Monday, October 22, 2018

S&W 76

Ian goes over this American version of Swedish K





From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, October 21, 2018

H&K VP9-B


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)

Link: https://store.apextactical.com/WebDirect/Products/Details/193031

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.



https://www.vickersguide.com/kalashnikov/

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.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/10/16/tennessee-arms-company-omega-rifle/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

James Purdey & Sons

The Firearm Blog made a visit to British firearm maker

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/10/15/james-purdey-british-gunmaker-london/

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
http://soldiersystems.net/2018/10/08/ausa-18-6-5-cm-lamg-by-knights-armament-co/

H&K Squad Designated Marksman Rifle
http://soldiersystems.net/2018/10/08/ausa-18-us-army-squad-designated-marksman-rifle-by-heckler-koch/

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

Panzerschreck

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



Link to auction: http://auctions.morphyauctions.com/_N__Exceptionally_Rare_German_WW2_88_mm_Panzerschr-LOT452706.aspx

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

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/10/10/ausa-18-aimpoint-compm5s-makes-american-debut/

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.

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/10/11/ussocom-selects-sig-sauer-to-provide-squad-variable-powered-scopes-second-focal-plane/

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

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/10/08/ausa-18-sig-sauer-unveils-belt-fed-machine-gun-carbine-and-hybrid-ammunition-next-generation-squad-weapon-candidates/

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
https://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/slide-parts/slides/slide-for-glock-g43-prod123564.aspx


G17 Gen4 slide
https://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/slide-parts/slides/rmr-cut-slide-for-gen-4-glock-9mm-prod121024.aspx

From: Brownells

Steiner Optics Company factory tour

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

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/10/05/factory-visit-steiner-optic-germany/

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

http://auctions.morphyauctions.com/_N__Absolutely_Fabulous_Incredibly_Sought_After_Ge-LOT285273.aspx

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.

https://tangodown.com/shop/bg-ak-battlegrip-2/

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.

https://www.crimsontrace.com/products/type/new-coming-soon-products?limit=20

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

Scopes

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

http://www.nightforceoptics.com/atacr

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

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/10/01/ussocom-selects-nightforce-for-squad-variable-powered-scopes-first-focal-plane-contract-worth-up-to-21-million/

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