Friday, September 30, 2016

Gas Trap M1 Garand

Ian goes over this early version of Garand that was adopted but was quickly changed

From: Forgotten Weapons

Hi-Point C9 reliability test

MAC decided to jump in with the test that everyone wants and everyone does at some point.

From: Military Arms Channel

FAL vs AK74

Ian and Karl decided to run a 2-Gun game with FAL and AK74. It's a nice little fun comparison using game.

From: InRange TV

Holosun 503G Micro Dot

MrGunsnGear looks at this budget priced red dot sight

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Benelli B-76 pistol

LifeSizePotato has video of this really rare gun that was made in small numbers and imported in to US in even smaller numbers. It is so rare that the Wikipedia page for the pistol only says Benelli made this without further information except technical details.

From: LifeSizePotato

Spanish Astra 900 Stocked Pistol

Here's another pistol that was a copy of the Broomhandle on the surface but not inside.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Textron 6.5mm Case-Telescoped Carbine

Textron is a company working on rifles using case-telescoped ammunition made from plastic. It is said to be about 40% lighter than the standard comparable brass ammunition.

The ammunition of choice is 6.5mm for the projectm which is more of intermediate caliber.

From: Kitup

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sturmgewehr MP-44

Ian goes over Sturmgewehr MP-44 from the begining to end. The video is supposed to help people who are new to this gun to begin with

From: Forgotten Weapons

Modern Day Marine 2016 from SSD

Soldier Systems Daily is covering the Modern Day Marine 2016 and there are some interesting tidbits

1. FN's collaboration with Hodge Defense System
FN is coming out with a version of Hodge Defense System's AU Mod-2. Two variants are Gan II and Gen II Pro. They won't have Hodge Defense's Aluminum Lithium components, but comes in variety of barrel lengths. Expect commercial version to debut at SHOT Show

2. CSASS with Geissele M-LOK rail
H&K won the CSASS selection, and instead of HK version of the KeyMod, they are sporting M-LOK on Geisselle rail.

3. Magpul DAKA pouch for suppressors
Magpul made a DAKA ouch version that is good for carrying suppressors. It's not for warm suppressors, just the cool ones.

5. 5.11 HEXGRID carrier
5.11 is getting in to plate carrier market with hexagonal cut item. This allows wearer to place pouches in diagonal way

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Kriss Vector 10mm

MAC goes over this new version chambered for 10mm. There are some changes, such as the light holder gone, and the gun comes with non-foldable stock(that can be exchanged)

From: Military Arms Channel

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vietnamese backyard 1911 copy

We've seen some crude guns from Peshawar gun builders and slightly better ones from Phillipines but Vietnam had its own moment as well, evidenced by this 1911 copy. However, one interesting thing is that whoever built the copy had some idea of how trigger bar safety mechanism would work in other designs, namely Spanish pistols.

From: Forgotten Weapons

New Raven Concealment Systems magazine pouch?

SMGLee posted a photo of a new universal magazine pouch model made by Raven Concealment Systems

He says there are two sizes, one that will take Glock 17 magazine size which also accomodates S&W M&P9 magazines.

From: SMGLee

S&W dropped from Modular Handgun System competition

S&W's entry in to US Army's Modular Handgun System was dropped from the competition per SEC filing. There is no indication if anyothers were dropped or not. Currently, SIG, Glock, and Beretta are known to be participating, but none of the above mentioned said anything about it.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, September 26, 2016

John "Shrek" McPhee on fighting from your vehicle

Shrek shares some tips on how to fight from the inside of a vehicle

From: Trigger Time TV

Slim Shady Exercise

Frank Proctor demonstrates a drill incorporating movement and quick sight acquisition

From: Way of the Gun Performance Shooting

Sunday, September 25, 2016


LAV shares his opinion on this bullpup

From: Vickers Tactical

Aero Precision AC-15 AR-15 rifle review

MrGunsnGear reviews this rifle from Aero Precision. It is a standard review of quality of its parts and accuracy.

From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Walther PPQ M2 torture test

MAC continues his torture testing, this time, with Walther PPQ M2

From: Military Arms Channel

New M-Lok Rail from Troy Industries

Soldier Systems Daily has a sneakpeak of prototype for new M-LOK rail handguard from Troy. It looks like  Aluminum M-LOK .308HP handguard, but for 5.56mm rifles

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Magpul Ruger 10/22 Takedown stock now available

Magpul's stock for Ruger 10/22 is now available.

It comes with M-LOK slots and adjustable length of pull with spacers, cheek riser kits and much more.

Price: $149.95

From: Magpul

Friday, September 23, 2016

Ruger Mark IV 22 LR pistol

Ruger is coming out with a new generation of their famous .22 LR pistol series.

The video goes over history of this pistol as well. To see the new pistol, jump to 4:00

The new pistol comes with better take down mechanism, ambidextrous safety, bigger slide lock.


Thompson/Center Compass rifles recall

Thompson/Center is recalling Compass rifles as they may fire when dropped, even with the safety engaged.

You can contact the company at (855) 512-5935 in US. For Austrailia and Canada

Frontier Arms Company Pty Ltd
13-23 Unley Road, Unit 4
Parkside, S. A. 5063, Australia
Tel:  61-8-8600-2855

Location Snap Shots Inc.
650 Rang Roy,  Sainte – Martine,
Quebec,  J0S 1V0 Canada
Tel: 450-427-0052

Murray Charlton Enterprises Ltd
Box 42, Brentwood Bay
BC Canada V8M 1R3
Tel: 778-426-3884

Recall notice website:

Benke Thiemann Folding Luger Stock

Here is an interesting way to add a stock to the Luger pistol.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ammunition temperature and long range shooting

InRange TV decided to see if temperature of ammunition will change point if impact. They used 6.5 CreedMoor which probably won't be affected as much, so it will be interesting if the test was done with ammunition that doesn't shoot as flat as 6.5 CreedMoor

From: InrangeTV

Secret Service sniper team

CBS did a short piece on Secret Service sniper team. You can see what kind of rifle is used.

From: CBS

How to quick lube AR-15

Nate Stokes shows how to quickly lube so your AR can function. It is better to lubricate all the important parts, but in case of short time, this method should work.

From: Trigger Time TV

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Playing music with Glock

In Russia, Glock

Not sure if commemorating Col. Jeff Cooper by playing Old Macdonald, but who am I to complain?

From: Klepa MacLeod

FireClean vs Vuurwapen Blog, round 2

Fireclean's first lawsuit against Vuurwapen Blog got dismissed, but FireClean isn't giving up on lawsuits. According to, FireClean filed a lawsuit on Sept. 11 in Arizona federal court.

This time, FireClean alleges that Vuurwapen Blog defamed FireClean to bolster its reputation in the gun community, drive more traffic to his blog, and sell T-shirts.


AlphaWolf slides

Lone Wolf Distributors has been a source of after market slides and they are expanding their line again. This time it is OEM profile, meaning it looks just like a Glock slide. Their more popular line had some cosmetic differences.

This one is compatible with Gen 1-3 Glocks and will work with Gen 3 G22, 24, 31, 35, 37 FGR frames to fire 9mm.

Price: $199

From: Lone Wolf Distributors

New GoPro products

GoPro doesn't have much share in video camera market as the good old days, but it is getting in to drone marget with Karma. It will be available on Oct. 23rd


Hero 5 Black, controller: $1099
Just the drone: $799

Maximum Speed: 35 mph (15 m/s)
Maximum Distance: 3280ft (1000m)
Maximum Flight Altitude: 14,500ft (4,500m)
Maximum Wind Resistance: 22mph (10m/s)
Operating Frequency: 2.4GHz

Dimensions (Opened/No Propellers)
Length: 12in (303mm)
Width: 16.2in (411mm)
Height: 4.6in (117mm)

Dimensions (Folded/Transport)
Length: 14.4in (365.2mm)
Width: 8.8in (224.3mm)
Height: 3.5in (89.9mm)
Propeller Length: 10in (25.4cm)
Weight: 35.5oz (1006g)

Hero5 Black

Price: $399.99

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

North Korean Type 58 AK

This is a rare variant of AK due to its relatively limited numbers available outside of North Korea

From: Forgotten Weapons

M&P 9mm reliability test

MAC decided to put S&W M&P through his tirture test

From: Military Arms Channel

Elcan SpecterDR 1-4x review

MrGunsnGear goes over this scope that tries to put everything it competitors have in to one package.

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, September 19, 2016

Kalashnikov vs Sturmgewehr

Ian goes over the two iconic rifles and how they compare. Both are available in James D Julia auction.

From: Forgotten Weapons

AK magazine and its history

The Firearm Blog has a good post going through various changes in AK magazines during its production.

Part 1

Part 2

From: The Firearm Blog

Beyond Benchmarks: Why Tactical Shooters Plateau

Aaron Barruga posted on why focussing on a particular performance level and practicing for it is not a good idea for a practical use. He is not opposed to practicing, but is worried about neglecting other things in pursuit of a particular set of skill

From: Soldier Systems

M1C Sniper Garand

Here is an interesting version of Garand that existed. Probably the only rarer version would be the M1 Carbines fitted with early version of night vision system

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tom Selleck's "Quigley Down Under" Rifle

The actual Shilo-Sharps rifle used in the movie. Not some reproduction. Wow.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Knights Armament 5.56 QDC Suppressor

This suppressor has been out for sometime and is also used by US Special Forces. KAC developed lighter suppressors. It is also noted to have better attachment system.

From: Military Arms Channel

US WW2 Springfield Sniping Rifles

Ian goes over rifles used by snipers in WW2.

From: Forgotten Weapons

The Lewis Gun on the range

C&Rsenal posted video of how the Lewis Gun runs.

To know more about the Lewis Gun, C&Rsenal also made a long video just around 1 hour and 20 minutes long.

From: C&Rsenal

Saturday, September 17, 2016

How to set up variable scopes like RDS

Kyle Defoor goes over things a shooter needs to know to use variable scope like a red dot sight in 1x magnification. Article goes over installation as well.

From: Soldier Systems

AK-74 Meltdown

Iraqveteran8888 decided to test how an AK-74 variant would fare with his test.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Friday, September 16, 2016

Missouri lawmakers override veto of constitutional carry

Missouri lawmakers reversed Governor's decision to block constitutional carry law that drops license requirement for carrying concealed weapon where it is not prohibited.

The same law would also lock in permit fees at current rates ans with 10, 20, and 50 year options. Some training mandates can be fulfilled with online classes, as well as military service members getting extra time to renew their permits.


H&K wins French military contract

The Firearm Blog has confirmation from some other sources that Heckler & Koch won the trial for new French military rifle. It won't be made in France and is expected to be up to 100,000 or so rifles.

From: The Firearm Blog

Maxim Pom-Pom 37mm Machine Gun

This gun made by Maxim was used for naval defense and saw some more use as needed.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Colt XM148 Grenade Launcher

The Firearm Blog has three photos of a grenade launcher Colt made but didn't see much of primetime since M203 came soon after.

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Legacy of the M1 Garand

FirepowerUnited's Phuc Long does it again

From: Firepower United

US WWI Sniping Rifles (USMC & Army)

Ian goes over some variations of M1903 Springfield rifles used in WW1 that will be put on auction soon

From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul Hunter 700L stock for Remington 700 Long Actions now available

Magpul's Remington 700L stock is now available for Long Action version as well. It is also M-LOK capable. Price is $279.95

The release coincides with release of Magazine well 700L($79.95), as well as PMAG 5 AC L Magnum magazine($39.95)

From: Magpul

John Wick director Chad Stahelski training

in March, Taran Butler uploaded video of Keanu Reeves training with Taran Butler. This time, it's the director Chad Stahelski who took the chance.

From: Taran Tactical

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Glock 17 torture test

MAC decided to do his version of torture test with Glock 17.

From: Military Arms Channel

S&T Motiv unveils Korea Special Purpose Weapon

S&T Motiv, mostly known for making Daewoo rifles, revealed this Cornershot copy at DX Korea. This is actually a second generation design. It has LCD monitor and swivels 60 degrees left and right, and comes with pixel sensor as well as a laser target designator.

From: Janes

Shooting steel safety tips

hickok45 goes over some of safety tips you should know about.

Here's a bit of tips
1. Get from a good, reputable source. Good ones use good steel like AR500
2. Place at least 10 yards away
3. if the plate shows dimples, it's time to change

From: hickok45

Federal court rules on nonviolent misdemeanor crimes and firearms rights

The Third Circuit of the Court of Appeals ruled that nonviolent misdemeanor crimes cannot strip firearms rights. In two cases, Binderup v. the U.S. Attorney General and Suarez v. the U.S. Attorney General, 11 judge panel ruled that non-violent misdemeanors cannot be the reason to ban someone from having guns.

You can read the ruling

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SA80A3 prototype

Combat and Survival has an article on the prototype rifle British forces are testing on. This is supposedly a part of SA80A2 Mid Life Improvement project to lengthen the service life of the gun beyond its 2025 dead line.

Some improvements are,
Full Picatinny rail on top
Freefloating barrel

From: Combat and Survival

20mm Lahti L39 Antitank Rifle

Ian goes over this big rifle inteded for early era tanks

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, September 12, 2016

Magpul PMAG 21 GL9

This is a 21 round magazine for Glocks in 9mm. It satisfies 140mm overall length requirement for shooting competitions.


Price: $19.95

From: Magpul

Colt Expanse Carbine CE1000

Colt put out this budget oriented AR and The Firearm Blog decided to do a review.

Expanse line lacks chrome lining, dust cover and forward assist.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sharps Rifle Company 25-45 AR-15 Upper

MrGunsnGear took a chance to run this upper built for hunting

From: MrGunsnGear

Canadian Ranger fifle news

Last year, Canadian Rangers decided to replace their aging Lee Enfield rifles with more modern rifle based on Tikka T-3. Said rifle will also be available on October under the model name "Arctic". Price is expected to be $2700

The Canadian Ranger's program is expected to start in 2017 and end by 2019

From: The Firearm Blog

Real Ballistic Gelatin vs Clear Ballistics Gelatin decided to look at how Clear Ballistic Gelatin performs against a real 10% ballistic gelatin.

Turns out Clear Ballistic Gelatin is not similar to the 10% ballistic gelatin when calibration was done.

Discussion about the video can be found here


Saturday, September 10, 2016

First Model CZ 75

LAV shows an early production CZ 75. As pointed out in the video, CZ quickly found the problem with the design of slide and fixed it. Later, firing pin block was designed into the gun, which gave the B suffix as we know now (CZ 75B)

From: Vickers Tactical

CETME-LC slamfire warning

Ian from Forgotten Weapons put up a warning about CETME-LC. This is the version with collapsable stock.

This version required some changes in design, which included lighter bolt carrier group as well as related parts. Unfortunately that meant faster cycle, resulting in firing pin striking the ammo due to the spring not being able to overcome the momentum.

Ian wrote more on his blog

and if are wondering how Ian's CETME-L is performing, here's use in a 2-Gun competition

Stage 1:

Stage 2:

Stage 3:

From: Forgotten Weapons, Inrange TV

Friday, September 9, 2016

Odd Iver Johnson prototypes

Ian goes over this rather obscure pistol.

From: Forgotten Weapons

FN FAL vids

Ahoy made a new video about FN FAL including its adoption history

and Ian decided to run a mud test on the rifle

From: Ahoy, InRangeTV

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Radius Prairie Dog Hunt

SilencerCo made a video featuring its Omega suppressor and Radius

From: SilencerCo

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Streamlight TLR-1 HL 800 Lumen

MrGunsnGear goes over this updated version of Streamline's popular weapon mounted light

From: MrGunsnGear

Russian M1870 Galand Revolver

This revolver had a mechanism that is unique and was at the time, the best

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, September 5, 2016

Omega 9k with .300 Blackout testing

MAC decided to run his SIG MCX with Omega 9k suppressor using subsonic ammo

From: Military Arms Channel

Experimental Primer-Actuated Semiauto Springfield 1903

There were several experimental semi-auto protoypes based on Springfield 1903 and this seems to be one of attempts.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sig P320 Torture test

MAC continued his torture test, this time with SIG P320

From: Military Arms Channel

OSS clandestine weapons

OSS(Forerunner of CIA) had various equipments geared towards clandestine activity. The Firearm Blog has an article showing some of those equipments.

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Luger Model 1902 Carbine

This old school pistol caliber carbine that was built on Luger pistol

From: Forgotten Weapons

Blue Bell Camo'n Cream ice cream

Blue Bell ice cream came up with this mix of Pistachio Almond, Milk Chocolate, and Cream cheese ice cream. Available in  half gallon and pint sizes. However, it is in limited quantities


Friday, September 2, 2016

Blue Force Gear pouches are available

Blue Force Gear made some new pouches.

Medium Dump Pouch has "fish trap" style flap for insertion of magazines and other items for immediate and secure stowing. ($79)

Available in Coyote Brown, Multicam, OD Green, Wolf

Water Bottle Pouch can hold a 1-liter Nalgene bottle or a 1-quart canteen with an outside that features a lightweight MOLLE webbing to attach smaller pouches when needed. ($80)

Available in Coyote Brown, Multicam, OD Green, Wolf

SAW Pouch holds a 200-round M249 SAW drum and also works as a utility pouch, holding linked ammo, small gas masks or canisters, MREs or other items. ($80)

Available in Coyote Brown, Multicam

From: Blue Force Gear via Soldier Systems Daily

XM25 program in bad light

TFB reports that XM25 received negative review from Department of Defense Inspector General's office.

The problems plaguing are,
-no funds for procurement
-no plans on how it will be issued
-malfunction injuring testers in the field due to lack of instruction

You can read more from,

From: The Firearm Blog

Gemtech Pill Bottle suppressor

Pill Bottle suppressor is made for .22 caliber using older technology of using wipes instead of baffles and as the name says, looks like a pill bottle. Gemtech used to make a few and Breach Bang Clear has a good review of it

From: Breach Bang Clear

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Müller 1895 Curved-Recoil Pistol

This pistol is of rather simple design using curved movement of the bolt.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Crye Precision to make Six12 shotgun in TN

Crye Precision debuted their rotary magazine shotgun a few years ago and is now officially taking steps to put in production. Owners of Crye Precision started a company named Vantage LLC in Tennessee

New company is expecting to fire 100 people.



Shotgun Trick Shots

Dude Perfect made a video of various trick shots by Gould brothers

From: Dude Perfect