TFB Review: 1,000 Rounds With The Springfield Armory SA-16A2

Retro is all the rage these days. Though flat top uppers remain the standard and are much easier to use with optics, the nostalgia factor of the classic carry handle still has a certain allure. Springfield Armory is one of the first major manufacturers to embrace that trend with the SA-16A2.

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TFB Review: Cimarron Firearms 1875 Outlaw

This past winter I found myself rewatching many of the westerns that Netflix had on rotation. Movies including “High Plains Drifter” “3:10 to Yuma” and “The Power of the Dog” and these films really had me wanting a six-shooter of my own to play around with at the range some day. I reached out to Cimarron Firearms and asked if they would be willing to send me a review copy of their 1875 Outlaw in .357 and they were more than happy to send one my way.

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TFB Review: Brownells 733 Upper Receiver

Brownells, in large part, started the retro resurgence of the last few years. While they did get out of the game with complete guns, they still offer parts and uppers. The most recent batch of uppers is more modern and includes the Brownells 733, a Model 733 clone. Yes, the 733 we all know and love from the movie Heat. When Brownells offered me a review of this upper, I promptly sent them my shipping info and I started loading magazines.

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TFB Review: Garmin Xero C1 Pro Chronograph

Garmin made some real shockwaves when it introduced the Xero C1 Pro Chronograph. It fits the advanced technology of a radar chronograph into a handy little pocket-sized tool with a simple setup and operation. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

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TFB Review: INTEGRIX IX8 1-8X28 LPVO

A while back, Leapers reached out to the crew at The Firearm Blog and asked if anybody would be interested in reviewing one of their new 1-8 LPVOs. I was particularly intrigued by this, as I was not aware that Leapers/Integrix was creating military spec optics, and I thought that they only made scopes for airsoft guns or pellet rifles. I have already done a first impressions piece on the INTEGRIX IX8 1-8X28 LPVO that you can read here. I will be briefly going over the specs here so if you want more of that information, check out the first impressions piece.

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TFB Review: Meprolight M22 Self-Illuminated Reflex Sight

The Meprolight M22 is a unique reflex sight, in part for what it lacks: a battery. Unlike more common red dot sights, which use a battery to power an LED, the M22 uses the sun and radiation to illuminate the reticle. So how well does that work? Let’s find out.

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TFB Review: Improving the Colt King Cobra's Performance with XS Sights

The Colt King Cobra is one of the more recent additions to the highly popular lineup of Colt Double Action revolvers. Like all of the other snakes on the plane, the Colt King Cobra features high-quality construction, impeccable mechanical reliability, and all of the sleek lines of the Python, just without the vent rib. While revolvers may not be my most frequently used handguns, I still have a lot of fun shooting them at the range because they’re just cool and very fun to reload and operate. XS Sights has been constantly adding new types of sights and sighting accessories for virtually every platform out there, including Colt’s entire line of revolvers. Today we’ll be discussing some of my recent experiences after getting a chance to test out a Colt King Cobra that featured XS Sights’ Standard Dot Tritium Revolver Night Sights.

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TFB Review: Jacob Grey TWC 9 – A High-flying 2011

In retrospect, 2023 may have been the year of the 2011. Manufacturers big and small brought out models both cheap and expensive. Relative newcomer Jacob Grey Firearms was part of that trend with the TWC 9. When they offered to send one to TFB for review, I jumped at the opportunity to take it for a spin.

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TFB Review: Griffin Armament A2 Silencer Adapter

Griffin Armament makes a variety of silencers and related accessories. One of the most interesting is their A2 Adapter. It allows any silencer with 1.375×24 rear threads to mount to standard AR flash hiders. I got my hands on one and tried it on several different guns, and thought my experience would be worth sharing.

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TFB Review: Lead & Steel Promethean LP-1 Red Dot Sight

Lead & Steel is a relative newcomer in the world of firearm optics. Their first outing, the Promethean LP-1, is a rugged red dot sight for long gun use. It features a “donut of death” reticle with up to a 150,000-hour battery life. Lead & Steel sent one out to me to test, and I’m excited to write up my thoughts after the better part of a year using it on various review guns.

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TFB Review: TYPE-A EG-19 Pistol – Part 2

The EG-19 is TYPE-A’s take on a modified Glock 19. It comes with a number of upgrades over a standard Glock 19 that certainly improve the overall shooting experience and feel of the pistol in my opinion. Back in December I first got my hands on the TYPE-A EG-19 pistol and on Wednesday we published the first part of my review of this pistol. This is Part 2 of the TYPE-A EG-19 pistol review.

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TFB Review: 1,000 Rounds On The Beretta 80x, Part II

Welcome back to Part II of the Beretta 80x review. In Part I, we took a look at the design and features of the gun. This part of the review will focus on shooting and carrying it, which I did a lot over the last few months. Let’s get into it.

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TFB Review: TYPE-A EG-19 Pistol – Part 1

Back in December I first got my hands on the TYPE-A EG-19 pistol and was pretty enthralled with it. I still like this pistol overall but in the course of the past few months, a few blemishes have formed that make this pistol not as attractive to me. The EG-19 is TYPE-A’s take on a modified Glock 19 as I’m sure you could have guessed from its name. It comes with a number of upgrades over a standard Glock 19 that certainly improve the overall shooting experience and feel of the pistol in my opinion.

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TFB Review: Anubis 34mm One-piece Scope Mount

Mounting and moving optics around is a very common thing for a gun writer. I am always on the lookout for new scopes and mounts to use in reviews. When the opportunity to review the Anubis Defense “The One” scope mount came around, I jumped at the chance. 

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TFB Review: 1,000 Rounds On The Beretta 80x – Part I

The Beretta 80x was a major surprise when it was announced at SHOT Show 2023. The Cheetah line was pretty popular a few decades ago, but it seemed that the days of bigger-than-mouse-gun .380 ACP pistols were gone. So how does the 80x stack up? Is there a place for a pistol like this in 2024?

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