Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More Magpul PMAG testing

This time, it is rifle drop test. Magazine is subjected to more force since the weight of rifle is exerted on to the magazine.

Cold weather feedlip drop test

From: Magpul

GD: Photos: 25 tough AK-47s

Gun Digest has 25 photos of AK-47s


From: Gun Digest

Sunday, October 28, 2012

GNB: Looking in to the Glock ejection problem

For last 1 year or so, there has been reports of Glock 9mm handguns having ejection problems. This started with Gen4 Glock 19 and started to appear in Gen3 Glocks. While not all Glocks were exhibiting such problem, there has been enough to the point where after market parts makers are trying to solve problems.

What is the problem?
The problem is that the ejected casing will fly straight back to the shooter's forehead or to top of head instead of to the side. This could result in casing falling in to back of the shirt or hitting the shooter in the face.

Here's a video from TWANGnBANG who got hit with the problem when he started making video to disprove the problem.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Magpul PMAG test #3

Getting driven over by a Unimog

Operation Z: Costa with carbines

Caracal recall update

Caracal gave updates on the recall situation.

There is 12 week turn around time, and those who patiently wait will get "loyalty package"(free magazine, T-shirt, cap and 15% discount on next Caracal product purchase).


you can get full-refund of purchase price.

From: Caracal

Reflex holster guaranty

Uncle Mike's will refund 100%, on any Reflex holsters purchased from Oct. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2013. It must be returned within 1 year of the original date of purchase with the original packaging. You'd need to provide a letter detailing the reason for return.

More details are available on their website

From: Uncle Mikes

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Magpul PMAG giveaway

Magpul will giveaway;

a case(100) of Gen M3 PMAGs to one winner(Grand prize),
a case (100) of Gen M2 MOE Window PMAGs for five winners(1st prize),
a case (100) of Gen M2 MOE PMAGs for five winners(2nd prize)

The entry closes at Midnight, Oct. 31, 2012. Giveaway is open to legal residents of the USA (omitting NY, FL, DC, Puerto Rico and other territories of the USA) who have the age of majority in his or her state of residence at the time of entry. No purchase necessary.

For detailed info: http://www.magpul.com/pmaggiveawayrules.html


Magpul drop test #2

Magpul uploaded the second test of their Gen M3 test. This time it is side impact test

From: Magpul

G&A: Colt LE901-16S review

Guns & Ammo reviewed Colt LE 901-16S. It is a carbine that can use both 5.56 and 7.62 cartridge.

From: Guns & Ammo

Chris Costa radio appearance

Chris Costa had radio appearance on Gun Owners of America radio. It starts around 28:00

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tips on taking a new shooter to range

Julie Golob gives excellent advice on what to do (and not to do) when you take a new shooter to the range.


From: Julie Golob

PMAG Gen M3 feedlip drop test

Magpul released this video of PMAG M3 feedlip drop test. It's not exactly scientific, but is interesting to see. Magazines were dropped from 6 feet.

From: Magpul

IDPA Carolina cup stats

IDPA blog posted statistics from 2012 Carolina cup. Glocks and S&W were the most used guns with Glock at $35.7%, S&W at 34.9%. Striker-fired pistols accounted for 62.7%

In a separate question, 31.8% said they primarily carry Glocks for CCW, 23.6% S&W.

Paul Erhardt has an interesting analysis of this phenomenon. He credits GSSF program for making coverts out of a lot of 1911 users.

From: IDPA blog, Shootingwire

Remington's Model R1 Carry

R1 Carry is the latest from Remington's Model 1911 line up. It is de-horned(free of any sharp edges) 1911 with beavertail, ambi safety, 25 lpi checkering

Price: $1299

From: Remington

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

GNB: MagBoot review

The ITW Military Products MagBoot is designed to provide enhanced grip and stability for most AR/M4 magazines. I tried it on GI and Magpul magazines and it fits great. It is designed to be sip resistant in tough environmental and gloved hand operations. It adds only 1.5 oz to the weight of the magazine.

I was very skeptical when I first saw it. Magazines are not hard to come by and wondered if this product is necessary. But after using it a few times, there were some  pros.

1. It really grips well. Hard to drop it unintentionally
2. Less noisy when magazine is dropped
3. Protects magazine from damages. This worked very well with airsoft GBB magazines which are more expensive than the real magazines.

However, there are cons, too
1. Price $8 is a bit high relative to price of a AR magazine
2. Some magazine pouches cannot fit them. I had difficulty putting them in some of my magazine pouches.

MagBoot comes in Tan, Coyote Brown, Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and Foliage Green, offering IR compliance to provide better signature management and match multiple camo patterns.

Monday, October 22, 2012

CrossBreed Holsters Ankle Rig

CrossBreed Holsters added the Angle Rig holster to its product line. It has calf support strap and padded ankle section as well as a thumb break. Currently, right hand version is the only version offered.

Price: $49.50

From: Cross Breed Holsters

Trip to Colt factory

Powerfactor show has two episodes about their visit to the Colt factory. No videos, just photos and description, but worth watching.

Part 1

Part 2

From: Powerfactor show

Hickok45 and MP40

Hickok45 talks about MP40 Submachine gun

From: Hickok45

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Operation Z Vol 2, rifles

Here is preview of part about shooting rifles.

Mako Group GL-MAG Buttstock

Mako group has GL-MAG buttstock for M4. This buttstock allows users to carry extra magazine in the buttstock similar to a bullpup rifle.

Price: $122.40

Zombie Stock Portfolio(finance)

Investors.com looked at Zombie Stock Portfolio, which includes firearm manufacturers, Outdoor equipment retailer. The article is a financial news so don't expect firearm article.

From: Investors.com

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Caracal recall

Caracal is recalling its pistol since it may fire when dropped.


Caracal USA has determined a potential condition of the trigger unit in a very limited number of Caracal F and C pistols that could possibly allow the pistol to fire when dropped onto a hard surface with a round in the chamber. Although Caracal USA has not received any reports of injuries, it is initiating this voluntary recall to protect the safety of its customers because of the remote possibility of an unintentional discharge occurring.

The affected Caracal pistols have serial numbers that begin with B, C, F, L, or M. If your pistol's serial number begins with one of these letters, please follow the following steps.

Only the Caracal F and C pistols with the serial numbers identified above are affected by this recall. If your pistol has a different serial number, it is not subject to the recall.

If you own a Caracal F or C pistol with a serial number identified as being affected by this recall, please do not load or fire your Caracal F or C pistol and contact us immediately to arrange to have the trigger unit replaced, completely free of charge, using the following steps:

Step 1 - Contact us at 205-655-7050 (Monday-Friday 8-5 Central Standard Time), or at info@caracal-usa.com and provide the model and serial number of your pistol.

Step 2 - After contacting us, we will send you a prepaid overnight shipping box with instructions so that you can return your pistol to us, free of charge.

Step 3 - Your firearm will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and to thank you for your patience and cooperation, we will send you a free magazine when we return your pistol to you.

For more information, you may visit www.caracal-usa.com or call Caracal USA at 205-655-7050

From: Caracal

Transition to weak hand shooting

Doug Koenig shows a quick and effective way to transition from strong hand to weak hand right after drawing from holster

From: NSSF

Friday, October 19, 2012

Magpul Gen M3 PMAG

Magpul announced that the Gen M3 PMAGs will debut on Nov. 1. The initial product will only be available in black. Price will be $14.95. Window version will be available after that and will sell for $17.95

The current version of PMAGs will be priced at $12.95 (Window version will be $15.95). They will be renamed as PMAG 30 AR/M4 Gen M2 MOE.

More on this news:

From: Magpul

Women's Outdoor News opens Youtube channel

Women's Outdoor News started its Youtube channel. To celebrate the occasion the first video is that of Julie Golob shooting a Serbu .50 cal rifle. What a way to start!

From: Women's Outdoor News

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chris Costa Benelli M1 setup

TheHossUSMC uploaded video of Chris Costa discussing his M1 setup

AR: S&W Model 1940 Light rifle

American Rifleman has an article on ill-fated Model 1940 Light rifle. It had some interesting designs and history behind it. Of course, having a rifle that can suffer receiver breakage just over 1,000 rounds in some cases is not really fun.

From: American Rifleman

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Operation Z Vol. 2 Preview

Preview for second volume of Operation Z, featuring use of shotgun by Chris Costa

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Michelle Viscusi joins team Glock

Michelle Viscusi, who participated in Top Shot season 4 is joining Team Glock. Here is a detailed article about her and military background from Gear Scout

Her website: http://missredstararms.com/

From: Gear Scout

Costa Leg Rig will be back in stock

HSGI's Costa Taco Leg Rig will be back in stock. Wednesday, 10/17, 1200 EST.

From: Costa Ludus

Shooting Grip Essentials

Ain't nothing like shooting gangsta. Learn from da pro!

Monday, October 15, 2012

AR: CCW Mindset

American Rifleman has a great article on honing the CCW mindset. Some might look contradictory to conventional talking point, but it is a good logic.

From: American Rifleman

Personal best vs. On demand

Tood Green of pistol-training.com has an excellent article on difference between getting the personal best record and being able to do things on demand.

From: Pistol-Training.com

The Hi-point challenge is over

Tim at Gun Nuts Media complated his Hi-point challenge and the verdict is in.

From: Gun Nuts Media

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Viking Chronicles: Breach Training

Kyle Lamb uploaded another video for his Viking Chronicles. This time it's from 5.11 facility. The plate carrier is 5.11 Tac Tec Plate Carrier which will debut sometime in Spring 2013.

From: Kyle Lamb

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Trailer for Operation Z featuring Chris Costa

Operation Z describes itself as a 12-part series guide to surviving zombie apocalypse.

From: Costa Ludus

Friday, October 12, 2012

2012 AR15.com Rock Castle Pro Am 3-Gun vid

Julie Golob uploaded videos and photos from AR15.com Rock Castle Pro AM 3-Gun

From: Julie Golob

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Double Tap production stopped

Double Tap pistol production seems to be in trouble. According to Soldier Systems, inventor Raymond Kohout cut ties with Heizer Defense, who were to manufacture the pistol. He mentioned litigation as well as seeking other companies to manufacture the pistol.

From: Soldier Systems

Gen4 Glock 21 review by ssdsurf

ssdsurf reviewed Gen4 Glock 21.

From: Youtube

AR: SIG Enhanced ACP review

American Rifleman reviewed SIG's Enhanced ACP platform that turns pistol in to carbines. Out of 3 models(Standard, Enhanced, LE), they looked at Enhanced, which comes with  SIG SAUER Mini Red Dot Sight, a quick detachable sling swivel, and a single point bungee sling.

Because it comes with a sling and not a buttstock it is not subjected to federal law. Shooter should use tension of sling to get better accuracy.

American Rifleman noted that the platform allows more options for shooting, but also noted some shortcomings like charging handle being heavy.

From: American Rifleman

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Julie Golob on Impossible Shots

Julie Golob wrote about her experience on the set of Outdoor Channel's Impossible Shots. She used stock, out-of-box M&P 22. You can see it in the video below, she did miss a few rounds with cigarette, but that seems more like a fluke.

From: Julie Golob blog

Hickock45 carving pumpkin 4

Hickock45 is carving a mpumpkin, and gets a great result

From: Youtube

Monday, October 8, 2012

Damage Industries AK rail

Damange Industries released their AK-47 Modular Forearm Assembly. This works on most AK 47 and 74 variants with standard or milled receivers. Versions for Yugo, VEPR & RPK models are planned.

You can buy it in black or hard brown.

Price: $159.95

From: Soldier Systems

Tacticalized Ninja Glock

What makes a Ninja Glock cooler? TACTICALIZE IT!

From: Gun websites

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chris Costa shares his experience

In this new video, Chris Costa shares his experience that shaped him the way he is now.

Also, here is the review of the training course from Juggernaut Media

Here's another promo from Prairiefire Photo

From: Juggernaut Media, Prairiefire Photo

BCM Low Profile Gas Block

Bravo Company USA is releasing their Low Profile Gas Block. It is machined of steel and has phosphate finish done on it.

Price: $44.95

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Walther PK380 recall

Smith & Wesson is recalling Walther PK380 with serial numbers from PK 101201 to PK 112155. A round may discharge even if the safety is engaged.

To receive a FedEx pre-paid billable stamp and shipping instructions contact Waltheramerica directly at 1-800-713-0356. Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive the shipping materials and in-formation packet from us.

From: Smith & Wesson

Combat garden gnomes

Christmas is coming before you know it, and here's an idea for your garden gnome. Etsy's 'thorssoli' has these gnomes, ranging from $45 to $65.

From: Soldier Systems

Friday, October 5, 2012

Discontinued CZ guns for 2013

CZ USA posted list of guns they will not offer in 2013. There are variants of CZ 75B line and it seems like CZ 83 will no longer be sold.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

IPSC Shotgun World Shoot Championship 2012 in Hungary

There was a shotgun world shoot championship in Debrecen, Hungary. In some countiries it is difficult to get a handgun, but a shot gun is a bit easier. This new sport seems to have great potential to expand action shooting in such areas.

Ted Nugent's Gun Country

Ted Nugent has a new show Ted Nugent's Gun Country that will air on 10/10/2012 on Discovery Channel. So far it looks like it will be a show with a lot of explosions and shooting.

GA: SIG Sauer Adaptive Carbine Platform review

Guns & Ammo reviewed SIG's Adaptive Carbine Platform. It is a kit that can convert SIG pistols into carbine-like state. There is no stock involved, but you can use a sling and use tension like how some uses H&K MP5K

From: Guns & Ammo

Viking Chronicles

Kyle Lamb is having fun with Accuracy International AX50

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MICOR Leader 50 pre-order

MICOR is taking pre-order for Leader 50. It's a semi-auto bull-pub style .50 BMG rifle. It utilizes gas-operated short stroke piston. MICOR is planning to release it during the first quarter of 2013.

Price is $9,995 with $1,999 deposit

 From: MICOR

Gun Talk covers Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun

Gun Talk uploaded the first video from Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun. The event was held back in July 17th.

 From: Gun Talk TV

G&A: How to clean your handgun

Guns & Ammo posted this excellent guide to cleaning your handgun. It goes over how to clean your gun as well as tips for setting up cleaning area.

From: Guns & Ammo

2013 S&W Indoor Nationals date set

2013 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals will be held on Feb. 21 - 23, 2013

From: IDPA blog

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tavor review

Military Arms Channel reviewed IWI Tavor. The long awaited-rifle's release is still some time away, and there will be some difference between Israel and Canadian versions.

From: Military Arms Channel

Pat Rogers: Intro to Shoot House

Panteao Productions released another DVD with Pat Rogers, this time focusing on shoot house techniques. It covers team safety, movements in the house, dealing with various places and many more elements.

Price: $49.99(members $39.99

From: Panteao Productions

Crimson Trace Laserguard for XD-s

Crimson Trace announced they will release Laserguard for Springfield Armory XD-s line in November.

Price(MSRP) will be $219

From: Crimson Trace

Monday, October 1, 2012