Smith & Wesson Announces M&P 10 Volunteer X Rifles

Smith & Wesson has expanded their lineup of M&P 10 rifles with the new Volunteer X series. These new models add upgrades to the base M&P 10 Sport model. They pair a 16″ barrel with an overall weight of under nine pounds.

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Liberty Suppressors Leonidas Gen 2 Silenced Upper

Liberty Suppressors is probably most well known for their high-end suppressors like the Behemoth, Goliath, and Leonidas TI. However, Liberty Suppressors also specializes in custom suppressor designs for just about anything that shoots a projectile out of its business end. If you’ve got a gun, they can probably make it quieter! Liberty Suppressors has just announced the introduction of their latest suppressor design, the Leonidas Gen 2 centerfire rifle suppressed system for the AR-15 rifle.

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BOGO PEW: Buy an LMT AT Suppressor, Get an LMT Defense Lower

LMT Advanced Technologies and LMT Defense have teamed up to offer LMT AT ION 30 rifle suppressor buyers the eligibility to receive a free LMT lower receiver. The ION 30 LMT AT suppressor is optimized to provide shooters with maximum at-ear decibel reduction while preserving host weapon cyclic rates, reliability, and functionality. Details on the AR-15 lower receiver program can be found in the press release below.

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Armaspec Sound Mitigation Buffer (SMB) Gen3

Armaspec have recently released the third generation of their Sound Mitigation Buffer or SMB. This AR-15/AR-10 buffer assembly has a captured recoil spring that does not contact the internal surface of the buffer tube thus resulting in smoother and quieter operation of the action. Let’s take a closer look.

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Unbranded AR Billet Receiver Sets Are Back! (w/Ambi Bolt Release)

If you’re looking for the best in terms of accuracy out of an AR platform, one of the first things you should take a look at is your barrel. Some barrels are inherently better than others and aside from the type of ammo you’re going to need for it, there are a few other considerations on an AR that will aid in accuracy. However, a properly matched receiver set can also be a boon to accuracy by providing the user with extremely tight tolerances, and a near-perfect fit between the upper and lower. Unbranded AR has just announced that they’re bringing back their Billet Receiver Sets due to popular demand.

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Foxtrot Mike Introduces the FM15 12.5 Pistol/SBR Upper Receiver

Foxtrot Mike released their 16″ FM15 upper receiver/rife a couple months back in spring and customers immediately requested a shorter barreled version of it. The company has just introduced the new FM15 12.5 upper receiver! The new 12.5-inch upper is very similar in nature to the 16″ version in that it still retains its non-reciprocating charging handle, low-mass bolt carrier, nested recoil spring assembly, and interlocking gas key and proprietary patent-pending integrated recoil system. Full details on the new pistol/SBR are below.

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POTD: MK-18 Mod 0 Inspired SBR

What time is it? It’s time for TFB’s Photo Of The Day where we do our best to display the excellent work done by so many photographers around the world. This is the first time we have images from the talented photographer Eli Duckworth known as  1776_duck on Instagram. With around 32,000 followers, he’s got a great portfolio, and we encourage you to take a look. Here you’ll see a few photos of an MK-18 Mod 0 inspired SBR that he assembled.

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Bear Creek Arsenal's New BC-15 17HMR Billet Upper Receiver

The .17HMR is one of my favorite rimfire calibers. The hot 17 caliber rimfire cartridge is both supremely accurate, and light recoiling making it a good step up from .22LR in terms of both inherent accuracy and range. Bear Creek Arsenal is following up the success of their .22WMR AR-15 upper with the release of the new BC-15 17HMR Billet Upper Receiver to give rimfire enthusiasts access to yet another popular rimfire cartridge that they can plink, hunt, or target shoot with by simply slapping it on an AR-15 lower receiver.

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LWRC X OTG Limited Edition Collaboration – Bazooka Green IC-A5 5.56 Rifle

There’s a limited edition LWRC/OTG IC-A5 Bazooka Green rifle incoming. The setup was featured in the video “Urban Combat Survival CQB and Room Clearing” made by Garand Thumb and Orion Training Group. Manufactured by LWRC, this 5.56 rifle is only going to be available through Louisiana Firearms,  LLC. The price is $2,880.

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TFB Review: Brownells BRN-10 – A Legend Resurrected

Brownells shook up the retro scene when they introduced a modern clone of the original AR-10, called the BRN-10. It hearkened back to the very rare original Armalite but made it affordable and accessible to the average man. Sadly, it was discontinued, but it is still a unique rifle that deserves a deeper look.

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Uintah Precision Modern Sporting Muzzleloader

Uintah Precision, a company primarily known for making bolt action AR uppers and complete firearms, has entered the muzzleloader market. However, what they make is not your great-great-grandfather’s muzzleloader. The new Uintah Precision Modern Sporting Muzzleloader can be easily mistaken for one of their AR bolt guns, but if you look closely, you’ll notice a ramrod over the barrel!

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Bear Creek Arsenal Introduces Three New AR Platform Lines

Bear Creek Arsenal has rapidly expanded its available rifle and pistol lineup for the American firearms enthusiast. In their latest newsletter, they announced they would introduce three new lines of AR platform rifles to help shooters find something that will fit their needs. These new lines will include the all-around Fieldmaster, the long-range oriented Targetmaster, and the Huntmaster – I’ll let you guess what that one is marketed for. More details on each new AR platform line are down below.

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POTD: M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle with Trijicon VCOG 1-8×28

One of the purposes of TFB’s Photo Of The Day is to broaden the audience for the excellent work done by professionals from combat photography to still and action photography of firearms. A perfect picture may take everything from a split second to months of planning, and it would be sad to see that kind of work go unnoticed. Considering that these images were taken onboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean it makes the challenge to produce high-quality images even harder. Above you can see a really good image of the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle with the Trijicon VCOG 1-8×28 rifle scope. The U.S. Marine is Lance Cpl. Camron Edwards, a rifleman with Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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Aero Precision Desert VTS Builder Sets Now Available

For August of 2022, Aero Precision has released a new builder set for those looking for a fresh new AR-15 build to start on. The month of August features the new M4E1 Desert VTS (Vietnam Tiger Stripe) Cerakote builder set. This builder set will come with an M4E1 Enhanced Upper Reciever, 15″ Enhanced Gen 2 M-LOK Handguard, and an M4E1 Lower Reciever. Each part contained within the builder set has been professionally finished in Desert VTS by folks at Nevada Cerakote.

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Anderson Manufacturing Launches AM-15 Precision Series

Kentucky-based Anderson Manufacturing have announced their new range of AR-based precision rifles. Building on their AM-15 series, the new rifles are aimed at competition shooters and the four iterations are priced at under $1,000 MSRP. All of the rifles are chambered in 5.56x45mm and come with Schmid Tool two-stage triggers and a variety of furniture options and barrel lengths. Full details on the new line of rifles are below.

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POTD: The L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle in Cyprus

A sunny trip to Cyprus is what’s on offer in today’s Photo Of The Day. We have soldiers from the RAF Regiment conducting Ground Extraction Force (GEF) exercises as part of an ongoing Joint Personnel Recovery which will continue as they return to the U.K. Whilst deployed, 1 Squadron Force Protection have continued to uphold their regular training, including maintaining their annual competency on the L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle. The L129A1 is a semi-automatic high-precision designated marksmanship rifle.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #239: Top 5 Initial Impressions – HUXWRX FLOW 556k Suppressor

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 multi-host suppressor. Last week we got introduced to the Griffin Armament DUAL-LOK mount system that will be followed up with a video review later this month. This week we take a quick look at the HUXWRX FLOW 556k suppressor that is now commercially available. Should you buy one? If these five things are important to you, the answer is clear. Let’s take a look.

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Type-A Rifle Co's New Ambi Billet AR10 Line of Rifles

It seems that 2022 is bringing back the heat regarding AR10 rifles. Type-A Rifle Co/BG Defense joins the fray with their new Ambi Billet AR10 line of rifles. The new line of Type-A rifles will come with the same high-end components and construction that Type-A is well known for. Type-A is also proud to announce that most of the components in the new Ambi Billet AR10 rifle lineup will be made in-house from their facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Brownells Exclusive: Sons Of Liberty Gun Works M4-EXO3 Rifle Build Kit

Brownells and Sons of Liberty Gun Works (SOLGW) have teamed up to introduce an AR-15 parts kit called  M4-EXO3 Rifle Build Kit. This kit is made by SOLGW and will be available only through Brownells. It includes everything needed to assemble an AR-15 with the exception of the lower receiver.

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Wolfpack Armory WP47 Pistol

Wolfpack Armory has announced that their WP47 pistol is now available for preorder. The Wolfpack Armory WP47 is an AK magazine fed AR style hybrid firearm chambered in 7.62x39mm. Let’s see what features Wolfpack has packed in this gat.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Complete AR15 Assembly - Lower Receiver

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, we’ll show how to completely assemble an AR15 lower receiver. Previously, I covered the disassembly of the  lower receiver, bolt carrier group, and upper receiver. I am well aware that most of the folks who pass through these parts are into the new, cool, and tacticool. I personally love older and obsolete stuff but I also like to take things apart and put them back together. That being said, we here at TFB thought it would be nice to have a resource available for disassembling and assembling an AR15.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #238: TheGriffin Armament DUAL-LOK QD System

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM Turbo K rifle suppressor. Last week we took a look at the B&T USA RBS rifle suppressor. This week we get a quick peek at the new Griffin Armament DUAL-LOK mounting system for rifle silencers. Should you consider investing in this 1.375 x 24 universal mount? Let’s take a look.

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GWACS Armory Sues KE Arms Over KP-15 Lower

The KP-15 monolithic polymer lower receiver has been a great success. The KP-15 provides regular citizens with an affordable and fairly durable lower receiver that is also lightweight to boot and reduces the total number of individual parts needed to complete an AR-15 rifle. In a bit of recent news, GWACS Armory has made the decision to sue Russel Phagan, Brownells, and Shawn Nealon (inventor of the original CAV-15) for alleged NDA and trade secret violations in regards to the KP-15. In total, 5 different parties are being sued by GWACS. In response, Russell has made the decision to address these allegations both publically and in official court documents with supporting documents that have been filed and are now public. Russel has given TFB permission to publish these documents in the hopes that they will shed light on the situation so that the KP-15 project, which he believes directly supports the rights of all free people to be armed, can continue. The full statement is posted below, if you are interested in reading Russell’s full declaration made to the court,  you can read that here. KE Arms is also offering a 25% off discount code on all KP-15 and KP-9 receivers ordered through KEARms.com (use code: ‘DEFEND2A25’) which will no doubt go to support their continued efforts.

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New Faxon Sentinel .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles

Faxon Firearms has just announced the introduction of two new rifles to their Summit Sentinel lineup of AR-10 pattern firearms. The new Faxon Sentinel rifles are chambered in .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. Both new rifles will retail for just under $2,000 and come standard with billet aluminum receivers, heavy fluted barrels, Faxon M-LOK handguards, and ambidextrous controls.

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The Special Poverty Rifle, Part 1: Buying Parts and Building

A short while back I was challenged by fellow TFB Staff member James Reeves (you may have heard of him), to build an SPR as cheap as possible. Well, myself being an unapologetic “poor”, I, of course, took him up on the challenge and started the project Special Poverty Rifle.

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Stag Arms Upgrade The Stag 15 Tactical Rifle Line

It was time for an upgrade – that’s simply why Stag Arms decided to upgrade their Stag 15 Tactical rifle line. The new 2022 Stag-15 Tactical rifles have six new features: Ballistic Advantage Hanson profile barrels, VG6 Delta flash hiders, ambidextrous configurable safeties, Breach ambidextrous charging handles, Hiperfire RBT triggers, and the upgraded rifles come with Magpul Gen3 PMAG magazines. Let’s take a closer look.

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Associated Press Aims to Drop the Term "Assault Rifle" from Stylebook

The mainstream media has often been at odds with the firearms community, especially in recent years. Conversations and articles can often be found riddled with highly politicized terms like “assault rifle” and “assault weapon” which often makes anti-gun proponents feel vindicated, but often leaves pro-second amendment people feeling irked by the blanket terminology that often is used to cast a negative light on all firearms, regardless of function. The Associated Press recently released a new AP Style Top to their stylebook which now aims to drop “highly politicized terms” such as the two mentioned above in an effort to help restore the level of trust the public has for the media.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Colonel Bubbamar Al Gaddafudd Special

Welcome everyone to the 151st 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 has a 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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Faxon Firearms SENTINEL 8.6 Blackout AR-10s Now Available

At SHOT Show 2022, Faxon Firearm in collaboration with Q LLC introduced bolt action and semi-auto firearms chambered in 8.6 Blackout. The 8.6BLK is a .338 caliber cartridge developed by Q and Faxon designed the guns chambered in this cartridge, more importantly, they were able to make barrels with an extremely fast twist rate of 1:3″ required to stabilize the heavy 300-grain bullets of subsonic 8.6BLK loads. Faxon Firearms has recently announced that their Sentinel series of AR-10 pattern semi-auto rifles chambered in 8.6 Blackout is now available for preorder.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #236: Knight's Armament 556 QDC CQB – Full Auto KAC SR-15

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday, brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM Turbo K rifle suppressor. Last week we brought you the Knight’s Armament KAC 7.62 QDC legacy rifle suppressor. This week we return to the world of Knight’s with a look at the KAC 5.56 QDC/CQB rifle suppressor on both the 11.5″ carbine length gas and the intermediate length gas KAC SR-15.

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