TFB Review: Springfield Armory Saint Victor 9mm Carbine

The world of pistol caliber carbines have been rising in popularity steadily over the last 10 years, whether it’s for competition shooting, fun plinking at the range or for a cheaper alternative to high ammo costs. I have a few of them and it’s always a fun time taking these PCCs out for an afternoon range session. Springfield Armory recently decided to come out with their 16″ Saint Victor Carbine chambered in 9mm. I’ve had this new carbine for almost 2 months and after a decent amount of time with it, I feel like it certainly has some advantages that not all PCCs can offer. Let’s take a closer look at the Springfield Armory Saint Victor 9mm Carbine.

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TFB Review: A-TEC PMM-6 Pistol Suppressor

This is a review of the A-TEC PMM-6 suppressor, mostly attached to the Glock 45. A-TEC is a Norwegian company, and it may seem odd for an American-focused firearms blog to review something Americans can’t buy. However TFB has readers all over the world, and A-TEC has a strong position in the European suppressor market. For instance, A-TEC and Heckler & Koch recently entered into cooperationin the areas of development and sales“, and the outcome will be very interesting.

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TFB Review: EOTech EFLX Pistol Red Dot Sight

In the world of pistol red dot sights, there seems to be an explosion in the market with every optics company coming out with a smaller pistol red dot to compete in this ever-growing market. Whether you agree or not with red dots on your carry guns, the amount of individuals who carry red dots every day on their pistols is on the rise. I managed to snag one of EOTech’s new EFLX red dot sights to set out and after a month or so with this new red dot, I came to some conclusions about the optic. Let’s take a closer look at EOTech EFLX pistol red dot.

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TFB Review: Mystery Ranch Forager Hip Pack

I am 100% in agreement with James Reeves that there are times when Fanny Pack Carry is the superior option.  For some, it may have more to do with warm weather/light clothing considerations, such as at the beach or the gym, but for me, it has more to do with when I’m wearing voluminous layers of clothing to guard against nasty weather. It’s hard to draw a handgun from my duck hunting coat, or from under longer rain gear.  To that point, when I was headed up to southeast Alaska to do a lot of fishing and hiking in bear territory, I decided to get a new fanny pack in which to carry my Glock 20.  One of the best options for a handgun that big was the Mystery Ranch Forager.

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TFB Review: Remington 870 TAC-14 Hardwood

When it comes to purchasing firearms, there are certain types out there that aren’t practical or even all that useful. Sometimes it tugs at your heartstrings for no reason and you absolutely have to have it. For some odd reason, I have always felt the Remington 870 TAC-14 Hardwood has that classic cool pump action shotgun vibe and I’ve always wanted to have one to test out. These smaller shotguns can be quite a handful to shoot, but they do offer a number of advantages over something like a full-length shotgun for home defense. Let’s take a closer look at the Remington 870 TAC-14 Hardwood shotgun.

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Long Term Review: Black Arch Holsters EDC Belt – The Best Belt Yet?

A good CCW/EDC belt is a confluence of functionality, comfort, durability, and – yes – style.  Black Arch set out to check all of those boxes with their EDC Belt.  Best of all, whether you carry inside the waistband or outside, tucked shirt or untucked, this belt is as discreet as can be.  It doesn’t scream “gun”, yet provides all the functions of a good gun belt.

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TFB Review: Strike Industries Dual Folding Adapter (Stock/Brace)

At the last SHOT Show, back in January, Strike Industries unveiled a lot of new products. One of which was this Dual Folding Adapter. I was intrigued by it and its potential for a variety of weapons. Strike Industries sent one in for review so let’s take a closer look at it.

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TFB Review: InfiRay Clip 1 and Jerry C Clip-On Thermal Imagers

This is a review of the InfiRay Clip 1 CE2 and Jerry C C5 clip-on thermal imagers (COTI). These small wonders of technology will snap directly onto the ring of a PVS-14 night vision device. Once set and installed, you will get configurable thermal detection capabilities on top of your night vision.

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TFB Review: The B&T TP9

When it comes to owning certain firearms, there seems to always be a couple bucket list guns out there for everyone. Movies and pop culture certainly influenced my love of firearms over the years and the TP9 was certainly one of them. Whether it’s paragliding pilots carrying a Steyr TMP shooting at Pierce Brosnan or Robert De Niro being shot at by a bad guy in the drive in movie theater with a TMP in the classic movie Heat, this little submachine gun was always such a cool concept and it was always a goal to own one. I’ve owned my TP9 and SBRed it for around three years ago. Let’s take a closer look at the classic B&T TP9.

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TFB Review: American Tactical Imports Galeo Pistol (Galil SAR clone)

I recently reviewed my American Tactical Imports “Galeo” which is a clone of the original Galil, built from an imported parts kit. That gun has been so much fun that I bought the pistol version to go along with it. Does Galeo pistol keep up with its bigger brother? Let’s find out!

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TFB Review: THROOM Targets – Affordable Ricochet-Free Reactive Targets

Reactive targets are a great way to spice up any firearms training session. Not only is it great fun but the instant results you get back from the target are a great way to hone your skills by providing you with quick feedback about your accuracy. Steel targets are undisputedly the most common and popular option for reactive targets and are used in virtually every shooting discipline to provide trainees, competitors, or those just having fun, with a fun visual and audible experience that can make shooting paper targets seem boring in comparison. However, steel targets are not without their drawbacks. For one, they are quite expensive, second, they’re super heavy and often require specialized rigging equipment to get set up further increasing the cost. Finally, steel targets even when set up correctly can still throw spall and ricochets back at you or those nearby causing injury. This is where the reactive targets from THROOM shine. THROOM is in the business of making high-quality polymer targets that are a safer and more affordable alternative to steel targets. THROOM Targets recently sent me some of their target kits to review so today I’ll take you through the process of what it’s like to set them up, and how they’ve held up over the last handful of months.

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TFB Review: Safariland Schema Minimalist Holster

Safariland has one of if not the most extensive holster lineups in the market. They recently added a new minimalist model called the Schema. I was intrigued by the design, as well as by Safariland’s pivot into affordable holsters. So how does it work? Let’s take a look.

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TFB Review: SIG Sauer P320 Spectre Comp Pistol

Over the last few years, SIG has really proved the versatility of the P320 platform. In past articles, I’ve looked at the various aftermarket compensators like the Parker Mountain Machine JTTC compensators and shown they are effective at reducing muzzle rise and felt recoil. SIG has decided to throw their hat in the ring with a compensated Spectre variant with a lot of interesting features I wanted to test out. Let’s take a closer look at the SIG Sauer P320 Spectre Comp.

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TFB Review: Girsan MC P35 Ops – Modernized Hi-Power Clone

The Browning Hi-Power is a legendary design, which has served around the globe for almost 90 years. While it has been overshadowed by more modern designs, some gun nerds have wondered what a modernized Hi-Power would be like. Rejoice, fellow gun nerds, for EAA has listened and is now selling the  Girsan MC P35 Ops. It’s a true Hi-Power clone but spruced up for shooters who want an improved experience.

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TFB Review: Daniel Defense M4A1 SOCOM 14.5 Upper Receiver

In the world of ARs, there are countless options at almost every single price point imaginable. I oftentimes get accused of ignoring cheaper options and only going after high-end stuff which made me start to think. Is it possible to get a high-end accurate rifle set up without paying the $2,000+ price tag? Well, I decided to cough up my own money to check out if this is possible and what it takes to buy an almost identical factory Daniel Defense SOCOM rifle setup. Let’s take a look at the Daniel Defense M4A1 SOCOM 14.5 upper receiver.

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TFB Review: The Glock 48 MOS Pistol

With the expansion of the Glock compact line of pistols, there are more options than ever from Glock to fit any occasion. In the past, I’ve looked at the Glock 43 and 43X line of pistols but recently I decided to pick up the new Glock 48 MOS to check out the latest offering from Glock. With the overall dimensions being similar to other models, is there a place for the Glock 48 in the lineup? Well, that’s what I wanted to find out so I purchased an MOS variant and decided to find out for myself. Let’s take a closer look at the Glock 48 MOS pistol.

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Friday Night Lights: Dual Tube Spotlight – L3Harris BNVD PVS-31A

Hello again nocturnal enthusiasts. Did last week’s Friday Night Lights article about Rifle Dynamic’s Red Oktober Kalashnikov Championship After Dark get you intrigued to want to shoot AKs in the dark? I hope so. It is a lot of fun. Well, today we take a look at arguably the best dual tube night vision goggle – the L3Harris BNVD PVS-31A.

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TFB Review: MagnetoSpeed Sporter Chronograph

For decades, chronographs were a device set up in front of the firing line. That all changed with the introduction of the MagnetoSpeed as they mounted the chronograph to the barrel. So is this change an improvement or not? Let’s find out in this review of the MagnetoSpeed Sporter chronograph.

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TFB Review: A+I MFG's Affordable Glock 48 Kydex Holster

Kydex holsters are hard to get right. Despite these types of holsters probably being the most common and widely accessible holsters both in retail stores and online offerings, there are still a lot of fundamental features that some legacy holster makers have yet to incorporate into their designs to match the needs of the modern concealed carrier. A+I MFG’s  two owners, Aaron Jones, and Ian McGaughey are both lifetime firearms owners and shooters with Aaron enlisting in the Marine Cprots as a 0621 (Field Radio Operator) in 2015, and Ian growing up shooting, hunting, and fishing. Both Aaron and Ian are pretty excited about their expanding lineup of holsters and they recently sent me a Glock 48 Kydex Holster for review. Today we’ll look at what they’ve sent and give you all an overview of what their holsters offer in terms of price, features, and construction quality.

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TFB Review: Leupold MK5HD 5-2556 FFP Scope

The Leupold MK5HD is built to deliver superior edge-to-edge clarity even in low-light conditions.  A 56mm objective lens and 35mm main tube aim to provide the best image clarity and light transmission for your dollar.  I had the opportunity to review the MK5HD on a couple rifles over the past six months, and here’s what I found.

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TFB Review: Hayes Custom Competition Ready Benelli M2 Shotgun

In the world of shotguns, there are endless options when it comes to self-defense, competition or hunting. Depending on your budget and needs, the sky is literally the limit to finding your perfect shotgun. Personally, I’ve always been incredibly curious about the high-end aftermarket autoloading market. Whether it’s Salient Arms, Agency Arms, Hayes Customs, or Taran Tactical, there are a ton of various options for a high-end competition or defensive shotgun. I decided to purchase one of Hayes Customs M2 shotguns and put it to the best. Let’s take a closer look at the Hayes Custom Guns Competition Ready Benelli M2 Shotgun.

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TFB Review: FB Radom's VIS 100 M1 Pistol – The Polish Military Sidearm

The Polish VIS 100 M1 pistol from Fabrika Broni is an upgraded variant of the pistol that is currently issued to the Polish Armed Forces, the VIS 100 (no “M1”) while the primary advantage of the civilian M1 version provides an optics-ready capability. The history of the VIS 100 M1 can be traced back to the early 1990s when Poland began looking inward for the production of a pistol for the armed forces. This search saw a couple different designs, the MAG 95 and the WIST-94, the latter of which was adopted in 1999. The MAG pistol was updated in 1998, and again in 2008. In 2018, the evolution of the MAG design, the VIS 100, started being issued to the Polish Armed Forces, replacing the WIST-94. The VIS 100 M1 is imported and sold by Arms of America, and is also available through Atlantic Firearms, who graciously provided the review sample you see here.

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TFB Review: The BRG9 Elite 9mm – Best Turkish Firearm Value?

I can hear the typing coming from a mile away even before any of you have read this first paragraph. “It’s from Turkey! Pass!” Yes, the BRG9 Elite is a not-so-subtle nod to the Springfield XD series of pistols but whereas the XD (aka the HS 2000) hails from the great country of Croatia, the BRG9 Elite instead hails from Istanbul, Turkey, and is imported to the United States via the Buffalo Cartridge Company of Findlay, Ohio. Buffalo Cartridge has a well-established business manufacturing an extensive line of both pistol and rifle ammunition including some of the more obscure cartridges not normally found at your local big box store like .44 Special, .38-40 Winchester, and .458 SOCOM. The BRG9 Elite is a brand-new import for Buffalo Cartridge for 2022 and they were kind enough to send me a copy for testing and evaluation purposes. So today we’ll take a closer look at the BRG9 Elite, its features, and its price point to see if this might be a pistol worth picking up,

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Friday Night Lights: InfiRay T2 Pro – Smartphone Thermal Sensor

It is Friday and that means another Friday Night Lights. Last week we talked about the Z-Bolt Blazer IR LED head. This week we take a look at an inexpensive thermal sensor that plugs directly into your phone. This one is made by InfiRay and they call it the T2 Pro.

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TFB Review: Cadex Kraken Multi-Caliber Rifle

The Kraken from Cadex Defense is their answer to the multi-caliber rifle market.  Designed using their patented barrel change system, this rifle claims to have the lowest point of impact shift between takedown and assembly.  Available in 9 long and short action calibers, I was keen to try out this multi-caliber beast.  I asked Cadex if they had a Kraken I could review, and here’s what they sent over.

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TFB Review: Armi Jager AP-15 Rimfire M-16

I love an AR-15 with a carry handle. This love started early, with my first gun, the Armi Jager AP-15. It is mostly forgotten today, but it was one of the most realistic .22LR copies of the AR-15 in its day. Let’s take a look at what this rifle is and whether it is worth owning today.

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TFB Review: SIG Sauer P210 Carry Pistol

Every once in a while, a gun company will come out of left field with a really interesting concept. A few years ago, SIG came out with a revival of the original SIG P210 and P210 Target. The latest variation of the P210 lineup is the new P210 Carry from SIG. This line of pistols has a reputation for having one of the best triggers in handguns as well as being incredibly accurate. After having some time with the P210, I can finally talk with confidence about my thoughts on it. Let’s take a closer look at the SIG Sauer P210 Carry.

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The Assassin's Rimfire: The Beretta 71

The Beretta 71 seems like an ordinary rimfire pistol. However, it has an extensive history with Israeli assassins and air marshals. It also happens to be one of the most fun .22 LR pistols money can buy.

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Friday Night Lights: Z-Bolt Blazer IR LED Illuminator

Hello, fellow nocturnal enthusiasts and welcome to another Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a close look at the highly anticipated CTF2 laser/weapon light from Phantom Hill Design. Today we take a look at something new from Z-Bolt – their Blazer IR LED illuminator. Now you can add a potent long-range illuminator to your gun or spotting scope.

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Shooter's World Precision Powder: A Replacement For Varget?

Finding gunpowder has been extremely difficult over the last several years. Many popular options have disappeared entirely. Perennial favorites like Varget have dried up and left many shooters trying to find substitutes. One such option is Shooter’s World Precision, which looks very similar to Varget on paper. So how do these two powders compare?

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