Saturday, December 31, 2011

Double tap clarified

Shooting Illustrated's article on 'double tap' clears the confusion between 3 terms that are mistakenly used interchangeably(double tap, controlled pairs, and hammer). It has to do with number of sight pictures, and the article also talks about how we can present it to those who are not familiar with firearms.

From: Shooting Illustrated

End of 2011 sales

There are several vendors who are holding last minute sales.

SKD Tactical is offering 16% off on Saturday.

Grey Group is offering 25% off on all Vest and chest rigs, pouches in stock from Dec. 31st to Jan. 2nd.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Taurus introdues two new revolvers

Tauraus introduced 405 and 445 Ultra-light revolver.

405 is a .40S&W caliber revolver with 2 inch barrel and 5 round capacity. It is first .40 S&W caliber revolver from Taurus and only weighs 29 oz. MSRP will be $452

445 Ultra-light is chambered in .44 Special with 2 inch barrel and 5 round capacity weighting onlt 22 oz. MSRP is $514

From: Taurus USA

Daniel Defense to make M4 V5 in .300 Blackout

Daniel Defense announced that they will release .300 Blackout version of M4 V5 in 2012. It will be offered as an option along with 5.56 version.

From: Daniel Defense

Hickok45 reviews Walther PPQ

Hickok45 reviewed Walther PPQ, just the way he is known for, like a neighborhood uncle.

From: Hickok45

(Humorous) CZ T-shirt

CZ 52 is made to penetrate body armor. Someone wants others to know about that too.

NBC's Hot Shot new ad with Jerry Miculek

Hot Shot uploaded a new ad featuring Jerry Miculek. The show will premier on NBC Sports Netwok on Jan. 8, 2012

From: Hot Shots Youtube

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

G&A looks at new pistols for 2012

Guns & Ammo is looks at new pistols that will debut in 2012.

Ruger LCR .22LR, Taurus 709 Slim and 6 more are listed. Some are new versions of older guns, some with new caliber.

From: Guns & Ammo

MA and VT state police goes with M&P

Massachusetts State Police decided to go with 2,500 M&P45, Vermont State Police with 390 M&P40.

From: Gun Digest

Down Range TV's Online Tips and Training

Down Range TV will start posting online video training tips, and the first one is about Action & Intent.

From: Down Range TV

Wilson Combat adds 10 AR barrels

Wilson Combat has added 10 new barrels to their line up of AR barrels. They are .204 Ruger, .300AAC Blackout, 5.56 NATO, 6.8 SPC, and 7.62X40WT in different configurations

Price runs from $249.99 to $299.95

From: AR15

American Rifleman's Top 10 historical handguns

American Rifleman chose Top 10 handguns of the past century. Some guns obviously made the list(1911, Glocks, S&W revolvers) and there are some that I did not think of.

From: American Rifleman

2011 IDPA World Shoot video & photos

IDPAtv uploaded video from IDPA World Shoot. Craig Buckland shows amazing skills with his revolver.

You can also view photos from the competition taken by Yamil Sued.

From: IDPAtv, IDPA

RPC - Rocket Propelled Chainsaw diagram

You never know when you need one...especially when zombie apocalypse happens...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vltor TS3 Carbine

Vltor TS3 Carbine is a mid-length carbine that was featured on Top Shot in September.

It features,
polylithic upper receiver,
improved “A5” buffer and recoil system,
beveled magazine-well,
large button magazine release,
Geissele trigger assembly,
and many more features

You can also read a review by Defense Review

Price(MSRP): $2495

From: Vltror

Panteao releases Paul Howe's new DVD

Panteao production has been busy making firearm instruction DVDs and the latest is Paul Howe's Advanced Tac Pistol/Rifle Operator. This builds on his previous DVDs.

Price: $49.99 (members $39.99)

From: Panteao production

.30 Rem. AR review by Shooting Illustrated

Shooting Illustrated looked at .30 Rem. AR. The article is a bit technical, but it also goes through several developments within last few years to adopt different calibers for AR platform.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Outdoor Channel reveals 1st quarter of 2012 line up

Outdoor Channel revealed it's line up for the first 3 months of the 2012. We will see the shows like 'Shooting Gallery' and 'Wardens' expanded to 1 hour, and new shows like 'American Bird Hunter' and 'Foxpro Furtakers' will debut

From: Down Range TV

Friday, December 23, 2011

Magpul's Remington 870 accessories preview

Magpul posted photos of their upcoming accessories for Remington 870 shotgun. First is the MOE forend. Second is the SGA stock.

You can adjust length of pull with the SGA stock, improved grip ergonomics, and it comes with recoil-reducing butt-pad.

More information would be released in January, presumably during the SHOT show.

From: Magpul

G&A reviews Ruger Model 77 in .357

Guns & Ammo gave their review of Ruger Model 77.

If you would like to compare reviews, American Rifleman did theirs about amonth ago.

From: Guns & Ammo.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Haley "SKIMMER"

Travis Haley came up with 'SKIMMER', an enhanced carry trigger system. It uses factory Glock trigger parts and has been polished to a chrome fit. It is supposed to give you the feel of a 1911-like trigger.

Price: $159.95

From: Haley Strategic

Panteao's sneak peak of new video

Panteao production released sneak peak of IDPA World Championship 2011. They made 'Down Zero', a documentary about IDPA Carolina cup a few months ago. This championship was held in Frostproof, FL.

From: Panteao production

Benelli Vinci review by American Rifleman

American Rifleman posted video review of Benelli's Vinci shotgun.

From: American Rifleman

Friday, December 16, 2011

Magpul product news

Magpul announces that the MS3 sling, The Art of the Precision Rifle DVD Set, and the ACS-L Stock is now being sent to distributors.

To make rooms for ACS-L stock, CTR and ACS stock' price will be lowered to $79.95 and $109.95, respectively. ACS-L stock is lighter version of their ACS stock, removing battery tubes.

MS3 is the improved version of their popular MS2 sling.

Gunwebsites has video of Chris Costa explaining the MS3 sling.

MS3 sling will sell for $49.95 (MSRP)
ACS-L((Adaptable Carbine Stock - Light) will sell for $99.95
The Art of the Precision Rifle DVD Set will sell for $59.95

From: Magpul

Ruger LCR .22LR review

Ruger came out with .22 version of their popular LCR revolver, and there are two reviews of the revolver, one from Michael Bane and another from American Rifleman.

Seems like this will be a good revolver to practice with, especially if you have the .38 spl or .357 magunum version. It can carry 8 rounds in the cylinder.

Price(MSRP): $525

Tour of Blade-Tech factory

Guns and Tactics magazine toured Blade-Tech's factory. Blade-Tech has been making excellent holsters for years and the company is growing to meet the increase in demands.

From: Guns and Tactics

Para Ordnance USA LTC Tactical review

American Rifleman has review of Para Ordnance's latest offering, USA LTC.

Price(MSRP): $1599

SIG Sauer Conealed Carry Jacket review

Shooting Illustrated has review of SIG Sauer Concealed Carry Jacket. It doesn't scream 'tactical' which helps. Reviewer notes that the hook-and-loop lockup could hinder drawing process, but overall is satisfied with the jacket.

You can buy it from Sig Sauer

Price: $93

From: Shooting Illustrated

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Massad Ayoob's new book

Reknown author and trainer Massad Ayoob published a new book called, 'Combat shooting with Massad Ayoob'.

From the comments on Amazon, it seems like there is some formatting problems with Kindle version.

Price: $24.99($15.34 in Amazon) for paper back, $9.99 for Kindle version

Troy Industries Christmas sale

Troy Industries is having 20% off sale with the code 'xmas'. This is good until Dec. 20th. You can go to

From: Troy Industries

Larry Vickers' advice on training

Larry Vickers blogged about why quality firearms training is important. He also gives advices on how to choose a good instruction.

From: The Sportsman Channel

Michael Bane's thoughts on Ruger LCR

Host of TV show Shooting Gallery Micahel Bane comments about Ruger LCR he has been carrying for CCW. He likes how light it is, the way trigger feels.

From: Michael Bane blog

Sports Illustrated Kim Rhodes interview

Sports Illustrated interviewed Kim Rhodes. It talks about her transition, travails. You can read it here.

From: Sports Illustrated

USPSA Nationals montage of female shooters

Charles Le made this video of female USPSA nationals competitors held in Las Vegas in September.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Julie Golob posts Moscow vid

Julie Golob posted some videos of Moscow competition. It seems like European clubs

like to add some structures to their course of fire.

From: Julie Golob

Kim Rhode and Eric Uptagrafft are USAS Shooting Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to both! They've done well in this years Pan America competition, and now this!

From: Shooting Wire

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BERSA BP9 and BP40 Concealed Carry

BERSA is importing BP series handguns. This is the first striker-fired handgun by BERSA made with polymer. It comes in Matte black or Duotone finish. It's a short DAO pistol.

9mm version has 8+1 capacity, and .40S&W version has 6+1 capacity.

Price:$429 - 440

From: BERSA lower

Internet forum is now selling its own brand of AR lower. This lower features, ambi bolt release, mag release, Geissele Super 3 Gun Trigger and many more. It also has the BAD ASS 45-degree safety.

Price: $821.46

From: Tactical Gear Magazine

IDPA video from Springer Precision

Springer Precision uploaded video of 2011 Idaho IDPA state championship. There are some very interesting course designs in the video.

Iain Harrison becomes US citizen.

Winner of the first Top Shot Iain Harrison became US citizen. Congratulations!

From: American rifleman

USPSA and IDPA comparison

Shelley Rae has an article that compares two most prominent action shooting games. It is a nice quick reading for those who do not know much about either.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Panteao's Colt documentary

Panteao Productions came out with 'Colt Model of 1911'. It goes through the Colt factory in West Harford, CT and shows how a 1911 is made.

Price: $19.99($15.99 for members)

Here is the trailer:

From: Panteao Productions

Crossbreed Instructor Belt

Crossbreed Instuctor Belt is a buckle-less design that uses two layers of top grain cowhide. It is 1.5 inches wide and 0.25 inches thick.

Price: $64.50

From: Crossbreed holster

Monday, December 5, 2011

G&A Stag 3G review

Guns & Ammo has review of Stag's 3G, a rifle intended for 3-Gun competitors.

It comes with Magpul ACS buttstock and MOE pistol grip, Geissele Super 3-gun trigger, 18 inch stainless 1:8 barrel with rifle length fas system, Stag Arms 3g compensator, Dueck Defense RTS iron sights.

Price: $1459

From: Guns & Ammo

Handgun slide manipulation article

Handgun slide manipulation technique debate has been going on for sometime along with infamous AR vs AK, 9mm vs .45ACP, 5.56 vs. .308 debate. Shooting Illustrated takes a look at different techniques.

From: Shooting Illustrated

USPSA news

USPSA 2012 run off election results are in, and Phil Strader will be the president in 2012 with 53.2% of the vote. Current president Michael Voight took 45.8%.

2012 MultiGun Nationals will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on 04/11-04/15, 2012.

Limited, Open, Limited 10, Production and Revolver Nationals will be on 10/13-10/21 in Las Vegas, NV


Julie Golob wins bronze in Moscow

Congratulations to Julie Golob who won bronze medal in Moscow Open 2011 competition.

You can see  her photos on her Facebook.

2012 Steel Challenge date announced

2012 Steel Challenge will be held on Nov. 1-4 at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.

Thursday(11/1) will be Open and Iron Sight Rimfire pistol division, Friday and Saturday is the Limited, Production, and Revolver centerfire pistol, Saturday is Open pistol.

From: Steel Challenge

CZ-USA webstore promotion

CZ-USA is having 15% sale on items bought from its webstore throughout December.

From: CZ-USA

Detonics MTX compact 1911 impressions

melensdad of 1911 forum posted his impression of Detonics MTX compact. It's the modular pistol by Detonics.

Warning: if you like Pikachu or Barney don't click the link.

From: 1911 Forum

Friday, December 2, 2011

Chest rig comparison review

Shooting Illustrated has comparison of 4 chest rigs:
Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed M4 Basic Load Chest Rig,
Viking Tactics MOLLE Chest Rig,
Mayflower Research and Consulting's LE/Active Shooter Chest Rig,
Esstac Bush Boar A1

From: Shooting Illustrated

Lady shooters and fashions related articles

Number of female shooters has been steadily increasing, and with it comes a new lookat how fashion and firearms can be coordinated.

Gun Nuts Media's Shelley Rae wrote an article about how to look fashionable while carrying concealed.

To finish it off, the women's outdoor news has a short article about range bag for ladies.

From: Gun Nuts Media, the Women's Outdoor Network

IDPA equipment survey

Caleb Giddings from Gun Nuts Media wrote about equipment survey from IDPA Nationals. Glocks were the most prominent choice of firearm, followed by 1911s and S&W M&Ps.

From: Gun Nuts Media

Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship date for 2012

21st Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship will be held from 6/1/2012 - 6/3/2012. It will be held at San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association in San Luis Obispo, CA

Entry forms must be postmarked by April 1, 2012.


Nikon rangefinder deal

Nikon is offering $30 mail-in rebate for any purchase of PROSTAFF 550 or Team REALTREE 550 rangefinder. It runs from 11/24 to 12/24.

You can visit for more details.