Sunday, April 28, 2019

Trijicon SRO

Trijicon came out with a new red dot sight for pistol

Compared to their current RMR, SRO offers several updates
-wider field of view
-easier battery change through top
-3 year battery life
-brightness lock-in mode to secure manually adjusted brightness or use lock-out mode to use auto brightness adjusting.
-3 dot sizes: 1 MOA, 2.5 MOA, 5 MOA

SRO has same footprint as RMR, but has bigger window. However, Trijicon notes Glock MOS, Springfield Armory OSP require new plate for installation.


From: Trijicon

Wilson Combat EDC X9L

Wilson Combat released the longer slide version of their EDC X9

Price $2995


From: Wilson Combat

The Origins of Wilson Combat

Wilson Combat uploaded the video as part of their Gun Guys series, but this time Ken Hackathorn decided to interview Bill Wilson.

There are some interesting things to pick-out in the video as well as a short history on how Wilson Combat got started.

From: Wilson Combat

Finnish m/44 Prototype 9mm Pistol

This pistol was designed to meet war demands, but ended up being a bit too late for service.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, April 22, 2019

S&W 3566

This pistol was designed specifically for getting an edge in USPSA/IPSC games.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Brownells BRN-180S

Brownells added pre-order for shorter barrel version of their upcoming BRN-180 called BRN-180S. It has 10.5 inch long barrel instead of 16 inch.

It is available for pre-order at

Price: $799

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Beretta APX Carry

Beretta released this compact size pistol that is supposed to be the sibling of its full size APX pistol

MrGunsnGear has review of the pistol, and makes some comparison with G43

From: The Firearm Blog, MrGunsnGear

Carcano Needlefire Rifle Conversion

Here is Italy's attempt to update their muzzle loading rifles with newer techonology, the needle fire.

From: Forgotten Weapons

New Ruger PC9 Carbien variants

Ruger released more variants of PC9 carbine. This time some comes with M-LOK barrel shroud, or with threaded barrels.

Price ranges from $649-729

From: Ruger

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BlackHawk T-series holster

Blackhawk is releasing a new holster line called T-series. It features a new retention system where your shooting hand thumb activated release as you are acquiring the master grip.

Currently, it is only available for Glock 17/19/34 sizes with no weaponlight or RMR, but there are more variations and models planned for release

Price: $129.95(LD2), $149.95


Ruger Security-9 compact

Ruger added a compact version to its Security-9 series.

It holds 10 rounds, but you can use the 15 round magazine from its fullsize version as well.

Price: $379

Glock is the new CBP pistol

Customs and Border Patrol announced they chose Glock as their new sidearm. They are carrying H&K P2000 in .40 S&W now, but expected to transition to 9mm Glocks by 2021.

The choices are Glock 26, Glock 19 and Glock 47. Glock 47 appears to be a combination of 19X/45 frame with 19L slide(17 slide for 19 frame)

Edit: According to Soldier Systems Daily, the selection was a close one, but with Glock getting slight edge over SIG in Operator Test and more edge with price.

From: Soldier Systems Daily


Ian shows this semi-auto rifle used by Soviets, and eventually lead to SVT-40

From: Forgotten Weapons

UK's firearm law

The Firearm Blog has a post about current firearm law in the UK

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Colt Infantry Automatic Rifle

Chris Bartocci goes over Colt's submission for IAR. IAR program was awarded to H&K with designation M27

From: Small Arms Solutions

AI L115A3/Arctic Warfare Magnum

Ian goes over the current issue sniper rifle for UK Forces

There was Arctic Warfare(L118A2) which came before this

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tango Down Glock Magazine tool

Tango Down released tool for those who want to easily disassemble Glock magazine. Glock magazines have tabs on each side which makes baseplate removal a challenge.


From: Tango Down

US Army selects B&T APC9 K

US Army was looking for a Sub Compact Weapon, and decided to go with B&T APC9 K. Other competitors were, Global Ordnance, Shield Arms, Angstadt Arms, Sig Sauer, and Trident Rifles

The contract purchases 350 rifles with option to buy 100 more