Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day deals

All ends on 9/1 except LBT

Blue Force Gear
21% off from
Code: LABOR21

11-12% off, automatically taken at checkout.

Slim Medical Bag Kit and Standard 3 day assault pack
Ends: 9/3

Tactical Distributors
Under $100: 10% off
$100 - 150: 15% off
$150 - $300: 20% off
Over $300: 25% off

Aim Surplus
Various items on their website:

3 Gun Tips with Jerry Miculek

Iraqveteran8888 seeks tips from Jerry Miculek as he tries his first 3 Gun set up

From: Iraqveteran8888

5 'C's of Concealed Carry

Handguns magazine has some tips for 5 criteria when you are choosing your carry gun.

From: Hnadgun Magazine

Browning Model 11 looks at this classic design shotgun from the hands of John Browning


Chinese QLZ Automatic grenade launcher

ARES Arms & Munitions looks at this interesting weapon. It's in a size of a 7.62 weapon but fires a 35X32 SR mm cartridges, a bit smaller than US military's 40mm

From: ARES Arms & Munitions

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Semi Automatic/Bolt Action 1903 Springfield prototype

Jerry Miculek's visit to Reed Knight takes another turn with this semi automatic/bolt action 1903


Hickok45 reviews H&K VP9

Hickok45 uploaded his review of this new pistol

From: Hickok45

Ruger Free ammo & magazine giveaway

Ruger is will give you ammunition and an extra magazine when you buy any new Ruger LCP or SR22 between 8/28/2014 and 11/30/2014.

For LCP, you get a 20-round box of Winchester .380 auto W Train & Defend-D
SR22 buyers get a 222-round box of Winchester .22LR ammo

For residents of some restricetd states, they offer $50 gift certificate instead.

Restricted states: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Washington DC

From: Ruger

Friday, August 29, 2014

New TTI Magwell preview

Taran Butler shows the new TTI magwell for Glocks. It elminated screw for mounting.

From: Taran Tactical Innovations

Mike Lamb: Intro to Shotgun

Panteao production is releasing this new video about shotgun operation.


PRice: $39.99(Members $31.99)

From: Panteao Productions

Handgun laser zeroing tip

Handguns Magazine has 5 step tips for zeroing your handgun laser.

From: Handgun Magazine

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hunter "Nubbs" Cayll shooting

Cayll doesn't have hands but he taught himself how to shoot guns. Be Inspired.

From: The Firearm Blog

Power of habit: Loading

Travis Haley shares tips on how to get the most out of mudane actions done on the range by making a habit out of getting some good repetition

From: Haley Strategic

Safariland 7TS holsters available for Glock and Sig

Safariland announced they are making 7TS holsters for Glocks and Sigs, as well as light mounted versions for the two.

From: Soldier Systems

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Parabellum Armament AK-14 overview

Colion Noir looks at Parabellum Armament AK-14. It has updated charging handle Parabellum Arms is known for.

From: Colion Noir

Windham Weaponry SRC 7.62X39

This AR rifle is chambered for 7.62X39, a.k.a. AK-47 cartridge. It is an intersting twist since Knight's Armaments version was made a decade ago, but was not used extensively, and only in anime.

MSRP is $1056

From: Windham Weaponry

Original Glock thumb safety

Forgotten Weapons has photo of original Glock-manufactured thumb safety on a Glock 17. Glock did make some, but it was quickly abandoned. Glock re-introduced safety a few years ago for a government contract guns, but they were positioned above magazine release and was quickly abandoned again.

Also, check out the Folding 1911  shoulder stock

From: Forgotten Weapons

Chris Cheng on CTC Midnight 3-gun event has an interview with Chris Cheng and how he will tackle CTC Midnight 3-gun event.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Daniel Defense KeyMod handguard

Daniel Defense has their first KeyMod hadnguard based on the SLiM RAIL. It will be on DDM4 V11 rifles, but will also eventually be sold separately.

Currently it is a 15" and uses same mounting system as the DDM4 rail. If user already has V4, V5, V9 there is no need to change barrel nut or bolt. It weights 11.6 oz

Carbine has MSRP of $1599

Daniel Defense also release several new models: MK18 pistol and 300 Blackout Pistol

From: Daniel Defense

FG-42 German Paratrooper rifle

Forgotten weapons goes to Rock Island Armory auction to take a look at this rare gem.

From: Forgotten Weapons

California's second 10-day wait ruled unconstitutional

Calguns Foundation took in another victory with Silvester v. Harris which questioned contitutionality of a 10-day wait period for people who already have a registered firearm.  California State has 180 days to comply and come up with a way to follow the ruling.

This doesn't mean all 10-day waiting period is over, but there shoudn't be any second waiting period after the initial purchase for certain group of buyers.

From: SFGate

Monday, August 25, 2014

K&M M17S Bullpup

This is reborn version of Bushmaster's bullpup design

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tribute to Desert Eagle

Here's a tribute to Desert Eagle used in 24 movies.

Tribute to Desert Eagle

Trijicon RM08G RMR Reflex sight review

248 shooter reviewed this small RDS that doesn't use a battery. They also tested it on shotgun. The article does point out some shortcomings.

From; 248 shooter

Chiappa Triple Threat 12 Gauge

A shotgun with 3 barrel. Perhaps a new option for home defense coach guns?

From: Hickok45

ARX-100 Accuracy Tests

MAC looks at accuracy of ARX-100. But before that he shoots Robar SR21, a Model 700 in a MDT Tac 21 chasis.

From: Military Arms Channel

Things to know before choosing holster for CCW has posted an article with some advice on what to know before choosing the holster for your CCW need


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Long Range Shooting Tip #1

LAV shares some tips on how to be a better long range shooter. The emphasis on fundamentals is something you will see in a lot of classes. There is no way around it.

From: Vickers Tactical

Top 10 guns to shoot before you die

The Firearm Blog looks at Top 10 guns to shoot at least once in a life time.

From: The Firearm Blog

Smith & Wesson E-Series 1911 review

Dick Williams looks at the E-series 1911 from S&W. This is a bit more than a standard model, but users may feel it was worth it.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Friday, August 22, 2014

Can you use ear plugs as rubber bullets?

Jerry Miculek does a quick test spurred by some Huffington Post reporter who is ignorant in things gun related.


Crimson Trace's Midnight 3-gun match posted their review of the Crimson Trace's midnight 3-gun match.


TrackingPoint TP AR 556

Guns & Ammo looks at the TrackingPoint for AR. Similar to its XS1, it is built for specific rifle(Daniel Defense M4V7) and ammunition(Barnes MatchBurner, TSX XactShot).

Price? Read the article to find out.

From: Guns & Ammo

The Faces of the M9

Beretta has been posting nice videos ads. This time featuring Ernest Langdon.

Some previous ones

Sgt. Greg Stube

Kim Rhode Part 1

Part 2

Part 3:

From: Beretta

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Walther Uzi .22

Tactical-Life looks at Walther's Uzi .22 rifle. The article goes through history of Uzi as well.

From: Tactical Life


Sig Sauer created a website that focusses on SIG 556xi, MPX and P320.


From: Sig Sauer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Handgun Etiquette for Beginners

Something everyone should know but fails to do from time to time.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Demi Moore gives daughter gun-shaped cake

Demi Moore gave her daughter Rumer Willis a gun shaped brithday cake. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, as well as Ashton Kutcher has been known to be shooting enthusiasts


Battle belt comparison

Modern Service Weapons's Arik Levy looks at HSGI Battle Belt, Tyr Tactical Gunfighter Belt, Ares Armor Micro Belt, Volund GearWorks Duty Belt,

From: Modern Service Weapons

10 best shotguns under $500

Shooting Times looks at 10 best shotguns under $500.

From: Shooting Times

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stoner 63 and Jerry Miculek

Jerry Miculek looks at this unique rifle with history lesson from Reed Knight


Knott's Halloween Haunt

Knott's Berry Farm in Anaheim, CA is known for it's Halloween theme and this year they added Special Ops: Infected

Participants will run around 6 acre lot lead by a leader and get to shoot prop guns with camera that will count how many zombies you got. When zombies get within 10 feet, you are "bitten" It's not just a run and gun and the event will have a plot.

According to the LA Times,

...enlistees will be tasked with completing a series of objectives with operation code names like Bulldoze, Derail and Tunnel Rat. Up to six squadrons will be in Camp Snoopy at any one time, hunting for zombies hiding inside buildings, under bridges and behind fences. 

This seems to be a bit more intensive than Universal Studios: Japan's limited run Biohazard: The Real attraction.

From: LA Times

Surefire EB1 Backup with Thyrm Switchback

Milspec Monkey reviewed this addition to your light, but he did it with Surefire EB1.

From: Milspec Monkey

Monday, August 18, 2014

GNB: Glock was not the first

There are some incorrect things about some of Glock's features being the first of its kind.

1. The first polymer frame pistol - The first commercial polymer frame pistol that had some success was H&K's VP 70. It was a bit futuristic design coupled with a heavy trigger pull which ultimately sealed its fate. Ironically when Gaston Glock first made his pistol he contacted H&K to see if they are interested in making the Glock 17.

2. The first trigger safety - The trigger safety for Glock pistols was something when it came out, but the idea was already put in to production in 1880s by Iver Johnson's .32 caliber pistols. You can see photos from icollector or Armslist

What Glock brought to the market is an affordable semi-auto that is reasonably priced and reliable. When many police departments were switching their standard issue pistol from revolvers to semi-autos, Glock was the best choice considering many factors.

Glock is not going away anytime soon despite some serious competition, and has taken over the place of Browning Hi-powers. It was not the first in many things but it does a lot of things well and that's something to be proud of.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Frommer Stop

Forgotten Weapons looks at this long-recoil pistol from Hungary.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Geissele Automatics

Allen Lardieri visits Geissele factory. Bill Geissele has a great explanation on advantage of two stage triggers.

The video also takes a look at ALG Defense's 6 seconds mount and magazine well.

From: Allen Lardieri

5 defensive shooting tips to avoid

American Rifleman has 5 things you should not consider as advice. Sometimes these incorrect sayings get perpetuated too much.

From: American Rifleman

9 Great long slide 9mm pistols

Handguns magazine looks at the greatest long slide 9mm pistols. The choices are limited to currently available pistols.

From: Handguns magazine

Saturday, August 16, 2014

LAV shoots Grease gun

When you see the LAV grin like in this video, it is a rare occasion.

From: Vickers Tactical

SureFire reduce-profile M600V and M620V

SureFire released the version with LED head that is 1/4 inch smaller in diameter than the previous version. This reduced the weight by 1.5 ounces. Output is still 150 lumens for white light and 120mW of infared output.


From: SureFire

Law Tactical Gen 3 AR folding stock adapter

Gear Scout has exclusive (and extensive) first look at this adapter that allows a normal AR to have a folding stock.

From: Gear Scout

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ruger LC9s

Hickok45 takes a look at the new striker-fired Ruger

From: Hickok45

POF-5PK HK Clone 9mm

MAC looks at this HK MP5K clone. A genuine H&K MP5K costs around $2,000 from top of memory. MAC's Copper Custom has it for 1525, about $500 less.

From: Military Arms Channel

First Spear Nylon magazine pouch and Missing Link

Modern Service Weapons has review of First Spear's Nylon magazine pouch and Missing Link which allows MOLLE based magazine pouches to be use for belts.

From: Modenr Service Weapons

Wembley Guns

The Firearm Blog looks at one of the last gun shop in London.

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DShK Machine Gun

This is probably one of the most commonly seen heavy weaponry.

From: Vickers Tactical

Umarex Fuel

Fuel is an air rifle chambered in .177. It uses nitrogen powered gas piston called ReAxis instead of conventional coiled spring. The lead pellet will travel just under 1000 fps, alloy pellet under 1200 fps. It also has integrated SilencAir Noise Dampening System.

Price: $225.24


From: Umarex

Blackhawk EPOCH Level 3 Light Bearing Holster

Blackhawk announces EPOCH Level 3 Light Bearing Holster.


Model / Finish / Color / MSRP
Glock 17, 22, & 31 / Matte / Black / $107.99
Glock 17, 22, & 31 / Basketweave / Black / $124.99
Glock 17, 22, & 31 / Plain / Black / $124.99
S&W M&P 9, .40, &.357 / Matte / Black / $107.99
S&W M&P 9, .40, &.357 / Basketweave / Black / $124.99
S&W M&P 9, .40, &.357 / Plain / Black / $124.99


From: Blackhawk

P938 .22LR Conversion kit

SIG Sauer is selling P938 .22lr conversion kit for $279. It comes with 1 magazine. First 200 callers also gets free SIG Sauer pistol bag.

Call (866)619-1128 or (603)418-8102, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 8pm EST

From: Sig Sauer

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

S&W M&P 22 Compact

Smith & Wesson anounced a .22LR hand gun about 15% smaller than M&P pistols. Trigger pull is 5.8 lbs. Magazine holds 10 rounds.

S&W will ship 222 rounds of Winchester .22LR ammunition to each purchaser who redeems the promotional coupon.


Price(MSRP): $389

Here's Jerry Miculek showing what you can do with this pistol

From: Smith & Wesson

Gun industry getting back to normal

NSSF released adjusted NICS check figures and the first 7 months of 2014 slowed down compared to 2013, the year of Panic. However, compared to last 10 years, the growth is steady, proving lsat year was indeed a big panic.


Training guidelines

Modern Service Weapons has a concise article recommending what to do when you are at a certain level in firearms training. The focus is on developing personal skill rather than gears

From: Modern Service Weapons

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rock River Arms AR-458 X-1

Tactical-Life has a sneak preview of this new rifle


From: Tactical-Life

Modular target stands

Powerfactorshow shows us an intersting target stand setup they've been using. You can create barricades with it too. The episode also covers optical illusions when skit shooting.

From: Powerfactorshow

Choosing a first shotgun

Shooting Wire has a good article on things to look for when you are choosing your first shotgun. It goes over what kind of shotgun to consider as well as checking the length of pull.

From: Shooting Wire

Caseless ammunition and hurdles

The Firearm Blog has Powerpoint presentation that goes through strength and weaknesses of caseless ammunitions. This is a good material to study on caseless ammunition for those who want to know about it.


From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, August 11, 2014

Blaze X drill

Pat MacNamara has a new drill. Take 9 rounds if you don't miss.

Looks like a great drill to work on move-stop-shoot.

From: Pat Mac

Why you need a CCW class

Gun Digest has a good article on why you need to take a CCW class. There are several things you can learn from a CCW class inclusing legal as well as handling of firearms.

From: Gun Digest

Preventing shotgun choke malfunctions

Shooting Times has a good article on how to prevent choke malfunctions. It goes over some history as well as maintenance guide.

From: Shooting Times

Top 5 common guns in evidence lockers

Iraqveteran8888 looks at common firearms found in police evidence lockers. It doesn't necessarily mean the gun was owned by a gangster, as investigation would require firearms involved in incidents maybe held there.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MG74 Machine Gun

LAV's visit to Ft. Bragg continues

From: Vickers Tactical

Springfield Armory 3 magazines deal

Anyone who buys a new Springfield Armory hand gun(1911, XD-s, XD-M, or XD) between Aug. 1 2014 to Oct. 31, 2014 can register on their webpage and get 3 magazines and one magazine pouch for free. This is on top of magazines and pouch that comes with the gun.

To register, go to:

From: Springfield Armory

IWI Web store opens

IWI finally has their web store open

From: IWI

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Suppressed Luger meant for Hitler

War History Online has a piece of WW2 history that never got to see it's day of action. It's a suppressed Luger designed by British. This was supposed to be given to a member of a team that was going to kill Hitler.


From: War History Online

Point Shooting from 1955

American rifleman looks back at Jan. 1955 issue which featured point shooting


From: American Rifleman

SKD TAC 10% sale

Cause it is weekend. That's why. Ends on Aug. 10(23:50 CST)


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Robert Vogel & Eric Grauffel at 2014 Pro-Am Finals

Jessica Hook has video of the two fantastic shooters going head to head at 2014 Pro-Am Finals.

From: Jessica Hook

APEX story

Shooting Wire has a good write-up of how APEX Tactical Specialties came about

From: Shooting Wire

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Glock working on single-stack 9mm?

Glock 42 has been a big hit and GlockStore's Lenny Magill mention in this video that Glock is working on a single-stack 9mm - around 1:20

When G42 came out GNB wondered if it was a bit of test bed for a single-stack 9mm and the rumor just doesn't seem to die. It would make sense from sales perspective as many G42 has been sold and now people will buy the long-awaited single-stack 9mm version.


KeyMod handguard for Yugo AKs

Midwest Industries is coming up with KeyMod handguard for Yugo M85/M92 Krinkov AK pistols. It features anti-rotation QD sockets, Picatinny rails on top and is made with 6061 aluminum.

Price: $144.95

From: Midwest Industries

AERO Precision M4E1 review

RECOIL has video review of this new upper


Shooting targets from around the world

WIRED has an article on shooting targets used by various military forces around the world. This is work of German photographer Herlinde Koelbl.



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Venti 100 shot Wake up drill

Travis Haley shares his 100 round drill.

From: Haley Strategic

Handgun Speed & accuracy tips

You already saw Jerry Miculek making 1000 yard shot with his revolver. Now he shows the fundamentals that got him to that place.

From: IraqVeteran8888

Last Ditch German Weapons of WW2

jmantime compiled a montage of last ditch German weapons as WW2 was closing.

Monday, August 4, 2014

1000 yard balloon shot with S&W 929

Jerry Miculek is pushing the limits on how far one can shoot.


The Ultimate Hi-Point

Dynamic Pie Concepts makes the ultimate Hi-point

From: Dynamic Pie Concepts

TAV-D Tavor Trigger

MAC reviews this drop-in trigger from

From: Military Arms Channel

Noveske KeyMod Scout Light Mount review

MilitaryMorons reviews Noveske's Scout Light Mount

From: Military Morons

Sunday, August 3, 2014

C96 Broomhandle Mauser slo-mo

Forgotten Weapons has been shooting a lot of guns using slow motion camera and here is the C96 Broomhandle Mauser

From: Forgotten Weapons

UK soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

Here's an interesing layout of a British soldiers' kit through ages.


From: Telegraph

Friday, August 1, 2014

LAV at Range 44

LAV went to Ft. Bragg and he show some interesting guns Green Beret gets to handle as part of their training.


From: Vickers Tactical

Daniel Defense Integrally Suppressed .300 Blackout

Relax and watch the awesome rifle.

From: Hickok45

SIG Sauser's redesigned webstore

SIG Sauer redesigned their webstore, and added more selections


From: SIG Sauer

Hornady Critical Duty 9mm ammo recall

Hornady is recalling a single lot of Critical Duty 9mm ammo due to little or now powder charges.

It is Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 grain +P ammunition with item number "90226" and lot number "3141635".