BIG NEWS: Introducing the TFB Patent Blog

For almost as long as I have been running TFB I have wanted to have a sub-blog dedicated to showcasing all the new gun and gun-related patent applications issued by the US Trademark and Patent Office (USTPO). Finally my dream is a reality. Let me introduce the TFB Patent Blog (Click “Gun Patents” in the black menu bar near the top of the page).

We will be featuring all the new patents issued, as well as new patent applications, as soon as they are published by the USTPO (or as soon as we notice they have been published). Each blog post includes the patent excerpt as well as other information about it. We are also embedding the patent document itself (click the red button at the bottom of the patent post to see the embedded patent) as well as offering a download link in case you want to download an offline PDF copy.

Nathaniel F  is running the day to day operations of the patent blog. He is trying to match patents and patent applications with the organization that either owns the patent or who the inventors of the patent are employed by. This is not always obvious. If you know the organization behind a patent and we have not labeled it correctly, please let Nathaniel know (Email: If you have other comment about a specific patent, leave a comment on the patents page. The comments work just the same as on the main TFB blog.

I hope this will be a useful feature for hardcore enthusiasts, industry engineers and small gun business owners. Let Nathaniel and I know what you think of our Patent Blog in the comments below.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Tassiebush

    It’s a fantastic idea!

  • Jack Morris

    Very cool! I love all the technical drawings. You guys keep the firearm culture fresh. I often get bogged down with the political aspect and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I’m almost always refreshed and excited about guns again after reading your blog!

  • NotoriousAPP

    Cool site, bro!

  • We’re really excited about this! I highly recommend folks keep up to date with our patent blog, which I will be updating weekly!

  • TechnoTriticale

    This new sub-blog is apt to be very popular with counsel for competitors.

    It’s likely to result in arbitrary aficionadoes sailing in to declare
    “That feature isn’t new. It was used, precisely as described in the patent Summary, on the 1887 Kelfugal-Eknock model 14A (and apparently not patented at the time, due to being too obvious, so it wouldn’t pop up in a routine prior art search).”

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  • lurpy

    I’m a law student/gun nerd, so this is about the best thing.