Friday, March 31, 2017

USSOCOM goes with M-LOK

Soldier Systems Daily got the report of study by NSWC-Crane regarding the various modular rail systems. It basically states that M-LOK outperformed other modular rail system, sometimes by a wide margin.

The test was done for repeatability, endurance, rough handling, drop testing, and static failure load.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

1907 White-Merrill .45 Pistol

This was one of competitors in US Army's 1907 handgun trial. This didn't do well despite in interesting mechanism to rack the slide with one hand

From: Forgotten Weapons

YHM Turbo 5.56 Silencer

Yankee Hill Machine is getting in to suppressor business and here is their offering

From: Military Arms Channel

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mossberg Shockwave overview by Clint Smith

Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith looks at Mossberg Shockwave shotgun. It is a small shotgun that doesn't require tax stamps

Clint Smith shares some tips on how to use it as well as some tips applicable to any shotgun use.

From: Thunder Ranch

M1915 Howell Automatic Rifle Enfield Conversion

There were several attempts to get a semiauto rifle during WW2 and this was a conversion kit for Enfield

Unfortunately it was not reliable enough.

From: Forgotten Weapons

6 suppressors combined for .308

Rebel Silencers decided to see what happens when you have 6 suppressors connected together.

The loudness goes down to 125 decibels at the shooter's ear.

From: Rebel Suppressors

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Christensen Arms CA-15 and CA-10 Gen 2

Christensen Arms is offering these rifles with either stainless steel or carbon fiber barrels.

CA-15 shoots .223 Wylde, CA-10 shoots .308 win or 6.5 Creedmoor.



$1749(stainless barrel) or $2295(carbon fiber barrel) for CA-15 G2,
$2595(stainless barrel) or $2995(carbon fiber barrel) for CA-10 G2

From: Christen Arms via Soldier Systems Daily

Surefire X400V

MrGunsnGear looks at this NV capable light

From: MrGunsnGear

Hans Larsen's Falling Block rifle

This rifle was designed by Norweigian designer Hans Larsen who was also an accomplished shooter. It uses unique action.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

EOTech class action lawsuit claim form

L-3 Communications was sued for EOTech problems and Andrew Tyler decided to bring a class action lawsuit instead of utilizing the refund program. The lawsuit resulted in a propsed settlement.

Those who already got the refund from EOTech may be entitled to a $22.50 voucher towards the purchase of a new EOTech product.

Those who submitted theirs for refund but has not received a refund gets the purchase price up to the MSRP, plus shipping, $22.50 voucher like above

Those who wants to keep their EOTech will get $25-50 cash benefit or a $100 voucher for EOTech product.

You can read more from the website


The American 180 .22LR Submachine Gun

This is a .22 lr that was marketed as a safer choice for preventing over-penetration.

From: Forgotten Weapons

PE-10 pistol

Russian company Souz TM/STM Arms came out with a competition focussed pistol that looks very similar to CZ 75 series. In fact, it uses CZ 75 TS magazines. It chambers .40 S&W and has 17 round capacity.

More on The Firearm Blog

Saturday, March 25, 2017

X95 Tavor mud test

InRangeTV conducted their Mud Test with X95 Tavor.

They actually made an AAR for this gun on how they cleaned it and why it didn't work so well

 From: InRange TV

Australian Prototype Jungle Carbine Enfields

Canadians weren't the only group interested in lighter Enfields and Aussies worked on their own versions.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, March 24, 2017

Laos's shooting range

April 5 ISR seems to have an interesting business model.

From: Kevin Chau

The Two Fairies

Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch talks about importance of accuracy over speed.

Warning: Some strong language

From: Thunder Ranch

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SG 751P Sapr Precision Rifle

LAV goes over this 7.62 rifle that is coming in at limited numbers

From: Vickers Tactical

.45 caliber Knoble Pistol

This was one of candidates submitted for 1907 pistol trials. It didn't make it to live fire part of evaluation.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Canadian Experimental Lightweight No.4 Enfield

Canadians experimented with ways to lighten the issued rifle of the time. According to the description, effort managed to reduce weight by 25%, but could have experienced problems on the field.

From: Forgotten Weapons

ATF decides Dead Air Wipes as silencer parts

ATF decided that Dead Air Armament's wipes in Ghost M silencer is considered as a silencer. In the past, ATF determined that disposable materials are not, allowing suppressor owners to dispose such parts.

You can read more from

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Walther CCP recall

Walther is recalling CCP due to potential of dropped pistol discharging.

Recall Website:

Walther expects 3 week turn around time.

You can also contact by phone at 1-866-503-3389, by email at or by mail at

Walther Arms, Inc.,
7700 Chad Colley Boulevard,
Fort Smith, AR  72916.

Italian BM-59

Iraqveteran8888 looks at the enhanced version of M14 by Italians.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Monday, March 20, 2017


Forgotten Weapons goes over this legendary sniper rifle. This video also goes over some details that are not externally apparent.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Nerf John Wick

Corridor made a parody of the movie John Wick: Chapter Two.

This team also has some funny Nerf videos, one of which is linked at the end

From: Corridor

Infantry Automatic Rifle trial info

joglee on obtained some information regarding IAR trial through FOIA request.

The evaluation criteria and evaluation procedure was lined out and the result as well.

An interesting point shows up.

Class I and II failure numbers show that one of Colt actually did quite well, beating H&K's proposal. The best result was from Competitor F.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Polish Maroszek wz.38M

This unfortunate rifle didn't get to see the mass production due to WW2 and Nazi German invasion.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Lego Head ballsitics

TAOFLEDERMAUS decided to test LEGO head bullets as well, but with gun powders to propell the projectile at around 400fps


Saturday, March 18, 2017

British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle

Ian goes over the rifle chosen for UK forces to deal with longer range shooting. It's role is similar to that of M110 in US Army

It is interesting to hear that SCAR-H's lesser weight worked against it.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Primary Arms 1-6x Gen 3 Scope With ACSS Reticle

MrGunsnGear looks at this updated scope from Primary Arms.

From: MrGunsnGear

Friday, March 17, 2017

Making and Shooting a $1500 Gold Bullet

Cody's Lab decided to up the price of shooting substantially. Bullet for a 50 cal black powder rifle was cast.

From: Cody's Lab

Spanish police seize 10,000 firearms

Spanish National Police seized 10,000 rifles, machineguns that were once deactivated, but has been reactivated by criminals looking to sell them.

From: EUROPOLtube

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Point blank range and ballistic gel

GY6 looks at how a ballistic gel behaves when shot at point blank range. Human body could react slightly different from the gels.

Shot with major handgun calibers and rifle calibers

From: GY6

HK 416F video

France decided to issue HK 416F as their next rifle This video (in French) shows some of aspects

From: Armee de Terre

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

RAMBO: 3D-Printed Grenade Launcher

US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command researched on if a grenade launcher could be made using 3D printer.

In short, it was successful. Using Additive Manufacturing, barrel and receiver were made from Direct Metal Lasert Sintering process, while most of the other parts were made with 3D printers.

British SMGs of WW2

Brits made several SMGs for war and peace time. Sten and Sterling are the two famous ones, but Ian goes over others as well

From: Forgotten Weapons

Bullet casting

Iraqveteran8888 looks at steps needed for casting your own bullets. It's a bit long, but anyone who is interested in starting their own casting, it is worth it.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Colt 1908 Hammerless .380 Pocket Pistol

Colt made various pistols and a .380 acp pistol is no exception. Colt brought back the .380 pistol.

From: Military Arms Channel

Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy

The rumor is now confirmed with Gander Mountain filing for Chapter 11. Chapter 11 allows restructuring of debt, not liquidation of all assets.

It will close 32 of 162 stores. The link below has the map of stores that will close

From: USA Today

Russia to adopt AK-12 and AEK-971

The Firearm Blog is reporting that Russian military will get both instead of choosing between the two.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, March 13, 2017


BE Meyers is selling custom brick figures to raise funds for SOC-F charity. The figure has MAWL attacked MK18 and is fully decked.

Weapon Outfittes:


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Anschutz 160-year Anniversary Rifles

Precision rifle maker Anschutz is releasing 8 limited edition rifles in celebration of their 160 years.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, March 12, 2017

BE Meyers MAWL

BE Meyers released their attachment system MAWL last year, and the commercia version(C1+) is now available. Priced at $2500, it is twice that of a competitor's but the design is probably in a class of its own.

TNVC has some

You can read more about MAWL from Soldier Systems Daily

and how engineers learned things they needed to know

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Peru's MGP-84 Mini SMG

The Firearm Blog has an article on this SMG that didn't see long use, but is interesting nonetheless.

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Walker's Razor Slim Electronic Hearing Protection

MrGunsnGear looks at a competitor in hearing protection market

From: MrGunsnGear

Schwarzlose 1901 Toggle-Delayed Prototype

Ian goes over this pistol made with toggle-delayed blowback system but not the same one on Luger.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Walther WA-2000

This unicorn of sniper rifle was legendary for decades. It's low production number added to the allure. These days, quite a few semi-auto rifles can outshoot this rifle.

You can see the stereotypical German over-engineering.

InRange TV decided to do a comparison with SVD clone

From: Forgotten Weapons, InRangeTV

DSA Voyager SA58 Voyager FAL

MrGunsnGear looks at the FAL from DSA

From: MrGusnGear

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nitride vs Chrome lining

Ian and Karl talk about barrel lining with Faxon's Nathan

From: InRange TV

Kirsten Joy Weiss shoots grenade launcher with Gunny

This was from Kirsten Joy Weiss's appearance on "Gunny Time"

From: Kirsten Joy Weiss

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sosso 1941 Italian Prototype Pistol

Ian goes over this interesting prototype that used short recoil locking mechanism and an interesting magazine design(5:12)

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilson Combat EDC X9

Wilson Combat is coming out with 9mm 1911s and LAV goes over some features

From: Vickers Tactical

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pan lubing basics

Iraqveteran8888 looks at some of things you should know for lubing pan fo casting your own bullets

From: Iraqveteran8888

The Subgun Zero

Haley Strategic put up a good video on knowing your submachine gun zero. 9mm H&K MP5 was used.

From: Haley Strategic

Tyler Grey on advantages of night vision

Tyler Grey explains why it's a great idea to have night vision goggles.

From: Vickers Tactical

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dangers of gun modification

Competition shooter Cameon Eisenzimmer made video of how a gun purchased from another competitor had modifications done which resulted in it going off without any human input

From: markpcolo

Spuhr G3 Stock

Soldier Systems Daily has the latest photo of the new stock for H&K G3 from Spuhr

It is now available in Germany

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, March 3, 2017

SureFire Field Notes

Aaron Barruga discusses the things people should be aware of due to limits of range when training with white lights.

From: SureFire

Kim Rhodes wins again at ISSF World Cup India

Kim Rhodes World Cup stop in New Delhi, India. The skeet shoot implemented the new rule of progressive elimination Final. According to, Shooters

shoot in qualification rank order, with that ranking deciding any ties for third thru sixth place.

The new Skeet Final is now based on 10-target sequences with eliminations or medal decisions occurring after 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 targets. Rhode missed two targets out of her first 16 shots and then didn’t miss again for 33 consecutive targets to easily out-distance all her rivals, missing just four her 60 shots total.

You can read more from

From: Ammoland

Thursday, March 2, 2017

H&K coming up with new guns

H&K posted new pistol models based on VP9, known as SFP9 in EU. The line is now getting new trigger specification, push button magazine release, ambi safety lever.

SFP9 SK is the sub compact version and carries 10, 13, or 15 round capacity

SFP9 L is the Long Slide version

SFP9 OR is Optical Ready version.
It uses adapter plates for Docter Sight III, Insight MRDS, Meopta MeoSight III, Vortex Viper, Vortex Venom, Burris Fastfire 3, Trijicon RMR, C-More STS 2 and Leupold DeltaPoint Pro

H&K also unveiled HK 237 and HK 337 at Enforce Tac. HK337 uses .300 Blk/Whisper and is based on HK 416

From: Soldier Systems Daily, H&K

Trijicon ACOGs

Iraqveteran8888 goes over some Trijicon models. If you want to get introduced to various ACOGs, this video should do it.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MAC 1950

This pistol was made after WW2 in France to become the new issue pistol.

Here is Ian shooting the pistol at a competition. It shows some operational difficulties when modern techniques are used.

From: Forgotten Weapons

TOZ-81 "Mars" Space revolver

After Soviet astronuats had to worry about survival until they were found, Soviets made this one-of-a-kind pistol. It was never used, but is a fun part of history, nonetheless.

From: The Firearm Blog