Heckler and Koch Rolls Out Limited Edition MR27 Tribute Gun

Heckler & Koch Is (finally) offering a “clone” of the United States Marine Corps M27 IAR. The new MR27 is based on the familiar MR556 but with added features from the USMC version. Let’s take a look.

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Springfield Armory Unveils SA16-A2 Retro Rifle

Springfield Armory has a new (and yet old?) rifle, the SA16-A2. As you can probably tell, it is a clone of the venerable M16A2 rifle. It even includes the proper integral carry handle.

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TangoDown Releases Mk3 Magazine

TangoDown has a new magazine for guns using the AR pattern. The Mk3 is a polymer design with some unique design features. Let’s dive in. 

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SILENCER SATURDAY #309: Bolt Action Rifles and the SureFire SOCOM556-RC3

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last weekend we were on the range with the newest SureFire rifle suppressor. We wrap up the series today with the SureFire SOCOM556-RC3, against the SureFire RC2, and the SureFire MINI2 on a bolt action rifle in an attempt to discern any differences. How does the new, low-back pressure silencer sound on a closed action host? Let’s find out.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #308: Barrel Lengths and the SureFire SOCOM556 RC3

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last weekend we started off with an introduction to the latest SureFire rifle suppressor, Today we compare the SureFire SOCOM556 RC3 to the venerable SureFire SOCOM556 RC2 on different barrel lengths of gas operated carbines. Is SureFire’s next generation suppressor quieter than the RC2? Does barrel length matter? I think we all know the answer to that… but let’s dig in anyway.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #268: Why Is The SIG MCX The Best Suppressor Host Available?

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturer’s of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we discussed the challenges of suppressing super short rifle barrels and what you can do to mitigate the harmful side effects. Pro Tip – It’s called 300BLK. This week I will explain why I think the  SIG MCX is the best suppressor host available for rifle cartridges. I am Pete, your resident suppressor fan, and I approve of this message.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Closer Look - Strike Industries Collar Adjustable Gas Block

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to take a closer look at a cool chunk that I recently installed on my AR15. I of course am talking about the Strike Industries Collar Adjustable Gas Block. Prior to working with this particular adjustable gas block, I had no hands-on experience with them. I finally had a chance to run out to the range the other day and get to know it a little more and I felt it was a good idea to share some initial thoughts and present the product as is. Let’s dive right in!

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NEW 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing 5.56 Load From AAC

AAC is a brand known for its suppressors, but they recently started producing ammunition as well. Their lineup currently includes options in 9mm, 5.56, and 300 Blackout. Recently, they announced a 77-grain 5.56 load featuring the famous Sierra MatchKing bullet.

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Getting Started in CMP Service Rifle Competition

Since colonial times, Americans have held shooting competitions with rifles used for militia service. These “service rifle competitions” have grown and become formalized into their own sport. Thousands of shooters participate across the country each year, with the national matches held at Camp Perry each summer. Though they are not the most high-speed or tactical event, they are an accessible sport and an excellent test of marksmanship.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #239: Top 5 Initial Impressions – HUXWRX FLOW 556k Suppressor

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 multi-host suppressor. Last week we got introduced to the Griffin Armament DUAL-LOK mount system that will be followed up with a video review later this month. This week we take a quick look at the HUXWRX FLOW 556k suppressor that is now commercially available. Should you buy one? If these five things are important to you, the answer is clear. Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #227: AB Suppressor Raptor 556 – Light, Modular, Quiet

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 multi-caliber/multi-platform suppressor. Last week we got out our pocket protectors and explored the depths of  MCX Virtus gas piston system. This week we get a look at the AB Suppressor Raptor 556 – a light, modular, and quiet rifle silencer that can be used in either reflex or muzzle mount configurations. Is the AB F-22 Raptor right for you? Let’s take a look.

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NEW BRN-180 Classic Stock From Brownells

Brownells has (at long last) released the Classic Stock for the BRN-180 family of firearms. It mimics the look of the original AR-180 stock for fans of the traditional design.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #221: Rugged Razor556 – Reduced Blowback AR-15 Suppressor

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we got our hands on the SIG SLX556 QD rifle suppressors (yes, full auto testing is still coming). Today we spend some time with the brand new Rugged Razor556 reduced blowback AR-15 suppressor. I really like the Razor556; let me tell you why.

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TRYBE Cowl Induction Muzzle Brake Now Available On OpticsPlanet

The market for competition muzzle brakes is a vast one. Multiple manufacturers offer multiple styles, lengths, calibers, thread pitches, etc. Several years ago Alamo 4 Star patented and brought the Cowl Induction Muzzle Brake to market which according to users offered excellent performance. Now years later the TRYBE Cowl Induction Muzzle Brake has been licensed by the manufacturer and is being reintroduced to the market exclusively on Optics Planet.

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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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