Category: Optics

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H&K PSG1 Sniper Rifle Overview


The Heckler and Koch PSG1 has been touted at the most accurate semi-automatic rifle in the world, even decades after its introduction. The iconic gun has been seen in the hands of counter-terrorist groups the world over, and it was truly a trailblazer when introduced in the 1970s (as precision [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…]

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Winchester’s 150th Anniversary Safe

Winchester was founded in 1866 and as you all know the legendary company is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. That celebration kicked off at SHOT and will be continuing throughout the year. Next on the celebration agenda is an anniversary safe which was part [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] Most innovative products for SHOT 2016

SHOT 2016 was an amazing experience. Below are some pictures I took during SHOT show. This picture set will feature the most innovative products that I PERSONALLY saw. This will be my last SHOT related article. Going back to gear and gun reviews for the rest of the [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] Lucid Optics

Lucid Optics has released some new products for 2016. The Lucid SC9 spotting scope and the L7 1-6x rifle scope join their existing catalog. I got to handle both of these optics this year at SHOT. Lucid SC9 Compact Spotting Scope The SC9 is a compact spotting scope that [Read More…]

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TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 2 of 3)

(This is Part 2 of the TFB Rifle Weight Omnibus. You can read Part 1 here.) In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine [Read More…]