Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Para-Claw: Outdoor Edge’s Bounty Hunter-Designed Tactical Tool

Photo by Outdoor Edge Photo by Outdoor Edge Photo by Outdoor Edge The Para-Claw was the brainchild of Fugi Escobido. Escobido is a former professional bounty hunter. He realized that a knife could be a highly effective handgun-retention tool during close-quarter struggles. However, accessing that knife during an in-close altercation proved difficult. RELATED STORY: 11 Quick-Draw Neck Knives For Everyday Carry ... Read More »

MagnetoSpeed’s 3 Round Mini Mag That Stores In Their Pistol Grip

Have you ever run out of ammo while out on a mission or mall patrol and thought, damn I need just three more rounds?! Don’t worry, MagnetoSpeed has you covered with their new Mini Mags they’re now selling on their store. If you don’t remember MagnetoSpeed they’re the makers of those cool barrel-mounted chronographs. They also […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Ruger 22 Charger AR Pistol Brace Adapter From Copper Custom

Pistol braces (or stabilizing braces) have been pretty hot the last year or so, especially since the ATF reversed their stance on shouldering them. In case you didn’t know, the ATF said you couldn’t shoulder a pistol brace a few years back. Then earlier this year they changed their minds and said it was OK to […] Read More … The ... Read More »

You Be The Judge: A Potentially Booby-trapped Shotgun Reported to Law Enforcement

A post by Facebook’s Tap Rack Bang on Thursday shows a pistol cartridge allegedly inserted into the buttstock of a Winchester 1200 or 1300 shotgun. The true intention or mishap isn’t yet known, but the incident was allegedly reported to BATFE and a local police department. The original incident reportedly took place the second week of […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Shooting 400-Year-Old Musket Balls Out of a Shotgun

Just how deadly are these 400-year-old musket balls shot from a modern weapon? Where and how do you find centuries-old musket balls? TAOFLEDERMAUS got his hands on some, and of… The post Shooting 400-Year-Old Musket Balls Out of a Shotgun appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

A Note From Rick Vasquez, NFA Expert Consultant and Former FTB Acting Chief

Rick Vasquez, former Assistant Chief and Acting Chief of the ATF’s Firearms Technology Branch and current industry and government consultant on the National Firearms Act and other ATF and firearms… The post A Note From Rick Vasquez, NFA Expert Consultant and Former FTB Acting Chief appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Jeff Gonzales: Concealed Carry For Beginners

Back in the day, there weren’t many resources for questions about concealed carry. Simple trial and error taught me what did and didn’t work. These days, the Internet offers an… The post Jeff Gonzales: Concealed Carry For Beginners appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

SHARE Act Opponents: More Silencers = More Crime

The civilian disarmament industrial complex is deeply opposed to the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. As the bill heads to the House floor for a vote, gun control advocates… The post SHARE Act Opponents: More Silencers = More Crime appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

The Essential Guide to Knife Lock Types

This review originally appeared online at Offgrid Magazine (@recoiloffgridmagazine).  It appears here in its entirety with the permission of both editor and author, “Big Red” McCarthy. Mad Duo   Brought to you today in part by the WARCOMP, from SureFire. Knife Informer’s Essential Guide to Lock Types Patrick McCarthy, Offgrid. Many of us never leave home without a folding knife. This simple tool is incredibly ... Read More »

The Drive on Hawija Continues During Kurdish Referendum

This article was brought to you today in its entirety thanks to 88 Tactical of Omaha, Nebraska. 88 Tactical: those who respond, prevail. Drive on Hawija Continues During Kurdish Referendum David Reeder; Cover Photo  @SimonBuxton Iraqi security forces, backed by the US, Canada, and other Coalition nations, continue their drive on the city of Hawija even as the Iraqi Kurdistan independence ... Read More »

Propper Hosts K9 In-Service, Announces Switch Vest

This article brought to you in its entirety by PROPPER (@wearpropper): 50 Years of Service and still getting it done. Here’s a quick feel-good moment (and a nod of respect to some hard-working LE beasties. Just a couple of weeks back, JTF Awesome member Propper hosted members of the St. Charles County Police Department K9 unit for some in-service training.  Police canines ... Read More »

New Gun: Ruger Mark IV Standard Model

Ruger has given throwback fans a pistol to pine for with the release of the new Mark IV Standard model. The post New Gun: Ruger Mark IV Standard Model appeared first on Gun Digest. Read More »

GunfightersINC Fall Sale

Hunting season is right around the corner and GunfightersINC is holding a Fall Sale. You can save 15% off their kydex holster line including the excellent Kenai Chest Holster which we previously reviewed. GunfightersINC.com Read More »

D-Rmor Gear EDK-1A

D-Rmor Gear just launched their first knife – the EDK-1A. from D-Rmor Gear: After nearly 6 years of development, the first D-Rmor Gear blade is here. Embodying all the best features of an everyday carry blade, the EKD-1A was designed from the ground up to be a perfect compliment to a concealed firearm, or as […] Read More »

PROOF of Life Axe

Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research teamed up to create the limited edition PROOF of Life Axe. The PROOF of Life Axe combines Hoback’s extensive experience in knife-making and PROOF Research’s advances in incorporating aerospace-grade carbon fiber into products for improvement. Hoback said: “This was a unique collaboration,” stated Hoback, who describes his design as 1/3 tomahawk, 1/3 crash axe,… ... Read More »

NTOA 17 – Atlantic Signal’s Next Generation Headset

Working in conjunction with 3M, Atlantic Signal has developed their Next Generation Headset, in anticipation of an upcoming US Special Operations solicitation. The system will offer the availability of transitioning the headset from rail mounting, to over the head band within in two minutes with laboratory certified hearing protection. www.atlanticsignal.com Read More »

NTOA 17 – Inforce TFX Handheld Light

Inforce has synthesized their handheld line down to a single light, the new TFX. It offers 700 lumens for two hours on high and 60 lumens for 10 hours on low. Additionally, there is a strobe function. It will be available in two weeks in Black and FDE. www.inforce-mil.com Read More »

NTOA – Shadow Tech PIG 0311-G Tripod

Shadow Works introduced the PIG 0311-G Tripod for budget minded shooters and departments. The PIG Saddle Mount and a tripod is $230 or $138 for just the tripod. In addition to the Interchangeable spiked feet, the PIG 0311-G Tripod features a Removable Load Bearing Hook. Additionally, the tripod will splay to 11″ thanks to the […] Read More »

NTOA 2017

The 2017 National Tactical Officers Association Conference and Trade Show is in Phoenix, Arizona.  Read More »

AW Custom – EMG Salient Arms BLU Airsoft Pistol

EMG has partnered with Salient Arms to produce a gas blowback airsoft replica of the Salient Arms BLU pistol. The EMG BLU features a durable polymer frame, machined aluminum slide and barrel assembly, and interchangeable backstraps. Along with featuring authentic branding and rollmarks, the EMG BLU guns are constructed under the inspection of SAI to ensure they conform to the ... Read More »

Alejandro Villanueva: Army Vet Only Steeler on Field For National Anthem

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Sunday morning that they would remain in the locker room for the national anthem to stay out of the current political spotlight. But one player — Alejandro Villanueva — acted against the team’s decision. Villanueva stood alone in the tunnel with his hand over his heart during the national anthem in Chicago. RELATED STORY: Former Army Ranger ... Read More »

Custom-Style Precision: The Bergara B-14 Rifle Series

The author restocked his test rifle with a synthetic McMillan A3-5 stock that is designed for prone or supported shooting. Note the buttstock’s bottom cutout and adjustable cheek riser. Before he upgraded it with a McMillan stock and a Pacific Tool & Gauge floorplate, the B-14 Varmint was already very accurate right out of the box. It was also very ... Read More »

Outside the Box: 13 Bullpups, Takedowns & Other Exotic Weapons

FN M249S PARA: In 1988, the U.S. military adopted the M249 Para light machine gun. The M249 is chambered in 5.56mm NATO, and so is the semi-automatic version with the “S” designation from FN. In addition to the step down from full-auto capability, the M249S PARA has also been modified to fire from a closed bolt. It can accept either ... Read More »

Aimpoint Live Fire Days 2017. Shooting the B&T USW out to 120 meters.

Every other year the Swedish company Aimpoint invites Police officers and Military soldiers from multiple countries to demonstrate their products. The location is the military shooting range in Ravlunda close to Malmoe in the Southern part of Sweden. B&T and Aimpoint are strong partners, so B&T demonstrated the new USW pistol as well as other […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Sixty-round magazine from Schmeisser Germany

Schmeisser Germany have developed a 60-round magazine for the AR15. Yes, it does resemble the Surefire 60-rounder except this one is made out of polymer. The only source for the Schmeisser magazine I can find is ZIB in Germany. Bad news is they don’t have it, they’re waiting for delivery. Remember this is Announcement: Polymer […] Read More … The ... Read More »

3D Printed Shotgun Shells. Do They Work?

The 3D printing of various guns, accessories, and parts is probably one of those topics that we’ll be talking about more and more frequently. With the 3D printers becoming more affordable and the technologies and materials improving, more people will definitely start experimenting with 3D printing. The guy in the video below is one of […] Read More … The ... Read More »

G36 Replacement Candidates Leaked Through Jane’s

The G36’s replacement is now known to be one of five guns – or at least that’s the report coming from reputable defense outlet IHS Jane’s. Competing in Germany’s System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr (Bundeswehr Assault Rifle System) will be the Rheinmetall RS556, Heckler & Koch HK433, Haenel Defence MK556, SIG MCX, and FNH SCAR. For four […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Finnish Army to Use Video Games for Training

According to Yle.fi, Finland’s national public broadcasting company, the Finnish army will use video games/simulators for training purposes. By the end of the current year, they will purchase 1,200 computers for €3,000,000 (about $3.6 M) to equip the training classrooms. Reportedly, the simulator is based on a commercial video game which was modified to meet the requirements of […] Read More … The ... Read More »

The KGB Operational Briefcase. AKS-74U inside.

Thanks to this blog I’ve heard of the KGB Rectal gun (the comments are hilarious), but KGB’s “Escort Operational briefcase” is new to me. It shares some similarities with the HK MP5K Operational Briefcase which I think all firearms afficionados know of. The Operational Briefcase was used by KGB (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti or in English […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Kinetic Research Group BRAVO Chassis

Kinetic Research Group (KRG) has introduced a new rifle chassis called Bravo. It is designed for Remington 700 short and long action rifles and Tikka T3 short actions. It is made of high-strength polymer with a full-length (from the end of the action to the tip of the forearm) aluminum backbone to make it a much […] Read More … The ... Read More »

West Midlands Police (UK) and the The Gun Surrender

There was a Tweet from the West Midlands Police (United Kingdom) that woke my interest. A picture of what – at a glance – looked like a FN SCAR with the words “LOOK what was handed in to police in Coventry last week − a semi-automatic rifle with spare magazines!” However the UK Police (and […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Stag Arms Announces Updated 3-Gun Line with the Stag 15 3Gun Elite

We’ve been impressed with the products that Stag Arms has been turning out lately (see JWT’s review of their 10S M-LOK AR-10 here). Their newest additions to their product line… The post Stag Arms Announces Updated 3-Gun Line with the Stag 15 3Gun Elite appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Question of the Day: Conceal Carry a .357 Revolver?

I understand the logic: if you can’t carry a lot of rounds, load a larger caliber. I schlepped a .45 caliber GLOCK 30 in Massachusetts, a state that bans magazines… The post Question of the Day: Conceal Carry a .357 Revolver? appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Antioch, Tennessee Church Shooting: It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use

Yesterday’s shooting in an Antioch, Tennessee church ended when 22-year-old usher Caleb Engle (above) struggled with the gunman, causing the killer’s pistol to discharge into his own chest. “After the struggle,… The post Antioch, Tennessee Church Shooting: It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Gun Review: Henry Color Case Hardened Edition Rifle in .45-70 Goverment

I’ve been shooting Henry Repeating Arms’ lever guns for decades. I always thought the Silver Series Henry was the all-American gunmaker’s best looking rifle. And it was — until I… The post Gun Review: Henry Color Case Hardened Edition Rifle in .45-70 Goverment appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

NFL Protesters Wrong About Racist Cops Targeting African Americans

Before boarding Air Force One on Sunday, President Trump addressed his opposition to NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem. “This has nothing to do with race,” he… The post NFL Protesters Wrong About Racist Cops Targeting African Americans appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

The QA: September 2017

We are back for the September 2017 episode of The QA. We take a few questions and give away a prize pack thanks to this month’s sponsor, Rainier Arms. Please ask your questions, message us, post or email us at theqa@gunsandtactics.com Thanks again to Rainier Arms for supporting this month’s episode. Shop the newest products at […] Read More »

Homicides Up in 2016, Says FBI Uniform Crime Report

  By Dave Workman Senior Editor For the second straight year, violent crime has risen in the U.S., according to data from the newly-released FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2016, but those interested in more gun control, such as bans on so-called “assault weapons” as a solution, may have trouble explaining why. Homicides increased by […] The post Homicides Up ... Read More »

Legislative Update Sept 25, 2017

by Tanya Metaksa Latest developments— Fed. Legislative: H.R.38/S.446; H.R. 3576; H.R. 2810, Appropriations bill for Justice, H.R. 2706; Secretary of the Interior; Dept. of Justice: Operation Choke Point; Judicial: State of Arizona v. City of Tucson, Gentry v. Becerra, Englund v. World Pawn-J&G, Glass, Moore & Carter v. University of Texas, State of Florida v. […] The post Legislative Update ... Read More »

Beyond Friendship: ‘Hands-on’ events make friends

by James C. Fulmer | Past President, NMLRA The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association will once again hold an 18th Century Marketfaire and Rifle Frolic at the Altoona Rifle and Pistol Club October 6th-8th 2017 in Sinking Valley, near Huntingdon, PA. The range is located near Fort Roberdeau which was reconstructed in 1976 as a […] The post Beyond Friendship: ... Read More »

DIY Homemade MAC 10 Breakdown

This guy is a character… and he built his own MAC 10: 1:22 – ahhaha he used the spring from a mattress 1:36 – Barrel from a Hilti nail gun 3:22 – He melted Budweiser cans and whittled the metal to make the trigger assembly 4:21 – Whoa some anger managment issues but it’s alright. Royal Nonesuch may have sold ... Read More »