Forgotten Weapons’ Ian McCollum, partnering with James D. Julia auctions, has gotten the chance to take a look a very rare and historically significant piece: A Winchester 1894 takedown rifle made in 1907… With a registered Maxim silencer: As Ian points [Read More…]
Archive: February, 2015
Now here is a rail that I can get behind. Rather than be forced to use a “scout” scope or have to use a complete chassis, Low-Pro Products 15″ extended rail allows the shooter to use their standard optics and provides enough rail real estate to mount [Read More…]
Colt Canada made the surprise move in 2014 of releasing their first rifles to the domestic civilian market with the SA 15.7 and SA 20. Now a new run of Colt Canada gear is about to arrive on Canadian shelves: the IUR or Integrated Upper Receiver. These are the only [Read More…]
Andrew sent us this nifty photo of the 9mm Smith & Wesson Shield pistol that is his off duty carry. He told us his ammunition of choice is 147 grain Ranger-T, Winchester’s 3rd generation penetrating hollow point (1st. gen was the infamous Black Talon).
DI is usually identified as the weak link in the AR-15 system when it comes to sustained fully automatic fire. How vulnerable is that system to fully automatic fire? That’s a good question, but fortunately we have a few resources with which to examine it. To [Read More…]
New for 2015, Savage Arms has added detachable 10-round magazines to its line of law enforcement bolt-action rifles. Called the 10 FCP-SR rifles, these three gun are all chambered for the 308 Win cartridge. Each of the guns has a threaded barrel and come with a thread [Read More…]
So I was a little confused when I read this press release. I had always thought that you could use lithium batteries in the same place as alkaline assuming the same output and size…? I’ve been using Energizer Lithiums in most of my gear for years [Read More…]
As we all know, dry firing is probably one of the best bangs for the buck (see what I did there?) that you can get for training. That said, there are some important things you need to consider, and certain optimizations you can do to make the best use of your time. ITS [Read More…]
Allegiance Ammunition has an interesting product, their SilentStrike .223. SilentStrike purports to be the worlds first fully functional sub-sonic .223 round. The bullet is 100 grains and in the video, Allegiance claims it will work in the AR-15, M4, and HK-416. Down a [Read More…]
@sweetmarias posted the above photo on Instagram. It shows a security guard in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, rocking a sweet Thompson submachine gun. The only African country to adopt the Tommy gun was Egypt and it the most likely source of the gun in the [Read More…]
(Gawking) Now that my jaw has been picked up from the floor, I cannot help but appreciate the photos of a cut-away M2 .50 Machine Gun. Photographed by RangeHot.com, the M2 in question is a factory spliced receiver used to train armorers of the .50 BMG. I had the [Read More…]
I am excited to announce that TFB will be interviewing Mr. Alexey Krivoruchko, the CEO of Kalashnikov Concern. This interview was made possible by the excellent public relations team at Rostec, the massive Russian State Corporation that either fully or partly owns [Read More…]
Canadian Photographer Kelsow sent us this photo of his CZ 75 SP-O1. The really like this photo, it is dramatic and draws me in. The CZ 75 SP-01 is a all-steel pistol based on the CZ 75 P-01, but with a picatinny rail.
Mark sent us photos of his commercial DWM Luger manufactured in 1909, making it 105 years old.The Reichsbank notes are a nice touch! Alex’s previous TFBTV video is about his 1920 DWM Luger. It well worth watching.
James purchased a Ruger Vaquero for just $25 … a bargain if it had not been underwater for at least a week! He finished it up and apparently it functions “quite well”. He wrote … My Ruger Vaquero that sat underwater for a week or two. Bought [Read More…]
300BlackoutSober from Phoenix sent us this photo. Apparently it “shoots like a dream”. I say that if it shot half as good as it looks it would be a keeper. To my best recollection I have never shot one of these (although I shoot a lot of guns and have a [Read More…]