Archive: January, 2014

Armalite M-15TBN 18” TACTICAL

New from Armalite is the M-15TB. This AR-15 is built for accuracy and is suitable for tactical (law enforcement, military) as well as competition and just having fun at the range. It features a free floating handguard, match grade 18″ barrel amd ArmaLite National [Read More…]

Tavor Trigger Pack

Winchester Recalls M*22 .22LR Ammo

Winchester just announced a recall of two batches of their M*22 line of .22LR ammunition. The lot numbers that are part of the recall are GD42L and GD52L. According to Winchester these lots may have double powder charges which can cause your gun to go kaboom and [Read More…]

Accessory Review: Arsenal SM-13 Quick Release Scope Mount for Universal AK Side Rail

Optic mounting on an AK is problematic for two reasons: one, the platform is not ideally designed for optics mounting.  Second, when an AK operator does decide to shoehorn glass onto this six-decade-old design, there are actually many good options for solid mounting [Read More…]

TFB Back Online

I am sure many of you noticed we have been offline for over 24 hours. A perfect storm of server and database problems happened all at once, for reasons not yet known. A number of people worked all through last night and all day to get it fixed and are in desperate need [Read More…]

iMarksman Training System

While walking the hallways of the Sands Convention Center during SHOT Show, I happened to come across a booth showing the iMarksman Training System. It consists of a computer program which allows you to take a picture of familiar scene, such as a parking lot, your [Read More…]

Walther PPQ M2

Walther Arms introduced the PPQ M2 pistol at SHOT Show this year.  This pistol is  striker-fired with a polymer frame that Walther has directed at keeping pace with similar competitor offerings.  The PPQ M2 has similarities to the recent Walther P99 and PPX, but [Read More…]


Streamlight TLR-2 IRW

Streamlight is now offering an IR model of the TLR-2 light and laser aiming unit.  The TLR-2 IRW is designed for use on long guns or full sized handguns with a Picatinny or other accessory rail. The unit uses a white light that puts out 300 lumens and 12,000 candela. [Read More…]

StealthGear Onyx with pistol

BHI Arms AR57 Rifle

Remember that AR57 upper from Safir Arms from last week? Well when I was wandering around the 2014 SHOT Show I ran into Blackheart International (BHI) who was showing off their second gen AR57 rifles, which are a full pound lighter then their first gen AR57 rifles. The [Read More…]

Slide Fire’s concept Bump Sled

Check out this interesting bump sled that the Slide Fire folks made as a concept. They were getting feedback from SHOT Show attendees, and like good gunnies, they provided plenty of feedback. What kind of improvements would you make? Post your ideas in the comments, [Read More…]

TFB SHOT Show 2014 Debrief

SHOT Show was crazy. So many people to see, so many guns to handle and not nearly enough time to do it all. This year SHOT `14 was the best organized SHOT I have attended. Despite having a record 67,000 people in attendance, the show floor felt less crowded and chaotic [Read More…]

Ruger 10/22 50th Anniversary Model

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ruger 1/22 (1964-2014), Ruger ran a competition to see who could design the best 50th Anniversary Ruger 10/22 model. The winner was Gary from Michigan (whom I know is a reader of TFB, as was one of the Runners Up, Chris from TN). [Read More…]