Saturday, October 31, 2015

Darth Vader shoots USPSA

The Force is not required. Or is it? Lord Vader appeared at NW Halloween Trigger Treat Match

From: gunrobot

One Shot Draw drill

Doug Koenig shares the drill he does when he goes to practice at a range. Idea is to make the first hit count and this would be a good drill

From: NSSF

Performance Center Ported M&P Shield

Julie Golob shows this Performance Center pistol with some upgrades such as Performance Center sear and porting

The guns has MSRP of $490, just $50 more than regular M&P Shield's price

From: Smith & Wesson

Surefire XC1 review

OCABJ reviews the smallest light Surefire has come up with for pistols.


Friday, October 30, 2015

LAV equipments

RCS Vickers Signature Series

Raven Concealment worked with LAV to come out with Vicekrs Signature Series. There are 4 packages, and they will be available for 5 guns - Glock 17, 19, H&K VP9, Beretta M9, and M1911A1.

Package #1 ($199.99)
    Holster of your choice
    Matching double magazine carrier

Package #2 ($210.99)
    Holster of your choice
    Matching single magazine carrier
    M4 magazine carrier

Package #3 ($259.99)
    Holster of your choice
    Matching double magazine carrier
    M4 magazine carrier

Package #4 ($299.99)
    Holster of your choice
    Matching single magazine carrier
    Matching double magazine carrier
    M4 magazine carrier


From: Soldier Systems

Wilson Combat Vickers Duty Magazine

LAV explains his idea behind the new magazine made with Wilson Combat

From: Vickers Tactical


Hichok45 gets to try out this new chambering for H&K's VP series

From: hickok45

Col. Jeff Cooper's Colt MK IV Series 80

NSSF shows some of modern guns displayed in Cody Firearms Museum, one of them being Col. Jeff Coopers Colt Series 80.

From: NSSF

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Building an AR upper receiver

TWANGnBANG shows us how to put together an AR upper. As he says, he is not the only source but this is a good idea to know how it goes together.



This French rifle has some bad jokes folowing it, but it is an interesting rifle. looks at this rifle


General Tips

Tiger McGee shares some tips about various things - reusing basic AR grips, improving speedloaders, and number of magazines for your pistol.

From: Shooting Wire

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

USMC officially getting M4

Marine Corp Times reports that Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has signed off on the switch making the M4 the primary weapon for all infantry battalions, security forces and supporting schools no later than the end of September 2016. This comes after evaluating M4 with 5.56mm AB49 Special Operations Science and Technology cartridge.

From: Marine Corp Times

Magpul Bolt action magazine well

This is a drop-in part for Remington 700 Hunter stock. Shooters can use detachable magazines with this part installed. It takes AICS pattern short action magazine. The part comes with one Magpul PMAG 5 7.62 AC

Price: $69.95

PMAG 5 7.62 AC takes 5 rounds, but follwer can be modified for one more round. Price is  $34.95

From: Magpul

Is it a Shooting Position or Not?

Powerfactor Show discusses some interesting stage problem that Rick went through.

From: Powerfactor Show

Ukraines utilizing Mosins

Ukraines are utilizing whatever they got and that means the old Mosin are now back in use. member texashomeserver posted pics of re-fitted Mosin Nagants with scopes and Picatinny rails. Other versions have the whole furniture changed, as well as open magazine well.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lucky Gunner tests defense ammos

Lucky Gunner released their finding on ballistics of various handgun self-defense ammunitions. While the test has some room for argument, this seems like another good information

Calibers tested were .380acp, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP

From: Lucky Gunner

San Francisco's last gun shop

San Francisco city decided to burden firearm dealers and that effectively killed the last gun shop in the city, High Bridge Arms. The store was founded by Bob Chow, a reknown gun smith but after 63 years it is now gone.

You can read more about the shop from


10-Bore Flintlock Rifle

Forgotten Weapons shows us how flintlock rifles are prepared to fire. In this case, a 10-bore, which you can guess has a good amount of recoil

Forgotten Weapons

Monday, October 26, 2015

Century Arms C32v2 and RAS47

Jerry Miculek is back and this time is shooting a Century Arms C32v2 and RAS47


AK47 Mini Rifles

These are not going to fire live ammunition, but the details are just plain awesome.

From: Gunwebsites via ENDO

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Slow Motion Overload

LAV knows what people want so he shoots lots of stuff

From: Vickes Tactical

MHS program blasted

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates's opinion on is one of many criticisms of the Modular Handgun System. There has been some other more detailed look, including from Soldier Systems and The Firearm Blog

From: Soldier Systems, The Firearm Blog

Friday, October 23, 2015

Knob Creek night shoot from bird's eye view posted this nice video of the famous Knob Creek night shoot from higher view point.


More White Steyr AUG A3M1 rifles

Steyr is making more White AUG A3M1 rifles after more demands came in. There will be short-railed version, high-rail versions, and optics versions. MSRP will be $2499 and $2599 for scoped version(1.5X and 3X optics), $2099 for railed versions

From: Shooting Wire

Some Israeli guns & gears at TFB

The Firearm Blog has a rare IDF 3x magnifier that seems to be a refurbed ACOG.

There is also an operational use of Ruger 10/22 rifles in Israel, this time with updated model

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DIY railgun

Imgur user NSA_Listbot made his own portable railgun using 3D printing technolgy and it is an interesting item

He named it WXPR-1

You can read more about it in this article, as well as on Imgur


SilencerCo 10K Omega Giveaway

SilencerCo is celebrating there milestone of upcoming 10,000 Omegas by giving away an AXTS MI-T556 with an Omega

You can enter the raffle here


  • Complete AXTS MI-T556
  • SilencerCo Omega w/ Flat Front Cap & ASR Mount
  • Ambidextrous Lower Receiver
  • 416R Stainless Steel 14.5” Barrel w/ 1:8 Twist
  • Custom 2-Stage Trigger
  • M-LOK Handguard
  • Black Nitride Bolt Carrier Group
  • AXTS Raptor Charging Handle
  • AXTS Talon Safety Selector
  • SilencerCo Specwar Trifecta Flash Hider
  • Knights Armament Micro Sights
  • SilencerCo Omega & AXTS MI-T556 w/ Matching Serial Numbers

From: SilencerCo

H&K UMP 45 slow motion

Outdoor Hub Labs and Dakota Tactical made this video

From: Outdoorhub, Dakota Tactical

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

KeyMod Modular Rail Alpha

Bravo Company USA came up with the new version made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. KMR-A has seven KeyMod mounting surfaces, and weighs are 6 ounces plus 2.2 ounces for mounting hardware.

From: BravocompanyUSA via Soldier Systems

High Standard 10B

Ian gets to shoot this interesting shotgun. Unfortunately the one he tries out is just not a good representative of the gun.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Ring of Fire - S&W 460

Chris Cheng shoots S&W 460XVR and it makes a heck of a fireball

From: Chris Cheng

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ruger selling "State Compliant" ARs

The Firearm Blog reports that Ruger is making "State Compliant" AR-556 rifles for Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New Jersey buyers. It comes with 10 round magazine and fixed  buttstock, and non-threaded barrel.

Price is same as the regular version, $749

From: Ruger via The Firearm Blog

Micro-Glock comparative accuracy

Rich Grassi took Glock 42 and 43 and measured how accurate they were. He also shot some qualification courses as well

From: Shooting Wire

Monday, October 19, 2015

Romanian WASR AK-47 exports suspended

MrGunslingerChannel shares the news he got about Romanian production being sent to the Middle East. Due to the current war in the region Cugir Romania is suspending exports to US until July 2016.

From: MrGunslingerChannel

Sunday, October 18, 2015

D5 Disruptive Science

Travis Haley explains his D5 Distruptive Science class. The class description says, "designed to give students a template for increasing mental acuity, focus, dexterity, balance, and spatial awareness while performing skill based weapons manipulations"

From; Haley Strategic

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Inside the 1911

LAV shoots an open cut-away 1911 to show how components work when a 1911 is firing.

From: Vickers Tactical

Hickok45 carves another pumpkin

Every year you can expect a lot of pumpkin carving, and Hickok45 also participates in ti as well.

From: Hickok45

Friday, October 16, 2015

Kel-Tec RDB Bullpup

MAC got his hands on this new rifle from Kel-Tec. Note that the empty cartridge ejection to bottom is not a new design. It was done in FN P90 already.

From: Military Arms Channel

Slow Motion: .276 Pedersen Rifle

Forgotten Weapons shared some slow motion videos of .276 Pedersen rifle in action. You can see a malfunction happening as well

From: Forgotten Weapons

Smokeless powder in a muzzleloader

You can guess it is not going to be a good thing but just how much do you need to cause a big problem. Iraqveteran8888 tested several situation including overcharging blackpowder, charging with smokless powder and overcharging with smokeless powder

From: Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, October 15, 2015

FBI looking for a new pistol

On soliciation dated Oct 7, 2015, FBI noted that they are looking for a new pistol chambered in 9mm. Compact size should have barrel length of 3.75" to 4.25, full-size from 4.26" to 5.2"

Some of requirements are,

  • Striker fired pistol with constant trigger weight from the first to last shot fired. Trigger pull must be between 4.5 to 6 lbs
  • no decockers
  • must be able to use magazine from full size in compact version
  • should carry 16 or more rounds for full-size, 14 or more for compact. mechanism should be same
  • grip must have replacable panels to adjust for different hand sizes
  • no finger grooves
  • magazine should have holes to check how many rounds are in there, at least one hole for 5 rounds. Followers preferably has high visibility colors.
  • controls(slide lock, magazine release) must be ambidextrous and bea easily accesible from either sides. Magazine release has to be activated by lateral pressure.
  • no external, grip safety
  • front and rear night sights, high visibility sight such as Trijicon HD preferred

The contract is minimum $25 million to $85 million over 10 years. It also includes Simunition pistol, training pistol, and parts.

The discussion seems to speculate that this is a way FBI is nudging Glock to update their offering. A lot of specifications can be met by various manufacturers if they change a few things. Currenty, out of commercially available guns, SIG Sauer P320 seems to be a contender.


SIG silencers

SIG Sauer made a video explaining history of silencer as well as its benefit

From: Sig Sauer

Firearms at AUSA

Soldier Systems has some photos of firearms at AUSA. You can see some interesting non-commercial rifles.

Knight's Armament LMG with M-LOK

7.62X39 SCAR
SCAR has been hanging in the game and this version has a new lower.

SIG SAUER MCX in 7.62X39
The idea to have a carbine that shoots 7.62x39 is not new in MCX line but it does make it interesting when SCAR and some other manufacturers were developing firearms for the caliber as well. This one has a stock made for shooter wearing helmet and ballistic visor

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CZ 805 gets update - CZ 806 Bren 2

Czech website reported that CZ(Česká Zbrojovka) made improvements to the CZ 805 rifle. 2 in Bren 2 shows that it is a carbine. 1 is for standard rifle, 3 is for DMR version.

According to translations from The Firearm Blog, the rifle was tested by the Czech soldiers in Afghanistan. Problems identified were,

  • uncomfortable cheek pad, 
  • bad grip and safety lever design
  • no bolt lock to the rear after the last round
  • difficult to clean

Some of changes made were,

  • magazine well that will take AR magazines instead of proprietary magazines(that was interchangeable with G36). It is also now a one-piece lower instead of 805's two piece(trigger group and magazine well)
  • ambidextrous magazine release
  • slimmer profile, less weight(shaved 0.5kg off)
  • charging handle doesn't move when fired
  • easier ways to clean
  • bolt locking back on the last round
  • three choices for amount of gas to operate the guide rod from the previous two
  • better buttstock with cheek weld
  • pistol grip has changable backstrap
  • no more 2-round burst
  • bolt release on the left hand side like M16 and another one in front of trigger

Most of the improvements were also readily noticeable when GNB got its first look at the rifle, as well as other people.

You can see more photos from Altair

From: via The Firearm Blog

Monday, October 12, 2015

DRD Tactical - Take Down Rifles

These are certainly interesting rifles as they allow easier storage.

From: Military Arms Channel


Ian goes through some details of RPG-7. This is probably one of the most prolific shoulder fired weapon in the world. Ian also takes a shot with trainer using a blank.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount

Geissele unveiled its laterst product. This was developed by a request from a DoD customer.

Geissele rep posted some more info on

At launch in Jan we plan to have 3 different types of 30mm mounts, 4 types of 34mm, black anodize and the DDC shown in the picture, 0 MOA, 20 MOA versions and mounts for the Aimpoint T1/T2, Trijicon MRO and others.

There are also two aluminum alloys available. 7055 Aluminum which is a stronger 7075 and also Alcoa's 2099 advanced Lithium/Aluminum alloy which is as strong as 7075 but lighter, stiffer and more corrosion resistant. 2099 is used in highly loaded airframes by Boeing and Airbus and is considered the cutting edge of aluminum alloy development.

Mount cost is around $350 

From: The Firearm Blog,

Travis Haley on his experience

BCM Gunfighter history has story of how Travis Haley became what he is today. It's a bit long, but a great story to read. Look at comments section to find out why he got his call sign.

From: Soldier Systems

Friday, October 9, 2015

USPSA Limited Nationals results

David Sevigny took the top prize at the 2015 USPSA Limited Nationals. Bob Vogel came in really close 2nd spot

Dave Sevigny, High Overall
Jessie Duff, High Lady Catagory
Ron Avery, High Sr Catagory
Kincaid Ross, High Jr Catagory

Here are some videos


Jake Martens


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Frank Proctor's "Shake and Bake"

This is a drill designed to help shooters negotiate tight space and bringing gun up

From: Trigger Time TV

New Gripstop SCAR Charging Handle

Soldier Systems has pic of the new charging handle from Gripstop. It is designed to be ambidextrous and fingers will be away from reciver so it's easer to charge even with some wide red dot sights on top

From: Soldier Systems

Strike Industries Glock 43 magazine extension

This magazine extension will add 2 rounds to your capacity. Price is $11.95


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers - Type 1, Enhanced AR mag release

Magpul released their low-profile covers for M-LOK rails. Each is 9.5 inches long, covering 6 M-LOK slots. It can be cut as needed. Color comes in black or Flat Dark Earth. Price is $15.95

Enhanced AR magazine release is an aluminum piece that can be added to increase touch surface area. Price: $19.95

From: Magpul

Book Review: The P08 Luger Pistol

Ian gives his opinion on "The P08 Luger Pistol" book

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shooting 1911 at -65 deg Fahrenheit

Brass Fetcher takes a look at if a 1911 can fire in extreme cold condition; -65 degress fahrenheight. Ammunition used is SIG 45 Auto 200gr V-Crown JHP

From: Brass Fetcher

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

AK BackYard Tips and Tricks Collection

AK Operators Union has a video on some of tips for AK shooters

From: AK Operator's Union

Larry Vickers 1911 book in works

Soldier Systems has a sneak peek of 1011 by Larry Vickers and James Rupley. the book will be available near holiday seasons

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, October 5, 2015

IDPA to change scoring

IDPA mentioned in their Tactical Brief on Sept. 29, 2015 that,

"Last week at the World Championship awards banquet, I announced that the IDPA Board of Directors has elected to increase the Point Down penalty from a half second to 1 second. The BoD is comprised of two MA shooters (both Founders of the sport) and one EX with a combined total of more than 57 years of IDPA experience. This decision was made to keep the sport aligned with the founder's intent of valuing accuracy over speed. As concealed carry holders, which many of our members are, we are responsible for every round that leaves our gun, and IDPA needs to reflect that in our practices. I met with some of the Area Coordinators recently to share this information and the feedback received from them was very positive. There is no hard timetable for this change. Classification scores and other areas will need to reflect the change, and we are already working with some of our scoring vendors on this change. More information will be available as the work progresses and we will make updates on this via the Tactical Journal and Tactical Brief."

So instead of multiplying points down with 0.5, now it will be recorded as just points down. If you have 4 points down, it would be 2 added to the time, but with this change it will be 4.

This is not exactly something new. During the creation of IDPA, there were discussions about whether penalty should be 0.x or 1. The compromise was 0.5 we have now.

There has been quite a few opinions about the proposed penalty change. Some saw this as attempt to close the gap between top shooters and bottom levels, others saw this as attempt to keep USPSA out, or trying to help old shooters. Or maybe just a focus on accuracy as the statement says.

High angle shooting - modified tripod trick

Funker Tactical has video of a tip to make recoil management better

From: Funker Tactical

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Grand Power X-Calibur

This Slovakian pistol is slowly making its way in to US and several video channels have covered the gun.

Patrick E. Kelley

Kastell85 has video of an IPSC

From: Vanguard Media & Entertainment, Patrick E. Kelley, Kastell85

Bren Ten

Ian from Forgotten Weapons looks at the Special Forces version of Bren Ten. Bren Ten itself had difficult time getting in to production, keeping up with production. And ever since the first company went down, the 'Bren Ten curse' has been mentioned.

In the past, Larry Vickers covered the pistol as well

From: Forgotten Weapons, Vickers Tactical

Friday, October 2, 2015

Beretta 92FS Centennial

Beretta is celebrating its 100 years of making semi-auto pistols by producing this limited edition 92FS


From: Beretta

Why SilencerCo is winning

SilencerCo has been making great strides in the market and looks at what makes this company stand above the competitions.


Thursday, October 1, 2015


USSOCOM issued Safety of Use Message for EOTech sights. The two major problems are,
1)+/- 4 MOA shifts depending on temperature ranging from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit
2)parallax error

L3 Communications, manufaturer of EOTech sights quietly changed their user manual as well as acknowledging potential lawsuit and other fallouts from these problems.

You can read detailed article from Soldier Systems

Coincidently, Battlefield Vegas posted how some red dot sights performed on their many rental guns on It's a good read especially in light of what is going on.

From: Soldier Systems,

Mannlicher 1901/04 Carbine

This is an interesting prototype built by Mannlicher but never got to see the production as Mannlicher passsed away in 1904. It uses unknown cartridge of 7.63mm Mannlicher

From: Forgotten Weapons

PWS Cannon parts

PWS is selling its blem-parts called Cannon parts. They are as good as commercially sold versions functionality-wise, but has some cosmetic blems.

From: PWS vis

Easy DIY gun rest

sootch00 shares his economical DIY gun rest design.

From: sootch00