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 has their APC9 under evaluation for US Army's Sub Compact Weapon system.

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.

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

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


This rail system has integrated bipod.

From: InRange TV

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


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

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


BRN-180 Upper Receiver

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

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.

Price is $299.99


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

Link to the magazine:

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.

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

From: Steiner via The Firearm Blog

The truth about suppressors

NSSF made an infographic on suppressors

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

From: Magpul


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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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


Dutch-Made AR10

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

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, January 5, 2019


LAV goes over the upgraded version of FN FNC.

From: Vickers Tactical Inc


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

The Triple package of all three is $99.99, $30 less than purchased individually.

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.

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


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.

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.

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