Category: Optics

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Terminology 101: Yes, it Does Matter (Even When You Comment)

Let’s talk about the importance of words, a little terminology 101. After all, you never know when you might learn something new – or find something worth passing on to a newbie (or even if it isn’t exactly new, it might serve as a gentle reminder of its [Read More…]

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VFOB (Veterans Family of Brands) Announced at NRAAM 2016

An announcement was made during this year’s NRA Annual Meeting (NRAAM) regarding a number of firearms industry businesses banding together for a common cause. The organization is called VFOB, which stands for Veteran’s Family of Brands. Of course, their name [Read More…]

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New Holosun HS510C Solar

The up and coming budget priced optic makers Holosun will soon be releasing their first open flex sight the HS510C. You can keep the HS510C on all the time because it’s powered by a solar cell with backup power from a CR2032 battery during low light conditions. [Read More…]

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NRA 2016: Awesome American Flag Guns by Nevada Cerakote

Sometimes you see a Cerakote finish so impressive or flat-out awesome you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to share it. Such was the case at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting, which was held in Louisville, Kentucky (next year it’s slotted to take place in [Read More…]

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IDF and the Micro Tavor X95

A solider posted up some photos of himself and his platoon from back when he served in the IDF in 2010-2012. He focuses mostly on the X95. There are a LOT of photos and comments with each photo. It is interesting seeing the subtle differences and seeing how the guns [Read More…]

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First Beretta Outlet Store in the United States Announced

With just shy of 500 years under their gun belt, Beretta has announced the opening of a retail store here in the United States. The firearms industry magnate is known for its well-made, reliable long guns and pistols, but that isn’t all they make. In fact, there [Read More…]

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New Bushnell Scopes

Bushnell Outdoor Products announced “a complete re-engineering” of the company’s Trophy line of rifle scopes. Additionally, the company announced it is now offering a new line of Trophy Xtreme products that includes rifle scopes, spotting scopes and [Read More…]

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Lucid L5 Rifle Scopes

LUCID’s L5 Rifle Scopes were first introduced a few years ago (though, here, we have only really covered their “red dot” optics). Now that I have piqued my interested in precision rifle shooting, I am focusing some of my attention on scopes. While I [Read More…]

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Bush Pilot Survival Kit

Whether you’re a bush pilot, a hunter, or simply an outdoors aficionado, you should have a good quality survival kit. When you picture that kit in your mind you undoubtedly envision a first aid kit complete with tourniquet and HALO Seals with a side of knives and [Read More…]

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The Krinks that never were, AKSU trial rifles

Following close on the heels of our other articles about the development and use of the AKS74U “Krinkov”, we now bring to TFB an article specifically about the prototypes that were entered into the design competition, that would later turn into the [Read More…]

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A Practical Solution for Shooting Around Corners at Last?

For as long as people have been fighting one another, it’s been self-evident that he who can avoid getting hit has the best chance of coming out of the fight alive, if not victorious. Warfare has come a long way from hunter-gatherers dodging atlatl-thrown spears, [Read More…]

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Firearms Food for Thought: Positioning Shooting Prone

In order to be a successful long-range shooter you must take a number of factors into consideration. From windage to optics to understanding the capabilities and limitations of your caliber of choice and everything in between, you’d better have it all covered. Of [Read More…]