Thursday, December 31, 2015

More Ruger American news

Now that the cat is out of the bag, there are several reviews appearing on the internet, mostly videos. One thing I noticed is ejection pattern being a bit different especially during the first few rounds of rapid firing. It could be a mistake, or maybe it has some kinks that needs to be worked out. At this point SR series doesn't seem to be scheduled to be phased out to make room for this pistol.

Here's a video intended for Ruger's sales training

Dave Spaulding worked with Ruger in the past and he shares video with both 9mm version and .45 acp version.

Video stops around 1:10, so skip to 1:40, and a few more around 3:08. Facebook has problem free version

Downrange TV has a video where you can see internals clearly

BurstReview's review

824 warrior ran some Bill drills

Blue Force Gear - Limited Edition AK Sling V5

Blue Force Gear teamed with LAV again to bring East German style AK sling. It also features ULoop.

Price is $65

Arex AKB15

Polenar Tactical gives the first view of this rifle.

From: Polenar Tactical

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Russian AK-107

LAV shows how controllable this rifle is thanks to its reciprocating mass design. Also notice the interesting Keymod furniture.

From: Vickers Tactical

Jeweled gun of Sultan Mahmud I

Sultan Mahmud I was the leader of Ottoman Empire during the time. Asian Art museum in San Francisco will be displaying this from Feb. 26, 2016 to May 8th 2016

From: Asian Art Museum

Alexander Hamilton's powder horn up for auction

The first Secertary of Treasury's item will be auctioned off on liveauctioneers, starting Jan. 11, 2pm. It is estimated to be worth $25,000 - $35,000 and starting bid is $10,000.


Ballistic face shield

Demolition Ranch gets to shoot this item. Taiwanese Special Force was seen using it in the past. It's rated Level IIIa, which means it will stop most commonly used handgun rounds

From: Demolition Ranch

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ruger American - New striker-fired handgun

Ruger is releasing a new pistol called Ruger American. The gun will be in 9mm(17+1) and .45 ACP(100+1). It is supposed to be released Dec. 31st. According to one commentor on The Firearm Blog, it is above $400.

The design shows ambidextrous slide lock and magazine release, with SIG-ish takedown lever. The back grip is replaceable.

From: The Firearm Blog

IWI ACE Galil pistol torture test

MAC decided to do a torture test with IWI ACE Galil before it gets sent back to IWI for possible NFA violation

From: Military Arms Channel

Sidewinder SMG

Forgotten Weapons has many photos of this SMG attempted in 70s. Also, you can see the old optic used.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Palmetto State Armory 9mm AR lower

PSA came up with 9mm AR lowers using Glock magazines. This is not a 5.56 lower with magazine block, but a dedicated lower built for the purpose. The lower works with PSA 9mm Hybrid Upper

Price: $259.99


Shooting handguns close to body

SIG Sauer academy shares some tips when shooting from a retention position

From: SIG Sauer Academy

Prototype Swiss rifle - N33 Rifle

Ian shows us another set of Swiss prototype rifles.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Russian SV99

More Russian guns from LAV. This time, a precision rifle in .22lr

From: Vickers Tactical

SilencerCo Suppressor Demo Event

Iraqveteran8888 gives a report from SilencerCo's event. You can see many different models.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, December 24, 2015

7.62x39 IWI Galil ACE pistol recall

According to the Mr.Gunslinger Channel, IWI is recalling IWI's Galil ACE pistol for a possible NFA violation.

From: Mr.Gunslinger Channel

Virginia drops reciprocity with 25 states

Virginia decided to drop its reciprocity with 25 states. The reason was supposedly due to other states not having issuing criteria as strict as Virginia's.

The policy will be in effect in six weeks. The five states that are recognized are,

Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and West Virginia


Using firearms in extreme cold

The Firearm Blog has a write-up of a person who took some guns to a really cold place. It is definitely an interesting read.

Canadian Rangers used WW2 Enfields for similar reasons, and Danish and Norwegians did similar thing with their soverign patrols.

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Leupold Mark 4 ER/T 4.5-14x50mm

Iraqveteran8888's Chad takes a look at this nice scope. As the video mentions, having a great scope is crucial.

From: Iraqveteran8888


Demolition Ranch took a look at ricochets in real life. One thing to take away from the video is that richochets are not something to be scoffed at. Take a look at what happens to the watermelon, not just the board in the back

From: Demolition Rance

Stag Arms loses FFL

Stag Arms lost its FFL due to pleadin guilty to violating federal law regarding manufacturing problems.

In July 2014, ATF found,
Out of 3000 samples, 300 could not be reconciled.
136 unserialized lowers
200 lost or missing firearms
62 machine guns(AR lowers with the third hole) unregistered or registered to wrong entity.

By pleading guilty, owner Mark Malkowski will agree to never operate or manage firearms company, as well as personally paying $100,000 fine, while Stag Arms will pay $500,000

Stag Arms is in talks to sell the company.

From: The Firearm Blog,

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

GNB: Vicksers Guide: 1911

Larry Vickers published this guide some time ago, intended as a coffee table book - beautiful photographs and short descriptions, suppose to be a light reading while enjoying your coffee.

There are plenty of books about birth and adoption of 1911 by U.S. Army, and its numerous variants, but LAV's 1911 guide isn't about that. It shows some of his prized possessions as well as some from Ken Hackathorn and Rob Leatham's. Most of the collections feature rare 1911s from various gunsmiths.

It also is a snapshot of how 1911 evolved from about 1980s to current. History of various gunsmiths' works in last few decades has been relegated to memories of people who lived at the time, with little comprehensive documentation.

This guide features works of Pachmayr, Swenson and other gunsmiths of the era, as well as the current ones like Burton. It shows various agency models as well.

Small changes over the time can be hard to trace, but readers can get the idea of how things evolved when reading this. For people who are not in to details of 1911s, this would be just a photobook with various 1911s. However, those who like to look at details of a 1911, it can be an interesting guide to see how things evolved in last 30-40 years.

How to correctly mount an optic on an AR15

Triggertime TV has video by Mike Lamb showing how to mount optics on AR correctly.

From: Triggertime TV

Walther PPQ Q5 Match Pistol

Walther is coming up with a variation of their PPQ with 5 inch barrel called PPQ Q5. This pistol is made with competition in mind. The slide is ready for red dot sights similar to Glock MOS line.

You can read more from Guns. Holsters, and Gear. Check out the comment by Rich as well.

From: Guns, Holsters, and Gear

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Walther PPS M2 subcompact pistol

The Firearm Blog caught the press release about this pistol from Walther. It is a subcompact pistol in 9mm. It looks to be a single stack. Maybe 7-8 rounds capacity.

Pictures are in the link

From: The Firearm Blog

Vickers Tactical G43 +2 Magazine Extension

The Tactical Blog has first look and impression of the protoype. The prototype was printed with a 3D printer, but the production model maybe made with different manufacturing process.

From: The Tactical Wire

Chiappa AK-9 Pistol

Chiappa is coming up with AK-ish pistol in 9mm. There is no telling if the actions will be that of AK, but it is an interesting change.

From: Guns, Holsters, and Gear

Lightweight Desert Eagles

Magnum Research is coming up with lighter version of Desert Eagles called L5 and L6.

L5 in .357 magnum will have a 5-inch barrel with a muzzle break. It weighs 3 lbs. 2 oz. MSRP is about $1790

L6 is same but in .50AE. MSRP will be $2054

From: The Shooting Wire

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Vickers Tactical Grip plug/Takedown tool - GGT01

Vickers Tactical released this grip plug that has Glock takedown tool. It features a stainless tool. Currently it's only available for Gen 3, but Gen 4 version is on its way.

Price is $12.95


From: Soldier Systems

Knoble Automatic Pistol

This pistol really doesn't provide any advantage over other pistols of the era. In fact, probably worse.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shotgun News to change name - Firearm News

Shotgun News is finally coming to terms with the fact that they are not just about shotguns, but about all things firearms.

The change is not just in the name. Covers will be glossy, new column, and heavier paper.


EOTech refund request overwhelming USPS

According to Soldier Systems, post office in Ann Arbor, MIchigan is dealing quite a volume of these returns. Keep in mind that some probably used UPS instead of USPS, so the actual amount received by EOTech would be more.

From: Soldier Systems

Friday, December 18, 2015


LAV uploaded another video, this time Vityaz-SN, a 9mm sub-machine gun

From: Vickers Tactical

Beretta M9 A3 Suppressed

Hickok45 gets to have some fun with the improved Beretta M9

From: hickok45

Glock 40 Gen4 MOS review

The Firearm Blog has review of this new pistol from Glock. USPSA is experimenting with Combat Optics division and if that becomes a real division, it would be interesting to see how this will do.

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Colt Canada MRR - Modular Railed Rifle

Canadaian Firearm Magazine 'Calibre' has photo of the new rifle from Colt Canada, built with inputs from Canada's special operations soldiers and law enforcements.

It featured M-LOK, Cerakote finish.

You can read more from:

From: Calibre

Libyan Illicit firearms Facebook group

The firearm Blog stumbled upon a Facebook page featuring firearms found in Libya. It is interesting to see some guns, and some are expected, while some are not.

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How to shoot the boat simulator

TWANGnBANG shared a tip he learned on how to deal with boat simulator. This contraption provides unstable platform but there are things you can do to minimize problems.


Concealed carry tips for women

Steve Fisher and Tatiana Whitlock discuss some of helpful points for females carrying gun.

From: TriggerTime TV

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Savage Automatic Pistols

Ian goes through changes in Savage automatic pistols. For younger generations, 1907 is the gun featured in shows like Boardwalk Empire or movies like Road to Perdition.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Jerry shot first

Jerry Miculek did a hilarious reenactment of the famous 'Han shot first' scene with one of two firing prop of the Han Solo pistol.


Hickok45 cuts Christmas tree

Not a bad idea. A nice walk in the woods, get some shooting done, and inexpensive Christmas trees.

From: Hickok45

Monday, December 14, 2015

Uzi SMG sand test

MAC decided to apply his sand test to an Uzi.

From: Military Arms Channel

MK46 MOD 1

This is a modified SAW, making it easier for the user to carry it. Wait until the end when Eric really enjoys shooting it.

From: Iraqveeran8888

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Russian PL-14

LAV shows this new pistol developed by Kalashnikov. It is certainly interesting pistol.

From: Vickers Tactical

Upgrading M4 carbine to M4A1

Here's a video showing how Army's M4s are upgraded to M4A1

From: PEO Soldier via Soldier Systems

Saturday, December 12, 2015

How to use red dot sights on handguns

Practically Tactical got together with Steve Fisher to talk about how to use red dot sights on handguns.

Their are more parts available now than ever for mounting red dot sights on handguns and there are some examples in the video.

From: Practically Tactical

Taurus class action lawsuit settled

The Firearm Blog reports that Taurus International Manufacturing settled a lawsuit, which qualifying Settlement Class Members to get payment up to $200 per Class Pistol. The settlement also allows Taurus to enhance warranty on the Class Pistols.

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, December 11, 2015

SIG Prototype 1924-25 rifles

Ian brings us another interesting video about these prototype rifles

From: Forgotten Weapons

Engine block vs .50 BMG

LAV shows what kind of things happen when an engine block gets to meet .50 BMG coming in at a high speed.

From: Vickers Tactical

Constitutional Arms Palm pistol has review of this unique pistol. The palm pistol design is not new, but this pistol adds a few more interesting design to bring it up to the modern times.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

9 Soviet prototype rifles from WW2

The Firearm Blog has photos of prototypes Soviets made during WW2 and beyond. You can see some interesting designs that influenced AK-47

From: The Firearm Blog

M3 Submachinegun story

If you wanted to read upon the basic history of M3 submachine gun, has a nice article.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

EOTech issuing refunds

Recent development regarding EOTech problems is now leading to L-3 Communications to refund the Holographic Weapon Sight. With US government suing and settling, L-3 Communications is quietly refunding full price customers paid.

You have to request RMA from their website, and they will either accept or decline. Once they approve, they will add $15 for shipping and handling, and you can send it in.

For more information, here's the link to the Soldier Systems article.

From: Soldier Systems

Mosin Nagant 91/30 at 300 yards

Jerry Miculek shows why he is an amazing shooter by shooting this rifle standing up to 300 yards


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

USAS-12 Combat Shotgun

This shotgun was made by Daewoo Precision Industry(now S&T Motiv) of South Korea in 80s. The gun was interesting implementation of Max Atchisson's work.

From: Forgotten Weapons

New Meprolights Sights

Meprolight sight is coming out with new sight that uses Fiber Tritium. This seems to be an extension of their TFO line. The sight is set up so the middle part is on the same place as the outer parts.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, December 7, 2015

Vuurwapen on Faxon ARAK-21

Vuurwapen is hardly the person who minces words and he got his chance to review this rifle. And it did not go well for Faxon. Take a look at the first review.

Then the follow up which didn't help much

From: Vuurwapenblog

DP-12 Shotgun

Hickok45 got his chance to shoot this shotgun. It is definitely interesting and I hope it foes better than Kel-Tec.

From: Hickok45

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Apex Tactical barrels for S&W M&P

Apex Tactical is coming up with semi drop-in barrel for M&P pistols. There has been some accuracy issues reported with M&P pistols and this barrel is going to give 2 inch group at 25 yards.

Price is expected to be $199.95 and will be available on Dec. 17

Apex Tactical has been driving force of improving M&P line with their sear and other parts.

From: Ammoland

Top 5 Truck Guns

Iraqveteran8888 makes a list of 5 truck guns he would carry. It is a light-hearted list so don't get too angry at choices. Relax and enjoy

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, December 5, 2015

H&K SL-6 and SL-7 Rifles

Ian goes through lesser known rifle from H&K that is mechanically related to H&K rifles  we see today.

From: Forgotten Weapons

H&K MP5 breakdown

Battlefield Vegas had a video going through H&K MP5. They have more on other guns as part of their Weekly Weapons Brief

From: BattleField Vegas

Friday, December 4, 2015

H&K VP9 Torture Test

MAC decided to test out the pistol and this caused some chatter on the internet forums. The gun failed some tests. It is interesting to see the reactions to this video.

HK Pro:

From: MAC

Jingle Bells with Chris Chang

Christmas seasons is here and let's celebrate by playing some songs

From: Chris Cheng

S&W ships millionth Shield

S&W shipped 1 million M&P Shield since it was made in 2012. This is no small feat considering the mark took only 3 years. Everything about the gun, the marketing was right.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

German Naval P04 Luger

There were various Lugers and here is one Rock Island Auction that German Navy adopted

From: Forgotten Weapons

AMU's marksmanship tips

Army Marksmanship Unit has been producing videos titled "Shooter's Corner", giving tips on shooting. It is basic information, but proper execution of basic skills is what makes experts.

Part 1:

More videos below

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

S&W 945

Jerry Miculek shows us a bit rare pistol, a performance center S&W 945. It has some similar features found on 1911.


Hugo Schmeisser rifles has a brief article on this brilliant inventor who heavily influenced the advancement of rifles we see now.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Trapdoor Springfield

More interesting rifle from RIA auction. The rifle was made from a muzzleloader to trapdoor version as the need to evolve became apparent

From: Forgotten Weapons

Homemade 20mm cannon

A 4chan user Joshua Geho built a 20mm rifle after getting appropriate paperwork approvals. It is interesting to see how this shoots


Monday, November 30, 2015

C93 Borchardt

Here's the first successful semi-auto pistol. As always, Ian goes over some historical background as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

S&W Model 547 9mm Revolver

Not a new revolver, but it has interesting design. Not mayn 9mm revolvers are around thesedays, as semi-autos are better suited for the caliber.

From: Hickok45

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Raven Concealment Morrigan IWB holster

Raven Concealment debutted a new IWB holster. It uses velcro strap to adjust retention.

Available for following guns(for now)
Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 42, 43
S&W M&P Full size 9mm/.40 cal and Shield


Price $49.99

From: Raven Concealment Systems

Union/Reifgraber .32 S&W Autopistol

Forgotten Weapons shows this interesting pistol that didn't make it big but has an interesting design

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Russian SV-338 Sniper Rifle

More videos from LAV, this time SV-338 rifle. Their has been a lot of transition to this or .300 Win Mag from .308(7.62x51) and seems like Russians are taking a note of it too.

From: Vickers Tactical

Allen & Thurber Pepperbox

This pistol is a quite interesting gun. Ian goes through some historical backgrounds as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, November 27, 2015

Swiss ZfK-55 Sniper Rifle

Swiss made some really great rifles and here is another one on the auction

From: Forgotten Weapons

CDX-50 Tremor

Soldier Systems has photos of a new .50cal rifle from Cadex

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Erika 4.25mm Pistol

This pistol was chambered for 4.25mm Liliput, designed by Franz Pfannl to make a really small pistol. It is unclear if practical sense was dead when this gun was made. Perhaps the only thing that died due to this gun.

From: Forgotten Weapons

CMP to get 1911s

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 which included transfers of M1911A1s in US Military to CMP. 10,000 firearms will be available per year.

More Trijicon MRO review

Guns, Holsters, and Gear got chance to run the Trijicon MRO and review it.

From: Guns, Holsters, and Gear

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

EOTech and Aimpoint news

Sometime ago, Soldier Systems reported that USSOCOM found problems with EOTechs. In extreme temperature, the reticle would lose its zero. Now, Soldier Systems Daily is reporting that US Government is suing L3 Communications for failure to disclose test results that demonstrated this problem.

Update: Soldier Systems have update on the settlement L3 Communications made with US government. The accusation is pretty damning, with EOTech known flaws for many years yet not informing DoD as contract required.

On the other hand, Aimpoint Micro T-2 is now adopted by the FBI HRT since July. FBI's another unit, Defensive Systems Unit will use H-2. H-2 is not out on commercial market, but it will be a more economical version of T-2 without NV capability.

FBI HRT will use Sphur mount for their Aimpoint T-2s

From: Soldier Systems

The Walch Revolver

This revolver attempted to fire 10 rounds out of 5 cylinders by having two percussion cap channels. Very interesting design although not sure if it will work that well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Freedom Ordnance FM-9 belt fed AR upper

GY6 reviewed this system. It is unclear if the system will be useful except for very narrrow applications, but it is an interesting attempt.

From: GY6

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Detonics MkI

Ian goes through the first Detonics pistol which successfuly offered a smaller 1911 size.

From: Forgotten Weapons

LAV shoots 50 Cal Raufoss

LAV gets to have fun with this interesting round.

From: Vickers Tactical

Miculek Thanksgiving cooking

Jerry Miculek shows how to prepare Thanksgiving meal Miculek way.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Braverman "Stinger" Pen Gun

This is a pen gun, but is not a NFA item. Very interesting design. This would have fit very well in to any TV shows from 60s to 80s

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shooting .50 cal revolver in a USPSA match

Powerfactor is definitely met for this one. This is all in fun, as you can guess.

From: r3hawk

Shooting steel tips from Frank Proctor

Frank Proctor shares his knowledge regarding steel targets. He says that Green tip ammunition is actually not as bad as some make it out to be. It is interesting point.

From: Trigger Time TV

Sunday, November 22, 2015

How to clean an AR-15

Jerry Miculek goes through AR-15 cleaning. This is a great video for anyone who wants to learn this, even though it is 34 mnutes long. Learn once and you are set.


Tis the Season for Commie Guns

MAC shows off some commie guns as the winter hits his area.

From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Gustloff VG1-5 Nazi Last Ditch Rifles

Ian shows this last ditch semi-auto made by Nazi party. It is usable, but not for a long time like other weapons.

From: Forgotten Weapons

19C tactical light mounted gun

Czerny's auction house in Sarzana, Italy has a pistol with a lantern mounted to it, made in 1800s. It is about 30cm long.


Friday, November 20, 2015

H&K MP7 A1

Iraqveteran8888 got his chance to shoot the H&K MP7. He also ran a ballistic gel test with the FMJ ammunition for the gun

From: Iraqveteran8888

Gewehr 71 with experimental magazine

Ian took time to show this experimental magazine for Gewehr 71. It was never adopted or mass produced, but is a good example of various attempts of the time

From: Forgotten Weapons

Guns growing in trees has some photos of trees growing with guns from wars many years ago.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

BCM .300 Blackout uppers

Bravo Company Manufacturing is releasing 300 Blackout uppers in 9 inch, 12.5 inch, and 16 inch.


From: Bravo Company Manufacturing via Soldier Systems

Magpul CORE Technical gloves

Magpul announced an upcoming glove for shooters. It is not in production, but seems like a good contender.


  •     Lightweight, durable glove without compromising dexterity
  •     Tough synthetic suede palm and inner finger construction for wet or dry grip on all firearms
  •     Narrow, minimalistic forefinger for easy access and better control of firearms triggers
  •     Terrycloth backed thumb area to quickly remove fogging on hunting optics and glasses
  •     Three-finger touchscreen capability
  •     Elastic wrist closure keeps out debris
  •     100% synthetic
  •     Subdued branding for better camouflage and concealment

Colors will be black, charcoal, and coyote.

Price: $24.95


From: Magpul

USPSA Scoring & Overlays

Larry from The Powerfactor show goes over some details and intricacies of USPSA scoring using overlays.

From: Powerfactor Show

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


LAV's second trip to Russia brings us more information about some interesting firearms. Here is AK-12, possible candidate for new issue rifle for Russian military.

From: Vickers Tactical

RSC 1917: French WW1 semi-auto rifle

Ian shows the first semi auto France issued, almost 86,000 of them.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Japanese AR-10 variants

Jien on posted s scan of article from Japanese magazine 'Gun'. It shows R1, very similar to AR-10 and how it progresses to Howa Type 64 rifle.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

S&S Precision Multi-Pistol Holster

S&S Precision made this holster capable of holding most ull-size guns. It is mde with injection molded thermoplastic. It can be used as OWB or IWB, and hooks attach to belts to up to 1.5 inches wide.

Price: $48.10


From: Soldier Systems

Madsen LMG disassembly & functioning

Ian takes a look at internals of this rifle. The fist 3 minutes are for history.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, November 16, 2015

Colt Z40 Pistol #1

Ian took a time to talk about this gun, not becuase the gun is an antique but because of political circumstance the era was a noteworthy moment in firearms history

From: Forgotten Weapons

Bass Pro buying out Cabelas?

According to some new sources, Bass Pro Shops is looking in to/ or has already made an offer for Cabelas. KURL8 reports that the deal was already finalized on Nov. 9th, and formal take over will happen Jan. 1 of next year.

From: KURL

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Vickers Guide: 1911

LAV released his Vickers Guide 1911. The book is a coffee table book with 352 pages of 1911 photos as well as many other things.

The Standard edition is $95, Signature edition is $125 and the Limited Edition is $250.

You can purchase them from

From: Vickers Tactical

Magpul Tejas Gun belt

Magpul came up with gunbelt made with leather on the outside and kydex inside for better form. It comes in 3 colors, black, chocolate, and brown. Size is from 32-44 in ches.


Price: $84.95

From: Magpul

Griffin Armament's universal suppressor

This suppressor is coming soon, and is usable for various rifle calibers around .30 caliber. It's not for some handgun calibers, but definitely something that will save a lot of hassle for people with diffeent calibers

From: Military Arms Channel

Friday, November 13, 2015

White Prototype Gas Operated .276 Rifle

Forgotten Weapons shows us this rare rifle that tried to go against M1. Plenty of interesting features were in the rifle, although practicality maybe questioned.

From: Forgotten Weapons

S&W IDPA BUG National result

S&W IDPA BUG Nationals was last weekend and here are the results

High BUG: Shane Coley
High Distinguished Senior: Paul Jones
High Industry: Shane Coley
High International: Federico Iannelli
High Junior: Padraic Sullivan
High Lady: Randi Rogers
High Law Enforcement: Eugene Jankowski
High Military: Mike Seeklander
High Senior: Eugene Jankowski
Most Accurate: Jim Meyers


From: IDPA

To reload, or not to reload (shotgun shells)

Powerfactor show takes a look at whether someone should reload his shotgun shells.

From: Powerfactor Show

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Colt 1909

Forgotten Weapons finally got chance to look at Colt 1909, which filled the evolutionary steps between 1905 and 1911. Ian compares the three pistols.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul Gen3 PMAG for AK test

AK Operator's union 47-74 decided to see if Magpul's new PMAG Gen3 for AKs are worthy of being used in Kalashnikov's design.

From: AKOU 47-74

Browning 1921 Autoloading Rifle

The Firearm Blog has an article on far lesser known patent filed by John M. Browning. There is no indication this made it to production, but it is a nice interesting article. The comments seem to indicate that Pedersen probably had similar design 6 years prior.

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TAC-TV Veteran's Day Special

LAV uploaded a special episode on his Youtube. The video looks at BCM company, LAV's background, as well as a support for veterans, Operation Warrior Call

From: Vickers Tactical

FP-45 Liberator Pistol

Ian goes through a genuine Liberator pistol. There are a lot of information covered in this video.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tactical Backpack/Biathlon Rifle Sling

Mayflower Consulting and Velocity systems got together to make this European sling great for mountain operations. Available in Multicam, Kryptek Yeti(winter) and Highlander(Brown)

Price: $84

From: Velocity Systems via Soldier Systems

How to distinguish AK variants

ENDO has a good post about how to distinguish various AKs made by abram4ik. If you want to get a good reference guide, this should do it.

From: Everyday no days off

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

USSOCOM looking to replace EOTech

USSOCOM recently published a note warning about problems with EOTech. Now Soldier Systems is reporting that there is movement to find substitute. There are 5 candidates viying for the position.

From: Soldier Systems


Forgotten Weapons looks at the famous SPAS-12.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, November 9, 2015

9mm defensive load barrier tests

MAC tries out 4 defensive ammunitions using ballistic gels and how it performs against some barriers.

This test should be taken with some grain of salt. There are studies done under better and more controlled manner. Furthermore, those studies indicate that permanent cavity is more important than temporary cavity(or stretched). Whie it is impressive to see temporary cavities, the importance goes to permanent cavity

The bulletproof vest test at the end did not mention that +P+ rounds are closer to .357 magnum rounds which is beyond what Level IIA armor is rated for. So there is no surprise that the +P+ would penetrate.

From: Military Arms Channel

Bannerman's castle has a good article on Bannerman's milsurp store. This store was famous for having many different military surpluses over the years.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Movie prop guns on auction

Julien's Auction is putting some interesting guns from movies up for auction to be held on Nov. 20th. From the Golden Closet Archives catalog,

AMT .45 Longlside from Terminator is going on the block for $10,000-20,000 (p. 34 of catalog). Laser is not included, though

M16A1 with grenade launcher used in the last scene of Scarface(1983) by Al Pacino's character. The gun lacks firing pin, and the grenade launcher was custom made. The grenade launcher was also used in Predator(1987). Price is expected to be around $20,000 - 30,000.

According to jbntex from, the serial number is 9310593, and was sold by the famous Stembridge Gun Works company.

There are some prop guns from other movies such as 'Salt' used by Angelina Jolie, CTU badge used by Keifer Sutherland in 24, pistols from 'Sopranos'

The catalog has far more costumes used by many shows as well. Bud's wrestling costume from 'Married...with childrens' is there too.

Auction catalog:

Sniper Rifle Challenge

LAV uploaded this video from a year or so ago from his show TAC-TV. It goes through effects of some military cartridges on barriers.

From: Vickers Tactical

Saturday, November 7, 2015

ETS translucent Glock magazines pre-order

ETS is coming up with translucent magazines for Glocks. Currently, 9mm 31, 22, and 14 round magazines are about to be available. In the future, there will be other capacities(15 for Glock 19 and 10 round magazines for ban states)

Price is $21.99 for 31 and 22 round magazine, $16.99 for 17 round magazine

From: ETS via The Firearm Blog

The Concealed-Carry Reality

Greg Camp wrote a rebuttal to New York Time's hit piece "The Concealed-Carry Fantasy"

As always, gun grabbers tried to inflate their numbers, while ignoring other data that refutes their claim.


Friday, November 6, 2015

HSP TH1RTE3N sights for Glocks

HaleyStrategic came out with a news sight for Glocks. Front blade is .125 wide, and rear sight notch is .125 wide as well.

It comes with tritium rear and tritium front ($139) or Black rear/tritium front($99)

From: Haley Strategic

SIG P225-A1

SIG Sauer is bringing back P225 with some modern updates. It comes with Short Reset Trigger, machined stainless slide

Price is $1122 - 1236 (MSRP)

PMAG 30 AK/AKM MOE and GEN M3 comparison

Soldier Systems has a nice article on the difference between the two AK magazines offered by Magpul.

From: Soldiery Systems

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Austrailian homemade guns

Australia practically banned guns, but that doesn't mean criminals are going to give up. These are some really crude homemade guns

From: The Daily Telegraph

ATF Open Data

ATF added Open Data to its website. This is ATF's effort to make more of its data open to the public.

There are a lot of data related to firearms and other functions ATF does. If you are quantitatively driven person, this would be an interesting website.

From: ATF via

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sig Sauer MCX review

MAC got his chance to review this carbine. Initially this looks like an AR, but there are some serious internal design differences.

From: Military Arms Channel

Maxim Vice

Silencerco made this Miami Vice parody featuring its Maxim pistol in the works.

From: SilencerCo

MRO review by sootch00

sootch00 has a great review of this new optic that is trickling in to the market

From: sootch00

Monday, November 2, 2015

Slow Motion Overload - Behind The Scenes

LAV shows some behind the scene view of how the vedio got made

From: Vickers Tactical

338 Lapua Magnum vs. Pumpkins

TWANGnBANG shoots pumpkins as well. This time using 338 Lapusa Magnum.


SureFire Warden

Chris Cheng demonstrates usefulness of SureFire Warden. This is a blast regulator, redirecting the blast from muzzle forward to reduce sideways blowing

From: SureFire

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Darth Vader shoots USPSA

The Force is not required. Or is it? Lord Vader appeared at NW Halloween Trigger Treat Match

From: gunrobot

One Shot Draw drill

Doug Koenig shares the drill he does when he goes to practice at a range. Idea is to make the first hit count and this would be a good drill

From: NSSF

Performance Center Ported M&P Shield

Julie Golob shows this Performance Center pistol with some upgrades such as Performance Center sear and porting

The guns has MSRP of $490, just $50 more than regular M&P Shield's price

From: Smith & Wesson

Surefire XC1 review

OCABJ reviews the smallest light Surefire has come up with for pistols.


Friday, October 30, 2015

LAV equipments

RCS Vickers Signature Series

Raven Concealment worked with LAV to come out with Vicekrs Signature Series. There are 4 packages, and they will be available for 5 guns - Glock 17, 19, H&K VP9, Beretta M9, and M1911A1.

Package #1 ($199.99)
    Holster of your choice
    Matching double magazine carrier

Package #2 ($210.99)
    Holster of your choice
    Matching single magazine carrier
    M4 magazine carrier

Package #3 ($259.99)
    Holster of your choice
    Matching double magazine carrier
    M4 magazine carrier

Package #4 ($299.99)
    Holster of your choice
    Matching single magazine carrier
    Matching double magazine carrier
    M4 magazine carrier


From: Soldier Systems

Wilson Combat Vickers Duty Magazine

LAV explains his idea behind the new magazine made with Wilson Combat

From: Vickers Tactical


Hichok45 gets to try out this new chambering for H&K's VP series

From: hickok45

Col. Jeff Cooper's Colt MK IV Series 80

NSSF shows some of modern guns displayed in Cody Firearms Museum, one of them being Col. Jeff Coopers Colt Series 80.

From: NSSF

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Building an AR upper receiver

TWANGnBANG shows us how to put together an AR upper. As he says, he is not the only source but this is a good idea to know how it goes together.



This French rifle has some bad jokes folowing it, but it is an interesting rifle. looks at this rifle


General Tips

Tiger McGee shares some tips about various things - reusing basic AR grips, improving speedloaders, and number of magazines for your pistol.

From: Shooting Wire

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

USMC officially getting M4

Marine Corp Times reports that Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has signed off on the switch making the M4 the primary weapon for all infantry battalions, security forces and supporting schools no later than the end of September 2016. This comes after evaluating M4 with 5.56mm AB49 Special Operations Science and Technology cartridge.

From: Marine Corp Times

Magpul Bolt action magazine well

This is a drop-in part for Remington 700 Hunter stock. Shooters can use detachable magazines with this part installed. It takes AICS pattern short action magazine. The part comes with one Magpul PMAG 5 7.62 AC

Price: $69.95

PMAG 5 7.62 AC takes 5 rounds, but follwer can be modified for one more round. Price is  $34.95

From: Magpul

Is it a Shooting Position or Not?

Powerfactor Show discusses some interesting stage problem that Rick went through.

From: Powerfactor Show

Ukraines utilizing Mosins

Ukraines are utilizing whatever they got and that means the old Mosin are now back in use. member texashomeserver posted pics of re-fitted Mosin Nagants with scopes and Picatinny rails. Other versions have the whole furniture changed, as well as open magazine well.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lucky Gunner tests defense ammos

Lucky Gunner released their finding on ballistics of various handgun self-defense ammunitions. While the test has some room for argument, this seems like another good information

Calibers tested were .380acp, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP

From: Lucky Gunner

San Francisco's last gun shop

San Francisco city decided to burden firearm dealers and that effectively killed the last gun shop in the city, High Bridge Arms. The store was founded by Bob Chow, a reknown gun smith but after 63 years it is now gone.

You can read more about the shop from


10-Bore Flintlock Rifle

Forgotten Weapons shows us how flintlock rifles are prepared to fire. In this case, a 10-bore, which you can guess has a good amount of recoil

Forgotten Weapons

Monday, October 26, 2015

Century Arms C32v2 and RAS47

Jerry Miculek is back and this time is shooting a Century Arms C32v2 and RAS47


AK47 Mini Rifles

These are not going to fire live ammunition, but the details are just plain awesome.

From: Gunwebsites via ENDO

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Slow Motion Overload

LAV knows what people want so he shoots lots of stuff

From: Vickes Tactical

MHS program blasted

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates's opinion on is one of many criticisms of the Modular Handgun System. There has been some other more detailed look, including from Soldier Systems and The Firearm Blog

From: Soldier Systems, The Firearm Blog

Friday, October 23, 2015

Knob Creek night shoot from bird's eye view posted this nice video of the famous Knob Creek night shoot from higher view point.


More White Steyr AUG A3M1 rifles

Steyr is making more White AUG A3M1 rifles after more demands came in. There will be short-railed version, high-rail versions, and optics versions. MSRP will be $2499 and $2599 for scoped version(1.5X and 3X optics), $2099 for railed versions

From: Shooting Wire

Some Israeli guns & gears at TFB

The Firearm Blog has a rare IDF 3x magnifier that seems to be a refurbed ACOG.

There is also an operational use of Ruger 10/22 rifles in Israel, this time with updated model

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DIY railgun

Imgur user NSA_Listbot made his own portable railgun using 3D printing technolgy and it is an interesting item

He named it WXPR-1

You can read more about it in this article, as well as on Imgur


SilencerCo 10K Omega Giveaway

SilencerCo is celebrating there milestone of upcoming 10,000 Omegas by giving away an AXTS MI-T556 with an Omega

You can enter the raffle here


  • Complete AXTS MI-T556
  • SilencerCo Omega w/ Flat Front Cap & ASR Mount
  • Ambidextrous Lower Receiver
  • 416R Stainless Steel 14.5” Barrel w/ 1:8 Twist
  • Custom 2-Stage Trigger
  • M-LOK Handguard
  • Black Nitride Bolt Carrier Group
  • AXTS Raptor Charging Handle
  • AXTS Talon Safety Selector
  • SilencerCo Specwar Trifecta Flash Hider
  • Knights Armament Micro Sights
  • SilencerCo Omega & AXTS MI-T556 w/ Matching Serial Numbers

From: SilencerCo

H&K UMP 45 slow motion

Outdoor Hub Labs and Dakota Tactical made this video

From: Outdoorhub, Dakota Tactical

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

KeyMod Modular Rail Alpha

Bravo Company USA came up with the new version made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. KMR-A has seven KeyMod mounting surfaces, and weighs are 6 ounces plus 2.2 ounces for mounting hardware.

From: BravocompanyUSA via Soldier Systems