Thursday, April 19, 2018

Patent Approved for 2A Armament Regulated Bolt-Carrier Group

It may not sound very earth-shattering that an AR-15 component manufacturer like 2A Armament has received a patent from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), but with so many companies in existence in this line of work, it is great to see something new and innovative. What they have created is a gas […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Spring Turkey Season: Bring Plenty of Patience (And Remember Your Ammo)

Hunting the Eastern Tom in Alabama is one of the biggest hunting challenges I’ve ever had. I’ve hunted these birds for years, but if you haven’t hunted pursued wild turkey, you will quickly learn just how difficult killing an Eastern in Alabama really is. There isn’t a morning spent in the woods that I don’t […] The post Spring Turkey ... Read More »

Iowa Town Freaks Out Over Cops Shooting Feral Cats

Stray cats — the non-singing kind — are just that. Someone’s pet that slipped the surly bonds of domestication. Cities have ways of dealing with those, usually involving a shelter or pound and sometimes eventually sending them to the great scratching post in the sky if they aren’t claimed. Feral cats, though, are a whole […] The post Iowa Town ... Read More »

Gear Review: Brownell’s Magna-Tip Super Set and Gunsmith Master Punch Set

Put down the Phillips screwdriver and hammer. Yes, I see you, banging away at your trigger pins and moments away from the inevitable slip-and-gouge across the side of your AR lower. A gouge you’ll either pay to have repaired or, more likely, leave as a permanent, scarred reminder of your penchant for the Wrong Tool […] The post Gear Review: ... Read More »

Are You Cross-Eye Dominant? Don’t Worry About It – Guns For Beginners

While the notion of eye dominance is important in shooting, it’s generally overrated. Especially for new shooters, it’s much more important to learn the proper way to align and see your sights and not to worry about seeing them with the “proper” eye. At least at first. Seeing properly is the key Everyone has an […] The post Are You ... Read More »

New Items in the Rainier Lineup

Rainier Arms has all kinds of gun-building goodness…and they’re a member of JTF Awesome.  Rainier Arms just sent out a blast with the latest stuff in their lineup. Here’s that rundown. About Rainier Arms: Rainier Arms specializes in high end AR15 parts, AR15 accessories, AR15 grips, AR15 stocks, AR15 uppers, AR15 lowers, AR15 barrels, pistols, pistol accessories and much more. Breach-Bang & CLEAR! Become a ... Read More »

Don’t Drive Stupid: 7 Things For Your Vehicle Kit

Brought to you today by Quantico Tactical; use BBC10 at checkout, save ya some money. A retired Alaska trooper penned a refreshingly candid primer about vehicle kit preparation a couple weeks back on the Maxpedition Field Blog. We like it, but then we don’t need a trigger warning either. You will note there are no Tide Pods on the list. ... Read More »

The .22 LR For Self Defense: Good, Bad Or Crazy?

The .22 Long Rifle is among the most popular rounds ever devised. But is the rimfire a wise choice for self-defense or just plane foolish? The post The .22 LR For Self Defense: Good, Bad Or Crazy? appeared first on Gun Digest. Read More »

Lead Faucet Tactical Lightweight Carbine Sling

The LFT Lightweight Carbine Sling, designed by Dan Brokos of Lead Faucet Tactical and manufactured by Armageddon Gear, is just about as light and compact as a “padded”, quick adjust sling can be. The sling is so compact and pliable that it can nearly be shoehorned into a chew can! The sling is constructed from […] Read More »

Wndsn Telemeters: Official Manual

Maybe you’ve read about Wndsn XPD’s telemeters on these pages and thought they looked cool but wondered if you would ever be able to to figure out how to use one. I suspect that is a pretty common sentiment because Wndsn just released a new manual called Wndsn Telemeters: Official Manual. The manual includes basic […] Read More »

MGM Steel Challenge Plate Rack

The sound of hitting steel is instantly gratifying. But, the cost to buy quality steel can be intimidating. Those high costs put you in the tough position of deciding whether or not to buy more ammo or something that will improve your training routine. MGM Targets has made it more attainable to purchase quality steel with its Steel Challenge Plate Rack, which they affectionately refer… ... Read More »

Unusual Suspects: Exotic Knives

In an age when we might own a safe full of Austrian handguns, see our baseball heroes driving Italian supercars, and order Bolivian takeout on our Chinese-made smartphones, the mystique of foreign-made products isn’t so, well, foreign anymore. But every once in a while, something unusual catches our eye. That’s why we’re collecting a lineup of exotic blades in this… ... Read More »

JASSM-ER makes combat debut in Syria | F-35 to get anti-ballistic missile capability, says MDA head | DC wants South Korea to pay more for assets

Americas Breaking Defense reports that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter could be capable of detecting and tracking ballistic missiles by 2025. The projection was made by Head of the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, when speaking to the Senate appropriations subcommittee on defense on April 11. He added that the stealth fighter could take down a ... Read More »

We Need Your Help! Vote for the Discreet Messenger Bag in the Carry Awards!

As self-proclaimed gear nerds, we’re big fans of all gear-related sites, especially Carryology! Focused on backpacks, bags, accessories and clothing, Carryology provides great reviews and in-depth information. Their 6th annual Carry Awards have started up and today, we’re asking for your help in voting for the ITS Discreet Messenger Bag for Best Active Messenger! Read on below for more information ... Read More »

LFT / Cloud Defensive LCS Surefire

This is the LCSmk1 mount, a collaboration between Lead Faucet Tactical and Cloud Defensive. It is designed to accept the Surefire ST07 Remote Tape Switch for Weapon lights. It features a 3-clamp, Picatinny rail compatible design. It is machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and Mil-Spec Type III hardcoat anodized finish. Additionally, a Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate […] Read More »

Jerry Miculek Joins Propper Team

St. Charles, MO – Propper International is proud to announce a new Brand Ambassador partnership with world-renowned speed shooter Jerry Miculek. Best known for his incredibly fast rate of fire, Miculek has been a member of Team Smith & Wesson since 1989 and has put on shooting demonstrations throughout the world. Over the years, Jerry […] Read More »

Adams Arms Announces New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Odessa, Florida – Adams Arms announced Today that Jens Krogh has been brought on as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jens comes to Adams with a decade’s worth of firearms industry sales and marketing experience. Most recently Jens was the Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for Texas-based STI International. He brings experience from […] Read More »

G3 LAC Combat Uniforms Now Available On Crye Precision’s Website

Designed as a Law Enforcement Uniform, the G3 LAC Combat Uniform debuted several years ago. But, it hasn’t been available to the public until today. The uniform consists of Combat Shirt and Pant and feature a simpler cut than other G3 Combat Uniforms. Offered in Navy Blue, they are made from 65/35 PolyCotton which is […] Read More »

Last Chance To Preregister For Warrior West!

Preregistration for this week’s Warrior West Expo by ADS Inc closes today at Midnight so be sure to get your registration set up now to avoid delays once you arrive at the San Diego Convention Center. Register here. This is the first year the Expo will be on the second floor, in the Sails Pavilion. […] Read More »

Patriot’s Day 2018: Celebrate Your Freedom and 2A Rights

Patriot’s Day is a day for Americans to celebrate their patriotism and Second Amendment rights. Celebrated every year on the third Monday in April —in 2018 that falls on April 16 — Patriot’s Day acknowledges the events of April 19, 1775. That date represents the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary ... Read More »

Primary Arms Rolls Out Gen III 1-6x24SFP Griffin Mil Optic

Primary Arms has unveiled its new, Gen III 1-6x24SFP Griffin Mil optic, which combines the company’s 1-6×24 second focal plane scope body with a patent pending ACSS Griffin Mil reticle that works with any caliber. RELATED STORY 16 Companies and Their Newest Optics & Sights for Today’s Shooters The Gen III version of this scope is 18mm shorter than its Gen II big brother, ... Read More »

Hunting & Long-Range Shooting at an FTW Ranch SAAM Course

One of the best ways to sell me a rifle is to let me whack a gong with it at 1,500 yards. I’m betting this sales tactic works on most folks. Little did I know that hitting the target at 1,500 yards wasn’t a sales pitch on a rifle, a scope or even ammunition at all, but a very effective ... Read More »

R.I.P R. Lee Ermey: ‘The Gunny’ Has Died at Age 74

With heavy hearts, we report that R. Lee Ermey, actor, Marine and friend to Athlon Outdoors, has passed away at the age of 74 due to complications from pneumonia. Ermey’s longtime manager, Bill Rogin, announced the sad news on his Facebook page last night. Read his statement in full below. RELATED STORY The Gunny Talks Glock: 17 Questions with R. Lee Ermey Manager’s ... Read More »

Midwest Industries M-LOK Handguard for Henry 45-70 Lever Action Rifles

Remember the M-LOK forend for the Marlin 336 lever action rifles that Midwest Industries released last year? Well, they’ve just released an M-LOK Handguard for the Henry 45-70 lever action rifle as well. Just like with their Marlin 336 model, their new handguard is made out of hard coated 6061 aluminum and is made in the […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Federal Premium Becomes Official Shotshell Ammunition Sponsor of USA Shooting

Any firearms content that can be promoted showcasing shooting sports in the Olympics is a positive for the industry in general.  Federal is using some of it’s resources to bring attention by sponsoring USA Shooting for supplying US athletes.  Other ammunition companies have done other awareness campaigns like Winchester (who, interestingly, had been a previous sponsor of the […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Soviet Goryunov SGM machine gun seized in São Paulo, Brazil

As TFB readers may probably have noticed through some of my posts in the past, firearms regularly seized from criminal hands in Brazil range from DIY models of all shapes and quality standards to a very large variety of AK and AR-15 platforms, plus an also habitual assortment of FALs, HKs, and other species. Not […] Read More … The ... Read More »

USA Shooting Celebrates Podium as Exclusive Pellet Provider

USA Shooting’s podium potential in Airgun events has increased with the announcement that Podium LLC is continuing its partnership with America’s shooting team. Podium has been a team supplier since 2015 but now has moved to official sponsor status with an increased level of commitment and support. Podium LLC will be the exclusive pellet provider […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Savage Adds A22 Target Thumbhole to A-Series Lineup While A22 Stainless Enhances Performance

Savage’s A22 has been selling well for nearly a year and a half.  In addition to the aftermarket industry starting to produce components allowing you to customize your rifle, Savage has also released variants of the platform (like this limited edition variant).  This latest offering looks to enhance the durability of the platform. Accuracy, reliability, and durability […] Read More … The ... Read More »

YouTube Surprise: My Suppressed SBR Video is “Suitable for all Advertisers”

Over the last couple of years, it has become increasingly difficult to monetize a gun-related YouTube channel. Then, last month, YouTube further cracked down on gun channels with restrictive new policies. While not everyone has taken YouTube’s shifting policies well, the gun community is branching out and creating alternative video hosting solutions. So color me […] The post YouTube Surprise: ... Read More »

Why Do So Few New Calibers Manage to Become Popular?

Despite known gaps in performance between popular cartridges, very few new calibers ever really take off. Some find niche acceptance for certain applications, but almost all of the most popular calibers these days were devised before 1960; some before World War I. According to a Lucky Gunner post from 2013, the 10 most popular cartridges […] The post Why Do ... Read More »

Oklahoma Legislature Votes to Extend Home, Business Defense Options to Churches

The Oklahoma legislature has overwhelmingly voted to extend the legal self defense protections homes and businesses have to Oklahoma churches. So now Oklahomans will have he same right to armed self defense in their houses or worship that they do in their homes. From The Senate voted 42–1 on Thursday for House Bill 2632, […] The post Oklahoma Legislature ... Read More »

Weekend Pro-Gun Protests Drew Mixed, But Enthusiastic Crowds

An operation called the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans organized pro-gun rights protests in various state capitols over he weekend, though some complained of poor communication. The protests were primarily promoted on the group’s Facebook page. As a result, the crowds were generally small. The Daily Beast took pleasure in calling the turnout “measly.” Still, […] The post Weekend Pro-Gun ... Read More »

The ‘Public Health Crisis’ of Gun Violence – Quote of the Day

“Most doctors don’t know jack diddly about guns. It’s none of your damn business. If I come in to you with stomach pain, it has nothing to do with how many guns I have or where I keep them.” – DRGO’s Dr. Arthur Przebinda in Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you about guns [via] The post The ‘Public Health Crisis’ of ... Read More »

‘Gunny’ R. Lee Ermey, Retired Marine and Actor, Passes

by Dave Workman Senior Editor They used to line up for more than an hour at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show and National Rifle Association exhibits for a chance to shake hands with “The Gunny,” actor and retired U.S. Marine sergeant R. Lee Ermey, but the commanding voice of the former drill instructor has been stilled. […] The post ‘Gunny’ R. ... Read More »

YouTube Alternatives for Gun Videos

YouTube is owned by Google, and we all know how Google feels about guns. Back in 2012 they purged all firearms and ammo from Google Shopping, we also posted our Alternatives To Google For Guns & Ammo Shopping guide to help our readers still find the best deals online.  Google has taken it further in the past year or so, first ... Read More »

Rest In Peace R. Lee Ermey (USMC, Ret)

Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. […] Read More »

RIP R. Lee Ermey

Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much ... Read More »

Rest in Peace: R. Lee Ermey “The Gunny” 03/24/1944 – 04/15/2018

It is with deep sadness that we report R. Lee Ermey has passed away this morning, Sunday April 15th, 2018. He passed away due to complications from pneumonia which is very unexpected for most individuals within the firearm industry. It was R. Lee Ermey‘s tenured manager and long-time friend, Bill Rogin, who broke the news […] Read More … The ... Read More »

TTAG Daily Digest: A Cop Needs Backup, Broward Blame and Hunting Boko Haram

Backup Has Arrived: Woodruff Family Children’s Trust Cancer Fundraiser Help out DeKalb, Illinois Officer Craig Woodruff who’s in the fight of his life . . . Support one of our Finest and help provide for the future care of his young children, as his family experiences the challenges of Stage IV colon cancer. All net […] The post TTAG Daily ... Read More »

R. Lee Ermey, RIP

[reviewadinsert] I met the Gunny a few times at SHOT. If it wasn’t at the GLOCK booth where he was signing autographs, mugging for the cameras and making people laugh who had waited an hour or more for the privilege of saying hello and shaking his hand, he was at the GLOCK range day location, […] The post R. Lee ... Read More »

NPR: Silly Americans, You’ll Never Use Your Gun for Self Defense

Why do gun owners bother buying with firearms? The odds are so far against any individual ever needing to use a gun for self-defense, it’s insane to keep those dangerous things around where they can be stolen or used in anger against a family member. That’s the gist of an NPR analysis (your tax dollars […] The post NPR: Silly ... Read More »

T-Rex Recce Back In Stock

We’re happy to report that the T-Rex Recce shirt is back in stock, and in an additional color. For those of you who’d rather be rolling outside the wire on a Tyrannosaurus Rex technical with a .50 cal or a gatling instead of in a humvee or an MRAP, this will be welcome news. When it comes to technicals, a Tyrannosaur ... Read More »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Handgun Shooting for the Cross Dominant

Many people can go their entire lives without knowing eye dominance exists. No one needs to identify a dominant eye for reading, walking, watching television, or scrolling through social media feeds. The few areas of life where eye dominance is an issue are optometry and sports that require alignment between multiple objects along a narrow visual plane. This would include… ... Read More »

F-35 program ends SDD phase | CAMM, Sea Ceptor system offered to Finland’s Squadron 2020 corvettes | Rafael offers upgrade package for SAAF Gripens

Americas Northrop Grumman will this year begin the production of the first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft to have in-flight refueling (IFR) straight from the factory. Officials said that production of the line’s 46th model—a total of 75 have been ordered by the Navy—will begin later this year and delivered to the customer in 2020. A modified Advanced Hawkeye ... Read More »

RIP “The Gunny” R. Lee Ermey

It’s a sad day, beloved Marine Corps Sergeant and actor R. Lee Ermey, known as “The Gunny” passed away today at 74 due to complications from pneumonia. Ermey gained notoriety playing a U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor in the film “Full Metal Jacket”. He was actually a consultant on that film, but he was so convincing with his improvised lines ... Read More »