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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…]

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Business Insider’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad List of Weapons the Military “Should” Bring Back

Earlier this week, Business Insider released an article written by Christian Lowe entitled “6 weapons the US military should bring back from the dead“ with a very self-evident, but interesting premise. However, the weapons (all firearms, oddly) that the [Read More…]

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Cracking the Machine Pistol’s Code: Is a Useful Fully Automatic Handgun Possible?

In a previous article on TFB, we compared a Mauser 712 Schnellfeuer to a Glock 17 with an auto sear, and along the way discussed how very limited the usefulness of the modern machine pistol is. Fully automatic pistol-sized weapons have been around for over a hundred [Read More…]

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Kahr CM9 9mm: My Favorite CCW Pistol


In this video James reviews the Kahr CM9 9mm sub-compact Pistol and explains why it is his favorite Every Day Concealed Carry pistol. Kahr changed the carry game with their single stack striker fired pistols with smooth triggers. The recent C-Series CM9 is cheaper model lacking some features of the [Read More…]

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Hunting Tips (from a girl): Is there such a thing as a do-it-all round?

One of the common questions seen in hunting groups on social media is some variation on asking what caliber is best for X animal. It pops up everywhere and instantly results in dozens of opinions, all backed by the commenter’s claim of extensive knowledge and [Read More…]

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GSG FireFly Launched

American Tactical officially announced the German Sports Guns (GSG) FireFly pistol introduction into the United States market. If the gun looks familiar to you, it is for good reason. As reported previously, the FireFly is a rebranded version of the discontinued SIG [Read More…]

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Taking a Closer Look at the Cycle: Firing (Operating Systems 201)

In the first post of the 101 level series on firearms operating systems, we briefly described what the word cycle means in terms of the operation of automatic firearms. However, there’s a lot more to the cycle of an automatic firearm than just the completion of [Read More…]

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Win Custom Red TFB Kel-Tec P3AT


TFBTV is giving away a custom red / engraved Kel-Tec P3AT. All members of TFBTV Patreon supporters Team TFB subscribers are eligible to enter. We will randomly select a winner on 1 July 2016. To enter either Support us on Patreon (which support TFBTV) or Join Team TFB (which support blogging here [Read More…]

Kel-Tec P3AT Review … The Little Gun That Could


In this episode of TFBTV, James gives viewers a brief rundown of why he likes the humble Kel-Tec P3AT as a pocket pistol for concealed carry.  At just $200, there aren’t a lot of features, but it works and it is certainly concealable. Watch the video for James’ explanation.  

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NRA 2016: Awesome American Flag Guns by Nevada Cerakote

Sometimes you see a Cerakote finish so impressive or flat-out awesome you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to share it. Such was the case at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting, which was held in Louisville, Kentucky (next year it’s slotted to take place in [Read More…]

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Army Green SIGs

SIG SAUER and Talo Distributors teamed up to release a series of two-tone guns that are now available. The new guns use an Army Green anodized frame with the standard black Nitron slide and controls. The new models are: P238 This is a variation of the company’s [Read More…]

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Coalition SOF in the Wild, Syrian edition

In a recent broadcast by a channel called France 24, French reporters in Syria unexpectedly came across a coalition special operations unit, coordinating air strikes and working with Kurdish YPG units in the fight against Daesh in Shaddadi (northern Syria). Somewhat [Read More…]

Top 5 Classic Carry Guns


In the 80s and 90s, concealed carry enjoyed a renaissance that produced a slew of excellent and affordable handguns for the common man. However beginning in the early 20th century the carry of small, affordable semi-automatic pistols began to really gather steam. In this list, we explore five of the [Read More…]