Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hill & Mac Gunworks CETME-L reproduction

MAC shows the reproduction model of Spain's CETME rifles. There were some kits imported and InRange TV did a series on how to build them. If you just want to get one, here is the chance.

From: Military Arms Channel

Type 99 Arisaka Sniper Rifles

Ian goes over this scoped rifle made by Imperial Japanese.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Trip to Independent Studio Services took a trip to Los Angeles prop supplier Independent Studio Services. You can read about it here


Molot and their guns

Molot made various Soviet guns including Stechkin APS machine pistols, RPKs. Video is an ad for the company.

Before the import ban, they were making VEPR line of rifles.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

General Liu's rifle

This is another semi-auto rifle developed in early 20th century, but did not get to see the use due to several unfortuate problems.

You can read more about the rifle from Ian's webpage

From: Forgotten Weapons

Best Tech Tool's Leatherman Tread Adapter

Leatherman came out with this wearable multitool and even came up with a time piece. However, this adpater allows the multitool to be connected to other watches as well, including Apple Watch and G-Shock.

Price ranges from $38 - $53

Monday, November 28, 2016

USMC experimenting with rifles

US Marine Corp is experimenting several things and here are the most notable ones that hit the news recently

M27 trial: USMC adopted M27 IAR to have a bit more commonality between guns and lighter 5.56 machine gun. The new news is that 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines have been training with these as a part of pre-deployment excercise.

Some of draw backs mentioned in the article is the tendency to expend more ammunition and the cost of the rifle itself.

Silencers for whole Battalion: 2nd Division is running a trial where they will put silencer on every rifle, from M4 to M2 .50 cal. This is to see if silencers can help with better communication with lower sound signature.


Vortex Razor AMG UH-1

Vortex announced a new Red Dot Sight named AMG UH-1, with nickname "Huey". It features sight similar to EOTech's and uses one CR123A battery. But it can also use optional rechargeable LFP 123A battery.

No words on release date, although price is expected to be around $500

From: Vortex via The Firearm Blog

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Griffin Armaments M2 Sights

This sight system uses modularized base plate system. You can swap out the sights as needed without adverse effect.


From: Griffin Armament

BOX Drill for optics

If you want to see if your optic is mechanically reliable or not, here is a drill.

From: TriggerTimeTV

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Belgian .75 Caliber Percussion Wall Gun

Wall Guns were used to defend walls and that also meant shouldering to fire it. Of course, they did have rests to place the firearm on.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Muskets & Fowlers of Colonial Williamsburg

TWANGnBANG visited Colonial Williamsburg and shot some muskets. There are educational informations in the video, just in time for the Thanksgiving.

You can also read about the vintage rifle that made it to America via Mayflower. It was  owned by John Alden.


Friday, November 25, 2016

CZ P-10 C debuts

MAC uploaded the very first public review of this pistol. It seems like CZ got their minds together and decided to seriously catch up with what market wants.

It seems like CZ learned their mistakes from CZ-100 and incorporated updated features. Also, the rails inside the frame are gone. With C designation, it seems like there will be a full-size version sometime in the future.

From: Military Arms Channel

Black Friday deals

You can see a good number of them on

Soldier Systems Daily

The Firearm Blog

L6H: $25 free shipping
L6J: $10 off $100 + free shipping
L6K: $25 off $200 + free shipping
L6L: $40 off $300 + free shipping


Colt Prototype "Zig-Zag" Root Revolvers

This systems uses zig-zag cutout on the side of cylinder to aid rotation. There were other companies with similar ideas.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Quick lubing tips for 1911

If you have to lube your 1911 and is really pressed for time, here is a tip on how to do it fast

From: TriggerTimeTV

1000 Man Shoot

Henry Reapeting Arms held this event to show that gun owners are not some silenced group. It was held on Ben very Range in Arizona.


Off the Ranch

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Youtube demonetizing Royal Nonesuch videos

Royal Nonesuch posted that Youtube started to demonetize his video due to South Korean government banning his videos.

In October, a Korean killed a responding officer with a homemade gun. Korean laws were strengthened earlier this year and any information that shows how to build a firearm are getting banned. The incident only accelerated the move.

What is unsettling is that Youtube is penalizing videos that are perfectly legal in US. Instead of blocking the video from a region, which Youtube seems to be capable of. They are penalizing certain contents, which won't have a big backlash as outright banning it.

Additionally, Mark Serbu (of Serbu Firearms) is getting similar treatment.

Palmetto State Armory AR15 Freedom 5000 rounds later

AK Operators Union, Local 47-74 tested PSA's AR and the verdict is it passed.

From: AKOU

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Rod Bayonet Springfield 1903

The rifle features rod bayonet which was not exactly well received, but the more interesting thing is the story around the rifle. You can hear about patent wars and heat treatment

From: Forgotten Weapons

Combat Pistol video from Russia

This video seems to have been made about 10-15 years ago.

After the Cold War ended Russia and US opened up a little and had exchange trainings and you can see some influence is certain techniques. There are some outdated techniques as well so it is hard to assume that this is still taught.

From: Everyday No Days Off

Monday, November 21, 2016

Kyle Lamb's Concealed Carry Tips

Kyle Lamb goes over some of thins you should ponder when you are carrying concealed

From: 5.11 Tactical

DuraDize gun finish announced

DuraCoat announced new finishing product names DuraDize. It is a spray on finishing product that comes in some interesting colors such as Sapphire, Violet, Ginger, Wine.

From: DuraCoat via TTFB

Sunday, November 20, 2016

French C6 Long-Recoil Prototype Semiauto Rifle

French were working on various guns and here is another one that we can see thanks to a GI who brought it back

From: Forgotten Weapons

IPSC ranking

IPSC started in US, but can be found in  other countries as well. US has USPSA, while IPSC is the predominant outside of US and it envelopes all IPSC groups. There are some diffeence between USPSA and IPSC rules so it's hard to compare one-to-one, but IPSC decided to see who ranks where by using  the number of points actually achieved by a competitor at an IPSC Handgun World Shoot multiplied by 100 and divided by the total points available.

Currently, Eric Grauffel is the leader in Open and Production Division, while Rob Leatham is the top dog in the Standard and Classic Division.

From: The Firearm Blog

Iraqi Firearms Engraver Noori Sabeh

The Firearm Blog has photos of works done by Iraqi engraver Noori Sabeh. Engraving gun is centuries-old practice that can be done with a wide array of tools. While moden facilities use CNC machines, this man has to work with simple tools.

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, November 19, 2016

CZ P-10 teaser

CZ USA posted a photo of showing their new upcoming pistol, CZ P-10. From the photo, you can see this is a polymer frame pistol with ambi safety and interchangable backstrap. Magazine takes 15 rounds and is the same magazine family as the P-07/P-09

Seems like Military Arms Channel will get the dirst review, scheduled for the Thanksgiving day.

From: CZ-USA

MantisX reviews

Vuurwapen blog is known for some harsh reviews and if a product can get a good review, that says quite a few things.

Mantis X calls itself a Firearm Training System, and seems to be a machine incorporating motion detection device as well as accelerometer to analyze what a shooter is doing during firing.

It can be used for dry fires as well as live fires.


Other reviews:
RECOIL magazine

Colt Sidehammer "Root" Dragoon Prototype

Here's one of proof that Colt experimented with some other interesting designs

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tula AK-74

LAV shows us some interesting AK.

From: Vickers Tactical

Surefire M600IB Scout Light With IntelliBeam Review

This was an interesting item appearing on SHOT 2016. It allows beams to adjust according to distance and it can be helpful to people who doesn't have to adjust brightness manually

From: MrGunsnGear

2016 BIG 3 Event

MAC has a long video show casing a lot of new items coming up

From: Military Arms Channel

Crude ISIS .50 cal rifle

During a prolonged wartime, there will be various ways to procure firearms, one of which is domestically produced guns. Quality won't be as good as those made during the peace times., but first thing is to be able to supply guns. has some photos of captured ISIS .50 cal rifle


NRA High Power Rifle Championship is moving

NRA is moving National High Power Rifle Championships to Camp Atterbury, Indiana from the current venue, Camp Perry. The move is not finalized, but the request for approval is going out to NRA Board of Directors.

This is only the Championship match moving. Other CMP matches held at Camp Perry will still be held.


Bundeswehr's Defense Technology Museum

German military(Bundeswehr) has a museum The Firearm Blog got to visit

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Grandpa Nambu(Nambu Type A)

Forgotten Weapons shows this predecessor of Nambu Type B as well as Nambu Type 14 which was ultmately adopted as the official service pistol of Imperial Japanese Military

From: Forgotten Weapons

M4 vs AK, InRange style

Ian and Karl decided to compare the two platforms by running them on a competition range for entertainment purpose

From: InRange TV

Kenya destroys 5200 guns

Kenya government destoryed 5200 guns in an effort to discourage illegal guns.

More photos can be found at Seattle Times

From: Seattle Times

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DP-12 vs SRM 1216

Hickok45 compares the two new shotguns

From; hickok45

Frommer Prototype Semiauto Rifle

Sometimes it is really interesting to see what kind of concepts were applied in designing and this one has some of those.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Q Honey Badger 2.0

Soldier Systems Daily posted photo of this much talked about rifle that really didn't get to see full production.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Honor Defense assembly facility tour

The Firearm Blog shares their trip to the assembly plant.

Edit: 11/30/2016
Second part of tour: building one

From: The Firearm Blog

Bergmann Simplex Pocket Pistols

This pistol had a bad fortune of being made when FN 1900 was coming out and didn't get wide market share.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, November 14, 2016

VP9 Tactical Torture test

MAC decided to run the torture test with H&K VP9 Tactical. This one supposedly has stronger recoil spring.

From: Military Arms Channel

M&P Shield .45 ACP

Iraqveteran8888 gives a shot at this new gun from S&W chambered in .45 acp

From: Iraqveteran8888

1625 Breechloading wheellock

This is interesting as it has some features that are compatible to what is available in modern guns. With enough time and money, some amazing things can be made and this seems to be one of those.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Indo Defense Trade Show 2016

The Firearm Blog has photos from the Defense Show. You can see some other gun manufacturers usually not seen in US

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bersa Thunder 380 Combat Plus

Iraqveteran8888 reviews this pistol. Bersa has been making a series of nice .380 pistol.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Turner Semiauto SMLE Conversion

This conversion was tested by Canadians and got good evaluations but was ultiamtely rejected due to complicated design.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Hail to the Chief!

Patrick E. Kelley plays a song right for the occassion.

From: Patrick E. Kelley

DG Switch Hack

Kit Badger shows how to reinforce SureFire DG switch using heat shrink wrap. After many uses, DG switch may loose its protective layer, so this tip can be useful for someone who holsters and unholsters a lot of times

From: Kit Badger

Saturday, November 12, 2016

How AR works

LAV once again makes a great video showing how an AR works

The video was made using a cut-away M4, and editors overlayed a regular AR on top and then fading it to make it look good.

From: Vickers Tactical

Ballistic Helmet vs 9mm

TWANGnBANG got a chance to shoot a Level IIIA ballistic helmet from Highcom Security. The bullet used is a copper bullet from ShellShock Technologies, which may retain weight better than standard FMJ.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Swiss range over a road

Switzerland has a lot of mountains and that means they need to utilize every inch(or centimeter since metric) they can, like this Br├╝nnlisau range. This shooting range is positioned over a road with baffles to prevent bullets from flying in to road

Want to see the google map?

From: Bloke on the Range

Modernized PPS43

MAC shows some things he has done to this rifle to made it modernized.

From: Military Arms Channel

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Walther P5

LifeSizePotato made a review of this pistol. Personal experience has been decent.

From: LifeSizePotato

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mike Dillon passes away

Mike Dillon of Dillon Press passed away on Nov. 7th, 2016. He is the inventor who made reloading a lot easier, but is also the one who improved the M134 Minigun.

From: Dillon Precision

InForce Gen 2 WML and WMLx Weapon Lights review

MrGunsnGear reviews the two versions of this light which features some improvements over the first version.

From: MrGunsnGear

Gunfighter magazine

BCM published a magazine with inputs from the big names in the industry such as Larry Vickers, Kyle Defoor, Pat McNamara and Travis Haley. It is unclear if this will be a periodic publication or not.

These should be at magazine stands, and if you cannot get to one, purchased via BCM

From: BCM

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

APEX Action Enhancement Kit for Glocks

APEX Tactical came out with improvements for Glock. The kit has Factory Gen 3 Trigger Bar, Apex Ultimate Safety Plunger and the new Apex Performance Connector. This can be used for both Gen 3 and Gen 4

The trigger bar comes with with a black anodized aluminum trigger body.

Price is $129.95


From: Apex Tactical

Scalar Works Low Drag Mount for Trijicon RMR

Scalar Works released a mount for Trijicon RMR. It weighs in at 1.20 oz itself, 2.5 oz with Trijicon RMR06. It will be available in Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height.

Price will be $149


From: Scalar Works

MAC revisits H&K VP9 torture test

MAC decided to test H&K VP9 again using the setup he has been using. One thing that could change the outcome would be using a stronger recoil spring, which H&K seems to be doing with some newer batches.

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, November 7, 2016

DDI 12ga Puma Bullpup Shotgun

MAC gets to try this shotgun based on Chinese QBZ-95. You can see some influence of the Chinese bullpup design like disregard for left-handed shooter. The video also shows some shells that won't fit its magazine.

From: Military Arms Channel

New Panteao Production videos

Panteao Productions announced two new videos.

Robert Keller: Proven Methods of the Carbine

Aaron Barruga: High Threat Environment Vehicle Tactics

DVD will be available soon.($26.99)

From: Panteao Productions

Trickshots with two shotguns

Exhibition shooters Gould Brothers show off some trick shots using two shotguns, one in each hand

From: Gould Brothers

How Glock works

Lone Wolf Distributors made a nice video explaining how a Glock works during its firing cycle

From: Lone Wolf Distributors

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Magpul adds more clothings

Magpul is adding more clothings, including ball caps and El Empresario Gun Belt

There are several different types with price ranges from $21.95 to $26.95


Some would complain about buttons on the top, but it seems like there were more complaints regarding lack of button than not.

El Empresario is a new addition to Tejas gun belt line more suitable for dress. The originals were a bit bigger for dress pants so Magpul listened and worked on it.


Price: $89.95

Speer Gold Dot G2

Speer is coming out with Gold Dot G2. The new generation features a high-performance elastomer in the cavity for better expansion. Available in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 acp

Part No. / Description / MSRP
54226 / 9mm Luger 147-grain Gold Dot G2 / $18.95
53999 / 40 S&W 180-grain Gold Dot G2 / $20.95
54256 / 45 Auto 230-grain Gold Dot G2 / $22.95

Astra Model F

Ian shows how firing rate in this Mauser C96 look-alike can be regulated

From: Forgotten Weapons

Onward VR

This virtual reality game was released in late August as an alpha version. Ian and Karl from InRangeTv gave it a shot


It uses HTC Vive and controller to control movements. Suuposedly, developers have military background. This would be the first commercially available VR game. Military has a more sophisticated machine made by Ratheon called VIRT SIM, but it really isn't for an average person.

Here is another review by Devildog Gamer

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Vickers Guide: AR-15 Vol 1

Larry Vickers announced that his new book is now taking pre-orders. His first book on 1911 was a hit and he is following it up with two volumes about ARs. It features some interesting and rare ARs, including the very first AR-15


There are 3 editions

Standard edition: $95
Signature edition: $125 (comes with LAV's signature)
Limited Edition version: $250  (comes with LAV's personal hand written message and signed, slip case, one Color print)

Volume 2 will be available Spring 2017.

From: Vickers Tactical

The Wall Gun

C&Rsenal shows how The Wall Gun looks like when it is fired.

The Wall Gun was used as a weapon for defending a fort. It could be mounted on a rampart/wall with a cradle and swivel. It can also be fielded using a support or a bipod.

This is not a punt gun as it has a mount and is shorter.

From: C&Rsenal

Iraqveteran8888 on Gun oils

Eric and Chad go over various lubricants and protectant they've used over the years.

One lubricant not featured was Slip 2000, which I've heard of good things.

Personal choice? CLP.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Friday, November 4, 2016

Stormtrooper tries USPSA

Considering that the last week was Halloween, someone probably played while disguised. This time, it's CarRacerGVR4 from Minnesota.

He was supposedly using a laser to aim, though

There is a vieo of him shooting a different match(indoors) using what looks like a Sterling, making it more realistic.

From: CarRacerGVR4

MrGunsnGear's AR magazine recommendation

MrGunsnGear talks about magazines he has used that hold up well

For those who don't have time to view the whole video,

Lancer AWMs
Magpul PMAG and EMAG
Okay Industries Surefeeds
Amend 2 Mags
Daniel Defense mags
ETS mags

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, November 3, 2016

History of Luger's development

Ian goes over how Luger's were developed over the years. It is a very nice video going over the changes.

From: Forgotten Weapons

1000 rounds through Arex Rex Zero 1

MAC decided to see how this pistol would hold up with 1000 rounds.

This kind of test was done before. For example, about 8-9 years ago, Todd Jarrett who was shooting for Para Ordnance shot Para USA PXT 1911 SSP

These test doesn't necessarily represent a realistic shooting scenario but does provide entertainment.

New Chinese rifles shown at Zhuhai Airshow

Norinco is coming up with new rifles in various calibers and size. The guns were featured at the Zhuhai Airshow.

link to pics:

Soldier Systems Daily has photos of displays that include,

7.62X51 Squad Machinegun, Battle Rifle, Assault Weapons, and Sharpshooter rifle
7.62x39 Squad Machinegun, Battle Rifle, Assault Weapons
5.56x45 Squad Machinegun, Battle Rifle, Assault Weapons, and Sharpshooter rifle

CS/LS 7 9mm Submachine Gun
CS/LR 4A 7.62mm High-accuracy Sniper Rifle
CS/LR 19 7.62mm Sniper Rifle
CS/LR 12 7.62mm Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

14.5mm Anti-Equipment Sniper Rifle System

18.4mm Revolver Anti-Riot Gun
CS/LW1 Revolver Anti-Riot Gun
NQF113 Anti-Riot Gun

CS/OW 1 Laser Blinding Device

From: Soldier Systems

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Springfield Armory SAINT event videos

Now that the news is out, there are tons of videos

Gun Talk Media


More vidoes from other sources can be found after the link

Wyatt Earp and gun control

Ian and Karl go over what really happened and led to the infamous shooting

From: InRangeTV

New Zealand adopts more rifles

New Zealand has been acquiring new guns inclusing LMT rifles for general issue. This time The Firearm Blog reports that NZ adopted Sako TRG M10 in .338 Lapua amd .50 BMG Barrett.

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Springfield Armory's SAINT

Springfield Armory is jumping in to AR market with SAINT. This is an interesting development since 30 years or so ago, Springfield Armory was sued by Colt for attempting to make ARs by buying Daewoo's parts. There is not reliable source of the agreement they reached up on, but one thing that stands out from The Firearm Blog's article is abundance of BCM related things.

Part 1:

Price is $849(MSRP) so it will be quite competitive.

1:8 twist 16" barrel
Heavy buffer
F height front signt post
BCM furniture
Larger triggerguard
Chrome lined the inside of bolt

Official product site:

1911 vs 1911A1

Hickok45 goes over the difference between the two.

There are several different points, but the most prominent four are
1. Main spring housing is arched in 1911A1
2. area just behind trigger is cut in the 1911A1
3. trigger is shortened on the 1911A1
4. longer grip safety tang on the 1911A1

Here's another detailed explanation from

From: Hickok45