Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Wedding Present Fit for Royalty

Ernest Hemingway, George Eastman, Elmer Keith, Jimmy Stewart … and Princess Diana. While it may seem as though one of these things is not like the other, they all share a common bond: Guns made by Westley Richards & Company of Birmingham, England. It’s not uncommon to hear about someone getting a gun as a […] The post A Wedding ... Read More »

TTAG Reader Survey Results: You Have Spoken

We asked for it, and we got it. Almost 2,000 of you — the most knowledgable, opinionated readership in the gunblogosphere — weighed in when we asked for your opinions in our annual reader survey. Most the comments could go toe to toe with The Count of Monte Cristo, both in length and literary mettle. […] The post TTAG Reader ... Read More »

Euro Skivvies Available – Wut?

It’s hard to say what’s more disturbing, the fact that these weird-ass Suomi haberdashers (lyhyttavarakauppias?) sell underwear like this, or that we pay sufficient attention to them to know when they get new styles in or get a restock. Don’t judge us. Anyway, Varusteleka has Finnish WW2 longjohns back in stock (seriously), as well as a few with a White Guard ... Read More »

EYES ON | Slumberjack Roughhouse 4 Tent

Mad Duo Chris is going camping. Here’s an initial Eyes On from Chris Hernandez as he takes his first look at the Slumberjack Roughhouse 4. Brought to ya today in part by GEMTECH – World Class Silencers. Roughhousing Outdoors We’re Not Talking About That Axel Braun Summer Camp Movie Either Two pretty cool pieces of gear arrived here at the Hernandez JFHQ ... Read More »

Fan Fiction – Hi-Points And Low Points

*The squats are paying off, I’m looking like a snack* thought Rebecca, as she grabbed the rear waistband area of her Alexo Athletica pants; lifting it upwards a couple inches, then letting go. “THIIIIIIIIIIICC” she said out loud, bursting into laughter while checking herself out in the full length bedroom mirror. She looked really good for 37, and wanted everyone ... Read More »

Fix It Sticks Glock Tools

Fix It Sticks is now offering Glock specific bits for use with their tools (or any other tool that accepts 1/4″ shank bits). They are offering two different bits include a punch for disassembly and a front sight nut driver. The front sight tool is particularly interesting because it is magnetic and has a ledge […] Read More »

Saudi order restarts SLAM-ER’s production line | Lockheed officials make F-16 sales push in Slovakia | Cobham selected for KF-X oxygen systems work

Americas Boeing has been selected to provide both the US Navy and government of Australia with training systems for P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Valued at $35.9 million, the deal allows the air-framer to provide P-8A Poseidon maintenance device training system upgrades for both customers and falls under a firm-fixed-price contract modification to an existing award and combines purchases for the Navy ($18,063,363; ... Read More »

The Importance of Unique Passwords for Your Online Accounts

Do you have different and unique passwords for every one of your online accounts? If not, you may want to consider the information we’re providing here today and get to changing those passwords! While password security is a topic we’ve covered in the past, today we want to use some recent headlines to illustrate why it’s so important to have ... Read More »

Cobalt Kinetics Reveals its California-Legal Model 27 Lineup

Cobalt Kinetics has launched its new Model 27 rifle lineup, which the company says blends the feel of a hunting rifle with the “utility and versatility” of a MSR. RELATED STORY Outside the Box: 13 Bullpups, Takedowns & Other Exotic Weapons The California-Legal Cobalt Kinetics Model 27 The Model 27’s lower receiver and stock are designed enhance the shooter’s comfort ... Read More »

Guns of ‘The Son’: 16 Models Used in AMC’s New Western TV Series

“The Son” is a new TV series that debuted recently on AMC, beginning in April 2017. It is based on a historical novel of the same name written by Philipp Meyer and published by HarperCollins in 2013. Both the book and the TV series follow the life of Eli McCullough from his years as a teenager until late in life, when, ... Read More »

Bismarck Police Department Adopts the Sig Sauer P320

The Bismarck Police Department in North Dakota has selected the Sig Sauer P320 as its new duty pistol, joining a growing list of law enforcement agencies adopting the popular gun. RELATED STORY Glock vs Sig: The ‘World War III’ for Pistol Fanboys Bismarck Police Department Picks Sig Sauer P320 According to Sig’s press release, the city commission in Bismarck earmarked ... Read More »

SIG Sauer Adds 6.5mm Creedmoor Hunting Cartridges to Their Elite Performance Line of Ammunition

In one of their recent press releases, SIG Sauer announced the addition of SIG HT hunting 6.5mm Creedmoor loads to their Elite Performance ammunition line. Particularly, they are now offering 6.5 CM Elite Performance cartridges loaded with 120 grain solid copper bullets. The press release quotes Bud Fini, the Executive Vice President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division and […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Review: Knights Armament Co. AN/PVS30 Clip-On Night Vision

In the world of night vision, a clip on night vision weapon sight is used to see targets a long distances. My friend J.W. Ramp recently acquired a Knight’s Armament Company UNS™ LR LP clip-on Weapon Sight and let me borrow it for this review. The UNSLRP is classified as the AN/PVS30 and features a Gen […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Pistol Sights Under Various Lighting Conditions

My friend J.W. Ramp decided to capture a series of images of pistol sights under various lighting conditions. The top photo is a quick and handy chart that shows you the different conditions and the pistol sight picture. Recently a discussion came up in the Primary & Secondary Discord chat server regarding recommended pistol sights […] Read More … The ... Read More »

IMBEL’s Xodó pistols: a brief look at compact M1911 descendants

In the Portuguese language, the noun “Xodó” is a popular expression to indicate one on whom we have a very special romantic crush or long-lasting love relationship. It’s no small wonder, then, that IMBEL – Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil has chosen it as the name of two of its dozen-or-so pistols currently available, […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Lyman Products Introduces Pachmayr’s New Competition Aluminum Speedloaders

Pachmayr, a leader in handgun grips, recoil reduction, gunsmithing tools and a brand carried by Lyman, is proud to introduce the Competition Aluminum Speedloaders for revolvers. Unlike some competitor’s models which are made from plastic, Pachmayr’s Speedloaders are precision CNC machined from solid aluminum. About the Speedloader The Speedloader body is cut in a polygon shape […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Shot Placement: Why You Need to Hunt Spring Turkeys

It’s something I hear on a regular basis: turkey hunting is boring. Naysayers tend to drone on about the dullness of the kill, the small amount of meat and, in some cases, their apparent dislike of shotguns (yes, I’m looking at you). Well, it’s spring turkey season and I’m here to give you a few […] The post Shot Placement: ... Read More »

Bank of America Won’t Lend to Makers of ‘Assault Rifles’

“Bank of America Corp. will no longer lend money to companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons for civilian use, in the hopes the move will contribute to a reduction in the number of mass shootings nationwide.” Just a guess, but the move by one of America’s largest banks 1) will have zero effect on the […] The post Bank of ... Read More »

How Long Does NICS Keep Purchase Records?

The NICS has been the subject of much discussion lately thanks to the FixNICS bill, and mostly because the system clearly doesn’t work as well as it should. Lots of gun owners worry that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System – or NICS – has records of gun buyers and the firearms they purchased. […] The post How Long ... Read More »

Putting His Big Boy Pants On – Quote of the Day

“So, Mr. Hogg, while you and your peers, because you are young, suburban, and mostly white, are indeed being used as props for the left’s long-standing campaign against the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, as long as you have consented to this arrangement and as long as you share the same end as […] The post Putting His ... Read More »

CCRKBA Asks Sessions to Withhold Funds from Anti-gun Governments

  By Dave Workman Senior Editor The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “withhold funds from any local or state government that adopts policies that infringe on the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb made the request in […] The post CCRKBA Asks ... Read More »

Op Ed Commentary: Let’s arm teachers

By Frederick Su How many more students have to die at the hands of a crazed murderer, as has just happened in Broward County, FL, before society lets teachers and administrators carry guns? Police cannot be everywhere, and they take minutes to arrive. The gunman took 3 minutes to slaughter 17 people and wound 15. […] The post Op Ed ... Read More »

The Breechtool™

The Breechtool™Original consists of three components designed specifically to clean the toughest to get at parts of any weapon system. Proven through extensive trials, the Breechtool™ reduces cleaning times by 40%, and allows the user to streamline their WCK for the field, reducing weight. This allows you to have peace of mind that your weapon […] Read More »

Helle Knives of Norway Unveils Latest Survivorman Knife

Wabakimi knife designed and field-tested in cooperation with Les Stroud Holmedal, Norway – (April 10, 2018) – Building on an 85-year tradition handcrafting knives designed and tested in the outdoors, Helle unveils its latest collaboration with Les Stroud, star of Survivorman. Named for the vast wilderness park in Ontario, Canada, the Wabakimi knife is designed for self-reliance in nature. The ... Read More »

Kel-Tec Issues Sub-2000 Recall

Late last week, Kel-Tec Weapons issued a voluntary recall of specific Sub-2000 rifles manufactured during their 2017 production run. According to Kel-Tec: We have recently identified an issue with the heat treatment of certain steel tubes received from a third‐party supplier from which the barrels for a limited number of Kel‐Tec SUB‐2000 rifles were manufactured. […] Read More … The ... Read More »

SHOT Show to remain at Sands Expo until forever. Well, until 2027 at least.

According to a Press Release from the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) and the Sands Expo have come to an agreement that SHOT Show will remain at the Sands until the year 2027. That’s another 8 years of SHOT Show at Sands Expo from now. The author is probably the worst person to ask, as I’ve […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Black Moose 50/50 Muzzle Can + Barrel Shroud

“50/50 Muzzle Can + Barrel Shroud” is exactly the name of this accessory made by a company called Black Moose. And it is what its name says. This device is basically a 1.25″ diameter tube with a threaded portion about halfway inside it. Once installed on the rifle, half of this accessory becomes a barrel shroud […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Bundeswehr Narrows Rifle Choice: Heckler & Koch vs Haenel

The Bundeswehr have narrowed their choice of rifles to replace the Heckler & Koch G36 down to two. The Heckler & Koch HK433 and the Haenel MK 556 are the final rifles competing for adoption. Previously, it had emerged that the Rheinmetall RS556, Heckler & Koch HK433 & HK416, Haenel Defence MK556, SIG MCX, and FNH […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Gerber Center-Drive | Back in Black for M4s

Gerber Gear (part of the Quantico Tactical lineup) has some new options available for the Center-Drive multi-tool. Brought to you today by Quantico Tactical; use BBC10 at checkout, save ya some money. Gerber Gear has advised their well-regarded Center Drive multi-tool has been updated and is now available in all-black, with a new M4 bit maintenance set and MOLLE-compatible sheath option. There ... Read More »

TTAG Daily Digest: Senior Pride, Kaiser Wades Into ‘Gun Violence and Strapped Older Texans

Tennessee college student defends her gun-toting ‘graduation’ photo Why would ABC put scare quotes around “graduation”? Amid a youth-driven gun control debate that has swarmed social media, a college senior in Tennessee is defending the provocative photo she posted of her packing a handgun with the caption, “I don’t take normal graduation photos …” … […] The post TTAG Daily ... Read More »

New from VZ Grips: Slide Boot slide covers

VZ Grips, makers of grips for guns that don’t take GLOCK mags is finally making a GLOCK accessory. Well, not specifically for GLOCKs. But their new slide covers will work on GLOCKs, so that’s something. They’re only $12.99 and are available in three sizes, large, not large and even less large. They’re just the thing […] The post New from ... Read More »

Denver Post Calls for 2A Repeal As It Circles The Drain

America’s mainstream big-city newspapers are facing tough times. With plummeting circulation and declining advertising revenue, the dead tree publications have shed employees like my German Shepherd sheds hair. At the same time, many of these newspaper folk bitterly cling to their anti-gun beliefs. Is there a correlation? I couldn’t possibly say. The Denver Post is […] The post Denver Post ... Read More »

The Baltimore Show: A Museum You Can Buy

The Maryland Arms Collectors Association has hosted the Baltimore Antique Arms Show each spring since 1954. Regarded as one of the premier events in the country, it is on the “gun bucket list” of most collectors. There’s lots to see among the show’s 1,000 tables … but there’s also lots that you won’t see. Looking […] The post The Baltimore ... Read More »

CCRKBA: Withhold Federal Funds From Cities, States That Violate Second Amendment

The SAF-affiliated Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a tireless supporter of Second Amendment rights. In a strategic shift from their previous efforts in the courts, CCRKBA is now making a public appeal to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to put the squeeze on cities and states that limit their citizens’ right […] The post CCRKBA: Withhold ... Read More »

Wndsn Acrylic Telemeter Pendant

You’ve seen Wndsn’s incredible low tech calculation tools on these pages before. They have created a variety of tools that calculate distance based on trigonometry, convert between MOA and MILs, and more… all without the need for moving parts or batteries. Their newest tool, the Acrylic Telemeter Pendant is based on a Viking design. It […] Read More »

The Legendary M1A – Springfield Armory

RECOIL Direct: The Legendary M1A – Springfield Armory The M1A product line has been produced by Springfield Armory since 1974. Not only is Springfield Armory one of the only manufacturers currently producing this civilian version of the M14 rifle, but it is also incredibly proud to continue the tradition of building such a demanding rifle. Want to see more from… ... Read More »

Blackhawk Exits the Silencer Business

It’s so quiet you could hear a product line drop. This month, Vista Outdoors company Blackhawk made the call to throw in the towel on their new silencer line. The decision came after only a year and a half since they were announced. There’s an irony here that, due to the lag of ATF NFA Branch transfer times, the NRA’s… ... Read More »

Lockheed announces industry team for MQ-25 Stingray tender | DSCA clears APKWS FMS to arm Qatari Apaches | Serbia shops for new Russian rotorcraft

Americas Lockheed Martin has unveiled its industry team that, if selected by the US Navy, would develop the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial tanker, company execs released Monday. Suppliers of equipment intended to be used include General Electric’s F404 turbofan engine—used on the F/A-18 Super Hornet—United Technologies—who supply the landing gear found on the F-35C—while Triumph Aerostructures will manufacture the internal ... Read More »

Nightforce Optics Named Top Tier Sponsor 2018 PRS

Nightforce Optics announces a sponsorship agreement with the Precision Rifle Series for 2018. As a top-tier Trailblazer Sponsor for the 2018 season, Nightforce renews its support of long-range precision rifle sports with presence at each of the 43 Bolt Gun Series matches in addition to all the Gas Gun Series events.    Read More »

What to Keep in a Chest Rig – Gear Tasting Radio 60

Load bearing equipment comes in many forms, one of the most popular being the chest rig. Today on Gear Tasting Radio, we review the equipment that we choose to carry in our chest rigs and offer some helpful tips and tricks for organizing and wearing them. Do you have additional equipment you keep in your chest rig? Let us know ... Read More »

US SOF Conduct Winter Warfare Training

Two great videos here from Special Operations Command Europe depicting winter warfare training. The first depicts US Army and Air Force SOF Train Above The Arctic Circle in Kiruna, Sweden. The training focused on skiing, snowmobile maneuvers, anti-personnel mine and live fire ranges. The second video is of US, Polish and Lithuanian SOF operators conducted […] Read More »

Crye Precision Closing Out Overstock Army Custom Uniforms

Crye Precision just added their overstocked of AC uniforms in both Combat and Field cuts in Black, Ranger Green and MultiCam in both standard and FR variants at prices never seen before.  That’s right, you can purchase brand new AC uniforms at prices below $100 per piece.  They’ve just dropped the bottom out of the […] Read More »