Thursday, March 31, 2016

Japanese Type 4 Garand

This was one of last ditches of the Imperial Japan during the WW2. It is chambered for the 7.7 Japanese cartridge and several changes were made to make that happen.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Russian SOF equipment

Ares Armament Research Services has pic of captured Russian SOF equipments from Syria. There are a lot of interesting things, but the rifle (AK-74) has quite an assortment of updated features such as CAA Foreend.

From: Ares Armament Research Services via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dynamics of Police Shootings

Greg Ellifritz posted a long summary of what he learned from Force Science Research Center's "Dynamics of Police Shootings" Course. It's a rather long read, but it comtains some deatil information regarding various aspects of what happens in a gunfight.

From: Active Response Training

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Swiss SK-46 Prototype Semiauto Rifle

Ian goes over another prototype rifle attempted by Swiss after WW2

From: Forgotten Weapons

Semi-auto F90 by Thales

Thales's subsidiary Lithgow arms will be announcing semi-auto version of F90, an upgraded Steyr Aug.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, March 28, 2016

Idaho adopts constitutional carry

Gov. Otter signed the bill allowing concealed carry without need for a license. Idaho did have this outside of city limits, but now it is uniform across the state including in the city


Sunday, March 27, 2016

MOA vs Mil - which one?

TriggerTime TV talks with Jim Gilliland and Jason Wilson of LUCID OPTICS about the two systems. It all comes down to your preference.

For more information, you can read this article from Precision Rifle Blog

From: TriggerTime TV, Precision Rifle Blog

Tannerite safety

David Pressley of Georgia decided to shoot 3 pounds of Tannerite placed inside a broken down lawnmower. They shot it from distance of 43 feet, resulting in a shrapnel severing his leg.

Please be careful when you are using explosives. Safety rules should be followed in any activity.

1 pound means at least 100 yards away. 3 pounds mean 300 yards.

From: USA Today

Top 100 best gun rooms

Next Luxury has many photos of gun rooms that will make most of shooters drool and envy the owner.

Some rooms are actually that of Battlefield Vegas from some years ago, and one photo of a particular room doesn't really show the actual amazing number of contents as well as historical significance when you view the room from an angle.

From: Next Luxury via The Firearm Blog

Saturday, March 26, 2016

FosTech Echo Trigger

Iraqveteran8888 looks at this new trigger that shoots one round when you pull the trigger and another when you release the trigger. There is a competing design from Franklin Armory, which was reviewed by Military Arms Channel

From: Iraqveteran8888

The Engineered T-Shirt by Magpul

Here's a humorous ad from Magpul explaining how they built the t-shirt.

From: Magpul

SilencerCo Maxim 9 prototype

If you  wondered what the real prototype of this concept pistol looked like, The Firearm Blog has one

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, March 25, 2016

Full Auto CZ-75

LAV shows this interesting pistol. From personal experience, the recoil control is quite interesting. Starting from the low ready position, 9 rounds were fired as the muzzle pointed straight at the target.

From: Vickers Tactical

Hi-Point Firearms founder passes

Hi-Point Firearm founder Tom Deeb wanted to make firearms that were really affordable. There are many jokes that are based off the Hi-Point pistol, but the carbine is a solid firearm for the price.

You can read a bit more from


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pakistan looking to upgrade its service rifle

According to Defense News, Pakistan has been looking in to upgrading its service rifle. So far they have been using H&K G3 and Chinese Type-56 copies, but they are interested in something that uses 5.56x45 mm.

Some of contenders are Beretta ARX-200, CZ-806 BREN 2, FN SCAR, Kalashnikov AK-103, and Zastava M21.

It looks like Pakistan Ordnance Factories will be working with the winner to produce the rifle domestically.

From: Defense News via The Firearm Blog

John "Shrek" McPhee on video diagnostics

Shrek explains the advantage of video diagnostics. This idea to analyze shooting stance has been around for a long time(decades) and with more quality cameras and recording devices it is really becoming easy to utilize.

From: Trigger Time TV

.72 Caliber Matchlock Musket

Muskets are quite an interesting weapon. Even more so when you have to clean it. This video goes over some of details about use as well.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Diplomatic Security Training

Diplomatic Security Service is was slightly lesser known entity for a lot of people, but has been an important part of security for diplomats. Foreign Policy Association posted a video of their training.

From: Foreign Policy Association vis Soldier Systems Daily

GEMTECH Suppressed Bolt Carrier

MAC got to run the AR bolt made for use with suppressors.

From: Military Arms Channel

Instagram gun hastag statistics

Net Quote looked at various Instagram hashtags related to firearms and ran statistics. Some looked at number of gun related hashtags per 100,000 state residents, some were by the city.

From: Net Quote via

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Savage .25ACP Automatic Pistol

This is a rare pistol made by Savage company. There are some interesting points you can see that lead to future designs.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tips on building Tula Krink

Miles Vinning posted a good article on how to build a reproduction Krinkov. It goes through parts to looks for, which vendors have good reputation, some other legal matters to consider.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, March 21, 2016

Magpul Zhukov stock link for CZ Scorpion

Side Project made LINK which allows Magpul's Zhukov stock to be installed on CZ Scorpion EVO.

Price is $179


From: Side Project via Soldier Systems

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Kurt Cobain's shotgun

Seattle PD released photo of shotgun Kurt Cobain used to end his life. It's a Remington Model 11, a licensed copy of Browning A5.

From: Seattle PD Blotter

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Ingram SAM

This rifle is far lesser known than the other gun designed by its creator, MAC-10. It is an interesting read looking at design characteristics that can be seen in other guns such as Mini-14

From: Gunlab via The Firearm Blog

Armalite AR-18 goes over the history of AR-18, as well as it's presence in Northern Ireland during the turbulent years.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Techno Arms MAG-7

This is another shotgun from South Africa that is lesser known in US. There are some interesting things such as using 60mm shotgun shell. Some design considerations were not exactly user friendly to modern finger placement.(14:10)

South African firearm manufacturing had their unique development as the country was under sanction.

From: Forgotten Weapons

M1A1 Thompson

MAC goes over this classic rifle. His version is not the initial design but should do well when you have to fire it.

From: Military Arms Channel

Champagne Gun

Someone decided to make party scene a little more interesting. PRice is $459 and comes in Gold, Chrome, and Rose Gold.

Just don't point it at police. Seriously



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Training with slide mounted red dot sights

Steve Fisher goes over some points regarding how to utilize slide mounted red dot sights.

From: TriggerTime Tv

US Secret Service wants a new rifle

Soldier Systems Daily reports that USSS released new rifle requirements. It calls for barrels length of 10-12 inches, as well as some other features that is generally found in many rifles.

From: Soldier Systems

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Shooting through windshield

InRange TV took Pat MacNamara's TAPS class and a portion involved shooting from inside of a car. You can listen to some things a shooter has to know if they are going to shoot through windshield

From: InRangeTV

West Bank firearms

Israel's Shin bet raided two places in West Bank and found some weapons made there. They look like Swedish K carbines with some updated features.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

BlackSheep Arms Nintendo gun

For all the kids of 80s and 90s, this will be a fun one. BlackSheep Arms did a work finishing a full-sized Glock to have same color as the Nintendo Zapper gun.

From: Black Sheep Arms

Edit: Jerry Miculek shoots it!

7.5 FK Field Pistol

The Firearm Blog has some info on this new gun that uses a proprietary cartridge that can shot out to greater distance.

From: The Firearm Blog

German gun laws

Joerg Sprave, more known for shooting things with homemade slingshots, explains German gun laws. It is a lot more stringent than vast majority of states in US.

He also covers bladed weapon laws


Monday, March 14, 2016

USMC phasing out 3-point slings and fixed sights

US Marines are going to see changes in gears, with legacy iron sights, carrying handle, and 3-point slings to be phased out.

Iron sights and handles will still be allowed, but it will not be replaced, and will be phased out. Micro Back up iron sights will replace it.

3-point slings will meet the same fate, and 2-point slings will be used

Additional authorized gear includes:

-M7 Rifle Combat Optic with horseshoe dot reticle pattern for the M16A4 and M4 rifles
-Special Operations Peculiar Modification, or SOPMOD, buttstock assembly for the M16A4, M4, M4A1 and M27 rifles
-M9A1 pistol holsters with light for left- and right-handed shooters

From: Marine Corps Times

Presentation Colt 1851 with Canteen Stock

Here's another interesting firearm from James D. Julia acution. If you need extra liquid help, you can carry it with your firearm.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, March 13, 2016

FN M240L

MAC looks at the semi-auto version of rifle made by FN. This is a closed-bolt gun, unlike the 240B.

From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, March 12, 2016

James Reid "My Friend" Knucklers

Ian goes over variations of this pistol that also doubled as a blunt weapon. Not the first time Ian covered this pistol, but it's the first time different variations are all together

From: Forgotten Weapons

A year long pistol optics experiment

Modern Service Weapons has an article by Warren Wilson sharing his experience with pistol red dot sights. It is a bit long read, but contains some observations from an experiment he did with shooters of varying skills

From: Modern Service Weapons

Friday, March 11, 2016

MrGunslinger on Beretta 92FS/M9s

MrGunslinger decided to make a video about Beretta M9s. He shows the improved magazine that is suposedly issued to military asn shares his experience.

When Operation Iraqi Freedom started, many reports of M9's failure showed up. Most were attributed to improper maintenance as well as marginally performing magazines.

From: Mr Gunslinger Channel

Rich Grassi on practices

Rich Grassi shared some of his marksmanship practice drills. Everyone has different areas work with, and this article talks about 'bump' drill and 'demand' drill. Both drills are great drills to improve your trigger control.

From: Shooting Wire

Tiffany Colts

Ian goes over some decorated single action revolvers by Tiffany Co.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Polish wz.28 BAR

Ian goes over this copy of BAR made in Poland.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Benelli Nova Tactical shotgun trade for LEOs

Benelli is offering to trade any LEO agencies' old duty shotgun with a steep discount on a new Nova Tactical shotgun. The Nova Tactical shotgun will be sold for $250.

This program will run until end of this year, and you can take advantage of this at your local Benelli LE dealer.


How to become an IDPA Safety Officer

Powerfactor Show talks about the process of becoming an IDPA safety officer from the admin's point of view.

From: Powerfactor Show

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

John Shrek McPhee on correct stance

Shrek goes over what a good stance is.

From: TrigerTimeTV

Torrey Pines Logic T12-M review

The Firearm Blog reviewed this small thermal imager available for commercial sale.

From: The Firearm Blog

Magpul sues Gibbz Arms

Earlier this year, Gibbz Arms was supopsedly insinuating that Magpul stole their design and named it M-LOK. Magpul is quickly fired back and filed a lawsuit against Gibbz Arms.

You can read more about it from Soldier Systems

From: Soldier Systems

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Confederate Spiller & Burr Revolver

Ian got to go through some more interesting guns at the James D. Julia Auction, this time a Confederate revolver with interesting background.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Trijicon on MRO's thermal drift

Last year, EOTech had to admit some serious problem with thermal drift. Trijicon quietly addressed the issue to some customers regarding MRO.

In short, the drift was less than 1.9MOA from -51C to +71C, with one single sample going 2.2 MOA. The shift in position after temperature change from ambient to extreme, then back to ambient was 1.1 MOA on average.

From: Soldier Systems

B&T SPR300

The Firearm Blog has photos of this little known .300 BLK bolt rifle made by B&T. It has integrated suppressor that can keep the noise down.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, March 7, 2016

Czech ZK-383

Ian goes over another gun from James D. Julia auction that has some interesting features such as quick-change barrel and adjustable bolt weight for rate of fire change

From: Forgotten Weapons

DP-12 Shotgun

MAC got his chance to review this shotgun. Personally I am still not convinced what practical application this firearm has for me, but hopefully someone can have some use out of it, or at least some fun.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Buttstock length tip

LAV shares his tip on finding good buttstock length for a collapseable AR stock

From: Vickers Tactical

IWA firearms news

Soldier Systems is covering IWA and there are some firearms related news.

H&K has some German legal-semi auto firearms.

Civilian variant of MP5 called SP5 that has short barrel like MP5K but also comes in variations with Picatinny rail and a fixed stock. Think of SP89 that was imported by HK

They also have HK243 S SAR with a folding stock. It can take STANAG and comes in black or tan color

Also, they have MR223A3

Sport Systeme Dittrich SG-11

This is a modern reincarnation of FG-42. It uses the same operating system, but fires .308 or 7.62x54R and takes some AR parts.

New UK Army cadet rifle by Savage

This is a .22LR rifle from Savage Arms.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Glock magazine history

TheShredBox posted a comprehensive video of changes in Glock 17 magazines over the years.

From: TheShredBox via

Provisional Pistol Caliber Carbine division rules

USPSA posted provisional rules for a new division, Pistol Caliber Carbine(PCC)

Some points are,

  • Approved calibers: 9mm, .357SIG, .40 S&W, 10mm, .45 ACP
  • Minimum power factor: 125(minor scoring only)
  • Must have stock attached - no Sig Brace or variants.
  • No barrel length limit
  • No suppressors
  • Must have chamber flag installed when not shooting, muzzle should point up

You can read a bit more from the link


Friday, March 4, 2016

Keanu Reeves training with Taran Butler

Keanu Reeves is preparing for John Wick 2, and has been training with Taran Butler

You can also see a video of him training Jessica Hook

From: Taran Tactical, Jessica Hook

Should you break in a new rifle barrel?

Varminter Magazine asked three barrel manufacturers about breaking in barrel. You can listen to

Shilen rifles: 0:42
Krieger Barrels: 2:43
Lothar Walther: 5:17

From: Varminter Magazine vis The Firearm Blog

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Pig Hunt with a M240L

MAC made a video of his wild pig hunt in East Texas. There are some discussion on night vission and thermal equipment as well as other equipment.

From: Military Arms Channel

Ruger files 2015 Q4 report

According to Ruger's filing, their revenue from 2015 was $551.1 million, with $23 million annual profit.

You can read more about the report from


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

WWI German Gewehr 98 Sniper

Ian looks at a rare WW1 German sniper rifle. There were no standardized equipment for these rifles in German military.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Stag Arms bought by capital investment firm

White Wolf Capital announced that they acquired Stag Arms. Stag Arms mostly got in trouble for not serializing their manufactured lower in timely manner and the agreement with the government was to sell its buisiness.