Thursday, May 24, 2018

Saab’s Sea Giraffe 1X 3D Heads to US

Sea Giraffe 1X 3D (click to view full) Swedish defense giant Saab is to offer its Sea Giraffe 1X 3D, active electronically scanned array (AESA) naval radar to the US market, showcasing it at the Maritime Security East Conference in Norfolk, Virginia this week. At 650 pounds, the radar is suitable for small patrol boats, giving them the ability to ... Read More »

The Dokdo Class: an LHD for the ROK

ROKS Dokdo (click to view full) Australia isn’t the only Pacific Rim country looking to modernize its Navy these days. China’s rapid shipbuilding program and work on its aircraft carrier project gets a lot of attention – but just to the east, South Korea is fielding its own AEGIS-equipped “air warfare destroyer,” while picking up new capabilities via a new ... Read More »

Review: The Winchester XPC

Designed for long-range shooting, the Winchester XPC chassis rifle is offered in .308 Winchester with a 20-inch barrel (shown), .243 Winchester with a 24-inch barrel, and 6.5 Creedmoor with a 24-inch barrel. It has a full-length Picatinny top rail. One very popular category of the shooting sports is long-range shooting. And a subcategory of the long-range rifle has evolved called ... Read More »

Review: Big Horn Armory Model 90

The .460 S&W is a stout cartridge, but the Model 90’s stock design—including its excellent recoil pad—and overall weight make the cartridge manageable to shoot. Spend a few hours navigating the crowds at the SHOT Show in Vegas and you’ll have a pretty good feel for the trajectory of the firearms market. Not long ago zombies were all the rage, ... Read More »

High Angle Solution – Brigantes Presents – Hilleberg Staika Military Tent

Hilleberg have long been the preeminent tent manufacturer within Europe.  Originally started by Bo Hilleberg, they have brought innovation and functionality to the world of light weight and durable tents. When operating in mountainous and arctic conditions, the use of tents by the military is essential for the sustainment of operations.  Thankfully, gone are the […] Read More »

SIG SAUER Aiming For Zero Charity Match Raises $45,000 for Active Heroes Foundation

Newington, N.H. (May 22, 2018) – SIG SAUER Academy is pleased to officially announce the successful completion of the Second Annual SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match having raised over $45,000 for the Active Heroes Foundation. Aiming for Zero is a division of the Active Heroes Foundation whose mission is to reduce veteran suicide and assist military families. The ... Read More »

POTD: Be Careful What You Wish For – M&P45

Found this reposted in a gun group. Often some people get frustrated at their guns and gear. However rather than isolating and addressing the issue they like to lash out and blame the gun or gear. Here is a great example of someone eating humble pie over an M&P45. A disgruntled person attended a S&W […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Brazil Orders More 5.56 IMBEL IA2 Carbines

Brazil has moved to procure 4,000 new 5.56x45mm IMBEL IA2 Carbines. The state owned Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil or IMBEL, has been awarded a contract worth over $7 million. Jane’s report that the Brazilian Army’s Logistics Command has confirmed the purchase of the new rifles as part of a contract worth R$25.64 million or […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Danish Nielsen Sonic GHOST Suppressors

Nielsen Gun Parts is a Danish company specialized in designing and manufacturing suppressors. Among their products, there is a family of multi-caliber hunting rifle suppressors called Sonic GHOST. These silencers utilize quite a simple system that allows to assemble them so that they perfectly fit any particular caliber. As you know, often times it is possible […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Google StreetView Interupts Kids Target Practice In Nicaea Ruins

An astute Internet sleuth from spotted a unique moment on Google’s StreetView road imaging service. In Iznik, Turkey (also known my the ancient name of Nicaea), four kids were caught doing what kids do – plinking targets with airguns. Using what appears to be break action, spring loaded airguns (aka “Springers”), Google’s camera-laden vehicle […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Soft & light: Hornady .38spl 90gr FTX Critical Defense gel test

Buy it at Ventura Munitions: We shoot Hornady .38spl 90gr FTX Critical Defense ammunition from a Smith & Wesson Model 638 with a 2″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight. If you aren’t already subscribed to us, you’re missing great content! Click here to subscribe. ««« […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Gun Shops: We’re not all Dick’s

As the media onslaught pushing ever more severe restrictions on gun ownership and sales continues, the gun culture is fighting back. When Dick’s Sporting Goods stopped the sale of modern sport and utility rifles, especially AR-15s, a Houston area gun store and range took the opportunity to proclaim its independence and support for Second Amendment […] The post Gun Shops: ... Read More »

In Praise of Stupid Guns

By Patriotic HIT Pharmacist Among the latest hustles and bogus gambits pursued by the gun control advocates is the so-called “smart gun” (which will be enclosed in quotes throughout because it is no such thing). It falls into the same semantic charade as the “assault weapon” which also does not exist because its fluid definition is […] The post In Praise ... Read More »

First Look: Wake Island Sports Battery Buttstock Power Source (Prototype)

Like it or not, electronic technologies continue to “invade” the traditionally very mechanical firearms space. As consumers rely more and more on smart phones, rangefinders, smart scopes, night vision optics, rechargeable lights, smart targets, chronographs, GPS units, tablets, and lord knows what else while out on the range, the need for portable power grows and […] The post First Look: ... Read More »

Santa Fe Shooter’s Father: My Son Is A Victim!

Who saw this one coming? The father of the alleged Santa Fe High School shooter, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, told a news outlet in Greece that his son was a victim of bullying, according to the Associated Press. “Something must have happened now, this last week,” Antonios Pagourtzis said. Yes, something clearly happened. ‘My son, to me, […] The post Santa Fe ... Read More »

Taurus Places Two New Bets on the Pistol Market

Using modern technology for the development and use of materials, rigorous testing processes and high-quality control of production, Taurus bets on two new models of armaments for personal defense, public safety, and military markets. It looks good, it smells good…well, what did you expect from old bourbon barrel wood? By João Paulo Moralez ~ please forgive any rough spots, English is ... Read More »

Anti-gun Billionaires Pour Money into WA Gun Control Initiative

  By Dave Workman Senior Editor Seattle-area billionaires Paul Allen, owner of the Seattle Seahawks and co-founder of Microsoft, and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer have each donated a million dollars to a local gun prohibition lobbying group to finance its latest gun control initiative campaign. The money will support the Initiative 1639 campaign, sponsored by […] The post Anti-gun Billionaires ... Read More »

4 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 4 Top Home Defense Products of 2018 appeared first on Gun Digest. Read More »

Dene Adams Corsets: Concealment for Women

Dene Adams Corsets are designed for a woman to carry concealed comfortably all day without sacrificing style or limiting clothing options. Standard and petite versions are crafted to securely hold a firearm and two reloads. $90-$125 The topic of women-­­­specific and practical, concealment holsters is widely discussed, often attempted, but rarely accomplished. Why is it so difficult for women to ... Read More »

CMC Triggers Introduces Magwell for Glock Pistols

CMC Triggers increased its aftermarket Glock offerings with the addition of a low profile magwell. The magwell was introduced at the 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida. Made entirely in-house, the magwell is manufactured from 6061-T6 aluminum. The CMC Triggers magwell will be available for various Glock pistols, generations 1 through 4. Estimated MSRP: $80 For more information, go to Read More »

Leica Launches New MRDS

Something brand new that Leica was showing off today at SOFIC was a new Micro Red Dot Sight (MRDS). It’s much of what you’d expect from a new MRDS offering, but with some twists. Details were scant, as these aren’t even shipping quite yet, but here’s what we know: -Same foot print as a Doctor/Deltapoint/JP, though the body is .3-inches… ... Read More »

Editor’s Letter: Guns, Weed, and States Rights

Here at RECOIL, we’re known for shaking things up a bit … and covering subjects anathema to other gun magazines. Which is why we made the decision this issue to invite Mary Jane to the party. Just as in editions past where we’ve covered moonshine and tobacco, we’re neither endorsing nor condemning its use, but using it as a way… ... Read More »

M&P45 M2.0 in Flat Dark Earth

Smith & Wesson Corp. announced the newest addition to its growing line of M&P M2.0 pistols with the new M&P45 M2.0 in Flat Dark Earth finish.  Chambered in .45 Auto, the M&P45 M2.0 pistol joins the previously released M&P9 and M&P40 M2.0 Flat Dark Earth pistols.   Read More »

Media Lodge Reaches Outdoor Enthusiasts

Media Lodge solves the issues of reaching outdoor enthusiasts-consumers for brands, media buyers, and agencies through their arsenal of digital properties. The loyal consumer audience is engaged with authentic content and tactical precision.   Read More »

Apex Offers Free Shipping Now Thru Memorial Day

Now, through Monday, May 28, Apex Tactical Specialties is offering free shipping on all orders from their online store at during this Memorial Day weekend. In addition, any order over $100 will receive a free Apex patch. Read More »

Emergency Rappelling Gear – Gear Tasting Radio 66

Emergency rappelling involves safely egressing from a building during an emergency, like a fire or other dangerous event. This week on Gear Tasting Radio, we discuss a product from Petzl that’s specifically designed to assist with quickly and safely rappelling from a building. In addition to emergencies, we also discuss rappelling in normal situations, including things to look out for ... Read More »

SOFIC 18 – Petzl Helo Adjust

The new Helo Adjust is a releasable, adjustable restraint device designed for use in military and law enforcement helicopters. It features an aluminum adjuster which makes it easy adjust one-handed. Additionally, the EASHOK OPEN includes an automatic locking feature. Finally, the snap shackle allows quick release disconnect. Available July, from Read More »

SOFIC 18 – Guardian Ruggedized Attach Patch for HEL-STAR 6

CORE Survival has introduced the Guardian Ruggedized Attach Patch, created by Agilite for their HEL-STAR 6 strobe light. Offered in Helmet Cover, MOLLE and Attach Parch versions, the Guardian holds the HEL-STAR 6 in place, yet offers full access to all functionality. Additionally, the Guardian reduces damage to the light by side impacts by 400%. […] Read More »

Free TECHT4 T-Shirt at SOFIC 2018

Stop by the TenCate Protective Fabrics booth #550 at SOFIC 2018 to pick up a free TechT4 T-Shirt. While supplies last. For more information on TechT4 and other military fabrics, please visit Read More »

A Black Hawk Helicopter Dropped an Ammo Box Through a School Roof

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter dropped a box of ammunition through the roof of a school building in El Paso, Texas, last week. No injuries took place. RELATED STORY VIDEO: Greek Army Helicopter Crash Lands Near Thessaloniki Black Hawk Drops Ammo Box El Paso Times reports that classes had let out for the day at Parkland Elementary School when the ammo ... Read More »

Grey Ghost Precision Reveals MKII GGP Heavy, Light & GRIM Rifles

Grey Ghost Precision has souped up its rifle lineup, offering “MKII” versions of its popular GGP Heavy, GGP Light and GRIM models. RELATED STORY Grey Ghost Specter Light: The Gunfighter’s Rifle Chambered in .308  Win., the GGP Heavy features a 16-inch match grade barrel with a 1×10 twist. The barrel also has a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle with a GGP muzzle brake ... Read More »

New From SureFire: 1,500 Lumen M600DF Dual Fuel Scout Light

SureFire has officially unleashed its M600DF Dual Fuel Scout Light on an unsuspecting public. RELATED STORY 17 AR Lasers and Lights to Help You Own the Night According to the listing on SureFire’s website, the M600DF is a weaponlight that boasts an LED capable of delivering a whopping 1,200 lumens of white light with standard 123A batteries. Stepping things up even more, the LED ... Read More »

Soldiers Beat Marines for Top Honors at USMC Scout Sniper Course

A pair of U.S. Army Soldiers recently beat out Marines to earn top spots at the notoriously tough Marine Scout Sniper Course. RELATED STORY VIDEO: Inside the Mind of a Marine Scout Sniper Soldiers’ Background The Soldiers in question are Sgt. Clinton Scanlon and Sgt. Bryce Fox from 2d Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. They captured “high shooter” and ... Read More »

Ingeniously Simple Caplock Mechanism Designed by Moses Babcock

When I first saw the images of this mid 19th-century muzzle-loading firearm, I thought it is probably missing the side plates covering lock mechanism. But then I noticed the hammer spur which, as you know, is designed to make it possible to manually cock the hammer and you will barely see an internal hammer with a spur. […] Read More … The ... Read More »