Thursday, May 24, 2018

Review: FN 509 9mm

The polymer-frame, striker-fired, 17-round FN 509 9mm pistol was designed to compete in the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System trials, and it’s now available to civilians. The U.S. Army’s search for a standard-duty pistol to replace the Beretta M9 ended in January 2017. SIG SAUER won the military contract. Civilian shooters also won because the competition among the various pistol ... Read More »

SOFIC 18 – Trident K9 Tactical Helmet

I am an unrepentant dog lover, even Maligators, so when I saw the Trident K9 Tactical Helmet by K9 Helms, I had to stop and take a look. Here, K9 Dexter wears the Trident Helmet at SOFIC (via their Facebook page). A. The main shell is a single piece of super-tough, 3D printed nylon. It features […] Read More »

SOFIC 18 – Arnold Defense Fletcher Mounted on Polaris DAGOR

Arnold Defense, displayed their 2.75-inch/70mm weapon system concept named the “FLETCHER” at SOFIC, mounted on a Polaris DAGOR ultra-light tactical vehicle, for the very first time. FLETCHER can engage targets at ranges up to 5 kilometers away thanks to an existing suite of guidance modules, rockets and warheads which are already used by several countries. […] Read More »

SOFIC 18 – XGO Introduces Two New Combat Shirts

DBL3-P – Performance -UPF 35 UV protection body, 50 sleeves -AG47 Silver Protection for anti-bacteria and odor -Acclimate Dry Moisture management -Flat seam construction -Zippered upper arm pockets -Elastic thumb loops -Stretch woven elbow patches DBL3 – FR -Made from combination of Modacrylic and FR Rayon -UPF 35 UV protection body, 50 sleeves -AG47 Silver […] Read More »

Battlefield V Reveal Trailer

I’m not quite sure what this is supposed to be, except for extremely historically inaccurate, and absurdly chaotic. This anon pretty much sums it up: Battlefield V launches October 10th. Read More »

TactiCALI: Mean Arms Magazine Loader for AR-10

Not long ago, MEAN LLC, introduced a California Compliant Magazine Loader for the AR-15; The 10-round bullet loading device allows California gunners to reload a fixed magazine without the need to break down the firearm. The Firearm Blog featured it last year and you can read more here –   Yesterday, Mean Arms announced the […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Mayhem Syndicate CALI Compensator System

A company called Mayhem Syndicate makes an interesting muzzle device system for Glock pistols. It is called CALI Compensator System and it consists of a custom Glock barrel and the Mayhem Syndicate Carry Compensator muzzle device attached to it. Let’s see what advantages this system offers. The main idea behind this system is to make […] Read More … The ... Read More »

TFBTV Mail Room #12: Strawberries, Summer, and Straps

In this episode of TFBTV, James opens more mail from viewers in the scorching New Orleans heat. Today, we receive packages from: – Justified Warfare Solutions – “High Quality and High Value Kydex Holsters” COUPON CODE FOR 10% OFF ALL ORDERS IS “TFBTV” – Social Media Decals – Social media friendly and gun-friendly stickers. […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Stoner’s Design Perfected: Comparing the Knight’s LAMG to the Stoner 86

Last week we looked at the Stoner 86/ARES LMG-1 in depth while at the Institute of Military Technology in Florida. This week we are comparing the older design to the much more modern Knight’s Armament 5.56x45mm NATO Light Assualt Machine Gun (LAMG) that the company brought to SHOT Show last year and this year. In […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Nye County, NV Sheriff Apologizes for Leaving Her Handgun In a Public Restroom

We’re told, repeatedly and forcefully, by many who would like to limit or eliminate civilian-owned firearms, that law enforcement officers are the only people with the knowledge, training and degree of responsibility necessary to be entrusted with carrying a gun. At which point gun owners immediately Google “Lee Paige” and hold their phones up for […] The post Nye County, ... Read More »

Two Ohioans Sue Over State’s Concealed Handgun License Fee

Two residents of Hamilton County, Ohio have sued the Hamilton County Sheriff and the county prosecutor over the fee charged to apply for a concealed carry permit. The two are also challenging Ohio’s prohibition against carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle within easy reach of the driver. Jeff Daly says he lives in a […] The post Two Ohioans ... Read More »

Slumberjack Wheeler Lake 20 Sleeping Bag | Eyes On

Brought to ya today in part by GEMTECH (@gemtechsuppressors) – World Class Silencers. I like to be outside, away from people.  I groove better with nature and animals. I used to sleep in tents and even just on the ground in a sleeping bag, but a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I was introduced to van ... Read More »

Red October THIS Oktober – 2018 at SUPSR

Registration is open for his year’s Rifle Dynamics Red Oktober Kalashnikov Championships at the Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range. This is a great facility in a gorgeous area, and a great opportunity to run the “ComBloc” gun under stressful but enjoyable conditions. In what other trailer park can you have a drink, admire a dancing mom’s bunions, and discuss 4th Generation Warfare? God ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: RMJ Tactical Dragonfly Push Dagger

RMJ Tactical will release a new push dagger, the Dragonfly Push Dagger, at the upcoming Blade Show. The skeletonized design is clearly targeting the concealment market as a trim, lightweight, easy to carry defensive blade. It features a 2.5″ blade which will be legal in most jurisdictions that allow double-edged knives and it is 4.75″ […] Read More »

RECOILtv Mail Call: New Wiley X Glasses

RECOILtv Mail Call: New Wiley X Glasses From the battlefield to boardroom, Wiley X’s new line of glasses have military grade eye protection and are available in prescriptions. We take a look at the Omega, Hayden, and Boss lines. Wiley X Want to see more from RECOILtv? WATCH NOW! Read More »

RECOILtv NRA 2018: New Innovations from Falkor Defense

RECOILtv NRAAM 2018: New Innovations from Falkor Defense Falkor Defense shows us their latest Caitlyn in 6.5 Grendel with an 18-inch barrel as well as their new Ember knife. Falkor Defense Want to see more from RECOILtv? WATCH NOW! Read More »

Abraham & Moses Knives at SOFIC

Knives sitting among rifles and trigger displays piqued our interest at the Geissele booth during SOFIC. A Geissele rep showed us two knife offerings from the company, the Goodman Special Operations Combat Knife and the Abraham & Moses AM-3 Fixed Blade. GOODMAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMBAT KNIFE (GSOCK) This GSOCK is a collaboration masterpiece between Abraham & Moses and veteran SOF… ... Read More »

Grayboe Releases Bottom Metal and Adds to Ridgeback Stock Lineup

In February, Grayboe introduced its first stock of the Ridgeback series. Yesterday the company announced additions to the Ridgeback stock series and the launch of the Grayboe DBM bottom metal. Here’s what the company said: May 22th, 2018 –Glendale, AZ – Grayboe is pleased to announce the full release of the Ridgeback stock to include Long Action and Short Action with both DBM… ... Read More »

The need for an A/C deep down the sea | AMRDEC awards $2.5 billion contract |Piaggio’s UAV is taking off

Americas The US Army is contracting Defense Systems and Solutions for technical support of its Aviation and Missile Research, Development, Engineering Center’s Prototype Integration Facility. The Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) is the Army’s focal point for providing research, development and engineering of technology and services for aviation and missile platforms, across their life cycle. It ... Read More »

SOFIC 18 – Rajuga Camouflage System by TYR Tactical

TYR Tactical has partnered with Israeli company Polaris Solutions to introduce the Rajuga concealment system to the US market. Underneath this 3D, multispectral concealment net is a Polaris quad. The system is reversible, with different visual camoufiage patterns printed on either side of the Thermal Visual Concealment panel. The material also provides protection in the […] Read More »

SOFIC 18 – WL Gore & Associates Prototype Chem Bio Armor Plate Bag

What happens when you’re on a mission and your armor plate gets slimed? Sure, you’re wearing a protective ensemble, but what other vital equipment is protected from contamination? That’s the question Gore’s Chem Bio Team asked themselves. One of the solutions they came up with was this prototype Plate Bag, made from their Ultra Barrier […] Read More »

SOF Select 18 – RIS III by Daniel Defense

You may recall the IMR-Blue concept photo in the recent story about Air Force Small Arms modernization. While not exactly the clearest of photos, you can discern that the rail isn’t something we’ve seen before. Turns out it’s a new DD rail variant, designed specifically to inform a sources sought inquiry by a Marine Corps […] Read More »

SOF Select 18 – Costa Eye Pro

Costa is displaying several models of sunglasses intended for low viz operations where the wearer wants performance without the tactical black paint job. At the top of the photo is the Blackfin with Grey frame and Silver Mirror lens, while lower frame is the Fantail also in Grey with Green lens. Both styles are available […] Read More »

3 Likely Candidates For the New Army Sub Compact Weapon

What was once old, is new; dead is alive; and useless is required. It happens frequently in the gun industry. Such is the case with the new U.S. Army Sub Compact Weapon RFI (Request For Information). RELATED STORY US Army Releases RFI for New Sub Compact Weapons In this case, the Army is looking for a select-fire 9mm with a Picatinny ... Read More »

WATCH: Round Two VEPR AK-74 Meltdown Test Using 7N6 Ammo

A couple of years ago, Eric from YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888 conducted one of his popular meltdown tests—in which he runs a gun on full-auto until it can’t run anymore—on a VEPR AK-74 5.45x39mm rifle converted by Definitive Arms. He fired 799 rounds of primarily Wolf HP 60 grain ammunition before experiencing a failure. The failure was attributed to the bolt ... Read More »

Sightmark RAM Series Sights: Meet the Upgraded Ultra Shot Lineup

Sightmark has unveiled its RAM Series sights as part of its upgraded Ultra Shot reflex sight lineup. RELATED STORY Rockin’ Reflexes: 13 Holsters for Handguns Topped with Red Dot Sights Sightmark RAM Series These RAM—R, A and M-Spec— sights are close-range optics built for everything from target shooting to law enforcement and military operations using ARs and shotguns. The sights ... Read More »

Remington & Travis Tomasie Collaborate on Competition 1911

Remington have introduced a new competition pistol. Developed in collaboration with their team captain Travis Tomasie, the new pistol is a 1911 chambered in .40S&W. Tomasie, the captain of Remington’s shooing team, is a former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and a gold medalist in both the IPSC Handgun World Shoot and the IPSC US Handgun Championship. […] Read More … The ... Read More »

DIY: Shortest 300BLK Gas Operated AR15?

An innovative shooter/builder has just laid claim to what could be the the shortest 300BLK gas operated AR15 in existance. Measuring at a mere 3.75” inches, the barrel real estate is covered primarily by the gas block with just enough room for a threaded muzzle to attach a suppressor. After watching the below posted videos, […] Read More … The ... Read More »

M&P IN FDE: New M&P45 M2.0 in Flat Dark Earth

So, you thought the days of Flat Dark Earth were behind us? Not so fast, hot shot. I have recently fallen back in love with FDE guns and gear, building an AR15 in complete earthen glory. And I must not be the only one: Smith & Wesson just announced their newest edition to the M&P […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Farewell, Caracal! Welcome, Rex firearms!

Announced with great fanfare in 2016 (, the plans of the United Arab Emirates’ Caracal company to establish a factory in Goiás State, Brazil, now seem to have all but gone. The concern, in fact, had a major stand at the 2017 LAAD – Latin America Aerospace and Defence exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, where […] Read More … The ... Read More »

US Army’s Proposed Rifle Qualification Course of Fire and Standard Changes

Soldier Systems Daily recently shared a video purporting to outline the US Army’s new rifle qualification. The video posted by Circle Dog Production shows the 40-round course of fire that soldiers may soon have to shoot to qualify. Circle Dog Production, however, point out both in the video and in the video’s description that the video […] Read More … The ... Read More »

SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match Benefiting Active Heroes Foundation

The Second Annual SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match, a division of the Active Heroes Foundation is set to take place at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th. The Active Heroes Foundation whose mission is to reduce veteran suicide and assist military families. SIG SAUER […] Read More … The ... Read More »

You Can’t Go Wrong With a GLOCK 19 – Everyday Carry Pocket Dump

A defensive knife, a good utilitarian blade and one of the most popular handguns in the history of the world ever. Mike’s simple, functional gear is no-nonsense and, best of all, affordable. Nothing here that you’ll cry over if you lose it. Plus, if you knock it around or ding it, who really cares?   The post You Can’t Go ... Read More »

College Professor Who Threw ‘Blood’ on House of NRA’s Chris Cox is Convicted

Last month, a few Nebraska college professors, bent on burnishing their anti-gun bona fides, decided that the best way to let the NRA’s toxically masculine leadership know how they feel would be to attack the NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox directly. So they splashed fake blood on his house, protested on outside his front door and even […] The post College Professor ... Read More »

The Kimber Duty Gun That Never Was: The KPD .40

I remember back in the 2005 to 2007 time frame that Kimber was looking to jump into the striker fired polymer pistol market with the KPD series. KPD stood for Kimber Pro Defense. The market was hot for new competition at the time. This was the second pistol revolution in American law enforcement. Agencies across the […] The post The Kimber ... Read More »

Public Opinion Will Force Congress to Rein In Pro-Gun States…Allegedly – Quote of the Day

“Incrementalism can also work in the other direction. In 2016, for example, Idaho enacted a law that removed permit requirements for concealed carry. If more red, gun-friendly states take similar action, America may not move incrementally toward stricter gun laws so much as move in two different directions at once — where whether a state’s gun […] The post Public Opinion ... Read More »

Video: The Advantages Of Forward Cocking Serrations

It might seem small, but where cocking serrations are located on a pistol’s slide can make a big difference in how quickly you can get it loaded and back in action. The post Video: The Advantages Of Forward Cocking Serrations appeared first on Gun Digest. Read More »

6 Top Home Defense Products Of 2018

Taking responsibility for home defense is a serious matter. Here are six new products for 2018 to help in this endeavor. The post 6 Top Home Defense Products Of 2018 appeared first on Gun Digest. Read More »

CZ P-10 C Suppressor-Ready Striker-Fired 9mm Compact and Dan Wesson 9mm/.45 ACP/10mm Auto 1911: Suppressor-Ready Combat/Tactical Pistols for Encounters of the Worst Kind (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 22, 2018 CZ USA rep Zach Hein showed DefenseReview (DR) two very cool suppressor-ready combat/tactical pistols (with threaded barrels) that we really dug: the CZ P-10 C Suppressor-Ready striker-fired compact 9mm pistol with Urban Grey grip frame, and the Dan Wesson (DW) Wraith 9mm/.45 ACP/10mm Auto … Read More »

One TARS for Afghanistan, please | Israeli missile, EPIK! | Sea Giraffe to aid the Philippine Navy

Americas The Royal Canadian Air Force is looking to modernize its fleet of search and rescue helicopters. Canada’s Air Force currently has 14 Cormorant helicopters in its inventory and recently started to introduce Cyclone maritime helicopters into its service. The Cormorant, a variant of the EH-101, is built by the Italian defense contractor Leonardo. The Cyclone is the military variant ... Read More »

US Army Aerostat-based PTDS Provide IED Warning

PTDS Aerostat (click to view larger) $142 million to Lockheed Martin for additional PTDS. (June 8/10) The US Army is using tethered aerostats with multi-mission sensors to provide long endurance intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and communications in support of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The aerostat-based Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) is one of the ISR tools the Army ... Read More »