Saturday, August 31, 2013

Paul Howe: Civilian Response to active shooters

Panteao is releasing Paul Howe: Civilian Response to active shooters. It goes through mindset of an active shooter situation, evaluate gears, and medical supplies. There is also discussion of exterior contact, room CQB, hallways and more.

From: Panteao Productions, Soldier Systems

Raven Concealment's new holster color?

Raven Concealment Systems posted a photo of Chris Costa wearing a grey holster. They said there will be more announcement in the coming weeks.

From: Raven Concealment Systems

Taurus AR-15/M4

You are not hallucinating. Taurus is making an AR. This is testing footage from last year.

From: ronaldolive1

Friday, August 30, 2013

Ruger American Rimfire

Ruger introduced American Rimfire. It is a bolt action .22LR rifle that uses Ruger's rotary magazine.

It comes with standard fiber optic front sight and foldable rear sight. It is also drilled and tapped for Weaver #12 bases

It also has an interchangeable butt stock.

Price is $329

From: Ruger, NRApubs

Miculek grip for revolvers

Jerry Miculek shows his revolver grip.He is the man for revolver shooting and seems like this will be a great addition for those who seek a great grip.

Price is $105

From: MiculekDotCom

500 Magnum Watermelon Carnage

hickok45 shoots some watermelons before the summer is over with .500 S&W magnum.

From: Hickok45

Bushnell new red dot sight for ARs

AR Optics TRS-25 and First Strike HiRise sights comes with a riser block

TRS-25 has a 3 MOA red dot with 11 brightness levels. Price is $129.99

First Strike HiRise has a 5 MOA dot. Price is $159.99

From: Bushnell

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Springfield XD-s recall

Springfield Armory is recalling some 3.3 XD-S 9mm and .45 ACP pistols. Seems like there is chance of accidental discharge when loading or double-fire.

Following pistols are affected.
Springfield 3.3 XD-S 9mm pistols - serial numbers between XS900000 and XS938700
Springfield 3.3 XD-S .45ACP pistols - serial numbers between XS500000 and XS686300

If you own one that is subject of recall go to Request a return authorization for the 3.3 XD-S Recall. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number, email address and the serial number of your 3.3 XD-S.

If you don’t have computer access you may initiate the upgrade process by calling 800-680-6866.

From: Springfield Armory

Han Solo Blaster kydex holster auction

PHLster is auctioning Han Solo Blaster kydex holster that fits Glock 19/23. The auction ends on Sept. 2. 25% of final price will be donated to MARSOC foundation.

From: Ebay

Ammo availability by Hornady

Hornady made a short video regarding ammo availability.

From: Hornady

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kyle Defoor's EDC setup

Kyle Defoor talks about his EDC setup on Trigger Time TV

From: Trigger Time TV

Five fundamental skills for self defense with fire arms

Scott Ballard posted his thoughts on 5 important physical skills one should have for self defense.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Surefire DSF Shotgun Forend Weaponlights

Surefire's DSF Shotgun Forend Weaponlights are now available. They emit 200 lumens and 600 lumens and run for 3 hours.

They are available for Remington 870, Mossberg 500, 590, Benelli M1, M2, Winchester 1200 Defender, 1300 Defender, FN F-12 SPX

Price is $375

From: Surefire

Jerry Miculek shooting M4 full auto

We saw his daughter Lena shoot M4 full auto, and now dad shows a hew trick. JM definitely knows how to move fast.

From: MiculekDotCom

LASD acquires M&P(again)

Smith & Wesson announced that Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department will be getting M&P pistol for duty. The guns from this 5-year contract will be used to replace current non-S&W duty guns.

This is not the first time LASD is using M&Ps. A few years ago, they were adopting M&P. However there were some problems during academy when a barrel broke. There were some rumors that someone did a dremel job on the barrel and that lead to problems.

From: Smith & Wesson

Glock to discontinue some models?

There has been some discussion on Glock Talk about some models being discontinued. The models are

All 'C' models(compensated)
Gen 3 20/21, 29/30

*SF models will remain in production

From: Glock Talk

Monday, August 26, 2013

Point Blank - gun photos from the front

Point Blank is a project by three photographers Peter Andrew, Simon Duffy, and Derek Blais.

From: Gizmodo

Way of the gun DVD available

Frank Proctor's Performance pistol DVD is now available.
Price: $35

From: Way of the gun

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Shooting stance hand historical evolution

RECOIL has a 3 part article that looks at history and evolution of shooting stance. It actually starts off with historical stances with swords, progresses to firearms.

Definitely a great read for those who want something beyond firearm-centric study

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:


Criteria for choosing classes

Modern Service Weapons has a great article on what to consider before getting firearms traiing.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Friday, August 23, 2013

M&P Shield Recall

Smith & Wesson is putting out a Safety Alert. Seems like trigger safety could been compromised. Here's a handy video S&W made

From: Smith & Wesson

Thursday, August 22, 2013

OTG Face Kevlar for holster

Breach Bang Clear has photos of OTG's Sidewinder holster that closely resembles a certain famous instructor. This is add-on for your Sidewinder holster for $30 more.

To get this option, choose Operator under 'Special Additions' in Step 3 of holster selection for Sidewinder holster

From: Breach Bang Clear

CTC Rail Master Tactical Light review

Caleb of Gun Nuts Media give his thoughts on Rail Master Tactical Light.

From: Gun Nuts Media

Ruger SR1911 review

Ed Head of Downrange TV reviewed Ruger SR1911 

From: Down Range TV

2013 IDPA NER winners

Tom Yost. is the winner of 2013 IDPA New England Regional. He also took ESP title, High Senior and High Industry.

CDP title went to Craig Buckland
SSP title went to David Dolio
ESR was won by Gene Gelberger
SSR was won by Robert Miller


From: Shooting Wire

10 best carry guns right now

Handguns magazine editors got together and came up with 10 best carry guns currently on market.

From: Handguns magazine

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CTC Midnight 3-gun Invitational

This is the second year Crimson Trace held their Midnight 3-gun invitational. This year it was invitation only. The winner this year is Daniel Horner, who also won the last year's(the first).

Other winners includes
High lady: Lena Miculek
High junior: Wyatt Gibson
1st place media: Nick Leghorn

Here are some videos from a side stage everyone seemed to have fun with

Optics Planet


 From: Shooting Times, Optics Planet, Crackavelli


From the makers of BedBunkers comes CouchBunkers - a couch that can hold up to 30 guns. It also has optional bullet resistant cushions rated for a .44 magnum round at point blank range. The safe is rated for two-hour fire.

The couch weighs 650-900 lbs. They have several models, including Mesa Couch, Bridgeport and Kingsville.

Demonstration of cushions

Price runs from $5036 and above.

From: BedBunker

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lena Miculek shooting M4 carbine

Lena Miculek shooting full-auto in a stage.

From: MiculekDotCom

Sig Sauer 551-A1 review

Military Arms Channel reviewed this rifle from SIG and...

From: Military Arms Channel


Weapon Outfitters have a photo of GENTECH Aurora. It uses wipes instead of baffles. Because of that structure it is marketed towards military and police use - each wipe comes with $200 tax stamp.

From: Weapons Outfitters

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Smith & Wesson IDPA Back-up gun nationals registration

Sign up for the event is now available. The match will take place on Nov. 11 - 14 at Smith & Wesson employee sports center in Springfield, MA. You can register at

From: Smith & Wesson

Saturday, August 17, 2013

S&W 29/629 .44 Magnum vids

Jerry Miculek uploaded an instructional video on S&W 29/629 .44 Magnum revolver

Also take a look at this shooting.

From: MiculekDotCom

Friday, August 16, 2013

Illinois Army National Guard TAG match

AiirSource has video of Illinois Army National Guard TAG match, a competition that includes both rifle an dpistol shooting. No shooting on the move, but it is definitely a good day on the range.

From: AiirSource

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Reduced Size Target Systems

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to keep up the skill level.

From: Dynamic Pie Concepts

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DoubleTap 9mm vs .45acp recoil test

EJ20Legacy posted an update to his DoubleTap evalutaion. This time it's comparison of recoil between 9mm and .45acp.

From: EJ20Legacy

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

USMC Combat Pistol Program video

This is a training video for the new Combat Pistol Program USMC is adopting.

Judging by this video there is a need for change in one part. During the Failure to stop drill(2:30), shooter scans behind/left/right after firing the control pair, then goes for the head/CNS.

The reason for this drill(originally known as Mozambique) was to stop the threat when controlled pair wasn't sufficient. If the controlled pair did not stop the threat there is no need to scan left/right since the threat is still there. It is better to aim for head/CNS than wasting time on scanning.

Another thing to consider is the scanning left/right, 360 degrees. It is a useful technique to break tunnel vision as well as spot more potential threat, but it also can be another movement shooters will do without much thought, instead of really checking what is behind.

In the Failure to stop drill, it seems like it is a default move after the controlled pair. It may be seen as a uniform way to incorporate scanning motion, but could lead to training scar where shooter fires just the controlled pair and scans. It is a bit far-fetched but Mr. Murphy rears its ugly head in an unfortunate time.

From: Military Clips

Mesa Tactical sale

Mesa Tactical is cutting 10% off for any purchase from their website Use the discount code mesa10. Offer ends 8/26

From: Mesa Tactical

Monday, August 12, 2013

Safariland 5197/5198 holster review

Modern Service Weapons has a brief review of Safariland 5197/5198 holster. This is part of The Range Series and it features some interesting points like suede lining well-known in Safariland line.

On top of that it is priced at $34(MSRP - MSW has it as $25 retail) giving it a serious contender for the market. It is also IDPA approved.

From: Modern Service Weapons

NSSF Infographic - Gun sales up gun crimes down

Here's an easy way to summarize last 20 years of data.

From: NSSF

CZ USA shop sale

CZ USA is having sale for its online shop. It's 15% off, until 9/9

From: CZ USA

Sunday, August 11, 2013

H&K translucent magazine reviews

H&K recently sold some translucent magazines. Here are several reviews

First from MichaelVain

Second from TWANGnBANG

Third from Mrgunsngear

Surefire Home Defense Gear vid

Surefire has video catalogue of their home defense gear

From: Surefire

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mossberg 590 vs Remington 870 by Hickok45

The long argument about which is better now enters Hickok45's examination.

From: Hickok45

Viridian for Ruger LC9 and LC380

Viridian is rolling out Reactor 5 green laser sight. It also comes with its own holster. Price is $219 (MSRP)

From: Viridian

Friday, August 9, 2013

CZ videos and articles

CZ USA uploaded some helpful videos

612 pump disassembly

612 pump plug removal

Semi-auto plug removal

Guide to semi-auto rings

Semi auto bolt and trigger group removal

Also has article on CZ 75 Full Auto Machine Pistol.

I had chance to shoot this long time ago and rate of fire is just amazing.

From: CZ USA

IDPA NER course of Fire

Here are some course of fire from Northeast and the S&W New England Regional IDPA Championship that will be held on Aug. 16 - 18

Stage 2: Movie Theater

Stage 8 : Economic Breakdown

Stage 11: Interrupting your nap

Stage 14: Restaurant beat down

Stage 6(alternative stage): I want to ride my bicyle

From: IDPA blog

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Contour closes

According to Geek Wire, Contour closed its doors last week and no reason has been given.

From  Geek Wire

Raven Concealment Surefire Clip review

Gear Scout reviewed Raven Concealment Surefire Clip. Surefire used to provide a pocket clip or a lanyard loop, but now they stopped it, and RCS is taking over the niche.

From : Gear Scout

FBI LEO statistics

The Tactical Wire has glimpse of FBI's LEO Feloniously Killed statistics. It is an interesting read that reinforces several key points such as close proximity of shooting.

From: The Tactical Wire

TracnkingPoint - PGF playground

TrackingPoint uploaded a video shot from Rifles Only in Texas

From: TrackingPoint

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

GNB: Inforce APL review

Inforce APL is the latest weapon light to hit the market. It emits 200 lumens which is a bit less than comparable offerings from other companies(Surefire and Streamlight), but it seems to safely position itself in the market.

According to Inforce, APL runs 1.5 hours, with only one CR123 battery. More over it only weighs 2.8oz, adding very little to the weight of the gun. This is possibly the lightest weapon light I've used in a while.

The box it comes in is a simple white box that contains the light itself(and one battery), user manual, hex key, two screws, and one MIL-STD-1913 rail. The light already comes with Universal rail. (Note: This light can not be mounted on Beretta PX4 or H&K USP)

Inforce WML lumen upgrade

Inforce announced that the WML White/IR will now emit 175 lumens(from 125 earlier) and WML White 200 lumens(from 125 lumens)

From: Soldier Systems

Multitasker Tools EDC-Duo preview

RECOIL magazine has EDC-Duo preview. There is no set time for release, but it looks like another great product from Multitasker

Military Morons also reviewed AR Multitasker Series 3 tool

From: RECOIL, Military morons

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Crowd funding for range

There is two crowd funding for a shooting range going on. This is a bit more than some of past attempts and it would be interesting to see how this goes

First is The Machine Gun Nest. It is an indoor range in Frederick MD. They are hoping for $500,000 goal. It closes on 9/13/2013. You can read more at

Second is Yeoman Farms in  Memphis TN. This will be built on a farm land. Their goal is $50,000 and it will slose on 9/20/13

From: Shooting wire, Modern service weapons

3D printed rifle trial #2

ThreeD Ukulele tested first 3d printer made rifle and it worked better this time. They indicated the file will be available for download.

From: ThreeD Ukulele

Monday, August 5, 2013

Kyle Defoor on mindset

Kyle Defoor talks about mindset.

From: TriggerTimeTV

Kyle Harth: Brilliance In The Basics

Panteao Productions is taking preorder for Make Ready With Kyle Harth: Brilliance In The Basics.

Edit: video fixed

Price:$44.99(members $35.99)

From: Panteao Production

5.11 Tactical Realtree Xtra

5.11 Tactical is expanding in to hunting apparels. Here is the first vide ad.

From: 5.11 Tactical

NRA National Sporting Arms museum Grand opening

This museum is located in Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, Mo.

Hours: 10am - 7pm everyday


From: NRA

Sunday, August 4, 2013

IWI Israel Factory Tour

Military Arms Channel visited IQI factory, home of Tavor rifles. You can also see some other rifles IWI is making in the video.

From: MAC

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tactical Distributor Summer sale

Tactical Distributor has summer sale up to 50% off going on until Aug 4th.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jerry Miculek and 24k Gold pistol

And who would have thought Jerry Miculek would should a 24k gold plated 2011? I think someone can make a music out of first few strings

From: Miculek Youtube

Criteria for CCW holsters

Jeff Gonzales of the Trident Concepts talks about some of important things one should consider when choosing a holster for CCW(or just about any other purpose).

From: Trident Concepts

Izhmash and Izhevsk to become Kalashnikov

The two companies announced that they are going to merge into Kalashinikov Co. It will officialy happen on Spet. 19(Russian Arms Maker's day)

From: Defense-update