Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Modello 1928 Tromboncino Grenade Launcher

Italians came up with some interesting configuration to shoot grenades from a rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Team MultiCam: Kyle Defoor

Team MultiCam is making a video series and this time they did one for Kyle Defoor.

To take Kyle Defoor's class go to his website. All 2017 civilian classes are sold out right now, though

From: Team MultiCam

Daniel Defense recall

Daniel Defense is recalling some firearms made between April 1, 2016 and March 3, 2017

Users should check if their guns fall under the recall by checking with their serial number in the provided website.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Grand Power P1 Mk12

MAC decided to do a shooting video of this compact pistol. He ran into several shortcomings.

From: Military Arms Channel

Kalashnikov AK modernization/upgrade kit

Kalashnikov Concern discussed their modernization kit

From: Kalashnikov Concern

Monday, May 29, 2017

Kyle Defoor Team MultiCam Profile

Kyle Defoor shares his experience and thought on being a shooter.

From: Team MultiCam

Sunday, May 28, 2017

SilencerCo Radius Rail Mounted Rangefinder

MrGunsnGear looks at this rangefinder.

From: MrGunsnGear

US Small Arms Renaissance

Soldier Systems Daily posted their opinion on all the recent developments in adopting new cartridge for the military.

While it doesn't immediately look like it will benefit average people, big changes such as this will ultimately influence civilian market as well. There are a lot of interesting things available right now so it would be wise to consider improvements that can be made

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Saturday, May 27, 2017

DA/SA trigger tip

LAV shares his tip on how to deal with DA/SA trigger pull

One of things that were taught was to prep the trigger as the gun is drawn when in DA mode. Unfortunately, those who transition to non-DA pistols end up having some issues if they are not up to the task.

From: Vickers Tactical

Webley 1913

Ian goes over British military's sidearm during WW1

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FDE Vickers Glock

Lipsey's and LAV came up with a new set of Glocks in Flat Dark Earth. 2,000 G17s and 3,000 G19s are made.

You can read more from

Streamlight Rail Mount HL-X

MrGunsnGear goes over the new weapon mount light from STreamlight that packs 1000 lumens.

From: MrGunsnGear

Barnes Ammunition recall

Barnes Ammunitio is recalling Barnes 300 Weatherby 180 grain TTSX VOR-TX Ammunition with following Lot Numbers

Z08SA15L, Z08SB15L, Z09SA15L, Z09SB15L, Z11SB15L, Z11SC15L, Z12SA15L, Z12SB15L, Z12SC15L, Z08SA15R, Z08SB15R, Z09SA15R, Z09SB15R, Z11SB15R, Z11SC15R, Z12SA15R, Z12SB15R, Z12SC15R

The recall states that there is a possiblity of different caliber in package.

If you are affected, don't use the ammunition and contact the Barnes Consumer Service Department at (435)856-1115

You can read more from

From: Barnes Ammunition

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


This SMG features rotary recoil system which is unique but practicality wasn't any better than traditional system.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Accidental discharge

MrGunsnGear had his accidental discharge recorded. His trigger seems to have some problems. Skip to 1:47 and you can see the incident. This is another example that it is important to point the gun at the safest direction.

The old saying is that there are two types of people - those who had a ND and those who will. It is not about accusing shooters, but lapse in judgement can lead to NDs.

From: MrGunsnGear

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New clayshooting record set

Winchester's shooter Raniero Testa set a new record by shooting 13 clays in 1.6 seconds.

You can see from 1:20 mark for the actual moment

From: Winchester International

Schonberger-Laumann pistols

Schonberger-Laumann 1892 pistol is also referred as the first semi auto pistol, but lost the position by a small margin.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, May 22, 2017

.500 Magnum & .458 SOCOM vs. Level IIIa body armor

MrGunsnGear looks at how LEvel IIIa body armor performs against .500 S&W Magnum and .458 SOCOM. This video is for entertainment purpose only. It would be interesting to see if the vest was placed on a torso shaped medium

From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Suppressor and velocity

USMC Youtube posted video of how suppressors affect bullet

This was to counter the notion that the suppressors would weaken the velocity and range of the round. Given same ammunition suppressors can help increasing velocity by a small amount.

It's when subsonic ammunitions are used then they lose velocity and range due to lesser propellant to keep the ammunition flying at subsonic speed.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SIG KE-7 Light Machine Gun

This was made in 1920s and has some interesting features within its fine demonstration of craftsmanship(and very complex design)

From: Forgotten Weapons

Trip to CMP took a trip to CMP and shared some things they saw. As of right now there is no idea on 1911s, and M1 Garands from Phillipines.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Scalarworks On Point sights

Scalar works released fixed front sights they designed with Larry Vickers. It was built on 15 inch sight radius.

Rear sight features windage adjustment and front sight has elevation adjustment(both 0.5 MOA). Rear apertures are flat towards shooter.

Front or rear: $109 each
Set: $199

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Geissele products at SOFIC

Soldier Systems Daily posted some interesting news from SOFIC

Mk13 Trigger

Geissele made trigger system for Accuracy International rifles with Stiller action. This is the first bolt action trigger design that passed the drop test.

M4/M16 High Speed Selector

This selector systems was developed so that the shooter can depress the selector to shoot full-auto and revert to semi-auto by releasing the thumb. The reason for such design is mentioned in article

Kit Badger's Profile Anatomy Targets

Kit Badger made anatomical targets anyone can print out on Letter size paper. It has either blue or black outline with lighter line depicting anatomy.

The difference is that the target is facing side, usable for targets moving sideways.

You can download it from here

From: Kit Badger via Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

22 Plinkster back again

22 Plinkster filmed with The Chive to make this video full of various trick shot

From: 22 Plinkster

Video Game Misconceptions

SilencerCo made a video that shows if the representation of suppressors in games are accurate.

From: SilencerCo

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

USSOCOM and USMC looking at .338NM

Soldier Systems Daily posted that USSOCOM and USMC are looking to see who can make LWMMG(Lightweight Medium Machine Guns). It will be chambered in .338 Norma Magnum using polymer case, with interchangable barrel that has suppressor capability. The effective range is 2000m.

The hope is to have something that can shoot as far as M2, but light enough to be M240.

General Dynamics has something similar.

You can read more detail from

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Salvator-Dormus, The first semi-auto pistol

Ian shows a pistol that was patened in 1891. This would beat Schönberger-Laumann 1892 as the first semi-auto pistol. The commercial sales(regardless of success) would make this the first non-prototype pistol.

The first commercial success goes to Borchardt C-93.(1894)

From: Forgotten Weapons

HPA and its implications

John Hollister goes over what HPA is and how it might affect the market

From: Sig Sauer

Monday, May 15, 2017

History of SA80/L85

Ian is uploading a series of videos covering development of SA80/L85

In the first video he goes over mock ups

Armament Research (part 1):

It's interesting to hear that Brits selected 4.85mm caliber and considered bull pups to be a good choice with straight stocks.

There always has been attempts to design rifles so that it can act as both infantry issue weapon and support weapon.

Then came the firable XL60 series

Armament Research(part 2):

It's interesting to note that none of 26 engineers had shooting experience. It does take user feedback to make good product.

Armament Research(part 3):

Tales of problems are abundant which was later fixed by H&K and issued as L85A2

From: Forgotten Weapons

New Beretta SMG

The Firearm Blog has pics from Kalashnikov magazine of the new Beretta SMG that really looks like updated version of the M12

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, May 14, 2017

AK-47 User guide

Robski from AK Operators Union 47-74's made a 27 minute video for those new to AK platform

Edit: Part 2 is available

Part 3:

From: AKOU 47-74

Arsenal SLR-107R

MrGunsnGear shares his opinion on this rifle.

From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, May 13, 2017

French M1950

LAV shows us this old pistol by French to update their side arm after the WW2

From: Vickers Tactical

Nordic Components NCT4 Suppressor Shield Handguard

This can be an interesting item or it can be the laughing stock of the internet.

The rail allows longer rail system for rifles using suppressors. It's priced at $350 and Nordic Components is taking pre-orders. It is expected to be out by summer.

Kiraly 43M

Ian goes over this SMG that may be aesthetically inferior but seemes to have worked fine with its interesting folding mechanism

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dreyse 1910

Ian goes over the Dreyse pistol. It was not really a good success.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Collector section from NRAAM

NRAAM brings out many interesting items and it includes some really old collector grade guns. has some photos


Monday, May 8, 2017

Haley Strategic TH1RTE3N handgun sights

Travis Haley explans considerations that went into his pistol sight

From: Haley Strategic

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Viability of 9mm carbine for home defense

Iraqveteran8888 looks at whether a 9mm carbine makes sense for home defense.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Video Game Silencer myths

SilencerCo goes over some of myths you see in video games

From: SilencerCo

Saturday, May 6, 2017

USSOCOM on KeyMod vs M-LOK

USSOCOM tested KeyMod and M-LOK some time ago and the results are now available for public consumption. The second to last presentation slide is the summary which showed that given proper mounting, M-LOK does better in drop test and failure load

Soldier Systems Daily article

The file from briefing can be found at the bottom of the artivle.

From: soldier Systems Daily

The First L85 Mockups

Ian goes over the history that gave birth to British SA80

From: Forgotten Weapons

VanGuard Basic Kit for Glock 42/43

Raven Concleament Gear released Vanguard 2 Basic Kit for Glock 42/43. Price is $29.99

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Beretta AR70

This rifle was a product of collaboration between SIG and Beretta in 60s.

From: Forgotten Weapons

US Army trying to field more 7.62 rifles

Soldier Systems Daily posted that the US Army is trying to field 7.62 rifles in next 24 months. The rifles will be of a semi-auto variant similar to CSASS design. It will be used as SDMR(Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifle)

While most of setup will be close to that of H&K's CSASS, scope might be from some other source.

You can read more details from


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New Geissele products

Geissele introduced some new products at NRA Annual Meeting.

Maritime Bolt Catch($29)

Airborne Tab for Geissele Super Charging Handle($89)

This is a lower profile version of their Super Charging Handle.

For comparison with standard version, you can see the photo from Soldier Systems Daily

Shattuck "Unique" Hideout Squeeze Pistol

Here is more of some interesting designs from the past

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, May 1, 2017

Most of Cleveland's new gun laws found unconstitutional

On Thursday, Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals found most of new Cleveland's gun laws enacted in 2015 to be unconstitutional. State law prohibits gun laws more strict than the state law.

The two laws that survived are ones regarding transfer of firearms to intoxicated person, and prohibition on leaving a gun where it can be accessed by minors.


Magazine capacity ban challenged in California

The Calguns Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Firearms Policy Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation teamed up to file a lawsuit against California over the current 10 round limit. The most current law prohibits grandfathered magazines, and that is the law challenged.


CMMG Guard

CMMG is coming out with a .45 ACP rifle and pistol. The pistol comes with 8-inch barrel, rifle with 16-inch barrel. Both use Glock 21 magazines

Price: MSRP $1299.95 - $1599.95