Monday, November 30, 2015

C93 Borchardt

Here's the first successful semi-auto pistol. As always, Ian goes over some historical background as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

S&W Model 547 9mm Revolver

Not a new revolver, but it has interesting design. Not mayn 9mm revolvers are around thesedays, as semi-autos are better suited for the caliber.

From: Hickok45

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Raven Concealment Morrigan IWB holster

Raven Concealment debutted a new IWB holster. It uses velcro strap to adjust retention.

Available for following guns(for now)
Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 42, 43
S&W M&P Full size 9mm/.40 cal and Shield


Price $49.99

From: Raven Concealment Systems

Union/Reifgraber .32 S&W Autopistol

Forgotten Weapons shows this interesting pistol that didn't make it big but has an interesting design

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Russian SV-338 Sniper Rifle

More videos from LAV, this time SV-338 rifle. Their has been a lot of transition to this or .300 Win Mag from .308(7.62x51) and seems like Russians are taking a note of it too.

From: Vickers Tactical

Allen & Thurber Pepperbox

This pistol is a quite interesting gun. Ian goes through some historical backgrounds as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, November 27, 2015

Swiss ZfK-55 Sniper Rifle

Swiss made some really great rifles and here is another one on the auction

From: Forgotten Weapons

CDX-50 Tremor

Soldier Systems has photos of a new .50cal rifle from Cadex

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Erika 4.25mm Pistol

This pistol was chambered for 4.25mm Liliput, designed by Franz Pfannl to make a really small pistol. It is unclear if practical sense was dead when this gun was made. Perhaps the only thing that died due to this gun.

From: Forgotten Weapons

CMP to get 1911s

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 which included transfers of M1911A1s in US Military to CMP. 10,000 firearms will be available per year.

More Trijicon MRO review

Guns, Holsters, and Gear got chance to run the Trijicon MRO and review it.

From: Guns, Holsters, and Gear

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

EOTech and Aimpoint news

Sometime ago, Soldier Systems reported that USSOCOM found problems with EOTechs. In extreme temperature, the reticle would lose its zero. Now, Soldier Systems Daily is reporting that US Government is suing L3 Communications for failure to disclose test results that demonstrated this problem.

Update: Soldier Systems have update on the settlement L3 Communications made with US government. The accusation is pretty damning, with EOTech known flaws for many years yet not informing DoD as contract required.

On the other hand, Aimpoint Micro T-2 is now adopted by the FBI HRT since July. FBI's another unit, Defensive Systems Unit will use H-2. H-2 is not out on commercial market, but it will be a more economical version of T-2 without NV capability.

FBI HRT will use Sphur mount for their Aimpoint T-2s

From: Soldier Systems

The Walch Revolver

This revolver attempted to fire 10 rounds out of 5 cylinders by having two percussion cap channels. Very interesting design although not sure if it will work that well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Freedom Ordnance FM-9 belt fed AR upper

GY6 reviewed this system. It is unclear if the system will be useful except for very narrrow applications, but it is an interesting attempt.

From: GY6

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Detonics MkI

Ian goes through the first Detonics pistol which successfuly offered a smaller 1911 size.

From: Forgotten Weapons

LAV shoots 50 Cal Raufoss

LAV gets to have fun with this interesting round.

From: Vickers Tactical

Miculek Thanksgiving cooking

Jerry Miculek shows how to prepare Thanksgiving meal Miculek way.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Braverman "Stinger" Pen Gun

This is a pen gun, but is not a NFA item. Very interesting design. This would have fit very well in to any TV shows from 60s to 80s

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shooting .50 cal revolver in a USPSA match

Powerfactor is definitely met for this one. This is all in fun, as you can guess.

From: r3hawk

Shooting steel tips from Frank Proctor

Frank Proctor shares his knowledge regarding steel targets. He says that Green tip ammunition is actually not as bad as some make it out to be. It is interesting point.

From: Trigger Time TV

Sunday, November 22, 2015

How to clean an AR-15

Jerry Miculek goes through AR-15 cleaning. This is a great video for anyone who wants to learn this, even though it is 34 mnutes long. Learn once and you are set.


Tis the Season for Commie Guns

MAC shows off some commie guns as the winter hits his area.

From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Gustloff VG1-5 Nazi Last Ditch Rifles

Ian shows this last ditch semi-auto made by Nazi party. It is usable, but not for a long time like other weapons.

From: Forgotten Weapons

19C tactical light mounted gun

Czerny's auction house in Sarzana, Italy has a pistol with a lantern mounted to it, made in 1800s. It is about 30cm long.


Friday, November 20, 2015

H&K MP7 A1

Iraqveteran8888 got his chance to shoot the H&K MP7. He also ran a ballistic gel test with the FMJ ammunition for the gun

From: Iraqveteran8888

Gewehr 71 with experimental magazine

Ian took time to show this experimental magazine for Gewehr 71. It was never adopted or mass produced, but is a good example of various attempts of the time

From: Forgotten Weapons

Guns growing in trees has some photos of trees growing with guns from wars many years ago.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

BCM .300 Blackout uppers

Bravo Company Manufacturing is releasing 300 Blackout uppers in 9 inch, 12.5 inch, and 16 inch.


From: Bravo Company Manufacturing via Soldier Systems

Magpul CORE Technical gloves

Magpul announced an upcoming glove for shooters. It is not in production, but seems like a good contender.


  •     Lightweight, durable glove without compromising dexterity
  •     Tough synthetic suede palm and inner finger construction for wet or dry grip on all firearms
  •     Narrow, minimalistic forefinger for easy access and better control of firearms triggers
  •     Terrycloth backed thumb area to quickly remove fogging on hunting optics and glasses
  •     Three-finger touchscreen capability
  •     Elastic wrist closure keeps out debris
  •     100% synthetic
  •     Subdued branding for better camouflage and concealment

Colors will be black, charcoal, and coyote.

Price: $24.95


From: Magpul

USPSA Scoring & Overlays

Larry from The Powerfactor show goes over some details and intricacies of USPSA scoring using overlays.

From: Powerfactor Show

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


LAV's second trip to Russia brings us more information about some interesting firearms. Here is AK-12, possible candidate for new issue rifle for Russian military.

From: Vickers Tactical

RSC 1917: French WW1 semi-auto rifle

Ian shows the first semi auto France issued, almost 86,000 of them.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Japanese AR-10 variants

Jien on posted s scan of article from Japanese magazine 'Gun'. It shows R1, very similar to AR-10 and how it progresses to Howa Type 64 rifle.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

S&S Precision Multi-Pistol Holster

S&S Precision made this holster capable of holding most ull-size guns. It is mde with injection molded thermoplastic. It can be used as OWB or IWB, and hooks attach to belts to up to 1.5 inches wide.

Price: $48.10


From: Soldier Systems

Madsen LMG disassembly & functioning

Ian takes a look at internals of this rifle. The fist 3 minutes are for history.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, November 16, 2015

Colt Z40 Pistol #1

Ian took a time to talk about this gun, not becuase the gun is an antique but because of political circumstance the era was a noteworthy moment in firearms history

From: Forgotten Weapons

Bass Pro buying out Cabelas?

According to some new sources, Bass Pro Shops is looking in to/ or has already made an offer for Cabelas. KURL8 reports that the deal was already finalized on Nov. 9th, and formal take over will happen Jan. 1 of next year.

From: KURL

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Vickers Guide: 1911

LAV released his Vickers Guide 1911. The book is a coffee table book with 352 pages of 1911 photos as well as many other things.

The Standard edition is $95, Signature edition is $125 and the Limited Edition is $250.

You can purchase them from

From: Vickers Tactical

Magpul Tejas Gun belt

Magpul came up with gunbelt made with leather on the outside and kydex inside for better form. It comes in 3 colors, black, chocolate, and brown. Size is from 32-44 in ches.


Price: $84.95

From: Magpul

Griffin Armament's universal suppressor

This suppressor is coming soon, and is usable for various rifle calibers around .30 caliber. It's not for some handgun calibers, but definitely something that will save a lot of hassle for people with diffeent calibers

From: Military Arms Channel

Friday, November 13, 2015

White Prototype Gas Operated .276 Rifle

Forgotten Weapons shows us this rare rifle that tried to go against M1. Plenty of interesting features were in the rifle, although practicality maybe questioned.

From: Forgotten Weapons

S&W IDPA BUG National result

S&W IDPA BUG Nationals was last weekend and here are the results

High BUG: Shane Coley
High Distinguished Senior: Paul Jones
High Industry: Shane Coley
High International: Federico Iannelli
High Junior: Padraic Sullivan
High Lady: Randi Rogers
High Law Enforcement: Eugene Jankowski
High Military: Mike Seeklander
High Senior: Eugene Jankowski
Most Accurate: Jim Meyers


From: IDPA

To reload, or not to reload (shotgun shells)

Powerfactor show takes a look at whether someone should reload his shotgun shells.

From: Powerfactor Show

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Colt 1909

Forgotten Weapons finally got chance to look at Colt 1909, which filled the evolutionary steps between 1905 and 1911. Ian compares the three pistols.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul Gen3 PMAG for AK test

AK Operator's union 47-74 decided to see if Magpul's new PMAG Gen3 for AKs are worthy of being used in Kalashnikov's design.

From: AKOU 47-74

Browning 1921 Autoloading Rifle

The Firearm Blog has an article on far lesser known patent filed by John M. Browning. There is no indication this made it to production, but it is a nice interesting article. The comments seem to indicate that Pedersen probably had similar design 6 years prior.

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TAC-TV Veteran's Day Special

LAV uploaded a special episode on his Youtube. The video looks at BCM company, LAV's background, as well as a support for veterans, Operation Warrior Call

From: Vickers Tactical

FP-45 Liberator Pistol

Ian goes through a genuine Liberator pistol. There are a lot of information covered in this video.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tactical Backpack/Biathlon Rifle Sling

Mayflower Consulting and Velocity systems got together to make this European sling great for mountain operations. Available in Multicam, Kryptek Yeti(winter) and Highlander(Brown)

Price: $84

From: Velocity Systems via Soldier Systems

How to distinguish AK variants

ENDO has a good post about how to distinguish various AKs made by abram4ik. If you want to get a good reference guide, this should do it.

From: Everyday no days off

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

USSOCOM looking to replace EOTech

USSOCOM recently published a note warning about problems with EOTech. Now Soldier Systems is reporting that there is movement to find substitute. There are 5 candidates viying for the position.

From: Soldier Systems


Forgotten Weapons looks at the famous SPAS-12.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, November 9, 2015

9mm defensive load barrier tests

MAC tries out 4 defensive ammunitions using ballistic gels and how it performs against some barriers.

This test should be taken with some grain of salt. There are studies done under better and more controlled manner. Furthermore, those studies indicate that permanent cavity is more important than temporary cavity(or stretched). Whie it is impressive to see temporary cavities, the importance goes to permanent cavity

The bulletproof vest test at the end did not mention that +P+ rounds are closer to .357 magnum rounds which is beyond what Level IIA armor is rated for. So there is no surprise that the +P+ would penetrate.

From: Military Arms Channel

Bannerman's castle has a good article on Bannerman's milsurp store. This store was famous for having many different military surpluses over the years.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Movie prop guns on auction

Julien's Auction is putting some interesting guns from movies up for auction to be held on Nov. 20th. From the Golden Closet Archives catalog,

AMT .45 Longlside from Terminator is going on the block for $10,000-20,000 (p. 34 of catalog). Laser is not included, though

M16A1 with grenade launcher used in the last scene of Scarface(1983) by Al Pacino's character. The gun lacks firing pin, and the grenade launcher was custom made. The grenade launcher was also used in Predator(1987). Price is expected to be around $20,000 - 30,000.

According to jbntex from, the serial number is 9310593, and was sold by the famous Stembridge Gun Works company.

There are some prop guns from other movies such as 'Salt' used by Angelina Jolie, CTU badge used by Keifer Sutherland in 24, pistols from 'Sopranos'

The catalog has far more costumes used by many shows as well. Bud's wrestling costume from 'Married...with childrens' is there too.

Auction catalog:

Sniper Rifle Challenge

LAV uploaded this video from a year or so ago from his show TAC-TV. It goes through effects of some military cartridges on barriers.

From: Vickers Tactical

Saturday, November 7, 2015

ETS translucent Glock magazines pre-order

ETS is coming up with translucent magazines for Glocks. Currently, 9mm 31, 22, and 14 round magazines are about to be available. In the future, there will be other capacities(15 for Glock 19 and 10 round magazines for ban states)

Price is $21.99 for 31 and 22 round magazine, $16.99 for 17 round magazine

From: ETS via The Firearm Blog

The Concealed-Carry Reality

Greg Camp wrote a rebuttal to New York Time's hit piece "The Concealed-Carry Fantasy"

As always, gun grabbers tried to inflate their numbers, while ignoring other data that refutes their claim.


Friday, November 6, 2015

HSP TH1RTE3N sights for Glocks

HaleyStrategic came out with a news sight for Glocks. Front blade is .125 wide, and rear sight notch is .125 wide as well.

It comes with tritium rear and tritium front ($139) or Black rear/tritium front($99)

From: Haley Strategic

SIG P225-A1

SIG Sauer is bringing back P225 with some modern updates. It comes with Short Reset Trigger, machined stainless slide

Price is $1122 - 1236 (MSRP)

PMAG 30 AK/AKM MOE and GEN M3 comparison

Soldier Systems has a nice article on the difference between the two AK magazines offered by Magpul.

From: Soldiery Systems

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Austrailian homemade guns

Australia practically banned guns, but that doesn't mean criminals are going to give up. These are some really crude homemade guns

From: The Daily Telegraph

ATF Open Data

ATF added Open Data to its website. This is ATF's effort to make more of its data open to the public.

There are a lot of data related to firearms and other functions ATF does. If you are quantitatively driven person, this would be an interesting website.

From: ATF via

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sig Sauer MCX review

MAC got his chance to review this carbine. Initially this looks like an AR, but there are some serious internal design differences.

From: Military Arms Channel

Maxim Vice

Silencerco made this Miami Vice parody featuring its Maxim pistol in the works.

From: SilencerCo

MRO review by sootch00

sootch00 has a great review of this new optic that is trickling in to the market

From: sootch00

Monday, November 2, 2015

Slow Motion Overload - Behind The Scenes

LAV shows some behind the scene view of how the vedio got made

From: Vickers Tactical

338 Lapua Magnum vs. Pumpkins

TWANGnBANG shoots pumpkins as well. This time using 338 Lapusa Magnum.


SureFire Warden

Chris Cheng demonstrates usefulness of SureFire Warden. This is a blast regulator, redirecting the blast from muzzle forward to reduce sideways blowing

From: SureFire

Sunday, November 1, 2015