Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shooting Pumpkins

Halloween is here and its time to shoot some pumpkins!


Monday, October 30, 2017


Here is another Czech made magazine fed light machine guns. This can be thought of as precursor to BREN guns

And here is the shooting video

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, October 27, 2017

SureFire Field Notes - Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy of SureFire Institute gives a great advice on use of shotgun.

From: SureFire

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Decade of the Magpul PMag

Chris Bartocci discusses the history og PMAG

From: Chris Bartocci


MAC goes over this reincarnation of SITES Spectre

From: Military Arms Channel

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FN M249S mandatory recall

FN America is issuing a recall of M249S due to an issue with the hammer group for some models.


Owners can type in their 11 difit serial number to see if theirs is subject to recall

Cutaway G17 Gen 4

Chris Bartocci goes over how a Glock's firing mechanism works using a cut away G17 Gen 4

From: Chris Bartocci

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Preparing for sales due to emergency

What would happen to your guns if you are seriously injured, or even worse, dead?

When someone is seriously injured or dead, figuring out what will happen to guns is not the priority for most people. For other members of the family and relatives, it is not the most important thing as well.

One of things your collection of guns can provide is some form of money if it can be sold. About half of Americans do not have $500 in emergency in their savings account, which means in case of emergency, something has to be sold off to cover the cost.

Unfortunately, trying to get immediate cash by selling guns will greatly decrease the amount you can get from the market value. Pawn shops are easiest to access for immediate cash, but it also greatly reduces the amount you can get in exchange for convenience. Selling it to gun stores has similar affects as well.

So if you can afford to take some time, you can put it on to consignment and hope that the gun gets sold reasonably fast. If not, you'd have to lower price.

Similar situation happens when you try to sell your guns via person-to-person transfer as well.

Another thing is pricing.

You can't make it too cheap and need to know the value of the gun. If the family is not knowledegable about guns, getting a decent estimate is not easy.

One resource they can use is GunBroker.com

By typing in the make and model, it could give slightly better estimate than just guessing. The prices on Gunbroker has been ridiculed but it does give a starting point. Instead of MSRP prices that can be found(if it is posted on the manufacturers's website) it may give slightly better estimation. One of things you can do is to remind that discounting a certain amount, say 10%, would get better estimate before hand.

Another thing to remind is that custom works do not add value. While the said custom work may mean something to the owner, it probably doesn't fit the potential buyer's taste, and reduce the pool of buyers. This is especially true if it's some custom job done on a polymer gun. There are plenty of those custom works and it doesn't add value.

If it's a rare custom job by a well known gunsmith on a rare handgun, it maybe able to bring in more, but those are far and few inbetween.

Also, it would be a good idea to have list of your guns and the estimated value ready. For surviving families, having any kind of guidance on what to do is a great help. It reduces workload and allows faster sales.

It is very common for us to put off doing it, but having a decent preparedness ready could significantly help those who can benefit from it.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Vortex AMG UH-1Holographic sight review

MrGunsnGear looks at the sight Vortex debutted earlier this year.

From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Evolution of the Sturmgewehr

Ian goes over the German MP 43, 44, and StG44.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, October 21, 2017

SilencerCo integrally suppressed product reviews

Military Arms Channel reviewed the Maxim 9 pistol. The pistol is an integrally suppressed pistol.

Iraqveteran8888 looks at the Maxim 50, a suppressed muzzleloader.

From: Military Arms Channel, Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Molot VEPR-FM-74-21

Chris Bartocci goes over this Russian made AK.

From: Chris Bartocci

BCM MCMR M-LOK Handguards

BCM offered the KeyMod rails, and Magpul came out with M-LOK later. The argument over which was better was more or less settled when NSW Crane conducted the test and M-LOK came out ahead. So BCM is now offering M-LOK as well.

The handguards come in various length. 7($171.95), 10($179.95), 13($189.95), and 15($199.95) inches.

M-LOK Extended Cantilever Scout Mount

Magpul released Cantilever Scout Mount that can be attached directly to M-LOK system.

It us made for SureFire Scout Light or Streamlight ProTac Rail Mounted Lights


Price: $34.95

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CZ P10C Review

Andrew Tuohy found some issues with CZ 10C. it looks like it needs an update soon.

From: Omaha Outdoors


Polenar Tactial shows the difference of having a booster on AKS-74u and not.

From: Polenar Tactial

Knob creek pics

Guns.com covered the Knob Creek event and shared some photos.


From: Guns.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How To Hack A Stock M-4 Pistol Grip

Kit Badger shows how one can improve the A2 pistol grip for ARs

From: Kit Badger

Monday, October 16, 2017

Star BM 9mm Pistol

MAC looks at the Spanish pistol that is hitting the surplus market

From: Military Arms Channel

Post-apocalypse inspired customizing

Imgur user ricraynor made these two rifles inspired by the thought of post-apocalypse world. The guns are real. The Ottoman Turkish Mauser was used for the bolt action, and according to the article on Guns.com it was in bad shape that it would have costed too much for restoration.


From: Imgur and Guns.com

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Solothurn S18-1000

Ian shows this Anti-Tank rifle used by Switzerland. It's use in actual combat was very limited.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thyrm SwitchBack 2.0

Thyrm improved their flash light gadget. The list of improvements are

  • stronger pocket clip that also works with MOLLE/PALS webbing
  • pocket clip position that allows for deeper carry
  • optimized design to ease installation
  • wider thumb rest with traction features
  • small crush ribs on the lip that create a custom fit across a broader range of lights
  • aluminum spacer that expands compatibility to Streamlight HL and HL-X flashlights and other manufacturers with similar designs
  • finger ring that releases under heavy force/torque, but can be reset

From: Thyrm

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Galil Ace 21-N

LAV shows this rather lesser know Galil ACE

From: Vickers Tactical

TangoDown iO cover for Aimpoint T-2

TangoDown released iO cover for Aimpoint T-2.


Price: $30.95

From: TangoDown via Soldier Systems Daily

S&W 4006 and history of .40 S&W

Chris Bartocci goes over this pistol and the cartridge it was built around.

From: Chris Bartocci

Friday, October 13, 2017


The Firearm Blog has new photos of HK433 from AUSA 2017. The article gives some insight in to why some designs were made as well as the following article stating that H&K submitted both HK433 and HK416 for new Bundeswehr trial.



Soldier Systems Daily also has some photos as well


From: The Firearm Blog

Blade Runner 2049 Blasters

Adam Savage shows the Blasters used in the Blade Runner 2049. There is rubber and replica.

The original Blaster was based on Charter Arms Bulldog .44 SPL inside a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model S bolt-action rifle receiver, firing blanks.

The new Blaster uses LED light and muzzle flash was added in using CGI.

He was also an extra in the movie

From: Tested

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Honey Badger

Colion Noir shares his first expression of this rifle from Q

MAC also looks at the suppressors made by Q along with Tavor .300 BLK

From: Colion Noir, Military Arms Channel

Nikon Monarch 7i VR review

TWANGnBANG gives his review of this rangefinder and goes over the image stabilization and some other features.


Magpul Tactile Lock-Plates

Magpul made these lock-plates to help shooters know what type of magazine they are using in darkness. If your job requires you to have different type of cartridges and know which is needed in darkness, this is definitely a good choice. Available for PMAG 10/20/30 AR/M4 GEN M3 and PMAG AR 300 B GEN M3 magazines.

Price: $9.95 for a pack of 5

Single ridge is Type 1

Double ridge is Type 2


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How to deal with rifle wobbe

Robski shares some marksman tips on how to shoot good.

From: AK Operators Union, Local 47-74

Monday, October 9, 2017

Colt M45A1 Marine Corps Pistol review

Chris Bartocci shares some background on this pistol. This pistol was the last 1911 adoption from the US military and it's adoption process had some controversies, discussed in the early parts of the video.

Soldier Systems Daily had some photos from the trial that caused a bit of stir back in 2012.


From: Chris Bartocci

Astra 902

Ian shows Astra's copy of C96 Mauser. Jmes D. Julia auction features a semi-auto version and a select-fire version.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Costa Ludus 2018 schedule is up

Chris Costa has his class schedule up for 2018. There are various classes you can learn from. Some are held at his place, and some are in various parts of the country


From: Costa Ludus

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Colt Monitor

Here is a BAR variant that was produced in really small numbers, but FBI did accept them as their fighting rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Glock 19 Gen 5 Ameriglo review

Andrew Tuohy made a nice review that covers a lot of stuff without going through a long time.

From: Omaha Outdoors

Friday, October 6, 2017

TangoDown/Vickers Tactical Glock part compatibility

Soldier Systems Daily asked TangoDown which Vickers Tactical parts can be used in Gen5 Glocks.

Parts are,

Mag release, magazine floor plates, grip plug tool.

The article also says there are Gen 5 parts in development.

Link: http://soldiersystems.net/2017/10/03/tangodown-vickers-tactical-gen5-glock-part-compatibility/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, October 5, 2017

H&K VP9 Tactical

Chris Bartocci posted this review and it also has some historical look back at VP70, the first polymer striker fired pistol

From: Chris Bartocci

Taurus claims period for class settlement opens

Taurus opened the class action settlement agreement over defective gun lawsuit. The period is between Oct. 9 to Feb. 6.

Claimants will have 3 options - cash payment, enhanced warranty, and safety training

Website for the claim


From: Guns.com

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Phillips & Rodgers M47 Medusa

This revolver was supposed to be capable of firing several different calibers.

Unfortuantely it (almost) became master of none.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Aklys Defense Hades 50 caliber suppressor

Iraqveteran8888 shows this suppressor built for .50 BMG round. It goes on rifles that utilizes AR style design.

From: Iraqveteran8888

CMMG Guard

CMMG is is expanding their line and Guard is their .45ACP carbine and pistol line up.


TWANGnBANG looks at the rifle


Glock 19 Gen 5 vs. S&W M&P 2.0 Compact

MAC compares the new two pistols

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, October 2, 2017

Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry

LAV shows the new Wilson Combat 1911

From: Vickers Tactical


Thyrm is announcing weaponlight cover to keep carbons off of the lens. It is easy to apply and each sheet comes with various versions of most used weapon lights.

Sage Dynamic's Aaron Cowan made a video

From: Thyrm

Yugoslav M84 PKM

Ian goes over this machinegun built in Yugoslavia


From: Forgotten Weapons

L129A1 British Sharpshooter Rifle

Chris Bartocci shares the real L129A1 adopted by British troops

From: Chris Bartocci