Sunday, November 30, 2014

Beretta ARX 100

Hickok45 looks at this rifle.

From: hickok45

Beretta presents: Human Technology

Beretta is known not just for 92FS pistol but is more known for the shotguns they make. Here is a promotion Berettta made to showcase their process.

From: Beretta

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Deals

There are plenty of Black Friday deals going on, some already in progress.

Aim Surplus!

Bravo Company USA

G-code Holsters
15% off everything on their webstore.
Enter coupon code thanks2014
Runs until Monday 12/01/2014

Grab a gun

LA Police Gear
10% off sitewide
25% off Maxpedition and 5.11
Code: BF2014

MGM Targets

Palmetto State Armory


Smith & Wesson

Wilson combat

Walther KPK

Forgotten Weapons looks at this prototype pistol with longer slide to shroud entire hammer and aluminum alloy lower.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, November 27, 2014

10 Things to know about IDPA BUG

Julie Golob shares 10 things to know about IDPA BUG competion. There is a mix of solid info and some humors.

From: Julie Golob

Remington Model 887 Recall

Remington is recalling Model 887 due to firing binding in the forward position within the bolt. This problem affects those made between 12/1/2013 and 11/24/2014. If you have one, immediately contact Remington via website or by calling 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #2) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT


From: Remington

Setting NFA gun trust

The Firearmblog looks at myths and facts about setting up a NFA gun trust

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Egyptian Weapons of the Cold War

jmantime made video compilation of various weapons used by Egyptians during the Cold War.

From: jmantime

Pistol History

The Tactical Wire has a small write-up on modernday tatical instructors who contributed much to what we now know.

From: The Tactical Wire

Saturday, November 22, 2014

G-Code INCOG Eclipse

G-Code holsters came out with another version of INCOG holster called Eclipse. The holster is developed by Haley Strategic and G-Code and uses only one clip(named Super Mojo) instead of the two on original INCOG holster.

According to the comment made on G-Code's Facebook, the clip can also work for the original INCOG.

Price $75


From: G-Code Holsters

Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger

Apex has been making great parts that enhance a lot of guns and the latest is the Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Sear & Trigger kit

Brownells has for $169.95

From: APEX Tactical

Jose Canseco's 1911

Jose Canseco is putting the 1911 he shot his finger off for sale. This Remington 1911 seems to be designed for BBQ.

Friday, November 21, 2014

CZ Scorpion EVO and Bren coming to US

The two guns from CZ that made a lot of people yearning will be available in US, possibly in pistol form.

Lipseys's has Scorpion EVO for MSRP of $849.

Another rumor is that Bren will be $2195.

S&W M&P magazine deal

S&W is offering buyers of the new M&P guns(full-size or compact) two free magazines. However M&P Shield is not part of the promotion. This promotion runs from Nov. 14 to Dec 3, 2014

Forms can be claimed from

From: Smith & Wesson

Eric Grauffel at Worldshoot XVII 2014

The Worldshoot is over but this video from Ramel Maligro shows the winner Eric Grauffel doing some stages

From: Ramel Maligro

Thursday, November 20, 2014

EoTech 518 and 558

EoTech is releasing 518 and 558

518 uses AA batteries and has all the features of EXPS.
Price: $539

558 is compatible with all Gen-I-III night vision devices and features an adjustable, locking quick detach mount
Price: $629

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Taurus "The Curve"

In what could be the most unique or dumb thing to be made in awhile, Taurus announced that they are releasing a concealment oriented .380 acp pistol that is curved to fit owners body contour. It is for right handed person and there is no indication when left handed version will be available.

The Curve also has lights and lasers in the frame as a factory default which is needed since there are no front and rear sights. At least it will be snag free.

Edit: Here's a review from ShootingWire

Springfield Armory SAR-3 Rifle

Military Arms Channel looks at Greek-made, German-approved G3 copy that made its way to US decades ago. MAC also talks about relationship between CETME and G3 near the end.

From: Military Arms Channel

Top 9 handguns of 2014 by Tactical Life

Tactical Life magazine looks at 9 best handguns of 2014.

From: Tactical Life

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

S&W Model 69 .44 Magnum

Hickok45 looks at this new .44magnum from S&W.One less capacity but it makes up with less weight. Perhaps hikers will appreciate that 6 oz difference.(I know I will)

From: Hickok45

SIG Epic P320 Take-A-SHOT Contest

SIG is holding the Epic P320 contest where 20 P320 will be given out and two semi-finalists will get to goto SHOT show.

There are two ways to enter. Go to and either participate in sweepstakes held from 12/2/2014 until 12/12/2014, or

Video contest where participants create a video with the theme "The P320 is Epic Because (fill in the blank)". 10 people will be chosen from the video contest. You can submit the video from 11/30/2014. Top 10 videos will be posted and the video with the most number of votes wins.

The two semi-finalists will compete in shoot-off challenges at SIG SAUER VIP range day.

From: SIG Sauer

Monday, November 17, 2014

Magpul AK+, K2+ grips shipping

MOE AK+ for AK and MOE K2+ is for AR-15. Both have wrap-around rubber overmolding while retaining same angle as the predecessor.

K2+ grip

Price: $24.95


Price: $24.95

From: Magpul

1000 yd, standing, 2 seconds

Miculek shows why he is awesome.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Savage Arms package

Savage Arms is releasing two package rimfire guns.

Mark II FXP is chambered in .22LR, 93 FXP in .22 WMR. Both come with 3-9X40mm Bushnell scope and AccuTrigger.

Price will be $291 for Mark II FXP, $314 for 93 FXP

From: Savage Arms

Tips for pocket carry

American Rifleman has some good tips for those considering pocket carry

From: American Rifleman

Saturday, November 15, 2014

1911A1 Government Model .45ACP Clone

Inland Manufacturing is releasing 1911A1 Govt. Model clone. This is supposed to be a faithful clone of the original. Inland Manufacturing is not the same Inland that made millions of M1 Carbines.

Caliber: .45 ACP (of course)
Barrel: 5 inches
Weight: 39 oz.
Grips: Brown checkered plastic
Sights: Military style, rear drift adjustable
Magazine: One 7-round (will fit other Mil. Spec. magazines)
Construction: Modern 4100 series steels
Warranty: One year

MSRP: $749.00

From: MKS Supply, LLC

Handgun shooting books from the past

Tiger McGee looks at some books written about handgun marksmanship. There are more that came out since then but it is fascianting to read some of older books on the subject.

From: The Tactical Wire

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bill drill and 666 drill

Larry Vickers shows some drills for practice

From: Vickers Tactical

Holland & Holland craftsmanship

Here's a video of Holland & Holland's craftsmanship in display.

The price? You can't afford it if you have to ask. One of the firearms is listed as £635,000 - about $1 million USD. Cheapest one is £10500, about $16,800 USD (from London Gun Room)

Land Rover is coming out with 120 Range Rover Holland & Holland editions. It is priced at £180,000(about $280,000).

Rock Island Armory's new 1911s

RIA is going to release two 1911s.
2011 Tactical Compact – .45 ACP (7 rounds)
2011 Tactical Compact – 9mm (8 rounds)

They will be both under $760

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Springfield XD-mod.2

Springfield announced the new XD series, Mod.2. Exterior designs has been upgrades with slimmer slide, posi-wedge serrations, beavertail, and new grip texture and contour


Grip has 3 different textures named Zone 1, 2, and 3

2014 IDPA BUG National

2014 BUG Nationals was held at S&W shooting range and the winners are,

Champion: Mike Seeklander(also High military)
Revolver Champion: Jerry Miculek(also High senior)
High Lady: Randi Rogers

Results are here:

You can see the stage here

and some more from,
William Daugherty


From: IDPA, ORTBACH, William Daugherty, IntenseImage

Peruta intervention overturned

The 9th Circuit court struck down attempted intervention of the CA DOJ to take over Peruta v Gore. The case challenged requirement for 'good cause' in California's CCW application, and the 9th Circuit court ruled such requiments were against the law.

CA State Attorney Harris tried to intervene on behalf of Sheriff Gore, but the court said that can't happen.

This means Peruta stands and any area where under the 9th Circuit court cannot require 'good cause'



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ATF clarifies 80% lower definition

ATF released a 14-point clarification on what makes a 80% lower. In short, no holes or dimples for selector, trigger, or hammer parts, and no fire control cavity means 80% lower


The Firearm Blog has photos from Ammoland and the whole 14 points


From: The Firearm Blog, ATF

The first FN SCAR

American Rifleman takes a look at the prototype SCAR. It's exterior is not as refined as the production model, but still looks much like it.

From: American Rifleman

SureFire Institute Firearms Fair

Surefire Institute is holding a Firearms Fair on Nov. 14th - 16th in Las Vegas, NV.


Fair Hours:

Friday, November 14th: 12pm - 5pm
Saturday, November 15th: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, November 16th: 10am - 5pm

From: Surefire Institute

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Colt MARC 901 Series rifle

Colt is introducing MARC 901 ARs in .308. These carbines can use adapter to use 5.56 NATO rounds.

The 4 models are,
LE901 FDE-12SE,

They are also working on CA compliant versions

From: Colt,

Colt Offensive Handgun

Forgotten Weapons shows RIA auction piece that was going against H&K's submission for US SOCOM Offensive Handgun competition in 1991. Eventually H&K won, and there were less than 30 of these Colt Offensive Handguns were made.

From: Forgotten Weapons

H&K 45 and 45C in Green and Sand in 2015

H&K will be offering HK45 and 45c in Green and Sand colors.

From: HKPro via The Firearm Blog

Monday, November 10, 2014

50m zero at 10 m

Frank Proctor shares his tip on how to get 50m zero at 10m.

From: Trigger Time TV

Windham Weaponry .308 rifles

Windham Weaponry is releasing .308 ARs, names 16SFS-308,  18FSFSM-308, SRC .308 TimberTec Camo edition, and Hunter .308

Spec sheet
16SFS-308 ($1645)

SRC .308 ($1533)

18FSFSM-308 ($1732)

Hunter .308($1587)

From: Windham Weaponry

Military buying more M40s

Military is buying more Remington M40s, up to 2000 modular stocks, spares and magazines. Remington Defense is also delivering rifles chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum and .300 Win Mag


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hickok45 on Lionheart LH9C

From: Hickok45

G-Code Scorpion

G-Code Scorpion is a modular magazine pouch system. Inside is lined with Tactical FUZZ for smoother drawing. They are compatible with all G-Code mounting system. Users can stack different magazines to fit their needs.

Available for 5.56, 7.62, single and double stack magazines

Price ranges from $22.25 to $28

From: G-Code

IDPA rule changes

IDPA sent out email with several imporatnat changes to the rule.

First is dropping 'Flat foot reload'. When the new rule came out in 2013, the only time competitor can reload was when both of his feet were flat on the ground. This created quite a bit of discontent since it is possible and tactically useful to reload while on the move. Starting with the next rule book, this will change.

Also, IDPA will introduce a new division that will allow optics/RDS(Red Dot Sights). There has been some interest in using RDS for the game and this seems to be a step towards it.

Third, 2015 World Championship is moving from Puerto Rico to Tulsa.

From: IDPA

Saturday, November 8, 2014

How far can 9mm kill?

Iraqveteran8888 takes a look at how far 9mm rounds can be effective.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Trijicon HD sight available for H&K VP9, Walther PPX

Trijicon has HD sights available for H&K VP9 and Walther PPX

From: Trijicon

Lancer Systems Adaptive Magwell

Soldier Systems Daily has photo of a new product from Lancer Systems. Instead of buying a new lower with flared magwell, you can use this two-piece magwell to have a funnel

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, November 7, 2014

Semi-automatic 1903 Springfield conversion

Jerry Miculek posted another video from his visit to Knight's collection, this time, a semi-auto conversion kit for Springfield 1903 called Pedersen device.


LAV Glock from Lipsey's

Lipsey's will be offering Larry Vickers version of 5000 Glock 17s and 19s.

These handguns have Gen3 RTF2 FDE frame and comes with parts Larry Vickers recommends, such as Vickers Tactical slide stop/release, magazine release, Vickers Elite sights. (installation to be done by user)

It comes with special serial number,
0000LAV to 2499LAV for G17
2500LAV to 4999LAV for G19

From: Lipsey's

GEMTECH Flash Hider Blast Jacket

Gemtech has Blast Jacket, a muzzle blast redirector. All muzzle blasts are forwarded to the front.

Price: $195

Here' the video from the field test

From: Gemtech

Beretta/Wilson 92G Brigadier Tactical

Wilson Combat is releasing 92G Brigadier Tactical. 92G's slide mounted safety only decocks and some people have been yearning for its comeback after Beretta discontinued it.

Accorindg to Wilson Combat,

Some features of the limited production Wilson Combat/Beretta 92G Tactical include steel ambidextrous decocker-only levers (G model), enhanced Brigadier slide, a modified M9A1 style checkered frame with accessory rail and rounded trigger guard. This model also features enhanced accuracy with an "Elite" style match grade stainless barrel with recessed target crown, the action features a "D" hammer spring for lighter trigger pulls, and Trijicon dovetail tritium front sight and Wilson Combat rear sight.  Wilson Combat G-10 grips, Wilson Combat steel guide rod and numerous other features to enhance performance. The 92G Tactical is finished in Beretta black Bruniton and marked with the Wilson Combat logo and specially serialized to ensure its place in Beretta history.

More photos on Wilson Combat's FaceBook

From: Wilson Combat

Armialite M-15 line

Guns Holsters and Gear covers the upcoming Armalite M-15 line. It has pistols, rifles(tactical 16, 18), versatile sporting rifle, 3-gun

From: Guns Holsters and Gear

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BCM Vertical Grip Mod 3 and KAG

BCM Vertical Grip Mod 3 1913 and KeyMod is now available.

Price: $17.95

KAG is a hand stop and there is 1913 Picatiny rail version as well as Key Mod version.

From: Bravo Company USA

Musical Targets

Musical Targets is set of steel targes that will sound certain notes. There are three sets(major 8 chime set, major 8 gong set, double major 16 seluxe set) with price ranging from $249 to $599


From: Musical Targets

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

M&P Shield review

PowerfactorShow reviews M&P Shield. It is about 40 minutes long but goes in to how M&P action works

From: PowerFactor Show

Patents and firearms

Ashley Hiebinsky, the Assistant Curatorof Cody Firearms Museum, wrote a piece about how patents of various firearms in 1800s were used or abused.

From: Shooting Wire

AK-12 in the field

The Firearm Blog has photos from Konstantin Lazarev's Facebook that shows AK-12 running in the field. There are some technical observations in  TFB's post that seem to indicate certain level of advancement from AK-74

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vortex StrikeFireII OPMOD by OpticsPlanet

MAC looks at this Aimpoint Comp M4 clone.

From: Military Arms Channel

Black powder and smokeless powder

Here's a simple introduction as well as comparison of black powders and smokeless powders

From: Iraqveteran8888

Surefire Ryder 9

Soldier Systems has photos of the upcoming Surefire's Ryder 9 suppressor. The photos also contain the SureFire barrel.

From: Soldier Systems

Monday, November 3, 2014

Full Auto vs Glock Semi Auto

hickok45 gets some really nice guns.

From: Hickok45

ZEV Enhanced SOCOM Slide kits

ZEV Techonologies has 50 of G17 and 50 of G19 Enhanced SOCOM Slide kits. The kit comes with an RMR cut Enhanced SOCOM slide, slide internals, RMR adapter plate, ZEV Combat sights. This is a good choice if you want a slide to mount RMRs but don't want to machine your slide.

Price is $535

From: Soldier Systems

Panteao Production videos

Panteao is releasing multiple new videos

New Combat Optics Video with Freddie Blish looks at various optics and reviews them

Critical Space Combative Pistol with Dave Spaulding looks at essential combative pistolcraft skills and others. This will be available for streaming on Nov. 10th, DVD sales a week later

Precision Rifle with Mike Lamb looks at rifle and optics selection, zeroing and others

From: Panteao Productions

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ruger CEO on gun sales

Recently, the report that Ruger's Q3 results were 43% down made the news. This was not unexpected since the demand for firearms increased drastically in 2013. Ruger's CEO Michael O. Fifer gives some insight in to the industry during a session with analysts.

From: The Shooting Wire

MLOK Bottle Opener Key Chain

Midwest Industries showed a new item that adds another utility to every gun equipped with M-LOK - a bottle opener.

From: Midwest Industries

Saturday, November 1, 2014

US gun statistics

Gallup took a survey of gun ownership and it is not what gun grabbers are hoping for

Less than half of respondents feel that gun laws need to be more strict(47%), only 26% suppport banning handguns. Nearly 44% said they live in a household where there is a gun.

From: Gallup via

Vampire Hunter

NRA museum has some interesting collections. Not used for real vampire hunting but you never know if you need one.

From: NRA museum collection via