TFB Review: P320 Strike Modular Chassis (SMC)

When Strike Industries announced their Strike Modular Chassis (SMC) for the SIG Sauer P320, I was intrigued. Strike Industries sent out their SMC in for this review as well as some recently released upgrade parts for it. So let us dive in and take a closer look at their modular chassis.

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TFB Review: The Springfield Armory Prodigy 1911DS

The world of 2011s has exploded over the last few years. It seems to be the latest firearm for every company to release as a new and exciting variant. Recently, Springfield Armory came out with an offering known as the Prodigy. People went crazy over the new Prodigy for its price and offerings but how does it stack up compared to other offings on the market. Let’s take a closer look at the new Springfield Armory Prodigy 1911DS.

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Friday Night Lights: Fero D-51 NVGs AKA Colonial Marine Space Binos

Welcome to Friday Night Lights where I showcase and review night vision and thermal-related items. I suspect the featured image of today’s article may have intrigued you to check out these old night vision binoculars. The Fero D-51 is a German-made night vision binocular that was used in the 80s and in some famous films. I got my hands on one and it is cooler than I expected.

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TFB Review: BRD Gun Works 450 Bushmaster Upper – The Perfect Thumper

A BRD Gun Works LLC upper in 450 Bushmaster was sent to me for review. My best friend urged (hounded) me to make it happen. It, finally, did actually happen and I want to tell you upfront this is one of the best products I have received for review in my four and a half years of reviewing. BRD Gun Works’ attention to detail is impressive. The deeper I went into the upper the more satisfied I was.  Read my story and know that I would carry one of their products in any circumstances.

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TFB Review: Savage Arms Impulse Big Game Straight Pull Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor

When Savage Arms announced their Impulse straight pull rifle, I was intrigued. The idea of a straight pull seems like it could be better than a traditional bolt action where you have to lift the bolt up before pulling it back. Well, Savage sent out their Impulse Big Game chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor for this review. So let’s take a closer look at it.

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TFB Review: BFG Micro Trauma Kit NOW! Saved My Ass

Back in September 2021 some of the TFB crew were in Refugio Texas for an event. At that event, Brad Gilpin of Blue Force Gear taught us a combat medicine course. Basically how to treat gunshot wounds. At the end of the course, we all got our own Micro Trauma Kits. Brad had set them up with the advanced supplies but he took the chest darts out since we didn’t need those. My Micro Trauma Kit has been sitting unused in my FJ Cruiser and sometimes out on the range with me or in my backpack when I am traveling. I never thought I would have to use it let alone on myself but Murphy’s law reared its ugly head.

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TFB Review: Beretta APX A1 Optics Bundle

In the world of pistols, the inclusion of a slide-mounted red dot is coming almost standard on most mainstream handgun models. Beretta is no exception with the APX A1 optics-ready model and there’s been a lot of buzz about this pistol. I decided to snag one and give it a fair shakedown to see what the APX A1 bundle is all about. After a few months and a decent amount of ammo through the gun, I now feel confident talking more about its performance so far. Let’s take a closer look at the Beretta APX A1 Optics Bundle.

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Friday Night Lights: Nocturn Industries Chimera-10 Articulating ANVIS-10 Bridge

It is the last day of the work week so that means it is another installment of Friday Night Lights. Today we take a closer look at the Chimera-10, an articulating bridge for ANVIS-10 panoramic night vision goggles. Folding Panos!

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TFB Review: Beretta 3032 Tomcat Covert .32 ACP

Based on the same premise as the Beretta Bobcat and Beretta 950 before that, the Beretta 3032 made its debut in the mid-1990s. Before that the world only had these specific types of Beretta pocket pistols in .22 Long Rifle and .25 ACP. The 3032 “Tomcat” as it is called is in the once widely utilized 32 ACP. A couple of years ago Beretta blessed the world with a new version of the 3032 Tomcat (and the 21A Bobcat) in the form of the Covert model which features a threaded barrel and dark walnut grips (Flat Dark Earth version also debuted then). Let’s dive right into my review of the  Beretta 3032 Tomcat Covert 32ACP!

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TFB Review: The Single-Action Smith & Wesson Equalizer

The past few years saw an insane number of first-time gun owners. If any of you are reading this, welcome to our community! One of the more popular handguns for n00bs was the Smith & Wesson Shield EZ. It was originally only available in .380 ACP, then 9x19mm. S&W has pushed another evolution of the pistol. Though not an exact sequel, the Equalizer is the Split to the EZ’s Unbreakable, and today it’s the topic of our review.

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TFB Review: Beretta 21A Bobcat Covert .22 Long Rifle

The Beretta Bobcat has been a staple of pocketable 22 Long Rifle pistols for almost 40 years. It originally made its debut back in 1984 as the Model 21A. This was a follow-up to the popular 950 series that had been around since the 1950s but importation was stopped in 1968 for gun law-related reasons. Beretta USA came onto the scene around 1980 and the 950 slowly worked its way to becoming the 21A in the late 1980s after the 22 was already seeing success. This one is a really exciting piece for me. I have always wanted to shoot one of these very elegant pocket pistols and better yet thanks to the threaded barrel on the Covert model, I can feel like a spy while I do it. Let’s dive right into my review of the Beretta 21A Bobcat Covert 22LR!

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Friday Night Lights: Meopta Klara – Czech Army Biocular NVGs

Hello, fellow night enthusiast. Welcome back to another edition of Friday Night Lights. Last week I took a look at some more Hollywood night vision myths. Well, today we take a look at yet another obscure European biocular night vision goggle. This one has its origins in France but ended up being manufactured by Meopta in the Czech Republic. The Meopta Klára was a night vision goggle made specifically for their army.

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TFB Review: H&K PSG1 Kill Cam Trigger

I recently acquired a unique H&K accessory. It is a PSG1 trigger but more than that it has an interesting feature that other PSG1s do not. It has a small port on the right side of the trigger housing. It is a PSG1 Kill Cam trigger.

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The Rimfire Report: J.P. Sauer & Sohn Western Marshal 22LR Review

Hello and welcome back to another Edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many guns, ammunition choices, and shooting sports. Last time we took a look at Federal Automatch 22LR in The Rimfire Report: Is Federal Automatch Secretly the Best Bulk Ammo?. This week I am at the helm and filling in for your usual host  Luke C. When Luke asked me to fill in for today, I had to consider my inventory of rimfire firearms and settled on my J.P. Sauer & Sohn Western Marshal 22LR revolver. I have written about it as far as its history goes but I never actually sat down and did a full-on review. If you are curious about its broader history, please check out the  Curious Relics articles (Part One and Part Two) on our sister site  AllOutdoor.com.  Let’s dive into my review of the J.P. Sauer & Sohn Western Marshal 22LR Revolver!

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Friday Night Lights: Wilcox BOSS Xe – Laser Aiming Device + Red Dot

SHOT Show 2023 has come and gone. Now it is back to our regularly scheduled programming. More night vision-related content in the evening every Friday. This week’s Friday Night Lights showcases the Wilcox BOSS Xe. A massive thank you to Gretna Gun Works and specifically Ryan Murphy for letting me borrow one of their BOSS Xe to play with.

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TFB Review: Gibbous Outfitters MP5K Furniture

If you have been following along in the various MP5 groups on social media, Marcus of Gibbous Outfitters is developing accessories for the MP5. Marcus sent his Gibbous Outfitters MP5K furniture for me to test on my HK SP5K PDW SBR which I now dub the MP5K-SD (Super Deformed).

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TFB Review: Ghost Gunner 3 Optic Cut Kit – DIY Glock RMR Cut!

The next evolution for the home machinist is DIY RMR cuts in Glock slides with the Ghost Gunner 3 (GG3). Defense Distributed was kind enough to send in their Optic Cut Kit. I ran the code on two slides and documented the process. Let’s take a look at how you can machine your own RMR cut into slides in the convenience of your own home.

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Friday Night Lights: AB Night Vision ARNVG (Articulating RNVG)

SHOT Show 2023 is just around the corner and companies are unveiling their newest products. Adam Barker of ABNV sent in his latest night vision housing. This is a first for ABNV, they have made an articulating binocular housing. It is dubbed the Articulating Ruggedized Night Vision Goggle (ARNVG). Let’s take a look at their entry into the articulating bino market.

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TFB Review: Ruger's New Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol

Ruger’s New Security-380 is a pistol they bill as a good beginner’s centerfire handgun.  Building off the Security-9 Compact Frame, they integrated their Lite-Rack System and a chambering of .380ACP to make this a soft shooting, easy-racking, manageable handgun for those just getting into shooting and carrying centerfire pistols.

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TFB Review: Dan Wesson DWX 2011

In the world of full-size handguns, there are countless options available at every price point imaginable. The number of options in the mid-tier or high-end market has increased exponentially in the last five years. This is especially true with the 2011 and 2011 hybrid market. Whether its companies like Night Hawk, Staccato, Atlas, Fowler Industries, or Infinity, there are a number of high end options for 2011 style pistols. The latest entry from Dan Wesson with the DWX has a few really interesting points that make it a challenger for these well-established 2011 makers. Let’s take a closer look at the new Dan Wesson DWX.

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ICONIC: RISE Armament's Two-Stage Trigger

I’ve never really been one to go for gimmicky triggers, and I always thought a two-stage trigger was just that – a gimmick. I had played around with a few at SHOT years ago and was basically pretty “meh” about the whole idea. RISE offered to send me their new two-stage, the ICONIC, for a test run.

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Friday Night Lights: Nocturn Industries UANVB-OC and Micro

2022 has been a great year for night vision. 2023 is already starting to look bright with what we see just on the horizon. The first Friday Night Lights of the year we start off with a bang and take a close look at Nocturn Industries UANVB-OC aka the Samurai. They also sent their UANVB-OC Micro and it is the lightest night vision binocular with manual gain and IR illumination, ever made.

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TFB Review: Gauss Guns – Arcflash Labs GR-1 Anvil Vs. Coil Accelerator CA-09

A couple months ago I was offered the chance to check out two different mass drivers: Arcflash Labs GR-1 Anvil and Coil Accelerator CA-09. Both of these guns use electromagnets to drive a ferrous projectile out of the barrel. These two coil guns are similar in function but you can see are very different looking from each other. Even the projectiles are totally different.

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TFB Review: Infiray FAST FAL19 – Red Dot Thermal Fusion Sight

This is a review of the Infiray Fast FAL19 34mm Red-Dot Thermal Fusion Scope. TFB were among the first to get a sample to try out this brand-new product and technology, and we had a lot of fun doing so. The FAL19 sight offers a combination between an EOTech-style reticle and a thermal overlay, for a thermal fusion effect. If you don’t need the thermal (and want to save batteries), there is a simple red or green dot only also.

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TFB Review: GallowTech Ultimate Gun Cabinet

If you’re anything like me, you probably understand the struggle to have enough space in your gun safe or storage system. One of the biggest struggles I often have with my firearms is having the proper amount of storage. I own several safes that seem to fill up almost overnight. I decided a couple months ago to pick up a storage system for firearms in my office so I can easily store certain firearms at my work to keep things easy. With a number of storage systems on the market, I ended up choosing the GallowTech Ultimate Gun Cabinet and after having it for a few months, I have finally had it long enough to have some opinions on it. Let’s take a closer look at the GallowTech Ultimate Gun Cabinet.

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Friday Night Lights: Night Vision Plus' Arc Panning Bridge – Panning Without Compromise

Hello reader. Thank you for joining us on the last Friday Night Lights of the year. Last week we took a look at a newcomer to the panoramic binocular bridge scene, the Code 4 Defense NVB-58. Well, today we take a look at another newcomer with his own unique take on a bridge. Night Vision Plus Arc Panning Bridge does not require pupillary adjustments when switching from 40º to 65º FOV. Oh and you can switch between both FOVs in less than a second.

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TFB Review: 5.11 Norris Sneakers After 2 Years of Abuse

Limited edition shoes aren’t my thing, but the 5.11 Norris Multicam limited edition did catch my eye when launched.  The Norris is more akin to a workboot in terms of features but they look and wears like a sneaker.  As a result, these quickly became my go-to shoes for daily use.  Now after 2 years of hard use and abuse, let’s take another look at them

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TFB Review: The Ruger SFAR – An Almost Perfect Small Frame AR-10

The Ruger SFAR or Small Frame Auto-Loading Rifle was released earlier this year to the pleasure of many firearms enthusiasts including many readers of TFB. Judging from the initial responses in the comments from the product announcement, many of you seem interested in a lightweight small-frame AR-10 for hunting, and regular range use with the smaller frame of the SFAR being ideal for carrying afield and the reduced weight making it much more portable. However, I think the biggest draw that got a lot of readers excited about the SFAR was the price. The Ruger SFAR retails for an MSRP of just $1,229 for either the 20″ barrel or 16″ barrel configuration. This makes the SFAR one of the most affordable lightweight small-frame .308 semi-auto rifles on the market (many have compared the SFAR to the POF Rogue). We could go back and forth all day about pricing, feature sets, and use cases for this rifle, but what about its performance? I’ve had my own copy of the 16″ Ruger SFAR for a couple of months now and I’ve poured hundreds of rounds of .308 through it and also had the benefit of having two other TFB contributors who have the same rifle give me their performance data, meaning as opposed to a sample size of just one, we’re getting to see the performance of 3 different copies of the same rifle, which should give all of you the info you need to make an informed decision as to whether or not the Ruger SFAR is the right choice for you.

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TFB Review: Altor Pistol – Single Shot 9mm On A Budget

It has been three years since the Altor Pistol was announced. We saw it at SHOT Show 2020. I still have the leaflet with dealer pricing from that SHOT Show. I wanted one the moment I saw it. Well, I finally found one at a local gun store and purchased as an impulse buy. It was just over $100 but I had grand plans for this little unassuming single-shot pistol. Let’s dive in and take a look at this little pistol.

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Friday Night Lights: Code 4 Defense NVB-58 & NVA-14

Welcome back to another weekly installment of Friday Night Lights. Last week we talked about my custom PP-NVG. Well, this week we will take a look at some more options for panoramic night vision. This time we are looking at a newcomer to the night vision accessory market, Code 4 Defense. They have come out with a modular bridge, the NVB-58 and their own take on a PVS-14 arm called the NVA-14. They are 3D printed and have features and price points that make them very alluring. Let’s take a closer look.

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