Tuesday, December 31, 2013

VTAC Micro Rail Hub

This new part allows shooter to put the light on an offset osition, and allows some flexibility in putting other accessories.

From: Viking Tactics

Parabellum Armament RCS

Parabellum Armament's Ratchet Charging System (RCS) was introduced in 2012 SHOT show and is finally available in January. They have a nice Youtube video that describes a lot of questions. During last two years, it went through 3 generations.

Price: $135

Monday, December 30, 2013

Jerry Miculek on Glock vs M&P vs XD

Jerry Miculek compares the three most popular polymer frame guns. He goes over trigger pull, disassembly, mechanism,

There is a point where trigger pull is measured and Glock comes in around 8 lbs. This is not a shenanigan. Glock tends to have an internval for triger pull and 5.5 lbs is not exactly what it is in actual pull.

From: Miculek.com

New Guardian 22 suppressor review

Military Arms Channel reviewed the new Guardian 22 suppressor which will be released in a few days. It is shorter and quieter.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, December 29, 2013

S&W 929

This is new gun from S&W which will debut on SHOT show. It is from Performance center and is geared towards competition with 3.5 - 4 lbs trigger. It has a 8 round cylinder, and comes with 6.5" barrel

From: Gun Holsters and gear

SIG P320

According to Gun Holster and Gear, SIG will debut P320. It is a modular pistol, believed to be similar to (ill-fated) P250. But P320 is striker fired.

From: Gun Holsters and gear

Friday, December 27, 2013

Jerry Miculek shoots .500 magnum 5 times in 1 second

We know th result, but let's watch the process. in slow motion. Watch the muzzle flame, even in day light

From: Miculek.com

Gauging ammo, start positions and more

Powerfactor Show looks at a few things, including how to guage ammo, and start positions

From: The Power factor show

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Die Hard movie - a holiday tradition

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a good movie. Forget Ralphie shooting his his eye out. This is the real deal.

Unfortunately someone had to be a grinch and steal the fun.

Speaking of Die Hard, here is a patch that relates to it very nicely

You can get them from Echo Niner. $8

Merry Christmas

Glock 42 photo

Squid from Boomer Shooter.com posted photos Glock 42 from a catalog. It is a  .380 ACP single stack. Has Gen4 grip texture, and 6+1 capcaity. MSRP is $475

From: BoomerShooter.com

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

The inventor of AK rifles died at the age of 94. He has been battling multiple health problems recently.


Springfield XD-s returned from recall

Military Arms Channel discusses changes made to XD-s after they came back from Springfield.

From: Military Arms Channel

FNS9 review by Hickok45

Hickok45 reviews FNS-9

From: Hickock45

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Invictus Alliance Group

IAG was founded by Spooner Brothers. Both were in Delta Forces and bring their experience to private sector.

From: TacticalMilsim

Helpful media for Magpul MS1 sling

Here are some helpful pictures and video for Magpul MS1 sling

From: Magpul, Brownells

Saturday, December 21, 2013

H&K MP7 holster review

Legendary blogger SMGLee posted about this leg holster made by H&K for MP7. There is only 2 in US and is being evaluated by a Los Angeles agency for their K9 unit. Of course, being made by H&K it is expensive: $700-800 for the holster alone.

You can see more photos and read the detail from Soldier Systems Daily

From: Soldier Systems, SMGLee

Timney's new 2014 line up

Timney trigger is offering 3 new models for 2014

Mossberg 100 ATR - Adjustable from 1.5 - 4 pounds. Retail price is $119.95 and $129.95 for nickel plated version.

Remington Model Seven - Fully adjustable from 1.5 - 4 pounds. Retail price is $134.95 and $144.95 for nickel plated version.

Tavor - Factory set at a 4 pounds and unbelievably easy to install. Because of the unique, bullpup design the Timney Trigger replacement is a two-stage trigger feel. Retail price is $352.95.

From: The Tactical Wire

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Shooter's mindset with Bob Vogel

Here's a bit long(58 minutes) interview with Bob Vogel on various subjects

From: The Shooter's Mindset

Jerry Miculek and his shotgun

Jerry Miculek discusses his shotgun(Mossberg 930) setup as well as doing what he does best - shooting.

From: Miculeck.com

Ruger announces LCRx

Ruger announced the variation of LCR line. It has external hammer so shooters can use single action mode. Currently it is only available in .38 caliber

Price: $579

From: The Tactical Wire

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Magpul MS1 Sling

Magpul is now shipping MS1 sling. This is a 2-point sling with easy way to adjust the length, and with right adapter you can make it in to a 1-point sling.

Price: $34.95

From: Magpul

Ammunition shortage explanation(for umpteen times)

American Rifleman has an extensive explanation of why we have an ammunition shortage. This is something that has been discussed in various places, but this article also tries to estimate historical growth of ammunition sales via tax it generates.


From: American Rifleman

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Deer licks barrel of the gun

Bambi doesn't give a s***. Maybe team up with Honey Badger?

Warning: Language

From: Thomas Mccullagh

Remington Defense/Tactical Products Seminar

The Tactical Wire has a write-up of Remington Defense/Tactical's seminar. There are some metiones of R12(shotgun for LE.MIL), R4, as well as AAC's LVAW, and new ammo.


From: The Tactical Wire

Chris Cheng comes out of closet

The winner of 4th season of Top Shot revealed that he is gay.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Easy Day by Chris Costa

Chris Costa released the first part of mini series 'Easy Day' through his company Costa Media Group

It also came with behind the scenes footage that goes through guns used in the film

From: Costa Media Group

Remington coming up with a new pistol?

According to guy sajer of Colt Forum, Remington is coming up with Model 51 or R51.

"It's intended to compete with the Shield , LC9 and XDS pistols that are so popular these days . Single stack , polymer frame , 9mm & 40 SW "

From: Colt Forum

Monday, December 16, 2013

Rifle shooting tips from Jerry Miculeck

Jerry Miculeck shares some of his wisdom on how to shoot rifles better. There are some drills one can try too

From: Miculeck.com

Customizing foam rifle case

Military Arms Channel has a quick video on how to customize foam rifle cases such as Pelican cases.

From: MAC

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Kyle Defoor on stretching distance

Kyle Defoor shows that pistols are not neccesarily limited to 25 yards and in.

From: Trigger Time TV

Reloading Ammunition on a Progressive Press: Step by Step

InnerBark has a step by step guide to reloading using a progressive press.

From: InnerBark

Saturday, December 14, 2013

FBI moving to 9mm?

According to Pistol-Training.com there is

A formal proposal to remove all .40-cal guns from service and replace them with 9mm is sitting on the FBI Director’s desk and is expected to be approved.

A new ammo procurement would begin in 2015.

This would be an interesting revelation as .40 S&W was developed as a response to 1986 Miami shootout. FBI wanted better ballistics so 10mm was made, but after facing some problems, they went with .40 S&W. It influenced LE agencies across US.

There has been significant advances in ballistic science and now a 9mm JHP is vastly improved compared to those available in the 80s.

A few years ago there was the transition from SIGs to Glocks in .40S&W and now they are moving to 9mm, if the rumor is true.

From: Pistol-Training

Jessie Duff becomes the first female GM

Jessie Duff announced that she is now a USPSA Grand Master(open division), making her the very first female shooter to accomplish the feat.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Mag-na-port Gun review

Jerry Miculeck reviews Mag-na-port gun recoil reduction. He has been using it for years and there is slow motion video to show the difference. He also addresses use of ported gun in low light condition.

From: Miculeck.com

USMC small arms training

Some fun with hand grenades and M4A1

From: AiirSource

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tisas 1911 review

Hickok45 reviewed Tisas 1911. It's a lesser known 1911 with very affordable price.

Fom: Hickok45

Off the grid concepts sale

Off the grid Concepts is having a 20% sale. Use discount code: sweetbabyjesus

From: Off the Gri Concepts

SureFire at the Range

Tactical Life has video of Surefire range day where they showed some of their upcoming products. No video or photo of them at this time, but you can see some drills.

From: Tactical Life

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Tree Hunt

While Silencerco likes to play carol songs, Hickok45 is busy looking for the tree.

From: Hickok45

Off The Grid Concepts Spartan Edition

Off the Grid Concepts has their Spartan edition upgrades for sidewinder series. Go to www.otghex.com, configure holster, in step 3, click the Special Additions drop down box, and select Spartan

From: Off the Grid Concepts

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Larry Vickers Glock sight

Larry Vickers has been working on his new Glock sight for sometime and he posted some photos and reasons behind his design.

LAV sees 4 issues with factory Glock sights

1) they are plastic so are easily marred

2) the rear sight notch is too narrow for the front sight so there is very little to no light on either side of the front site

3) the white u notch rear site draws your attention to the rear sight vs the front site

4) with a proper sight picture the bottom 25% of the white dot on the front site is cut off so many shooters subconsciously elevate the front site in order to see a complete dot- thus shooting high

The fact they are plastic is really the least of the problems with them ; they are simply poorly designed pistol sights - period

The LAV sight is a variant of the new Battlesight by Wilson Combat. LAV prefers U notch since shooter can get side-to-side reference and alignment on the front sight. He says it works better than a flat bottomed square notch as it picks up misalignment better.

Height is same as Heinies, Warrens, so it seems like it will be possible to use front sights of those products too. Rear sight will have a hole for tritium dot.

No word on when they will hit the market, but they are getting closer.

From: Larry Vickers Facebook

Merry Christmas by Silencerco

Slow start, explosive finish.

From: Silencerco

Monday, December 9, 2013

FNH FN15 confirmed?

Sportsmans Depot has a webpage supposedly for FNH FN15, the rumored FN AR carbine.

There has been some rumors flying around about FN's entry in to civilian market. Larry Vickers posted one of carbines he acquired from a former FN employee, and now this.

This is going to be interesting since FN has been making M4s for US military using TDP(Technical Data Package). One of conditions is that FN cannot use the knowledge gained from the TDP to go in to commercial market. There has been rumors of FN selling parts via a well-known online website, but nothing has been explicitly mentioned.

It would be interesting how this would turn out.

From: Soldier Systems, Sportsmans Depot

Winchester 1885 High Wall .45-70 Uberti Replica

Hickok45 looks back at the replica of John M. Browning's first design

From: Hickok45

Dueck Defense new sight

Barry Dueck made this new sight. One of the key feature is the rearsight which was designed so shooter can easily latch it on to belt for quick slide rack.


From: Soldier Systems

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2013 IPSC Far East Asia Handgun Championship

Here's video of the competition that was held in Pattaya, Thailand on Nov. 26-29. See if you can spot any IPSC GMs.

The winners were
Classic - Edward Rivera(PHI)
Open - Jeufro Emil Lejano(PHI)
Production - Maria Guschina(RUS)
Revolver - Leonardo Gino Jr. (PHI)
Standard - Joesph Bernabe(PHI)

From: IPSC world

Friday, December 6, 2013

Arsenal scope mount

Arsenal USA has SM-13, a Picatinny rail mount for AK rifles. It utilizes side attachment similar to SVD rifles.

Price: $129.99

From: Arsenal USA

Mossie Tactics Universal Quick Detach Loops

Mossie Tactics Universal Quick Detach Loops allows older carbines to have a sling mounting options with ease. It doesn't need to be mounted on a rail system and can be used in versatile manner. It is also usable for other carbines too. The loop can withstand over 430 lbs of pull strength.

Available in the web store, $24.95 for one or $44.95 for a pair. (QD Swivel sold separatey)

From: Mossie Tactics

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Magpul Rail Light Mount is now shipping

Magpul's Rail Light Mount is made for 1 o'clock(right side model) or 11 o' clock(left side model) weapon light placement, while tucking the light closer to the bore and minimize barrel shadow. It integrages with the Magpul XTM pannels, and also has textured thumb ramp for index point.

It can mount Surefire 300 and 600 series Scout Lights, 1913 Picatinny attachment pistol lights, and all light bodies from 0.75" to 1.03" in diameter.

MSRP $29.95

Remington Defense to supply Phillipine Military

Remington Defense announced that they wil be supplying Phillipines Military with over 40,000 R4 Carbines and accessories and training worth $47 million dollars.


From: Shooting Wire

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

US Army orders 24,000 M4A1 from Remington

Remington managed to win contract to supply US Army with M4A1 a few years ago and they got their first order. It will be 24,000 carbines worth $16 million. They are supposed to cost $673.10 a copy, significantly less than Colt's $1221.

You can read more on GearScout

From: Gear Scout

S&W Performance Center 1911 being made

S&W has video of a 1911 being made in their performance center.


From: S&W

Carrying CCW with a bag

Breach Bang Clear looks at a solution for purse carry. Hint: It incorporates Raven Concealment's Vanguard.

While the article talks about purse, same principle may be applied to other types of carry involving bags and backpacks

From: Breach Bang Clear

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Powerfactor show - magazine maintenance

This time, it's on magazine maintenance, especially for 1911.

From: Powerfactor show

Wolf Gold .223 Ammo review

Military Arms Channel looked at Wolf Gold .223 Ammo. Regular Wolf has steel case, but these are brass cases.

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, December 2, 2013

Julie Golob 2013 IDPA BUG Nationals vid

Julie Golob posted video of her shooting 2013 S&W IDPA BUG Nationals. This is her first major match since maternity leave.

You can also hear her and Randi Rogers recap the match

From: Julie Golob

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Correctly working the barricade

Kyle Defoor talks about how to utilize barricade, including reloading

From: TriggerTimeTV

Extreme Euro Open 2013 video

Stanislav Novoselov posted video of the 5th Extreme Euro Open 2013

From: Stanislav Novoselov

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Concealment handguns

Military Arms Channel talks about some points that is worth pondering when you are choosing a concealment handgun

From: Military Arms Channel

Caring for your gear

Powerfactor show has a segment about caring for your gear. You can jump to 25:10

From: Powerfactor show

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday deals

Here are some sales going on.

Daniel Defense

Friday, November 29th to Monday, December 2nd, Free shipping
Trigger Offers
- Purchase any trigger and receive a free Fitting Pin and Geissele “G” T-Shirt.
- Purchase any two triggers and receive a free Fitting Pin and Geissele Employee Uniform Sweatshirt.
- Purchase any three triggers and receive a free Fitting Pin, Geissele Employee Uniform Sweatshirt, stainless steel Super Gas Block and Gas Block Roll Pin Tool.

Rail Offers
- Purchase any rail and receive a free stainless steel Super Gas Block and Gas Block Roll Pin Tool.
- Purchase any two rails and receive two free stainless steel Gas Super Blocks, Gas Block Roll Pin Toll and Geissele Employee Uniform Sweatshirt.

Armorer’s Package
AR15/M4 Reaction Rod, Fitting Pin, Gas Block Roll Pin and Gas Block Punch Set. $110
AR10/SR25 Reaction Rod, Fitting Pin, Gas Block Roll Pin and Gas Block Punch Set. $210

Off The Grid Concepts
Use code gobblegobblemofo to get 20% off any custom product(ends 12/1).

Palmetto state Armory
Just go to their website...prepare to spend

Rainier Arms

Redstate Tactical
Various Daniel Defense Uppers(some V4 and V7), Vickers Sling and much more

Thursday 11/28 8pm to 11:59pm (EST), up to 50% off on select products

Tactical Distributors
Use code BF20 for 20% off.

VZ Grip
25% off with code 25OFF

Wilson Combat

IMI to be privatized

Israel is planning to privatize IMI(Israel Military Industies). Some parts will be exist as a new state industry.


From: AFP

Multitasker Tools MultitaSCAR in development

Multitasker announced that they are working on Series 3 MultitaSCAR

From: Miltitasker Tools

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Jerry Miculek 3 to body 2 to head

So fast, we need slow motion video.

From: Miculek.com

Choosing sights for your pistol

Modern Service Weapons has a good article on different types of front sights as well as rear sights.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Glock 41 and 42 is coming out

There has been rumors that Glock is coming out with new models and there is more substantial evidence. Here is Glock's ad that's been going around.

Some people adjusted brightness and found a G26 sized gun without finger grooves.

Also, mrat from Glocktalk posted on Oct. 26th that his rep said, "Glock would be coming out with a single stack fullsize .45acp and a single stack .380 in 2014."

Furthermore, Sportsmans Depot posted description of Glock 42. While no further description is given, it seems like it will cost about $412.99

Glock 41 is likely to be a Gen 4 5.3" barrel 13 round. This size is like Glock 34/35. Unfortunately the ad also (incorrectly) states that it will be 15 lbs. Price will be $645.99

According to shooter521 of IN Gun owners, Glock 41 will be,

SKU numbers are PG4130101 and PG4130103, which indicate adjustable sights, and a low-cap and hi-cap version...[snip]...my official guess is that the new Glock Model 41 is going to be an optics-ready, competition-oriented pistol to compete with the S&W M&P CORE and FNH-USA FNX-45 Tactical

It is going to be interesting as Glock fans were asking for a single stack 9mm to compete against S&W M&P and Springfield Armory's XD-s. Glock 28(.380 acp) has been available for sometime, but due to import restriction points they were not available in US. Perhaps G42 is an updated version made in USA(no import points to worry about)

HK293(Civilian G36) coming to US

HKPro.com has a thread going on about HK293, a civlian version(semi-auto with different chamber design?) of G36. It will be named HK243 in EU

HK293 looks more like the actual G36 than the SL8, and has following features
Quad rail system
STANAG magazine system(AR mags can be used)
4 different types of stocks according to The Firearm Blog

They will come in 'K', 'C', 'S', and 'L' versions.

The HKPro.com thread also contains some other photos of classic HK rifles as well as P30 compressed air gun

From: HKPro.com The Firearm Blog

Monday, November 25, 2013

Chris Costa shooting one handed

Run with Chris Costa, then Costa shows why he is the man

From: Defcongroup LLC

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Kyle Defoor - incorporating combatives

Kyle Defoor is talks about using combatives in conjunction with pistolcraft.

From: TriggerTime TV

Hunters feed those in need infographics

Here's and infographic that shows hunters's contribution to fight hunger

From: NSSF

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Carving Turkey Miculeck way

From: MiculeckDotCom

New guns from Caracal

RECOIL has photo of new guns Caracal is introducing. 660 is the fullsize 9mm that replaces recalled Caracal F model and 661 replaces compact C model. They are also coming out with 816, an AR rifle.



Friday, November 22, 2013

S&W BUG Nationals vid

Averageshooter posted video from S&W BUG Nationals.

From: Averageshooter

Magpul MOE K2 grip review

TWANGnBANG reviewed this new grip. He also compares with some others.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kyle Defoor on customizing handgun

Kyle Defoor shares his advice on customizing yout carry gun.

From: TriggerTime TV

Pistol barrel length

Hickok45 decided to see if the barrel length of a pistol matters. He used chrono to get some numbers.

From: Hickok45

Jesse James Firearms Unlimited guns

Guns.com has photos of Jesse James's new guns, a 1911 and an AR. His guns will retail for about $3500. There is also a suppressor he designed.


From: Guns.com

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Single stack 1911 mags and others topics

Powerfactor show talks about single stack 1911 mags, DC holsters and Beretta A300

From: Powerfactor show

10-8 M&P Mag well

Hilton Yam announced that mag well for M&P made by 10-8 will be released soon. It adds very little weight to the gun and easy to install. You can read more at MSW

From: Modern Service Weapons

Monday, November 18, 2013

2013 S&W BUG Nationals

The first S&W BUG Nationals is over and IDPA posted photos. The different think about this event is that the stages were built with BUG in mind

Photos from each day

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Here are stages

Stage 1: A Moment In Time
Stage 2: Home Alone
Stage 3: Standards(no scenario)
Stage 4: Wrong House Buddy
Stage 5: Home Invasion
Stage 6: Hold-Up At Tom's Jewelry Store
Stage 7: Trouble At The Night Club
Stage 9: Revenge Of Tactical Bob
Stage 10: Firewood Shootout
Stage 11: Camping With Wild Boars
Stage 12: Car Jacking
Stage 13: Carjacking Hostage

From: IDPA

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Silencerco: Osprey 45 and Octane 45 HD Multi-Caliber

SilencerCo uploaded video showcasing their Osprey45 and Octane 45 HD Multi-caliber's versatility

From: SilencerCo

Jesse James's .45 Colt to be auctioned

A .45 Colt once owned by Jesse James (the criminal, not Bike manufacturer) is scheduled to go on auction on Nov 24th according to Daily Mail. It is expected to fetch $1.6 million, with starting bid of $400,000

The gun was in Jesse James Jr's possession until it was given to a doctor, then Missouri Sen. Harry Hawes, followed by Frank Boykin. It comes with documentation.

From: Daily Mail

Friday, November 15, 2013

USMC pistol qualification

1st Marine Division qualifies under new combat pistol program. The program was announced several months ago.

From: AiirSource

ATF tests 3D printed guns

ATF tested 3D printer guns. Result is that it works as a gun but will injure the shooter as well if made with weak material.

 From: Huffington Post

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Paul Howe: Long Range Hunter

Panteao Productions now has Paul Howe: Long Range Hunter

Price: $44.99(Members $35.99)

From: Panteao Production


Lipsey's has FDE HK45. Here is a version with threaded barrel.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How vision works

OrigamiAK wrote a lengthy work on how vision works for shooters. It is a good piece that my take some time for quite a few people to let it sink in, but is definitely worth reading


From: Pistol-Training

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Winchester Lever Guns

Hickok45 talks about Winchester lever guns.

From: Hickok45

HCAR – modernized BAR

HCAR(Heavy Combat Assault Rifle) is made by Ohio Ordnance Works and features modern update for BAR.

You can read more from Soldier Systems


From: Soldier Systems

Monday, November 11, 2013

GNB: Blind obsession with numbers

One of the best ways to verify or evaluate is to look at numbers. Instead of relying on theoretical battle, one can perform an experiment and see what the data tells us. In shooting sports, there are several data we can look at, such as using number of rounds, time it took to shoot certain drills.

But there are times when reliance on numbers go beyond the realm of rationality and wander in to obsession.

Here are some common obsessions observed over the years

1. Round count - It is good to know how many were used, but just because an instructor has higher round count doesn't necessarilly mean it is better. An efficient instructor can teach more with less. An incompetent instructor may rely on round count to cover his lack of material.

There was a case where someone asked for refund from a former Navy SEAL instructor just because the first day of class had low round count. Incidently, it was revealed that the person(s) were from a well-ridiculed local training outfit.

No one would doubt usefulness and quality of that instructor, but someone thought it was not up to the standard because of low round count.

2. Student to instructor ratio - Having a low student to instructor ratio is good because instructors can give more individualized attentions. But there is no magical or critical number that should not be crossed in any sense.

For basic shooting class, it can be argued that low student to instructor ratio is important to have a good foundation. However, there are times when students are keyed-in individuals who can absorb without instructor personally guiding them though each steps. In that case a high ratio is not necessarily bad.

Some people seem to be bent on not going over certain ratio - say 15 to 1 - but would having one more person in the class dramatically affect quality of instruction? Haveing 40 to 1 would be bad but 16 to 1 or 20 to 1 may not be necesarily bad depending situations.

3. Time and score - These two are important to improve one's ability, but some people obsess to point of thinking that if they get certain score or time they are better than others. A fraction of a second difference doesn't may not mean much as shooter's performance can be affected by daily condition. Yet some people decided to blindly believe that they are superior because they can perform some drill faster.

While measures of performance is important, there is no need to blindly use it as an absolute rule.

There are reasons why we use numbers. However blind trust in them is not a healthy way to assess everything. Think of the individual picture, what it means in the context, and use it as a measure, not as a judgement.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Salient Arms International's Ludus

SAI announced their new pistol Ludus, developed on the configuration based off of Chris Costa's preference.

It features Glock 17, 19 exclusive slide with full-wrap front serration coated in Ludus gray, DLC coated box-flute/matched-fit barrel, Salient Flat-Faced trigger, and recessed RMR Cut & sight

From: Salient Arms International

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Doing it realistically

Who says you can't be realistic in an IPSC match? It's how much effort you put in to it!

Warning: Language

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Magpul MOE K2 grip and 1911 Grip Panels now shipping

Magpul is finally shipping MOE K2 grip and 1911 Grip panels

MOE K2 grip was developed for weapons with short length of pull. It allows trigger finger to be aligned with trigger. Black and FDE versions are available.

Price: $20.95

1911 Grip Panels are designed for full-sized 1911 and has aggressive magazine release cut-out as well as ambidextrous safety compatible.

Price: $19.95

Partial Targets, Visualization

Powerfactor show discusses partial targets, visualization, and Toys for Tots 3-gun match review

From: Powerfactor show

G-Code INCOG holsters now have more color options

G-Code INCOG holster now has more color options. The red stripe was a limited run and G-Code stated they may do another production run.

From: G-Code

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jerry Miculeck on rifle shooting

Jerry Miculeck returns too a bit more serious subject. Advice on stance for various types of rifles is discussed.

From: MiculekDotCom

DPC - Tactical Blind Fire

Dynamic Pie Concepts, the guys who brought us 'Sweep the leg' has unleashed their latest tactical advice - Tactical Blind Fire.

From: Dynamic Pie Concepts

Monday, November 4, 2013

Blackhawk Diversion bags

These bags was made for discreet firearm trasportation. Many gun bags have a distinctive look that can be identified. These try to resolve that issue. There are several variations including workout bag, backpack, courier bag and even racquet bag.


Prices run from $54.99 to $174.99

From: Blackhawk

Laserlyte laser plinking cans

Guns & Ammo reviewed upcoming Laserlyte laser plinking can. Laserlyte has been developing laser targets and this new product takes it even further. When you shoot the can, it will tip over itself.

Guns & Ammo review has some tips on its capabilities and some video review.


Price will be $104.95, but street price is $89.99(Midway USA)

From: Guns & Ammo

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Surefire P3X Fury Tactical review

Surefire recently announced a new light, P3X, that emits 1,000 lumens. While there has been a number of flashlights that offered near 1000 lumens or more they required many batteries or rechargeable battery built in to them. P3X seems to have jumped over that hurdle.

As the name might suggest this light is related to P2X Fury. Think of this as larger version. This is the unique point about this light - using three CR123A batteries, P3X Fury allows easy maintenance as well as use.

For the review, a P3X Fury Tactical was used. This is a single output light with momentary switch. P3X Fury has 2 stages(clickable tail cap, momentary) and 2 output levels(15 lumens, 1,000 lumens)

When you get one it comes in efficient packaging like other Surefire handheld lights. Some of the specifications are listed such as 7.2oz weight, length of 6.6 inches, 1000 lumens and 1.5 hour running time.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jerry Miculek shoots snub nose revolver 200 yards

We know what will happen, right? Answer: He will make it.

But what if he shoots it upside down?

From: MiculekDotCom

Two new Comp-Tac holsters

Comp-Tac is coming out with two new holster

The Minotaur MERC is made for guns with lights and lasers. This is built made to order.

Currently this is available for
Kahr P9(with CT LG437 or Lasermax)
S&W M&P Shield(with CT LG489 or Lasermax)
Springfield Armory XD-s with CT LG469

Price is $40

Flatline is OWB holster made from kydex. They are available for selected models of 1911, Glock, S&W

Price is $75(and above depending on options)

From: Comp-Tac

Raven Concealment TopStop AR reciever cover

This is an insert to secure AR upper when they are disassembled. It ensures bolt carrier group does not fall out and prevent other fouling from getting in.

Price: $9.99

From: Raven Concealment

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jesse James to enter firearm manufacturing

Jesse James of West Coast Chopper and Austin Speed Shop is entering gun manufaturing business with STI.

According to Austin Business Journal, Jesse James Firearms Unlimited will be located near Dripping Springs, TX and will produce 1911 pistol and AR-15 rifle.

The gun won't be available for purchase until January, but some finished products would be shown at a party he will host on Nov. 16.

From: Austin Business Journal

Edit: Here's some more information

Website: http://www.jjfu.com/

There are more photos on his Instagram account
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jessejamesfirearms

Weatherby Inc. Factory tour photos

American Rifleman has photos from their Weatherby factory tour

From: American Rifleman

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Carving pumpkins - SilencerCo

SilencerCo does it a bit quieter.

From: SilencerCo

Mount Drill, Airsoft Dryfire and the Subconscious

Powerfactor Show talks about shotgun mount drill, airsoft dryfire, and subconscious. They are now using new format that discusses several topics at once.

From: Powerfactor Show

Law Tactical Gen 2 folding stock adapter review

Guns and Tactics reviewed this interesting adapter that enables AR platforms to have a folding stock.


Price: $199

From: Guns and Tactics

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

3 Gun essential - Less is more

Ammoland has a good article on how to maximize your training. Some may seem counter intuitive, but makes sense(shooting too much, avoiding fatigue)


From: Ammoland

The first weapon mounted light

American Rifleman looks at the first weapon mounted light, Seely Night Sight, by George A. Seely.


From: American Rifleman

DoubleTap adds new caliber

DoubleTap Defense is adding .410/.45 Colt and the .40 S&W to their line up. They will be offered in both ported and non-ported models

.410/.45 Colt will be 2.5" long

Price will vary from $499(Non-ported .40S&W) to $799

From: DoubleTap Defense, ShootingWire

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Steel Challenge 1989

Gun Works has video of 1989 Steel Challenge

From: Gun Works

PWS TFL - Tactical Forearm Lengthener

When you need extra space on your short length barrel carbine, here is your answer!

From: PWS

New Taiwanese uniform and facemask

Taiwan recently revealed new armor for Special Forces and they included ballsitic face mask. No words on whether whips are coming with the face mask.


From: Dramafever.com

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Now Jerry Miculek carves pumpkins

It's that time of year...yes it is...and Jerry Miculek is going to carve one with .50 cal.

From: Miculek.com

Ruger's redesigned Red Label over-and-under Shotgun

Ruger came up with redesigned over-and-under shotgun. It has refined inner workings, a new center of gravity and reduced recoil. Price will be $1399(MSRP)

From: Shooting Wire

Mesa Tactical's SureShell Shotshell Carrier System

This system is now availabel for Remington Versa Max shotgun and comes in 4, 6, and 8 shell configurations. It also has a replacement Picatinny optics rail.

SKU, Item and MSRP is
93650 Sureshell Carrier and Rail for Rem Versa Max (4-shell, 12-GA, 7in) $100.00
93660 Sureshell Carrier and Rail for Rem Versa Max (6-shell, 12-GA, 7in) $105.00
93670 Sureshell Carrier and Rail for Rem Versa Max (8-shell, 12-GA, 7in) $120.00

From: Shooting Wire

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hickok45 murders more pumpkins

Pumpkin Killing Methods IV...

Will someone stop him?!?!

From: Hickok45

LaserLyte Compact Trigger Tyme Training Pistol

LaserLyte came out with this compact size trainer pistol(LT-TTC) that is roughly the size of M&P Shield or XD-s.

It weighs about 5.5 lbs. Price is $49.95(MSRP)

From: The Tactical Wire

How AR 15 muzzle brakes work

Guns & Ammo has a nice article explaining how muzzle brakes work


From: Guns & Ammo

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Colt Pro Shootout on ESPN(1994)

Here is a video from 19 years ago when ESPN aired shooting sports. You can see younger Jim Scoutten and may famous shooters.

From: Matt Burkett

Glock Gen4 article

American Rifleman has an article on Glock pistols. First half of article goes through history of Glock which is worthwhile for a quick look if you are aware of it, and a good starting point for those who did not know.


From: American Rifleman

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Chris Costa Weaponcraft video outtakes

Here are some funny outtakes from his class.


From: Costa Ludus


AUSA is Association of US Army conference. There are some small arms related companies out there. Soldier Systems covered some interesting pieces.

Colt - SWORD systems which integrates sniper, observer and other people.
Remington Defense talks about ACR and PSR
Simunition AK upper for OPFOR training

From: Soldier Systems

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Colt USMC M45A1 CQB review

Military Arms Channel reviewed Colt USMC M45A1 CQB.

From: Military Arms Channel

3-gun rifle scope discussion

Powerfactor show talks about various 3-gun rifle optics.

From: Powerfactor show

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

How Remington guns were made in 1969

This promotional video showed how Remington firearms were made in that era.

From: The Film Archive

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chris Costa at Weaponcraft

This video is from a Costa Ludus class in Maine

From: Costa Ludus

2014 CTC Midnight 3-gun date announced

Crimson Trace announced that the 2014 CTC Midnight 3-gun will be held Aug. 13-16, 2014 at the Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range.

Registration for previous attendees opens Nov. 12, 2013. Open registration for other competitors will begin on Dec. 2

Friday, October 18, 2013

Jerry Miculek shooting .50BMG AP rounds

And this is why getting hit by .50BMG is going to mean a bad day.

From: Miculek.com

Ruger SR-762

Ruger jumped in to .308 AR rifle market with SR-762. It uses piston system. Barrel length is 16.12 inches with 1:10 twist rate. It weights about 8.6 lbs.

Three 20 round PMAGS, Hogue Monogrip are supplied as well as floding BUIS. Rifle also comes with soft-sided case. MSRP is $2195.

Fom: Ruger

A look at Castle Defense law

Steve Harris looks at Castle Defense Laws and tries to break it down in to CAN-SHOULD-MUST and gives some in-depth look in to the issue.


From: Modern Service Weapons

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DRT Ammo ballistic gelatin results

ITS Tactical tested this ammunition

From: ITS Tactical

Assaulted trailer

Here is a movie thatlooks at the absurdity of gun control and why we need the Second Amendment

From: Dead Patriot Films

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Handgun lubing, Shotgun fitting & Dryfire targets

Power Factor show is testing new format and this time they are discussin several things at once. The 3 topics of discussion are handgun lubrication, shotgun fitting and dryfire targets.

From: The Power Factor Show

NSSF Modern Sporting Rifle Consumer Report update

This survey started in 2010 and got updated recently with 22,000 owners of AR and AK platforms surveyed.

Most MSRs were...
...purchased from an independent retail store
...average cost was $1058, down $25 on average from previous year
...in .223/5.56mm for ARs, 7.62x39mm for AKs

35% of respondents had some military or law enforcement background, down from 44% in 2010

49% purchased their first in 2012 or 2013, of which 82% were ARs
Spent $211 to $381 in accessories
92% used for target shooting, 50% for hunting, 19% for competition.

There is a few more information you can read from the Shooting Wire

From: The Shooting Wire

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hellenic Forces testing Walther PPQ Navy

targetgroupltd uploaded video of Hellenic Special Forces testing Walther PPQ Navy. This is testing and there is no indication that it will be adopted by the Hellenic SF.

Since its birth there has been some positive opinion about this pistol, but it has not been able to acquire market share for some reasons. It would be interesting if PPQ ends up with a formal contract.

From: targetgroupltd

Thunder Ranch DVDs on sale

Thunder Ranch DVDs are on sale until Oct. 17th. A portion of sales will go to The Fisher House. Each DVD is $25 plus shipping and handling of $5.95, up to 4 DVDs

You can buy it from the Thunder Ranch Store.

From: Thunder Ranch

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Oldmen shooting Tavor

Jerry Miculeck and Hickok45 both shoots video about Tavor. Coincidence? Who knows...

From: MiculekDotCom, Hickok45

Right gun for woman

Shooting Illustrated has a good article on right gun for women. They actually asked 5 women to fire 7 different guns and got their opinion.

One of things men tend to forget(or not lsiten to) is that what men assume about women may not be correct. Some jerks would hand over a .44 magnum just for laugh and video, but it is far more reasonable to let the woman choose what she likes.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Accuracy International to end AE production this year

Accuracy International announced that AE in .308 caliber will not be made after 2013. Here is the press release.

Accuracy International will end AE production at the end of 2013. 

The AE, in .308 calibre, was introduced at the request of the law enforcement community in 2001 with a basic black, fixed stock, fixed cheek-piece and 24 inch barrel. The AE has been popular with Law Enforcement and civilian shooters worldwide. It evolved through two product improvement stages, the AE MkII and AE MkIII featuring an AW style three-position safety, removable trigger group, standard adjustable check-piece and redesigned 5 and 10 round magazines.
After 12 years it is time to bring production of this model to an end and the final batch is now in the assembly process in our UK factory. We will continue to support all versions of the AE as we have done with our AW Series, which has had upgrades throughout its life. 

The new Accuracy International 2014 models will be announced at the Shot Show in Las Vegas on January 14, 2014.

From: Accuracy International

Geissele Suppressor Alignment Rod

Geissele made this rod for shooters to check suppressor alignment. The rod for 5.56mm is 15" long, while 7.62mm rod will be 17" long. Both are $75

From: Geissele:
Now available on our website is our Geissele Suppressor Alignment Rod (SAR). The Geissele Suppressor Alignment Rod (SAR) is a precision gage used to verify the alignment of a suppressor to the bore of a firearm barrel.

From: Geissele

TACOST - Training Card Program by TriCon

Trident Concepts released TACOST - Training Card Program. This card allows users to focus on 4 programs - marksmanship, speed, baselines, and dry fires.

According to Trident Concepts, "the goal of each program is not just to challenge the student, but to also assist them in identifying discrepancies in their overall technique then providing them the tools necessary to improve and then sustain."

From: Trident Concepts

Thursday, October 10, 2013

2013 CA IDPA State Championship vid

GunJock.com posted his video of 2013 CA IDPA State championship.

From: GunJock.com

Surefire EB2 Backup

Surefire EB2 is a 2-cell version of EB1 back up light. It emits 500 lumen, and 5 lumen, comes in two tail caps, one a 'clicky' and the other 'tactical' tailcap.

Price: $235

From: Shooting wire

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BCM Gunfighter grip and vertical grip

Bravo Company is now releasing their Gunfighter Grip Mod 3. This grip has trap door for storage, but more importantly extended forward tang to close the gap beween the trigger guard and grip, as well as a high rise "beavertail" style back strap.

Currently it's only available in black, but there will be Flat Dark Earth as well as Foliage green

Price: $17.95

Vertical Grip Short is a low profile grip for less snag factor.

Price: $44.95

From: BravoCompany USA

New IDPA equipment rules review by Powerfactor show

Power Factor Show reviewed the new IDPA equipment rules.

From: Power factor show

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kyle Lamb on Salient Arms

Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics talks about Salient Arms M&P and different versions of it.

Salient Arms also announced that M&P Flat-daced trigger upgrade is now available. Price is $265+shipping. For details call (805) 983-1200

From: Richard King Photography, Salient Arms

How to defuse an AK 74 - Russian way

If your arms are tied, guess you have to do something else. No words on tomahawk skill is related to this.

From: LiveLeakVideos

Surefire E1B review

Tim Lau of Modern Service Weapons has a concise review of Surefire E1B

From: Modern Service Weapons

South Korea K14 Sniper rifle review

Small Arms Defense Journal has review of K14 Sniper rifle developed for ROK military. It seems to be a variation of Winchester 70.


From: Small Arms Defensive Journal

Monday, October 7, 2013

2013 CA State IDPA Championship stages

Here are stages from 2013 CA State IDPA Championship. A few zombie stages were present/

Stage 1: Rest stop nap
Stage 2: It was a prison break
Stage 3: They're in the house
Stage 4: Into darkness
Stage 5: Pleasure cruise
Stage 6: Pier hell
Stage 7: Jumped
Stage 8: Rule number 3
Stage 9: On the throne in Zombieland
Stage 10: Time to strip
Stage 11: Accuracy speaks

From: IDPA

An Urban Operator's first IDPA match

When Tacticool meets IDPA

Part 1 - Part 2

From: The Firearm Report

Last Stand - portable target stand

GearScout has an article on this simple set of polymer that will enable shooters to set up target stand that can be easily assembled and disassembled.


From: GearScout

Vuurwapen muzzle brake/flash hider/compensator comparison

Vuurwapen did an interesting comparison of muzzle brake/flash hider/compensator in two parts.

In Part 1, muzzle flash is covered. You can slide through each photo for more photos.

In Part 2, sound level is covered.

From: Vuurwapen blog

Friday, October 4, 2013

Surefire P3X Tactical review

Modern Service Weapons has a quick review of SureFire P3X Tactical.


Modern Service Weapons

Streamlight ProTac HK headlamp

This headlamp emits 540 lumens, good enough to reach 172 meters while using 2 CR123A batteries.

It also comes with 3 programs: High/Medium/Low, High only, and Low/Medium/High

On high it runs 1.75 hours, medium(95 lumens) runs 8 hours, low(18 lumens) runs 36 hours.


From: Streamlight

Thursday, October 3, 2013

FN PS90 review by Jerry Miculek

The gun has been out for some time so there is nothing new, but he looks in to the cartridge itself. Starts around 9:12

He is also asking for ideas on what he should with the gun.

From: MiculekDotCom

Geissele SMR MK4 Keymod Rail preview

AR15News.com has photos of the new upcoming Geissele SMR MK4 KeyMod rail. The rail has KeyMod mounting slots at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions. There will be 9.5", 13" and 15" models available.


From: AR15News.com

P38 review by Hickok45

For those who are new to Walther P38 this would be a good video to learn about the gun. Hickok even lookst at the similarities between P38 and Beretta 92.

From: Hickok45

The Gun Box crowdfunding

The Gun Box is an updated idea that incorporated RFID scanner and biometric fingerprint scanner for gun storage. It also looks very sleek compared to traditional storages.

You can take a look at Indie Go Go. The funding will close on Oct. 27

From: IndieGoGo, The Firearm Blog

New mounts for GoPro

GoPro announced new mounts and two of them could be interesting for shooters.

Head strap + QuickClip mount allows users to attach GoPro to their cap or any other objects that are 3mm to 10mm thick. ($19.99)

Jaws: Flex Clamp($49.99) can be used for any objects ranging in size from 0.25" to 2" in diameter and use the neck to adjust angles.

From: GoPro