the latest news for average gun owners. We will try to cover many different aspects of shooting sport, whether it is competition, tactical training, or just about guns. We also hope to cover equipments.

We are just starting, so there will be upgrades and changes along the way.

GNB will be updated approximately once a week with various news and articles. So please stop by soon!