Category: Other Gear & Gadgets

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[SHOT 2016] Kalashnikov USA’s New AK-Alfa Rifle

In a show that so far seems short on major announcements, Kalashnikov USA, the orphaned official importer of Kalashnikov Concern products to the USA, announced a brand new rifle design, based on the AK, but featuring radically updated external aesthetics and ergonomics. [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] Arsenal, Inc’s New Suppressor-Ready AKs, FIME Rex Zero 1S Pistol

Arsenal, Inc, importer of highly regarded Bulgarian AK-pattern rifles, was present at the show, displaying two rifles hot off the production lines: An SLR-104 and an SAM7SF with barrels threaded for 14.5×1 LH twist threads, to accept suppressors. These rifles were [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] A plethora of cool new things at Mako Group/FAB Defense

I was making my way to another appointment at SHOT when the Mako Group/FAB Defense booth caught my eye.  The first thing I checked out was their new “Scorpus” line of holsters, made of glass-reinforced polymer.  These are a retention holster that indexes [Read More…]

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TFBTV at SHOT Range Day: Witt Machine’s Ultra Light Fully Suppressed .300 Blackout Upper


James managed to get an appointment to shoot the new integrally suppressed .300BLK ULTRA lightweight AR upper from Witt Machine. The results are impressive.  MSRP for a complete upper with suppressor is $1500, including a nickel boron bolt carrier group. This is a one-stamp gun, i.e., it is NOT a [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] Lancer handguard for Sig MPX

Lancer has come out with a handguard for the Sig MPX series of SBRs or pistols. They are in their classic M LOK configuration, and come in either 8 inch, 10 inch, or 14 inch lengths for the different barrel lengths that the MPX comes in. The handguards attach to the [Read More…]

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SHOT Show Preview: Springfield’s New Lightweight 9mm EMP Gov’t/Commander Hybrid 1911


As many readers will know, Springfield has wasted no time in 2016 with a salvo of daily launches of new products in the first quarter of the year. Today, January 16, Springfield officially unveiled its new EMP. Springfield was kind enough to send James of TFBTV a pre-run sample so he could get some [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…]

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