Category: AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK

Battlefield Vegas, Three Gun Virgins, An MP7, And An Awesome Machine Gun Collection (Article + Video)


Battlefield Vegas is nothing short of gun nirvana. While we were at SHOT James, Steve, and I felt it was a good idea to take our camera crew to Battlefield Vegas. After all, this is the only place in town that can really excite the discerning gun nerd after a week at the world’s largest gun [Read More…]

Summary of LEAKED ATF White Paper & Analysis: NFA-Free Suppressors, Shouldered Braces, and Armor Piercing Ammo, Oh My!

In what appears to fly in the face of the Bureau’s prior attitudes towards enforcement of gun laws, a white paper by BATFE Associate  Deputy Director Ronald Turk was recently leaked which proposed loosening or modifying gun regulations in sixteen ways, to be [Read More…]

Kalashnicohn’s U.S. Made Vityaz , Interchangeable Magazine Wells | SHOT 2017

Kalashnicohn is bringing to market Vityaz, completely manufactured in the United States. Apart from the few parts that are subcontracted out, the machining and receiver stamping is manufactured at the companies store in Phoenix, Arizona. Compared to the clone being [Read More…]

Robinson Armament Updates .308 XCR-M Rifle | SHOT 17

The redheaded stepchild of the SCAR contract was Robinson Arms’ XCR, an interesting design from a small company in Salt Lake City, UT. A rifle that is part AR-15, part FNC, and part noodle, the XCR represents an attractive looking and interesting might-have been, [Read More…]

Kalashnikov USA Update: What Went Wrong, What’s Going Right | SHOT 17

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. -Murphy’s Law, wording attributed to Major John Paul Stapp Yesterday at TFB, we published an article that I wrote about some of the displays at the Kalashnikov USA booth, specifically criticizing the worryingly poor [Read More…]

Brownells Offering Firearms Sales, Own Offerings | SHOT 2017

Brownells has traditionally been a gunsmithing 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…]

Kalashnikov USA Shows Off AK-Alfa, US-Made PP-19-01 Vityaz | SHOT 17

Kalashnikov USA had two potentially very exciting rifles at SHOT 2017. Unfortunately, the guns that I got to handle were not so great. After this article was published, I met with Kalashnikov USA’s CEO to discuss the issues with these rifles. Please see the update [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…]

Kalashnikov’s New 9mm and 12 Gauge AK-47s | SHOT 2017


Obviously keying in on the newest trends in tactical sporting rifles and carbines, Kalashnikov is releasing 9mm AK47s that will use proprietary magazines (inexpensive at $30), obviously to compete with the MPX, CZ Scorpion, and the host of 9mm AR15s that have sprung up over the past few years. [Read More…]

IWI Now Shipping 5.56mm Galil ACE Rifles | SHOT 17

During SHOT Show 2017 Industry Day at the Range, I dropped by the IWI USA booth to see what they had for attendees to shoot. Besides their highly competitive Galil ACE 308, they had also brought the 5.56mm variant of the ACE, which is just now making it into the [Read More…]