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

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

Some other SOFIC 2018 articles

SureFire has Flashhider made for .50 M2.

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

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

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

as well as some Russian suppressed rifles using their 9x39mm ammunition

Hrachya H has updated news about MOLOT Pistol

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


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.

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


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,

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.

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.

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.

Price: $49.99

For more photos, you can check out Soldier Systems Daily

From: RCS, SSD

Tyrant Designs G43 Extended Magazine Release

Tyrant Designs came out with 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


Price: $999 - 1,164

From: Langdon Tactical

KTAK Target System

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

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.

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

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


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.

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


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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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


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.


HK416 is using a grip that looks very similar to VP9 grip design. It says backstraps can be changed using different inserts.

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

.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

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

Products that will see discount

    Jumpable Plate Carrier (JPC)
    JPC 2.0
    JPC 2.0 Swimmer Cut
    JPC E-Doff Kit
    CAGE Plate Carrier
    Peltor Adapter Set
    Compact Assault Ghillie
    AVS Customization Kit
    AVS Low Profile Belt
    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

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.

Tactical Pro Gear's Rapid Deployment Plate Carrier

This plate carrier has incorporated magazine slots and SERE buckles

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

Aklys Defense rifles

Chris Bartocci shows AKSV "Velociraptor" with integrated suppressor and some changes

There is Falcata Heavy AR .308 rifle as well and some more information about the suppressor as well

From: Chris Bartocci

Thursday, March 8, 2018

SureFire Field Notes - Handgun Red Dot Sights

John Spears of Forge Tactical shares his knowledge regarding the ed dot sight on pistol

From: SureFire

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

UZI submachinegun

Ian shows this iconic gun around. If you were a child of 80s, you'd have fond memories of this gun.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Maintaining Ruger LCP pistol

MrGunsnGear shows how to maintain.

From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Norton DP-75

This pistol has an interesting background, even its design and origin

From: Forgotten Weapons

New NIJ standard coming

National Institute of Justice is taking in public comments for new NIJ standard. Instead of Level II, IIa, III and so forth, it will use more descriptive terms such as Handgun I, II and Rifle I, II, and III

You can look at page 7 and 8 for what type of ammunition will be in each class.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Model 1916 Lebel Sniper rifle from WW1

Ian looks at this rare sniper rifle from WW1. The number available in collector's market is quite small.

From: Forgotten Weapons

SKS full disassembly

Iraqveteran8888 goes over how to detail strip a SKS and clean it.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Monday, February 26, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Gun Guys ep. 2 and 3

Wilsom Combat uploaded video of conversation between Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson. You can learn about Ken Hackthorn's background as well as some view into history of firearm training industry

From: Wilson Combat

Saturday, February 24, 2018

1911 left hand manipulation

LAV shares tips on how to use 1911 with left hand

From: Vickers Tactical

SIG P-49 variations

SIG P210 aficionados will appreciate this video going over changes made to P-49 over time.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Springfield Armory - history

Ian goes over the history of Springfield Armory and how the current company is connected(or not)

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Accu-Tac SR-5 Quick Detach Bipod

MrGunsnGear looks at the bipod.

From: MrGunsnGear

von Steiger Auto-Ejecting Revolver

Ian shows this revolcer designed for fast reloading by ejecting used cartridges as cylinder rotates.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Vickers Guide custom prints

Vickers Guide is offering custom prints for limited time. Originally they were a part of Limited Edition, but any guns that were not offered as a part of Limited edition is good to go(Delta 1911, Armalite AR-15 Number 1, Delta SR-25, and Krieghoff Luger)

Price: $100

From: Vickers Guide

Monday, February 19, 2018

Ballester Molina

Iraqveteran8888 looks at this Argentinian service pistol

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Swiss Arms SG 553

LAV lights up this rare firearm built for 7.62x39 cartridge

From: Vickers Tactical

Chinese CF-98 pistol

This pistol is an interesting design with modular frame design. But it has its problem and manufacturing is not the most efficient

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Field Notes Ep. 20 - Travis Haley

Travis Haley shows how to get a good practice with 22422 drill.

From: SureFire

Alex Robinson on XCR

Chris Bartocci interviewed Alex Robinson of Robinson Arms and got the information straight from the maker

From: Chris Bartocci

Friday, February 16, 2018

German Gerat 06 slow motion

Forgotten Weapons has a slow motion video of this prototype firearm from WW2

From: Forgotten Weapons

M&P 380 Shield EZ

MrGunsnGear, along with Patrick from Firearm Rack, reviews this handgun made easy for those who struggle with semi-autos

From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, February 15, 2018

InRangeTV's submachinegun fun

Ian and Karl tried out a SMG/PCC match.

From: InRangeTV

CMP receives first shipment of 1911s

CMP announced that they got their first delivery of 8000 1911s. However, the requirement for 1911 building and armory infrastructure will hold up for about 60 days

    January 29, 2018

    The CMP has been authorized to receive 8,000 1911 type pistols from the United States Army.

    The 1911s have been received by the CMP. A complete inventory will be conducted over the course of this week. The pistols will then be securely stored until the Army-approved 1911 building and armory infrastructure is completed. That completion is anticipated to be approximately 60 days from now. Once the 1911 armory is completed, inspection, grading, repair, and ultimately test firing of the pistols will begin. (Please be aware that the CMP was led to believe that we were ready to move forward, but three weeks ago facility requirements were changed, and we are now fulfilling those requirements.)

    The CMP 1911 order packet will be posted 90 days prior to the order acceptance date and opening sales date. No orders will be accepted prior to that date. Please visit, click on the Sales icon then 1911 Information, for the latest. CMP customer service has been inundated with calls and emails concerning the 1911s and no further information is available at this time.

    The CMP will keep everyone posted as we move through this process.

From: CMP

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Rollin White's gun

Rollin White held patent to cylinders with holes for guns. His patent was used by many companies but this revolver is only one that bears his name

From: Forgotten Weapons

Remington to file bankruptcy(Ch 11)

The rumor is finally true now that Remington found someone to finance their bankruptcy filing. Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows Remington to restructure their debt.

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, February 12, 2018

Virtra (and other video) training

Virtra system is a video training system. The system projects video and registers the response a user gives when he pulls the trigger which emits laser.

Why would someone use a laser gun with CO2 gas instead of shooting a real gun? Systems like this is about decision making and adding more realism to one's training. There is no substitute for actual experience, but systems like VirTra can get trainees closer to it.

Shooting at targets on range can only go so far. Adding more to incorporate decision making segment eventually requires more money and resources. Want moving targets? You need to get moving target stands. Most of the stands are stationary, and anything that moves in horizontal direction will require some serious setup. Systems like VirTra allows less average cost to train, while increasing number of various scenarios that can be thrown in.

A famous scenario from VirTra 300. Yes, that is a nut shot.

However, it is not the last level of training before the real experience. Going through a good force-on-force training probably will do a lot more as actors are real humans and there are many different reactions, more than what a video training system can provide. But the problem with force-on-force is setting up a good one, not to mention the cost in the long run. The biggest cost probably would be labor cost for human actors.

Placed in between the range sessions and using force-on-force, video training systems adds more options for training. It is really difficult to find a good force-on-force training. There are some outfits like SureFire Institute that provides a good program, but it's not available to average citizens in a lot of places. Having a video training system is still tougher than finding a shooting range, but there has been more sightings of video training systems and hopefully they will catch on more.

The caveat is that the system operator needs to be competent. System operator can just play scenarioes, but to use correct one and give correct feedback is essential. Anyone can buy a system with enough money, but getting the most out of the system would require understanding of dynamics of gunfight as well as understanding the applicable use of force policy or law.

A scenario is reviewed on VirTra 300.

The advantage of VirTra 300 system is getting close to a 360 degree environment. This allows user to challenge his techniques to break any bad or inadequate habits formed on a square range where there is only one(or limited) direction available. Some train to look left and right after engaging and stopping the first threat, but scenarios on VirTra 300 really puts it to the test.

Recently, Haley Strategic started offering classes using VirTra. There has been some other places such as Artemis Institute offering it as well, and hopefully there will be more quality offering in the future.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

CZ vz.70

MAC looks at this pistol developed for police

From: Military Arms Channel

Friday, February 9, 2018

Spuhr Mounts

LAV shows these high-end mounts. They are not widely known, but has been gathering reputation among those who can afford really nice gears

From: Vickers Tactical

SITES Spectre

Ian shows this well thought-out design from 80s

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Osprey 416 Piston Conversion Kit

Chris Bartocci goes over this drop in conversion kit.

This type of conversion has been around for a long time, but finding something that actually works well has been a bit of tough work.

From: Chris Bartocci

Comparing how fast different bullets fly

The Slow Mo Guys decided to see how different calibers fly.

From: The Slow Mo Guys

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

S&W M&P380 Shield EZ

Smith & Wesson released their new pistol aimed at segment of shooters who have difficulty racking the slide of a semi-auto pistol.

MSRP is $399

From: Smith & Wesson

Top 5 ways to hide guns from your wife

Iraqveteran8888 and Chad shares wisdom of keeping marital bliss.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SureFire Field Notes Ep. 19, Stress Induced Training

Aaron Barruga talks about stressed induced training, especially in low light

From: SureFire

Monday, February 5, 2018

Aimpoint CompM5

Here a video from LAV regarding the new Aimpoint. This was made for DSS due to difficulty of finding batteries abroad.

From: Vickers Tactical


Ian of Forgotten Weapons shows this unfortunate pistol. This pistol was featured in one of his earlier videos discussing Jet Li's Beretta takedown

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, February 2, 2018

Some XM17/18 news

The Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation recently released Fiscal Year 2017 report. The report contained some informations regarding Modular Handgun Systems.

There are some interesting points made about SIG's XM17/18.

During drop testing in which an empty primed cartridge was
inserted, the striker struck the primer causing a discharge.
SIG SAUER implemented an Engineering Change Proposal
(ECP) to correct this deficiency by implementing lightweight
components in the trigger group mechanism.  This fix may
have contributed to the splintering of two triggers during the

Drop testing would have been done in second phase, which didn't happen. SIG Sauer came up with solution which was later implemented for P320. But that solution may have been the reason why there was splintering of two triggers.

Both the XM17 and XM18 pistols experienced
double-ejections where an unspent ball round was ejected
along with a spent round.  Due to the increased frequency of
occurrence during Product Verification Test (PVT), the Army
stood up a root cause analysis team to identify the cause of the
double ejections in parallel with continued PVT.  As of this
report, this analysis is still ongoing.

Also, the report says the pistol had double ejections. This is when the empty casing is ejecting, a live round also ejects with it. Seems impossible, but when magazine lips have problems, this could happen. Furthermore,

The frequency of this occurrence increased
as more rounds were fired through the pistol.

And it seems like XM17 didn't handle the new FMJ round military is using well. The new FMJ/ball round has truncated cone that looks like the Special Purpose ammunition(JHP).

Several reliability stoppages were observed with both the
XM17 and XM18 when shooting ball ammunition.  The ball
ammunition was not included in the IOT&E because of the
demonstrated reliability problems during PVT and the ongoing
root cause analysis.

During PVT, the XM17 with ball ammunition met its
requirement for MRBF but not its requirement for MRBS.
The XM18 with ball ammunition did not meet its MRBF or
MRBS requirement.
-  The XM17 demonstrated 6,944 MRBF (99 percent
-    The XM18 demonstrated 3,906 MRBF (98 percent
-  The XM17 demonstrated 343 MRBS (75 percent
-    The XM18 demonstrated 197 MRBS (61 percent

Army has until Sept. 2018 to decide to go with XM17/18. To those who are more historically knowledgeable, M9 Beretta had some problems of their own during this time. One of the most infamous example is the slide cracking and flying back. This was blamed on metallurgy as well as using ammunition that was far hotter than usual one. Beretta did come up with a solution that will stop the cracked slide from flying back as well.

It will be interesting how this will go. If the SIG Sauer can come up with solutions that address the above problems, it won't have much problem. But if not resolved, it will be interesting development.

Also, user error accounted for 50% and 75% of XM17 and XM18's stoppages, respectively. These were failure of the slide locking back caused by shooter. Remedy is better training.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Armalite AR-17

Armalite tried their shot at shotgun manufacturing with some AR concepts applied to it.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, January 26, 2018

SHOT Show round up 3

Aimpoint has Comp M5 which uses AA battery.

HK 433 is still in development and things may change but here is the gun itself.

SMGLee has some close up photos

Chris Bartocci covers Beretta ARX 200, one piece bolt carrier group from LWRCi(10:20)

From: Vickers Tactical, Chris Bartocci

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SHOT Show round up 2


This rifle is only for LE/MIL, but hopefuly there will be civilian/pistol version as well

Chris Bartocci goes over some new parts from Seekins Precision (6:04), Kalashnikov (8:40), Core Rifle Systems(16:03), PTR (17:00), and M+M Industries(18:08)

Core Rifle Systems also came out with a 9mm PCC rifle with ambi magazine release called CORE15 9mm PCC

Colt Night Cobra .38

Colt is getting back in to revolver game and this time it's with a .38 revolver. It is DAO(Double Action Only) with 2 inch barrel. MSRP is $899

Crimson Trace

Crimson Trace is now part of a conglomerate that holds S&W but they manufacture products for other firearms as well.

FB Radom's BOR rifle is not ready for civilian sale, but hopefully will be

Franchi Momentum

Franchi is movig in to bolt rifle field

Ghost Gunner 2.0

This machine is expanding its inventory with Polymer 80 lowers and 9mm AR jigs

Recover Tactical is known for their grip picatinny rail extension for 1911s and Beretta 92s. This year, they came out with slide charging handles and magazine extension for Glock 43


Serbu is updating their really inexpensive single shot .22 pistol to something more marketable. It will be around $100 according to the video in the article

SureFire Stiletto

This light looks like a knife. But it emits 700 lumens at price just over $100

ZRODelta Genesis Z9

Here is another metal Glock copy that is hitting the market. It offers more modularity than the most Glock copy frames on market

From: Soldier Systems Daily, Vickers Tactical, The Firearm Blog, Chris Bartocci,

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SHOT Show round up 1


CZ USA is now making suppressors as well as integrated versions. You can also see the new smaller Scorpion called  Scorpion EVO III S2 Micro

Dasan Glock lower

This Glock lower was worked by Paul Kim who is more known for his works with SureFire lights. It uses simlar design as a STI 2011, where grips can be replaced easily. Dasan has been making Glock barrels and slides(through Lone Wolf Distributors) so they seem to be the chosen manufacturer.

Palmetto State Armory 9mm AK and MP5 clone

PSA came out with AK a few years ago and this year introduced AK in 9mm. It currently takes H&K MP5 magazines, but Glock magazine version is in the works. PSA also showed off their MP5 clone, although it is some time away before it hits the shelves.

SureFire X55G

SureFire came up with 1000 lumen weapon light that has green lasers as well.

Wilcox Industries

SMGLee posted new red dot sight from the Wilcox Industries that has ballistics, laser designation as well. (and internal sights in case?)

Chris Bartocci covered the first day with Brownell's Retro guns, SIG pistols (2:12), Troy(8:23), Caracal (10:18), YHM(11:07) and Geissele's URG(12:37) that is actually going to be equivalent to SOPMOD Block 3.

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From: Soldier Systems Daily, The Firearm Blog, SMGLee, Chris Bartocci

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pre-show articles and videos

Today is the Media day and Chris Bartocci already has the coverage up

1:17 CMMG Guard in 9mm using Glock magazine and has bolt lock feature
7:00 Zenith Firearms rifle in 5.56
7:40 IWI TS20 shotgun

SIG Sauer has its own range day

P365 (with laser)

300URG Integrally Suppressed upper

Archon Firearms (formerly Arsenal Firearms USA) Type B (formerly know as Stryk B)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Welp...not this year

SHOT Show is the industry show and it is the place to be.

Unfortunately, there were some unexpected issues preventing our attendance.

So this year, the coverage will rely on other sources.

Being on the floor and actually seeing new products is definitely something to aim for, but there are times when things don't go the way you want them to go. So just need to adapt and roll with the situation.

Currently, the plan is to cover the show through here and Twitter (

Some SureFire 2018 lights impressions

GNB got a quick chance to see some of new products.


This is an ultra compact weapon light that improves over its predecessor XC1. One of major changes is the ability to use momentary on as well as constant on. Predecessor could only use constant on. To use constant mode, quickly tab the momentary switch. To use momentary mode, just press the tab and hold. Some people might remember Inforce APL's interface, and it feels similar.

The green laser turns on automatically along with the white light


This light emits 500 lumens using one CR123A battery. It uses tailcap switch that emits low light(5 lumens) when pressed slightly, and high output(500 Lumens) when fully pressed. This feature is a nice feature that makes it easy for user in non-threatening situation to quickly up the light output if things go bad.

It also has a clip that allows it to be carried with bezel up or down in your pocket.

If someone wants a light for casual use, but can be used for more dangerous situation, this should be a serious contender.


This light has 5/800 Lumen output. Bezel can be rotated to have 800 Lumen or 5 Lumen. The tailcap switch is momentary, and can have constant on mode by twisting it.

Some other info

  • MASTERFIRE holsters come with screw holes compatible with Safariland mounts. Earlier productions didn't have that.
  • Some light models were going to be dropped, but that has been postponed for now.
  • SureFire tends to take conservative approach with adopting new batteries. But that doesn't mean they are not going to ignore them.
  • Some countries have law prohibiting use of weapon lights. So wristlight was the solution that SureFire came up with.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Gen5 Glock 22 in Brazil

The Firearm Blog has photo of Gen5 Glock 22 with safety. Glock will make some interesting variants if a large enough agency requests it.

From: The Firearm Blog