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BREAKING: Black Hills Sole-Sourced for Contract for FBI Hostage Rescue Team .300 Blackout Subsonic Ammunition

Good news for everyone’s favorite Dakotan ammunition company, Black Hills has just won the contract to provide subsonic .300 Blackout ammunition for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Hostage Rescue Team, according to a listing at FedBizOpps. The [Read More…]

PSA Video From Franklin Armory–How NOT To Make A Pull And Release Trigger


This past Friday I received an email from my friend, Jay Jacobson, president of Franklin Armory. As you may know, Franklin Armory makes a very well thought out binary trigger that was accepted and approved by the BATF without reservation. I’ll let Jay explain why they decided to make this [Read More…]

Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers 011: The 6x35mm KAC/TSWG, Revisited

When I started the Modern Intermediate Calibers series, I did not expect it to grow as large as it has. The initial plan was for 7 major calibers, which grew into well over 20, and the spinoff Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers, which itself will have at least 20 [Read More…]

Kurds to Receive Support from Canada, Germany

According to the National Post, the Canadian government will begin supplying elements of the Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq with small arms and light weapons. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau previously announced Canadian material support for the Peshmerga a year ago, but only [Read More…]

BREAKING: Colt Lays Off Custom Shop Director, Other Employees, Company Rumored Gutted

What is happening at Colt? That’s the question on many people’s minds as news of layoffs in the company began to trickle out starting on Tuesday. Rumors of massive layoffs at Colt began with a post at Pistol-Forum by member “misanthropist”, who [Read More…]

Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers 010: The 9x19mm and 9x21mm Russian Special AP

One potential solution to the problem of a suitable anti-armor pistol and submachine gun round is to take the existing ammunition system and introduce one or more new kinds of ammunition which provide additional armor piercing capability through higher muzzle velocity [Read More…]

Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers 009: The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

So far in the Modern PDW Calibers series we’ve talked about small caliber, high velocity PDW rounds like the 5.7mm FN and 4.6mm HK, and we’ve tackled larger, punchier calibers like the 10mm Norma Auto and the 7.5mm FK. However, we still have not tackled the [Read More…]

Firearm Showcase: The Krutzsch Rifle, the Pumpgun’s Steampunk Grandaddy at the Cody Firearms Museum – HIGH RES PICS!

In January, just before the 2017 SHOT Show, I got the opportunity to travel to Cody Wyoming to visit the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, to see some of their rare firearms and bring photos of them to our readers. For our showcase today we [Read More…]

The “Most Armed Man in America?” – Dragon Man At Least a Strong Contender

As a writer here in the industry, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing some prodigious collections of firearms in private hands, but I cannot say I have seen anything anywhere near the collection of the Dragon Man of Dragonmans gun range, firearms, paintall, and [Read More…]

Deconstructing “Assault Rifle”: The Quest for Universality in Modern Infantry Warfare

Quick: What’s the definition of “assault rifle”? I’ll give you a moment to think about it. Now, a good definition for “assault rifle” in my opinion comes from Anthony G. Williams, a British author, ammunition collector, and military [Read More…]

Firearm Showcase: Winchester Mystery 1966 Underbarrel Grenade Launcher Cody Firearms Museum – HIGH RES PICS!

In January, just before the 2017 SHOT Show, I got the opportunity to travel to Cody Wyoming to visit the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, to see some of their rare firearms and bring photos of them to our readers. On Wednesday we looked at a [Read More…]