Sunday, July 29, 2012

Kim Rhode wins her 5th medal

Kim Rhode won her 5th medal in women's skeet, making her the second person in Olympic history to win 5 consecutive medals in 5 consecutive Olympic games. She shot 74 out of 75 in qualification, 25 out of 25 in finals.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Viking Chronicles Promo

Kyle Lamb's Viking Tactics uploaded the promo for Viking Chronicles. At this point there is not much except " he explores different adventures and discover how he prepares for the unexpected."

It would be interesting how this would go.

21 AR grips compared

Gear Scout changed out and photographed 21 AR grips available on the market.

From: Gear Scout

Guide to dry-fire practice

Ron Danielowski posted some detailed dry-fire practice on USA carry.

From: USA Carry

Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 London Olympic

The 2012 London Olympic has begun and USA is sending 20 athletes to shooting games, 2 to Paralympic. This year, there seems to be a bit of rule change for 2012 Games. You can also view photos and profile of each athlete at USA Shooting website.

Fox News has an article on athletes, including other nationals.

Here in US, NBC will be airing the games, and you can also check the results on their website

You can use Search All Results & Schedules on the top right(just above the advertisement) to view all results & schedules. Here's alternative listing in PDF format from USA Shooting.

Some articles and videos about USA team.

Here are some other articles with more about each athlete.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

How to avoid a 3-gun match disqualification

Iain Harrison talks about how not to get disqualified from a 3-gun match. Focus is on safety.

From: Guns & Ammo

Remington 38 Spl. 158 grain ballistic test

Mousegunaddict blog/Pocket Guns and Gear tested this ammunition with ballstic gel. You can read the introduction and conclusion on their blog. The video of actual testing is below

From: Pocket Guns and Gear

Short Rio slugs review

Cheaper Than Dirt did a quick look over of Rio Royal MG slugs. It is for big game and has fins on the outside.

Dan Wesson opens Facebook

Dan Wesson started their own Facebook page

LaRue Costa-Edition OBR Hybrid 5.56 Rifle

LaRue is taking orders for Costa-edition OBR Hybrid 5.56 rifle. It has 14.5 inch barrel, with SureFire muzzle brake pinned and welded. 2 Pmags are included.

As of right now, there is 41 remaining. This is a limited edition run of 1-125. Limit 2 per person

Price: $2605.50

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blade-Tech humor

Blade-Tech uploaded this photo to their Facebook

From: Blade-Tech

MidwayUSA pink pistol cases

Midway USA is now offering pink pistol cases. The models offered are; Tactical Pistol Gun Case, 10" pistol case, 15" pistol case

From: Down Range TV

Inside Comp-Tac

Paul Erhardt wrote about his visit to Comp-Tac. Unlike most writings that focus on product of the company, this article talks about company's atmosphere and how it runs.

From: Shooting Wire

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Julie Golob's advice on purse carry

Julie Golob gives excellent 3 points to abide by when you are carrying your pistol in your purse. This can be applied to backpacks too.

Crimson Trace reviews

Jeff Quinn of reviewed CMR-202 Universal Rail Mount Tactical Light. It emits 100 lumens and comes with 3 modes(constant, momentary, and strobe). It supposedly runs 4 hours. You'd need a screw driver to install it. It will be available 8/1. He also posted a video too.


American Rifleman reviewed LTG-760. It also emits 100 lumens, and runs on single CR2 lithium battery for two hours.

Price: $149 (Glock, Springfield, and Smith & Wesson), $199(1911)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Will competition get you killed?

Ron Avery wrote a great article on usefulness of using competition as a way to enhance training.

From: Police One

Walmart steel target warning

Guns America tested Do-All-Outdoor's swinging metal targets and the results were shocking(or not depending on your view of Walmart)

The targets failed miserably.

From: Guns America

Guns, Lies, and Upset wives

FXhummel1 posted a new song - Guns, Lies, and Upset wives

M&P 22 review

Shooting Wire has a review of M&P 22 pistol. They go for around $350

Swarovski Announces New ATX/STX spotting scopes

Swarovski 's new spotting scopes will have zoom and focusing rings next to each other. There will be two eyepiece modules (angled, straight) and three objective modules with diameters of 65, 85 and 95mm.

MidwayUSA free shipping for Leupold optics

MidwayUSA is offering free shipping with purchase of any Leupold optics. They include rifle scopes, spotting scopes, red dot sights, binoculars and rangefinders but DO NOT  include accessories(mounting tools, lens covers, rings or bases)

Friday, July 20, 2012

More Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun vids

Noveske Shooting team posted their Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun video.

MasterPiece Arms, MPA57sst-ATACS Defender

MasterPiece Arms is releasing MPA57sst-ATACS Defende, based on the standard MAC design. It is available in a 5-inch fixed barrel pistol and in 5.7x28mm with 20 round magazines standard. It is suppressor ready.

It will come with adjustable sights, a side-cocker, scope mount and muzzle break.

Price(MSRP) is $659.

Colt CR-Pro .308 Rifle video

Guns & Ammo had chance to look at the new Colt rifle that will be available in Jan. 2013. It is built with 3-gunners in mind

From: Guns & Ammo

NSSF: Rifle shooting technique

NSSF uploaded video of rifle shooting fundamentals with Ryan Cleckner.

Zeiss Rebate on DiaScope Spotting Scopes

Zeiss is offering $500 rebate on all of its 65mm and 85mm VICTORY DiaScope spotting scopes purchased between 8/1 through end of the year. Those who purchase a DiaScope will also receive a free portable tripod.

From: Shooting Wire

Gun Digest 40% off sale

Gun Digest is having 40% off sale from 7/20-7/23 on their editor's favorites

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Carolina Cup 2012 video uploaded some parts from Panteao production's coverage of 2012 Carolina Cup.

Jessie Duff ProAm video

Jessie Duff uploaded video of Tie-breaker stage from 2012 ProAm

Crimson Trace Midnight 3 gun result

The results from Crimson Trace Midnight 3 gun invitational is up. Congratulations to
Daniel Horner.

From: Crimson Trace

Chris Costa Raven Concealment holster

How does Chris Costa get his Raven Concealment Holster?

Also, Skunk Works posted photos from their trip to RCS some time ago.

Beretta A400 review

American Rifleman reviewed Beretta A400 shotgun. It features a fast cycling action that Beretta nicknamed as 'Blink', as well as a redesign that eliminates lubricant and dirt accumulation in butt-housed spring. It also has a redesigned choke system.

Unico - $1,725
Light - $1,500
Xcel- $1,725
Xtreme - from $1,600 to 1,700


From: American Rifleman

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CTC Midnight 3 gun vid

Crimson Trace uploaded an video of 2012 Midnight 3 Gun Invitational.

Car and gun comparison

Caleb posted his thoughts on what kind of car is your gun, and it seems to be rather spot on. Comments are just as humorous.

From: Gun Nuts media

A Girl & A Gun

Paul Erhardt wrote an article about A Girl & A Gun, an outreach group for women.

From: Shooting Wire

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tactical Baby Carriers on the way

Mayflower Research and Consulting made tactical baby carriers, but they were all sold out. They are trying to make 50 more available in 10-14 days. 25 will in in desert digital and 25 in Multicam.

Price: $125

Edit: This is cancelled due to regulations and possibility of lawsuits (8/6/2012)

10 shooting movie myths

American Rifleman discusses top 10 shooting movie myths.

Benelli Legacy 20 guage review reviewed the 20 guage Benelli Legacy.


Crimson Trace Midnight 3 gun invitational stages

Currently Crimson Trace is hosting Midnight 3 Gun Invitational where the game  is ran at night. Here are the stage set ups. This competition will end on Wednesday night

M16 history excerpt

Gun Digest has an excerpt of M16's development from "Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Rifles". It doesn't tell the whole story, but it's a good read if you didn't have chance to learn how M16 came about.

From: Gun Digest

In-Range Supplies introduces Portable Tactical Bullet Trap

The bullet trap is rated for 5.56X45 mm round and is made of ballistic rubber. Price is $799 and $899 depending on thickness of AR500 steel.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Andromeda: Tactical lighting

Kickstarter has a lamp with Picatinny rails. The project will start when the goal of $70,000 is met. Dead line is 8/26 10pm EDT. Pledge of $279 or m ore will get one lamp.  They are going to sell at retail price of $560


Sequential training system for CCW

Claude Werner wrote an article that addresses how an instructor can structure training for someone who just got a gun and is learning to carry concealed. It is a multi-step approach that goes from basic marksmanship to more advanced topics such as low light shooting.


Benelli On Assignment full episode

Benelli uploaded the full episode of video Montana Elk Hunt on their YouTube account.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bonnie & Clyde guns to be auctioned

Pistols used by Bonnie & Clyde will be auctioned in New Hampshire on Sept. 30. It is a .45 caliber Clyde used and a .38 revolver Bonnie used. RR Auctions estimates $100,000 to $200,000 for each.

Here's direct link to two guns


From: USA Today

Use of deadly force tips

Cheaper Than Dirt blog has a nice write up on when someone can use a deadly force. They talk about 4 general criteria, civil lawsuit, and other topic associated with use of deadly force. It is a bit broad topic, but can be used to get a general idea.

From: Cheaper Than Dirt

NPS bans SERPA for its personnel

National Park Service has banned its personnel from using SERPA holsters citing FLETC(Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) instances and debris effecting locking mechanism.


FNH USA re-enters pump shotgun market

FNH USA is introducing P-12 pump shotgun. It can carry 5+1 rounds and has a fiber-optic front sight and flip-up iron sight.

It will be shipped to distributors in August. Price will be $655

From: Down Range TV

ATI's Omni AR lower

American Tactical Imports will be selling Omni receiver. It is made of reinforced polymer. It will be offered in both finished kit or as a stripped lower. It comes in black or dark earth color

Price(MSRP): $49.95 for stripped lower, $129.95 for complete finished kit.

From: Shooting Wire

LaserLyte offers 3-year warranty on their products

LaserLyte is now offering 3-year warranty on most (if not all) of its products, effective immediately. They will repair or replace any laser model purchased new, including models purchased new in the past three years. Any replacements will be the most current model laser.

From: Shooting Wire

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mossberg Silver Reserve II Series

Mossberg announced Silver Reserve II Series. It features 18 break-actions in 12, 20 and 28-gauge and .410 bore in Field, Bantam Field and two-gauge Field Combo O/U models, Side-by-Sides in 12, 20 and 28-gauge, 12-gauge Sporting and Super Sport O/U platforms.

Silver Reserve II Field Over-and-Under will retail between $693 - $1042

Silver Reserve II Sporting Over-and-Under will retail between $851 - $1145

Silver Reserve II Field Side-By-Side will go for $1005

From: Down Range TV

Grizzly getting a bit too close

Outdoor Life has a video that shows Alaskan Grizzly getting a bit too close.

From: Outdoor Life

ATI Saiga Talon Tactical Stock System

ATI is introducing Saiga Talon Tactical Stock System. It has Talon Tactical six position buttstock, Scorpion Razorback Buttpad, and Scorpion Rear Pistol Grip. It also features Triton Mount System, cheekrest.

MGM 3-Gun match guns

Iain Harrison shares his squadmates's firearm choice for MGM 3-Gun match

From: Guns & Ammo

5 Reasons to collect a Krag

Gun Digest puts 5 reasons why you should collect a Krag-Jorgensen. And yes, Trap door system is one of reasons!

From: Gun Digest

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Colt convertible carbine

Iain Harrison of Crimson Trace uploaded this photo of Colt CM901 convertible carbine. It can be converted to 5.56 from 7.65 just by changing upppers.
From: Crimson Trace

Drum magazine reliability

Cheaper Than Dirt blog discusses reliability of drum magazine. From personal experience, I'm not a big fan of old WW2 drum magazines for Russian firearms, but it discusses more than just that.

From: Cheaper Than Dirt

Practice shooting on the move

Paul Spaulding wrote an article discussing usefulness of practicing shooting on the move. He throws in some interesting points to ponder about. Instead of one way transfer of knowledge, the article is aimed to have readers think about the subject.

From: Down Range TV

Monday, July 9, 2012

Boberg XR9-S

Shooting Illustrated reviewed Boberg XR9-S. It is an interesting design that had some problem during the test fire. It could be that its rather unique mechanism for pistol could have contributed to the problem.

Boberg website:

Mechanism animation

Palazzo gun store update

Palazzo wanted to have a high-end gun shop similar to the Beretta store in New York, and now Venetian and Wynn resort are opposing such plan.

According to Las Vegas Sun, during Planning Commission meating Venetian and Wynn resort representatives put up a fight and may even hinted legal action.

From: Las Vegas Sun

Panteao Making AK video with Sonny Puzikas

Panteao is making "Fighting with the AK" with Sonny Puzikas. They uploaded some photos from production on their Facebook.

Surefire summer sale

Surefire is holding summer savings event. It is different every week, so make sure to check it out at Guardian trigger kit

Shooting Wire reviewed Guardian Trigger kit for Gen 4 G19

BUIS drop test

This is more of an anecdotal test, but it does have some interesting perspective. The writer drop tested 3 BUIS(Back Up Iron Sights) - Magpul, Troy and Diamondhead

Friday, July 6, 2012

Instructional videos by John Holschen

John Holschen from InSights Training Center posted his second video on sights and ready position.

Polish Beryl "Archer"

I.O. Inc. is importing Polish Beryl "Archer" rifle. Unlike most AKs it has 'bolt hold open' integrated into the safety lever on the right side of receiver.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Customer service tip

American Rfileman has a good article on how to make the customer service experience much efficient.

You have to know some basic information, be able to describe it, and have a bit of patience.

From: American Rifleman

Swiss shooting range photos

orangeusa from Calguns took photos from his trip to Switzerland. Normally the photos we see are from Schutzenfest, but this is a normal shooting range.

There are some photos of P210, CZ Skorpion Evo

From: Calguns

Highest scoring whitetail bucks gallery

Outdoor Life has a collection of highest-scoring whitetail bucks according to Boone and Crockett records.

From: Outdoor Life

Things you see at zombie shoot

Guns & Ammo has collection of photos taken during Outbreak Omega 5.

From: Guns & Ammo

Elvis's gun for sale

Elivs's engraved Smith & Wesson .357 magnum revolver is going to be auctioned. It was purchased in 1970, given to Spiro Agnew, but was returned whrn Agnew was investigated. It is expected to get $275,000

From: Houston Chronicle

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Colt Factory tour by G&A

More Colt factory tour reports are coming in, this time from Guns & Ammo.

Why you should not holster quickly

No one has won the shootout by holstering faster. Down Range TV has an article that clearly demonstrates why. Some photos may not be for squeamish people.

From: Down Range TV

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Raven Concealment to release Vanguard 2

Raven Concealment is finally releasing their much anticipated Vanguad 2 holster.

From their Facebook,

Starting at 12:01AM EDT on 4 July 2012, we will begin taking pre-orders for the VG2.  To celebrate the launch, we will offer FREE SHIPPPING on all pre-ordered VG2's.  The pre-order sale will run from 4 July through 27 July, and these orders will ship on 30 July.

The price of the VanGuard 2 is $34.99.
Raven Concealment has been working on the final version with feedbacks from beta-testers. It now accommodates wider versions of Glock.

Independence Day deals

AR15.COM Online Store gives 10% off. Use Discount Code JULY4 at checkout

Tactical Distributors is giving 20% off. Discount Code is LIBERTY20. There is free overnight shipping on $100 or more order. Ends 7/6. Excludes EOTech, Aimpoint, Surefire. Freeshipping excludes Pelican Cases and Oversized items.

Brownells has free shipping for on orders $99 or more. Code is DS5. Expires 7/4 11:59 CST. Look for 'Made in USA' icon.

SKD Tactical has 10% off all day. It ends 7/4 11:59pm CST

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Bob Vogel video from Panteao

Panteao Production is to release Stage tactics of practical shooting with Bob Vogel. It reviews stages from both USPSA and IDPA's perspective, and talks about gears as well.

Price(MSRP): $49.99(members $39.99)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

GNB: CZ 805 BREN impression

Note: This article is titled impression, not review since I did not have enough time to review the product.

One of the joys of SHOT show is that you get to see some interesting firearms that you don't normally get to see at your local gun shop. There were quite a few interesting firearm present at 2012 SHOT show, and CZ 805 was definitely one of them.

Czech Republic has a long history of developing fine firearms, and despite communist ruling, the Czechs did not let their skills go to waste. During the Cold War, they developed CZ 75 pistol, which gained fame for its capability, and even recieved praise from Col. Cooper. Before the Cold War, they co-developed BREN machine gun that was used extensively by Brits and Commonwealth forces.

Until now, Czechslovakian forces used Vz 58, that looked like an AK, but wasn't. However, as the Iron Curtain fell and firearm techonolgy quickly evolved, Czech army wanted an up-to-date rifle. Cz 805 was developed from previous prototypes, and was introduced in 2006. In 2009, Czech army tested both CZ 805 and FN SCAR and gave their blessings to CZ 805(Home turf advantage seems to be part of it). Starting 2010 it was delivered to Czech army.

Fulton Armory FAR-308 Phantom review

Cheaper Than Dirt and Gun Tests/ reviewed this rifle.

Price(MSRP): $1799.95

Fulton Armory website:

Pillow + ladies with guns

Female bolggers got together and decided to have fun

More on the event:

From: Julie Golob