Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mannlicher Model 1894 Pistols

Ian looks at various Mannlicher pistols



From: Forgotten Weapons

Bullet-proof origami ballistic shield

Bringham Young University's engineers came up with this deployable ballistic shield that is lighter and more space-efficient. Currently, it is rated for pistol rounds Level IIa. It will be interesting if they can increase the protection level, as shields ke this may have their use in certain situations.


Glock files petition regarding XM17 selection

Glock files protest to MHS selection. The case was filed on Feb 24th, and is open until June 5th, 2017, the last date the Army can respond

Rock Island Auction for May

Guns.com looks at some interesting Class III guns that will be on the auction block in May

http://www.guns.com/2017/02/27/at-least-100-rare-transferable-machine-guns-soon-up-for-grabs-photos/

Auction: https://www.rockislandauction.com/auction/may-2017-premiere-firearms-auction/

Monday, February 27, 2017

Springfield Armory making 10mm pistols

On a video released Saturday, CEO Dennis Reese mentioned that Springfield Armory is working on 10mm pistols, one for TRP style 1911, and the other XDm

http://www.guns.com/2017/02/27/springfield-armory-planning-10mm-for-the-xdm-1911-video/

From: Guns.com

HM Gunworks interview part 3

This is the third part of interview with HMG. There are more talk regarding StG44



From: InRange TV

Maxim Silverman Model 1896 Automatic Pistol

Maxim's assistant Silverman came up with this pistol and Maxim later added his influence. While it may look like a Luger, it seems the influence was non existent.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Giant AK-47 made of wood

AK47 shooter decided to make a giant AK out of wood. This looks like something you'd see in military training to show how a gun works.
A post shared by Dennis Martin (@ak47shooter) on


He has been making some other ones including an AR and a 1911

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/02/23/giant-wooden-ak47-sculpture/

From: AK47shooter via TFB


Saturday, February 25, 2017

ICE adopts SIG P320

Immigration & Customs Enforcement is going to adopt SIG P320

https://pistol-forum.com/showthread.php?24441-It-s-Official-SIG-P320C-is-the-new-ICE-HSI-duty-gun

You can read more from The Firearm Blog

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/02/22/__trashed-21/

LEGO head for .40 S&W bullet


Some curious mind found out that LEGO head can work as .40 S&W bullet.

http://imgur.com/a/A24Ii

The Firearm Blog decided to run with the concept and test on their own

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/02/23/40-cal-lego-heads-shot-glock/

From: IMGUR, The Firearm Blog

SB Tactical's new Brace

SB Tactical came out with the new brace for AR pistols and now they have a new version coming out


From: Military Arms Channel

Friday, February 24, 2017

SIG PE-57

Ian goes over SIG PE-57.



and then  compared with H&K G3



From: Forgotten Weapons and InRange TV

Bravo Company SOPMOD MOD 0 AR-15 Gunfighter Stock

MrGunsnGear looks at the new butt stock from BCM


From: MrGunsnGear

New Hampshire becomes constitutional carry state

New Hampshire Governor signed the bill, making the state the 11th one getting rid of concleaed weapon permit. Anyone not prohibited by law can carry without a permit.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/02/22/new-hampshire-constitutional-carry/

The Firearm Blog

Walther CCP and PPS review

Powerfactor show is back with a review of Walther CCP and PPS



From: Powerfactor Show

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Strauss with Glock

Vitaly Kryuchin now plays Johann Strauss I's Radetzky March using Glocks. The song was written to celebrate an Austrian victory against the Sardinians


Vitaly Kryuchin

Farquhar-Hill semi auto rifle

Ian goes over this rifle developed by British just before WW1 and missed its issuance as the war ended.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, February 20, 2017

Shrek on reloading technique

John "Shrek" McPhee goes over details of magazine reloading technique.



From: Trigger Time TV

StG44 discussion Session 2

InRange TV uploaded the second part of their discussion with HM Gunworks on this reproduction


From: InRangeTV

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0

MAC got their chance to review this new pistol


From: Military Arms Channel

How Union Switch & Signal made 1911s

Periscope Film has a film from a long time ago when US&S made 1911s. This shows how the guns were made in that factory. Aside from Singers, US&S had the lowest number of production.



From: Periscope Film

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Some interesting equipment tests

US military is always testing some equipment and Soldier Systems Daily shows two recent ones.

T:Worx's I-Rail allows electrical power to be transfered from battery storage in buttstock to accessories in the front.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/15/tworx-i-rail/


PM Soldier Weapons is working on BOSS(Ballistically Optimized Sniper Scope), an integrated fire control unit for sniper rifles.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/16/pm-soldier-weapons-developing-integrated-fire-control-for-small-arms-weapons/


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Ruger GP100 .44 Special

Ruger recetly announced this caliber for their ever popular GP series. Hickok45 goes over it.


From: hickok45

Interview with Nightforce Optics

The Firearm Blog got a chance to interview the Nightforce's owner

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/02/16/interview-nightforce-optics-founder-ray-dennis/

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, February 17, 2017

1911 press check tip

LAV shows the proper way to perform press check.


The old method mentioned can be seen in movie HEAT when Vicent Hannah was going after the confidential informant

Around 16 sec


Whitney-Beals Walking Beam Pocket Revolver

Ian shows this pistol with intereseing cocking mechanism


From: Forgotten Weapons

Cloning the M16A1 Family of Rifles

Chris Bartocci goes over what to pay attentions to when someone wants to clone M16A1


From: Chris Bartocci

Thursday, February 16, 2017

TNVC TAPS Pro Video Instructions

TNVC and Unity Tactical came up with this switch and here's is video installation guide.


From: TNVC via Soldier Systems Daily

Capable Citizen - U-Loop SOB B-Sling


This sling with made with inputs from John "Shrek" McPhee to be usable on various rifles. It uses Blue Force Gear's U-Loop for versatility. Price is $44.95

Link: https://www.capablecitizen.com/products/sheriff-of-baghdad-u-loop-b-sling


More from Soldier Systems Daily

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/14/capable-citizen-u-loop-sob-b-sling/

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Norinco 84S AK

MAC opens up and shoots this Chinese rifle MAC has. This one is chambered for .223


You can check see a slight difference betwwen Chinese and Bulgarian magazine. Jump to 14:01

From: Military Arms Channel

Magpul founder/CEO Richard Fitzpatrick to retires

Magpul founder Richard Fitzpatrick is retiring from day-to-day operations but will stay on the Board of Directors. He came up with the idea for a device to assist magazine pull, hence the name 'Magpul'

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/15/magpul-announces-retirement-of-richard-fitzpatrick/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander 9mm

Iraqveteran8888 reviews this 1911 in 9mm.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Remington EtronX

This rifle was designed to take out the lock time and have a really light trigger.


Here's an article from Popular Mechanics in 2004

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gear/reviews/a211/1277311/

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilcox Industries' FUSION SYSTEM


This is the system that was partially featured on Caracal display. It's triangular buttons make it easy to spot.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/13/wilcox-industries-fusion-system/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Guns from John Wick: Chapter 2

Mrgunsngear looks at firearms used in the new movie, John Wick: Chapter 2.



From: Mrgunsngear

Monday, February 13, 2017

HMG Q&A Session 1: StG44 reproduction & more

Ian and Karl talks with HM Gunworks's MAC regarding the upcoming StG44. The interview is 52 minutes long. If you look at description, you can see what questions were asked when.


From: InRange TV

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Radom Polish P64 9x18 Pistol

MAC goes over past military issue pistol of Polish military


From: Military Arms Channel

Schultz & Larsen RPLT-42

This rifle was made during WW2 for Danish police during its occupation by Germans


From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, February 11, 2017

USMC looks to acquire more M27 IAR

US Marines put out a RFI(Request For Information) for M27 IAR. USMC has been experimenting with M27 last year and this move seems to indicate having more of M27 available for infantry troops. It will not be enough for every single infantry, but could be replacing M249 or work as a DMR.

The RFI doesn't say H&K M27, but the requirement is that of the gun. Should any of other manufacturers meet the requirement, this could go in to an interesting direction.

You can read more from SSD
http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/10/usmc-begins-process-to-issue-m27-iar-to-every-rifleman-issues-rfi-to-industry/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

How to remove a staked AR-15 Castle Nut

MrGunsnGear shows how to remove a staked castle nut.

This is a basic stuff, so people with more experience probably won't need to view this, but for rookies, it might be worthwhile.

From: MrGunsnGear

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sharps & Hankins Navy Model Carbine

Here's an interesting idea that really didn't pan out well in the long run. Cover barrel with leather to prevent rusting.


From: Forgotten Weapons

M&P 9mm 2.0

This time hickok45 shares his opinion of this firearm.


From: hickok45

Top 5 Most innovative rifles

Iraqveteran8888 looks at the rifles over the years that were game changers of its time starting around 1800s.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Ritter & Stark SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle

This was one of quiet newcomer rifle at the SHOT


From: TWANGnBANG

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SureFire Notes - Scott Reitz

Scott Reitz shares his wisdom on use of light, especially on his Donga trail.



If you take class from ITTS, this part of class is definitely a great learning experience.

From: SureFire

Bushmaster Assault Rifle and Arm Pistol

More 80s guns from MAC. Some of these guns were forgotten in our minds.



From: Military Arms Channel

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

ATF looking at reducing regulations

Washington Post reported that Associate Deputy Director (Chief Operating Officer) Ronald B. Turk authored a white paper recommending changes and reduction of firearm regulations.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/senior-atf-official-proposes-loosening-gun-regulations/2017/02/06/beeb1120-ec7c-11e6-9662-6eedf1627882_story.html

Here's the list or recommendations compiled by JF, via Soldier Systems Daily

1. New Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) Dealing Exclusively at Gun Shows (or internet)
2. Creating a better process to approve pending requests for AP Ammo from manufacturers
3. Importing Surplus Firearms from Foreign Countries
4. Variances for SOTs to transfer Post-1986 machine guns without Demo Letters
5. Stabilizing Brace, creating a more consistent ruling
6. Commission a study on “Sporting Purposes” to comply with modern needs
7. Create a database of previous ATF rulings
8. “Legalizing” Silencers, citing expense of regulation. Change definition on “Silencer Parts”
9. Interstate Sale of Firearms at Gun shows
10. Destructive Devices, distinguishing between launcher and munitions
11 & 12. Demand letters to FFLs involving guns used in crimes
13. Changing requirement of FFL recording keeping from 20 years to indefinite
14. Allowing greater use of NICS by FFLs
15. Requiring ATF director to be confirmed by Senate
16. Reviewing a long list of Regs for Removal/Amendment


You can see the PDF file from SSD article
http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/06/atf-associate-deputy-director-suggests-lifting-many-firearms-regulations/

Magazine limit for Carry Optics division changed

USPSA is moving to eliminate 10 round limit for Carry Optics division.

https://uspsa.org/bodminutes/20170121.pdf  (Page 3)

This is going to be interesting as the difference between CO guns and Open guns are very little now.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Swift Model B training rifle

This was intended for training, but really didn't add much value to training


From: Forgotten Weapons

Flint River Armory CSA45

Iraqveteran8888 looks at this PCC


From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

FAMAS F1

LAV shows us this rifle that is now going to be retiring from the front line.


From: Vickers Tactical

1891 and 1909 Peruvian Mausers

Here's an interesting piece of history from South America from the turn of 20th century


From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, February 3, 2017

Shooter's Corner: Barricades

Fort Benning's Benning TV uploaded a tip on how to use barricades to shoot better


This video was uploaded a year ago, but has more rudimentary info


From: Benning TV

Magpul PMAG Timeline


Magpul released digital version of the PMAG Timeline that was displayed at SHOT Show.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3k5QLIgMILLdHYzanNVR2Q4bFU/view

From: Soldier Systems Daily

6.5 Creedmoor reloading data from Sierra Bullets

Sierra Bullets released data for 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition

https://sierrabulletsblog.com/2017/01/09/sierra-bullets-6-5-creedmoor-load-data/

From: Sierra Bullets via The Firearm Blog

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New H&K 433 rifle

Soldier Systems Daily just posted photo of the new H&K 433 rifle. It is not based off of AR, but a mix of AR and G36 according to the original source.

There is no buffer tube, but it has easily interchangeable barrel. Selector switch can be set up as 45/90 or 90/180 degrees. The safety can be engaged at any time.

It is expected to debut at IWA soon

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/02/was-ist-das-denn-fur-eine-neue-sturmgewehr-von-heckler-und-koch/

narphenal from AR15.com posted these two photos


Edit: English brochure can be found here
http://soldiersystems.net/2017/02/14/hk-433-brochure-in-english/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Remington RP9 Part II

MAC decided to test another one using a mix of ammunition from Remington as well as his own.


Short summary - it seems like the first one was problematic, but the second one isn't. But the gun is not fully ambidexstrous, and has some problems with magazine design

From: Military Arms Channel

Afghan Traditional Jezail

Ian shows this rifle from centuries ago made in Afghanistan that probably was for actual war.


From: Forgotten Weapons

TangoDown iO Optic Cover for the Trijicon MRO

TangoDown is releasing long-awaited iO cover for Trijicon MRO.

https://tangodown.com/shop/io-cover-for-trijicon-mro-io-002/


It comes in black or Flat Dark Earth, with price of $34.95

From: TangoDown via Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

East German (NVA) ZFK 4x25 Scope

Ian and Karl go over this scope produced in East Germany



From: InRange TV

Wilson Combat AR9G Short Barreled Rifle

TWANGnBANG got to review this PCC. Larry Vickers reviewed this before as well.



From: TWANGnBANG