Sunday, May 31, 2015

.460 magnum and ballistic gel

Jerry Miculek shoots two types of ammunitions - 200 gr at 2200 fps, and 395 gr at 1520 fps - to see how .460 Magnum performs

You can see a small explosion in 3:01 and 4:20. This is caused by airs compressing rapidly in a closed space. condensing heat in a small area leading to explosion.


3D printed Suppressor endurance test

SIG Sauer tested how far a 3D printed suppressor can endure. The gun used was MK48, with 600 rounds. The advantage of 3D printing is that it can make more interesting geometry.

From: SIG Sauer

Sliding under the barricade

3-Gun competition shooter Rick Birdsall shows one way to cut time on moving. Check out about 0:12

As far as I know there is no rule against sliding under the barricade, but in USPSA/IPSC, this would not work.

From: Birdsall821 via The Firearm Blog

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Haley Strategic MP2 Magazine Insert

This insert alows user to have retention for any open top nylon pockets without bungies. It works for 30 round 5.56, 5.45, 7.62 caliber magazines.

It was built specifically for the D3CR and D3CR-H, but also works with magazine carriers from Mayflower Research & Consulting, Velocity Systems, LBT, First Spear, Eagle Industries, Crye Precision, Tactical Tailor, Blueforce Gear, LBT and others.

Price is $12 each or $40 for a 4-pack


From: Haley Strategic

Robinson Armament M96

Iraqveteran8888 looks at this copy of Stoner 63

From: Iraqveteran8888

Texas Open carry bill passes

Texans finally got the Open Carry bill passed in both the House and the Senate, and Gov. Abbott is expected to sign it.

The law would still require a license to open carry.

It will go in to effect in Jan. 2016.

Friday, May 29, 2015

PTR 32 KFR review

MrGunsngear take a look at this rifle that looks like a H&K G3, but can take an AK-47 magazine. The new version fixes the steel AK magazine issue, and Mrgunsngear checks with several different magazines as well.

From: MrGunsngear channel

Bianchi Cup 2015

Doug Koenig once again took the High Overall and High Open with 1920-180x

Other winners are,
High Woman: Anita Mackiewicz 1916-166x
High Metallic: Staff Sgt. Patrick Franks 1902-140x
High Production: Enoch Smith 1874-137x
High Senior: Kelley Gilmore 1909-157x
High Junior: Tim Yackley 1898-125x

From: NRA Blog

TorkMag 50 round AR15 magazine review

The Firearm Blog did a review of this new 50 round magazine and there was a critical problem identified

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, May 28, 2015

SilencerCo piston kit for pistol cans

SilencerCo released a piston kit that helps shooters figure out the greatest host compatibility.

Price: $329

From: SilencerCo vi

Strike Industries Dual Interface Rail Section

Strike Industries is coming up with a rail section that can work in both KeyMod and M-LOK system

From: Strike Industries via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

7.62 suppressor test

MAC tested 7.62 suppressors this time.

For those who want to see only the results,

Baseline: 170dB+
AAC SR-7: 145dB
SilencerCo Saker 7.62: 148dB
SureFire SOCOM 762-RC: 146dB
Griffin Armament Recce-7: 139dB
Dead Air 7.62 Sandman-L: 141dB
SilencerCo Omega .30cal: 137dB

using on 5.56 rifles,
Griffin Armament Recce-7: 135dB
SilencerCo Saker 7.62: 138dB
SilencerCo Omega .30cal: 136dB
SureFire SOCOM 762-RC: 143dB

Fom: Military Arms Channel

New 2015 IDPA Cover & Reloading Rules

Powerfactor show looks at the effects of the new IDPA cover rule and compares it with the previous rules. This becomes a bit more technical and maybe boring for those not interested in IDPA

From: Powerfactor show

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Some basic terminologies to know

Guns & Ammo has some basic terminologies that beginners could learn when it comes to shooting. Most are ballistics related.

From: Guns & Ammo

Some interesting things from SOFIC

Soldier Systems has some interesting gun related items they noticed at SOFIC(Special Operations Forces Industry Conference)

First is holster for Glock with 6-second mount from Geissele

And SIG Sauer is coming up with QD swivel cup for Picatinny rail

From: Soldier Systems

Saturday, May 23, 2015


LAV demonstrates this new SMG from company that used to be called Bruegger & Thormet

From: LAV

Concealed carry tips for women

Melissa Gilliland talks about some other points to keep in mind for women who wants to carry firearms.

From: TriggertimeTV

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Adventure Combat Ops

This is a new attraction coming to Las Vegas near Palms hotel. It will be a 2 hour experience. Cost is expected to be at $200-289.

The facility is 77,000 square feet with 13 furnished houses and special effects.

The website's calendar seems to indicate the place will open on June 18th.


From: Las Vegas Review Journal

Comp-Tac Flatline Thumb Break Holster

Comp-Tac came out with a new Thumb break holster. This holster can be worn both inside and outside the waistband. It comes with IWB standard clips, OWB Flatline clips and OWB offset Flatline clips

It features a level-2 retention system, but an be converted to a level 1 if user wants.


Price $94.99

From: Comp-Tac

Aimpoint survives house fire and more

RECOIL has an article on how an Aimpoint Pro surived not only the house fire but water and cold weather until the investigation was done.

There is another lesson in this story abou safes.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

G-Code INCOG Shadow holster

G-Code announced new holster capapble of carrying weapon light mounted guns inside waist belt. This holster is built on INCOG line developed with Travis Haley's help. It also has Tactical Fuzz laminate.

It comes either in stand alone single clip($75) or dual clip system($80)

Currently it is offered for
Glock 17, 19
H&K VP9, P30
SIG P226
S&W M&P 9 and 40
More models will be added soon.

Weapon light model available are
Streamlight TLR-1
SureFire X200, X300 and X300U

From: G-Code

New "Most clay targets broken in one hour" record set

CZ-USA's Dave Miller shot 3653 clays in 60 minutes, setting a new record.



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Magpul AK Furniture test

Ak Operators Union, Local 47-74 decided to test the new Magpul furnitures for AK.

From: Ak Operators Union, Local 47-74

How far will a 45 ACP kill?

Iraqveteran8888 looks at how far a .45 acp can be effective.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Taurus PT111 G2 9mm review

MrGunsngear takes a look at this cheap 9mm from Taurus. Taurus has a not-so-stellar reputation among serious shooters and this video looks in to whether it is justified or not.

From: MrGunsnGear

TackingPoint having financial trouble

According to, TrackingPoint stopped taking orders due to financial difficulty

It is unclear what the status of their financial situation is, but it doesn't look good when they had layoffs in February and now this.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

History of the Designated Marksman’s Rifle

Ian from Forgotten Weapons goes through how DMR's changed over years starting iwth WW2.

Also, he blogged about a nice video from capandball discussing SVT40

From: Forgotten Weapons, capandball

Thursday, May 14, 2015

BCMGunfighter 1911

Bravo Company is releasing limited number of 1911 created with inputs from various experts and Wilson Combat. Each gun has over 30 hours of custom hand work and precision machining.


Price is going to be around $3000

From: BCM, Vickers Tactical

Chinese small arms from Beijing Police Equipment Expo

The Firearm Blog has translations and explanations on firearms displayed at the Beijing Police Equipment Expo

From; The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Aimpoint H2 coming in August

Aimpoint is releasing Micro H-2, a simpler version og Micro T-2 in August. The imporvements from T-2 was incorporated in to H-2 as well. Price is expected to be at $600


Arsenal AF 2011a1 review by GY6

GY6 did a full review of Arsenal AF 2011a1. He shot it several times to induce malfunction, and took some times. However the front sight fell off sometime during the firing.

From: GY6

Vortex Optics 3x Magnifier With Flip Mount Review

Mrgunsngear looks at the Vortex VMX-3T Magnifier with Flip Mount.

From: MrGunsngear

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Testing 5.56mm Suppressors

MAC decided to test variety of suppressors and this will be divided up in to several different segments. This segment is about 5.56 mm suppressors. AAC, SilencerCo, Surefire, and Griffin Armament were tested. If you want to see just the results, skip to 13:03

From: Military Arms Channel

Engaging multiple targets tip by Travis Haley

Travis Haley has been flying solo since leaving Magpul Dynamics and now he is in to body mechanics thingy. And here's what to do when you are engaging multiple targets horizontally across. Point your dick at it.

The point seems to be that you are using your legs to move instead of just your torso swiveling like a tank turret.

From: geeforbimbo vis ENDO

SIG Sauer introduces Team SIG

Sig Sauer is coming up with a shooting team lead by Max Michel, with help of Bruce Gray. The team will use P320 and M400 rifle and other SIG firearms.

The Team will also provide education and training for competitive shooters, regardless of skill level.

From: Ammoland

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wilson Combat Recon 308 AR-10 Review

Mrgunsngear had chance to take a look at the Wilson Combat Recon 308. It's a bit expensive( $2999) but you can count on Wilson to come up with something good

From: Mrgunsngear

Grand Power

Polenar Tactical had chance to look st the Slovakian pistol with 2 round burst, and another model with full-auto mode. It is always interesting to see handguns that can fire multiple rounds, but its utility is very limited.

From: Polenar Tactical

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Krebs Custom AK 103K-S Rifle

Mrgunsandgear takes a look at this rifle based on Bulagrian heritage.

From: Mrgunsandgear

Game vs reality

The Game Theorists did this comparison of video games and real life hostage rescue. Scott Reitz of International Tactical provided a bit of training.

From: The Game Theorists

300 BLK data

Shooting TImes has an article on datas from differnt .300 BLK rounds, both subsonic and supersonic

From: Shooting Times

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Military Arms Channel is comparing the three rifles from the former members of the Warsaw Pact. He only got to shot 3 rounds each but it is enough to show that they are very similar to each other.

From: Military Arms Channel

SureFire 123A Battery Long Term Testing

Jim Basham did a test on old SureFire batteries and compared it with the new ones. Results are not that surprising.

From: Flashlight Guide

Tennessee governor signs bill for lifetime carry permits

Gov. Bill Haslam signed SB 0700/HB 0745 which gives CCW permit holder option of having a lifetime permit for $500. Currently, renewal fee is $50 for every five years, with $115 for the first 5 years. Quick calculation says that it takes about 40 years to make the lifetime permit to become less costly.

This law goes in to effect on July 1st.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Schwarzlose 1898 Semiauto Pistol

Forgotten Weapons gets chance to shoot this old semi-auto pistol. It is a very interesting design, not to mention the gun featured in video has serial number of 1.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Remington deals for USPSA members

Remington Arms and USPSA teamed up for a special deal running until May 31st. USPSA members need to photocopy back of their membership card and send in order form with it.


The list of deals available can be found on this list


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Moving with a rifle

Mike Lamb discusses on several things to consider when you are moving from oe position to another

From: Trigger Time TV

Gunfighter University review reviewed their experience with Gunfighter University by John "Shrek" McPhee. This is a system where you can send in video of your shooting and McPhee will diagnos and give advice. There is a nominal fee involved.


Link: Gunfighter University


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Glock trigger pull experiment

Todd Green at posted about his experiment with reducing Glock trigger pull by using aftermarket parts. Glock factory settings tend to be around 6-7lbs despite what Glock claims.

Todd Green used APEX Tactical, Taran Tactical parts. Some other people shared their measurement with ZEV parts as well


Asking 14 Experts: .45 ACP vs 9mm? asked 14 experts in the industry to share their opinions on this issue.


From: Tactical

Manny Pacquiao shooting IPSC

This was released many years ago, but it's fun to watch again. He may have lost the 'Fight of the century' but Mayweather probably has no chance in this game.

From: Jantonio51

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Beretta Pico

Hickok45 had chance to review this new pocket pistol from Beretta.

From: hickok45

Costa Ludus War Sport Built Rifle

Chris Costa explains his decisions for various components on his War Sport rifle

From: Costa Ludus

India to replace INSAS in certain areas

INSAS is the product of Indians to build their own standard issue rifle and so far it has been a very questionable path. Now the word comes that all INSAS in "Red Zones" where there is a heavy fighting will be replaced with AKs, and some other hot spots will have 50% replaced with AKs.


From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, May 4, 2015

Japanese Type 97 Sniper Rifle

Ian from Forgotten Weapons talks about WW2 sniper rifles made by Imperial Japanese.

From: Forgotten Weapons

First Shots with the BCM Mk12 SPR

MAC finally got his hands on BCM Mk12 SPR and takes it out to shooting range.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, May 3, 2015

2015 USPSA Multigun Nationals videos

USPSA Multigun Nationals was held over the last weekend and Daniel Horner once again took the top seat.

To see the full results:

Here are some videos of stages.

US Army Marksmanship Unit has highlights.

and Steve Ting has 11 out of 12 stages

From: Steve Ting, US Army Marksmanship Unit

Wyatt Earp on shooting vs gunfighting has an excerpt from “Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshall” by Stuart N. Lake.

In short, Take time to aim, no fancy tricks.


Weapons used in the Vietnam war

American Rifleman has some detailed article on guns used by Special Forces during the Vietnam war.

From: American Rifleman

Friday, May 1, 2015

AR15 EOTech EXPS 3-0 vs AimPoint T-2 Red Dots

SuperSetCA compares the two RDS and talks about pros and cons.

From: SuperSetCA

Tactical Solution 10/22 Takedown barrel/stock combo

Tactical Solution came up with bull barrel and stock kit for Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifles. This only works for Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifles or Charger pistols.

MSRP is $369


Concealed Carry for the ladies

Melissa Gilliland of Shadow 6 talks about CCW options for females and touches on using bags for carrying firearm. It is generally not the best way, but there are somethings to consider if carryng in  a bad is the only option.

From: TriggerTumeTV