Monday, October 31, 2016

50 BMG vs Pumpkins

Iraqveteran8888 decided to see how many pumpkins a .50 BMG can go through with several different rounds

From: Iraqveteran8888

Hunting quadcopter the US Army way

Soldiers use Battelle DroneDefender during the Army Warfighter Assessment exercise at Ft. Bliss, New Mexico. It jams the communication between controllers and the quadcopter, forcing it to land.

From: Aiirsource

NASGW news

Shooting Wire has some reports from the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers which shows off some new products.

From: Shooting Wire, The Tactical Wire

Little Black Gun earrings

Little Black Gun makes earing from shell casings. They go for about $25 and above, and there are other ornaments like hingecuff, bracelett or necklace reviewed an earing


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Corvus Defensio Steyr AUG Evolution KIT

Anyone with Steyr Aug yearning for an upgrade now has an option. Austria's Corvus Defensio came up with various upgrades inclusing new trigger pack, larger magazine release, accessory rail, case deflector, Receiver Rail system with KeyMod,


From: Soldier Systems Daily

SureFire Field Notes with Tyler Grey

SureFire uploaded another tip regarding using light in low light condition. Tyler Grey offers training courses through Aztec Training Services.

From: SureFire

More Iraqi gunsmithing

With protracted war, there is increase in domestical production of all quality. The Firearm Blog has a collection of such pictures

SKS and Mosin Nagants

Anti-material rifle

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Norinco CQ M311-1

LAV shows us this rare rifle copied by Chinese. The finish seems to be par with other stories of Norinco AR copies.

From: Vickers Tactical


Ahoy makes some nice videos about a particular firearm using graphics and this time he worked on Thompson submachinegun

From: Ahoy

American Gunfighter Episode 6 - Making Noise

This video discusses the importance of accuracy. It's not the one who shoots first, but one who gets the first hit

From: BravoCompany USA

Friday, October 28, 2016

Müller 1902 Prototype Pistol

This one is one of many turn of the century pistol that was submitted for military trials but was not selected

From: Forgotten Weapons

Kestrel ATI Wind Wrap

Shadow Tech made this protective wrap for Kestrel4500 and 5700. 5700 version will be available on Nov. 7th. It is made with Hypalon material and the soft material that can reduce recoil and protecting the electronic.



From: Soldier Systems Daily

Korriphila HSP 701

The Firearm Blog got to review this very rare pistol that was focussed on reliability and accuracy. It's a bit long read, but worth the time.

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ruger LCP II

hickok45 goes over this new pistol from Ruger. This one is a bit bigger than the original and supposedly better trigger. It still chambers .380 acp

Price is going to be around $349

From: hickok45

Walther Creed

Walther is coming out with a new pistol names Creed. On the surface, it looks like a copy of PPX.


Cole-TAC Multitasker Twist Pouch

The pouch gives owner a way to carry the Multitasker Twist and bits without those little bits flying around everywhere.

The pouch itself is $15.95, but you can order with Twist for $59.95


Comes in Multicam, Black, OD Green, Coyote Broen, and Kryptek Highlander

From: Soldier Systems Daily

El Camino suppressor from Q

Soldier Systems Daily has an article on new suppressor from famed suppressor designer Kevin Brittingham. KEvin Brittingham started AAC, then left for SIG, then left SIG to start his own company in early 2016

The suppressor is made for .22 lr caliber, and MSRP is expected to be $400, $450 for titanium versions. Available through the Silencer Shop

From: Soldier Systems

KRISS Vector 10mm Auto

TWANGnBANG ran this gun and gave a review.


How To Install An AR-15 M16A1 Rear Sight

MrGunsnGear shows how to install the rear sight for an A1 upper. If you are in to retro designs, there are some options available, but building one could be fun too

From: MrGunsnGear

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How far is a .500 S&W Magnum lethall?

Iraqveteran8888 decided to see how far this bullet can fly using TC Encore with 12 inch barrel with suppressor. This would give more velocity compared to a revolver.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Different generations of Glocks

Triggertime TV has a breif overview of differencet generations of Glocks from 1 to 4.

From: TriggerTimeTV

ZeroBravo S.M.A.R.T. Card

S.M.A.R.T.(Simple Marksman Adjustment Reference Table) Card is great for calculating how much to adjust on your scope is needed. It works for M16, BUIS, DBAL, ACOG and some more.

Price: $14.95

Hudson Machine Gun

Here is another gun that didn't get to the finishing line, but nonetheless intrigues. Ian posted all the correspondence he got on his website

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

M1 Garand Rifle Grenades

InrangeTV made a video about this subject. Video contains a lot of information, especially for beginners

From: Inrange TV

Remington RP pistol

The Gun Collective posted a photo of a new gun from Remington called RP. It seems to be a polyer frame pistol with ambidextrous slide lock and reversible magazine catch.

More information from
Guns, Holsters, and Gear:

The Firearm Blog

From: The Gun Collective

AK-47 design theories

The Firearm Blog has an interesting article refuting common arguments trying to support the idea that Germans, not Russians designed AK-47

Part 1:

Part 2:

It's a topic that probably will be debated for a long time, as some won't accept that it is possible to have competitor's or other's design influencing. Maybe decades from now, people will talk about Glock vs other guns that have similar features.

From: The Firearm Blog

Pumpkin Killing Methods VII

hickok45 once again shows various methods of killing pumpkins

From: Hickok45

Monday, October 24, 2016

Korean homemade guns

A Korean man with extensive criminal convictions shot a police officer with a homemade gun, killing the officer. The projectile entered through the officer's shoulder and penetrated his lung.

The gun was crudely made with pipes held together by duct tape to some 2x2 wood. It used a round metal ball as the bullet and propellant was made by collecting powders from fireworks. So the general construction is similar to that of a musket.

Such homemade guns are not common, but do show up occasionally in South Korea. Word is that a lot of Korean websites with any information that might be used to build homemade guns are getting scrubbed.

For those who are wondering, South Korea has one of the toughest laws when it comes to private gun ownership.

All buyers must go through extensive background check and exam.

Shotguns can be purchased, and must be stored at police stations, and can only be checked out during daytime. There is restriction on what kind of ammunition can be used as well.

Any BB gun with bigger than .177 caliber must be stored at police stations as well.

There are some rimfire pistols, but the buyer must belong to a shooting club, and the gun needs to be stored at the club or police station.

Even with such constricting laws, South Korea is not completely free from gun related incidents.

In the last 10 years, there were almost 20 incidents where gun was used in either homicide or suicide, with perpetrators ranging from average gun owner to military servicemen and police officers.


Thai PC moding company decided to make a PC case that looks like a Barrett. It uses AMD CPU and Radeon graphic card. No words on if AMD CPU can mimic heat generated by .50 BMG shooting.(old geek joke!)

From: Compelte Television via ENDO

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Armalite AR-50 .50 BMG

MrGunsnGear decided to go over this .50 BMG

From: MrGunsnGear

New Zealand Defence force Glocks

New Zealand Defense Force is now importing Glock 17 Gen4s and this video shows training

From: Crazy Webs

Saturday, October 22, 2016

MP5 vs Guitar

Hickock45's son John decided to shoot a guitar. You can heard the result.

From: hickok45

Bjorgum 1905 Norwegian Prototype Pistol

This pistol was an attempt by an enthusiastic Norweigian painter-turned-gun designer to make a pistol.

From: Forgotten Weapons

#FightTheNoise with Randy Couture

Randy Couture talks about guns. No more explanation needed. You can see Maxim9 in action.

From: SilencerCo

Aimpoint 3X-c magnifier out now

Aimpoint's new magnifier is now getting shipped. It can be used as a monocular as well.

Price: $307

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Galil in 7.62x51mm getting shipped out

Galil ACE Rifle Model GAR1651 in 7.62x51mm is now getting shipped out to dealers. This rebirth of Galil takes in LR/SR-25 type magazines. MSRP is $2099


Friday, October 21, 2016

Caracal finally comes up with replacement pistols

In 2013, Caracal issued a mandatory recall of its Model F and Model C after unrepairable defect. Caracal USA finally got the replacements sent out.

For replacement handgun, one needs to contact via phone at (208) 323-8727 or email at


Daniel Defense GL/SSC RIS II pic

Soldier Systems Daily has photo of this rare rail system. Only 25 in private posession.

From: Soldier Systems

MAC on Lithgow F90

MAC got to play with Lithgow F90 (seems like the same one Iraqveteran8888 had chance to review). He goes in to more comparison with Steyr Aug A3

From: Military Arms Channel

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Terni M91 Carcano Semiauto Conversion

Ian brings us video of some interesting attempts to convert bolt actions to semiautos

Similar attempts were made with Springfield 1903 in the past as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Cold Hammer Forging

The Firearm Blog has a good write-up about this process used to make barrels. The process is more expensice than the traditional button-rifled method, but also guarantees better rigidity

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Croatian VHS-2 5.56mm in Iraq

With Mosul offensive in action, one photo showed an Iraqi holding HS Produkt's VHS-2 bullpup rifle. This is the same factory that made HS2000, more commonly known as Springfield XD.

Here is a video about the gun

From: CBS

TangoDown Light Portal Front Sight

This design allows shooter to use SureFire XC-1 in conjunction with an AR front sight. ROSCH Works was the first to being this design with SLM1, and now there is one for XC-1

Price: $95


From: TangoDown vis Soldier Systems Daily

CZ Scorpion EVO upgrades

MAC goes over upgrades he made to his CZ Scorpion EVO.

From: Military Arms Channel


Iraqveteran8888 decided to see if he can shoot POF P416 to its death.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Colt 6920LE-CCU

Colt is coming up with a new carbine using mid-length gas system, M-LOK rail system from Centurion Arms and Magpul furniture.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

.50 AE Desert Eagle vs Watermelons

hickok45 keeps it simple and sends watermelons to their graves now that the season is over.

From: hickok45

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thompson SMG in 30 Carbine

This was a prototype Winchester made, so never saw any production.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Upcoming guns and gears shows us some of upcoming items from the Blue August gun writers' conference.

List of items

  • Lucid optics
  • American Tactical
  • FIME Group
  • Ruger
  • Huber Concepts
  • DRD Tactical


Sunday, October 16, 2016

B&T P26 9mm pistol

MAC goes over more affordable offering from B&T that is vased on TEC-9. You can watch how well it sounds with right ammo and a suppressor

From: Military Arms Channel

Spanish 8x33mm Mosqueton CB-51

Spanish military made several attemps to produce a semi-auto rifle and this rifle was one of results after the WW2.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, October 15, 2016

LeMat Conversion revolver in HBO's WestWorld

Ian goes over the revolver shown on the show

From: Forgotten Weapons

MP40 sound

Here's C&Rsenal firing this rare gem.

From: C&Rsenal

Women's machine gun squad during WW1

New York city had squads of women fielding Lewis Machine gun on motorcycles in an effort to increase security during the Great War. They were part of NYPD reserves.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Smartgun made by SIG

Sig made a smartgun named Sig P229 EPLS(Electronic Personal Lock System) back in 2000 that never saw any serious production. There were about 15-20 guns made for testing.

Ian goes over this rare specimen and its absurdity.

From: M Meagher

LaserLyte grips for NAA Revolvers

If you need extra aiming with laser for your Derringer style pistol, LaserLyte is selling one.

V-Mag comes in two colors, pink pearl and white pearl and will go for $129.95

V-Mini will go for $129.95

DDI USA Made Hammer Forged AK

MrGunsnGear got chance to go over the new offerings with DDI's David

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, October 13, 2016

TNW Firearms Aero Survival Rifle

hickok45 goes over this pistol caliber carbine(PCC). There has been a resurgence of PCC. This rifle is chanmbered for 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, .45 acp


From: hickok45

Early Automatic Pistol Cartridges

Ian goes over the period before 1900, between 1904 and post 1904 to show how semiautomatic pistol cartridges evolved over the years.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sterling Mk.6 9mm Carbine

MAC shows this somewhat rare carbine, at least in terms of posession in US civilian. A lot of these carbines can be found being used in India.

From: Military Arms Channel

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

RCS - Copia Magazine Carrier

RCS finally released the magazine pouch that works for many guns chambered for 9mm, .40 S&W and .357 SIG.

It utilizes a unique retention system that allows users to insert magazine forward and backward, making ambidextrous carry possible.

Comes in two length, short and tall, and you can attach the pouch with others.

Single is $39.99, doubles are $74.99


Shooting the Liberator pistol

During WW2, a ot of these pistols were made and dropped on occupied territory to assist resistants. The actual record of use is difficult to find, and as you can see in this video, it was more of point-and-shoot belly gun.

From: InRange TV

AK-Alfa Prototype photos

Kalashnikov USA showed AK-Alfa, but it was a long way from actually being made. Now there is some photo of the rifle that seems to be a firing prototype by Konstantin Lazarev

For those of you who don't want to view it on Facebook, The Firearm Blog has the photos

From: Konstantin Lazarev via The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lithgow F90

This is the enhanced Steyr Aug made for Austrailian military. The good news is that Lithgow is bringing it to civilian market in semi-auto version.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Hagen Prototype semiauto rifle

This rile was one of many attempts to make a semi auto rifle, this time by a Norweigian.

From: Forgotten Weapons

.30 Carbine and .32 ACP ballistics

MAC decided to run a ballistic gelatin test, using a proper 10% gelatin.

From: Military Arms Channel

TUBB Distance Reduction Indicator review

The Firearm Blog reviewd this gadget that can assist shooters when shooting at an uphill or down hill position.,%20dri,%20angle%20cosine%20firing%20solution

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, October 10, 2016

Early 45 ACP Ruby

This one is a copy of 1911 that actually used a captive recoil spring

From: Forgotten Weapons


LWRC made something that could have been in the competition, but the company ultimately did not. But it is good to know that some companies try to see if they can pull it off.

LWRC has been an interesting company that tries different things.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Sunday, October 9, 2016

John Wick: Chapter 2 trailer

The movie will come out on February 10, 2017. Contrary to what some believed, this doesn't seem to be "The job" that earned the protagonist's retirement.

and of course, here is Keeanu Reeves training with Taran Butler

as well as the director Chad Stahelski

From: Lionsgate

H&K Grey room photos

The Firearm Blog has photos from the famous room. You can see some interesting guns H&K developed over the year as well as some that didn't make it to the market.

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, October 7, 2016

Ruger LCP II

Ruger is releasing updated version of its popular seller with better trigger, stippling, and sights.

Price is expected to be at $300 region. You can read more about the gun from,

From: Ammoland

Team SIG disbands

Team Sig disbanded without any fanfare recently. The Team was sponsored by Sig Sauer and was shooting Sig P320. There were about 20-30 members at the time, making it the largest team in action sports.

Well known competition shooters such as Max Michel and Lena Miculek were on the team, as well as many regional shooters.

There were no explanation on why the team disbanded and according to The Firearm Blog, digital presence has been taken down as well.

It is unclear what will happen from here, but on the training side, Sig Academy has been working with Viking Tactic's Kyle Lamb more frequently.

From: The Firearm Blog

More AUSA news

Soldier Systems has a few more interesting items from AUSA.

Colt CSASS 901 - This rifle probably went against H&K's entry. Although it did not win the contract, that doesn't mean this is inferior in every aspect.

Spuhr AB's QDP Mounts - Spuhr is adding 34mm tube compatible mount.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sig Sauer Mk 25 test

MAC tries his torture test, this time for Sig Sauer Mk 25

From: Military Arms Channel

Brazil illegal gun factory

Brazilian police raided an illegal gun factory in Brazil and you can see some of the works from The Firearm Blog

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Jericho 941 with JGear kits

IWI will be selling Jerico 941 with a kit containing polymer paddle holster, magazine pouch, and Maglula Uplula pistol magazine holder. It also comes with cleaning kits and a cable lock

The Jerico pistol will come with Tru-Dot Tritium sights, two 16 round magazines.

This kit is just for 9mm version.

Price is $699 for polymer Jerico pistol version, $779 for steel version



B&T is coming out with a suppressed carbine in 9mm. The Firearm Blog has a nice write-up of it.

From: The Firearm Blog

2016 Washington State IDPA Championships Match review

Powerfactor Show goes over the game that had some interesting sponsorship from Walther. If you want to see the stage, start from 14:28

From: Powerfactor Show

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Soldier Systems Daily is covering AUSA(Association of the US Army) exposition

Gentex Snap Shield - this is shield made for night vision goggles. Can be snapped on and off without tools and gives limited fragment protection

Trijicon Machinegun Reflex sight - this sight is for M2 and M240. Features 35 MOA segmented circle and 3 MOA dot. Also comes with option for 3x mounting sight.

Wilcox Industries BOSS(Black Out Sighting System) - This sighting system was designed for 300 Blackout cartridge. It has selection for subsonic and supersonic ammo.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Tubeless suppressor

Rebel Silencers from El Paso, Texas made this suppressor that doesn't need a bug tube to contain all parts. Currently made for .22 lr

Bass Pro buys Cabelas

Bass Pro is buying out Cabela's for $5.5 billion. This deal has been in works since November, 2015 and will turn the outdoor retailer private. Cabela's management and facilities will most likely remain as is.


Monday, October 3, 2016

Remington R51 Gen 2

MAC decided to test the new R51. Some other reviewers went over it, and it's MAC's chance to do so. He also compared to the original R51 that got recalled.

From: Military Arms Channel

Bee induced failure

It's not often when a bee manages to cause malfunction in a rifle. And here is the evidence

From: AregularGuy

Raiders(MARSOC) goes with Glock 19 only

According to Marine Corps Times, USMC Raiders narrowed down the type of handgun Raiders carry to Glock 19 due to its versatility and a way to keep the cost down.

From: Marine Corp Times

FAXON Firearms parts

The Firearm Blog posted some upcoming parts and accessories from FAXON Firearms including muzzle brake, carbon fiber handguards with M-LOK, MuzzleLok system, and reduced weight stripped upper receiver.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Korean 1911 copy

James D Julia auction has another copy of 1911, this time from South Korea. It is a bit difficult to certify its authenticity, but there are some chance that this was made during the Korean war using some US 1911 parts.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Remington Model 81 Special Police

This rifle featured larger capacity magazine and some additional modifications which made it popular among police.

From: Forgotten Weapons

BLACKHAWK's The Omnivore Holster

Blackhawk unveiled their new holster at Modern Day Marine event. This holster is capable of holstering at least 150 styles of pistols while having Level 2 retention.

One drawback is that there is a proprietary Rail Attachment Device user has to attach to their rail. If a gun has weapon light, holster locks on to the light. There are different models for SureFire and Steramlight models.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Pre-Ban Norinco Chinese AK-47 Underfolder

MrGunsnGear looks at this somewhat rare in US rifle

From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Iranian G3

LAV shows this rare rifle outside of its country.

From: Vickers Tactical

Cowboy Pumpkin Carving

hickok45 does the annual traditional of pumpkin carving with guns

From: hickok45

Interview with the designer of Tavor

TV-PressPass posted this interview from the SHOT Show

From: TV-PressPass via The Firearm Blog

Original Henry .44-40 WCF

Eric brings out this nice rifle and his voice conveys his love for this rifle.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Geissele Automatics Bayonet Mount

This is an attachment system Geissell made for now cancelled M4A1+ program. Bayonet attachment was a requirement so Geisselle rail needed an extra help

From: Soldier Systems Daily