Saturday, December 29, 2012

Raven Concealment quick ship additions

Raven Concealment announced that following are now added to quick ship options.

Glock 20/21/21sf with Surefire X300
Glock 20/21/21sf with Streamlight TLR-1

S&W M&P 45 Full Size
S&W M&P 45 Midsize/Compact (4" barrel)

From: Raven Concealment

Ayoob: Why we need "high capacity"

Mas Ayoob wrote this article that shows why there is need for 'high capacity' magazines.

Part 1

From: Mas Ayoob on Guns

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feinstein's dream

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has her proposal on her website

Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
--120 specifically-named firearms
--Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
--Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds

Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
--Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
--Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
--Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
--Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.

Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
--Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
--Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
--Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons

Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
--Background check of owner and any transferee;
--Type and serial number of the firearm;
--Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
--Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
--Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

It's a combination of CA-like law(list of all names) and making all semi-auto rifles registered as NFA item. Seems like these are two things that will not work, as discussed in my earlier post.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

IDPA Order of engagement

Powerfactor show covers IDPA's order of engagement issue including tactical sequence and tactical priority.

From: Power Factor Show

Shiv works review by Tim

Tim from Gun Nuts media reviewed classes by Shiv Works. This class is more of combatives from the sounds of it and is a gun fighting class, not a shooting class.

Part1 - Part 2 - Part 3

From: Gun Nuts Media

Sunday, December 23, 2012

GNB: What could happen

After the senseless murder in Newtown, CT, there has been calls for another Assault Weapon Ban. Opponents of the Second amendment believe banning all semi-auto rifles would somehow prevent similar tragedies. Such argument falls flat when you look at FBI data(link)

Out of instruments used, rifles are accounted for 3% of the murder, half of hands, fists, and etc. Even if we (mistakenly) assume that all of unknown types are rifles, it is 16% at the most. This runs contrary to what AWB supporters are arguing about. Banning semi-auto rifles is not going to accomplish what they claim to do.

However, such reasoning is not really going to work. There are quite a few times when politics and logic don't go hand-in-hand. That has driven sales of AR rifles and other 'evil looking' semi-auto rifles to an unprecedented level.

So what could happen from this point on?

Dealing with AR issues

Frank Moody explains why MEAL(Magazine, Extraction, Ammunition, and Lubrication) should be correctly applied to ensure your carbine runs efficiently.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Crimson Trace Rail Master sale

Crimson Trace is having 2012 holiday sale on Rail Masters.

From: Cirmson Trace

Panteao working on Operation Irene DVD

Panteao Production will release Operation Irene(Black Hawk Down) DVD. 'The Battle of the Black Sea' DVD has interviews with Paul Howe

Price: $29.99 (Blu-ray/DVD combo)

From: Soldier Systems

Magnum Research re-introduces 10" .50AE Desert Eagle

Magnum research is bringing back 10" .50AE Desert Eagle. It will have fixed combat-style sights. The barrel will also be offered in a .44 Magnum caliber.

Price will be $1683(.50AE), $1650(.44Mag)

From: Ammoland

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Battle Mug (P) edition

Original Battle Mug was made with aluminum, and now polymer version is available. Polymer version will have carrying handle integrated to it as well as Picatinny rails

Price: $45

From: Soldier Systems

Thoughts on press check

Tim Lau has an excellent article about this practice. He argues why it is needed and presents case against relying on 'knowing your weapon status'.

From: Modern Service Weapons

G&A: How suppressors work

Guns & Ammo has a basics article on how suppressors work.

From: Guns & Ammo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

GNB: So how much did you train this year?

The year is coming to an end and along with festivities the inevitable question is asked - What did you buy?

One of things I notice is that we focus on tangible objects more than having experiences. It is a lot easier to see an object, but what good is the object if you don't have an experience to go with it?

There are plenty of people who buy guns. Gun sales has been steadily increasing for last several years, and there are more people who head out to the range to fire the new purchase.

But I still haven't seen the question of 'How much did you train?' asked often.

G&A: Taurus 247 review

Guns & Ammo reviewed Taurus 247

From: Guns & Ammo

Friday, December 14, 2012

Vickers Cobra Slings

Vickers Cobra Slings are specialized variant of the Vickers Combat Application Sling. It has Autialpin buckle for a quick-release option.

It comes in Black, Camo Green, Coyote Brown, UCP, MultiCam, Foliage Green and A-TACS AU.

Non-padded: $106.95
Padded: $115.45

From: Soldier Systems

M&P Shield review

Tim from Gun Nuts Media wrote his review of M&P Shield. He gave good marks for the gun(like many others who reviewed the pistol).

From: Gun Nuts Media

Springfield XD-s from engineering perspective

American Rifleman has Springfield XD-s review written mostly from engineering perspective. It offers some interesting insight in to the design of the pistol.

From: American Rifleman

Safariland IDPA deal

When you join or renew your membership in December of January, you get 50% off from purchase. It works to the maximum purchase of $1,000

From: Downrange TV


Here's an interesting design for sunglasses.

It's 380 Euro including tax.

From: The Truth About Guns

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Magpul XTM Handstop Kits and XTM Enhanced Rail Panels

Magpul announced that XTM Handstop Kits and XTM Enhanced Rail Panels are now shipping to dealers. Black will be the first to be available, and stealth gray and pink will follow

XTM Hand Stop Kit
Price: $19.95

XTM Enhanced Rail Panels

Price: $7.95

From: Magpul

Elzetta ZRX Tactical Flashlight Mount

This mount is made with Mil-Spec Type3 hard anodized aluminum and is for lights with 1 inch body.


From: Elzetta

Blade-Tech's competition belt

Working with Rescomp, Blade-Tech came out with Competition Speed Belt. It uses velcro attachment system.

Price: $59.99

Action Target Giveaway

Action Target is going to giveaway AR500 PT Dueling Tree ($399 value), an AR550 PT Hostage ($280 value), or an Evil Roy Practice Target with an AR550 12" round target head ($135 value)

You have to go to their Facebook page. The giveaway ends on 12/31, 2pm CST

From: Action Target

Remington UMC .38 SPL packaging mix warning

Remington wants to warn customers to watch out for lot number P24UA18R. The lot may contain .357 magnum rounds instead of .38 spl which would be dangerous.

From: Remington

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2012 IDPA Nationals by Panteao

Tactical-Life has 10 minute video of 2012 IDPA Nationals by Panteao. There are plenty of videos from that match, but this one also has the new generation of shooters taking on the game.

From: Tactical Life

Hickok45 reviews Kel-Tec KSG 12 gauge shotgun

From: Hickok45

A quick history of flashlights

Cheaper Than Dirt blog has a post that goes over history of flashlights and some tips for choosing one.

From: Cheapr Than Dirt

Bob Munden passes away

Bob Munden brought us wonderful demonstrations of quick shooting which will be missed

Monday, December 10, 2012

BCM The Jack Carbine

BCM worked with Travis Haley to bring The Jack carbine. You can read a review about it here on Gear Scout.

It is equipped with BCM Gunfighter compensator, SOPMOD Bravo, Geissele Super Modular Rail, ALG Defense combat trigger, Thorntail offset, ad custom Grey Cerakote. Here is the full spec

Price: $2145

From: Haley Strategic

Sunday, December 9, 2012

GNB: Magazine malfunctions

You get to see quite a few things when you are in a training class often enough. Firearms malfunctioning is one of them, but you can also witness magazines malfunctioning.

Here is a SIG P226 magazine that fell to the ground. As you can see, the first round nose dived in to the magazine. This is not an isolated incident. In some extreme cases, the first round will actually turn around and bullet will end up facing back of the magazine. This happens since the magazine spring does not hold up the remaining ammunitions, and compress when hitting the ground, making enough gap for the top ammunition to tumble.

Another problem witnessed is follower not pushing up the ammunition. Inside the M&P magazine, there are two ammunitions that refused to go up. This is something I have not heard happening but here it is.

Both incidents are not frequent occurences, but it does happen from time to time. This is something that is not going to happen on a square range where dropping a magazine doesn't happen that often.

It doesn't take away from the fact that both SIG P226 and S&W M&P are overall great guns. There are no guns that are reliable 100% of times. It seems like the best preparation is to expect such malfunctions to occur and be ready to deal with it.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Noveske's 3 Gun Hero now available

Noveske Shooting Teams 3 Gun Hero is now available on It coers various topics such as transitions, movement and gears.

Price: $34.95

From: Noveske

APEX M&P and Glock armorer's block

Apex Tactical is to release armorer's block for S&W M&P and Glock. It is 7" long x 4" wide x 1.5" thick.

This will be available on 12/13/2012

Price: $29.95

What's your shooter face?

Take a look and then scroll down for description!

From: Julie Golob

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Magpul Pink MOE now shipping

Magpul is now shipping out Pink MOE carbine stock, grip, handguard. It is a limited release.

They are also planning for Pink XTM Enhanced rail panels and Handstop Kits

From: Magpul

Detailed Ideas for kydex holsters

Balloon Goes Up has an interesting article that points out some detail changes kydex holsters makers should take a look at. These changes are small, but seems like a worthwhile effor for those who want extra comfort.

From: Balloon Goes Up

What pro shooters use

jasonk from compiled list of equipment pro shooters use for long range shooting.

From: Snipers hide

AR: Preparing for home defense tips

American Rifleman has an article that give defensive tips that do not involve a gun, but a prudent planning. Not everything has to be gun related and utilizing non-firearm related planning should be looked at.

From: American Rifleman


Military Arms Channel reviewed FNX 9.

From: Military Arms Channel

Steel target fragmentation experiment

lovemywoods from posted his experiment of splash pattern after bullet hits a steel target. It is a bit long, but you an scroll down to end of his post for conclusions.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Hickok45 reviews UTS-15 Shotgun

UTS-15 is an interesting design that is made of polymer. It has AR style safety and allows shooter to switch between magazines for total of 15 rounds

From: Hickock45 Youtube

IO Cover now part of TangoDown

According to Soldier Systems, IO Cover will now be a part of Tango Down company. It was a Kickstarter project for Aimpoint T-1 and hopefully this will allow more to be made.

From: Soldier Systems

Sunday, December 2, 2012

John Holschen on movement

John Holschen of InSights Training talks about movement

From: Guns and Tactics Mag

UZI Pro photo

maleante from posted this photo of UZI Pro. It now sports rail system on top and bottom as well as cocking handle on the side.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

How S&W M&P is made

Outdoor Channel uploaded a short video from Shooting USA that shows how a S&W M&P is made

From: JGolob blog

S&W M&P accuracy

Speaking of S&W, there has been some controversy over M&P's accuracy. Hilton Yam has looked at the issue and gives a tip on how to handle the situation.

Building a carbine DVD from Panteao

Panteao Production will release 'Building a Carbine' with Dean Caputo. It focusses on building AR15 style carbines. DVD will ship out in December

Price: $37.49

Surefire suppressor ad

Surefire uploaded this ad about their suppressor

From: Surefire

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Magpul Heat Soak test

Here's vid #9 of Magpul Gen M3 magazine test.

From: Magpul

Tango Down Rail mounted front sight prototype

Grey Group has photos of Tango Down rail mounted front sight. It is designed to be placed in front of Surefire X300, Inforce light or other mounted light. This design seems to be a way to mount tactical lights on top of gun without interfereing with other parts.

Currently, several available options for mounting tactical lights at 12 o'clock position is 1) Daniel Defense rail systems 2) Mossie Midnight mount

This would be an interesting item to look for

From: Grey Group

10-8 Custom M&P

10-8 is going to sell Customized M&P. These are built from base guns they have and has a list of features incorporated in to it. APEX parts, Melonite finish, 10-8 sights, magazine pads, enhancement and reliability work by Hilton Yam.

To get this, get on their email newsletter since only subscribers will get the sales notification.

Price: $1475(9mm), $1300(.40S&W)

From: 10-8 performance

DeSantis Pocket Shot holster for Ruger LCP

DeSantis has Pocket Shot holster for Ruger LCP with Crimson Trace LG-431. Style #110

Price: $39.99

From: DeSantis

1 million Euro rifle

This rifle was made by a master craftsman from Austria and there is only one of its kind. That is real diamond and gold on the gun as well as ivory parts. In some parts diamonds were embedded in to gold veins. You can view more up-close photos on Blue book og Gun Values website

From: Blue book of gun values

Benelli corrects Charlie Sheen's mistake

According to TMZ,

A rep for Benelli USA -- which manufactures the famed Super 90 shotgun -- tells TMZ, the semi-automatic shotgun might also just "make a lot of smaller holes," depending on the distance.
But one thing's for sure, the rep tells us, laughing, "It's impossible for him to blow someone's head clean off."

From: TMZ

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Combat Mindset with Paul Howe

Panteao production released Combat Mindset with Paul Howe.

It covers on mindset, not shooting techniques. DVD is going to be $49.99 but order it before 12/26 and get 25% discount. (Or you can sign up for Panteao streaming and get 25% off your registration.

Warning: This video contains disturbing content.

From: Panteao Productions

Magpul PMAG test #8 - Dust test

Magpul uploaded video of PMAG Gen M3 dust test.

From: Magpul

Viking Tactics Bungee Sling

Kyle Lamb uploaded video that goes over installation and operation of Viking Tactics Bungee Sling .

From: Viking Tactics

Arsenal Firearms double barrel 1911 approved by ATF

Arsenal Firearm's double barrel 1911 has been granted import permission by ATF. It is supposedly going to be available in 2013.

From: Arsenal Firearms

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tavor pics

maleante from posted photos of Tavor that will be available for US market. You can read the original post on that thread for all the info.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday deals

More Cyber Monday deals

Wilson Combat and 5.11 Tactical has Cyber Monday deals going on. Shooting Wire has some links for other deals.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Surefire Cyber Monday sale

Surefire will have 25% sale on select items on Cyber Monday. You can see partial list of items here

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Precision shooting tip

Doug Keonig give some basic tips about precision pistol shooting.

From: NSSF

More holiday deals

Julie Golob has a limited time deal where you can get an autographed bookmark with purchase of her book SHOOT. Offer is limited to the first 100 online entries and ends 12/7

Crimson Trace has Holiday sale 2012 that gives between $20 to $50 off laser sights and tactiacal weapon lights.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

2013 New guns preview

Beretta96Inox at posted distributor information for new guns coming soon in 2013

Some interesting notes:

-IWI Tavor with 16.5" barrel will have MSRP of $2599($2014 wholesale), 18" with MSRP $1999(wholesale $1586)

-Uzi Pro 9mm with 4.5" barrel $1099 MSRP, $898 wholesale.

-Colt CMC Marine .45ACP will be $1995(MSRP), $1690 wholsale

-SIG P227 will be $993 MSRP, $696 wholesale

-Walther PPK/S in .22LR, $399.99 MSRP, $342.22 wholesale, while PPX will be $449.99(MSRP), $341.11 wholesale.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Calendars for 2013

Magpul's new 2013 calendar is now shipping. It is $12.95

Wilson Combat also has their calendar out

From: Magpul, Wilson Combat

MAC tours Windham Weaponry

Military Arms Channel tours Wimdham Weaponry factory. Nice to know that most of Bushmaster staff were retained.

and they do have sense of humor. From 2012 SHOT show

From: Military Arms Channel

Inforce WML-HSP

Haley Strategic is taking pre-orders for Inforce WML-HSP with Momentary On Only activation switch. It emits 200 lumens and can run upto 90 minutes. Total weight with battery is 3 oz. It is expected to be shipped out in December.

Price: $109

From: Haley Strategic

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Panteao Production uploads Down Zero

Panteao production uploaded their video Down Zero on their Youtube account. Enjoy!

From: Panteao production

Bianchi The Professional Tuckable

This is latest edition of 100T Professional Tuckable inside-the-waistband holster. It has a C-clip that wraps around the belt enabling it to be worn with a tucked-in shirt.
The clip is adjustable. Exterior is suede-lined.

Price: $64

Wilson Combat Black Friday sale

Wilson Combat is doing sale on Black Friday and say s price will be posted on Wednesday 6pm CST

From: Wilson Combat

OCATS review

Shooting Wire has a review of OCATS. This is a system that can record your shots using camera and PC.

From: Shooting Wire

Monday, November 19, 2012

Aeroprecision lower manufacturing vid

Aeroprecision uploaded video of how they make their AR lowers

From: Aeroprecision

More Black Friday deals

Dick's Sporting Goods will have Remington 700 Varmint(various calibers) for $349.98 after $100 mail in rebate

Brownells is having a promotion and on Thanksgiving Day customers get 10% discount on orders of $150 or more.

This ends Monday 11/26

Sunday, November 18, 2012

More Costa Leg Rigs on the way

Last time Costa's Leg Rig sold out within 30 minutes. So here comes the third batch.

It will be available Monday 1pm EST.

Price: $139.95

From: Soldier Systems

Cover in a home

Loose Rounds blog is currently shooting inside a house to test what is a cover and what is not.

From: Loose rounds

Wilson Combat and Larry Vickers?

Wilson Combat recently posted a photo with Vickers Tactical logo on the grip. It looks like something maybe in the works.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

GS: Muzzle Devices 101

Gear Scout has an excellent article on muzzle devices. It goes through factors to consider when buying one and describes some famous ones.

From: Gear Scout

Black and White

Haley Strategic's Brannon LeBouef talks about one of things that a person with CCW should think about. While the letter of the law is clear cut(at least theoretically, most of the time), there are some areas that are not so clear in real life.

From: Haley Strategic

Bullets2Bandages Bullet Bottle Openers

This can opener is made with brass from military-grade ammunition. It comes either in .50 BMG or 7.62 X 51mm. 7.62 version is also a key chain.

Price $14.99 - $24.99

From: Soldier Systems, Bullets 2 bandages

Friday, November 16, 2012

GD: Whiz wheel review

Gun Digest has an article on Whiz Wheel.It is a device that enables shooters to calculate ballistics. These are cusotm made with information provided by the shooter such as ammunition, barrel twist rate, scope height above centerline of the bore, chrono readings.

Shooter has to deal with Density Altitude and range. It is good upto 1100 yards

From: Gun Digest

Slick Guns Black Friday listings has a section for Black Friday deals on guns and related items.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tango Down Flip Grip coming soon

Flip Grip is a convertible AR grip thought up by those who work in PSD. You can use it as a ergular AR grip or rotate to use on a PDW, SBR in confined space or shortened stock. It also has an aggressive texture to help with grip.

Price: $76.95

From: Net Tac

Barnes TAC-XPD Defense Ammunition

TAC-XPD ammunition will be released in early 2013. It comes in a box of 20 rounds for following calibers.

*80 Auto 80 grain TAC-XP
*40 S&W 140 grain TAC-XP
*9mm Luger 115 grain TAC-XP +P
*45 Auto 185 grain TAC-XP +P

Dan Wesson temporarily closed

Dan Wesson Firearms will be closed until the end of the year due to yesterday's fire damage. Orders made through CZ-USA will not be lost, just delayed. Parts and warranty claims will experience delays.

From: Ammo Land

Donal Trump's guns

It's no secret that Donal Trump owns guns, and according to Washington Times, it's a “H&K .45 and a .38 Smith & Wesson.”

From: Washington Times

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

IDPA Triple Crown report

Balloon Goes Up has an excellent report of IDPA Triple Crown held in Oxford NC.

Also, here's some stage video by Ben Berry. He has a few more on his channel.

From: Ballon Goes Up, Ben Berry

Criteria for selecting defensive pistol

DownRangeTV has an excerpt from Mike Seeklander's new book. This excerpt deals with criteria for choosing a defensive pistol.

As many can guess, reliability is important.

From: Down Range TV

More 2013 new guns news

Guns Holsters and Gear has more new gun news from 2012 NASGW Expo.

SIG P227 is supposed to be a double stack .45 ACP pistol that looks like P226. SIG also has a SMG that partially resembles AR lower.

Edit(11/28): More info on the SMG can be found at Tactical-Life

From: Guns Holsters and Gear

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Raven Concealment ModuLoader Frames

ModuLoader Frames were designed for attaching High Speed Gear's Taco products to belt instead of using MOLE/PALS belts.

Orders can be made on Black Friday(11/23) and should arrive before Christmas. Price will range from $19.99 to $29.99

From: Raven Concealment

Travis Haley on .300 Blackout

Travis Haley reviews .300 Blackout caliber. There are some interesting bits like shooting from 750m away with a short barreled rifle.

From: Haley Strategic

Walther PPX video preview

Gallery of Guns has a sneak peek of Walther PPX. This is supposed to be an entry pistol for Walther with price at $449 MSRP

AK documentary

Russia Times made a documentary regarding AK rifle. Near 23:19 mark, you can see some accessories.

From: Russia Times

Monday, November 12, 2012

AETi Costa edition M&P 9 photos

Photographer Ted Tae took some great photos of AETi Chris Costa edition M&P9s

Walther PPX

Guns Holsters and Gear has photos of Walther's new pistol, PPX. This is a hammer-fired pistol from Walther chambered in 9mm or .40S&W. It has a consistant trigger pull, and magazine release is more of a traditional shape.

Price is expected to be $499 for black, $549 for duo-tone

Go to their website to check out some nice photos.

From: Guns Holsters and Gear

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Crimson Trace Veteran's day deal

Crimson trace is giving 11% off on all orders through their website with the discount code VETERANS2012

From: Crimson Trace

Surefire EDC recommendations

Surefire's EDC recommendation starrs Maggie Reese.

From: Surefire

Caracal review

The Way of Multigun reviewed Caracal F version. His review is more about how a gun shoots then going through specifications of the gun, making it worth reading.

From: The Way of the Multigun

Surefire 60 round magazine review

GunsAmerica reviewed Surefire 60 round magazine. Article itself is ok, but the video they took is more fun with massive ammo dump.

From: GunsAmerica

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Smith & Wesson Performance Center guns

SW1911 Enhanced Action

Smith & Wesson Performance Center announced the new Model SW1911 Enhanced Action.

It has 3.5 - 4lbs trigger pull, throated barrel, precision Crowned Muzzle, polished feedramp and more features.

Price: $1539

Optics ready M41 pistol
S&W updated this classic gun with 5.5 inch barrel so it can take various optics. It has a wonderful 2.75 to 3.25 lbs trigger pull.

Price: $1579

M&P9 Series C.O.R.E

C.O.R.E (Competition Optics Ready Equipment) is specialized platform for adding accessory optics. Users can add Trijicon RMR, C-More STS, Leupold DeltaPoint, Doctor Insight MRDS and JPoint to the slide without sending it to gunsmith to cut it. The gun is available in M&P9 and 40 series, as wellas Pro series for both calibers.

Price: $729

From: Smith & Wesson