Monday, February 29, 2016

Marlin 1897 Bicycle Rifle

Ruger Takedown rifle is awesome but is not the only one in the history. The price of $16 in 1897 would be just a bit more than $300 in today's dollars.

From: Forgotten Weapons

APEX Tactical CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Ambi Safety Lever Set

APEX Tactical is will be releasing Ambi safety lever for CZ Skorpion EVO pistols. It can be installed as an ambi set or as a stand alone.

Price is $24.95 each, and will be available March 4th.

More info from APEX's blog:

From: Shooting Wire

Sunday, February 28, 2016


LAV puts some rounds down range with this interesting machinegun

From: Vickers Tactical

Streamlight TLR-6 Universal Waepon Kit

This Kit allows users to fit light/laser module to various sub compact handguns using 6 different housings. The supported pistols include Glock, M&P Shield, KAHR, SIG SAUER, and Kimber.

The light is 100 lumens and beams go out to 89 meters

MSRP is $210

If you want one for a specific gun, MSRP is $175.


From: Shooting Wire

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Steve Fisher on pocket guns

Steve Fisher shares some point of thoughts regarding pocket carry guns

From: TriggerTime TV

Live report from...shooting range

MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders tried to do a live report from a shooting range in Reno, Nevada. Unfortunately they forgot it does get loud with all the guns going off.

Friday, February 26, 2016

How G3 rifle was built

Bundeswehr uploaded a 70s video showing how this rifle was made. Sie muss Deutsche verstehen.

From: Bundeswehr

Leupold Optics Academy

Leupold Optics Academy posted this nice video promoting their Academy. They don't seem to have a website, but you can send email to

From: Leupold Optics

Thursday, February 25, 2016

TNVC – Night Fighter Night Vision Training Classes

TNVC has been selling night vision goggles, and now they are offering classes on how to use them.

There is a 2-night class, and a 3-night class for professionals


From: Soldier Systems

SilencerCo G43 Threaded Barrel

SilencerCo is selling threaded barrels for Glock 43. They designed a special 1/2x28 piston to make sure it works with Glock 43.

Price is $270


From: SilencerCo

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Range etiquette & cross eye dominance

Powerfactorshow goes over range etiquette at ana ction shooting match as well as dealing with cross eye dominance.

From: Powerfactor Show

Scammers targeting firearm trainers has an article from firearms trainer Jeffrey Denning about attempts to swindle him.



It's not a real gun, but why not consider this for your kid or nephew? Cheaper than .22 LR

From: LordDraconical

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Russian Fedorov Avtomat rifle history

Max Popenker wrote a brief article on history of this rifle.

From: The Firearm Blog

Berne Echo One One jacket

TWANGnBANG reviewed this workwear. It seems like a good jacket even without the CCW capability. TWANGnBANG goes through pros and cons near the end.

The official website for the jacket is

but TWANGnBANG's Amazon link has better price


Monday, February 22, 2016

CZ Shadow 2 pistol

Cttsolutions posted photo of a poster that shows the new CZ Shadow 2. It has enlarged slide lock, thumb safety, and magazine release just from the quick glance. It is geared towards competition. The official announcement will be on March 4th.

From: Cttsolutions

Colt Shotguns from 1978 and 1883

Ian goes over some shotguns made by Colt in late 1800s

From: Forgotten Weapons

Frog Lube is coconut oil?

Just when we thought we would be done with lubricant call out, Vuurwapen blog published specroscopy testing it has done.


The Firearm Blog also reports that North Eastern Shooters also did similar work

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Judging distance

John "Shrek" McPhee of SOB Tactical shares his knowledge on how to judge distance using the what you can see

From: Trigger Time TV

Danish 1889 Krag-Jorgensen

This rifle is relative of US military's Krag-Jorgensen rifle with some different features

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Automag coming back?

Soldier Systems had an article reporting the .44 Auto Mag will be coming back. A new company Auto Mag. Ltd of Florence, SC acquired the rights, and will label them as Auto Mag X

You can read more about its history from

From: Soldier Systems

Friday, February 19, 2016

Colt Mid-length carbine

Colt is testing a mid-length carbine and SMGLee has a photo of it.

From: SMGLee

Sites Spectre HC 9mm

80s nostalgia has brought MAC to his range with this gun.

From: Military Arms Channel

Thursday, February 18, 2016

German G33/40 from WW2

This rifle was made by Czechs under German occupation, and is a copy of Czech vz.33 carbine.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Picatinny Arsenal working on new lubricant for guns

Army.Mil reports that Picatinny Arsenal is working on a dry lube called Durable Solid Lubricant that will make maintenance of small arms easier. The experiment has been going on for some time and they hope to transfer the technology to Project Manager Soldier Weapons by fiscal year 2017


The article contains some more info on the test they conducted.

From: via Soldier

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tips on less than ideal shooting positions

Steve Fisher goes over some important details you need to know when you are in less than ideal positions.

From: Triggertime TV

Jeb Bush's gun

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush Tweeted a photo of his gun, FN FNX.

From: Twitter

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

300 win mag at 2200 yards in the wind

MarkandSam Afterwork posted video of the duo shooting 2200 yards using Remington 700 Long Range in 300 Winchester Magnum. The wind was about 10mph from 9 o'clock

From: MarkandSam

VooDoo Innovations Slide Assemblies for Glocks

Adams Arms is coming up with Glock slides. There are three different rtpes

Brawler - comes with Black Serrated Iron Suppressor-Height Sights
Enforcer - comes with XS night sights, red dot sight ready slide with cover plate.
Slayer - comes with slide cut and choice of red dot sight


From: Adams Arms

Monday, February 15, 2016

Arex RexZero1

Here's the first review of this Slovenian pistol that just got introduced to US. MSRP is $599


From: Military Arms Channel

Unity Tactical Clutch

This product is not out, but Unity Tactical is taking pre-orders. Pre-order price is $135. The belt/band is made of a stretching fabric and has various compartments where user can insert any type of gear. It has velcro inside, so user can use velcro sticker to secure the gear. This could be a good addition for bug-out load or wearing more items concealed.


Currently it comes only in Gray

From: Unity Tactical via The Firearm Blog

Ithaca Model 37 'Trench Gun' repro coming

Inland Manufacturing is making reproduction of this shotgun with Ithaca Firearms. IT will have 20 inch barrel, making its overall length 38.5 inches. Capacity is 4+1

Price will be $1239


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Soviet SVT-38

This predecessor to SVT-40 was almost ready, and SVT-40 had to improve just a little.

From: Forgotten Weapons

AK zeroing

AK Operators Union Local 47-74 goes over some of basics in zeroing your AK, like sight adjustment and some other finer points

From: AK Operators Union Local 47-74

High Tower Armory Windowed 10/22 magazine

HTA RM-25 windowed 10/22 magazine is for Ruger 10/22 rifles. You can see how many rounds are left by looking in to window. The window can be removed for faster loading


Price: $29.99

You can look at the Soldier Systems article for a discount code

From: High Tower Armory via Soldier Systems

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vickers Tactical +2 mag extension for Glock 43

TangoDown released +2 extension for Glock 43, designed by Vickers Tactical. This extension has floorplate, floorplate retainer, stainless steel spring.


Price: $9.75

From: Tango Down

AKS74U development

The Firearm Blog has a bit long but educational post about how AKS74U was developed and used.

Edit: More article

From: The Firearm Blog

HK Weapons System

Here's a blsat from past. This is HK USA's video from 1997

From: surely0you0jest

Friday, February 12, 2016

Russian Berdan II

Forgotten Weapons looks at the predecessor of Mosin Nagant.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Daewoo K2 rifle

MAC looks at the Daewoo(now S&T Motiv) rifle imported from South Korea. It's selector switch was designed with 4 modes - safe, semi, 3-shot burst, full auto.

South Korean military is looking at the next generation rifle, but for now, there are some limited number of K2C rifle. K2C rifle has AR buttstock adapter, Picatinny rails on top. The rails are supposedly monolithic

From: Military Arms Channel

Thursday, February 11, 2016

HTC & Troy PDW Catch teaser

Here's the video of the holster mentioned last week. It is not the first time something like this was thought of but this one seems to be one that is the most concealable.

From: Soldier Systems

Aero Precision M5E1

TWANGnBANG looks at this AR from Aero Precision. It is supposed to be an economic version with big value


Integrally suppressed YHM 10/22 barrel

Yankee Hill Machine now has integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 barrel. It is 18 inches long.

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Petronov AKM

MAC looks at more domestic AKs

From: Military Arms Channel

SMGLee's SHOT Show pics

SMGLee has been covering SHOT Show for years and he has some interesting pictures a lot of coverage failed to notice.

Battle Arms Development



Adjusted January 2016 NICS number

NSSF(National Shooting Sports Foundation) released an adjusted version of NICS check for January 2016. Instead of NICS report of 2.5 million, it is closer to 1.4 million. The adjusted figure took out checks performed for CCW permits.

The 17 year graph shows sales rose over the years.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

On Travis Haley's ND controversy

Last week, a video surfaced showing Travis Haley having a negligent discharge. It made quite a talk. The videos were taken down as Panteao Production claimed copyrights, but the controversy kept on, surviving on other formats.

On Monday, Panteao Productions uploaded the video with more of before and after footage.

Jump to 1:40 for the ND.

According to the Panteao Productions, the video was used for 'in-house training purpose.' It was uploaded to Youtube as an unlisted video, not meant to be shared in public. One of instructors shared this with public.

In the video, Haley discusses problems with safety method used by Russians and how it is prone to ND, which this video shows.

There has been accusations over this video. It seems like Travis Haley thought this video was maliciously released by Panteao Productions to slander him, ever since his comment about his Magpul video somehow implied that his Panteao Productions video was going to be outdated as well. Panteao Productions eventually discontinued Travis Haley's videos.

This incident should be used as an example of what to beware and importance of everyone being a safety conscious participant as well as having some discretion.

First, for the demonstration, a loaded firearm was not necessary. It could have been cleared and used with no chambered rounds. It is unknown if the production required having a loaded gun, but it would have been better if it was unloaded.

Second, someone should have mentioned somethig about safety protocol. Forgetting to put hearing protection on is not going ot kill someone, but it is far better to have it on. Unfortuantely all people at the site got complacent and didn't think about it.

Third, the video should not have been posted on the internet. What goes on in the internet stays there a long time and someone will see it sooner or later. Panteao Production placed it on the internet which evidently is not a good idea.

Fourth, sharing it with others was not professional. There are times when doing just because you can is not a good idea. Having a bit of discretion would be a good practice.

This controversy will blow over after sometime, but hopefully something can be learned from this incident. Something like this can happen on range for anyone. If you see someone being unsafe, nicely letting the person know could potentially prevent incidents.(This doesn't mean you have to be a safety Nazi) When someone calls you out for violating the four basic rules of firearm safety, give yourself a quick check and see if something is off.

Porter Turret rifle

Forgotten Weapons shows some interesting design that probably would not be suited well for quite a few people.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, February 8, 2016

Coffee grinder Sharps carbine has an article on this interesting carbine. The idea was to have a mill so a soldier could grind up wheat or oats while moving. It somehow got the nickname 'Coffee grinder Sharps carbine' but it can't grind coffee beans.



Ian and Karl decided to talk to some of attendees from 2014 DEFCON. DEFCON is convention of hackers.

From: Inrange TV

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Resurgence 3-Gun competition

This is a 3-gun competition trying to go back to its root that started with Soldier of Fortune's 3-gun competition.


On its website, it states,

3-Gun has strayed too far from its roots. It's time for a reboot.

It is going to be held at the Blue Steel Ranch in Logan, New Mexico from Sept. 21-25

This is not affiliated with SOF magazine, but claims to have gotten people who shot and administered the old SOF matches.

Registration is now open.

From: The Firearm Blog

SIRT 107 M&P Model

Modern Service Weapons has a review of this new training tool from Next Level Training. THe price is $399 for now, which is a bit higher than the Glock-like model.

To order one,

From: Modern Service Weapons

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Greener's Humane Horse Killer

Here's another interesting item on the RIA's upcoming auction. It uses a proproetary cartridge instead of air like Anton Chigurh from 'No country for old man'

From: Forgotten Weapons

Indian MCIWS rifle prototype photo

The Firearm Blog has a photo of India's new attempt at domestic firearm production. Previous attempt(INSAS) turned out to be a big problem, requiring Inidian government to arm soldiers in combat zone with other guns.

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, February 5, 2016

Controlling your carbine

LAV shares some tips on how to hold a carbine using C-clamp grip.

From: Vickers Tactical

Dry-Fire Pro Timer

This system is for dry firing, but it replaces barrel that cannot take live ammunition. All hits are recorded via app on smartphone you get when you purchase this gadget.


From: Soldier Systems

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Another 3-D printer handgun: Shuty-MP1

derwoodvw made a handgun using aftermarket Glock 9mm barrel, a few springs and internals. This was made with Fusion F306 3-D printer using Atomic PLA filament.

It can fire to about 18 rounds and then needs to be cooled down

From: Wired via

HTC's new AR holster mentioned on TFB

The Firearm Blog mentions the new holster High Threat Concealment is making. HTC has been quietly building a reputation and they had an interesting holster at the SHOT Show. They politely declined my request to take a photo of the new holster, (it is still in development stage) but the description on TFB should give some ideas.

The holster was quite effective as the AR was not visible until the person pulled it out. It had a 30 round magazine, and a 20 round magazine would make it even more concealable.

From: The Firearm Blog

MHS deadline extended by 2 weeks

US Army's search for a new handgun extended its deadline by 2 weeks. The new deadline is Feb. 12th.

According to the article by the Army Times, Beretta, Sig Sauer, Glock and S&W are taking part in the trial. H&K says unlikely, and Ruger said no despite probably having the gun that meets the required features.

From: The Army Times

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ian at Rock Island Auction

Ian from the Forgotten Weapons once again visits RIA and shares previews of upcoming auctions

Imperial Gewehr 71

Norwegian M1914 Kongsberg Colt

Here's a rare 1911 built in Norway. Before WW2, Norway adopted the 1911 and made some changes such as slide lock, flatter main spring housing, and serial numbers on a lot of parts. After Germans invaded, this was continuously produced, and having a Nazi mark would make it more interesting.

From: Forgotten Weapons


Colion Noir looks at this new pistol from SIG Sauer. SAO SIGs were something quite a few SIG nethusiasts were looking for since it's debut with X5 and it's good to see it on the market.

From: Colion Noir

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

High Standard HDM

National Firearms Museum looks at this integrally suppressed .22 pistol. Pistols like these were used in various parts of the world even after WW2, and still probably is for certain places.

From: National Firearms Museum

Shooting from various barricades

TriggerTime TV has a video on some techniques useful for shooting around various barricades.

From: Trigger Time TV

Monday, February 1, 2016

Things I missed at the SHOT Show

SHOT show is the place where most of the industry gathers, and it is extremely difficult for one entity to cover everything. So here are some things I missed but seems to be interesting

1. Kyle Lamb and Sig Sauer Academy - Kyle Lamb of the Viking Tactics will be working with SIG Sauer as a consultant. This will be quite an opportunity for SIG Sauer Academy as Kyle Lamb has vast experience in use of firearms in operations.

2. Lena Miculek to shoot for SIG - Lena is daughter of Jerry Miculek and although all three of the family were sponsered by Smith & Wesson, Lena is now joining Sig Sauer's team.

3. SIG MCX Lower Receiver Adapter - This adapter allows AR users to use SIG's MCX upper. Soldier Systems Daily has more on it. It is unclear when the release date is going to be.

All three things are related to SIG Sauer, and it is no coincidence that SIG Sauer is really trying to make a difference. SIG had the largest and the most swankiest booth this year and they are really trying. It is hard to see if that will payoff, but the company is certainly making some serious moves.