Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wolf A1 Upper

Chris Bartocci looks at the Taiwanese piston AR upper. Wolf is importing these right now.

From: Chris Bartocci

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Suppressed variant of CZ Scorpion

 CZ USA posted a photo of suppressed variant of CZ Scorpion. This will be one of new 2018 guns from CZ USA

There will be two versions, a $599 stainless steel version and the lightweight titanium for $929

From: CZ USA

Ghost in the Shell VR Game

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Stealth Hounds is a game put on by VR Zone Shinjuku based on manga/anime Ghost in the Shell. It utilizes body tracking and VR technology

This attraction will open on Dec. 9th in Japan

There are other games at the venue as well

From: Yahoo News

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

British PIAT

During WW2, there were many attemptes to defeat tank armor. Brits came out with this contraption

Here is a scene in movie "A Bridge Too Far" that shows how PIAT can be used

From: Forgotten Weapons

Black Friday sales set new record

Background checks for 2017 Black Friday set a new record with 203,086 checks. This is a significant increase from last year's 185,713 checks.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Rugged Suppressors Micro30

TWANGnBANG looks at this Modular Rifle Silencer


Price is $1049


APEX Tactical's S&W M&P 2.0 Flat-Faced Trigger Kit

APEX Tactical comes out with a flat-face trigger for M&P 2.0. APEX came out with trigger for the original M&P that really enhanced the trigger. M&P 2.0 trigger is nothing to sneeze at, but this probably will make it even better

Price: $169.95

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Milpol 2017 round up

MilPol exhibition just ended and here are several interesting items

H&K 416F
This rifle was adopted by French and has some differences from other HK 416 models

MX3-T magnifier

Meprolight describes these as "a lightweight, all-in-one weapon sight that includes a thermal imaging channel and day/night sensitive camera, integrated DVR and IR pointer"

MOR Reflex Sight (Mepro RDS PRO) with Green laser

MicroTDS and FT Bullseye

S&S Precision has a new glove

Firearm finishes

MAC goes over different type of finishes you can look at for your firearms

From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Glock 18C

LAV goes over this interesting variant of Glock pistol

From: Vickers Tactical

Special Forces Foreign Weapons Demonstration(1974)

Harold Johnson of the Foreign Science and Technology Center was demonstrating various weapons at Ft. Bragg in this video.

The video is 1 hour long, but you can see how the foreign arms training were done in the day, including the latest products of the time

From: Jeff Quitney

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rock River Arms LAR-6

Chris Bartocci goes over this rifle that was chambered for 6.8 SPC. The cartridge was developed for a purpose but it didn't do well.

From: Chris Bartocci

Reloading shotgun slugs for cheap

Iraqveteran8888 shows how he saves money when he reloads shotgun slugs

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Israel Negev series

LAV looks at the Israel's domestically manufactured machinegun

From: Vickers Tactical

Surefire M312 Mini Scout Light Review

MrGunsnGear goes over this light

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, November 20, 2017

Colt Single Army polishing

Colt made a small clip of Single Army pistol getting polished.

From: Colt

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Robinson Armament XCR-M

Chris Bartocci covers the .308 version of XCR

XCR-L was covered in one of previous video

From: Chris Bartocci

FN SCAR-SC (Subcompact Carbine)

The Firearm Blog has photo of a new SCAR variant. It doesn't seem like FN SCAR PDW

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Knights Armament SR15 E3 and Mod 2

Chris Bartocci looks at this AR that has some interesting features before others did.

From: Chris Bartocci

Perun Holster by RCS

Raven Concealment Systems announced a new holster called Perun. It's OWB holster built with features from Eidolon holster line. Perun uses significantly less materials.

This new holster will replace the famous Phantom holster series as well. One unique feature is the retention adjusting slide. Material is a polymer using injection molding.

Available on Black Friday, and shipped near Christmas.

The holster works for following guns for now.
Glock 17, 19 and combination of SureFire or Stream lights.

Future version will include Sig Sauer P320, HK VP9, 1911s and more.

You can read more about the holster and see photos from

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Finnish Mosin-Nagant Variants

Ian and Karl goes over Finnish Mosin-Nagants. These Nagants are generally considered to be a bit more well made.

From: InRangeTV

USMC adopts Glock 19M as M007

US Marine Corp is getting Glock 19Ms for personnels who need a weapon that can be concealed. This is by no means USMC-wide change in pistol form M9, but for those who need concealment, they have an option.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Compact

MrGunsnGear reviews this new pistol.

From: MrGunsnGear

Hudson H9 review

Military Arms Channel goes over this pistol that was the most interested pistol at 2016 SHOT show

From: Military Arms Channel

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vickers Guide: WW2 Germany Vol. 1

Vickers Guide announced a new book on WW2 German firearms.

The price ranges from $95 - $200

Also, there is a promotion where buying 2 or more books qualifies for free US domestic shipping. 3 books or more gets upgraded to signature version and free shipping

Vickers Tactical +2 Extension for the Glock G42

TangoDown released the extension for G42. Price is $10.95

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Haley Strategic D7 Training program

Travis Haley recently moved his company to a better location and also added a new program utilizing Virtra 300.

This is a system that allows 300 degrees of screen using 5 large screens. The scenarios can be adjusted by the operator, allowing many different progressions and results.

From: Haley Strategic Partners

Greene Carbine

This rifle had some innovations in the 1800s incorporated in to it. Definitely an interesting piece of history

 From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, November 11, 2017

USSOCOM looking for Squad-Variable Powered Scopes

USSOCOM is looking for a scope that has variable power. It is seeking both First Focal Plane scope as well as the Second Focal Plane scope. Interestingly, First Focal Plane Scope will be set aside for small business, while Second Focal Plane Scope is open to everyone.

Currently, USSOCOM is using Vortex Razor HD Gen II for this role.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

H&K SL7 308

This less "assault rifle"-ish rifle is mechanically same as G3, but has some less "militaristic" appearance. H&K also had similar setup with G36 called HK SL8

From: Military Arms Channel

Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x Scope

MrGunsnGear looks at this budget friendly optic from Bushnells.

From: MrGunsnGear

Friday, November 10, 2017

Glock 19 Gen 5

Colion Noir shares his view of the new Glock 19 Gen 5

From: Colion Noir

How to deal with spinner target

Karl from InRangeTV shows how to efficiently engage the spinner target.

From: InRangeTV

Thursday, November 9, 2017

40 Caliber Pistol Cartridge Testing

This is an old video made by Federal Law Enforcement Training Center(FLETC) regarding the (then new) .40 S&W

Back then, .40 S&W was all the rage after FBI's Miami shootout as it offered better penetrations than 9mm while having more capacity than .45 ACP.

After two decades, things are now turning around and 9mm is back in the game.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Magazine fed Shockwave 12 guage

Black Aces Tactical released this magazine fed pump shotgun.

Here are some features

  • Billet Black Aces Tactical receiver
  • 4140 nickel plated bolt and slide
  • 17-4 Stainless Steel firing pins
  • The awesome Shockwave grip
  • OEM Mossberg corncob forend standard
  • Black Aces Tactical magazine tube spike standard
  • Each weapon comes with 2 5rd stick magazines
  • 27.5″ total overall length
  • Backward compatible to most Mossberg 500 accessories

Price: $499


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Greyhive Training Brief

Greyhive is a tactical training community of SMEs. They have many articles(link) and released a video called Training Brief. The first episode is about spalling

From: Greyhive via Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, November 6, 2017

SureFire/HSP D3FT light

SureFire and Haley Strategic Partner teamed up to come up with a light. It gives out 500 lumens using a single cell.

It's named Disruptive Environments Firefly Technique (D3FT), and will be available in Jan. 2018.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Saturday, November 4, 2017

IWI's Masada pistol

IWI is coming up with a new striker fired polymer pistol.

This would be a new design in the line up using polymer frame. In the past IWI had polymer frame version of Jerico/Baby Eagle, but it seems like there was a need for new pistol.

The pistol comes with 3 interchangeable grips, and is fully ambidextrous, and holds 17+1 rounds of 9mm

Black, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, and Sniper Gray colors will be offered.


IWI Tavor 7

IWI announced they are releasing 7.62x51mm version of Tavor. This is another entry in to bullpup rifles in 7.62 area.

Barrels will come in two lengths, 17" and 20"

From: IWI

VZ 61 Skorpion

This Czech machinepistol had some interesting concepts behind it.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Korean Glock Copy

The Firearm Blog posted some photos form PK Design Lab.

PK Design Lab is the company founded by Paul Kim, who was the VP of engineering at SureFire. Kim has left the company some years ago and works on various projects. He was involved in Lionheart pistol, an updated version of Daewoo DP-51 pistol.

It seems like he is now involved with the Korean Glock Copy. As of current, a lot of patents for Glock has expired and there are some remaining patents, but most of the gun can be built without problem now.

Looking closely at the photos, the first thing that stands up is the modularity of the pistol. The main part/chasis is the part that deals with all the internals. Just like SIG P320, that's the part that will be important for function. The photo shows that, and it is also reminiscent of STI 2011 set up.

This would allow modularity for armorers to fit the gun for whatever the different needs are.

Main recoil spring is that of a double spring variety. It is not sure why such design would be preferred, as H&K abandoned the design after USP. But to each to his own.

The slide is something that some Glock aficionados would be familiar with. It is the Lonewolf Slide.

The slide is actually manufactured by Dasan USA, whose parent company is a South Korean company. This company has been making them for a long time, and perhaps is the easiest after market slide to get. Dasan has been making some other parts as well, including Thales F90 parts, the new service rifle for Australian Defence Forces.

The TFB article asks if someone will import this. The question is is it made in South Korea. South Korea has very strict gun laws and personal ownership of pistol is very difficult to the point that it is impossible. Perhaps someone wants to enter the US pistol market with this.

Another possibility is that it maybe something they are trying to sell to South Korean military. This appeared at ADEX exhibition in Seoul Air Show. Daewoo pistol is now showing its age and perhaps there might be some rumblings about a new pistol.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Magpul Masada and its history

Chris Bartocci shares the history of Magpul Masada. This rifle garnered much interest and was anticipated. But Magpul licensed production to Bushmaster, and it ended up being the ACR.

From: Chris Bartocci