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Review: TriStar T-120

TriStar 120 One of the things I really appreciate about being a writer for The Firearm Blog is being exposed to platforms and weapons I would otherwise not have access to, or go out of my way to try. At SHOT 2015 I had been scheduled for a review of the TriStar T-120, [Read More…]

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Troy Responder

Troy announced a new Responder semi-automatic rifle that is designed to meet the needs of law enforcement and military personnel. The rifle is shipped as a complete “turnkey weapon system” and not as a base rifle that would need additional outfitting to be [Read More…]

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TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? PART 3 OF 3: Analysis

In Part I and Part II of the TFB Weight Omnibus, we published the weights of 58 rifles and submachine guns, and their magazines. Now, we’re going to take a look at that data, and do a little analysis to them to see what we can learn. First, my methodology when [Read More…]

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Use The Force, No Sight Shooting

My friend Jeff shared these pictures of someone he saw at a local range. The shooter is not function testing this rifle. He is actually trying to shoot for accuracy. A bit of a challenge when he does not have any sights on the AR. But he did tape a spare magazine to his [Read More…]

Uzi SMG Field Strip


The famous Uzi submachinegun is a brilliantly simple firearm that is straight blowback and fires from an open bolt. While it was not the first firearm to feature a telescoping bolt, it certainly took the concept and ran with it. The Uzi was an international sales success, and if you grew up in the [Read More…]

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The Poor Man’s SAW: Using A SlideFire Stock For More Than Fun

The SlideFire stock is an idea that pushes the boundaries of what the ATF considers acceptable for a Title I firearm. Without diving into the world of the National Firearms Act, a Slide-Fire stock is the closest you can get to a fully automatic weapon of your very own. [Read More…]

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K31 Run and Gun


The Shmidt-Rubin rifles are a series of legendarily accurate firearms. The Swiss are famous for maintaining their neutrality by keeping one hand free and the other on the hilt of a sword, and for many years the wonderful K31 was that sword. These straight-pull rifles are made with unparalleled [Read More…]

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New Hatch Sling Bag

Hatch announced a new sling bag at the recent SHOT Show. Called the S7 Sling Pack, the bag was designed for law enforcement and military personnel as a “quick action” bag. However, I believe that the bags can easily serve the private citizen as well. The [Read More…]

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