POTD: Navy Handgun Practical Weapons Course

The hungriest beast of them all on this blog is our Photo Of The Day. It consumes hundreds of images every month, and it has been doing so for 10 years. Above you see a sailor, as he fires an M9 pistol during a Navy Handgun Practical Weapons Course (HPWC). This exercise is taking place aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104).

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POTD: M9 and M17 in Marksmanship Competition

The handgun is what you use to fight your way to your rifle, isn’t that a saying we can all agree with? TFB’s Photo Of The Day shows a variety of M9 and M17 pistols used by the U.S. Marines. Above you see U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon Aultman, a combat photographer with Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, participating in the fourth quarter intramural marksmanship competition at MCBH, Aug. 17, 2023.

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POTD: M9 Live Fire Exercise – Nimitz-class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson

Photo Of The Day – the best online place to view the coolest images of firearms and soldiers. Here we’re aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), watching a live fire exercise somewhere in the Philippine Sea. The handguns are the good old M9 service pistols.

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SIG P226 MK25 – A Retrospective

When it comes to iconic firearms, the SIG P226 stands out as one of the best wonder nines from the 1980s. Born out of the needs of modern warfare at the time and adopted by the United States Navy SEALs, the MK25 variation of the P226 handgun has achieved something of a cult-like following from both elite operators and people who have watched “Point Break” one too many times.

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POTD: The M500 Shotgun on Nimitz Carrier Strike Group

Photo Of The Day and we have the M500 Shotgun on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), during a visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) gun shoot. The Paul Hamilton is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, in the U.S. 7th Fleet conducting routine operations. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with Allies and partners. The ship is named after Paul Hamilton, who was the third Secretary of the Navy and served in that role from 1809 to 1813.

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POTD: The M500 12 Gauge Shotgun in Afghanistan

Photo Of The Day: It’s been over a year, so we hear very few things from Afghanistan. These images were taken in 2014, in the Helmand province, and we see U.S. Marines 3/7 in a shooting competition with various firearms. Above you see U.S. Marine Corps Capt. James Covey, commanding officer, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7), as his M500 12 gauge shotgun spits fire. The pump-action Mossberg 500 (M500) is made by O.F. Mossberg & Sons and has been in service since 1987. It was designed in 1961 by Carl Benson.

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POTD: Shooting For Firearm Safety

The hungriest beast on this blog is our Photo Of The Day. It consumes hundreds of images every month, and it has been doing so for over 8 years. Today we’re on the subject of firearm safety, a very important subject for anyone who owns or handles firearms.

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LTT Advanced Shooter Care for Irritable Control Syndrome

If you’re suffering at the range and having performance issues then the guys over at Langdon Tactical have some good news for you. Langdon Tactical is proud to introduce LTT Advanced Shooter Care to help combat Irritable Controle Syndrome in shooters. This humorous email was sent out on Valentine’s Day 202 to those who subscribe to the Langdon Tactical newsletter and I thought it was worth sharing with all of you here.

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POTD: Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Elements – 352d Special Operations Wing

As usual, we have selected some pictures for you today. By this time you know the drill, it’s TFB’s Photo Of The Day to keep everyone in a good mood. Get a coffee, take a break and enjoy a few minutes off while you take a look at the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Elements soldiers showing off.

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POTD: U.S. Marine Corps in Norway

The Art of Photography – Photo Of The Day here at The Firearm Blog is where we provide a look into the world of some amazing images from around the World. Have you ever been in Norway? I have and these soldiers from the U.S. Marine Corps have as well. The location is Setermoen, Norway, where you can see soldiers with the Marine Rotational Force-Europe (MRF-E) as they fire their M4 carbines during a shooting drill earlier this year.

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POTD: M9 Pistol Qualification with the U.S. Marine Corps

Photo Of The Day – Above you see a U.S. Marine inspecting his target after shooting the Beretta M9 pistol during his pistol qualification range at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. This happened in November of last year. He looks rather happy and pleased with the result, giving a thumbs up.

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Langdon Tactical Announces New Red Dot-Ready Beretta 92

Langdon Tactical likes to do things a little differently. In today’s gun industry, it seems like everyone and their mothers are working primarily with the standard “who’s who” of striker-fired polymer-framed handguns. There are a plethora of SIG P320 and P365s, Shields, CZs, Walthers, and you can hardly take a step without tripping over a baker’s dozen custom Glocks. If you prefer less common makes and models – say, for example, Beretta’s 92 series – there’s less support available in terms of holster options, customization, and the like. Fortunately, less support doesn’t mean no support, and Ernest Langdon’s team has a history diverging from the beaten path. They’ve done work with guns like the Springfield XD series, Beretta’s polymer-framed PX4, their 1301 shotgun, and one of yesteryear’s favorite 9mm sidearms: the Beretta 92. In an effort to keep the 92 relevant in today’s shooting climate, Langdon Tactical has applied their significant experience and expertise to modernize this handgun by overhauling it to allow for a red dot. In the 92’s case, this process was far more involved than simple slide cuts and required a healthy dose of re-engineering. Meet the new 92 Elite LTT Optic Cut.

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Featured Deals of the Week – 6/14/19

Hello and welcome to another Featured Deals of the Week. As always please let me know in the comments if you want to see any types of deals that you haven’t been seeing.

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All Army, The US Army's 2019 Small Arms Competition

The United States Army held their annual seven-day Small Arms Championships, also known as “All Army”.  The event was held at Fort Benning, Georgia and included teams and individual shooters from all four components of the Army. The competition has 11 different courses of fire using primary and secondary weapons.   Dvids (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service) posted more images from the competition.  The primary weapons appear to include M16A4’s and M4A1’s.  The secondary weapons included both the Beretta M9 and the newly acquired Sig M17.

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POTD: M17 Pistol specially made for the Sentinels at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

TFB’s Matthew Moss recently covered the special M17 SIG Sauers for the Sentinels at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There are now more pictures to share, from the Guards themselves.

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