Monday, June 30, 2014

VTAC/SAI Glock Basepads and Magazine Well

VTAC director Kyle Lamb explains the features on the Glock basepad. You can purchase on VTAC website. Price is $29.99. This works for G17/22/34/35 and works for Gen4.


Mag well is priced at $110. It also works for G17/22/34/35 but is not compatible with Gen4 Glocks.


From: VTAC

S&W 500 magnum

Jerry Miculek and Iraqveteran8888 have funs with S&W 500 magnum.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ruger 9E

Ruger is coming up with this new model which is more affordable than SR9. 9E has MSRP of $429 which would mean below $400 for market price, positioning it in similar group as S&W SD9 series.

9E doesn't have tactile loaded chamber indicator, has matte black oxide finish and fixed sight.


From: Ruger

Gangster shooting

Jerry Miculek and Iraqveteran8888 look at gangster shooting.


Haley Strategic Independence Day Sale

Haley Strategic is holding early Independence Day sale. The deal is good until July 3 5pm.

From: Haley Strategic

Saturday, June 28, 2014

4.6mm testing by SMGLee

Blogger SMGLee tested 4.6mm round fired from H&K MP7 with some other commonly used calibers by LEOs. Those were,

Winchester Ranger-T 147gr 9mm, (Glock 17)
Federal Premiun HST 230gr .45acp (Glock 41)
Browntip 5.56mm, 70gr Barnes TSX (HK 416, 10.5 inch barrel)
Lake City M193 55gr 5.56mm (HK 416, 10.5 inch barrel)

From: SMGLee, Soldier Systems

Colt CK901 rifle

This is an AR chambered in 7.62X39mm. This was revealed at Eurosatory 2014 in paris. Yemeni government already placed order to replace AK-47s. It uses Direct Impingement gas system and has AK-like magazine release

From: Janes

SIG P320 review

Modern Service Weapons has a quick review of SIG P320, the new striker fired pistol.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Friday, June 27, 2014

Miculek and Iraqveteran8888

Jerry Miculek shoots semi auto. Iraqveteran8888 shoots using bumpfire stock.

Take a look at the slo-mo video.

From: Iraqveteran8888

INCOG available for Sig P226

GCode Holsters now make INCOG holsters for SIG P226

From: GCode Holsters

Thursday, June 26, 2014

FN SCAR in 7.62X39

Soldier Systems has a photo of FN SCAR that can take 7.62AK caliber. No words on commercial production or price.

From: Soldier Systems

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Louis Awerbuck

Louis Awerbuck, the director of Yavapai Firearms Academy passed away today. He served in 1 Special Services Battalion of the South African Defence Force, later coming to US and became an instructor for Jeff Cooper when he was leading Gunsite. He later started his own company, Yavapai Firearms Academy. Awerbuck trained many student from all walks of like and has a great reputation. To this day, I am not aware of any negative review which is an amazing feat on its own.

Here are some interviews that gives an insight to his mind.

He has been contributing to SWAT magazine for a number of years and his contributions were found near the last few pages of the magazine. They contained some very humorous observations as well as solid understanding of use of firearms and training.

Awerbuck authored several books since 1989 and you can find the list here. He also made a video with Panteao Production

From Panteao Production

And of course, he has his moments, courtesy of Pat Rogers.

SilencerCo: The Conquest Kit

SilencerCo is now selling The Conquest Kit which has every silencer and accessory made by the company in a Pelican case with the company logo.

SilencerCo is also offering to pay the tax and transfer of each silencer, which would cost nearly $3,500

From: SilencerCo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

German military stops purchases of additional H&K G36

According to The Firearm Blog, Defense News and reported that German military is stopping additional purchase of G36 rifle pending an investigation in to accuracy problems.

The latest news is another blow to G36's reputation. Last September, German newspaper Spiegel reported significant problems regarding accuracy.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, June 23, 2014

Larry Vickers's initial HK VP9 range report

LAV shared his opinion of this new pistol.

I had a chance today with several of my students to put some ammo down range thru the HK VP9 - we all came away very impressed with the pistol after shooting it; in all honesty I was more favorably impressed than I even expected to be - in fact one of the students is immediately putting his P30 up for sale to fund a purchase of a VP9

Okay let me give you a run down and answer some the questions asked before;

A) the pistol is very accurate - to get the same level of accuracy out of a Glock an aftermarket barrel would be mandatory

B) the trigger is very good for a striker fired handgun and seemed to lighten up slightly after putting some rounds thru the pistol; on slow fire you could feel just a bit of creep before it broke - this was not noticeable in rapid fire

C) the groove inside the trigger guard did not bother me as it does on a stock P30 or full size HK45 - if that's an issue for you then my guess is there is a good chance it won't bother you either

D) a couple shooters had failures to lock the slide to the rear on an empty mag - in all cases traced back to grip placement. You will need to be aware of how you grip the VP9 as it seems the slightest interference with the slide stop and the slide will not lock back

E) as I suspected the slidestop is somewhat difficult to release using the support hand thumb due to the fact it is very low profile - several shooters commented on this; I would prefer more of a shelf to make manipulation easier

F) the VP9 comes with the medium backstrap and side inserts installed. It is usable but if you have small hands like me the gun really shines with the small inserts and small backstrap installed - BIG difference

G) the rear charging assists work as advertised

H) the real surprise was the lack of muzzle flip and the ability to shoot the pistol very fast. Due to the bore line being higher I fully expected noticeably more muzzle flip than a Glock 17 being used for comparison but they were nearly identical with a very slight edge to the Glock - my gut is this is due to the fact the slide on the HK travels to the rear farther before the barrel drops out of battery vs. the Glock. This makes a real difference in felt recoil and muzzle flip and one of the major reasons why HK pistols function so well suppressed

As I said I was impressed with the VP9 and would highly recommend anyone in the market for a new polymer framed pistol take a hard look at one. When you factor in everything this pistol brings to the table out of the box at a price that is very reasonable my guess is you are looking at a new top dog in the striker fired pistol world

HK VP9 - check it out for yourself

- Larry Vickers

From: Alias Training

Blind Gunslinger

VICE news covers story of a blind person with concealed weapon permit. The story itself is interesting.

From: VICE

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stoner 63 Survival Carbine

Institute of Military Technology has a quick video of this really rare peice of firearm history.

From: Institute of Military Technology

Friday, June 20, 2014

AN-94 with LAV

This was(and still is) an interesting rifle from mechanical perspective. While H&K G11 was using caseless cartridge, Russians decided to use the normal cartridge but utilize mechanical design to let the gun fire 2 rounds as fast as it can.

Of course there are reasons why such attempt may not be the most field-friendly way to do so.

From: Vickers Tactical

SCOTUS's Straw purchase ruling anaysis

The Firearm Blog has a detailed analysis of SCOTUS's recent ruling on firearm purchase.

From: The Firearm Blog

Camouflage paints comparison

Jerry Jones posted a short comparison of Krylon paint and Aervoe paint applied to guns. While it is grossly not scientific it is something that seems worth a look.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Trijicon World Shooting Championsip adds new divisions

Trijicon World Shooting Championsip added Junior Division and Amateur Division.

Both require entry fee of $275 and Amateur competitiors are not eligible for the main prize.(Separate prize table fo $25,000 value is available). The Junior division can go for the main prize table.

Junior Division Information and Registration (
Amateur Division Information and Registration (

Luger Detail Strip & Maintenance

Iraqveteran8888's friend RAy talks about how to perform maintenance for a Luger

From: Iraqveteran8888

CZ-USA's Handgun Training Tips

Matt Hopkins talks about three tips on how to shoot better

From: CZ-USA

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Beretta ARX100 and PMAGs

Military Arms Channel ended up making this video due to several people not reading comment about Gen2 PMAGs working, but not Gen3. He also added a quick accuracy testing.

From: Military Arms Channel

Miculek's day with Phil Robertson

Jerry Miculek hangs out with Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Arsenal SAM7UF AK-47

MAC reviewed this nice production

From: Military Arms Channel

ALG M-Lok handguard available

ALG Defense is releasing Magpul M-Lok based handguards.

10 inch: $100
12 inch: $110
13 inch: $115


From: ALG Defense

Colion Noir on H&K VP9

Colion Noir posted his initial review of H&K VP9. He will have more on his NRA show.

From: Colion Noir

Army looking for CSASS

US Army us looking for Compact Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle. This seems to be an attempt to find lighter weapons for SASS which is currently Knight's Armamnet's M1100

The Firearm Blog has a detailed look in to this.

From: The Firearm Blog

Shotkam camera system

Powerfactorshow reviewed this new camera that is developed specifically for shooters and how shots are made.

From: Powerfactorshow

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Reciting the 4 safety rules with R. Lee Ermy

Need motivation? Here' Gunny reminding you about the 4 safety rules of firearms.

From: Glock

Beretta ARX100

Military Arms Channel reviewed the new rifle from Beretta.

From: Military Arms Channel

Private property and right to defend oneself

There has been some questions on how far is the right to defending oneself extends. While it is great to be able to excercise that right everywhere, it can lead to collision with private property rights.

The Sixth Circuit court of appeals upheld Walgreen's termination of its pharmacist who used his concealed handgun to defend himself from armed robbers. It is unclear if this will go to the Supreme Court of the United States, but the balance between the two rights has been drawn somewhere.

If the private property or company allows concealed carry, then it would not be such a problem. Like this Illinois bank


Centurion Arms Father's Day deal

Centurion Arms is giving 10% off all orders placed between now and Sunday.

Code is DadsDay2014

From: Centurion Arms

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ohio Ordnance M240-SLR

Larry Vickers looked at Ohio Ordnance M24-SLR.

From: Vickers Tactical

HK VP9 review by sootch00

This is probably first non-industry review. There are some redundant information if you are familiar with P30 model. Might want jumo to 4:10 if you are familiar with H&K P30

From: sootch00

Thursday, June 12, 2014

H&K VP9 videos

Now that it is officially announced there are videoes coming out. You can check the interview from American Rifleman

and H&K made a nice ad video with HK shooting team's John Rassmussen

Rassmussen also contributed to a thread in

From: American Rifleman, H&K,

G-code INCOG available for Glock 42

G-code holsters announced they are offering INCOG and magazine carriers for Glock 42.

From: G-code

Demolition Ranch on other YouTube gun channels

Demolition Ranch made a hilarious video depicting various YouTube Gun channels.

From: Demolition Ranch

Daniel Defense vault(video)

American Rifleman pays a visit to Daniel Defense's Gun vault.

From: American Rifleman

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

.380 pistol comparison

Legally Armed America did a testing with Glock 42, Colt XSP Mustang, S&W Bodyguard, and Ruger LCP to see which would be prefeered choice for ladies. The criteria was fit, function and form with 15 scores possible for each category.

From: Legally Armed America

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Forgotten guns od the D-Day

American Rifleman has article on some of lesser known guns used on the D-Day. It is interesting to look at how some firearms were acquired and used by both sides.

From: American Rifleman

Skillset check list

Tiger McKee has an article that asks the question, 'How well are you prepared for emergencies" in the form of questions one should ask themselves

From: The Tactical Wire

NFA rules - Infographics has an infographic describing NFA rules regarding Short Barrel Rifles, Any Other Weapons, and Pistols


Laser-guided tactical necktie

When you want to be ready for tactical situation while looking sharp, this will quadruple your tactical capability.

Price: $29.99


  •     Tactical, laser-equipped necktie, perfect for meetings or formal cats
  •     Comes with a red, Class II Laser Pointer
  •     MOLLE system with integrated plastic D-loop
  •     Removable pouch with flap with quick-release buckle (2" wide x 3 1/2" tall x 1" deep - perfect for little, minty, bad-breath killers, or folded-over strips of bacon)
  •     Second removable pouch contains laser pointer
  •     Materials: Durable, black nylon
  •     Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low or drip dry. Be sure to remove pouches (inc. laser) before laundering.
  •     Batteries: 3 1.5V LR44 button cells (included)
  •     Dimensions: 3 1/2" wide at widest, 57" long
  •     Caution: Laser radiation. Do not stare into beam. Class II laser product. 

From: Think Geek

Saturday, June 7, 2014

AR comp muzzle brake slow motion

Strike Industries has slow motion video of muzzle brakes. It starts with no comp, standard comp, and other manufacturers'.

From: Strike Insudtries via RECOIL

UTAS USA UTS 15 review

American Rifleman reviewed this interesting shotgun. This has two tubes on top of barrel, uses AR trigger group. Some would draw comparison to KelTEC KSG. From limited experience, this shotgun is interesting although price tag might be a bit of turn-off for some.

From: American Rifleman

Sig P320 review by GEARScout

Gear Scout looked at this pistol while visiting SIG Sauer range

From: Grear scout

Allied sniper rifles of WW2 has a concise article on guns used by the Allied force during WW2. Nothing majorly in-depth


M&P Shield to come without thumb safety

S&W is releasing M&P Shield withou the thumb safety. That safety has been ignored by a lot of people due to its size.

From: Smith & Wesson

Friday, June 6, 2014

SIG P320 review

Hickok45 got to review this latest polymer striker-fired gun from SIG Sauer.

From: Hickok45

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Colt to sell complete uppers

Colt is now selling complete upper kits in various barrel lengths and configurations. This is derived from LE6920 and LE6940 models. It will be offered on Colt's online store. Price will be $740 - $1,056


Press release:

From: Colt

Centurion Arms webstore is now open

Centurion Arms' webstore is now open. Currently, they have accessories and rails and barrels, but as you can see they will also have more coming.

From:Centurion Arms

Graham Combat on vehicle

Graham goes over some of things pertaining to shooting around vehicles

From: Graham Combat

Silencerco MAAD Brake

When you want to let the flame on


Price: $295

From: Silencerco

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


G&R Tactical posted June advertisement for H&K VP9 pistol This is the striker fired pistol H&K has been working on for sometime to complete with other manufacturers. According to discussion on, the MSRP will be about $719, which would make it about $600-ish on market.

It looks a hybrid of Walther PPQ and H&K P30, with a little dash of SIG takedown lever.

Some of the features are,
-wider cocking serrations,
-protusion at the back of slide for better racking
-red striker for cocking indicator
-SIG-ish take down lever
-ambidextrous slide release

It also have various features from P30 incorporated.

According to the PDF file, it has less trigger pull (about 5.4 lbs) and has easier take-up despite longer trigger pull(0.24 inch) and reset(0.12 inch).

The target seems to indicate that the gun can group about 2 inches from 25 yards.

It comes with two 15 round magazines(or 10 round for restricted places) and optional tritium sights.


Gunner's Mate 12 ga shotgun shell dispenser

Ammo-BOSS is crowdsourcing their newly designed polymer shotgun shell dispenser that has ambi retention system.

You can visit Indiegogo to participate

From: Soldier Systems

Surefire warehouse sale

Surefire will be holding up to 70% off sale June 7th from 10am to 3pm. This is in-person sale. Surefire did indicate that they are going to post close-out items on their website after this event.

From: Surefire

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Aimpoint Micro T-2 coming

According to Gearscout, Aimpoint will debut T-2 soon and will be on market by Sept. 2014. Updates are,

-a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices
-additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets
-increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components
-A newly designed front lens with a new reflective coating that improves clarity

T-1 will still be inproduction along side T-2

From: Gear Scout

Wilson Combat Hackathorn special video

Ken Hackathorn explains details that went in to his signature 1911

From: Wilson Combat

Muscle and brainwave activity during shooting

USA Shooting looks at how our body behaves when we are shooting.

From: USA Shooting

Monday, June 2, 2014

Making sense of steel targets

Action Target has an excellent post explaining what goes in to making a good steel target. They included some slo-mo video of what happens when bullets impact a steel surface and effects of various designs.

Part 1:

Part 2:

From: Action Target