Wednesday, December 31, 2014

APEX Gun Parts importing CETME L parts kit

APEX Gun Parts(not affiliated with APEX Tactical) is importing CETME L parts. CETME L is chambered for 5.56X45 NATO. The parts kit will not have barrel and receivers, but according to Richard from APEX Gun Parts, they have been contacted by several companies that are interested in manufacturing them.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Colt Factory to become national park

Colt Factory in Hartford Connecticut is on its way to become a national park after the measure(H.R.1259) was approved as part of H.R.3979(Department of Defense budget)

Coltsville National Historical Park Act will establish Coltsville National Historical Park as a part of National Park System in Connecticut. The law will authorize a commission to outline final plans for a 10,000 square foot visitor's center at the old Colt factory complex.

However, this is not without some problems. According to the Associate Press,

The project's leading advocate in Congress, U.S. Rep. John Larson, a Democrat, said in an interview that the park could provide a forum for discussions of Colt's historical significance and issues including modern-day gun violence.

In other words, Connecticut wants to make money off of Colt's historical significance while driving firearm business out of the state and attempting to infringe on the Second Amendment. This hypocrasy prompted National Shooting Sports Foundation to withdraw its support for the bill. Colt Manufacturing is not enthusiastic about the project either.

From:, AP

Monday, December 29, 2014

How to Become a Professional Gun Nerd

Forgotten Weapons's Ian has a candid writing on the reality of making love of firearms in to a career. It's one of the most realistic advice one can see on the subject. One can take the route of a machinist or keep firearms as a hoby while as working in unrelated field.

It's a bit long for average internet reading, but definitely worth to do so.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ruger brings back 10/22 Charger pistol

Ruger is bringing back 10/22 Charger pistol. These pistols shoot .22LR cartridges and the new version comes with Picatinny rail, and AR style grip.

Price is $309(Standard model) and $409(Takedown version)


From: Ruger


Hickok45 got the chance to to shoot this rifle from Faxon Firearms. It is a long-stroke rifle with interchangable barrels. Barrel change is not easy as Beretta ARX-100, but isn't too hard as an AR.

According to Hickok45, price is about $2280

From: Hickok45

Saturday, December 27, 2014

CZ 805 Bren PS1 Pistol

CZ is going to import CZ 805 Bren PS1 Pistol. This is the pistol version of their 805 rifle. Unlike its rifle brother, it will come with magwell that can accept STANAG(AR magazine). Original Cz 805 Rifle used proreitary magazine that was not compatible with STAGNAG.

Barrel length will be 11 inches

It shoots 5.56mm

Price: $1982


From: CZ-USA

ALG Defense AK47 Lightning Bow trigger

ALG Defense is going to debut AK triggers. According to the Gear Scout the triggers ahve a unique design. PHoto is in the link


From:Gear Scout

Friday, December 26, 2014

Remington in trouble?

New York Post claims that Cerberus Capital Management is facing about $1 billion debt related to Remington Outdoor Co.

According to the article, Revenue fell from $1.25 billion to $1 billion in 2014. In 2012, Cerberus tried to unload Freedom Group, but the price difference derailed the sale.


From: NY Post

Glass Type 99 LMG

Mickelsen Studios made this Type 99 LMG using borosillicate glass. It is about 51 inches long


From: Mickelsen Studios via The Firearm Blog

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

Tactical Santa does what he does best


Here's some video of AK-12 shooting and new functionalities added to it. The two levers are added for one handed magazine release as well as releasing bolt.

From: arronlee33 via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

NRA Museum has a video of some of collections at NRA Museum in Fairfax, VA.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Military Arms Channel got to shoot this 7.62 rifle from H&K. This is probably one of the best semi-auto .308 rifle you can have.

From: Military Arms Channel

How to be tacticool

Tips for those who must impress, There are some industry jokes. Can't help but wonder how many people would get rifled up due to this video.

From: MBest11x

Monday, December 22, 2014

M1 rifle manfacturing process

Here's how M1 Garands were made in Springfield Armory in the old days.

From: Critical Past vis The Firearm Blog

How not to cut down a Christmas Tree

Hickcok45 shows you how not to do it....or may be the way to do it, depending on perspective

From: Hickok45

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dry Fire, the Big Lie

Jeff Gonzales of Trident Concepts looks at usefulness and limitations of dry firing.

From: Trident Concepts

Top 10 common reloading mistakes

Guns & Ammo has a top 10 list of common mistakes you can make during ammo reloading. Be honest - how many did you make?

From: Guns & Ammo

Saturday, December 20, 2014

LAV runs through Scrambler

Gunsite has this course of fire called Scrambler and LAV decides to give a shot at it.

From: Vickers Tactical

How to spot scammers online

The Firearm Blog has an article on tips to spot scammers using guns as their ruse. TFB writer even attempted the transaction.

From: The Firearm Blog

Ruger coming up with LC9s Pro

Ruger announced LC9s Pro, which is LC9s without external manual safety and magazine disconnect

From: Ruger

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle available in Composite Stock

Ruger is offering Gunsite Scout Rifle with composite stocks. This is 3/4 pounds lighter than the previous package.

Barrel color will be either Matte Stainless($1099) or Matte Black($1039)

From: Ruger

Jerico pistol returns

IWI is brining Jerico 941 Pistols to US market. Both steal frame and polymer frame version will be available.

It will have adjustable sights, Picatinny rail. Comes with 2 magazines. Calibers will be 9mm and .40S&W

From: The Tactical Wire

US Palm AK30 Magazinein brown color

US Palm added brown AK mags to their AK30 Mag product line

From: US Palm

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beretta M9A3

Beretta is realeasing enhanced version of M9 pistol called M9A3. The new version has some material and design changes. Some of the changes include,

-a thin grip with a removable, modular wrap-around grip
-MIL-STD-1913 accessory rail
-removable front and rear tritium sights
-extended and threaded barrel for suppressor use
-17-round sand resistant magazine

The pistol will be available in Q2 of 2015.

It looks like Beretta is feeling the heat from US military's attempts to look for a replacement pistol, and is trying to emulate the situation where competitors were deemed to provide no significant addition to existing equipment.


From: Beretta USA


Motherboard looks at CANSEC, an even held by Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industry. There are some interesing items like Colt's integrated system for soldiers.

From: Motherboard via ENDO

George Zimmerman interview

George Zimmerman contacted Mark Walters of Armed American Radio on Dec. 14th. The interview starts around 16:50

From: Mas Ayoob Group

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Desert Tech MDR

Military Arms Channel had a chance to look at this upcoming bullpup rifle. No release data has been set, and the prototype in the video is its third generation.

Desert Tech looked at several other rifles and chose things they like about each one of them and applied it to their design

From: Military Arms Channel

CZ 75B 40th anniversary

CZ will be releasing 40th anniversaary limited edition. Price is $1499

From: CZ-USA

Monday, December 15, 2014

AR-15 Muzzle Brake Shootout! 35 muzzle devices tested

Jeremy S looks at how much recoil reduction a muzzle device provides by measuring amount of move a gun makes while on slide.

From: Jeremy S via The Firearm Blog

Firearms Facts: Personal Defense Weapons

Iraqveterans8888 talks about PDW weapons and cartridges made for it.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Frontline attacking NRA?

PBS's Frontline is going to air about NRA on Jan. 6. Looking at the trailer it seems like PBS is bent on portraying NRA in negative light

Some exerpts

From: Frontline

10 gun names pronounced incorrectly

Outdoor Hub Shooting made a video of 10 gun names mispronounced. Some are well known, some are not.

From: Outdoor Hub Shooting

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The myth of over lubrication

LAV looks at the myth of over lubrication. Being over lubed won't get the shooter killed, but that doesn't mean that

From: Vickers Tactical

Maxim lMG 08/15 slow-mo

Forgotten Weapons has slow motion video of how a Maxim IMF 08/15 operates

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tips on air travel with guns

Guns & Ammo looks at procedures for traveling with fire arms. Article makes it easy to read with steps written in chronological order

From: Guns & Ammo

Friday, December 12, 2014

Aimpoint mounting locations

Modern Service Weapons gives advice on where to mount your Aimpoint.

From: Modern Service Weapons

.40S&W earphone

Inspire to Make posted the process of making anear bud out of spent .40 S&W cases.

From: Inspire To Make

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Frank Proctor's "The Pinball Wizard"

Frank Proctor shows a drill to practice transition between targets.

From: Trigger Time TV

The Q Series Holster

Modern Service Weapons reviewed the Q series holster from Q Series Holsters. This works on similar concept as Raven Vanguard.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bushmaster's .22 AR

The firearm Blog has photo and information about Bushmaster C22, a .22lr AR from Bushmaster. Supposed price is $380

From: The Firearm Blog

NICS background check surpasses 200 million mark

According to the November figure, there has been 200,226,838 NICS check performed since the system was implemented. It should be carefully taken since the number of check doesn't show the exact number of guns sold.




Big 3 East

Iraqveteran8888 covers this gathering of writers, blogger, and manufacturers and has some interesting items to show.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Detailed Glock Breakdown Trigger System

Powerfactor Show looks at Glock trigger system. It also compares with S&W M&P trigger system.

From: The Powerfactor Show

US SOF 2011 pistols fetch $8000

A pair of STI 2011 once used by a Special Operation Force group recently sold at a Gunbroker auction for $8000. These guns were at some point used by the group but was eventually the group went with different choice due to heavy cost involved with maintainenance.

From: GunBroker

SilencerCo Harvester Subsonic Ammunition

SilencerCo is coming up with their own Harvester Subsonic ammunition. The first will be .300 BLK.

From: SilencerCo via Soldier Systems

Monday, December 8, 2014

Honey Badger coming soon

GearScout reports that AAC will finally release Honey Badger sometime in 2015.

From: GearScout

Photographing water droplets and pellets colliding

Maurice Ribble discusses how he managed to take a photo of a pellet hitting water droplet. Video shows the setup Maurice used and detail explantion of the set up. You can see some photos he took at the end

From: Maurice Ribble

20 rules for winning gun fights has 20 rules for winning gunfights. It's a bit of cliche, but good for a quick refresher.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Kalashnikov Group

Kalashnikov Concern is now reinventing itself as the Kalashnikov Group. The three companies - Baikal, Izhmash, and Kalashnikov - are under the group.

Kalashinokov ad

The Firearm Blog has some photos


Clever Double Barrel Sporting Rifle at RIA

Forgotten Weapons has been hitting strides and this time a rifle with .22 barrel under a 7mm Mauser barrel. The way .22 portion operates is interesting.

From: Forgotten Weapons

AK markings guide

The Firearm Blog has AK markings guide. If you want to identify AKs this would be a good reference.

If you want to read from the source(Conflict Armament Research) here is the link

From: Conflict Armament Research via The Firearm Blog

AAC Illusion Silencer

Gearscout looks at the new product that does not require tall pistol sights. Price is going to be at $799

From: GearScout

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The New CMMG MK47 Mutant

The Firearm Blog reviewed CMMG's MK47 Mutant. It's AR that takes AK-47 magazines. The article goes in to details. It uses DI system, and comes in 3 variations. Price ranges from $1499.95(Mutant T) to $1864.95(Mutant AKM2)

CMMG Link:

Some other review videos
MrGunSlinger Channel:

From: The Firearm Blog, CMMG

SureFire UDR Dominator

SureFire is releasing UDR Dominator. It emits 2400/185/14 lumens(High, medium, low) and runtime is (52 minute, 7.5hr, and 30hrs respectively with 123A). It takes 12 123A batteries or Li-ion rechargable batteries. Light levels are adjustable, in 8 different levels. It also has strobe features

Price is $1370


From: Surefire

Magpul Padded MS1 sling

Magpul is releasing padded version of their famous MS1 sling.

Price: $59.95

From: Magpul

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Interview & Shooting: Jim Sullivan, AR-15 Designer

InRange TV has video of Forgotten Weapon's Ian McCollumn interview of an AR-15 designer Jim Sullivan. The latter half of video has how the improvement Jim Sullivan has worked on would make difference on M4.

The Firearm Blog also shows some other guns Sullivan worked on and link to Small Arms Review Sullivan did some years ago.

From: Full30, The Firearm Blog

Development of the Model 1911 Pistol

Forgotten Weapons has been covering various guns from Rock Island Auction and decided to do a history on development of the Model 1911 pistol

It's about 30 minutes long, and should be a treat for 1911 afficonados. You can read about the video from his website too


From: Forgotten Weapons

Springfield Armory Range Officer Review

Powerfactor Show reviews this pistol.

From: Powerfactor show

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

CZ 1911 A1

CZ USA announced that CZ will build a basic 1911. Not a Dan Wesson 1911, but a CZ 1911 A1. CZ USA says that some minor differences include taller, dovetailed sights(front and rear), walnut grips and stainless steel barrel. It is said to have tighter slide-to-frame and slide-to-barrel tolerances.

This 1911 doesn't have trigger safety, uses aluminum trigger and has 5 pould trigger pull. Frame and slide is made with forged carbon steel. Two 7 round magazines included.


MSRP will be $849

From: CZ-USA

FNS-9/ FNS-40 compact

FN is supposed to comeout with compact guns. Both guns are DAO.

FNS-9 Compact carries 12 rounds, FNS-40 carries 10 rounds. However they will be shipped with 17 round magazine for FNS-9 and 14 round magazine for FNS-40

.40 S&W:

Price is $499, $50 more for night sights

S&W buys Battenfeld Techonolgies Inc.

S&W bought Battenfeld Technologies which develops and sells shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, and gun cleaning products under eight brand names. You can see the products when you go to Bass Pro, Cabelas, Dicks, or Gander Mountain.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Barrel length studies in 5.56mm NATO weapons

Samll Arms Defense Journal conducted a rigorous test to see how barrel length affects performance of 5.56mm NATO rounds. The conclusion is not too surprising and there is a length it recommends to avoid going below.

From: Small Arms Defense Journal