Friday, July 31, 2015

TrackingPoint can be hacked

WIRED has an article of two security experts who managed to hack TrackingPoint system.

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


Article: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-can-disable-sniper-rifleor-change-target/

Using WiFi, hackers gained root level control and vary the weight of bullet to change trajectory. In one instance, they were able to shoot target 2.5 feet to side. Even more shockingly, it could render the rifle useless by keeping the rifle unfirable.(Civilian version has this feature).

Furthermore, there are discussions of other theoretical hacks involving auxiliary devices such as smartphones, as well as subtle change to calculating paramters to make it miss just a little.

While enemy would not walk into WiFi range with an electronic device, it shows complex electronics can pose problems.

From: Wired

Duty to inform CCW

Concealed Nation compiled a list showing which states have duty to inform and which don't

http://concealednation.org/2015/07/do-you-have-a-duty-to-inform-when-carrying-concealed-we-look-at-all-50-states-for-the-answers/

From: Concealed Nation via The Firearm Blog

Ruger Q2 report

Ruger reported net sales of $140.9 million and fully diluted earnings of 91¢ per share. Last year, it was net sales of $153.7 million and fully diluted earnings of $1.12 per share

Since the beginning of 2015, net sales were $277.8 million and fully diluted earnings were $1.71 per share.

Some other items of interest are,

  • Second quarter performed better than the first(sales up 3%, earnings up 14%)
  • New products account for 17% of new sales in 2015
  • No debt, with cash of $61.1 miliion



From: Shooting Wire

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CZ USA Bren 805 PS1 Pistol

MAC got his hands on one of the new pistol from CZ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iASk_D0aTlA


From: Military Arms Channel

SilencerCo Quiet Riot PRS Match

SilencerCo uploaded cideo from their 2nd Quiet Riot match held in High Desert of Utah. Distances were all the way up to 1300 yards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w62o8Vcbv20


From: SilencerCo

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vektor CR-21 from District 9

LAV goes over this rare rifle that was intended to convert South African Galil in to a bullpup format. The company also had some interesting handguns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJcGc9LS0ss


From: Vickers Tactical

USMC recommends switch to M4

Several major commands of the USMC recommended changing out M16s for M4s. The M4 has been preferred for its weight reduction, improved mobility around closed quarters as well as vehicles, and easier to adjust for body armor.

USMC saw little difference between other weapons such as M27 IAR.

From: Marine Corps Times

Trijicon RMR Review for USPSA Open

Powerfactorshow looks at Trijicon RMR for Open division. Now that Carry Optic is provisionally approved it will be interesting how this goes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bamYf0i6EM


From: Powerfactor Show

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Swiss Prototype Pistols: P44/8 and W+F Bern P43

Ian got to look at the two protoype pistols for Swiss military

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB3OCTxbGR4


According to the Youtube descprtion,

These are both mechanically Browning short-recoil tilting barrel pistols, but they do show some significant differences, particularly in the trigger mechanisms. The P44 was developed from Charles Petter's MAS 35A pistol adopted by the French, and it would go on to become the P47 (aka SIG P210) and the winner of the Swiss handgun trials.

From: Forgotten Weapons

2-inch barrel AR

Here's a fun little AR-15. The barrel is merely 2 inches long and that means the tip of the bullet ends up exposed when chambered. There is no telling what the ballistics will be(only guess it will be quite weak compared to regular use), but it is definitely a fun little and a bit silly gun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmZSFBy9CZ8


From: High Caliber Conversions LLC via ENDO

Vietname homemade 1911

The Firearm Blog has a story of a Vietnam homemade 1911

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/27/viet-cong-1911-bring-back/

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, July 27, 2015

Third Grade Math drill

Frank Proctor describes an interesting drill that combines thinking and counting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXZDVN2Bc6g


From: TriggertimeTV

Royal Arms Custom Glock Trigger review

MrGunsnGear took a look at this drop-in Glock trigger. This trigger is more about decreasing length of travel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO97cLpikds


From: MrGunsngear

Carry Opitcs provisionally approved for USPSA

USPSA has provisionally approved the new division. This will be limited to Level 1 matches until Jan 1, 2016

There has been some push for the new division as it allows production guns to use red dot sights without getting identified as a Limited gun. Some manufacturers has been coming out with factory Optic ready guns, such as S&W or Glock.

It will be interesting to see how this goes.

Link: http://www.uspsa.org/bodminutes/20150718.pdf

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pan American Games

This year's Pan American Games in Toronto is almost over, and several shooters took some medals

Kim Rhodes set a new Pan Am Game record during qualification as well as semifinal.
http://www.shootingwire.com/story/351770

other Gold medal winners are
Connor Davis in Men's 10m Air Rifle
Brad Balsley in Men's 25m rapid fire pistol
Thomas Bayer in Men' Skeet

Silver medal winners
Jay Shi in Men's 10m air pistol
George Norton in Men's 50m rifle 3 position
Michael Mcphail in Men's 50m rifle prone
Dustin Perry in Men's skeet
Sandra Uptagrafft in Women's 25m pistol
Kayle Browning in Women's Trap

Bronze medal winners
Bryant Wallizer in Men's 10m Air Rifle
Ryan Anderson in Men's 50m rifle 3 position
Kimberley Bowers in Womne's Trap

H&K VP40 review

Police One.com has a review of the new pistol. The article has 5 points users should be aware of.

http://www.policeone.com/police-products/firearms/articles/8655792-Shooting-the-new-Heckler-and-Koch-VP40

From: Police One

S&W 22A discontinued

According to the Guns Holsters and Gear, S&W is discontinuing this .22LR semi-auto.

http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2015/05/11/smith-wesson-model-22a-discontinued/

From: Guns Holsters and Gear

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Steyr SSG Carbon now available

Streyr SSG Carbon uses carbon fiber stocks. The carbon fibers are made from sheet molding compound. This supposedly helps with recoil dampening as well.

Calibers are .308 Win, with future plans for .243, .300 Win Mag, and .338 Lapua Magnum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVhmsSo7U-s


From: Guns.com

DeSantis holsters for H&K P30SK

DeSantis announced that they have 10 holsters available for HK P30SK.

Models are,

Thumb Break Scabbard($75.95 - $106.95)

Speed Scabbard($75.99)

Mini-Scabbard($61.99)

Apache Ankle Rig($56.99)

Sof-Tuck($30.99)

Pro-Stealth($38.99)

Tuck-This II($39.99)

Insider($28.99)

The Nemesis($25.99)

Super Fly($39.99)


From: The Tactical Wire

Friday, July 24, 2015

Turkish MPT-76 Infantry Rifle

Military Arms Channel got his chance to shoot the rifle that is replacing Turkish military's H&K G3 rifles. It seems more or less like modernized AR-10, but has some small changes like a firing pin with spring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XV9RbE8IWI


From: Military Arms Channel

Scotti Model X slow motion

Forgotten Weapons has a nice slow-motion of Scotti Model X, an open-bolt rifle Italians were considering before the WW2

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


From: Forgotten Weapons

Streamlight TLR-6 Light & Laser for GLock 42, 43

Mr Gunsngear reviewed this nice little light from Streamlight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qdg-DNFe4Y


From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Clearing AK Malfunctions

AK do have malfunctions contrary to popular folklore and AK Operators Union goes over some methods to clear malfunctions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4rZkMEL1Pk



From: AK Operators Union Local 47-74

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit now available


BCM has 5.5-inch KeyMod Rail Panel Kit(5 pack) available for $9.95

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BCM-KMR-RP-BLK-5

From: BCM

Kel-Tec SUB2000 Gen2 9mm review

The Firearm Blog hot a chance to review the second generation of this fun carbine from Kel-Tec. This version uses Glock magazine.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/21/kel-tec-sub2000-gen2-9mm-glock-variant-hands-review/

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Julie Golobs's Q&A with Rob Leatham

Julie Golob did a nice Q&A with Rob Leatham on guns and how he prepares for various different pistol platforms and competitions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK_1YGvaG-0



Julie will have a Q&A of her own on her Facebook on Wednesday(7/22/2015) 9:30am Central Time.

https://www.facebook.com/JulieGolob1

From: Julie Golob

Safariland ALS holster nub mod


Oregon Trail came out with a nub mod for Safariland ALS holsters. If you want something bigger than the default setting on the holster, this might be it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIAnL6xWcZM


Link: http://www.otdefense.com/nub-mod-for-als-.html

Price: $32.95


From: Oregon Trail Defense via Soldier Systems

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Discussing appearing/surprised targets for IDPA


Powerfactorshow looks at the problem of shooting on the move and targets that appear as you move. It is a bit of confusing situation due to difference between cover and visual barrier, as well as range safety rules.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jmSS0kD5Ec


From: Powerfactorshow

Remington 870 Competition

Ian got his hands on a (somewhat) rare Remington 870 that has gas system in the tube to reduce recoil. The gun was made for trap shooting so it only needs one round per shooting, thus freeing up the gas tube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_sR96OjnG4



From: Forgotten Weapons

Gerber Short Stack

Gerber came out with this nifty gadget with quite a few nifty tools for AR maintenance. It fits in to Magpul MIAD and MOE grips and weighs 2.8oz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BAZYCA9QGU


Website: http://www.gerbergear.com/Tactical/Tools/Short-Stack_31-002997

Price is $50

From: Gerber

Monday, July 20, 2015

Vickers Duty Magazine for 1911

Soldier Systems have a sneak peek of the new Vickers Duty magazine for 1911s. Looks like it has taller, removable base plate, less holes on the magazine body.

http://soldiersystems.net/2015/07/16/sneak-peek-1911-vickers-duty-mag-from-wilson-combat/

From: Soldier Systems

Zenith MKE Z-5P 9mm

MAC goes on a range trip with this Turkish made MP5K clone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Tim9Qvv4U


From: Military Arms Channel

Malfunction quiz

Take a quiz from Outdoorhub. Let's see how many you can correctly identify

http://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2015/07/15/quiz-can-correctly-identify-firearm-malfunctions/

From: Outdoorhub

Sunday, July 19, 2015

In Depth analysis of the Stoner 63

LAV looks more in to this interesting gun with Monty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zb8OgPwf5Q


From: Vickers Tactical

Ruger Precision Rifle


Ruger is jumping in to precision rifle game. It's rifle is supposed to give five shot sub MOA group out to 1600 yards.

Trigger is adjustable from 5 lbs to 2.5 lbs, and the grip is AR compatible. You can also change out the butt stock for an AR stock if you want.

It will be made for three calibers, .308 Win, 6.5mm Creedmoor, .243 Win.

http://www.ruger.com/micros/rpr/index.html

Price: $1399

From: Ruger

Case Cruzer Magwell 4 Handgun Case

The Firearm Blog reviewed this handcase that can carry 4 guns in upstanding position

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/15/lightning-review-case-cruzer-magwell-4-handgun-case-beast-case/

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Tips on ankle holster carry

NSSF uploaded a video discussing some points regarding ankle carry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6BulQbUYTw


From: NSSF

SIG Sauer P320 .45 ACP

GunsAmerica looks at the .45 acp version of P320

Article: http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/sig-sauer-p320-grows-up-to-45-acp-review/

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciXR5re8Wng


From: Guns America

StG-44 developed after the WW2

The Firearm Blog has an article about postwar development of StG-44 that has been unknown. It is not about how StG-44 influenced designs that came after it but direct effort to improve the gun

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/15/unknown-post-war-stg-44-derivative/

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lehigh Defense 300 Blackout

MAC and IraqVeteran both looks at the ammunition. This is a two part series


Military Arms Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDym4GXrPRw



Iraqveteran8888

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GyOsWuYPV0


From: Military Arms Channel, Iraqveteran8888

2015 CZ-USA Production Nationals matchbook

Match book for the Production Nationals is available.

Matchbook:
http://www.pasapark.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015-PROD-Match-Book.pdf

The match will consist of 20 Stages, approximately 440 rounds and will happen between Aug. 4 - 9. This will be hel at PASA Park, Barry Illinois.

Website: http://www.pasapark.com/production/

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Vickers Tactical Slide Racker


LAV comes out with this nice gadget to help with charging Glock 42. If you need some extra help due to the small size of the gun, seriously look in to this.

https://tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-slide-racker-gsr-01/

Price: $18.95

From: Soldier Systems

G-code IWB mag clip



G-Code came up with IWB magazine clip for single pistol mag carriers.

http://www.tacticalholsters.com/product/Accessories/GCA95.html

Price: $10.50

From: G-Code holsters

Gray Guns Modified P320 Overview and Shooting

Top Gun Supply goes over what went in to Gray Guns Modified P320. Gray Guns has been one of the best gunsmiths, especially for SIG pistols. Top Gun Supply is a great store and it is from personal experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOKwur4UBmk


From: Top Gun Supply

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Daniel Defense 7.62 Sneak Peek

Daniel Defense is jumping in to .308 AR market. Here is a sneak peak video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2S5bP5Ctdo


From: Daniel Defense

AutoTargets Digital Reactive Target System

This is a start up company coming up with a reactive target system that uses tablets as control.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgVXTvA1lZc


There is no pricing yet because they are trying to set up an Indiegogo crowd funding page. You can follow them on Facebook or signup for email notification of the upcoming Indiegogo funding page

From: Auto Targets

Brownells AR .308/7.62 Magazines


Brownells is now selling aluminum AR .308/7.62 magazines for DPMS-pattern or SR-25 style. Holds 20 rounds,

Price: Around $19.99

From: The Tactical Wire


Friday, July 10, 2015

Mauser Schnellfeuer

Forgotten Weapons has another interesting video of Mauser Schnellfeuer(Rapidfire). It was mostly sold to China and the word I heard many years ago was that it was partly used for executing prisoners in short time. Turn the gun sideways and let the recoil move the gun horizontally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alpefGkv2VI


From: Forgotten Weapons

G-Code RTI Vehicle Mounting System


G-code came out with a way to mount holster in your car without drilling holes. The RTI Vehicle Mounting System uses G-Code's RTI mount and velcro to secure the gun.

http://www.tacticalholsters.com/product/GSG017.html

Price: $49

From: G-Code holsters

CZ Scorpion 922 SBR kit price set

Guns.com reports that the SBR kit will cost $199. It comes with a folding stock, fire control magazine components and replacement flash hider

http://www.guns.com/2015/07/09/cz-scorpion-922-sbr-kit-finalized-gets-official-price/

From: Guns.com

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Collegiate Shooting

NRA looks in to collegiate shooting club at the University of Akron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8EY1f2IPAo


From: NRA

Recover Tactical HC11 Holster review

The Firearm Blog took a look at this holster made for 1911s with Recover Tactical's CC3G Grip. The grip allows 1911s with no rails to have a rail, but it increases the width doesn't increase the width, but the dimensions change a little, so a new holster is needed.


http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/08/review-recover-tactical-cc3h-grip-hc11-holster/

From: The Firearm Blog

Edit: correction from Recover Tactical below.

Record gun sales for June 2015

According to NICS numbers, 886,825 checks were done, which again shows increase in sales compared to previous year. The only year that sold more was 2013 when the panic was in full action.

http://www.ammoland.com/2015/07/886825-nics-indicates-record-gun-sales-for-june-2015/

From: Ammoland

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Berlin-Suhler Waffenwerk prototype pistol

Ian from Forgotten Weapons have an interesting pistol that attempted to compete against Walther P38.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFQEBa2RVlI


From: Forgotten Weapons

Percent of gun owners in US

Injury Prevention posted a picture showing just how many percent of each state owns guns. The survey was done with 4,000 respondents.

Here's the PDF file of the study
http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2015/06/09/injuryprev-2015-041586.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=doj6vx0laFZMsQ2

Business Insider has a nice graphic map


From: Business Inside, Guns.com

India to adopt indegenous rifle to replace INSAS

According to The Firearm Blog, India is going to replace its INSAS rifle with another indegenous rifle called 'Excalibur'. It still looks like an AK derivative. Photo is at the link.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/07/india-to-adopt-indigenous-rifle-design-to-replace-troubled-insas/

INSAS has more or less been a failure to the point where Indian troops in 'red zone' (in conflict areas) will be getting alternatives. That is unrelated to this procurement but serves as another example of INSAS's failure.

India recently solicited foreign firearms companies to submit their proposal for the INSAS replacement, but cancelled the competition and just went with this new gun.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dutch SF to buy 300 BLK carbines

The Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Froce is going to buy .300 BLK rifle. 195 will be bought along with 1.82 million ammunitions. While the caliber has been in use for some very specialized units in US military, this is the first public purchase by any military.

From: Jane's via AR15.com

Arsenal Strike One

MAC takes a slightly more detailed look in to this pistol

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


From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence day

A little performance from Chris Cheng for the day

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


Lancer Systems - One piece Adaptive Magwell

This magwell is easy to install and you don't need special tools for installation. Watch the video. The actual installation takes about 15 seconds.

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


Link: http://store.lancer-systems.com/product/lancer-adaptive-magwell-one-piece/rifle_accessories

Price: $99.99


From: Lancer Systems

Vickers Mag base plates for XD


Vickers Magazine base for Springfield Armory's XD is now available. This is a nice addition to magazines as it allows better grab.

https://tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-magazine-floor-plates-vtmfp-005xd/

Price: $21.50 (pack of 5)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Iraqveteran8888's CMMG Mk47 Mutant review

A little bit longer and contains some bench rest shooting and ballistics gel shooting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8zbeHX3Xuk



From: Iraqveteran8888

Leeland Yee pleads guilty

Former CA Senator Leeland Yee plead guilty to a single count of racketeering. He was convicted of attempts to traffic arms while pushing for tougher gun restriction. Sentencing will be on Oct. 21

You can read the documents from here

http://www.guns.com/2015/07/01/yee-co-conspirators-cop-to-plea-agreements-for-up-to-20-years-in-jail/

Underground Tactical Little Puff

Silencer Shop takes a look at this suppressor for .22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVxPhUwdQ74



From: Silencer Shop

Wednesday, July 1, 2015