Q Kickstand Bipod Now Available

The wait is over! First shown back in 2018, the Kickstand bipod by Q is finally available for purchase. The new Q Kickstand was designed to be a lightweight, low-profile, easily adjustable and rattle-free utility bipod. Let’s take a quick look at the features of this new bipod.

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TFB Review: Blue Force Gear Standard AK Sling

The rifle sling – one of the oldest and most useful rifle accessories which despite often being underrated, is a must-have for carrying a rifle in the field, more important than a lot of other things we accessorize our rifles with. A well-designed sling is not only a mean for carrying your rifle but will allow you to improve your weapon manipulations and increase the stability of the gun while shooting. While any sling is better than no sling, having one specifically designed for your particular weapon system should in theory be much more preferable. In this article, we’ll find out if it is so in practice in the case of AK rifles and the Blue Force Gear Standard AK Sling.

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Viridian Pumps Out GX4 XL Compatible E Series Laser Sights

With the launch of the new Taurus GX4 XL underway, Viridian has already come to the market with GX4 XL compatible E Series red and green laser aiming sights for the pistol. The popular E Series pistol-mounted laser collection has been steadily expanding over the years to cover many popular models of firearm including all of the latest micro-compact 9mm and 380 ACP pistols modern concealed carriers are after.

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HUXWRX Blastphemy Blast Deflector

HUXWRX (formerly OSS Suppressors) has introduced a new muzzle device, a blast deflector called Blastphemy. The new HUXWRX Blastphemy can be attached over the company’s HX-QD series of muzzle brakes and flash hiders, and like other blast deflectors, it redirects the gasses exiting the muzzle device forward. Let’s take a closer look.

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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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Bear Creek Arsenals New Hybrid BCA Red Dot/Rangefinder

Bear Creek Arsenal has just announced their new BCA Red Dot/Rangefinder combination optic. This new optic is intended to be used for hunting and long-range shooting applications so that shooters can accurately and quickly estimate distances to targets without having to use a separate rangefinder. Like other rangefinders on the market, the BCA Red Dot/Rangefinder has lots of convenient options and features, most notably the inclusion of a standard Picatinny rail mount. More details in Bear Creek Arsenal’s official product announcement are below.

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New Sidekick Balance Weight for Long-Range PRS Shooting from Luth-AR

PRS rifles are some of the heaviest in the long-range business, probably save for benchrest rifles. PRS shooters are always looking for ways to improve the weight and balance of their firearms for more optimal results and the folks over Luth-AR have just introduced their new Sidekick Balance Weight for the MBA-1 or MBA-2 buttstock. The Sidekick Balance Weight adds an additional 14.5-oz to the rear of the rifle which could help in offsetting heavier or longer barrels which should result in a more evenly balanced platform.

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Eemann Tech Ultimate DA/SA Trigger for Tanfoglio Pistols

Eemann Tech, a company based in Tallinn, Estonia, was founded by experts with extensive experience and knowledge in the IPSC/Competition shooting arena. The main field of activity is manufacturing high-quality spare and tuning parts, steel targets and accessories for IPSC sports. As a user of Tanfoglio handguns for competition, I’m always on the lookout for new interesting products. According to Eemann Tech, their new DA/SA flat trigger for Tanfoglio pistols allows for a more precise control of the trigger press and reset. It works with the Tanfoglio STOCK II III and Tanfoglio Xtreme II and III pistols.

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TFB Review: Bianchi Shenandoah OWB/IWB Convertible Holster

It’s hard to set yourself apart these days when it comes to holsters – especially ones that are geared towards concealed carry applications. However, I recently took the opportunity to review one of Bianchi’s hybrid leather holsters that caught my eye, and today we’ll be taking a look at it. The Bianchi Shenandoah OWB/IWB holster is a fully convertible, dual-carry holster with the ability to easily switch between IWB and OWB carry positions with minimal parts change and also with a 50% leather construction but in the reverse of how many other companies accomplish this. This holster is more interesting than meets the eye and today I hope I can properly demonstrate its features and advantages to you.

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New From Palmetto State Armory: The Soviet Arms Rail Mount

Palmetto State Armory continues to increase their AK accessory lineup under their Soviet Arms line of products with the new Soviet Arms Rail Mount for optics. Milled from billet 6061 aluminum and adjustable for not only different spec side rails, but the rail can also be moved forward or back on the mount to suit the end user’s needs.

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TFB Review: Athlon Optics MIDAS CF40 Tripod

Athlon Optics MIDAS CF40 tripod is built for heavy rifles and hard use.  The largest member of the MIDAS lineup, the CF40 features 10-layer carbon fiber legs designed to support up to 88 pounds.  As someone who enjoys heavy rifles and tripod shooting, I was keen to see just how good this tripod from Athlon was after a month of hard use.

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TFB Review: Tyrant Designs I.T.T.S Glock Triggers – Gen 3/4 and Gen 5

Tyrant Designs makes a whole cornucopia of firearm CNC upgrade parts. Tyrant Designs I.T.T.S Glock triggers are now available for Gen 3/4 and Gen 5 pistols. Tyrant Designs was nice enough to send in both and we tested them out. Let’s dive in.

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Savior Equipment Fiddle Master Violin Case

If you always thought that the Savior Equipment Ultimate Guitar Case is a perfect way of discreet transportation of shooting instruments but it’s just too large, Savior Equipment has a new solution for you. Enter the Fiddle Master Violin Case, a compact gun case that externally is identical to, you guessed it, a violin hard case. Let’s take a closer look.

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New Hellcat PRO E SERIES Green Laser Sights from Viridian

Continuing their crusade to bring fast, highly visible aiming solutions to daily concealed carriers, Viridian Weapon Tech has just announced the introduction of new Springfield Hellcat PRO E SERIES Green Laser sights. Viridian claims that the latest iteration of their E SERIES Green laser sights can improve shooting performance and provide the shooter with rapid target acquisition and they are now accepting pre-orders for versions compatible with the Springfield Armory Hellcat PRO.

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TFB Review: XS R3D SA-35 Night Sights – Worth the Upgrade?

The SA-35 handgun from Springfield Armory made waves late last year when it was officially unveiled to the public. Those who had been seeking a Hi-Power pistol were finally able to get their hands on something authentic to the original design, but with a few modernized changes. My initial experiences with the handgun did in fact give me that authentic Hi-Power feeling with its natural pointability, fit in the hand, and crisp, light single-action trigger pull. If you’re planning on carrying the SA-35 or find yourself struggling a bit to quickly pick up a sight picture, perhaps a small upgrade is in order. XS Sights recently released their XS R3D night sights for the SA-35 pistol, and today we’ll be taking a quick gander at them on the SA-35 to see what kind of benefits they offer over the standard sights Springfield currently offers.

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TFB Review: Grey Man Tactical Rigid MOLLE Panel (RMPX)

Grey Man Tactical’s Rigid MOLLE Panel (RMPX) is built with end-user customization in mind.  Their new billet aluminum RMPX panel gives the end-user all the customization they need as a first responder or just an always-prepared weekend warrior.  After giving Grey Man Tactical a list of equipment I liked in my vehicle, they sent over the following setup for me to review.

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Argentinian CAT Pistol Reflex Sights with Magnetic Mounting System

An Argentinian company called  CAT Aiming Devices has developed a magnetic mounting system that allows attaching reflex sights to pistols without a need for an optics-ready slide. This may sound like not quite a reliable solution, however, the system does not rely only on the strength of its built-in magnet. Let’s take a closer look.

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New Green Laser TLR Rail Mount Iterations from Streamlight

Streamlight has some of my favorite pistol and rifle-mounted weapon lights on the market. Their wide array of options for both pistols and rifles has been expanded with the addition of new Green Laser TLR Rail Mount Versions including their TLR RM 1 and RM2 tactical weapon lights. The new models, like previous versions, are designed to be quickly and securely attached to any long gun with standard 1913 rail attachments and come complete with remote switches designed to exit the weapon at a 90° angle to improve cable routing and preserve rail space.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 15: Post Independence Day Summer Sales

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 15. Summer is in full swing and the 4th of July deals seem to just keep on coming. This week we’ve got a venerable smorgasbord of deals from ammunition, pistols, rifles, shotguns, revolvers, and even some optics in there too. Those of you who have been itching to get your hands on a Beretta 1301 semi-automatic shotgun will have happy to learn that Langdon Tactical has their LTT versions in stock and shipping starting at $1,599 right now equipped with an M-LOK fore-end, Magpul tactical shotgun stock, QDC sling mounting point options and a Nordic Components Mag Tube extension kit. Please enjoy this week’s selection of deals and discounts!

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Concealed Carry Corner: "Good Enough" Gear

Every week I sit down and look at the number of topics I have written down for the Concealed Carry Corner articles. One thing that blows me away is seeing the vast differences between people willing to upgrade every aspect of their carry pistol on one end, and on the other people not spending money and continuing to use the same gear they have for years. These are two very different ways to look at carrying a concealed firearm but each attitude has its merits. Whatever side you agree with, it’s always interesting to look at what is considered good enough gear.

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Bilson Arms Pivotal Buttstock

Bilson Arms, a firearms and accessories manufacturer located in Broussard, Louisiana, has released a new AR-15 stock called Pivotal Buttstock. The rear portion of this stock rotates around its axis allowing the shooter to tilt the gun without changing the position of the buttstock in their shoulder for more comfortable shooting from different stances or when transitioning between primary and secondary optics/sights.

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TFB Review: ANR Design's New Link Sling

Throughout my years of shooting, there’ve been a few things that people purchase a number of times before settling on the product that works best for them. Holsters are typically the item people think about but another shooting product that takes time to find are rifle slings as well. Throughout the years, I have gone through a number of slings and found a number of features I really like and some I dislike when it comes to a good rifle sling. The most recent purchase takes a number of features I like in slings and combined them into one modular unit. Let’s take a closer look at the ANR Design’s New Link Sling.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Smaller Isn't Always Better

With summertime hitting the Northeast and Midwest states full force this week, there’s no better time to look at carrying smaller guns. Individuals who live in the great north have lost their security blanket of layered clothing and heavy coats with the rush of hot summer weather. For most, the general trend is to carry the smallest handgun possible in an effort to make carrying more comfortable. There’s no denying that carrying a smaller pistol does make life easier in the hot summer months, but there are also disadvantages to really small carry guns. Let’s take a closer look at why smaller isn’t always better when it comes to carrying a concealed firearm.

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New Browning BAR Mk3 DBM Freefloated Handguard From Infitech

Love it or hate it, the Browning BAR Mk3 is still alive and kicking. The fairly simple multi-purpose semi-auto rifle is a popular choice for a lot of hunters and firearms enthusiasts and while it may not be the first BAR from Browning that comes to mind when you hear its name, it is at least more widely available. Infitech has just announced the addition of a new freefloated handguard for the Browning BAR Mk3 DBM rifle that still allows for gas block adjustments, and completely covers most of the barrel giving it a unique look for a 308 rifle. The Infitech Browning BAR Mk3 DBM Freefloated Handguard is available now for pre-order before units start shipping toward the end of the month.

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MDT COMP BRAKE Adjustable Competition Muzzle Brake

Introduced at SHOT Show 2022, the MDT Comp Brake competition muzzle brake / muzzle rise compensator is now available. This new muzzle device allows adjusting its top muzzle rise compensation ports. Other than that, it may look like a standard multi-port brake, however, the amount of R&D work that went into perfecting the design and geometry of this muzzle device and the results achieved are quite impressive. Let’s take a closer look.

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TFB Review: FirstSpear Wind Cheater and Halifax Jackets

Most shooters going to the range, tend to look at the weather report before hitting the range. Depending on how bad you have a gun addiction, you may fall into this category as well. For me, I’m like a gun crackhead looking for his fix and I will go to the range whether it’s rain or sunshine. I kept sinking more and more money into firearms because that’s my addiction, but after a few really miserable range sessions in the wind and rain, I started looking for some quality lightweight jackets I can throw on while I shoot. I decided to pick up a few different coats from FirstSpear and after a few months of owning them, I have finally had enough time with both to give a full review to you guys. Let’s take a closer look at the FirstSpear Wind Cheater and Halifax Jackets.

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TFB Review: BLK LBL Bipod On A Ruger Precision Rifle

When you want to shoot long range, a bipod is extremely helpful but often they are bolted or mounted as an afterthought to your rifle. Well BLK LBL Bipod is integrated into a handguard for the AR-15 and thus works for the Ruger Precision.  Let’s take a close look at this bipod handguard.

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TFB Review: Salomon's New Speed Assault 2 Boots

In the world of quality gear, there are a number of choices when it comes to high-quality boots for all-weather use. There’s no shortage of quality Goretex lined boots that offer support and are built to keep water out as much as possible. Back in January of 2021, I wrote about the Salomon Spu Sponte MKIII s which is the heavier all-weather boot. This time I wanted a lighter boot for summertime that acted more like a gym shoe. I ended up picking Salomon’s newest model and gave them a whirl. Let’s take a closer look at the Salomon’s New Speed Assault 2 boots.

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TFB Review: MP5 Heckfire Trigger by ShootingSight

When it comes to roller delayed blowback guns like the MP5 or G3, your options for triggers are rather limited. You can either buy another German trigger or have someone polish a factory trigger hoping for better results. Well, ShootingSight came out with their Heckfire drop-in trigger for MP5s and G3 clones. Let’s take a look at it.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Timeless Concealed Carry Trends

Over the last few years, there have been a few trends that emerged in the gun community. The older generations love to talk about their 1911s and leather holsters, while the young whippersnappers love plastic holsters and aftermarket attachments on their carry guns. Younger shooters like to give the older generations a hard time about certain carry items. If we are completely honest, there are a few that will always be a trend no matter how much time goes by. Let’s take a closer look at some timeless concealed carry trends.

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