Thursday, September 20, 2018

Semiauto Pistols of the 1800s

Ian made a special presentation of semiauto pistols made in 1800s. This brings all the different pistols made during that era together.



From: Forgotten Weapons

USSOCOM Suppressed Upper Receiver Group live fire

Soldier Systems Daily got his chance to try out the recently selected SURG system from SIG.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/09/20/live-fire-ussocom-suppressed-upper-receiver-group-surg/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

AR-15 Adjustable Gas Block tips

MrGunsnGear shares his tips regarding adjustable gas blocks for ARs.



From: MrGunsnGear

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CZ Bren S2 trickling in US

The Firearm Blog reports that CZ Bren S2 pistols are showing up in US. This rifle is updated version of CZ Bren 805 rifle after getting feedback from Czech military

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/09/17/cz-bren-s2-shipping-in-the-us/

From: The Firearm Blog

Magpul's new clothing line up

Magpul revealed new clothing line. There are many products, so visit their website and click on photos with Magpul logo on the clothing.

https://www.magpul.com/fall18

From: Magpul

Saturday, September 15, 2018

East German MPi-AKS-74NK

LAV shows his replica of East German AK variant



From: Vickers Tactical

Q's 7.62 Silencer Rundown

Kit badger goes over Q's 7.62 suppressor lines and explains the advantages they have


From: Kit Badger

USFA Zip 22

Ian usually looks at old guns, but this time he looks at this weird firearm that was made less than 7 years ago.




From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, September 14, 2018

Isard pistols

These 1911 look-a-likes were built in Barcelona but the internals are different, as well as the lack of refinement



Form: Forgotten Weapons

B&T USW review

Ken Hackatorn and M4carbine.net posted review of this pistol with stock.

https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?209285-What-is-Old-is-New-Again-Ken-Hackathorn-s-Review-of-the-B-amp-T-USW

From: M4Carbine.net

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

AR-10 history and Brownells BRN-10

Chris Bartocci goes over Brownell's revival of AR-10 along with the history of its development and adoption


From: Small Arms Solutions

Swiss Reibel M31

This French rifle adopted by Switzerland was used for defensive positions. In the beginning of the video, there is small mistake about the mount, which Ian corrects at the end.


From: Forgotten Weapons

How to measure barrel twist rate

Chad from Iraqveteran8888 shows quick and easy way to check twist rate of the barrel.



From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, September 9, 2018

8.6 Creedmoor Versus 338 Federal

Ivan shows the difference between two ammunition and pros and cons from each.



From: Kit Badger

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Denel NTW 20

Ian shows this South African Anti-material rifles using slightly different 20mm cartridge.



From: Forgotten Weapons

H&K MP5/40

LAV shows .40 S&W version of the famous MP5 series.



From: Vickers Tactical

Poland's new pistol

PW-INKA is the new pistol from Poland. It strikes great resemblance to Walther P99. Currently it is in competition to win the place of next Polish military pistol.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/09/07/polands-witu-unveil-new-military-pistol-the-pw-inka/

From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, September 6, 2018

AutoMag 180

Ian goes over the first iteration of Auto Mag 180



The newest reincarnation was announced but so far there has been no progress in actual production.

The cartridge itself was specifically mentioned in movie "Beverly Hills Cop II". Axel Foley(Eddie Murphy) went to Beverly Hills Gun Club to ask about .44 Automag case. The conversation included how the case is made from .308 Winchester case. However, the movie also made mistake of claiming that the gun was out of production due to expensive price.

From: Forgotten Weapons

CMP 1911 order starts

CMP is now accepting 1911 order forms.

The window to submit an order closes on October 4th. IT has to be postmarked between the two days.

One gun per person limit applies.

http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/1911-information/

From: CMP

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

HK45/MK24 Mod 0

Chris Bartocci goes over this pistol from H&K that was supposed to be the next 1911.


For more information, you can read the transcript of the interview with Ken Hackathorn and Larry Vickers did with Todd Green

http://pistol-training.com/articles/hk45-interview-with-ken-hackathorn-and-larry-vickers


From: Small Arms Solutions

Candela vs Lumens

Candela vs Lumens

MrGunsnGear talks about difference between the two


For those who want to geek out a little more here are two blogs that might help a bit

A bit more in layman's terms
https://blog.1000bulbs.com/home/whats-the-difference-between-candela-lux-and-lumens


and a bit more geeky
https://www.compuphase.com/electronics/candela_lumen.htm


For a nice graphical representation, here is one from an automotive blog
http://blog.streetsideauto.com/auto-parts/are-automotive-leds-worth-the-cost/

From: MrGunsnGear, Compuphase, StreetSide Auto, 1000bulbs

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Caracal CAR816 A2

MrGunsnGear looks at the rifle from UAE.


As MrGunsnGear says, Caracal hired people who worked on H&K HK416 then SIG MCX to design the rifle. There are several small things done to make this rifle more reliable.

Chris Bartocci has some more information regarding the rifle as well



From: MrGunsnGear, Chris Bartocci

ISS Prop guns pt. 3

LAV and Ken Hackathorn shows the last part of their visit to ISS



From: Vickers Tactical Inc

British L42A1 Sniper

This is the last Lee Enfield rifle used by Brits due to L1A1(British issued FN FALs) not quite upto the sniper task



Also up for auction

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/74/415/enfield-l42a1


From: Forgotten Weapons

Lewis Gun

Iraqveteran8888 made a short video regarding this historic rifle with C&Rsenal.



You can see an unexpected problem in the later half

From: Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, August 30, 2018

British No4 MkI (T) Sniper Rifle

British No4 MkI (T) Sniper Rifle

This video gives a good look at what to look for on the market if you are looking for one.


or you can buy from RIA

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/74/1466/enfield-4mk1-t-sniper-rifle

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilson Combat 300 HAM'R

TWANGnBANG reviewed this rifle from Wilson Combat. It utilizes a lot of components from 5.56 or .300 BLK ARs



From: TWANGnBANG

How to clean OSS suppressor

OSS Suppressors shows easy way to clean their turbine inspired suppressor.



From: OSS Suppressors via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ian's Berthiers

Ian from Forgotten Weapons shows a sneak peak at some of rifles he is using for his upcoming book about French rifles.



The book is titled "Chassepot to FAMAS: French Military Rifles 1866-2016" according to Ian's comment

From: Forgotten Weapons

Glock split in two

Lenny Magill of Glock Store shows how a Glock looks like when you split it lengthwise

Notice the slide rail piece being a one piece, for both front and rear rail



From: Glock Store via The Firearm Blog

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Valmet M82

This is Valmet's attempt at making a bullpup rifle.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, August 25, 2018

ISS Movie Guns: Part 2

Here is the second part of LAV and Ken Hackathorn's visit to ISS.




From: Vickers Tactical

Friday, August 24, 2018

Enfield MkI Revolver

Ian continues with British revolvers of late 1800s with Enfield Mk I revolver. This revolver features an interesting ejection mechanism that probably didn't work so well in the field




From: Forgotten Weapons

SureFire 556 Suppressor Rundown

Kit Badger made a video covering different SureFire suppressors for different purposes.



From: Kit Badger

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Original CETME Mars Importation

Ian looks at the complete CETME imported by Mars Importation.



You can see the difference in trigger group between CETME and H&K semi auto one at around 11:00

RIA catalogue link
https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/74/940/rare-spanish-cetmemars-equipment-corp-model-c-rifle

From: Forgotten Weapons

ProMag Steel Reinforced AK-47 Magazine and 50 Round Drum Test & Review

MrGunsnGear tested the infamous ProMag.




ProMag has a reputation, and in this video, problems occur after drop tests. However, as MrGunsnGear mentions, AK magazine ran without problem before the test.


From: MrGunsnGear

The Lefty silencer by Q

Q made this silencer for users of HK 416.



This is not currently available for market, but maybe in the future


From: Kit Badger

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Surefire Field Notes Ep. 30 - Jeff Gonzales on CCW

Jeff Gonzales discusses some of points to consider when someone is carrying a concealed weapon



From: SureFire

Russian Experimental PS-15 “DREL” Pistol

Here is a concealable pistol born from the request of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. It never got in to production.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/08/16/russian-experimental-ps-15-drel-pistol-chambered-in-5-45x18mm/


From: The Firearm Blog

Apex threaded barrel for M&P 2.0 Compact


Apex Tactical is releasing the threaded barrel for the M&P 2.0 Compact model in 9mm.

It has Melonite finish on it with 1-in-10 twist rate and features 1/2-28 thread pitch.

Link: https://store.apextactical.com/WebDirect/Products/Details/192912

Price: $234

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Garand Primer-Activated 1924 Trials Rifle

This one had an interesting mechanism to cycle. Instead of using the Garand gas system, primer pushed the bolt.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Curtis Rifle - Bullpup rifle design

The Armourer's Bench made a video about what could be the first bullpup rifle mechanism, from 1866.




From: The Armourer's Bench via Guns.com

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Enhanced Bolt Carrier Groups videos

Chris Bartocci made 3 parts video covering Bolt Carrier Groups

Part 1: ARs



Part 2: AR10 bolts



Part 3:Bolt carrier finishes


Small Arms Solutions is back on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn_AGhwovzeWrnqHFJpYWaw

However, the previous videos were lost, so it seems like Chris is uploading those videos again.


From: Small Arms Solution

Saturday, August 11, 2018

M3 Grease Gun

LAV uploaded slow motion video of M3 Grease Gun.



He mentions the Grease Gun used by Delta Force, and it probably was due to availability within US Army at the time.

From: Vickers Tactical

Maltese Flintlocks

Ian looks at the guns ordered by the Order in 1700s. Beginning of the video goes over the history.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Vickers Tactical Slide Stop for Gen5 Glock


Tango Down is releasing the Vickers Tactical Slide Stop for Gen5 Glocks. If you are left with wanting more from your Glock's factory slide stop, this is the one to go with.

https://tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-vtss-003-gen5-slide-stop/


Price: $27.95

Tango Down is also celebrating their 16th anniversary with discounts until Aug 12th. 10% off for purchases up to $125, 16% off all orders over $125

From: Tango Down

Walther's Project Ultra

This pistol was a project Walther worked on to fill the gap between .32 ACP and .380. The round was called 9mm Ultra, or commercially 9mm Police in 1970s



From: Forgotten Weapons

SureFire SOCOM 762 MINI 2

Kit Badger looks at the suppressor from SureFire




From: Kit Badger

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Walther CCP M2

Walther updated its CCW pistol. It improved it's takedown mechanism from its previous need for a tool to now no need for a tool. The operating mechanism is using delayed blowback mechanism similar to H&K P7s



It holds 8 rounds and MSRP is $469

http://www.waltherarms.com/handguns/ccp-m2/

Snowden Slights and his punt gun

Guns.com has some photos of hunter Snowden Slights from Britain's Yorkshire area. Series of photos shows how he would have utilized the punt gun

https://www.guns.com/2018/08/01/snowden-slights-and-his-canoe-sized-shotgun-photos/

From: Guns.com

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sunngard Automatic pistol

This Norweigian pistol held 50 rounds of .25 caliber rounds. It utilizes interesting magazine retention mechanism. It didn't become the first issued pistol with magazine capacity greater than 10 rounds.




From: Forgotten Weapons

9mm Colt carbines and its history

Chris Bartocci goes over the history of 9mm Colt Carbines. The video is 47 minutes long.



From: Small Arms Solutions

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Honey Badger Q

Kit Badger went to Q's factory and went over the Honey Badger rifle.








From: Kit Badger

Friday, July 27, 2018

South African Galils

Ian goes over licensed Galils produced in South Africa. The video is 30 minutes long but if you are interested in variants from South Africa it is worth it.



From: Forgotten Weapons

OLight reviews

There are two videos reviewing two Olight products.


MrGunsnGear looks at M1T Raider, an EDC light



Iraqveteran8888 looks at the PL Mini Weaponlight


From: MrGunsnGear, IraqVeteran8888

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Gun Guys - Ep. 08

Here, Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson talk about why they use 9mm often now instead of .45 acp




From: Wilson Combat

Hafdasa HA and the Zonda

Ian shows goes over these rare open-bolt pistols



From: Forgotten Weapons

FN 509 Tactical

Firearm Rack took a look at this new pistol from FN. It has some details that helps with improved red dot mounting on slide.




From: The Firearm Rack

Monday, July 23, 2018

Cobray Terminator

Ian decided to see how this shotgun shoots.


Here is the review video Ian covered before



From: Forgotten Weapons

History of Aimpoint & The Comp M4/M5

Ian and Karl discuss Aimpoint's history and some of details that went in to the design.




From: InRangeTV

Saturday, July 21, 2018

StG-45(M)

Ian goes over this weapon that never got to see actual war, but has some interesting background after the war




From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, July 20, 2018

Thompson and MP5

The second interview with Ken Hackathorn is here and this time it is about Thompson SMG and MP5



There are some interesting things about operation of MP5 as well.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Vickers Tactical Carry Trigger GLOCK

Larry Vickers worked with TangoDown to come out with this new trigger for Glocks



It's a flat faced polymer trigger. It uses the same material as the OEM trigger instead of metals like many aftermarket triggers. LAV himself posted on Soldier Systems Daily that this came as a request by a Federal LE counter terrorism unit.

The take-up is the same as factory trigger, but over-travel was shortened.


There are two versions - one for Gen3 and Gen4, other for Gen5

Gen3, Gen4, G42, and G43
https://tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-carry-trigger-vtct-001-gen-3-4/

Gen5
https://tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-carry-trigger-vtct-002-gen-5/

Price is $37.95

OSS "Stinger" Covert Cigarette Guns

Here is another interesting gun that was used by OSS(precursor to CIA)



From: Forgotten Weapons

Henry Frontier Threaded

TWANGnBANG reviews this lever action with threaded barrel for easier suppressor use and related changes



From: TWANGnBANG

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Magpul Eyewears

Magpul is jumping in to eyewear market.

https://www.magpul.com/featured/eyewear




There are three models(Explorer, Terrain, and Summit) with 7 different lens colors available and 3 frame colors

Magpul says the glasses meet MILSPEC(MIL-PRF 32432), ANSI Z87.1 high impact and ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 industrial safety standards

From the looks of it, Explorer is closer to everyday eyewear, while Terrain and Summit are for more rigorous activities.


From: Magpul

Field Notes Ep. 29

In this episode, Jared Reston talks about not outshooting your brain, i.e. reacting without thinking.



From: SureFire

How Pakistan tested to find their new rifle

Proofmark LLC's John Kennedy posted on Soldier Systems Daily his experience with Pakistan's search for a new rifle.


http://soldiersystems.net/2018/07/16/general-staff-requirement-gsr-new-assault-rifle/

It's a long read, but gives a good inside look at how the process went. Also, read the comments section for more interesting tidbits.


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hungarian AMD-65

LAV posted a video about this interesting variant.



From: Vickers Tactical

Pistola PRESSIN

Ian shows this interesting gun made by Llama that looks like a pair of eyeglasses




From: Forgotten Weapons

Surefire M600DF

MrGunsnGear reviewed this Dual Fuel version of the Scout light. The review also includes some comparisons with similar Surefire product(M300C and M600U.




From: MrGunsnGear

Friday, July 13, 2018

South African gun laws

Ian made a video about gun laws in South Africa




From: Forgotten Weapons

King Abdullah II and Prince Hussein

King Abdullah II of Jordan enjoys a day of father-son bonding with his son Prince Hussein

DOJ, SAF Reach Settlement in Defense Distributed Lawsuit

In 2013, Department of Justice hit Defense Distributed with ITAR for posting 3D printed gun design. Second Amendment Foundation fought with Defense Distributed and announced they reached a settlement.

-DOJ acknowledges that non-automatic firearms up to .50 cal are not inherently militaristic in nature.
-Export of technical information is regulated by the Commerce Department

You can read more from

http://www.shootingwire.com/story/3039c9b1-6afd-4899-87c2-36d74f4609c4


From: The Shooting Wire

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

World's Biggest Black Powder Cannon

Ian shows this big cannon that never got to see a combat, but has a very interesting mechanism for operation.


From: Forgotten Weapons

SIG Rattler

Chris Bartocci reviews this PDW.



From: Chris Bartocci

Soviet Experimental 6mm Sniper Rifle

The Firearm Blog has an interesting experimental bullpup rifle Soviets worked on. It used 6x49mm cartridge.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/07/09/soviet-experimental-6mm-sniper-rifle-tkb-0145s/

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Larry Vickers – One Hand Shooting

LAV shares his tip on how to shoot one handed.



Shooting with weak hand is something a lot of people should practice as well.


From: Wilson Combat

Maxim MG 08

Othias of C&Rsenal and Iraqveteran8888 decided to bring out this historical machinegun



From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Suppressor Myths

SIG Sauer made a video debunking myths regarding suppressors with John Hollister


From: SIG Sauer

A Well-Traveled Luger

This Luger is mechanically plain, but the markings on the gun tell a very long posession starting from Weimar era


From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, July 2, 2018

Japanese Type 11 LMG

NRApubs has a good video on Japanese Type 11 LMG. This part of 'I Have This Old Gun Series'


From: NRAPub

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Lionheart Industries Regulus Modular Pistol preview

The Firearm Rack has some information regarding this new version of Lionheart LH series, based off of Daewoo DP51

https://www.firearmrack.com/lionheart-industries-regulus-modular-pistol-exclusive-preview/

From: The Firearm Rack

Neostead 2000

This is also a part of South Africa's design that looks like KelTec's KSG, but the inner workings are really different.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, June 29, 2018

Northwood Developments R76 & M77

Ian looks at some indigenous firearms developed from Rhodesia in late 70s



From: Forgotten Weapons

Canik TP9SA Mod 2

MrGunsnGear looks at the updated Canik 9mm pistol. There are some feature changes while functionality seems to be same.



From: MrGunsnGear

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Haley Strategic D3CRM Micro Chest Rig

Garand Thumb reviewed this versatile chest rig.




The chest rig might be too advanced for some people's use, but there is no denying it has really abundance of versatility to fit various needs.


From: Garand Thumb

SureFire Field Notes Ep. 26

Bill Blowers shows a weapon light drill that can be used to train light discipline during transitions and reloads.



From: SureFire

Sunday, June 24, 2018

AA-12

LAV uploaded this video with more information about the gun's internal.


From: Vickers Tactical

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Inkunzi PAW

Ian looks at this rare grenade launcher made in South Africa.



They appeared in some videos before, but this one seems to be first of independently reviewed video. You can also see internals as well.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Gun Guys – Ep. 07

Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson talks about Compact 1911 and ammunition selection.




From: Wilson Combat

Thursday, June 21, 2018

19th century cane guns

RIA made a video showing some cane guns from 1800s, including one with pneumatic mechanism



From: Rock Island Auction

Rukavishnikov Experimental SMG

The Firearm Blog has some photos of experimental SMGs from Soviet era. IT didn't make the cut, but does show some interesting things that were thought of back in the day

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/06/19/rukavishnikov-experimental-submachine-gun/

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Surefire XH35 MaxVision Light Review

MrGunsnGear looks at the new weapon light from SureFire. This design allows use of their new holster, which allows suppressor mounted pistol to be carried.



From: MrGunsnGear

CCW vs. Martial Artist

Master Ken shows how to defeat CCW/CHL carrying. It is important to know how to avoid such moves as well.



From: EnterTheDojoShow

Saturday, June 16, 2018

AK-47 Type 2

LAV shows this rare rifle in action


From: Vickers Tactical

UF Pro's handgun diarming technique test

UF Pro has been posting some videos and this one is putting handgun disarm tactics.


There are several things to keep in mind. First, outcome of technique does depend on people engaged in this situation. One may have better training or natural ability, resulting in different outcome.

Second, the situations in video maybe not be a good representation. In the video, shooter knows there will be disarming techniques. If this is done for real, there is no telling when this will happen. Element of surprise may be favoring the 'hostage'.

That said, anyone who carries guns for defense should not scoff at something like this. There are times when you might be the shooter, and the other way around.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Spuhr Enhanced Left Handed G3 Rifle

Ian and Karl go over the new H&K G3 rifle outfitted with Spuhr parts. The parts were used to modernize G3 rifles for Sweden




From: InRange TV

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Stoner LAMG

Knights Armament put up a short but awesome video of the gun


From: Knights Armament

Republic Arms RAP-401

This is another pistol built domestically in South Africa for their consumption.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, June 10, 2018

HK MR223 A3

This civilian version available in Europe has some upgrades first used in HK416 A5.



From: Vickers Tactical

Friday, June 8, 2018

Shpagin's SPSh-44 Flare Pistol

Ian looks at the flare pistol that ended up being spread out through the Warsaw Pact countries




From: Forgotten Weapons

Streamlight PolyTac X USB

MrGunsnGear looks at the updated version of this nice light


From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Geissele Automatics URG

Geissele showed their 10.3" Upper Receiver Group during SOFIC.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/22/sofic-18-geissele-automatics-10-3-urg/


The commercial version with 16" barrel is available and you can pre-order it from Brownells

https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/receivers/upper-receivers/ar-15-usasoc-upper-receiver-group-improved-urgi-5-56-m-lok-prod114412.aspx

MrGunsnGear recently posted a short video of the URG



From: Soldier Systems Daily, MrGunsnGear

Franklin Armory BFSIII TR-4 Trigger

Franklin Armory has been making Binary Triggers, but this version shown in SOFIC also has full-auto selector

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/25/sofic-18-franklin-armory-bfsiii-tr-4-trigger/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Some other SOFIC 2018 articles

SureFire has Flashhider made for .50 M2.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/24/sofi-18-surefire-sf3p/


Glock Sub Compact Weapon Concept - Glock has some mix of commercially available parts thrown in to make this concept weapon.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/29/sofic-18-possible-glock-sub-compact-weapon-concept/


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Galil ARM

LAV posted video about Galil ARM, using the real one.




From: Vickers Tactical

Dasan DSP9

This is a pistol made by Dasan Manufacturing that seems to use Glock Gen3 design. There are some changes that seems to follow the market's demand.



The frame is made with aluminum, and there are two designs. One with polymer frame using a modular frame and full aluminum frame

The Firearm Blog had coverage during SHOT Show
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/01/23/shot-2018-dasan-aluminum-2011-style-glock-lower/


From: Bemil, The Firearm Blog

AA-12 coming to commercial market

AA-12 was a shotgun designed in 80s and saw some resurgence about 10 years ago as the company pushed for its adoption by military. It never materialized and now it's going to be available for commercial market

Friday, June 1, 2018

M9A1 review

Chris Bartocci recently posted a technical review of this pistol. The video also addresses the infamous slide separation incident during US military's adoption of M9




From: Chris Bartocci

Demro XF-7 Wasp

This carbine was not a commercial success but does show some lesser known products that were available at the time.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Russian firearm news

The Firearm Blog has some updates on firearms made in Russia

Vladimir Onokoy wrote about Strike One
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/05/29/the-real-story-behind-russian-origins-of-strike-one-stryk-b-pistol/



as well as some Russian suppressed rifles using their 9x39mm ammunition
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/05/29/larry-vickers-shoots-integrally-suppressed-amb-17-and-some-history-behind-russian-9x39-weapons/


Hrachya H has updated news about MOLOT Pistol
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/05/29/molot-pistol-that-never-was/

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, May 28, 2018

Knight's Armament Light Assault Machine Gun

Ian and Karl looks at this interesting firearm. Knight's Armament has been working on this for a long time and changes has been interesting




From: InRangeTV

PTRD 41

This anti-tank rifle from Soviet Union features some interesting simplicity as well as production time.




From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Type 1 Russian AK

This is the original AK-47. It ended up getting replaced by AKM due to problems.



EDIT
Russian AK-49 - The Type 2


Ian continues with his AK series. It's interesting to get a detailed look in to AK's development



From: Forgotten Weapons

FRENCH MAB PA-15

LAV made a short video about this rare pistol




From: Vickers Tactical

Gun Guys – Ep. 06

Ken Hackthorn and Bill Wilson talk about preferences between full-size and compact-1911s




From: Wilson Combat

Friday, May 18, 2018

Swiss P75 Army Pistol

This is more or less SIG P220. Ian goes over the development using many prototypes made along the way


From: Forgotten Weapons

New US Army rifle qualification explanation video

Circle Dog Productions made a video that depicts how US Army's new qualification course would look like.



It is not finalized, but it should be similar to what is shown in video.

From: Circle Dog Productions via Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ken Hackathorn on the M1

Ian interviewed Ken Hackathorn about M1 Carbine. There are some really great information in thsi video that touches on history of the gun as well as how it was received.




From: Forgotten Weapons

SureFire Field Notes Ep. 25

Travis Haley talks about light discipline.




From: SureFire

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Colt Canada IUR

This rifle was shown on Vickers Guide. It features some interesting things made by Colt Canada(formerly known as Diemaco) to fit customer's need



From: Vickers Tactical

CMP 1911 price announced

CMP finally released on the price for the 1911s


    CMP 1911 PRICING:

    CMP has priced the 1911 type pistols at fair market value in accordance with CMP’s enabling legislation.

  •     Service Grade $1050. Pistol may exhibit minor pitting and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips are complete with no cracks. Pistol is in issuable condition.
  •     Field Grade $950. Pistol may exhibit minor rust, pitting, and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips are complete with no cracks. Pistol is in issuable condition.
  •     Rack Grade $850. Pistol will exhibit rust, pitting, and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips may be incomplete and exhibit cracks. Pistol requires minor work to return to issuable condition.
  •     Auction Grade (Sales will to be determined by auctioning the pistol). The condition of the auction pistol will be described when posted for auction.

    Note: If you have already purchased a 1911 from CMP you will not be allowed to purchase an auction 1911. If you purchase an auction 1911, your name will be pulled from the sequenced list. No repeat purchasers are allowed until all orders received have been filled.


Orders will be accepted from Sept. 4, 2018 to Oct. 4, 2018

For more information, you can visit,

http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/1911-information/

From: CMP

NSWC-Crane Mid-Length Gas System Testing

Naval Surface Warface Center-Crane conducted tests to see if Mid-length gas system is better.

Answer: Yes

Muzzle velocity is more or less the same, but velocity at 100 yards show different story.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/14/nswc-crane-carbine-mid-length-gas-system-testing-shows-increased-performance/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, May 11, 2018

SIG P365 reviews


There are several reviews for this pistol now.

Small Arms Solutions


Taran Butler

From: Small Arms Solutions, Taran Butler

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Steyr ACR

This rifle was one of attempts by US Army to improve rifles in late 80s, early 90s. This trial is where H&K came out with G11



Idea was to shoot bullets fast in burst mode.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Atlas holster by Standard Co


Standard Co has an appendix carry holster that has magazine holder as well.

https://standardcousa.com/products/appendix-inside-the-waistband-concealed-carry-holster

Soldier Systems Daily also has some close up photos.

Price: $129.99

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

RCS Perun LC



Raven Concealment Gear released Perun holsters that can accommodate weapon lights. Currently, these are available for Glock 17, 19, 34, with SureFire X-300U/B light. More models are on the way.

http://rcsgear.com/products.php?product=Perun-OWB-Holster-Glock-with-Surefire-X300U

Price: $49.99

For more photos, you can check out Soldier Systems Daily

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/07/raven-concealment-systems-perun-lc-holster/



From: RCS, SSD

Tyrant Designs G43 Extended Magazine Release



Tyrant Designs came out with Glock 43 Extended Magazine release.

https://www.tyrantcnc.com/collections/all-ar15-grips/products/glock-43-extended-magazine-release

Price: $27.95

Yugoslavian M49/57

Ian shows this PPSh look alike from Yugoslavia





From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Magpul Bipod and new sling


Magpul is coming out with a bipod. It is made with 6061 T-6 aluminum inside of injection-molded polymer.


https://www.magpul.com/products/magpul-bipod-for-m-lok-1913-picatinny-rail-a-r-m-s-17s

Priced at $109.95, this sits between Harris and Atlas bipods.



Rifleman Loop Sling

This sling took features from Rhodesian and 1907 match-style slings.


https://www.magpul.com/products/magpul-rls-sling

Price is $19.95


From: Magpul

SIG Optics Ballistic Data Xchange

This system allows shooting solutions to be transferred over to scope using Bluetooth. Sight in using KILO BDX Rangefinders, then the firing solution will be calculated via app on smartphone, which is then sent to SIERRA3BDX Riflescopes.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/04/sig-optics-unveils-ballistic-data-xchange/

From: Sig Sauer via Soldier Systems Daily

Saturday, May 5, 2018

LMT M203 37mm Launcher


Brownells is taking pre-orders for LMT M203 37mm Launcher. This is very similar to the 40mm launcher used in military.

https://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/duty-gear/safety-amp-warning-equipment/m203-37mm-launcher-prod118458.aspx

Price is $1599. It maybe steep, but it doesn't require Destructive Device paperworks required for the actual 40mm version.


From: Soldier Systems Daily

SureFire XH30

SureFire XH30 emits 1000 lumens with beams in similar fashion as XH35. It is made for their MasterFire holster.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/04/nraam-18-surefire-xh30/

From: Soldier Systems

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

BCM prototype upper receiver

LAV shows his carbine setup and also shows us prototype BCM upper receiver



From: Vickers Tactical

SureFire Field Notes - Kyle Lamb

Kyle Lamb shares his tips on using lights and vehicles in low light conditions



From: SureFire

H&K USC comes back



H&K is bringing back USC carbine. There is no confirmation on how long this will be offered again, but it will come with 2 ten round magazines.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/04/30/hk-usc-45/

Link: https://hk-usa.com/hk-models/usc/


From: Soldier Systems

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Vektor CR21

South Africa built indigenous firearms due to international embargo and this was one of interesting development




From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, April 30, 2018

Swiss Furrer MP-41/44

Ian talks about this SMG and shows how it really fires.




From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Beretta 92 Elite LTT

This gun was designed with inputs from Ernest Langdon.

It pairs Vertec/M93A slide with M9A1 frame.



Website: https://www.langdontactical.com/store/p59/92_Elite_LTT_.html


Price: $999 - 1,164


From: Langdon Tactical

KTAK Target System

Kit Badger looks at the target system that resembles vital human organs

https://kitbadger.com/ktak-target-system/





From: Kit Badger via Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, April 27, 2018

Gun Guys Ep 5

Ken Hackathorn shares his favorite 1911 accessories.



From: Wilson Combat

PK Design Lab's M52 Weaponlight

The Firearm Blog has news of new weaponlight by Paul Kim. The newly designed Tape Switch has 90 degree bent, making it easier to install. Also, it is going to be compatible with SureFire scoutlights.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/04/24/pk-design-labs-m52-weaponlight/

Here's the M52 Weaponlight brochure from PK Design Lab's website

http://www.pkdesignlab.com/Spec/M52.pdf


From: The Firearm Blog

Silenced CZ-27, Polish vs German

Ian looks at how two different countries approached the need for putting suppressors on the same pistol.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, April 26, 2018

HK XM-8

LAV and Ian talk about this rifle.


This rifle was on US military trial, but didn't ended up becoming the next new rifle. LAC was involved with the development and gives some very interesting points.

From: Forgotten Weapons

M27 accessories

Soldier Systems Daily has a photo of accessories evaluated for USMC's M27 rifle.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/04/21/m27-accessories-evaluated/

As the article states, the M27 will be issued as it is right now without above accessories, but it's an interesting look in to some choices.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, April 19, 2018

SureFire Field Notes Ep. 23

In this episode, Steve Fisher talks about why having a hand held flashlight is important.


From: SureFire

CMMG Banshee & DefCan 22

TWANGnBANG is back with his reviews. This time, using the CMMG Banshee with DefCan 22


From: TWANGnBANG

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Turkish Mauser/Enfield Hybrid Rifle

"Enfauser" is the name of this design of mixed heritage.


From: Forgotten Weapons

R. Lee Ermey passes


R. Lee Ermey is widely known for his role as the Marine Drill Instructor in 'Full Metal Jacket'. On Sunday, April 16th, he passed away from complications from pneumonia. He was 74 years old.



His role in the movie won him nomination for Golden Globe. He also appeared as helicopter pilot in 'Apocalypse Now'


'The Gunny', as he was known, was also spokes person for Glock. He appeared in public events such as NRA Annual Meetings and SHOT Shows as well as some commercials for Glock



He also hosted the show 'Mail Call' and 'Lock n' Load' on History Channel.

Here is a video of bloopers he made on the show

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Steyr-Solothurn MP34

LAV shows this SMG made by company purchased by Germans to skirt the treaty.




This video is a lot shorter than what Ian from Forgotten Weapons did, but has more professionally done video


From: Vickers Tactical

KitBadger reviews Nightfighter 101

KitBadger took the NightFighter from SIG academy, taught by Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics




From: KitBadger

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Danish military chooses SIG P320 X-Carry

Danish military needed to update its standard issue side arm and were testing several candidates including Glock, Canik, and Beretta. It decided on P320

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/04/12/danish-armed-forces-begins-fielding-sig-p320-x-carry/




From: Soldier Systems Daily

SIG Model U from WW2

SIG worked on developing semi-auto rifle, just like other manufacturers at the time




From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Colt Model 1971

Colt tried to make a pistol that could replace the aging 1911. The prototype was shown here.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

OSS Flying Dragon

This was one of attempts by OSS to develop a silent gun to take out sentry



From: Forgotten Weapons

Leupold Mark 5 HD Scope

Leupold has been upping there game in scopes for DMR roll.


From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Surefire EDCL2-T

MrGunsnGear uploaded his review of this 1200 lumen light


From: MrGunsnGear

Russian PPSH-43

This SMG was covered before by others, but let's take a look at it again. This particular gun is a post-sample.




From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Haley Strategic D3FT Combat light


SureFire and Haley Strategic collaborated and came up with this handy light.

  • Uses one 123A battery
  • 500 lumens

Price: $169

available from

https://www.haleystrategic.com/weapon-accessories/illumination-tools/deft-combat-light

From: Haley Strategic

McCarty's Peculiar Revolver

This is another of the weird designs that tried to get more than a single digit rounds in to the revolver




From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Colt Pocket Hammerless Model M prototype

Ian shows this post-WW2 prototpe pistol, an update to the classic Pocket Hammerless pistol.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Aimpoint Comp M5 Micro Red Dot

MrGunsnGear shares his review of the new small red dot from Aimpoint




Garand Thumb also has a review up


From: MrGunsnGear, Garand Thumb

Monday, April 2, 2018

Korth PRS

Korth made some expensive guns and this is one of them.




From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Length of pull

LAV shares his tip on which length of pull to have



From: Vickers Tactical

Hall's Patent Clock Gun

Need a way to scare birds but don't want to do it every hour on the hour? Here's mechanical solution



From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, March 30, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Michael Voight passes away

Michael Voight, a competition shooter and consultant to SureFire, passed away recently. He also served as the president of the USPSA a few years ago.

Here is a video he made with SureFire

Czech VZ. 58

LAV made a short video about the Czech beauty


From: Vickers Tactical

Taurus 709 SLIM

MrGunsnGear looks at the CCW oriented pistol. It is not curbed so that's a good start

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, March 26, 2018

Gun Guys Ep 4

Ken Hackathorn talks about 1911 and some stories from old times.




From: Wilson Combat

Saturday, March 24, 2018

How To Establish Natural Point Of Aim

MrGunsnGear shows you how to improve your shooting by setting up a good natural point of aim




From: MrGunsnGear

Firearm news from USACOM sniper competition

A few interesting tid bits came out today from Soldier Systems

1. USSOCOM adopts 6.5 Creedmoor
Military has been looking at calibers that would enhance shooting and there were several candidates. USSOCOM ran its own evaluation and decided on 6.5 Creedmoor over 260 Remington. Both performed just about the same but 6.5 CM had more room for various loads.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/23/ussocom-adopts-6-5-cm/


2. Knight's Armaments LMG has been updated. This was one of two guns used to evaluate Intermediate Caliber.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/23/2018-usasoc-sniper-comp-kac-lightweight-assault-machine-gun-update/


3. At the same time, Geissele came up with M110 improvement package

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/23/2018-usasoc-sniper-comp-geissele/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, March 23, 2018

UK vz.59 Czech Universal Machine Gun

Ian looks at the MG in 7.62x54R




From: Forgotten Weapons

FN 509

MrGunsnGear looks at the FN's submission to MHS trial, or the civilian version thereof.



From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, March 19, 2018

Stoner 63

Ian shows a Stoner that is going on auction. The video probably has the best description of how modular it is



From: Forgotten Weapons

USMC to adopt MHS

The Firearm Blog is reporting that US Marine Corps will also adopt MHS.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/03/16/marine-corps-adopt-modular-handgun-system/

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Akyls Defense ZK-22

Chris Bartocci continues his videos with Akyls Defense.



From: Chris Bartocci

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Beretta 38A

Ian shoots this SMG that was available around WW2 era



From: Forgotten Weapons

M14

LAV gives a primer on this rifle




From: Vickers Tactical

Friday, March 16, 2018

H&K Rifles

Soldier Systems Daily has some pics of latest variations of HK433 ver 4 and HK416A7

Both are using H&K's RAL8000 color.

HK433
http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/15/hk433-in-ral8000/


HK416 is using a grip that looks very similar to VP9 grip design. It says backstraps can be changed using different inserts.
http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/15/hk416a7/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Steyr-Solothurn S1-100

Ian looks at this firearm that is probably a Japanese contract one.


From: Forgotten Weapons

SureFire M300C 500 Lumen Mini Scout

MrGunsnGear looks at the new SureFire M300C 500 Lumen Mini Scout Weapon Light



From: MrGunsnGear

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hi-Point C9

MrGunsnGear reviews this infamous gun and also has a maintenance video





From: MrGunsnGear

Blackwater Ammunition

Erik Prince, founder of PMC company Blackwater is jumping in to ammunition manufacturing business. The company will be a subsidiary of Precision Ballistic Manufacturing in Malta.

Commercial lines will come in black boxes, Mil/Pol in tan boxes

Calibers offered this year is

9mm
.45 ACP
.223 REM/5.56×45
.308 WIN/7.62×51
12.7×99/.50 BMG
specialized 12 guage shells for antiriot control

In 2019,
.40 S&W
.338 Lapua Magnum
other proprietary military/police ammunition

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/12/blackwater-ammunition-launches-global-brand-products-and-operations/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, March 12, 2018

Crye Precision price change

Crye Precision announced they will change prices on its products starting March 15th. Some products will benefit from improved manufacturing process while others will see increase in price

http://cryeprecision.com/Resources/en/2018_pricing_info.htm

Products that will see discount

    Jumpable Plate Carrier (JPC)
    JPC 2.0
    JPC 2.0 Swimmer Cut
    JPC E-Doff Kit
    CAGE Plate Carrier
    NightCap
    SkullCap
    Peltor Adapter Set
    Compact Assault Ghillie
    AVS Customization Kit
    AVS Low Profile Belt
    GunClip
    LVS 6x6 Tactical Soft Armor Pouch Set
    LVS 6x9 Tactical Soft Armor Pouch Set


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Darne "Canardière Portatif" Shoulder-Fired Punt Gun

Forgotten Weapons looks at this small punt gun up for auction in James D. Julia Auction.



Punt guns were used to spread as many pellets as possible to catch as many birds. If you want to see big punt guns. just google the picture. Yes. It's that shoulder gun pic from the past.


From: Forgotten Weapons

LAV on zeroing rifle

LAV shares his tip on how to zero your rifle


If you are going for 100m zero, 2 inches below should work well. for 50m zero, 1 inch below the x can be a bit faster

Also, if you have astigmatism, the red dot starts to look crooked.

From: Vickers Tactical

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Desert Tech MDR

Ian and Karl reviewed the Desert Tech MDR. Th video is from SHOT Show Media Day

Warning: Slight use of F-word



From: InRange TV

Enforce TAC

Soldier Systems has some interesting items

SIG's USSOCOM Squad-Variable Powered Scope

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/08/enforce-tac-sig-optics-exhibits-socom-vpco/

This scope is similar to SIG Sauer's TANGO 6, but supposedly there are some differences.


H&K Gen 3 magazine

Heckler & Koch showed their third generation polymer magazine.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/08/enforce-tac-18-heckler-koch-introduce-gen3-polymer-magazine/


Tactical Pro Gear's Rapid Deployment Plate Carrier

This plate carrier has incorporated magazine slots and SERE buckles

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/09/enforce-tac-tpg-black/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Switch Shoulder Drill

LAV shows how you can efficiently switch shoulders. In the video he focusses on how to work with slings as well


From: Vickers Tactical