Osage COunty guns is at it again. They continue to spill the beans on full line releases and pricing for major OEMs. Now up is Smith & Wessons news handguns for 2015 including their Carbon Fiber “finished” line of M&P handguns. Looking at the photos, [Read More…]
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives keeps data on all firearms manufacturers and how much they produce each year. We at TFB thought it would interest our readers to take a look at this data and see which ten manufacturers produced the most. The [Read More…]
Recently the author embarked on heavily modifying a Kimber Custom II Series 80 style 1911. In the process he ordered custom parts, some of which will be reviewed on TFB. Some of the parts he ordered were from proven companies such as Ed Brown and Wilson Combat. Other [Read More…]
Beretta USA just posted this video on their page of some instructors explaining the equations necessary to make a long range shot from a handgun. They are using a Beretta PX4 Storm. Although engaging targets at anything beyond 50 meters with a handgun is well beyond [Read More…]
The British Ministry of Defense National Firearms Centre is a national archive of small arms and is possibly the most extensive working reference collection in the world. Originally located at the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield, it was later moved to Nottingham [Read More…]
The Lahti pistol was the brainchild of Aimo Johannes Lahti, a Finnish soldier turned arms inventor. While there is some dispute it’s hard to ignore the fact that Lahti’s pistol uses a very similar locking block to the earlier Bergmann-Bayard pistols. The [Read More…]
It’s likely that every review of Walther’s new PPK/S .22LR will include some Bond reference – and why shouldn’t they? Bond made the PPK/S iconic, and according to Walther’s marketing team, the PPK/S .22 was re-introduced due to a [Read More…]
Day At The Range has published photos of a .22 Browning Buckmark that went KABOOM.
Comp-Tac will be unveiling their first Level 2 Retention Holster at SHOT Show … The International Duty is Comp-Tac’s first Level 2 retention holster and provides a leather/snap thumb break for level two retention. In addition to the thumb break, The [Read More…]
Eagle Imports are now importing MAC 1911 pistols from filipino manufacturer Metro Arms. The pistols come in a wide range of styles and configuration. Metro Arms, under the expert guidance from Hector Rodriguez, a former competitive shooter, has become a global leader in [Read More…]
Boberg Arms Corporation manufactures an unusual handgun that has been described as a “bullpup pistol” by some due to the fact that the chamber is located to the rear of the trigger assembly. Boberg recently published this video: The video shows one of the steps in [Read More…]
Crossbreed Holsters is now making an ankle holster for small and medium framed semi-auto pistols. The new Ankle Rig holster is made of a synthetic fiber, probably nylon, and will fit a variety of guns, but the Kahr K-series, Ruger LC9 and Springfield XDs were [Read More…]
It appears that The Internet does not know everything after all! I have been trying to find solid information on this hideously ugly .45acp pistol prototype, but without much success. Apparently less than 20 prototypes were produced by the Guide Lamp Division of General [Read More…]
From the Vertx Facebook Page.
There really must be a Santa Claus and I must have been a good boy this past year because I got exactly what I had wanted for Christmas, at least with regard to gun gear. That was a really good surprise and while I do not often like surprises, I had to love this one. [Read More…]
Magnum Research is reintroducing the long 10″ barred version of the Desert Eagle. The Desert Eagle has a fixed barrel with a picatinny rail for optics, making it a good handgun hunting platform. The 10″ barrel will increase the velocity of the .50 AE or .44 [Read More…]
The Israeli Police has approved the use of pistol to carbine conversion kits for security organizations like transport and campus security. Israeli Defense reports … The Israeli Police has recently approved for entities guided by the police to use kits that [Read More…]
These photos were posted on our Facebook page. The first is a Red Ruger SP101 finished with Matte Black and Blood Red Duracoat with “Dragon Scale” accents. I love this look. Very hollywood fantasy. The finish was done by Swanson Armory. The finish on this [Read More…]
FNH USA has announced their new FNX-45, the commercialised version of the pistol they developed for the Joint Combat Pistol Program. The pistol is single/double action and its controls are fully ambidextrous. The frame will be available in black (as pictured above) with [Read More…]
Trigger slap is a phenomenon present on a number of gun designs, but most commonly encountered on semi-automatic AK-47, AK-74 and MAC-10 clones. In some of these guns the trigger “slaps” against the operators trigger when it resets. It can range from a mild [Read More…]
What do these guns all have in common?
LaserLyte has developed a tiny laser for North American Arms’ tiny Black Widow and Mini Master .22 LR and .22 Magnum revolvers. From the press release … The VENOM quickly and easily mounts by simply twisting out the existing cylinder pin and twist in the new [Read More…]
Barnes will introduce their new TAC-XPD line of all-copper defensive ammunition in 2013. Designed for law enforcement and personal defense, TAC-XP pistol bullets retain nearly 100% of their original weight and track straight. Performance through bare gel, light and [Read More…]
OutWest Systems has developed the system I have been desperately wanting since when I started target shooting many years ago. The system uses a camera and spotting scope to monitor your targets in real time to give instant feedback on your shooting. It also records your [Read More…]
SigSauerGuns.com reports that SIG will be unveiling a new double stacked .45 ACP pistol called the SIG P227 at SHOT Show. The P227 is going to be a .45 ACP double stack pistol with overall dimensions very close to the P226. The thickness of the grip will be pretty much [Read More…]
Most shooters know the Taurus “Judge” has been on the market for years. In addition to the original model there have been several new variations released over the years with the PD being one of the newest. The model reviewed is the Public Defender. The PD fires 2.5 [Read More…]
A range instructor was shot by another instructor at a range in Ferris, Texas. The Ennis Daily News reports … Dallas County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Carmen Castro said deputies responded to a call of a shooting at the Texas Defensive Shooting Academy [Read More…]
Smith & Wesson’s new M&P Pro CORE pistols feature a cut out slide which accepts optic mounting brackets. The pistol supports optics from Trijicon, C-More, Leupold, Docter, Insight and JPoint. This range of pistols is also the first to feature the new [Read More…]
The .22 Model 41 target pistol is over 50 years old but is still going strong. The S&W Performance Center has developed a new optics ready version of the M41. The MSRP is $1,579. It is not cheap but this is a high-end target pistol, not a backyard plinker.
Glock Inc. (USA) issued a press release today saying that Robert Glock, son of Glock founder Gadson Glock, is in no way associated with the Group Group. The press release is just one paragraph and reproduced in full below … Mr. Robert Glock is not employed by, [Read More…]
A reader spotted an auction at Gunbroker.com for a vampire hunting kit produced in 1842. The kit contains a crude percussion lock pistol, four silver bullets (engraved with crosses) and a powerhorn along with numerous other quintessential anti-vampire accessories such [Read More…]
The 5.56x45mm chambered SLR-106UR is the latest pistol from Arsenal … Arsenal, Inc. introduces the all-Bulgarian SLR-106UR Pistol in 5.56x45mm NATO. The SLR-106UR Pistol is manufactured entirely at Arsenal’s factory in Kazanlak, Bulgaria using components [Read More…]
Below is an email a reader sent to me (reproduced with his permission) … A while back I purchased a new agent. The firearm would not feed a mag without jamming. The gun shop told me it needs a break in period so I shot about a 1000 rounds with the gun jamming on [Read More…]