Category: Other Gear & Gadgets

Kalashnikov USA Update: What Went Wrong, What’s Going Right

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. -Murphy’s Law, wording attributed to Major John Paul Stapp Yesterday at TFB, we published an article that I wrote about some of the displays at the Kalashnikov USA booth, specifically criticizing the worryingly poor [Read More…]

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Brownells Offering Firearms Sales, Own Offerings | SHOT 2017

Brownells has traditionally been a gun smithing and parts destination for a number of decades but at SHOT 2017 the company has come out with offering full firearms for sale through their dealer network. We reported on this back in November and the company is in full [Read More…]

James River Historical Reproduction Rifles | SHOT 2017

James River Armory is a North Carolina based company that specializes in reproduction rifles for the collector market. Something we are seeing a lot of today is that collectors will have a number of specimens of historical rifles that are very rare, but they still want [Read More…]

Kalashnikov USA Shows Off AK-Alfa, US-Made PP-19-01 Vityaz | SHOT 17

Kalashnikov USA had two potentially very exciting rifles at SHOT 2017. Unfortunately, the guns that I got to handle were not so great. I don’t like writing things like this when companies are releasing new products, but on the other hand, what’s my reason [Read More…]

Iron Claw Tactical AK Magazine Drop-Free, Non-Rocking Insert | SHOT 2017

Iron Claw Tactical is a Wisconsin based custom firearms company that is coming out with several innovative upgrades for the Kalashnikov platform. Most importantly being their non-rocking magazine well. Kalashnikovs are notorious for the particular method of [Read More…]

Kel-Tec Has the Coolest Gun at SHOT?: The RDB Survival Model and the KSG-25 | SHOT 2017


In this SHOT coverage piece, James discusses two of Kel-Tec‘s newest guns. First, the RDB Survival Rifle – perhaps James’ favorite gun from SHOT this year – is a new and extremely compact, NON-NFA 5.56mm/.223 survival-style rifle, designed to be stowed away in a pack or small [Read More…]

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CAA Micro-RONI Pistol Chassis | SHOT 2017


In this piece of SHOT coverage from James, James visits with Hayim at CAA to get the news on the RONI expansion and modifications for this year. MSRP on the new models starts at $250. From CAA’s press release: The Micro RONI® is the newest compact addition for a pistol carbine conversion kit. [Read More…]

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Zenith/MKE MP5 and HK93 Clones | SHOT 2017


In this episode of TFBTV, Paul with Zenith Firearms discusses the new and existing line of the MKE roller-locking rifles, including the MP5 and HK93 clones in 9mm and 5.56mm/.223 respectively. As many viewers may know, Zenith imports the MKE roller-locking rifles from Turkey, which is where they [Read More…]

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Industry Range Day: Taurus Curve Viridian and Rossi R92 Lever Action Rifle | SHOT 2017


In continuing SHOT 2017 coverage at industry range day, James visits the Taurus/Rossi range to discuss expansions to the Curve line of pistols and the Rossi R92 lever gun line. James tries out the new Curve Viridian in .380, the Rossi R92 lever action in .38spl, and briefly discusses Taurus’ [Read More…]

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Faxon Introduces Carbon Fiber Handguard, Low Profile Brakes and Flash Hiders | SHOT 17

Barrel and rifle manufacturer Faxon Firearms shared a partition with magazine manufacturer Lancer Systems, with whom they are partnered. One of their first shared projects was on display: An M-LOK compatible carbon fiber handguard for AR-15 rifles, which are [Read More…]

Q Suppressors Brings Modular Erector and Durable El Camino Silencers to the Range | SHOT 17

Brand new and enigmatically named suppressor company “Q” had a booth at the SHOT Show 2017 Industry Day at the Range, where they showed off their first two suppressor offerings. The first – announced earlier this year – is the El Camino, a [Read More…]