Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Iranian Fateh rifle

Asian Defence News has photos of Iran's new Fateh - Conqueror 5.56mm rifle. This seems like a copy of M4 lower and modified uppper.

Upper has charging handles on its side, and picatinny rail on top. It could possibly be a gas piston operated upper. Buttstock seems to be a copy of Magpul UBR stock.

This is not the first time Iran military has been spotted with an AR clone. A few years ago Iran Revolutionary Gurads were spotted using M16 A2 clone, possibly copied from a Norinco.

More pics at link: http://www.asiandefencenews.com/2014/09/new-iranian-tactical-weapons-unveiled.html

Another link - LiveLeak

From: Asian Defence News, LiveLeak

2014 Trijicon WSC videos

There are some videos from the competition.

Gunworks has the most comprehensive onc

ORTBACH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0_vdMBm2lo
Iggy Shoots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIDqvUQsGoU

Getting shot by .22 tracer

22 plinkster decided to see how a tracer would look like from the receiving end.


From: 22plinkster

Monday, September 29, 2014

LAV interviews Bravo Company USA owner


From: Vickers Tactical

USPSA Nationals

USPSA Nationals were held at St. George Utah.
The winners are,
Open: Max Michel
Limited: Nils Jonasson
Limited 10: Todd Jarrett
Production: Ben Stoeger

Here are some videos from the match.

Stages 1-9

The Great One(Rob Leatham)

and juniors


Manticore Arms integrally suppressed rail for Tavor

Manticore Arms has an a rail system that has integrated suppressor for 9mm Tavor. It adds 4 inches to the gun.


From: Military Arms Channel

Pumpkin Killing Methods V

Hickok45 goes on pumpkin killin' spree


From: Hickok45

Sunday, September 28, 2014

DDI AK47U Rifle

Destructive Devices Inc is a new company that bought Waffen Works and is bringing back AKs


From: Military Arms Channel

Bersa BP9 CC

Hicock45 looks at this polymer pistol from Bersa


From: Hickok45

Saturday, September 27, 2014

H&K M320 Grenade Launcher

LAV takes a quick look at M320


From: Vickers Tactical

Smith & Wesson Performance Center ported pistols

S&W is coming up with ported M&Ps from Performance Centers. Currently it is for 9mm.


From: Smith & Wesson

Nazi belt buckle pistol

Forgotten Weapons had interesting item - a Nazi belt buckle. It is part of RIA collection and someone contacted Ian(Forgotten Weapons) and told story of how that particular peice might have came to US collector's attention.

What throws more confusion is some of comments that show other possible theories. Nonetheless it is an interesting discussion.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, September 26, 2014

Concealment does not mean cover - vehicles

Kotac looks at how different bullets act when they are shot through a car. This is not a scientific test but does look interesting


From: KoTac

MANTA Nav Light

Laser Max has a new light coming out that mounts on Picatinny rail. It emits 100 lumens, can be mounted fast. It is different from weapon mounted lights we've seen in last decade.


From: GearScout

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SIG coming with 10mm pistols

According to the SIG Forum, SIG is going to produce P220 in 10mm. No date has been set for release yet


Models offered are,

  • P220 Stainless Elite 10mm, standard length slide and barrel, DA/SA
  • P220 Match Elite 10mm, stainless, long slide, 5" barrel, DA/SA
  • P220 SAO 10mm, stainless, long slide, 5" barrel, SAO

From: Sigforum

SilencerCo Suppressor facts

SilencerCo made this fact sheet.


From: SilencerCo

Shit you see on the range

Polenar Tactical makes this video that covers quite a few things you will see on the range.


From: Polenar Tactical

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2000m Shot with AX338

2000 meters is a long distance. The longest snipershot with .338 Lapua was made by CoH Craig Harrison of UK in Afghanistan, at 2,475 meters. (This is the only confirmed shot over 2000 meters with .338 Lapua. Others were mostly .50 BMG)


From: Vickers Tactical

MSBS will be in 7.62X39

According to The Firearm Blog, MSBS will also be offered in 7.62X39, and can utilize AK magazines.


From: The Firearm Blog

Jerry Miculek and Mossberg

Miculek shows what he can do with a shotgun. You can expect some awesomeness


From: Miculek.com


IraqVeteran8888 reviews this copy of Walther P99 from Turkey.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Monday, September 22, 2014

Type 94 slowmotion

Forgotten Weapons has slow motion of Japanese Nambu pistol. Make sure you watch all the way to the end.


From: Forgotten Weapons

New IDPA Reloading Rules

Powerfactor Show looks at the reloading rule that has potential to cause confusion.


From: Powerfactor Show

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BCM Trivia Challenge

LAV and BCM got together to set up a trivia challenge.

Watch the video and you can go to BCM's website to enter your answer. You get chance to win replica of BCM rifle LAV has


From: BCM

Gemtech GM22 Suppressor review

Oleg Volk reviewed Gemtech's GM22 suppressor


From: Alloutdoor

Skill Peaks and Valleys

Tiger McGee shares advice on how to keep the interest going on.


From: Shooting Wire

Friday, September 19, 2014

Krebs Custom AK KV13 torture test

MAC puts this AK though some tough environments. Red dot sight is Bushnell TRS-25. There is also a small test on commercial AK magazines from Magpul.


From: Military Arms Channel

Trijicon World Shooting Championship result

The Trijicon World Shooting Championship is over and Staff Sergeant Daniel Horner took the trophy.

Here is the complete list of winners

From: Trijicon

IDPA Nationals winners

Congratulations to all winners!

ESR: Gregg Kratochvil
SSR: Rhett Crutchfield
ESP: Nils Jonasson
CDP: Glenn Shelby
SSP: Bob Vogel
High Lady: Randi Rogers
Junior: Ashley Rheuark

From: The Shooting Wire

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Filmography of Guns

Cathryn Lavery has a Kickstarter project that will print a visual history of iconic guns from film and television. Goal is $6,500, but the pledges alerady exceeded nearly 5 times the amount.

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cathryn/the-filmography-of-guns

From: Kickstarter via ENDO

Beretta ARX-100 review

The Firearm Blog reviewed this Beretta carbine.


From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Elder Heart BCM Recce 16

Kyle Defoor shares Elder Heart BCM Recce 16 he built with BCM. This rifle will be auctioned on his Facebook page on Oct. 11th, 2014. Elder Hear is a group supporting veterans combating PTSD and TBI.


From: Bravo Company USA

Frank Proctor on mid to long range shooting


From: TriggerTime TV

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

3D Printed Glock Light Mount

The Firearm Blog has video and photos from a Redditor who designed a light mount for Glock. It actually works for several rounds. It is hard to tell if it will last for more extended use, but it is interesting nonethless.


From: The Firearm Blog

Bravo Company Gunfighter buttstock

GearScout has photo of upcoming BCM's Gunfighter Buttstock. You can also see a few more photos from Soldier systems

GearScout: http://blogs.militarytimes.com/gearscout/2014/09/14/sneak-peak-of-bravo-company-usas-upcoming-gunfighter-buttstock/

Soldier Systems: http://soldiersystems.net/2014/09/16/sneak-peak-bcm-stock/

From: Gear Scout, Soldier Systems

Tactical-Life reviews ARs

Tactical-Life looks at 3 ARs from different manufacturers

DPMS TAC2 5.56 Carbine
Windham Weaponry Carbon Fiber SRC
DoubleStar Dominators

From: Tactical-Life

Astra A-75L

Guns.com looks at this rare gun from now-defunct Astra company.


From: Guns.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

Top 5 Guns for the college bound

Iraqveteran8888 looks at 5 guns for the new college student.

Additional advice GNB would like to share.

One thing the new student will need to do is check with local law. General rule of thumb is that some college doesn't allow guns in their dorms. Some colleges allow empty guns in trunk or case, but not CCW, and the student needs to double check. In some states, using or possession of pepper spray or Taser can be problematic.

Read the housing contract and student code(usually found in catalog). If it is not feasible, might want to consider living in apartments not owned by college.

Also, learning marksmanship as well as defensive shooting training should help. (Parents should help their children learn safety from early on). Guns are exceptional defense tool, but that doesn't mean the student should forego other measures.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

3 ways to improve trigger pull

FateofDestinee goes over simple ways to improve trigger pull. The video is supposed to be for beginners but there is nothing wrong with reviewing fundamentals.

From: FateofDestinee

TargetVision Camera System

MAC reviews this video system that can work up to 1000 yards

From: Military Arms Channel

10 reasons why every hunter should like suppressors

Game & Fish looks at 10 reasons to endorse suppressor use. Police get grants for disability prevention, and hunters could protect their hearings too. But there are many more reasons.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Frank Proctor - Shooting around vehicles

Frank Proctor shares tips on how to shoot around vehicles.

From: Trigger Time TV

Shooting K-31 Swiss Rifle 1572 yards

mag30th shoots his K31 rifle 1,572 yards(1,437 meters) on an 18 inch target. It's worthy to note that he is using run-of-the-mill K31.

From: mag30th

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ammo loaded backwards

The Ammo Channel looks at if loading ammo backwards makes it more potent

From: The Ammo Channel

5 things shooters should know

Tiger McKee talks about 5 things a shooter should know. Not necessarily shooting technique related, but more of over-all advice.


From: Shooting Wire

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Radom factory tour and ad

Here's a video your of Poland's Fabryka Broni Ɓucznik in Radom. They released a series of ads including the factory tour video. If you want to watch the new facility, skip to 2:40


Also additional ads for
 Beryl Assault Rifle

and MSBS

From: Fabrika Broni

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Handloading to the max

Powerfactorshow looks at how to get higher velocities without causing a catastrophic failure.


From: Powerfactorshow

Mag Tactical AIR 15 RECON

Iraqveteran8888 looks at this 4.8lbs AR.


From: Iraqveteran8888

IWI Uzi Pro mud test

IWI shows UZi can still shoot with mud all over it


From: IWI

Prototype AR-10 up for auction

The Firearm Blog reports that one of prototype AR-10(ser. number 1038) is up for auction. IT was a part of the original batch of Armalite test guns.

Auction is held at James D. Julia. Inc

From: The Firearm Blog

Ruger Gunsite Scout rifle in 5.56

Ruger is coming up with Gunsite Scout rifle chambered in 5.26/.223 caliber. The original Scout rifle design by Jeff Cooper called for .308 and Ruger already offers in that caliber.

Price(MSRP) for this rifle is $1099, same as .308 version


From: Ruger

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The guns of Red Dawn 30 years later

Examiner looks at the guns from the movie Red Dawn. It goes through how the weapons were acquired, modified and what happened to them after the movie.


From: Examiner

H&K VP9 review by MSW

Tim Lau from Modern Service Weapons shares his opinion of this pistol. He gives some unique insight to how this gun performs from a seasoned shooter's perspective.


From: Modern Service Weapons

5.7x28mm vs .22 Magnum

MAC shoots and compares the two rounds using ballistics gel for fun.


From: Mlitary Arms Channel

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Simunition Training

Colion Noir decided to participate in simunition training with Trident Response Group.

Going through a simunition training is an eye opener for a lot of people and it brings out a lot of deficiency to improve

Unfortuantely finding a good simunition or training is not easy as it requires more human power and equipments.

From: Colion Noir

Sight-Tracker Drill

Mike Pannone has a new drill up


8 shots slide lock reload and 8 more on 6", 8" square, 6"x11" A-zone and 1/4 size IPSC @ 10 yards. 7.97 clean. 6" plate must be shot first, after that it's shooters choice. I call it the Sight-Tracker drill. Virginia count, mandatory slide lock reload and the par time is 8 seconds. You have no chance of shooting it clean if you're not tracking your sights on every shot. I used different sizes and much smaller steel than you usually see to force legit accuracy at speed and force a changing acceptable sight picture and cadence. I threw in a slide lock reload because it makes you touch everything of consequence on the gun. 8 seconds clean is a USPSA hit factor of 10.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

SureFire X300U in tan

Surefire will be releasing X300U in tan color. It will be shipped to dealers in October.

From: Surefire

Civilian legal AN/PEQ-15 (ATPIAL-C) from TNVC

TNVC is taking pre-orders for ATPIAL-C, more commonly known as AN/PEQ-15. This has some components taken out to make it a civilian- friendly version, but it still has IR pointer, red laser pointer.

Pre-order price is $1199, and will ship mid-november. After it is available, price will go up.

Link: http://tnvc.com/shop/l3-insight-atpial-c-class1-ir-laser/

From: TNVC

Minie ball test

Iraqveteran8888 looks at ballistics of Minie ball from Civili War era. It turns in to some unintended hilarious moments

From: Iraqveteran8888

Friday, September 5, 2014

Swiss made SIG Sauer SG 553

Sig Sauer is bringing in Swiss made SG 553 pistols in limite quantity. Interest buyers need to contact SIG dealer.

MSRP is $3792

From: Sig Sauer

Vincent by Frank Proctor

Frank Proctor has a new drill inspired by the movie "Collateral"

From: Wilson Combat

Glock to sel parts via Brownells

Glock parts will be available via Brownells. Magazines and threaed barrels have been available for previously but this expands it to whole Glock factory parts.

From: Shooting Illustrated

Thursday, September 4, 2014

XM-3 Sniper Rifle auction

Civilian Marksmanship Program is auctioning XM-3 Sniper Rifle. This was used by DARPA to come up with lighter sniper rifle than M40 while improving accuracy.

Some of the requirements were;

clip-on night vision that did not require re-zero, better optics, and better stock, and it had to be suppressed. The barrel had to be short enough to allow maneuverability yet long enough to deliver a 10” group at 1,000 yards

18" barrels had no problem performing along with 20" barrels. There were XM-3s made but this rifle seems to be only one that is available for non-military ownership.

The package also includes
Scope SN: Q04961; Sniper Data Book with some firing information; PVS22 Night Vision Device SN: 2896D (mounting fastener is broken, seems as though it can be repaired; refer to picture); appears complete tool/cleaning kit with cleaning rod; sling; suppressor case and wrap; SUPPRESSOR NOT INCLUDED; bipod; cold bore shot target; instructions; iM3200 Storm case

From: CMP

LAV at AN-94 & AEK-971

Larry Vickers visited The Russia Central Armed Forces Museum. Both guns were featured on his channel before, but here we get to see internals and working mechanism

From: Vickers Tactical

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


SIG Sauer posted their upcoming P227 TACOPS with 14 round magazine. TACOPs will come with 4 magazine. According to Guns.com P227 TACOPS uses traditional grip instead of E2 grip most SIGs now have.

Some mroe info can be found at:

From: SIG Sauer, Guns.com

Geissele Super Sabra Tavor Trigger

MAC looks at the production version of Geissele Super Sabra Tavor trigger

From: MAC

Slow motion gun compilation

Slow Mo Lab released compilation video of guns doing what they are designed to do


From: Slow Mo Lab

10 Russian SMGS for CQB

Tactical-life looks at Russian SMGs that were meant for close quarter combat.


From: Tactical-Life

Monday, September 1, 2014

GNB: H&K VP9 review

This is not the first time H&K made a striker-fired pistol(last being P7) made of polymer(last being VP-70). However since the USP line became the main model for H&K pistols, the rule seemed to be a polymer frame with hammer. Subsequent designs(P2000, HK45, and P30) all followed such rule.

Fast foward about 25 years or so, the market warmed up to striker-fired pistols and is now the norm thanks to proliferation of Glocks and others. With the change in market, H&K had to adapt, and this is their offering.

When you first open the case, it comes with 2 sets of side panels, 2 sets of backstrap, an extra magazine(LE version comes with 2 extra magazines), gun, and other goodies it comes with. The gun itself looks like a cousin of P30, or as one my friend so eloquently stated, "bastard of a one-night stand between a P30 and Walther PPQ."

The basic version comes with glow-in dark sights that light up as bright green glow when you apply some lights. Personal experience says that a 5 second application of a 50 lumen light is good enough to keep the glow on for about a few minutes. LE version comes with tritium sights made by Meprolights(Truglo)

There is nothing much to say about the cosmetics, and the real fun begins when you actually shoot.