This year the first weekend of May holds more than just Derby Day, it includes two days of free firearms instruction courtesy of Bass Pro. Bass Pro has been in business since 1971 and has more than 70 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and with that kind of [Read More…]
Review: Rock Island Armory TAC ULTRA CS 1911s (9mm & .45 ACP) It’s not often that we are asked to test multiple handguns at the same time. In fact, I wasn’t expecting more than one and it was a surprise when Rock Island sent out two of their latest 1911s for [Read More…]
Lindy, who gun blogs at Vodka and Espresso, sends us a photo of my CZ. He writes … SBR’d vz. 61 Skorpion. Currently my favorite range toy, .32 ACP with a stock has absolutely zero recoil. I wish I had one! Thanks Lindy.
STI international, Inc. has introduced a new line of handguns “designed to win matches out of the box”. The DVC (standing in for the IPSC motto “Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas”) Limited and Open handguns are the newest top-of-the-line 2011-based [Read More…]
In response to a reader comment claiming that handguns will cycle reliably without an extractor, James decides to test this claim in a “mythbuster” style format with several variations, including use of a suppressor and an MP5 with a fluted chamber. Don’t forget to subscribe! The [Read More…]
Kai Kloepfer is developing a smart gun. Basically it is like something out of Hollywood. Remember when Sylvester Stallone played Judge Dredd or in the last Bond film, Skyfall, Bond had a special PPK? The guns in those movies had a fingerprint safety mechanism so that [Read More…]
Jeff shared his latest pawn shop find. He writes … I found this little beauty in a local pawn shop just waiting for someone to give it some love. It’s a 1969 Colt Police Positive Special in .38 Special. It was covered in a decent amount of surface rust when [Read More…]
Bond Arms announced four new California compliant handguns at the recent NRA show. They are the: CA Papa Bear: Chambered in .45 Colt, this handgun has extended rubber grips adorned with the California bear. This gun has an automatic extractor that the other models below [Read More…]
We previously covered a James D. Julia auction for a Winchester 1894 lever-action rifle mounting a Maxim .30 caliber silencer. This unique firearm was sold as part of the March auction, but Guns & Ammo has answered the question many may have been asking while [Read More…]
Reddit can often point me to the most interesting of things. Latest is an old patent form Charles John Cooke, who formally patented (though arguably did not actually make the first one), a repeating firearm for trench warfare. Of principal interest to me is the extended [Read More…]
Never one to let a good slingshot or related idea go, JoergSprave has tacked a question I never though to answer: “Can you really create a syringe gun.” Given his level of ingenuity, the unsurprising answer is, “yes” although with some caveats. [Read More…]
Smith and Wesson is famous for two things: Well-made service revolvers, and mind-boggling model numbers. LuckGunner’s Chris Baker has set out to clarify a small portion of the later. From his article on Smith .38/.357 post-1957 revolver offerings: We got some good [Read More…]
Kurt from the Youtube Channel Off Target. Kurt told me they will be reviewing and test the G43 on thier channel soon. So go and subscribe! (I have) Thanks Kurt!
Andrew at GY6 reviews the new Glock 43 and compares it against the Springfield XD, G42 and S&W Shield.
JohnInBlackHawk tells us about his research project and asks if any TFB readers can help him identify some guns. John writes … This photo is part of an extensive historical project I began just over a year ago. I live in an historic mining town (nearly 30 years, [Read More…]
I want one, and not for any particular (or logical) reasons. I mean, just look at the brass ejection… double rainbows!?!?!? Sadly, I was not the one who had the pleasure of shooting the AF2011A1 from Arsenal. That honor belongs to The Late Boy Scout, who spent [Read More…]
Richard Fitzpatrick, CEO/President of Magpul, came out and admitted the problem on Facebook. Apparently there was an oversight on feeding smaller Glocks in 9mm such as the Glock 19 and Glock 26. However Magpul will fix the problem. Richard even laid out the plans to do [Read More…]