Friday, May 31, 2013

Daniel Defense Cold Hammer Forged barrel vid

Michael Bane visits Daniel Defense's factory and talks about how they make the barrel. There are two parts.

From: Daniel Defense

GearScout: Inteliscope review

Here's an honest, straight to the point review of this gadget.

From: Gear Scout

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vickers Tactical Glock rear sight sneak peak

Soldier Systems Daily has photos of Vickers Tactical rear sight. It is joint development by Larry Vickers and Wilson Combat, based on Wilson Battlesight.

It is rumored to work well with Tritium HD front sight.

From: Soldier Systems

Ron Avery on the need for speed

Ron Avery discusses how to draw faster. He talks about previous videos and explains more on what was done.

From: Haley Strategic

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SWR muzzle blast video

SWR uploaded video of SWR Specwar 762 suppressor's muzzle blast reduction. You can see slo-mo of baloon popping.

From: SWR

EAG Tactical - Uptown girl

Pat Rogers of EAG Tactical and Panteao production came up with this music video. The song is Billy Joel's Uptown girl.

Here's the original song

From: Panteao Production

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bob Vogel doing FAST drill

Bob Vogel shoots FAST drill by Todd Green. You can see that a great shooter can really shoot regardless of situation. You can read more at Pistol-Training

Run #2

Run #3


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Doug Koenig wins another Bianchi Cup

Doug Koenig won his 15th Bianchi cup. He also won the open division.

Robert Vadasz won Metallic division, and Enoch Smoth won the Production division.

You can find out more at Shooters Magazine.

Congratulations to all!

From: Shooters Magazine

CZ-USA shooting game

CZ posted a shooting game. Enjoy!


Memorial Day Sales

SKD Tactical is having 10% off for 72 hours until 5/27 11:50pm CST

Exlusions: Oakley, Geissele & MSA products

Tactical Distributors have 20% off sale on everything when you use promo code REMEMBER20 at the checkout. It ends on Math 28th

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Magpul releases MOE Fixed Carbine Stock

Magpul released their MOE Fixed Carbine Stock - Mil-Spec Model. This stock is for carbine-length buffer tubes. It has multiple sling attachment points and you don't need castle nut or lock plate to removal.

Price: $49.95

From: Magpul

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Larry Vickers on accuracy

Larry Vickers emphsizes the importance of accuracy during training. You can also see blooper at the end

From: Funker Tactical

Multitasker Series 3 debuts

GearScout has article on Multitasker Series 3. It is a must-have tool for those who need to work on AR and don't want to carry lots of junks. This series comes with clip too.

From: Gear Scout

Thinking about 21 feet rule

21 feet rule was result of Dennis Tueller's drill to show that it takes at least 7 yrads for an officer to draw from holster and hit the approaching attacker. While this has been mentioned, reality is that it takes a little more.

This article goes into some of such thoughts.

From: The Tactical Wire

Monday, May 20, 2013

Glock true 3.5 lbs connector

This is probably the first photo of the Glock Minus-dot connector that gives true 3.5lb pull. These were made by request of a specialized unit in US military and is not available for anywhere else.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Homemade Glock

Some Russian decided to make a homemade Glock. It shoots 9x18mm Makarov and is not really up to the original's quality.

You can see more photos at


Saturday, May 18, 2013

TrackingPoint in the news

TrackingPoint is aiming system specialized for rifle it is setup for. It was shown in this years SHOT show and has been rumored to be in development for a rifle from Remington. It is made specific to a gun and bullet load.

Of course, ABC news turns it in to another gun debate.

From: ABC News

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Safariland 7TS ALS holster line photo

Modern Service Weapons have the first look of Safariland's 7TS ALS holster. It is less expensive compared to 6000 series holsters and is supposed to be less bulkier

From: Modern Service Weapons

Tom Given on his students involved in shootings

Tom Given talks about his students' esperience in their self-defense shootings on this podcast.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Trijicon VCOG

Trijicon announced that they are releasing VCOG in August. VCOG(Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) has 1x - 6x variable zoom and LED illuminated first focal plane BDC reticle.

User only needs 1 Alkaline AA battery to run 700 hours continuously on setting 4(There are 6 settings total)

From: Soldier Systems

0.349 inch five shot group at 600m

Rodney Wagner shot a 0.349 inch five shot group at 600m. You can read more about it here.

From: Accurate

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rick Taylor endorses Snake Oil

The world's greatest tactical trainer endorses a new lubricant that will save your life.

From: Vuurwapenblog

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Haley Strategic: Disruptive Environments Handgun video

Cory & Erika posted video of Travis Haley and Ron Avery teaching Haley Strategic's Disruptive Environments Handgun course with low light and vehicle movement.

From: Cory & Erika

Friday, May 10, 2013

New products from the NRA show

The Shooting Wire has some mentions of new products introduced at the NRA show aside from Beretta Pico. There were some new products from APEX Tactical. Modern Service Weapons also has preview of 10-8/APEX Tactical polymer base pad for M&P

Thursday, May 9, 2013

GNB: Coping with Lumen war

Last year, I got my hands on Surefire G2X Tactical that emits whopping 200 lumens. After using G2 with 60 lumens for years, the difference was immediately visible. This year, I borrowed P2X Fury from my friend and it boasted 500 lumens. The difference between 200 lumens and 500 lumens is undeniable.

Within just a few years, brightness of flashlights increased exponentially. This probably is from manufacturers trying to be more competitive as well as consumers demanding higher output.

Brighter lights help a lot more when you are outdoors. You can shine trees at night to prevent getting attacked by drop bears as well as seeing farther out and identify zombies earlier. In this case, more lumens is generally better.

But it seems to have its draw backs. During a recent indoor tactics class, having those 500 lumen flashlights negligently go off produced a bit of problem. I was blinded a bit longer than I used to with lower lumen lights. It is a great tool when you are the one flashing others, but getting a dose of splashback is not good.

Or if you just woke up to the sound of someone breaking in to your home, your eyes might have to cope with sudden burst of light even if it is from you.

Most of houses in US have white walls, and it is a color that can bounce back the light quite easily.

There are times when people will mess up and use inappropriate lighting technique. Splashbacks are not fun, especially when the barricade is a white wall. It can adversely affect the shooter's vision and place him at a disadvantage.

Using inappropriate technique to work around the barricade in self-defense scenario can be dealt with appropriate training. Choosing right equipment for the situation you are most likely to be in is another thing to consider.

There is no way to scale back the lumen war that is going on. Technology will advance with more competition and research and it is up to the user to deal with these equipments.

Karina & Dean shooting match proposal

Congratulations to the happy couple!

From: kpinoy

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New IDPA Rule Book preview

IDPA has been working on updating its rule book and the first draft is available for review. There has been call for eliminating subjectivity and the draft seems to update some of the points.

Points to note:
SSP class now includes striker fired guns(Springfield XD)
Round dumping is no longer illegal
Shooter may reload on the move if it is emergency reload in an open area. But you cannot engage after reload until you get to cover. If you are already behind the cover, you still have to reload before moving to the next cover.
Shooter doesn't have to hug the cover. Cover is assumed to extend infintely up range.
Classifier has some changes
More flecibility for local specialty matches

You can read more about the rule change from Gun Nuts Media or Pistol-Training

From: IDPA

Gun crime has plunged, and perception is wrong

L.A. Times has an article about how gun crimes has been going down despite what anti-2A crowd claims

From: L.A. Times

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Surefire 2211 Wristlight video

Surefire uploaded video that features 2211 Luminox model. It briefly talks about functions of the 2211 WristLight.

Price: $495(MSRP)

Walther PPQ M2 Long slide photo

Gun Nuts has photo of Walther PPQ M2 Long slide. So far no words on production.

From: Gun Nuts Media

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Beretta Pico

Beretta Pico uses .380acp and is the thinnest pocket pistol in the market with 18mm of width. It can also change to .32 caliber. Laser is also built in.

It takes 6+1 rounds

From: NRA

Tom Knapp tribute

Jason Steussey made this great tribute video. There are quite a few scenes that probably didn't make the cut for the show, but is really great to watch

Conquering low light with Ken Hackathorn excerpt

This is an excerpt from Crimson Trace's "The Art of Survival: Real World Laser Tactics" IF you get chance to take Ken Hackathorn's class, then absolutely take the chance.

From: Police Store Inc.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Beretta ARX-100

Beretta now has section on their website for ARX-100, a semi-auto version of their ARX-160 rifle.

Some of interesting points are
Safety now moves 90 degrees instead of 41 degrees
Controls positions are similar to that of Armalites
6 sling attachment points
Magazine release is ambidextrous and can be accessed from three sides
Barrel can be changed between 5.56 and .300BLK with ease
Ambidextrous controls including brass ejection side with a little effort

Unfortunately, PMAGs cannot be used due to the shape of magwell and some other polymer magazines.

Price: $1950

From: Beretta USA

Forbes: First entirely 3D-printed gun

Forbes has an article on the first entirely 3D-printed gun. Due to US regulations, there are some amount of steel, but this gun was printed from a 3D-printer. It has interchangable barrels for different calibers. Think of Liberator pistol.

What's amazing is that the plastic parts are all made of ABS plastic.

From: Forbes

Friday, May 3, 2013

Situational Combative pistol from Panteao

Panteao production released Situational Combative Pistol. It is the next step from his Combative Pistolcraft Essentials. Topics covered are - turning to the threat, multiple target engagement, close contact and many more.

Price: $44.99(members $35.99)

From: Panteao Production

Ron Avery on draw stroke

From: Cory & Erika

Holster options for M&P Shield

The Tactical Wire has an article on holster options for M&P Shield. When M&P Shield was announced, S&W already contacted some holster manufacturers and there were some options, and now that it is on the market there are several other options too.

In the article, they go over Crossbreed SuperTuck, Galco Stow-N-Go, Uncle Mike's Reflex Holster, and Blackhwak Day Planner holster.

From: The Tactical Wire

MyGunCulture interviews the Miculeks

MyGunCulture interviewed the Miculeks, the First Family of Shooting.

From: MyGunCulture

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Raven Vanguard 2 for M&P available

Raven Concealment Systems now has Vanguard 2 for M&P available. It works with all M&P versions EXCEPT the M&P Shield

Price: $34.99

From: Raven Concealment Systems

Top Shot All Stars - May 29 at 10/9c

Top Shot is going to have All Stars season.

Here is link to FB sneek peak

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

LA Sherrifs Department pistol team exhibition video

LASD posted this color enhanced video from 1936 where LASD Pistol Team perform some exhibition shoots. Not really safe but this was 77 years ago.

You can also see the types of practice they did as well as how the range was ran

From: LASD

Magpul AK PMAG and Rail Light Mount

Magpul released Rail Light Mount. It allows users to place light in either 11 o'clock(Left side model) or 1 o'clock(right side model) position.

Price: $29.95

They also announced that they are working on AK PMAG. It is expected to arrive later summer.