Category: NFA / Suppressors / Class III

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Keyfob Gun

So some of you may have seen this. I haven’t before. A gun disguised as a key fob was found by police. Pulling the key ring resets the firing pins. Then you press the buttons on top to release them and the gun fires. This would be considered an AOW (Any Other [Read More…]


So you want to build a Tula Krink…

This is the third article about the Russian AKS74U submachine gun. The first one was about the etymology of the word “Krinkov”, and the second one was about how the AKS74U came to fruition, and its actual use in Soviet service. Some readers have said that [Read More…]

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M27 DM role, front sights ditched, and other Marine Corps News

Two articles recently came out in the Marine Corps Times (which has absolutely no affiliation or endorsement by the USMC) concerning a variety of small arms related topics. The first one is a sort of M27 qualification that some Twenty Nine Palms battalions participated [Read More…]

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TFB’s Weight Omnibus Part 3.1: Stragglers!

The most consistent request I received in the comments of my Weight Omnibus posts (if you didn’t catch them, here are Part I, Part II, and Part III) was to continue to expand the content of this series, both in the guns measured and the analysis of them. Further [Read More…]

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Experimentation, use, and variants of the Russian AKS74U

Earlier on TFB we covered the origins of the name Krinkov, and the fascinating etymology of the word from Afghan Mujahdeen fighters, to the gun markets of Dharra, and then on to how we use it today via “Krink”. In this piece, we’ll look at some of the [Read More…]