SilencerCo Acquires Zev Technologies, Looks to Reset Brand Focus

SilencerCo have acquired Zev Technologies with the aim of supporting Zev’s shift away from OEM manufacturing to reinforcing their brand as a developer of innovative products like the OZ9 Pistol and the Folding Defensive Pistol (FDP-9) and the Folding Defensive Carbine (FDC-9).

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Tanfoglio's BEST Pistol: The Stock Master Xtreme

James Reeves is at IWA 2024 talking to Tanfoglio about their best competition pistol, the Tanfoglio Stock Master Xtreme. The Tanfoglio Stock Master Xtreme is a high-end competition pistol that comes with 4 magazines, a mag loader, interchangeable recoil springs, a full cleaning kit, and TCU Ceraflon gun oil. It’s part of the Defiant line, combining the frame of a STOCK III with features from the STOCK II, including full Conical Bull Barrels with Semi-Polygonal rifling. The lightened slide, similar to the Limited Custom, enhances cycle time and lockup. This model also includes ambidextrous safeties, hard chromed finishing, a fiber optic front sight, and a fully adjustable rear SuperSight.

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Tanfoglio is Making Duty and Tactical Pistols!

Wait, what? Tanfoglio is shaking it up at IWA 2024 this year by introducing a series of polymer- and steel-framed tactical and duty pistols. James Reeves interviews the gang at Tanfoglio (the gangfoglio?) to talk about this slight deviation from their chiefly competition market. As usual, these will be CZ-75-based pistols that are reasonably priced considering their Italian competition pedigree.

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Changing Tastes In Firearms- How Have Your Tastes For Pistols Changed?

As a child, there were several foods and dishes that loathed, and getting me to eat said food usually took the threat of a spanking if I didn’t. Since then, however, I’ve grown to love some of those foods which, now I can’t imagine not being part of my diet. I’ve found the same phenomenon is true when it comes to firearms. This will be a short series on how our changing tastes in firearms have influenced our gun collections. We’ll focus this article on our changing tastes in pistols, so make sure you join in on the comment section and tell us how your pistol collection started, and where it’s going.

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Shadow Systems: New Pistols and A Suppressor (!)

James Reeves is at SHOT Show 2024 Industry Day at the Range talking with the group form Shadow Systems about new entries they have to their Glock-type pistol lineup as well as the introduction of a clever new suppressor made by Shadow Systems.

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[SHOT 2024] New FN America Pistols And Compensator Kits

FN America announced an expansion of their FN 509 series pistol at the 2024 SHOT Show. The expansion includes new models, limited-edition colors and configurations, and compensator kits designed to enhance recoil mitigation. These releases mark the ongoing evolution of the FN 509 series, which spans 18 models across consumer and law enforcement lines. Let’s take a look at the New FN America pistols and compensator kits.

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[SHOT 2024] New Rock Island Armory Enhanced RIA 5.0E Pistol

Firearms manufacturer Rock Island Armory has announced the introduction of the RIA 5.0E, a new addition to the RIA-USA series. Upgrades include, new optics cut and plates, an updated barrel with improved materials and geometry, aggressive slide serrations for easier manipulation, and an Armor Series finish with a diamond-like carbon coating.

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[SHOT 2024] ETS Omega Magazines With Hardened Steel Stress Areas

Elite Tactical Systems has introduced the ETS Omega magazine, designed to seamlessly integrate hardened steel with their signature polymer design. The magazine is made for GLOCK pistols, and the development addresses the need for a reliable and durable magazine that doesn’t compromise on weight or convenience.

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[SHOT 2024] NEW GLOCK G29, G30 Gen5 And GLOCK Performance Trigger Compatibility

Firearms manufacturer GLOCK, Inc., has announced an expansion to their Gen5 product line, introducing the G29 Gen5 chambered in 10mm and the G30 Gen5 chambered in .45 AUTO. This latest development is part of GLOCK’s ongoing process to innovate and respond to customer demands across the globe. The GLOCK Performance Trigger is also now compatible with Gen4 pistols. The new GLOCK G29 Gen5 and GLOCK G30 Gen5 pistols are now available for order through authorized dealers and distributors.

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Breaking News: Gaston Glock Has Passed Away At 94

Gaston Glock, inventor of the GLOCK Safe-Action Pistol, has passed away at the age of 94. One of a select few individuals who have dramatically changed the firearms industry, Mr. Glock pioneered the use of polymers for pistol frames, re-defined the term ‘reliability’, and methodically advanced the use of defensive handguns around the world.

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TFB REVIEW: The P365-AXG LEGION – Alloy Frame Ultra Compact EDC Pistol

The addition of the P365 to the SIG Sauer concealed carry or everyday carry (EDC) pistol lineup is a success by any measure. Once dominated by low-capacity, single-stack magazine pistols, the P365 brought a compact footprint with a large capacity into the world of carry guns. Since its initial introduction, there have been a handful of sub-models like the P365X, the P365XL, and the MACRO line of guns. Today we are here to discuss one of the latest introductions to the SIG subcompact lineup, the P365-AXG LEGION, an alloy-framed, compensated, and optics-ready version of the P365 series. Is this your next carry gun? Let’s take a look.

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Just As Good? Glock 19 vs. Mock 19 Parts Build

The number of third generation Glock clones is astounding. Some companies are based solely on taking proven designs and finding ways of making them more appealing to their audiences. For example, Shadow Systems has created their own versions of Glock pistols, but they offer customers all of the upgrades that they were going to do anyway, but straight from the manufacturer. My wife recently bought the DR920 and loves it. I, on the other hand, prefer a more hands-on approach. I decided to put together a parts build G19 clone, entirely from non-Glock parts, and put it up against one from the factory.

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TFB REVIEW: Safariland IncogX IWB Holster System – GLOCK 45 MOS

I was assured when I started carrying my guns in an appendix inside the waistband (AIWB) holster, that I would promptly shoot myself in a very important area. Four years later, I am happy to report that I remain completely intact and a moderate proponent of AIWB carry. My current AIWB holster for my GLOCK 45 MOS with RMR and a full-size SureFire X300 Ultra weapon light has been my favorite for more than a year. But today we are going to take a look at the new Safariland INCOGX IWB holster system, a collaboration with Haley Strategic Partners. How does the new Safariland INCOGX stack up? Let’s take a look.

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New 2011 Pistols From Accuracy X

Accuracy X, Inc., a company known for handcrafted 1911s that typically cost more than most teenagers’ first and maybe even second cars has some new items coming to market. For those unaware, Accuracy X makes some incredibly high-end firearms. They started out with 1911s, then moved on to other firearms like Glocks and even bolt action rifles. Now they are making 2011 pistols as are many of the other custom 1911 manufacturers like Nighthawk Customs and Chambers Customs.

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TFB Review: Viridian RFX 35 Green Dot Sight

Last year, Viridian Weapon Tech released the Viridian RFX 35, along with two other new RFX line green dot optics, primarily driven for the optics cut pistol market. However, the new RFX line also comes supplied with a Picatinny mount for equipping them on long guns as well. Out of the new RFX series, the RFX 35 features the largest window, which is also rounded to allow a bit more through-optic sight picture. I spent some time with the RFX 35 mounted for my review of the Glock 45 MOS pistol and afterward mounted it onto a couple AR-15s. Let’s take a look at how the RFX 35 did.

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