Saturday, December 31, 2016

Galil ACE

LAV shows the realt Galil ACE, not the commercially available version.

I can see some entrepreneur making extended handguard for the after market.

From: Vickers Tactical

SureFire Field Notes with Mike Pannone

Mike Pannone goes over how to perform tactical reload when you have a hand held light.

From: SureFire

Winchester Proto-M14 Rifle

This rifle is not mentioned that much, but it seems like Winchester attempted to improve M1 Garand as well

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, December 30, 2016

CZ P-10c review #2

MAC finally got a commercially available version and runs it.

From: Military Arms Channel


Ian goes over this bloody bastard Brits had to use for sometime. Ian goes over history and internals as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

The Fix from Q

Q is a new company started by Kevin Bittingham and they unveiled The Fix, which is a bolt action rifle

From: Soldier Systems

Thursday, December 29, 2016

New S&W guns

S&W is introducing some new guns in 2017

M&P10 in 6.5 Creedmoore
M&P 45 Shield with port

From: The Firearm Blog

Stag Arms AR-15 Featureless Rifles

Stag Arms is adding Herra Arms California-compliant stock to their rifles to make a California-legal rifle. California banned "Bullet-button" rifles starting 1/1/2017, but Featureless rifles lack features that makes an AR "assault weapon" in California's sense

Price ranges from $1035 to $1325

From:Stag Arms

Strike Industries SI 2017 Pistol/Rifle

This firearm is based off of H&K MP5 design with some updated features. Strike Industry has been known to make some interesting parts, but are now getting into firearm productions as well.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Welrod Mk IIA

This pistol used integrated suppressor and was used for quite some time

From: Forgotten Weapons

Molot VPO-209 video

Russian arms manufacturer Molot posted a nice slow-motion video of their VPO-209 firing Techkrim 9.55x39mm (.366 TKM) round.

From: Molot

Brazil's sniper rifle

The Firearm Blog has a series of articles identifying various sniper rifles used by various Brazil LEOs and Military

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, December 26, 2016

Mike Pannone on CZ P-10 C

Mike Pannone shows some of features from this upcoming CZ pistol

From: Tactical Fanboy

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Vietnam era style AR mud test

InRangeTV's Ian and Karl decided to run a Mud test on ARs that have Vietnam era configuration.

From: InRangeTV

Soldier Shoots Himself in the Foot

According to the description, this was a public demonstration put on by Iranian Special Forces, shooting down a balloon flying up in the air. Skip to 0:26 and keep an eye on the right.

From: Live Leak

Saturday, December 24, 2016

New OSS Helix 762 Silencer

MAC gets to test this new suppressor from OSS. This is the new design that uses reverse turbine mechanism.

 From: Military Arms Channel

SIG MCX recall

SIG found the problem that exists for .300 BLK version, but is extending the recall to all MCX with serial number range from 63C000044 and 63C003702. If the serial number ends in 25000 or higher, you are ok

To get the problem fixed, contact SIG Sauer at 603-610-3000, and press for option 1

The recall will replace the Carriage Assembly to the Gen 2 version

From: Sig Sauer

Friday, December 23, 2016

M134 Minigun

Ian gets to shoot this fun gun but also goes over its mechanism as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Bergara Premier Series Long Range Precision Rifle

MrGunsnGear reviews this rifle meant for some serious long range shooting

From: MrGunsnGear

#FightTheNoise with Santa Claus

SilencerCo came up with this humorous video of how Santa is affected by NFA

From: SilencerCo

CZ BREN 2 coming to US for MIL/LE

CZ-USA is bringing the updated rifle to US, although for military or law enforcement only. This rifle took feedbacks from Czech soldiers who used CZ BREN 805 and improved upon it.

You can look at more 2017 offerings from following catalog.

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Crossfire MkI

This weird combination of shotgun and rifle didn't really work well and probably was better off discontinued

From: Forgotten Weapons

Beretta 92G Decocker Only conversion kit

MrGunsnGear goes over this kit that will make the safety on Beretta 92F to be decocker only.

From: MrGunsnGear

Malaysian Head of State shooting IPSC

Malaysia has a system where one part of government is lead by Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who is elected among rulers of 9 states with hereditary rule.

The most recent is Muhammad V of Kelantan, who atteneded an IPSC shooting

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Swiss 1882 Ordnance Revolver

Ian goes over and shoots this old Swiss issue pistol

From: Forgotten Weapons

Flying with a firearm

MAC goes over things to know if you are flying somewhere and is bringing your firearm and ammunition

From: Military Arms Channel

AR.5 bottle opener

Nelson Precision manufacturing made a bottle opener that looks like an AR lower.

Price is $30

From: The Firearm Blog

Hi Power with aluminum frame

When Hi-power was designed, there were attempts to lighten the gun using aluminum frame isntead of steel. It never saw any production, but it is interesting to know that there were efforts like these.

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Guycot 40-shot Chain Pistol

This pistol was able to carry 40 rounds but screams for better design.

From: Forgotten Weapons

USMC authorizes PMAG

US Marines Corp. authorized use of Gen M3 PMAG for combat use. USMC will also use US Army's EPM(Enhanced Performance Magazines), but for training purpose only.

PMAGS were prohibited from use 4 years ago when USMC found out it doesn't fit with M27 IAR. After redesign and testing, it is now good to go with the USMC. Also authorized is the new Medium Coyote Tan.

From: Soldier Systems

Steyr Mannlicher Factory Tour

The Firearm Blog got a chance to tour the factory and has some photographs of interesting guns that quite didn't get to see the light.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, December 19, 2016

Al Capone's revolver to be auctioned

This revolver was supposedly owned by Al Capone but was stolen from him when a booze runner names Charles D'Agostino stole during a gold outing.


Hudson MFG new pistol

Hudson Manufacturing posted teaser photo of their new pistol that looks like a 1911, but striker fired. It is also shown with some 9mm ammunition.

From: The Firearm Blog

Magpul and Gibbz Arms settle lawsuit

Earlier this year, Gibbz Arms sent letters to all Magpul M-LOK licensees as well as suing Magpul for infringing on its patent.

The two parties settled and Gibbz Arms will give related patents to Magpul.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

More Sig Sauer red-dot sights

Sig Sauer has been expanding their optics line up


This is a red-dot signt featuring Motion Activated Illumination called MOTAC. It comes with Ballistic Circle Dot and Ballistic Circle-Plex quad reticles, allowing users to choose between 4 different reticles. Housing is made of 70705 aluminum and

Price is $539.99 for ROMEO6H, $719.99 for ROMEO6T

From: The Firearm Blog,

Florida CCW can be renewed online

Florida CCW holders can now renew online through following website

There are no additional fees and you can still renew via traditional method

Sunday, December 18, 2016

S&W M&P 2.0

This pistol is probably the entry S&W submitted for the US Army's MHS trial. While exterior looks similar except for bigger slide lock and some cutout just above the rail, the rumor is that internals are different. Namely, the internal parts are modular.

PRX Weapon Light

Paul Kim, former Vice President of Engineering at SureFire, started his own company a few years ago producing some interesting lights and this time it's a weapon light with a spring loaded quick fasten rail mount system.


  • 550 Lumens using 6200k CREE XML U2 chip
  • 1 CR123A battery
  • 45 minute steady output
  • Weighs 3.4 oz empty

Price is around $150

You can see it in other photos from South Korea's Special Warfare Command Exhibition

Top 5 Zombie Guns

Chad and Eric decided to have some fun time talking about which guns would be a good choice for a zombie apocalypse

From: Iraqveteran8888

Magpul Stocks shipping

MOE SL-S and PRS GEN3 are now shipping out.

MOE SL-S is following the ideas from SOPMOD stock, including battery compartments and enhanced cheek weld.

Price is $79.95

PRS GEN3 Precision-adjustable stock allows shooter to adjust length of pull and cheek piece height without using tools.

Price: $254.95

From: Magpul

Chinese Bren Gun

This Bren was originally purchased by Nationaists, then after Communists took over, converted to fire 7.62x39 rounds.

From: Forgotten Weapons, Breach Bang Clear

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Inglis Hi Power Pistol

After Belgium fell to Nazi Germany, some managed to sneak out the plans for P35. It ultiamtely allowed it to be manufactured by Inglis company

From: Vickers Tactical

1883 Reichsrevolver

Ian goes over this German military issue revolver from 19th century

From: Forgotten Weapons

Savage Arms entering AR market

Savage Arms posted a teaser video showing an AR but with a non-reciprocating charging handle on the side. The idea is not new, but it certainly brings a new twist in the crowded AR market. It also has M-LOK rail system and is going to be released in Ja. 2017.

From: Savage Arms

Raven Concealment Systems Roland Special holster

RCS is coming out with a new variant of Phantom Holster based on inputs from Presscheck Consulting. It comes with a new belt-attachment accessory, The Drop/Offset kit. The kit allows user to adjust how holster rides.

Price is $179.99

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tactical Impact - Achieving Balance in a PDW

Vickers Tactical uploaded episode 4. This was one of few often uploaded video among the season.

From: Vickers Tactical

Lego Hanger

Clint Smith gets down to his usual style and talks about how he sets up a rifle.

From: Thunder Ranch

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Vickers Heavy Machine Gun

Ian gets to be more detailed with this historic firearm covering history and mechanism and use.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Colt IAR evaluation uppers

The Firearm Blog reports that the Colt's submission to USMC's IAR program is now sold as upper only. It's supposedly $2000.

Link to the company:

From: The Firearm Blog

S&W changing name

Smith & Wesson Holding Company decided to change their name to American Outdoor Brands Corporation. The decision was approved by shareholders. S&W has been expanding its market and this is the change they are making. However, the firearm manufacturing will keep its name as S&W.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winchester Experimental Mag-Fed Garands

Here are experimental designs that used magazines as well as being select-fire.

From: Forgotten Weapons

FLIR Factory Trip and discussion

MAC got chance to visit the FLIR factory. While there are limited videos of factory inside, you can listen to some of interesting aspects of their product.

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, December 12, 2016

hick45 cutting Christmas Tree

Tis the season for tree cutting

From: hickok45

Five in One Gun

Canadian deadpedal decided to see if he can put together five guns and shoot.

According to him, this was a torture test for a batch of picatinny female to female couplers he put together.

From: deadpedal

ZEV Technologies Glock Magazine Basepad

ZEV came up with magazine basepad in two colors, red and black. It is a three-piece design that can be easily disassembled for cleaning. It also adds 5 rounds to capacity for 9mm, 4 rounds for .40 S&W



Price: $44

From: Zev Technologies

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Polish P83 Wanad 9x18 Pistol

MAC looks at this pistol from the Cold War era that looks like Makarov.

From: Military Arms Channel

New Magpul products

Magpul's GEN M3 PMAG will be available in MCT(Medium Coyote Tan) in February 2017. Parts number is MAG556-MCT and MAG557-MCT.

M-LOK GI Sling Swivel is now available. It is a traditional sling swivel but is made for M-LOK compatible systems. It accepts up to 1-1/4" sling.

Price is $19.95

From: Magpul

Brazilian Uirapuru GPMG

This GPMG(General Purpose Machine Gun) was a prototype designed in Brazil for indigenous development, but was ultimately supplanted by FN MAG

The Firearm Blog has a good article on it

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Lewis Gas Operated Prototype Pistol

This pistol was invented by Isaac Newton Lewis of Lewis light machinegun. The pistol shows some signs of its heritage as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Haley Strategic - D3 SLK Sling

Haley Strategic is taking pre-orders for the D3 SLK Sling. This version allows users to  use preferred mounts method of attachment.

It comes in Black, Coyote, and Multicam.

Pre-orders will be shipped on 12/16

Price: $49

From: Haley Strategic

MKE factory photos

The Firearm Blog has some photos from MKE factory. The factory brought H&K's machinery to produce these firearms.

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, December 9, 2016

Stormtrooper Police 'Recruit'

Fort Worth Police Department made this video for recruitment purpose.

It is related to their earlier video with Darth Vader trying to join

From: Inside FWPD

Bushmaster Arm Pistol

This pistol was made in response to US Air Force's request to get a survival firearm and contract was signed but it was cancelled in 1988. The early versions ahd charging handles on the top, while as later ones had it on the side.

It uses AK-style action and AR magazines.

From: Hank Strange

SIG Sauer ROMEO4M Red Dot approved by the FBI

FBI recently approved use of ROMEO4M Red Dot Optic. While it is unclear if the optic performed on par with its competitors, it means it has met FBI's requirements. While many pointed out that it looks like Holosun, some people mentioned that the particular model was not made in China, and quality is different.

This is a big victory for Sig Sauer as they brought in some people from Leupold and has been working on a system of accessories package.

It features 2MOA dot and 65 MOA circle, similar to EOTechs

From: The Firearm Blog, SIG Forum

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Nomar M1911 Magazine-Stock

This invention was made for trench warfare, but by the time it was made, it was already obsolete thanks to advancements in SMGs

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shotgun Guitar

Rev. Peyton of Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band shows of his shotgun guitar

From: bigdamnbandofficial

Guns from San Jose gun buy back

San Jose, California had a gun buy back and some were shown. You can see it from


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Double Barrel 1911

Hickok45 shoots this novelty handgun.

From: Hickok45

Vortex PST Gen 2 coming up

Vortex Nation posted 3 new items coming soon to market and one of them is the new Vortex PST

Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 uses VMR-2 reticle from the Razor Gen II 1-6, with its daylight-bright center illuminated dot, and  available in MOA or MRAD

Diamondback Tactical Riflescopes and Fury Laser Rangefinding Binocular will also be coming in spring and summer

From: Vortex Nation

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Uruguay's Forgotten Mauser - The Dovitiis

Ian shows this interesting far lesser known rifle

From: Forgotten Weapons

HK Operational Briefcase on Gunbroker

This briefcase is known for its intended use of hiding a MP5K and be able to fire if the need arises. The auction is just the case, and putting a MP5K or any semi-auto variant will make it "Any Other Weapon"

As of this writing, the bid is $3225

Auction ends 12/7

Sunday, December 4, 2016

SIG AMT Battle Rifle

LAV goes over the history and characteristics of this rifle built from Stg 510-4

From: Vickers Tactical

Winchester Liberator shotguns

Ian goes over some oddball shotguns that didn't do well in the market, but came from an interesting idea of a really cheap shotgun for counter-insurgency like the namesake pistol

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, December 2, 2016

Brush gun

Iraqveteran8888 looks at brush guns. It is also interesting to see how different calibers behave through brush.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Turning candle off with air pistol

Slow Mo guys decided to do a challenge - turn off candle by shooting it.

Jump to 5:11 to see the moment when they turn off the candle.

From: The Slow Mo Guys

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Shell Shock Technologies Two-Piece 9mm Cases

This really doesn't seem like a major game changer, but it does offer an interesting look at some interesting changes that can help shooters in the long run


Sam Colt's Paterson No.1 Model Carbine

This is the carbine that started the Colt company and its numerous financial troubles.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Pushing kayak by shooting guns

Demolition Ranch decided to see how much a kayak can move when you shoot guns while in it. Used calibers are,

.44 magnum
.338 Lapua magnum
.50 BMG

Newton's third law in action.

From: Demolition Ranch

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hill & Mac Gunworks CETME-L reproduction

MAC shows the reproduction model of Spain's CETME rifles. There were some kits imported and InRange TV did a series on how to build them. If you just want to get one, here is the chance.

From: Military Arms Channel

Type 99 Arisaka Sniper Rifles

Ian goes over this scoped rifle made by Imperial Japanese.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Trip to Independent Studio Services took a trip to Los Angeles prop supplier Independent Studio Services. You can read about it here


Molot and their guns

Molot made various Soviet guns including Stechkin APS machine pistols, RPKs. Video is an ad for the company.

Before the import ban, they were making VEPR line of rifles.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

General Liu's rifle

This is another semi-auto rifle developed in early 20th century, but did not get to see the use due to several unfortuate problems.

You can read more about the rifle from Ian's webpage

From: Forgotten Weapons

Best Tech Tool's Leatherman Tread Adapter

Leatherman came out with this wearable multitool and even came up with a time piece. However, this adpater allows the multitool to be connected to other watches as well, including Apple Watch and G-Shock.

Price ranges from $38 - $53

Monday, November 28, 2016

USMC experimenting with rifles

US Marine Corp is experimenting several things and here are the most notable ones that hit the news recently

M27 trial: USMC adopted M27 IAR to have a bit more commonality between guns and lighter 5.56 machine gun. The new news is that 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines have been training with these as a part of pre-deployment excercise.

Some of draw backs mentioned in the article is the tendency to expend more ammunition and the cost of the rifle itself.

Silencers for whole Battalion: 2nd Division is running a trial where they will put silencer on every rifle, from M4 to M2 .50 cal. This is to see if silencers can help with better communication with lower sound signature.


Vortex Razor AMG UH-1

Vortex announced a new Red Dot Sight named AMG UH-1, with nickname "Huey". It features sight similar to EOTech's and uses one CR123A battery. But it can also use optional rechargeable LFP 123A battery.

No words on release date, although price is expected to be around $500

From: Vortex via The Firearm Blog

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Griffin Armaments M2 Sights

This sight system uses modularized base plate system. You can swap out the sights as needed without adverse effect.


From: Griffin Armament

BOX Drill for optics

If you want to see if your optic is mechanically reliable or not, here is a drill.

From: TriggerTimeTV

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Belgian .75 Caliber Percussion Wall Gun

Wall Guns were used to defend walls and that also meant shouldering to fire it. Of course, they did have rests to place the firearm on.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Muskets & Fowlers of Colonial Williamsburg

TWANGnBANG visited Colonial Williamsburg and shot some muskets. There are educational informations in the video, just in time for the Thanksgiving.

You can also read about the vintage rifle that made it to America via Mayflower. It was  owned by John Alden.


Friday, November 25, 2016

CZ P-10 C debuts

MAC uploaded the very first public review of this pistol. It seems like CZ got their minds together and decided to seriously catch up with what market wants.

It seems like CZ learned their mistakes from CZ-100 and incorporated updated features. Also, the rails inside the frame are gone. With C designation, it seems like there will be a full-size version sometime in the future.

From: Military Arms Channel

Black Friday deals

You can see a good number of them on

Soldier Systems Daily

The Firearm Blog

L6H: $25 free shipping
L6J: $10 off $100 + free shipping
L6K: $25 off $200 + free shipping
L6L: $40 off $300 + free shipping


Colt Prototype "Zig-Zag" Root Revolvers

This systems uses zig-zag cutout on the side of cylinder to aid rotation. There were other companies with similar ideas.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Quick lubing tips for 1911

If you have to lube your 1911 and is really pressed for time, here is a tip on how to do it fast

From: TriggerTimeTV

1000 Man Shoot

Henry Reapeting Arms held this event to show that gun owners are not some silenced group. It was held on Ben very Range in Arizona.


Off the Ranch

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Youtube demonetizing Royal Nonesuch videos

Royal Nonesuch posted that Youtube started to demonetize his video due to South Korean government banning his videos.

In October, a Korean killed a responding officer with a homemade gun. Korean laws were strengthened earlier this year and any information that shows how to build a firearm are getting banned. The incident only accelerated the move.

What is unsettling is that Youtube is penalizing videos that are perfectly legal in US. Instead of blocking the video from a region, which Youtube seems to be capable of. They are penalizing certain contents, which won't have a big backlash as outright banning it.

Additionally, Mark Serbu (of Serbu Firearms) is getting similar treatment.

Palmetto State Armory AR15 Freedom 5000 rounds later

AK Operators Union, Local 47-74 tested PSA's AR and the verdict is it passed.

From: AKOU

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Rod Bayonet Springfield 1903

The rifle features rod bayonet which was not exactly well received, but the more interesting thing is the story around the rifle. You can hear about patent wars and heat treatment

From: Forgotten Weapons

Combat Pistol video from Russia

This video seems to have been made about 10-15 years ago.

After the Cold War ended Russia and US opened up a little and had exchange trainings and you can see some influence is certain techniques. There are some outdated techniques as well so it is hard to assume that this is still taught.

From: Everyday No Days Off

Monday, November 21, 2016

Kyle Lamb's Concealed Carry Tips

Kyle Lamb goes over some of thins you should ponder when you are carrying concealed

From: 5.11 Tactical

DuraDize gun finish announced

DuraCoat announced new finishing product names DuraDize. It is a spray on finishing product that comes in some interesting colors such as Sapphire, Violet, Ginger, Wine.

From: DuraCoat via TTFB

Sunday, November 20, 2016

French C6 Long-Recoil Prototype Semiauto Rifle

French were working on various guns and here is another one that we can see thanks to a GI who brought it back

From: Forgotten Weapons

IPSC ranking

IPSC started in US, but can be found in  other countries as well. US has USPSA, while IPSC is the predominant outside of US and it envelopes all IPSC groups. There are some diffeence between USPSA and IPSC rules so it's hard to compare one-to-one, but IPSC decided to see who ranks where by using  the number of points actually achieved by a competitor at an IPSC Handgun World Shoot multiplied by 100 and divided by the total points available.

Currently, Eric Grauffel is the leader in Open and Production Division, while Rob Leatham is the top dog in the Standard and Classic Division.

From: The Firearm Blog

Iraqi Firearms Engraver Noori Sabeh

The Firearm Blog has photos of works done by Iraqi engraver Noori Sabeh. Engraving gun is centuries-old practice that can be done with a wide array of tools. While moden facilities use CNC machines, this man has to work with simple tools.

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, November 19, 2016

CZ P-10 teaser

CZ USA posted a photo of showing their new upcoming pistol, CZ P-10. From the photo, you can see this is a polymer frame pistol with ambi safety and interchangable backstrap. Magazine takes 15 rounds and is the same magazine family as the P-07/P-09

Seems like Military Arms Channel will get the dirst review, scheduled for the Thanksgiving day.

From: CZ-USA

MantisX reviews

Vuurwapen blog is known for some harsh reviews and if a product can get a good review, that says quite a few things.

Mantis X calls itself a Firearm Training System, and seems to be a machine incorporating motion detection device as well as accelerometer to analyze what a shooter is doing during firing.

It can be used for dry fires as well as live fires.


Other reviews:
RECOIL magazine

Colt Sidehammer "Root" Dragoon Prototype

Here's one of proof that Colt experimented with some other interesting designs

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tula AK-74

LAV shows us some interesting AK.

From: Vickers Tactical

Surefire M600IB Scout Light With IntelliBeam Review

This was an interesting item appearing on SHOT 2016. It allows beams to adjust according to distance and it can be helpful to people who doesn't have to adjust brightness manually

From: MrGunsnGear

2016 BIG 3 Event

MAC has a long video show casing a lot of new items coming up

From: Military Arms Channel

Crude ISIS .50 cal rifle

During a prolonged wartime, there will be various ways to procure firearms, one of which is domestically produced guns. Quality won't be as good as those made during the peace times., but first thing is to be able to supply guns. has some photos of captured ISIS .50 cal rifle


NRA High Power Rifle Championship is moving

NRA is moving National High Power Rifle Championships to Camp Atterbury, Indiana from the current venue, Camp Perry. The move is not finalized, but the request for approval is going out to NRA Board of Directors.

This is only the Championship match moving. Other CMP matches held at Camp Perry will still be held.


Bundeswehr's Defense Technology Museum

German military(Bundeswehr) has a museum The Firearm Blog got to visit

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Grandpa Nambu(Nambu Type A)

Forgotten Weapons shows this predecessor of Nambu Type B as well as Nambu Type 14 which was ultmately adopted as the official service pistol of Imperial Japanese Military

From: Forgotten Weapons

M4 vs AK, InRange style

Ian and Karl decided to compare the two platforms by running them on a competition range for entertainment purpose

From: InRange TV

Kenya destroys 5200 guns

Kenya government destoryed 5200 guns in an effort to discourage illegal guns.

More photos can be found at Seattle Times

From: Seattle Times

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DP-12 vs SRM 1216

Hickok45 compares the two new shotguns

From; hickok45

Frommer Prototype Semiauto Rifle

Sometimes it is really interesting to see what kind of concepts were applied in designing and this one has some of those.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Q Honey Badger 2.0

Soldier Systems Daily posted photo of this much talked about rifle that really didn't get to see full production.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Honor Defense assembly facility tour

The Firearm Blog shares their trip to the assembly plant.

Edit: 11/30/2016
Second part of tour: building one

From: The Firearm Blog

Bergmann Simplex Pocket Pistols

This pistol had a bad fortune of being made when FN 1900 was coming out and didn't get wide market share.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, November 14, 2016

VP9 Tactical Torture test

MAC decided to run the torture test with H&K VP9 Tactical. This one supposedly has stronger recoil spring.

From: Military Arms Channel

M&P Shield .45 ACP

Iraqveteran8888 gives a shot at this new gun from S&W chambered in .45 acp

From: Iraqveteran8888

1625 Breechloading wheellock

This is interesting as it has some features that are compatible to what is available in modern guns. With enough time and money, some amazing things can be made and this seems to be one of those.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Indo Defense Trade Show 2016

The Firearm Blog has photos from the Defense Show. You can see some other gun manufacturers usually not seen in US

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bersa Thunder 380 Combat Plus

Iraqveteran8888 reviews this pistol. Bersa has been making a series of nice .380 pistol.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Turner Semiauto SMLE Conversion

This conversion was tested by Canadians and got good evaluations but was ultiamtely rejected due to complicated design.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Hail to the Chief!

Patrick E. Kelley plays a song right for the occassion.

From: Patrick E. Kelley

DG Switch Hack

Kit Badger shows how to reinforce SureFire DG switch using heat shrink wrap. After many uses, DG switch may loose its protective layer, so this tip can be useful for someone who holsters and unholsters a lot of times

From: Kit Badger

Saturday, November 12, 2016

How AR works

LAV once again makes a great video showing how an AR works

The video was made using a cut-away M4, and editors overlayed a regular AR on top and then fading it to make it look good.

From: Vickers Tactical

Ballistic Helmet vs 9mm

TWANGnBANG got a chance to shoot a Level IIIA ballistic helmet from Highcom Security. The bullet used is a copper bullet from ShellShock Technologies, which may retain weight better than standard FMJ.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Swiss range over a road

Switzerland has a lot of mountains and that means they need to utilize every inch(or centimeter since metric) they can, like this Brünnlisau range. This shooting range is positioned over a road with baffles to prevent bullets from flying in to road

Want to see the google map?

From: Bloke on the Range

Modernized PPS43

MAC shows some things he has done to this rifle to made it modernized.

From: Military Arms Channel

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Walther P5

LifeSizePotato made a review of this pistol. Personal experience has been decent.

From: LifeSizePotato

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mike Dillon passes away

Mike Dillon of Dillon Press passed away on Nov. 7th, 2016. He is the inventor who made reloading a lot easier, but is also the one who improved the M134 Minigun.

From: Dillon Precision

InForce Gen 2 WML and WMLx Weapon Lights review

MrGunsnGear reviews the two versions of this light which features some improvements over the first version.

From: MrGunsnGear

Gunfighter magazine

BCM published a magazine with inputs from the big names in the industry such as Larry Vickers, Kyle Defoor, Pat McNamara and Travis Haley. It is unclear if this will be a periodic publication or not.

These should be at magazine stands, and if you cannot get to one, purchased via BCM

From: BCM

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

APEX Action Enhancement Kit for Glocks

APEX Tactical came out with improvements for Glock. The kit has Factory Gen 3 Trigger Bar, Apex Ultimate Safety Plunger and the new Apex Performance Connector. This can be used for both Gen 3 and Gen 4

The trigger bar comes with with a black anodized aluminum trigger body.

Price is $129.95


From: Apex Tactical

Scalar Works Low Drag Mount for Trijicon RMR

Scalar Works released a mount for Trijicon RMR. It weighs in at 1.20 oz itself, 2.5 oz with Trijicon RMR06. It will be available in Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height.

Price will be $149


From: Scalar Works

MAC revisits H&K VP9 torture test

MAC decided to test H&K VP9 again using the setup he has been using. One thing that could change the outcome would be using a stronger recoil spring, which H&K seems to be doing with some newer batches.

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, November 7, 2016

DDI 12ga Puma Bullpup Shotgun

MAC gets to try this shotgun based on Chinese QBZ-95. You can see some influence of the Chinese bullpup design like disregard for left-handed shooter. The video also shows some shells that won't fit its magazine.

From: Military Arms Channel

New Panteao Production videos

Panteao Productions announced two new videos.

Robert Keller: Proven Methods of the Carbine

Aaron Barruga: High Threat Environment Vehicle Tactics

DVD will be available soon.($26.99)

From: Panteao Productions

Trickshots with two shotguns

Exhibition shooters Gould Brothers show off some trick shots using two shotguns, one in each hand

From: Gould Brothers

How Glock works

Lone Wolf Distributors made a nice video explaining how a Glock works during its firing cycle

From: Lone Wolf Distributors

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Magpul adds more clothings

Magpul is adding more clothings, including ball caps and El Empresario Gun Belt

There are several different types with price ranges from $21.95 to $26.95


Some would complain about buttons on the top, but it seems like there were more complaints regarding lack of button than not.

El Empresario is a new addition to Tejas gun belt line more suitable for dress. The originals were a bit bigger for dress pants so Magpul listened and worked on it.


Price: $89.95

Speer Gold Dot G2

Speer is coming out with Gold Dot G2. The new generation features a high-performance elastomer in the cavity for better expansion. Available in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 acp

Part No. / Description / MSRP
54226 / 9mm Luger 147-grain Gold Dot G2 / $18.95
53999 / 40 S&W 180-grain Gold Dot G2 / $20.95
54256 / 45 Auto 230-grain Gold Dot G2 / $22.95

Astra Model F

Ian shows how firing rate in this Mauser C96 look-alike can be regulated

From: Forgotten Weapons

Onward VR

This virtual reality game was released in late August as an alpha version. Ian and Karl from InRangeTv gave it a shot


It uses HTC Vive and controller to control movements. Suuposedly, developers have military background. This would be the first commercially available VR game. Military has a more sophisticated machine made by Ratheon called VIRT SIM, but it really isn't for an average person.

Here is another review by Devildog Gamer

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Vickers Guide: AR-15 Vol 1

Larry Vickers announced that his new book is now taking pre-orders. His first book on 1911 was a hit and he is following it up with two volumes about ARs. It features some interesting and rare ARs, including the very first AR-15


There are 3 editions

Standard edition: $95
Signature edition: $125 (comes with LAV's signature)
Limited Edition version: $250  (comes with LAV's personal hand written message and signed, slip case, one Color print)

Volume 2 will be available Spring 2017.

From: Vickers Tactical

The Wall Gun

C&Rsenal shows how The Wall Gun looks like when it is fired.

The Wall Gun was used as a weapon for defending a fort. It could be mounted on a rampart/wall with a cradle and swivel. It can also be fielded using a support or a bipod.

This is not a punt gun as it has a mount and is shorter.

From: C&Rsenal

Iraqveteran8888 on Gun oils

Eric and Chad go over various lubricants and protectant they've used over the years.

One lubricant not featured was Slip 2000, which I've heard of good things.

Personal choice? CLP.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Friday, November 4, 2016

Stormtrooper tries USPSA

Considering that the last week was Halloween, someone probably played while disguised. This time, it's CarRacerGVR4 from Minnesota.

He was supposedly using a laser to aim, though

There is a vieo of him shooting a different match(indoors) using what looks like a Sterling, making it more realistic.

From: CarRacerGVR4

MrGunsnGear's AR magazine recommendation

MrGunsnGear talks about magazines he has used that hold up well

For those who don't have time to view the whole video,

Lancer AWMs
Magpul PMAG and EMAG
Okay Industries Surefeeds
Amend 2 Mags
Daniel Defense mags
ETS mags

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, November 3, 2016

History of Luger's development

Ian goes over how Luger's were developed over the years. It is a very nice video going over the changes.

From: Forgotten Weapons

1000 rounds through Arex Rex Zero 1

MAC decided to see how this pistol would hold up with 1000 rounds.

This kind of test was done before. For example, about 8-9 years ago, Todd Jarrett who was shooting for Para Ordnance shot Para USA PXT 1911 SSP

These test doesn't necessarily represent a realistic shooting scenario but does provide entertainment.

New Chinese rifles shown at Zhuhai Airshow

Norinco is coming up with new rifles in various calibers and size. The guns were featured at the Zhuhai Airshow.

link to pics:

Soldier Systems Daily has photos of displays that include,

7.62X51 Squad Machinegun, Battle Rifle, Assault Weapons, and Sharpshooter rifle
7.62x39 Squad Machinegun, Battle Rifle, Assault Weapons
5.56x45 Squad Machinegun, Battle Rifle, Assault Weapons, and Sharpshooter rifle

CS/LS 7 9mm Submachine Gun
CS/LR 4A 7.62mm High-accuracy Sniper Rifle
CS/LR 19 7.62mm Sniper Rifle
CS/LR 12 7.62mm Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

14.5mm Anti-Equipment Sniper Rifle System

18.4mm Revolver Anti-Riot Gun
CS/LW1 Revolver Anti-Riot Gun
NQF113 Anti-Riot Gun

CS/OW 1 Laser Blinding Device

From: Soldier Systems

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Springfield Armory SAINT event videos

Now that the news is out, there are tons of videos

Gun Talk Media


More vidoes from other sources can be found after the link

Wyatt Earp and gun control

Ian and Karl go over what really happened and led to the infamous shooting

From: InRangeTV

New Zealand adopts more rifles

New Zealand has been acquiring new guns inclusing LMT rifles for general issue. This time The Firearm Blog reports that NZ adopted Sako TRG M10 in .338 Lapua amd .50 BMG Barrett.

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Springfield Armory's SAINT

Springfield Armory is jumping in to AR market with SAINT. This is an interesting development since 30 years or so ago, Springfield Armory was sued by Colt for attempting to make ARs by buying Daewoo's parts. There is not reliable source of the agreement they reached up on, but one thing that stands out from The Firearm Blog's article is abundance of BCM related things.

Part 1:

Price is $849(MSRP) so it will be quite competitive.

1:8 twist 16" barrel
Heavy buffer
F height front signt post
BCM furniture
Larger triggerguard
Chrome lined the inside of bolt

Official product site:

1911 vs 1911A1

Hickok45 goes over the difference between the two.

There are several different points, but the most prominent four are
1. Main spring housing is arched in 1911A1
2. area just behind trigger is cut in the 1911A1
3. trigger is shortened on the 1911A1
4. longer grip safety tang on the 1911A1

Here's another detailed explanation from

From: Hickok45

Monday, October 31, 2016

50 BMG vs Pumpkins

Iraqveteran8888 decided to see how many pumpkins a .50 BMG can go through with several different rounds

From: Iraqveteran8888

Hunting quadcopter the US Army way

Soldiers use Battelle DroneDefender during the Army Warfighter Assessment exercise at Ft. Bliss, New Mexico. It jams the communication between controllers and the quadcopter, forcing it to land.

From: Aiirsource

NASGW news

Shooting Wire has some reports from the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers which shows off some new products.

From: Shooting Wire, The Tactical Wire

Little Black Gun earrings

Little Black Gun makes earing from shell casings. They go for about $25 and above, and there are other ornaments like hingecuff, bracelett or necklace reviewed an earing


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Corvus Defensio Steyr AUG Evolution KIT

Anyone with Steyr Aug yearning for an upgrade now has an option. Austria's Corvus Defensio came up with various upgrades inclusing new trigger pack, larger magazine release, accessory rail, case deflector, Receiver Rail system with KeyMod,


From: Soldier Systems Daily

SureFire Field Notes with Tyler Grey

SureFire uploaded another tip regarding using light in low light condition. Tyler Grey offers training courses through Aztec Training Services.

From: SureFire

More Iraqi gunsmithing

With protracted war, there is increase in domestical production of all quality. The Firearm Blog has a collection of such pictures

SKS and Mosin Nagants

Anti-material rifle

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Norinco CQ M311-1

LAV shows us this rare rifle copied by Chinese. The finish seems to be par with other stories of Norinco AR copies.

From: Vickers Tactical


Ahoy makes some nice videos about a particular firearm using graphics and this time he worked on Thompson submachinegun

From: Ahoy

American Gunfighter Episode 6 - Making Noise

This video discusses the importance of accuracy. It's not the one who shoots first, but one who gets the first hit

From: BravoCompany USA

Friday, October 28, 2016

Müller 1902 Prototype Pistol

This one is one of many turn of the century pistol that was submitted for military trials but was not selected

From: Forgotten Weapons

Kestrel ATI Wind Wrap

Shadow Tech made this protective wrap for Kestrel4500 and 5700. 5700 version will be available on Nov. 7th. It is made with Hypalon material and the soft material that can reduce recoil and protecting the electronic.



From: Soldier Systems Daily

Korriphila HSP 701

The Firearm Blog got to review this very rare pistol that was focussed on reliability and accuracy. It's a bit long read, but worth the time.

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ruger LCP II

hickok45 goes over this new pistol from Ruger. This one is a bit bigger than the original and supposedly better trigger. It still chambers .380 acp

Price is going to be around $349

From: hickok45

Walther Creed

Walther is coming out with a new pistol names Creed. On the surface, it looks like a copy of PPX.


Cole-TAC Multitasker Twist Pouch

The pouch gives owner a way to carry the Multitasker Twist and bits without those little bits flying around everywhere.

The pouch itself is $15.95, but you can order with Twist for $59.95


Comes in Multicam, Black, OD Green, Coyote Broen, and Kryptek Highlander

From: Soldier Systems Daily

El Camino suppressor from Q

Soldier Systems Daily has an article on new suppressor from famed suppressor designer Kevin Brittingham. KEvin Brittingham started AAC, then left for SIG, then left SIG to start his own company in early 2016

The suppressor is made for .22 lr caliber, and MSRP is expected to be $400, $450 for titanium versions. Available through the Silencer Shop

From: Soldier Systems

KRISS Vector 10mm Auto

TWANGnBANG ran this gun and gave a review.


How To Install An AR-15 M16A1 Rear Sight

MrGunsnGear shows how to install the rear sight for an A1 upper. If you are in to retro designs, there are some options available, but building one could be fun too

From: MrGunsnGear

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How far is a .500 S&W Magnum lethall?

Iraqveteran8888 decided to see how far this bullet can fly using TC Encore with 12 inch barrel with suppressor. This would give more velocity compared to a revolver.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Different generations of Glocks

Triggertime TV has a breif overview of differencet generations of Glocks from 1 to 4.

From: TriggerTimeTV

ZeroBravo S.M.A.R.T. Card

S.M.A.R.T.(Simple Marksman Adjustment Reference Table) Card is great for calculating how much to adjust on your scope is needed. It works for M16, BUIS, DBAL, ACOG and some more.

Price: $14.95

Hudson Machine Gun

Here is another gun that didn't get to the finishing line, but nonetheless intrigues. Ian posted all the correspondence he got on his website

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

M1 Garand Rifle Grenades

InrangeTV made a video about this subject. Video contains a lot of information, especially for beginners

From: Inrange TV

Remington RP pistol

The Gun Collective posted a photo of a new gun from Remington called RP. It seems to be a polyer frame pistol with ambidextrous slide lock and reversible magazine catch.

More information from
Guns, Holsters, and Gear:

The Firearm Blog

From: The Gun Collective

AK-47 design theories

The Firearm Blog has an interesting article refuting common arguments trying to support the idea that Germans, not Russians designed AK-47

Part 1:

Part 2:

It's a topic that probably will be debated for a long time, as some won't accept that it is possible to have competitor's or other's design influencing. Maybe decades from now, people will talk about Glock vs other guns that have similar features.

From: The Firearm Blog