The New KCI PC Magazine - Improved Metal Feed Lip Design

Luke ( @BallisticAviation) is hanging out with Seth from KCI to talk about their new KCI PC Magazine. Their new standard capacity magazines are constructed from a proprietary polycarbonate formula, with patented stainless steel internal feed lips, a stainless steel extra-powered spring, and an anti-tilt follower. The transparent opaque design with dual round count markings allows for visible round count confirmation from any side and the unique internal steel feed lip design keeps the magazines in working condition during harsh use.

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[GunCon 2024] New Brownells Gunsmith Vise & Accessories

While attending GunCon 2024 at Brownells’ facility, Brownells was displaying their brand new, purpose-built Gunsmith Vise and additional accessories to fit your bench and convenience. The new Brownells Gunsmith Vise is made by Heuer in Germany but designed with Brownells’ specifications. Staff said that they opted to have their Gunsmith Vise painted in Brownells Green to get back to their roots and stick with the brand color. He quickly pointed to the cans of Brownells Aluma-Hyde spray in case customers would like to change up the color of their new vise. Let’s take a closer look.

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New Honey Badger, Mini Fix, Cans, and Gear from Q

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits his bros at Q to talk about new guns like the new 5.56mm Honey Badger and 6mm ARC Mini-Fix, as well as a whole ton of new accessories coming including Q's line of handguards and accessories and...flip flops?

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The STizon 9mm AK Magazine Conversion Kit

Luke C ( @BallisticAviation) is at GunCon 2024 hosted by @brownells  and @TheGunCollective  to talk with the guys from Stuff & Things. This company specializes in creating some pretty interesting AK accessories and conversion kits and their latest kit is the STizon magazine, a 9mm Luger helical magazine compatible with popular 9mm AKs like the PSA AK V, KP9, Draco, etc. Each magazine is sold in two different body configurations (clear polycarbonate or aluminum) and comes with all the necessary parts needed to convert your AK to use the magazine. 

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TFB Review: Taurus Deputy 45 Colt 4.75” Single Action Revolver

Taurus has entered the single-action six-shooter fold with their Taurus Deputy in either .357 Magnum or 45 Colt. This blacked-out bad boy, inspired by the legendary Peacemaker, made its debut at the beginning of 2024 and made a good impression on yours truly. After handling it at SHOT2024 I had to get my hands on it and see how it performed under some old soul range time. Does it stand up to competing models? What sets it apart? Let’s dive right into my review of the Taurus Deputy!

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POTD: Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade

Welcome to Japan and TFB's   Photo Of The Day! The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade is a marine unit within the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) tasked with executing amphibious operations. I'm pretty sure the firearms are Howa Type 20 going flat-out with tracers, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

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KAK Industry's New Brownells Exclusive Uppers & KSPEC BCGs

Luke C ( @BallisticAviation) is back at GunCon 2024 with Ryan from KAK Industry to talk about their new Brownells Exclusive Uppers. Available in the most popular barrel and handguard lengths of the current industry, these new Brownells exclusive uppers give the user a KAK “Pentacomp” hybrid flash hider/compensator, a chrome-lined phosphate barrel, full-length M-LOK handguard, and of course a KAK KSPEC bolt carrier group. These new uppers should be retailing for around $650 and will be available exclusively on the Brownells website beginning in August 2024. GunCon is graciously hosted by  @brownells  and  @TheGunCollective at the Brownells HQ in Grinnell, Iowa.

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High-End Custom 10/22 Parts from Powder River Precision

Luke ( @BallisticAviation) is in the backrooms of the Brownells warehouse at GunCon 2024 to talk to Powder River Precision about their high-end 10/22 rifle and pistol components. Powder River Precision provides customers with an entirely custom 10/22 action that can be configured on their website to be suited for precision or speed. Powder River Precision uses a combination of their own in-house high-end components, combined with the best industry barrels and stocks to give customers exactly what they want.

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The NEW $215 YC380 from Hi-Point Firearms

Luke ( @BallisticAviation ) is at GunCon 2024 with Dave  @HipointfirearmsHP  to talk about the 9mm Yeet Cannon's new-ish little brother - the YC380. The YC380 is the new modernized variant of the classic Hi-Point CF380 pistol. While the silver stripe on the side of the slide is a good callback to the original pistol, the new YC380 has new magazines, optics-ready capability, interchangeable backstraps, a dust cover Picatinny rail, a threaded barrel, and of course replaceable Glock compatible sights. GunCon 2024 is graciously hosted by  @brownells  and  @TheGunCollective .

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[GunCon 2024] Caldwell’s Claymore Target Thrower

During this year’s GunCon event, Caldwell Shooting Supplies brought out their three latest clay pigeon throwers for attendees to try out. TFB covered two of those throwers at SHOT Show 2024, but the new fully-semi-automatic Claymore Target Thrower was hard to miss. It has been out since last year, but we had yet to cover it at TFB. Caldwell’s booth consisted of a large netted bay and they were demonstrating their clay pigeon throwers by launching reusable plastic pigeons into the netting.

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Smith & Wesson Adds 45 Colt to the Model 1854 Series

Smith & Wesson is continuing to expand their new line of Model 1854 lever action rifles with the addition of a new chambering - .45 Colt. The .45 Colt chambered rifle has a 9+1 capacity removable tube magazine, a large lever look, a Picatinny optic rail, a threaded 19 ¼-inch barrel and a choice of stocks and finishes.

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Chevron Is Gone: What The Loper Bright Decision Means For Guns

Possibly the most influential Supreme Court decision of this term is much bigger of a deal than it sounds like at first. For decades, courts have been limited in their ability to review the actions of executive agencies due to a case called Chevron. That has now ended. This article will briefly explain what administrative law is, what the Chevron case did, and how the Loper Bright case has changed the landscape.

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POTD: The Colt Canada C20

Welcome to another   Photo Of The Day! Today we take a look at the fantastic Colt Canada C20 in both its suppressed and unsuppressed form. If the optic interests you, please check our recent   TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 3-20×50 PM II Ultra Short Riflescope, which uses the C20's special color as well.

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TFB Web Deals: Happy Independence Day! (July 4th, 2024 Deals)

Happy Independence Day from all of us here at TheFirearmBlog! 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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[GunCon 2024] Align Tactical Thumb Rests for Pistols

During the GunCon 2024 event at Brownells in Iowa, I stopped by the Align Tactical booth. They’ve been on a quest to provide pistol thumb rests across a varied selection of self-defense and competition models. Align Tactical’s newest addition is the Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Thumb Rest, however, they had already released thumb rests for Glock Gen 3, 4 and 5, SIG P320, Heckler & Koch VP9, and Canik Rival and Mete series pistols.

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DARPA XM-3 Sniper Rifle Being Auctioned By CMP

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is auctioning off an actual, complete XM-3 sniper rifle. This is a rare opportunity to own an actual US military sniper rifle with documented combat use. It even includes the original deployment case and Nightforce scope.

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