Townhall and others report that M855 “Green Tip” may already be classified as armour piercing by the BATFE … When you take a look at the 2005 ATF Regulation Guide, you’ll see an exemption for AR-15 “green-tip” ammunition, which means [Read More…]
Looking for help from a German, a Russian and a Japanese reader (UPDATE: No more volunteers required)
UPDATE: Many readers kindly offered to help. We do not need any more volunteers. Thank you. Dear Readers, TFB is very much dedicated to our overseas readers. With that in mind we would like to start with subtitles for those readers in Germany, France, Russia and Japan. [Read More…]
One of the neat things about taking the plunge into the archives, documents, videos, and even blog posts concerning firearms history, is that it really shatters the perception of a “complete” picture of firearms history created by tabletop books that attempt [Read More…]
Week 43. Well, .223 Rem appears to be running low–at least the number of vendors (of the ones I’ve been following) don’t have the stock they did. A number of the vendors aren’t even listing it. Woohoo for all of the panic buyers. I imagine that [Read More…]
Wilson Combat, maker of custom AR-15s and 1911s, has announced another entry into the .308 caliber AR world, the “Super Sniper”. From the press release: .308 SS (Super Sniper) Unmatched reliability meets pinpoint accuracy in the Wilson Combat .308 [Read More…]
Lindy, who blogs at Vodka and Espresso, sent us this beautiful photo of this Yugo M57 Tokarev and Bulgarian Makarov, both with some custom grips.
Chuck at GunLab recently posted on a cutaway L1A1 British FAL; since I have been studying the FAL recently, I was naturally drawn to the post. Unfortunately, Chuck’s coverage is somewhat spartan, and the images fairly low resolution, so I went hunting for more. I [Read More…]
Heckler and Koch has had something of a spotty history with the American .45 ACP caliber. Originally, H&K -typically for a European company – was dismissive of the caliber, and felt they could not make a business case for weapons chambered in it. .45 ACP is [Read More…]
The folks over at Recoil posted these pictures of what looks like a custom single shot shotgun 1911 from Thailand. I couldn’t find much info about it, an image search showed this forum thread in Thai. I wonder how much it hurts when you shoot it.
The Altamont Company is an Illinois-based manufacturer of custom grips for pistols and revolvers. The company makes wood and composite grips for revolvers and pistols alike. Recently, the Altamont Company announced a new line of tactical grips focused on the 1911 [Read More…]
Remember Richard Tip? He posted a video about an experience he had at a Gander Mountain. Well he has another video about a particular group of “Tactical Asshats”. He comments on a group’s video that promotes a future training course they will be [Read More…]
At SHOT Show I finally got to take a look at the Magnetospeed, a chronograph that measures the speed of a bullet by measuring the time it takes for it to pass through two magnetic fields. Conventional chronographs work by measuring the time it takes for a bullet to [Read More…]
Gun writer, photographer and Youtuber (FearandLoading Channel), Guy J Sagi sent us this photo of s .22 Umarex MP5. Guy did not realize he was photographing in the midst of poison ivy until it was pointed out by a colleague, fortunately for Guy he is not allergic. I on [Read More…]
2A Armament, a new manufacturer of ultra-lightweight AR parts (like the Balios Lite system), has released a fantastic video showcasing their manufacturing capabilities. Rarely do companies showcase their machining capabilities in such detail. It’s a small shop, [Read More…]
Aptly called a “hand cannon” in the video, JT Custom Knives has debuted video of the .700 WTF cartridge. The .700 “slugs” are 1132 grains (or about 1/6 lbs) loaded with “mid-level” shots at 1600 FPS. According to the video [Read More…]
Okay, I stumbled upon this article about an Ammo Vending Machine today. At first I thought it was a spoof. Apparently not, though. And I have to say, I kinda like the concept. The machine is run from a private club, and it appears that it doesn’t violate the law [Read More…]
G2 Research is now selling a new version of the Ripout Trident round in .223 Rem. The bullet used is an all copper bullet weighing 65 grains. Muzzle velocity is said to be 2,840 fps (no barrel length given). G2 research claims that the bullet expands to “nearly [Read More…]
For those who own .380 cal Hi Point pistols, Hi Point has introduced a model of their Carbine as a companion piece. From the press release: Finally, a fun, tough .380 carbine that almost anyone can afford! The Hi-Point Carbine is the same size as its larger-bore [Read More…]
The Taiwan Strait, an 180km-wide body of water that separates two sides that both claim to be the legitimate government of China. Mainland’s PRC government labels Taiwan as the renegade island province. While the ROC government in Taiwan often calls the mainland [Read More…]
If I had a dollar every time I got an email asking me how to take guns from/to the USA I would have been able to retire a long time ago. It is hard enough to understand your own Federal/State law, but when you travel internationally you need to understand the laws of [Read More…]
Some guns are for hunting, some guns are for defense, but some exist just to bring a smile to your face! Of course there is nothing wrong with buying a blaster just to make you happy. This video highlight five firearms we believe are better range toys that purpose built boomsticks. Do you agree with [Read More…]
Brian, a photographer and graphic artist, sent us this nifty photo of his AK47 Yugo Zastava N-PAP. He is using a Midwest Industries optics mount with a Vortex Strikefire scope. Thanks Brian.