Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rare First Model AK-47

More interesting items from LAV's visit to Russia. This time, the rare first model AK-47 that was presented to Stalin to get approval. Also Federov makes an appearance.

From: Vickers Tactical

Saudi military handgun skill show off

Always going to find someone trying to do something interesting

From: Live Leak

Friday, February 27, 2015

Miniature guns

LAV's visit to Russia definitely had some interesting moments and here is another one he is sharing with rest of the world

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Part 3:
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From: Vickers Tactical

Trap of Timers

Jerry Jones posted the usefulness and unintended pitfall of incorporating timer to shooters training.

For LEO and self-defense, it is important to use timer as a way to measure performance, but not as a goal.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rhodesian FAL

LAV shares some more from his visit to Russia, including a Rhodesian FAL. It has a very interesting history behind it.

From: Vickers Tactical

Springfield XD Mod 2 .45 ACP

Hickok looks at the gun with the Grip Zone

From: Hickok45

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SureFire 60 and 100 round magazine sale

SureFire is giving 20% off for their 60 and 100 round magazine purchased from their website. use promo code MAG20

This deal is good until March 31, 2015 11:59 PM PST

From: SureFire

Ms.Clean 2.0 The Double

MsClean was the AR magazine-shaped cleaning kit box and now the new version 2.0 is the double thick case. This allows more room. Their goal is $60,000 and so far they have $15,000 pledged. It will go on until April 11, 2015 7am PST

From: Kick Starter

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Safe Effective Ammoless Learning

ITS Tactical has a good article on how to get the most with dryfire routine. It goes in to what you can do with dryfire practice and various things to incorporate.

From: ITS Tactical

SureFire M600 AA Scout shipping

The new M600 AA Scout Light can use AA lithium or AA alkaline batteries, making battery purchase a lot easier. This emits 200 lumens for 3.75 hours. MSRP will be $299

From: SureFire

Monday, February 23, 2015

Beretta APX

Beretta showed their new striker-fired pistol at 2015 IDEX in Abu Dhabi.

Some point of interests are,
Interchangable backstrap and grips
reversible magazine release,
ambidextrous slide lock,
manual safety version is possible,
and has 'Glock-like' safety on trigger

It looks like a Glock but some have pointed out similarities with Steyr M1 series. Trigger is reportedly about 6 lbs. Capacity is 17 for 9mm, 15 for .40 S&W

This is a departure from using some interesting operating mechanisms such as rotating barrel of Px4 Storm or Walther-ish mechanisms used in 92 series.

Recently, US Army announced delay in solicit for submission for the Modular Service Handgun competition. This could be something Beretta was aiming for as the attempt to provide M9A3 did not go well.

More hi-res photos are available the link


Sunday, February 22, 2015

How Mike Pannone holds rifle

Mike Pannone shares his method on how to hold a rifle

From: Treasure Dogz

PLM Proctor Light Mount

Frank Proctor worked with Unity Tactical to come up with this mount for Streamlite Protac 1L. This also works with Streamlight Protac 2L and Surefire E series lights.

It is a very skinny mount using only one slot

Price: $89.95

From: Unity Tactical via Soldier Systems

Intratec TEC-9 pistol

MAC looks at this (in)famous pistol. Sometimes some just can't a break like this pistol. It had problems in both mechanical and political nature.

Here's a little blast from the past. Movie 'Big trouble in little china' had some fun moments with it...

..too the point that Chuck Schumer enjoyed it.

From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Finnish Special Forces to get SCAR

According to Helsingin Sanomat, Finnish Special Forces will get SCAR. The final decision will be made in March, but it is more or less approved at this point. However this is not to be viewed as the whole Finnish military will be going for SCAR.

The caliber of choice is rumored to be 5.56 for compatibility with NATO forces.

Red Blue from has a bit more explanation

From: Helsingin Sanomat,

Miculek talks about M855

Jerry Miculek might be a bit late to upload a video regarding the recent decision by ATF to reclassify M855 ammunition, but he makes it up for it by making a video that goes a bit more technical


Ruger LC9s Pro

Hickok45 looks at the new variation of LC9, LC9s Pro

From: Hickok45

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dryfire Training Technique

Kirsten Joy Weiss explans benefits of dryfiring practice

From: Kirsten Joy Weiss

The AR-180

The Firearm Blog has an article on AR-180 written by Phil Hirsh. It is a bit longer than usual internet articles, but well worth the read.

From: The Firearm Blog

Alien Gear Cloak Slide OWB holster review reviewed this holsters. Alieng Gear hs been making some strides in to the market with their really competitive pricing and this holster is no exception


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Canik TP9SA reviews

Military Arms Channel and Iraqveteran8888 both reviewed this copy of Walther P99. One interesting that both found is that decocking the SA model would render it useless with the dead trigger.



From: MAC, Iraqveteran8888

+P & higher pressure ammunition

Powerfactorshow looks at history of higher pressure ammunition including 10mm, 41 Rem Magnums and others

From: Powerfactorshow

Armscor .22 TCM 9R, Glock conversion kits

.22 TCM 9R is a cartridge designed to be used with conversion kits for 9mm and .40SW Glock. The caliber was designed for RIA 1911s and Armscor is expanding to Glock platforms. The round can move at 1900-2000 fps
TCM 9R on left

Kits will have a MSRP of $429, and will work for Glock 17 and 22. .22 TCM 9R will cost $22.50 for a box of 50



Hornady "American Gunner" ammunition quick review

Jerry Jones of Modern Service Weapons did a quick review of the new product line from Hornady

From: Modern Service Weapons

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

USMC making changes in weapons

USMC is making changes to enhance effectiveness of soldier's weapons.

First, According to the Marine Times, there will be several changes to the rifle. Such changes include,

  • RCO reticles replaced with SDO(Squad Day Optic) used on the M27 IAR
  • Free-floating barrel
  • Ambidextrous charging handles
  • Better trigger
  • Modern flash hider
  • Better ammunition(AB49 Special Operations Science and Technology 5.56mm cartridge)

There will be some considerations for placement of holsters and ammunition for pistols

On similar note, Glock 19 has been authorized for MARSOC as USSOCOM asset. The pistols will be considered as USSOCOM inventory, not MARSOC's but MARSOC can qualify with it.

You can read more about it from the Soldier Systems Daily

From: Military Times, Soldier Systems Daily

Dalton Fury's custom 1911 for Mission 22

Former Delta Dalton Fury made a custom 1911 which will be auctioned off in support of Mission 22.

You can read the interview from



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ZEV Tech match grade Glock barrels

ZEV Technologies is announcing Match Grade drop-in barrels. There are 3 different finishes(Burnt Bronze, Black DLC, and Raw Stainless Steel) for G17, 19 and 34 for now.

Price is $250

Magpul's new home

Magpul recently moved their production facilities to Cheyenne, WY. Here's a news article that reports on the new home

Here is a look inside their warehouse

From: Wyoming news

Monday, February 16, 2015

Canadian OICW?

Defence Research and Development Canada(DRDC) and Colt Canada came up with this new rifle for Canadian Future Small Arms Research FSAR project. It has a rifle component and a projectile component on top. Rifle component is that of a bullpup while upper component can fire three 40mm grenade or a 12 gauge shotgun. There seems to be a plan to integrate Trackingpoint-like system.

Two new Dueck Defense Rapid Transition Sights

Competitive shooter Berry Dueck's Rapid Transition Sight now comes in two additional forms - tritium and fiber optic.

The tritium version has a larger dot at the front sight and two smaller tritium dots on rear sight. The fiber optic model comes in red, green, or yellow for front sight.

Tritium is priced at $332 and Fiber Optic at $288

From: Soldier Systems

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Miculek hitting 3 targets at 400 yards, standing

Nothing to add. Just watch and be amazed


Apache Knuckleduster Revolver

Forgotten Weapons shows another interesting collection from RIA, this time, an Apache Knuckleduster Revolver. This multi purpose tool was could be used as a brassknuckle, stabbing tool, and as a revolver.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, February 13, 2015

ATF intend to reclassify armor piercing ammo

ATF is intending to reclassify armor piercing ammo by considering whether certain projectiles are "primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes." While the following notice is for solicitation of comments from public, non-participation could only be interpreted as agreement.

Previously, ATF stated
As explained above, in 1986, ATF held that 5.56mm projectiles in SS109 and M855 cartridges were exempt. Further, in 1992, ATF held that 30-06 M2AP cartridges were
also exempt. In each case, ATF found that, "it is well documented" that the respective ammunition "has been recognized as being suitable for target shooting with rifles due to its accuracy." Id. These cartridges were originally produced for the military and were only later adopted by civilians for sporting purposes.

However, citing "officer safety" and using increase in sales of AR pistols as excuses, ATF states that these ammunitions "may be used in a handgun other than a single-shot handgun" and withdraw the exception for 5.56mm "green tip" ammuntion.

To submit comment, do before March 16, 2015 in one of following ways

ATF website: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Fax: (202) 648 - 9741

Mail: Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments

Link to actual memo:

Six12 in action

This is the video Crye Precision played at SHOT Show to show what Six12 is capable of. It is not a mock up version but is actually a working firearm.


From: Crye Precision

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Glock vs 1911 Service pistol maintenance considerations

Hilton Yam of Modern Service Weapons shares the difference in maintenance between the two different pistols.

From: Modern Service Weapons

PPQ vs VP9 Trigger

Lazer gives a mechanical look at the difference between the two trigger system of the two. It is an interesting article for those who are semi-interested in mechanical working of trigger mechanism.

From: Lazer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SilencerCo: Salvo 12, Saiga Adapter

SilencerCo announces Saiga adapter for Salvo 12. Take s look at this humorous video for some retro look as well as meme.

From: SilencerCo

Winchester expects steady ammo sales

According to this article, Winchester Ammunition expects the sales to be steady. Sales were down a bit, but is remaining higher than 2012. Backlog was lower than 2013, but still higher than 2012 as well.



Remington Arms announces Para Integration

Remington Outdoors has owned Para for sometime and is now officially making the integration. The pistol will be rebranded as Remington pistols.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Leupold opens Youtbe channel

Leupold is getting in to Youtube as a social media tool and announced that they will pbring more contents.

First video is the D-EVO video

From: Leupold vis Sodier Systems

Marcus Luttrell getting in to ammo biz

Marcus Luttrell is getting in to ammunition business. The brand name will be 'Team Never Quit'.

Calibers available will be 9mm, .40 S&W, 10mm, and .45 ACP for pistols, and 5.56mm,.300 BLK, .338 Lapua Magnum and .50 BMG. for rifles.

From: The Fireram Blog

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Torrey Pines Logic thermal imager

Torrey Pines Logic is coming out with thermal sights you can mount on guns. The T10M model is the thermal sight you can mount on gun and it is priced at $699. It takes CR123 battery and can be used for 8 hours.

Torrey Pines Logic also has non-military model T10S that can be mounted on user's wrist. It will be sold for $499



From: Gear Scout

Improving grip strength

Jeff Gonzales talks about how to improve grip strength. He reflects through his struggle after injury and shares how he strengthened his shooting ability

From: Trident Concepts

Friday, February 6, 2015

P90 by Carnik Con

Carnik Con educates people on FN P90

From: Carnik Con

The Beretta SO6 EELL "Izumi Project"

Beretta is collaborating with Japanese engraver Izumi Koshiro to bring dragon themed engraving on Beretta SO6EELL shotgun. It also comes with a tanto(short-sword).

Unfortunately, Beretta seems to be lacking details a bit. The kanji on the website is 'fire' not 'harmony(wa)'.


From: Beretta

Brownells's EDGE program

Brownells is introducing EDGE program, where buyers can get free shipping for annual fee of $49.99. This is similar to Amazon Prime program. It also incorporates Brownells' Lifetime Guarantee.

From: Brownells

Thursday, February 5, 2015

LaserLyte Laser Trainer Barrel

LaserLyte is introducing this barrel with incorporated laser for Glock 19/23. Replace the barrel with this and practice dry firing with laser.

LaserLyte LT-GM Specifications:

Power Output: 650NM, 5MW, Class IIIA
Activation: Sound activated by striker firing
Batteries: 3 x 393
Battery Life: 10,000 shots
Weight: 1.5 ounces
Material: Aircraft Grade 6061 aluminum
Length: 4.00 inches
Width: 0.60 inches
Height: 1.00 inches
MSRP: $159.95

From: LaserLyte

CZ shipping Scorpion pistol buffer tubes is reporting that CZ-USA is pistol brace mount that accepts AR pistol buffer tubes and extenstion tubes. The kit will be $79

From: CZ-USA

Celebs at SHOT show

Guns & Ammo has a collection of celebs who were at SHOT show

From: Guns & Ammo

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

H&K 80's promotional video

Here's a blast from the past. H&K's promotional video from 80s

From: surely0you0jest

Use of LEO only bullet for non-LEOs

Modern Service Weapons looks at whether it would be a good idea for average Joe to use LEO only marked ammunitions.

From: Modern Service Weapons

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HK416 and HK MR556 comparison

Vickers Tactical looks at the two rifles

From: Vickers Tactical

Japanese Self-Defense Force Scout Sniper

AiirSource has a video of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force training with 13th MEU during Excercise Iron Fist 15. You can see they use M24 (or its variant)

From: AiirSource

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dr. Bego Man Ballistic Gel Targets

Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you get shoot this gel
Everything is awesome when we're having fun

While the name is not really distinctive the look is. DoctorKote is offering a LEGO look-alike ballistic's gel.

According to the description,

Each order comes with TWO Dr. Bego Man targets which includes ONE stand for easy setup. 9.5 (L) x 6" (W) x 1" (H) 10% Gelatin mixture.
FBI Certified 10% Gelatin: $35.00(Pre-order price)

According to Soldier Systems Daily, the regular price will be $45 for FBI 10% gelatin and $60 for NATO 20% gelatin.


From: DoctorKote via Soldier Systems

G-code holster 10% sale

G-code holster is having 10% sale until Feb. 6th to celebrate addition of H&K VP9 to their line up.

Holsters for VP9 are OSH, XST, INCOG and ECLIPSE holsters

Coupon code is newvp9

They also said PPQ version will be out soon

From: G-code Holster