The CZ Brand Expands Production Capacity with Colt CZ Hungary

Colt CZ Group’s expansion continues at pace with the announcement that their factory in Hungary will increase its production capacity to help serve the export market. The factory was initially established, following an agreement with the Hungarian government, in 2018 to produce CZ Bren 2 rifles for the Hungarian armed forces but Colt CZ Group now plans to export Hungarian made firearms as part of external procurements and sales.

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CZ99 - A Good Pistol Developed in a Bad Time. Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the fascinating history of CZ99 which involved the shady international arms dealer, the collapse of Yugoslavia, and an unknown gunsmith who couldn’t tell the difference between numbers “8” and “9”. In the second part of this story, I want to talk about the intricate destiny of this design after Yugoslavia was sanctioned in 1992 and lost access to the US market. From the beginning, CZ99 was developed specifically for USA customers, and losing your main client is always challenging.

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POTD: Peruvian Naval Infantry Marines - FN F2000

Photo Of The Day with possibly the rainiest image we have ever published. As you may know, the FN F2000 is nicknamed the “tactical tuna”? Above you see U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Peruvian Naval Infantry marines run through dry-fire rehearsals during live-fire marksmanship training at Marine Corps Base Hawaii as part of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2024, July 2.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Budget Collector or Dumpster Inspector?

Welcome everyone to the 241st edition of 'Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?', one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question - is this Gat a sweet deal or only have Fudd appeal?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

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Massive Stash Of WW2 Brit Surplus Thompsons Found, Coming Up For Sale

The quest for treasure has consumed human imagination for centuries, whether buried pirate gold or submerged, shipwrecked Spanish doubloons. But what about finding long-lost firepower? Florida-based Bowman Arms says it’s bringing a load of surplus Thompson submachine guns to the market after they spent decades “submerged” in a secret location.

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SilencerCo Acquires Zev Technologies, Looks to Reset Brand Focus

SilencerCo have acquired Zev Technologies with the aim of supporting Zev’s shift away from OEM manufacturing to reinforcing their brand as a developer of innovative products like the OZ9 Pistol and the Folding Defensive Pistol (FDP-9) and the Folding Defensive Carbine (FDC-9).

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Smith & Wesson Introduce New Micro Pistol - Bodyguard 2.0

Smith & Wesson have expanded their compact carry pistol range with the new Bodyguard 2.0, a micro compact pistol chambered on .380 Auto.

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Henry Salutes The American Legion With New Tribute Edition Rifles

Well known for their special edition rifles Henry have introduced a new series of rifles celebrating The American Legion. The series includes three rifles, a .22 Golden Boy, a .44 Big Boy and a .357 Mag/.38 Spl Big Boy X. The first two rifles feature engravings with the American Legion’s four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Youth. Henry say they will be donating a portion of every sale of the rifles to The American Legion. The Big Boy X has ‘American Legion’ embossed on its stock.

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TFB Review: Pulsar Thermion 2 XL50 LRF - HD Thermal Riflescope

This is a review of the Pulsar Thermion 2 XL50 LRF - HD Thermal Riflescope. The XL50 may look like its other siblings in the Thermion 2 LRF line-up, but it has all the superpowers that the others want. I've had the privilege of using various thermal rifle scopes and optics over the years. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but for about a year, I had the opportunity to field test the Pulsar Thermion 2 XL50 LRF. This review will cover my firsthand experience with a huge amount of images. This is Pulsar’s high-end thermal rifle scope, with an MSRP of $8,799.99 when it was introduced at SHOT Show. 

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POTD: Exercise Tanuki Bandit 24

Photo Of The Day - A U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician participating in Exercise Tanuki Bandit 24 fires a suppressed M110 A1 Semi-Automatic Sniper System at Draughn Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2024. Check out the flying brass!

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The Rimfire Report: A First Look at the NAA Sentinel 22WMR Revolver

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is about the rimfire firearm world and its many different types of firearms, ammunition, shooting sports, and history. We’re taking a break this week from our ongoing series of ammunition tests to take a look at a new revolver I’ve recently had the pleasure of picking up from the FFL - The new North American Arms Sentinel (NAA-SNT) 22WMR pocket revolver.

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Walther Introduces the New WMP SD .22 WMR

Back in 2022, Walther introduced the .22 WMR chambered Walther Magnum Pistol - the WMP. With a 15-round capacity it made a handy plinking and training pistol with the added bonus of some extra umph from the .22 WMR chambering. Now Walther have introduced a variant of the pistol with a factory threaded barrel - making it a prime candidate for your .22 suppressor.

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Universal Light Holster: A One-Stop Solution?

You can get holsters that fit specific pistols, or you can get generic holsters that fit a wide variety of pistols. But when you add in a weapon-mounted light? That’s when things get even more complicated. Crucial Concealment says they can change that though, with the new Universal Light Holster.

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MDT Field Stock Now Available for CZ 455, Savage MKII and Tikka T1X

MDT Sporting Goods is announcing the expansion of its Field Stock Chassis System line to include the CZ 455, Savage MKII, and Tikka T1X rimfire rifles. These additions aim to enhance the performance and ergonomics of these popular rifles, providing shooters with a tailored and customizable shooting experience.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 97: Deals for July 15th, 2024

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 97! We’re back with more deals on guns, gear, ammunition, and accessories from some of our most frequented online retailers like Primary Arms, Natchez Shooters Supply, Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, and more. Whether you’re looking for deals on new or used guns, ammo to add to your reserves, or specific accessories like flashlights, range bags, optics, bipods, and magazines, each week we’ll have new sets of deals that might fulfill one of those needs and save you a few dollars.

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Secret Service Guns And Gear at the Trump Assassination Attempt

The appalling assassination attempt on former president and current candidate Donald Trump has been dominating the news cycle. By now you have probably seen pictures and videos of that event. One of our own, Pete, wrote a very good article covering the security situation and looking at this event from the perspective of a former Secret Service agent. This article is not going to opine on those matters, but we will look at the guns and gear of the United States Secret Service (USSS) from the events of July 13th.

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