Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Video About Some Guns

GunPornHD has a great compilation video of people shooting guns. The videos were collected over several years worth of community shoots sponsored by Utah Shooters & Joe Firearms

From: GunPornHD via ENDO

Japanese Type 100 Flamethrower

Ian shows this rare equipment

From: Forgotten Weapons

Kalashnikov Concern SK-16

The Firearm Blog has information translated from Russian Popular Mechanics. It uses 7.62×51 caliber and has updated features


From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, May 30, 2016


TWANGnBANG has review of this shotgun. It generated some interest at the SHOT Show, and it has been trickling out a little. It remains to be seen if there is a practical application that will be worthwhile to transition from traditional pump or semi auto shotgun


Savage Cadet Rifle

This is the rifle adopted by British as L144 A1 Cadet Small Bore Target Rifle. You can see what it comes with thanks to Soldier Systems Daily


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Midwest Ind. Red Dot Sight mount for Kel-Tec Sub2000

MAC reviews the mount made for this foldable gun.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Russian Dragunov MA

LAV shows this interesting rifle designed to compete for AK-SU competition

From: Vickers Tactical

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sig SRD 762 Titanium Suppressors

MAC got to test the suppressors from SIG Sauer

From: Military Arms Channel

More SOFIC items

Soldier Systems has more SOFIC finds

Pelican Air line of cases

Pelican is coming up with lighter but stronger cases using new material.

Handl Defense

Conversion kit is available for FN SCAR.

Friday, May 27, 2016

SIG MCX 7.62x39 pic

Soldier Systems Daily has photo of this variant. When SigSauer announced MCX, this was one of variants listed, but the actual model has not been on the market yet. According to SSD, it will be available around Mid-2017


From: Soldier Systems Daily

NRA Annual meeting round-ups

There are many articles regarding other things shown at the NRA Annual Meeting.

Hunting rifles - Guns.com has some pics of various hunting rifles that showed up on the exhibition, including Mossberg, Stoeger, Benelli, Henry, and Tikka.

Link: http://www.guns.com/2016/05/21/whats-new-in-hunting-at-nra-show-2016/

St. George bullpup .50 BMG - If you want the range of .50 BMG round but compactness of a rifle, here's another one to looks at. 45 inches long, and $8,200

Link: http://www.guns.com/2016/05/24/st-george-bullpup-50-bmg-makes-a-splash-at-nra-5-photos/

TacomHQ TARAC Image Shifting Lens Technology - This apparatus gives shooters new zero for 500 yards immediately just by flipping it up.

Link: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/05/25/tacomhq-tarac-image-shifting-lens-technology/

Springfield Armory's Chris Kyle Limited Edition TRP was auctioned off for $22,500

Link: http://www.guns.com/2016/05/21/springfield-armory-auctions-chris-kyle-pistol-video/

Random shots from The Firearm Blog, including Armscor .22 Magnum XT-22 pistol with floating barrel.
Link: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/05/25/random-shots-day-2-nra-annual-meeting-2016/

Collector's corner - Here's collection of historic firearms and some auxiliary stuffs


Thursday, May 26, 2016

How to paint a rifle

MrGunsnGear goes over basics of painting a rifle. If you've been thinking about doing one, this probably would be a video to get you started with the whole thing

From: MrGunsnGear

SureFire Suppressed Optimized Bolt Carrier Group-Long Stroke

This really long name can best be summarized as bolt carrier for suppressed ARs. Due to suppressors, it is possible to have problems generally unseen in regular M4s.


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

IDF and the Micro Tavor

An user on Imgur posted pics he took while serving in IDF's Nahal Brigade. There are a lot of X-95 photos. You can see how the brigade setup their issue rifle.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Finnish M39 disassembly and full cleanup

Eric goes over things to check when you get your Finnish M39 Nagant

From: Iraqveteran8888

CzechPoint vz.58 Tactical Rifle

This rifle was covered by MAC earlier, but this time he goes more in-depth over differences from AK series.

From: Military Arms Channel

Sunday, May 22, 2016

More NRA Annual Meeting news


Colt is going to make reproduction of Model 02 and XM177E1. According to Soldier Systems Daily, there will be GAU-5A/A and other versions as well.



Ruger has new 10/22 Takedown rifle. The barrel is lighter and has ventilated barrel. MSRP is $659



SureFire came out with G2Z-MV MaxVision. It has consistent light over the entire beam instead of really bright central core in conventional models. Also, there is Carbine Spacer for the Ryder-9 suppressor


Tikka TX3 rifles

Tikka listened to their customers and came out with improved rifle. Stock is now devoid of the 'think' noise, some parts are made with steel


Mauser "Schnellfeuer" Model 712

Ian got his chance to shoot this machine pistol.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, May 21, 2016

NRA Annual Meeting

S&W M&P45 Shield

Smith & Wesson added .45 ACP to their M&P Shield offerings. It comes with in two versions, with safety and without, and has stippling already done in factory, as well as front cocking serrations.

Capacity is 6+1 with flush seating magazine, 7+1 with extended magazine. MSRP is $479 according to S&W website, so the street price would probably be around $400.

Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory has a few new products such as XD Mod 2.4" Threaded Service Model which is ready for suppressors out of the box, OSP(Optical Sight Pistol) which uses Vortex Venom red dot sight.

You can see photos from

They will also have a limited run of 5000 Chris Kyle TRP Operator series, and the first one will be auctioned off on Gunbroker.com (auction ends Sat. 3pm local)

Blackhawk Suppressors

Blackhawk is jumping in to suppressor business, and it has one for many calibers, starting from .22 lr, .45 acp, .300 BLK, 5.56mm, 7.62mm, .300 Win Mag, and .338 Lapua Mag.


SB Tactical Collapsing Brace

SB Tactical announced that ATF approved their Collapsing Brace. It is an adjustable brace to assist shooters with AR pistols.



Magpul has PMAG 12 GL9 which fits Glock 26. It holds 12 rounds, so 2 more for your G26

They also have Hunter X-22 stock for Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle

2016 Single Stack Nationals results

Nils Jonasson took the top spot in 2016 Single Stack Nationals

Here are videos of the stages run by the champion himself

From: Nils Jonasson

Friday, May 20, 2016

Why you are not a better shooter

Lucky Gunner has a post on things that are preventing you from beig a better shooter. It also suggests a performance & automaticity speculation table that has many different drills and standards on it.


And before you start to think about working on your gun to reach the goal, here is another comment from Daryl Holland on that.


From: Lucky Gunner, Soldier Systems Daily

Russian developing new light machinegun

While Russians are replacing PKM with PKP Pecheneg, they are also looking for lighter version using 5.45mm cartridges and set out a proposal. The name is Kord-5.45, and is designed with inputs from Russian special forces.

The gun is to have 900mm or shorter barrel length, and weigh no more than 7kg. It must take in ammo belts as well as AK-74 magazines

From: Sputnik news via AR15.com and All Outdoors Tech

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Russian 1P63/PK1 Obzor combat optic review

InRange TV looks at this Russian optic.

From: InRange TV

Russians to replace PKM with PKP Pecheneg

Russian Army is replacing PKMs with this new machinegun. Both uses 7.65x54Rmm cartridges, but PKP has updated features such as Picatinny rails, Harris style bipod, telescoping stock.

The replacement is expected to be done by 2020

From: Army Recognition.com via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

French M14 Conversion

Here's a way to a firearm usable throughout a long time - keep upgrading. Forgotten Weapons goes over this French rifle that has been worked on so many times.

From: Forgotten Weapons

GeoBallistics BallisticsARC Calculator App

TWANGnBANG reviewed this ballistics app. It can work with a map for $15 upgrade, and weather report for $85


Tuesday, May 17, 2016


LAV got to shoot this gun again, and this time without problems.

From: Vickers Tactical

CZ 805 Bren Semi-Auto Rifle

MAC gets to shoot this rifle. This is the civilian market version, and Tim goes over some similarities with SCAR as well as comparison to VZ58 which this rifle replaces.

Also, Xproducts's Can Cannon make some appearance

From: Military Arms Channel

A History of Military Rifle Calibers

The Fiream Blog looks at military calibers from 1886 to 1954

Part 1: 1886 - 1905

Part 2: 1902 - 1914

Part 3: 1904 - 1954

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, May 16, 2016

Retaining proficiency level, revisited

Last year, I wrote about some things shooters can do to retain their proficiency level.

The three recommended items were, dry-fire, reloading, and transition from target to target

Those items were written when the shooter cannot go to a shooting range due to time or resource constraint. But what if you can actually go to a range, but the range has some restrictions, such as one shot per second commonly found in many public ranges?

Many public ranges, especially indoor ranges, have the restriction to deter shooters from rapid firing and curb chances of errant round hitting wrong places. Some places don't allow holster work, fearing you will become the next Tex Grebner ("I just fucking shot myself!")

It is a bit discouraging, but there are some things a shooter can do to retain, and maybe even improve one's skill.

1. Picking up the gun from shooting bench - this skillset can be used for both defensive use and competition. Put your gun on table, and wait a few seconds. Then pick up the gun, aim and if you can, fire. You can use one or both hands.

Caution: Don't try to go too fast. People will end up with their trigger finger in trigger guard and end up sending a round unintended.

2. Shooting from a ready position - If you are investigating a bump at night, you probably will hold the gun in a ready position. Having the first well-placed shot is important if the unfortunate event do happen. Most ranges do not like a loaded gun pointing up, so you might have to limit yourself to the low ready position.

Work on bringing the gun up and getting a good sight picture, then on breaking the shot.

Both skills are just a part of many skill sets a good shooter needs to have, but can be  useful in case you need to fire a shot.

For target, instead of using a big silhouette, try something relatively small like 4-6 inch diameter circles. Place them beyond 7 yards and aim to get all rounds in the circle. For more challenge, you can put the target further out, but I recommend something inside of 15 yards.

Also, make sure you get a good follow-through. This is one thing dry-fire can't do.

Of course, it helps to have a good timer.

Arsenal SLR107, 2000 rounds later

AK Operators Union, Local 47-74 gives an update on the rifle after putting 2000 rounds.

From: AK Operators Union, Local 47-74

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Apex Tactical M&P Longslide

Apex Tactical posted a photo showing their slide for S&W M&P pistol. It seems to be about 1" longer than M&P's slide.

From: Apex Tactical

S&W M&P 15-22 Sport MOE SL rifle

Smith & Wesson realeased their M&P 15-22 Sport rifle equipped with MAgpul furnitures. MSRP will be $499.

From: Julie Golob.com

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1911 found in gun buyback

Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1911 was found during lsat weekend's gun buyback program held by LAPD. It was supposedly registered to Sammy Davis Jr. although how that could have happned is a bit of mystery.


Guns.com has some more photos


From: LA Times, Guns.com

Texas issues over 1 million CCW permits

Guns.com reports that since the adoption of the law in 1995, Texas issued 1 million permits. That is slightly less than 4% of the population.

From: Guns.com

Friday, May 13, 2016

More flamethrower fun with Ian

Ian goes over US M2/M2A1 flamethrower, the standard issue

He also has more Q&A with Chalie Hobson

From: Forgotten Weapons

Surefire X300V Scout IR light review

MrGunsnGear takes a quick look at this light

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, May 12, 2016

George Zimmerman's gun up for auction

Update 2: Auction was relisted, running only for May 16th

Update: Auction was pulled off from Gunbroker, but is back on another place


George Zimmerman is putting up the gun he used to defend himself on Gunbroker.


While it can be a prank, FOX Orlando seems to back up the news


Auction will start on 11am Thursday, May 12th and last for 24 hours.

Integrated suppressor receiver for Ruger Mk series

FightLite Industries announced integrated suppressor receiver for this popular pistol, named STEP-22LS(Strategic Target Engagement Pistol Low Signature). It fits all Mk series and also has Picatinny rails on top. Suppressor is claimed to reduce noise by 40 decibels.

It is expected to be available starting July 1st. MSRP is $699

From: Guns.com, Soldier Systems Daily

Remington Ammunition plant tour

The Firearm Blog got a chance to tour the plant.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Perfect Pairs

Iraqveteran8888 goes over rifles and hangguns that use same caliber and magazine. It is an interesting concept for a short-range shooting session, but there is a reason why rifles use rifle calibers.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Guns of the Battlefield 1 Trailer

Game developer DICE recently came out with trailer of their upcoming game Battlefield 1, which goes back to the World War 1. Here is a video from C&Rsenal going over different guns seen in the trailer

From: C&Rsenal

NYPD approves new pistol for officers

NYPD approved Springfield Armory's XD-s 9mm for backup carry and off-duty carry. However, it will come with 12-pound trigger.

From: Guns.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Russian AK-9

LAV shows us another interesting gun (and caliber). This gun uses caliber developled for suppressed shooting(9x39mm).

From: Vickers Tactical

Troy GAU-5/A/A

MAC goes over this close reproduction of Vietnam-era rifle. If you want to read more about the rifle, Soldier Systems Daily has great articles (part 1, part 2)

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Arsenal AK reviews

There are two recent Arsenal AK reviews.

First, MrGunsnGear goes over SGL 31-95

Then AK Operator's Union, Local 47-74 reviewed SLR107 after 1000 rounds

H&K coming up with two new guns

Soldier Systems Daily has news that Heckler & Koch is coming up with SP5K, a civilian version of MP5K


and VP9 FDE(Flat Dark Earth)


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Introduction to Military Flamethrowers

Ian talks with Chalie Hobson about military flamethrowers. There is a lot of technical discussions as well as their use and effects.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Stormtroopers's shooting skill

Talkin' Tuskens counted every shot fired by Stormtroopers in Episode IV: A New Hope and counted how many hits were made.

From: Talkin' Tuskens

Friday, May 6, 2016

Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount – Return-To-Zero Test

Geisseles proves that its mount can really return to its Zero

From: Geissele

Remington's new warranty policy

Remington is offering a limited lifetime warranty on all firearms purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2016. It covers the original purchaser of a new Remington firearm. The policy does not cover use of non-factory or incorrect ammunition, inadequate maintenance, abuse/misuse, barrel obstruction, unauthorized repairs, and normal wear and tear.

From: Guns.com

Browning Silver Hunter shotgun review

Guns.com's Andy C reviewed this 20-ga. shotgun and how it is favored by his spouse.


From: Guns.com

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pat Rogers passes away

Firearms trainer Pat Rogers passed away on May 3rd.

He served in USMC and was veteran of Vietnam war. Later he joined NYPD. He has been running his training company EAG.

Bravo Company USA's Paul Buffoni wrote an excellent piece.
Link: http://soldiersystems.net/2016/05/04/bcm-remembers-pat-rogers/

It seems Pat Rogers was not shy from taking a good chance to humor people.

 and the 'Big Moosecock'

How To Install a Rifle Scope

Chad goes over how to properly mount a scope

From: Iraqveteran8888

WW2 Sweetheart grips

The Firearm Blog has story of soldiers figuring out how to place photo of their loved ones in their grip during the war.


From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2-Gun match with WW1 US infantry guns

Ian decided to run a 2-Gun match with what US GIs in WW1 would have used.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Even AKs fail

A Brit joined Kurds(YPG) and fought along with them. He has some GoPro footage which were aired in UK over the weekend. In this video you can see AK having some extraction issues. Starts around 1:06

To read more about the Brits, Daily Mail has a story

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3567418/Boy-s-adventures-Brits-joined-Anti-ISIS-Foreign-Legion.html

From: Daily Mail

Winchester 1886 sells for $1.1 million

A new record was set for single firearm sales price at the Rock Island Auction Company last weekend. This rifle was owned by Henry W. Lawton, who led the expedition that captured Geronimo.

You can read more about the rifle from RIA blog (part 1, part 2) and Guns.com

From: RIA blog, Guns.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

AK 400 Series

LAV shows this pre-production prototype rifle he looked at during his visit to Russia

From: Vickers Tactical

RSR 'The Noner' steel target

RSR Target worked wth Mike Pannone to make this steel target. It is 7.5" wide, 13.5" high, with 4" head area. USPSA A-zone is 6" wide, 11" high so this target can be used for shooters who want some extra challenge.

Link: https://www.rsrsteeltargets.com/product/066-NONER.html

Price: $175

From: Soldier Systems

KRISS MagEx 25+ Extension Kit

KRISS USA has KRISS MagEx 25+ Extension Kit for Glock 21 magazine available. This extension adds 12 rounds to standard Glock 21 magazine, making it 25 rounds total.

Price: $35.99

Link: https://kriss-usa.com/shop/products/kriss/magazines/magex-25-extension-kit-for-glock21

From: Soldier Systems

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Things you need for PRS competition

Trigger Time TV goes over equipments as well as some source of information for those interested in getting in to Precision Rifle Series competition

From: Trigger Time TV

FAMAE Mini SAF video

Guns.com covers this shortened version of SIG 540.

You can read more from


From: Guns.com