Thursday, May 31, 2012

Raven Vanguard 2 update

Raven Vanguard 2 holster has been creating buzz since its sneak peak at SHOT show but has not been available comercially. According to Tom Fineis (RCS's director of sales and marketing) they are improving the holster with feedbacks from pre-sale. One of them is accomodating variance in frame size of Glock.


Magpul shipping MOE Forend and SGA Stock for Remington 870

Magpul is now shipping MOE Forend and SGA stock for Remington 870. Currently, black ones are the only ones being shipped, but there will be FDE and Orange ones to follw.

Cheek riser kits, OEM butt pad adapter, forward and rear sling mounts will come soon.

Forend - $29.95
stock - $109.95

From: Magpul

Crimson Trace extends Batteries for life program

Crimson Trace announced that they are extending 'Batteries for life' program. CTC customers will receive free replacement batteries for the lifetime of their laser sights in exchange for registering their products with the company's customer service.

You can register via online or call the company at 1-800-442-2406

From: Down Range TV

Wilson Combat ear rings

Wilson Combat has Medallion ear rings. It is constructed with Sterling silver, 2-tone plated with 10k gold

Julie Golob interviews

Shooting USA interviewed Julie Golob

Shooting Wire also did an interview just before Bianchi Cup

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The problem with stopping power article

Dave Spaulding wrote a bit long but a good article on the idea of stopping power. He also recommends some calibers and ammunitions in the article too.

From: Down Range TV

FN FNS review by the Tactical Wire

Tactical Wire wrote a quick review of the new FN FNS pistol. It includes some 25 yard grouping test results.

From: The Tactical Wire

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bianchi Cup round up

Here are some other stuffs from Bianchi Cup

NRA blog has photos of women of the Bianchi Cup as well as interview with founder John Bianchi.

Caleb Giddings have another video up too

From: NRA blog, Caleb Giddings

Mic & Raven Vanguard (1) comparison

Kilo 1-1  from posted his comparison of GlockTech Mic holster and Raven Vanguard (1) holster. Both look similar but have differences and the thread reviews the differences.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Bianchi Cup Winners

Doug Koenig  took the honors in this year's Bianchi cup. This is Doug Koenig's 13th win.

According to the NRA blog's preliminary result
Overall: Doug Keonig
Metallic: Rob Vadasz
Production: Vance Schmid

Women's Championship: Julie Golob
Junior Champ: Tiffany Piper

Congratulations to all!

SKD Tactical 10% sale

SKD Tactical is having a 10% sale on all items until 5/28

CZ BREN 805 A1 and A2 video

Here is another video with CZ BREN 805 rifle

For magazine dump part only

Crmson Trace Z series Lasergrips

Crimson Trace is jumping on the zombie bandwagon with release of a limited run of Z Series Lasergrips and Laserguard products. It will be available for 1911, Glock, XDm duty sized pistols as well as S&W J-Frame, Ruger LCP.

The grips qualify for CTC's Batteries for Life program

Price(MSRP):  $229 - $339

Bianchi Cup tidbits

Smith & Wesson posted some photos of their team from Bianchi Cup.

Best new shotguns for 2012 by OL

Outdoor Life ranked the best new shotguns for 2012

Jessie Duff interview

Jessie Duff was featured on Columbian Tribune.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Surefire Father's day discount

Surefire is giving 20% off on G2X Pro, 6PX Pro, E20 LED Defender, X300, SF Pen, and apparels. The discount code is FD2012.

You also get free shipping on any order over $98

Remington 270 WIN recall

Remington is recalling some 270 WIN 150 grain soft point ammunition. Lot numbers are

N16SA24L, N16SA24R, N16SB24L, N16SB24R, N13SC24L, N13SC24R

To identify if you have one of these lots of ammunition:

If you have a case of 270 Win 150 Gr Soft Point Ammunition, the Lot Number is stenciled on the outside of the case, and/or is stamped on the inside flap of the box.

From: Remington

Bianchi Cup

Right now Bianchi cup is going on and here are some photos and videos

Julie Golob posted photos from the competition

Caleb Giddings posted this video of him shooting the mover

A cautionary tale of CCW choice

Michael Bane talks about his choice of CCW pistol and how the choice affected him. The lesson he learned is that once you choose your gun make sure you get plenty of consumables(magazines, springs).

From: Michael Bane Blog

Grey Group Training M4 set up tip

Grey Group Training uploaded a video about tips on how to set up a M4 rifle.

Warning: Language

From: Grey Group Training

Ruger American Rifle review

American Rifleman reviewed Ruger American Rifle. It comes with both long and short-action models. The review was done with .30-06 Springfield ammo. Retail price is $49

From: American Rifleman

Rumor mill

Rumor is that Bob Vogel will be signing with one of the major gun manufacturers. He will be going from full time peace officer to auxilliary officer and focus on his shooting career.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CZ rifle videos

G&A editor Eric Poole shares this video. First is CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 carbine.

Next is CZ 805 BREN A2 carbine.

Sadly, there is no words on civilian version of either gun.
From: Guns & Ammo

You know you're a gun nut when...

Here's another video that talks about the subject

From: MrColionNoir

Winchester Model 70 Alaskan Bolt Action update

Winchester updates Model 70 Alaskan Bolt Action line up. It will be available in 3 additional calibers, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win Mag, and .338 Win Mag.

It will have a folding adjusstable rear sight, hooded gold front bead as well as Pachmayer recoil pad.

MOA trigger system provides zero creep and overtravel.

Price(MSRP): $1269.99

From: Winchester Repeating Arms

Poland IDPA photos

Here are some photos from Poland IDPA National Championship Facebook.

G&A reviews SIG MK25

Guns & Ammo reviewed Sig Sauer MK25.

From: Guns & Ammo

Surefire now shipping R1 Lawman

According their Twitter,

R1 Lawman is shipping to dealers. It's the highest-output police rechargeable on the market: 750 lumens!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

IDPA 2011 Polish National Champions

This is video of CDP division Champion Leszek Sokolowski.

Confratulations to all winners og Polish National Champions!

From: IDPA blog

Mauser C96 articles

Mas Ayoob and Wiley Clapp wrote articles about Mauser C96 pistols.

Ayoob wrote about reasons why Mauser C96 makes the cut as one of the most important handguns of all time.

Wiley Clapp talks about accuracy of Broomhandles and different variants it came in.

From: Gun Digest, American Rifleman

Mas Ayoob on Bren Ten

Massad Ayoob talks about the ill-fated Bren Ten. It was the most anticipated pistol of early to mid 80s and even appeared on Miami Vice. However due to several factors it never saw the glory it was supposed to reach.

From: Gun

Steyr Arms price drop

Steyr Arms announced a limited time price drop of $89 on its M-A1, S-A1, and C9-A1 hadnguns.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Sevigny Performance shop opens

Dave Sevigny opened his shop where customers can buy accessories, apparels, and sights.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Umarex UZI .22 rifle

American Rifleman has video and short description of the new rifle from Umarex. It is very similar to the famous UZI rifle, but with some changes.

Price(MSRP): $645

From: American Rifleman

Italian IDPA

The European Cup is comparable to IDPA's Carolina Cup. Here's a video from the match.

From: Arena IDPA Youtube

Top Shot to return for season 5

Top Shot will return with season 5. No words on who will be in, but it will be All Stars season.

According to Colby Donaldson,

#TOPSHOT is comin’ back BABY! Bring on the ALL STARS! Aw yeah.. Lemme know which of your faves should get a shot at the ultimate title!

Friday, May 18, 2012

S&W Model 586 shipping

Smith & Wesson is shipping their Classic Distinguished Combat Magnum revolver now. It is Classic Model 586 with either 4 or 6-inch barrel

Price(MSRP): $586

Heizer DoubleTap update

Heizer Firearms decided to update the much talked about pistol and that caused delay in production. Changes made are,

Revision 8 Production Model Improvements and Enhancements:

  • Front and rear low profile no snag sights
  • Melanite finish on stainless steel barrel assemblies Rockwell 65
  • Mil-Std CeraKote finish on Titanium frames and Hard Anodizing on Aluminum
  • Lanyard pin on rear of grip
  • Serrations on the trap door compartment
  • A stronger needle bearing instead of ball bearing in the double action trigger system
  • A channel machined into the spare round compartment to secure rounds
  • Squared off the front of the 1911 style trigger for better ergonomics
  • Enlarged the HD pattern on the integral grips for more texture
  • Enlarged the rear palm swell area of the frame to reduce recoil climb
  • Simplified the ejector system for reliability
  • Engineered a “safe” hammer position to enhance safety

From: Shooting Illustrated

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Handgun grip tip

Insight Training Center's John Holschen demonstrated a proper grip for holding pistol.

From: Guns & Tacticas

M1 Garand article from 1938

The Daily Caller has reprint of Aug. 1938 American Rifleman that reviewed M1 Garand and how it became the winner.

Port Arms position efficiency

NSSF uploaded this video on using "Port Arms" position efficiently and shave some seconds off.

Wilson Combat's 18" Match grade barrels

Wilson Combat added 18" Match Grade Barrels, 2 in 5.56 and 2 in .300 Blackout. All 4 have 1:8 twist. They also come in fluted models.

Price: $249.95 - $299.95

From: AR15 news

Julie Golob talks about shooting and social media

NRAblog has interview with Julie Golob. She talks about competition, using social media, and Top Shot appearance.

Entertainment related stuff

Reality TV arrest

Wylie Gene Newton of Erie, CO has been charged with stealing 1850s-era Colt Dragoon pistol from a private museum in New Mexico in 2011. He appeared on "American Guns" trying to sell it.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Selena Gomez shooting range photo

Hollywood Life has photo of Selena Gomez shooting guns in Bulgaria. She is currently filming 'The Getaway' remake. No argument on who wears pants in the relationship. (like that was a secret)

From: Hollywood Life

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bill Rogers Reactive carbine shooting DVD

Bill Rogers released another DVD wth Panteao Productions, this time on carbine shooting.

Price:$44.99($39.99 for members)

Julie Golob 2012 USPSA Area 1 Championship video

Julie Golob posted video of her Area 1 championship in St. George, UT

Remington 700 models

Outdoor Life has a gallery of different Remington 700 models. This year marks 50th anniversary for the rifle.

From: Outdoor Life

GA Precision M24 review by Gun Digest

Gun Digest reviewed this rifle from GA precision which reproduces the famous M24 rifle. It costs $3350

Winchester PDX1 segmented slug

Guns & Ammo uploaded video of Winchester PDX1 segmented slug hitting watermelon. The slug was designed to strike a balance penetration and bullet effectiveness. It splits into 3 135 to 150 grain pieces, each traveling at 1600 fps.

You can skip to 1:40 for watermelon shooting

From: Guns & Ammo

MAS38 Full-auto

American Rifleman had chance to shoot French MAS38 Full-auto. It is an open bolt submachine gun used by French in 1938.

From: American Rifleman

Monday, May 14, 2012

2012 Single Stack Nationals infographic

Julie Golob posted this infographic about 2012 Single Stack Nationals.

Viridian Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) System review

American Rifleman reviewed Viridian Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) System with new X5L laser/light and TacLoc holster. It has a unique feature that allows user to set up how the green light could be used. With the proprietary TacLoc holster, If the green laser was on before holstering, it will turn off and then reactivate when the gun comes out of holster. You can also holster with the laser off and it will stay so until you turn it on. It also has 154 lumen light. It uses CR123A batteries.

Note: New X5L(Gen 2) units with serial numbers X002830 or higher are ECR capable.

Price(MSRP) is $409 for X5L laser/light, TacLoc holster for $49

One mile shots with Savage BA110

Mark Dalzell shot 1 mile shots using his Savage BA110 in .338 Lapua Magnum with a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x50mm scope. Ammunition was HSM 250 Gr. BTHP Match ammo. Target was 2' x 3'

From: Guns & Ammo

Practice vs personal Defense Ammo

This video from Sportsman Channel's Student of the Gun goes through difference between practice ammo and personal defense ammo.

Comp-Tac offers free shipping on Carolina Cup orders

Any order made for Carolina Cup can be picked up on-site. 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup will be held on June 13-16 in Oxford, North Carolina, and Comp-Tac will be there with your order.

When you order, type "Carolina Cup Pick Up" in the comments section of your order or call Comp-Tac at (281)209-3040. The shipping and handling charge will be waived if you pick it up at the event. If you can't pick it up, they will ship it to you in regular manner.

From: Comp-Tac

Nikon's Father's day promotion

Nikon is offering $40 mail-in rebate for 10-22x50 Action Zoom XL Binocular. It runs from 5/13 through 6/18. MSRP is $159.95


Ruger Rimfire Competitions

Down Range TV posted a segment about Ruger Rimfire Competitions. The video also shows some of the modifications available from 10/22 rifle.

From: Down Range TV

Tips for first time CCW carry

Cheaper Than Dirt blog has a nice advice for those who are carrying their gun concealed for the first time.

From: CTD blog

Friday, May 11, 2012

Magpul Maglink

Magpul released Maglink which allows users to couple their PMAG 30 or PMAG 30/M3 magazines.

Price is $17.95

Winchester rebate offer

Winchester is offering up to $100 cash back on purchases of AA shotshell ammunition. It ends on 8/31/12.(rebates must be received by 9/15) Participants also get the chance to shoot clays with Olympic medalist Kim Rhode.

Minimum of ten and a maximum of fifty boxes of AA ammunition purchase is needed to receive the $2 rebate per box. You can download the AA rebate form from and click "Special Offers." Only valid in US and Canada.

Direct link to Special Offers:

From: Winchester

Browning Citori Feather Lightning

This over/under shotgun weighs between 5lbs. 14oz. to 6lbs. 9oz. Feather version includes single selective trigger. It takes 3" shells, comes in either 12 or 20 ga.

Price(MSRP): $2179.99

Practical D.O.P.E technique

NSSF uploaded video on practical D.O.P.E (Data On Previous Engagements) featuring Ryan Cleckner.
 From: NSSF Youtube

Thompson/Center Venture Predator review

American Hunter reviewed T/C Venture Predator. It comes in .204 Ruger, 223 Rem, .22-250 Rem, .243 Win, 7 mm-08 Rem, .308 Win.

Price(MSRP): $629

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nosler Varmageddon AR

Nosler, in conjunction with Noveske came up with Varmageddon Signature Series AR rifle. Buyers also have an option of package deal that includes Varmageddon edition Leupold VX-3 LR 4.5-14x50 scope calibrated for Nosler's .223 55gr Tipped Varmageddon ammunition.

Price: $2295 for basic, $3195 with Leupold

More photos

Akdal MKA 1919 review

American Rifleman has a review of Akdal MKA 1919. It is a shotgun made by Turkish company Ucylidiz Arms. It was produced in 2007 and has just been introduced in US.

It shoots 12-gauge shotgun ammunition in semi-auto, using gas-operated action. It resembles AR rifle in order to minimize needed transition between platforms. Upper is made of aluminum and lower is made from polymer. You get two magazines, one for 2 3/4 inch shells and one for 3 inch shells. It holds five rounds.

Price (MSRP): $699.95(black) $799.95

Importer is RAAC

From: American Rifleman

G&A Twitter photos Part 3

According to G&A Twitter, it is adopted by Czech military and India's armed forces. No words on civilian version. I asked about it at SHOT and no definitive answers were given.

Bullet Proof Load samples
Bullet Proof samples allows reloaders to try different bullet for optimal performance. No more need to buy bulk of different bullets.

Leupold Mark 6 3-18x44mm

MAC reviews M&P Shield

Military Arms Channel on Youtube reviewed M&P Shield. It is 16 minutes long but goes through some points other reviews missed such as potential problem with magazine sleeve

Glock's new ad

Glock came out with an interesting advertisement video. It's not about the gun, but more of image making.

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 review song

Not exactly gun related but here's another review on Youtube that mixes songs for a change. Unfortunately I realize that the song was one of boy bands from a decade ago.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

G&A Twitter photos part 2

Guns & Ammo is showing various interesting items on their Twitter.

1. Veridian has new CTL

2. Real Avid Gun Tool for Ruger

3. Zeiss Victory HT binoculars. ($2250)

4. Truglo universal red dot, Triton 20mm Tri-Color($119)

Interview with Gabby Franco

Rounds and Roses interviewed Top Shot season 4 contestnat Gaby Franco.

She started at age 11 in Venezuela with encouragement of her parents and later moved to US due to restrcitive Venezuelan gun laws. Currently, she has a firearms instruction business as well as being a professional shooter.

2012 Single Stack Nationals recap has a nice recap of 2012 Single Stack Nationals and some videos too.

There are nice comments from competitors as well as description of Rob Leatham's DQ that shocked everybody.

Tour of CZ plant posted his tour of CZ-UB plant in Czech. There are some interesting tidbits such as Czechs supplying arms to Israel after WW2, CZ's machine that makes wood stocks, cold hammer forging for barrels.

Robinson Arms XCR-L pistol review by American Rifleman

American Rifleman reviewed Robinson Arms XCR-L pistol.

Monday, May 7, 2012

SIG P238 magazine deal

SIG is offering three P238 factory magazines for $99.99. First 100 buyers could also get leather clip-belt or leather pocket holster for $16.95

You have to call in at (866)619-1128 or (603)418-8102. Deal ends on Mon. 5/14

G&A Twitter photos

Guns & Ammo posted some interesting photos on their Twitter account.

First is new ACOG shirt

Second is LWRC - DI Advanced Combat Bolt carrier group. Notice that the staked gas key.

Savage says it won't chamber .300 Blackout due to difficulty in obtaining company's accuracy standards with this cartridge.

SureFire's new Gen 4 556 and 762 suppressors to be released commercially in July.

From: Guns & Ammo

Bling Bang .223 Bullet Swarovski Pendant Necklace

Anette Wachter designed this .223 Case and Bullet covered in Swarovski crystals. Price is $37.00.

There are more available from her Etsy shop including AR bolt face.

2012 Single Stack Nationals results

Nils Jonasson won the 2012 Single Stack Nationals. Julie Golob was the best woman shooter. Congratulations!

Here is the full result

Friday, May 4, 2012

Vickers 1911 for Medal of Honor Game

Larry Vickers built a custom 1911 that will be featured on MOH Warfighter.

Here's what LAV(Larry A Vickers) posted

The Vickers 1911 began life as a parts set from Wilson Combat, and in fact, they were instrumental in helping me get the gun built in a very short time frame. I essentially set the pistol up to what I felt a state of the art, serious use 1911 should be in the hands of a seasoned operator - a guy like me, who cut his teeth on the 1911, and wants a combat handgun with the latest improvements such as an integral light rail, night sights, and bulletproof components. I put some Vickers Tactical logos on it to help set it apart, including one on the custom VZ grips. With a durable matte black finish, the pistol turned out great! - Larry Vickers

TAC-TV will air LAV and MOH collaboration on May 14th.


From: MOH Warfighter blog

Elite Tactical Designated Marksman Riflescope by Bushnell

Bushnell introduced its Elite Tactical HDMR and DMR 3.5-21x 50mm Riflescopes.

HDMR has H-59 reticle and TreMor 2 reticle from Horus Vision.

G2DMR reticle uses .5mil hash marks with .1 mil hash marks at the end of the stadia. DMR will also have mil-dot

Price for H59 and TreMor 2 DMR reticle version is $1549.00,
G2DMR, Mil-Dot reticle versions will be $1399.00

From: Bushnell

ProMag's Archangel system for Remington 870

ProMag has added Remington 870 Tactical Shotgun System to it Archangel line.

It comes with six-position skeletonized telescoping buttstock, recoil pad, small tri-rail section that can be bolted onto the pump, and shell carrier.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Nock Volley Gun

American Rifleman has an article and video about Nock Volley Gun. It was intended to be used to clear enemy's rigging and quarterdeck. But British soon realized it could burn your own ship too.


IDPA promo vid

IDPAtv uploaded another promo video.

From: IDPA tv

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bob Vogel sets new FAST record

FAST is a drill created by's Todd Green. So far the fastest record  was set by David Sevigny on 2/10/2009 in 3.56 seconds(Youtube video)

Bob Vogel finished the drill in 3.34 seconds.

Kim Rhode in LA Times

LA Times has an article on Kim Rhodes. Some interesting facts from the article are;

At age 10, she bagged 5 during a hunting trip to Africa
Her training costs about $500 a day.(targets, ammunition, travel costs)

IDPA statistics

IDPA released another 2011 IDPA World Shoot statistic about ammo.

Handloads were used 53% of times, factory 47%
88% used Dillon presses
48% used Hodgdon powder
42% used Federal primers
53% used mixed brass
26% used Montana Gold bullet

From: IDPA blog

Down Range TV: Meet Joyce Wilson

Down Range interviewed IDPA's executive director.

From: Down Range TV

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Training for rifle to pistol transition

Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics uploaded a video on how to train for rifle to pistol transitions. This video is about how to train, not how to execute the transition.

Apex posts about part compatibility

Apex is reknowned for making S&W M&P parts, and with M&P Shield out they posted parts compatibility with their M&P parts.

Parts that work in M&P Shields are,
Apex Hard Sear
Apex Ultimate Striker Block  Kit(USB Kit)
Apex Duty/Carry Sear and Trigger Return Spring (DC Spring Kit)
(Apex sees no reason to install Comp AEK or Competition Spring kit since it is not what the Shield was made for)

Parts that do not work are,
Apex Forward Set Trigger and AEK triggers
Apex Failure Resistant Extractor
Trigger Pivot Pin

From: Apex

Ruger 10/22 kit for FN P90 look

High Tower Armory has Ruger 10/22 kit that converts the rifle to look like FN P90. It is called High Tower Armory 90/22.

Price is $229.99

Make sure your 10/22 has at least 18 inches of barrel length. Also, this is NOT for left-hand shooters.

From: High Tower armory

Defensive book recommendations by Sheriff Wilson

Sheriff Jim Wilson posted list of 6 books that he recommends for defensice handgunner. Since he is an old man, some are from a long days ago, but fundamentals are still the same.

Quick or Dead(Cassidy)
Principles of Personal Defense(Cooper)
Shooting to Live(Fairbairn and Sykes)
Kill or Get Killed(Applegate)
No Second Place Winner(Jordan)
Hilarious High Jinks & Dangerous Assignments(Echols)

From: Shooting Illustrated

M&P Shield behind the scenes story

Shooting USA posted some interesting tidbits about M&P Shield. They were made aware of the gun after the camera crew was at the factory, and were escorted around the factory. At the time, the area where the Shield was assembled was under tight security.

When the Shooting USA got a gun to show in their studio, the strict security still followed and even the gunshop that did the transfer had to sign NDA(Non-Disclosure Agreement)

From: Shooting USA

Jessie Duff opens Facebook page

Jessie Duff(formerly Harrison) revealed her Facebook page.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jerry Miculek at Larue Tactical Texas Multigun

Here's video from LaRue Tactical Texas Multi-gun competition where Miculek won Open division.

1911 extractor test by 10-8

10-8 Training posted their 1911 extractor test. Hilton Yam of 10-8 is a reknown 1911 subject matter expert and this is his test for internal extractor 1911s.

Gearscout's M&P Shield review

Gearscout reviewed M&P Shield and gave it a good review, especially when extended 8 round magazine was used. It went on to note that they found "Shield to fire as smooth or smoother than any of the other compact 9mm pistols we’ve used"

From: Military Times Gearscout