[SHOT 2024] Geissele Automatics Displays New AK Trigger And El Corto SBR

Geissele Automatics showcased two new additions to their product lineup at SHOT Show 2024, specifically a trigger designed for AK rifles and the El Corto short barreled rifle.

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The Rimfire Report: The Eternal Debate – SBR or Takedown 22LR Rifle?

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its rich history, the extensive array of unique firearms, as well as its fun and enjoyable shooting sports that are accessible to virtually everyone on the globe. Last week we talked about the extremely obscure, rare, and quite honestly pretty cool M6 Scout Rifle. This takedown, folding combination gun is one that many of us seem to have a massive affinity for, even if the concept itself isn’t all that great on paper. I think most of us might rather have a dedicated semi-auto, bolt-action takedown, or SBR 22LR rifle than an M6 as a general-purpose 22LR rifle. So today we’ll be going over the advantages and disadvantages of both, to see what the general consensus is among you, readers, as well as a few of the TFB staff that I’ve asked about the concept.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: C96 Grip Fit & Stock Repair

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. Today we get to dive into a rather spontaneous project. This is one I’ve had on my list for a while but have been very busy and even been a little under the weather lately. I need to fit some C96 grips to pair with my stock and I need to fix the stock so I can confidently use it with the C96. Let’s dive into the C96 Grip Fit & Stock Repair!

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The New Strike KRISS Vector Picatinny Stock Adapter

Strike Industries is always at the forefront of providing their customers with innovative ways of making their guns more useful for them. The KRISS Vector pistol is one of those rigs that while compact, has limited use without a solid and stable platform to shoot from. Strike Industries is proud to introduce the new Strike KRISS Vector Picatinny Stock Adapter which will allow you to use either a pistol stabilizing brace or a standard rifle stock if you’ve converted your KRISS SDP to an SBR.

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New Griffin Armament MK2 Series Rifles

Griffin Armament have introduced the second generation of their AR-15 pattern rifles. The main difference of the new Griffin Armament MK2 family of rifles from the MK1 guns is the new lower receiver that has ambidextrous controls (magazine release button, bolt catch/release, safety lever). Let’s take a closer look at the specs and features of new Griffin Armament MK2 series rifles.

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The New AK-19 Compact Carbine

Kalashnikov Concern first introduced the AK-19 rifle, the version of AK-12 chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, during the ARMY 2020 exhibition. Three armies later, at ARMY 2023, the company revealed the shortened AK-19 Compact carbine. This version of the AK-19 was designed for submission to trials of an undisclosed foreign partner. Let’s take a closer look at the features of the new AK-19 Compact carbine.

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The Rimfire Report: How to Properly Play with Your Kitty Kat (Clone)

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many types of guns, gear, shooting sports, and ammunition types! Last week we talked about a recent upgrade that was released for the KelTec P17 pistol. The new optics-ready slide is a cool addition to the pistol’s capabilities but I’m still debating on whether or not it’s a solid recommendation from me as it puts the pistol on the same price scale as the much more reliable and durable SIG P322 or even the classic Ruger Mark IV Lite. If the price were a bit lower for the entire package, I’d say it would be 100% worth picking up – so maybe wait for a sale or something because it’s certainly a lot of fun for a compact lightweight 22LR pistol. Today we’re going to combine the rimfire world with the world of clone builds. As you might have guessed from the title, today we’re talking about the DPMS Model RFA2-KIT or “Kitty Kat.” This pint-sized AR was originally intended to be used by SWAT entry teams which explains the ridiculously short 7″ barrel – even if you’re losing a lot of velocities, 5.56 has more than enough speed left to cause some serious damage at ranges you’d typically encounter baddies at indoors. However, if you’ve built one of these, you know you’re not training to use it for a planned entry – you’re probably mag-dumping it like the rest of us – and that’s expensive. Today we’re going to go over some of my recent experiences combining both Hop’s clone of the DPMS Kitty Kat, as well as CCMG’s latest iteration of their BRAVO 22LR conversion kit – this winning combination makes playing around with the Kitty Kat just a tad bit less expensive, and a whole lot more fun.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #267: Living With A Super Short Barrel (TWSS)

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we took the B&T SQD RBS 9mm rifle suppressor out for a spin on the H&K MP5K sub-machine gun. This week we address a condition that afflicts thousands of men in America, and probably their partners too. Yes, I’m talking about living life with a super short barrel and the challenges of adding a silencer on the end. Step inside for your initial consultation.

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The Noveske Swamp Rat SBR

Noveske Rifleworks has a lottery where winners get the opportunity to purchase a “Swamp Rat” rifle. This SBR is designed in collaboration with WRMFZY, in homage to America’s OG Swamp Rats.

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Geissele Wins Customs And Border Protection Contract

Geisslele Automatics won a contract to supply AR-15 rifles to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This new contract includes both complete rifles and upper receiver groups. Let’s take a look at the specifics of this contract, and what it might mean for Geissele’s future civilian offerings.

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New 11.3″ Pistol/SBR In 300 HAM'R Introduced by Four Peaks Tactical

There are really not many firearms in the market chambered in Wilson Combat’s 300 HAM’R cartridge. Four Peaks Tactical is changing that today with the introduction of their new SBR or pistol in 300 HAM’R featuring an 11.3 barrel. The veteran-owned company announced the introduction of this new pistol/SBR on August 8th, which is packed down with lots of premium features and components.

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One Week to Stop the Wait: Silencer Shop Sees 6-Day eForm Approvals

One of the biggest hurdles for most people when it comes to buying a suppressor (aside from the high upfront cost) is the fact that suppressors or other ATF Form 4 items usually take somewhere between 6-months to over a year to get back approved. For many, this means that their hard spent cash is sitting in a safe somewhere until a piece of paper with a stamp on it comes back to them almost a year later. However, according to Silencer Shop, the long waits seem to be over with the introduction of the ATF’s eForm process which Silencer Shop has seen bring back approved forms in as little as 6 days.

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Why is my Form 1 "Pending Research" and How does it Affect Processing Time?

One of the more intriguing firearms from SHOT Show 2022 was the Czech Weapons CSV-9, a modular 9mm pistol caliber carbine from the Czech Republic. Four Peaks Imports of Arizona is going to be importing small batches of these in pistol form and in at least two configurations, and  Czech Weapons’ website lists a number of different “Versions” of the CSV-9 that can be run on a single receiver.

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[SHOT 2022] New CETME L Options From MarColMar

MarColMar Firearms is best known for their revival of the CETME L rifle. This unique gun was used by the Spanish and traces its lineage back to certain other stamped steel roller delayed firearms, though it has its own personality.

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Smith & Wesson Offers M&P15 SBR Through Mil Vet/LEO Program

Smith & Wesson has produced ARs for many years now. Their M&P 15 series has expanded to dozens of models, ranging from .22 rimfire plinkers, to standard .223 AR-15s, to large-frame camo-coated .308 versions, and more. Most of their offerings live more on the budget-friendly end of the price range as well, which has helped them become hugely popular with customers. S&W has sold a ton of these rifles over the years. Now they’re adding a new option to the list, offered exclusively to the military veterans, law enforcement personnel and other first responders who qualify for S&W’s “America’s Guardians” program. This newest M&P15 is an SBR, and thus will require a $200 tax stamp from the ATF on top of the purchase price. Davidson’s, who will be distributing many of these mil/LEO program guns to retailers and end users, issued the following announcement about the new item.

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