Posts by Miles V

Miles V

Former Infantry Marine, and currently studying at Indiana University. I’ve written for Small Arms Review and Small Arms Defense Journal, and have had a teenie tiny photo that appeared in GQ. Specifically, I’m very interested in small arms history, development, and Military/LE usage within the Middle East, and Central Asia.

If you want to reach out, let me know about an error I’ve made, something I can add to the post, or just talk guns and how much Grunts love naps, hit me up at miles@tfb.tv

Safe Shoot Device For Hunting and Friendly Fire | SHOT 2017

Safe Shoot is an Israeli company that was showing their device off at the Next booths. The device is a picatinny or scope mounted block, that electronically links up with blocks or transmitters on other rifles or just about anything you want to mount it on (if you can). [Read More…]

Brownells Offering Firearms Sales, Own Offerings | SHOT 2017

Brownells has traditionally been a gun smithing and parts destination for a number of decades but at SHOT 2017 the company has come out with offering full firearms for sale through their dealer network. We reported on this back in November and the company is in full [Read More…]

James River Historical Reproduction Rifles | SHOT 2017

James River Armory is a North Carolina based company that specializes in reproduction rifles for the collector market. Something we are seeing a lot of today is that collectors will have a number of specimens of historical rifles that are very rare, but they still want [Read More…]

Iron Claw Tactical AK Magazine Drop-Free, Non-Rocking Insert | SHOT 2017

Iron Claw Tactical is a Wisconsin based custom firearms company that is coming out with several innovative upgrades for the Kalashnikov platform. Most importantly being their non-rocking magazine well. Kalashnikovs are notorious for the particular method of [Read More…]

Industry Range Day: Dark Storm Industries Current Cali Legal AR | SHOT 2017


Dark Storm Industries is a New York based AR15 manufacturer that has come up with some very innovative ways to provide AR15s to gun owners in such restricted states as California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. Among their standard restricted products they have a new offering aimed [Read More…]

Industry Day at the Range: Lancer MPX couplers, MCX Handguard | SHOT 2017


Lancer Systems brought out some particularly relevant products for the Industry Range Day this year, most notably components for the Sig Sauer MPX and MCX. Since Lancer already manufactures MPX magazines, the company answered an RFI from a European Law Enforcement agency to produce magazine couplers [Read More…]

Industry Range Day: Early and Modern Firearms (EMF) | SHOT 2017


Early and Modern Firearms (EMF) is a successful reproduction firearm company that specializes in guns common among Wild West historical lore. Specifically the company provides a number of firearms for the reproduction market used within the Single Action Shooting Society, or other Cowboy Action [Read More…]