Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sage Dynamics Lionheart LH9 review

Sage Dynamics looked at this reborn version of Daewoo's DP-51


Firearms idea that failed

American Rifleman has an article on firearm ideas that failed. This is more about mechanism than design and some famous failures like Gyrojet and Dardick pistol is mentioned. There are some other obscure ones to look at too.

From: American Rifleman

Centurion Arms CMR Accessory Pack

Military Moron looks at this nifty item that has hand stop, rail covers, 1913 rail sections, and scout mount.

From: Military Morons

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sentinel Concepts 'Vehicle Low Light CQB' course AAR

RECOIL has AAR of Sentinel Concept's Vehicle low light CQB course. Sentinel Concepts is former Magpul Dynamic's instructor Steve Fisher's new training company.

Low light or moving around the vehicle is not commonly offered courses and it is highly encouraged for anyone.

This class seems to have some extra equipment requirement due to broken pieces of glasses. The article has list of needed equipments.


Glock to make threaded barrels and 17L

According to The Firearm Blog, Glock will be making threaded barrels for G17, G19, G21 for a limited time. And they will produce 17L too.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, April 28, 2014

Beretta 692 balancing process

Here's how Beretta balances their 692 shotgun.

During SHOT show they had Elvis impersonators to promote their products and even started marketing with Elvis look-alike. Then Elvis estate jumped in and muddied things.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Magpul Armorer's Wrench and BEV block for AR15

Magpul announced the Armorer's Wrench.($79.95)

American-Made, solid steel construction with grip-enhancing phosphate finish engages both stock and pin-style barrel nuts. Fits standard sized flash hiders. Installs and removes rifle receiver extensions and carbine castle nuts, with extended teeth for use with ASAP plates. Two hammer faces. Works with 1/2" torque wrench, relevant torque specifications included on Wrench for quick reference. Convenient Bottle Opener for refreshments after the build is complete (fits both Metric and SAE bottle caps.)

This goes well with the BEV (Barrel Extension Vise) block.

The BEV Block (Barrel Extension Vise) is an all-in-one, compact vise block tool for AR assembly operations of barrel nuts, flash hiders, etc. Mounts securely in a vise and provides support for both billet and forged upper receivers. Engages barrel extension with solid steel lugs and full length support shank to prevent flexing. Steel hardness is optimized for durability yet won't damage barrel extension, and Magpul Polymer for all other engagement surfaces to protect aluminum receiver. O-ring post uses bolt carrier for additional stability and included Pin keeps upper in proper position.

and for relaxing times, ride MBUS Pro. Photos from their FB

From: Magpul

GLOCK and Gunny - Wrong Taxi

Glock released the new promo for its Glock 42

The extended cut actually makes a bit more sense

From: Glock

AR: Diamondback DB FS NINE pistol review

American Rifleman has a review of this new pistol from Diamondback. The article is written in the traditional evaluation format with talks about accuracy at 25 yards, and it is a good read.

The price for the pistol is $483.34 which is competitive in polymer frame pistol market.

From: American Rifleman

Initial review of Thyrm's Switchback by RECOIL

RECOIL has review of this tactical light accessory from Thrym. The review seems to be on going, but the article tackles some of criticisms that are currently out, including magazine changes, support grip and some others.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Russian FSB shooting competition

Here's a video of Russian FSB shooting a competition. It is interesting that they are adopting Multicam-ish camo and are starting to resemble western counterparts. The Glock that is seen is probably that Russian assembled Glock.

and from different times

From: TheRaden5

Trijicon World Shooting Championship

Trijicon is coming up with a competition that will happen from Sept.10 – Sept. 13. They raised the stakes by giving the first place $50,000 in cash. The catch is that competitors have to use guns provided.

It has pistol, rifle, shotgun and combined arm segments. Competition will go on 4 days in 12 equally weighted official shooting disciplines.

Competitors who were already invited had their registration end at the end of March, and new competitors can register now.


Here's the promo video

From: Trijicon, GearScout

How AK magazines are built

Matra Group has video of AK magazines being made.

From: Matra Group

Shanghai police to use 9mm revolvers

Shanghai police will be issued a domestic 9mm revolver. According to The Firearm Blog, it is ballistically similar to .38 S&W(not .38 S&W Special)

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, April 24, 2014

200 yard shot with a .380 M&P Bodyguard

Yes, it's Jerry Miculek. Took a few tries, but you know he will hit it.


The 10-8 Glock magazine base pad

10-8 finally released its Glock magazine pad. This is made with glass reinforced nylon, and you jsut have to replace factory pads. This pad is sized right so it fits other magazine wells too.

You can read description from Modern Service Weapons. Right now it is only offered for 9mm, .40S&W, .357SIG, .45 GAP magazines.

You can bu it from 10-8 performance shop

Price: $4 each.

From: 10-8 Performance

Chris Costa on pistol sights #3

Chris Costa hsa his third installment on pistol sights. This time it is about exceptions, the ones that don't fit into a typical classification.

From: Costa Ludus

CIA's Deer Gun has an article on a very little known zip gun designed to be an upgrade to Liberator and can be given out without leaving a trace, and cheap to produce.


Geissele Super Modular Rail MK8 with M-LOK

Geissele has photos of the new Super Modular Rail MK8 using Magpul's M-LOK system. It seems like there are more than one design available.

From: Geissele

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Texas DPS suspends S&W M&Ps

Texas Department of Public Safety is halting its adoption of S&W M&P due to concerns raised including failure-to-feed and failure-to-eject, sights moving 10 microns(0.01mm) after 3000 rounds. That is about 1/30 of a MOA, which is not too far off from some other manufacturer's tolerance.

This is not the first time M&P had setbacks when adopted by a large agency. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department had issues.

From: Texas Tribune

Vityaz-SN PP-9×19

Shotgun news reviews PP-9x19 SMG. This is Russia's way of using 9mm para cartridge for SMG using their AK mechanism.

From: Shotgun news

12 fun, budget-oriented plinking targets

Guns & Ammo looks at some ways to stretch your money when you go out to the range. This time on what to use as target.

One thing you can throw in is expired saltines crackers or chips.

From: Guns & Ammo

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Magpul announces M-LOK

Magpul announced their free licensed mounting system M-LOK. This is a mounting system that is a direct attachment method for hard mounting accessories to a negative space mounting point.

This is billed as the evolution of MOE system and has following features.


MOE accessories can be used for M-LOK with adapter plates, but not the other way around.

You can read more about the system from:

From: Soldier Systems, Magpul

Safariland GLS holster

Safariland came up with the new locking system called GLS(Grip Locking System). This system unlocks the gun when the shooter grabs the pistol and the middle dinger will touch the holster.

Currently, they are availabe for Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, S&W M&P(full size, compact and Shield), and SA XD, XD-s and XD(M)

Price: $46.50

Here's a review from The Tactical Wire

From: Safariland

Monday, April 21, 2014

SRM-1216, Tavor 9mm & Bullpup Unlimited 870

Military Arms Channel had a range day with SRM-1216. This semi-auto shotgun utilizes rotating magazine.

MAC also looked at 9mm Tavor and Remington 870 Bullpup conversion kit.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, April 20, 2014

SKD Tac Easter Sale

SKD Tac is having 10% off on qualified items until end of 4/20/2014.

*Excludes Oakley, Multitasker, Smith Optics & Geiselle products.

From: SKD Tac

VEPR 12 Gauge Shotgun

Hank Strange takes a look at VEPR 12 Gauge shotgun

From: Hank Strange

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ares Defense SCR

This is a style that allows users to shoot AR upper with lower that doesn't have a pistol grip. The idea was floating around about a decade, but with AWB gone and only a few states at the time having similar to the dead AWB, there wasn't much market. Add Connecticut and New York state, now seems to be a good time to bring back the design.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sphinx SDP Compact 9mm

Iraqveteran8888 reviews the Mercedes Benz of CZ pistols, Sphinx. CZ UB makes a fine pistol, but Swiss imitation is even more impressive. If you have chance to run a few tounds through them, don't pass.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sig Sauer MCX 'Black Mamba'

Gear Scout wrote about Sig Sauer's MCX. This uses. 300BLK and with titanium suppressor, keeps the rifle report to 120db. While this is not ready for market, it is exciting. They are planning to add Keymod rail system, and some minor features.

From: Gear Scout

Pistol Sights: Fiber Optics

Chris Costa continues his series on sights for pistol, this itme about Fiber Optics.

From: Costa Ludus

More on Remington R51 bulging case

Military Arms Channel showed what kind of trouble he had with Remington R51 and now looks more deeper in to the problem

From: The Bang Switch

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bass Pro Shops to host special firearms training events

Bass Pro Shop will hold 'Set Your Sights' events on April 25-27. This event will cover various topics such as

Conceal Carry
Gun care, maintenance, and storage products
Guns and accessories for your modern sporting rifle project.
Targets and Shooting Ranges
Guns, Optics, and Accessories for Long Range Shooting


Some places will not hold the event so please check with your Bass Pro.

You can read more at The Shooting Wire

From: The Shooting Wire

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AAC $200 online credit

AAC is giving $200 credit to customers who buy new AAC silencer or SBR(Short Barrelled Rifle) to spend at

This promotion runs from 4/15/2014 to 7/5/2014 (credits expire on 8/6/2014)

From: AAC

Bravo Company USA (BCM) KMR AR-15 Handguard Review

Mrgunsngear Channel reviewed BCM KMR AR-15 handguard. He gets to the point fast, so the actual video of content is less than 7 minutes

From: Mrgunsngear Channel

When the battle drum beats

glin1216, who brought you Cut you down, Behind every blade of grass, has new video out. It is considerably shorter, but still good.

From: glin1216

5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt Kilt-off

5.11 is officially selling the 5.11 Tactical Kilt and they took time to make a humorous video. They also have a website where you can submit pictures and videos of the Kilt in action.

The Kilt can be purchased from:

Price is $69.99

From: 5.11 Tactical

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Accuracy International factory your

Telegraph has video tour of Acuuracy International's factory.


From: Telegraph

Remington R51 review by MAC

Military Arms Channel reviewed Remington R51. MAC previously gave us a disturbing video of questionable worksmanship, and in this video he uses T&E copy sent by Remington. Skip to 7:11 to see what happens. (and keep watching)

From: Military Arms Channel

Proctor Performance Carbine Extended Trailer

SMG Media uploaded extended trailer for Frank Proctor performance carbine.

From: SMG Media

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Remington Model 700, Model Seven recall

Remington is recalling Model 700 and Model Seven made between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014 that has X-Mark Pro trigger. The XMP trigger might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could lead to unintentional discharge. DO NOT attempt to repair by yourself.

Recall notice

If your trigger has serrations, it's not subject to recall. However to be sure, you can check if your rifle is subject to recall by going to and type in the serial number. Or you can call 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

From: Remington

Chris Costa on Night sights

Chris Costa talks about things users need to know about night sights.

From: Costa Ludus

Friday, April 11, 2014

Arsenal SAM7UF

Arsenal is releasing SAM7UF rifle. It is a 7.62x39mm semi-automatic rifle with the modern under-folding buttstock. It also features all the mil-spec and premium components

MSRP: $1299.00

From: Arsenal

Blade-Tech sale until 4/11/2014

You can use code SGGPZNULNY to get 20% off from their website

From: Blade-Tech

BCM standard mid-length ELW upper review

Military Morons reviewed the BCM upper with the KMR 13" Handguard. There is nothing much to pick apart this great product. There are some same tunes such as how light this is, some comment about how easy to ge scratched(that doesn't affect performance a bit).

From: Military Morons

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TrackingPoint AR Series ad

TracnkingPoint posted a new video showing features and capabilities of their AR series.

From: TrackingPoint

Navy's electronmagnetic railgun

Navy has been testing these electromagnetic railguns for soetimes and they are getting closer to testing on ship

From: US Navy

10-8 Performance Glock base pad

Modern Service Weapons has preview of their upcoming Glock base pad. It has thicker than factory pads, has angles sides and front for easy stripping if needed.

10-8 will first sell these for 9mm/.40S&W magazines in black color only.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Akimbo pistols on 2 targets

Jerry Miculek is pushing the limits by shooting two random targets Akimbo.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

CarniK Con talks AK

CarniK Con has been making quite a few videos and these are probably the most informative ones. You can see a lot of AK variants. And a music video in Part B

AK-47s (Part A)

AK-47s (Part B)

From: CarniK Con

Tavor sells at least 15,000 in 9 mos

Tavor has been the talk of town and according to this video, 15,000 were sold in 9 months. Israel Defense Force has been issuing them to about 60% of their forces.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Knights Armament's SLICK

Many years ago(2007?), US military was seeking a better rifle. FN's SCAR eventually won, but Knights Armament also submitted their gun called SLICK(S.O.F. Light Individual Carbine Kalashnikov).

It had recirpocating charging handle, Kalashnikov style bolt, monolithic upper, could use Stoner 63 magazine, and have gas piston system and other improvments.

From: Knights Armament

Liberty Infiniti on 22LR

TWANGnBANG finally got chance to go out and shoot after days of rain. He used 9mm silencer from Liberty Infinity that allows multiple caliber using adapter.

From: TWANGnBang

SMGLee MP5SD preview

SMGLee adding some...suave-ness(?) in to this review of classic beauty.

From: SMGLee

5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt

A few years ago 5.11 Tactical made this as a joke for April Fool's day. It went better than expected and ended up being a limited run. Now it will be back in April 15th.

From: 5.11

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 1st jokes

April 1st is always a good day for a joke or two and here are several.

Iraqveteran8888 - Top 5 Guns To Scare Your Daughter's Boyfriend

Jerry Miculek - Tactical assault staple gun

Magpul - GEN M4 PMAG 40 STEEL

This one actually backfired and Magpul ended up with a lot of people calling to place order.

The Firearmb Blog - H&K 97: The Civilian MP7

Silencerco: The Wizard Staff

Vuurwapen blog changes to VuurwaffleBlog
--First review - In-N-Out vs. Five guys

H&K VP70 posts

Modern Service Weapons and The Firearm Blog have entries about H&K VP70, the first commercial polymer frame gun.


From: MSW, TFB