Saturday, March 31, 2012

Chris Costa on Costa Ludus

Chris Costa gives us insight into his new training school, Costa Ludus.

Language warning: around 2:00

Friday, March 30, 2012

Panteao's new video

Panteao has been making a lot of gun related videos and this time they announced Make Ready with James Gilliland: Long Gun Basics.

James Gilliland was a former Army Ranger who set a record for engaging enemy 1250 meters away with his M24 rifle. This video will be a part of series of video from Gilliland.

Price for DVD(pre-order) is $49.99(members $39.99)

From: Panteao Productions

1911 frame forging video

Caleb posted video of how a 1911 frame is forged in Smith & Wesson factory.

Surgeon Rifles Remedy XL review

American Rifleman reviewed Surgeon Rifles' Remedy XL Tactical Rifle.

This rifle has beefier action to handle .300 Win. Mag. round. The article also mentions that there is a .338 Lapua Magnum version in the works too.

More photos can be found here.

Price (MSRP): $5050

From: American Rifleman

SIG P224 review

American Rifleman reviewed SIG P224, a new subcompact from SIG. They tested the version with DAK trigger system.

Price(MSRP) will be $1125

From: American Rifleman

G&A Reviews XDs

Patrick Sweeney of Guns & Ammo has reviewed the new Springfield Armory XDs.

XDs is a compact .45 single stack pistol that gathered quite an attention at SHOT show.

From: Guns & Ammo

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Uncle Mike's Reflex Holster line expands

Uncle Mike's Reflex added following holster models to their catalog.

74211 - Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
74091 - Smith & Wesson M&P and M&P Pro - 9mm - 45 caliber
74111 - Fits most 1911 Commander style pistols from Sig Sauer, Springfield and Kimber
74141 - Ruger SR9, SR9C, SR40 and SR40C
74221 - Sig Sauer P220, P220R, P226, P226R
74271 - Springfield XD, XDM

Price: $38.95 (MSRP)

Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle video

American Rifleman has video of the Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle.

From: American Rifleman

ISSF day 2

On day 2, US men's skeet had slightly bad day. Gold medal went to Greece's Efthimios Mitas Silver went to 2000 Olympic champion Mikola Milchev. Bronze went to Carlos Alberto Valdez Romero.

You can also follow the game on the Youtube channel,

From: Shooting Wire

Crimson Trace's 1911 Lightguard announced

Crimson Trace announced their new product, a 1911 Lightguard.

It can run 2 hours on one CR2 battery. It will be shown at the NRA annual meeting in St. Louis, 4/13-4/15.

Price: $199(MSRP)

From: Crimson Trace

8 must have guns for doomsday prep

Guns & Ammo ran a tongue-in-cheek article about 8 guns to have for the Doomsday.

From: Guns & Ammo

Bullet casting, pt. 2

This is continuation of bullet casting article from some time ago. (older link)

From: American Rifleman

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rob Leatham demonstration

Rob Leatham demonstrates his skills in this video from Discount Gun Mart in San Diego, CA

David Sevigny video

David Sevigny shows how he does it

3 Shotgun positions

Shooting Illustrated has videoes of 3 shotgun ready positions, with Ed Stock from Gunsite

From: Shooting Illustrated

Kim Rhode sets record

At the 2012 International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup in Tucson, Az. Rhodes shot a perfect 75 targets hit in match competition in the first World Cup of the season.

She missed a shot on the second station, but still equaled the Finals World Record score of 99.

Rhode is trying to make Olympic history by becoming the first U.S. athlete competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games.

From: Shooting Wire

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Windham Weaponry SRC AR-15 carbine review

American Rifleman magazine reviewed Windham Weaponry SRC AR-15. Windham Weaponry was started by people who used to work at the old Bushmaster until Cerberus capital decided to move the production to Ilion, NY in 2011.

This is a 1:9" twist 16-inch barrel M4A4 type flat top rifle that uses the Direct Impingment system. According to the article, the carbine produced 1.25 - 1.75 MOA depending on ammunition used.

Windham Weaponry also has lifetime transferable warranty on all rifles.

Price: $1040 (MSRP)

From: American Rifleman

Badly stuffed animals

Sometimes, you wonder why they had something stuffed. Add Facebook, then it is shared everywhere. Outdoor Life shared their top 30 picks.

I really couldn't choose one bad image to post here so went with a random choice.

From: Outdoor Life

Panteao's upcoming DVD: AK armorer's bench

Panteao production will release another DVD, this time AK armorer's bench with Jim Fuller. It will be available in both DVD and streaming version. Release date is 4/2.

From: Shooting wire

Ruger stops taking orders

Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced that they are suspending acceptance of orders until end of May. They already have 1 million orders to fill and they are working hard, but it is just too much.

From: American Rifleman

About Brownells

The Shooting Wire has a nice story about Brownells and its position in gunsmithing industry. Since 1940s Brownells has been serving many gunsmiths' needs and they have been expanding overtime. The story gives a good look in to the world.

The 6th Annual Brownells gunsmith career fair takes place April 27-28 at the Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa.

From: Shooting Wire

Galco has new holsters for Kimber Solo

Galco came up with Stinger and Summer comfort holsters for Kimber solo

Price will be $56.95 for Stinger, $71.95  for Summer Comfort.

NRA Women's Outdoor Adventure

NRA will be holding Women's outdoor adventure program from 4/10 to 5/7 in Park City, Kentucky. Deadline for registration is 4/2. To register, go to or contact Ann Marie Foster at 703-267-1413 or

The event is designed to allow ladies to explore the outdoors and the shooting sports along with one-of-a kind activities. Reknown shooters Kay Miculek, Debbie Keehart, Elizabeth Lanier will be leading the one-to-one instruction.

From: Ammoland

RECOIL magazine reviews Costa Catalyst mag release

RECOIL magazine reviewed Costa Catalyst extended magazine release. The writer had no problem releasing magazine even with his small hands.

From: RECOIL magazine

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Colt introduces LESCOM

Colt Defense showed off LESCOM. It is close to M4A1 configuration, with 1:7 twist, 16.1 inch barrel. Rail system is from Knights Armament, and comes with Matech rear BUIS. It also has ambidexterous safety lever.
From: Gun Digest

Armalite introduces CA compliant rifle

Armalite introduced California compliant rifle, SPR Mod 1 carbine.

Price: $1554(MSRP)

From: Armalite

APEX shows aluminum AEK triggers for M&P

APEX Tactical Specialties are reknown for their M&P enhancement parts, and now they came up with aluminum AEK triggers. It is to help with reduction in pre-travel and over-travel.

It will be available on 4/9

Price will be $74.95

From: APEX blog

Articles on bullets

Came across three articles on bullets

1. The Science of recoil: It talks about recoil energy and how to calculate it.

2. Bullet casting: For those interested in making bullet on your own the article explores different types and how to make them.

3. Norma ammo: Article is about Norma ammunition.

Chris Cerino of Top Shot joins Team FNH USA

Chris Cerino of Top Shot season 1 joined FNH USA. He is joined by 5 other new teammates. Best wishes to Mr. Cerino.

From: Shooting Wire

CTD reviews Burris MTAC

Cheaper Than Dirt reviewed Burris MTAC scope. There is some nice photos that show reticles.

From: Cheaper Than Dirt blog

CZ USA promotion

CZ USA is offering 15% off on orders through webstore order. Firearms are exempt. It will start 3/22 and end in 3/31

From: CZ-USA

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Outdoor Life reviews Mossberg MVP

Outdoor life reviewed Mossberg MVP bolt action rifle. It is chambered in 5.56/.223 Remington. It takes AR magazines. However the reviewer had some problems with Magpul PMags.

Price:  $649(MSRP)

From: Outdoor life 7 awesomely insane guns wrote an article about interesting guns that were produced in the past(as in going back several hundred years)


Recoil Magazine: MS3 vs MS2 sling

Recoil magazine wrote an article about difference between both slings

From: Recoil Magazine

Tango Down shows photo of Gen4 Glock Vickers mag release

Tango Down uploaded photo of Vicker's magazine release for Gen4 Glocks. It looks a bit different from factory ones, and seems to be made so that it is easier for small handed person to press the release.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Brownells free shipping code

Brownells is offering free shipping for any purchase over $150. Use code DN7.

They are also offering free mount with purchase of eligible [Nikon] AR rifle scope. It will run from 3/15 to 4/22

From: Brownells

Meghan McCain's firearm of choice

Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain's interview with Playboy magazine had an interesting tidbit. She says she appreciates drinking whiskey as well as shooting guns(mentions Hunter S. Thompson and Conan O'Brien vid). Her firearm of choice is Remington shotguns. According to her, they are 'powerful and great for skeet shooting'.

Her brother also said 'A single girl can never be too careful' and recommended Meghan to get a revolver.

From: Playboy

Dating with CCW advice

Caleb wrote on Gun Nuts Media some tips for carrying while going on a date.

First item: Obey the law
(This is Chris Rock, not Caleb)

From: Gun Nuts Media

Friday, March 9, 2012

Double barrelled 1911

Arsenal Arms is releasing double barreled 1911, model AF2011-A1. Here is Youtube video.

Here's description from Youtube page

The AF2011-A1 obviously features a number of very special parts, such as the single slide, the single frame, the single spur double hammer, the single grip safety, the single body double mainspring housing and the single double cavity magazine floor plate, the long and double magazine latch, the special barrel bushings and the hold open lever and side lever safety with long shafts: but the most interesting feature of the new pistol which we strived to keep during the development of the project, is the interchangeability of most internal parts, which come as standard 1911 replacement parts. These include the firing pins, the firing pins plates, the sears groups, the triple springs, the inner parts of the mainspring housings, the recoil springs and recoil springs rods, the magazine bodies and inner parts, the sights (including after market adjustable sights) the grips and grips screws and bushings.

The AF2011-A1 ("Twenty Eleven" for aficionados) can be ordered either with 2 independent triggers and one sear group (left or right, with user-interchangeability for right or left operations) or with 2 triggers permanently joined and the choice of 1 or 2 sear groups.
The AF2011-A1 is available in mirror finish Deep Blue or with a 3400 Vickers surface hardness White Ash Nitrite coating.

Doppel Glock, say hello to your competitor. 1911 vs Glock has entered a new stage.

Smith & Wesson's teaser trailer

Smith & Wesson uploaded a video that says there is something new coming 4/12/2012. Considering there is M&P logo at the end, it is speculated that it is a new M&P model. Perhaps a new model or 2nd generation M&P(this is way off base speculation).

Earlier this year at SHOT show, S&W discontinued SD9 and SD40. I was not able to get the reason for such decision, but maybe this is one of the reasons.

Guns, Holsters and Gear found out that Smith & Wesson's Form 8-K quarterly filing showed that there is new model for the M&P platform, in concealed carry and personal protection as well as consumer and professional.

Randi Rogers leaves Team Glock

Randi Rogers announced she is leaving team Glock and going to Comp-Tac holsters.

It seems to be an extention of all the things that happened to Team Glock and Glock company itself.

Last year, Jessie Abbate's husband was charged with having sexual relationship wth a young girl, and that seemed to have brought the downfall of Team Glock. David Sevigny left too, and now Randi Rogers.

Glock's former CEO was also found guilty of embezzlement, and Gaston's former wife is suing to get her share back. There was also a news from last year that said Glock was investigated in Austria for tax evasion.

Suddenly, recent problems with Gen4 and brass ejection pattern seems so trivial.

Panteao production making new DVD

According to Michael Bane, they just wrapped up the first day filming for 'Concealed Carry Basics'. Tom Yost is in it as well.

From: Michael Bane blog

Thursday, March 8, 2012

CZ USA webstore promotion

Starting 3/8, CZ USA is offering free ground shipping for any item bought($50 or more) in their webstore. Offer ends on 3/14

From: CZ USA

Jessie Harrison to shoot for Taurus

Jessie Harrison-Duff(formerly Abbate) has signed with Taurus to be their Shooting Team  Captain. This is very surprising development and I don't think many people thought of Taurus being a manufacturer that can lure in such a big name.

Best wishes for both Jessie and Taurus.

From: Shooting wire

Ruger SR22 review by G&A

G&A reviewed Ruger's new semiauto .22 pistol, SR22

From: Guns & Ammo

Burris's new Red Dot sight

Burris introduces the Fast Fire III.

It comes in either 3 or 8 MOA dot, 3 manual brightness settings, easier windage and elevation adjustment

Price will be $239(alone) $249(with Picatinny rail mount)

From: Shooting wire

Monday, March 5, 2012

Surefire new products

Surefire is announcing that M500LT and M900LT are now available, and there is LFP 123A rechargable batteries coming soon.

M500LT seems to be an updated version of light system for AR/M4 hand guards, and M900LT would be the vertical fore grip version.

Crimson Trace Rosewood for 1911 round heel

Crimson Trace is now selling LG-907 Master Series Lasergrip in Rosewood for 1911s with round heel.

Price: $399

From: Crimson Trace

IDPA Indoor Nationals photos uploaded photos from 2012 IDPA Indoor Nationals. Enjoy!

American Rifleman reviews Kel-Tec PLR-16

NRA's American Rifleman reviewed Kel-Tec PLR-16 pistol. It likes the fact that it works and managed to convert from shoulder-mounted firearms to hand-held one without troubles. It also accepts AR-style magazine.

Price: $665 (MSRP)

From: American Rifleman

Guns America reviews Glock 21 Gen 4

Guns America reviewed Glock 21 Gen 4. It is very simple review with a lot of words. It also does a small review of Double Tap Holsters MK1 model.


Avoiding lead contaminations

Gun Nuts Media posted simple five things you can do avoid lead contamination. For anyone who shoots often this should be a good read, especially those with newborns

From: Gun Nuts Media

Bianchi cup story  has a nice write up of Bianchi Cup. It goes through history and explanation of different stages.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 IDPA Indoor National Championship Results

Here are the winners from 2012 IDPA Indoor National Championship. Congratulations to all winners!

CDP Champion: Glenn Shelby
ESP Champion: Dan Burwell
SSP Champion: Robert Vogel
ESR Champion: Jerry Miculek
SSR Champion: Joe Linskey
High Senior: James Martino
High Lady: Randi Rogers
High Law Enforcement: Robert Vogel
High Press: Scotty McGregor
High Industry: David Olhasso
High International: Juan Carlos Gonzalez Valdez
High Junior: Tori Nonaka
High Military: Rob Tate
Most Distinguished Senior: Ray Duroy
Most Accurate: Dean Brevit

From: Shooting Wire, IDPA tv

CZ USA's Kadet adapter installation vid

CZ USA uploaded video for installing Kadet adapter.

Cheapr Than Dirt's guide to AK47 buying

Cheaper Than Dirt post a bit lengthy but useful article about buying an AK.

NSSF trending

NSSF was following trends on social media sites and came up with this graph. They were following the most mentioned handgun brands.

From: NSSF