Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wilson Combat AR9 Carbine

MrGunsnGear got reviewed this 9mm rifle.

From: MrGunsnGear

M1944E1/M1945 Johnson Light Machine Gun

Here's another machinegun that had potential but showed up a little too late for the war

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sig Legion P226 vs Rex Zero 1 Torture test

MAC decided to make a video putting these two firearms through the torture test, but with a bit more structured approach.

From: Military Arms Channel

Prototype CZ-38 Trials Rifle

This rifle ran against ZH-29 to be the Czechoslovakia's first semi-auto rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, August 29, 2016

Building CETME L

InRange has a series of ten video on how to build a CETME rifle using a parts kit

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Rest of videos are in the below

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Modified Prone Position

Sig Sauer Academy's Chilli Palmer shows how to use the modified Prone while positioned behind a car tire

From: Sig Sauer Academy

Shooting 4000 meters

The Firearm Blog has story of Finnish shooter trying for 4000 meters.


The article is a bit long, but if you are interested in small details that goes in to this type of shooting it is worth reading.

Ammo: .375 Cheytac
Firearm: Sako M10 modified to shoot .375 Cheytac

Temperature: 22 celsius
Wind: 2-3m from 7 o'clock
Coriolis effect at 4000m: 2.4m

Flight time: 11.2 seconds

Target size was 2.4m x 2.4m

Shooter hit the target with his second shot, 40cm to right, 60cm up

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, August 27, 2016

German MP 38/40 Submachine Gun

LAV goes over this submachinegun Gemans had in WW2

From: Vickers Tactical

London-Made Lorenzonis Repeating Flintlocks

This flintlock pistol from 1700s had a mechanism for easier repeated firing. The problem was the cost of making one.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Cleveland's gun control measure ruling

The lawsuit brought on behalf of gun owners had mixed ruling. Ohio state has preemption laws, yet the city decided to implement its own law.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court ruled that

-city's definition of automatic firearm is unconstitutional
-city's law prohibiting firing a gun within 500 feet of any park, playground or recreational center owned by city exceeded the state law
-city's seizure and confiscation ordinance allowing police to collect weapons from those suspected of drinking or threatening a disturbance violated state carry laws
-cit'y ordinance changing the penalty for defacing a firearm from what the state allows was unconstitutional

-city’s gun lock law is legal
-law requirementing all firearms found on school property be reported to the police is also legal
-the reporting of private gun sales is also legal
-a mandate to report lost or stolen guns is legal
-gun offender registry is legal


Friday, August 26, 2016

XTech VP9/P30 Magazine extender

XTech Tactical's H&K VP9 magazine extender adds 5 more rounds to your magazine. Price is $29.95, which is lower than competitors already on the market such as Taylor Freelance($39.95) or HKParts($39.95)


From: XTech Tactical

MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X review

MrGunsnGear is reviewed this hearing protection. This review is a bit more extensive than one done by Military Arms Channel.

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Prototype Mauser HSv Pistols

Mauser's attempt to compete with P38 resulted in these two prototypes. These were not adopted as you can guess

From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul receiver extensions and buffer components for ARs

Magpul is releasing receiver extension as well as buffer components such as  buffer tube, springs and so on for ARs.


Receiver extension is made of 7075-T6 aluminum with Type III class 2 hard coat anodizing. It comes in 7-position, 10-position profile.

The buffer components available are,

Stainless Steel Carbine & Rifle Buffer Spring
AR15/M4 Carbine Buffers(H, H2, H3)
Heat-Treated Castle Nut
Receiver End Plate

From: Magpul via Soldier Systems Daily

AImpoint H-2 Micro review

MrGunsnGear compares H-2 with H-1 and T-2.

From: MrGunsnGear

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Brownells retail store tour

Brownells opened up their retails stores, and Iraqveteran8888 got his chance to do a tour. It is really interesting to see the warehouse and its operation starting 11:07

From: Iraqveteran8888

Arisaka comparison

MAC compares the normally manufactured Arisaka Type 99 with the last ditch productions.

From: Military Arms Channel

SureFire Geissele Suppressor Bore Alignment Rods

This rod can be used to check alignment when you put on a suppressor. Price is $79

From: Soldier Systems

Loading the 30 Luger

Powerfactor Show goes over things to know when loading this old cartridge. This part starts 10:56

From: Powerfactor Show

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Prototype W+F Bern AK44

This is Swiss copy of Soviet's SVT rifle

From: Forgotten Weapons

BCM Mk12 Mod 0 SPR Rifle

MAC goes over this specialized rifle that was born in 90s and had a great run until recently as they are slowly being replaced by SCAR 17

From: Military Arms Channel

FN SCAR 17S recall

FN America is issuing mandatory recall of SCAR 17S with serial numbers from HC52427 to HC52926. A bolt didn't meet internal hardness specifications and could result in catastrophic failure.

Product: FN SCAR 17S
Model: FN SCAR 17S FDE
Color: Flat Dark Earth
Product # 98541 (Commercial; 20-rd); 98641 (Commercial; 10-rd); 98552 (LE; 20-rd)
Product Serial Numbers: HC52427 through HC52926
Location of Manufacturer: Herstal, Belgium

You can contact FN America's customer service by calling 1-855-536-4872, ext.145 or email


Monday, August 22, 2016

SRM 1216 Revolving shotgun

Hickok45 shows us this shotgun capable of carrying 16 shells without a long tube, but with 4 tubes shooters can rotate.

From: hickok45

Pedersen's Garands GX vs Gy

Ian shows the comparison between the two different version that had two significant changes.

If you are wondering, it was use of Garand clips and change in gas system.

From: Forgotten Weapons

2016 Production Nationals results

2016 Production Nationals is over and the winner is Alex Gutt

You can see his performance from this video

It was also the first national stage for Carry Optics division. Stages were the same. But here's Nils Jonasson who shot Carry Optics, almost falling down.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dutch AR-10

AR-10 is known for AR afficionados but actual production by Armalite was not as wide spread as licensed versions of Artillerie Inrichtingen of Netherlands.

From: Vickers Tactical

Dan Wesson 10mm Bruin 1911

MAC got to shoot off some rounds from this new 10mm pistol with 6 inch barrel from Dan Wesson

From: Military Arms Channel

Colt 1907 Trials Pistol

John M. Browning had a few pistols made that led up to the M1911, and this 1907 is one of them. Ian got to go over this pistol in detail.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tactical Impact(2008) - Clearing the Street/Building

This was a show Larry Vickers did 8 years ago. It's prduction value held up over the years.

From: Vickers Tactical

G-Code Scorpion Soft Shell Scorpion series

G-Code holsters came up with Soft Shell Scorpion series that uses system that is similar to HSGI Taco

Rifle Mag Carrier is $25, comes in Black, Green, Tan, and Black combinations. It can accommodate .308 magazines as well as AK magazines.
Pistol Mag Carriers(Tall) is $22.50

as well as Pistol Mag Carriers(Short)
From: G-Code

H&K VP9 in FDE and Tactical model

Heckler & Koch is releasing VP9 in Flat Dark Earth, and Tactical model is coming up too.

Tactical model has threaded barrel for suppressor use

Friday, August 19, 2016

SureFire Field Notes

SureFire posted the second episode of Field Notes series. This one is about advantage of IR lights

From: SureFire

US Army looking for Modular Tactical Holster for XM17 Modular Handgun System

US Army is going through a program to select the next handgun, and according to Soldier Systems, they are also looking for Modular Tactical Holster to support the gun. In the original MHS solicitation, participants had to supply holster as well as ammunitions. With this new solicitation, it seems like the US Army is going for its own solution as well.

You can read the details from Soldier Systems Daily

Feather USA AT9 Carbine

MAC walks down the memory lane with this pistol caliber carbine

From: Military Arms Channel

Autonomous Alloys - Shooting Targets

Autonomous Allies came up with a target system that has magnetic reset mechanism as well as wireless capability. It also has lights at the bottom to indicate hit or not, as well as mobile app for various game settings.

The IndieGoGo Project already met its $100,000 goal, but there are some other options available.

From: IndieGoGo

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Prototype Gustloff 206 Rifle

Seeing another prototype rifle from German trials means antoher interesting look in to the history of how the efforts were made.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Battlefield Vegas visit & extreme round count failure points

MrGunsnGear visited the Battlefield Vegas and discussed failure points of common firearms. There are some threads on by Henderson Defense, the former business name of Battlefield Vegas.

From: MrGunsnGear

News US Army 30 round magazine

US Army recently announced they developed Enhanced Performance Magazine for M4A1. This was done to reliably feed M855A1. Soldier Systems now has the photo of the actual magazine.

From: Soldier Systems

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Glock 17M

Recently, FBI awarded new pistol contract to Glock and the photograph of the said Glock has hit the internet

The Firearm Blog
Soldier Systems Daily

There were several things FBI wanted in their new pistol, and Glock 17M seems to have met the conditions. According to the info from Primary and Secondary forum,

-Finish is "tougher"
-Traditional lands and grooves rifling, not polygonal.
-Barrel lug is a bit more behind, and the recoil spring assembly is longer, and the notch is reinforced
-Improved trigger similar to G42 or 43
-no finger grooves
-Flared magazine well, and cut in the bottom front of the grip
-magazine lip has more protrusion to the front
-ambidextrous slide lock
-firing pin safety plunger is oblong/rectangular instead of round
-bigger tang

When you looks at some photos, it becomes a bit easier to see some changes.

First, here is the photo of right and left, from Military Arms Channel

The front of grip is not free of grooves that quite a few people did not like. The grooves were added to get the importation points from long ago times. Also, the magazine well has cut in the front. This cut allows shooter to grab the magazine if it gets stuck in the magazine well. This feature has been on G22 for quite a longtime. The serration is not that different from that of Gen 4

Glock also went back to 2 pin set up instead of the 3 pin set up most of Glocks are coming out with these days. The original Glock design had 2 pin setup, one just above the trigger guard to hold locking lug, one in the back to hold the trigger group

Glocks are known for their polyognal barrel, but for some reason 17M uses traditional rifling.

17M barrel on the left shows slightly recessed barrel lug.

Inside of the slide, you can see firing pin safety plunger looking rather longer than usual design.

And now inside the frame. The most prominent change is addition of slide lock on the right. It was one of the requirements for FBI contract, and Glock managed to find a way to add that. Notice the bar for the right slide lock is close to trigger bar. This probably moved the trigger bar inwards a bit, and necessiated the newly designed safety plunger.

It is hard to tell if the slide lock is an one piece part or not, but it won't be surprising if it is. It also raises question of the new barrel lug's position. Could the barrel lug had to be moved due to the new design?

According to Military Arms Channel, the magazine is slightly different previous Glock magazines, but older magazines still work well for 17M

Glock is not really known for setting trend in recent years. The company had to be dragged in to making interchangable backstrap design, and if it weren't for the FBI contract, this gun probably would not have been designed.

Currently, there is no words on when this will be available on the market, or even if it will have the same features. The Firearm Blog reports that the 'Gen 5' is in process of being trademarked by Glock.

LAV FaceBook live part 2

Here is the second part of LAV and Tyler Grey's Facebook Live

Edit: Part 3 is here as well

From: Vickers Tactical

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Korean K2C1 rifle photo

Korean Military started to get some limited numbers of updated service rifle named K2C1. The most notable change is use of Picatinny rail on top and there are holes for what is assumed to be optional rail system attachment on the side. Rear sight seems to be a detachable variant, similar to M249 sight.

Other improvement is collapsible and folding stock. K2's original stock was a fixed folding stock, but K2C1 seems to have M4-style collapsible stock.

An internediate version of the rifle was witnessed in Iraq last year or so, but it lacked the Picatinny rail system.



This is a series produced by Larry Vickers with Tyler Grey.

They also talked about guns

LAV and Tyler Grey did a Facebook Live session last week

From: Vickers Tactical

Japanese ZH-29 Copy

Ian goes over a copy of Czech ZH-29 that was made for the trial for Japan's semi-auto rifle in 1930s.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, August 15, 2016

GNB: Vickers Tactical Grip Plug/Takedown tool

Glock has numbers of modification parts available and there are plenty of competing products for similar, if not same functions. One of things that are not exactly on the top of the list - but can be done easily - is inserting a plug in to Glock's grip. By placing a plug, dirt won't get in, as well as improving magazine reload.

For Gen 3 guns, this can be done by numerous grip plugs. The most recent one is Vickers Tactical Grip Plug/Takedown tool

When you install the plug, it protrudes a little from the grip.

With a factory magazine inserted, there might be a few millimeters of difference between the bottom of magazine and grip plug, but it is so minute.

With magazines that have Vickers Glock Magazine plate, it is even.

So when you insert magazine, there is no chance that it will hurt your delicate palm.

There were no problems while performing some reloading drills. Some people might be bothered by the protrusion, but functionality comes before aesthetics.

Compared to my Jentra grip plug, there are some differences between the two.
Jentra on top, Vickers on bottom

With Jentra plug, there is a small offset between the back wall of the magazine well and end of the plug. This has never been a problem, and don't think it will be, but Vickers Grip plug leads up to the edge of the magazine well more naturally.
Jentra on top, Vickers in bottom

Vickers Grip Plug added enough extra length to the grip to make it feel almost like a Glock 17 grip on my Glock 19. If someone wants the stock Glock 19 grip length(for CCW purpsoe), this plug may not be the person's choice, but for those who don't worry about it, it won't be an issue.

There has to be some advantage over other competing products such as Jentra(around $7), Ghost(around $9), and Pearce. One of such advantage is the built-in aluminum takedown tool. This is not the first of its kind. PSI Tac-Rac plug-tool has been around for sometime, but Vickers Grip Plug brings more to the table than take down tool.

The most pronounced feature is that this tool can be easily pulled out from the grip. Most of the competing products offer flush fit which forces users to use other pointy tools to take out the plug if needed. Vickers Grip Plug protrudes enough for quick and easy access just by using Glock magazine. In fact, Tangodown specifically warns about using pointy objects to take the plug out.

Overall, I think this is a very good addition for those who will occasionally need a field expedient work. Instead of carrying a Glock Armorer Tool, this plug does multiple functions(block dirt from getting in, magazine insertion help, and armorer tool) at once.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Himmler's Sniper Presentation Sauer 38H pistol

Here is a pistol that will be auctioned off in RIA auction. This gun was mentioned a few days ago now we can see it up close.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Deadpool themed Colt New Agent

Whiskey Tango Firearms is coming up with this pistol in Deadpool theme. For pricing you can contact via email,

From: Whiskey Tango Firearms

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kim Rhode makes history

Olympic athlete Kim Rhode made history on Friday when she won her bronze medal in women's skeet, making her the first woman to win six straight Olympics. In 1996 Olympic Games, she became the youngest female gold medalist in history.


Remington R1 10mm Hunter

Remington added this model in to their R1 line up. It has a 6" barrel.

Price(MSRP) is $1310 and up

From: Remington

Old Olympic shooting games included...

Modern Olympic shooting games use airguns or .22lr caliber, but in the old days, there were a lot more interesting.

1. Pigeon shooting - not using clay pigeons, but the real pigeons.

2. Dueling - using wax bullets and some safety guards. Some photos are available from The Firearm Blog

3. Military caliber shootings - using military caliber pistols and rifles. Rifles were up to 600m, but due to different nations's firearm law, this became harder to field.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Beretta Model 1918/30

More interesting design that came from Beretta's development around earlier part of 1900s

From: Forgotten Weapons

Barrett M82A1

Barret M82A1 is an iconic firearm with a bit of myth surrounding it as well. Rock Island Auction has one up for sale. This video goes through internals, which is a bit more detailed than other videos.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul Core Precision Hunter Course review

The Firearm Blog's Michael G had chance to take the class and posted his review

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Self-Defense Ammo: Ballistic Gel Test Update

Lucky Ammo had a good test comparing different ammos, and now they updated the list with a few more ammunitions in .380, 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP

While the list is probably the most exptensive for general viewing, there has been some criticism due to a few things, which are addressed in the new video that came with the update. Two most critical point would be the type of gellatin used, and use of shorter barrel pistols. Lucky Gunner acknowledges some possible shortcomings for their testing parameters, so keep that in mind when you go through the test.

From: Lucky Gunner

More RIA auction items

Rock Island Auction company has a lot of interesting historical items beyond Hermann Georing's pistol.

There is knife used by Theodore Roosevelt, pistol with Heinlich Himmler signature engraving, Colt 1900 in .38 rimless that came back from oversees

You can see more from article

ATF's report on Firearms Commerce

ATF compiles variety of data regarding firearms in the US, and this is about the commercial sales.

Here's the link to PDF file

The Firearm Blog did a nice compilation of all the data.

From: The Firearm Blog

New Aimpoint Magnifiers review

Stickman posted his review of the new Aimpoint Magnifiers that was introduced earlier this year.

From: Recoil Web

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hogue expand laser grip models

Long reknown Hogue grip company is expanding laser grip models with Laser Enhanced Grips. These are based off of Hogue's Monogrip and incorporates Crimson Trace-like grips.

Hogue offered 1911 grips starting last year, and is expanding to revolver grips. Models available are S&W J, K/L frames.

From: Hogue

Semiauto FAMAS F1

FAMAS is an iconic rifle due to its design. Although its days are nearing the end with SCAR and HK416 supposedly being the cadidates, it is interesting to see how it was designed and see its features

From: Forgotten Weapons

Japanese Type 14 Nambu

MAC goes over this pistol from Imperial Japan in the early 1900s

From: Military Arms Channel

SIG Sauer Match grade .308

SIG added .308 match ammo to its line up with one using 168 grain Match King bulletby Sierra. This will be part of Elite Performance line

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ruger American Pistol with safety

Ruger posted picture of their American Pistol with thumb safety. It looks to be of a good size for use and ergonomics.

From: Ruger

The Pedersen Device

Ian decided to make an informational video on how to install the Pedersen Device. This device changed the rifle in to semi-automatic rifle, for faster rate of fire in trench combat

From: Forgotten Weapons

New Aimpoint red dot sight

Soldier Systems posted a photo of a new Aimpoint powered with an AAA battery. This was done so logistics can be easier in more remote areas.

Soldier Systems

Monday, August 8, 2016

Astra Model 400

Iraqveteran8888 looks at this old Spanish pistol

From: Iraqveteran8888

LaserMax Spartan Laser and Light

LaserMax came out with a laser and white light combo. It uses one AAA battery, and can go from 120 to 4 lumens as needed.

Price: $175(red laser), $215(green laser)

From: LaserMax via The Firearm Blog

Hi-Point C9 - The Best Carry Gun

Top Guns posted a funny video making fun of Hi-Point C9.

From: Top Guns

Sunday, August 7, 2016

M1915 Villar Perosa

Ian shows us this gun that started as an airplane gun in WW1, and end up being a carbine at the end.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Canadian movie prop company

The Firearm Blog had a tour of Movie Armamnt's Group, which provides prop guns for movies shot in Canada. Some guns in the inventory are rare in the free world, such as the North Korean AK(Type 58?)

From: The Firearm Blog

New record set in CMP match

Marine Sgt. Antonio DiConza won Pershing Trophy at the CMP's National Trophy Rifle Team Match with 500-15x, setting a new record. Previous record was 499-28x by by SSG Donald Manning in 1985


Some industry news

Here are some news related to the industry

5.11 Tactical sold to Compass Diversified Holdings
5.11 Tactical has been bought up by Compass Diversified Holdings, which previously owned Camelback until 2015 and Crosman until 2007. The price was $400 million. 5.11 Tactical had net revenue of $293 million in the past 12 months.

Trijicon buys IR Defense
Trijicon is expanding into night vision and thermal imaging by acquiring this company.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Herman Goerings Walther PPK

Rock Island Auction Company put Herman Goering's gold plated Walther PPK up for auction. Estimated price is $250,000 to $400,000, andit comes with cuff link and ring Goering used to wear.

From: Rock Island Auction Company

Inside the AK

LAV shows us the slow-motion video showing how an AK works when it fires. This time, it is a Bulgarian AK-47

From: Vickers Tactical

Mauser Selbstlader M1916

Here is a rifle from WW1 that tried to be a semi-auto rifle with flaps that operate with the recoil. As with many German things, it seems a bit over engineered.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, August 5, 2016

22 Plinkster is busy

22 Plinkster will be hosting Henry TV, a show by the Henry Repeating Arms. Here is the promotional clip

And he also took a tour of CCI and Speer factory and posted how a .22 LR round is manufactured

From: Henry Repeating Arm, 22 Plinkster

Trijicon TA31-H 4x ACOG Review

MrGunsnGear goes over this scope. It is now somewhat passed up by competitiors, but it can still be a very useful option in longer ranges. This video is great for those who are not familiar with the scope.

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Winchester WWII 50 AT rifle

Ian is continuing with his Winchester series video from Cody Firearm Museum. This one is a .50 BMG anti-tank rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Correct Prone position

Triggertime TV has Chilli Palmer of Vtac showing what a correct prone position should look like

From: Triggertime TV

Mosin Nagant "Nagator"

TheGeneral on showed his woodwork on the Mosin Nagant stock. As the name suggests, it looks like an alligator.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IWI Galil ACE rifle in 7.62x39

MAC goes over the news Galil ACE rifle

From: Military Arms Channel

Deringers and derringers

Cody Firearms Museum curator Ashley Hlebincky goes over the quick history of Deringer and why there are some others named as derringers.

From: NSSF

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Winchester Automatic Rifle

Ian is still going over Winchester guns that could have replaced BAR

From: Forgotten Weapons

Robinson Armament Ultracompact XCR-M .308 SBR

TFBTV shows an interesting gun that ran for the SCAR contract, but didn't make it.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, August 1, 2016

Shreks Pie Chart

John McPhee shows his pie chart in this video. He previously showed how the traditional pie chart is not adequate.

From: TriggerTime TV

Rifle Slings

InRangeTV goes over different slings(1, 2, and 3 point).

From: InRangeTV

SIG changing markings

SIG SAUER is officially changing its place of manufacture marking on their gun from Exeter, NH to Newington, NH

This is not the first time SIG SAUER or its previous companies had to change. The company used to be located in Herndon, VA before move to Exeter, NH