The Diamondback SDR – The New Lightest 6-Shot .357 Magnum Revolver

Luke C (@ballisticaviation)​⁠ is at SHOT Show 2024 Industry Day at the Range with Diamondback Firearms to talk about their second-ever revolver, and their first-ever centerfire revolver chambered in .357 Magnum. The New SDR (Self Defense Revolver) is a modern J-frame design revolver featuring a polished stainless steel finish, two types of Hogue rubberized grips, fiber optic sights, and weighs in at only 21 ounces. According to the folks at Diamondback, this makes the SRD the newest and lightest six-shot .357 Magnum revolver on the market.

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NEW Beretta PX4 Storm Pistols for 2024

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Beretta’s range day with Ernest Langdon and Beretta’s Project Manager, Ben, to discuss the newest additions to the Beretta PX4 Storm line. There’s a new full-size (PX4 GSD) and a new compact carry model. Of course, Ernest Langdon is introducing fully decked-out custom versions of these guns. We talk about it all at SHOT Show 2024.

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The Hudson H9 is Back? The Daniel Defense H9 Pistol!

The Hudson H9 has returned. In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves brings you exclusive information about the development of the Daniel H9 pistol. While the Daniel Defense H9 looks just like the Hudson H9, the Daniel Defense version of this gun has been drastically re-engineered to outperform the original design. It will be released at SHOT Show 2024 and James and the TFBTV crew will bring you more details from the show.

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NEW Beretta 30X Pistols: The Cats are Reborn!

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Beretta talking with Nico about the new Beretta 30X series. The 30X series is a remastered, reborn version of the Beretta Bobcat and Beretta Tomcat family with better reliability, ergonomics, additional features and variants, and lower cost. Watch this video for more info about this new line of pistols, and be sure to subscribe to TFBTV Show Time!

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Military Armament Corporation Introduces MAC 1911-9 DS

The Military Armament Corporation of today, or MAC, is a Knoxville, TN-based operation currently offering a selection of shotguns, handguns, and two models of MP5 clones, as well as a handful of other related products. This is differentiated from the same-named 1970s manufacturer of MAC-10 and MAC-11 machine pistols, which has been defunct since 1975. Current-day MAC came out with a 1911 model called the JSOC 45 last year, a full-size tribute to 1911s carried by warfighters during operations such as Just Cause, Gothic Serpent, Urgent Fury, and more. Now they’ve announced a second 1911 variant joining their product lineup. Check out the details on the 9mm MAC 1911-9 DS in the press release copied below.

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Glock 20 Gen5 MOS Long-Term Review: Is the latest 10mm Glock worth the upgrade?

I’ve carried the G20 Gen3 at work and as an EDC for years.  I even killed my first mule deer with it about two decades ago.  It’s been reliable, faithful, and in thousands and thousands of rounds fired and hours in the field, I only had one spring fail.  In other words, it’s a Glock.  Accurate enough, extremely reliable, and easy to maintain.  When Glock gave me the opportunity to review a Glock 20 Gen5 MOS, I took them up on the offer because I’ve had so much time and experience with my old G20.  You know what you’re getting with a Glock, but is it worth it for people who have previous generations of the G20 to upgrade to this latest and greatest Gen5?  I have carried and shot it extensively over the past nine months, so let’s find out.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carrying A Concealed Gun With Layers

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about different styles of iron sights on carry pistols if you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to look at something I often struggle with during really cold temperatures like most of the northeastern part of the country is dealing with currently. When you start to have 3-4 heavy layers on your body, it can be tricky to grab a concealed firearm quickly. Certain carry positions as well as a few different techniques can make it easier to draw. Let’s take a closer look at how it can be tricky carrying a concealed gun with layers.

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Heckler & Koch – New Flat Dark Earth VP9 Pistol + Optics Ready

I think it’s safe to say that Heckler & Koch doesn’t need a deeper introduction to the readers of this blog. They are now introducing no less than six new variants of their VP9 pistols, now available in an optics-ready flat dark earth (FDE) configuration. The pistols have a combination of a black slide on an FDE frame. Other features remain the same, like the striker-fired trigger, the 17-round magazines, and versatile ergonomics with a huge number of interchangeable side panels and backstraps.

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Springfield Armory Reveals Innovative Features in New TRP Pistol Series

Springfield Armory, driven by the same exacting standards that built the Professional 1911, is thrilled to introduce the highly anticipated and advanced new TRP pistol series. Commanding attention with its meticulous hand fitting and thoughtful engineering, the TRP is dedicated to impressing 1911 enthusiasts and aficionados who seek premium quality and steadfast reliability.

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Museum-Grade 1911A1 Replica by Tisas USA

According to Tisas USA, no one has produced a true replica of the issue M1911A1, but that is going to change with the introduction of their museum-grade 1911A1 replica. The model is made to be an accurate reproduction of the WWII-issued 1911 Remington Rand 1943-1945, in the caliber 45 ACP and a barrel length of 5 inches. Two 7-round magazines and 2 sets of grips including accurate reproduction brown plastic grips, and walnut double diamond checkered grips are included. The MSRP is $479.99.

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The Night Stalker 1911 DS from Tisas USA

How does a 1911 double stack designed for the best performance in low-light environments sound? If you’re in the market, the Night Stalker 1911 DS from Tisas USA might prove to be exactly what you’re looking for. You’re going to aim through tritium front sights, mounted on the Cerakote Platinum Grey slide. The frame goes in the same color. The caliber is 9×19 mm, and the magazines carry 17 rounds. If you like there’s an optic mount, with 507k & RMSc Footprint. The MSRP is $959.99.

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Step by Step: Building From A SIG P320 FCU – Part 1

Almost two years ago, I bought my wife a SIG P320 FCU. She was pregnant with our second maniac. I mean, beautiful child. At a certain point, we decided it was unsafe for her to continue shooting. Since she couldn’t shoot, building some grown-up LEGOs was the next best thing. She’s since been hunting down deals and collecting parts, and we’re finally ready to put it together. 

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HIVIZ Shooting Systems Debuts NEW FastDot H3 – Single Dot Shooting

If you happen to own one of the numerous handgun models from Smith & Wesson, Glock, and/or SIG Sauer and simultaneously are in the market for improved iron sights, then HIVIZ Shooting Systems has some news for you. They have just announced their FastDot H3 iron sights which provide a unique spin to conventional iron sights shooting.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Commentary on The Savage 1907 Pistol

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 starting the year off right with a commentary article. Today we are covering the Savage 1907, America’s first mass-production double-stack handgun, its field strip, and common issues. Let’s dive into the very retro Art Deco double stack!

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The New Tisas AS (Armed Services) M1911A1 Reproduction

Based off of the original WWII-issued Remington Rand M1911A1 pistol, the new Tisas AS or “Armed Services” museum-grade 1911 pistol is Tisas USA’s love letter to the classic war-era 1911 pistol. The Tisas AS features the original type E solid hammer, lanyard loop, and even a smaller ejection port window that almost perfectly replicates the original pistol that your Grandfather might have been issued during the Second World War.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Iron Sights For Carry Guns

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at various ways to carry while using an ORV. If you happened to miss that article and want to check it out, be sure to click the link here. This week, I wanted to take a look at various iron sight options for people who carry concealed. Depending on the sight choice, it can offer various advantages compared to other options. Let’s take a closer look at iron sights for carry guns.

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Springfield Armory Reveals Cali-Compliant Hellcat, Hellcat Pro, XD-M Elite

If you happen to be one of the poor, unfortunate souls who lives in California yet you enjoy and respect firearms, then this will come as extremely welcomed news. Springfield Armory is releasing Cali-Compliant Hellcat, Hellcat Pro, and XD-M Elite 4.5″ 9mm handgun offerings. So, now whether you live in that crazy restrictive state or not, you can enjoy yourself some Springfield Armory goodness.

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Inglis High Power Returns To US Market

Military Armament Corp (MAC) is bringing back a number of models of the High Power pistol to the United States, starting with the L9A1. The L9A1 was the British designation for the High Power during its service with British forces between the years 1962 to 2013.

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Rost Martin Introduces The RM1C Striker-Fired Compact Pistol

The new Rost Martin RM1C is something as rare as a pistol Made In Dallas, Texas. Their introductory pistol RM1C has been in development since 2020 and will be shown for the first time at SHOT Show 2024. The caliber is 9x19mm in a 4” hammer-forged barrel. The magazine capacity is 15+1 using the flush mag or 17+1 with an extension. The pistol has an ambidextrous magazine release. The trigger is said to give a clean and smooth five-pound pull with a short reset. There are three different colors to choose from, all with the price of $459.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Wick's Combat Master or Midlife's Financial Disaster?

Welcome everyone to the 222nd 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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Springfield Adds 15-Round Variant to Echelon Series

Springfield Armory released a new handgun model in mid-2023, the modern striker-fired Echelon. Last year’s launch of the series included standard models with a 17-round and a 20-round magazine, available with either three-dot iron sights or a U-dot rear sight, as well as a threaded barrel model and a low-capacity 10-round version for restricted state compliance. Now in 2024, Springfield is expanding the lineup with two more variants: 15-round models in each of the two iron sight options. Get more details on this newest pair of additions to Springfield’s striker-fired handgun family in their recent press release, copied below.

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Ruger Announces Diamond Anniversary Limited Edition SR1911 Pistol

Sturm, Ruger, & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949, using a small rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut. Since launching their first pistol 75 years ago, the .22-caliber “Ruger Standard” which led to a series of some of the most successful rimfire handguns in history, the company has grown to be one of the largest and most popular firearms manufacturers in the world. Throughout 2024, they will be commemorating their 75th anniversary with some special editions of several of their products. One of these will be a Diamond Anniversary Limited Edition SR1911 pistol. Get the details on this new .45ACP handgun in their recent press release, copied below.

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Viridian Announces New C5L Micro Light/Laser Unit

Viridian has a new combination light laser unit for concealed carry pistols. The C5L Micro combines a green laser with a 550-lumen light. It is sized to fit on the most popular everyday carry guns.

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POTD: Ruger 75th Anniversary Mark IV

Firearm manufacturers frequently release special editions and commemorative models to mark significant milestones, and Ruger is no different. This Photo Of The Day is dedicated to the Ruger 75th Anniversary Mark IV pistol which represents the latest evolution of the original pistol.

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SIG SAUER Announces P226 40th Anniversary Celebration

SIG SAUER has produced a number of notable handguns over the years, and among their most iconic is the P226. It was originally designed as SIG’s entrant into the US military’s XM9 Service Pistol Trials in 1984, as the Pentagon sought an updated 9mm replacement for the M1911. SIG’s offering emerged at the top of the testing gamut neck-and-neck with Beretta’s 92, which was eventually adopted as the DoD’s new M9 chiefly due to cost factors. Despite finishing as runner-up, the SIG’s quality and performance did not go unnoticed. Dozens of specialized military units (most notably the US Navy SEALs) and law enforcement agencies across the US and abroad have employed variants of the hammer-fired workhorse for the last four decades, with great success. Now SIG have announced a yearlong 40th birthday celebration in store across 2024 for their famous handgun.

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NEW Signature Series Pistol From Canik- The METE SF Apocalypse

Canik USA has produced several Signature Series pistols in the last few years, with only several thousand made per series. This year, Canik released a brand new Signature Series pistol based on the METE SF model that they’ve dubbed “Apocalypse.” Canik’s new Signature METE SF Apocalypse features a warning chevron color scheme and includes accessories such as a holster, Zippo lighter, a fixed blade knife and several other niceties. Only 5000 pistols of this Signature Series will be available. You can read Canik USA’s description and specifications below.

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Concealed Carry Corner: How To Conceal In An ORV

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about how small guns aren’t always the best option when carrying them daily. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here for more information. This week, I wanted to look at another topic that can apply to a lot more people than just the offroad community. Whether it’s riding four-wheelers, side-by-sides or jeeps, the idea of carrying a concealed firearm while you enjoy the great outdoors makes a lot more sense than it initially sounds. Let’s take a closer look at how to conceal in an ORV.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Realtree Colt or Revolver Revolt?

Welcome everyone to the 221st 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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5 Reasons to Use a Threaded Barrel on a Micro Pistol

In this episode of TFB, Nic L., long time TFB writer, makes his debut on YouTube. Nic is a huge Springfield Armory Hellcat guy, so the new threaded barrel and Hellcat PRO models have him all worked up. But why? Who cares about threading a tiny micro-compact like the Hellcat, or SIG P365, or FN Reflex, or whatever other micro-compacts are out there? Nic gives 5 compelling reasons (ok maybe only a couple of them are compelling) why in today’s video.

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TFB Review: Lone Wolf DUSK 19 Pistol

Lone Wolf Arms emerged in the early 1990s as a response to the demand for high-quality, customized firearm parts in the United States. Founded by brothers JD and Kurt Devine, Lone Wolf initially began as a small business focusing on manufacturing replacement barrels for Glock pistols. Through their engineering, Lone Wolf Arms rapidly expanded its product line to include slides, frames, and a diverse range of firearm components. Back in May of this year,  Hop and I were invited down to Georgia to take a look at a few new products from Lone Wolf. The star of the show for Lone Wolf was their Dusk 19 pistol. Lone Wolf Arms has been known for a long time for creating aftermarket parts for Glocks, and until I was invited to this event, that’s all I thought they did. The Dusk 19 is their new Glock pattern pistol, and their aim is to solve some of the out-of-the-box issues that most people have with the Glocks and deliver it at a reasonable price point with a broad feature set.

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