Friday, June 30, 2017

Chris Bartocci on M&P 2.0

Chris Bartocci goes over M&P 2.0. If you don't want to hear about history that lead to this development, you can skip to 5:50




From: Chris Bartocci

Iran's Zulfiqar Modular Rifle


http://www.milmag.pl/news/view?news_id=152

This rifle is supposedly intended for Iranian Revolutionary Guards, not the military. It bears a big resemblance to SCAR and the setup is very similar to what is seen in some tactical rifles.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/28/iranian-zulfiqar-modular-rifle-islamic-republics-scar/

It looks to be in 7.62 although The Firearm Blog mentions that it can be in 5.56 as well.


From: The Firearm Blog

Savage B17 FV SR review

Guns.com has an extensive review. It seems to deliver the value and performance Savagte is known for.

http://www.guns.com/review/gun-review-savage-b17-fv-sr-bolt-action-rifle-in-17-hmr-video/

From: Guns.com

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lewis Short Recoil .45ACP Prototype Pistol

Ian goes over this forgotten prototype made by the famous inventor of Lewis Machinegun



From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul now shipping 5.45x39 PMAGS


This magazines work for AK74, MPi-AK-74N, PA md. 86 and and others. Pr
ice is $13.95



https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-30-ak74-moe

Magpul also has a patent on Suppressor Heat Shield.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/28/magpul-heat-shield-patent/

From: Magpul. The Firearm Blog

Peltor Tactical 300 & 500 Electronic Hearing Protection

MrGunsnGear reviews these hearing protection



From: MrGunsnGear

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Heckler & Koch 2017 Promo

This is the Gemran version of H&K's 2017 promotion video. You can actually see HK 433 around 3:07 as well as the factory floor



From: coltkrotoszyn_pl

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kosac EM1

This is another experimental rifle attempt after WW2.



From: Forgotten Weapons

B&T Behördentage 2017

B&T held Behördentage which roughly translates to Agency day.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/24/spartanat-bt-behordentage-2017/

B&T's .308 rifle and USW pistol(with the Aimpoint dot) can be seen

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gemtech Integra 5.56 upper

MAC runs this integrally suppressed upper. This came out as Gemtech's answer to SURG project from USSOCOM


From: Military Arms Channel

Steyr Scout Rifle

Ian goes over the brainchild of Jeff Cooper's concepts on a Scout rifle



The second video deals with Ching sling


From: Forgotten Weapons

Arisaka Optic Leveler Kit

MrGunsnGear shows how to use this kit to check how level your scope mount is.


It may not be as precise as using a level but it should work really well for the most part.


Form: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Model SS41 anti-tank rifle

This anti-tank rifle was made by Czechs under Nazi occupation, then used by SS


From: Forgotten Weapons

Ruger 5-shot SP101 Match Champion


Ruger released SP101 using a full-lug barrel, chamfered cylinder, polished and optimized internals with centering shims on the trigger and hammer.

It shoots .357 magnum

http://www.ruger.com/products/sp101MatchChampion/specSheets/5782.html

MSRP $859

LAPD bans Serpa holster

Soldier Systesms Daily is reporting that LAPD banned Serpa holster. Considering the LAPD's size and position in the LE field, this is a severe implication. This decision is supposedly regarding off-duty CCW carry. The on duty holster is Safariland.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/23/lapd-bans-use-of-blackhawk-serpa-holster/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, June 23, 2017

Frank Proctor on Stability

Frank Proctor talks about how to get stability when you shoot.


From: Trigger Time TV

French HK 416F training

French Army posted this video of soldiers getting familiar with the new HK 416F.

You can see blank firing adapter in the beginning

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Colt Pythons

Chris Bartocci goes over this famous revolver.


From: Chris Bartocci

Tacticalisthenics

Master Ken shows an excercise routine shooters can do to improve body


From: Enter The Dojo Show

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VEPR banned from importation

The Firearm Blog is reporting that in the most recent updated sanction list included VEPR's maker Molot-Oruzhie. The sanction was instituted since Russian-Ukranian conflict and Kalashnikov Concern was one of companies that were originally on the list as well.


http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/20/breaking-us-banned-vepr-due-sanctions-looks-like/

A few months ago AK-OU 47-74's Robski made this humorous video.



From: The Firearm Blog

NRA Carry Guard course banning 1911s and revolvers?

In last few days, there were a lot of talk about NRA banning 1911s and revolvers from Carry Guard course. Guns.com looked at the issue and the issue seems to revolve around uniformity.

http://www.guns.com/2017/06/20/does-nras-self-defense-insurance-disallow-training-for-1911s-revolvers/

The course is asking the students to bring Glock-type guns or DA/SA handguns. This could be for various reasons, but uniformity doesn't seem to be too far from it.

What is also interesting is the content of the class.

The class is $850 for 3 days, which is not too far from some instructions available from other recognized instructors.

https://www.nracarryguard.com/training/in-person-firearms-training-courses/upcoming-classes/register/?ClassID=442437

The content

Includes: Safety and Weapons Awareness; Pistol Ready Positions; Fundamentals (stance, grip, holster draw, sight alignment, trigger press, recoil management, follow through, economy of motion, self-critique); Treating a Malfunction; Live Fire Progression Drills; Combat and Tactical Reloads; Drawing from a Holster; Low Light/No Light Shooting; Combat Reload while holding a Light; Key Components to Carrying a Concealed Weapon; Carry Location Options (i.e. waist, ankle, purse, etc.); Real World Scenario Based Training (Airsoft scenarios) 

The course seems to include some topics that are generally not offered in one package such as using hand-held light. Furthermore, there will be a force-on-force as well. This is a part of training that is really hard to find for a lot of people. IT is also difficult to set one up.

Overall, the course seems to be geared towards teaching some variety of basic skills and uniformity was imposed. At the bottom of the description,

We will not allow revolvers or 1911s as your primary firearm in this class.
You should bring a secondary firearm that you carry concealed, as well as a holster for such. We will run the course with a primary carry weapon and then run a course of fire with a secondary or back-up gun to evaluate the differences. Please bring at least 40 rounds of ammo appropriate for your carry firearm for this portion of the class. Revolvers, 1911s and/or subcompacts can be used for this portion of the class.

So primary firearm will be limited, but there is not for the secondary firearm.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Chris Bartocci on MK12

Chris bartocci goes over what went in to SPR rifles.



From: Chris Bartocci

S&W M&P 2.0

MrGunsnGear goes over this gun. He goes over some minute changes that improved from the first version.



From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Vickers Guide AR-15 Vol. 2

The pre-order for Vickers Guide AR-15 is now up.

https://www.vickersguide.com/


The books has 352 pages and features M4 carbines and its variants since M4's adoption.

Edition:
Standard  - $95
Signature - $125
Limited - $250

Top 5 Combat Shotguns

Eric and Chad goes over their choice for combat shotguns. The video is good and a lot of good information is in the video for beginners


From: Iraqveteran8888

Friday, June 16, 2017

Soviet AC, ACM series

More videos were uploaded by Kalashinikov Museum, this time about AC series


You can see the mechamnism that lead to AN-94

First Rifle World Shoot results

The First Rifle Shoot was held in Russia with 30 stages

Winners from each of categories were

Junior - Andrei Kalinlin
Senior - JoJo Vidanes
Super Senior - Jerry Miculek
Lady - Lena Miculek

You can also see photos from

https://surefirecompetition.com/

Nikon Black Force 1000 1-4x scope

MrGunsnGear looks at the budget friendly scope that has interesting scope reticle design


From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, June 15, 2017

AKB-1 and AKB

Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex of Small Arms shows rifles that competed in the AN-94 trials.


You can read more from the Firearm Blog

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/14/akb-akb-1-soviet-trial-balanced-action-rifles/

From: Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex of Small Arms via TFB

Warner Infallible

This pistol was made around 1920s.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Florida reforms 'stand your ground law'

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed SB 128 which shifts burden of proof from the accused to the prosecutor. The change is in effect immediately

http://www.guns.com/2017/06/12/governor-signs-florida-stand-your-ground-reform-into-law/

From: Guns.com

Before and end of war Arisaka comparison

The Firearm Blog has a comparison of Arisaka rifles built before the war and near the end. You can see some stark differences just like German rifles

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/12/last-ditch-arisaka-casual-overview-difference-regular-production-end-war-rifles/

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Olympic changes shooting events for 2020

International Olympic Committee decided to replace 3 events with 3 new ones in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Olympic

Dropped: Men's 50m Rifle Prone, Men's 50m Pistol, Men's Double Trap

Added: Trap Mixed Gender Team, 10m Air Rifle Mixed Gender Team, 10m Air Pistol Mixed Gender Team


The move is to make the game attractive for younger, urban, and female audience.

The total number of competitive shoots also got shrunk from 390 in Rio to 360


50m Pistol was part of Olympic games since 1896, 50m Rifle Prone since 1912, while Men's Double Trap started in 1996


From: Guns.com

X Products .308 Multi Use Launcher


X Products made the fun can launcher, now you can add more power.

X Products released .308 Multi Use Launcher that fits with any .308 lowers.

MSRP is $499.95

https://www.xproducts.com/product/308-multi-use-launcher-m-u-l/

From: X Products

Monday, June 12, 2017

Importance of commercial market for guns

US Military is currently pursuing various small arms programs with great enthusiasm, and there is a common element in all the programs. Most, if not all, programs are looking for something that can be found in commercial market, COTS(Commercial Off The Shelf) items as they are referred as.

Some parts of the program involve the military working on specific things, but overall, the Department of Defense is soliciting what firearm industry can provide.

Looking for a new caliber? Try using wildcat rounds available in commercial market and see if it can be adjusted to fit the need.

Looking for an upgrade? Take a look at commercially available upgrade parts and see if they can be fit to the need. It can be an AR upper setup, accessory, or something else.


Compare that to some nations's loss of small arms manufacturing capability.

  • France is now adopting H&K 416 as their national arsenal has been closed for many years.
  • Spain has no decent firearms manufacturing company
  • United Kingdom sold off it's big manufacturers and can't expect to have a domestic manufacturer any time soon.


All these are result of downsizing. A factory cannot run unless there is a cashflow available. Large government contracts are great, but when that runs out, it becomes difficult for a company to survive.

Luckily, in US, there is a big commercial market which can help with improving designs and come up with new ideas. Magpul, BCM are some of many examples of companies that pushed the innovation leading to better issued rifles. This is possible because there is a commercial market which can sustain the innovation.

The drive for money from the commercial market keeps a lot of companies float, and that in turn gives more options for government purchasing.

Government can show which directions things can change, but there is need for commercial market to support it. Manufacturers can see what the market wants and use the data and feedback from the market. In a sense, market becomes the largest tester. If something survives in a commercial market, it has better chance of providing better value for the government as well.

FN FNX Series

LAV goes over FNX series. There are some tips about using DA and SA.

6:25 how to place thumb if you shoot like a 1911
8:07 DA/SA transition drill


From: Vickers Tactical

Rogak P18

This pistol seems to be a really poor copy of Steyr GB that lost Austrian military contract to Glock.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Glock 19 mud test

Ian and Karl decided to do their mud test with Glock 19



From: InRangeTV

CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor

Iraqveteran8888 looks at the new rifle from CMMG. One thing that really stands out is that SMMG doesn't shy from trying different combinations.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Surefire Backup MaxVision EDC light

MrGunsnGear looks at the new EDC light from SureFire

http://www.surefire.com/e1b-backup-max-vision.html


From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Haley Strategic WML and WMLX

Travis Haley worked with Inforce to come up with weapon light that is tailored to his taste.


From: Haley Strategic

Ruger Mk 4 recall

Ruger is recalling the new Mark IV .22 lr pistol manufactured prior to June 1st, 2017.

https://ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/index.php

The problem the pistol has is

the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the "safe" and "fire" positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the "fire" position, the pistol may fire at that time.

The affected pistols are
models bearing serial numbers beginning with "401" (2017 models) or "WBR" (2016 models).

You can read more from their website linked above.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Winchester Lever Action Development

Ian goes over how the lever action guns were developed in Winchester, starting with 1860 Henry




Winchester Model 1866


From: Forgotten Weapons

H&K VP9SK

Hickok45 looks at the new subcompact from H&K


From: Hickok45

New M80A1 ammunition

US Army developed an improved version of the 7.62mm round that can penetrate body armors at certain distances.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/07/a-new-7-62-round/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cooking bacon with suppressor

Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Wade continues with his series, this time, cooking bacon with suppressor


From: Marines

Trijicon RMR Type 2


Trijicon RMR Type 2 is now available

https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product3.php?pid=RM06

Improvements made are,

  • better battery contacts
  • button lockout mode
  • battery conservation mode(turns off after 16.5 hours of inactivity)
  • 8 settings including 2 night vision and one super bright settings


It uses 3.5 MOA dot.

MSRP is $708

From: Trijicon

GAO drops Glock's MHS protest

Glock files protest over M17 Modular Handgun System decision. Government Accoutability Office officially denied the protest.

There will be no foreseeable legal hurdles for SIG to manufacture the M17

You can read more from:
http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/06/gao-denies-glock-protest-for-us-army-m17-modular-handgun-system-award-to-sig-sauer/


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, June 5, 2017

C-clamp and Sling wrap C-clamp

Frank Proctor shows how to use C-clamp and using slings to make it even more sturdy


From: TriggerTime TV

Why German Double Date Stamps existed

Ian goes over why some German guns from earlier part of 20th century has double date stamps. It's a nice historical lesson


From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shooting Under Canopy

Is SilencerCo giving some ideas for next 3-Gun match?


From: SilencerCo

M3A1 Grease Gun

Iraqveteran8888 goes over this classic SMG.


Unlike M3, there were some cost cutting measures such as cahrging handle getting replaced by the finger hole on bolt.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mike Pannone's sight selection

Mike Pannone goes over why he prefers fiber optic sights instead of tritium sights


From: SureFire

Olympic Arms OA-98 AR Pistol

This pistol was probably one of the first AR pistols commercially available but the Assault Weapon Ban of 1994 made things more difficult.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Glock 19M photos

A reader of Soldier Systems Daily sent in photos of his Glock 19M including inside, which is same as Glock 17M

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/02/photos-glock-19m-internals/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, June 2, 2017

TGO on Competition vs Tactical

TGO - "The Great One", Rob Leatham talks about competition vs tactical shooters.


Many years ago Rob Leatham taught pistol shooting to many special forces. During that time there were discussion regarding the same topic. The chasm between competition and tactical shooters have been narrower but is still there. Hopefully it will get smaller.

From: Funker Tactical

Shooting a fidget spinner

Kirsten Joy Weiss shoots a fidget spinner, not to kill it but to start it.


From: Kirsten Joy Weiss

Thursday, June 1, 2017

SuppressED: The Audiologist

SilencerCo posted an educational video regarding hearing loss and how to reduce the chances.


From: SilencerCo

DPMS Oracle A3

MrGunsnGear looks at the budget oriented AR. He goes over some points a buyer should be think about.


From: MrGunsnGear

Aaron Barruga on shooting fast

Aaron Barruga shares his wisdom on how fast shooting is not the end-all be-all

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/27/gunfighter-moment-aaron-barruga-4/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Lithgow Arms USA ATRAX pre-order starts


Lithgow Arms USA opened up the pre-order for ATRAX/F90 rifle

http://www.lithgowarms.com/

This is the updated Steyr AUG that Australian forces are using. However, the company has not shown the price.

From: Lithgow ARms via The Firearm Blog