Saturday, April 29, 2017

Springfield Armory XD-E series

Springfield Armory came out with a single stack 9mm, hammer-fired pistol

It carries 8 rounds or 9 rounds with Mag X-Tension.

Price is $519

Magpul Hunter American stock

Magpul came out with stocks for Ruger American short action rifle. It's a drop-in stock. It comes with PMAG 5 7.62 AC

It will be on shelves in Fall.

Price: $299.95

Ruger Integrally Suppressed Barrel for 10/22 Takedown

Ruger came out with integrally suppressed barrel for 10/22 Takedown rifle. Silent-SR ISB supposedly can be as quiet as 113.2 dB with standard velocity ammunition. Barrel length is 16.12"

Price: $629 has some photos of internals

Glock's 2017 Summer Special

Glock announced 2017 Summer Special. The 17Gen4 and 19Gen4 will be available beginning in June and will offer enhanced features like front serrations, nights sights and an OD Green color option

Inforce APLc GLOCK

Inforce came out with compact version of their pistol light. Currently, it is only available for Glocks, but more offerings are in the future. Uses CR2 battery and has run time of 90 minutes.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Other pics from NRAAM has more pics from the NRA Annual meeting

Friday, April 28, 2017

Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well

Magpul is coming out with a mag well for Glock that is really competitively priced at $24.95. This mag well works with most aftermarket magazine floor plates and extensions.

Here are models available for different Glocks






Here is the Magpul's commercial

From: Magpul

Le Petit Protector Ring Pistol

There are some interesting designs of firearms and this ring is an example of one.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Brazilian Uru SMG

This is a very simple SMG made in Brazil and actually adopted by some agencies.

From: Forgotten Weapons

King Abdullah of Jordan taking a part in excercise

King Abdullah of Jordan, a graduate of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, is shown in the video taking a part in a live fire excercise. The firearm seems to be a SIG MCX

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lawsuit filed against CA AWB ban

NRA and CRPA(California Rifle and Pistol Association) filed a lawsuit challenging California's Assault Weapons Control Act (AWCA). This lawsuit is in response to law signed in by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016. It also challenges 4 other laws in California including 10 round ban.

Here is the filing provided by Michell & Associates

SIG Suppressors video

SIG goes over what is used in their suppressors

From: SIG Sauer

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ATF clarifies stance on arm brace again

According to SB tactical, ATF announced clarification of the shouldering interpretation that was made in 2015.

SB Tactical makes the SIG Arm Brace and the letter covers what SB Tactical makes. At this point, it doesn't cover other companys' similar product.

Military Arms Channel discusses the issue

And you can read more from The Firearm Blog

From: Military Arms Channel, The Firearm Blog

Ahoy on P90

Ahoy made a video about FN P90

Ahoy has been making videos like this for some time. While there might be small inaccuracies, he makes generally good simple videos incorporating game scenes.

From: Ahoy

Used gun buying tips

Iraqveteran8888 shares some of advice you can use to get a good deal.

Just like cars, deals on used guns can be found. But the buyer has to look for it.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Monday, April 24, 2017

Remington RP9 torture test

MAC decided to restart the pistol turture test, starting with Remington RP9

From: Military Arms Channel

Lugers on RIA auction covers some of Lugers coming up for Auction in May.

There are quite a few interesting ones available. The lowest expected price is $900 but most are in several thousand dollar range.


German military looking for new service rifle?

The Firearm Blog reports that Polish gun magazine MilMag reported this news. Apparently, the requirements are,

Either in 5.56x45mm or 7.62x51mm caliber
Ambidestrous controls
Standard NATO rails
Two barrel lengths
No heavier than 3.6kg
15,000 barrel life, 30,000 firearm life

The speculation started when H&K 433 hit the news. Supposedly, the two contenders are H&K 433 and Steyr-Rheinmetall RS 556

The submissions are to be submitted by May 22, 2017. Selection will be in 2018, with production to run from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2026. The budget is 245 million Euros.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, April 23, 2017

North Korean OICW/K11 update

According to South Korean military, they were aware of this system about 3 years ago and they believe it is an actual usable system. However, they think the optic on the top is not a fire control mechanism, but rather a simple laser designator. It most likely is a grenade launcher than a OCIW level weapon.

South Korean military also looked in to whether their K11 information was leaked, but did not find any evidence of such.

Carl Gustav m/42

This is a recoiless rifle made to deal with tanks, although their utility would have been very limited.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dragunov variations

Ian shows us SVD Dragunov and its variations on RIA auction. The auction features
Military SVD, Izhmash Tiger and Chinese NDM-86.

Interestingly, Iraqveteran8888 had a fun day on range with his Romanian PSL which is not a variant of Dragunov, but looks very similar

From: Forgotten Weapons, Iraqveteren8888

Kalashnikov KSZ-223 pump action rifle

Kalashnikov has been looking in to competition rifles and this seems to be one of their new product. Their is no conclusive date on when mass production will begin as the video states it will consider after World Rifle Championship

Here is the article from The Firearm Blog

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, April 21, 2017

AR-15 full auto meltdown

The season for testing guns with full-auto is now upon us again and MrGunsnGear takes a slightly different path by testing chrome lined barrel and nitride treated barrel.

Chrome lined

Nitride treated barrel

Edit: Closing thoughts

And Iraqvetran8888 decided to take another turn and try out the test with CMMG 22 lr

From: MrGunsnGear, Iraqveteran8888

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Ljutic Space Gun

Here is a firearm that is really out of this world. It has some interesting features fit for its use.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beretta APX

MrGunsnGear reviews this pistol.

You can see the inner design from his B channel

From: MrGunsnGear

Bern Prototype Carbine

This is an interesting carbine using experimental Swiss 7.65x27mm that has semi-auto action working with tubular magazine.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Beginner's guide to M-LOK

For those who want to know about M-LOK, Mil-spec monkey has a video for you

From: Mil-spec Monkey

Monday, April 17, 2017

Russian Terminator FEDOR

Russians are trying to let AI learn how to do various things including shooting.

Guns of Vatican's Swiss guard

While the subject has been discussed various times over years, in observance of Easter, brought back the photos of their armory showing various guns used over years


FN 509

This is the improved version of pistol FN submitted for MHS trial. The internals are very similar to FNS.

According to the brochure, it takes in 17 rounds for full-size, 10 rounds for compact.

Barrel length is 4 inches, and MSRP is $649

Vickers Tactical

Practically Tactical

From: The Firearm Blog, Vickers Tactical, Practically Tactical

Origins of the EDC X9

Mike Seeklander and Bill Wilson go over what went in to building the new pistol from Wilsom Combat, EDC X9

The gun goes for about $2900.

From: Wilson Combat

Sunday, April 16, 2017

North Korean OCIW? K11?

This new photo from the recent North Korean parade shows something that looks like North Korea's version of OICW.
Interestingly it has similar look as South Korea's K11. South Korea. Grenades are fed from rear of grip using bolt action.

The rifle part seems like Type 88.

It is unclear if this is actually a usable model or just a mock up.

Edit: More high res close-up photo.

M16 magazine's history

Chris Bartocci goes over how M16 magazine changed over the years. The newest interation has new lip and design as well.

From: Chris Bartocci

AR-15 Full-Auto Meltdown

MrGunsnGear decided to do his own version of full-auto melt down test. He used some Geissele parts as well and managed to shoot 1075 rounds.

From: MrGunsnGear

Barley candy slug

TAOFLEDERMAUS got some interesting candy from a candy connoseuir made with barley and sugar


Saturday, April 15, 2017

M3 and M3A1 Grease Gun

Ian looks at the famous Grease Guns

From: Forgotten Weapons

North Korean helical AK magazine

There was a photo from years ago with some North Korean guards carrying AKs with helical magazine. North Korea just had a parade and it was prominently featured in the parade, carried by special forces.

Edit: Some more photos

 Seems like the helical magazine is wired to the barrel. You can also see Baekdoosan pistol(CZ 75 copy) in the chest holster. Holster seems to be made of some hardened material, possibly a Bakelite.

Edit: Upon closer inspection, it looks like leather holster.


This is a 9mm pistol with integrated suppressor. It is used for veterinary purpose. You can see some heritage from Welrods

From: B&T

Patents incorrectly attributed to Mauser

The Firearm Blog goes over inventions that are incorrectly attributed to Mauser

Short list:
Charger loading
Rimless ammunition
Controlled feed
Gas system
Double opposed forward locking lugs

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, April 14, 2017


MAC visits Leupold and goes over history some of its latest products

There are some interesting technical difficulties a scope is subjected to.

From: Military Arms Channel

High Speed Gear's Laser Slotted Belt

Soldier Systems Daily has photos of the new belt from the High Speed Gear

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Pat Mac's new drill

Pat McNamara shows Waypoint Shooting infused with his twist.

From: Pat Mac

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Devel S&W 59

Ian shows this conversion pistol that had some interesting features. Some of the features survived and it is a nice snap shot of the time

From: Forgotten Weapons

Q's Honey Badger pre-order

Q is offering Honey Badger pre-order. Price is $1,899.


3 models are
16" 5.56
16" 300BLK
7" SBR 300BLK

For $2499, purchaser can get 7" SBR in 300BLK with Honey Badger Silencer(not sold separately)

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Internals of AN-94

Ian got chance to look at the details of AN-94 internals

The mechanism is really complicated compared to other contemporary firearms.

The actual shooting can be seen from LAV's visit to Russia

From: The Forgotten Weapons, Vickers Tactical

US Secret Service looking for a new carbine

Soldier Systems Daily is reporting that US Secret Service posted a pre-soliticiation for a new rifle. It will be a 5 year contract.

Some interesting points
-Magpul PMAG only
-Testing will be done with Mechanix Wear Vent gloves
-Minimum barrel service life should be 15,000 rounds

You can read more from

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, April 10, 2017

IAR trial part 2

joglee from posted second part of IAR test done in 2009. This eventually lead to USMC adopting H&K's proposal. The new documents are the last two images in the first post.

Take a look at the Estimated Barrel Life


Bushmaster ACR

MrGunsnGear looks at the rifle that brought a big enthusiasm when it appeared.

The rifle eventually ended up going to Bushmaster as Magpul decided to focus on their core product instead of making firearms. This was seen as a good move until Freedom Group/Cerebus investment bought up Bushmaster.

From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, April 9, 2017

CZ ZK-420S

This rifle saw rebirth after the WW2 with improvements coming from various firearms.

From: Forgotten Weapons

SKS mud test

InRange TV decided to test SKS.

From: InRange TV

Pmag 10 year anniversary T-shirt

Magpul released the 10 year anniversary t-shirt.

Price: $23.95

Youtube and gun videos

The most recent talk of firearms community not related to firearms is Youtube putting Restricted label on gun related videos. This was a part of change implemented by Youtube over monetization policy. Now, any channel that wants to monetize needs to get 10,000 views total before doing so.

Along with that came the labeling. Youtube (owned by Google, which owns Blogger which this blog is running on) decided to unilaterally cover anything remotely considered controversial as Restricted. The word is that gun related videos are not the only one impacted by this decision.

This is not the first time Youtube decided to put restriction on gun related video. Hickok45 had his account shutdown twice for some reason. Royal Nonesuch lost his monetization after South Korea government complained that his DIY gun building video contributed to a lunatic building one and killing a police officer.

So what can be done?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

SVW45 P38 Pistol

LAV shows this end-of-war production pistol that had a great influence later.

From: Vickers Tactical

Vickers Tactical Grip Plug for Glock Gen4

Vickers Tactical released Grip Plug for Gen4 Glocks. Unlike Gen3 versions, the Gen 4 versions have detachable tool part. There are 2 tools and a base. One tool is for those who use backstrap, the other for those who don't.

Price: $17.95

CMP getting more M1 Garands

CMP announced that 86,000 M1 Garands are returning from Phillipines. It is unclear when they will be available at the CMP store, but it is a good news.

From: The Firearm Blog

Remington makes profit in 2016

Remington Outdoor Company made $18.9 million in profit for 2016. This is a turn around from 2015's #135.2 million loss.

You can read more about the fiscal status from


Friday, April 7, 2017

High Standard T3 Prototype

This pistol was intended for 1947 US Army Corps(US Air Force was part of Army back then) survival as well as issue pistol.

You can see some similar features of modern semi-auto pistols

From: Forgotten Weapons

2016 was the best selling year looked at numbers from NICS check and with 27.4 million checks, it is very likely the best selling year. Of course some checks are not sales related, but with increasing number of checks, it is reasonable to assume the number of sales increase as well.

Here is the full article


Thursday, April 6, 2017

US Army looking for Intermediate caliber cartridge

Soldier Systems Daily posted that US Army is in early stages of looking for an intermediate caliber(.260, .264 USA and .277 USA) for general issue. Nothing is set in stone and even if the adoption happens it could be decades away.

In the meantime, an option is to use 7.62mm/.308 WIN, which are plenty in inventory.

There is more to this than just the ammo and firearm, so read the article to get a good feel for complexity this change could bring

You can also read commentary from The Firearm Blog

From: Soldier Systems Daily, The Firearm Blog

North Dakota passes Constitutional carry

North Dakota passed the constitutional carry law. As long as a person holds North Dakota drivers license or ID card for over a year and be eligible for Class 2 firearms license

You can read more from The Firearm Blog

From: The Firearm Blog

White Experimental .38 Caliber Automatic Pistols

This was the predecessor to the White-Merrill 1907 pistol that entered 1907 US Army pistol competition

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Grey Ghost Precision Glock Slides

Soldier Systems Daily gives us a sneak peek of the new slide design from Grey Ghost Precision.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Arsenal SLR 107-11

MAC goes over this rifle made by Arsenal.

From: Military Arms Channel

French RSC 1917 Semiauto WW1 Rifle

This semi-auto rifle actually saw some field time unlike some other models that didn't get chance to do so.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mitigating recoil

Frank Proctor gives tips on how to control recoil

From: Trigger Time TV

Arsenal SLR-106FR

MrGunsnGear looks at the Bulgarian AK's accuracy. It is chambered from 5.56 NATO

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, April 3, 2017

Subgun Sling Assist Method

Travis Haley shows how to utilize sling as a way to stabilize subguns. This method went away as various stocks were made, but cam still be used.

From: Haley Strategic

SureFire Field Notes

SureFire uploaded the 9th episode of their series. This time it is with Robert Vogel on trigger control

From: SureFire

DIY Low Profile Gas Block

Chad goes over how to make a low profile gas block by cutting off the standard gas block.

Probably better to just buy a new one.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Trejo Model 1 Machine Pistol

This is a rare machine pistol from Mexico that unfortunately got canned due to changing law

From: Forgotten Weapons

Quad loading

Taran Butler uploaded a video showing how Brian Nelson loads 4 shells in his shotgun.

From: Taran Tactical

Glock ads

Glock put out two ads aimed at female demographics

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Gould Brothers Turkey Hunting Practice

Gould Brothers decided to take sibling rivalry in to another competition, this time, with Turkey shooting. For baloon shooting, start at 1:32. For RC Turkey action, 2:18

From: Gould Brothers

Shooting NERF beyond speed of sound

Giaco Whatever decided to see if he can shoot NERF darts past the speed of sound.

According to the calculation, it managed to fly at Mach 2.

From: Giaco Whatever