Monday, March 30, 2015

AR-180

MAC finally decided to shoot his Costa Mesa AR-180 and goes through some rounds. You can listen to his information on the rifle too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aXUVjRvKRo


From: Military Arms Channel

Henri & Nicolas Pieper

Forgotten weapons has an article on Henri & Nicolas Pieper

http://www.forgottenweapons.com/biography-henri-nicolas-pieper/

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Recoil mitigation by Mike Lamb

Here are some tips for shooters to have faster cadence and be accurate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obQayRIZ8vw


From: Trigger Time TV

Dealing with elbow issues for shooters

Hilton Yam shares his experience regarding elbow injury and how to recover from it. This is not a medical advice but sharing some information.

Part 1: http://modernserviceweapons.com/?p=14787
Part 2: http://modernserviceweapons.com/?p=14796
Part 3: http://modernserviceweapons.com/?p=14800


From: Modern Service Weapons

Saturday, March 28, 2015

ALG Defense 6 second mount available + holsters


ALG Defense's long-awaited 6 second mount is now available for $250.

Link: http://algdefense.com/6-second-mount.html


And luckily there are several holster makers accommodating this addition.

Off the Grid Concepts came up with ADR MKVI holster. This holster works for Glock 17, 34, and 17L and you can choose to have weapon mounted lights SureFire X300 series and X400 series. Price is $85

Link: https://otghex.com/products/mkvi/?navselect=group3


Advanced Holster from Fayetteville, NC is going to produce one soon

Link: http://www.advancedholster.com/default.html

From: ALG Defense, Off the Grid Concepts, Soldier Systems

Peruta to be heard by all 9th Circuit court judges

9th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to hear arguments regarding Peruta v San Diego en banc. This means that all judges will hear about the case instead of the usual three that looks at the case and makes decision. Richards v Yolo County will also be heard

Regardless of the outcome from the new twist it is likely that it will go all the way to the Supreme Court.


Document: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2015/03/26/10-56971ebo.pdf

Friday, March 27, 2015

Glock 43

Iraqveteran8888 reviews this new pistol. He also included a gelatin block test with several hollow points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RkVGYZexLY


From: Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FNS 9 Compact

Hickok45 looks at FNS 9 Compact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjrFEjBrneg


From: Hickok45

Magpul MBUS Pro Offset Backup Sights

TWANGnBANG ran his carbine with the offset sight. There are some pros and cons he noticed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUrHN8Q5uiA

From: TWANGnBANG

Red Jacket Firearms drama continues

Red Jacket Firearms was quite an interesting story itself, and with arrest of Will Hayden, things were off the chart. The Firearm Blog gives an update of the shop including new owner and some other things that were not disclosed

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/03/25/happened-red-jacket-firearms/

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

S&W POV Commercials

S&W made some POV commercials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oop82Ke4t7k


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsqhpE1H5I8


and here is how they made it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkBq4kGhd5k


From: S&W

Arsenal Strike One review

Ian of Forgotten Weapons teamed up did a review of Arsenal Strike one pistol.

https://www.full30.com/video/bb43ca9e6375e9e6b1b8c4656efc68aa

There are some interesting points such as,
500 round break-in period(serious)
Bullet shape effecting operation
Don't push magazine release too much

From: Full30

StG-45(M) Prototype slow motion

Forgotten Weapons has a nice slow motion video of StG-45(M) which ended up being the basis of H&K rooler-delayed blowback series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl2aOhQus0o



You can see more in-depth coverage of this gun from Ian from his older video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEPwmYcCPFs


From:Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Safety should be everyone's priority

London Bridge Action Shooters of Lake Havasu City, AZ at the Lake Havasu City Sportsman Club became the center of competition shooting world this weekend with this video going viral on Sunday morning.

https://youtu.be/Y8tft9tBQ0g?t=22s



Appreantly RO was not aware of someone down range, and neither was the shooter or anyone else for that matter. It can be a bit difficult to see through solid walls but a little safety check before the shooter is allowed to make ready could have saved this close call.

Primary fault lies with the RO but there were other people around, and it would have been better if someone took a moment to care about what is going on. Also, the brass collector should have known better than to loiter around like that.

It takes just one mistake to have a tragedy and this could have been one. There were multiple things that did not go well here, and it once again reminds people that having situational awarenesss and strict adherence to safety procedures is important.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

More Glock 43 info

Glock released their commercial for Glock 43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMtvjwnF9q4


The official website for the launch seems to be http://singlestack9.com/

Soldier Systems has some extra information that was given out during Glock's Live Stream, including Glock snap caps.

http://soldiersystems.net/2015/03/20/info-glock-g43-live-stream/

From: Glock, Soldier Systems

Rob Leatham - Shooter Ready!

Here's a video featuring Rob Leatham from 80s(?) talking about action shooting(IPSC in this case) There is some cheesy 80s scene in there but most of the information is still useful.

https://youtu.be/JslC-cGybBM


Taurus Curve review

GY6 looks at the Taurus Curve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OESUcHqqnc


From: GY6Vids

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Glock 43

Rumors of a single-stack 9mm Glock has been floating around and now it is somewhat official. Glock 43 is the single-stack 9mm that seems to be made in similar length as the G26. According to the photo of (RECOIL) magazine it has capacity of 6 rounds and MSRP of $580. Price will probably come down to high $400s after initial rush is over, but it is a bit higher than its competitors.

After years of delay Glock is finally getting out the pistol its fans want, but the question is whether it will significantly capture the market. In last 5-6 years demand for CCW pistol has grown and Ruger(LCP), S&W(M&P Shield) and Springfield Armory(XD-s) has been quick to respond to change in demand.

Glock's first move was to release G42 chambered in .380 acp and slightly over 1 year later release G43. Some have suspected that this was all part of Glocks strategy to maximize gun sales. If G43 was sold before G42 it wouldn't help with sale of G42.

Whatever the reason is, the delay doesn't seem to favor Glock in the long term. By delaying development of G43, Glock lost chance to take a strong foothold of the market. There is some merit to counter argument that Glock can still capture some market share due to its (supposed) better quality,  but it will not be as easy as a few years ago when there were less competitions.

It is certainly great to see more choices on the market as a consumer, but it certainly raises question about Glock's decision being the best one or not.

Some more coverages
Soldier Systems: http://soldiersystems.net/2015/03/18/yes-the-glock-43-single-stack-9-is-real/
The Firearm Blog: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/03/18/official-glock-43-single-stack-9mm/

Remington Defense's Concealable Sniper Rifle

This interesting design allows the rifle to be broken down in to smaller components.

http://soldiersystems.net/2015/03/18/remington-defense-concealable-sniper-rifle/

From: Soldier Systems

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sturmgewehr STG44

LAV shares his knowledge on STG44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AL_efDIc3M


From: Vickers Tactical

Remington Defense BUIS and M40A6 prototype

Soldier Systems has sneak peak of 45 degree offset back up iron sights. These are developed for M40A6 prototype, which you can see here.

From: Soldier Systems

Democrats seeking M855 ban via congress

With ATF's attemp being stifled, Democrats are using legislative methods to ban M855 ammunition. Connecticut's Senator Blumenthal and Murphy is introducing legislation to ban the ammuntion from non-mlitary and non-police use.

http://www.guns.com/2015/03/16/citing-public-safety-concerns-dems-now-seek-outright-ban-on-green-tip-ammunition-video/

From: Guns.com

Monday, March 16, 2015

US Army looking for commercial improvement for M4A1

According to the Soldier Systems Daily, US Army is looking for a way to improve M4A1, named M4A1-Plus(M4A1+)

It is looking for a system that will perform better than the current issue rifle instead of looking for individual components. Furthremore it is being sought from commercial off-the-shelf parts.

Some of the noticable points are


  • Free-float rail system with low-profile gas block in Coyote color
  • Improved back-up sights
  • Improved flash suppressor
  • Improved charging handle - ambidextrous with extended latch
  • Enhanced trigger - single stage, no slack, with consistent 4-5 lbs pull.


You can read the details from Soldier Systems Daily
http://soldiersystems.net/2015/03/14/us-army-working-on-m4a1plus-seeks-ndi-improvements-for-carbine/


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, March 13, 2015

BCM Gun Fighter Modular Light Mounts


Bravo Company is releasing aluminum based light mount for KeyMod platform.

It also comes in 1913 Rail KeyMod Light Mount which allows Picatinny rail capability. There is also Scout KeyMod Light Mount for SureFire Scout series of lights, and One Inch ring KeyMod light mount.

Price: $39.95

From: BCM via Soldier Systems


Walther Volkspistole

Forgotten Weapons looks at this war-time attempt to quickly produce handguns. This pistol uses rotating barrel mechanism whose latest reincarnation is Beretta PX4. (Nice to know that Beretta bechmarked a lot of Walther designs...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbsekVhgets


From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tussey's 6 caliber 1911 platform

Terry Tussey has been working on a 1911 platform that is capable of shooting 6 different calibers just by changing out slide. Calibers are .22LR, .38 Spl, 9mm, .40S&W, .357 SIG, and .45 ACP

This is a great idea for restrictive places such as Europe. It also is a great idea for target shooters who want same trigger feel for different calibers. It does use different springs

Built on Caspian frame, one caliber is $4,999. Each additional caliber costs $500, with additional slides/barrels would run about $1200

American Handgunner article: http://americanhandgunner.com/six-calibers-in-one-tussey-multi-caliber/

From: American Handgunner

Window Drill

Jerry Jones shared a drill to cure  bad drawing habits such as fishing and bowling

http://modernserviceweapons.com/?p=14048

From: Modern Service Weapons

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Magnum Research Stainless Desert Eagle review

If you were not satisfied with the Nickel-finished Deagle, Magnum Research now has Stainless Deagle with rails. American Rifleman reviewed this gun

http://americanrifleman.org/articles/2015/3/6/review-the-magnum-research-stainless-desert-eagle/

From: American Rifleman

ATF takes a step back

ATF announced they are going to take a new look at the framework regarding M855 ammo reclasification. ATF stated that the majority of comments they received were negative and "further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent process"

This is by no means they are giving up on reclassification, but rather will attempt to do it later.

Armasight OPMOD Thermal sight

MAC looks at this fun gadget.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R2oxzlbpCE



From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, March 9, 2015

2014 CA handgun sales breaks record

In 2014, Californians bought more than 510,000 hand guns. This breaks the record of 433,000 in 1993.

Long gun sales was 418,000

http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article12510725.html

From: The Sacramento Bee

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Beretta GunPod 2



Beretta released an app for hunters. Gun Pod 2 will acknowledge the shot, then record the shot, time, and GPS data. You can add photos later or share them online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZAt95Mo0g8


Here's the website: http://www.beretta.com/en/gunpod/


From: Beretta

Friday, March 6, 2015

IDPA Official Steel Practice Target

IDPA worked with Action Target to come up with the first ever steel practice target

It is named PT IDPA Practice Torso and features zones cut out for COM and CNS area. It can stand handgun rounds as well as rifle rounds at 100 yards.

Some specifications
- As Low As: $339
- Height: 5’ (with recommended 3’ stand)
- Weight: 59 lbs.
- Torso Dimensions: 12” x 25.75” (adjusted for target angle)
- Reactive -0 Square Dimensions: 3” x 3”
- Reactive -0 Circle Dimensions: 6”
- Steel Grade: 3/8” AR550
- Handgun Shooting Distance: 10 yards+
- Rifle Shooting Distance: 100 yards+ using ammunition below 3,000 fps




From: IDPA blog

Ammo Vending Machine

Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club has an ammo vending machine.

This news came out after the owner Sam Piccinini started his campaign to be Beaver County Sheriff. The vending machine is located in a private club, requiring key access and only accepts credit cards. Federal law restricts sale of rifle ammunition to those 18 or over and handgun ammunition to 21 or over. However, both the club and Piccinini had lawyers go through laws and decided it was not prohibited, similar to cigarette machines in VFW

From: Beaver Countian

Thursday, March 5, 2015

How to Take Your Hunting Guns to Canada

Jon Stokes of All Outdoor shares a great tip on how to go to Canada with your hunting guns and comeback without problem

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2015/03/02/hunting-guns-canada/

From: All Outdoors via The Firarm Blog

S&W Q3 2014 performance is good

S&W had no problem operating in the third wuarter of 2014 with $8.1 million in profit. They recognize the demand will follow seasonal pattern and seems to be responding well to it.

http://www.guns.com/2015/03/04/smith-wesson-q3-performance-good-projects-much-better-future/

From: Guns.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New IDPA Divisions & Box Dimensions

Powerfactor show talks about the new IDPA divisions and box divisions. IDPA changed a few things for 2015. Even after change done by the Tiger team, there were some kinks to iron out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_oN_zY3USA



From: Powerfactor show

WW2 German Handguns

Vickers Tactical uploaded past episode from Season 1 covering handguns used by Germans in WW2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0zTOAS7vR4

From: Vickers Tactical

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Forgotten Weapons at James D Julia auction

James D Julia is auctioning off some intersting fire arms and Ian is showing some of them. Some interesting items are

Winchester 94 with Maxim Silencer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5JP-sR3aJw


Elmer Keith's Revolver Number 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-ef3z9Sv3s

From: Forgotten Weapons

Barrett MRAD

Barrett made a video explaining their MRAD rifle.

http://youtu.be/IXDsGzjCrUw


From: Barrett via The Firearm Blog