The Top 5 Guns of 2021

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves discusses the top 5 best new guns that were introduced in 2021, along with three runners-up. There were great new pistols, rifles, and shotguns from SIG, B&T, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Ruger, and more – but which 5 were the best firearms of the year? James discusses it in today’s video.

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The 10th Day of TFB's 12 Days of Christmas: Training & Safety Gear

Guns sure are great! But they’re also supremely dangerous and that’s why it’s important to always be properly trained and to have the correct safety gear available to you whenever possible. One of the best investments you can make for yourself or for a friend is with firearms training classes. Whether that means it’s your first basic pistol or carbine course or a more advanced counter-sniper course, training often pays back in dividends more than any other firearms-related purchase out there. Safety gear, like hearing protection is another area of purchasing that can both enhance your training and pay off further down the road (you know, when you still have your hearing). So if you don’t want to have your grandchildren screaming in your ear next year to tell you what they want from Santa for Christmas, maybe it’s time to invest in a new pair of hearing protection. Today we’ll be covering some basic training and safety gear to keep you on target and out of harm’s way. Just ask this guy how important training at home is (profanity warning):

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SILENCER SATURDAY #200: Top 10 AR-10 Suppressors

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the 200th edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday. After 200 weekends of suppressor love, I hope you are more informed, slightly entertained, and are able to make better purchase decisions. When I started this series four years ago, my first concern was there weren’t enough suppressor nerds in the world to talk about mounting systems, decibels, and metal tubes once a week. Thank you for proving me wrong – with millions of views, TFB’s Silencer Saturday owes its success to all of you. Thank you for tuning in every weekend. (We’ll get to the top 10 AR-10 suppressors in a moment).

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Closer Look – Wheeler Trigger Gauges

Welcome everyone to the TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article sponsored by  WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and  Frankford Arsenal, I decided to take a closer look at the two trigger gauges that Wheeler Engineering currently offers. Wheeler is one of a few companies out there that offer affordable examples of gunsmith technology. One example is a trigger gauge which measures the number of pounds it takes to bring a trigger to the breaking point. Let’s jump into the Wheeler Trigger Gauges!

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Quick Tip – Importance of Polishing Hammer Faces

Welcome everyone to the TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article sponsored by  WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and  Frankford Arsenal, I wanted to go over the importance of polishing hammer faces for the at-home armorer/gunsmith. Part of working with tools in order to accomplish a task involves doing the proper maintenance on the tools themselves in hopes of better doing said task. Let’s jump into the importance of polishing hammer faces!

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TFB Armorer's Bench: 10 Essential Home Armorer/Gunsmith Tools

Welcome everyone to the TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article sponsored by  WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and  Frankford Arsenal, I list off my picks for the 10 essential tools for the at-home armorer/gunsmith. Let’s dive right in!

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TFB Weekley Amazon Deals 5: National Coloring Book Day Edition

Welcome to TFB Weekley Amazon Deals 5: National Coloring Book Day Edition. Coloring books can do a lot of things for both young and older minds alike. For one, coloring books teach children at an early age to develop fine motor skills with their hands as well as small objects. Research also suggests that coloring for adults can help reduce stress levels and encourage more restful sleep. The folks over at armourersbench.com have helped combine the powers of coloring books with fantastic illustrations of firearms from the Advanced Combat Rifle (ACR) program. The Armourer’s Bench coloring books are both highly researched and well put together by TFB Staff Writer Matthew Moss and by Lauren Mcinereny. While they aren’t on Amazon, they are only $10 shipped and they’d make a great gift for any gun lover in your life – just don’t forget the colored pencils. This week’s lineup for Amazon includes some pretty hefty discounts on everyday use range items as well as a budget suggestion from our very own James Reeves for kitting out an inexpensive tactical shotgun.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: So, You Like Taking Guns Apart?

Welcome, all to the very first article of the new series TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this first article of the series sponsored by Wheeler, Tipton, Caldwell, and Frankford Arsenal, I decided to introduce myself and some of my gunsmithing background. Aside from introductions, I also wanted to list off some preparation sort of steps before even considering taking on tasks similar to what I will go over in the future. Let’s dive right in!

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TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 3: Flight Attendant Safety Professionals' Day

Welcome to Amazon Deals 3. Today is July 19th, 2021 otherwise known as Flight Attendant Safety Professionals’ Day (what a mouthful). As a pilot myself, I have a lot of respect for what these men and women do to support the airline industry. A lot of time, dedication, and training goes into turning these people into more than just walking uniforms that deliver you drinks and snacks. Behind the scenes, flight attendants are a part of an entire flight crew that is incredibly capable of responding and reacting to emergency situations in the blink of an eye. Flight attendants even receive some medical emergency and first-aid training which could save lives at 36,000 feet. So today we’re starting off with an incredibly useful (but not TSA friendly) IFAK kit from MediTac which features a trauma pack, chest seals, and pretty much every essential needed for most medical emergencies. The MediTac kit is currently on sale for $20 off and comes in two different bag colors.

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The 5 Gun Gear Items You Ask TFBTV About the Most

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves answers the 5 most-asked questions from his comments about his gun gear including holsters, eye protection, chest rigs, watches, and more. So what are a few of James’ favorite things? James gets a rare opportunity to talk about guns AND gear he likes instead of just guns in this episode of TFBTV.

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Guns for Women: Let's Get to What Really Matters

Recently I was asked to crank out yet another ”best guns for women” article. I cringe every time I see that sort of title, because the truth is, guns don’t care what sex you are. In more than eight years of instructing and 15 years of daily carry, I’ve learned (and it’s confirmed by US military research) that there is little predictability between gender and the dimensions of hands or fingers. Four of my female students prefer the largest of the modular backstraps on their pistols. Two male students have fingers so short that they struggle to reach the trigger on a sub-compact Glock 43. And if you think that color is all a woman is looking for in a gun, please don’t waste precious time here.

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TFB Prime Day Deals 2021: Gear and Accessories for Shooters

For those who use Amazon’s highly popular Prime membership service, Prime Day is one of the greatest days of the year. In addition to the regular benefits, you’re allowed as a prime member, you’re also granted access on this special day to highly popular “lightning deals” as well as special sales on a wide arrange of products and services.

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The 5 Guns and Accessories to Get Before a Ban

In this sad episode of TFBTV, James Reeves takes an apolitical look at the past and present of the tenuous state of US gun control policy in order to predict, recommend, and price out what guns and accessories Americans should pick up today if they want to make sure they have the hardware that God and George Washington want you to have before the fun police pull the plug on the party. We tackle AR-15s to AK-47s, mags, receivers, barrels, ammo, panic buying, panic NOT-buying, and everything in between.

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The Rimfire Report: 3 Great Rimfire Takedown Guns

Hello and welcome back to another edition of  The Rimfire ReportThis weekly series is all about rimfire firearms and their various related topics. This week we’re talking about rimfire takedown firearms and some of the best ones I’ve seen throughout the years. Takedown firearms are great tools to have on hand for hiking, backpacking, camping, or even just adventuring in any location. The ability to collapse an otherwise almost 3-foot long firearm by half of its own length is a very convenient and efficient way to transport a non-combat ready firearm. So today we’ll be taking a look at 3 great rimfire takedown guns I think are some of the best in the industry.

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[TFB GUNFEST] New Magpul Accessories for 2021

In this episode of TFBTV‘s GunFest 2021 coverage, James Reeves speaks with Magpul about a roundup of their new 2021 products including improvements to their older gear and completely new gun components.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #154: TFB 2020 Suppressor Christmas Gift Ideas

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new Nitro N20 modular suppressor which should be in house by next weekend. Last week we finished off our review of the Curtis Tactical CT700P integrally suppressed 9mm bolt action rifle. This week, since the weather is so frightful, I thought I’d check my list for some 2020 suppressor Christmas gift ideas for your friends, family or even yourself.

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Summer Solitude: Gearing Up With 5.11 Bags, Packs And Boots

What a crazy five months it’s been; from lockdowns to social distancing and masks to travel bans, the world has transformed us into hermits. But, unless you live in a state where even outdoor recreation is restricted, exploring nature has been one of the best ways to maintain sanity. Our friends at 5.11 Tactical air dropped some relief packages early on in the year to help with our adventures, and for the last five months, I’ve been putting them through their paces. Let’s take a look at some 5.11 bags, packs and boots that have helped me to escape the viral madness.

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TFB Review: Savior Equipment – Specialist Long Range Precision Rifle Bag

After the new Specialist Long Range Precision Rifle Bag from Savior Equipment was released this spring I got the opportunity to try it out. I’ve now had it for about three months and it’s time to look at how it performs.

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Triggertech Improves The Weatherby Mark V With New Trigger

I admit it, I’m a big fan of Triggertech triggers. I don’t use them for all of my rifles, but I have two individual IPSC Rifle World Shoot medals and I do think that the TT trigger in my Troy PAR have some part in it. Triggertech have now developed and released triggers for the Weatherby Mark V. The intended use is for competition, precision shooting, hunting, rugged hunting, harsh environments, target shooting and varmint hunting.

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The Rimfire Report: Franklin Armory BFSIII 22-C1 Binary Trigger Review

Welcome back to The Rimfire Report! In this ongoing series, we review, discuss, and explore the various aspects, firearms, and practices of the rimfire world. This week we have a special rimfire upgrade review for the Rimfire Report – the Franklin Armory BFSIII 22-C1 Binary Trigger. This is a binary trigger upgrade for the stock semi-auto Ruger 10/22 trigger pack.

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TFB Review: Sordin Supreme Basic Hearing Protection After NINE (9) Years

Everybody remembers their first car, first house, first gun, and many other “first” things. I also happen to remember my first set of electronic hearing protection – Sordin Supreme Basic that I bought nine years ago, in May of 2011, and there are two reasons for that.

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Fathers Day Approacheth! TFB's Top Seven Gun Gifts for Your Dad

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I’m sure a lot of you are already gift shopping for your dad. Sometimes we gun guys can be hard to shop for and even when you know what we want we can be picky about what brand/type/color/style just as much as women are with their clothing. In this article, we’ll be going over TFB’s Top Seven Gun Gifts for your dad.

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Really Right Stuff – Limited Visibility Spotter Kit

Limited Visibility Spotter Kit” – Just reading that makes me instantly want one, with all the gadgets (possibly more) in the photo above. Not that I really need one, but I could probably find a use for it.

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SHTF Gun – The Old School End Of The World Gun

Over the last few weeks, the TFB crew has discussed a number of times what their End of the World gun would be if they had to just pick one. I was rather torn since I typically carry a 10.5 AR pistol in my truck on a daily basis. The more I thought about it, there’s no way I would be stuck with a really short 5.56 barrel on my end of the world gun. Pete started this series and encouraged everyone to write their perfect gun and for the most part, I agree with Pete’s choices. The main difference between Pete’s choice and mine is the fact I live in the rather flat areas of Michigan.

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Buying Holsters for Dummies: A Guide to Choosing a Proper Holster

While “Buying Holsters for Dummies” isn’t a book yet, it should be. The holster is the everlasting companion of the handgun. Many of you no doubt have probably purchased a handgun fairly recently and with good reason. In these uncertain times, it is paramount that we are ready and able to defend ourselves and our loved ones from all threats both at home and out in the world. Handguns are a great defensive tool to have on hand when they’re needed but selecting the right gear for the job can be just as important.

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Pistol Caliber Carbine Hand Guard Weight from JP Rifles

So you worked hard and well to order and build what you consider to be the lightest Pistol Caliber Carbine ever? Believe it or not, now it’s probably the time to add some weight to it!

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TFB Review: The Milspec Monkey CG-Hat Notch Adjust

Frequenters of the blog as well as our YouTube channel TFBTV will know that we offer our Subscribe Star and Patreon supporters patches as rewards. Upon reaching a certain dollar value our supporters are rewarded with TFB embroidered patches. Many of these patches come from our good friend Milspec Monkey. Milspec Monkey now also makes hats and he sent me over one of the new CG-Hat Notch Adjusts – a patch compatible baseball style hat with integrated hearing protection slots.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Top 4 Sub Guns for The Corona Craziness

With the majority of the United States and World either being shut down or a little more crazy than usual, it’s not a bad idea to carry a little more firepower. Now I know some of you only carry on the body with your favorite concealed carry handgun and that’s totally fine. Not everyone wants to carry a more capable gun in their backpack or concealed off body, but there are a few different guns that do a great job riding in a backpack concealed. Let’s take a look at the top 4 sub guns for concealed carry.

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NEW Gerber Custom Lets You Design Your own EDC Knife

Gerber has been a long time favorite knife and tool manufacturer of mine. Being from my home town of Portland Oregon, the company has made many EDC knives as well as multi-tools and other bladed tools alike. Gerber has just announced that you can now custom design your own every day carry (EDC) knife at Gerber Custom.

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TFB Review: FirstSpear's Low Profile Comm Pack

Finding a good bag for everyday use as well as range use can be difficult, to say the least. In an effort to find the mythical “do all” bag, I’ve decided to purchase a few different bags with my own money in the name of science and product testing. These were not requested for testing, paid for by TFB or even talked about with any of the companies.

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