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Experimentation, use, and variants of the Russian AKS74U

Earlier on TFB we covered the origins of the name Krinkov, and the fascinating etymology of the word from Afghan Mujahdeen fighters, to the gun markets of Dharra, and then on to how we use it today via “Krink”. In this piece, we’ll look at some of the [Read More…]

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CRKT Wooden Knives

Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) recently introduced three new wooden knives that serve as both a project and training tool for your children. The kits are easy to assemble working models of three different edged tools: a traditional pocket-style folding knife, a [Read More…]

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Sub Sonic .22 Magnum

I came across these the Saturday before SHOT Show 2016. Winchester makes a sub-sonic round in .22 Magnum. I didn’t think such thing existed. Somewhat like a Unicorn. It is mystical and rumored. Many say it doesn’t exist and is impractical. Well this unicorn [Read More…]

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MSBS Greenlit To Adoption Pending Polish State Trials, Ahead of “Titan” Program

The Polish government has greenlit the adoption of the MSBS rifle platform, pending state tests of the weapon, ahead and independent of the larger scope rearmament program “Titan” (sometimes also rendered “Titanium”). The reason for this is the [Read More…]

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FN49 Run and Gun (Malfunctions Galore!)


The FN49 is the predecessor to the much more famous FN FAL rifle, and the book about the rifle is accurately titled “The Rifle That Ran Out Of Time”. Largely developed before the outbreak of WWII, the FN49 could have been a serious European competitor to the American M1 Garand but by [Read More…]

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Mossberg Goes M-LOK

O.F. Mossberg & Sons is the latest company to offer factory guns with M-LOK handguards. Announced at the recent SHOT Show, Mossberg showed three of its MMR carbines with 13″ free float Magpul M-LOK handguards. These new M-LOK models are not additions to the [Read More…]

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Arrest Made in Revision Optics Aided Sting Operation Against Chinese Counterfeit Ballistic Eyewear

I received an email today from Laura Burgess marketing. Laura and her husband represent Revision eyewear and publish a weekly newsletter. This is a story from the newsletter emailed out today. For those who attend SHOT each year it’s no secret that certain foreign [Read More…]

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