Posts by Alex C.

Alex C.

Alex is the Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFB TV. A native Texan with a penchant for gun collecting combined with a degree in History from Baylor University have contributed to a passion for both early and modern firearms, but Alex is most fond of machineguns. Alex also owns a firearm consulting business licensed to produce title I and II weapons.
You can reach Alex at [email protected].

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C&R Trigger Pull Test

My last trigger pull test of modern sporting rifles and assault rifles (the test included some assault rifles of the proper definition) was very eye opening and seemingly well received. I really wanted to expand upon this by delving into more categories; C&R long [Read More…]

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Bond Arms Extreme Torture Test

**Disclaimer: The video is long, but worth a watch. This is an in-depth torture test** Bond Arms has made quite a name for themselves over the years by building quality products that will ensure years of shooting pleasure for all of their customers. A Bond Arms gun has [Read More…]

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Odd Guns: MAS 49/56

I love France. My first venture to the country in 2008 allowed me to witness the unparalleled beauty of both the urban centers and the countryside, and despite rumors of anti-American sentiment I was always treated with respect despite my very weak grasp on the French [Read More…]

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Mea culpa: Steve and Alex reply to your comments on our Machine Gun Lawsuit post (Update: With response from Stephen Stamboulieh)

Dear Readers, Last week I published an editorial written by Alex on the subject of the lawsuit. It attracted 200+ comments and caused many emails to be sent to Alex and myself. It is safe to say that the post was not well received by the TFB community or the internet [Read More…]

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Bond Arms Factory Tour

I first met the faces of Bond Arms at a media event in Florida and had a chance to fire some of their fantastic wares on the range. I destroyed some paper with a .45/.410 model and gave the .38/.357 a try as well, and I was very pleased by the shootability and quality [Read More…]

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Jay Hollis Vs. Eric Holder

When we say no politics here on TFB we mean that we guarantee when you come here, rather than be bombarded with political opinions or propaganda you will get nothing but firearm related information and the best media coverage we can provide. However, what we will do is [Read More…]

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Gander Mountain Virtual Range

Perhaps the most awe-inspiring thing many of us saw at the Blue August Gun and Outdoor Conference was the facility itself; The Lake Mary Gander Mountain features a virtual range. Ok that doesn’t sound that cool, and your mind probably jumps to a vision of a larger [Read More…]

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SCCY: The Working Man’s Carry Pistol

At the Blue August Gun and Outdoor conference, SCCY sent out some representatives to showcase their small, affordable line of pistols. The SCCY pistols can come in black, pink, or tan frame colors, and stainless or black slides. They are also available with or without a [Read More…]

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A Fireside Chat With Hank Strange

At the Blue August Gun and Outdoor Conference, I was lucky enough to meet and hang out with Hank Strange, a fantastic man with some absolutely stellar videos. If you haven’t already, subscribe to his awesome channel!

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ATI Omni Polymer Hybrid Lower

A while back one of our writers, Sam Cadle, had a chance to review an ATI Omni Polymer Lower and his review was less than flattering. Well Maybe someone at ATI was listening because they brought out a couple of them configured in various ways to the Blue August Gun [Read More…]

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Shooting the ATI .22LR MP40

ATI showed up at the Blue August Gun and Outdoor Conference with one of their spiffy new .22LR MP40 clones. The first few thousand will ship in an Amish made wooden transit chest, which is just too cool: Now I know what you a thinking, and yes, you can pull the barrel [Read More…]