Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fostech Echo trigger system

MAC shows the new trigger system that fires when the trigger is pulled as well as released.

From: Military Arms Channel

Winchester G30M and M2

Ian is going through various changes made to the Ed Browning's Winchester G30, and now here is the M2

From: Forgotten Weapons

Taurus settlement approved

A federal judge approved the settlement in a class action suit against Taurus International. The amount is $239 million. Several Taurus guns were discharging when dropped even with the safety on.

Claims can be submitted to the settlement website. The options are a)repairing the pistol with lifetime warranty or b) cash for exchanging guns, up to $200

Affected models are,
Millennium Pro
Millennium Pro Compact
Millennium Pro Sub-Compact, 24/7, and others



Saturday, July 30, 2016

79% of guns used by criminals are not theirs

Dr. Anthony Fabio of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health looked at the origin of guns recovered in suspects. (Link to study)

33% were claimed by the original owners to be stolen
44% were not legally owned by the suspect, rather it was someone elses.

14% were carrying their own firearms

Among the stolen guns, when the last place was known, 55% were stolen from homes, 18% from vehicles. 9% were from locked or secured places.


Bulgarian AK-47 in 4K 360 VR

LAV is having fun with 360 VR., in 4K

From: Vickers Tactical

Fabarm XLR5 Waterfowler

Fabarm came up with a semi auto shotgun. Prices range from $1650-1825


From: Fabarm USA

Pre-sale of Spectre 80% units

Polymer80's Spectre 80% Glock frames is an 80% lower you can work to make it a real firearm. They recently put up a pre-sale to purchase frame and slide. This unit is comparable to Glock 17 Gen3 platform.

It also comes in either standard slide or Enhanced RMR cut slide, and is DLC coated.

They also will sell color frames, available in Flat Dark Earth and White.

The Firearm Blog also noticed that there is a Glock 19 sized frame in development at this moment

From: Polymer80 via The Firearm Blog

Stevens S1200

Stevens is getting in on the semi-auto shotgun game with S1200. Price is $573-$685. It uses 12ga, has 26 or 28 inch ribbed barrel. Action is inertia-driven action, and uses Beretta choke system


Thursday, July 28, 2016

US Army's new Enhanced Performance Magazine

US Army came up with Enhanced Performance Magazine. The new M855A1 ammunition were impacting feedramp when feeding, so the new magazine changed the magazine lip geometry for better feeding.

The new magazine will be phased in as the older ones are cycled out.

On Magpul posted that they are seeking to get the test data which supposedly show better poerfromance by M3 PMAG

From: The Firearm Blog, Soldier Systems Daily,

Midwest Industries AK Handguards sneak peek

Soldier Systems Daily has a sneak peek of Midwest Industries's new AK handguard with either M-LOK or KeyMod

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

How to install Glock sights

Iraqveteran8888 shows how to change sights on Glock.

A couple of things to make a note of;

-Tritium is radioactive gas, and even if it is leaking, it is not in a lethal dose.
-Most Glock front sights use screw these days, but older ones used to use wedge/pin or the sight was staked.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Mesa Tactical Sureshell Aluminum Carrier for Mossberg 930

Mesa Tactical added Aluminum Carrier for Mossberg 930 to its line up. There are 4, 6, and 8 shot versions, ranging from $70 to $90

There are version with rails, which runs from $105 to $125.


From: Mesa Tactical

Rare .22 caliber cartridge by US military

The Firearm Blog has photo of this really rare(only 250 made) ammunition.

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Winchester G30 Prototypes

This was Ed Browning's follow-up to the failed 1929 Prototype mentioned earlier.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Newly improved R51 coming soon

Remington put out press release announcing re-release of Model R51 sometime next month. Price is $448, with the Crimson Trace model going for $648. Some previous owners have their guns returned recently.

S&W buys Crimson Trace

S&W is buying Crimson Trace for $95 million. Crimson Trace will continue its operations in Wilsonville, Oregon.


Sig loses MPX appeal

Federal appellate court ruled that SIG's muzzle device is a silencer, arguing that the device "does not share the design features typical of other muzzle brakes" as well as the device re-directing gases to user's hand.


Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 USPSA Production Nations stages

USPSA Production Nationals will be held on Aug. 11-13 at PASA park in Barry, IL


Here is the PDF of stages for the match


Disassembly and Maintenance of the M-4

Bennng TV has a video up on how to perform maintenance for your M4. It is a very basic video.

From: BenningTV

XM556 Microgun

This gun fires 5.56mm rounds like a Gatling gun. Not available for commercial sales though.

From: Empty Shell

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Colt Model 1929 Prototype .276 Rifle

Here is another rifle that ran against Garand. This one has more complex design, which probably would be a bad choice

From: Forgotten Weapons

Norinco Type 86S

MAC shows us some rare gun in US, and this one is Norinco Type 82S bullpup

From: Military Arms Channel

Fireclean lawsuits dismissed(for now)

Judge James Cacheris dismissed the lawsuit Fireclean filed against Andrew Tuohy of the Vuurwapenblog as well as Everett Baker. The decision is based on the idea that the lawsuit needs to be brought up in the respective states of the clients.

This does not mean the lawsuit is over. Fireclean can pursue lawsuits in each of defendants's state.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

M80A1 ammunition

This is the improved 7.62 ammunition adopted by US Army.

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ruger Precision Rifle

MrGunsnGear got his chance to review this bolt action rifle from Ruger

From: MrGunsnGear

Homemade Silver Bullets

Grant Thompson decided to give a shot at making homemade silver bullets. If you have problem with werewolves, this might be important.

According to, "94-grains of silver equals about 0.214857 ounces and with the current melt weight spot cost of silver is $19.77 per oz, meaning each projectile had about $4.25 worth of precious metal"

But you can't put price on being able to stop a werewolf.

From: Grant Thompson via

Friday, July 22, 2016

Running Roth Styer 1907 in a modern match

Ian decided to run this century-old gun in a modern match. There is a point when having this antique pistol and having a malfunction turn out to be a bad combination, especially compared to modern handguns

From: Forgotten Weapons

Bergara LRP Elite Precision Rifle

TWANGnBANG reviewed this rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor


Gun advertisements from the past has a collection of advertisements all the way upto 80s.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Choosing Electronic Hearing Protection

MAC goes over some hearing protections he has and shares his thoughts.

Personally, MSA sordin has been a good choice, but for most shootings, it is coupled with SureFire's earplug, or at least some other earplug for better protection.

From: Military Arms Channel

Griffin Armament Low-Pro RIGID Rail Kits

This Rail Kit uses M-LOK interface and QD sling swivel sockets. The goal was to make a low profile rail that could hold a lot of weight.

Rails come in 8.6", 10.5", 13.5", and 15" lengths, and weighs 5.9 - 10.5 oz. It is 1.54" wide outside, 1.35: inside.

The kit also comes with 416R QD sling swivel, shield panel

Price ranges from $259.95 to $284.95

From: Griffin Armament

Vertx Professional Rifle Garment Bag

This bag can be used to carry a carbine up to 28" overall length or be used as a garment bag. This item will be available around end of July, beginning of August

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Massachusetts bans ARs and AKs

Massachusetts Attorney General's office announced that any firearm that is a copy or duplicate of already banned rifles are banned. For a rifle to be a copy/duplicate, it has to have essentially same operating system as ARs and AKs, or the components are interchangable with those of a banned rifles.

Current owners of the rifles are not going to be affected.

This is being described as the enforcement of Massachusetts's current law, but similar law in California was struck down several years ago.

Here's the announcement

Boston Globe article

Reviewing Salvo 12 with different shotguns and ammos

The Firearm Blog decided to test the Salvo12 suppressor with some other shotguns and loads, including Remington 870, KSG, Mossberg 930, and Vepr12

From: The Firearm Blog

G3 vs AKM on a 2-Gun stage

InRangeTV used a 2-Gun game to compare the two firearms of the Coldwar era. The shooter is a variable so you have to take it with a grain of salt, but is a fun chance to compare the two

Part 2 was about pistols, and it was Inglis Hipower and H&K VP9

From: InRange TV

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Ian goes over this rifle that had a rather short service life in 90s

From: Forgotten Weapons


Knight's Armament Corp. has a LMG out at the Warrior East. It uses 5.56mm.

From: Soldier Systems

Tips for choosing holster

Tiger McKee lists some tips for beginners who are deciding on which holster to get

From: The Tactical Wire

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Chris Bartocci of Small Arms Solutions went over the new New Zeland Battle Rifle made by LMT, called LMT MARS-L and MARS-LSO

From: Chris Bartocci via The Firearm Blog

MG34 Machine Gun

Machine Gun Mike looks at this WW2 German weapon. Some disassembly is covered

From: Machine Gun Mike

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Proposed guidelines for smartguns

National Institute of Justice posted guidelines for smart guns, more specifically, Law Enforcement Service Pistols with Security Technology

The interesting parts revolve around "security device" designed to prevent unauthorized uses and disabling the gun when not used by unauthorized users. The security device must be a part of gun, but also including externally worn items such as rings, wristbands, or tokens.

The proposal is open for public input until Sept. 13

From: Engadget

Cleaning CZ 805 rifle

MrGunsnGear goes over maintenance of this rifle. If you wondered how you can clean the bolt carrier, jump over to 5:00

From: MrGunsnGear

Bullet trajectory around barricades

Powerfactor Show goes over how bullet would fly if you are canting yourgun. Unlike most of videos, this one goes total nerd with physics and Excel spreadsheet.

From: The Powerfactor Show

Friday, July 15, 2016

Deputy's bullet strikes loaded gun

Deputy Jose Marquez of Jefferson County in Colorado was attacked by two robbers in Aurora. He fouht back, firing his .45 pistol, with one round traveling through robber's .40 S&W pistol and redering it useless.

From: The Denver Channel

Rifle zeroing information

Arma Dynamics posted a nice set of information on how zeros differ for ARs and AKs of various barrel lengths.


From: Arma Dynamics via The Firearm Blog

NAA Black Widow decided to review this .22lr revolver


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Colt Canada developing a new combat rifle with USMC

All Outdoors Tech has an article indicating that USMC is working with Colt Canada to develop a new rifle that can be better connected to a new system called Integrated Soldier System that can connect all soldiers on the battlefield. Colt Canada has been workin gon the program called SWORD System.

The rifle itself shows some development.
-Integrated sound suppressor
-Monolithic uper receiver
-Improved collapsible stock
-Built-in modular power & data rail system
-Central power pack
-Digital optic sight

You can see more of this in the video starting about 15:15

From: All Outdoor Tech

Semiauto RPD

Ian goes over history of RPD while shooting his semiauto RPD made by DSA

From: Forgotten Weapons

Commerical German .30 Caliber DWM Luger

MAC goes over this pistol and disassembly.

From: Military Arms Channel

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gamo acquires Daisy

Gamo Outdoor SL acquired the Daisy Outdoor Products. Daisy has been quintessential American BB gun maker, featured in many shows and movies, including 'A Christmas Story'.

From: The Firearm Blog

How Far Will a 12 Gauge Shotgun Kill?

Iraqveteran8888 decided to see how far can 12 gauge shotguns can be used.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bye bye Alias Training, hello Aztec

On Monday July 11, LAV, Mike Pannone, Pat McNamara, Jeff Gonzales, and Craig Douglas announced they are leaving Alias Training. There seems to be some problem with Alias Training not paying instructors and it has been brewing for some months, as well as logistics problem that went on.

LAV will be the founding instructor of the newly formed Aztec Training Services. Ken Hackathorn, as well as Daryl Holland has joined Aztec as well.


More info:

From: Soldier Systems

Utilizing the shooting diagnostic chart

Recently, John "Shrek" McPhee talked about the Pie Chart. Pie Chart is the shooting diagnostic chart that shows why your shots are going to a particular spot

The origin and the circumstance around the birth of the chart is a bit murky, but there are some criticisms such as the chart being made by a traditional marksmanship shooters who only used one hand shooting.

There is slightly easier, maybe geekier way to diagnose a shooter's problem.

Horizontal movement generally mean there is something wrong with thumb or index finger. Too much or little index finger placement on trigger can shift the gun when fired.

Vertical movements generally mean shooter is flinching or anticipating recoil and try to compensate by moving the gun up.

Combine the two and you can see the problem you need to work on.

From: TriggerTimeTV

Monday, July 11, 2016

Golden Owl 2016

Golden Owl Sniper Competition was held in Kazakhstan. You can see some other different rifles used in the competition.

From: Third Group

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Inter Ordnance AK47

AK Operators Union Local 47-74 tried to review this rifle and it had a spectacular early failure. And cleaning rod was missing from the get-go.

From: AK Operators Union Local 47-74

Primary Arms Platinum Series 1-8x FFP Scope Review

MrGunsnGear reviewed this scope.

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, July 7, 2016

SureFire Field Notes with Travis Haley

SureFire released the video of series called Field Notes, starting with Travis Haley sharing some tips on how to effectively use light. In the comments, SureFire mentions that Nate LeCompte of HSP is using a prototype G2Z-MV (650 lumens).

 Haley stated that he personlly uses P2ZX Fury Combat light and the G2ZX,

From: SureFire

How to play Star Spangled Banner

A mom and son shows Murican way of celebrating the Independence Day

PIG FDT Delta Utility glove pre-order

SKD Tactical is taking pre-order for its new gloce, PIG FDT Delta Utility Glove. This glove has features users want the most, and is cheaper than its flagship products. This would be a good range glove for casual shooters.


Some of the features of the glove:
Touch-screen compatible thumb and forefinger
bar-tacked paracord loop
elastic wrist for quick wear

MSRP is $29.95, but pre-order(until 7/19/2016) price is $23.46
Colors are black, coyote brown, ranger green, and Carbon Grey

From: SKD Tactical vis Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Burton 1917 LMR

This is an interesting prototype built by Frank Burton intended to be as aircfart observer's weapon, and can even be used as a rifle on the ground. Eventually, Vickers gun came through before this gun was to be even evaluated, but is an interesting design nonetheless.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Russian SVDS

LAV looked at this SVD Dragunov made for airborne troops. It has folding stock as well as biffier receiver housing

From: Vickers Tactical

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

California BB Reloaded

California is banning bullet button, but the makers of the bullet button came up with the second version. This version releases magazine when the upper of the rifle is detached from the lower.

From: Bullet Button

Beretta Model 1931 & 1937

Ian goes over some experiemntal semi-auto made by Beretta

From: Forgotten Weapons

CZ 805 Bren Carbine Review

MrGunsnGear got the chance to review this rifle. You can see the accuracy starting around 4:15

From: MrGunsnGear Channel

Saturday, July 2, 2016

CA adds more restriction on firearms

California Governor Jerry Brown signed 6 laws on Friday, while vetoing 7.

AB 1135 - bans sale and transfer of "Bulllet Button" firearms and will reclassify as assault weapons per the definition of California law. This goes in to effect on Jan. 1, 2017. It is unclear if the California assault weapon registry will be reopened or a new registry will be created.

SB 880 - same as AB 1135

AB 1511 - prohibits loan of firearms longer than 3 days. Currently, it is 30 days.

AB 1695 - 10 year felony for falsely reporting a firearm stolen or lost.

SB 1235 - Ammo sales records to be kept as well as online purchases must be condicted through a licensed vendor. No private ammo sales. Starts Jan. 1, 2018. Cannot bring more than 50 rounds in to the state unless exempted.

SB 1446 - bans magazine that can take more than 10 rounds. California already has the law, but grandfathered magazines will be banned as well under the new law. Retired police officers are exempt, as well as guns for which there are no 10 round magazines available.

Ruger SR22 threaded barrel kit

Ruger released SR22 threaded barrel kit for rimfire pistols. The kit works for SR-22 pistols with serial number 361-7XXXX and higher. The barrel accepts any thing with 1/2"-28

Price: $149.95

From: Ruger

AR stands for Armalite

Armalite put up a picture describing what AR really stands for

From: Armalite

Hornady Critical Defense testing

The Firearm Blog ran a test on this ammunition. Two calibers, 9mm and .45 acp were tested. The test was done with ballistic gel, using dry wall and glass windows as well.

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, July 1, 2016

Thales F90 has videos of Thales's F90 firing as well as disassembly. The firearm still has that Steyr AUG trigger, but has been upgraded with other features.




Volunteering in the Shooting Sports

PowerfactorShow has some points regarding helping out in the shooting sports.

Fro: Powerfactor Show

Kimber BP Ten II .45 ACP

This Kimber appeared in 90s with a double stack polymer frame. Para Ordnance already had some double stack 1911s but it was made of steel.

From: Iraqveteran8888