TFB Round Table: Picking The Best Suppressor Ammunition

Hello everyone and welcome to the first installment of TFB’s Round Table sponsored by Ammunition To Go. In this multi-part series, TFB writers will discuss the characteristics of great ammunition for a particular application. Be it self defense, small game hunting, precision rifle matches, target/plinking or pistol competitions, chances are there is someone here at TFB who can offer you advice on buying the right round. This week, not surprisingly, I’ll offer up some tips on picking the best suppressor ammunition.

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TFB FOURTH OF JULY: The Best Of American Guns And Gear

Finally, summer has arrived, and we can start the long slide from the longest day of the year down to the shortest. In the meantime, let’s all enjoy a nice dose of humidity, a helping of mosquitoes and those noisy pool parties put on by your idiot neighbor. “I asked you to keep it down, Stan!” Sorry, can you tell that I am already looking forward to the Fall harvest? Anyway, even with the bugs, heat and handyman projects, the Fourth of July is one of the highlights of the year. When else can you launch exploding rockets in your back yard? In the spirit of 1776, I thought it might be appropriate to suggest some American guns and gear that you can purchase leading up to our Independence Day – suck it United Kingdom. (Kidding, thank you for your friendship and support.)

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TFB Review: First Spear Strandhogg Plate Carrier

For the last three years, I have been running the First Spear Strandhogg SAPI cut plate carrier. I have tried other plate carriers and there are always positive and negatives associated with each. I started with a few older style carriers but the main issue with them was the lack of options and the minimalist style most of them had.

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EDC: Every Day Carry in New Orleans – Professional and Social Pocket Dump #tfbedc #pocketdump

Firearms instructor, police officer, Marine Corps veteran, private military contractor, and use of force expert Brannon LeBouef takes us through the what and why of his every day carry. A little more than a pocket dump, Brannon LeBouef of NOLATAC explains his gear selection for life in New Orleans, LA and the logic behind his choices. He also brings up some “bigger picture” mindset issues for the average person to consider as they make selections for their personal defense plan. He speaks about the importance of the ankles as a place to carry, having options in your response, and the huge role medical should play in your EDC plans.

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FATHER'S DAY 2019: Real Gun Gifts For Real Gun Dads

Every December when the holiday season starts to unfold, I volunteer myself to write TFB’s 12 Days Of Christmas. Yes, it’s my favorite time of year and I enjoy giving you all gift ideas for friends and family, but a I also have a secretly selfish motive factored into the maneuver – my wife reads the series looking for presents for me. As such, it is my opportunity to play the counterintelligence game, sprinkling as many gun gifts to the rest of the world, hoping one or two make it full-circle back under our own tree. So far I’m batting a .666 average over three years.

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Proof Feedback: Proof Research Carbon Fiber Barrels

I have shot a few rifles with Proof Research Carbon Fiber barrels, and they are really good. The 6.5 Creedmoor I tried at 300 meters I only had to shoot 5 rounds with. As they were all dead center I thought more rounds downrange is just a waste, obviously, it has the accuracy and it’s up to the shooter.

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TFB Review: LYMAN(R) BAG JACK(TM) And MATCH BAG Combo

As spring approaches I look forward to more trips to the range and some more long distance shooting. In my preparation, I knew I needed to upgrade some of my equipment. At SHOT Show this year I visited Lyman and saw their Bag Jack and Match Bag combo. My old bag rest is showing wear so the Match Bag was a no brainer, but the Bag Jack is another story.

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Bullet Points: Top 5 Rounds From Sig Sauer Ammunition

Ok, so there are more than just five items on my list; I couldn’t decide which of the SIG Sauer ammunition should take the top five slots. But since SIG has been nice enough to supply me with ammo for decibel testing for TFB’s Silencer Saturday, I thought it would be a good idea to return the favor and outline some of their best rounds (and give you a direct link to buy your own). Yes, my list is heavy on the 9mm and 300BLK flavors of ammunition, but if a different cartridge tickles your fancy, chances are that SIG has you covered with multiple bullet weights and types to choose from.

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LAST CALL – Reader's Choice – Vote For The Best AR15

We are getting near the end of the voting phase for the Best Factory AR15, so if you haven’t had the time to weigh in, now’s your chance. We’ve updated the list to include your suggestions as well as a few that we neglected to add from the beginning. Review the orginal list of candidates, check for updates and cast your vote for the best AR15.

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St. Patrick's Day At TFB: Skilled Shooter, Lucky Shot

There are many traditions associated with Saint Patrick’s Day: wearing green, window-mounted shamrocks, disgusting green beer and now TFB’s Skilled Shooter, Lucky Shot posts. I’d like to think that we have included a little something for everyone (who doesn’t need more magazines).

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B&T USW-G17 Conversion kit for the Glock 17 & 19

Not all product or press releases get the attention they deserve, not initially anyway. Try launching a product at, for instance SHOT Show, and it will easily drown in the constant flow of wonderful – and not so – products.

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GTGConsult Baseline Target now available in the USA

Almost two years ago TFB mentioned the Portable shooting and training barricades by GTGConsult.

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Snigel Design – New Weapon Sling System

This is Snigel Design‘s first appearance here at TFB ( well almost).

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New Tools from Fix It Sticks

It’s remarkable, but TFB has not covered Fix It Sticks until now.

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MDT acquires CKYE-POD bipod

TFB has never covered the CKYE-POD but it looks like a really nice bipod for Long Range and Practical Shooting.

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PDW Brace for the CZ EVO by SB Tactical

As one of our readers kindly reminded us, we had forgotten that SB Tactical released a PDW-styled brace for the CZ EVO S1 Scorpion Pistol.

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Unique AR-15 pump for IPSC Manual Open

At the First World Shoot Rifle in Russia there were some interesting firearms, some more unique than others.

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Production/Carry Optics from Shield and Leupold

With the entry of Optics in a lot of Divisions in both USPSA and IPSC (Production, Production Light and Open) more and more shooters are following the red light.

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Review: CTK Ruger Precision Rifle Mag Release Extension – Upgrade for the Ruger Precision Rifle

I’m happy to say this is the first TFB Review in 2019 – I am sure there will be many more during the year.

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TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Silencers For A Silent Night

‘Twas the night before Christmas… something, something subsonic 300 Blackout. That’s the way the poem goes, right? One of the best parts about Christmas is thinking about how the generations before us celebrated the season in years past. Candles instead of LED lights. Wooden toys instead of iPads. Flintlocks instead of open tip match bullets. Today we are blessed with groceries full of food from around the world as well as the technological advancements that have made shooting firearms both safer and quieter – Silencers for a Silent Night.

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TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Prancer's Perfect Pistols

Merry Christmas you filthy animals and thanks for putting up with more of our 12 Days Of TFB Christmas. If you can bear with me for a few more days I promise to leave you alone on December 25th (maybe). Picking perfect pistols is a personal and polarizing topic of discussion. Some of you are comfortable carrying a five shot revolver, others require a single stack .45ACP, while the rest of you carry porcelain guns that can defeat magnetometers and have limitless amounts of ammunition in their feeding devices. I could proclaim my love for polymer and lack of manual safeties until I was blue in the face, and a good portion of you would still reach for a turn-of-the-century design. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Bags, Cases And Range Gear

Welcome back, TFB holiday goers, my apologies for the brief hiatus in the 12 Days Of Christmas series here on the blog. With all the bump stock news and events this week, our Saint Nick programming was preempted by the DOJ/ATF announcements and analysis. On top of that,  I now realize that you will most likely have to suffer through at least one double-dose of “12 Days” before the jolly old elf makes his way down your chimney. For that, I am sorry. As for today’s episode, bags, cases and associated range gear is not always the sexiest topic in our line of work. But even with closets full of ballistic nylon, many of us are still on the hunt for that one perfect bag.

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King Competition Gen 6 Shotgun Rig

The Finns have some of the best competition shooters around. Strange, as there are only around 5.5 million Finns around, and it’s dark most of the year. In some way they still manage to become World Champions in many of the practical shooting divisions.

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TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Scatterguns For Saint Nick

The death of the shotgun as being a viable defensive tool has been greatly exaggerated. Sure, ammunition capacity is not exactly in the 30 round magazine territory, but the short range power that comes from some of today’s modern shot shells will protect Saint Nick from the overwhelming majority of beasts on his Christmas Eve route.

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TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Rimfire For Rudolph

My apologies for the delay in posting the Rimfire For Rudolph edition of TFB’s 12 Days Of Christmas. A little eggnog, the Grinch playing on TV, a roaring fire and visions of sugarplums were soon dancing in my head. Besides, I thought that our intelligent but dedicated readers had better things to do on a mid December’s eve than sit at home and read about my personal rimfire gun recommendations for yourself or as gifts for that special someone.

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Reader's Choice… What's the BEST Custom 1911?

Hopefully, everyone has made it through Thanksgiving, had a delightful self-induced food coma, and re-emerged with renewed vigor for firearms and Christmas wish lists at the ready! If you fancy yourself an affectionate lover of the 1911, what would be your dream custom 1911? There are many gorgeous, intricate, and masterfully designed models out on the market if you know where to look. Some can have an entry point of $1,000 while others you may need quite a bit more coin than that to take them for a spin. So for this month, we propose this question to you… What is the BEST Custom 1911?

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TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Santa's Glass

In the decades that I have spent in the shooting world, I have yet to find the one perfect optic that I would consider to be “universal” across a variety of disciplines. Like all gear choices, glass is a series of compromises that include size, weight, clarity, price and magnification. With the advances in manufacturing technologies in the last few years, companies have introduced some outstanding products that have brought us closer to the ‘one optic to rule them all’.

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TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Awesome Ammunition

Often overlooked as potential Christmas gifts, quality ammunition can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the enjoyment of the shooting sports. A world-class firearm is nothing without proven ammo. From the obvious attributes like accuracy and repeatability to the more specialty characteristics such as subsonic velocities and clean burning powder, ammunition manufacturers have really stepped up their game in recent years. I have listed some of my favorite ammo I’ve used in 2018.

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TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Lights, Lasers, Night Vision

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Season’s Greetings dear TFB readers, and welcome back to our third annual holiday gift giving guide. Honestly, I’m the last person who would insist our articles be politically correct, but I absolutely believe in being inclusive to all segments of the shooting community. So while this is the first day of our 12 Days Of Christmas series, it is also the last day of Hanukkah. And there’s no better way to celebrate than giving the gift of light in these darkest weeks of the year. Here are some highlights from our weaponlight, flashlight, IR laser and night vision coverage from 2018.

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The Rezvani Tank Military Edition

If the Rezvani Tank isn’t extreme enough for you, there’s now the Military Edition.

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