Saturday, May 31, 2014

SIG Sauer guns and slo-mo video

SIG Sauer posted this video of bullets going through melons using slo-mo video.

From: SIG Sauer

SKD Tac blog

SKD Tactical now has a blog running.

From: SKDTac

Hornady practice 223 ammo review

Moderns Service Weapon reviewed this ammunition which stands somewhere between bulk practice ammo and match grade ammunition.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Steel target safety

Shooting Wire reposted an article on how far shooter should be from steel target.


From personal experience 10 yards seems to be safe distance for pistol caliber using FMJ ammunition, while 25 yards seems to be minimum for carbines. It is assumed that the steel targets do not have dimples.

From: Shooting Wire

Friday, May 30, 2014

Changes made for M16A2

The Institute of Military Technology has an educational video featuring the M16A2 program manager Lt. Col. David A. Lutz (Ret.) USMC discussing some of the changes made from A1 to A2.

From: The Institute of Military Technology

DSF-870 WeaponLight installation guide

Surefire has this nice guide on how to install DSF-870 shotgun forend light.

From: Surefire

SureFire E1D LED Defender Review reviewed this handy light

From: LED-Resources

Griffon Industries Kydex Holsters and Carriers

Milspec monkey reviewed Griffon Industry's holster. No word on whether he was jumping up and down to check retention.


From: Milspec Monkey

1MOA target at 2.07 miles

Hitting a 3' by 3' target at 2.07 miles away.

Billy Carter of Texas did just that with CheyTac USA M200 Intervention chambered in .375 CheyTac with Vortex Razor HD Gen1 scope

You can read more from:

From: Professional Marksmen

Colt company article

Bloomberg Businessweek has an article on Colt Manufacturing. There are some snide remarks, but it does go over history and financial sides of the company.

According to the article, Colt company has some debt and seems to struggle along the way.

From: Bloomberg Businessweek

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Magpul discounts on MOE lines

Magpul is slashing price on MOE likes as MOE SL is coming closer to market.

As we near the release of the MOE SL line, we are making our existing MOE stocks, grips, and hand guards an even better value.
MOE Carbine Stock - $39.95
MOE Carbine Hand Guard - $24.95
MOE Grip - $19.95
MOE Vertical Grip with the purchase of a MOE Hand Guard - FREE

From: Magpul

LAV at Battlefield Vegas

During the SHOT show, LAV stopped by Battlefield Vegas, and here is the video from that day.

From: Vickers Tactical

Vision under stress

Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics wrote about very science-oriented piece on why we generally forget to see the front sight in gun fight. Paul Howe also had an input in the discussion below the article.

From: Moderno

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

AAR: LAV's Handgun/Carbine class

Chris Cheng wrote a review of Larry Vicker's Handgun/Carbine class. Cheng mentions that this "is not a beginner's course"

From past experience, this may not be the detailed explanation. LAV's basic pistol class is not NRA basic class. It is about use of firearms for serious use. Participants must be switched on and comfortable with operation of firearm.

Speaking of LAV, here's how to make smoothy, the LAV way

From: The Firearm Blog, Vickers Tactical

MAC: Choosing home defense gun

MAC's series on how to choose a gun for home defense.

However there are some points to argue about.

MAC thinks having a weapon mounted light is not recommended for a standard civilian. He is worried about user flashing children and etcetera, thus pointing the gun at some one who shouldn't be muzzled.

This is a valid concern, but at the same time this should be a reason for getting some training. You don't need to directly flash someone to identify who they are. You can 'bounce off' light by shining floor, walll, or ceiling. Most weapon mounted lights have enough spread so it can be used to identify without muzzling someone.

But this does require some training which unfortnately is missed by some segment of gun owners.

If there is one more thing to add, it's a good tritium sight. Fiber optics may work, but if you need some night time sight picture, nothing beats tritium sight.

From: Military Arms Channel

How to install fiber optic for front sight

Modern Service Weapons looks at how to install fiber optics for front sight.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Monday, May 26, 2014

46 products tested for rust protection

Day at the conducted a test of 46 chemicals used for cleaning/maintenance and protection. 33 of the products were marketd for gun maintenance.

It is an extensive experiment and write up.

From: Day at the range

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Centurion Arms Modular Rail - new lengths

Centurion Arms is introducing Centurion Modular Rail(CMR) System in 9.5" and 11" length. It has 1913 rail on top, and accessories can be mounted on 3, 6, and 9 o'clock position directly.

It also has built-in anti-rotation QD sling swivels in 4 positions.

Weight is 9.4oz for 9.5 inch mode, 10.4oz for 11 inch model.

More Info - Link to Centurian website

From: Centurion Arms

Hickok and SVT 40

Hickok45 looks at SVT 40. This rifle was even utilized as sniper rifle for a lot of communist-bloc militaries until SVD Dragunov and its variants came out.

From: Hickok45

Crye Precision Six12 shotguns website

Crye created a website for Six12 modular shotgun. It comes as a standalonw shoulder fired gun, but can be attached to an AR

You might have to scroll down a little on desktop computers

From: Crye Precision

Memorial Day deals

Tactical Distributors - 5/22 - 5/27
20% off with code MEMORIAL20 at checkout

SKD Tactical - ends 5/26 23:50CST
10% off at check out.
Excludes Oakley, Multitasker, SMith & Geissele
Same-day/Next day shipping guarantees suspended due to sale

Surefire - 5/31
free ground shipping for muzzle breaks and flash hiders

Singapore's new prototype rifles

The Firearm Blog has photos of the new prototype rifles made by Singapore's ST Kinetics.

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, May 23, 2014

Trijicon World Shooting Championship rules posted

Trijicon WSC posted the rules for upcoming competition. Firearm choices and description of stages are given, and some stages have really long distances(1500 yard to a mile with a rifle) even for a pistol(200 yards). There are stages with single-action revolver, too.

Scoring generally follows rules set by IDPA, USPSA, and other shooting sports.

This competition could turn out to be a very interesting one. The challenge is to be able to use all kinds of firearms and the winning competitior should be someone who has all-around experience.

Some years ago, one of cable TV shooting show did a similar competition and winner was Jeery Miculek. This time it is hard to tell, but Taran Butler might give Jerry a hard time.

From: Trijicon

AR500 Armor test

Iraqveteran8888 tests AR500 armor. It's amazing how technology is developing for armor since GWOT started.

From: Iraqveteran8888

SCCY 9mm pistol review

Old_Painless on posted his review of SCCY 9mm pistol.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kyle Defoor on his shooting career

Kyle Defoor talks about how he ended up in shooting instructor career. It is an interesting look into how tactical training market evolved since the GWOT.

From: Trigger Time TV

SOFOC 2014

Gear Scout and Soldier Systems is covering SOFOC and here are some interesting gun related stuff.

Manta Rail's prototype light that is in development - It is a bit more of blockish looking than other lights on the market. Rechargable battery and has 100 lumens for about 1 hour.

KAC SR-47 - Knight's developed this rifle for SOF in late 2001 using AR mechanism but take 7.62X39 ammunition. According to the SSD military seems to be interested in this gun again. They also have a Stoner rifle, but it seems like they are really tight lipped about it

Precision Targeting RIANOV Eagle - This is a weapon mounted targeting system. It has ballistic computer with ballistic solution calculator that takes in environment and weapon system orientation.

From: Gear Scout, Soldier Systems

New Chinese rifle CS/LR14

The Firearm Blog has screencaptures of a new Chinese rifle that is chambered in 7.62X51mm(or .308 WIN for those who don't nitpick). It is similar to Chinese Type-81

From: The Firearm Blog

Trainings you can do with a .22 caliber conversion

Modern Service Weapons looks at what kind of training you can do with .22 cal conersion kits.

Modern Service Weapons

9 things new shooters need to know about competition

Mike Seeklander shares his advice to people new to competition. If you have someone who is interested in attending action shooting sports or other competition, this would be a good read.

From: Shooting Wire

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

RMR & Dot Optics - Holsters & other considerations

Here's a look at holsters and other considerations for RMR guns.

From: Costa Ludus

Magpul's Texas, Wyoming PMAGs

Magpul is selling these limited edition to celebrate their move. Price is $12.95


From: Magpul

Remington CSR rucksack rifle

This is Remington's Concealable Sniper Rifle. According to teh Gearscout, this is optimized for subsonic operation and has a 16" barrel.

From: Gear Scout

Al Capone's Harrington & Richardson Revolver auction

Heritage Auctions is auctioning Harrington & Richardson Second Model Top Break Revolver once owned by Al Capone. The revovler was chambered in .38 Smith & Wesson, and is manufactured somewhere in between 1913 and 1915. Letter from Madeleine Capone Morichetti is included.

The opening bid is $7,500


French solicitation to replace FAMAS

French governmetn posted solicitation for next rifle for French army, according to The Firearm Blog. It is for 90,000 units and half in standard length, the other half in short length. You can read more about the solicitation from The Firearm Blog

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

1911A1 .45 from 1925 and shooting history

Jerry Miculeck names this video "1911A1 .45 Pistol from 1925 in Slow-Mo!" but it also contains historical look at shooting techniques including point shooting method by Fairburn and Sykes, Rex Applegate. There is comparison of both shooting techniques too.

It is interesting to see slow motion of a gun, especially if it is a vintage 1911.


Federal law regarding "School Zones"

Modern Service Weapons has a primer on how US federal law define school zones, which affects a lot of gun carry.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Finnish Sniper Competition 2012

Here's a video of Finnish Sniper Competition. You can see some really nice equipments. The competition has 5 stages

From: Kaisa Salo

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Why 3D printed gun is not practical

Barnacules Nerdgasm took time to print out an AR lower and explained why it is possible but not practical to produce a fully 3D printer made rifle. The cost to make a lower with a plastic 3D printer is far higher than making one with an aluminum block and milling machine, not to mention aluminum is a lot more durable.

From: Barnacules Nerdgasm

Friday, May 16, 2014

Jerry Miculek's first exhibition shooting from 1990

Jerry Miculek uploaded his very first exhibition shooting from 24 years ago. Since then Miculek has made the routine more entertaining. If you have a chance to go see his exhibiotn, please do so.

From: Miculek.Com

BCM Gunfighter Vertical grip for KeyMod

BCM is finally rolling out this vertical grip what attached directly to KeyMod rail system.


PRice: $39.95

POF-5 9mm pistol

Military Arms Channel reviews the MP5 clone from Pakistan Ordnance Factory. This is going to retail for $1499. Century Arms has a prototype adapter you can use with SIG brace.

From: Military Arms Channel

Remington begins consolidation

Remington recently announced that they will consolidate production and move to Huntsville, Alabama. Several companies under the Freedom Group, including AAC, Bushmaster, DPMS, Para and Tapco will be moving to the new location.

You can read more from The Firearm Blog and Gear Scout

Thursday, May 15, 2014

LAV + Ohio Ordinance M2 50 cal

Enjoy the power of the Ma Deuce.

From: Vickers Tactical

Walther PPX review from Hickok45

This pistol is ridiculed for Hi-point-like design, but ergonomics seems to outweight that. It was introduced as an entry-level pistol for current Walther pistol line up.

From: Hickok45

Choosing the right CCW handgun

This is Military Arms Channel's 2nd part in choosing right gun. He goes through several different guns and holsters.

From: Military Arms Channel

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kyle Defoor on red dot sights

Kyle's advises on how to setup red dot sights, which one to consider

You can also read review of Kyle DeFoor's class from VDMSR's blog.

From: TriggerTime TV, vdmsr

The Upland Lifestyle - CZ-USA ad

CZ-USA has a nice calming ad to calm you down. Czech guns are one of the most under-rated firearms. Great beer, great gun, and great women comes from Czech Republic. (and great games like ARMA!)

From: CZ-USA

Salient International Mag Guide

This mag guide is a minimalist magwell designed with CCW in mind. The edge only protrudes 1/8" and allows use of OEM magazine baseplates. It is made from a billet aluminum with type 3 hard-anodized coating.

SAI currently offers this product for Gen3 G17, G22, G34, and G35 for $110. Gen4 ones are on the way as well as for Gen 3 G19/23s.

Also, SAI/VTAC baseplates for mags are $30

To order, you can call SAI at 1-800-983-1200

From: Salient Arms International

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jerry Miculek's tip on how to shoot

It's really a no-brainer, but to master the skills like he does is another story. Miculek covers grips, stance, and many more topics.


Changes to Glock 42

Glock seems to be making some changes to several internal parts. took a good look at some parts that were modified.

From: Loose

Basic gunsmithing tools

Iraqveteran8888 and Ray talks about some basic gunsmithing tools one would benefit to have.

From: Iraqveteran8888

4 tips for new shooters

American Rifleman posted 4 crucial tips(and one of them could be controversial)

From: American Rifleman

Monday, May 12, 2014

Art of the mag flip

Dynamic Pie Concepts shows why an operator must possess inter weapon system awareness providing for autonomous kinetic targeting.

From: Dynamic Pie Concepts

Many uses of an AK amgazine

Polenar Tactical has a humorous video of how AK magazines can be utilized. I've heard that in some former com-bloc nations there is a combat technique that utilizes AK mag. Can't verify this info but I won't be surprised due to sturdiness of AK mags.

From: Polenar Tactical

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hickock45 reviews M&P Bodyguard .380

Hickok45 finally got his hands on S&W M&P Bodyguard.

From: Hickok45

DeSantis expands holster line-up

DeSantis is expanding it's line up.

Stowaway is designed as concealment holster for women who likes to jog. Price is $34.99

Also, a new IWB/OWB/Tuckable Holster Companion II is available for

Glock 19, 26, 23, 27, 32, 33
S&W 59-44, 59-46
S&W J 332, 340, 342, 432PD, 442, 640, 640-1, 642 2"-2 1/4"

Price: $50.99

From: DeSantis

2A Armament's Balios-Lite receiver set took a look at this ultra-light lower and upper set. Both sets weigh total of 12.35 ounces, which is far less than 18 - 20 ounces for standard forged lower.


MAC's gun shop - Copper Custom

Military Arms Channel is now getting in to custom gun sales, Copper Custom Armament


From: Military Arms Channel

Friday, May 9, 2014

Pistol Sights: RMR & Dot Optics - Pros & Cons

Chris Costa goes in to detail on pros and cons of pistol RMR and dot optics.

From: Costa Ludus

Taurus Judge vs stuff

Iraqveteran shoots a bunch of stuff with Taurus Judge

From: Iraqveteran8888

Mossberg 930 shotgun cleaning guide

Jerry Miculek goes through on how to clean Mossberg 930 shotgun.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Vickers Tactical - Youtube show announcement

Larry Vickers is expanding his show and it will be on his Vickers Tactical Youtube channel.

From: Vickers Tactical

Glock 42 range review

Modern Service Weapons conducted their first range review of Glock 42. Hilton Yam was getting nice groups for a small .380 acp pistol. You can read more from

From: Modern Service Weapons

Walther PPQ M2 5-inch review posted their review of Walther PPQ M2 5-inch. This is the PPQ M2(button magazine release) with longer slide than the original PPQ. You can also see the cheesy review video in the article.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Choosing the right handgun

Military Arms Channel is working on series of episodes to help you pick the right handgun for your needs.

From: Military Arms Channel

SCCY CPX-2 Torture Test

Iraqveteran8888 tests this pistol through some torture tests.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Vickers Elite Battle Sight for Glock

Wilson Combat has the latest design from Larry Vickers, the Vickers Elite Battle Sight. This a rear sight with .145" width, and works with .125" wide, .245" high front for 9mm, .40S&W Glocks. 10mm and .45 ACP needs .230" height.

Price: $49.95

There is also several Vickers front sights,
Vickers Elite Snag Free Front Sight, Tritium, .245"(Price $45.95)

Vickers Elite Snag Free Front Sight for Glock, Red Fiber Optic, .245" ($39.95)

Vickers Elite Snag Free Front Sight for Glock, Green Fiber Optic, .245"($39.95)

Full list of Vickers parts from Wilson Combat

From: Wilson Combat

M&P Bodyguard and Jerry Miculek

Miculek talks about this nifty .380 acp pistol.


Steve's Bench & IDPA Safety Rules

Powerfactor Show goes through Steve's bench setup and safety rule changes in IDPA.

IDPA Safety rules starts at 13:45

From: Powerfactor Show

Warrior Competition 2014

RECOIL is covering the Warrior Competition 2014 which just ended. They have more photos from the event, including the King's Custom 1911

Chinese Snow Leopard won the competition again, and the 2nd place was also from China(Sichuan), and 3rd was Jordanian Royal Guard.

From: Recoil

Sunday, May 4, 2014

More Warrior competition from KASOTC

RECOIL magazine has more photos(37!) from the current Warrior Competition going on in KASOTC. The article has some itneresting observations about various teams too.


B&T AG – VP9

Tactical Fanboy has photo of an intersting 9mm gun made for animal doctors who need to put down large animals struck by cars. It has integrated suppressor which takes down the muzzle report ro a very queit level.

From: Tactical Fanboy

Saturday, May 3, 2014

2014 NRA Annual Meeting

Iraqveteran8888 covered this convention. There are quite a few interesting things that my not have made it to SHOT.

From: Iraqveteran8888

High-speed photos of bullets piercing water

Dutch photographer Alexander Augusteijn designed an apparatus to time the water droplets and have bullets travel. You can click on Mashable for some more, or go to the photographer's website for even more.

From: Mashable

Friday, May 2, 2014

Kyle Defoor talks about running with a carbine

Kyle Defoor gives some techniques on how to run with a carbine.

From: Trigger Time TV

Special Operations member at KASOTC

There is no mention when this was shot or even if this was part of the competition, but Warrior competition is going on at KASOTC in Jordan. Last year, Chinese took the first spot, and this year they are one of 38 teams from 20 countries participating.


How to disassemble/assemble SureFire Ryder 22 suppressor

They are now shipping.

From: SureFire

Thursday, May 1, 2014

RMR & Dot Optics - Setup and zeroing

Chris Costa shares his idea on RMR and Dot optics

From: Costa Ludus - First trip to the range

NRA is reaching out to female population and it's starting out with nice video on what to prepare, expect for the first trip.

From: NRA

Trijicon HD sights available for Glock 41 and 42

Trijicon announced that HD sights will be available for Glock 41 and 42. According to Trijicon website, Glock 41 sights are compatible with 21 sights, while Glock 42 sights are unique. Price for Glock 42 sights is $160(actual market price is a bit less)

From: Trijicon

ATK to split in to two parts

ATK announced the split in to a defense company(ATK Orbital) and a sporting company.

ATK Orbital will be in charge of Lake City Army Ammunition, while the sporting company will have Federal Premium, Bushnell, Savage Arms, BLACKHAWK!, Primos, Final Approach, Uncle Mike’s, Hoppe’s, RCBS, Alliant Powder, CCI, Speer, Champion Targets, Gold Tip Arrows, Weaver Optics, Outers, BollĂ©, Cebe, and Serengeti.

From: Shooting Wire

NRA annual meeting wrap

Here is the NRA annual meeting wrap from The Shooting Wire

From: The Shooting Wire