Friday, April 27, 2012

Crye MagClip


Crye Precision's MagClip allows shooter to carry the magazine on his belt without need for a magazine pouch. It can clip on to belts, MOLLE webbing and other places. It works with GI magazines, HK magazines PMags and Emags.

Price is $21.70 for a set of 3



Installation video

From: Crye Precision

Women shooters voice their opinion


Two blog posts came to my attention that adressed firearm industry regarding female shooters.

First one is written by Shelley Rae of Gun Nuts Media. She argues that "we want to buy a lifestyle not a product." Shelley concludes with "a company could go a long way by designing a marketing campaign based on mutual support with their customers and promoting the empowering lifestyle that goes behind gun ownership."

Second article is from Rebeccaguns via Gunnoob.com. Rebecca wrote a bit more scathing opinion on how women seem to be mistreated.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ruger 22/45 LITE review


Brandon Gibson(outdoorchannel.com Be a Host winner) reviews the new .22 pistol from Ruger


Also Ruger's designer Amir Zonshine explains the pistol in this link.

From: Down Range TV

Centurion Arms Mk18 Mod 1 review


Shooting Illustrated reviewed Centurion Arms Mk18 Mod 1 upper.

Centurion is not a well known company, and it has been one of underdogs in AR market for those who depend their life on it.
Centurion Arms website: http://www.centurionarms.net/

Trijicon RMR review


American Rifleman reviewed Trijicon RMR.

RMR is waterproof to depths of 66 feet
3 models with different reticle patterns(LED, Dual-Illuminated, adjustable LED)
Uses CR2032 battery

Price(MSRP): $695

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Competition team news

JJ Racaza announced he will represent Caracal USA in Production Division.


 KC Eusebio will be joining Team Glock.  

M&P Shield related news


Guns & Ammo reviewed M&P Shield.

Galco introduced several holsters for M&P Shield line. They include Stinger, Yaqui Slide, Stow-n-Go IWB and UnderWraps belly band as well as magazine carriers.

S&W has an employment openning for Digital Marketing/Social Media Manager. For details you can read this Shooting Wire article

SIG SG551 folding stock for 556


SIG Sauer is offering San Swiss folding stock for $149.95 with free shipping and handling. It is phone orders only. The number is (866)619-1128 or (603)418-8102. The offer ends on 4/30 12pm.

Stock buyers are eligible to buy nylon tactical 2-point sling for $19.95

Colt to offer LE6920MP-R


LE6920 MP-R has Mapul accessories and features Troy Industries rail system.

From: Shooting Wire

Browning A5 review by American Rifleman


American Rifleman reviewed Browning A5. MSRP is from $1399 - $1559

http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/hump-back-returns-browning-a5-review/

Funny T-shirt


Competition shooters will get a chuckle out of this one.
http://www.zazzle.com/who_is_charlie_mike_tshirt-235362525206861089

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Way of the Gun Frank Proctor vids


Frank Proctor is USPSA Grandmaster and Special Forces veteran. Here is a video from his Combat/Practical Pistol and Carbine Training bu SupersetCA


Frank Proctor's website: http://wayofthegun.us/
Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/wayofthegunpsllc

Comp-Tac accepts pre-orders for M&P Shield holsters


Comp-Tac announced that they are accepting pre-irders for S&W Shield. Starting 4/27, Minotaur MTAC, Infidel, CTAC holsters, Twin and Single Magazine Pouches will be offered. While these are for 9mm version, it may fit .40S&W versions too according to specifications from S&W.

You can see the full listings here

From: Comp-Tac

Preferred holsters of IDPA


IDPA blog has a break down of holsters shooters preferred in the 2011 IDPA World Shoot. Blade-Tech(118, 31.7%) and Comp-Tac(113, 30.4%) took the 1st and 2nd spot.

From: IDPA blog

CTD talks about Beretta 92


Cheaper Than Dirt posted about Beretta 92 and how it became the standard issue pistol for US military. For those who are not familiar with the history, this might be a good read.

From: Cheaper Than Dirt blog

History of Fitz Special


Fitz Specials were predecessor for modern snubnose revolvers. American Rifleman wrote an article about history of this particular revolver.

From: American Rifleman

Gunsmithing mistakes to avoid


Gun Digest has some tips on avoiding simple mistakes. It deals with screwdriver selection, slave pins and sights.

From: Gun Digest

Friday, April 20, 2012

Remington to supply Army with M4

According to Military Times.com's Gearscout, US Army placed order for 24,000 M4 carbines with Remington. It is unclear if Colt will still supply the Army with Remington. Army will get it for $673 a copy according to Military Times.

Surefire rechargable batteries

Surefire is offering rechargable LFP 123A batteries. The kit includes 2 rechargeable batteries and one charger with appropriate cables. These betteries retain 50% of their original capacity even after 500 charges.

LFP battery's runtime is 50% less than the disposable ones, but maximum output levels are not affected. Only use for LED bulbs(no incandescent lamps) and do not mix with lithium 123As

Price: $29

From: Surefire

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crimson Trace's Rail Master light

Iain Harrison describes CTC's new product. It emits 100 lumen with 2 hour run time.It has back strap laser grip and will be available on May 1st.

Price: $329



From: American Rifleman

GunVault's DrawerVault

DrawerVault is 12 inches long, 10 inches wide and 4.25 inches high. It weighs 8.1 pounds. It uses biometric fingerprint scanner or digital keypad with key lock override.

Models are GV3000($219.99) and GVB 3000($334.99)

GV3000

From: GunValut

SIRT-AR bolt

Next Level Training released SIRT-AR bolt. This allows shooters to practice and get visual feedback by utilizing laser. Adjustable shot indicating green laser model is $250, red laser model $150.

You can find them here

Beretta A300 Outlander contest

Beretta and American rifleman are holding contest to win a free Beretta A300 Outlander. In order to participate, you need to fill out official entry form, then 'Like' Facebook page of Beretta and American Rifleman.

The conetst ends on May 8. Entry form can be found here

Stoeger Airgun X20 suppressor

Here's a video description of Stoeger X20 suppressor for airguns

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

M&P Shield accessories list

S&W has list of accessories available for M&P Shield on their website. They coordinated with some of manufacturers to have accessories available as soon as the gun is available so consumers don't have to wait long.

Holsters: Blackhawlk!, SeSantis, Fobus, Galco, Pistol wear, Uncle Mike's Tactical
Sights and lasers: Crimson Trace, Hi-viz, LaserLyte, LaserMax, Williams Gunsight Company, XS night systems

PDF file: http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/other/M&P_Shield_Accessories.pdf

Michael Bane: Concealed Carry

Panteao Production released new video on concealed carry with host of Shooting Gallery, Michael Bane. Video goes through holster selection, guns, carry types and range drills as well as others.

Price: $49.99(Members $39.99)


From: Panteao production

Tactical Toddler patch

Came across this cute patch

It can be found on Tactical Toddler

From: Soldier Systems

Remington introduces Threaded 1911 R1 Enhanced

The new 1911 R1 Enhanced is a threaded model of their Enhanced, but has threaded barrel. It also comes with raised sights in case someone uses suppressor.

From: Tacitcal-life.com

Bushnell's Legend Ultra HD scope line

Bushnells came up with Legend Ultra HD scope line. They come with Bushnells limited lifetime waranty as well as one-year, no-risk gurantee.


These will be available soon.
SKUConfigurationMSRP
8515321.750in 32mm Multi-X$199.99
851532SG1.750in 32mm DOA 200$249.00
851532XB1.750in 32mm Crossbow DOA$249.00
85394030in 40mm Multi-X$199.99
853940B30in 40mm DOA 600$249.99
85395030in 50mm Multi-X$249.99
853950B30in 50mm DOA 600$299.99
85414444.50in 44mm Multi-X$299.99
854144MD4.50in 44mm Mil Dot$299.99

Max Michel interviews Doug Koenig

Here's a nice interview by Max Michel of Sigarms with Doug Koenig and his son

NRA converntion coverage(other sources)

Here are some interesting coverages from NRA convention. There area videos in each link

UTS 15 polymer shotgun

Remington Versa Max and 700

Redfield Revenge Accu-ranger scope

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Costa Ludus review



It is no secret that Chris Costa has become a celebrity in tactical training arena, as his style has been a bit more pronounced compared to traditional techniques. There has been spoofs of his styles on Youtube as well as many more who copy his moves in their own range videos.

Now he started his own company Costa Ludus(http://www.costaludus.com/) and has been making decisions on his own. Magpul Dynamics was no slouch when it came to making decisions, but Costa wanted to take things in to his own hands and make it even more efficient. That seems to have changed things for better. Recently, Costa mentioned on his Facebook that he has been home 6 days since January 1st of the year, training 312 people.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Colt's M2012 at NRA annual meetings

Colt M2012 is a bolt action .308 with 22 inch barrel

Price(MSRP): $3799

From: NRA blog

More M&P Shield videos

Smith & Wesson uploaded several videos about their new product.

Here is the promo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IfQbB8JWck


And more information with Jim Scoutten
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pu0CCkvak


Edit: Another photo
I've been hearing that the market price could be as low as $400.

Ruger introduces 22/45 Lite

Ruger's new 22/45 Lite is built with aluminum upper receiver. It comes with 4.5 inch threaded barrel.and weights  22.8 ounces

Price: $469(MSRP)

Crimsons Trace announces green lasers

Crimsons Trace announced that they will be introducing green laser versions for 1911, Glock, XDs. They will be available in late Fall/Q4.

Pros and Cons of defensive revolvers

Sheriff Wilson posted pros and cons of a defensive revolver. The articles are concise and illustrates both sides well.

Pros: http://www.shootingillustrated.com/index.php/23054/defensive-revolvers-pro/

Cons: http://www.shootingillustrated.com/index.php/23247/defensive-revolvers-con/

From: Shooting Illustrated

IDPA's official blog is up

IDPA opened up its official blog, Down Zero.

http://www.idpa.com/blog/

Thursday, April 12, 2012

S&W Shield officially announced

S&W officially announced there new pistol, M&P Shield.

It will be offered in both 9mm and .40 S&W. Magazine capacity is 7 for 9mm, 6 for .40S&W

It also has better trigger compared to current M&P. Width of pistol is 0.95 inches. But no exchangeable backstraps.

Will be available mid-April.

Articles: American Rifleman, Shooting Times

Video from Shooting Times

Price: $449(MSRP)

Daniel Defense offers MFRTM variation

Daniel Defense will offer Modular Float Rail in 9" length option, MFRTM9.0

New Travis Haley video

Travis Haley posted a video about trigger stripe drill with Ron Avery. They talk about trigger control during cadence fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azb3q8wOrV4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h9rKDEXPvM

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

LaserLyte Zombie Killer pistol bayonet

Another zombie-themed accessory is here from LaserLyte. It's Zombie Killer Pistol Bayonet, which sports bright green handle.

Price: $19.95

From: LaserLyte

Blade-Tech iPhone4/4S holster

This holster from Blade-Tech is for iPhone 4/4S. There are versions for Otter BOX, Strike Industries, Magpul and Lifeproof cases. There are various belt loop sizes available as well as Tek-lock alternative

Price: $34.99

From: Blade-Tech

Zeroing distance for AR

Shooting Illustrated has a nice article about zeroing AR for home defense use. The writer recommends 100 yard-zero or alternatively, 50/200 yards. There is a bullet drop chart at the end of the article.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Dealing with brass burns

Cheaper than Dirt has a nice post about how to deal with brass burns. It briefly talks about different degrees of burns and treatment for the two common types caused by hot brass.

From: Cheaper than Dirt blog

Monday, April 9, 2012

TAC-TV now online

Larry Vickers, former Delta, gunsmith, and TV show host revealed his latest project, TAC-TV.com

You can sign up for premium membership and watch Season 1 of TAC-TV as well as have access to extra contents that was not shown on TV. You can also view Vickers Tactical Traing video.

Premium membership costs $100 per year or $9.99 per month.

Here's detailed review from Soldier Systems
http://soldiersystems.net/2012/04/07/tac-tv-launches/

Preview

HK45/P30 rear sight from 10-8

10-8 Performance released their rear sight for HK45/P30. It works with  factory front sight. It is serrated at 40 lpi to reduce glare.

Price is $48.75

From: 10-8 Performance

Colt introduces LE6940P (piston system)

Colt's one-piece monolithic upper receiver will come with piston system that utilizes Articulating Link Piston(ALP) operating system, which will reduce stress tolerance.

The carbine will come with BUIS(Back Up Iron Sight) and front folding sight.

From: Shooting Wire

2012 Golden Gate IDPA Regional Championships

Registration for 2012 Golden Gate IDPA Regional Championships is now open. It will have 11 stages, 150 competitor slots. The host mentioned that this year's event has been scaled down(no prize tables, holding side matches, BBQ) but the courses will be just as challenging if not more.

Competition will be on 6/8 and 6/9 (Fri. and Sat.) and main competition will be on Saturday.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

New S&W pistol leaked photo

S&W posted a teaser trailer some time ago, and now there is photo of what seems to be a leaked photo of S&W Shield. It appears to be a single stack 9mm compact M&P-ish pistol.

Most of the contols are same, but the safety is a bit different.

From: Rational Gun

Accessory for your rail

I came across this unique accessory during a recent class. It is a skull that you can attach to your rail and take down pin of an AR rifle. It was custom made, with smaller one on take down pin costing about $180, larger one on rail $240.

It was made by Steel Flame

Rob Leatham WSS video

Rob Leatham uploaded videos from WSSS(Western States Single Stack) championship.

Titanium AR

If you want something that is different from other gun owners, you can spend $100,000 on this titanium AR from Nemo Arms.

It is chambered in .308

Friday, April 6, 2012

5.11 working on Tactical Kilt

It was supposed to be an April Fools joke, but after so many people inquiring about the 5.11 Tactical Kilt, the word is that it will be made. No words on actual price.



This will be a limited time, web only offer, so you need to sign up for notifications.

You can sign up here
http://www.511tactical.com/Tactical-Duty-Kilt.html

Here's full description of the story
http://goo.gl/ZSFMZ

From: 5.11

Mauser broomhandle video

American Rifleman posted a nice video about Mauser Broomhandles.

http://www.americanrifleman.org/Video.aspx?cid=23&vid=4134

Monday, April 2, 2012

FDE Glocks available for limited time

Lipseys, a wholesale distributor, is selling limited version of Gen 3 and Gen 4 Flat Dark Earth Glocks in various calibers. Glock had unofficial policy that other colors can be done for minimum of 20,000 orders and seems like Lipseys is utilizing it.

If your local gun shop has an account with Lipseys, they can order one. According to Lipseys' website, G21 Gen 4 is $687.

Other variations include Glock 17, 19, 22, and 23 in both Gen 3 and Gen 4.

AMU's shotgun demonstration

Army Marksmanship Unit's Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond demonstrates shotgun skills.



From: NRA blog

Crimson Trace announces night time 3-gun match

Crimson Trace will host night time 3-gun match at Bend, Oregon from 7/16 - 7/18. It will be held after sunet, with no moonlight. CTC will be providing full-auto firearms, thermal imaging equipment and night vision gear to all the competitors on several of the eight stages.

Iain Harrison quipped, "We deliberately didn't write a restrictive rulebook for this match - if the shooter decides that their rifle would benefit from an aircraft landing light powered by a portable generator, then they can go ahead and bolt one up." There will be less restrictive rulebook for the match.

From: Shooting Wire