Soldier Systems Daily posted that SureFire has released a new muzzle brake. It is based off the SF SOCOM SFMB-556-1/2-28 but it removes the suppressor compatibility. This reduces the price to an affordable $59. Check them out at SureFire’s website.
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We have an excellent contact at TSD Combat/Suarez group who really does a great job of sending us products to test and review. To me it really speaks well of a company when they are so eager and willing to show you that their products are well made, and the ease of [Read More…]
Adding to their extensive pistol buffer tube line, Phase 5 has released the Hex-2 Pistol Buffer Tube specifically for the Sig pistol brace. The Hex-2 builds off the aesthetic base that characterized the HexOne, opting for machined scallops instead of the round tube [Read More…]
Following up on a Sources Sought released back in 2012, the US Army is moving forward with a potential acquisition for the next-generation Semi-Auto Sniper System (SASS), the aptly named “Compact-SASS” (CSASS) through a best-value contract. The current SASS [Read More…]
A reader recently sent a link to a site that is doing great work in not only the artistic side of ballistic photography, but is also using the photography for ballistic research such as learning how different rounds and pistols behave. There are several sets of [Read More…]
Primary Weapons Systems recently debuted their new line of direct impingement (DI) AR-15s they’re calling the Modern Musket. PWS is known for their long-stroke piston driven AR-15 rifles but have since entered the DI AR-15 market last month with the release of [Read More…]
Before you sigh at yet another “tactical” product, hold your breath for a moment. The Beaten Zone A.T.C.H. takes the extended charging handle latch to a whole new, even bigger level. Made of the usual top-notch materials, the A.T.C.H. comes in three [Read More…]
So there are a metric ton of AR and AK accessory manufacturers out there. Some of them are awesome and churn out great stuff regularly, and some of them are straight crap. There are all sorts of little companies here and there that are super niche and other large guys [Read More…]
NRA Media Lab breaks down the shootout scene from the movie Heat. They want to see if some of the aspects of the shootout are legitimate. They focus on the shooting, moving and communicating aspect of the shootout.
Utterly mesmerizing. A promotional video released by Swisstek, a CNC lathe/machine company showcases the machining of a 8630 steel AR-15/M-16 bolt. The video is at roughly 3x speed, but I believe it adds to the fascination. It certainly lends more appreciate for the [Read More…]
EmptorMaven posted up an interesting observation regarding Nickel Boron coated BCGs. He surmises that if fouling can adhere to the BCG then it is possible it can build up to the point of failure. Here is a comparison picture of a heavily used chromed BCG vs a NiB BCG.
Here is a simple chart that can help explain the nuances of an AR type pistol. The pistol is a 10″ Robinson Armament XCR. The pictures are relatively self explanatory Those are all the variants that Robinson Armament came up with in this article on [Read More…]
One problem that has always seemed to plague people with QD suppressors is that you are stuck with the muzzle brake that is built into the QD. SilencerCo. has their line of MAAD series of muzzle devices that attach to the MAAD system, such as a suppressor, flash [Read More…]
We’ve posted a lot about 3D printing here on TFB since it started to make waves in the news. From 3D printed AR lowers and bullpup prototypes to metal 1911s, but how does all this newfangled 3D printing actually work? Youtuber Barnacules Nerdgasm goes into detail [Read More…]
Not content to sit on their laurels, DRD Tactical, has announced the release of the SRU-762 QS/Take-Down upper receiver. The SRU-762 upper is compatible with SR-25/M110 systems. It comes with either a 1/10 or 1/12 twist Lothar Walther barrel. It does not come with a [Read More…]
The BR4 Spartan rifle from Battle Rifle Company (BRC) obtained the recommendation of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). The BR4 Spartan is an AR-15 style rifle chambered in either 5.56 NATO, 6.8 SPC or 7.62×39. For those not familiar, the NTOA is [Read More…]
A new company to the weapons industry, BoomFab has announced the release of their first product- the TiTane Carrier. The TiTan is a CNC Machined bolt carrier designed for competition use. At only 4.4 ozs. with the gas key (standard carriers are about 9 ozs.), BoomFab [Read More…]
Strike Industries announced an update to the Patriot pistol grip for the AR-15. The grips offer several improvements over the original: a more aggressive texture wider swell in the palm with a smaller backstrap for a better grip larger storage compartment MSRP is [Read More…]