FNH had their elusive SCAR PDW on display at SHOT Show 2015. The PDW is based off of a SCAR 16S. However the upper receiver is slightly different. SCAR uppers usually have three holes at the front behind the sling loop. That is not the case here. As you can see there [Read More…]
Category: NFA / Suppressors / Class III
My last day at SHOT I finally got to stop by one of my last vendors, Gemtech. Even near the end of the show, their huge booth was still packed with hardly any room to spare. The new products that were being showcased at SHOT include The Arrow (and the Arrow’s [Read More…]
My friend Adolfo moved to England a while back, leaving all of his guns here to waste away. Well, he decided to come back and visit and he volunteered to sacrifice a Century Polish Tantal in the name of scientific testing. I converted the gun to full-auto, and that was [Read More…]
Griffin Armament showed the new Revolution suppressors at the SHOT Show. The suppressors are available for both 9mm and .45 ACP calibers. These suppressors are adjustable length cans. The longer it is, the more noise attenuation it offers. For example, in the 9mm, the [Read More…]
I found Recover and they have some really cool products coming out this year. First up they have a pistol-carbine conversion kit similar to the other pistol conversion kits like the Roni or SIG ACP. However the Recover Morphy BCZ has better features than the others. [Read More…]
Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) introduced a new pistol sound suppressor at the 2015 SHOT Show called the Sidewinder. Available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, the suppressors attenuate the gunshot by 31.5 – 36 dB depending on caliber according to the YHM staff. These [Read More…]
A few days ago the BATFE sent out a letter stating that it was not legal to use an arm brace, such as the SIG SAUER Pistol Stabilizing Brace, as a stock. SIG have responded with this statement … A Statement Regarding the SIG SAUER® Pistol Stabilizing Brace. [Read More…]
Silencerco and Crye Precision collaborated to make a SIX12 with a 6 inch Salvo 12 suppressor. Crye Precision integrated the Salvo 12 into the handguard. Still no price or ETA on the release of the Six 12. All the display models at Crye and this one at the Silencerco [Read More…]
Stealth Engineering Group occupies a small booth on the first floor of the Sands expo center, but their display case is packed with products and engineering ideas. SEG makes suppressors, and advertise a lighter, more accurate, lower cost, and more customizable product [Read More…]
Stopping into the German Sport Guns (GSG) booth found me eye goggling a very nice piece of WWII history, the MP-40. This was not the version currently offered by GSG in .22LR, and imported to the United States by American Tactical Imports; no, this one was chambered in [Read More…]
Kimber has partnered up with Gemtech to make an out of the box package 1911. It will retail for $2500 and comes with everything you see, according to the Kimber rep. The 1911 will come with a Gemtech suppressor and Gemtech threaded barrel. The G-10 grips have [Read More…]
SilencerCo’s Omega silencer is new for 2015, and it’s designed to embody everything good about each of the company’s previous .30 cal centerfire rifle silencers. Perhaps its greatest feature is the one its meant for – its superior silence – [Read More…]
I got a sneak peak at UTAS new 12 gauge suppressor. It is designed and made by them. No idea on price yet as these are the only two prototypes in existence. I was told that this suppressor can reduce shotgun report as low as 138 decibels.
Brethern Arms is making MP5 clones but they are pushing envelopes and making them in .300 blackout. The BAP300 pistol retails for $3,100.
I want to shoot one, because reasons. Thanks to Mason for sending this into us.
In 2012, Bob Faxon of Faxon Firearms set out to make an Ar-15 upper receiver that took the best elements of the Ar-15 platform and blended it with the proven Ak-47/AKM/Ak-74/Ak-100 series of weapons. With decades of experience in the automotive, oil, energy, defense, [Read More…]
SIG Sauer has been in the firearms business since 1985, but they can actually trace their roots all the way back to 1853, to the Swiss Wagon Factory. When the Swiss Wagon Factory won a competition hosted by the Switzerland Federal Ministry of Defense the prize was a [Read More…]
If there ever was a gun that you could use as the poster-child of being aesthetically odd, the P90 and its semi auto counterpart, the PS90 certainly would be very strong candidates. The bullpup design of FN Herstal’s P90 make it look like a science fiction [Read More…]
Forgotten Weapons, from time to time, covers larger pieces of artillery as well, not just small arms. In their most recent video, Ian and Karl fire a US M3 37mm anti-tank cannon: The 37mm AT gun was the workhorse American anti-tank weapon at the outset of World War II. [Read More…]
Modern Weapon Systems is a Missouri based firm that originally was exclusively involved in dealing firearms. Its Owner, Ian McFarland is a product of the automotive industry and his knowledge of machining and the principles of torque, recoil, and combustion led to him [Read More…]
Good news for M11/9 owners looking for affordable magazines! Shockwave Technologies has released its ZMAG for the Cobray M11/9 submachine gun. These guns, though affordable (by registered machine gun standards) suffer from problematic and aging Zytel magazines. [Read More…]
The ingenuity of humanity never ceases to amaze me. As such, I am mesmerized by the bike-chain & electric-drill powered magazine-fed pencil machine gun (or perhaps just the voice) of YouTube user Joerg Sprave and The Slingshot Channel. Just in case you have not [Read More…]
According to Tactical Shit, a high profile customer has seen LAPD practicing with select fire MP7s. Rumor has it that the testing that began in 2013 has been completed and certain Motorcycle Police and K9 Officers are being issued the Elusive and Exclusive Heckler and [Read More…]
Did you know that it is legal to own a grenade launcher? Yeah, that is pretty awesome. By the letter of the law you can also possess live HE grenades, but acquiring them is incredibly difficult. However a smattering of other rounds are available if you want to [Read More…]
Last time we reported about a company trying to use a Sig Brace on a Short Barreled Shotgun. I never understood what they were thinking as there is no pistol version for a shotgun. A SBS is still a SBS or AOW. Well another company is trying to capitalize on Sig’s [Read More…]
B&T AG (formerly Brügger & Thomet AG) of Switzerland have introduced a new sound suppressor targeted at the .380 subcompact market. The suppressor is partnered with a barrel either for a Glock 42 or a SIG P238 pistol. Designed to be smaller than other [Read More…]
Aren’t there enough calibers in the world? Is there really a need for any new entries into the endless list of different kinds of ammunition that have been created? This argument makes a lot of sense; with virtually every nook and cranny in the spectrum of [Read More…]
So, how would you like to wake up and find that your surplussed corporate truck had been bought by foreign militants and converted into a technical? This picture popped up a couple of days ago on twitter and and been making the rounds on some news services. t’s [Read More…]
Remember Xray Guns? He scans firearms in a CAT scan machine and prints out the images. Here is the article we posted last year. Beautifully CAT Scanned Guns. Now Xray Guns and Azzys Design Works collaborated to etch the Xray gun images into acrylic sheets. Here is a [Read More…]
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…]
NL sent us this photo he took of Swiss Army MG51 machine guns and MG64 machine guns waiting to be cleaned. The MG51, or 7.5 mm Maschinengewehr 1951, is the Swiss version of the MG42 manufactured by W&F. It is chambered in 7.5x55mm Swiss. It has been in service [Read More…]
Starting on December 15, SilencerCo will be selling threaded pistol barrels for the Glock 19. The new barrels will join a growing list of threaded pistol barrels offered by the company. Currently, they offer barrels for the G17 and G21. Skip down in the article to see a [Read More…]
EnsignExpendable of the Soviet Gun Archives blog has found an interesting scrap of history regarding a machine gun designed by one Francis J. Orzel. In the document, Orzel is quite the salesman, attributing to his design magnificent characteristics such as it being [Read More…]
Travis sent us a photo of himself taken and members of his squad in Afghanistan taken during 2009. He wrote… This is myself (the big dude) and two of the guys in my Squad circa 2009 Helmand Province Afghanistan. Weapons are FN M4, MK 12 Designated Marksman [Read More…]
Hat tip to Eric Katzenberg for this video. 5.11 Tactical edited some shot footage and timed the shots to the Nutcracker Suite. Just in time for the holidays. Enjoy.
I am a huge fan of Czech small arms. The boys over in the Czech Republic have a handle on churning out very reasonably priced and high quality armaments that have saturated the US market place, and I think that is awesome!
Tromix posted up this video of a dual mag dump out of their twin M16s. The camera angle is poor. At first glance, it looks like the red dot is inline with the magazine and trigger group. But if you looks closely, the rail is fully exposed. So it looks like Tromix is [Read More…]
Gregor writes … This is a MG74 with Aimpoint M4H, Aimpoint Magnifier and a TLLM (light/laser infrared module), mounted on the left side. This setup was used as the front gun of the passenger seat of the “Sandviper”. The Sandviper is a modified Puch G [Read More…]