Saturday, December 29, 2012

Raven Concealment quick ship additions

Raven Concealment announced that following are now added to quick ship options.

Glock 20/21/21sf with Surefire X300
Glock 20/21/21sf with Streamlight TLR-1

S&W M&P 45 Full Size
S&W M&P 45 Midsize/Compact (4" barrel)

From: Raven Concealment

Ayoob: Why we need "high capacity"

Mas Ayoob wrote this article that shows why there is need for 'high capacity' magazines.

Part 1

From: Mas Ayoob on Guns

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feinstein's dream

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has her proposal on her website

Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
--120 specifically-named firearms
--Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
--Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds

Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
--Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
--Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
--Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
--Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.

Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
--Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
--Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
--Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons

Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
--Background check of owner and any transferee;
--Type and serial number of the firearm;
--Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
--Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
--Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

It's a combination of CA-like law(list of all names) and making all semi-auto rifles registered as NFA item. Seems like these are two things that will not work, as discussed in my earlier post.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

IDPA Order of engagement

Powerfactor show covers IDPA's order of engagement issue including tactical sequence and tactical priority.

From: Power Factor Show

Shiv works review by Tim

Tim from Gun Nuts media reviewed classes by Shiv Works. This class is more of combatives from the sounds of it and is a gun fighting class, not a shooting class.

Part1 - Part 2 - Part 3

From: Gun Nuts Media

Sunday, December 23, 2012

GNB: What could happen

After the senseless murder in Newtown, CT, there has been calls for another Assault Weapon Ban. Opponents of the Second amendment believe banning all semi-auto rifles would somehow prevent similar tragedies. Such argument falls flat when you look at FBI data(link)

Out of instruments used, rifles are accounted for 3% of the murder, half of hands, fists, and etc. Even if we (mistakenly) assume that all of unknown types are rifles, it is 16% at the most. This runs contrary to what AWB supporters are arguing about. Banning semi-auto rifles is not going to accomplish what they claim to do.

However, such reasoning is not really going to work. There are quite a few times when politics and logic don't go hand-in-hand. That has driven sales of AR rifles and other 'evil looking' semi-auto rifles to an unprecedented level.

So what could happen from this point on?

Dealing with AR issues

Frank Moody explains why MEAL(Magazine, Extraction, Ammunition, and Lubrication) should be correctly applied to ensure your carbine runs efficiently.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Crimson Trace Rail Master sale

Crimson Trace is having 2012 holiday sale on Rail Masters.

From: Cirmson Trace

Panteao working on Operation Irene DVD

Panteao Production will release Operation Irene(Black Hawk Down) DVD. 'The Battle of the Black Sea' DVD has interviews with Paul Howe

Price: $29.99 (Blu-ray/DVD combo)

From: Soldier Systems

Magnum Research re-introduces 10" .50AE Desert Eagle

Magnum research is bringing back 10" .50AE Desert Eagle. It will have fixed combat-style sights. The barrel will also be offered in a .44 Magnum caliber.

Price will be $1683(.50AE), $1650(.44Mag)

From: Ammoland

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Battle Mug (P) edition

Original Battle Mug was made with aluminum, and now polymer version is available. Polymer version will have carrying handle integrated to it as well as Picatinny rails

Price: $45

From: Soldier Systems

Thoughts on press check

Tim Lau has an excellent article about this practice. He argues why it is needed and presents case against relying on 'knowing your weapon status'.

From: Modern Service Weapons

G&A: How suppressors work

Guns & Ammo has a basics article on how suppressors work.

From: Guns & Ammo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

GNB: So how much did you train this year?

The year is coming to an end and along with festivities the inevitable question is asked - What did you buy?

One of things I notice is that we focus on tangible objects more than having experiences. It is a lot easier to see an object, but what good is the object if you don't have an experience to go with it?

There are plenty of people who buy guns. Gun sales has been steadily increasing for last several years, and there are more people who head out to the range to fire the new purchase.

But I still haven't seen the question of 'How much did you train?' asked often.

G&A: Taurus 247 review

Guns & Ammo reviewed Taurus 247

From: Guns & Ammo

Friday, December 14, 2012

Vickers Cobra Slings

Vickers Cobra Slings are specialized variant of the Vickers Combat Application Sling. It has Autialpin buckle for a quick-release option.

It comes in Black, Camo Green, Coyote Brown, UCP, MultiCam, Foliage Green and A-TACS AU.

Non-padded: $106.95
Padded: $115.45

From: Soldier Systems

M&P Shield review

Tim from Gun Nuts Media wrote his review of M&P Shield. He gave good marks for the gun(like many others who reviewed the pistol).

From: Gun Nuts Media

Springfield XD-s from engineering perspective

American Rifleman has Springfield XD-s review written mostly from engineering perspective. It offers some interesting insight in to the design of the pistol.

From: American Rifleman

Safariland IDPA deal

When you join or renew your membership in December of January, you get 50% off from purchase. It works to the maximum purchase of $1,000

From: Downrange TV


Here's an interesting design for sunglasses.

It's 380 Euro including tax.

From: The Truth About Guns

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Magpul XTM Handstop Kits and XTM Enhanced Rail Panels

Magpul announced that XTM Handstop Kits and XTM Enhanced Rail Panels are now shipping to dealers. Black will be the first to be available, and stealth gray and pink will follow

XTM Hand Stop Kit
Price: $19.95

XTM Enhanced Rail Panels

Price: $7.95

From: Magpul

Elzetta ZRX Tactical Flashlight Mount

This mount is made with Mil-Spec Type3 hard anodized aluminum and is for lights with 1 inch body.


From: Elzetta

Blade-Tech's competition belt

Working with Rescomp, Blade-Tech came out with Competition Speed Belt. It uses velcro attachment system.

Price: $59.99

Action Target Giveaway

Action Target is going to giveaway AR500 PT Dueling Tree ($399 value), an AR550 PT Hostage ($280 value), or an Evil Roy Practice Target with an AR550 12" round target head ($135 value)

You have to go to their Facebook page. The giveaway ends on 12/31, 2pm CST

From: Action Target

Remington UMC .38 SPL packaging mix warning

Remington wants to warn customers to watch out for lot number P24UA18R. The lot may contain .357 magnum rounds instead of .38 spl which would be dangerous.

From: Remington

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2012 IDPA Nationals by Panteao

Tactical-Life has 10 minute video of 2012 IDPA Nationals by Panteao. There are plenty of videos from that match, but this one also has the new generation of shooters taking on the game.

From: Tactical Life

Hickok45 reviews Kel-Tec KSG 12 gauge shotgun

From: Hickok45

A quick history of flashlights

Cheaper Than Dirt blog has a post that goes over history of flashlights and some tips for choosing one.

From: Cheapr Than Dirt

Bob Munden passes away

Bob Munden brought us wonderful demonstrations of quick shooting which will be missed

Monday, December 10, 2012

BCM The Jack Carbine

BCM worked with Travis Haley to bring The Jack carbine. You can read a review about it here on Gear Scout.

It is equipped with BCM Gunfighter compensator, SOPMOD Bravo, Geissele Super Modular Rail, ALG Defense combat trigger, Thorntail offset, ad custom Grey Cerakote. Here is the full spec

Price: $2145

From: Haley Strategic

Sunday, December 9, 2012

GNB: Magazine malfunctions

You get to see quite a few things when you are in a training class often enough. Firearms malfunctioning is one of them, but you can also witness magazines malfunctioning.

Here is a SIG P226 magazine that fell to the ground. As you can see, the first round nose dived in to the magazine. This is not an isolated incident. In some extreme cases, the first round will actually turn around and bullet will end up facing back of the magazine. This happens since the magazine spring does not hold up the remaining ammunitions, and compress when hitting the ground, making enough gap for the top ammunition to tumble.

Another problem witnessed is follower not pushing up the ammunition. Inside the M&P magazine, there are two ammunitions that refused to go up. This is something I have not heard happening but here it is.

Both incidents are not frequent occurences, but it does happen from time to time. This is something that is not going to happen on a square range where dropping a magazine doesn't happen that often.

It doesn't take away from the fact that both SIG P226 and S&W M&P are overall great guns. There are no guns that are reliable 100% of times. It seems like the best preparation is to expect such malfunctions to occur and be ready to deal with it.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Noveske's 3 Gun Hero now available

Noveske Shooting Teams 3 Gun Hero is now available on It coers various topics such as transitions, movement and gears.

Price: $34.95

From: Noveske

APEX M&P and Glock armorer's block

Apex Tactical is to release armorer's block for S&W M&P and Glock. It is 7" long x 4" wide x 1.5" thick.

This will be available on 12/13/2012

Price: $29.95

What's your shooter face?

Take a look and then scroll down for description!

From: Julie Golob

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Magpul Pink MOE now shipping

Magpul is now shipping out Pink MOE carbine stock, grip, handguard. It is a limited release.

They are also planning for Pink XTM Enhanced rail panels and Handstop Kits

From: Magpul

Detailed Ideas for kydex holsters

Balloon Goes Up has an interesting article that points out some detail changes kydex holsters makers should take a look at. These changes are small, but seems like a worthwhile effor for those who want extra comfort.

From: Balloon Goes Up

What pro shooters use

jasonk from compiled list of equipment pro shooters use for long range shooting.

From: Snipers hide

AR: Preparing for home defense tips

American Rifleman has an article that give defensive tips that do not involve a gun, but a prudent planning. Not everything has to be gun related and utilizing non-firearm related planning should be looked at.

From: American Rifleman


Military Arms Channel reviewed FNX 9.

From: Military Arms Channel

Steel target fragmentation experiment

lovemywoods from posted his experiment of splash pattern after bullet hits a steel target. It is a bit long, but you an scroll down to end of his post for conclusions.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Hickok45 reviews UTS-15 Shotgun

UTS-15 is an interesting design that is made of polymer. It has AR style safety and allows shooter to switch between magazines for total of 15 rounds

From: Hickock45 Youtube

IO Cover now part of TangoDown

According to Soldier Systems, IO Cover will now be a part of Tango Down company. It was a Kickstarter project for Aimpoint T-1 and hopefully this will allow more to be made.

From: Soldier Systems

Sunday, December 2, 2012

John Holschen on movement

John Holschen of InSights Training talks about movement

From: Guns and Tactics Mag

UZI Pro photo

maleante from posted this photo of UZI Pro. It now sports rail system on top and bottom as well as cocking handle on the side.


Saturday, December 1, 2012