Category: Rifles

Battle Arms Development .300 BLK, VERT Stock & Receiver | SHOT 2017

The staff at Battle Arms Development with their white lab coats were at it again this year, showing off AR15s you swear are works of art instead of rifles, save for the 5.56x45mm stampings on the receiver. Specifically new for 2017 was the companies .300 BLK rifle [Read More…]

Franklin Armory Binary Triggers for HK and Bushmaster ACR Rifles | SHOT 2017


In this episode of TFBTV’s continuing SHOT coverage, James meets up with the guys at Franklin Armory to discuss their new binary trigger systems for the Bushmaster ACR and the HK 5x/9x series of rifles and carbines. For those unfamiliar with the binary trigger, check Phil’s recent review [Read More…]

Falkor Defense Dracos Composite Barrel System and Firearms | Shot 2017


If you noticed the green barrels in the FLIR video: we did too! We took Edward O and the camera crew over to the Falkor booth to learn about their new Dracos straight jacket barrel sleeve system. This barrel uses a composite sleeve as a heat sink to maintain accuracy even after thousands of high [Read More…]

IWI Tavor X95 on its way to Canada

Canada has approved the IWI Tavor X95 and it’s coming very soon! According to IsraelDefense.co.il the Canadian Tavor X95 is based on the US model, but with a Canadian-legal 18.6 inch barrel. Estimated price of the X95 is $2600 Canadian dollars and it’s [Read More…]

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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 gunsmithing 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. After this article was published, I met with Kalashnikov USA’s CEO to discuss the issues with these rifles. Please see the update [Read More…]

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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…]

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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Ruger Precision Rifle In 6mm Creedmoor and New 22/45 LITE | TFBTV | SHOT 17


How do you make the excellent Ruger Precision Rifle better than it already is? Easy. Chamber it in a flat shooting, wind resistant cartridge like 6mm Creedmoor. Patrick also take a look at the new Mark 4 22/45  LITE to see how Ruger updated his favorite rimfire handgun. Thanks to our sponsors: [Read More…]