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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POTD: AKs and ARs in Flintlock 2023

Photo Of The Day with some fresh and interesting images from the exercise Flintlock 2023 in Volta, Ghana. An AK and an AR captured in the same picture, with soldiers in the water. I don’t know the air temperature, but I have a sense that a swim could offer some refreshment.

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Associated Press Aims to Drop the Term "Assault Rifle" from Stylebook

The mainstream media has often been at odds with the firearms community, especially in recent years. Conversations and articles can often be found riddled with highly politicized terms like “assault rifle” and “assault weapon” which often makes anti-gun proponents feel vindicated, but often leaves pro-second amendment people feeling irked by the blanket terminology that often is used to cast a negative light on all firearms, regardless of function. The Associated Press recently released a new AP Style Top to their stylebook which now aims to drop “highly politicized terms” such as the two mentioned above in an effort to help restore the level of trust the public has for the media.

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New Retro Lower Receiver From Unbranded AR

OEM parts supplier Unbranded AR has released a new stripped lower receiver with throwback markings. Nothing ruins a good carry handle build like a rollmark with the wrong vibes, but this one will blend right in. 

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Exclusive DRD Tactical Sub-6 Rifles Now Available from Zanders

DRD Tactical and Zanders Sporting Goods have teamed up to release the new Zanders Exclusive DRD Tactical Sub-6 Rifle. The Sub-6 is a lightweight AK/AR mashup that combines the reliability of an AK with the manual of arms and modularity of an AR in a lightweight package. The new rifle will be available in 4 different color configurations and will initially be offered in 5.56/.223.

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[IWA 2022] Bul Makes an AR? The BL-9 Glock-mag Carbine

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits Bul Armory at IWA to see their AR-9, the Bul BL-9, a 9mm, Glock magazine fed AR-15 that is a match-tuned race machine.

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[IWA 2022] B&T's NEW Short Stroke Piston AR? The SPC223 is Coming…

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits B&T to see their upcoming SPC223. The SPC223 is another B&T Swiss masterwork of a carbine, however, the SPC will share a manual of arms with the AR-15/M16 more so than B&T’s current .223 carbine, the APC223. American operators would likely prefer this hybrid of the AR and the APC223, but check out today’s video to see if this system works for you.

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Otis Introduces Their New AR Elite Range Box Cleaning Kit

I am a huge fan of organization equipment when it comes to my firearms and firearms equipment. The more compartmentalized I can make my equipment the better. Otis has just come out with a new product for their cleaning kit lineup that I might just have to go out and buy – the AR Elite Range Box. The AR Elite Range Box comes with everything you’ll need to work on your AR from scrapers, patches, solvents, a stand and much more. A surefire way to be able to clean and maintain your AR away from your home bench.

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6.5 Grendel AR-15 Build That Identifies as FAL and AK

You know how it goes, you’ve seen a few AR-15 builds, you’ve pretty much seen them all… until today!  We truly do live in strange times, when someone can build an AR-15 made to accept AK patterned magazines made to hold 6.5 Grendel cartridges, with the added feature of a side charging handle on the left side like the FN FAL. This particular AR-15 build was completed by Redditor Glenn but inspired by AP Smizzler’s thread on the 65Grendel.com forum.

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How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Rifle Plate?

People think ceramic armor is fragile, but is it really? To find out we blew up a Shot Stop level IV+ rifle plate (model #D1581SSB) and then shot it with an AK and an AR.

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American Tactical Introduces MilSport 410 Shotgun

American Tactical Inc., of Summerville, SC, have announced the launch of a new AR-based .410 shotgun. The MilSport AR 410 has an 18.5-inch barrel and a 13-inch custom Keymod rail with a full length 12 o’clock Picatinny rail. The MilSport AR 410 can feed from 5 or 15 round box magazines.

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[TriggrCon 2019] Quarter Circle 10 Pistol Caliber ARs

In this episode of TFBTV’s # TriggrCon2019 coverage, James stops by the Quarter Circle 10 booth to check out their new pistol caliber ARs that accept SIG P320 magazines.

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Springfield Armory introduces New M-LOK SAINT Rifles

Love M-LOK? Well, Springfield Armory now have you covered. They have introduced a new slim-line M-LOK handguard to their SAINT line of ARs.

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Vehicle Based Weapons – The Thinking Behind Truck Guns

In the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of people who carry “truck guns” or vehicle-based guns in everyday life. It can be tricky navigating certain laws when it comes to truck guns but we won’t get into the legality. Maybe I’ll dive deeper into the legality in a later blog, but for now, let’s focus on the overall concept.

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[SHOT Show 2019] CMMG Revamps Product Line Up!

CMMG has revamped and streamlined their AR15 product line in order to allow customers to see what the company has at a glance. There are three initial tiers of what they offer. The Banshee is their pistol or SBR setup, the Endeavor is their long distance line, and the Resolutes are 16.5-inch carbines. Within these classifications, there are 100, 200, and 300 series of classes as well. The difference between 100-300 comes down to how many bells and whistles come with each system, 300 being the higher end option. Previously CMMG had a number of different acronyms for their product line which might have confused folks looking at the rifles that were on sale.

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