Saturday, December 31, 2016

Galil ACE

LAV shows the realt Galil ACE, not the commercially available version.

I can see some entrepreneur making extended handguard for the after market.

From: Vickers Tactical

SureFire Field Notes with Mike Pannone

Mike Pannone goes over how to perform tactical reload when you have a hand held light.

From: SureFire

Winchester Proto-M14 Rifle

This rifle is not mentioned that much, but it seems like Winchester attempted to improve M1 Garand as well

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, December 30, 2016

CZ P-10c review #2

MAC finally got a commercially available version and runs it.

From: Military Arms Channel


Ian goes over this bloody bastard Brits had to use for sometime. Ian goes over history and internals as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

The Fix from Q

Q is a new company started by Kevin Bittingham and they unveiled The Fix, which is a bolt action rifle

From: Soldier Systems

Thursday, December 29, 2016

New S&W guns

S&W is introducing some new guns in 2017

M&P10 in 6.5 Creedmoore
M&P 45 Shield with port

From: The Firearm Blog

Stag Arms AR-15 Featureless Rifles

Stag Arms is adding Herra Arms California-compliant stock to their rifles to make a California-legal rifle. California banned "Bullet-button" rifles starting 1/1/2017, but Featureless rifles lack features that makes an AR "assault weapon" in California's sense

Price ranges from $1035 to $1325

From:Stag Arms

Strike Industries SI 2017 Pistol/Rifle

This firearm is based off of H&K MP5 design with some updated features. Strike Industry has been known to make some interesting parts, but are now getting into firearm productions as well.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Welrod Mk IIA

This pistol used integrated suppressor and was used for quite some time

From: Forgotten Weapons

Molot VPO-209 video

Russian arms manufacturer Molot posted a nice slow-motion video of their VPO-209 firing Techkrim 9.55x39mm (.366 TKM) round.

From: Molot

Brazil's sniper rifle

The Firearm Blog has a series of articles identifying various sniper rifles used by various Brazil LEOs and Military

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, December 26, 2016

Mike Pannone on CZ P-10 C

Mike Pannone shows some of features from this upcoming CZ pistol

From: Tactical Fanboy

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Vietnam era style AR mud test

InRangeTV's Ian and Karl decided to run a Mud test on ARs that have Vietnam era configuration.

From: InRangeTV

Soldier Shoots Himself in the Foot

According to the description, this was a public demonstration put on by Iranian Special Forces, shooting down a balloon flying up in the air. Skip to 0:26 and keep an eye on the right.

From: Live Leak

Saturday, December 24, 2016

New OSS Helix 762 Silencer

MAC gets to test this new suppressor from OSS. This is the new design that uses reverse turbine mechanism.

 From: Military Arms Channel

SIG MCX recall

SIG found the problem that exists for .300 BLK version, but is extending the recall to all MCX with serial number range from 63C000044 and 63C003702. If the serial number ends in 25000 or higher, you are ok

To get the problem fixed, contact SIG Sauer at 603-610-3000, and press for option 1

The recall will replace the Carriage Assembly to the Gen 2 version

From: Sig Sauer

Friday, December 23, 2016

M134 Minigun

Ian gets to shoot this fun gun but also goes over its mechanism as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Bergara Premier Series Long Range Precision Rifle

MrGunsnGear reviews this rifle meant for some serious long range shooting

From: MrGunsnGear

#FightTheNoise with Santa Claus

SilencerCo came up with this humorous video of how Santa is affected by NFA

From: SilencerCo

CZ BREN 2 coming to US for MIL/LE

CZ-USA is bringing the updated rifle to US, although for military or law enforcement only. This rifle took feedbacks from Czech soldiers who used CZ BREN 805 and improved upon it.

You can look at more 2017 offerings from following catalog.

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Crossfire MkI

This weird combination of shotgun and rifle didn't really work well and probably was better off discontinued

From: Forgotten Weapons

Beretta 92G Decocker Only conversion kit

MrGunsnGear goes over this kit that will make the safety on Beretta 92F to be decocker only.

From: MrGunsnGear

Malaysian Head of State shooting IPSC

Malaysia has a system where one part of government is lead by Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who is elected among rulers of 9 states with hereditary rule.

The most recent is Muhammad V of Kelantan, who atteneded an IPSC shooting

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Swiss 1882 Ordnance Revolver

Ian goes over and shoots this old Swiss issue pistol

From: Forgotten Weapons

Flying with a firearm

MAC goes over things to know if you are flying somewhere and is bringing your firearm and ammunition

From: Military Arms Channel

AR.5 bottle opener

Nelson Precision manufacturing made a bottle opener that looks like an AR lower.

Price is $30

From: The Firearm Blog

Hi Power with aluminum frame

When Hi-power was designed, there were attempts to lighten the gun using aluminum frame isntead of steel. It never saw any production, but it is interesting to know that there were efforts like these.

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Guycot 40-shot Chain Pistol

This pistol was able to carry 40 rounds but screams for better design.

From: Forgotten Weapons

USMC authorizes PMAG

US Marines Corp. authorized use of Gen M3 PMAG for combat use. USMC will also use US Army's EPM(Enhanced Performance Magazines), but for training purpose only.

PMAGS were prohibited from use 4 years ago when USMC found out it doesn't fit with M27 IAR. After redesign and testing, it is now good to go with the USMC. Also authorized is the new Medium Coyote Tan.

From: Soldier Systems

Steyr Mannlicher Factory Tour

The Firearm Blog got a chance to tour the factory and has some photographs of interesting guns that quite didn't get to see the light.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, December 19, 2016

Al Capone's revolver to be auctioned

This revolver was supposedly owned by Al Capone but was stolen from him when a booze runner names Charles D'Agostino stole during a gold outing.


Hudson MFG new pistol

Hudson Manufacturing posted teaser photo of their new pistol that looks like a 1911, but striker fired. It is also shown with some 9mm ammunition.

From: The Firearm Blog

Magpul and Gibbz Arms settle lawsuit

Earlier this year, Gibbz Arms sent letters to all Magpul M-LOK licensees as well as suing Magpul for infringing on its patent.

The two parties settled and Gibbz Arms will give related patents to Magpul.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

More Sig Sauer red-dot sights

Sig Sauer has been expanding their optics line up


This is a red-dot signt featuring Motion Activated Illumination called MOTAC. It comes with Ballistic Circle Dot and Ballistic Circle-Plex quad reticles, allowing users to choose between 4 different reticles. Housing is made of 70705 aluminum and

Price is $539.99 for ROMEO6H, $719.99 for ROMEO6T

From: The Firearm Blog,

Florida CCW can be renewed online

Florida CCW holders can now renew online through following website

There are no additional fees and you can still renew via traditional method

Sunday, December 18, 2016

S&W M&P 2.0

This pistol is probably the entry S&W submitted for the US Army's MHS trial. While exterior looks similar except for bigger slide lock and some cutout just above the rail, the rumor is that internals are different. Namely, the internal parts are modular.

PRX Weapon Light

Paul Kim, former Vice President of Engineering at SureFire, started his own company a few years ago producing some interesting lights and this time it's a weapon light with a spring loaded quick fasten rail mount system.


  • 550 Lumens using 6200k CREE XML U2 chip
  • 1 CR123A battery
  • 45 minute steady output
  • Weighs 3.4 oz empty

Price is around $150

You can see it in other photos from South Korea's Special Warfare Command Exhibition

Top 5 Zombie Guns

Chad and Eric decided to have some fun time talking about which guns would be a good choice for a zombie apocalypse

From: Iraqveteran8888

Magpul Stocks shipping

MOE SL-S and PRS GEN3 are now shipping out.

MOE SL-S is following the ideas from SOPMOD stock, including battery compartments and enhanced cheek weld.

Price is $79.95

PRS GEN3 Precision-adjustable stock allows shooter to adjust length of pull and cheek piece height without using tools.

Price: $254.95

From: Magpul

Chinese Bren Gun

This Bren was originally purchased by Nationaists, then after Communists took over, converted to fire 7.62x39 rounds.

From: Forgotten Weapons, Breach Bang Clear

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Inglis Hi Power Pistol

After Belgium fell to Nazi Germany, some managed to sneak out the plans for P35. It ultiamtely allowed it to be manufactured by Inglis company

From: Vickers Tactical

1883 Reichsrevolver

Ian goes over this German military issue revolver from 19th century

From: Forgotten Weapons

Savage Arms entering AR market

Savage Arms posted a teaser video showing an AR but with a non-reciprocating charging handle on the side. The idea is not new, but it certainly brings a new twist in the crowded AR market. It also has M-LOK rail system and is going to be released in Ja. 2017.

From: Savage Arms

Raven Concealment Systems Roland Special holster

RCS is coming out with a new variant of Phantom Holster based on inputs from Presscheck Consulting. It comes with a new belt-attachment accessory, The Drop/Offset kit. The kit allows user to adjust how holster rides.

Price is $179.99

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tactical Impact - Achieving Balance in a PDW

Vickers Tactical uploaded episode 4. This was one of few often uploaded video among the season.

From: Vickers Tactical

Lego Hanger

Clint Smith gets down to his usual style and talks about how he sets up a rifle.

From: Thunder Ranch

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Vickers Heavy Machine Gun

Ian gets to be more detailed with this historic firearm covering history and mechanism and use.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Colt IAR evaluation uppers

The Firearm Blog reports that the Colt's submission to USMC's IAR program is now sold as upper only. It's supposedly $2000.

Link to the company:

From: The Firearm Blog

S&W changing name

Smith & Wesson Holding Company decided to change their name to American Outdoor Brands Corporation. The decision was approved by shareholders. S&W has been expanding its market and this is the change they are making. However, the firearm manufacturing will keep its name as S&W.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winchester Experimental Mag-Fed Garands

Here are experimental designs that used magazines as well as being select-fire.

From: Forgotten Weapons

FLIR Factory Trip and discussion

MAC got chance to visit the FLIR factory. While there are limited videos of factory inside, you can listen to some of interesting aspects of their product.

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, December 12, 2016

hick45 cutting Christmas Tree

Tis the season for tree cutting

From: hickok45

Five in One Gun

Canadian deadpedal decided to see if he can put together five guns and shoot.

According to him, this was a torture test for a batch of picatinny female to female couplers he put together.

From: deadpedal

ZEV Technologies Glock Magazine Basepad

ZEV came up with magazine basepad in two colors, red and black. It is a three-piece design that can be easily disassembled for cleaning. It also adds 5 rounds to capacity for 9mm, 4 rounds for .40 S&W



Price: $44

From: Zev Technologies

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Polish P83 Wanad 9x18 Pistol

MAC looks at this pistol from the Cold War era that looks like Makarov.

From: Military Arms Channel

New Magpul products

Magpul's GEN M3 PMAG will be available in MCT(Medium Coyote Tan) in February 2017. Parts number is MAG556-MCT and MAG557-MCT.

M-LOK GI Sling Swivel is now available. It is a traditional sling swivel but is made for M-LOK compatible systems. It accepts up to 1-1/4" sling.

Price is $19.95

From: Magpul

Brazilian Uirapuru GPMG

This GPMG(General Purpose Machine Gun) was a prototype designed in Brazil for indigenous development, but was ultimately supplanted by FN MAG

The Firearm Blog has a good article on it

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Lewis Gas Operated Prototype Pistol

This pistol was invented by Isaac Newton Lewis of Lewis light machinegun. The pistol shows some signs of its heritage as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Haley Strategic - D3 SLK Sling

Haley Strategic is taking pre-orders for the D3 SLK Sling. This version allows users to  use preferred mounts method of attachment.

It comes in Black, Coyote, and Multicam.

Pre-orders will be shipped on 12/16

Price: $49

From: Haley Strategic

MKE factory photos

The Firearm Blog has some photos from MKE factory. The factory brought H&K's machinery to produce these firearms.

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, December 9, 2016

Stormtrooper Police 'Recruit'

Fort Worth Police Department made this video for recruitment purpose.

It is related to their earlier video with Darth Vader trying to join

From: Inside FWPD

Bushmaster Arm Pistol

This pistol was made in response to US Air Force's request to get a survival firearm and contract was signed but it was cancelled in 1988. The early versions ahd charging handles on the top, while as later ones had it on the side.

It uses AK-style action and AR magazines.

From: Hank Strange

SIG Sauer ROMEO4M Red Dot approved by the FBI

FBI recently approved use of ROMEO4M Red Dot Optic. While it is unclear if the optic performed on par with its competitors, it means it has met FBI's requirements. While many pointed out that it looks like Holosun, some people mentioned that the particular model was not made in China, and quality is different.

This is a big victory for Sig Sauer as they brought in some people from Leupold and has been working on a system of accessories package.

It features 2MOA dot and 65 MOA circle, similar to EOTechs

From: The Firearm Blog, SIG Forum

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Nomar M1911 Magazine-Stock

This invention was made for trench warfare, but by the time it was made, it was already obsolete thanks to advancements in SMGs

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shotgun Guitar

Rev. Peyton of Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band shows of his shotgun guitar

From: bigdamnbandofficial

Guns from San Jose gun buy back

San Jose, California had a gun buy back and some were shown. You can see it from


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Double Barrel 1911

Hickok45 shoots this novelty handgun.

From: Hickok45

Vortex PST Gen 2 coming up

Vortex Nation posted 3 new items coming soon to market and one of them is the new Vortex PST

Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 uses VMR-2 reticle from the Razor Gen II 1-6, with its daylight-bright center illuminated dot, and  available in MOA or MRAD

Diamondback Tactical Riflescopes and Fury Laser Rangefinding Binocular will also be coming in spring and summer

From: Vortex Nation

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Uruguay's Forgotten Mauser - The Dovitiis

Ian shows this interesting far lesser known rifle

From: Forgotten Weapons

HK Operational Briefcase on Gunbroker

This briefcase is known for its intended use of hiding a MP5K and be able to fire if the need arises. The auction is just the case, and putting a MP5K or any semi-auto variant will make it "Any Other Weapon"

As of this writing, the bid is $3225

Auction ends 12/7

Sunday, December 4, 2016

SIG AMT Battle Rifle

LAV goes over the history and characteristics of this rifle built from Stg 510-4

From: Vickers Tactical

Winchester Liberator shotguns

Ian goes over some oddball shotguns that didn't do well in the market, but came from an interesting idea of a really cheap shotgun for counter-insurgency like the namesake pistol

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, December 2, 2016

Brush gun

Iraqveteran8888 looks at brush guns. It is also interesting to see how different calibers behave through brush.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Turning candle off with air pistol

Slow Mo guys decided to do a challenge - turn off candle by shooting it.

Jump to 5:11 to see the moment when they turn off the candle.

From: The Slow Mo Guys

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Shell Shock Technologies Two-Piece 9mm Cases

This really doesn't seem like a major game changer, but it does offer an interesting look at some interesting changes that can help shooters in the long run


Sam Colt's Paterson No.1 Model Carbine

This is the carbine that started the Colt company and its numerous financial troubles.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Pushing kayak by shooting guns

Demolition Ranch decided to see how much a kayak can move when you shoot guns while in it. Used calibers are,

.44 magnum
.338 Lapua magnum
.50 BMG

Newton's third law in action.

From: Demolition Ranch