Saturday, November 25, 2017

Life-Saving Hospital Ship Returns from Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort has ended its nearly two-month medical assistance mission in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and has returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. In a statement Friday, the Navy said the Comfort, which left Norfolk on Sept. 29 and arrived off Puerto Rico on Oct. 4, had treated 1,899 patients, performed ... Read More »

K Bar Soap Co

The K Bar Soap Co is a Veteran-owned and operated company that produces, well, soap. But not just any soap. This is bar soap, pressed into a mold and made to look like a Mk 2 fragmentation grenade. Plus, K bar Soap comes in a wide variety of different scents; above is ‘Napalm in the AM’, and other choices include: ... Read More »

Five Reasons the H&K MP5 is Better Than the SIG MPX

In episode two of a three part series for TFBTV, James shows TFB readers and viewers his H&K MP5 and SIG MPX and compares each to the other. Both of these pistol caliber carbines are configured in short-barrel-rifle format. Both of them are 9mm. Both of them have roots with respected manufacturers. But each of […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Ranger Point Precision Marlin 336 Chambered in .36 RPP

Ranger Point Precision published images of another custom made Marlin 336 lever action rifle chambered in .36 RPP. The cartridge was developed about a year ago. It is a .358 caliber cartridge based on the .35 Whelen case. The advantage over the .35 Remington is that .36 RPP can operate at higher pressures thus resulting in enhanced performance. […] Read More … The ... Read More »

TTAG Daily Digest: Condition White, Pot Shots and Forgotten Guns

Condition white is good for business! For you? Not so much. Stay wary, my friends . . . TripAdvisor’s business practices under review by FTC as more travelers say their warnings of rapes, injuries were blocked An investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed that TripAdvisor had deleted reports of rapes, blackouts and other injuries and deaths […] The post TTAG Daily ... Read More »

Because Shooters Need Socks, Too: Darn Tough Socks

In June of 2016, I threw out all of my socks and replaced them with half as many pairs from Darn Tough Vermont. Soft and cozy Merino wool plus a dab of Spandex with various levels of cushion, they ain’t cheap but they have an unconditional lifetime guarantee. They’re warm in the winter, cool in […] The post Because Shooters ... Read More »

Black Friday Deals From Aero Precision and Ballistic Advantage

From now through Monday, Aero Precision is offering 15% off everything on their website. Plus, a dozen Doorbuster Deals are good for even larger discounts on receiver sets, complete uppers, and complete rifles. Over at Ballistic Advantage, finish out a custom build with Black Friday deals on barrels, internals, muzzle devices, and builder bundles. The post Black Friday Deals From ... Read More »

.22LR Pistol Showdown: Browning Buck Mark vs. Ruger Mark Series

A .22 pistol is one of the most versatile guns you can have in your safe. And every gun owner should have one if for no other reason than it’s an almost an ideal gun to use when teaching noobs how to shoot. Two semi-autos are front of mind when considering which .22LR pistol is […] The post .22LR Pistol ... Read More »

Black Friday From SHIELD Sights: 25% Off Everything Plus Free Shipping

Co-witness this deal! Use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout for 25% off everything in your basket plus free international shipping from SHIELD’s UK facilities. U.S. Customers also don’t pay VAT, so that’s another 20% off your total (price example below). Visit and pick yourself up some amazing red dots. Not familiar with SHIELD? Check out Jeremy’s June […] The post Black Friday ... Read More »

Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Jeffrey Alan O’Berry

That may look like a lot of gun for EDC, but Jeffrey says, “I carry ALL of these items 7 days a week.” More power to him. See all of his gear at Everyday Carry . . . The post Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Jeffrey Alan O’Berry appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Friday Fundamentals – Have a Decent Holster (part 4)

Today’s article was made possible in part by Daniel Defense (@DanielDefense). Daniel Defense: Lighter. Stronger. Better. Friday Fundamentals -Have a Decent Holster (part 4) As seen on Tactical Professor. “Police responded to the scene and determined that a person who had a valid concealed firearms carry permit was seated in the theater and had accidentally dropped his firearm to the ... Read More »

Vortex Recce Pro 8×32 HD Monocular

Brought to you in part today by PROOF Research: Carbon Fiber Perfected. Vortex Recce Pro 8×32 HD MonocularBreach Bang Freddy “The best optic is the one you have on ya.” – John Morgando, Target Systemics LLC If you’re excited about how fast weapon-mounted optic manufacturers are supposedly “changing the game”, then stand by because there’s a rumbling of exciting things to ... Read More »


Happy Thanksgiving!  From 12:01 a.m. Friday until 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, shop for huge discounts on Radian rifles, uppers, and select closeout and blemished accessories!  Act fast because supplies are limited to stock on hand.  Rifles and upper receivers are built to order, so allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Read More »

Black Friday at Tyrant Designs CNC

Tyrant Designs CNC is offering 20% and free shipping through Cyber Monday. The first 50 orders will receive a free cap. On top of all that, their new M&P Shield +2 Magazine Extensions are available for pre-sale. Tyrant Designs CNC Read More »

Flat Face Knives Brewhawks

You’ve seen tomahawks with hammer poles and you’ve seen them with spikes. Flat Face Knives makes tomahawks with something even more useful on the opposite side from the cutting bit… a bottle opener. The Brewhawk is a hand forged tomahawk with a very traditional appearance until you notice the bottle opener. Flat Face Knives makes […] Read More »

Black Friday Event at Blue Force Gear

Blue Force Gear is hosting their biggest sale of the year. They are offering 20% all orders for Black Friday through Cyber Monday. It’s time to stock up on slings, Ten-Speed pouches, and Dappers! Read More »

New Releases from Jake Hoback Knives

Jake Hoback Knives recently released two new knives, the A8 Slimline folder and the Talim Combatives Fixed Blade System. A8 SLIMLINE The A8 Slimline folding knife is designed to be durable, but small enough to be kept in your pocket for everyday use. The 3.25 inch blade is made of CPM-20CV steel and tucks away into a Grade 38 titanium… ... Read More »

RECOIL Issue #34

I’m cramming in this note between morning and afternoon hunts, sneaking out of the backcountry to grab a little Wi-Fi time while I attempt to catch up with the hectic pace of life in the real world. After a long time of promising myself I’d take advantage of the incredible wilderness this nation offers its citizens, it seems that, even… ... Read More »

Limited Supplies of Classy Coasters from Modern Arms

A set of coasters isn’t something we’d usually get excited about. But, when we found out about the BLOC Spartan coaster set, our interest was piqued. The catch is that the supplies are limited and go on sale today, November 24th, at 12:30 pm EST. The BLOC Spartan coaster set from Modern Arms is elegantly masculine and smartly designed. The coaster… ... Read More »

Kimber Debuts Red Dot Integrated Aegis Elite 1911s

Kimber continues to roll out the new additions for 2017, announcing the Aegis Elite 1911 series equipped with Vortex optic. Available in five total models, each Aegis Elite sports a Vortex Venom Red Dot 6-MOA Sight milled and installed on the pistol. Chambered in either 9mm or .45 ACP, the Aegis Elite lineup is available in two distinct variations —… ... Read More »

CBC USA Taps Reticle Marketing Group for Marketing and Communications

November 20, 2017 (Minneapolis, MN) – CBC USA today announced that it has named Reticle Marketing Group agency of record across multiple marketing services disciplines. Reticle will lead advertising, digital and social media, public relations, experiential marketing and design strategies for the Minneapolis-based importer of Magtech, Sellier & Bellot and MEN ammunition. “Reticle is unwavering […] Read More »

ODS Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale

10% off your entire order Black Friday (11/24) through Cyber Monday (11/27). Also, receive Free Shipping on all orders $150 or more. *some exclusions apply Read More »

SERT – Holiday Sales & Blowouts!

We’re blowing out our Gen 4 rifle cases to make way for the new Gen 5s! This would be a great time to get yourself the best rifle case in the industry for a steal! Read More »

Trayvax Black Friday Sale

*Belts Discounted to $20 *Special Edition Belt Buckles *Limited-Release Obsidian Contour *Permanent Price Drop on Element and Contour Wallets *Supplies are Limited Read More »

Watch: Knife-Wielding Man Charges at Colorado Police, Gets Fatally Shot

Colorado Police officers told a knife-wielding suspect to drop his weapon more than 40 times. He didn’t listen. Instead, he charged at one of the officers and was fatally shot. The intense incident was caught on two separate body cameras. Watch the footage above. The Coloradoan says the incident began on the evening of July 2, 2017, when Susan Holmes ... Read More »

7 Affordable Rifles You Can Actually Put on Your Christmas Wish List

Long a favorite of bush pilots, back country adventurers, and backpackers far off the grid, the U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle from Henry Repeating Arms is now available in Western Viper Camo (bottom right). The free-floated heavy-profile barrel of the Ruger American Rifle Predator comes threaded so you can attach your favorite muzzle device The .223 Wylde chamber on the Savage ... Read More »

Porter Turret Rifle: The Most Interesting, Flawed Civil War Gun

A different kind of wheelgun, the Porter rifle is one example of early repeaters that used rotating turrets to hold and fire rounds. The Porter rifle held nine .44-caliber, percussion-cap shots within its turret. The bottom lever lifts the side hammer and rotates the turret. Note the offset rear sight. A small pin locked the octagonal barrel to the receiver. ... Read More »

New: TROY Side Action Rifles

Troy Industries are releasing some new side action rifles (SAR), developed for precision-based shooting in a rugged, reliable and light-weight package. The SAR rifles are 50-State Legal for hunting and target shooting. The stock is billet machined and is foldable to the left, collapsing the total length for transportation. I know a lot of people, […] Read More … The ... Read More »

POTD: Gas! Gas! Gas!

Today’s Photo Of The Day is from Norway. The Norwegian Home Guard (in Norwegian “Heimevernet” or just “HV” for short) works as a rapid mobilization force in the Norwegian military. It was founded in1946 and has land, sea and air defense units, with volunteers and conscript personnel with backgrounds from all branches. The Norwegian Armed […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Flat-Faced Trigger Kit from Apex

The Apex trigger for the Glock Gen 5 was almost ready before the Gen 5 itself, very impressive. For the M&P 2.0 there is now an Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger Kit, available for a MSRP of $169.95. Apex has a really good description on their product page, and you can find the details below. […] Read More … The ... Read More »

ITAR: SIG Sauer is Out. Withdraws from the German tender

According to the website Augen Geradeaus (meaning Eyes Straight Ahead) the German-American company Sig Sauer is now out of the competition for the successor of the HK G36 rifle for the Germany Army. Sig Sauer has withdrawn the offer of the MCX rifle. One of the reasons is due to the ITAR legislation. One down, […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Taurus CT30 carbine: the last joint venture with FAMAE

Following the collaborative program with Chile’s FAMAE – Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército covering the manufacture and sales of the MT40/MT9 submachine guns and the CT40 carbine in Brazil, Forjas Taurus was still to try an additional – and final – venture with that State-owned company. The resulting weapon was another direct descendant of the […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Meet the G11 Caseless Assault Rifle: Germany’s Fallen Might-Have-Been

In the world of “might-have-been” small arms, a world of .276 Garands and NATO-standard EM-2s, none flew so high nor fell so far as the Heckler & Koch G11 caseless hyperburst assault rifle. Designed to out-match any contemporary small arm in a Cold War shootout across Central Europe, the G11 combined the aesthetics of a scifi […] Read More … The ... Read More »

New Polymer Cased Ammunition Introduced by True Velocity

Texas company True Velocity, LLC, has released the first images of their advanced lightweight polymer composite cased ammunition design via Instagram. Training company BAT Defense sent out an image of what appear to be 12.7×108, .50 BMG, and 5.56mm rounds made by True Velocity, saying that the ammunition was originally developed to reduce the weight of […] Read More … The ... Read More »

New LUTH-AR Lower Receiver Enhancement Kit

Luth-AR now offers an AR-15 lower receiver enhancement kit which consists of three replacement parts including their “Switch” extended safety selector, “Paddle” oversized bolt catch and “Wide Body” trigger guard. All of them are drop-in parts. The Switch extended safety selector is made of 8620 steel and has a manganese phosphate finish. It is marketed as […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Kimber Announces Pair of New Precision Rifles

Kimber Mfg. announced a pair of new precision bolt action rifles. One is the Advanced Tactical SOC II and the other is the Advanced Tactical SRC II. All versions of these guns offer a sub 0.5 MOA guarantee. According to the company, the Advanced Tactical SOC II is a “complete revision” of the prior version of […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Very rare experimental 1913 Patton Saber for the US Cavalry

When you look at these pictures it’s easy to focus on the 1911 .45 ACP pistol first, then its strange attachment. That’s what I did anyway, but people and collectors into sabres, US Cavalry and historical things look at the “attachment” instead. According to an expert, a person who has collected US Cavalry accoutrements for almost […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Black Friday Deals At Sportsman’s Guide

Now through tomorrow morning, Sportsman’s Guide has hundreds of items reduced to once-a-year sale pricing. Like the Ruger American Rifle All-Weather seen above for $313.49. Plus, get Free Shipping with no minimum order with coupon code SH2615. To see all of the 24-hour Black Friday and Door Buster deals, visit Sportsman’s Guide here. The post Black Friday Deals At Sportsman’s ... Read More »

Question of the Day: Could You Shoot a Lion?

“There is not another group that does more for ensuring a positive future for wildlife than hunters,” Boone and Crockett Club President Ben Hollingsworth Jr. asserts in a position statement. “Trophy animals are a byproduct of sound wildlife management and are intrinsically intertwined with all hunting . . . The calls to end trophy hunting […] The post Question of ... Read More »

Optics Planet 11% Off Your Order Black Friday Weekend Sale

With gear from over 3,500 brands, Optics Planet probably has the shooting, hunting, and outdoor stuff you’re looking for. Now through the 28th, use coupon code BLFR to get 11% off (often an additional 11% off, as many items are already sale-priced) on your next order. A few suggested good deals follow . . . […] The post Optics Planet ... Read More »

Egypt Mosque Attack Tactics WILL Happen Here. Look Before You Run!

“After at least two explosions, gunmen who were waiting outside the mosque opened fire at worshipers as they fled Friday prayers,” reports from Egypt. “The gunmen had set up ‘ambush’ locations and opened fire on ambulances as they were transporting wounded worshipers from al-Rawdah toward al-Arish before the arrival of security services.” Although we […] The post Egypt Mosque ... Read More »

Self-Defense Revolvers: Speed Strips vs. Speedloaders

Terril Hebert writes [via]: The number of rounds fired in citizen-involved self-defense encounters is hard to gauge. I have searched high and low for answers, but even the FBI doesn’t keep that sort of data. Studies, including that conducted by Kleck and Gertz in their 1995 book Armed Resistance to Crime point out that more than […] The post Self-Defense Revolvers: ... Read More »

Black Friday Sale at Cabela’s

Today and tomorrow, shoppers at will receive up to 60% off plus Free Shipping with coupon code 7HOLIDAY. From their huge optics sale (e.g. 50% off Vortex Spitfire) to up to 50% off ammo (including great deals on IMI) to deep discounts on Cabela’s house brand products and more, you’ll find the lowest prices of the […] The post Black Friday ... Read More »

Quote of the Day: Gun Owners’ Responsibility to Support Gun Control

“As a gun owner, I feel a particular responsibility to push back against this growing culture of irresponsibility around guns. Just as I insist that guns at my house are stored responsibly and only used appropriately, I believe I owe it to my family and community to insist that my representatives support sensible gun safety […] The post Quote of ... Read More »

Amazon Black Friday Deals for the Shooter Outdoorsman Type

About 40 percent of online shopping from Black Friday to Cyber Monday will be done on Amazon. Disclaimer: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Ordering anything via Amazon after […] The post Amazon Black ... Read More »