New Mobilis Modular Safes and Welded Gun Cabinets from Hornady

Hornady’s new 2024 releases are not limited to cartridges, bullets, and ammunition. There are also new additions to the range of gun storage options. The Mobilis series of safes are modular and available in various sizes. Also new is a range of welded gun cabinets in varying sizes.

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Top Range Essentials For Training On Your Own

Throughout the year, I will take friends out to shoot for the first time. I will often give them 3-4 hours of instruction at a time and will typically do this 5-6 times before I say they have enough base knowledge to continue on their own. I love introducing new people into the gun community, but whenever I do this, the first question from these new shooters is what they need to get to practice on their own.  Not everything on this list is essential by any means but there are a few things that helped me progress as a shooter and help track my progress. Starting out, using simple targets like paper plates taped to a piece of wood is good enough. Most things can be practiced with dry firing as well but let’s take a look at the top range essentials for training on your own.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Options To Carry For Hunting

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about some basic drills people can do at the range to practice for carrying concealed. If you happened to miss last week’s article, be sure to click the link here to catch up. This week, I wanted to start looking at some good hunting carry gun options. This can range widely depending on where you are and there are certainly examples where hunters needed a handgun for protection. Let’s take a closer look at options to carry for hunting.

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Pulsar's New Compact Thermal Imaging Binoculars – Merger LRF XQ35

Pulsar have a long history with Thermal Imaging Binoculars, with models like the Accolade and the Merger – all reviewed by TFB of course. It’s now time for a more compact Merger, called the Merger LRF XQ35, which has a lot of features to become a perfect companion for hunters and rescue workers. The new, compact Merger uses a European-made thermal sensor, with 384×288 pixels @ 17 µm and a sensitivity of < 25 mK NETD. Apart from the thermal capability, there is also an integrated Laser Range Finder which is said to reach out to 1 kilometer.

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Better than Tape? Strike Industries New Strike Optic Cover for Red Dots

Occluded shooting is a method of target acquisition practiced mostly among sport shooters, but was developed much earlier for the same purpose – rapid target acquisition while maintaining target-focused rather than dot or sight-focused. A big problem that a lot of shooters, even seasoned ones have when switching from shooting irons to red dots is that it is all too easy to get sucked into the dot and become entirely focused on that rather than on your target. This is where occluded shooting comes in and why Strike Industries has bothered to give you an option rather than tape to slap onto your red dot to practice – the Strike Optic Cover for the Holosun 407/507 and Trijicon SRO.

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TFB Review: SureFire M640DFT-PRO Weapon Light - Part 2

This is the second part of the SureFire M640DFT-PRO weapon light review so if you have not read part 1 click here. 

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Garmin Xero C1 Pro Chronograph – For Suppressed Fire & More

For people who truly nerd out at the range making handloads and chronicling data via a chronograph, we have exciting news by the way of Garmin with their latest product announcement. The new Garmin Xero C1 Pro chronograph couples modern technologies and is impressive in what it can accomplish for you. Even registering suppressed fire and odd muzzle devices for an assortment of firearms.

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C+H Precision Releases Modular Ring Mount For Optics

C&H Precision Weapons has a new line of modular ring mounts for attaching red dots to scope tubes. Rather than place the secondary optic on top of the scope ring, C&H placed it on a ring so it could be placed anywhere on the main tube. This also allows it to sit at any angle.

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Judge Blocks ATF From Treating Forced Reset Triggers As Machine Guns

The National Association for Gun Rights won a major victory in their case defending forced reset triggers (FRTs). A district court in Texas just granted a preliminary injunction against the ATF that prevents them from treating FRTs as machine guns. However, this is not the end of the forced reset trigger fight.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Tactical or Practical Carry Bags

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed the various steps to take when training strictly for concealed carry. If you missed that article, click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to look at some new items hitting the market and a fundamental shift in the gun community from what used to be normal 5-10 years ago. Small carry bags are becoming more popular among younger people and female shooters for ease of carry and simplicity. Not everyone agrees with carrying off body which is valid, but for those of you who do, there isn’t a ton of information out there. Let’s take a closer look at tactical or practical carry bags.

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Briley HONEYCOMB Shotgun Magazine Extensions

A new shotgun magazine extension may not sound like something newsworthy, however, Briley Manufacturing’s new HONEYCOMB extensions have a rather unusual design – they are skeletonized! Now, of course, dirt and debris will easily find their way into a magazine equipped with a skeletonized extension and cause malfunctions but I assume Briley HONEYCOMB extensions are made for competition shooting which is normally done in a more controlled environment compared to hunting or defensive and tactical use? I don’t know … sound off in the comments section.

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Even More Control – The Riflespeed Gas Controls Quick Lever Kit

The Riflespeed Gas Control system is a quick and easy way to get your rifle up and running in a variety of situations when it just isn’t running right. The main advantage of the Riflespeed Gas Control system is that you can have a much longer handguard in a lot of cases since the system can be adjusted without tools, just using your hand. The Riflspeed system is being updated with a new Quick Lever Kit which allows the user to more easily adjust the gas controls, even if the handguard completely covers the controls.

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TFB Review: Caldwell Precision Turret Shooting Rest

Caldwell produces a wide range of shooting gear. From targets to rests to chronographs, they are a brand found in most sporting goods stores. One of their key product areas is shooting rests and sandbags. They also make the Precision Turret Rest, which is a hybrid between a machine gun tripod and a clamp-type rest typically used on tall tripods. I bought one to see how it works and thought that would be worth sharing with you all.

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POTD: The New Uronen Precision Match Sight

Apart from their firearms, Uronen Precision from Finland has a lot of interesting products, like their Modular Trigger Group for AR-15, 7.62 TKO caliber and Lugo Arms Alien pistol compensator.

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TFB Review: R44 Magpul DAKA Hard Case – A Better Rifle Case

At the beginning of the year, Magpul announced their DAKA Rifle Case R44. I was already impressed with their DAKA Grid Organizer for Pelican Cases but I am a Magpul fan so I had to have the R44 Rifle Case. So when it came out in July, I immediately ordered one online. I have used it for the range and on a recent hunting trip which required checking it in on an airplane. So here is my review of the R44.

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Guns of a Conflict: The Battle of Mogadishu

The Battle of Mogadishu, also known as the Black Hawk Down incident, is a pivotal event in modern military history that took place in Somalia on October 3-4, 1993.  This battle, part of Operation Gothic Serpent, was a mission aimed at capturing key lieutenants of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. As U.S. and coalition forces found themselves in an unexpected and intense firefight, they relied on a range of firearms and equipment to navigate the urban warfare environment.

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Texas Weapon Systems SLEDGE Aluminum AK Stock

Texas Weapon Systems, a company specializing in designing and manufacturing upgrade parts for the AK family of firearms, came up with a new AK stock called Sledge. This is a non-adjustable aluminum stock designed for fixed-stock AKs. Let’s take a closer look at the new Texas Weapon Systems Sledge AK stock.

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NEW Garmin Tactix 7 AMOLED Edition – Improved, Futuristic, More Better

If you want to be just like our very own James Reeves of TFBTV fame and legend plus be rocking one of the best tactical watches to ever hit the market, then you will want to check out the NEW Garmin Tactix 7 AMOLED. It has futuristic tech for night vision shenanigans and a whole lot more with its AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) face plus a boatload of other desirable characteristics.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 65: Guns Gear and Ammo For Fall

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 65! 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, 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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New 5.11 K9 Collection

5.11 Tactical, known for its purpose-built apparel, footwear, and gear, has introduced its new Mission Ready™ Dog and AROS K9 Collections. These collections are specially designed for active and working dogs, as well as their handlers, with a focus on functionality, durability, and comfort. Its great to see 5.11 finally bringing their K9 line from the European market over here to the United States. Previously I was only able to find their K9 line on their Swedish website. The TFBTV crew got a good look at all of these items at the SHOT Show this year and I have been pretty excited to get my hands on these products for the K9s in my life.

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New MATBOCK Raider Line

MATBOCK has introduced the Raider Line waterproof low-profile pouch system engineered to seamlessly integrate with your plate carrier. Say farewell to the hassle of waterlogged gear and the irritation of sand infiltrating your essentials. The Raider pouches create an impenetrable barrier, guaranteeing that your crucial equipment stays pristine even in the most extreme conditions.

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TFB Review: BulletSeeker (Speedtracker) Mini Doppler Chronograph

Do you want to get more out of shooting? Have you considered getting a chronograph? Measuring the muzzle velocity of your projectiles is helpful, especially for load development and calculating bullet drop at distance. Well, I bought the Bulletseeker Mach4 chronograph and have been using it this past year so I will share my experience with you.

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Underground Arms Watch - September 2023

Underground Arms Watch returns from the dead with a look at some recently confiscated weapons and emerging trends.

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New High Ride Belt Loop Holster Clip from MFT

Mission First Tactical (MFT), a manufacturer of high-quality rifle/carbine accessories and holsters made in the USA, has introduced the High Ride Adjustable holster belt loop attachment. This new addition is ideal for those looking to carry their firearms for everyday use. There are no current images of this product, just filler graphics.

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The Guns of "Django Unchained"

Django Unchained is one of my favorite movies of all time ever since I saw it back in 2012. This South-Western revenge flick comes from the legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and offers up some incredible visuals, a truckload of squibs, and some period-correct firearms. One of the armorers on the film was Larry Zanoff and this comes to no surprise as he has worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest films over the last 30 years. 

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Concealed Carry Corner: Best Carry Spots For Daily Tasks

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week I talked about some of the rules people choose to break when they concealed carry for one reason or another. If you happened to miss that, be sure to check out the link here to give it a read. This week, I wanted to go over some of the questions I get from people about the best way to carry in certain situations. It can be hard to know exactly what the best route is for various situations, so I decided to make a list of the most common questions to go over. Let’s take a look at the best carry spots for daily tasks.

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Magpul Releases MS1 Lite Sling

Magpul has yet another entry in their lineup of slings. This new model is the MS1 Lite. It is aptly named, as it takes the proven MS1 sling and slims it down to a much smaller and lighter package. Let’s see what it brings to the table.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carry Rules To Break

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at some of the best to worst carry positions when concealing a firearm. If you happened to miss that article, click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to go over a few different topics I have recently thought about. In general, it is good to have rules when carrying a concealed firearm. Certain situations challenge these rules and in certain situations, it makes sense to even break these rules we set for ourselves. I’ll give you examples of situations where it made sense to go against conventional thinking and go against my own rules. Let’s take a look at what carry rules to break in certain situations.

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POTD: The AR-6 Mag-Fed Compact Tactical Crossbow

Who doesn’t feel a little love for a Tactical Crossbow? In this Photo Of The Day, we’ll take a closer look at the AR-6, a Magazine-Fed Compact Tactical Crossbow. It’s actually much more compact than I first thought, and I’d love to try one out. The price starts at $469.00.

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TFB Review: Magpul DAKA V800 GRID Organizer – Initial Impressions

For a long time, I have struggled with a pile of cases and foam that have accumulated over the years.  Something I imagine many gun owners can relate to is the pile of soft and hard cases that will inevitably stack up as you acquire firearms.  This problem is aggravated even more if you have pelican cases.  Not only will you have multiple bulky hard cases but piles of replacement foam cut into specific configurations for certain loadouts. That’s where the Magpul DAKA organizer comes in.

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