Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Weekend Photo Caption Contest – Win Dirty Bore Gun Cleaner

Last week’s winner was Ed. This week’s winner will receive a bottle of Advance Warrior Solutions Dirty Bore Gun Cleaner. Just enter your caption for this photo in the comments… The post Weekend Photo Caption Contest – Win Dirty Bore Gun Cleaner appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Educators Balking at Active Response to Active Shooters

Despite the massacres at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook, despite President Trump’s pledge to remove concealed carry restrictions from schools on “day one,” most American schools remain “gun-free zones.” Parents,… The post Educators Balking at Active Response to Active Shooters appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Zu Bladeworx Warmonger Available for Pre-Order

You’re readin’ this thanks in part to the support of Strategic Armory Corps. Say, “Thank you SAC!” Zu Bladeworx Warmonger Available for Pre-OrderApocalypse Josh One of my favorite bladesmith companies, ZU Bladeworx in New South Wales, Australia, is accepting orders for their newest bladed weapon: The Warmonger. Note that I didn’t say “tool.” I might sometimes use euphemisms when it comes ... Read More »

Saturday is National Hunting & Fishing Day

By Dave Workman Senior Editor Hunters and anglers across the country will be doing what they do best on Saturday: participating in outdoors activities with rod, gun or bow, and they’ve earned the right because they have paid the freight. Saturday is National Hunting & Fishing Day, an occasion that celebrates the time-honored activities of […] The post Saturday is ... Read More »

5 Affordable Over/Under Shotguns Worth A Shot

Over/Under shotguns can tend to run a pretty penny. But there are some affordable double-barreled gems nearly any shooter can work into their budget The post 5 Affordable Over/Under Shotguns Worth A Shot appeared first on Gun Digest. Read More »

Unboxing: TacPack September 2017

The September 2017 TacPack has arrived at JTT HQ. I am pretty happy with this one in terms of value and usefulness. Let’s see what’s inside. Hopefully you are familiar with the concept of TacPack by now. If not, you can read the reviews of the previous TacPacks for some background on this subscription box. […] Read More »

New Scorpion EVO Mag Pouches from Crusader Gear

Crusader Gear’s new Scorpion EVO + Glock Mag Pouches let you carry magazines for the CZ Scorpion EVO in the primary pouches and either 2 or 4 double stack handguns magazines (or similarly shaped items) on the front pouches. The primary magazine pouches have an open top, bungee retention design while the handgun pouches are […] Read More »

RECOIL Event: Summit in the Sand

RECOIL’s inaugural training event, Summit In The Sand, is just around the corner. Attendees will be able to learn from experts in their respective fields and get to know many of the RECOIL staff. Summit In The Sand includes instruction from: Dan Brokos of Lead Faucet Tactical. Brokos will be teaching “Scoped Carbine Engagements.” Freddy Osuna of Greenside Training. Osuna will cover… ... Read More »

Army Says 7.62mm Rifle Competition is not Dead Yet

The commander of Program Executive Soldier today refuted recent media reports that the Army’s senior leadership has not killed a requirement to field a new 7.62mm Interim Service Combat Rifle capable of defeating enemy body armor. “It is not dead. The decision has not been made,” Brig. Gen. Brian Cummings (P) told Military.com. Cummings’s comments come a day after The ... Read More »

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At ITS, we work hard to bring you high quality articles, videos and podcasts that empower you with knowledge and skills to prevail against threats and explore the world around you. As we grow our video content, we’ve rolled out a new way for you to help support us with Patreon. We’ve been pushing further with our video production and have ... Read More »

BioLite FirePit – Now On Kickstarter

BioLite has a very successful history of using Kickstarter to launch products. Their latest effort is the FirePit. It’s a smokeless wood-burning device that cooks your meals and gives you a front-row seat to everything going on inside your fire. There are 51 airjets which inject the fire with oxygen along key locations thanks to […] Read More »

USSOCOM Small Business Roundtable

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is hosting a Small Business (SB) Roundtable in Tampa, FL on 17 October 2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm, with a no host social from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Government participants will be the USSOCOM Acquisition Executive, Director of Procurement, and Director of the Office of Small Business Programs. SB Roundtables are intended to […] Read More »

UPDATED – CSASS Update

Naturally, if word gets out that the Interim Combat Service Rifle effort has stopped midstream, folks are going to wonder about other 7.62mm programs, especially CSASS. Despite a contract award in early 2016 to H&K for a G28 variant, the US Army has yet to field any M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper Systems. So far, […] Read More »

We Saw Next-Gen Chain Gun Systems in Action, and It Was Awesome

Held annually, Orbital ATK’s Bushmaster User Conference provides an opportunity for defense industry insiders to see and use some of the newest guns and vehicles being built for our troops. A link-fed version of the chain gun found on Apache helicopters, the 30mm M230LF is ideal for ground vehicles and patrol boats. The gun alone weighs 160 pounds. Several mounting ... Read More »

All in with Ali Lee: Behind the Scenes at Ali’s Ballistic Photo Shoot

Singer, model and gunslinging fitness guru Ali Lee recently graced the pages of Pocket Pistols magazine, as well as the fall 2017 AND winter 2018 issues of Ballistic magazine. Ali has serious pipes, which is evident in her two radio singles that reached No. 1 on Sirius XM’s Top 20 on 20 Countdown. One of her music videos, “SunSoaked,” has ... Read More »

CSW: Exclusive First Look at LMT’s ‘Confined Space Weapon’

Lewis Machine & Tool’s innovation truly shines with its new CSW, or “Confined Space Weapon.” RELATED STORY — Gun Test: Lewis Machine & Tool’s LM8MWSLTFDE The CSW has a 10.5-inch, integrally suppressed barrel. The 1-in-7-inch-twist barrel is actually 8.2 inches long, with the suppressor making up the remainder. The barrel, gas system and suppressor are all part of one assembly. ... Read More »

POTD: B&T TP9 In Deep Stealth Mode

We have featured the B&T TP9 as TFB’s ‘Photo Of The Day’ in the past, but not in the form of near complete signature reduction and light and laser glory. This TP9 is in full stealth mode. One issue with attaching a weaponlight to a gun with a silencer mounted is the fact that the shadow cast […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Tikka T3 Super Varmint – GP Rifle Special in 338 Federal

The firearms dealer GP Rifle posted a really interesting hunting rifle, developed for the driven hunt. The basis of this rifle is a Tikka T3 Super Varmint with a fluted bolt and parts in titanium and carbon fiber. The chassis is a XLR Carbon chassis with a pistol grip from Magpul. The butt stock is […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Russia exports more than 100 000 AKs

Sanctions aside, things seem to be going well for Russian firearms export. Rosoboronexport is the only state organization in Russia for exporting the entire range of military, dual-use products and services and technologies. The Director General of Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev, reported that the volume of foreign deliveries of various versions of the Kalashnikov assault rifle […] Read More … The ... Read More »

KALASHNIKOV MONUMENT BLUNDER: Nazi Sturmgewehr Included in Memorial to Russia’s Top Gun Designer

It’s a blunder so bad it makes you look twice: On the new sculpture dedicated to Russia’s most famous small arms designer, there is an unintentional homage to a weapon of Russia’s hated adversaries during the Great Patriotic War. Behind the tasteful statue unveiled last Tuesday of Mikhail “Mikhtim” Kalashnikov cradling his invention like a […] Read More … The ... Read More »

The USMC Wants Integrally Suppressed Rifles

The US Marine Corps may soon be calling on the firearm industry for proposals for integrally suppressed firearms. The Marine Corps Times report that Colonel Mike Manning, the program manager for the Marine Corps Systems Command’s Ground Combat Element Systems program, discussed the Corps’ future for suppressors during a panel at the annual Modern Day Marine […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Trump Administration to Ease ITAR Export Restrictions, Industry Stocks Spike

The current US administration is looking to release many of the restrictions on weapons exports, according to a recent article at Reuters. Currently, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) limit the ability for US arms companies to sell weapons overseas. However, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to change the jurisdiction for most arms exports from […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Running Wet: Silencer Ablative Media Non-Scientific Testing

Let’s take a little trip into the world of qualitative testing – non-scientific, non-peer reviewed, completely subjective “testing”. In this segment we are going to talk about ablative media options and their characteristics in preparation for a quest to find the “best” overall substance to improve silencer performance. A few months ago we did a […] Read More … The ... Read More »

New Nylon: Cole-TAC Opens The Ammo Book

For those that shoot competitively, grabbing every inch/millimeter of advantage could mean the difference between a first place or second loser. And that carries over into every part of a shooters gear. Reloaders of match-grade ammo now have an option to store their magic bullets in the Ammo Book – a ballistic nylon carrying case from […] Read More … The ... Read More »

What is Old, Is New: Graham Combat FAST Sight

Back in July Graham Combat released a video introducing the Graham Combat FAST sight system. Developed by Matthew Graham, a firearms trainer and former law enforcement officer, based in Washington state. The Fast Acquisition Sight (FAST) claims to use ‘focal banding’ which Graham Combat claim to have discovered during their research & development programme. Graham […] Read More … The ... Read More »

2nd Gen “Directed Energy” Anti-Drone Gun Released by Battelle

Technology research and development company Battelle has announced the second generation of its DroneDefender anti-drone weapon. First released in 2015, the DroneDefender’s initial configuration appeared to be essentially a radio jamming apparatus attached to an AR-15 chassis sans barrel. The V2 introduces a new external design, streamlined jamming apparatus, and integrated electronics. Battelle released a […] Read More … The ... Read More »

The Perfect Anti-Robot Shotgun Round: Neodymium Slugs

What’s TAOFLEDERMAUS up to today? Well, he just so happens to be test firing some Neodymium shotgun slugs. What’s Neodymium, you ask? It’s essentially producing shotgun rounds that contain crushed up computer hard… The post The Perfect Anti-Robot Shotgun Round: Neodymium Slugs appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

One in Three UK Police Officers Wants All Cops Armed

“Support for a fully armed police service has grown among the rank and file as [UK] forces confront an unprecedented terrorist threat” theguardian.com reports, popping a pic of a rifle-wielding… The post One in Three UK Police Officers Wants All Cops Armed appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Question of the Day: Is President Trump A Gun Rights Champion?

In the video below, a “comedian” does the redneck gun owner thing. Before descending into uncontrolled laughter [/sarc], notice the introductory glimpse of a Trump wife beater T-shirt (above). This… The post Question of the Day: Is President Trump A Gun Rights Champion? appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Gear Review: Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24mm Riflescope

The AR-15 is one of the most versatile firearms platforms in the world, available in a myriad of calibers and configurations. Without the proper optic, though, the AR’s flexibility —… The post Gear Review: Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24mm Riflescope appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

IMI Systems Quote of the Day: Suppressors for Hunting Just Aren’t Sporting

“Hearing loss is a serious issue, and hunters should protect their hearing. But given that silencers cost several hundred to over a thousand dollars, earplugs seem like a more efficient solution. When I… The post IMI Systems Quote of the Day: Suppressors for Hunting Just Aren’t Sporting appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Read More »

Why we should hunt with silencers

by Jim Dickson Imagine what it would be like if the first day of firearms deer season was the same as opening day for archery deer season. No deer alerted to the onset of hunting season by the booming report of the guns. No spooking of the deer every time a hunter fires. No landowners […] The post Why we ... Read More »

NOIR Brings It With The Throwback Funny Fid On Shooting Range Types

To recycle a joke I’ve made 1000x + a Drake line I like – “They say they miss the old NOIR.  Girl don’t tempt me”: Good stuff.  Man that production value is so on point now, it’s like watching a multimillion dollar movie.  These “types” are all so true. LaSorte was damn funny in this.  Good acting too.  LOL oh ... Read More »

You Ever Just Have The Boys Over For A Gun Dance?

This is fun: Ever just call up a friend and be like “Wanna dance tonight bro ? Bring your gun .”. Uhhhh Yea… Me either *shifty eyes*. Also me: (see ). Gat tip: @diplo_mm A post shared by ENDO (@everydaynodaysoff) on Sep 21, 2017 at 1:49pm PDT 10/10 would dance with.  I love the juxtaposition of these types of videos. ... Read More »

How To Legally Buy A Machine Gun

TheAKguy telling us how it’s done: Real talk.  I’m looking to more AK-50 vids from Brandon once he gets that beast cycling well enough to do mag dumps.  RIP the man’s shoulder. Is it just me, or is the “You haven’t met America” pic, easily the most usable pic on basically everything I post?  It works both ironically and non-ironically. ... Read More »

Finding the right shooting instructor

I often hear stories about this or that instructor. They range from awesome to keep it positive to not awesome. This column started with the idea that I regale you with a few of these stories concerning my fellow man (and, in some cases, woman). Then it occurred to me, why not discuss what to look for when it’s time ... Read More »

Handgunning: Programming Your Brain

Ever watch a good shooter in a match? You might miss the reloads. How did they get that fast, that smooth or that good? Practice, yes, but what kind? Some practice models prove to be not just distracting, but also counterproductive. One is the medical school model. Aspiring physicians learn by the method known as “see one, do one, teach ... Read More »

Hornady Black: 14 Loads Tuned To Run Black Guns

There are more firearm owners today than at any other time in American history, and a large segment of our gun-owning population are not hunters. For decades, the firearms industry has lumped those types of shooters together and sold hunting rounds as self-defense loads. I say, “No more.” Hornady has been observing the population growth of its non-hunting consumers, including ... Read More »

Review: Benelli Ethos 28 Gauge

The Ethos is one of Benelli’s more recent creations and serves as a retort to those who thought that the Vinci represented a pivot to a future of largely plastic construction. It uses the two-part receiver familiar from guns like the Legacy and SuperSport. This combines a silver-anodized aluminum lower receiver with a black-anodized upper tube, in contrast to guns ... Read More »

Lockheed’s ATHENA Laser Brings Down Drones

The U.S. military has been working to develop laser weapons. With Lockheed Martin’s latest Advanced Test High Energy Asset, or ATHENA, weapon, the capability could come sooner rather than later. The world’s largest defense company recently tested the prototype laser system, which brought down five Outlaw drones at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, it said in ... Read More »

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Molded Speed Tab Kit

The all new Molded Speed Tab Kit from FirstSpear was designed to give the user a low profile and light weight solution for adding a secondary measure of retention to magazine and pistol pockets when desired. 2-molded speed tabs and 2- 20” pieces of color matched bungee are included with the kit. The speed tabs […] Read More »

How To Make An 8-Shot Paper Gun

YouTube channel Blackfish, which showcases all manner of DIY projectile guns, shows off how to make an 8-shot paper gun in this video. The instructions are purely visual, but it’s clear enough to make your own. Read More »

The Steyr AUG from Clawgear Switzerland

I know Clawgear from Switzerland (and Austria actually) only for their clothes as I have a few shirts and shorts from them with very good quality. I was rather surprised as I realized they also make accessories for firearms, and they seem rather good at it. They have specialized in accessories for the Steyr AUG […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Russia’s Big Bore Bullpup

Over the past few months more information has emerged on one of Russia’s most interesting firearms – a big bore close quarters assault rifle. The Tula-based Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) designed ASh-12 (or ShAK-12 according to a recent Jane’s article) is a bullpup chambered in a huge 12.7х55mm round. Allegedly designed at the request of the […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Accuracy: A Cheap AR15 versus the Mini-14

In this episode of TFBTV, James puts the rumor that the Mini-14 is inherently inaccurate to the test. While the earlier Mini-14s were not very accurate, Ruger has undertaken a series of improvements, starting with the 580-prefix serialed rifles, to increase accuracy. But did it actually work? PLEASE NOTE: While James has an AR15 to […] Read More … The ... Read More »

New Webseries Gives German WW2 Perspective

Dusty Faces, or ‘Verstaubt sind die Gesichter‘ in the original German, is a new webseries from the German indie production company ParaLight Worx dramatises the experience of German soldiers’ during World War Two. In the video’s description, ParaLight Worx explain that they aim to tell the personal stories of ordinary German soldiers during the war, relying “on […] Read More … The ... Read More »