Monday, September 30, 2013

Trackingpoint documentary

The MotherboardTV made a 20-something minute documentary called 'The Gun That Aims Itself' covering TrackingPoint. It goes into some interesting comments too.

From: MotherboardTV

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Driving the gun

Breach Bang Clear has an article on how to drive a carbine from target to another.

From: Breach Bang Clear

Marines testing M27 has an article with video from showing USMC getting trigger time with M27 IARs


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Jerry Miculek shoots blidfolded

It was from 7 tards, but with such natural point of aim it is a breeze.

From: MiculekDotCom

USMC moving target training

USMC's Matine Corps Warfighting Lab demonstrated experimental training technique for shooting moving targets. You can read more from

From: Military Times

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hickok45 reviews XDs 9mm(Ch. 2)

This is a very nice gun and if you can get one, get one.

From: Hickok45

The OPFOR magazine pouch

Limitless Gear is doing trying to make a plastic AR magazine holder via crowd funding site Indiegogo.  OPFOR uses mechanism that holds magazines even when the mag pouch is upside down. The pouch can be easily installed.

The crowd sourcing ends on Oct. 25, 2013 11:59 PT

From: Indie Go Go

Slo-mo shots with FN PS90

DML5728 took video of things getting shot by FN PS90. 2 minutes of just shooting things.

From: DML5728

Surefire E2L Outdoorsman upgraded

Surefire announced that their E2L Outdoorsman is now with 125 lumen max output

From: Surefire

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Remington 2020

Remington set up a website for Remington 2020 which seems to be a stand-alone version of TrankingPoint. It is supposed to be good out to 500 yards while the rangefinder is good up to 750 yards.

It comes with ballistic calculator, video audio recorder, wi-fi server. They also have an app for iPad, or other smartphones. Updates to ballistic calculator can be done via smartphones or iPads.

System is available for Model700 LongRange (.30-06), SPS(.308win) and Bushmaster Varminter(.223 Rem). It is matched with a few Remington and Barnes ammunition

HSGI Costa Leg Panel

The HSGI Padded Drop Leg Panel allows users to attach other MOLLE/PALS compatible pouches as well as Cost Leg Rig. It has mesh backing to keep it comfortable.

Price: $55

From: Costa Ludus

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Modern Day Marine Expo

Soldier Systems Daily is covering Modern Day Marine Expo in Quantico, VA and has some photos of Magpul's upcoming Scout light mount. It is supposed to be under $30 when it will be available.

There is also Raine Inc.'s Single Mag Pouch and Dump Pouch which has a dump pouch at the bottom. Pretty nifty idea.

Surefire has P3X lights. They use 3 CR123A batteries and give 1000 lumens for 1.5 hours.

From: Soldier Systems

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

3-Gun Match overview

Powerfactor show talks about 3-gun matches and covers basic information including explanation of matches and differences.

From: Powerfactor Show

Sweep the leg drill

The awesomest technique you will ever see...

From: Dynamic Pie Concepts

2013 IDPA US National winners

Bob Vogel once again ruled the game with 212.42, taking High SSP.


From: IDPA

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bushnell AR Optics 1x28mm RDS

Bushnell introduced AR optic 1x28mm. It comes with 6 MOA red dot. It also has 11 brightness settings. It also has 4 reticle options for Multi-Reticle model

Price is $99.99 for basic one and $129.99 for Multi-reticle model.

From: Bushnells

M&P Slide Stop changes

Modern Service Weapons has an article on how 2013 models are now coming with a newly designed slide stops.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jerry Miculek's full Barrett M107 review

Here is the full review of Barrett M107. It is about 1 hour and 15 minutes long.

From: MiculekDotCom

Saturday, September 21, 2013

2013 IDPA US Nationals vids

Here are some videos from 2013 IDPA US Nationals

From mjhiii1473


From averageshooter

Friday, September 20, 2013

Surefire DSF released

Surefire is now releasing DSF(Designated Shotgun Forend). This is an update to Surefire's Legacy shotgun weapon light. DSF emits 600 lumens as well as 200 lumens. It also has ambidextrous switch for constant and momentary on.

Price: $375-395

Frontline Tactial's Youtube review

From: Surefire, Frontline Tactical

Tour of Noveske factory

Noveske uploaded some video of their factory

From: Noveske

IDPA US Nationals photos

IDPA uploaded photos from the US Nationals.

Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:

and Paul Erhardt has a good article

From: IDPA

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tavor review by hickok45

It seemed like he already reviewed it, but he didn't, so here it is.

From: hickok45

Mexico Army Narco museum

Mexico Army has a museum dedicated their efforts in fighting drug cartels. There are guns in the beginning.

From: BuzzFeed

SureFire water bottles

This bottle was made with recycled aluminum, BPA free. It is made by Liberty Bottleworks. Two models Fury(black) and Invictus(tan) are available.

Price is $29.95

From: SureFire

Monday, September 16, 2013

Make Ready with Pat Rogers - Patrol Rifle

Panteao's latest DVD talks about how LEOs can set up their patrol carbine. It reviews optics, magazines, slings, and other topic pertinent to a patrol officer.

Price: $44.99(Members $35.99)

From: Panteao Production

Jerry Miculek tries VTAC 1-5 drill with .50 cal

Since the drill requires 15 rounds and he only has 10 rounds there were some adjustments. Steve Fisher of Magpul Dynamics did it in 4.68 sec.

From: MiculeckDotCom

Sunday, September 15, 2013

10-8 Performance Walther PPQ sight

10-8 Performance now has Walther PPQ sights available. The front sight comes either with Brass Bead or Tritium. It may fit PPX and PPS.

Price: $36.95(front) $48.75(rear)



From: 10-8 performance

Spiegel reports on G36 problems

German newspaper Spiegel reports that German military Bundeswehr sees significant problems in G36. According to the report there are several deficiencies.

According to translation by's Zhukov,

The Bundeswehr is having grave problems with rifles and pistols used in Afghanistan.

  • A confidential report says that the standard rifle G36 loses precision when exposed to the sun and continuous fire.
  • Another internal report also mentions "significant shortcomings".
  • After firing 90 rounds at 100m, the diameter of the grouping is 50 to 60cm (20-24").
  • Synthetic parts have been identified which lose stiffness at temperatures as low as 23 degrees C (about 80 degrees).
  • When these plastic parts are heated in the sun, the point of impact shifts.

P8 also has problems with over pressure when used with certain ammo. There were barrel ruptures and other nasty incidents.

From: Spiegel,

Saturday, September 14, 2013

HSP D3 Disruptive Environments Carrier

Haley Strategic showed off the new Disruptive Environments Carrier. It is made by G-Code, with modularity in mind.

According to Haley Strategic,

Each form fitted ambidextrous magazine cavity is tension adjustable and engineered for modularity. With mounting points for both additional Carriers (pistol and rifle) as well as multiple carry options(PALS, belt, drop leg and stand alone) the Carrier can be optimized to meet any mission requirement without bloating the footprint of the unit.

They are available in single and double magazine configurations. AK version is coming soon

Price ranges from $45 to $67 and other prices for differet parts

From: Haley Strategic

Friday, September 13, 2013

Magpul AK MOE grip now available

Magpul is now shipping MOE grip for AK. It is compatible with both reinforced an un-reinforced receivers. It also accepts Magpul Grip Cores.

Price: $20.95

From: Magpul

Jerry Miculek shoots a car with .50 cal

He is definitely getting more and more dangerous. Now he is shooting a car...

From: MiculekDotCom

Phillipine Army soldier

LA Times had this photo from recent Muslim insurgency after peace talk broke down. You can see it's M16A2 but there seems to be some sort of gadget in front of front sight.

From: LA Times

Taurus shipping CT9/CT40 Carbine

Taurus is getting in to pistol-carbine market with CT9/CT40.

Magazine capacity is 10 rounds, barrel length is 16 inches(overall 36")

MSRP is $898

From: Taurus USA

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Randi Rogers joins Team S&W

Competitive shooter Randi Rogers is joining Team S&W. She was with Comp-Tac as their marketing manager, and Team Glock before that.

Paul Erhardt wrote an insightful piece on what this means.

From: Shooting Wire

Colt Competition Budget AR15

RECOIL has a quick look at Colt Competition Budget AR15. It seens like it can be a good contender for range rifle.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Importance of a good belt

When the Balloon Goes Up has a good post about why good belts are important. You don't need $100 belt, but having a wornout belt is cheating yourself.

From: When the Balloon Goes Up

How to be a better gunfighter

American Rifleman has a good article by Gunsite's Il Ling New on how to improve your shooting. It's not an article about techniques but on things you can do to improve your practice.

From: American Rifleman

More on ammo scarcity

American Hunter has an excellent write up on why we are still dealing with ammo scarcity. This seems to be the most comprehensive look inside the ammunition market, both from supply and demand side.

From: American Hunter

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Caracal C recall

Caracal is recalling all Compact pistols. There is no given reason, but the company will refund full purchase price. It seems like a serious problem.

Here is the press recall notice with how to contact Caracal

From: Caracal

Quail Walk

Powerfactor show's Steve talks about how to make trap shooting a good way to practice for bird hunting.

From: powerfactor show

Frank Proctor - Deliberate load

SuperSetCA posted video of Frank Proctor explaining a deliberate load.

From: SuperSetCA

APEX Polymer AEK Trigger review

Modern Service Weapons did a quick review of APEX polymer AEK trigger. Think of Glock trigger instead of standard M&P trigger, but with added benefit of better trigger feel.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Monday, September 9, 2013

SureFire prototype demo photo

SureFire posted photo of the founder Dr. John Matthews showing off new ARC light prototypes. These are supposed to be 4000+ lumens.

From: SureFire

Return to Mogadishu

Return to Mogadishu is stoy of 2 Rangers, Jeff Struecker and Keni Thomas, returning to the city who were there on that day 20 years ago. It was originally known as Return to Black Hawk Down, but the makers changed the name and came out with a new shorter trailer.

While this is technically not firearm related, I think it's something we could all watch. Open in US on 9/13

Official website:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BFG Sling sleeve

Blue Force Gear's newest product is intended for easy storage of rifles with slings. It is a 5" long tube elastic that takes in the sling and can be easily deployed if needed.


It comes in 4 colors - Black, Coyote brown, Multicam, and Wolf Grey

Price: $6
From: Soldier Systems

Magpul MBUS Pro now shipping

Magpul announced that MBUS Pro is now shipping to dealers. MBUS Pro is made of steel and has lower profile.

Price: $84.95(front), $104.95(rear)

From: Magpul

NSSF New shooter survey

NSSF released survey on new shooters. In short, they are

  • 18-to-34
  • females
  • urban

You can read more from NSSF blog

From: NSSF blog

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Jerry Miculek shoots Bill Drill with a Barrett

Click, watch, get awed

Never seen him so excited.

From: MiculekDotCom

What NFA trust change means

Soldier Systems has a lengthy but worthwhile reading on implication of this NFA trust change is about.

From: Soldier Systems

Frank Proctor shooting 50 yard target

Here's Frank Proctor (Way of the Gun) shooting steel target at 50 yards. He makes it look so easy(it isn't)

From: Frank Proctor

Monday, September 2, 2013

New Catalysy magazine catch photo

Modern Service Weapons have a photo of the new Catalyst magazine catch for M&P

It seems like serrations got more pronounced but less in numbers. MSW also has link for pre-order

From: Modern Service Weapons

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor day deals

Be sure to check with the vendor for any fine prints.

LA Police Gear
Code: Labor13
13% off
Excludes Surefire, 5.11

TYR Tactical
Online order code: LABORDAY
15% off

Damage Industries
All rifle slings 20% off
Buy 1 get 1 free QD swivels
Complete M4 Buttstock assembly $40
Code: SLING20

9/2: 10% off
9/3: 11% off
9/4: 12% off

Tactical Distributors
20% off most products, free shipping on orders of $200 or more

Lionheart torture test

Lionheart industries made this video to demonstrate that LH9C is no weakling.

From: Lionheart Industries

Practicing with lasers

Shooting wire has a good article on how you can train with laser guns. It goes through several available options. as well as benefit of using one.

From: Shooting Wire