New NEMO Arms FX Series Rifles

NEMO Arms has released a new line of AR-15 pattern rifles called the  FX Series. The NEMO Arms FX family of rifles currently consists of two members which are mostly identical except for the chambers: 5.56×45 NATO vs .223 Wylde. With an MSRP of $1,495, these are the most affordable .223/5.56 offerings in the NEMO Arms catalog (rifles with comparable specs from their Battle-Light line start at $2,450).

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The Zastava M21 BS (Short Barrel M21 AK)

Filmed against the backdrop of Enforce Tac 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany, James Reeves engages with Zastava Serbia representatives to uncover the intricate details of the M21 BS. This short-barreled version of the iconic M21 rifle is engineered for superior performance in close combat and urban operations. The video provides an overview of the M21 BS, including its technical specifications: the rifle features a shortened barrel length of approximately 300mm, enhancing its maneuverability in tight spaces. The M21 BS operates on a gas-actuated system with a rotating bolt, ensuring reliable cycling and accuracy. It is chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. Viewers will gain insights into the M21 BS’s enhanced durability features, such as its chrome-lined and cold hammer forged barrel.

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NEW Brownells BRN-15 Uppers

Expanding their BRN product family, Brownells have released a new line of AR-15 upper receiver assemblies called BRN-15. These uppers are chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO and are available in three barrel length options – 16″, 13.7″ and 11.5″. Let’s take a closer look at the specs and features of the new Brownells BRN-15 uppers.

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The New AK-19 Compact Carbine

Kalashnikov Concern first introduced the AK-19 rifle, the version of AK-12 chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, during the ARMY 2020 exhibition. Three armies later, at ARMY 2023, the company revealed the shortened AK-19 Compact carbine. This version of the AK-19 was designed for submission to trials of an undisclosed foreign partner. Let’s take a closer look at the features of the new AK-19 Compact carbine.

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Composite-Cased 5.56 Ammunition From True Velocity

Ammunition has looked largely the same for over one hundred years. Looks, however, can be extremely deceiving. Inside the tiny capsules, changes in technology are ever-advancing. Bullet design, consistent primers, and better powder have been the focus for many years. True Velocity has turned its attention to the final component of a cartridge and has developed composite-cased ammunition, aiming to leave brass in the past. Now, the composite company’s three 5.56x45mm variations are available to civilians.

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[SHOT 2023] Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs

New for 2023 from Palmetto State Armory are AKS-74U (a.k.a. Krinkov) style pistols. PSA brought to SHOT Show 2023 the versions of their new Krinkovs chambered in 5.45x39mm and 5.56x45mm, which will be the first to hit the shelves, however, they will also be offering these pistols chambered in .300 Blackout and 7.62x39mm. The PSA Krinkovs are completely made in-house and will be available in Q1-Q2 2023.

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Zastava M21: Serbia's Military Service Rifle

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Zastava Oruzje in Serbia to try out a number of their most famous (and infamous) small arms. In today’s video, James has the opportunity to shoot the M21. The Zastava M21 is similar to the Zastava M90 but it has a few changes making it something slightly different. However, it might be the lightest recoiling 5.56mm rifle made. James interviews a Zastava engineer to get the details on how the Zastava M21 works the way it does.

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New Palmetto State Armory PSAK-101 and 102

I know some of you fellow AK lovers out there are already saying that. But in a world of Russian ammo bans, and uncertainty as far as other imports go given current events, the idea of an AK in a very common cartridge here in the USA is a very tempting and practical proposition. The Palmetto State Armory PSAK-101 and 102 are just such guns and with their introduction they are adding more competition to what was originally a very limited amount of 5.56 offerings from Zastava, WBP, and Arsenal USA.

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Meridian Defense Corporation 7 Sins AK Series: The 6th Sin - ENVY

The Special Projects Division of Meridian Defense Corporation has unveiled another AK in the 7 SINS series of custom AK builds. Dubbed “The 6th Sin ENVY”, this AK pistol is the second release with the first one being The 1st Sin LUST. Let’s see what is ENVY made of.

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DRD Tactical Announce MFP-21 Pistol

DRD Tactical have announced the introduction of the MFP-21, a multi-calibre pistol which can be chambered in .300 BLK and 5.56mm. It has an interchangeable barrel, quick takedown features and comes with an 8″ barrel. The MFP-21 retails for $2,500 and will be available in early January 2022. It is a compact pistol variant of their APTUS (AMG) Rifle.

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[IDEF 2021] Turkish Company System Defence Presents New MFR 56 Light Machine Gun

While in the last 20 years many European firearms industries faded into obscurity (just look at France, Spain, and Portugal), other countries seem to successfully expand their industries. At the recent IDEF 2021 exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey, I came across several new Turkish gun manufacturers that were founded in recent years, and perhaps the most interesting one was System Defence.

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New 10.5″ Banshee 300 Mk4 5.56mm Pistol from CMMG

In 2018,  CMMG unleashed the Banshee pistol caliber carbine for everyone to enjoy. At the time, pistol caliber carbines and SBRs were going through somewhat of a resurgence and if you fast-forwarded to today, you’d struggle to not run into one at nearly every gun store you went into. The original Banshee was first released in .22 LR, 9mm, .45 ACP, and .300 BLK. CMMG is now offering the Banshee 300 in a 5.56×45 chambering in a 10.5-inch AR-pistol configuration.

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VIDEO: The Top 5 Non-AR15 Rifles

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves goes over the top 5 rifles that are NOT an AR-15, but that ARE chambered in 5.56mm or .223 caliber like the AR-15 or M16. This was a tough list to make but James buckled down and did it anyways. Do you agree with this list of top 5 non-AR15 rifles? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already.

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Finnish Ensio FireArms KAR-21 Multi-Caliber Rifle

Ensio FireArms, a small arms manufacturer from Finland, has released a new rifle called KAR-21. This rifle is designed by a gentleman named Toni Käräjämies and KAR in the model name stands for Käräjämies Automatic Rifle. One of the main features of the rifle is its multi-caliber design that allows changing the caliber from .223 Remington to .308 Winchester by swapping the barrel, bolt and magazine well.

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KE Arms Introduces the Civil Defense Rifle – A More Budget Friendly WWSD

If you’ve been struggling to try and find components to finish your true-to-form What Would Stoner Do (WWSD) rifle, then there might be a more budget-friendly option for you straight from KE Arms. The Civil Defense Rifle from KE Arms shares a lot of the same design choices but costs about $600 less than the full-blown WWSD rifle as parted out by InRangeTV.

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