Foxtrot Mike Introduces the FM15 12.5 Pistol/SBR Upper Receiver

Foxtrot Mike released their 16″ FM15 upper receiver/rife a couple months back in spring and customers immediately requested a shorter barreled version of it. The company has just introduced the new FM15 12.5 upper receiver! The new 12.5-inch upper is very similar in nature to the 16″ version in that it still retains its non-reciprocating charging handle, low-mass bolt carrier, nested recoil spring assembly, and interlocking gas key and proprietary patent-pending integrated recoil system. Full details on the new pistol/SBR are below.

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Parkwest Arms Introduces the PW-P9

Perhaps better known for their bolt action rifles, South Dakota-based Parkwest Arms have introduced a pistol caliber AR-based pistol – the PW-P9. The PW-P9 feeds from Glock magazines, is available with a standard rear or a side charging handle and has a proprietary, patented, bolt hold open design.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Custom Chrome or Terrible Taste Syndrome?

Welcome everyone to the 141st 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 has a 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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[SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

Anderson Manufacturing is a major producer of AR-15 parts and complete guns. In fact, they made 700,000 lower receivers last year alone. Several new models in their AM-15 line were on display at SHOT Show 2022. Most notably, Anderson is back in the AR pistol market. They have not produced pistols in the last few years, but their new family of AR pistols is bringing that era to an end. These 5.56 and .300 Blackout pistols are available now direct from the manufacturer. Anderson does not name their complete guns (other than a part number), so we will be referring to them by their features.

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TFB Review: Switchblade AR Pistol from SIG SAUER

SIG SAUER produces some of the most well-known models in the firearms world. In recent years, their P320 and P365 handguns have taken the market by storm. Some of their older models, like the P226 and P229, have been widely hailed for many years. Many of their rifle-caliber guns, like the MCX series, are also beloved by plenty of shooters. However, they also make some guns that don’t get quite as much recognition or attention. SIG’s M400 series of AR-type rifles and rifle-caliber pistols seem to be a bit less well-known. When I ask my gun buddies what they first think of when I say “SIG SAUER”, M400s tend to be down the list or absent from it. Curious as to why, earlier this year I set about getting to know one of the newer M400 series offerings, the Predator. I ended up liking it, and have followed up by testing another new M400 AR: the Switchblade.

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TFB Review: Palmetto State Armory 10.5″ Battlelink Pistol

AR pistols have become one of the most popular firearm trends in the United States over the last decade or so and I am not immune from the craze myself. While I fully understand the benefits, practicality, and reliability that a standard 16″ or 20″ AR rifle platform offers, there is just some enigmatic draw that AR pistols have that draws me into them. Palmetto State Armory recently sent me over one of their 10.5″ Battlelink AR pistols for testing and evaluation and aside from an LPVO and a sling, I kept the pistol as-is for the entirety of this review. Today we’ll see what PSA is offering with the Battlelink package, how well it came constructed, and how it performed on the range in a variety of tests.

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SAINT Victor Pistol Now Available With Magpul BTR Brace

Due to the still-growing popularity of AR pistols, some manufacturers are putting out new variations of their existing pistols. Changes between versions can range from caliber to furniture and sights. Now two of the industry’s most prolific companies, Springfield Armory and Magpul, have teamed up. Springfield Armory’s already successful SAINT Victor pistol is now available with Magpul’s BTR Arm Brace, creating a compact and capable package.

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Maxim Defense PDX Now in Urban Grey

Maxim Defense have announced a new Urban Grey version of their PDX AR-pistol. The PDX was first introduced back in 2019 and has since been made available in a range of calibres including .300BLK, 5.56 NATO, and 7.62×39mm. Maxim Defense currently list the Urban Grey PDX at $2,065 MSRP.

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The Switchblade: SIG SAUER Announces New M400 Series AR Pistol

SIG SAUER is one of the biggest names in the world of gun brands. They’ve produced more than a few massively popular firearm models in their nearly half-century history. The recent transition from their German roots to a new US-based operational structure, with SIG Germany having shut down just over a year ago, appears to have done nothing to slow them down. Today the company offers an array of products to include pistols, rifles, optics, suppressors, ammo, and a cavalcade of other parts and accessories. Now their rifle-caliber pistol family has grown by one, with the announcement of the new Switchblade model.

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Angstadt Arms Releases Limited Edition Arctic Blue UDP-9 Pistols

One of the most popular firearms to come from Angstadt Arms is their 9mm UDP-9 AR pistol. The pistol comes equipped with all the features that make the AR-15 so easily customizable. Coating your AR, however, takes a certain degree of skill and patience not held by many of us. Angstadt Arms went ahead and saved you the hassle by introducing a limited edition Arctic Blue UDP-9, coated by Red5Worx.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Hard Charger or Why Even Bother?

Welcome everyone to the 74th 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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Rock River Arms Introduces New RRAGE AR Pistol

Rock River Arms have announced the release of their latest AR pistol, the RRAGE 10.5in pistol. The pistol is the latest edition to their RRAGE ARs, it is based on RRAGE upper and lower receivers, has a slimline MLOK forend and an  SB Tactical SBA3 brace.

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Rock River Arms Announces 4.5-Inch BT-9 Pistol

Rock River Arms have announced a new edition to their BT-9 Pistol range, a model with a short 4.5-inch barrel. The new 4.5-inch BT-9 pistol has an SB Tactical SBA3 adjustable stabilizing arm brace and feeds from GLOCK pattern magazines. It joins Rock River Arms’ other 7 and 10.5-inch barrel BT-9 pistol offerings which began shipping last April.

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Best AR Pistol Caliber For Home Defense

Often times, I get questions from people about what would be the best caliber for ARs in the home. Typically, a handgun with some sort of flashlight or light/laser combo will be a better option since it’s easier to move with a handgun than with a large rifle. Handguns also give you a free hand if you have to grab your child and move them to safety.

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AR Pistol Showdown – Glock Mags or Colt Mags? The Big Debate

In the last three or four months, I have been making an effort to go out and shoot with strangers in public ranges either outside or the various indoor ranges in Michigan. It’s fairly easy to become comfortable shooting on private land with the same group of people. In an effort to break this trend, I’ve started shooting at random indoor ranges lately and talking to people about random firearms. I was rather surprised when I took a couple AR pistol caliber carbines and people didn’t understand the difference between Colt AR magazines and Glock factory magazines. I got a ton of questions about what’s best and what one they should buy if they only have a budget to purchase one. Let’s dive into the differences between Glock mags and Colt mags.

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