The Rimfire Report: Uncle Fudd's Wild Forward Charging 10/22

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many different types of guns, ammo, history, and shooting sports. Last week we talked about a complex gun from the past – the BSA Ralock 22LR takedown rifle. This week we’re setting our sights on something that Uncle Fudd is working on in his garage right now. Uncle Fudd isn’t a derogatory term in this case but rather the name of a man who has a normal day job and kids just like the rest of you, but who just loves tinkering around with his firearms in ways that often turn heads, but probably also turn stomachs for some of you out there. This time Uncle Fudd is working on a new Forward Charging 10/22 rifle. Why? Just because! The 10/22 in all but a rare handful of cases has always ejected and charged from the right-hand side. Uncle Fudd is going to fix that by adding a feature to the 10/22 you never knew you needed – a forward-mounted charging handle stuffed inside of a Grey Birch MFG La Chassis.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 79: Deals For February 26, 2024

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 79! 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.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: I Tried to Silicon Carbide a Pistol Grip

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 am going to relay my experience working with silicon carbide and the process of applying it to a grip. This is something I have no experience in, have heard of, have seen it done, but never attempted until now. I did some stippling in gunsmithing school and honestly, it was not for me. I can do it but I am not a patient person so the time/steadiness aspect involved in actual stippling is unattractive to me. Silicon carbide-ing grips however presents itself as being not only user-friendly for a beginner but also forgiving. So how’d it go and how’s it feel? Let’s dive right in!

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SILENCER SATURDAY #317: Sub MOA With The Quietest 556 AR-15 Suppressor In the Universe

Good afternoon 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 got our hands on the new GLOCK 19X MOS, an exclusive from Davidsons. This week we get behind one of my favorite rifle/suppressor combinations and attempt to shoot five-shot sub MOA groups. Can the quietest 556 AR-15 setup also deliver small, repeatable groups? Let’s take a look.

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Hungarian AKs (Part 3): AMD 65 – the Best Most Hated AK

In Part 1 of this article, I talked about the origins of Hungarian AKs. Part 2 is dedicated to AMD 65, its history, and the complaints Afghan police officers had after they were issued those guns. This article is about my own experiences with AMD 65.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 117: February 23rd Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 117. 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.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carrying In A Vehicle And Storage

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about dry firing and the importance of practicing the correct way to dry fire at home. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to talk about another important aspect of carrying which is carrying inside your vehicle. We spend a decent amount of time traveling in vehicles, but the idea of carrying and storing firearms in your vehicle is rarely talked about. There are also a fair amount of misconceptions when it comes to how safe firearms are when they are hidden inside a vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at carrying in a vehicle and storage.

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Hungarian AKs (Part 2): AMD-65 – the Best Most Hated AK

In Part 1 of this article, I talked about the first Hungarian AKs, AK-55 and AKM-63. In this article, I want to talk about perhaps the most famous and controversial Hungarian AK – AMD-65.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: The Rare, Budget-Minded Manurhin MR93

Welcome to TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday where we explore the wide world of revolvers, past, present, and future. Today we’ll be hopping in the Wayback Machine to the mid-1990s when Manurhin introduced a new, budget-minded revolver, the Manurhin MR93. Thanks to our friend Cédric Armurier, a gunsmith in France, we’re able to bring you a look into this rare specimen. The blokes at the Bloke On The Range YouTube channel also allowed us to share their experiences with the Manurhin MR93. Let’s take a look under the hood.

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Silver Screen Guns: Sisu – The Simple List of Kinda Correct Firearms

On the way back from my short trip to Finland to participate in Finnish Brutality 2023, I had the chance to finally watch a movie I had been told about for months – Sisu. Sisu is a Finnish-made film set in 1944 during WWII that follows the bloody, painful, and wildly impossible journey of a man whose only wish was to be as far away from the war as possible and enjoy his newly found gold. Obviously, without a conflict, we can’t have a movie so long story short, our main character ends up going on a one-man killing spree as he tries to retrieve his stolen gold and take down the Nazis who took it from him as they retreat during the Lapland War.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Classic Accuracy or Tragic Inadequacy?

Welcome everyone to the 226th 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.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #316: THE GLOCK Suppressor Host – The Exclusive G19X MOS

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 hit the range at dusk for a bit of flash testing with the SureFire SOCOM 556 RC3 and RC2 suppressors. This week we switch it up a bit with a new GLOCK suppressor host – the G19X MOS with a threaded barrel, an exclusive release from Davidson’s. Why am I excited about what appears to be a few small modifications on a five year old pistol model? Let’s take a look.

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Hungarian AKs (Part 1): The Country That Revealed AKs to the World

Over 30 countries produced AK rifles. And even if you’re an expert, sometimes the only way to tell them apart is to look at the markings on the receiver. But thankfully that is not the case with Hungarian AKs, most variants from that country look like nothing else, and even more plain-looking newer models have some small features that allow nerds like me to easily identify them.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 116: February 16, 2024 Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 116. 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.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Excelling At Dry Firing

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about cover garments and how they can help carry in various situations. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here. This week, I wanted to talk about a topic that can improve your shooting skills drastically without firing a large amount of ammunition. Dry firing is one of the most effective and affordable ways to practice skills without firing any live rounds. Let’s take a closer look at excelling at dry firing.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Silencing the Gap - Part 3

Welcome back to  Wheelgun Wednesday, our weekly article series where we cover everything related to revolvers. Today’s topic is the technical challenge of effective sound suppression of revolvers. In Part 2 we looked at “Gap Sealing Cartridges”, now we’ll investigate the most exotic solution: “Silent Cartridges”.

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Long Range Dreams: An Inside Look at Barrett Firearms

Barrett is a single name that’s synonymous with large caliber rifles and being the self-proclaimed leader in long-range. Since the company was born, they’ve resided in a small factory roughly an hour south of Nashville, TN. The name might be known the world over, but the story comes from humble beginnings. Recently I had a chance to attend Barrett’s M82/M017A1 armorers course and was allowed to see behind the scenes.  Here’s what I found inside the headquarters of Barrett Firearms MFG.

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The Rimfire Report: The Complex British-Made BSA Ralock

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report!  This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many different types of guns, ammo, and shooting sports. Last week we talked about the direction that the rimfire industry might be going and while we were talking about odd designs in the modern age, that got me thinking about quite an odd design that came out of the post-World War II era – the BSA Ralock. BSA or Birmingham Small Arms brought the Ralock rifle to the scene in 1947—an entirely consumer-focused rifle that was a blend of top-notch quality, unique design, and a dash of machine gun inspiration. Let’s dive into what makes this vintage firearm tick, from its funky features and limited production history to where you might find one in the wild today.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 78: Deals For February 12, 2024

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 78! 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.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: New Tools I Saw at SHOT 2024

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 wanted to recap some of the new tools I spied at SHOT Show 2024. SHOT 2024 came, went, and left us with some interesting and exciting new products on the way and already on store shelves. I had the amazing opportunity to attend (my first SHOT) and it was overwhelming, to say the least. At the same time, it was an absolute blast and a great chance to meet folks. Lots of new stuff left and right but I kept my eyes out for anything new under the TFB Armorer’s Bench umbrella of interest. Let’s dive right in!

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SILENCER SATURDAY #315: Flash Hiding With the SureFire RC3 Suppressor

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 jumped in the Delorean, put on our new AR googles, rubbed the crystal ball, or whatever future-predictors do and took some educated guesses at the next 20 years of silencers. This week, with the groundhog giving us a bit of a Spring preview, we get back out on the range to test the flash hiding capabilities of the SureFire RC3 suppressor. After the sun starts to drop behind the trees, I’ll be back with some results.

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Changing Tastes In Firearms- How Have Your Tastes For Pistols Changed?

As a child, there were several foods and dishes that loathed, and getting me to eat said food usually took the threat of a spanking if I didn’t. Since then, however, I’ve grown to love some of those foods which, now I can’t imagine not being part of my diet. I’ve found the same phenomenon is true when it comes to firearms. This will be a short series on how our changing tastes in firearms have influenced our gun collections. We’ll focus this article on our changing tastes in pistols, so make sure you join in on the comment section and tell us how your pistol collection started, and where it’s going.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Getting Cover Garments Down

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at normal problems people will have when it comes to carrying concealed. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to take a bit of a deeper dive into the world of cover garments. When it comes to carrying concealed, there are a number of things that can make carrying a better experience or worse depending on your carry gun and clothing choices. Having a good cover garment can make life much easier. Let’s take a closer look at getting cover garments down.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Booligan's Taurus Ultra Snubby Handgun – TUSH

Welcome to another edition of TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday, where we explore the vast world of revolvers. This week, we’ll take a look at one of Booligan’s latest builds, the Taurus Ultra Snubby Handgun, or TUSH for short. If you’re not familiar with Booligan, he loves 3D printing and modifying guns; so much so that some of his projects have already shown up here on TFB. This snubby revolver started life as a Taurus 856 Ultra Light, chambered for six rounds of .38 Special, but Booligan wanted an extra short, pocketable revolver, and in the process this Ultra Light wheelgun became extra ultra lighter.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Blue Kryptek or Arctic Train Wreck?

Welcome everyone to the 225th 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.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 115: February 5, 2024 Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 115. 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.

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The Rimfire Report: Is The Hammerli Force B1 The Way of the Future?

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many different types of firearms, history, trends, ammunition, and much more! The TFB and TFBTV crew have just come back from SHOT Show 2024 and to be honest, it was kind of a blur. This year was probably the busiest we have been and probably the most heavily trafficked I’ve ever seen the show in recent years. That being said, the yearly grind of booth assaults is still one of the most enjoyable events of the year for me mostly because of the good company of the entire TFB/TFBTV crew, but also for the sheer amount of cool and new stuff we get to see. This year I was excited to see a couple of new 22LR offerings including the brand new Hammerli Force B1. This new 10/22-esque-looking firearm not only uses Ruger pattern BX magazines, but it features a quick change barrel system so you can swap between cheap and fun 22LR to the much more potent and reliable 22WMR with a lightning-fast and neat quick change barrel system. While that’s cool news in and of itself, I think the rimfire sector of the firearms industry is finally starting to see a lot more of its deserved attention. As we’ll discuss today, I think the Hammerli Force B1 is a great indicator of things to come in the rimfire firearm world, and of course, take a closer look at this neat new convertible rimfire rifle.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #314: Suppressor Innovation – Where Are We Going?

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 reviewed our suppressor coverage from the 2024 SHOT Show. As we wait for the new review cans from the show to start arriving, I thought we could spend some time discussing suppressor innovation and what can we expect to see develop in the years ahead. Let’s get in to it.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Normal Problems For Carrying Concealed

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. In the last installment, we talked about carrying with layers when the weather starts to get colder. If you happened to miss that article last week, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to take a look at a few different aspects of carrying that people will naturally work through. I recently was teaching a few students in a basic fundamental course and a number of students were asking questions that reminded me of when I first started carrying many years ago. Let’s take a closer look at some normal problems for carrying concealed.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Silencing the Gap - Part 2

Welcome back to  Wheelgun Wednesday, our weekly article series where we cover everything related to revolvers. Today’s topic is the technical challenge of effective sound suppression of revolvers. In Part 1 we looked at mechanically sealed revolvers, today we’ll focus on “Gap Sealing Cartridges”, an uncommon approach with plenty of potential.

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