Concealed Carry Corner: How Clothing Impacts Your Draw

To perfect your draw you want consistency. If your holster is rising with the gun when you draw, you are adding an unnecessary variable to your draw. This negatively impacts the shooter’s grip.

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VIDEO: Inside the USMC's Precision Weapons Section

The US Marine Corps have shared an interesting short video that gives us a look inside the Corps’ Precision Weapon Section, responsible for assembling, refitting and maintaining the Marines’ precision weapons such as sniper rifles and competition firearms.

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The First Repeating Bullpup – The Curtis Rifle of the 1860s

If I asked you what the first first bullpup rifle was, what would you answer? The Steyr AUG? British EM-2 from the 1950s? The Faucon ‘Balanced Rifle’ from 1911 or maybe the Thorneycroft carbine from the early 1900s?

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Muzzleloader vs Breechloader: Rates of Fire Compared – Video

While it might seem like a foregone conclusion which would have the higher rate of fire, a muzzle loader or a breechloader, the results and implications are still interesting. In his most recent video Rob over at British Muzzleloaders pits a muzzle-loading Pattern 1853 against a breech-loading Snider-Enfield conversion.

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Ultimax Unveiled: The Singaporean Chartered Industries Mark II

The Charted Industries of Singapore Ultimax is one of the most renowned light machine guns in the world, yet has never really been adopted to the full extent of what it was capable of. The only real military it served was the Singaporean Armed Forces. It was used by multiple other countries and agencies, but not in a full-service adoption.

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Behind the Scenes at the US Army's Small Arms Repair Facility at Anniston Army Depot!

The US Army Materiel Command has shared an interesting behind the scenes video filmed at the Anniston Army Depot in Alabama. Ever wonder what happens to the US Army’s tired small arms? All the M4s, M240s and M2 Heavy Machine Guns which have seen decades of service? Well many of them pass through Anniston Army Depot and receive a new lease of life.

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The Kunduz MK 17 SCAR, or a Chronology of SCAR rifles Among the Taliban

In a recent propaganda video released by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Report Number 190 to be precise), a 7.62x51mm NATO MK 17 SCAR was spotted over the course of the propaganda video. Of course, there is nothing new about this development, we’ve covered the SCAR in use by the Taliban previously on TFB. But what is new is that we are starting to connect the dots on this particular MK 17, clearing up some of the misinformation and hope to even provide a possible explanation for its origins in Afghanistan.

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Magpul PMAG D-60 Spotted in use by 7th Special Forces Group Soldier

A recently published news video from Arizona-based 3TV/Arizona Family Channel concerning domestic violence in the U.S. Army included a photograph of a U.S. Soldier from the 7th Special Forces Group based out of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The soldier is posing with what appears to be an M4A1 SOPMOD Block II and also appears to be on deployment in Afghanistan due to the terrain, green valley, and patchwork of compounds in the background.

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Getting Down with Kydex! How Kydex Holsters are Made

Kydex, or Boltaron, holsters are all the rage these days. But how are they actually made? With what tools and techniques do these excellent (or sometimes poor) IWB or OWB setups come from? In this episode we look at a local Kydex holster maker and go through all the steps it takes to bring one to fruition. From cutting out the Boltaron sheet, sticking it in a heater, forming it around a handgun, and all the other smaller steps along the way.

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Too Little Too Late: Japanese Type 100 Submachine Gun

Japan was perhaps the least prepared of all the powers during the Second World War to have an issued submachine gun in use by combat troops. Indeed the Japanese Type 100 only saw a production run of at maximum 30,000 weapons. A small fraction of the total amount of the Japanese Imperial Forces throughout the entire war.

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Almost a Success, The Spanish AMELI Light Machine Gun

The AMELI light machine gun was Spain’s answer to what the Ministry of Defense needed in a squad automatic weapon, as a base of fire for the Spanish Infantry fire team. It was based on the late war German MG45 design, or as we see here, possibly just another version of the Mauser-CETME Light Machine Gun of roller-locking lore. It primarily used belts of M27 NATO links, but there were versions outfitted for STANAG magazines that replaced the feed tray cover (these were rarely if ever used). Later versions even had British SUSAT sights clamped to rails on the feed tray cover.

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Paper City Firearms "Stinger" Rapid Deployment Bayonet

In what is most definitely the most ridiculous item of the entire SHOT show, Paper City Firearms out of Massachusets has on display this earth-shattering 4-pound tubular bayonet that sides in and out of a Picatinny mounted tube that can be attached to a corresponding rail. With the push of a button, the bayonet can be slid out of the tube, becoming fully extended and then locking in place. To withdraw the bayonet, one simply presses down on that underside button, allowing the bayonet to manually retract into the aluminum tube, also locking in place at the bottom. The bayonet itself is tubular, with a curve coming up from the blade tip, and a hollow portion in the center.

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New Krinkov Offering from Iron Claw Tactical

Iron Claw Tactical out of Wisconsin was showing off a 5.45x39mm Krink option that the company has recently put together. Built off a Bulgarian SLR-104UR SBR ( stock form sold by Arsenal), the Iron Claw Tactical has a number of aftermarket parts, and parts of the companies own line that come together under a single gray Cerakote job.

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[SHOT 2018] Accuracy International's Left Handed AX Rifle

Accuracy Internationa has introduced a left-handed version of their multi-caliber AX precision rifle for this year at SHOT 2018. Other than simply changing the bolt handle and safety to the left side of the rifle, the magazine cutout was also switched. The magazine cutout allows a shooter to load a magazine while in the prone position, with a support hand and most importantly without having to lift the rifle up at an angle so the magazine can be readily inserted.

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Giving Back: The Story Of Valley Forge Military Academy's Rifle Club

Safety and marksmanship all begin somewhere for many of us. We at TFB believe it is extremely important to give back to the next generation of shooters, hunters, and collectors that will influence our passions long after we are dead and gone. In this episode of TFB TV, we look at a rifle club that Miles started in 2009 at his old high school, Valley Forge Military Academy & College. That was almost a decade ago and since then the club has grown dramatically in size to what it once was. Thanks to the efforts of the current faculty advisor, Christopher Bechtel. Today the rifle club is extremely well organized, taking cadets to various competitions, tactical shooting, and even historical small arms familiarization. But most importantly is passing the ability to teach cadets safety and marksmanship, skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

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