Thursday, February 28, 2013

NSSF covers 2013 IDPA Indoor Nationals

NSSF posted their video coverage of 2013 S&W Indoor Nationals. Unlike other videoes that show coursed of fire, this video focusses on telling what IDPA is through interviews.

From: NSSF

Choosing a base Colt for 1911 build

Hilton Yam updated his past article and gives tips on which model of Colt 1911 would be good for a build.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Surefire releases Tactical Wristlight

Surefire finally released 2211 variable-output LED wrist light. It has rechargeable battery that runs 1.25 hrs with 180 lumen light. (4 hours with 60 lumens, 13 hours with 15 lumens)

Protoype from 2012 SHOT show

Price: $495(MSRP)

AR: Glossary of optical terms

American Rifleman has a glossary of optical terms. This should help those who are new to optics.

From: American Rifleman

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Magpul to give mags to CO

Magpul announced that they will sell their product to Colorado residents before the ban may creep in. All verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to 10 magazines from Magpul with $5 flat shipping rate.

From: Magpul

More Tavor review

Tactical-Life has their small review of Tavor rifle. Besure to check page 2 for video too.

From: Tactical-Life

Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 S&W Indoor Nationals results

Gun Nuts media has results from the Nationals.

CDP: Dan Burwell
ESP: Brandon Wright
SSP: Bob Vogel
ESR: Jerry Miculek
SSR: Josh Lentz
High Lady: Randi Rogers

Caleb has some comments on Randi Roger's excellent performance.

Here is video of some stages by ORTBACH

From: Gun Nuts, ORTBACH

MAC reviews Tavor - Part 1

MAC(Military Arms Channel) has part 1 of their Tavor review. This video gets right into shooting left handed and ejection patterns, and has some quick look at field disassembly.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, February 24, 2013

USCG cadet shooting 2013 S&W Indoor National stage 5

Here's a video of a US Coast Guard cadet on stage 5 of 2013 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

From: IDPA

FN to build new M4 for army

Last year(April 2012) Remington was awarded the same contract to build the M4 and it seems like there has been some tug-of-war. Colt protested the decision based on incorrect royalty calculation, leading to new solicitation. Colt complained for the second time but was overruled.

From: Kit up

Friday, February 22, 2013

Jerry Miculek discusses his setup

Jerry Miculek discusses his setup for S&W Indoor National. You can see how fast he reloads - if you haven't seen it yet.

From: MiculekDotCom

Viking Tactics - Showshow 2013

milspecmonkey posted his video of Kyle Lamb showing new products from VTAC. Watch out for Freudian slip!

From: milspec monkey

One box workout

Paul Markel has a cost-effective idea on maintaining shooting skills with one box(50) of ammunition.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Brilliant Backstraps for Xd and XDs

Brilliant Backstrap is now available for Springfield XD and XDs. You can make the pre-order on their website

From: Brilliant Backstraps

Hornady answers a few questions on ammo rumors

Hornady posted some answers to often asked questions about current state of the industry and ammo availability.

I'm a bit surprised to find that government contracts are only 5% of their sales.

From: Hornady

Pizza shop discount for 2A in Virginia

All Around Pizza in Virginia Beach, VA gives 15% discount on customers who bring guns with them.

From: AP

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chris Costa doing his drill

Chris Costa is demonstrating one of his drills during HE02 class with Falcon Ops

AR used in defense

Unlike what some gun grabbers would like to believe AR has a very legitimate use.

Pat McNamara's Grid of fire

Pat McNamara posted his pistol drill. Be sure to read the comments on YouTube.

From: TMAC

Crazy Quail video

Crazy Quail is a clay machine that can shoot multiple clays. It is available in 1, 2, and 4 machine configurations.

From: Crazy Quail FB

Monday, February 18, 2013

Being a Lefty

Not being a liberal, but left handed shooter. Powerfactor show's Rick shares his perspective on being a lefty.

From: Powerfactor show

BCM Gunfighter's grip review

Military Morons reviewed BCM's Gunfighter grip.

From: Military Morons

Friday, February 15, 2013

AR15 price during panic

reshp1 on Reddit researched price of ARs during the recent panic. He looked at 3 rifles(Bushmaster XM-15 Magpul ed.), Colt LE6920, and SPMC Oracle.

The graphs show the peak of panic right after Christmas, and again when Obama revealed gun violence taskforce.

But overall, they are trending down as time goes on.

From: Reddit

Surefire Presidents day sale

Surefire is having 25% off(from MSRP) sale until 2/18 midnight on selected items.

From guns to musical instruments

Mexican sculpture Pedro Reyes turned confiscated firearms into musical instruments.
Warning - lots of destroyed guns

From: Yahoo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Winchester 5.56 ammo recall

Winchester is recalling 5.56mm M855 62 gr. Pene(penetrator) ammo. Some may contain incorrect propellant.

The information to look for is

Symbol Number: ZGQ3308
Lot Number: WCC10M106-004

If you have this, you can contact at 866-423-5224 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition. Upon receipt of your recalled ammunition, Winchester will ship replacement ammunition directly to you.

From: Winchester

Physical training for shooting sports

Gun Nuts Media has a tip or two on how to train for shooting sports.

Gun Nuts Media

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Larry Vickers NRA discount for his class

Larry Vickers is giving $20 discount for NRA members who are taking his class. Make sure you bring your NRA membership card on the first day. If you are not a member you can join the NRA on the evening of the first class day, and bring the printout of email confirmation.

From: M4Carbine

FBI HRT video

FBI had this video with the recent looks of HRT(Hostage Rescue Team)

From: FBI

Friday, February 8, 2013

Weaver vs Isosceles

Ron Avery talks about both stance.

From: Haley Strategic

Rise of female gun enthusiasts

NY Mag has an article on increased number of females who are buying guns.

From: NY Mag

Crimson Trace DVD extended preview

Crimson Trace put up 20 minute extended preview of their free training DVD. Julie Golob, Michael Bane are  just to of many experts who lent their talent for the video

From: Crimson Trace

AR: Stoeger Double Defense 12 Gauge shotgun

American Rifleman reviewed Stoeger Double Defense 12 Gauge shotgun. It's a coach gun chambered in 12 gauge with some rails. It also comes in over/under

Price: $499


From: American Rifleman

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Panteao - Fundamentals of everyday carry

Panteao production released Fundamentals of everyday carry by Matt Jacques.

Price: $49.99(Members $39.99)

From: Panteao Production

USFA ZiP 22LR pistol vid

EJ20Legacy posted vide of his ZiP 22 pistol.

Here is the disassebly video

You can see some photos here too

Petersen hunting has some reviews too

Randi Rogers wins High Lady at Costa Rica

Randi Rogers of Comp-Tac won High Lady title at the Costa Rica IDPA National Championship. Congrats!

From: IDPA blog

Son finds father's M1 Garand

moniteaumule posted video of his dad's M1 Garand presentation. His father used that rifle during his time in USMC(entered in 1961) training.

You can also see photo from that presentation from

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sphinx SDP Compact coming to US

Sphinx is bringing SDP compact to US in Q1.

Price: $1295

From: Sphinx

ORCA Industries Kitty Leonidas

ORCA Industries makes various patches and this is their latest creation, Kitty Leonidas.

They also have SEAL diver Kitty

Price: $7.95 + $1(Shipping)

From: ORCA industries

Walther PPQ M2 on the way

Walther USA is shipping their PPQ M2 from Germany

Echo Niner photos from SHOT show

A bit late, but I found some funny photos from Echo Niner. There are well known instructors in the photo

From: Echo Nincer Facebook

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bushnell First Strike

Bushnell has new sight, First Strike. It has self regulating brightness and has 5-MOA dot. It also uses CR2031 battery.

Price: $219.5

Angus Hobdell wins IPSC match in Guatemala

Angus Hobdell of CZ-USA won IPSC Copa Maya match in Guatemala. Congratulations!

From: CZ-USA

Sunday, February 3, 2013

GNB: Ammo availability hits training industry

With new restrictive laws that are being talked about, there has been a tremendous increase in demand for semi-auto rifles. Unfortunately, similar experience of 4 years ago has crept up and availability of ammunition has taken a hit.

Currently, 5.56/.223 Rem and 9mm rounds seem to be the most difficult calibers to find. This meant that a few training classes had to reduce round count.

It started with Magpul Dynamics on Jan. 8th and several prominent instructors such as Kyle Defoor, Larry Vickers, and Redback One(Jason Falla) also made such announcements. There probably will be some announcements from a few more well-known instructors soon.

Even before the spike in ammo demand, there were predictions that some high-round count instructors would have to adjust their curriculum. Now that there is an actual run on ammo it seems like it affects more than such instructors.

It is difficult to gauge how long this situation would last. Whatever that is available is priced at 50% - 100% more than what it was last year. If past is any indication, it would take at least 6 months for ammunition to be reasonably available and about 1 year for the prices to come down.

There are several things students could do to ride it out.

Dry-firing is one of the nicest things that doesn't cost much money and it helps with many facets of shooting. It is not as fun as using live rounds on the range, but it works. While dry-firing cannot help with some other aspects of shooting, one can really focus on getting proficient.

Using .22 conversion kit is another. While it may not be same as a centerfire pistol cartridge, using a .22 lr ammunition is better than just leaving your gun in the safe. You can actually shoot and practice marksmanship on top of dry firing.

If you have a GBB airsoft, it probably could fill the gap during live fire sessions. One unfortunate aspect of it is that a good GBB tend to go for a few hundred dollars and hard to articulate how much one would save.

Whatever the solution is, it will be a bit of pain for next few months. No one likes it, but learning how to adapt to and overcome given situation is possible. And hopefully when the prices come down, we can increase our ammo reserves again.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

AAC 1911

AAC(Advanced Armament) has preview of their Remington R1 Enhanced Threaded 1911.

It has,
high sights,

blackened barrel threaded .578-28,
custom Grey VZ “Grenade” AAC logo grips,
the Skull Xguns logo on the right side of the slide and “Advanced Armament Corp” on the left.

It will come in a Pelican case with a TiRant45 silencer.

It is available to dealer through AcuSport and is limited to 1000 units.

From: AAC

Compact size LWD Timberwolf frame review

Modern Service Weapons reviewed LoneWolf Distributor's mid-size Timberwolf frames. For people who want to really change the frame this is an option. Or you can go with Grip Force Adapter.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Chris Costa M&P

Juggernaut Media has video on Chris Costa's M&P

From: Juggernaut Media

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Battle of the Black Sea

This is documentary from Panteao production about the Battle of Mogadishu. MSG Paul Howe recalls the battle. It's a DVD and Blu-Ray combo pack. No streaming option available yet, but maybe in the future.


From: Panteao Production

AR: Adcor Defense BEAR

American Rifleman has an article on Adcor Defense's BEAR(Browning Enhanced Automatic Rifle), a gas piston AR. According to the article BEAR has integrated operating rod with bolt carrier, thus eliminating carrier tilt.

From: American Rifleman

About Angus Hobdell

Shooters Magazine has an article on CZ Custom's Angus Hobdell. He has been shooting since 1986 and has numerous wins under his belt. He uses CZ pistols and his work on CZs are very nice.

From: Shooters Magazine