Wednesday, July 31, 2013

KAC interviews Larry Vickers Part 2

Here is the second part of the interview of Larry Vickers by Trey Knight. You can watch the part 1 by clicking here.

From: Knights Armament

Kel-Tec KSG review by MAC

Military Arms Channel reviewed Kel-Tec KSG. But it really doesn't go anywhere. This probably can be the most awkward review ever.

From: Military Arms Channel

Armalite purchsed by SAC

Armalite is now owned by SAC(Strategic Armory Corp). SAC also owns Surgeon rifles, AWC silencers. It will be interesting how this integration will play out.

From: Armalite

Monday, July 29, 2013

New USMC Combat Pistol Program

US Marines are going too implement the new pistol program at the end of 2014, but several Commands are already transitioning to the new program. This will replace Entry Level Pistol Program.

It uses a new target, and is faster paced. According to the Marine Corps Times, isosceles stance is used and discouraged from leaning forward while shooting. It also shoots from 7, 15, and 25 yards.

From: Marine Corps Times

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Rifle made with 3D printer

Defense Distributed-inspired rifle broke after it fired its first shot. But it is an interesting development nonetheless.

From: ThreeD Ukulele

Mas Ayoob discusses 'Stand Your Ground' laws

Mas Ayoob talks about importance of Stand Your Ground laws.

From: Cato Institute

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Geissele 45 degree offset mount

Geissele showed their 45 degree offset mount for Suerfire Scout light that works with their SMR rails Mk1, 2, 3, and 4. Price will be under $20. Coming soon

It also showed 45 degree QD swivel mount

From: Geissele

Gov. Haley visits FNH factory

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley recently visited FNH USA factory.


ATF wants to change SBR/SBS form reports that ATF wants to streamline the process and change Form 5320.1. ATF opened a public comment period until 9/20. According to the article, ATF wants to allow electronic payments for transfer tax, and change the size of form.


CIA museum and Osama's AK

NBC News has some photos from CIA's museum including the AK carbine Osama had with him. There are other interesting photos related to the hunt for bin Laden and some others like Liberator.

From: NBC news

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Combat Optic Tool

This gadget from Patriot Products AZ is designed for those who need to adjust optics. It works for Aimpoint, ACOG, EOTech, and a few more. And it also works as bottle opener.

Photo: TNVC

Price is $14.95 and TNVC currently carries them

From: Soldier Systems

Firing AK under water

SmarterEveryDay and theslowmoguys collaborated to film what its like when an AK is fired underwater.

SmarterEveryDay has more science related material in his video, and theslowmoguys have more behind the scenes video



From: SmarterEveryDay, theslowmoguys

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Loudener by Snake-Hound Machine

This is a muzzle brake/device that makes the sound louder. Snake-Hound machine came up with this and they are going to be available for AR, AK and .308 rifles.

From: Snake-Hound Machine

Sunday, July 21, 2013

H&K in financial trouble

According to German paper Die Welt, H&K is going through a rough patch.

They had big losses in 2011 and 2012. They are 199 million EU in debt, and are barely paying the interest on their debt. However they have a future contract that will bring in revenues.

Some other things in the article(translated by Zhukov from
Annual revenue is 202.7 million EU
They have Bundeswehr contract for MG5s worth 140 million EU(12700 units)
Their bond is classified as junk by Moody's
Profits are just enough to pay 28 million interest on the bonds
80% of their profit come from overseas, mostly US and UK

From: Die Welt

KASOTC Warrior Competition - New York Times

New York Times covered the Warrior Competition held in Jordan's King Abdulla II Special Operations Training Center back in March

There are some videos in the article too.

From: New York Times

Biohazard: The Real attraction

Kotaku has an article on a new attraction for Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. It's names Biohazard: The Real and visitors can shoot their way through the attraction using a 30 round Glock 18 laser gun. It takes about 5-10 minutes to go through.

This attraction will be open until Nov. 10th. It is for ages 12 or over.

For more pictures, you can click Famitsu or Game Watch(both Japanese websites)

From: Kotaku

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Panteao Productions bloopers #3

Panteao Productions uploaded their 3rd blooper video.

From: Panteao Productions

Complete Thorntail Keymod Light Mounts available

Haley Strategic now has complete set of Thorntail Keymod Light Mounts.

EDIT: Video of Travis Haley explaining the Thorntail Keymod

From: Haley Strategic

HSGI sale

High Speed Gear is having 15% sale. You can use keycode: LOYALTY. Sale is good through 7/21 2359 CST

From: High Speed Gear

Friday, July 19, 2013

Atlanta PD switches to Glock

Atlanta PD used S&W pistols for a long time(since 1940s), but now they have switched to Glock. Patrolmen will get Glock 22 Gen4 and SWAT will get Glock 21 Gen4. There are plenty of discussions going on including the choice was for local economy, S&W dropped the ball on this one, to Glock really under-bidding.

From: The Tactical Wire

All internet gun talk in one post

Rob Allen posted the definitive collection of all internet gun talk. All Outdoor also added a few more.

From: Rob Allen, All outdoor

Athena Lee story

Paul Erhardt wrote a story on competition shooter Athena Lee. It talks about her upbringing and several points of change in her shooting career.
Part 1:
Part 2:

From: Shooting Wire

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mas Ayoob reviews Zimmerman verdict

Mas Ayoob talks about Zimmerman trial and verdict.
Part 1:
Part 2:

From: Mas Ayoob

NSSF Shooting range locator app

NSSF's "Where to shot" app helps users locate shooting ranges for both Android and iPhone. You can use it with your smartphones GPS or type in a zip code.

iPhone and iPad:

Gabby at Gun Nuts reviewed the app.

From: NSSF, Gun Nuts

Combat Optic Tool

Modern Service Weapons reviewed Combat Optic Tool by patriot products. It is a tool for adjusting optics from different manufacturers.

Price is $14.95

From: Modern Service Weapons

Monday, July 15, 2013

Using airsofts for training

Ammo run of 2013 affected a lot of people and Brett from The Art of Manliness looked at airsoft guns for continuing his practice. He goes talks about several different types of operating mechanisms and pros and cons of different types.

(This guy actually shoots real guns too)

From: The art of Manliness

High-end purses for CCW

Today News has an article on Concealed Carrie which makes high-end purses for CCW purpose. Leslie Deets started the idea when she could not find carry methods that combined style and practicality.

Link: Concealed Carrie

From: Today

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ernest Hemingway and his Thompson has an article on Ernest Hemingway and his Thompson submachine gun.


10-8 Consulting SIRT deal

10-8 and Next Level Training are teaming up to give 15% discount on SIRT pistols. The discount code is 10-8

From: Modern Service Weapons.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

NSSF CCW Survey in inforgraphic

NSSF conducted survey on which guns members CCW and made it in to this format. The bigger the name is more response it got.

From: NSSF

S&W M&P sight installation vid

Hiltom Yam of 10-8 Performance posted this great video tutorial on installing M&P sights.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Off body carry methods for women

American Rifleman looks at different ways to carry guns off body. The article goes over several different methods and weighs pros and cons.

It is abit long, but definitely worth reading

From: American Rifleman

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DIY Iron Glock

Boris from NorthEastShooters posted how he made The Iron Glock. He bought some metal parts, worked on it and fitted it in to an airsoft frame. He previously made a shovel stock for his AK.

From: North East Shooters

Hornady suspends production of 150 ammo types

In an effort to increase deliveries of its most popular ammunitions and bullets, Hornady is suspending 150 types of ammunition and focus on running them for the most popular types.

This is expected to last until the end of the year

You can read the list of ammunitions and bullets suspended from

From: Hornady,

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Venezuelan AK-103

Here's a video showing off Venezuela's new rifle. You can see there is a Russian optic on the gun.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pat MacNamara Set it off

Here's another drill to practice. It looks simple, but when you do it, it's a different story.

From: TMAC Inc

Surefire Institute Firearms fair

Surefire Institute in Nevada will hold Firearms fair on 11/15 and 11/16. They will have variety of weapons for shooters to shoot.

From: Surefire Institute

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Frank Proctor handgun DVD teaser

SupersetCA posted Frank Proctor Performance pistol DVD teaser #2. Video says that you can pre-order at  Way of the gun website.

From: SMG Media

CCW and public restroom

Recoil magazine is looking at the delicate subject of how to store your handgun while you are in public restroom.

From: Recoil

SKD Tac sale

SKD Tactical is having 10% off sale in celebration of the Independence day.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hive Satchel survey

You can vote for next color choice for the Hive Satchel. You can place up to 3 preference and answer some quick survey questions.

Hive Satchel is made by Blue Force Gear

From: Costa Ludus

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kickstarter: MS Clean

Peter Palma has an interesting Kickstarter project - MS Clean(Magazine Shaped Cleaning kit). It's a cleaning kit in the shape of an AR magazine. It will fit into any pouch that can hold a standard magazine.

From: Kickstarter

Monday, July 1, 2013

Trijicon 1-6X24 VCOG video

Trijicon uploaded promotional video of their 1-6X24 VCOG.

From: Trijicon

BCM Gunfighter vertical grip

This new vertical grip from BCM is angled so user have better options of support arm grip. You can look at the last two photos on BCM website to see how it is used. It comes in black, foliage green, and FDE.

Price: $49.95

Raven Concealment Surefire pocket clip

Gear Scout has a scoop on the Surefire Pocket clip from Raven Concealment. It works for G series and P series, but not Z series.

From: Gear Scout