Fort Moore Loses 31 SIGs, Offers $5,000 Reward

Well, this is awkward. Even as the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Gun Storage Check Week” program runs June 1-7, promoting safe firearm storage, we see the U.S. Army has lost a pile of pistols, and it wants them back, badly. How badly, you ask? Fort Moore wants the pistols back so badly that they’re offering a $5,000 reward for info that cracks the case, as they believe the pistols were stolen.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #322: Of Acorns, Crime, and Silencers

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week we talked about an an NFA administrative checklist to keep all of your important items in order. This week, since we are still in between suppressor reviews, we discuss the number of silencers used in crime by way of the sound of acorns. Do you think the criminal use of suppressors is a problem in the U.S.? Let’s take a look.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Current Chinese Police Revolvers – NRP9 and ZLS05

Thanks for joining us for another TFB Wheelgun Wednesday, where we discover the vast world of revolvers. We have been taking an occasional look at revolvers still being issued by police agencies, and this week, we’ll explore the curious current issue Chinese police revolvers, the Norinco NRP9 and the ZLS05. It’s always interesting to see what  handguns police agencies decide to issue, especially when it comes to wheelguns in 2023. Let’s take a look at the Chinese police revolvers.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: A Glimpse At Revolvers Used In Crimes

Welcome to TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday, where we discuss every aspect of revolvers. In this edition, we’ll take a look at a few examples of revolvers used in crimes in recent history. A couple years ago, I posited that revolvers were still viable for the simple fact that criminals still choose to use them from time to time, however, today I thought we would simply take a look at a few recent examples of revolvers used in crimes since that last article.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Proof That Revolvers Are Still Viable?

Welcome to another Wheelgun Wednesday, where we cover all things “wheelgunnery.” In this edition, we’ll veer from the light once more and delve to a darker realm. Much debate has been had about semi-autos versus revolvers, and most gun owners would probably reach for a semi-auto over a wheelgun for self defense, even if they still enjoy shooting revolvers. However, on today’s Wheelgun Wednesday at TFB, I thought we’d look at a different angle of revolver usage; the criminal element. Regardless of which good guys are still carrying six-shooters (or 5, 6, 7, 8, or 18! shooters), revolvers are still very prevalent in crimes. Let’s explore if this proves that revolvers are still viable.

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You Too, Can Prevent Gun Thefts: Walton County's Spate Of Gun Thefts From Cars

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office recently took to their Facebook page to inform the public of gun thefts and to share their disgust regarding people leaving unattended guns in unlocked cars. In less than a week’s time, they took seven reports of vehicular burglaries in which seven guns were stolen, and all of the vehicles were unlocked. We’re well aware that not every gun owner is as enthusiastic about guns as we at TFB are, some people simply see guns as a tool and nothing else, and that’s perfectly fine, but every tool has a different value to different people, especially to people that aren’t supposed to have them.

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Underground Arms Watch – April 2021

Underground Arms Watch returns with a brief glance at recently seized craft-produced arms by law enforcement around the globe.

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Underground Arms Watch - February 2021

Welcome back to Underground Arms Watch. Catching up into the new year, we continue our look at some of the black market bootleg weapons seized worldwide within the last few months.

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Underground Arms Watch – July 2020

Skipping ahead a month we resume the Underground Arms Watch series of articles, our regular dive into the world of criminal manufacture and use of off-the-books firearms showing up around the world.

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A Breakdown of the Infamous 1997 North Hollywood Bank Shootout

On Friday, February 28th, 1997 the Los Angeles Police Department would face one of the most dangerous criminal acts in its history – The North Hollywood Bank Shootout. On that Friday morning, after months of planning two armed bank robbers entered and robbed the North Hollywood Bank of America branch in California. The ensuing shootout between the heavily armed bank robbers and LAPD would go down in history as one of the largest gun battles in United States history. Today we’ll breakdown the facts leading up to and throughout the infamous North Hollywood Bank Shootout.

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Underground Arms Watch – April

Welcome to another installment of Underground Arms Watch series where we take a look at criminally made and modified firearms seized throughout the world.

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Underground Arms Watch - March Pt.1

Catching up with police seizures from mid-February onward, March’s look into improvised and modified firearms circulating the criminal underworld begins.

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Underground Arms Watch - December Pt.1

In this article, we’ll present to you the first part of Underground Arms Watch December edition’s look into notable seizures of criminally manufactured and modified weapons seized off the streets. Read last month’s post here.

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Underground Arms Watch - November Pt.2

An illegal firearm manufacturing and supply ring across the country was broken up by police in Turkey last month involving the arrest of 106 suspects across 10 provinces. Along with smuggling guns and adapting blank firing pistols, it appears in some instances (as has been seen in the past) entirely new pistols were being manufactured semi-professionally, interestingly using methods such as casting. Turkey is home to quite a large number of gun manufacturers, people currently employed or having worked in the industry likely to be able to employ the skills and know-how to set up small illegal cottage industries mimicking industrial methods.

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Underground Arms Watch – October Pt.1

Occasionally police operations across the world churn up weapons produced solely for the criminal market. Some of these are improvised while others are semi-professionally produced in illicit workshops. Documented here are a handful of interesting examples uncovered in recent months.

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