Saturday, November 30, 2013

Concealment handguns

Military Arms Channel talks about some points that is worth pondering when you are choosing a concealment handgun

From: Military Arms Channel

Caring for your gear

Powerfactor show has a segment about caring for your gear. You can jump to 25:10

From: Powerfactor show

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday deals

Here are some sales going on.

Daniel Defense

Friday, November 29th to Monday, December 2nd, Free shipping
Trigger Offers
- Purchase any trigger and receive a free Fitting Pin and Geissele “G” T-Shirt.
- Purchase any two triggers and receive a free Fitting Pin and Geissele Employee Uniform Sweatshirt.
- Purchase any three triggers and receive a free Fitting Pin, Geissele Employee Uniform Sweatshirt, stainless steel Super Gas Block and Gas Block Roll Pin Tool.

Rail Offers
- Purchase any rail and receive a free stainless steel Super Gas Block and Gas Block Roll Pin Tool.
- Purchase any two rails and receive two free stainless steel Gas Super Blocks, Gas Block Roll Pin Toll and Geissele Employee Uniform Sweatshirt.

Armorer’s Package
AR15/M4 Reaction Rod, Fitting Pin, Gas Block Roll Pin and Gas Block Punch Set. $110
AR10/SR25 Reaction Rod, Fitting Pin, Gas Block Roll Pin and Gas Block Punch Set. $210

Off The Grid Concepts
Use code gobblegobblemofo to get 20% off any custom product(ends 12/1).

Palmetto state Armory
Just go to their website...prepare to spend

Rainier Arms

Redstate Tactical
Various Daniel Defense Uppers(some V4 and V7), Vickers Sling and much more

Thursday 11/28 8pm to 11:59pm (EST), up to 50% off on select products

Tactical Distributors
Use code BF20 for 20% off.

VZ Grip
25% off with code 25OFF

Wilson Combat

IMI to be privatized

Israel is planning to privatize IMI(Israel Military Industies). Some parts will be exist as a new state industry.

From: AFP

Multitasker Tools MultitaSCAR in development

Multitasker announced that they are working on Series 3 MultitaSCAR

From: Miltitasker Tools

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Jerry Miculek 3 to body 2 to head

So fast, we need slow motion video.


Choosing sights for your pistol

Modern Service Weapons has a good article on different types of front sights as well as rear sights.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Glock 41 and 42 is coming out

There has been rumors that Glock is coming out with new models and there is more substantial evidence. Here is Glock's ad that's been going around.

Some people adjusted brightness and found a G26 sized gun without finger grooves.

Also, mrat from Glocktalk posted on Oct. 26th that his rep said, "Glock would be coming out with a single stack fullsize .45acp and a single stack .380 in 2014."

Furthermore, Sportsmans Depot posted description of Glock 42. While no further description is given, it seems like it will cost about $412.99

Glock 41 is likely to be a Gen 4 5.3" barrel 13 round. This size is like Glock 34/35. Unfortunately the ad also (incorrectly) states that it will be 15 lbs. Price will be $645.99

According to shooter521 of IN Gun owners, Glock 41 will be,

SKU numbers are PG4130101 and PG4130103, which indicate adjustable sights, and a low-cap and hi-cap version...[snip] official guess is that the new Glock Model 41 is going to be an optics-ready, competition-oriented pistol to compete with the S&W M&P CORE and FNH-USA FNX-45 Tactical

It is going to be interesting as Glock fans were asking for a single stack 9mm to compete against S&W M&P and Springfield Armory's XD-s. Glock 28(.380 acp) has been available for sometime, but due to import restriction points they were not available in US. Perhaps G42 is an updated version made in USA(no import points to worry about)

HK293(Civilian G36) coming to US has a thread going on about HK293, a civlian version(semi-auto with different chamber design?) of G36. It will be named HK243 in EU

HK293 looks more like the actual G36 than the SL8, and has following features
Quad rail system
STANAG magazine system(AR mags can be used)
4 different types of stocks according to The Firearm Blog

They will come in 'K', 'C', 'S', and 'L' versions.

The thread also contains some other photos of classic HK rifles as well as P30 compressed air gun

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, November 25, 2013

Chris Costa shooting one handed

Run with Chris Costa, then Costa shows why he is the man

From: Defcongroup LLC

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Kyle Defoor - incorporating combatives

Kyle Defoor is talks about using combatives in conjunction with pistolcraft.

From: TriggerTime TV

Hunters feed those in need infographics

Here's and infographic that shows hunters's contribution to fight hunger

From: NSSF

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Carving Turkey Miculeck way

From: MiculeckDotCom

New guns from Caracal

RECOIL has photo of new guns Caracal is introducing. 660 is the fullsize 9mm that replaces recalled Caracal F model and 661 replaces compact C model. They are also coming out with 816, an AR rifle.


Friday, November 22, 2013

S&W BUG Nationals vid

Averageshooter posted video from S&W BUG Nationals.

From: Averageshooter

Magpul MOE K2 grip review

TWANGnBANG reviewed this new grip. He also compares with some others.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kyle Defoor on customizing handgun

Kyle Defoor shares his advice on customizing yout carry gun.

From: TriggerTime TV

Pistol barrel length

Hickok45 decided to see if the barrel length of a pistol matters. He used chrono to get some numbers.

From: Hickok45

Jesse James Firearms Unlimited guns has photos of Jesse James's new guns, a 1911 and an AR. His guns will retail for about $3500. There is also a suppressor he designed.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Single stack 1911 mags and others topics

Powerfactor show talks about single stack 1911 mags, DC holsters and Beretta A300

From: Powerfactor show

10-8 M&P Mag well

Hilton Yam announced that mag well for M&P made by 10-8 will be released soon. It adds very little weight to the gun and easy to install. You can read more at MSW

From: Modern Service Weapons

Monday, November 18, 2013

2013 S&W BUG Nationals

The first S&W BUG Nationals is over and IDPA posted photos. The different think about this event is that the stages were built with BUG in mind

Photos from each day

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Here are stages

Stage 1: A Moment In Time
Stage 2: Home Alone
Stage 3: Standards(no scenario)
Stage 4: Wrong House Buddy
Stage 5: Home Invasion
Stage 6: Hold-Up At Tom's Jewelry Store
Stage 7: Trouble At The Night Club
Stage 9: Revenge Of Tactical Bob
Stage 10: Firewood Shootout
Stage 11: Camping With Wild Boars
Stage 12: Car Jacking
Stage 13: Carjacking Hostage

From: IDPA

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Silencerco: Osprey 45 and Octane 45 HD Multi-Caliber

SilencerCo uploaded video showcasing their Osprey45 and Octane 45 HD Multi-caliber's versatility

From: SilencerCo

Jesse James's .45 Colt to be auctioned

A .45 Colt once owned by Jesse James (the criminal, not Bike manufacturer) is scheduled to go on auction on Nov 24th according to Daily Mail. It is expected to fetch $1.6 million, with starting bid of $400,000

The gun was in Jesse James Jr's possession until it was given to a doctor, then Missouri Sen. Harry Hawes, followed by Frank Boykin. It comes with documentation.

From: Daily Mail

Friday, November 15, 2013

USMC pistol qualification

1st Marine Division qualifies under new combat pistol program. The program was announced several months ago.

From: AiirSource

ATF tests 3D printed guns

ATF tested 3D printer guns. Result is that it works as a gun but will injure the shooter as well if made with weak material.

 From: Huffington Post

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Paul Howe: Long Range Hunter

Panteao Productions now has Paul Howe: Long Range Hunter

Price: $44.99(Members $35.99)

From: Panteao Production


Lipsey's has FDE HK45. Here is a version with threaded barrel.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How vision works

OrigamiAK wrote a lengthy work on how vision works for shooters. It is a good piece that my take some time for quite a few people to let it sink in, but is definitely worth reading

From: Pistol-Training

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Winchester Lever Guns

Hickok45 talks about Winchester lever guns.

From: Hickok45

HCAR – modernized BAR

HCAR(Heavy Combat Assault Rifle) is made by Ohio Ordnance Works and features modern update for BAR.

You can read more from Soldier Systems

From: Soldier Systems

Monday, November 11, 2013

GNB: Blind obsession with numbers

One of the best ways to verify or evaluate is to look at numbers. Instead of relying on theoretical battle, one can perform an experiment and see what the data tells us. In shooting sports, there are several data we can look at, such as using number of rounds, time it took to shoot certain drills.

But there are times when reliance on numbers go beyond the realm of rationality and wander in to obsession.

Here are some common obsessions observed over the years

1. Round count - It is good to know how many were used, but just because an instructor has higher round count doesn't necessarilly mean it is better. An efficient instructor can teach more with less. An incompetent instructor may rely on round count to cover his lack of material.

There was a case where someone asked for refund from a former Navy SEAL instructor just because the first day of class had low round count. Incidently, it was revealed that the person(s) were from a well-ridiculed local training outfit.

No one would doubt usefulness and quality of that instructor, but someone thought it was not up to the standard because of low round count.

2. Student to instructor ratio - Having a low student to instructor ratio is good because instructors can give more individualized attentions. But there is no magical or critical number that should not be crossed in any sense.

For basic shooting class, it can be argued that low student to instructor ratio is important to have a good foundation. However, there are times when students are keyed-in individuals who can absorb without instructor personally guiding them though each steps. In that case a high ratio is not necessarily bad.

Some people seem to be bent on not going over certain ratio - say 15 to 1 - but would having one more person in the class dramatically affect quality of instruction? Haveing 40 to 1 would be bad but 16 to 1 or 20 to 1 may not be necesarily bad depending situations.

3. Time and score - These two are important to improve one's ability, but some people obsess to point of thinking that if they get certain score or time they are better than others. A fraction of a second difference doesn't may not mean much as shooter's performance can be affected by daily condition. Yet some people decided to blindly believe that they are superior because they can perform some drill faster.

While measures of performance is important, there is no need to blindly use it as an absolute rule.

There are reasons why we use numbers. However blind trust in them is not a healthy way to assess everything. Think of the individual picture, what it means in the context, and use it as a measure, not as a judgement.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Salient Arms International's Ludus

SAI announced their new pistol Ludus, developed on the configuration based off of Chris Costa's preference.

It features Glock 17, 19 exclusive slide with full-wrap front serration coated in Ludus gray, DLC coated box-flute/matched-fit barrel, Salient Flat-Faced trigger, and recessed RMR Cut & sight

From: Salient Arms International

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Doing it realistically

Who says you can't be realistic in an IPSC match? It's how much effort you put in to it!

Warning: Language

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Magpul MOE K2 grip and 1911 Grip Panels now shipping

Magpul is finally shipping MOE K2 grip and 1911 Grip panels

MOE K2 grip was developed for weapons with short length of pull. It allows trigger finger to be aligned with trigger. Black and FDE versions are available.

Price: $20.95

1911 Grip Panels are designed for full-sized 1911 and has aggressive magazine release cut-out as well as ambidextrous safety compatible.

Price: $19.95

Partial Targets, Visualization

Powerfactor show discusses partial targets, visualization, and Toys for Tots 3-gun match review

From: Powerfactor show

G-Code INCOG holsters now have more color options

G-Code INCOG holster now has more color options. The red stripe was a limited run and G-Code stated they may do another production run.

From: G-Code

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jerry Miculeck on rifle shooting

Jerry Miculeck returns too a bit more serious subject. Advice on stance for various types of rifles is discussed.

From: MiculekDotCom

DPC - Tactical Blind Fire

Dynamic Pie Concepts, the guys who brought us 'Sweep the leg' has unleashed their latest tactical advice - Tactical Blind Fire.

From: Dynamic Pie Concepts

Monday, November 4, 2013

Blackhawk Diversion bags

These bags was made for discreet firearm trasportation. Many gun bags have a distinctive look that can be identified. These try to resolve that issue. There are several variations including workout bag, backpack, courier bag and even racquet bag.

Prices run from $54.99 to $174.99

From: Blackhawk

Laserlyte laser plinking cans

Guns & Ammo reviewed upcoming Laserlyte laser plinking can. Laserlyte has been developing laser targets and this new product takes it even further. When you shoot the can, it will tip over itself.

Guns & Ammo review has some tips on its capabilities and some video review.

Price will be $104.95, but street price is $89.99(Midway USA)

From: Guns & Ammo

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Surefire P3X Fury Tactical review

Surefire recently announced a new light, P3X, that emits 1,000 lumens. While there has been a number of flashlights that offered near 1000 lumens or more they required many batteries or rechargeable battery built in to them. P3X seems to have jumped over that hurdle.

As the name might suggest this light is related to P2X Fury. Think of this as larger version. This is the unique point about this light - using three CR123A batteries, P3X Fury allows easy maintenance as well as use.

For the review, a P3X Fury Tactical was used. This is a single output light with momentary switch. P3X Fury has 2 stages(clickable tail cap, momentary) and 2 output levels(15 lumens, 1,000 lumens)

When you get one it comes in efficient packaging like other Surefire handheld lights. Some of the specifications are listed such as 7.2oz weight, length of 6.6 inches, 1000 lumens and 1.5 hour running time.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jerry Miculek shoots snub nose revolver 200 yards

We know what will happen, right? Answer: He will make it.

But what if he shoots it upside down?

From: MiculekDotCom

Two new Comp-Tac holsters

Comp-Tac is coming out with two new holster

The Minotaur MERC is made for guns with lights and lasers. This is built made to order.

Currently this is available for
Kahr P9(with CT LG437 or Lasermax)
S&W M&P Shield(with CT LG489 or Lasermax)
Springfield Armory XD-s with CT LG469

Price is $40

Flatline is OWB holster made from kydex. They are available for selected models of 1911, Glock, S&W

Price is $75(and above depending on options)

From: Comp-Tac

Raven Concealment TopStop AR reciever cover

This is an insert to secure AR upper when they are disassembled. It ensures bolt carrier group does not fall out and prevent other fouling from getting in.

Price: $9.99

From: Raven Concealment