Tuesday, December 31, 2013

VTAC Micro Rail Hub

This new part allows shooter to put the light on an offset osition, and allows some flexibility in putting other accessories.

From: Viking Tactics

Parabellum Armament RCS

Parabellum Armament's Ratchet Charging System (RCS) was introduced in 2012 SHOT show and is finally available in January. They have a nice Youtube video that describes a lot of questions. During last two years, it went through 3 generations.

Price: $135

Monday, December 30, 2013

Jerry Miculek on Glock vs M&P vs XD

Jerry Miculek compares the three most popular polymer frame guns. He goes over trigger pull, disassembly, mechanism,

There is a point where trigger pull is measured and Glock comes in around 8 lbs. This is not a shenanigan. Glock tends to have an internval for triger pull and 5.5 lbs is not exactly what it is in actual pull.

From: Miculek.com

New Guardian 22 suppressor review

Military Arms Channel reviewed the new Guardian 22 suppressor which will be released in a few days. It is shorter and quieter.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, December 29, 2013

S&W 929

This is new gun from S&W which will debut on SHOT show. It is from Performance center and is geared towards competition with 3.5 - 4 lbs trigger. It has a 8 round cylinder, and comes with 6.5" barrel

From: Gun Holsters and gear

SIG P320

According to Gun Holster and Gear, SIG will debut P320. It is a modular pistol, believed to be similar to (ill-fated) P250. But P320 is striker fired.

From: Gun Holsters and gear

Friday, December 27, 2013

Jerry Miculek shoots .500 magnum 5 times in 1 second

We know th result, but let's watch the process. in slow motion. Watch the muzzle flame, even in day light

From: Miculek.com

Gauging ammo, start positions and more

Powerfactor Show looks at a few things, including how to guage ammo, and start positions

From: The Power factor show

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Die Hard movie - a holiday tradition

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a good movie. Forget Ralphie shooting his his eye out. This is the real deal.

Unfortunately someone had to be a grinch and steal the fun.

Speaking of Die Hard, here is a patch that relates to it very nicely

You can get them from Echo Niner. $8

Merry Christmas

Glock 42 photo

Squid from Boomer Shooter.com posted photos Glock 42 from a catalog. It is a  .380 ACP single stack. Has Gen4 grip texture, and 6+1 capcaity. MSRP is $475

From: BoomerShooter.com

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

The inventor of AK rifles died at the age of 94. He has been battling multiple health problems recently.


Springfield XD-s returned from recall

Military Arms Channel discusses changes made to XD-s after they came back from Springfield.

From: Military Arms Channel

FNS9 review by Hickok45

Hickok45 reviews FNS-9

From: Hickock45

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Invictus Alliance Group

IAG was founded by Spooner Brothers. Both were in Delta Forces and bring their experience to private sector.

From: TacticalMilsim

Helpful media for Magpul MS1 sling

Here are some helpful pictures and video for Magpul MS1 sling

From: Magpul, Brownells

Saturday, December 21, 2013

H&K MP7 holster review

Legendary blogger SMGLee posted about this leg holster made by H&K for MP7. There is only 2 in US and is being evaluated by a Los Angeles agency for their K9 unit. Of course, being made by H&K it is expensive: $700-800 for the holster alone.

You can see more photos and read the detail from Soldier Systems Daily

From: Soldier Systems, SMGLee

Timney's new 2014 line up

Timney trigger is offering 3 new models for 2014

Mossberg 100 ATR - Adjustable from 1.5 - 4 pounds. Retail price is $119.95 and $129.95 for nickel plated version.

Remington Model Seven - Fully adjustable from 1.5 - 4 pounds. Retail price is $134.95 and $144.95 for nickel plated version.

Tavor - Factory set at a 4 pounds and unbelievably easy to install. Because of the unique, bullpup design the Timney Trigger replacement is a two-stage trigger feel. Retail price is $352.95.

From: The Tactical Wire

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Shooter's mindset with Bob Vogel

Here's a bit long(58 minutes) interview with Bob Vogel on various subjects

From: The Shooter's Mindset

Jerry Miculek and his shotgun

Jerry Miculek discusses his shotgun(Mossberg 930) setup as well as doing what he does best - shooting.

From: Miculeck.com

Ruger announces LCRx

Ruger announced the variation of LCR line. It has external hammer so shooters can use single action mode. Currently it is only available in .38 caliber

Price: $579

From: The Tactical Wire

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Magpul MS1 Sling

Magpul is now shipping MS1 sling. This is a 2-point sling with easy way to adjust the length, and with right adapter you can make it in to a 1-point sling.

Price: $34.95

From: Magpul

Ammunition shortage explanation(for umpteen times)

American Rifleman has an extensive explanation of why we have an ammunition shortage. This is something that has been discussed in various places, but this article also tries to estimate historical growth of ammunition sales via tax it generates.


From: American Rifleman

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Deer licks barrel of the gun

Bambi doesn't give a s***. Maybe team up with Honey Badger?

Warning: Language

From: Thomas Mccullagh

Remington Defense/Tactical Products Seminar

The Tactical Wire has a write-up of Remington Defense/Tactical's seminar. There are some metiones of R12(shotgun for LE.MIL), R4, as well as AAC's LVAW, and new ammo.


From: The Tactical Wire

Chris Cheng comes out of closet

The winner of 4th season of Top Shot revealed that he is gay.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Easy Day by Chris Costa

Chris Costa released the first part of mini series 'Easy Day' through his company Costa Media Group

It also came with behind the scenes footage that goes through guns used in the film

From: Costa Media Group

Remington coming up with a new pistol?

According to guy sajer of Colt Forum, Remington is coming up with Model 51 or R51.

"It's intended to compete with the Shield , LC9 and XDS pistols that are so popular these days . Single stack , polymer frame , 9mm & 40 SW "

From: Colt Forum

Monday, December 16, 2013

Rifle shooting tips from Jerry Miculeck

Jerry Miculeck shares some of his wisdom on how to shoot rifles better. There are some drills one can try too

From: Miculeck.com

Customizing foam rifle case

Military Arms Channel has a quick video on how to customize foam rifle cases such as Pelican cases.

From: MAC

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Kyle Defoor on stretching distance

Kyle Defoor shows that pistols are not neccesarily limited to 25 yards and in.

From: Trigger Time TV

Reloading Ammunition on a Progressive Press: Step by Step

InnerBark has a step by step guide to reloading using a progressive press.

From: InnerBark

Saturday, December 14, 2013

FBI moving to 9mm?

According to Pistol-Training.com there is

A formal proposal to remove all .40-cal guns from service and replace them with 9mm is sitting on the FBI Director’s desk and is expected to be approved.

A new ammo procurement would begin in 2015.

This would be an interesting revelation as .40 S&W was developed as a response to 1986 Miami shootout. FBI wanted better ballistics so 10mm was made, but after facing some problems, they went with .40 S&W. It influenced LE agencies across US.

There has been significant advances in ballistic science and now a 9mm JHP is vastly improved compared to those available in the 80s.

A few years ago there was the transition from SIGs to Glocks in .40S&W and now they are moving to 9mm, if the rumor is true.

From: Pistol-Training

Jessie Duff becomes the first female GM

Jessie Duff announced that she is now a USPSA Grand Master(open division), making her the very first female shooter to accomplish the feat.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Mag-na-port Gun review

Jerry Miculeck reviews Mag-na-port gun recoil reduction. He has been using it for years and there is slow motion video to show the difference. He also addresses use of ported gun in low light condition.

From: Miculeck.com

USMC small arms training

Some fun with hand grenades and M4A1

From: AiirSource

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tisas 1911 review

Hickok45 reviewed Tisas 1911. It's a lesser known 1911 with very affordable price.

Fom: Hickok45

Off the grid concepts sale

Off the grid Concepts is having a 20% sale. Use discount code: sweetbabyjesus

From: Off the Gri Concepts

SureFire at the Range

Tactical Life has video of Surefire range day where they showed some of their upcoming products. No video or photo of them at this time, but you can see some drills.

From: Tactical Life

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Tree Hunt

While Silencerco likes to play carol songs, Hickok45 is busy looking for the tree.

From: Hickok45

Off The Grid Concepts Spartan Edition

Off the Grid Concepts has their Spartan edition upgrades for sidewinder series. Go to www.otghex.com, configure holster, in step 3, click the Special Additions drop down box, and select Spartan

From: Off the Grid Concepts

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Larry Vickers Glock sight

Larry Vickers has been working on his new Glock sight for sometime and he posted some photos and reasons behind his design.

LAV sees 4 issues with factory Glock sights

1) they are plastic so are easily marred

2) the rear sight notch is too narrow for the front sight so there is very little to no light on either side of the front site

3) the white u notch rear site draws your attention to the rear sight vs the front site

4) with a proper sight picture the bottom 25% of the white dot on the front site is cut off so many shooters subconsciously elevate the front site in order to see a complete dot- thus shooting high

The fact they are plastic is really the least of the problems with them ; they are simply poorly designed pistol sights - period

The LAV sight is a variant of the new Battlesight by Wilson Combat. LAV prefers U notch since shooter can get side-to-side reference and alignment on the front sight. He says it works better than a flat bottomed square notch as it picks up misalignment better.

Height is same as Heinies, Warrens, so it seems like it will be possible to use front sights of those products too. Rear sight will have a hole for tritium dot.

No word on when they will hit the market, but they are getting closer.

From: Larry Vickers Facebook

Merry Christmas by Silencerco

Slow start, explosive finish.

From: Silencerco

Monday, December 9, 2013

FNH FN15 confirmed?

Sportsmans Depot has a webpage supposedly for FNH FN15, the rumored FN AR carbine.

There has been some rumors flying around about FN's entry in to civilian market. Larry Vickers posted one of carbines he acquired from a former FN employee, and now this.

This is going to be interesting since FN has been making M4s for US military using TDP(Technical Data Package). One of conditions is that FN cannot use the knowledge gained from the TDP to go in to commercial market. There has been rumors of FN selling parts via a well-known online website, but nothing has been explicitly mentioned.

It would be interesting how this would turn out.

From: Soldier Systems, Sportsmans Depot

Winchester 1885 High Wall .45-70 Uberti Replica

Hickok45 looks back at the replica of John M. Browning's first design

From: Hickok45

Dueck Defense new sight

Barry Dueck made this new sight. One of the key feature is the rearsight which was designed so shooter can easily latch it on to belt for quick slide rack.


From: Soldier Systems

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2013 IPSC Far East Asia Handgun Championship

Here's video of the competition that was held in Pattaya, Thailand on Nov. 26-29. See if you can spot any IPSC GMs.

The winners were
Classic - Edward Rivera(PHI)
Open - Jeufro Emil Lejano(PHI)
Production - Maria Guschina(RUS)
Revolver - Leonardo Gino Jr. (PHI)
Standard - Joesph Bernabe(PHI)

From: IPSC world

Friday, December 6, 2013

Arsenal scope mount

Arsenal USA has SM-13, a Picatinny rail mount for AK rifles. It utilizes side attachment similar to SVD rifles.

Price: $129.99

From: Arsenal USA

Mossie Tactics Universal Quick Detach Loops

Mossie Tactics Universal Quick Detach Loops allows older carbines to have a sling mounting options with ease. It doesn't need to be mounted on a rail system and can be used in versatile manner. It is also usable for other carbines too. The loop can withstand over 430 lbs of pull strength.

Available in the web store, $24.95 for one or $44.95 for a pair. (QD Swivel sold separatey)

From: Mossie Tactics

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Magpul Rail Light Mount is now shipping

Magpul's Rail Light Mount is made for 1 o'clock(right side model) or 11 o' clock(left side model) weapon light placement, while tucking the light closer to the bore and minimize barrel shadow. It integrages with the Magpul XTM pannels, and also has textured thumb ramp for index point.

It can mount Surefire 300 and 600 series Scout Lights, 1913 Picatinny attachment pistol lights, and all light bodies from 0.75" to 1.03" in diameter.

MSRP $29.95

Remington Defense to supply Phillipine Military

Remington Defense announced that they wil be supplying Phillipines Military with over 40,000 R4 Carbines and accessories and training worth $47 million dollars.


From: Shooting Wire

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

US Army orders 24,000 M4A1 from Remington

Remington managed to win contract to supply US Army with M4A1 a few years ago and they got their first order. It will be 24,000 carbines worth $16 million. They are supposed to cost $673.10 a copy, significantly less than Colt's $1221.

You can read more on GearScout

From: Gear Scout

S&W Performance Center 1911 being made

S&W has video of a 1911 being made in their performance center.


From: S&W

Carrying CCW with a bag

Breach Bang Clear looks at a solution for purse carry. Hint: It incorporates Raven Concealment's Vanguard.

While the article talks about purse, same principle may be applied to other types of carry involving bags and backpacks

From: Breach Bang Clear

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Powerfactor show - magazine maintenance

This time, it's on magazine maintenance, especially for 1911.

From: Powerfactor show

Wolf Gold .223 Ammo review

Military Arms Channel looked at Wolf Gold .223 Ammo. Regular Wolf has steel case, but these are brass cases.

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, December 2, 2013

Julie Golob 2013 IDPA BUG Nationals vid

Julie Golob posted video of her shooting 2013 S&W IDPA BUG Nationals. This is her first major match since maternity leave.

You can also hear her and Randi Rogers recap the match

From: Julie Golob

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Correctly working the barricade

Kyle Defoor talks about how to utilize barricade, including reloading

From: TriggerTimeTV

Extreme Euro Open 2013 video

Stanislav Novoselov posted video of the 5th Extreme Euro Open 2013

From: Stanislav Novoselov