Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SERT & Sneaky Bags at SHOT Show 2018

WOODBRIDGE, Virginia – January 20, 2018 – SERT and SNEAKY BAGS, the industry leaders in nylon rifle cases and covert bags, will launch several new products and services at 2018 SHOT Show, January 23 to 26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. For the first time, SERT will introduce its Precision Rifle Bag […] Read More »


While most of the gun groupies will flock to see the tan, oh sorry Coyote, Glocks I intend to step on over to CZ-USA for some interesting new products.  Flaunting guns of all varieties on Instagram leading up to SHOT show, CZ certainly captured my attention with a few of its oddities — chiefly, the suppressed and shortened goods. The… ... Read More »

Actually Drop Safe: Geissele Automatics Remington 700 Triggers

Geissele Automatics continues to push firearms triggers to their full potential. This time they’ve tackled a platform both famous and infamous for their triggers – the Remington 700. We had a chance to sample both variants at SHOT Show 2018’s Industry Day At The Range. Before we go any further, we’ll go ahead and address the elephant in the room…. ... Read More »

ZRODELTA Introduces the Genesis Z9 Pistol

Last week, we reported ZRODELTA acquired War Sport, in doing so the company increased manufacturing capabilities and completely dissolved the War Sport brand. Clint Walker alluded to a new product release as being what “many will consider to be the most innovative, disruptive product at SHOT Show this year.” Walker was referring to the ZRODELTA Genesis Z9 modular pistol. ZRODELTA says the… ... Read More »

Surefire Fury Rechargeables On The Way

When the original Fury hit the market, 500 lumens was impressive, even if it ate up those little CR123A batteries. This year, it’s all about Dual Fuel – the ability to use disposable cells, as well as the cost-efficient and longer-life 18650 rechargeable. With the recent push towards the only-slightly larger diameter 18650 batteries, this next incarnation of the Fury… ... Read More »

Martin-Baker pleads guilty to negligence in RAF death | F-35 sustainment to get deep dive, says Roper | Anselan begins “Missile Hunter” production

Americas BAE System San Diego Ship Repair has been awarded a US Navy contract nearing $35 million to upgrade the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George. The vessel will be homeported at San Diego, California, where it will receive depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications to enhance its capabilities, with work expected to be completed by January 2019. Fiscal 2018 ... Read More »

2018 FirstSpear Range Day

FirstSpear held their annual range day just south of Las Vegas. This event coincides with SHOT Show. As in years past, they hosted numerous other companies, making it a one-stop shop for a variety of solutions. Despite the government shut down, attendance was brisk. Read More »

MultiCam Names Pincroft Official European Fabric Printer

Top Dyeing and Printing Specialist to Offer Fabrics in Popular MultiCam Patterns through 1947, LLC Brooklyn, NY – MultiCam®, the combat-proven, complete family of concealment solutions for those who demand the best, has announced that it has named Pincroft Dyeing and Printing Co, as an official European fabric printer to offer the suite of MultiCam® […] Read More »

Revision Adds New Helmet To Caiman Family: The Batlskin Caiman Bump Helmet System

Essex Junction, Vermont (January 22, 2018) – Revision Military, a world leader in head protection solutions, unveils a new addition to the Batlskin Caiman™ Helmet family: The Caiman Bump Helmet System. This new, distinct Caiman Bump helmet is built on an advanced reinforced polymer shell and is designed for the rigors of maritime and mobile […] Read More »

Tough Hook Launches New Website

Tough Hook Hangers is excited to announce that we have just launched a new website to serve our growing demand and to better serve our growing dealer network. The website is Dealer focused to send customers to our worldwide network of current dealers. Tough Hook will no longer be doing direct sales through our website. […] Read More »

SERT And Sneaky Bags At SHOT Show 2018

WOODBRIDGE, Virginia – January 20, 2018 – SERT and SNEAKY BAGS, the industry leaders in nylon rifle cases and covert bags, will launch several new products and services at 2018 SHOT Show, January 23 to 26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. For the first time, SERT will introduce its Precision Rifle Bag […] Read More »

Army Chief of Staff Milley Talks New Army Rifle at AUSA Breakfast

Back in October, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting that the service’s next individual and squad combat weapon would be a “10x improvement over any existing current system in the world,” including the M4. Last week, Milley clarified exactly what he meant by “10x,” while also providing an update ... Read More »

VIDEO: Introducing the Mossberg 590M Mag-Fed Shotgun

Not to be outdone by Remington and its 870 DM (Detachable Magazine) shotgun, Mossberg has announced the release of its 590M Mag-Fed 12-gauge shotgun, which combines the famous 590 platform with a double-stack magazine. Available with optional five, 10, 15 and 20-round capacity mags sold as accessories, the 590M is touted as being designed for home security, tactical and competitive use. RELATED ... Read More »

Atlas Gunworks Announces the Titan Operator 9mm 2011 Pistol

Vermont-based Atlas Gunworks is expanding its pistol lineup with the new Titan Operator pistol. RELATED STORY These Are the Top 5 1911 Upgrades You Should Consider Making Designed as a duty and self defense gun, the Titan Operator is chambered in 9mm. It features the same fit and finish as the standard 2011 Titan, but with new features for the ... Read More »

Cowboy Shotguns: 13 High-Quality Reproductions Fit for the Frontier

Truth be told, the shotgun was the versatile weapon that helped tame the wild West. Countless shotguns were carried by settlers, pioneers, farmers and wagonloads of others. For lawmen, the shotgun had the ability to stifle barroom arguments and bring desperados to their knees. The break-action, side-by-side shotgun was the most common type, but pump- and lever-action shotguns made their ... Read More »

Mauser Introduces New M18 Rifle

In time for the 2018 SHOT Show, Mauser announced a new bolt action rifle for the USA called the M18. The M18 is designed to be a good balance between a rugged field rifle and your wallet’s limited depths. The M18, nicknamed the Volkswaffe by the company, has a black synthetic stock with soft inlays […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Vietnam to Locally Produce OSV-96 Anti-Material Rifle

A recent visit by the Vietnamese Vice President Ngong Thinh to the MoD’s state arsenal factory Z111 has revealed that the country is currently producing what appears to be a licensed copy of the Russian 12.7x108mm OSV-96 semi-automatic magazine fed anti-material rifle. Previous news articles from 2015 have suggested that the rifle would enter production or […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] 5.11: The New Veil Geo-7 Camo Pattern and New Gear for 2018

In this episode of TFBTV’s coverage of SHOT Show 2018, James meets with 5.11 to talk about their new gear, and more importantly, their new GEO-7 proprietary camouflage pattern. From 5.11’s press release: 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, will showcase its largest line of new products in the brand’s 15-year […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Sarsılmaz, Canik Awarded Turkish Armed Forces, Law Enforcement Contracts

The Turkish Government has awarded the Turkish companies Sarsılmaz and Canik two contracts resulting from the “Original Indigenous Gun Project” trials. Sarsılmaz received a 110,000 handgun order of the company’s 9x19mm SAR-9, while Canik received a 45,000 handgun order of their 9x19mm TP9SF ELITE S model. The Sarsılmaz handguns will be divided up between the Turkish Coast Guard, Naval […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] IWI’s New Combat Bullpup Shotgun: The Tavor TS-12

From Pete M’s article: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/01/17/iwi-tavor-ts12/ IWI is set to release the TS12 – a 12 gauge bullpup shotgun with a maximum shell capacity of 15+1 2 3/4″ shells. It is a gas operated semi automatic weapon with three rotating magazine tubes and ejection of spent shell can be adjusted from left to right as needed. […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Crosman’s New Full Auto DPMS SBR

Crosman Corporation announced a new full auto air rifle that is based on the DPMS PDW design. Yes – full auto fire in your backyard for less money than a tax stamp would cost on the transfer of a full auto firearm. The Crosman DMPS SBR has a rate of fire of 1,400 rounds per […] Read More … The ... Read More »

New TNW Firearms Aero Survival Rifle in .22 WMR

TNW Firearms announced the company would introduce an Aero Survival Rifle in .22 WMR at the SHOT Show. The new gun will retain the same styling, controls and takedown capability that the other guns in the Aero Survival Rifle line have. Additionally, the company will make conversion kits for current rifle owners to allow them to […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] Umarex .50cal Hammer Air Rifle

Umarex is coming out with a .50cal air rifle called the Hammer. Yes .50cal. There is an assortment of projectiles this air rifle can shoot, ranging from 550gr all the way down to 200gr projectiles. They told me they have used .50 beowulf bullets as well as the ARX Ammo. To give you an idea […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] FN15 Pistol by FN American

AT the Shot Show Range Day, FN American was showing of some of their latest guns. They have the FN two tone FDE/Black series FN15 out on the range. The newest gun is their FN15 Pistol. It has a 10″ barrel and an SB Tactical brace. The brace looks to be the same one used […] Read More … The ... Read More »

More Magpul News! A Suppressor Cover

If you own a suppressor I’m sure you’ve noticed two things. One, it scratches easily and two, they can (pun intended) get really warm even with a bolt-action rifle. The heat can obviously burn you if you touch the suppressor, but as the heat accumulates and rises in front of your sight you will get […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] BOOM – Mossberg Goes Double-Stack with the 590M

At first glance, Mossberg’s new 590M magazine-fed shotgun is a progression of their popular and reliable scatterguns. Look a little closer, however, and you will see some potentially industry-changing technology: the new magazines come in double-stack form. In capacities ranging from five to 20 rounds, the thick form factor allows for high shell capacities without the […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] OSS Suppressors – The New HELIX-QD Mounting System

In the past, OSS Suppressors has taken their fair share of heat and pressure (see that) for their unique designs, multi-generation models, price points and mounting systems. And honestly I have contributed to the criticism. Until recently, previous models featured two module sections and over-barrel mounts that required specific rifle setups. However, I spent a […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] Pepper Ball Flashlight Now For Civilians

At Shot Show Range day, Pepper ball was showing off their paintball like guns. But instead of paint balls they shoot balls with pepper spray like material. Unfortunately these Pepper Ball guns are not available for civilians. However there is something new that you can own. The Pepperball Flashlight is like an AOW except it […] Read More … The ... Read More »

A School Snow Day Proves Lucky for Two Young Mississippi Hunters

“Recent snow and ice in Mississippi have caused headaches for many across the state this week, but for two brothers from Batesville, the icy accumulation turned into pure gold,” clarionledger.com reports. Hang on. Why is it that when I play hooky from work to go hunting I end up with nothing? Not fair! “We sat there […] The post A School ... Read More »

New from Mossberg: Double Stack Magazine Fed 590 Pump Shotgun

Earlier today we talked about Mossberg’s copy of the Ruger Precision Rifle. Now, let’s talk about their copy of Remington’s magazine fed 870 DM. As announced in the press release (below) the shotgun is exactly what you would expect. They took their existing 590 pump action shotgun and slapped a magazine on the bottom.  What […] The post New from ... Read More »

Question of the Day: Do You Hunt with A Pistol Caliber Firearm?

“On Thursday, January 18, Senate Bill 20 passed the Indiana state Senate by a vote of 47-2 and will now move to the House,” nraila.org reports. “SB 20 will ensure that rifle hunting with pistol caliber cartridges is protected throughout Indiana. This bill safeguards previously established hunting opportunities that many Hoosiers have enjoyed during past hunting seasons.” So . […] The post Question of ... Read More »

How Big is SHOT Show?

So big that the infographic they gave us about the show is too big to put on the front page. As the rest of the team is still waking up from their late night out partying in Las Vegas and boarding the busses for Media Day at the Range, I figured it would be a […] The post How Big ... Read More »

Gun Review: Palmetto State Armory Freedom 16″ AR-15 Carbine

Whenever I review an AR-15 over $1k, readers complain. “My PSA costs half that and it’s just as good.” So TTAG reached out to Palmetto State Armory for one of their lower priced model. After putting the Palmetto State Armory Freedom 16″ Carbine through my standard tests, I’m here to report . . . It’s no […] The post Gun Review: ... Read More »

New From Walther: PPQ SC (Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol)

TTAG awarded its highest accolade to the Walther PPQ in .45 and the PPQ M2 (5″ Slide). Both guns offer five-star ergonomics, reliability and accuracy. The PPQ could well have the best out-of-the-box polymer striker-fired handgun trigger money can buy. So Walther’s new 10 round (15 wth extended grip spare mag) PPQ SC Sub-Compact pistol […] The post New From ... Read More »

New from Mossberg: MVP Precision Bolt Action Rifle

Ruger introduced their Precision Rifle back in 2015. Word comes today that Mossberg is launching a competitor, their own Precision Bolt Action Rifle based on their MVP line of rifles. Available in 6.5 Creedmoor and 7.62 NATO (like the RPR) and in a chassis which supports detachable magazines and all the usual bells and whistles, […] The post New from ... Read More »

Raine Inc To Exhibit At Supplier Showcase

Visit the Raine team at the Supplier Showcase (Booth #S1440) inside Shot Show Monday & Tuesday. The team at Raine can help bring your idea from concept to manufacture or make your existing products. They have been sewing for 30+ years. Made in the USA. Small and large volume projects are welcome. You can also […] Read More »

Dickies Debuts New Tactical 2018 Gear at SHOT Show

Dickies® Tactical Since 1922, Dickies has been outfitting hard-working women and men, many of whom dedicate their lives to protecting and serving the public. Whether you’re a beat cop, an elite operative or live the survivalist lifestyle, chances are Dickies Tactical has the performance gear that works when seconds count and movement matters. New Product Snapshot Dickies Men’s Tactical Ripstop ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] Franklin Armory New Binary Triggers and 6.5 Creedmore

At the Shot Show Range Day, Franklin Armory had their latest toys out to play. Yes the new Reformation was there but that information will be coming soon in a different article. Let’s focus on the other products they brought out.   Franklin Armory has been been working with B&T to make a binary trigger […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] VG6 Precision Muzzle Brakes And Ti Suppressor!!!

At Aero Precision’s Shot Show Range Day booth I got a chance to check out the new muzzle brakes by VG6 Precision. Jayden has been working on his Lambda muzzle brake designed for PRS type rifles. Specifically .300 WinMag. The Lambda is a two piece muzzle brake design that does not require shims nor a […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] Tavor TS12 12 Gauge & Tavor 7 .308 Win from IWI

We at TFB were fortunate enough to get a preemptive sneak peek of a lot of the firearms and sweetness that is present at SHOT Show Industry Range Day. Part of that was seeing in the flesh (err, bare metal) the NEW Tavor TS12 12 Gauge and the Tavor 7 .308 win rifles from IWI. […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] SB Tactical SBA3 Pistol Stabilizing Brace

SB Tactical just dropped a new addition to their line of Pistol Stabilizing Braces. The SBA3 appears to be an evolutionary progression in SB Tactical’s AR braces, including a carbine length buffer tube, QD sling attachment and low profile design. Of note is that SB Tactical indicates that the SBA3 is also ATF approved – […] Read More … The ... Read More »

[SHOT 2018] Integral Suppression from Suppressed Weapons Systems

Walking down the row of long-distance bolt action rifle displays, my husband and I were focused on allowing the participating manufacturers get set up for Industry Day at the Range tomorrow and trying to stay out of the way. Many reps and employees were huddled over rifles, sending last-minute zeroing shots down range in preparation […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Details of New Berlin Police Pistol Contract Emerge

Back in December 2017, we reported that Berlin Police selected the Heckler & Koch SFP9 TR as their new service pistol. The new pistol will replace the ageing SIG Sauer P6 (P225) that was adopted back in the 1970s. The contract for the Landespolizei Berlin’s new pistols was awarded on 11th December, with 24,000 pistols ordered. Like […] Read More … The ... Read More »