Sunday, December 30, 2018

H&K G36

Ian goes over this modern rifle. There are two versions in the video. MG36E, which is export version that has slightly thicker barrel, and Bundeswehr version in clear plastic.

Ian doesn't discuss the infamous heating problem in this video.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Glock 20 and history of 10mm

Chris Bartocci goes over Glock 20 and history of 10mm and its adoption.

From: Small Arms Solutions

Brownells BRN-605

Brownells is coming out with reproduction of Colt Model 605

It tries to replicate as much as possible, but has to make the barrel 0.5 inch longer to meet legal limit. It also has 1:12 twist which limits the ammo selection to 55gr ammo for the best performance.

Price is $1,299.99

Saturday, December 29, 2018


LAV made a quick video of the new improved CZ rifle. The rifle got feedback from Czech SF and shed some weight as well as having some small detail changes

From: Vickers Tactical Inc


Iraqveteran8888 collaborated with C&Rsenal and goes over this WW1 machinegun.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, December 27, 2018

H&K G11

Ian goes in-depth in both history and mechanism of this interesting rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Hi point pistol

Grand Thumb decided to take one for the team and reviewed this pistol

Of course, you can try to improve it.

From: Garand Thumb, Dynamic Pie Concepts

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

WF Bern C42 & E22

This was the competitor to SIG 541 which eventually became SIG 550. It had some interesting features per the requirement, but didn't make it due to some problems

From: Forgotten Weapons

Spuhr on their G3 stock design

Hakan Spuhr talks about why their stock is designed the way it is. Please be aware that the sound suddenly gets loud at 4:35 when the shooting portion shows up.

From: Spuhr

Monday, December 24, 2018

Knights Armament SR15 E3 Mod 2 M-LOK

Chris Bartocci goes in to this 5.56 rifle

From: Small Arms Solutions

South Korean K1A

LAV goes over this carbine/SMG from South Korea

South Korean government was already developing K2 rifle when ROKA SF wanted a replacement for M3 they have been using. So in a tight deadline, K1 was developed, then had some modifications done and got K1A designation.

From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Why Bullpups?

Ian and Karl discuss about bullpup rifle and its merit

From: InRange TV

Friday, December 21, 2018

New CZ pistols for 2019

There are some information coming out regarding new pistols for 2019

First, P-10F is a P-10 with RDS ready slide. P-10S is sub compact with RDS ready slide.

The video was uploaded in October, but there was another mention of P-10S by someone related to CZ on the person's social media.

Also, there is P-10SC which sports longer slide with compact grip size. The information is from CZ's Czech website

From: ANR Design, CZ-UB

New Glock for 2019?

RECOIL Magazine has an information regarding a new version of G43 called G43X. It features longer grip to accommodate 10 rounds instead of current 6

The graphic is what RECOIL Magazine made based on their information.

EDIT: Glock 48

RECOIL magazine once again has an article about new Glock. It supposedly has 10 round capacity, and is a single-stack pistol about the size of a Glock 19.

From: RECOIL Magazine

Steyr Scout rifle in 6.5 CM

Steyr is putting out Scout Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Scout rifle is concept put forth by Col Jeff Cooper. It had certain features and weight and Steyr was one of a small number of manufacturer that came close to the specifications.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Ian goes over the XM-8. This video probably is the most comprehensive video of the rifle available to public. The rifle had some very forward thinking ideas.

For those of you wondering about Ian's discussion with Larry Vickers about XM8 program, here is the video.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sellier & Bellot Factory Tour

LAV took a quick tour of the ammunition manufacturer.

From: Vickers Tactical Inc

1911 Configurations

Mike Seeklander shares how he likes to set up his 1911. He also goes over how to present 1911 correctly, in terms of holster

From: Wilsom Combat

Tips for training for tactical games

Kit Badger gives tip on how to train for tactical games. Not necessarily USPSA or IDPA, but can be applied to wide variety of things including attending firearms training

From: Kit Badger

Friday, December 14, 2018

Taiwanese T91 Rifle

This rifle was relatively unknown but is generally credited to be the first generally issued AR variant with piston system.

From: Small Arms Solutions

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Paul Howe Signature Glock

Wilson Combat is manufacturing Glock 19 and 26 configured to Paul Howe's requirement. It is based off of Glock Gen 4.

Base price is $1,500

Monday, December 10, 2018

Stoner 63, 63A, & Mk23

Ian made a video regarding the Stoner 63 and its variants. This time he has all the parts available.

From: Forgotten Weapons


ALV goes over the Chile's licensed copy of SIG SG 540. It has some features changed.

From: Vickers Tactical


Chris Bartocci goes over this semi-auto sniper rifle. The video goes over history and some mechanical characteristics.

From: Small Arms Solutions

Vortex Optics Razor HD 1-6x Gen II-E

MrGunsnGear took a look at this robust second focal plane scope. E version is lighter than the original Razor HD Gen 2.

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Kyle Defoor on LPVO

Tactical-Life posted a video with Kyle Defoor going over benefits of running LPVO(Low Power Variable Optics)

From: Tactical-Life

Kit Badger Ambush Targets V2.0

Ivan at Kit badger came out with improved target. This target has anatomy drawn, but it fades away as you increase the distance from it. It looks like someone is exposing their side.

You can get your free PDF version from following wbsite

Also remember to pick up Kit Badger Anatomy Target

From: Kit Badger

Festive Firearms Cookie Cutters

Kitfox Design Group came up with cookie cutters in the shape of Glock, revolver, AR, AK,and an IPSC target. Each order comes with digital download for some of cookie and icing recipes.

MSRP is $15.99


From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

H&K VP-70M

Ian looks at the first polymer pistol that had select-fire capability through its stock

From: Forgotten Weapons

SureFire EDCL1-T Flashlight

Ivan reviews this flashlight that has no frills and just what a user would need

From: Kit Badger

Gun disarm technique

Warrior Poet Society showed South Narc's favorite disarm technique.

Note that it is best practiced with the man himself

From: Warrior Poet Society

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

H&K P7 series pistol

Chris Bartocci goes over history of H&K P7 pistols

From: Small Arms Solutions

Beretta M12S

Larry Vickers goes over this SMG.

From: Vickers Tactical

New RCS products

Raven Concealment announced several new products.

Several new models were added to their Perun line up, all taking in pre-order for now.

Perun for SIG P320 Compact and X-Carry($39.99)

Perun for Ruger LC9 is also available for $39.99.

Perun for Glock 19M with Surefire XC1-A/B is $49.99

QMS Adapter Kit($29.99) for Perun allows user to take their Perun holster without taking belt off.

Balor RDS mount is now compatible with Gen5 Glocks.($199.99)

Sunday, November 18, 2018

FAL Paratrooper 50.63

Ian looks at the Paratrooper version of FAL. This firearm is fired very little if any.

From: Forgotten Weapons


Chris Bartocci looks at the budget-conscious rifle design. It did not do well in trials, but had a lasting impact in gun design

From: Small Arms Solutions

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Test

Here is the drill LAV came up with to test fundamentals.

There seems to be a typo in the description near end. For 1911s, it probably should be 8 shots in 10 seconds.

From: Vickers Tactical

North China Type 19

Ian looks at the regional improvements made to the infamous Nambu Type 14

From: Forgotten Weapons

The Black Rifle Arms C.A.P.S. Upper Receiver

Chris Bartocci looks at another interesting AR piston design. It also comes with interesting way to deal with bolt carrier tilt during operation.

From: Small Arms Solutions

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Wizard drill

Ken Hackathorn shows a simple drill to see if you are competent enough. This drill looks easy but you have to try and see.

From: Wilson Combat


LAV looks at the civilian version of Mk20 Ssr

From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Mini-14 and M14

Ian looks at the difference between the two rifles

From: Forgotten Weapons

Kimber EVO SP

Kimber is releasing striker-fired pistol called EVO SP. It is chambered in 9mm and has tritium night sights. It holds 7 rounds and features a 3.16″ barrel and weighs 19 oz unloaded. The trigger is 6-7 lbs.

There are four models - Custom Shop, CDP, TLE, and Two-Tone

MSRP is $900 - 1,000

Beretta 92A1

Chris Bartocci looks at the Beretta 92A1. This has some difference from M9A1.

From: Small Arms Solution

Rock Island Arsenal Museum

The Firearm Blog has a write up on their visit to the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, November 4, 2018

1911 grip safety training tip

LAV shares his knowledge regarding how to check your 1911 grip safety setup.

From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Tommy Steele's TS V

Here is another interesting design from South Africa. There are some interesting features that maybe a bit forward of its time.

From: Forgotten Weapons

FN P90

Chris Bartocci shares his opinion regarding this PDW.

From: Small Arms Solutions

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CZC A01-LD photo released

Angus Hobdell of CZ Custom posted photos of the new CZ pistol made in USA. This debuted about 2 years ago, and its getting closer to release.

Czeckout his instagram for more pics

From: CZ Custom

Geissele URGI

MrGunsnGear shares his view on this upper.

From: MrGunsnGear

August Coenders' 9x19mm Belt-Fed MG

Ian shows this rare private attempt to make a pistol caliber MG during WW2

From: Forgotten Weapons

Guns for Zombie Apocalypse

Paul Harrell discusses firearm choices for zombie apocalypse. And dental knowledge.

From: Paul Harrell

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Gun Guys: Selecting a Holster

Bill Wilson and Ken Hackathorn discuss 4 basic types of holsters. Then the discussion moves on to choosing holsters.

From: Wilson Combat

History of AK bayonets

The Firearm Blog has a nice article on how Russian AK bayonets evolved over time.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, October 29, 2018

Durs Egg Ferguson

This rifle could have changed the course of history when it was used in battlefield.

It's features and ideas that came with it were advanced for its time.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Full Auto Russia Compilation

LAV uploaded a video compilation of Russian rifles going full-auto

From: Vickers Tactical Inc

The MG 08/15 Updated Between the Wars

Ian shows updates Germans made to MG08/15 between WW1 and WW2

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Travis Haley and Garand Thumb on carbine setup

The two finally got together and made a video discussing their rifle setup

The joke about their paternity started when Garand Thumb became popular and someone pointed out that they look similar.

From: Garand Thumb

M1909 Benet Mercie

Ian goes over the LMG adopted by US military. There are some very interesting features that made in to its design.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Nightforce NX8 1-8 Rifle Scope

Ivan from Kit Badger gives his opinion on this first focal plane scope

From: Kit Badger

Monday, October 22, 2018

S&W 76

Ian goes over this American version of Swedish K

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Heckler & Koch released push button version of their VP9 pistol.

You can't just swap the original paddle release with push button, but the push button can be flipped around for left handed shooter as well.

H&K also released a video showing how it can be done.

From: Heckler & Koch

Apex Tactical CZ P10C magazine release

Apex Tactical released a uni-directional magazine release for CZ P10C. It comes in Tactical model(slightly longer than factory magazine release) or Competition model(longer than Tactical)


Price: $49.95

Here is installation video from Apex Tactical

From: Apex Tactical

Friday, October 19, 2018

Vickers Guide: Kalashnikov Vol I

LAV is releasing his long-awaited AK edition.

Standard version is $95,
Signature Edition is $125,
Limited edition is $200

From: Vickers Tactical

Surefire Field Notes

Jason Falla shows his Operator Readiness Test, a test to see if the fundamentals are good

From: SureFire

Sig MCX Virtus Gen2

Chris Bartocci goes over this model from SIG's MCX line up. It has some interesting features from the regular MCX line

From: Small Arms Solutions

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

LMT MRP .224 Valkyrie

Chris Bartocci talks about LMT's new rifle, but also discusses .224 Valkyrie

From: Small Arms Solutions

Tennessee Arms Company - Omega Rifle

Soldier Systems Daily has a preview of an interesting design from Tennessee Arms Company. It uses action system is similar to KRISS Vector's and has side charging handles.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

James Purdey & Sons

The Firearm Blog made a visit to British firearm maker

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Advantage of tapers on muzzle devices

Kit Badger talks about advantages tapers provide for muzzle devices and suppressors

From: Kid Badger

SIG P365 review

MrGunsnGear reviewed this pistol. He did not have problem with 1000 rounds fired. In the video, he goes over some of the changes made from original design to updated ones.

From: MrGunsnGear

Other AUSA items

There has been a lot of interesting products on display at AUSA. Here are some other articles from Soldier Systems Daily

Knights Armament LAMG in 6.5 CreedMoor

H&K Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

Saturday, October 13, 2018

BCM Triple 5 Range Drill

LAV shows a drill to see how fast you can shoot while maintaining accuracy

From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Colt - The Fall of an Empire

Chris Bartocci shares his view on Colt's history. It is about 1 hour long.

From: Small Arms Solutions

H&R's Experimental M14 Guerrilla Gun

Ian is going through the Morphy auction catalog and saw this experimental version of M14.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Ian shows the German's bazooka and the differences it has.

Link to auction:

From: Forgotten Weapons

Aimpoint CompM5s

Aimpoint built CompM5 with battery compartment located below left the scope. This seems to be done using a riser. The sight features 2 MOA dot, 5 year constant on with AAA battery

From: Soldier Systems Daily

SIG Sauer selected for USSOCOM's Second Focal Plane scope

SIG Sauer's entry, which is a version of Tango 6 Optic, was chosen by USSOCOM for its SFP scope. It comes with SIG mount.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

British Cabin Pressure Flare Pistols

Ian looks at the unusual pistol made for bomber crew to shoot flares out of pressurized cabin.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Beretta PX4 Storm

Chris Bartocci shares some interesting history behind the rotating barrel mechanism used in the gun.

From: Small Arms Solutions

SIG's Next Generation Squad Weapon program candidate

Soldier Systems Daily is covering AUSA now and SIG unveiled their candidate for US Army's NGSW( Next Generation Squad Weapon) program. The program consists of two guns that will replace the M249 SAW and M4, but shoots a caliber in 6.8mm family.

The replacement for M4 will be NGSW-R while for M249 is NGSW-AR

Sig also unveiled hybrid ammunition that uses different metals.

Brownells Glock 43 and G17 Gen4 slide

Brownells now has G17 Gen4 RMR Slides for sale, as well as G43 slides

G43 slide

G17 Gen4 slide

From: Brownells

Steiner Optics Company factory tour

The Firearm Blog has article from Finn Accuracy when they visited the factory

From: The Firearm Blog

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Inside Wilsom Combat

Ken Hackathorn takes a tour of Wilson Combat factory

From: Wilson Combat

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Colt 9mm SMG

LAV goes over this attempt to go against H&K MP5

From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Shooting FG-42

Ian got his chance to shoot the rare rifle. There are only a handful of these available in civilian hands in US

The auction is going on with current bid at $75,000

From: Forgotten Weapons

Beretta APX Centurion

MrGunsnGear posted his review of the compact size version. It's not that much different from the full size version.

From: MrGunsnGear

Friday, October 5, 2018

Varan PMX90

Here is another South African pistol utilizing some interesting production methods.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Managing the DA Trigger

Mike Seeklander shares tips on how to deal with double action trigger pull

From: Wilson Combat

SureFire Field Notes

John Chapman talks about processor speed, ability to digest information to enhance your ability

From: SureFire

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

TangoDown adds BG-AK to Battle Grip line

TangoDown announced a new grip for AK series rifle. It has non-slip texture, internal storage.

Price is $24.50

From: TangoDown

Crimson Trace coming up with scopes and red dots

Crimson Trace is jumping in to scope and red dot market.

Red dots:
There are two models for rifles
CTS-1000(2 MOA dot) priced at $329
CTS-1100 3.5x magnification with illuminated sight priced at $599

For shotguns(and rifles) there are two reflex sights
CTS-1300(3.25 MOA) priced at $249
CTS-1400(3.25 MOA) priced at $469

For handguns
CTS-1200(3.25 MOA) reflex sight priced at $399


Tactical Riflescope models are
5-series (MIL, FFP)
CTL-5324 3-24x56mm ($1,999)
CTL-5318 3-18x50mm($1,799)
CTL-5108 1-8x28mm($1,499)

3-series Tactical Rifle scopes (MIL, FFP)
CTL-3525 5-25x56mm($1,199)
CTL-3420 4-20x50mm($1,099)
CTL-3105 1-5x24mm($999)

2-series Tactical Riflescope
CTA-2104 1-4x24mm($549)

Sport Riflescopes
3-series Sport Riflescope
CSA-3108 1-8x28mm($999)

2-series Sport Riflescope(MOA. FFP)
CSA-2624 6-24x56mm($849)
CSA-2416 4-16x50mm($749)
CSA-2309 3-9x40mm($499)

Nightforce wins USSOCOM's Squad-Variable Powered Scope contract(First Focal Plane)

USSOCOM awarded Nightforce the contract for Squad-Variable Powered Scopes using First Focal Plane. This scope is meant to be used on M4 rifles, up to 600m. Model chosen is ATACR 1-8x24

According to the Soldier Systems Daily, the scope will be in Flat Dark Earth and use custom BDC.

The contract for Second Focal Plane scope is yet to be announced.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Mauser C98

This was experimental design by Mauser to work on semi-auto rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Aimpoint Challenge

LAV uploaded some shooting challenges you can try with carbines. You'd need B6 bullseye targets, IDPA/IPSC target, and a timer.

Part 1

Part 2

From: Vickers Tactical

The Rhodesia Mamba

This pistol didn't work out well due to various problems. It takes cues from S&W 59 series which was one of the usable 9mm semi-auto of the time.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Mike Seeklander on 2018 IDPA National Champion

Mike Seeklander talks about what he did to prepare for IDPA National Championship.

From: Wilsom Combat

Friday, September 28, 2018

Prototype 9mm Clement Military Pistol

This pistol didn't see the light of day, but has some interesting simplification done for user's maintenance and use

From: Forgotten Weapons

The Chinese Type-56S and S1 Pre-Ban Rifles

Chris Bartocci looks at the Chinese imports.

From: Small Arms Solutions

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

H&R T48 the American FAL

Ian and LAV goes over this rare FAL. There are several details that is different from generic FAL we are familiar with

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tom Cruise with GIGN

Tom Cruise had a fun day with French GIGN during his promotional tour through France for Mission Impossible: Fallout. GIGN purchased CZ Bren2 in 7.62x39

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, September 24, 2018

Brownells BRN-10A

Ian looks at the rifle from Brownells. His video compares it with Portugese version of AR-10 and has some more information

From: Forgotten Weapons

Glock 45

All4Shooters has an article on a new Glock(actually 3 of them). While the number is 45, it is chambered or 9mm. It also lacks cutout in front of magazine well, but has front serrations on slide.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Steyr StG 77/AUG

Ian goes over this iconic bullpup rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Why I Despise the M14

Chris Bartocci shares his reasons for disliking M14

From: Small Arms Solutions

Pump shotgun or semi-auto shotgun?

Paul Harrell looks at the considerations for choosing a home defense shotgun. The title of video compares Mossberg 590A1 and Rock Island VR60, but there are plenty of information to make it in to a general tip regarding what choice to make between the two

From: Paul Harrell

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.

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

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.

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 posted review of this pistol with stock.


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.

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.

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

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

and a bit more geeky

For a nice graphical representation, here is one from an automotive blog

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

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

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


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

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

Suomi m/31

Ian finally got his chance to do a full video of this gun

Here is the Rock Island Auction link

From: Forgotten Weapons

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.

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.


Price: $234

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WWI Steyr M95 Sniper Carbine

Ian looks over this rare rifle from Austro-Hungarian rifle

For those interested in the auction, here is the link

From: Forgotten Weapons

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

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

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.

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

1 to 5 drill

Ken Hackthorn shows how this drill should be done.

From: Wilson Combat

ESD Sling

Kit Badger looks at an adjustable 2-point sling

Link to sling:

Price: $40

From: Kit Badger

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

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


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


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


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


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Magpul Eyewears

Magpul is jumping in to eyewear market.

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.

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

Halbek Device

Ian shoots FAL equipped with this device devised to reduce muzzle rise

From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul Suppressor Cover now available

Magpul is now shipping 5.5 Suppressor Cover.

Price: $99.95

From: Magpul

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hungarian AMD-65

LAV posted a video about this interesting variant.

From: Vickers Tactical


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

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.

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

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


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

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.

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

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

From: Soldier Systems Daily