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Just how quiet do you like your MP5 to run? (VIDEO)

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 09:30

LeaSpeed6 is a registered nurse by trade but also enjoys NFA weapons, long walks on the beach, and getting the most out of her subsonic ammo.

Using a Zenith Z5-RS MP5 be-quieted with a SilencerCo Omega9k can, she runs some Hush 165-grain 9mm subsonic against a regular 147-grain sub load for comparison. Although it doesn’t sound a lot different in the vid, she says “I found the Hush to be quieter with a more gas/air tone, and to have an even softer recoil impulse vs the 147gr” while finding feeding, extraction, and point of aim was no different between the two.

The neat thing is, you can hear the brass hitting the deck if you listen.

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ATF, NSSF offering reward for Ohio gun store burglary (VIDEO)

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:55

Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a group of individuals who stole 20 guns from Peterson’s Gun Shop in Sharonville earlier this month.

The federal firearms licensee, located on Reading Road, was the scene of an early morning burglary on July 2 in which suspects were able to enter the shop and leave with the firearms, mostly handguns, but were captured on the above video surveillance.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $2,500, matched by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, for information.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-ATF-GUNS, Detective Hayes with the Sharonville police department at 513-563-1144, or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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You do know about the Finnish KvKK 62 machine gun, yeah? (VIDEO)

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:52

Very rarely seen outside Finland, Ian with Forgotten Weapons was able to lay hands on a KvKK 62 light machine gun while traveling around the Baltic country.

The Valmet-produced belt-fed LMG in 7.62x39mm (the same caliber that the Finns used in their Valmet rifles), the gun is full-auto only and kinda looks like a Czech ZB-26/BREN gun, but using a 100-round belt held in an under-receiver pouch rather than a top-fed box mag.

The rate of fire is kinda zippy (like 1000 rounds per minute) which puts it on par with the old-school German MG 34/41 and MG42– though it is far from being as pretty.

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Just firing stacks of old military buttons from a shotgun (VIDEO)

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:20

Gifted a packet of metal buttons, the Taofledermaus shotgun experimenters stacked a few in some 12 gauge shells and went to the range.

Marked “Militaires Equipments” and shaped like UFOs, they appear to be WWI-era French Army buttons– and the thin metal looks like they would make great shrapnel if given enough velocity. With that in mind, the Tao gang makes like the Battle of Verdun on some dated Hi-Fi equipment, a sheet of drywall, and other items in a pretty impressive way.

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Running 1K rounds through the Sig P320 in 13 minutes or less (VIDEO)

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:30

Tim with the Military Arms Channel stacked up 20 boxes of Fiocchi 115-grain 9mm ball ammo and put the big polymer Sig service pistol through the 1,000 round shootex.

As a variant of the P320 was recently adopted by the U.S. Army as the XM17 pistol after winning the Army Modular Handgun System trial, the test speaks to how reliable the gun could be. Logistics of the test include picking up 25 17-round mags for the Sig and having a crew of three powder monkeys schlepping rounds into mags with the help of some pink mag loaders.

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The big loop Henry Big Boy in .357 looks as good as it shoots (VIDEO)

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 06:12

Eric and Chad with IV8888 do an extensive review on the Henry Big Boy Carbine, a handy little cowboy action brush gun that looks pretty, and shoots pretty sweet.

Featuring a 16.5-inch octagon blued steel barrel, the carbine only goes 35-inches overall, or about the length of a Ruger Mini-14 or classic M1 Carbine. While Henry makes these guns in .44 Mag/Spl, .45 Colt, .327 Fed Mag and .41 Mag, the specimen Eric is using is in .357/.38Spl. The tubular under barrel mag holds seven rounds, which he unloads on steel, pop, and melons almost as fast as an M1.

As for the looks?

“The brass frame definitely adds a beauty appeal to it– makes it really classy looking– just a wonderful rifle,” says Eric.

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Rub some dirt on it: .50 BMG does the bucket test (VIDEO)

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 08:15

Sure, enough dirt can stop anything, but how much is needed to stack up against .50 BMG? Somewhere in the high desert, Edwin Sarkissian is up to the research.

Using a big 12.7x99mm armor-piercing incendiary round fired out of a Serbu BFG-50A, Sarkissian starts finding pieces of jacket in the bucket before the pill shows up, surprisingly early on in the search– showing why Hesco barriers are awesome.

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Plinking around with the Tippman M4 .22LR rifle (VIDEO)

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:00

Rimfire connoisseur 22Plinkster goes in-depth on Tippmann’s .22LR M4 clone and compares it to the more common Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 rifle.

The biggest difference that the Tippmann offering brings to the table is that it uses both an aluminum upper and lower, whereas the S&W runs polymer downstairs. The (almost) mil-spec lower, as noted by ‘Plink, gives the Tippmann a better feel and puts it more in the training rifle category, especially with .22LR ammo now trending lower on the retail scale.

He runs it with and without optics, with bulk pack and match ammo (that group, though) out to 100 yards, and adds a can for effect.

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The newest snake on the block: The Colt Cobra (VIDEO)

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:00

Getting back into the revolver biz after a lengthy hiatus, Colt’s stainless steel-framed Cobra gets a work out from Hickok45.

The hardy snub was long a part of Colt’s line, being in production from 1950-81 in one form or another, but the new version is a complete redesign.

Weighing in at 25-ounces, the only polymer on the new gun seems to be in the red fiber optic front sight post. Matte finished with Hogue Overmolded grips, the six-shooter is chambered in .38SPL and rated for +P loads.

Hickok even breaks out the old-school wadcutters and does some paper punching as part of the warm up before moving to the heavy lifting.

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Standing up to a 37mm black powder cannon with a Humvee windscreen (VIDEO)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 07:24

Eric with IV8888 pits the two-inch thick front glass of a Humvee against a 1.4-pound lead projectile fired from a mini Parrot gun.

The giant Minié-style projectile, about the size of a chili dog and is propelled by some cannon grade black powder, can zip through most common barriers. We are talking about something like 45,000 ft./lbs. of energy here– but the glass is pretty thick. Maybe not cannon thick, but still…

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Going cyclic with a select-fire AK47 can, in fact, be a good day (VIDEO)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 07:24

Contrary to the words of the warrior poet Ice Cube, reaching for a full-auto modified Serbian N-PAP AK with a drum mag along for the ride can actually be a lot of fun.

In the above vid, Hickok45 rips through a formerly semi-auto AK pistol loaned by Royal Range. Featuring an 8-inch barrel and a nice brake, the PAP does well against interloping targets of opportunity.

Almost as well as the converted SBR’d underfolder rifle complete with a Magpul Zhukov handguard and vert grip Hickok turns to next.

We gotta say, it looks like a good day.

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Remington’s RP9 semi-auto goes 300 rounds with Hickok45 (VIDEO)

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 07:44

Introduced earlier this year, the new polymer-framed 9mm from Remington is a full-sized handgun but still looks small in the hands of Hickok45.

The Remington RP9 is a duty-sized pistol with an 18+1 capacity due to its double-stack magazine. With a 4.5-inch barrel, the overall length is 7.91-inches and weighs in at 26.4-ounces unloaded. Equipped with adjustable 3-dot sights, the slide is stainless but carries Remmy’s PVD finish.

Sure, sure, specs are nice, but how does this $500-ish gun shoot, especially in light of past offerings (*cough* R51) by the company? Check out the above video for more information.

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Czech officials move to deputize legal gun owners in defense of nation

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:14

The lower chamber of Czech Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the country’s Constitution allowing legal gun owners to participate in the country’s defense, the Associated Press reported.

The 139-9 majority vote was reportedly a reaction to the European Union’s directive banning certain semi-automatic weapons. Should this constitutional amendment pass the Czech Upper House of Parliament, the country’s 300,000 gun license holders will essentially be deputized state officials and exempt from the EU dictate.

The EU rule is too restrictive, by majority Czech standards, and is reportedly a reaction itself to recent extremist attacks in Europe. The Czech Republic has vowed to file legal action against the EU’s directive, the Associated Press reported.       

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Cabela’s names Century Arms ‘strategic partner’

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:35

Retailer Cabela’s has named Century Arms a “strategic partner” of the year as an award for its ongoing business relationship, according to the AK maker’s statement this week.

The “Strategic Partners of the Year” award given by the retailer recognizes select vendors for how they influence sales, meet customer service goals, and inventory and margin, the statement says.

“The support that Century Arms has given Cabela’s has allowed both companies to grow with each other in an, at times, challenging market,” said Nick Evans, Cabela’s category manager.

The statement adds the relationship between the two companies has grown exponentially over the years.

Century is one of the largest AK makers in the U.S., producing more than 65,000 AK-style firearms in 2015, according to federal data.

Cabela’s, which sells firearms, ammo and outdoor goods, has reported more than $3 billion in sales each year.

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Digging up ammo cans from the bottom of a pond after a year (VIDEO)

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:15

In an experiment to see how well metal GI and commercial plastic ammo cans work for storing rounds, a prepper sunk four in a pond and came back after a year.

Mike Adams, a self-described prepper who posts under TheHealthRanger channel on YouTube, deep-sixed a pair of used GI .30 caliber cans alongside another pair of plastic dry boxes. Two made it, and two didn’t. All were filled with ammo.

The only thing we have to say is to question why he was cool with risking all that nice CCI Velocitor to the pond scum when a couple packs of Tula .223 could have verified the hypothesis in the experiment. The horrors. The horrors.

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Magpul now shipping 5.45x39mm PMAGS (VIDEO)

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:50

Breaking into the spam can has never been more urgent as Magpul announced this week they are now making deliveries of 30-round polymer magazines for the 5.45mm Kalash.

Designed to fit the AK74, MPi-AK-74N, PA md. 86, and others in 5.45x39mm, the mag has a self-lubricating anti-tilt follower and stainless steel spring. While sharing standard PMAG features such as a flared removable floorplate and dot matrix panels for paint pens, the mag also has the bonus of being a U.S. made part for those sweating 922 compliance on their builds.

They only come in black for now and the price at Magpul’s website is $13.95.

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Mossad hushpuppy: The suppressed Beretta 71 pistol (VIDEO)

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:29

Jeff Bloovman of Armed Dynamics and Nick Humphries of Practically Tactical go quietly with the vaunted Beretta 71, which has a super cool history.

Marketed as the Jaguar, the M71 used a lightweight alloy frame to produce a 1960s-era pistol that tipped the scales at just 17-ounces. The 8/9-shot .22LR, using a 3.5-inch barrel was very accurate, and, when coupled with an early wipe-style pill bottle type suppressor, was very quiet. The concealable and compact pistol was used by Israeli El Al air marshals and, according to a lot of reports, officers of both the Mossad intelligence agency and Sayeret Matkal military intelligence.

Jeff and Nick use a more modern Griffin Checkmate can in the above video, but you more than get the idea.

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Maryland man pleads guilty to making sawed-off shotgun

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:44

A Maryland man pleaded guilty Monday to making an illegal firearm, admitting he sawed off the barrel of a shotgun.

According to a Justice Department news release, 44-year-old Ian Nigel Page, of Crownsville Maryland, cut down the barrel of a Remington 12-gauge shotgun to less than 18 inches in Preston County, West Virginia in May 2015.

Page could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,ooo. However, the sentence handed down will be based on seriousness of offense and criminal history of the defendant.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Preston County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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The inside of this funky weapon looks more Rube Goldberg than machine gun (VIDEO)

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:13

The French took the badly designed M1905 Puteaux machine gun and fixed it to make the horribly designed St. Etienne M1907.

Officially Mitrailleuse Saint Etienne Mle 1907, the 8mm Lebel chambered machine gun was a gas operated blow-forward clockwork design that had a variable rate of fire from 60 to 600 rounds per minute– if it worked.

That’s just the thing, as seen in the above video from C&Rsenal, the inner workings of the M1907 was extremely complex. This left it prone to overheating and jamming, just the thing when confronting the Germans.

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Just a quiet walk through the woods with an HK MP5SD (VIDEO)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:54

Hickok45 came across a “real deal” Heckler & Koch MP5SD sub gun with an integral suppressor to check out the woods around the redoubt for targets of opportunity.

It’s got all the goodies, being a suppressed SBR with a selector switch and onboard en-quieter that is capable of putting the hush on even supersonic hardball. The MP5SD was developed in the 1970s for commandos and was designed to allow standard NATO ball– already in service for sub guns and handguns– to be used in the integrally suppressed little SMG, all the while being so quiet all you hear is the Freedom.

And Hickok lets it ring.

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