Well, we can’t always pick a winner. In this video, Alex talks about five firearms that delivered a healthy dose of buyers remorse later on down the line. While not every firearm on the list is an inherently bad gun, each possesses a quality that may one day bless them with a “for [Read More…]
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The Czech VZ58 Rifle is a a fantastic piece of hardware that is fascinating from a mechanical standpoint. The rifles lock like a giant P38, have a piston like an FN49, and fire 7.62×39 but are misunderstood by a lot of folks. While at a glance they look like an AK, they share very little [Read More…]
The Galil is what you get when you take a Finnish Valmet rifle and add the knowledge gained from mechanized desert warfare. The IMI Galil is an AK on steroids with numerous improvements, and shooting one is a real treat. While the modern Galil Ace is the successor, the old classic rifles are amazing [Read More…]
The German MP40 SMG is famous for its use during World War II, and was the Thompson’s rival on the Western Front. While there is no setting for semi-auto, with some trigger control we should still be able to have a go with it on the run and gun course. Field Strip: Thompson Vs. MP40: [Read More…]
The Kel-Tec PLR-16 (Pistol Long Range) is an impressively light 5.56 caliber pistol that shares the same action as the SU-16 rifles. In this field strip, we take a look at one that has been SBRed and take it apart. Transcript … – [Voiceover] Hey guys, it’s Alex C with TFBTV and for [Read More…]
Revolvers seem to be either loved or hated. There isn’t much middle ground these days, with most people firmly planting themselves on one side of the fence and smugly looking down on the other camp. In this installment of TFBTV, Alex takes a look at this old question through unbiased eyes. [Read More…]
By popular request, in the episode of TFBTV we rounded up an M1917 rifle made by Winchester and took it to the run and gun course. These are Mauser derived rifles with wonderful sights that cock on close and are a true joy to shoot. But, how will it perform? Transcript … – [Voiceover] [Read More…]
Wondernines are semi-automatic, high capacity 9mm handguns that truly brought an end to the revolver as a police service pistol in the United States. The term “wondernine” has been used as both a term of endearment and disdain, but the fact of the matter is that they are here to stay. In [Read More…]
The FN Model 1900 was a truly revolutionary handgun for its time, introducing a groundbreaking cartridge and the very concept of a slide. These little guns got around, with total production at over half a million units too, but it is often overlooked by modern shooters. So, let’s see [Read More…]
There are many factors to consider when choosing a truck or ranch gun, and in this episode I put mine to the test. I have written about this rifle before (and shot it on the run and gun course), but let’s see how it performs out in its element. Picking a truck gun: Picking A […] [Read More…]
The Mauser series of rifles are some of the finest that have ever graced the earth, and there is a debate among some enthusiasts as to which is better: the 98 or 96. While the 96 rifles cock on close, we have run a 98 as well on the course. In this run and gun, […] Read More …
As a followup to our video on the top 5 overrated guns, we thought we might make a counter-video regarding firearms we believe to be underrated. This list features some great firearms that for whatever reason just have not gotten the credit they deserve. So, what’s on the list? The VZ58 [Read More…]
The CZ805 BREN pistols are the importable versions of the new Czech assault rifle. They don’t seem to be getting much love here in the States yet, but in this field strip we hope to showcase what makes these guns unique.
PLEASE NOTE: Steve here. This is NOT a political post/video. We are neither endorsing nor promoting Trump or his policies. We reached out to the Cruz campaign to find out what guns the Senator uses but they did not respond. If they do, we will make a video about his guns. if we ever figure out [Read More…]
To fall in love with an M1 Carbine, you simply need to pick one up. These guns are so light and handy that it boggles the mind, and millions were made to serve the allies in WWII. Chambered in .30 carbine, the little war baby is a very sweet little shooter, but how will it […] Read More [Read More…]
Click here to see what happened to my gun. There are plenty of AK field strip videos on youtube, but you guys have requested one here. Well, we were going to do it, but…. yeah….
Been a while since we thought about this list, but I thought I might make a video about it for the YouTube audience: We have been fortunate enough to shoot many, many different firearms over the course of our lives and while we have enjoyed most, a precious few have made their way into our [Read More…]
The Carcano rifles were a series of Italian firearms introduced in 1891 chambered in 6.5 Carcano. These little rifles feed from 6 round en bloc clips and served the Kingdom of Italy until the end of World War II. By popular request (for whatever reason), we decided to wrangle one up and take it to [Read More…]
In this episode of TFBTV, James reviews the Ruger American pistol. How does this new polymer handgun fit into the already crowded full size polymer pistol market? Is there room for the American or is this pistol not offering anything new? James finds out in this episode.
The Armalite AR180 is the civilian version of the select-fire AR18 rifle. Chambered in 5.56, they were intended to allow nations with limited machining capabilities the ability to manufacture modern military rifles in the spiffy new 5.56×45 cartridge. While the rifle did not enjoy much success [Read More…]
Some guns are bad, some are horrible, and some are horribly bad. The Type 94 Nambu may well be the most dangerous pistol to ever enter into military service, as it features one crippling feature that could result in a fatal injury to the user under the right (or wrong) circumstances. So what makes [Read More…]
You know that running gag on the web where if someone buys a Heckler and Koch product, they show the rounds loaded in the magazines backwards? Well it’s almost a “must do” if you buy a new HK gun, but still a lot of people ask why or snicker and tell the poster that they […] Read [Read More…]
The P90 is famous for being weird looking. It has made countless appearances in sci-fi flicks, and serious appearances in the hands of groups like the US Secret Service. We have used a lot of firearms on the run and gun course, but none this strange or unconventional. So, how will it perform? [Read More…]
The Savage 1907 is a beautiful early semi-automatic handgun that really made some waves when it was introduced, as the capacity and shootability made it a great offering to consumers looking for personal protection, and it even served France during World War I. Savage was a relatively new company [Read More…]
In this hypothetical situation, what if you were limited to three firearms? What would you choose to optimize your ability to accomplish what you personally need to with firearms? In this video, we give a rundown of what we would pick. Full transcript … – [Voiceover] What if you could [Read More…]
The M1895 Lee Navy rifle was a gun that was truly ahead of its time. It’s 6mm caliber and the rapidity with which the user could operate it were both great assets to the user, but why then did they serve for so short a time? Why are they so scarce? Well, in this video […] Read More [Read More…]
The Israeli made Uzi submachinegun is perhaps one of the most famous SMGs of all time. Simple, easy to use, and portability allowed the proliferation of millions of units around the globe. In this episode of TFBTV, we take the famous UZI 9mm to the run and gun course to see how it will perform. [Read More…]
Before 1989, the marketplace for semi-automatic rifles in the USA was much broader and offered consumers many interesting choices. Some 25 years later things have recovered a bit, but still there are many designs from abroad that enthusiasts in the USA simply cannot get ahold of due to arbitrary [Read More…]
The H&K P7 series of handguns were in production for 30 years and are coveted by many. These unique pistols function via gas delayed blowback and are just a dream to shoot. While they certainly look unconventional, the P7 is a West German wonder-gun that everyone should get some trigger time on [Read More…]
Gun companies, like most organizations these days trying to sell you something generally have some kind of catchy slogan or clever marketing buzzword associated with their brand. However, we here at TFBTV think we have come up with a nice list that is a little more accurate than what you would find [Read More…]