Saturday, November 25, 2017

Low-Light Shooting Tactics and Self-Defense

“Just because you know how to do something doesn’t mean you should do it.” That statement is applicable to many things in life, but it started as a response to a student’s question about low-light shooting tactics and the use of flashlights in self-defense. Like many diligent shooters, the student had spent a lot of time and effort agonizing over ... Read More »

Red Dot Revolution

In the firearms training world, I’ve seen many of the “next big things” fade away into obscurity or be replaced by another new product that comes down the line purporting to give the end user some small peace of mind. The reality is that people who depend too much on their equipment are setting themselves up to fail at the ... Read More »

Apex Releases Flat-Faced Trigger for Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0

Apex Tactical Specialties Inc. on Monday released a flat-faced forward set trigger kit for Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 models barely a month after introducing similar technology for the Glock Gen5. While the Peoria, Arizona-based parts-maker known for its innovative work transforming striker-fired trigger systems had previously announced the product for M2.0 models, the kit actually went on sale today. ... Read More »

The US Just Flew a Stealth Fighter to Bomb Drug Labs in Afghanistan

The Air Force has unleashed the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter in Afghanistan for its first operational mission against Taliban drug labs, the Defense Department said Monday. The F-22s were joined by B-52 Stratofortresses and Afghan A-29 Super Tucanos to conduct an expanded strike mission — called the new offensive campaign — against the Taliban’s revenue stream, said Army Gen. John Nicholson, ... Read More »

SureFire Exhibiting At Milipol Paris 2017

Fountain Valley, CA–SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest–and most innovative–illumination tools and tactical products, will be exhibiting at the Military and Police exhibition in Paris, France on 21-24 November 2017 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. Milipol is the leading event dedicated to homeland security, and is organized under the auspices of the French Ministry […] Read More »

Leupold Adds Shawn Skipper to Marketing Team As Public Relations Specialist

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is pleased to announce that Shawn Skipper has joined the optics manufacturer as its new senior public relations specialist. Skipper will head up Leupold’s public and media relations efforts, putting his years of editorial experience to work. Prior to joining Leupold®, Skipper was the digital managing editor of […] Read More »

FN America Collaborates With Nine Line Apparel On Exclusive Tees

FN America, LLC, maker of the World’s Most Battle-Proven Firearms.®, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Nine Line Apparel, Inc., on an exclusive collection of t-shirts based on FN’s most popular products. The collection will include four original designs and will be available for purchase online through the FN E-store beginning Monday, Nov. 20, […] Read More »

Panteao Productions Introduces In-App Subscription Purchase

Columbia, SC, November 20, 2017 – Panteao is happy to announce the new option of customers being able to purchase subscriptions right from the Panteao mobile app or television channel. With the recent trend of folks across the country cutting the cord and dropping cable or satellite service and instead watching television streaming over the […] Read More »

Law Tactical Launches Survival Knife

This is some very exciting news. Not only does Law Tactical have a new logo, but they are also offering a very limited run of field knives that caters to those who are serious about their tools. If the style looks familiar, thats’s because it is. In collaboration with Daniel Winkler of Winkler Knives II, […] Read More »

Nikon SWAG Now Available

Melville, NY (November 21, 2017) ­- Nikon Sport Optics has announced the availability of a new line of logo apparel on its website for hunters and shooters. The comfortable and stylish gear is designed for everyday wear and made of quality, long lasting materials. In addition to the new clothing items, an all-new homepage has also been launched on the ... Read More »

TFB REVIEW: The Integrally Suppressed Firearms Of TBA Suppressors

Silencer design, manufacturing processes and materials have come a long way in just the last ten years. Once saddled with sealed cans and and limited options, shooters can now pick from a handful of industry-leading silencers that can be disassembled and cleaned with little effort. And with the evolution of silencer technology has come a […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Flint River Armory Offers Second Generation CSA45

Flint River Armory announced the company is now manufacturing a second generation CSA45 rifle. The new gun is an updated version of the original CSA45 that was launched at the SHOT Show. The CSA45 Gen 2 is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. It feeds from Glock magazines as opposed to the stick mags used […] Read More … The ... Read More »

POTD: W.A.R. Gives The M&P 2.0 Some Wood

Weapons Armament Research has added wood accents on ARs in the past. Well now he has done it with the M&P2.0 Compact. Unfortunately this is a personal upgrade and will not be offering it as a product. I like the look of his work on the AR but the M&P 2.0 does not have the […] Read More … The ... Read More »

TTAG Daily Digest: Legion-Up Your SIG, Hide Your Guns and Where’s My Man Card?

If you’ve never shot a SIG SAUER Legion, it’s hard to imagine what a difference a well-tuned trigger’s short-reset makes on a DA/SA pistol. And if you can’t afford a Legion . . .  Grayguns Perfection Action Package for SIG SAUER Pistols  Combined with a Grayguns custom curved or straight trigger – in alloy steel […] The post TTAG Daily ... Read More »

3 Big Whitetail Bucks Battle for Dominance in This One-of-a-Kind Video

The rut is crazy; it’s been said once and it’ll be said many more times. This lucky hunter got a nice surprise when watching two nice Texas whitetails duel. Against all odds, a third, even bigger, buck jumps into a whitetail deer fight. Watch what unfolds in this outstanding footage. This fight wasn’t a sparring […] The post 3 Big ... Read More »

The Trace Sets Out to Prove Gun Ownership Makes You Less Safe

“Today marks the unfurling of The Trace’s most ambitious undertaking yet,” The Trace’s email blast boldly boasts, “a year-long investigation, created in partnership with more than a dozen NBC TV stations around the country, into the rising theft of firearms from American gun owners.” Their goal to prove that . . . Americans buy guns for self-defense → carry those […] The post The Trace ... Read More »

CT Road Sign Shooter Alexander Czaja: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day

Having grown up in a city, I’m not entirely familiar with the tradition of shooting road signs. Do you shoot the signs from a moving vehicle? Is there a preferred firearm/caliber? Anyway, I was certainly aware of the practice, encountering plenty of buckshot-mottled steel signage out in the country. And it is for sure illegal; […] The post CT Road ... Read More »

Another AR15 Owner Destroys His Gun For Media Glory

Back in October, after the Mandalay Bay spree killing, Ohio resident Aaron Lawrence “had an epiphany.” He realized he could stop spree killings by destroying his AR-15. Or something like that. Anyway, it worked! PR-wise. WCET gave Mr. Lawrence’s meaningless protest all the attention it didn’t deserve. As reports, there’s been a copycat AR […] The post Another AR15 ... Read More »

MNKF: Head Hunter Blade’s Drengar

This article brought to you in its entirety by PROPPER (@wearpropper): 50 Years of Service and still getting it done. MNKF: Head Hunter Blade’s Drengar Alexander Crown It’s no secret that I have a thing for Head Hunter Blades. I like the robustness of the designs, the feel and shape of the grips, and of course the mad street cred I ... Read More »

Griffin Armament Fail Safe Angle Sights

This article originally appeared online at Military Morons. It appears here in its entirety with MM’s permission. If you’re a regular reader of Breach-Bang-Clear, you already know that’s one of the sites we keep an eye on. The reviews there are succinct, unfailingly thorough, and honest. Mad Duo When you need to look distinguished, have a little gravitas, and run a suppressed SBR — ... Read More »

Small American Business: Colonel Blades

Brought to you in part today by PROOF Research: Carbon Fiber Perfected. Small American Business: Colonel Blades Alexander Crown I’ve only punched a handful of guys in the face in my life. Never have I punched a guy in the face while holding a knife. But if the opportunity ever arises, I hope I have a Colonel Blade in my hand. ... Read More »

Tulster IWB Profile Holster: CZ-USA P-10 C

When you need to look distinguished, have a little gravitas, and run a suppressed SBR — you need the Original Pipehitter tee.  Tulster IWB Profile Holster: CZ-USA P-10 CNews Desk Some fellow “Okies” crafted a holster for the new CZ P-10 C firearm, and say they plan to continue the line for the CZ Brand. Tulster is located in Jenks, Oklahoma and ... Read More »

The Briefing Room: AR15 Lower Receviers Forged vs Billet

In this episode we tackle a question we get a lot in our monthly QA series but don’t often cover. Well, due to the continued interest we deiced to make an episode dedicated to the topic, Forged vs Billet AR’s. We go over the pros and cons, the differences and some background to […] Read More »

North American Arms The Earl .22LR/.22WMR

Named After the North American Arms gunsmith who originally developed it, The Earl is a five-shot, single-action mini-revolver that’s chambered in .22 Magnum. Though diminutive in size, it was designed to resemble an 1860s-era percussion-fired revolver with its octagonal barrel, top-strap sight channel and blade front sight. Also sending our thoughts back to the Old West is its spur trigger ... Read More »

New Micro 9 Hits Hard and Carries Easy

Kimber’s New Micro 9 is a 1911-style defensive pistol that is easy to carry and delivers terminal performance. When it comes to defensive pistols, one size definitely does not fit all. Size, shape, weight and functionality are factors that prompt a customer to purchase one gun versus another. Understandably, when a person hands over hard-earned money to a dealer, they’re ... Read More »

TangoDown Thanksgiving Promotions

TangoDown is serving up a number of special deals this Thanksgiving. Visit their website at, their Facebook page, and their Instagram feed for special deals. Read More »

Apex Debuts Smith & Wesson M2.0 Flat-Faced Trigger Kit

On the heels of the Glock Gen. 5 trigger kit introduction, Apex announced a new flat-faced trigger setup designed specifically for the Smith & Wesson M2.0 pistol series. The Apex Flat-Faced Forward Trigger Kit replaces the factory hinged Smith & Wesson trigger with an aluminum style setup, offering reduced pre-travel and over-travel. The combination of Apex springs, factory sear, and… ... Read More »

Single-Cell 500 Lumen Pocket Rocket: Surefire EDCLT-1

We’ve seen a lot of new Surefire. Not only have they been seriously upping their game with weapon lights like the M600DF and XH35, but handhelds are getting some love too. Last week, Surefire announced a new (2) CR-123A cell handheld, the EDCLT-2, and this week we see another new handheld, the EDCLT-1. From a single cell, Surefire is now… ... Read More »

T-6A flights halted due to physiological incidents | Opposition removed to Rafale sale to Egypt | USS Ralph Johnson delivered to US Navy

Americas General Electric Aviation (GEA) has been awarded a $143.4 million US Navy contract to provide 22 low-rate initial production Lot 1 and 2 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter. In additional to the engines, the sale will also include associated engine and programmatic support, logistics support, peculiar support equipment, and spares. Work will take place in ... Read More »

Adding Arleigh Burkes: H.I.I. Steps Forward for DDG-51 Restart

DDG-110 Construction (click to view full) In April 2009 Bath and Ingalls agreed to the Navy’s surface combatant plans, thus heralding a significant restructuring within the American naval shipbuilding community. Under the agreements, the USA would end production at 3 Graf Spee sized DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class “destroyers,” but shift all production from the Congressionally-mandated joint arrangements to General Dynamics Bath ... Read More »

CH-53K: The U.S. Marines’ HLR Helicopter Program

CH-53K concept (click to view full) The U.S. Marines have a problem. They rely on their CH-53E Super Stallion medium-heavy lift helicopters to move troops, vehicles, and supplies off of their ships. But the helicopters are wearing out. Fast. The pace demanded by the Global War on Terror is relentless, and usage rates are 3 times normal. Attrition is taking ... Read More »

Trigger Warning: The ITS Black Friday Sale Starts Now!

Are you triggered by all the early Christmas decorations and celebration this year? Us too, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! As a way to stick it to the man (wait, is that us?) for this hopscotch over the holiday, our Black Friday Sale starts NOW! Through Monday, November 27th, you can save 20% in the ITS Store using the coupon ... Read More »

Arc’teryx and Salomon Sale at O P Tactical!

Get Arc’teryx for 20% off and Salomon for 25% off now! No coupon code required, items already discounted. A ton of Dirty Bird and Salomon Boots are in stock and ready to ship. This is the last chance for these deals for the rest of the year, so get some now! See website for more […] Read More »

Sukeru – Tactical Alone Hood

Japanese tactical shop Sukeru has introduced the Tactical Alone Hood. Basically, it’s a stand-alone hood made from NYCO, or similar fabric, which can be worn in conjunction with load bearing equipment such as hanrnesses, armor or backpacks. Conceptually, the idea has merit and is one-step removed from items like Crye Precision’s HalfJak. However, the Tactical […] Read More »

10 Ultra-Rare, Ultra-Awesome Small Arms from OVMS ‘Show of Shows’

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle: Prior to WWII, the British thought this gun could stop tanks. The Boys Anti-Tank Rifle is, as the name suggests, an oversized rifle, but it wasn’t all that effective against German panzers. Because the weapon was originally chambered in .55 caliber, which is not legal for general ownership, the example at the show had been converted to ... Read More »

CMMG Announces the New MkGs Guard 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine

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VIDEO: Las Vegas Police Officer Shoots Man Holding Wife at Gunpoint

A Las Vegas Police officer fired four rounds at an armed man engaged in a physical struggle with a woman outside a gas station last week, fatally wounding him. Watch the dramatic body cam footage of the shooting above. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the incident unfolded when a citizen called 911 at 5:34 p.m. on Tuesday to report ... Read More »

CQB Brawler: The LA-K12 Puma Bullpup Shotgun

“The LA-K12 Puma is actually a product of cooperation between the Canadian company Lever Arms and the private Kuandian Shotgun Factory in Liaoning, China. The Puma began life as a riot gun for Chinese paramilitary and riot police units.” The gas system can be adjusted via a plug at the front of the receiver. The bolt release is actually a ... Read More »

Colt’s M5 Enhanced Carbine a Direct Result of Australian SOCOM Query

Colt’s M5 Enhanced Carbine recently drew much interest and speculation at the formidable company’s latest entry into the AR15 market. However, we’ve recently learned more about the origins of the M5 and how it came to the U.S. market, oddly enough from the Australian Defense Forces. Interestingly, the M5’s first appearance wasn’t at BIDEC 2017, […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Danish Army Looking to Adopt Short and Medium Range Precision Sniper Rifles

Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has announced a request for tender to purchase two types of precision rifles. They call one of the rifles Precision Rifle Short (PRS) which must be a semi-auto rifle chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO. The second one is called Precision Rifle Medium (PRM) and must be chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. The […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Video: Danish Sniper Rifle AI AX50 suppressed

The Danish snipers of Stabskompagniet II Livgarden posted a video of their new Accuracy International AX50. To my knowledge these rifles are going to complement, or possibly replace, the current SAKO TRG 42s. According to the video the rifle has a 27″ inch barrel with a 1:15 twist, for 12,7 mm .50. The scope is […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Is POWER ARMOR on the Horizon? New Technologies Could Unlock the Door – Brief Thoughts 003

When the subject is the future of infantry, the conversation inevitably turns to one thing: Powered, armored exoskeletons. Since the publication of Heinlein’s Starship Troopers in 1959, the concept of an armored suit with enhanced mobility from an internal power source has fascinated military futurists, quickly solidifying as a military fiction staple, and even appearing repeatedly in […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Kimber Offering New Micro and Micro 9 Models

Kimber Mfg., Inc. (Kimber) released several new pistols in the Micro and Micro 9 lines recently. These compact pistols are essentially scaled down 1911 style pistols chambered in .380 ACP (the Micro line) and 9mm (the Micro 9 line.) A total of 11 new pistols are being offered. Micro Line Additions TLE – “TLE” stands for “Tactical […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Elderly British Man Jailed for Collection of over 100 Illegal Firearms

A 74 year old, self-proclaimed history buff, has been jailed in the UK when his collection of nearly 200 firearms was discovered after a fire at his home. Paul Bushell’s collection was discovered by firefighters back in May when his home in Gillingham, Kent caught fire, while he was at a friend’s 70th birthday lunch. […] Read More … The ... Read More »

NEW: Panzer Arms AR-12 Semiautomatic Shotgun

As goofy as the idea may seem on paper, I have always been intrigued by the idea of an AR-based shotgun platform. Honestly, I have no real use for one, however, as we all are painfully aware, “needs” and firearms can be interpreted in many ways. The new Panzer Arms AR-12 sold by Atlantic Firearms […] Read More … The ... Read More »