Posts by James Reeves

James Reeves

James Reeves is a licensed and practicing concealed weapons instructor, the winner of Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, a graduate of Front Sight, the Shooter Performance Institute, and Tier 1 Group, and is an Appleseed-qualified Rifleman. James previously owned and operated a gun shop in Tallahassee, FL and worked as a regional sales representative for distributor/importer, Interstate Arms Company. He is a coverage litigation attorney by day. James likes traveling with his wife, boating, America, photography, guns, gear he doesn’t really need, cold beer, and a little exercise here and there (James is also GORUCK Tough). Above all, James enjoys creating content for TFBTV. Follow James on Twitter @jjreeves.

Franklin Armory Binary Triggers for HK and Bushmaster ACR Rifles | SHOT 2017


In this episode of TFBTV’s continuing SHOT coverage, James meets up with the guys at Franklin Armory to discuss their new binary trigger systems for the Bushmaster ACR and the HK 5x/9x series of rifles and carbines. For those unfamiliar with the binary trigger, check Phil’s recent review [Read More…]

Kel-Tec Has the Coolest Gun at SHOT?: The RDB Survival Model and the KSG-25 | SHOT 2017


In this SHOT coverage piece, James discusses two of Kel-Tec‘s newest guns. First, the RDB Survival Rifle – perhaps James’ favorite gun from SHOT this year – is a new and extremely compact, NON-NFA 5.56mm/.223 survival-style rifle, designed to be stowed away in a pack or small [Read More…]

CAA Micro-RONI Pistol Chassis | SHOT 2017


In this piece of SHOT coverage from James, James visits with Hayim at CAA to get the news on the RONI expansion and modifications for this year. MSRP on the new models starts at $250. From CAA’s press release: The Micro RONI® is the newest compact addition for a pistol carbine conversion kit. [Read More…]

Zenith/MKE MP5 and HK93 Clones | SHOT 2017


In this episode of TFBTV, Paul with Zenith Firearms discusses the new and existing line of the MKE roller-locking rifles, including the MP5 and HK93 clones in 9mm and 5.56mm/.223 respectively. As many viewers may know, Zenith imports the MKE roller-locking rifles from Turkey, which is where they [Read More…]

New Colt Handguns: Cobra Revolver, Delta Elite, Gold Cup 1911 | SHOT 2017


In this episode of TFBTV, James visits Colt in Day 1 of the SHOT Show Expo.  Colt is re-launching their revolver line with the 6-round, small-frame, all-steel Cobra revolver.  Also, Colt is re-invigorating the 10mm legend, the Delta Elite, with a formal re-launch and an additional model with a [Read More…]

Industry Range Day: Taurus Curve Viridian and Rossi R92 Lever Action Rifle | SHOT 2017


In continuing SHOT 2017 coverage at industry range day, James visits the Taurus/Rossi range to discuss expansions to the Curve line of pistols and the Rossi R92 lever gun line. James tries out the new Curve Viridian in .380, the Rossi R92 lever action in .38spl, and briefly discusses Taurus’ [Read More…]

Industry Range Day: Mossberg Shotguns | SHOT 2017


James interviews Mossberg at Industry Day 2017 to get a look at their new offerings. Mossberg is doubling down on short barrel shotguns this year, with short barrel versions of the 500 and 590 in non-NFA variants that meet the overall length requirements and do not need a tax stamp and extremely [Read More…]

TFBTV: The Top 5 Calibers


I this episode of TFBTV, James tries to tackle a very big and surely disputable issue, ranking the Top 5 gun calibers.  In this list, we have (5) a childhood favorite of all shooters (4) a controversial new tactical caliber that is making waves (3) a caliber that was invented for use in one [Read More…]

TFBTV Christmas Special (NSFW)


Happy Holidays, TFBTV viewers! Ed, James, Miles, and Patrick wanted to wish all of you a merry Christmas in this video. We truly appreciate our viewers, subscribers, Patreon supporters, and sponsors. TFBTV almost has THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND subscribers after fewer than two years, and it’s all [Read More…]

Magpul D60 Sixty Round .223 Drum Overview and Mag Dump


In this episode of TFBTV, James tests out Magpul’s new D60 drum on the FN M4 rifle.  Magpul launched this drum after much fanfare and promises utter reliability and great usability. James puts these claims to the test as he runs through the function of the D60, along with a 60rd drum dump to [Read More…]

Kel-Tec P3AT Review … The Little Gun That Could


In this episode of TFBTV, James gives viewers a brief rundown of why he likes the humble Kel-Tec P3AT as a pocket pistol for concealed carry.  At just $200, there aren’t a lot of features, but it works and it is certainly concealable. Watch the video for James’ explanation.  

TFBTV at SHOT Show 2016: Daniel Defense DD5V1 .308 Lightweight AR10 Rifle


In this SHOT Show 2016 clip, James meets with Daniel Defense reps to talk about the new DD5V1, the new lightweight .308 rifle from Daniel Defense.  Daniel Defense’s press release is copied below: Black Creek, GA- Daniel Defense—engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms, [Read More…]

SHOT Show Range Day 2016: The New (to the US) IWI Tavor X95 Bullpup


James got hands-on with the new-to-the-US X95, an upgraded version of the Tavor bullpup rifle. Edward O. offered a well-developed written review for TFB, as follows (or check the preview and detailed pictures here:) —— After much teasing, IWI debuted their new civilian specific X95 rifle [Read More…]

TFBTV at SHOT Show 2016: Daniel Defense ISR Integrally Suppressed Rifle in .300BLK


In this SHOT Show 2016 floor interview, James speaks with Daniel Defense about the *re-released* DD ISR, an integrally suppressed .300 Blackout carbine with a noise signature of only 130dB. MSRP is $3000. Thanks to our Sponsor Ventura Munitions: http://bit.ly/1LKxNRP Check out our Patreon! [Read More…]