Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Whitney Wolverine

This pistol had futuristic look. This gun was reintroduced a decade or two ago, but didn't do well. A walk down the memory lane might reveal some toy guns that shaped like this.




From: Forgotten Weapons

AK muzzle devices

The Firearm Blog has a nice article on various AK muzzle devices

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/03/18/history-and-evolution-of-soviet-russian-ak-muzzle-devices/


From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

H&K SFP9 OR SD

Soldier Systems Daily is covering EnforceTac and H&K revealed their optics ready version of the VP9/SFP9

http://soldiersystems.net/2019/03/06/enforce-tac-19-hk-sfp9-or-sd/

SD designation is for suppressors and OR is for optics. From casual observation, it seems like the dovetail for rear sight is different and the plate for Delta Point is part of rear sight.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Colt M13 Aircrewman

Ina goes over this rare revolver that tried to be as light as possible but came at a price




From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, March 2, 2019

BCM Quality Control

LAV visits BCM factory and views their QC for important operating parts.




From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Benelli B76

Ian goes over the lesser known pistol from the famed shotgun manufacturer.



This pistol was reviewed by LifeSizePotato in 2016 as well. LifeSizePotato has 4 variants shown


The MP3 version was tested along with other guns by The Firearm Blog as well.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/10/12/exclusive-testing-worlds-accurate-pistols-part/


From: Forgotten Weapons, LifeSizePotato, The Firearm Blog

Cheap target stand idea

The Firearm Blog has a really cheap way to make a target stand.


https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/03/01/diy-cardboard-target-stand-for-less-than-6/


From: The Firearm Blog

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Parker Hale M85

This rifle was the contender for British Sniper Rifle selection, which AI ultimately won



From: Forgotten Weapons

TangoDown BG-AKOE Battlegrip

TangoDown released this AK grip without the storage compartment


https://tangodown.com/bg-akoe-battlegrip/

Price: $18.45


From: Tango Down

M231 Firing Port Weapon

Soldier Systems Daily has a post about this rifle originally developed for defending M2 Bradley in the side or back.

http://soldiersystems.net/2019/02/27/m231-firing-port-weapon/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Winchester .38 Special recall notice

Winchester is issuing recall for 130 Grain Full Metal Jacket .38 Special ammunitions. The symbol is USA38SPVP which can be located just above the product UPC code on the back.

Lot numbers affected by recall are KF21, KL30, and KM52. Lot numbers are located inside the right tuck flaps.

There is possibility of double charged powder

For more information, you can go to their website

https://winchester.com/Support/Customers/USA38SPVP-Recall


From:Winchester via The Firearmb Blog

2019 Knight's Armament catalog

Kinight's Armament posted their 2019 catalog on their website

https://www.knightarmco.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/digital-catlog-2019_webopt.pdf

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Stechkin APS

LAV shoots this rare pistol. It's interesting to hear a tid bit of history from LAV




From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Speed vs. Accuracy

Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson talk about the issue.




From: Wilson Combat

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

L96A1

Ian goes over this modern sniper rifle from AI



From: Forgotten Weapons

MP40

Ahoy posted a video regarding the SMG. He had some nice videos and this was the latest after nearly a one year hiatus.


From: Ahoy

India buys sniper rifles

India is buying a lot of rifles for their military. This time it is sniper rifles to replace their aging SVD Dragunov rifles.

According to The Firearm Blog, India will purchase Victrix Minerva Tactical Scorpio TGT in .338 Lapua Magnum as well as Barrett M95 in .50 BMG, for a total of 6000 rifles.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/02/19/india-buys-sniper-rifles/


From: The Firearm Blog

Strike Industries Glock Trigger recall


Strike Industries issued a recall for their Improved Flat Trigger.

SI says there was a safety concern. Those who send the trigger back must fill out information found on

https://www.strikeindustries.com/shop/recall?utm_source=2017

Those who send in will get $70 in-store credit per trigger.

Civilian Marksmanship Program finance and performance report

Guns.com reports about GAO's look into the CMP's finance.

Some interesting points:

  • Between 2008 and 2017, CMP sold 304,233 rifles and got transfers of 279,032 rifles from the Army.
  • 35% of inventory is unserviceable and unsellable drill rifles.
  • Out of 8000 M1911s transferred, 39 were deemed highly valuable while 145 were considered unsellable.
  • Annual expense for 2017 was $15.1 million dollars

https://www.guns.com/news/2019/02/19/report-finds-cmp-gets-a-lot-of-bang-out-of-surplus-guns

From: Guns.com

Monday, February 18, 2019

2 inch gun slow motion

The Slow Mo Guys decided to give a shot at this miniature gun.


Shooting 2:21
Soda can 3:54, 5:24, 5:50
LEGO 6:25, 7:12, 7:44
Hammer falling 9:30
Barrell 9:59

From: The Slow Mo Guys

Saturday, February 16, 2019

HS PRODUKT VHS

LAV shows this bullpup from Croatia that apeared in Iraq as well.



From: Vickers Tactical

Thought on narrowing down guns

Firearm Rack has a good article that discusses on consolidating your shooting tools.

https://www.firearmrack.com/specialization-isnt-for-insects-consolidating-your-shooting/

It's a bit long read, but makes some good argument on focusing on a small number of firearms and practicing with it to become more proficient rather than trying many different things.

From: Firearm Rack

Friday, February 15, 2019

H&K VP9 Slide conversion kit available

H&K brought in the slide conversion kit for VP9 pistol. It has slide, barrel, and recoil spring so user can just install it on their VP9 like they would after cleaning the gun

Price: $449

https://us.hkwebshop.com/hkstorefront/hk/en/Handgun-Parts/Handgun-Acessories/VP9L-Slide-Conversion-Kit/p/50254245


From: H&K

Grip Pod Shorty Version

The famous Grip Pod has deploy-able legs. The creator is now coming up with a shorter version and will be on market in summer


http://soldiersystems.net/2019/02/14/sneak-peek-grip-pod-v2k-shorty-version/


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, February 11, 2019

India to buy Caracal 5.56 carbines

India is reportedly buying 5.56 rifles from Caracal to replace its issued rifle as well. Recently, it was reported that India is to purchase SIG 716 rifle as well

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/02/11/india-set-to-buy-95000-carbines-from-caracal/

From: The Firearm Blog

Russia's new military pistol

Russia is adopting a new military pistol called Udav. It is chambered in 9x21mm Gryuza which is capable of going through steel plates using 7N28/29 bullet.

It has ambidextrous features and seems to come with laser aiming device.

https://www.guns.com/news/2019/02/08/new-russian-udav-pistol-set-to-replace-makarov-vie-for-international-sales

From: Guns.com

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Beretta 38A

LAV made a video about this Italian carbine.



From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Chinese CS/LS2

Ian shoots this 9x19mm SMG from china and shares his opinion. You can guess what it is just from the video title




From: Forgotten Weapons

Holosun 507c Pistol Red Dot Sight

Warrior Poet Society gave a quick, to-the-point review of the pistol red dot sight




From: Warrior Poet Society

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Colt CK901

This rifle was made by Colt for Yemen and uses 7.62x39mm (AK round).



There has been similar works with Knight's Armament many years ago.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, February 3, 2019

India to buy SIG Sauer rifles

India is supposedly buying SIG716-G2 rifles to replace some of their infamous INSAS rifles. Defenseworld.net reports the deal is for 73,000 rifles for $97 million.

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/24199/India_To_Acquire_73_000_Sig_Sauer_Rifles_to_Replace_INSAS_Rifles

From: Defenseworld.net

Sunday, January 27, 2019

H&K G41

This rifle was attempt by H&K to come up with something that has features from M16 incorporated in to H&K's rifle.


You can see a major problem with this gun.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, January 26, 2019

B&T APC9

B&T has their APC9 under evaluation for US Army's Sub Compact Weapon system.

http://soldiersystems.net/2019/01/22/shot-show-19-bt-entries-for-us-army-sub-compact-weapon-ota/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

SIG SL MAG & optic

SIG has been working on machineguns for military and the new gun uses 338 Norma Mag. Soldier Systems Daily did a good article on the gun. SIG also came out with a new optic that has various features integrated in to it.

http://soldiersystems.net/2019/01/23/shot-show-19-more-details-on-sigs-new-338-norma-mag-machine-gun/


From: Soldier Systems Daily

SOTech Magpul D-60 drum pouch

SOTech has pouches for Magpul D-60 drum magazine you can put on your PALS webbing. They are also planning on the latest 7.62 version drum mag, D-50

http://soldiersystems.net/2019/01/24/shot-show-19-sotech/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

POLYMER80 .45 acp Frame

Polymer80 made building a 9mm pistol possible and now they introduced another caliber version. They are expanding their offerings including lower parts kit, complete firearm, and ammunition.




From: Brownells

VLTOR Modular Buffer System

VLTOR came out with a system that allows user to change buffer weight for your ARs. Instead of buying multiple uffer weights, you can just buy this kit.



From: InRange TV

BLK LBL Bipod

This rail system has integrated bipod.



https://www.blklblbipod.com/

From: InRange TV

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

H&K



H&K is releasing VP9 Long Slide Kit. It will be available from their web-shop. No words on price, but it is expected to be out in the first quarter.


HK416 in 22.lr



H&K also released .22lr version of their HK416 rifle. It is really similar but there are some cosmetic differences. It is made by Umarex.


Price is around $450


From: H&K

Brownells

BRN-180 Upper Receiver


Brownells introduced a modern version of AR-180 that can be mated with an AR-15 lower.




https://www.brownells.com/aspx/search/productdetail.aspx?sid=228236&pid=122861

Pre-order is now up and the price is $799



Brownells 4x RetroCarry Handle Optic



Brownells came out with the 4x optic that were seen in the old days. The optic was sourced from the original manufacturer in Japan, but with modern production materials.




https://www.brownells.com/aspx/search/productdetail.aspx?sid=228476&pid=124965

Price is $299.99


BRN-PROTO



This rifle mimics the first few AR-15s. It also comes with 25 round magazine.


Link to the magazine: https://www.brownells.com/aspx/search/productdetail.aspx?sid=225226&pid=124968


Price: $59.99(magazine)


From: Brownells

Aimpoint ACRO P-1 Optic

Soldier Systems Daily has a quick write-up about the optic. The article mentions what kind of testing the sight went through as well.

http://soldiersystems.net/2019/01/21/firstspear-range-day-19-aimpoint-acro-p-1-optic/

InRange TV has a video regarding the optic.


ACRO seems to be well priced at $660 and has features that improves over current RMR and Delta Point Pros.

From: Soldier Systems Daily and InRange TV

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Czech URNA

LAV interviewed Czech's anti-terror team URNA



At the end(around 7:00), you can see weapons URNA uses.

From: Vickers Tactical

Church Security Qualification Drill

Ken Hackathorn shows the Church Security Qualification Drill.



It is a simple drill to evaluate and there can be potentials to modify this drill to incorporate target ID.

From: Wilson Combat

H&K P7 families

Ian goes over this iconic pistol design from H&K



The squeeze cocking patent was present in 1920s(or 30s) already so it's not something new under the sun, but H&K's use was probably the most well-known version.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Steiner DRS 1X



This reflex sight is called Defendu Reflex Sight, and has several reticles. The basic is the 2 MOA dot, or 2 MOA dot and stadia lines, or 2 MOA dot and stadia lines with bigger 13 MOA dot for CQB distance.




It takes 2 AA batteries, but only needs 1 in a pinch. Run time is 2000+ hours with two batteries

Price: $749.99

https://www.steiner-optics.com/battle-sights/drs-1x

From: Steiner via The Firearm Blog

The truth about suppressors

NSSF made an infographic on suppressors

https://www.nssf.org/hear-the-truth-about-suppressors-infographic/


From: NSSF via The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Glock 19X vs 45

MrGunsnGear goes over the question. Which one to get?



A recommendation is to know what you need and see which one best fits the need. Maritime spring cup is nice, but the actual need to use it would be very limited if not rare for most buyers.


From: MrGunsnGear

Magpul - PMAG D-50 LR/SR


Magpul released their drum magazine for 7.62x51/.308 Winchester. It holds 50 rounds and works just like D-60



Price: $149.95


https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-d-50-lr-sr-gen-m3

From: Magpul

CETME-L

Chris Bartocci goes over this lesser known rifle from Spain.



Ian and Karl gave a shot at building their own using parts kit as well and they ran into some issues as well.


From: Small Arms Solutions

Crimson Trace Laser Saddle


Crimson Trace released laser sight for Mossberg 500, 590, and 590 Shockwave shotguns.

LS-250 uses red laser, LS-250G uses green laser, price at $169 and $219 respectively.

The sight can be used by either hand.

This is for 12 ga. model, not for 20 ga. or .410

From: Crimson Trace

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Stechkin APS

Ian looks at the machine pistol designed by Soviets.



Be sure to watch until the end of this shooting video




From:Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, January 12, 2019

H&K 53

LAV shows this shortened versino of G3 for 5.56mm.




From: Vickers Tactical Inc

Safety Manipulation and Recoil Control Drill

Mike Seeklander shows a drill designed to work on recoil management



From: Wilson Combat

1918 BAR

Karl and Ian show an accessory that was made for BAR users to shoot from hip more easily.




From: InRangeTV

Magpul DAKA Can


Magpul is now selling their container which was originally designed to come with their eyewears.

https://www.magpul.com/products/magpul-daka-can

It's made out of polymer and has a positive friction locking lid that snaps tightly closed, and the interior has foams to protect items inside.



Price: $19.95

From: Magpul

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Blowback Action explained

Ian has been making "How does it work" series and this time he explains the blowback mechanism.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul PMAG 27 GL9-Glock

Magpul launched 27 round magazine for Glock. The length was requirement for competition(170mm). Glock's OEM version has 24 round capacity

https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-27-gl9

Price: $19.95

FightLite MXR

This firearm allows easy change of barrels for different calibers including .22lr, 9mm, 10mm, .45acp, FN 5.7 x 28mm, and .357 SIG.

Magazine well can be changed out as well to accommodate Glock, Sig, Beretta, CZ, S&W and other magazines as well.

According to TFB article, MSRP will be $799

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/01/09/fightlite-mxr-multi-caliber-multi-magazine-platform/

From: The Firearm Blog

Walther CCP M2 .380 ACP

Walther is expanding their CCP M2 line with .380 ACP version. The MSRP is expected to be around $400.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/01/09/new-walther-ccp-m2-380-acp/

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Fabryka Broni MSBS GROT Rifle

Frag Out! Magazine has a video showing how a Polish MSBS rifle can be assembled and disassembled.



Soldier Systems Daily also has links to the Frag Out! Magazine article as well

http://soldiersystems.net/2019/01/08/frag-out-presents-a-peek-inside-the-polish-fb-radom-msbs-grot-assault-rifle/


From: Frag Out! via Soldier Systems Daily

SIG MPX Copperhead


This is the ultra-compact version of SIG's MPX rifle. It utilizes gas piston system while firing 9mm Luger. The overall length is 14.5 inches with barrel length of 3.5 inches, making it really compact.




https://www.sigsauer.com/store/sig-mpx-copperhead.html

FN 509 Midsize


FNH USA is releasing a midsize version of its 509 pistol.

It has a 4-inch barrel and carries 15 rounds. You can use FN 509 magazine, although it will stick out a bit.

Price: $649

https://fnamerica.com/products/pistols/fn-509-midsize/

From: FNH USA

Dutch-Made AR10

Ian looks at the changes made to variants of AR-10 over years



From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, January 5, 2019

FN FNC Mk 2

LAV goes over the upgraded version of FN FNC.




From: Vickers Tactical Inc

FN CAL

FN's attempt to make 5.56mm rifle started with this rifle that eventually lead to FNC



From: Forgotten Weapons

RCS pre-order for new Glock Slimline pistols


Glock recently announced G43X and G48. Raven Concealment Systems is taking pre-orders for their Perun, Morrigan and Vanguard 2 line

Pre-order starts Jun. 11th

Perun for Glock 48 is $39.99
https://rcsgear.com/perun-owb-holster-glock-48/


The Triple package of all three is $99.99, $30 less than purchased individually.
https://rcsgear.com/glock-48-bundle-pack-owb-perun-iwb-morrigan-and-iwb-vanguard/

Note: A post in SSD says current G43 holsters will also accommodate G43X

From: Raven Concealment Systems via Soldier Systems Daily

Mossberg MC1sc


Mossberg is known for shotguns, but now they are getting in to small pistol market as well. The gun can take in Glock 43 magazine.


https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/mc1sc/



The pistol features slightly different take down design than the Glock's





From: Mossberg

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Developing training drills

Bill Wilson and Ken Hackathorn discuss ideas regarding drills and why it is needed.



From: Wilson Combat

Comprehensive Handgun Proficiency drill

Bill Wilson came up with a new drill that incorporates lateral shooting on the move.



In the description at the end the distance between target is supposed to be 12 yards, but in the video it looks a bit shorter than that.


From: Wilson Combat

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CZ-2000

Ian looks at the rifle designed by Czechs that got robbed of its development due to the fall of Iron Curtain.


From: Forgotten Weapons

ZEV O.Z-9 pistol

ZEV Technologies announced a new pistol that utilizes modular frame but looks similar to a Glock. It uses Glock magazines.


http://www.zevtechnologies.com/OZ9-Pistol-Standard-Black-Slide-Black-Barrel


MSRP is $1679


From: ZEV Technologies

Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame



Walther is coming out with the steel frame version of its pistol that better suits competition shooting purpose.


https://www.waltherarms.com/handguns/q5-match-steel-frame/

The weight increased by about 1 lbs. but it will help with reducing felt recoil.

The MSRP is expected to be around $1399.99

From: Walther