TAPCO makes a variety of components for the Saiga line of shotguns that are inexpensive, relatively easy to obtain and some help meet 922r regulation compliance. Among them are new pistons, thread protectors, fasteners and stock sets. The muzzle thread protector is [Read More…]
Archive: March, 2013
DPMS is making a new generation of rifle designed for three gun/multi-gun matches. The 3G2 is designed for entry-level competitors who are facing a significant cost barrier to entry. The 3G2 uses a 16″ lightweight 416 stainless steel barrel with a M111 modular [Read More…]
Rail and mount maker Samson Manufacturing has filed for bankruptcy in order to avoid paying a $933,000 court judgement awarded to their competitor Troy. Troy had sued Samson for using trade secrets covered by a confidentiality agreement to make competing products. [Read More…]
The first time I fired my Remington 700 SPS Tactical without hearing protection it felt like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my left ear. The sharp report was courtesy of Advanced Armament Corporations BRAKEOUT 51T muzzle brake. As I watched my intended target, [Read More…]
It is no secret that H&K makes great firearms. They have been in business since 1949 and have produced a number of small arms that have been adopted by countless armies and police agencies across the globe. Perhaps the most famous however has been their MP5 series [Read More…]
The Grizzly Reactive Auto Reset Target 220 is one of those rare products that not only does what it claims, but impresses you from the minute you take it out of the box The silhouette shaped target is laser cut from heavy-duty, galvanized 3/8 inch thick AR500 steel. [Read More…]
Readers of TFB wanted to see how well a Soviet WWII-era helmet would fare against weapons from around that time. They produced a video showing a soviet helmet shot at by an SKS and a Mosin-Nagant. The video is embedded below … They concluded the helmets were [Read More…]
The folks at Funker Tactical have been producing a series on videos on the H&K G36C. In the video below they show you the field stripping process. I like that the G26 stock has holes to hold the takedown pins during disassembly so they do not get lost. In the video [Read More…]
Arsenal has redesigned the muzzle brake on their SLR-106UR AK-style pistol. The new design make it easier to fire one-handed. From the press release … This redesign puts Arsenal’s muzzle break among the most efficient within the firearms industry and stays in [Read More…]
The 20 Gauge has seen something of a revival over the past few years as a convincing self-defense round, without the harsh recoil of a 12 gauge. Weatherby has introduced 20 guage chambering for three of their PR-series of pump action shotguns. From the press release [Read More…]
As firearms go, few have been as influential – and yet seldom seen by the general public – as the MG42 machine gun. While the 1911 pistol and the Mauser bolt action rifle influenced countless other firearms, they or their descendants are ubiquitous. The MG42 [Read More…]
AR-15 owners have to constantly resist putting more cool items on their modern sporting rifles, but I couldn’t resist trying out the custom rail covers put out by a company called Custom Gun Rails (CGR) out of Texas. CGR makes a number of interesting designs that [Read More…]
The Remington model 1100 is 50 years old this year. Introduced in 1963, the autoloading shotgun is as big an icon in the shooting world as the model 870 pump shotgun and the model 700 rifle. For 2013, Remington is selling a limited edition model 1100 to commemorate [Read More…]
DeSantis Gunhide announced an addition to their Nemesis line of pocket holsters: the Ammo Nemesis. The new holster retains much of the same styling, look and feel of the original Nemesis, but with an added ammo pocket. Many people who carry a snub nose revolver will [Read More…]
Shield is a European manufacturer of red dot sight and optic mounts. They are the OEM manufacturer of the JPoint Reflex Sight, Trijicon RedDot and Tasco Optima sights. The company has developed a mount for their red dot sights which allow them to be mounted on [Read More…]
Over the weekend a concerned Swiss man emailed Rob Curtis (Gear Scout) and I about a story being run on TV and online by the Swiss National Television. The story said that Sphinx Arms (part of KRISS Arms) had developed a novel gun tracking technology that could be [Read More…]
The Kansas City Star reports that ATK is implementing voluntary layoffs at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant … Hourly workers at the federally owned Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence have been given voluntary layoff offers as part of a plan to [Read More…]
Vice has produced a 30 minute documentary on Cody R Wilson’s quest to develop a 3D printed AR-15. Much of the documentary is political in nature, but it has enough interesting non-politics content to justify blogging on TFB. Many thanks to Ethan for the tip.
The newest addition to the FNX line of pistols is the .45 acp variant. Since it’s introduction at the end of last year it’s shown to be a very popular pistol. FN offers the FNX45 in a two-tone dark earth polymer frame and matte finish black slide made of stainless [Read More…]
I think the Afghan SOF solider in the foreground of the above photo has been playing to much Call of Duty. His M4 pistol grip and M203 grenade launcher have been modified with a metallic red finish. I like it. Thanks to Nic for the photo.
The ACCU-GRIP is a new two piece AR-15 pistol grip that can be adjusted forward/back so that the correct part of your trigger finger naturally rests on trigger, regardless of the size of your hand. It is being sold for $59.95.
It has been a long time coming but finally consumers in the USA will be able to purchase a Tavor rifle. Pricing starts at $1,999. From the press release … IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), has commenced shipments of the long-awaited [Read More…]
DeSantis Gunleather introduced a new outside-the-waistband (OWB) belt slide holster called the E-GAT. The E-GAT is a leather holster designed for both strong-side carry and cross-draw carry. The E-GAT is a straight draw holster, without any cant. It is also an open [Read More…]
This video made my day. It is a parody of those “my way is the only way” tactical trainers (whose names rhyme with Rick Taylor). I hope Andrew Tuohy makes some sequels. I would love to see a video of people endorsing Rick Taylor.
This cut way was on display at IWA. Many thanks to Dom for the photo.
The Army continues to do everything they can to scuttle the new carbine competition. Remember it was politicians, some who were concerned that the M4 was not performing as promised and others who eyed getting manufacturing contracts for their supporters, who [Read More…]
Heckler & Koch manufacture a non-lethal paintball shooting version of their H&K P30 pistol for law enforcement training. The P30 CM fires 11.4mm caliber paintballs filled with food dye. Like gas powered airsoft pistols, the magazine holds the paintballs and [Read More…]
Heckler & Koch had their MG4 5.56mm machine gun and their rare/still in development HK121 7.62mm machine gun both in their new Flat Dark Earth color scheme on display at IWA. In the above photo the MG4 is at the top and the HK121 is in the middle. [Read More…]
Muzzle-loading rifle maker Traditions is partnering up with famed Italian gun maker Pietta to import two new classic single-action revolver lines into the U.S.A. The “Frontier” series are higher end revolvers with steel frames, well machined and polished [Read More…]
Strike Industries (who never tire of launching new products) have designed a Trijicon RMR red dot sight cover with a transparent window that allows the sight to be used without the cover being removed. It can be seen demonstrated in the video below. Other features [Read More…]
Jesse Ingall wrote a blog post about his post-Hurricane Sandy gun cleaning experience. The moral of the story: clean your guns immediately after they come into contact with salt water.
Somehow Steven Seagal managed to convince the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin that he would be able to lobby the US government to ease restrictions on Russian firearm imports. I think our chances of buying an AK-12 or AK-107 at the local gun store [Read More…]
According to the Daily Mail the SAS are looking at switching from the 5.56x45mm NATO round to a 7.62mm round. They seem unimpressed that their US counterparts have access to 7.62mm FN SCAR-H rifles and they are stuck with the M4-like 5.56mm Colt Canada/Diemaco C8 [Read More…]
Magpul have announced that within 30 days PMAGs will be made outside of Colorado due to recently passed legislation. They said on their Facebook page … We have said all along that based on the legal problems and uncertainties in the bill, as well as general [Read More…]