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The Remington Rolling Block Rifle


The Remington Rolling Block was a huge commercial success back in its day, and is often referred to as the gun that saved Remington (which was in dire financial straights in years following the Civil War). This simple, strong design was sold to over 40 nations and continued to serve on into World [Read More…]

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POTD: Fire Breathing Muzzle Brake

Here is a photo of my friend Brian M. at the recent 2016 FN 3Gun Match. He made the muzzle brake himself. I just happened to capture the right moment and the muzzle flash. He is engaging some paper targets at about 20 yards using a Sig Romeo 3 red dot sight.  

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Firearm Showcase: The Heckler & Koch SMG II, 1980s Would-Be Successor to the MP5 – HIGH RES PICS!

In May of this year, I got the rare opportunity to travel to Heckler & Koch’s headquarters in Ashburn, VA, to take a look at some of the experimental and prototype firearms they have located there in their famous “Grey Room”. It wouldn’t be worth as much for [Read More…]

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10th Anniversary Taurus Judge

Andrew of GY6 vids got his hands on a 10th Anniversary Taurus Judge. It is a great looking revolver with the wood grip and laser engravings. The hanging chickens is a bit disturbing. However the slow motion of the propane tank was pretty cool. The high [Read More…]

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Book Review: Guns of the Special Forces 2001-2015

Guns of the Special Forces is a recent publication by Pen & Sword Press written by Leigh Neville, an Australian defense and military author. The book is inspired by Guns of the Elite written by George Markham, an in-depth look at the history and then current [Read More…]

16 "First generation" intermediate calibers together. Left to right: 7.92x33 Kurz, 7.62x39 (commercial lookalike standing in for M43), .280/30 British, 7.62x45 Czech, 7.92x40 CETME, 7.5x38 Swiss. Tula long top 2

GUEST POST: A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 2: Synthetic Magazines

This is a the second part of a guest article from our reader Brandon covering the development of synthetic magazines for the AK-47 and AKM rifles. You can read the first part, on metallic magazines, at this link. Thanks, Brandon! Sometime around 1965-1968 Izhevsk [Read More…]

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GUEST POST: A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 1: Metal Magazines

This is a guest article from our reader Brandon covering the development of metallic magazines for the AK-47 and AKM rifles. Thanks, Brandon! The venerable Kalashnikov rifle is easily one of the most important small arms in history. Love it or hate it, it’s one of the [Read More…]

The 9mm Browning Hi-Power Pistol


The Browning Hi-Power pistol is one of the most successful handgun designs of all time. This short-recoil operated, tilting barrel pistol has a capacity of 13 rounds which was very impressive when it was introduced. But does it still hold up today? In this installment of TFBTV we do some shooting [Read More…]

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