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2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot starts today

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:09

Today the Main Match for the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII starts, at the new National Shooting Sport Center (CNTS) in Châteauroux, France. The last IPSC Handgun World Shoot was held in Frostproof (such a cool name!), Florida, United States in 2014. The weather is France looks very warm, no frost in sight there […]

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Tested: Recoil pad for the ACE ARFX skeleton stock

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:00

We introduced Jyrki from Finland and his CNC machined throwlevers in a recent TFB post. While examining his webpage I noticed he was also selling a pad for the ACE ARFX AR15 stock, a stock I use on a few of my rifles. As much as I like the ACE ARFX skeleton stock I always […]

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NFA Modernization And You – Industry Q&A

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 06:08

Two weeks ago Dead Air Armament, Gemtech and Silencer Shop announced they had worked together with the ATF to help with the modernization of the National Firearms Act (NFA) application processing. The new procedures include the voluntary use of a barcode that is generated on forms when created on ATF Form 4s and ATF Responsible […]

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Walther Updates the P22 Pistol: P22QD

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 02:11

Walther Arms announced it updated the P22 pistol with a new safety and captured recoil spring. Called the P22QD, the new gun is very similar to the old design, though it may have a bit more appeal to some shooters. With the safety, Walther Arms elected to ensure the gun could not be cocked or […]

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New UTG Pro Drop in Handguard: Slim with M-LOK

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 02:00

Leapers, Inc. is now offering a new hand guard under the UTG Pro brand for the AR style rifle. The new “Super Slim” rail has the no nonsense name of MTU015SSM. This new rail is marketed as a drop in product that works with a delta ring, circular front hand guard cap and a typical […]

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TFB FIRST LOOK: The New Gen5 GLOCK 17 And Gen5 GLOCK 19

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 15:50

Finally, the firearms industry’s best-worst kept secret is now official. We no longer have to use hushed voices or sneak into the shadows to discuss finger grooves and ambidextrous slide release stop levers (ok, I never did either of those things). The Gen5 GLOCK pistols are set to be released publicly in both G17 and G19 models in […]

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Apex Gun Parts Surplus Warehouse Tour

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 15:20

Apex Gun Parts is a surplus importer and distributor based in Colorado Springs, that stocks a large amount of inventory for the surplus parts and parts kits manufacturing industries in the United States. The owner, Jeff Selvig was kind enough to give TFB a personal tour of the warehouse and some of the behind the […]

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Lucas Burnley’s Knife Gun

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 15:05

The knife maker Lucas Burnley challenged himself with a 365 day long Knife Design Marathon. Every day, for a year, he should sketch a new knife. Each sketch should take about fifteen minutes to draw. The result can be found at BRNLY365 Instagram. There are some really interesting designs in there, and I think at least […]

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ATF REPORT – Firearms Commerce In The United States 2017

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 09:09

It’s that time of the year again. The federal bean counters have carved out a report and given us a broad overview of the state of firearms commerce in the United States. And with the historic period we experienced in 2016, this year’s report promises to be even more exciting than the last. Ok, none […]

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OFFICIAL: The New GLOCK Gen5 Has Arrived

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 07:30

Yes, it’s real. The hotly anticipated fifth generation of GLOCK pistols is set to become publicly available in a matter of days. For die hard fans like myself, most of the features of the new Gen5 G17 and G19 models will come as little surprise – they are all found on the heavily reported ‘M’ line […]

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The 5th Generation GLOCK Glock 17 and Glock 19 Gen5 Pistols: Improving Perfection! (4K UHD)

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 07:23

In this very special episode of TFBTV, James has the privilege of introducing you the Glock’s new Generation 5 series of pistols. James was asked to visit Glock Headquarters in Smyrna, Georgia and shoot a case of ammunition through the new Gen. 5 Glock 17 and 19 at the Glock Operator Course over a two […]

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Review: Make Your Glock Competition Worthy With KE Arms

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:08

Last year Russell Phagan, of KE Arms, brought me to Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun under a media sponsorship to review and shoot some prototypes they had. This year he invited me back to run some new products, and even better, he shipped them to me ahead of the match so I would have more time […]

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Review: Leupold LTO Thermal Tracker

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:00

Back at SHOT Show 2017 I got a chance to check out the Leupold LTO Thermal Tracker. Click here to check out the article. The LTO is an entry level handheld thermal monocular. On Leupold’s website the LTO is $909 but it retails regularly for $699.99 and can be purchased for close to $600 if […]

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Smith And Wesson 360 | .357 Magnum Power In A Pint Sized Package

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 15:30

If you are looking for a super powerful carry revolver, the Smith & Wesson 360 might just be your next gun. Weighing in at only 14.9 ounces, the scandium frame won’t weigh you down making you more likely to carry everytime you leave the house. The .357 Magnum has the highest one shot stop rate […]

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Hamburg Police having issues with their new AR15s and ammunition

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 15:20

In November last year we reported that the Police in Hamburg (Germany) were getting Haenel CR223s (AR15) in 5,56 NATO as a response to the increased threat levels. You can find the background in this TFB article. The first rifles from the manufacturer Haenel (Suhl, Germany) were delivered as loaners in 2016, in order to […]

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Battlearms Wood Stock now available

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 15:05

Battle Arms Development, Nevada USA, have released three pieces of highly desirable wood. You can spot them in the picture above, taken by TracerX. Made from Grade A French (is that going to put people off?) Walnut we find a handguard, a pistol grip and a cheek rest. In a world of metal, polymer and […]

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POTD: 40 mm Madritsch ML40 Grenade Launcher

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:00

Today’s Photo is training and shooting with 40 mm grenade launchers, by soldiers in the military academy in the Austrian Army. They are using the Madritsch Weapon Technology ML40, launching 40×46 mm grenades. Notice the Aimpoint Micro, I suspect those are H2s or possible T2s for NVG. However it looks like the protective rubber “bikini” […]

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Allegiance Ammunition SilentStrike Subsonic .223

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 13:00

When prospective suppressor owners mention looking for subsonic .223 ammunition, my first impulse is to say “novelty” or “expensive .22lr”. After all, achieving low velocities is usually accomplished by anemic powder charges or heavy bullets. The later, fitting anything over ~80 grains in a 223 Remington case, is a challenge. However, Allegiance Ammunition is selling […]

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Interests On Instagram: The Rollerlyfe Feed

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:01

With the recent addition of a PTR Industries PTR91 K3P from Atlantic Firearms (TFB review pending), I have been thrust into a world of Heckler & Koch infatuation and intrigue. Partially caused by the NFA approval delay of my TPM Outfitters MP5SD, I needed a roller lock/delayed firearm to fill a void in my life. […]

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Dead Air Ghost Silencer Wipe Replacement Program

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:08

Last year we reported that the ATF told Dead Air Armament that they were no longer able to sell replacement wipes for their popular Ghost M silencer directly to consumers. The reasoning behind the decision is not a new policy; wipes have been considered silencer parts in the past, making them replaceable only by FFL […]

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