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POTD: Smoke Signals

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:00

J.W. Ramp was shooting some surplus 37mm flares out of his M16 style smoke launcher. Be careful of what you shoot them at. The flare hit the berm but had enough energy to bounce up and over the berm and into the field behind it. Fortunately it was raining but they checked on it just […]

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The FN 509: A Peek At FN’s MHS Pistol … Sorta

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:30

The FN 509 is about as close as you can currently get to the Modular Handgun Submission that Fn America sent into the DOD trials, but isn’t exactly the same gun. In this episode of TFB TV, Patrick takes the brand new FN 509 out to the range to get acquainted with the new to […]

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The new Taurus T Series pistols

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:01

Brazil’s Forjas Taurus, following  a particularly difficult year dealing with much publicized market/users complaints about safety/functioning aspects of some of its guns (pistols, mainly), appears to be entering 2017 with a serious commitment towards products quality.  Other than simply updating its long-established bull logo, the company is in the process of undergoing wide changes in […]

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Threat Analysis: IS Marksmen in Kirkuk

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:09

The so-called Islamic State has released a video recently in a series of in-depth views of marksmen taking shots at Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in the vicinity of Kirkuk province in Iraq. The video is titled Arrows of the Monotheists and is essentially a propaganda and recruiting effort from the Islamic State. The majority is footage from […]

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DIY Home Made 9mm Carbine Pistol

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 06:08

AK Custom took a paintball grip and built a 9mm carbine pistol around it using supplies from a local hardware store.   On a Pistol Caliber Carbine group, that I am a member of, there was some discussion about the legality of this build. From the video it looks like it might be an open […]

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Canik TP9SFx: A Race Gun For The Everyman

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:30

The Canik TP9SFx offers some of the features that you might find on a much more expensive competition focused pistol at a price point that most people can afford. In this episode of TFB TV, Patrick takes the Turkish pistol out to the range to see if it is good enough to be considered a […]

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Craft Brew Kershaws: the Malt and Hops

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:20

Apparently taking inspiration from beer, KAI USA Ltd is offering a new pair of folding knives called Malt and Hops. Both of these knives are being sold under the Kershaw name. According to the company, the knives were designed by Gustavo Cecchini. Cecchini has been designing blades for more than a decade. In addition to […]

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REV Arms Looks to be No More – No Impact, No Idea

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:05

REV Arms, also called Revolution Arms, noted for “selling” (more on the quotes in a second…) sub-MOA guarantee AR-15s is highly likely to be no more. While formal bankruptcy papers have not been filed, the company has gone eerily silent. Numerous customers are reporting lack of delivery of product to the local BBB. According to […]

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POTD: WolfA1 Upper Is Popular In Taiwan

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:00

The photo above is a screen shot from a Taiwanese news report about the sales of the T91 upper receiver being imported by Wolf Ammo. If you are not familiar with the T91, it is the standard issued rifle for the Republic of China, aka Taiwan. Wolf is importing the upper receivers but making the […]

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Ukrainian Fort-28 Pistol chambered in 5.7x28mm

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 13:00

As far as I knew there were only three handguns chambered in 5.7x28mm: Masterpiece Arms Defender, Excel Arms Accelerator and of course the first one – FN Five-seveN.  But it turns out that there is also a Ukrainian pistol called Fort-28 chambered in this caliber. The Ukrainian company started designing this gun back in 2015. It […]

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Fuchs Over & Under Bolt Action Rifles

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:01

Earlier we showed a side by side bolt action double rifle on TFB. Today we’ll take a look at a couple of over and under bolt action rifles made by the same company – Fuchs. The O&U versions of these rifles seem to be more slimline and handy if this kind of action can be […]

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Weapon Worship in India

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 09:09

There is an interesting cultural element of worshipping weapons in India. It is called Shastra Puja or Ayudha Puja, which literally means weapon worship. It takes place during an Indian religious annual festival in September. The celebration is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. During this event, people decorate their weapons with flowers and some religious ornaments […]

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Innovative Arms Integrally Suppressed Ruger MKIV

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 09:09

Innovative Arms just announced something that is on the top of my want/wish list. The silencer and firearms manufacturer has upgraded their line of integrally suppressed firearms to include the new Ruger MKIV rimfire pistol. Using a monocore baffle stack, the team at Innovative Arms has included the  seamless upper/barrel/tube design that makes for a […]

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Discreet Ballistics – Precision Machined Projectiles

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 06:08

Even though shooting quietly is a passion of mine, I have yet to break into the world of suppressed 300BLK. I’m also not ashamed to admit that I had to review the definition of ballistic coefficient (BC) before writing this post. What I learned in my limited research is that there are companies who are […]

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BANKRUPT: Gander Mountain Weighing their Options

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 06:08

Gander Mountain is continuing down the same path that we have seen other industry giants take lately.  The destination is not a desirable one either. Gander Mountain is preparing to file for bankruptcy likely by the end of this month. Sports Authority and Sports Chalet have both filed for bankruptcy this past year as well. […]

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StripLULA Upgrade for RUAG Clips

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:00

If you are like me and still have a large amount of 5.56mm ammo loaded on  stripper clips for easier storage and magazine loading, this newly updated release from magLULA might catch your attention. The makers of the now inconic magazine loader/unloader devices have updated their stripLULA to now include loading from the grey polymer “RUAG” […]

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$2M In Counterfeit GLOCK Magazines Seized By CBP

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 04:00

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is charged with protecting the United States from threats crossing international borders. Besides physical threats from terrorism, drug trafficking and weapons of mass destruction, the men and women in blue protect American consumers and industry from intellectual property violations and counterfeit goods. In this case, an estimated 70,000 fake […]

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Mini-Arms: Tactical Lego Action

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:11

There are plenty of examples of people building replica guns and accessories from Lego parts. But, have you seen what the folks at Mini-Arms are creating? I had a chance to catch up with one of the guys representing Mini-Arms at the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas. On display were about two dozen different Lego […]

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A Pair of S&W Combat Magnums

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:00

Smith & Wesson rolled out a number of new wheelguns this year. Two of those are given the revered Combat Magnum name. One is a Model 66; the other is a Model 69. Model 66 Combat Magnum The new Model 66 Combat Magnum is a K-frame revolver chambered for the .357 Magnum. As with other […]

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High Tower Armory’s HiPoint Carbine Bullpup Stock Teaser

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:58

High Tower Armory is known for making bullpup stock kits for the 10-22. They make a P90 styled kit to drop in a 10-22 barrels action and making it into a bullpup. Well now they are working on a bullpup kit for the HiPoint Carbine. Third stock kit is called the MBS 95. Not exactly […]

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