Monday, August 31, 2015

Piston vs Gas AR 15 - basics

Mike Lamb gives a quick explanation on difference between two platforms. This is basic explanation.

From: Triggertime TV

Looking down the sights

War History Online posted photos of how it looks like when you look down the sights of historical guns.

From: War History Online via The Firearm Blog

New KRISS Vector in 9mm

Soldier Systems had chance to visit KRISS company and also had some fun with various line up including upcoming 9mm Vector.

From: Soldier Systems

Muzzle brake test

Precision Rifle Blog tested .308 muzzle brakes. It is a bit long read, but worth the time

From: Precision Rifle Blog vis The Firearm Blog

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bundeswehr to partially replace G36 with HK417

The is reporting that German military will issue HK417 to frontline troops. 600 rifles and 600 machine guns will be replaced at cost of €18 million.

Decision on what to do with rest of the rifles(100,000) is expected to come at the end of the year.

From: The

MAC and Team Geissele

MAC talks with Team Geissele at 3-Gun nation and talks on broad subjects within 3-gun including how the team got started, equipments, and some tips

From: Military Arms Channel

Steve McQueen's letter for gun permit renewal

Steve McQueen sent the letter to his lawyer asking to check if the Charles Manson's group were rounded up and to renew his gun permit. At the time, he was on the list of the Manson's kill list.

From: Everyday No days off

IWI Uzi Pro review

The Firearm Blog reviewed this pistol, and it probably could bring back memories for those who shot the original Uzi pistol. Seems like internal wise, not many has changed. It was an interesting pistol, but practicality says otherwise.

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gyrojet Carbine, Mark 1 Model B

More from RIA is the Gyrojet carbine. The design was made so when hammer hits the front of bullet, the move will ignite the propellants in the back of bullet and launch bullets like a rocket.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilson Combat 1911 Elite Tactical Magazine 9mm

Wilson Combat came up with new version of this 9mm magazine.

Price is $39.95

From: Wilson Combat

MBUS Pro Enhanced Front Sight Post

Magpul released the enhanced front sight post. This has two widths, 0.040 Match(thinner) and the standard 0.060

Price: $9.95

From: Magpul

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stocked FN Model 1903

Ian shows us the Russian Contract version of FN 1903.

From: Forgotten weapons

Savage B.MAG bolt recall

Some bolts on B.MAG may inadvertently catch the safety button and slide it forward into the "fire" position. To get a retrofitted bolt handle and cap, you can contact Savage Arms to get the parts and do it yourself, or, send it to them. Contact info is 844-784-3301 Monday through Friday 8am to 10pm EST

From: Savage Arms

Mission Critical Baby Carrier

Mission Critical came up with a baby carrier that actually meets legal standards. There has been a few pictures of baby carriers but this one is definitely ready for retail

It comes in black or coyote. Made with 1000D Nylon and is for babies approximately 8-35 lbs

Price is $190, only shipping within US

From : Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How to shoot 1,000 yards with no scope

Field Sports channel has a video of people at Stickledown Range at Bisley, attempting to shoot 1000 yards with no scope.

From: Field Sports channel

Hipoint fashion show

The Firearm Blog decided to have some fun googling customized Hi-points. Take a look at all the different finishes

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Old Anti-tank rifles

Ian shows some of anti-tank rifle from early 20th century.

1918 Mauser Tank Gewehr

British Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

From: Forgotten Weapons

USPSA Carry Optics Division

Powerfactorshow looks more in to the recent introduction of this new division. There are more details.

From: Powerfactor show

Sunday, August 23, 2015

LAV shoots long range, part 2

LAV decided to revisit his long range shooting challenge. This time he is shooting .338 Lapua and also uses suppressor

From: Vickers Tactical

Basic shooting tips from USMC

dvidshub has a quick video on basic things you need to know to be a good shooter. It is really basic things, but if you are a new shooter probably worth a quick look.

From: dvidshub

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Dead Air Mask HD Silencer

TWANGnBANG reviewed this new silencer and it is a very good product. Take a look at the video to see the performance.


Lindner Carbine

Ian from Forgotten Weapons shows us this interesting design that is somewhat of a transitional rifle from muskets to ammunition design.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sig MPX on American Rifleman

American Rifleman got chance to look at this gun

From: American Rifleman

Mike Seeklander interviews Rob Leatham

Mike Seeklander of American Warrior Show had a great interview with Rob Leatham.

He talks about tactical training vs competition, skill development, and his background  as well.

From: American Warrior Show

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Make Ready Training

Panteao Production is now holding training classes with various instructors they have on their DVD. You can check out schedule on their website

From: Panteao Production

Frank Proctor on Nods, Lights, and lasers

Frank Proctor talks about things you should know about equipmetns for the night time

From: TriggerTimeTV

National Sporting Clays Association Classification System

Powerfactorshow's Steve looks at NSCA's classification system

From: Powerfactor Show

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Travis Haley on Trijicon MRO

Travis Haley posted his impression after a range session with MRO

From: Haley Strategic

New Zealand Army to use LMT's AR

New Zealand Army is replacing its Steyr Aug rifles with LMT's AR. It is unclear which model won the contract, but many blogs seem to point to something similar to LMT CQB16ODGB.

New Zealand Army has been using LMT's DMR rifle.

The trial ran from March 2nd to June 1, 2015 and other competitors were,

Beretta New Zealand Limited
Česká zbrojovka a.s.
Colt Canada Corporation
XTEK Limited (Sig Sauer)
Heckler & Kock GmbH

From: SoldierSystems, TheFirearm Blog

Jeff Gonzales: Concealed Carry TTP's

Jeff Gonzales of Trident concepts and Panteao Prouctions has a new video out on CCW. Jeff has been in training for many years and has great reputation.


Price: $29.99

From: Panteao Production

Lead safety awareness

Julie Golob covers important points regarding lead.

From: NRA

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Slow motion videos

Mythbusters recently shot a pistol at 73,000 fps.

But there is even slower video

From: Discovery Channel, nikiebc

Wilson Combat 308 Super Sniper

TWANGnBANG does a nice review of this great .308 AR


Magpul Hunter X-22 stock now shipping

Magpuls stock for Ruger 10/22 rifle is now shipping. There is M-LOK slots for various attachments, optional cheek riser, and reversible barrel tray for both standard and heavy bull barrels.

Magpul is also saying that their Hunter 700 stock is not far behind

Price: $139.95

From: Magpul

ProSounds X-Pro Hearing Protection Earplugs review

The Firearm Blog reviewed this hearing protection. While earmuffs are considered the best, when you have to use something simple, earplugs would do well. I've been using SureFire earplugs and the articles does compare both.

From: The Firearm Blog

Ruger SR-556E review took a look at this AR from Ruger. It is an economic model made by Ruger.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Basics on hearing protections

Chris Cheng teamed up with NSSF to cover different types of hearing protection you can consider.

From: NSSF

New courses at Gunsite

Gunsite announced several new courses. Classes are,

  • Active Shooter/Terrorist Response for Civilians
  • Defense Against Street Crimes
  • Home Defense
  • Emergency Medical Preparedness
  • Disaster Preparedness Tactics

From: The Tactical Wire

Ballistic masturbation and upgrading

248 Shooter posted about an epiphany he had regarding all the gear and parts upgrade he did over the years. It all comes down to being able to perform on demand, which requires solid foundation.

From: 248 shooter

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Travis Haley on Trijicon MRO

Travis Haley goes over the upcoming Trijicon TRO he just received. There are some comparisons with Aimpoint as well.

From: Haley Strategic

Training, targets selection, and target zones

Steve Fisher of Sentinel concepts talks about the issues with target choices and how to train a bit better.

From: Triggertime TV

Why Pat Rogers changed to a polymer 9mm handgun

Pat Rogers shares the reason why he finally turned in his beloved 1911 for a S&W M&P in 9mm

From: Swatvault

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Heavy Machine Guns of the Great War

Ian gets to talk about the mechanical and historical importance of heavy machine guns in WW1. It's a bit long at 22 minutes, but I highly recommend it.

From: Forgotten Weapons

How Randi Rogers prepped for Production Nationals

Randi Rogers shared how she prepared for the 2015 USPSA Production Nationals. It definitely paid off as she won the highest ranking among US female shooters. (The High Overall Lady was Russia's Maria Guschina)

From: Randi Rogers

Friday, August 14, 2015

CZ Bren 805 PS1 magazine test

MAC tested various magazines to see if there is any problem with compatibility. Short answer: not really

From: Military Arms Channel

TrackingPoint hack insight

Ian from Forogotten Weapons and Karl went to Defcon and heard about how the two hackers were able to hack in to TrackingPoint. In short, it required actual physical posession of the system and uploading software.

Edit: Forgotten member added.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

.276 Pedersen PB Rifle

Ian got to shoot a Pedersen PB rifle in real life. This rifle was covered as a part of Rock Island Auction house item before on his channel, as well as on TFB(The Firearm Blog) TV. In this video Ian goes in to more information.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shield CQS RDS review

The Firearm Blog reviewed this lesser-known micro red dot sight.

From: The Firearm Blog

Safariland 014 holster review

Powerfactor show did a review about this holster from Safariland. While the company is known for its tactical holsters, they have been slowly and steadily making attempts to expand their competition market.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Trijicon MRO

Info about this red dot sight appeared on the internet. MRO stands for Miniature Rifle Optic, and seems to be Trijicon's attempt at getting in to Aimpoint's T-2 market.

There are 8 brightness settings(2 for NV, 6 for daylight) for the 2 MOA dot. Users can zero the dot, moving 1/2 MOA at a time, for maximum of 70 MOA.

Objective lens is 25mm, resting in an Aluminum case. Weight is 4.1oz, length is  2.6 inches. You also have options for mounts, from 1/3 off set, co-witness, and basic mount.

It is supposedly good for 30 meter(about 100 feet) submersion. The battery used is CR2032, and can be left on for 5 years on Day3 setting


Edit: Price has been revealed. MSRP: $579 without mount; $629 with mount


Walther PPQ in .45 ACP

Walther posted this video of .45 PPQ

According to, slide is longer and thicker than 9mm version. It also weighs 1/4 pound more. It carries 12 rounds, and will be available in October.

MSRP is going to be $699

From: Walther via

Czech Sa vz. 26 SMG

Forgoten Weapons uploaded video of this Czech made SMG from many years ago. It is an interesting design.

From: Forgoten Weapons

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Griffin Armament 30SD silencer

Griffin Armament is shipping this silencer.

MSRP is $1050


From: Soldier Systems

Winchester Ammunition - market demand is robust

Winchester Ammunition said during the quarterly conference call that the demand is robust for its products

Compared to 2014, 12% incerase in commercial shipments, which is about $13.2 million increase. Commercial customers account fro $6.1 million, $5 million from military, $1.5 million from LE, $600,000 from industrial customers

Currently there is commercial backlog in excess of $255 million.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Sporting clays tip - Sliding your eyes

NSSF posted this tip on how to get a better focus on targets

From: NSSF

Steiner Optics

Steiner Optic Micro Reflex Sight appeared at the Outdoor Recreation Expo. This has a 3 MOA dot, 3 variable intensity setting.

No words on MSRP yet


From: Soldier Systems

USPSA Production Nationals result

USPSA Production Nationals is over and Ben Stoeger took the top place. Bob Vogel won the second place, Nils Jonasson third.

Link to results

Edit: Here is a video showing some of the best shooters at the match


Proctor Light Mount review

The Firearm Blog reviewed the light mount by Frank Proctor

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mike Lamb on sights

Mike Lamb goes over some of the things pertaining to sights including parallax, focal plane, and some more

From: TriggerTime TV

Teddy Roosevelt hated this bayonet

Teddy Roosevelt had no problems calling out the mistakes when he saw the prototype bayonet for Springield 1903 rifle. Eventually M1905 bayonet was adopted instead of the abomination.


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Blue Force Gear Weapon Slings guide

If you need to figure out which VCAS(Vickers Combat Application Sling) is needed for which weapon, this guide should help.

From: Soldier Systemd Daily

Walther CCP review

Ian from Forgotten Weapons got a chance to review this relatively unknown subcompact pistol.

The review touches on the mechanism(delayed blowback) and disassembly procedure that supposedly is a bit of "controversial"

From: Full30

Thursday, August 6, 2015

BCM Gunfighter - Travis Haley

BCM's fifth video is about Tracis Haley. There's some info about his past works.

From: BravoCompany USA

Kel-Tec CMR-30

MAC finally got to review this carbine.

From: Military Arms Channel

Galil ACE release date dealyed

IWI US posted on their Facebook that there has been some issues. They stated that "Most of the issues encountered were in converting full auto to semi-auto configuration"

Delivery schedules are as follows

  • Galil ACE pistol in 7.62x39mm - September, 2015
  • Galil ACE pistol w/Stabilizing Brace, 7.62x39mm - October, 2015
  • Galil ACE rifle, 7.62x39mm - late October/early November, 2015

  • Galil ACE pistol in 7.62 NATO - January, 2016
  • Galil ACE pistol w/Stabilizing Brace, 7.62 NATO - February, 2016
  • Galil ACE rifle, 7.62 NATO - March, 2016

  • Galil ACE 5.56 NATO - 2nd Quarter 2016

From: IWI US via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fabulous 4 drill

This is a drill Frank Proctor likes and it seems to have a good utility with it.

From: TriggerTimeTV

Francotte .22LR Borchardt Lookalike

Ian from Forgotten Weapons looks at a .22 versions of C93 Borchardt pistol. This was a single shot pistol. Borchardt influenced development of Luger later one.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

CMMG Mutant SBR, pistol, and CA-compliant models

CMMG is releasing SBR and pistol version of Mutant, as well as CA compliant version.

MK47K SBR comes with 10" barrel and is going tobe priced around $1629. Overall length with the stock closed will be 27.5 inches.
MK47K pistol will be similar to SBR version except it doen't have the butt stock. Price will be around $1500
CA models will be priced around $1549 - $1899, which means a little bit cheaper in shops. It comes with 10-round Vepr magazines.

From: CMMG

WASR-10 Shootout Test

AK Operators Union Local 47-74 tested WASR-10. They also used Primary Arms 4X Compact scope for added fun.

AK Operators Union Local 47-74

Monday, August 3, 2015

Zenith Firearms / MKE Factory Tour

MAC got to do a little more detailed video during his visit to Turkish firearm manufacturer MKE

From: Military Arms Channel

Ultimate Glock Meltdown

Iraqveteran8888 gets to shoot a Glock 18 until it fails.

From: IraqVeteran8888

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

More on USPSA Combat Optics Division

USPSA president Phil Strader shared more details on the Combat Optic division on comment section of USPSA's FaceBook. In short,

1. CO will be open to any pistol on the approved Production Division list, provided that it does not exceed the 35oz weight limit (with empty magazine inserted) and is a semi-auto pistol.

2. The optics used must be attached to the slide between the rear of the ejection port and the rear of the slide.

3. We intend to approve the division for Level 1 match use after it is entered into EZWin Score. Ken Nelson has already communicated that it would be an easy update to Practiscore, as well.

4. CO High Hit Factors will be established based on stats analysis using data from Production to come up with a starting point.

Strader also reminded that this is a provisional division and USPSA will re-evaluate the division at the end of year.

The intent seems to be putting optics on top of production guns. Strader states,

I would recommend that members NOT do any modifications to their existing Production guns that would not be allowed Production Division.

In the main body of the post, Strader mentioned that the creation of the division was influenced by some manufacturers' "perception that their guns were no longer competitive in Production [division]." There seems to be some perception that production division is heading towards heavier guns such as CZ SP-01 or Tanfoglios.

Edit: Here is the Appendix for the Combat Optics Division

From: USPSA Facebook

ALG Defense 6 Second Mount review

Jerking the Trigger looked at this mount for Glocks. This was specifically developed for a certain counter-terrorism team but can be a nice addition to a plane user as well.

From: Jerking the Trigger

VCOG review

Shooting Illustrated got a chance to review this scope. It has been out for sometime but if you need a quick review this article seems to be good.

From: Shooting Illustrated