Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Different Multigun/3gun comparisons

Doug of Powerfactor Show quickly talks about different multigun/3gun disciplines. There is no one unified rule for all so sometimes it becomes a bit confusing.


From: Powerfactor show

Affordable guns

MAC looks at some of guns a buyer can consider with about $400. If you look for used guns, you can expand your choices more. A used Glock can be found for about $400


From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thoughts on appendix carry

Recently there was a bruhaha when Larry Vickers and Mike Pannone banned AIWB carry from their open classes(public classes). This came after some incidents and it was probably not the only two cases involving the AIWB carry.

The major problem with the AIWB is that in case of a mistake, bullets can travel through important areas, much more than the traditional belt carry. Your penile region is located nearby, and femoral artery is not that far away. Compared to that, traditional carry at 3 o'clock has less chance of hitting vital areas.

The pros of carrying AIWB are,
- excellent placement for fast draw
- good concealment

Cons are.
- not the best for several body types
- bigger injury in case of negligent discharge

There are ways to mitigate some issues regarding comfort and it involves some experiment with holster and its placement. If the AIWB method works well for you then it should not be discouraged, provided you are capable of not hurting yourself.

However, there are some differences one should consider before getting indignant about  AWIB ban in classes. In traning classes, a shooter will holster multiple times during the tranining. In case someone uses their CCW, they will most likely holster once or only a few times.

As number of repetition increases, complacency sips in. It is the instructor's job to make sure students are safely handling guns. But it is also(if not more) important that the student is aware of his action. Unfortunately, chances of Mr. Darwin visiting increases with repetition.

Appendix carry has been around for a long time. It is not something that came out of thin air. However, considering there were a lot more of side carry instead of appendix carry, one has to wonder why.

Canadian Arctic rangers get new rifle

Canadian Arctic rangers patrol some of the areas of the country and their issue weapon was Enfield Mk 4 Mk 1. Now they are getting upgraded weapons, a Sako T3 CTR built by Colt Canada under license.


From: Guns.com

Exploding ammunition from WW2

Ian managed to get some WW2 exploding targets. The bullet has imbedded mechanism that activated when the bullet impacts.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Early Dutch AR10

Ian from Forgotten Weapons got a chance to shoot an early Dutch AR10. AR10s were produced for some contracts, including Netherlands, Sudan, and Portugal.


Here's a promotional film for AR-10 back in the day


From: Forgotten Weapons

Elzetta Mini CQB Modular KeyMod & MLOK Compatible Weaponlight

MrGunsnGear looks at this weaponlight


From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, June 27, 2015

M-LOK Tripod Adapter And AK MOE Stock

Magpul is releasing its M-LOK Tripod Adapter for Manfrotto RC2/Q2 interface.

Price is $49.95

Also, AK MOE Stock is shipped right now. $59.95

Price is $59.95

PIG FDT Alpha Gloves close-out sale

SKD Tactial's PIG FDT Alpha Gloves(non-touch model) is on its way out and SKD Tac is lowering the price to $29.99(from $36.95). This is a close-out sale and there will be no more made.

SKD Tac is coming out with FDT-Bravo glove. You can read more from Soldier Systems's coverage of this year's SHOT show.

From: Soldier Systems

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mike Pannone on AIWB carry

Larry Vickers and Mike Pannone recently announced no AIWB(Appendix Inside Waistband) carry policy for their open enrollment class. Here is the detailed explanation from Mike Pannone on the issue


One of the incident is written out in this AAR(by Stan08)

From: Soldier Systems, Calguns

2015 Carolina Cup

This year's Carolina Cup was held on last week(end) and here's a video from shootinglefty with all of 16 stages. (some sound delays are present)


Result can be found by clicking on this PDF fle

CDP: Scott Warren
ESP: Dillon Glenn
SSP: Shannon Smith
Revolver: Bill Thorpe
CCP: Joel Hodges

Thursday, June 25, 2015

9mm suppressor comparison

Military Arms Channel continued its test of suppressors. This time it was 9mm suppressors.

Tested models were,
SilencerCo Osprey
SilencerCo Octane
Griffin Armament Revolution 9
AAC TiRant 9
Griffin Armament Revolution 9K


From: Military Arms Channel

The Great Patriotic War Museum - Soviet Weaponry

LAV uploaded his visit to Russia sometime ago and this time he discusses some of game changing weapons.


You can also see the evolution of tanks, bith German and Russian





From: Vickers Tactical

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Palmer Cavalry Carbine

Ian from Forgotten Weapons looks at the very the first bolt action firearm adopted by the US military.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Production Optics discussion

Powerfactor Show looks at the current topic of discussion involving a push by some in USPSA to add a new division for Production guns that have optics on the slide.


From: Powerfactor Show

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ALG Defense - AKT Overview

Bill Geisselle explains the mechanism behind ALG Defense's AKT, trigger for AKs. The video goes in to superiority of AKT trigger over the stock trigger and also includes detailed look into design of the trigger.


Here's installation video


From: ALG Defense

Alaska Bear Hunt with suppressors

SilencerCo put up a great video of their Alaskan bear hunt.


From: SilencerCo

Monday, June 22, 2015

Interesting magazine failure

A handgun's magazine is one of parts that cannot be taken for granted. In any semi auto, issues with magazines usually end up being a serious malfunction.

Here's an example of rare example of magazine failure. In this photo, it seems everything is ok.

But the magazine fails to push cartridges up. Sprig is fine. Why is this happening?

One round is stuck at the bottom. There were no sticky substance involved here. But why?

It's because  there is a small dent in one of witness holes. Some time ago, an object fell on this magazine and dent that exat spot.

Being a 1911 single stack magazine, there is little room for cartriges to move around, and that small dent, a few millimeters deep, caused this.

This is a really rare case and it is reasonable to say it is not a typical failure. Nonetheless, it shows that things can happen and magazines should not be taken for granted.

QBZ-97 flat-top Keymod model

The Firearm Blog has an interesting item to report. It is a flat-top QBZ-95 rifle used by Chinese mlitary. It also sports KeyMod features, but adding another joke, the writer noticed the KeyMod is not made to the standard.


From: The Firearm Blog

Brady Gun to be auctioned to support SAF

Gun Auction is auctioning off a 1848 Colt Baby Dragoon Rammerless once owned by James Brady. He was one of the injured when John Hinkley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan. He later created Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Part of the proceed will go to the Second Amendment Foundation

Auction ends July 2nd 1:22:59 PT

Link: http://www.gunauction.com/buy/13442944

Sunday, June 21, 2015

FN 'Get Out and Shoot' promotion

FN is giving pistol range bag or MGM Targets Auto-popper for purchasing selected pistols or rifles.

The promotion runs until Aug. 31, 2015

You can check which guns are eligible by visiting their website below

Link to details: http://www.fnhusa.com/r/promotions/summer-promo/


Button Sling

Guns.com's David Higginbotham looks at this single point sling attachment point


From: Guns.com

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bren 10

LAV talks about this interesting, but ultimately ill-fated gun


From: Vickers Tactical

Proctor Muzzle Device

Frank Proctor comes out with this muzzle device. According to him,

This device also works as good as an A2 flashider in regards to muzzle flash reduction.  I have found that this muzzle device is more effective as a brake than any other brake/hider muzzle device I have used, it's also not as loud for the shooter as some of the other muzzle devices on the market. 

Price: $74


From: The Way of the Gun via Soldier Systems

Friday, June 19, 2015

Khyber Pass Colt copy at RIA

Ian gets to go over this product from the Khyber Pass gunmaker. No waranty included.


If you want to see some more works of Kyber Pass guns, VICE covered them a few years ago


From: Forgotten Weapons

Kalashnikov Concern's Izhevsk factory tour

Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov blogged his trip to Izhevsk factory. There are some interesting items in the photo. The factory just don't make AKs. They make different guns for various end-users.

Blog(in Russian)

Guns.com link

From: Guns.com

NeoMag magnetic magazine pocket clip

The Firearm Blog reviews this interesting item using magnetic pull to retain magazines


From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LAV and Strike One

LAV uploaded his visit to Tanfoglio/Arsenal fire arms some time ago. The video goes through manufacturing process for the gun.


From: Vickers Tactical

New Russian pistol PL-14

Guns.com reports that Russians have a new pistol called PL-14 a.k.a. Lebedev. The design is still in prototype so it may change, but looking at the photo, you can see some modern elements thrown in such as Picatinny rail and front serrations.

It has a long tang and somewhat reminescent of an old school target pistol.


You can see more pics from


and AR15.com

From: Guns.com, Outdoor Hub, AR15.com

Century Arms AK-63D review

MrGunsnGear looks at this Century Arms made AK. Some people don't like the fact that the barrel lack chrome lining, but if you can get over it, probably this should work well.


From: MrGunsngear

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stoeger M3K 3-Gun Shotgun

SuperSetCA took a look at this new shotgun geared towards compettion


From: SuperSetCA

3-Gun Shotgun Chokes & Patterning

Powerfactor Show looks at the importance of patterning and how you can use chokes to refine your patterns.


From: PowerfactorShow

NRA Museum's Steampunk Guns exhibit

NRA museum in Fairfax, VA is running an exhibiton featuring Steampunk Guns.

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world.


The exhibition will run until end of this year

From: NRA Museum

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Springfield Armory "Sungle Stack Summer" promotion

Springfield Armory is running this promotion where customers can earn three extra magazines and one double-mag pouch free with any purchase of an XD-S pistol.

The promotion runs from June 1, 2015 to August 31 2015.

Link to website for the promo:

From: Springfield Armory

More RIA auction items from the Far East

Ian from Forgotten Weapons is going through RIA items again and another Chinese pistol shows up. Markings are wrong, some designs are not for function, but it still shoots.


Japanese Type 18 Murata rifle is another one that is up for auction


From: Forgotten Weapons

Travis Haley on tactical reload

Travis Haley talks about tactical reload. This is not about how to do it, but to set up for better outcome. You can jump to 3:28 to watch about the technique.


From: Haley Strategic

Monday, June 15, 2015

Colt files Ch. 11 bankruptcy

Colt is officially filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy which will allow restructuring of debt. According to Wall Street Journal, Colt is looking to sell its business in order to cut down the debt.

Colt has been trying to sell its repackaged debt to current debt holders, but most have rejected the offer.

There were a lot of troubles plaguing Colt including loss of government contracts as well as management's lack fo financial discipline and pension costs for retired workers.

From: WSJ

SureFire announces P2X with Intellibeam Technology

SureFire is now announcing their P2XIB, which auto-adjusts light amount to surrounding. This is a very nice feature that adjusts lights from 15 lumens to 600 lumens.

During the SHOT show it was one of items that looked promising. When light users go from one area to the next, having this kind of auto adjustment can reduce light splashing back in full force. Going from outside to inside and vice versa means light output has to be adjusted and this would be a good step towards it.

Price is $229


From: SureFire

Baby Desert Eagle II Compact 9mm

Hickok45 reviews the newly re-introduced CZ clone.


From: Hickok45

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Top 5 Tips For Beginning Shooters

Iraqveteran8888 and Chris Cheng discuss top 5 tips for new shooters.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Trijicon RM06 RMR Micro Dot Review

MrGunsnGear takes a look at this RDS for pistol from Trijicon. From personal experience this has been one of better RDS for slide mounted RDS


From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, June 13, 2015

ATF guideline on how to use exploding targets

ATF published guideline on how to use explosive targets like Tannerite.

Simply put,
Follow manufacturer's recommendation,
Don't place anything that will fly at you,

There has been an incident or two where users of Tannerite set off more problems, like scaring security of a nearby power plant, shrapnels flying towards shooter.

From: ATF via Guns.com

Muti-tool comparison

Breach Bang Clear has article by AAron Cowan, comparing 4 well known AR tools - Leatherman MUT, Gerber Effect, MP1, and  Multitasker3


From: BreachBangClear via The Firearm Blog

Friday, June 12, 2015

CMMG Mk47 Mutant review

MAC looks at this new CMMG rifle with AK Operators Union 47-74. It's a good review and discussion comparing it with AK.


From: Military Arms Channel

Miculek goes Jurassic

Jerry Miculek is having some fun with the movie themed video. If you have fear of dinosaur, even Barney, this could be a good therapy


From: Miculek.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

.308 and .50 through an ice block

LAV shoots both calibers using Accuracy International rifles. Look for spetacularness of how ice breaks.


From: Vickers Tactical

Sig 556xi Russian Update

MAC got his Sig 556xi and tries different magazines and ammunition to see if the gun runs better than his firs try


From: Military Arms Channel

Meprolight MOR review

The Firearm Blog has review of this Israeli reflex sight. It may not be as prevalent is ACOG, AImpoint or EOTech in US but is certainly an interesting sight system.


From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, June 8, 2015

Nevada law changes

Nevada state passed and governor signed SB 175 which addresses certain issues pertaining to firearms regulation

This bill now allows Legislature of Nevada to have more power on regulation over use of force and licensing of firearms.

Section 7 of the law now assumes those who use lethal force inside of vehicle get the same presumption of innocence as defending his home, which means a civil lawsuit cannot be brought unless there is a clear overwhelmingly convincing evidence to the contrary.

Furthermore, state now has power to regulate the transfer, sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, registration and licensing of firearms and ammunition in this State, and further provides that no county, city or town may infringe upon those rights and powers. Any subdivision of Nevada must repeal regulations that do not conform.

This will make Clark County's handgun registration void.

From: SteveOak of AR15.com

Lancer L5AWM magazine follower replacement

Lancer is giving free replacement follower for L6AWM magazines made in March 2014(stamped 3/15). Smaller follower could induce failure to lock open after the last round.

To get a replacement, contact

LSWarranty@Lancer-Systems.com and include the following information: Retailer, Date of purchase, Quantity of followers that need replaced, and your Shipping Address. For additional questions, please call 610.973.2644.

Recall Info:

From: Guns.com

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Building and assembly of the 2011

LAV uploaded second part of hist rip to Arsenal where AF2011 is made


From: Vickers Tactical

Streamlight TLR-6

Streamlight is making white light and laser combo for G42 and G43. It uses two CR 1/3N batteries and can run for 1 hour on constant white light run or 11 hours on laser only. It has 10 minute auto shut off to save batteries.

MSRP is $175


From: Streamlight

Springfield Armory's suppressor ready XD(M)

Sprigfield Armory is making suppressor ready XDs in 9mm and .45acp, exclusively sold by Lipsey's.

Guns will come with threaded barrels and suppressor sights

MSRP is $729 for .45 model, $699 for 9mm model.


From: Springfield Armory

Volquartzen Ruger 10/22 takedown kit review

Shooting Wire reviews this enhancement kit for 10/22 takedown.

It comes in two configurations, a lightweight carbon fiber barrel and a complete assembly with the barrel and stock with an all new forend ($370)


From: The Shooting Wire

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

SIG Sauer reintroducing P225

Sig Sauer's Jeff Creamer mentioned on SigForum that US made SIG P225s will be available in July or August. It will have stainless slide/ aluminum frame, but there will be all stainless version later on.

The new P225 will have the same contour as the older one, but the trigger guard shape will mirror the P228.

P228 and P225 have very similar dimension so I don't think there will be difficulty in finding holsters.

From: SIG Forum

Walther CCP

hickok45 gets to shoot this compact pistol from Walther


From: hickok45

Thursday, June 4, 2015

STEALTH Covert Operations Backpack

Elite Survival Systems came out with a backpack that can carry a broken down 16" AR. Unlike some other offerings this backpack lacks some telltale signs such as MOLLE webbings.

Inside is made of 500D nylon with velcro loop in the main compartment. There is a quick-access handgun compartment as well. It weighs at 4.375 lbs with dimension of 25" x 12" x 9"

Price is $224.95


From: Soldier Systems

GoPro coming out with new camera, HERO+ LCD

GoPro is coming out with a new camer HERO+ LCD. It has touch screen LCD in the back, and has a big software enhancements. Price is at $299.99

Link: http://shop.gopro.com/cameras/heroplus-lcd/CHDHB-101.html


1080P and 720P60 video
8 MP photo up to 5 per second
Wi-Fi and BlueTooth capable
water proof to 40m depth

From: GoPro

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

High Threat Concealment Low-Pro Gun Rig

MAC looks at this gun rig set up that's been touted as a better method for people requiring more concealability


From: Military Arms Channel

Rebranding the AK-47

VICE did a piece on Kalashnikov's attempt to rebrand itself as a weapon of peace. This is better than their hack job on 80% lowers.

It's interesting to know that US sanctions on Russia deeply affected Kalashnikov's sale. They say it was 80-90%


From: VICE

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Needle rifles at RIA

Forgotten Weapons uploaded video of Dreyse M60 Needle Rifle, which was a step towards metallic cartridge we use now.


If you are interested, here is the link to auction

Chassepot Needle Rifle was France's response to the Dreyse


From: Forgotten Weapons

X15 FlameThrower

Jerry Miculek lets it loose and literally burns the stage down.


From: Miculek.com

What type of gun to use in home defense?

Matt Landfair of Primary and Secondary wrote about what type of gun to use for home defense. Pistol, shotgun, or carbine?

He goes through pros and cons. A bit long to read since the article also talks about some other considerations to make, but is certainly a good article


From: Primary and Secondary via Soldier Systems

Monday, June 1, 2015

B&T - APC-556

LAV shoots this interesting rifle


From: VickersTactical

Limited Edition Beretta 92 Centennial

Beretta is producing limited number of Commemorative 92 Centennial in celebration of Model 1915. It has some features such as frame mounted safety instead of the usual 92FS slide mounted safety.


From: The Firearm Blog

Things you see at matches

You can definitely expect to see something like this during some competition matches.


From: hngyt