[SHOT 2023] Friday Night Lights: TFB In The Dark – NVG + Full Auto

Welcome back to another Friday Night Lights. Last week I posted about some hidden night vision related gems at SHOT Show 2023. TFB in the Dark returns with full auto M16s, night vision and other machine gun night vision shoots during SHOT Show. There were four night shoots last week including the TFB staff shoot. Let’s see what people played with in the dark.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #243: Full Auto Rimfire – B&T 22 Suppressor Review

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM Turbo K 556 rifle suppressor. Last week we explored the Prairie Tactical PTAC-BOLT rimfire suppressor. This week we continue the .22LR theme with a look at the B&T USA 22 Suppressor – a lightweight, inexpensive, and super quiet rimfire silencer. If you are in the market for a .22LR suppressor, buy it – you will not be disappointed. Hang on, so is today’s review over? I think not. Let’s add a twist and put this Swiss baby into full auto mode.

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Full Auto MP5 vs. Plastic Body Armor

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at West Orlando Firearms Training with Heckler & Koch for a reveal of their new pistol. Bulletproof backpack manufacturer Ballistipax was also attending the event and had a few of their Survivor-1 backpacks for demo. The packs have rapid-deploy panels that pull out of the pack and serve as frontal protection. The packs come with plastic or Polyethylene (UHMWPE) plate body armor. James was skeptical about the performance of these plastic body armor plates, so the guys from Ballistipax let him try burning one down with a full auto H&K MP5 using standard ball 9mm ammunition. How’d it done? Also, cameo from our friend John at Active Self Protection.

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The New P1 Full Auto Blowback BB Air Pistol from Crossman

We’ve been getting a lot of snow up here in the north and it’s times like this that make it just a little bit more difficult to get out to the range to spend a few rounds. Thankfully, BB guns are a safe and cheap way to get some trigger time in even when you can’t venture out to your favorite shooting spot. Crossman has just released a new full-auto capable CO2 air pistol – the P1. The P1 is capable of semi-automatic or full-auto fire of up to 850 rounds per minute at 400 feet per second.

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The Rimfire Report: Belt-Fed On a Budget in 22LR?

Hello and welcome back to another weekly edition of  The Rimfire ReportThis weekly series explores anything and everything rimfire. The guns, ammunition, sports, history, and stories from the rimfire world are discussed here, and what a vast and expansive subset of firearms culture it is! This week we’re going to talk about the theoretical maximum amount of fun you can have with the humble 22LR round – a belt-fed 22LR.

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The Rimfire Report: Trejo Model 1 Machine Pistol – The World's Smallest Full-Auto Rimfire

Hello and welcome back to  The Rimfire Report! In this weekly series, we discover, discuss, review, and research the various firearms, ammunition, and history of the rimfire firearm world. Today we’re taking a look at the Mexican made Trejo Model 1 Machine Pistol. This rimfire machine pistol is widely known as the world’s smallest full-auto rimfire firearm. So why was it made and what are some of its features? Let’s find out what the “Tipo-Ráfaga” was all about.

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Hatsan Introduces the Blitz, a Full-Auto .30-Cal Air Rifle

Airgunners and pellet slingers, this one is for you. Among a few other product lines, Turkey’s Hatsan Arms produces a wide array of pellet guns. With a 8th July press release, Hatsan’s US division has announced a new full-auto .30-cal airgun: the Blitz. Small backyard varmints, time to hide in your burrows!

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[SHOT 2018] PepperBall … Rifled! (Also, Full Auto)

TFBTV’s Corey Wardrop speaks with Monty Scott, PepperBall’s Director of Training, regarding several new products from the non-lethal company.

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Bigshooterist Talks About His Frankengun (971D)

Jeff of  Bigshooterist YouTube channel has released a video where he talks about the machine gun that he has created. This is a very strange looking firearm, to say the least. This gun is made of all kind of different gun parts fitted together to become an ultimate Frankengun.

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World's First Full-Auto Firearm was an 1855 Percussion Revolving Rifle ?!

This American revolving rifle is designed by Ralph Mershon and Jehu Hollingsworth. It is a percussion firearm and it is reportedly a select fire one with full-auto fire capability/mode! After loading the cylinder, the shooter had to wind up the built-in spring which would cycle the action (rotate the cylinder, cock the hammer and fire).

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The British Machine Carbine From 1940-1953, Courtesy Forgotten Weapons and ARES

The Sterling L2A3 was the iconic Cold War submachine gun of the British Army. Inexpensive to make, compact and rugged, it was a design that incorporated the experience from the Sten submachine gun, a weapon which though inexpensive really left a lot to be desired. In a recent video, Ian from Forgotten Weapons and working in concert with Armament Research Services (ARES), produced a video overview of some of the British developments in submachine guns (which they called “machine carbines”) just before, during, and after World War II. These designs helped pave the way for the Sterling, which saw service all the way through the Gulf War until its retirement in 1994.

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Firearm Showcase: Johnson's Daisy Mae Auto-Carbine at the Cody Firearms Museum - HIGH RES PICS!

In January, just before the 2017 SHOT Show, I got the opportunity to travel to Cody Wyoming to visit the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, to see some of their rare firearms and bring photos of them to our readers.

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FOR SALE: Colt M16A1 Full Auto Lowers $499ea

In an American gun-lover’s dream world, the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934 and the Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA) of 1986 would be repealed. Among other regulations, both laws control and restrict the transfer and making of fully automatic firearms. As such, ordering a M16A1 lower to an FFL in the United States by an individual is nothing short of impossible.

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As Close to Practical Full-Auto as One Can Get – MAC Shoots the "Echo"

Yes, the varrous “bump fire” stocks are enjoyable to shoot, but they have limited practical utility. With one pushing the weapon forward, maintaining aim (which is usually accomplished by pulling the gun to the rear) is pretty much out the window.

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Full Auto for Any AR: How a Lightning Link Works

Commonly known as the “Lightning Link” the S.W.D., Inc. Auto Connector is a rarity to see these days. With fewer than 900 manufactured and registered in the NFA registry, the Lightning Links are a novel way to convert a semi-automatic AR-15 into a fully-automatic firearm. While the conversion is two-way (meaning can be installed and removed without issue), the Lightning Link will turn the firearm into full-auto only as installed.

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