Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Brügger & Thomet–Some Nice Apologies for the Cuckoo Clock

Photography by Ralph Wilhelm [This article originally appeared in RECOIL Issue 17] To Apologize for Inflicting the Cuckoo Clock on the USA, the Swiss Are About to Send Us Some Damn Fine Firearms  European firearms brands like Heckler & Koch, Beretta, and Sako are, if not household names in the USA, at least familiar among the U.S. gun community. One company… ... Read More »

Spike Served: India’s New ATGM, Back on Track

Spike firing (click to view full) India has been looking for a modern anti-tank/ infantry strike missile to take the place of MBDA Milan missiles that have been produced under license by Bharat Dynamics. The finalists in this competition were the American fire-and-forget Javelin, and Israel’s Spike with its combination of wire guided or fire-and-forget modes. As of October 2014, ... Read More »

Inceptor Ammunition Adds 7.62x39mm and 223 Rem

Inceptor Ammunition has added a 7.62x39mm and 223 Rem offering to its Short-Range Rifle Sport Utility Ammo lineup. The SRR combines a patented injection-molding process and bullet design with copper-polymer materials.  Read More »

How to Bypass a Lock – Gear Tasting 122

Many times, a bypass tool is a much faster method of entry than lock picking. This week on Gear Tasting Bryan demonstrates the illusion of security many locks provide, by showcasing some commonly available bypass tools and how they function. Also this week, Bryan answers some Questions Over Coffee on wearing rain gear and choosing a fixed blade knife to ... Read More »

Horus Vision Reticle Technologies Announces Virtual Reality Experience and Todd Hodnett Appearances at 2018 SHOT Show

For Immediate Release LEWISTON, ID – Horus Vision Reticle Technologies (HVRT), the industry-leading innovator of intelligent reticle technology, today announced the Horus Virtual Reality Experience, and appearances by Todd Hodnett at booth #1051 during the upcoming 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV. The Horus Virtual Reality Experience is designed to let any person experience […] Read More »

Atlas Gunworks Releases the Titan Operator Pistol

North Ferrisburgh, VT – Atlas Gunworks has released the Titan Operator 9mm pistol for duty and self-defense. It’s based on the popular Titan competition pistol and is the newest pistol in Atlas’ growing lineup. Atlas understands that competition guns aren’t the best choice for military, law enforcement or self-defense. So, when the tactical team at […] Read More »

Chase Tactical 2018 SALE

Save 18% OFF everything you buy at Chase Tactical through Monday, 1/22. Use Coupon Code NEW2018 during checkout. www.chasetactical.com Read More »

Adventure Lights Launching Trilobyte Helmet Light At SHOT Show

The Trilobyte is the next generation of Tactical Beacon that builds on the venerable VIP Tactical Beacon, and continues what Adventure Lights has accomplished since Day 1: Combat proven features asked for by the operators providing customizable visual and Near Infrared spectrums that synchronize in a user friendly, rugged, compact AA Battery powered light able […] Read More »

Visit U.S. Tactical Supply SHOT Show in Booth # 20605

Stop by U.S. Tactical Supply at SHOT Show in Booth # 20605 to see several new products. The centerpiece is the Propper 4PV IIIA Vest they recently shot to failure at a recent ODOC Range demo. It stopped over 90 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition, including 44 Magnum, 357 Magnum, .40, 9MM & 38 Special. Speaking of […] Read More »

Gun Review: Wilson Combat AR9B Pistol-Caliber Carbine

Some 35 years ago, Colt decided to enter the submachine gun market that was dominated by Heckler & Koch, Uzi, Beretta and other mostly European arms-makers at the time. The company took the familiar AR platform and modified it to shoot 9mm cartridges. It basically operated via blowback, firing from a closed bolt for better accuracy. Law enforcement and military ... Read More »

FN SCAR-SC: Now Available to US Law Enforcement Agencies

Back in November, FN Herstal unveiled its brand new FN SCAR-SC subcompact carbine at the Milipol Paris conference. Firearm enthusiasts were abuzz at the possibility of getting their hands on the gun, but hopes were dashed when it was revealed that it wouldn’t be offered to U.S. customers. That’s about to change—for LEOs at least—as FN Herstal’s American subsidiary FN America has ... Read More »

New from CMMG: The Mk4 DTR2 Rifle in Federal’s 224 Valkyrie

Companies are already putting out firearms chambered in Federal’s 224 Valkyrie cartridge which was introduced back in December. The latest to join the party is CMMG with its new Mk4 DTR2 rifle. RELATED STORY On the Mark: 9 Hard-Hitting CMMG Mk Series Rifles The Mk4 DTR2 sports a 24-inch medium taper barrel with a 1:7 twist and CMMG’s SV brake to mitigate muzzle ... Read More »

DS-15 Hunter Special Editions from Dark Storm Industries

Dark Storm Industries recently announced a trio of special edition AR-style rifles targeted for the hunting market. The new DS-15 Hunter special edition rifles are chambered for the 300 BLK cartridge, feature a camouflage finish and are available in three different styles to match your state’s legal requirements. The standard Dark Storm Industries model is a […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Do You Want A Folding Glock 43? Because FULL CONCEAL Folded A Glock 43

Before I start in on the announcement of FULL CONCEAL’s Folding Glock 43, let’s rewind a whole year where I met the FC team at SHOT 2017. I still didn’t “get” the folding pistol idea, but I could appreciate the passion they had for their designs. And now, here we are, on the virtual eve of […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Seekins Precision Detachable Box Magazine For Remington 700

Owners of Remington 700s or similarly patterned rifles aren’t going to run out of options on how to upgrade and modify their rifles. Seekins Precision are releasing a DBM magwell for the R700 shot actions. For those who don’t know what DBM stands for it means Detachable Box Magazine, so that you can use AI […] Read More … The ... Read More »

New Powder From Hodgdon: Winchester WinClean 244

Hodgdon Powder Company announced the introduction of a new smokeless powder for 2018 under the Winchester Smokeless Powders brand. Called WinClean 244, this new ball powder is formulated to be a good powder for handgun cartridges like the .38 Special, 9mm and .45 ACP. According to the company, this powder is best suited for standard […] Read More … The ... Read More »

NEW: MagPump 9mm Pistol Magazine Loader

MagPump, best known for their series of rifle magazine loaders, have launched their new Magpump 9mm magazine loader. The transition into the pistol magazine loader market is the next obvious step for the company that already offers a series of loaders for both the AR-15 and the AK platforms. MagPump claim that their new hand […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Magpul PRO 700 Precision Rifle Chassis

A new Rifle Chassis from Magpul will make this year’s spring warmer and more welcome than ever. The name is Magpul Pro 700 Rifle Chassis and it’s based on a full billet aluminum skeleton clad in polymer. The idea was to make chassis full of features, as uncompromised as possible, for the Remington 700 short […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Hunting Dogs Terrorize UK Cat Sanctuary

In the UK, you can’t shoot hares, rabbits or other game animals on Sundays or Christmas Day. And I’d give up my Toyota Tacoma to own a pair of Purdey shotguns — after which I’d sell one of the guns and buy a better truck. There. I’ve done the UK gun bit. ‘Cause this story […] The post Hunting Dogs ... Read More »

Question of the Day: Is There Anything Wrong With This Spike’s Tactical Facebook Post?

“A Florida gunmaker company is unapologetic after devising an advertisement for its products that declared ‘NOT TODAY ANTIFA,’” theblaze.com reports. “Spike’s Tactical produced the ad, which caused controversy on social media, in conjunction with a  Texas-based clothing company, Pipe Hitters Union.” Spike had some choice words for critics who said they should spike the image . . . “For the […] The post Question of ... Read More »

Mueller ‘Russian Collusion’ Witch Hunt Turns To NRA

Just when you thought bad cop Robert Mueller’s witch hunt couldn’t turn any crazier, the sun rises yet again. Today, news of Mueller’s FBI “Russia Collusion” investigation turns to America’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association. Yes, now that all other avenues of the FBI Russia investigation have turned up nothing, a new […] The post Mueller ‘Russian ... Read More »

Honor Defense Offers Voluntary Upgrade for Honor Guard Pistols

On January 21st, Honor Defense will announce full details of its Honor Guard pistol voluntary upgrade program. For the time being, it sounds like changes to the striker assembly inside the slide are expected to resolve the drop safety vulnerability. Honor Defense’s press release follows . . . Honor Defense offers Voluntary Upgrade for Honor […] The post Honor Defense ... Read More »

Gun Review: Ruger Security-9

Though they’ve been out of production for 30 years, Ruger’s “Security-Six” remains a legendary model, named for its six-round capacity (much like Ruger’s Single-Ten holds 10 rounds). Naturally, Ruger’s new Security-9 holds . . . Well, no. The new semi-automatic pistol holds 15+1 rounds of 9mm. Should we let that slide? . . . A prepper would. The […] The post Gun Review: ... Read More »

New from CMC Barrels: GLOCK Match Precision Barrels for G17, G19 and G34

Brand extensions. The good news: they work! Customers who know, trust and love a brand will buy products that stray from the company’s core competency. And how. The bad news . . . brand extensions open the door to competitors for a formerly untouchable mainline product. Are Porsche sports cars as desirable now that they’re […] The post New from ... Read More »

WWJWD: IMI Systems Quote of the Day

“Every day, we hear of people being accidentally shot by police officers who are trained in gun safety. Are we really going to be safer when an incident occurs and a bunch of John Wayne’s start blasting away. I won’t So, let’s stop listening to people who are being compensated to be NRA mouthpieces, and […] The post WWJWD: IMI ... Read More »

Ruger American in 7.62x39mm A go-anywhere, do anything rifle

by R.K. Campbell | Contributing Eitor For many years America’s go-anywhere do-anything rifle was a medium powered lever action rifle known as the Winchester 1894. This rifle served hunters, law officers, ranchers and farmers well. It is light, handy, reliable and powerful. I thought of the old .30-30 WCF cartridge and the rifle that fired […] The post Ruger American ... Read More »

Revolver Cartridges in Rifles

In the old days people living in remote places, away from readily available sources of ammunition, recognized the value of having rifles chambered for the same cartridge as their revolvers. Although doing so is no longer as necessary as it once was, the custom remains quite popular today. The abundance of rifles and carbines chambered to .357 Magnum, .41 Magnum, ... Read More »

Angel Armor Presents Innovative Products At SHOT Show 2018

FORT COLLINS, COLO. — JANUARY 16, 2018 — Angel Armor, LLC (“Angel Armor”) today announced its presence at the annual NSSF SHOT Show®, the world’s largest trade event focused on shooting, hunting, law enforcement and the armed forces. Angel Armor will join 1,600 exhibitors attracting over 64,000 attendees at the Sands Expo and Convention Center […] Read More »

Seekins Precision – Precision Rifle DBM

Expected to ship in March 2018. A smooth and consistent reload is essential tactical or competition use. The Precision Rifle DBM magwell features an oversized magwell enabling mag changes to be nothing less than smooth and consistent. M5 Inlet AI pattern magazines Large magwell lead in Front barricade stop Billet Aluminum Mil-Spec TypeIII Hard anodized […] Read More »

Crimson Trace Launches Laserguard for Smith & Wesson SD and SD VE Pistols

(Wilsonville, OR)— Crimson Trace®, recognized as America’s top brand of laser sights in a recent Southwick Associates shooting sports industry survey, today announced its newest Laserguard® laser sight—the LG-457 with red laser diode—for a precision fit onto the Smith & Wesson® series of SD™ and SD VE™ pistols. This new Crimson Trace Laserguard laser sight […] Read More »

IWI US Introduces the TAVOR TS12, Their First Bullpup Shotgun

Middletown, Pa. (January 2018) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., brings innovation to the tactical shotgun market with their first bullpup shotgun: the TAVOR® TS12. This 12 GA gas regulated, smoothbore semi-auto shotgun feeds from one of three magazine tubes, each capable of holding four three-inch shotgun shells or five two-inch shotgun shells, for ... Read More »

CTTSO Releases Solicitation for .264 USA Rifles, Carbines, PDWs

The Army Marksmanship Unit’s .264 USA – a medium-sized 6.5mm round in-between the 6.5mm Grendel and 6.5mm Creedmoor in size – is not yet dead, it seems. The round, about which little had been heard in official channels for a couple of years, is the subject-in-part of a new solicitation released by the Combating Terrorism Technical […] Read More … The ... Read More »

GREECE to Test the ADCOR Defense Adcor A-556 Elite Rifle

According to a Greek website called Via Diplomacy, the Hellenic Armed Forces will test the Adcor Defence Adcor A-556 Elite rifles to evaluate the possibility of adoption. They have signed an initial agreement with Adcor Defense and Hellenic Defence Systems S.A. The former will provide six Adcor A-556 Elite rifles and the latter – 2,000 rounds of 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition. The […] Read More … The ... Read More »

How Good Is Your Eye Protection? What Are They Made Of?

Bret Hunter is the founder and owner of TacticalRX. I met Bret at Big 3 East a few years ago and although I have 20/20 vision I am amazed by his glasses. Many shooters who use prescription lenses typically use their normal glasses as eye protection or they might get some form of prescription sports […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Ed Brown Teams Up with ZEV Technologies for New 1911

Ed Brown Products has teamed up with trigger specialists ZEV Technologies to launch a new 9x19mm 1911. Building on their FX1 the new pistol has an edgier, more aggressive aesthetic. The long-established Missouri-based custom 1911 builders have collaborated with ZEV to create a 1911 based on one of ZEV’s designs, the Dragonfly. The pistol features aggressive […] Read More … The ... Read More »

PICRA Family of Cartridges from Czech Republic

Browsing through the CIP cartridge standards while doing a research, I noticed several cartridges named PICRA. The name was unknown to me and apparently, it is unknown to many others too. So I thought why don’t I do a little research to find out who has designed these cartridges? It was a matter of simple web […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Giving Back: The Story Of Valley Forge Military Academy’s Rifle Club

Safety and marksmanship all begin somewhere for many of us. We at TFB believe it is extremely important to give back to the next generation of shooters, hunters, and collectors that will influence our passions long after we are dead and gone. In this episode of TFB TV, we look at a rifle club that […] Read More … The ... Read More »

POTD: SureFire X300 Survives 14 Months Under Water

Gator McKlusky sent these photos to us. I dropped my Surefire X300 in a pond and recovered it after it spent 14 months submerged in water. After the water level dropped, I waded out to where I thought I dropped it and used a magnetic pole to dig around. I finally found it and it […] Read More … The ... Read More »

New From SIG SAUER: 1911 We The People BB Pistol

SIG SAUER has a complete line of airguns and accessories. And now the Austrian-owned American gunmaker’s making an airgun version of the real deal .45 “We The People” 1911. It’s a beautifully made if more-than-slightly kitsch pistol. At  $1,422.21 it’s a bit dear. Pulling the proverbial trigger on the $119.99 BB gun version would be an easier […] The post New From ... Read More »

Texas Pizza Shop After Fatal Defensive Gun Use: Armed Employees Welcome

A justified defensive shooting in a Texas Pizzeria resulted in the death of one of the armed robbers. The response by the restaurant owner shows the acceptance of defense of self and others is gaining legitimacy in the United States. Here’s the relevant part of the official statement released by La Bella Pizza owners via […] The post Texas Pizza ... Read More »

It’s Official: Gun Control is Now “Gun Violence Prevention”

I’m gonna credit Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser for this one. The Massachusetts gun dealer (go figure) was the first proponent of re-branding “gun control” as “gun violence prevention.” While I’ve yet to see anyone use his favored acronym (GVP), “gun violence prevention” has officially replaced “gun safety” and the totally lame “gun reform” as […] The post It’s Official: ... Read More »

New From Maxpedition: Entity Line of Tactical Packs Without the Tactical Look

Maxpedition makes packs, bags, cases, organizers, holsters, knives, and much more for the concealed carry, travel, and tactical markets. If you’ve been seeking that tactical CCW functionality without the tactical aesthetic, though, you’ve noticed your options are all too limited. Enter Maxpedition’s ENTITY Series, designed around their NTT concept. What’s that? Find out in the […] The post New From ... Read More »

Gear Review: Revic PMR 428 Smart Rifle Scope

It was only a matter of time before somebody incorporated a full-on ballistics computer into a rifle scope. Apparently that time is now, and that somebody is Revic. As Revic is young and this is their first product, my expectations were tempered. Turns out they didn’t need to be. The PMR 428 delivers on its […] The post Gear Review: ... Read More »

New From Christensen Arms: Long Action Modern Precision Rifle

Christensen Arms ain’t cheap, but they make some gorgeous rifles and pistols. Especially if you’re into carbon fiber. And who isn’t? Now they’re [literally] expanding their short-action Modern Precision Rifle for long-action calibers. Christensen Arms’ press release follows . . . Christensen Arms Adds Additional Calibers to the Modern Precision Rifle™ Gunnison, UT – (January […] The post New From ... Read More »

Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: THREE Guns?

Fake news? I dunno. I mean it IS possible to carry three guns discreetly. And if one is none and two is one, then three is two, and three is like having only one spare eve though you have two, and I think I better think it out again . . . Maybe Mike A’s everydaycarry.com […] The post Everyday Carry ... Read More »