SILENCER SATURDAY #321: NFA Administrative And Maintenance Checklist

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week we discussed the fast approval times and a few impulse-buy suppressors if you feel like spinning the roulette wheel that is the ATF eForms NFA application process. Due to an ongoing snow/ice/rain storm, we are staying inside today by a warm fire and tackling our NFA administrative and maintenance checklist. I know you need to get caught up as well. Let’s take a look.

Read more
TFB Podcast Roundup 121: The March 22nd Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 121. Each week we’re bringing you a new set of podcasts from across the web that cover a wide variety of topics including gunsmithing, hunting, precision shooting, war stories, competition shooting, gun industry news, and much more. In addition, we’re also featuring the most recent episode of TFB’s own Behind The Gun Podcast which airs every week on Thursday mornings. If you’d like to check out the full episode list for TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, you can find it here on the TFB website or on your favorite podcast app. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcast listening.

Read more
Concealed Carry Corner: Training With Your Carry Gun

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about small semi-auto pistols versus revolvers and the benefits of both systems. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check it out by clicking the link here. This week, I want to talk about a topic we all know but rarely address when it comes to actually training with your carry gun. Of course, people go out and shoot at the range but most times it’s everything but the gun they carry daily. Although it’s probably one of the most important items to practice with, most of us pick full-size options instead of training with our actual everyday carry gun. Let’s take a closer look at training with your carry gun.

Read more
Wheelgun Wednesday: Charter Arms Professional III .357 Magnum 6-Shot

We are back at it again in this week’s edition of Wheelgun Wednesday cruising our way through the Charter Arms “Professional Series” of revolvers. If you haven’t heard of them, it is almost an insider, industry secret that this small collective of snub-nose revolvers exists. Charter Arms has 6 revolvers in this semi-coveted series chambered in either the curious .32 H&R Magnum as well as the venerable .357 Magnum round. The past 2 weeks we covered the Professional and Professional II. If my public school education math is correct, that will now bring us to the Professional III which happens to be a .38 Special/.357 Magnum wheelgun. Let’s dive in and see what makes the Charter Arms Professional III unique from the rest of its counterparts in the Professional Series.

Read more
My First Pistol Match: CMP Excellence In Competition .22LR and Service Pistol

I have been getting into competition shooting over the last couple of years, but only rifle matches. That changed recently with a local pistol match. I shot a Civilian Marksmanship Program Excellence in Competition (EIC) match with both a service pistol and .22 rimfire. It was an illuminating experience and will not be my last pistol match.

Read more
The Rimfire Report: The SIG P322-COMP – Worth the Extra $$$?

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all bout the rimfire firearm world and all of its different guns, ammunition types, shooting sports, and history. SIG Sauer has recently released a new iteration of their successful P322 pistol – the P322-COMP. I want to start off this week by making it 100% clear that I am completely biased in favor of the P322 pistol already as I personally feel like it has been the single greatest semi-auto 22LR pistol to be released in the last decade. The P322 is an excellent cheap, optics-ready, suppressor-ready package that costs less than $500 – who doesn’t like a good cheap gun? Even with all of that being said, something new like the P322-COMP needs to show us it’s worth the extra dough that SIG is asking for – about $200 or more according to online pricing. I was recently able to take both my original SIG Sauer P322 and the new P322-COMP out to the range to shoot them both side by side to see if the extra features and components are worth the money.

Read more
TFB Weekly Web Deals 82: Deals for March 18, 2024

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 82! We’re back with more deals on guns, gear, ammunition, and accessories from some of our most frequented online retailers like Primary Arms, Natchez Shooters Supply, Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, and more. Whether you’re looking for deals on new or used guns, ammo to add to your reserves, or specific accessories like flashlights, range bags, optics, bipods, and magazines, each week we’ll have new sets of deals that might fulfill one of those needs and save you a few dollars.

Read more
SILENCER SATURDAY #320: Fast Approvals – Five Suppressors You Could Be Shooting Next Weekend

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week we used a bit of liquid to make some small cans quieter. Today, because we are starting to see very fast approvals of eForm applications, here are five suppressors you could be shooting by next week. You heard correctly, next weekend. Stay with me and I’ll explain.

Read more
TFB Podcast Roundup 120: The March 15th Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 120. Each week we’ll be bringing you a new set of podcasts from across the web that cover a wide variety of topics including gunsmithing, hunting, precision shooting, war stories, competition shooting, gun industry news, and much more. In addition, we’ll also be featuring the most recent episode of TFB’s own Behind The Gun Podcast which airs every week on Thursday mornings. If you’d like to check out the full episode list for TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, you can check that out and listen  here on the TFB website, or check it out on your favorite podcast app. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcast listening.

Read more
Concealed Carry Corner: Small Semi-Autos Vs Revolvers

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about some carry tips that make a big difference to carry comfort. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I recently picked up another Smith & Wesson 686 and started wondering if revolvers are still a viable option with the unlimited options of semi-auto pistols on the market for the concealed carry space. While most revolvers are outclassed, there are a few specific benefits to having a revolver over something like a semi-auto. Semi-autos certainly have their own benefits though. let’s take a closer look at the benefits of small semi-autos vs revolvers.

Read more
Wheelgun Wednesday: Charter Arms Professional II .357 Mag/.38 SPL

Last week on Wheelgun Wednesday, we ventured down the rabbit hole that is the Charter Arms Professional series of revolvers. This is a 6 gun grouping of revolvers that receives an extra special touch of attention and care from Charter Arms. While they carry the moniker of Professional, these are not military or police contract revolvers of any kind (that I am aware of). They are simply mindfully constructed wheelguns meant for concealed carry for the everyday enthusiast. These Charter Arms revolvers from their Professional series are chambered in either .32 H&R Magnum (which is a unique cartridge choice when they could have opted for .327 Federal Magnum) as well as .38 Special/.357 Magnum. This week on Wheelgun Wednesday, we are going to take a look at the Charter Arms Professional II, which you can easily guess, is the 2nd installment in the Professional series. Let’s dive in!

Read more
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Customized Classic or Hopelessly Tragic?

Welcome everyone to the 229th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have Fudd appeal?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

Read more
The Rimfire Report: Does the 11/22 Takedown RUIN Its Own Accuracy?

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many types of guns, its various shooting sports, and of course special rimfire-focused reviews by myself and other TFB writers. This week we’re talking about another fun plinker that often gets squeezed into several other roles – the 10/22, or rather the Fletcher Rifle Works OpenTop 11/22 Takedown model. A while back I gave you guys my first impressions of the rifle and over the last couple of months I’ve been spending a lot of time with the rifle at the range, primarily accuracy testing it, but also getting a good read on its reliability, and how the experience changes over time. So today we’ll be going over my findings, and answer the hot question that everyone has when it comes to the takedown model of the 11/22, and its removable Picatinny rail section – does it stay accurate?

Read more
TFB Weekly Web Deals 81: Deals for March 11, 2024

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 81! We’re back with more deals on guns, gear, ammunition, and accessories from some of our most frequented online retailers like Primary Arms, Natchez Shooters Supply, Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, and more. Whether you’re looking for deals on new or used guns, ammo to add to your reserves, or specific accessories like flashlights, range bags, optics, bipods, and magazines, each week we’ll have new sets of deals that might fulfill one of those needs and save you a few dollars.

Read more
TFB Armorer's Bench: Closer Look - F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set

Welcome everyone to the  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 article, I decided to take you guys along with me for another closer look at some tools I picked up at SHOT 2024. Wheeler was once a sponsor of TFB Armorer’s Bench so I made sure to stop by and say hello and thank you and when they were showing me the new stuff they handed me their newish F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set. I have had the chance to use these a couple times now so let’s dive into the F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set and give it a closer look!

Read more
SILENCER SATURDAY #319: Wet Work – Shooting Quietly With Tiny Suppressors

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week we took a look at the current state of the ATF eForms system and NFA application approval times. This week we take a look at wet work – or shooting with an ablative material – to improve the performance of small suppressors. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of shooting wet.

Read more
TFB Podcast Roundup 119: The March 8th Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 119. Each week we’ll be bringing you a new set of podcasts from across the web that cover a wide variety of topics including gunsmithing, hunting, precision shooting, war stories, competition shooting, gun industry news, and much more. In addition, we’ll also be featuring the most recent episode of TFB’s own Behind The Gun Podcast which airs every week on Thursday mornings. If you’d like to check out the full episode list for TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, you can check that out and listen  here on the TFB website, or check it out on your favorite podcast app. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcast listening.

Read more
REAPR – Ohio Ordnance Works' .338 Machine Gun

At SHOT Show 2024, Ohio Ordnance Works unveiled the REAPR lightweight medium machine gun. The REAPR or Recoil Enhanced Automatic Rifle is chambered in .338 Norma Magnum and can also be calibre converted to 7.62x51mm.

Read more
Concealed Carry Corner: Carry Tips That Make A Big Difference

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at my top 5 favorite summertime carry guns. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to look at a few small things that make a huge difference when it comes to carrying a handgun daily. Some of you may have other ideas and that’s completely understandable but over the years I have figured out a few tricks to have a more comfortable experience when carrying for 8 or even 12 hours in a given day. Let’s take a closer look at some carry tips that make a big difference.

Read more
Wheelgun Wednesday: Charter Arms Professional .32 H&R Mag 7-Shot

When it comes to wheelguns and revolvers we love to discuss the “big headliners” of the industry in Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Taurus, and even some lesser-known companies that are quite high-end like Korth and Manurhin. For whatever reason it might be (and I only notice this when people discuss revolvers), we skip over the more affordable brands when giving wheelguns press coverage. You don’t hear a lot about Heritage Manufacturing Inc (Heritage Mfg) or a company like, say, Charter Arms. Both of which make cheap yet highly serviceable revolvers. They are never showpieces or considered high-end, but that’s OK. These are wheelguns that continue to go BANG! as cheap as their price tag is, and they still get the job done. So, why does Charter Arms get overlooked?… This is a loaded question with no one precise answer, but I am going to simplify my answer and softly turn the mirror back on them: it’s a bit of Charter Arms’ fault. Recently, I stumbled across the Charter Arms Professional on the Charter Arms website. The Charter Arms Professional is a classy, attractive, and slightly improved version that stands out from the litany of snub-nose revolvers currently in their portfolio. The Charter Arms website, once again, only lists 1 Professional model revolver chambered oddly in .32 H&R Magnum, but did you know that Charter Arms manufactures 6 unique Professional models and that it is a completely built-out series?!?!… Yeah, I had no idea until about 1 week ago, and just like you – the well-informed, distinguished readers that you are – I consider myself pretty “tapped into” the revolver market. So, let’s dig into the Charter Arms Professional revolver and its entire series more thoroughly to see what Charter Arms has got goin’ on!

Read more
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Sunflower Smokeshow or God No?

Welcome everyone to the 228th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have Fudd appeal?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

Read more
The Rimfire Report: The H&R "Leatherneck" Marine Corps Rimfire Trainer

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world. Last week we checked out the very rare British-made Birmingham Small Arms “Ralock” 22LR semi-auto rifle. A lot of you who had one or shot one said that they were great rifles while others mentioned that the stocks were quite fragile, or that the rifles were particularly a pain in the ass to service. Either way, I really appreciate you sharing your experiences and thoughts with all of us in the comments, it’s great to have firsthand accounts of how these rare pieces actually operated. This week we’re back again with another quite rare rifle, this time one meant for the US Military, specifically the United States Marine Corps. I’m of course talking about the Harrington and Richardson Model 150 also lovingly known as the “Leatherneck.” Made to mimic the much venerated M1 Garand service rifle, the Leatherneck is the United State’s own rimfire trainer. Today we’ll take a look at the heritage of the Leatherneck, and check out what they had and have to offer in terms of reliability, accuracy, and investment value.

Read more
TFB Weekly Web Deals 80: Deals For March 4, 2024

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 80! We’re back with more deals on guns, gear, ammunition, and accessories from some of our most frequented online retailers like Primary Arms, Natchez Shooters Supply, Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, and more. Whether you’re looking for deals on new or used guns, ammo to add to your reserves, or specific accessories like flashlights, range bags, optics, bipods, and magazines, each week we’ll have new sets of deals that might fulfill one of those needs and save you a few dollars.

Read more
SILENCER SATURDAY #318: ATF eForms Update, Upcoming Suppressor Projects

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week we pulled out an old favorite – the MK12 and the Allen Engineering AEM5 .223 suppressor. This week we are going to discuss the ATF eForms update and some upcoming suppressor projects for 2024. Let’s get to it.

Read more
Compensator Face Off – PMM JTTC Dual Comp vs The SIG Spectre Comp

Welcome back to another face-off review. This week, I wanted to take a look at some of the compensated pistol options on the market. Some of the most popular currently are the SIG Sauer P320 Spectre Comp and the PMM (Parker Mountain Machine) JTTC Dual Compensator. At the surface, both options look remarkably similar but when digging a bit deeper, the differences start to become apparent where a certain individual may prefer one system over another. Let’s take a closer look at the JTTC Dual Comp and SIG Spectre Comp.

Read more
TFB Podcast Roundup 118: The March 1st Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 118. Each week we’ll be bringing you a new set of podcasts from across the web that cover a wide variety of topics including gunsmithing, hunting, precision shooting, war stories, competition shooting, gun industry news, and much more. In addition, we’ll also be featuring the most recent episode of TFB’s own Behind The Gun Podcast which airs every week on Thursday mornings. If you’d like to check out the full episode list for TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, you can check that out and listen  here on the TFB website, or check it out on your favorite podcast app. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcast listening.

Read more
Concealed Carry Corner: My Top 5 Summer Carry Guns

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about carrying in your vehicle as well as ways to safely store your firearms in a vehicle. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here.. This week, with the weather becoming warmer in the northern states, I wanted to take a look at some of the firearms I really enjoy carrying during the summer months. Some people who live in areas with seasonal weather like to carry various firearms depending on the year. The summer months are a fine balance of size and capacity. Let’s take a look at my top 5 summer carry guns.

Read more
FIRST LOOK: Beretta's New Assault Rifle Platform

In September 2023, Beretta unveiled their next generation combat rifle, the project is collectively termed the ‘New Assault Rifle Platform’ or NARP. Beretta were kind enough to speak to TFB and give us a detailed rundown of the rifle, the project and its aims.

Read more
Wheelgun Wednesday: The Colt Blued Python Returns! Prayers Answered

There were some snakes in the weeds at SHOT Show 2024, but you had to be looking for them to find one. What we’re metaphorically speaking to is the unveiling of NEW Colt Blued Python offerings in .357 Magnum after a 28-year hiatus. While some people adore the sight of a bright, stainless revolver, I am of the contrarian group that loves me a deep, blued revolver. So, I was quite giddy to see that Blued Python models are now a part of Colt’s portfolio of arms again.

Read more
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate SCR or Trying Too Hard?

Welcome everyone to the 227th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have Fudd appeal?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

Read more