New CCI Uppercut .22LR Self-Defense Ammunition

Although the .22 Long Rifle is not generally considered a good defensive round, there are still people who use firearms chambered in .22LR for self-defense purposes. There can be many reasons for opting for a .22LR gun such as weak grip strength, recoil sensitivity, price, etc. Well, for those who chose the .22LR for defensive use,  CCI Ammunition has a new product – the  CCI Uppercut, a self-defense .22LR ammunition optimized for semi-auto pistols with 2.5″ to 4″ barrels. Let’s take a look.

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New Speer Gold Dot G2 Carbine and CCI Clean-22 Hyper Velocity Ammunition

Speer and CCI ammunition have just announced two new ammunition offerings that will be heavily showcased at SHOT Show 2023. However, in advance of the show, they’ve released all the information you could ask for on these two new ammunition products including CCI’s new polymer-coated Clean-22 Hypervelocity and Speer’s new Gold Dot G2 Carbine 135-gr ammo. Speer has one of the most well-trusted names when it comes to personal defense ammunition and CCI shares similar fame when it comes to reliable and accurate rimfire ammunition.

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POTD: Hand-To-Hand Combat

The Self-Defense Photo Of The Day. Above you have it, an Austrian Glock pointed at an attacker armed with a knife – way too close for comfort and bound to leave a mark or two somewhere, somehow, at least on someone. Luckily this is only melee training for the soldiers in the Austrian Bundesheer, and you can see the participants and the location below.

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SIG Sauer Releases "Empower the People" Video Series

SIG Sauer is a worldwide leader in the design and production of firearms, and has been for many years. This is common knowledge. What is a bit less well-known is that SIG is also heavily involved in the training aspect of firearms, not just in manufacturing. They well understand that it isn’t good enough just to have quality guns, we must also be experienced, trained, and proficient in their use. To this end, they maintain the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. They describe this facility as:

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TFB Review: New Microtech TAC-P Self-Defense Emergency Tool

Recently TFB reviewed the New Benchmade Mini SOCP Dagger. Today it’s time to review a brand new and somewhat similar product from Microtech Knives.

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TFB Review: The New Benchmade Mini SOCP Dagger

The traditional SOCP dagger ( Special Operations Combatives Program) from Benchmade should be fairly well known by this time. In 2017 we did a Photo Of The Day with it. In short, it’s a basic skeletonized dagger with a ring on the top of the handle, with the intention to allow the use with either hand and also when you’re using a firearm at the same time. There is now also a smaller version called the 173 Mini SOCP Dagger, and TFB has taken some time to evaluate it for this review.

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The Rimfire Report: What Is .22 LR Actually Capable Of?

This week on The Rimfire Report I want to briefly touch on a subject that has been the subject of much debate. With .22 LR being a widely available, inexpensive and easy to manage cartridge, it is no surprise people have tried to use it beyond its intended scope. So what exactly is .22 LR capable of and what are the practical upper limits of the long-lived rimfire cartridge?

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Bear Necessities: Black Bear Attack Stopped with .45 ACP

The bear in question encountered Greg that night while he was outside smoking. Greg was carrying his Kimber Ultra Carry II in an IWB holster underneath a winter jacket. Greg carries that pistol with the hammer cocked and safety on in his front right jacket pocket. Greg has said that he carries no matter where he goes as long as it’s legal. Both Greg and his wife Vicki have Tennesse Concealed Carry Permits.

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Czech Senate to Introduce Constitutional Amendment that Adds the Right to Carry and Use Weapons for Self-Defense

The firearms freedom of the average  Czech Republic may be about to grow as the Czech senate is attempting to increase the self-defense rights of its citizens. A rare occurrence indeed. The new amendment would add the right to make use of a legally possessed weapon (firearm) to the already existing right to defense of life.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: One-Handed Revolver Drills

For this week’s TFB Wheelgun Wednesday, we’ll explore some revolver drills that focus on using only one hand to shoot and reload your defensive revolver.  The whole premise of one-handed revolver drills is that one of your arms or hands have been injured, or that it’s being used in another capacity.  Statistically speaking, armed encounters last only seconds, with an average number of rounds fired being roughly two. The law enforcement community has had noted cases of officers having to reload their revolvers with only one hand.  However, it does take time that is rarely afforded in the close, one-on-one (or several-against-one) encounters that concealed carriers may face.  Regardless, if you regularly carry a revolver, or keep one on your nightstand, these one-handed revolver drills can make you better prepared for the worst.

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TFB Round Table: 5 BEST 22 Magnum Rounds for Self-Defense and/or Hunting

Welcome back to another edition of  TFB’s Round Table sponsored by  Ammunition To Go! For those who are first joining us, this is a multi-part series where TFB will discuss the characteristics of great  ammunition  for specific applications. This could vary from big game hunting, plinking, precision rifle matches, small game hunting, or even pistol competitions. Chances are there is someone here at TFB who can offer you advice on buying the right round for your task at hand. This week I will offer up some tips on picking the BEST 22 Magnum Ammunition for Self-Defense and/or Hunting! The properties that are desirable in a good self-defense round for anyone who is contemplating carrying a 22 Magnum firearm are often the same traits we look for in a hunting cartridge as well. We all understand that 22 Magnum is near the bottom of the caliber spectrum so we need something with high Foot-Lbs of energy and something that will penetrate (as best as one could hope for this smaller cartridge). So with that being said, let’s dive into what we are looking for in the BEST 22 Magnum rounds for Self-Defense and/or Hunting!

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TFB Round Table: 5 Best 9mm Self Defense Rounds (You Can Buy)

Selecting a good defensive round is one of the most overlooked but perhaps one of the most critical elements of selecting your tools for self-defense. Arguably, ammo selection is just as important, if not more important than selecting the gun itself.  However, I would guess that most shooters simply go to their local Academy, plunk down a $20 bill and ask for “a box of them hollow points.”

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Getting the most out of Steel Targets: What You Need to Know

Steel Targets can be an awesome addition to any training regime, whether it be for self-defense, long distance shooting, any sort of competition, or just plain bragging rights at the range with buddies. Due to their reactive “CLANG”, steel targets give shooters instant feedback on whether or not the fundamentals are being properly applied. But with that great training value comes some responsibility. Especially when it comes to safety precautions. Shooting at steel isn’t like shooting at paper or cardboard targets. There are chances of fragments or even whole bullets coming right back at you due to various factors involved. Distance from the targets is one of them, design of the targets is another. Wearing eye protection and having a proper medical kit on standby is certainly good advice when working with any sort of steel.

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POTD: AUG-Ninjas

Today’s series of photos are a bit odd.

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Y-man (TFB's Resident Gun Nut from Africa) is Back from the "void" and Still DIYing

Y-man is back again, after quite a long absence and I sure am glad to be back writing about some of my continuing adventures.

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