Thursday, August 31, 2017

Robinson Armament XCR-L Rifle

Chris Bartocci looks at the rifle that had promising features but wasn't able to achieve commercial success.

From: Chris Bartocci

Other things Remington made has a quick video your of Remington Museum in Ilion, NY. There were many other things made by Remington, which survived until DuPont bought the company in in 1930s.


New Jersey looking to legalizes Tasers

After coming to an agreement during a federal lawsuit, New Jersey is publishing draft regulations for Tasers.

The draft will go through a 60-day comment period, then the stun gun ban will expire in October.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

APS, PP90, PP91

Army Inside shows some unique Russian firearms. First is the Stechkin APS automatic pistol, second is the PP-90 subgun, last is Kedr PP-91

From: Army Inside

US Air Force adopts PMAG

USAF is adopting Magpul GEN M3 PMAG in both black and tan color. These magazines will replace aging STANAG through attrition.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Concealed Carry Fashion Show

The need to be fashionable, or at least not stand out is there, brings the Concealed Carry Fashion Show.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ETS C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader

ETS came out with this loader that can work for just about any popular type of magazines.

Pistol version has been out for some time.

The Rifle version is $29.99

From: ETS vis Soldier Systems Daily

War furniture

Furnitures made out of weapon parts are known as War furniture. Soldier Systems Daily has some from Austria

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, August 28, 2017

Glock Gen 5 pistol

Chris Bartocci looks at the new Glock Gen 5 pistol. There are a lot of technical information.

There are some interesting tidbits. Bartocci claims special forces are buying Gen 4, which may or may not be true, but most publicly available information says Gen 3.

The newly shapes muzzle end has been available for Glock 26.

From: Chris Bartocci

Chatellerault M24/29

Ian shows this maching gun that was developed after WW1.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, August 26, 2017

SureFire Field Notes - Competitive shooting

Bob Vogel looks at benefits of competition shooting

From: SureFire

CZ 805 vs Scar 16

Chris Bartocci compares the two rifles.

CZ 805 was influenced from what went on in SCAR trials and there are similarities.

From: Chris Bartocci

Friday, August 25, 2017

F&D Defense's XAR Invicta

This AR is unique in that it folds the front rather than the back for easy storage.


Price: $2499.99

CALIBER: 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington
WEIGHT: 6.2 Pounds
BARREL: 16″ Barrel or 14” Barrel (pinned and welded comp)
STOCK: Magpul, Adjustable Folding Stock
OPERATION: Proprietary Direct Gas operated Semi-Automatic

From: Military Arms Channel

Daewoo K1A1

Chris Bartocci looks at the South Korean carbine.

From: Chris Bartocci

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Kalashnikov Concern SVCh

This is Kalashnikov Concern's latest Designated Marksman Rifle called

It's semi auto and can be thought of as modernized SVD, although it has SVDM. It is chambered for 7.62x54R and 7.62x51mm NATO is also available. It uses Dragunov magazine for 7.62x54R.

It has a lot of features that departs from the classic SVD design.


This was improved version of Schmeisser MP-18

From: Forgotten Weapons

Some info on H&K UCP

Historical Firearms posted some information about this H&K pistol that never came to market.

It was competing against FN Five-Seven pistol for a place in PDW market, which never materialized.

From: Historical Firearms via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


SIG officially anounced MCX Rattler. When its buttstocki s folded, it is 16 inches long and the name came about when the test firing designer said it rattles teeth when it is fired in full-auto.

It comes in 5.56 and .300BLK version. With the barrel length of 5.5 inches, 5.56 version can't use suppressors but .300 BLK can.

Soldier Systems Daily has a nice post about this gun.

Barrel is not compatible with any other MCX upper. But SIG is coming up with Rattler Upper Receiver Kits adapter for AR lowers.


SBR version:
PSB version:

Price is $2719 and above.

From: SIG SAUER via Soldier Systems

AK-47 User guide part 4

Robski is back and this episode covers recoil management

From: AK47-74 OU

RCS Vanguard 2 Color matched overhook

If you yeared for matching the color of your Vanguard 2's overhook, here is your chance. Limited Edition VG2 is available for $34.99. Comes in Wolf Grey or Coyote Brown

From: Raven Concealment Gear

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Knight's Armament Company's Light Assault Machine Gun

Soldier Systems Daily has a good article on Knight's modern LAMG.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

MG-17 German Aircraft Machine Gun

Here is anotehr interesting weapon that was developed by Germans trying to circumvent restrictions imposed on them after WW1

From: Forgotten Weapons

Walther PPS M2 Review

This guns has been out for some time, but MrGunsnGear decided to do a review now that there is a $100 rebate for any purchase before Sept 15, 2017.

Rebate form:

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, August 21, 2017

G-Code Contact Series Micro Chest Rig 3Zero

This chest rig is a low profile rig capable of adding additional magazine pouches as needed. It comes in variety of colors, including black, coyote tan, military green, wolf grey.

Price: $155

For $35 more, you can add suspension pouch.

Modular Hostage Target

TWANGnBANG shows the fun you can have with the Modular Hostage Target. HE shares some good points throughout the video on steel targets.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Smith & Wesson's First Pistol, The Volcanic

This is the first pistol S&W manufactured under their name. It featured an interesting cartridge design of the time.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Federal Fusion 150gr 300BLK Gel Test

MrGunsnGear does a quick gel test of 300 BLK round.

From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, August 19, 2017


This is not California version of FN. It is a rifle that is a predecessor to FNC

From: Vickers Tactical

HK 433 report

The Firearm Blog has translated version of the first article on HK 433 by

From: The Firearm Blog

Spanish MP41/44

Ian shows this gun that had some success after WW1 and has some interesting history.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sauer 38H

MAC shows us a pistol that lead up to the P230/232, a PPK look-alike.

From: Military Arms Channel

Savage Model 10 GRS in 6mm Creedmoor

Savage Arms is offering Model 10 GRS in 6.5 Creedmoor now.

Stock is made of 15% fiberglass-reinforced Durethan, and 65% glass bedding material.

Price is $1449(MSRP)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Experimental Reising 7.62mm Full-Auto Battle Rifle

Ian shows this experimental rifle Reising worked on in the late 50s and 60s

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilson Combat offering Glock custom work

The well known 1911 maker is now jumping in to Glock customization market.

There are many options, starting with finishes, featuring Wilson Combat's Armor-Tuff finish as well as Combat-Tuff. Also offered are markings, artwork, laser engraving, and frame stippling featuring Wilsom Cmbat's Starbusrst pattern.

It also has options for various sights, barrels, and aftermarket triggers.

Here is the form

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Schmeisser's MP-18,I

Ian goes through new Rock Island Auction and stars off with this historical gun

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sig Sauer P320 Drop Test Follow Up

Omaha Outdoors posted a follow up video testing other handguns, like Glock, S&W M&P, 1911, H&K VP9,

From: Omaha Outdoors

Monday, August 14, 2017

SIG P320 voluntary recall

SIG posted information on how to submit your gun for voluntary recall.

You'd have to register and SIG will send you email on how to go from there.

The website is for U.S. Domestic Commercial consumers only. This excludes P320s purchased through police and LEO departments through Armed Professional Program (APP) or Individual Officer Program (IOP)

Also, do not send back with aftermarket parts

Squib load PSA

hickok45 shows what a squib load is and its danger.

From: Hickok45

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Indonesian Air Force Collapsing-Stock G3

Ian shares a rare variatn of G3 made by Rheinmetall, not H&K.

There are some features that were not really present in earlier G3 styles.

From: Forgotten Weapons

50 Cal vs Non-Newtonian fluid

Non-Newtonian fluids are fluids that doesn't have the typical viscosity property of a fluid we know in general sense. When it has force, pressure, or heat applied it, it hardens up. as viscosity doesn't follow the Newton's law of viscosity.

But even if the non-Newtonian fluid hardens up, energy from .50 BMG probably is enough to overcome changes in the fluid.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Vickers Blog

Larry Vickers started to blog about various firearms on his Vickers Guide blog.

The latest entry is the Negev LMG.

From: Vickers Guide

Friday, August 11, 2017


Ian looks at the pistol that involves moving upper which rotates cylinder.

 He also shoots the gun and has some interesting situation to ponder about

From: Forgotten Weapons

Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine

Colt announced Trooper Patrol Carbine. It is based off of LE6920, has Centurion Arms 13 inch M-LOK rail, standard M4 buttstock.

Price is $1049

From: Colt

Thursday, August 10, 2017

BESAL Machinegun

Here is a LMG that was intended for emergency production if Germans landed on UK.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Honor Guard Subcompact

Hickok45 goes over this small pistol designed for carry. It garnered some interest when it debutted at SHOT Show in 2016.

From: Hickok45

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SIG announce voluntary recall

Recoil magazine posted that SIG SAUER is announcing a voluntary recall regarding P320 issue.

The details will be available on on Monday August 14.

Update: Soldier Systems Daily covered the session held by SIG recently.

SIG P320 drop controversy

Around July 31st, the internet started to notice that Dallas Police Department issued a "do not use"(paraphrasing) notice to its officers who carries SIG P320 as their service pistol. Dallas PD issued SIG P226, but officers who wants can buy SIG P320 with their own money can carry it.

It was noted by several forums and soon the word spread. It was unclear what lead to the decision, but on August 4, SIG Sauer realesed a statement regarding the issue.

In short, SIG SAUER states that P320 passed all drop tests, and have not heard any drop-related P320 incident in US.

The language SIG SAUER used in users manual which seemed to allude to the gun firing when dropped is more of legal writing than anything else. But coupled with some information and the way the manual was written, it probably gave someone at Dallas PD a pause, then decided that it would be better to be safe than sorry.

With SIG SAUER's statement it seemed to settle down, with Dallas PD lifting the suspension, until Omaha Outdoors posted this video featuring Andrew Tuohy, famous for calling out FireClean as evgetable oil based.

If the gun was dropped on its back of slide, the gun will fire. In the video, Tuohy identified one of possible reason, a heavier trigger.

It is unclear what SIG SAUER will do at this point. But with serious problem of this nature, SIG has to come up with a way to fix the issue instead of saying it passed industry tests. Guns do get dropped - whether it is fighting with an attackeror banging it on something.

What will this do to the MHS selection? It will be hard to tell. GAO said the selection did not violate the rules set up, but the drop test could have been in the second phase. Army can go ahead and just continue with the process, or they can fix it like how they dealt with M9's slide cracking problem. However, at this point a competitor like Glock can argue that it needs to be given a fair chance for the second stage since SIG got to modify its pistol.

This situation is still on going and will be interesting how it will change.

8mm Lebel and 7.5mm French

Ian goes over the two calibers used by French

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, August 7, 2017

It's buyer's market

In a recent study, estimated gun sales of July 2017 went down by 26% compared to the previous year. However the year 2016 was more of abnormality since many were worried about the Presidential election and was buying to hedge the chance that Clinton would have won.

Now that the chance of restrictive firearms law is lessened, the sales declined. In response, manufacturers are also giving out rebates and slashing prices. Manufacturers probably were worried about the election and had plans or increased manufacturing capacities. That created a lot more supply, and with less demand, the price fell.

Recently, Sturm, Ruger announced that it's second quarter sales dropped 22%.

Winchester Ammunition also had similar situation where their sales dipped 15% in the second quarter.

This means that if you are a buyer who has been looking in to buying a new gun, the time is right. It doesn't mean that the price will rise back up to pre-election level soon, but rather, the manufacturers will adjust their output level so it won't be this low.

Ammunition prices will be less likely to drop now with so many guns sold as well as impending ban on internet ammunition sales in California driving purchases up. Gun sales probably will not recover as fast as the ammunition sales, but the time is now if you want some good deals.

Tiny guns

It's not about the size. It's how you use it

From: Corridor Digital

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MP38 and MP40 SMGs

Ian goes over the two iconic SMGs from WW2

From: Forgotten Weapons

Comp-Tac Beltfeed high capacity magazine pouches

Comp-Tac is coming up with magazine pouch geared for competition. It carries 4 pouches in a staggered setup. It also has individually adjustable tension adjuster.

Price is $99.99

From: Comp-Tac

German gun laws and culture

Iraqveteran8888 has a video about German gun laws and culture with German enthusiast Hans.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wilson Combat Hackathorn Special

Wilson Combat is releasing a commander sized 1911 with inputs from Ken Hackathorn. It is chambered in .45 acp or 9mm.

It features 4.25" barrel with bushing, full-size frame, one piece Bullet Proof magwell, concealment hammer/grip safety, and medium-length trigger. Buyers have option of getting ambidextrous safety, front sight and deluxe hand-polish blued finish.

MSRP is $3,750

Concealable Sniper Rifle

Soldier Systems Daily has an article on this rifle specifically designed for urban use.

It is based off of M24

From: soldier Systems Daily

Sharps Bros Overthrow Stipped Lower receiver

Rainier Arms has Spartan mask themed lower made by Sharps Bros available.

Introductory price is $269.99

From: Rainier Arms

Century Arms $100 rebate

Anyone who purchases one of 16 Century Arms firearms from now until Oct. 1 will be elligible for $100 rebate in the form of gift card.

The list of qualifying firearms can be found in the rebate form

Rebate form:

From: Century Arms

Friday, August 4, 2017

Luty's Submachine Gun

This guns was made without using any 'gun components', as a symbol of protest.

From: Forgotten Weapons

LifeCard .22lr

This single shot, foldable firearm is made by Trail Blazer Arms. It is expected to ship this month.

MSRP is $399

From: Trail Blazer Arms

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

S&W 4006 TSW

MAC looks at the last 3rd Generation S&W semi-auto that was adopted by a law enforcement agency.

The procurement of this pistol had a small controversy as well. CHP put out a procurement(around 2006-2007) notice and two companies responded - S&W and Sig Sauer (then Sig Arms, IIRC)

SIG Arms filed a lawsuit after S&W was chosen. I haven't followed up on what happened to the lawsuit, but 4006 TSW remained as the issue pistol.

When issues, there was a sear problem which were fixed

From: Military Arms Channel

Integrally suppressed AK

The Firearm Blog caught glimpse of integrally suppressed AK in Ukraine called Gopak

It can be seen at 0:58

Here is more info from TFB

From: The Firearm Blog