Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pattern 1913 Enfield Trials Rifle

Ian looks at another trial rifle, this time,, Britain's attempt to improve their Enfield rifle, including use of a new caliber.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Barrett MRAD

The Firearm Blog has an article about this rifle that can adapt to multiple calibers by changing out bolt heads and barrel.

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, April 29, 2016

Harris publication is shutting down

Harris publication is shutting its doors effective immediately. The magazine media cited, " rapid ascendance of digital media, changing consumer content preferences, magazine wholesaler struggles and consolidation in the supply chain" as the reason for the decision

They printed,

Combat Handguns
Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement
Survivor's Edge
Tactical Weapons
Special Weapons for Military & Police

From: via

13 year old brothers shooting USPSA

Alexander and Nicholas, who became known for fieldstripping Glock against a Rubik's cube is shooting an USPSA math at Ontelaunee

From: Alexander and Nicholas Shooting Siblings

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dalai Lama meme

There has been gun memes featuring Dalai Lama going around. His gestures and captions tend to make it quite a good combination

Here are some

You can find more from The Firearm Blog,

Thompson T2 Submachine Gun prototype

Here's another rifle that never got to see the light of the day

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kriss Group SA in financial trouble, but not Kriss USA

Kriss Group SA is seeking bankruptcy protections for its 3 Switzerland subsidiaries, but Kriss USA is not in trouble.

Kriss Group SA did not get a contract with a foreign government which affects the Switzerland subsidiaries. Kriss USA will take charge of all business activities including those of Switzerland subsidiaries.

From: The Firearm Blog,

Japanese Army Pedersen Copy Trials Rifle

Here's another one that Japanese Army tried to copy.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilson Combat WCR-22 silencer

TWANGnBANG reviews Wilson Combat's rimfire silencer


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Classic Firearms gets Finnish M39

Iraqveteran8888 goes over a shipment of Finnish Nagants. There are some helpful informations about the rifle throughout the video for beginners.

From: Iraqveteran8888

RAS47 5000rds later

Ak Operators Union, Local 47-74 tested this entry-level AK from Century Arms. Jump to 1:15 for wave of criticism. This review is going to add more ammunition to those who laugh at Century Arms.

From: AK Operators Union, Local 47-74

Monday, April 25, 2016

20-Shot pinfire revolver

If anyone thinks 'hi-capacity' pistol is a recent phenomenon, prepare to be amazed.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Aimpoint Sportsman Shooting Center

LAV shows us this interesting facility

From: Vickers Tactical

Kel-Tec RDB-C and other stuffs

MAC goes over this new variant chambered in 6.5 Grendel. A little joke is at the end of video.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun

The match was held on April 1st to 3rd and there are quite a few coverages. To see the results, you can click the link below

First, The Firearm Blog has stage by stage break down from the first time participant.

If you need some videos, here are two excellent videos

MYED Productions has first=person view of the first 5 stages,

Scott Greene has all 11 stages

TFB also talks about a new division called Stealth Division

From: The Firearm Blog, MYED Productions, Scott Greene

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Glock 17 barrel in Glock 22?

MrGunsnGear looks at if you can use Glock 17 barrel in a Glock 22. Short answer is yes, but there are some caveats

If you are interested in actually making this work, you'd need to

From: MrGunsnGear

2016 USPSA Single Stack stages

The stage diagrams for all 14 of 2016 Single stack Nationals is available.

or you can directly access the file with this link

Friday, April 22, 2016

Max Martini from 13 Hours shooting

Max Martini also appeared on CBS show about Delta Force called 'The Unit'. Here he is with Taran Butler

From: Taran Tactical

USPSA Carry Optics update

Powerfactor show goes over the changes made regarding this experimental division.

Some notable changes for the firearm
-total weight of 45 oz with an empty magazine
-cosmetic slide serrations that doesn't go through
-triggerguard undercut is allowed.

From: Powerfactor show

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thompson Model 1923 Autorifle

This is a rifle submitted by Auto-Ordnance Company for US Army trial of 1921 for semi-auto service rifles. The rifle didn't fair well, thanks to its oiled felt pads.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Secret Service explains what they want

US Secret Service recently announced they are looking for a new rifle, and there are some explanations posted.

-the gun needs to have service life of 20,000 rounds, with requirements for accuracy and velocity.
-accuracy will be checked at 10,000-15,000 and 20,000 rounds.
-bore and gas port will be monitored through out the testing
-a two person team will test the rifle, one shooting and one loading magazine. First 4 magazines will be shot in semi-auto, the last will be in 3 to 4 round burst in full-auto mode. No mag dump.


Shrek on AR presentation

John "Shrek" McPhee goes over importance of proper presentation.

From: Trigger Time TV

Handgun import increases by 66% in February 2016

The number of handguns imported in February 2016 jumped from 140,045 in February 2015, to 232,406. This is 66% increase.

Shotugn imports increased by 7.2%, and rifle decreased 11.2%

From: NSSF via

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mormon church leader's gun to be auctioned

Rock Island Auction Company is auctioning off Brigham Young's factory engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion revolver. Estimated price is just north of $550,000

Lot #1222:


Moscow police firearm collection

The Firearm Blog posted a nice collection of videos and photographs showing Moscow Police's firearm displays

From: The Firearm Blog

ATF approves new Can Cannon design

Xproducts redesigned their Can Cannon and it is now within ATF's regulations. Last year, there were concerns about its legality due to some parts of design and Xproducts addressed the issue by changing some design.


Price $398.95


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

CZ Model S Prototype (1929)

This is another prototype that never got its day, but is worth Czeching out how it works.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Firearms training observations from LAV

Larry Vickers posted his tips on several things on Blue Force Gear's website.

From: Blue Force Gear

Monday, April 18, 2016

Black Aces Tactical's interesting firearm

Legally Armed America goes over Black Aces Tactical's firearm that is not a SBS(Short Barrel Shotgun), not a NFA gun.

From: Legally Armed America via ENDO

About shooting moving targets

Steve Fisher goes over importance of knowing this skillset

From: Trigger Time Tv

Sunday, April 17, 2016

LAV's carbine setup

LAV goes over his carbine setup. Advantage of running fixed sights with 1X red dot sights is that in the worst case of the red dot sight dying, you still have fixed sights to use.

From: Vickers Tactical

Spreewerke VG-2

Here's another last-ditch effort by the Germans in WW2.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Brun-Latrige Model 1900

Here's another interesting guns from late 1800s built for personal defense.

From: Forgotten Weapons

LAPG Urban Recon Pants review reviewed this affordable pants. LAPG pants has been generally cost effective and personally bought a quite few of them.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Don't put your hand in front of muzzle

A shooter decided to check his new laser beam by putting his hand in front of it. And also didn't realize his finger was on the trigger.

This accident would have been avoidable if he did not break the 4 rules of safety. Being safe is paramount and it is one of things a shooter must be aware of at all times.

Why people buy guns

Rasmussen Reports survey says 66% believe self-defense is the main reason to buy a firearm, while 44% thinks it is too easy to buy a gun in US.

You can read simpler version from

From:, Rasmussen Reports

Barret factory tour

The Firearm Blog got a tour of this factory.

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Walther P38 development

Ian goes over the pistols that ultimately led to development of Walther P38, including a rare sheet metal version

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sphinx SDP Compact

Tim talks about his choice for the new carry gun after H&K VP9 failed some tests.

From: Military Arms Channel

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

More Nintendo guns

This time, Precision Syndicate built one using a regular Gen 3

From: Precision Syndicate

How to install a rifle scope base

Chad from Iraqveteran8888 goes over tools needed and shares some tips

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

DOJ proposes changes to the 4473 form

Department of Justice is proposing changes to the 4473 form. A notable change included clarification of medical marijuana in 11.e

Draft form:

You can read more from the Federal Register

Clay shooting slow mo

Blaser made this nice video of clay shooting with a bit of story as part of sales video for F16 sales.

From: Blaser via ENDO

Monday, April 11, 2016

Miami shootout - 30th anniversary

There are several major incidents that changed the way US law enforcement agencies choose equipments. One of them was 1986 Miami shootout resulting in deaths of 2 Special Agents and 2 bank robbers.

The incident was the catalyst for FBI's change to 10mm, followed by .40 S&W, which lead to nationwide conversion to .40 S&W as the firearm of choice.

Here's the video FBI produced and showed to their agents in training


MAC goes over this new bullpup from IWI and even compares it with TAvor

From: Military Arms Channel

Hamada 7.65mm pistol

This one is a bit of rarer pistol in western hemisphere, and has mechanism that is similar to Browning 1910 but is of original design according to the designer.

Type 2

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Japanese Type 100 Paratrooper

Here is one of the prototypes Japanese tried before they settled for the Type 2 rifles.

 Type 1 from a few years ago

From: Forgotten Weapons

Understanding shotgun patterns

MrGunsandGear shows why it is important to pattern your shotgun

From: MrGunsGear

Friday, April 8, 2016

Walther A115 Prototype

This is a prototype semiauto rifle Walther made before WW2. Not much is documented abou t this gun except Aberdeen Proving Ground checking it out.

Design is very interesting, even considering that it is a prototype.

From: Forgotten Weapons

ISIS's remote controlled Dragunov

War brings a lot of ingenuities.

From: Euronews

Maine's gun history at museum

Maine State Museum in Augusta is running an exhibition about firearm's place in the state's history called "Inventors and Sportsmen: Maine Gunsmiths in the 1800s"

The exhibition runs until April 1st, 2017


Thursday, April 7, 2016

TFB coverage of the Big 3 East

The Firearm Blog covers the Big 3 East. Here are some itneresting articles

HMG US Made STG-44: This gun seems to be getting some traction. Estimated price is $1799, and is estimated to be available at the end of the year

IWI X95 and others: Article goes over what happened to Galils that were recalled and X95 finally being available.

FNH USA factory tour: Enjoy the pics!

From: The Firearm Blog

African poacher's Chinese AK

@jonwaynetaylor posted a photo of Chinese Type 56 he obtained from the CEO of Underground Tactical on his Instagram.

The handguard is made with wood sticks tightened together with strings, sling is made of car seat belt, and grip is a stick. And trigger guard is missing.

Surprisingly this still shoots.

Interview with Chris Hodgdon

Powerfactor Show interviewed Chris Hodgdon of Hodgdon Powder and talks about several things including change in suppliers and various products.

From: Powerfactor Show

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nazi Mauser Luger

Rock Island Auction Company has a genuine Nazi Luger with paper trails to prove its ownership history.

It was made for German Ministry, and the authentication letter from a Mauser rep from 1986 confirms it. It was given to Franz von Papen by Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of the German Reich.

Link to the auction:

The auction will run from April 29 to May 1st

You can read more about the owners from this article

There are more Lugers available from the auction as well.


A beginner's guide to suppressors

The Firearm Blog has a three-part guide on how to buy suppressors. It is a good write-up

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The 4210 yard shot

Hill Country Rifles made a custom rifle for a customer chambered in 375 CheyTac. They shot a 36" target 2.4 miles away.

From: Hill Country Rifles

Dictionary of gun reviews

Here's a dictionary of true meanings when you are trying to understand what the gun review is about.


Monday, April 4, 2016

Cochran Turret Revolver

Ian goes over this rare design and some interesting story about the inventor as well

From: Forgotten Weapons

ATI's ISSC gun repair service to end

ATI(American Tactical Imports) is stopping repair services for ISSC firearms claiming ISSC did not support as mentioned in their contract. However, ATI will provide repair services for guns stamped with their import mark.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

T3E2 Trials .276-Caliber Garand

Ian shows the competitor of the M1 Garand that missed its chance at the historical place. John Pedersen's design was competitive, but the logistics weighed in and it missed its chance.

From: Forgotten Weapons

New reticle options for Leupold Mark 6 and 8

Leupold Mark 6 scope now has option of non-illuminated Leupold TMR(Tactical Milling Reticle), TReMor 3 in both illuminated and non-illuminated versions

Mark 8 will have illuminated TMR, TReMor 3 and H59 reticles.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Saturday, April 2, 2016

H&K wins CSASS trial

H&K G28E from 2016 SHOT show

H&K was awarded this contract which has fixed cost of $44.5 miliion. Other finalists were LMT and FNH USA. The firearm H&K submitted is reportedly G28E1.

According to Soldier Systems Daily, there is some possible indication that this could replace M110.

From: Soldier Systems

Bendix-Hyde Second Model Prototype Carbine

Ian shows us another interesting prototype rifle that competed for position that M1 Carbien eventually won.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, April 1, 2016

FireClean sues Vuurwapen blog

Last September, Vuurwapen Blog's Andew Tuohy posted his analysis of FireClean using infrared spectroscopy. This article caused a bit of stir and really exploded when The Firearm Blog posted the news saying FireClean is Crisco.

Now FireClean is suing Andrew Tuohy and Everett Baker for defamation.

You can read more from Soldier Systems Daily. Link to actual 209 page suit is posted as well

In response, Andrew Tuohy started a GoFundMe campaign

Edit: FireClean is going after George Fennell as well

From: Soldier Systems Daily

SilencerCo Weapons Research Radius Laser Range Finder

This item was announced a few months ago, but the we can now see the actual item. It would be an interesting gadget. Gadgets like this has been around, but this might be one that hits the right price point.

From: Military Arms Channel