Wednesday, 01 February

18:17

“You Can’t Solve Something Like This With A .45” []

There is a 2022 movie called Vengeance starring B. J. Novak from The Office. It is described as a darkly comic thriller about a podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he briefly hooked up with. Her family thought it was more and has welcomed him with open arms.

In one scene, the family matriarch is giving her opinion on what it will take to solve this.

You have to love Texas, Texans, and Texas matriarchs.

Right now Vengeance is available for free on Amazon Prime. If you don’t have Prime, you can get a 30 Day Trial for only $3 using this link. (commission earned)

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17:48

2023 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Election []

The nominees for election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2023 were announced today. Among the nominees was the late Warren Zevon who is a first-time nominee. That he is not already in the Hall of Fame is an absolute travesty.

If you didn’t know or didn’t figure it out, this blog’s name came from one of Zevon’s most recognizable songs Lawyers, Guns, and Money. It was from his third album Excitable Boy which went as high as number eight on the Billboard charts. Below is a live version of it from 1980.

The Hall of Fame allows you to vote once daily for up to 5 of the nominees. While there were others on the list that I might have voted for such as Willie Nelson, The Spinners, or Cyndi Lauper, I “bullet voted” for Warren Zevon. You do have to log in to vote but you can use your email, Facebook, Google, or Amazon accounts to do it.

To vote, go here: https://vote.rockhall.com/en/

I would urge you to vote early and often for Warren Zevon. As he passed away almost 20 years ago from cancer, it is up to me and other fans to push his election.

I don’t know whether he was a gun guy but he did another song that featured firearms – Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. It was centered on the African bush wars and the mercenaries that often fought in them.

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17:00

TFB Visits Varusteleka Finland – Europe’s Largest Army & Outdoor Shop [The Firearm Blog]

Visit Varusteleka TFB Visits Varusteleka FinlandTFB Visits Varusteleka Finland – Europe’s Largest Army, Surplus & Outdoor Shop (according to them). Go to Suomi (Finland) they said. It will be fun, they said. Well, there I was in the middle of the Winter. Of course, it snowed, and it was freezing cold. Luckily I got a ride from a local friend in […]

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16:30

POTD: MK-46 30mm Chain Gun in Live-Fire Exercise [The Firearm Blog]

MK-46 30 mm Chain GunWe are BACK, and we wish this Photo Of The Day came with sound. Or wouldn’t you like to hear the MK-46 30 mm chain gun on the USS Arlington, as it goes to work while underway in the Atlantic Ocean? Arlington is underway conducting a READ-2 inspection in preparation for Inspection and Survey (INSURV), […]

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16:00

Wheelgun Wednesday: SHOT 2023 Revolver Roundup [The Firearm Blog]

Wheelgun Wednesday: SHOT 2023 Revolver RoundupThis week on Wheelgun Wednesday, we will give a quick roundup of some of the interesting wheelguns we were able to get hands and eyes on at SHOT 2023.  Keep in mind, SHOT is hectic, but we tried to get our eyes on as many new and interesting revolvers as we could.  We regret to […]

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14:00

AO Review: Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack – “A Bag from 2123” [AllOutdoor.com]

Triple Aught Design (TAD) is a small, employee-owned, American company that takes great pride in producing quality-made gear and apparel in the USA. Everything they make is assembled in the USA from 97% USA-sourced materials. While only being manned by roughly 50 full-time employees the company is responsible for another 100 – 200 American jobs through contract workers. While producing everything in small batches it is common for them not to have anything in stock from time to time. If you read TAD’s mission statement on their website you will come across this passage, “Whether on your toughest excursions or in your everyday adventures, we know that exceptional quality and engineered functionality will help you succeed. We make gear and apparel for capable people” I think this last sentence sums up TAD pretty well in my opinion. So, today we will review one of the Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Packs.

The Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack was purchased by the reviewer and Triple Aught Design has had no input on this review. 

The Axiom 24 was my primary work and travel backpack for the better part of two years while I was living in Europe. It traveled with me to such places as Germany, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Sweden, London, Switzerland, Ireland, Romania, France, Austria, Ukraine, Latvia, and Spain. To date, this is my most consistently carried bag, and for good reason. 

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack
Ireland

Specs – Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack

  • MSRP: $425.00 
  • Materials: VX-21 Ripstop Shell, VX-03 Lining, Hypalon Synthetic Rubber
  • Volume: 24 liters (1465 cu in)
  • Weight: 1.07 kg (37.6 oz)
  • Made in the USA 
https://tripleaughtdesign.com/products/axiom-24-backpack?_pos=1&_sid=26de39ee0&_ss=r
Rome

Quality and Comfort – Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack  

One of the things TAD is known for is selecting the best quality materials for their products and the Axiom 24 is no exception. Every inch of this bag has been looked of by their designers to see what would be the best material for each section. The primary material for the exterior construction is a VX-21 Ripstop Shell and what an amazing fabric this is. It’s lightweight, strong, water-resistant, and can take a beating while showing little signs of wear. This design philosophy and quality can be seen in the interior with it featuring a VX-03 Lining that does much of the same as the aforementioned VX-21 but a bit lighter. 

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

I have dragged this particular bag across concrete and rock when exiting boats with limited wear on the bottom of the pack. The mesh pockets on the interior are made with a reinforced mesh that will not tear apart like the cheaper options you will find on other bags. Of course, all of these “Gucci” materials don’t come cheap when they are primarily sourced and then constructed in the United States but you can rest easy knowing that the $425.00 MSRP you paying for is not just because of the TAD name. 

While the Axiom 24 is not as comfortable to carry as a Mystery Ranch Urban Assult, it definitely comes close. The back panel features more space-age materials like a channeled closed cell cross-Linked polyethylene foam that provides comfort against the back as well as continuous airflow so your back sweats less. The mesh on the back is also quick drying so if you do get sweaty, it won’t stay that way long. Personally, my back still got soaked when I wore this pack on hot days for long periods of time but it’s next to impossible to really solve this problem. 

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

There is a fully adjustable sternum strap that allows for a more secure fit when loading this bag down. A unique feature not seen on my EDC-style bags is the adjustable load lifters that allow for on the fly adjustability to maximize comfort and load management. I really appreciated this feature as I often carry lots of heavy camera gear. The front of the shoulder straps look the most tactical with webbing and passthrough channels that allow for attaching various accessories to the shoulder straps such as flashlights, TAD’s Booster Pods, or S1/S2 Pouches. Speaking of accessories, TAD has a whole line of them that are designed to work with this pack and others. Many of these accessories will fix anyone’s grips with the bag. Lastly the Axiom 24 was designed to fit into the sometimes strict, sometimes loose TSA carry-on compliant standards. 

Organization – Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack  

Pockets on pockets on pockets is a good way to describe the organization the Axiom 24 features. Aside from some Vanquest bags, the Axiom 24 features the most organization I have seen on an EDC bag to date. With that being said some bags take the organization too far and that makes packing them difficult but I’m happy to say this bag does not have that issue. 

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

The Admin compartment allows for the organization of everyday carry items such as pens, knives, cables, passports, and more. The slot and zippered compartments allow for larger items to be stored with ease. This is by far one of the best parts of this pack and is one of the reasons I picked it up in the first place. A zippered pocket on the front of the admin compartment contains a mesh window to ID internal items. A twelve-dura stretch lining allows the pocket to expand outward, increasing carry capacity. 

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

The main compartment features Helix Attachment points on the back and front panels (top and bottom) to allow for an unlimited amount of various modular system load-outs to be quickly installed inside the Axiom Pack. The back panel features two separate zippered compartments purpose-built to carry and protect flat items such as laptops, tablets, notebooks, magazines, or sensitive documents. Note that you can fit up to a 16” laptop in this compartment but it will be tricky to get in and out. The laptop compartment is padded along the bottom to create a soft cradle in order to protect valuable tech.

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

A zippered accessory pocket on the top of the pack provides convenient access to frequently used items, such as sunglasses or snacks. The bottom of the pack has a secret pocket and is great for storing sensitive documents or currency when navigating through less-than-ideal areas. Two external side zippered pockets open from the bottom of the pack below into the main compartment, providing segregated storage for dirty items, such as gym attire or shoes, or quick access items like bike locks and medical supplies. These pockets are also particularly useful for holding a water bottle as it does not ruin the overall design aesthetic of the pack when utilized, unlike some other bags. Finally, the Axiom 24-pack features carefully considered zipper pulls and plugs so the desired compartment can be identified easily, even in low-light situations. The factory plugs and pulls can be easily removed for user-preferred customization. This was the one part of the pack that failed me in my travels. The two main compartment zipper pulls destroyed themselves and I replaced them with a few Ventum Gear Tacpulls. 

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Competitive Options – Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack  

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Likes

  • Meticulously crafted from top-tier materials 
  • Modular design and adaptability 
  • Lightweight 

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Dislikes

  • Very Expensive 
  • TAD only produces them in small batches making them hard to find at times

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Wrap Up – Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack  

In the end, the TAD Axiom 24 is one of my favorite bags and I will never sell this thing. It has a very understated yet technical look to it I adore.  Yes, it is expensive but that price brings a lot of unique features with it and I think the cost is justified if you are a high-end backpack snob like myself. Unfortunately, these can be difficult to acquire as TAD produces them in small batches that sell out very quickly. If you really want one I would search the used market as there are always a few floating around. If you do it by one I promise you won’t regret it. 

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24

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13:00

POTD: What Did Frommer Do? – The Femaru Model 37 [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have a pistol that shares a legacy with the man himself, Rodulph Frommer. Frommer is much more well known for his long recoil 32 ACVP Frommer Stop pistol but his involvement with the FEG company really brought them into brighter times. This is a FEG Femaru Model 37 and it shares some light features of previous Frommer designs but unfortunately, there is no proof to support Rodulh Frommer had any hand in its creation. These were made in various cartridges such as 380 ACP but most notably were chambered for 32 ACP for a German Luftwaffe contract.

“Slide dated “43” with “eagle/WaA173″ acceptance mark on left side of trigger guard. With leather holster and extra magazine.”

Femaru Model 37

Lot 905: Nazi Occupation ‘jhv’ Code Femaru Model 37 Pistol with Holster – Nazi Occupation “jhv” Code Femaru Model 37 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 31, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/1032/905/nazi-occupation-jhv-code-femaru-model-37-pistol-with-holster.

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12:00

IFAKs: Building an Effective Individual First Aid Kit [AllOutdoor.com]

An IFAK isn’t just something that preppers and “tacticool” guys and gals carry. A proper Individual First Aid Kit is a piece of kit that every household and vehicle should maintain. An IFAK is also a responsible investment any time you’re at a shooting range, or camping or hiking.

You could spend hundreds of dollars on a whizz-bang setup from some branded retailer. But building a quality IFAK doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg (though it might help save a limb). You can piece together an effective first aid kit designed for just about every form of injury or trauma for under $200.

An individual aid kit should be capable of:

  • Treating burns
  • Treating lacerations
  • Disinfecting wounds
  • Maintaining airways
  • Sealing chest wounds
  • Stabilizing bone breaks
  • Controlling arterial bleeds

Sure, some of the above injuries sound extreme — but consider that any of those conditions can be caused by an automotive collision, a negligent discharge of a firearm, or a simple fall while hiking or engaging in recreation.

The Ideal IFAK Loadout

So, what medical equipment should you invest in to properly address these conditions temporarily, until medical personnel can intervene? Let’s take a look at what to put in your IFAK.

Basic Bandages

IFAK

Never skip out on the stuff you need to treat minor wounds. A lot of folks overlook simple Bandaids and small gauze, focusing on trauma treatment. But you don’t want to waste an expensive pressure dressing on a mild laceration. For small cuts and scrapes, I like to keep simple compressed cotton gauze alongside an elastic bandage and Coban wrap.

Burn Ointment

It pays to be equipped with burn cream or ointment. Trying to treat a burn with water can cause more damage and blistering. Some simple Alocane burn gel works great, and regular old Neomycin (you probably know it as Neosporin) can work in a pinch. Both of these treatments take up little space, and a little bit of application goes a long way as mitigating further damage.

Trauma Dressings, Gauze

IFAK

For larger lacerations and wounds that require some extra attention (but that fall short of requiring a tourniquet) a trauma pressure dressing is your best friend. These bandages measure about 6″ wide and include a padded center with elastic bands. Most importantly, they include a plastic capture cuff that maintains pressure once the dressing is cinched down. You may recognize these bandages by their colloquial name: Israeli Bandages.

Clotting Agents

IFAK

Clotting agents (most often Celox or QuikClot) can help drastically cut down on heavy bleeds. Deep hemorrhagic wounds should be treated with clotting agents by default, even if a tourniquet is applied. These hemostatic agents help seal smaller vessels and can preserve damaged tissues in a wound site.

Disinfecting Agents, Gloves

Saline solution, alcohol pads, and nitrile gloves should always accompany a first aid kit. This not only reduces the risk that an injured person suffers from infection, gangrene, and septic shock; it helps prevent you from potentially contacting blood-born illnesses that may already be present.

Splint and Cravat

IFAK

A limb splint is critically important for stabilizing fractures. A splint also helps prevent further damage to surrounding tissue, including bone fragments and breaks from puncturing vessels and causing further injury. If you’re alone and need to self-rescue after suffering a break in a limb, a splint could dramatically aid in regaining safe mobility, which could safe your life.

A cravat (cloth sling) is a great complement for arm and hand breaks. One can be folded small and it’ll take up practically no weight or space when stowed with a splint.

Trauma Shears

IFAK

Clothing often gets in the way of assessing and treating a wound, and attempting to decloth an injured person is likely to cause more pain, bleeding, and injury. A good pair of trauma shears is a staple of any first aid kit. Most are stainless steel, but some can also be coated with nitride or powdercoat to prevent rust and corrosion while being stored long-term.

Tourniquet

IFAK

A proper windlass-equipped tourniquet is a must for any IFAK. This writer has long trusted the North American Rescue CAT, or simply C-A-T (Combat Application Tourniquet), which is a favorite among combat medics, law enforcement, and infantry. It’s always important to note the time a tourniquet is applied (“T-time”). A tourniquet causes all blood flow to cease and, once applied, the affected limb’s tissue will immediately begin to die from hypoxia (lack of oxygenated blood).

A permanent marker should be used to note the T-time on the tourniquet and on the skin. Write the time in an obvious location, like atop the hand or, ideally, the forehead. A tourniquet is a ticking bomb that should only be applied to avoid arterial or otherwise life-threatening blood loss. Ideally, a tourniquet shouldn’t be left for more than two hours – but if that amount of time elapses without medical intervention to stop the bleed, do not remove it.

Vented Chest Seal

IFAK

In the event of a puncturing chest wound, a vented chest seal can buy critical time and prevent a tension pneumothorax (collapsed lung, or air in the chest cavity outside the lung) from getting worse. A pneumothorax is life-threatening, so a chest seal should be applied as soon as the puncture is identified.

Importantly, do not attempt a chest needle decompression without training. You may stumble upon this emergency procedure while looking for chest seals. Not performing this procedure correctly is likely to exacerbate the existing wound at best, or at worst, cause a rapidly fatal injury.

Naso-pharyngeal Airway

IFAK

An injured person may experience shock or lose consciousness. Coupled with severe trauma, this is likely to inhibit regular breathing, which could lead to death. A naso-pharyngeal airway is a simple rubber tube that’s lubricated and placed through the nasal cavity, aiding in breathing. This airway device can also help prevent suffocation in the event of an injury of the jaw or tongue.

This IFAK List Isn’t All-Inclusive

A good individual first aid kit is universally useful, but it should also equipped for intended situations and environments: If you’re in a maritime setting, your IFAK could include some sting relief wipes, or Dramamine tablets to mitigate motion sickness. If you’re keeping your IFAK in a vehicle, it’s a good idea to include a small flare, or two. If your kit’s meant for hiking or camping, throw in a reflective Mylar blanket and some matches. They’ll both help prevent hypothermia and aid in signaling aircraft.

Storage Case / Bag

IFAK

Keeping all these medical goodies secured and easily accessible means getting the proper storage system. A simple ripstop bag or small hard case (like a Pelican case) is a perfect solution. This writer keeps both of these containers topped off with all the items described in this guide. On more than one occasion, these IFAKs have assisted in treating injuries on the job, at the site of an automotive collision on the commute home, and while camping on the Appalachian Trail.

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11:05

Minnesota: Gun Control Bills Committee Hearing on Friday! [NRA-ILA News]

Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. the Public Safety Finance and Policy committee will meet in Capitol Room 120 to vote on numerous gun control bills. Please contact the committee members today asking them to oppose the "red flag" proposal, universal background checks, criminalizing the failure to report a lost or stolen firearm, and unreasonable firearm and ammunition storage requirements.

11:00

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly [AllOutdoor.com]

We’ve covered reels and lines, lures and baits – but the fishing rod which all that other stuff lives on – serves as the foundation for success on the water. The qualities of your rod (length, action, power, material, and handle) form the key to landing bites, and more importantly, successfully reeling in your hooked game. Let’s break down each of these qualities, and go over what formula is best for your fishing style and needs with our Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide!

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide – What’s The Best Fishing Rod Length?

Finding the ideal rod length means balancing accuracy, casting distance, and maneuverability. Remember these rules:

  • Longer fishing rods provide better casting distance.
  • Longer rods make setting hooks and keeping tension easier.
  • Shorter fishing rods provide better accuracy.
  • Shorter rods are more comfortable and easier to handle.

For Short-Range Accuracy, use a 4′ – 6′ Rod

Rods that measure 4 to 6 feet work best for pinpoint accuracy. They’re ideal for landing your bait or lure in tight spaces and avoiding debris. They’re also good for working in dirty water , shallow depths, and small canoes or kayaks. Max cast distance is typically 50 yards or less.

A Dood “Do-It-All” Rod measures 7′ – 9′

You can’t go wrong, here. Rods measuring between 7 and 9 feet work well at distances between 50 and 100 yards, and they balance accuracy with leverage. A rod in this range provides easy casting from shore to get out into deeper waters along your favorite lake or river. Maneuverability begins to play a factor at this length. If you’re under 6 feet tall, it’s best to stick closer to the 7-foot range. Many successful bass anglers use rods around 7 to 8 feet. A rod closer to 9 feet is best for taller anglers and open water, where distance matters more than accuracy.

A 10′ – 14′ Rod is for Serious Distance & Big Game

If you’re wielding a rod this long, chances are you’re pretty experienced. You either need some serious distance – we’re talking 120 to 150 yards of casting – or you’re chasing after some massive, heavy trophies that’ll give your arms a workout.

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide – Fishing Rod Materials Compared

Virtually all modern rods are made from one of two materials: Fiberglass or graphite. Some rods are composite, which means they’re made from both fiberglass and graphite.

Fiberglass Rods

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Fiberglass rods are the “OGs” of angling. They’ve been around for decades and provide great strength and flexibility. They’re also easy to make and they’re generally the most popular “budget” rod, making them affordable without sacrificing quality. Sometimes, fiberglass rods can feel too flexible. That means feedback may be difficult to pick up on, and you could fail to feel delicate bites and small nibbles. That means a missed opportunity to set your hook. Pound-for-performance, fiberglass rods are heavier than graphite and composite rods, too. So it’s best to stick with those other materials if you’re in need of a long rod.

Graphite Rods

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide

Graphite rods are the “new hotness” of angling. They were introduced in the 70s and became popular over the past 40 or so years. They’re lighter and stiffer than fiberglass rods. That means they have plenty of spring. And that means they’re more sensitive to feedback, which is great for chasing those small bites. But, there are drawbacks to this, too: these stiff, light rods are more expensive to produce, and they’re more prone to breaking if they’re pushed past their power limits.

One thing to keep in mind is that fiberglass rods’ modulus ratings don’t directly impact a rod’s stiffness. Yes, modulus ratings (“IM6,” “IM7, “IM8” and so on) mean that a stiffer graphite was used to construct the rod. But less overall material was required to achieve the same action and power. In short, an IM8 rod won’t be any stiffer than an IM6 rod. It’ll just weigh less (and probably cost more, too).

Composite Rods

Combining the best of both worlds, composite rods are constructed from graphite and fiberglass. By combining these two materials, a rod can provide excellent action, flexibility, and feedback, without sacrificing weight or strength. The only downside to springing for a composite rod is cost. They’re obviously more expensive to produce than a rod made from just one of these two materials.

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide – Rod Action: Slow vs Medium vs Fast

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide

Action drives the performance of your rod when your line, lure and/or bait are in the water. Action is just a fancy term for describing where and how your rod bends when you maneuver it. In other words, its flexibility.

Slow (Light) Action

A rod with light action is very flexible. When its line is under tension, the light action means the entire length of the rod will yield to that pressure. These “slow,” or light rods provide excellent whip action for impressive casting distances. They also provide excellent feedback when you’re hunting for small game.

The only drawback to a light or slow rod is that a light lure or small bait is also required. Placing too much weight on the line will cause flex and reduce feedback and performance. They can also make setting a hook more difficult, since more broad movement is required. The tradeoff, though, is that keeping the hook set under tension is easier once you’re in the fight.

Medium Action

Medium action means a rod will bend mostly along the top half. This versatility provides a great balance of flex, feedback, and easy hooking. If you’re a new angler, keep it simple and stick to a rod with medium action — they can handle the most bait and lure setups, and work well enough for small and medium game.

Fast (Heavy) Action

Fast action provides little flex in the rod — most of its bend will be seen in the tip. These rods provide the most feedback and they can’t be beat when it comes setting hooks with ease. They’re also prime for big game like Tuna, Billfish, and large Muskies.

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide – Fishing Rod Power (Strength)

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide

Power describes how much force must be applied to your line to force the rod to bend. Basically, its the rod’s resistance to flex, which is the inverse of its action. Power is rated based on the line and lure being used, and ratings can get nuanced (“ultra-light,” “medium-heavy”) so we’ll simplify power with three categories:

Light Power

A rod with light power is best suited for light lures and small fish weighing anywhere between 2 and 5 pounds. That means Crappie, Brook Trout, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, and most Panfish.

Medium Power

A rod with medium power works well for fish weighing anywhere between 6 and 20 pounds: Walleye, Pike, Brown Trout, Small and Largemouth Bass, and Lake Trout.

Heavy Power

A rod with heavy power is – you guessed it – best for large game weighing dozens of pounds: Billfish, Tuna, Grouper, and other deep freshwater or saltwater game.

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide – Rod Handle Materials

Rod handles come in three common flavors. Here, we’re mostly concerned with grip, comfort, and feeling feedback.

Cork Rod Handles

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide

Cork has high sensitivity since it doesn’t absorb much vibration, which aids in feeling light bites and small fish. It provides decent comfort and excellent grip if your hands are wet or sweaty. It works well in hot and cold weather, too. The drawback is that cork wears down over time, it’s easier to crack and break, and it’s more expensive than foam. It can also get gummed up from sweat and dirt, and cleaning it isn’t easy.

Foam Rod Handles

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide

Foam is more comfortable than cork, but it dampens vibration and mask light bites. It’s generally more affordable than cork, and it lasts longer. It’s also more resistant to damage over time and it’s easy to replace and clean.

Carbon Fiber Rod Handles

Common Fishing Rod Comparison Guide

The high-performance stuff, carbon fiber provides amazing feedback since it’s incredibly stiff. It also has amazing strength and can reinforce a rod and mitigate the chances of a catastrophic failure if you’re fighting some massive saltwater trophy. The tradeoff is comfort and cost: Carbon fiber provides zero cushion, and it can get slippery when wet. It’s also more expensive than cork and foam by an order of magnitude. Most anglers running a carbon fiber grip will at least wrap raw carbon with thin foam, or wear gloves for grip.

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11:00

Speer Ammunition Awarded Duty Ammunition Contract For French Police [The Firearm Blog]

Speer Ammunition Awarded Duty Ammunition Contract For French PoliceDespite the jokes, the French have an incredibly storied history in the use of firearms. They’ve been involved in over 100 wars and conflicts around the globe, in which firearms were used. Domestically, their GIGN (Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale) counter-terrorism unit is one of the most elite in the world. All of those […]

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10:00

Stockpiling SHTF Ammo – How To and How Much? [AllOutdoor.com]

Armed preppers were once derided as paranoid hoarders. Then, COVID happened. We saw empty shelves in grocery stores, lack of access to medications for chronic conditions, and mass civil unrest exacerbated by unemployment and politicking. In short, the pandemic gave us a taste of a real “SHTF” scenario. When it comes to preparing for natural or man-made disasters (or another end-of-days global infection), you need to invest in five things: food, water, shelter, power, and personal defense. That last one means having a stockpile of ammunition to feed your pistols, shotguns, and long rifles. Let’s dive into how to properly store SHTF ammo for the long haul, and take a look at how much you might want to keep around, just in case.

How to Store Ammo Long-Term

Three things determine whether ammo – once pulled out of storage after years – fires reliably, or fizzes out: Temperature, exposure, and moisture.

Ideal Temperature for Ammo Storage

Regardless of the caliber, casing, or powder, all ammo should be stored at 55 to 80 degrees (F). Colder temperatures can cause the sealant on primers to fail, and condensation can more easily form. The inverse is also true: Very high temperatures can exacerbate the effects of humidity and lead to rapid corrosion. Even in dry cold or heat, extreme temperatures can cause gunpowder to break down, resulting in misfires and unreliable cycling.

Keeping Ammo Dry

SHTF Ammo

Two words: Desiccant packs. You probably know these as “dehumidifiers.” If you’ve ever found a small, cloth packet of plastic beads inside some packaging, you’ve seen a desiccant pack. These little perforated pouches contain silica gel beads, which absorb moisture in the air. They’re excellent at preventing a container of ammo from accumulating moisture. It’s best to invest in properly sealed containers for your ammo. That means something made of decent polymer or coated steel, with a rubber gasket providing a proper seal. We can recommend a few cases to keep things simple.

The Best Ammo Storage Containers

US Surplus M2 Ammo Can

SHTF Ammo

The M2 Ammo Can is arguably the best ammo storage container available. It’s made from steel, it’s coated with a rustproof paint, it’s easy to carry, it can hold plenty of weight (up to 50 lbs.) and it has a reliable gasket seal with a sturdy clamp.

MTM .50-Cal Polymer Ammo Can

SHTF Ammo

The MTM Ammo Can is basically a polymer version of the M2. It’s similar in size, and it features a rubber gasket seal with a decent clamping lid, carry handle, and padlock holes for basic security. Plus, MTM containers are made in the USA.

Pelican 1200 Case

SHTF Ammo

The Pelican 1200 Case provides plenty of space for stacked rifle or pistol magazines, and its legendary toughness and pressure-equalizing seal make it a great choice for long-term ammo storage. This writer employs a few 1200s as his choice for ammo storage, having “tactically acquired” a few from his unit’s armory in prior years. Keep your ammo stored in any of these sealed cases with some dehumidifying packs, and it’s guaranteed to remain stable and ready for use for years, if not decades.

The Best Places to Store Ammo

First, let’s clear up where you shouldn’t store ammo. You should avoid any location wherein your ammo containers are subjected to wild temperature swings. That means no attics, sheds or garages. Basements without insulation or climate control should also be avoided. Besides temperature concerns, these three locations should be avoided for security reasons. Most burglars attempt to forcibly enter a home through the garage or basement, and auxiliary buildings are easier targets since they’re physically separate from the main property.

Indoors, Away From Sunlight

Spare closets, empty spaces under bed frames, and unused kitchen cabinets make great spots. These places provide stable temperatures, they’re easily accessible, and they’re not in vulnerable locations.

Keep It Locked Up

Locking ammo is as important as locking up your guns. Keeping ammo indoors means curious children or wayward guests can stumble upon your rounds. Discourage prying eyes and small digits by slapping some locks on your ammo containers (all the containers we recommend can be secured with padlocks).

How Much Ammo Should I Stockpile?

You can never have too much — as long as it’s stored correctly, that is. You should consider the minimum amount of rounds that’ll make you feel secure for the long haul in a true “SHTF” scenario. If Earth were hit by an X-class solar flare and civilization was sent back to the Stone Age, this writer would want enough ammo on tap to last the rest of his (probably shortened) life. So, how much ammo would one need to last, say, 20 to 40 years in a potentially high-conflict environment? We can answer this question – at least, we can ballpark it – with some real data.

Handgun Rounds Stockpile

SHTF Ammo

Data collected from law enforcement shootings with handguns reveal that, on average, it takes 13 to 14 rounds to incapacitate a single threat. In a “SHTF” scenario, you’d want to avoid the public and venturing beyond your safety zone as much as possible. But war-game the idea that you’d need expose yourself at least a few times a month: Assuming you’re in a high-threat environment, you’d want enough ammo to protect yourself from multiple threats. Given the assumption you’re in this doomsday situation for the long haul, some napkin math says you’d want over 1,000 rounds.

That’s about 20 boxes of ammo (most pistol cartridges come in packs of 50). That amount of rounds can be easily stored in a single large container like the Pelican 1200. That’s also enough ammo to hone your marksmanship skills on a regular schedule, while still keeping more mags than you could ever hold ready to go.

Rifle Rounds Stockpile

SHTF Ammo

If you’re like most preppers or survivalists, your mind automatically jumps to 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington, chambered in an AR-type rifle. Speaking from personal experience, it’s surprisingly easy to burn through 210 rounds (that’s seven 30-round magazines, the standard “battle rattle” load) when you’re in a real threat engagement.

You’d want at least enough ammo to replenish those seven mags through multiple threat encounters. Again, if we’re considering the potential for years-long conflict and severe social strife, it’s safe to say that harboring at least 2,100 rounds of rifle ammo is a safe minimum. Stored in typical 20-round boxes, this amount of rounds can comfortably fit in two .50-cal ammo cans.

Hunting Rounds Stockpile

SHTF Ammo

Preppers lucky enough to survive on game in rural areas, rejoice. You probably need many fewer rounds to live comfortably, but you should still keep more ammo than you need for that trusty bolt gun. Data says that the average hunter expends between 3 and 7 rounds to take one deer. Assuming you’re living off game meat, you’ll want to take at least a few bucks or does to keep the fridge or salt locker stored. It’s safe to say that you’ll want at least 500 to 800 rounds of hunting ammo. Speaking of hunting: having reliable ammo and an accurate rifle is just part of the equation. See our top tactics for ensuring a successful hunt when survival is on the line.

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10:00

Thyrm VariArc-VS: Adjustable Helmet Velcro Light Mount [The Firearm Blog]

Thyrm is known for their battery holders as well as their flashlight rings and pocket clips. They made an ARC rail-compatible VariArc for mounting lights on your helmet. Well, now they have a new version called the VariArc-VS which allows you to attach a light to Velcro on your helmet. Helmet Accessories @ TFB: Friday […]

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09:00

TriStar Arms Updates and Releases NEW Viper G2 PRO Series [AllOutdoor.com]

As things were winding down for one shotgun giant, things are spooling up for TriStar. After acquiring a large portion of the tooling used to make shotguns for another manufacturer, TriStar has been pumping out successes like the Viper G2. Now, in 2023, they’re releasing an updated version; the Viper G2 PRO series. As it was described to me on the SHOT Show floor, expect the engine you love in an upgraded body kit.

TriStar Arms Updates and Releases NEW Viper G2 PRO Series

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TriStar Arms, America’s favorite importer of high-value shotguns and pistols, is proud to announce the much-anticipated arrival of the Viper G2 PRO line. The Viper G2 line of semi-automatic shotguns has long been a crowd-favorite go-to as durable, reliable, and affordable shotguns. The Viper G2 PRO line continues that tradition and enhances the user experience with upgrades typically reserved for high-end shotguns.

TriStar Arms Updates and Releases NEW Viper G2 PRO Series

TriStar Arms Updates and Releases NEW Viper G2 PRO Series

The Viper G2 PRO comes in a few different configurations, some of which wear actual Mossy Oak, Real Tree, and TrueTimber patterns. The bolt handle and bolt release have been enlarged for easier activation, especially when being used with gloved hands. The magazine well has been reshaped to make loading quicker and easier. The cross-bolt triangular safety is also bigger and easier to activate. The Vier G2 PRO is available in .410, 28-, 20-, and 12-gauge.

TriStar Arms Updates and Releases NEW Viper G2 PRO Series

Upgrades

  • Oversized operational hardware
  • Over-molded rubber grips on stock and forend
  • Enlarged triangular safety
  • Enlarged magazine well
  • MSRP: $855 – $1,050

TriStar Arms Updates and Releases NEW Viper G2 PRO Series

To learn more about the Viper G2 PRO’s features, head over to the TriStar website. If you want to see more from TriStar, follow along on their social media pages. They can be found on Facebook and Instagram. Get to blastin’!

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08:00

Outdoor Edge Adds 2.5″ RazorSafe Carry Knife To Lineup [AllOutdoor.com]

Keeping working blades sharp can be a task, which is what makes the Outdoor Edge replaceable blade knives so appealing. For me, a daily carry knife is a working knife. Outdoor Edge seems to agree. New for 2023, they are releasing an everyday carry version of their RazorSafe knife, sporting a 2.5″ blade. This is the RazorSafe Carry Knife.

Outdoor Edge Adds 2.5" RazorSafe Carry Knife To Lineup

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Outdoor Edge, America’s leading manufacturer of knives and tools for all things outdoors, has added a compact 2.5-inch knife to its incredibly popular carry line of RazorSafe® replaceable blade knives. This new compact size is perfect for everyday carry with a 6.0” overall length and features the patented push button blade release and new black oxide coated blades.

Outdoor Edge Adds 2.5″ RazorSafe Carry Knife To Lineup

Outdoor Edge Adds 2.5" RazorSafe Carry Knife To Lineup

Taking feedback from users of the 3″ and 3.5″ RazorEDC Lite knives, Outdoor Edge has created a smaller, lighter knife to compliment the RazorSafe series. This new knife has a blade length of 2.5 inches and an overall length of six inches. The blade holder is finished in black oxide and designed to hold the blade with the same strength as any folding knife. The replacement blades are crafted from Japanese 420J2 stainless steel and the knife is opened with a dual thumb stud system. The RazorSafe Carry Knife will be available this spring.

SPECS

  • Blade length: 2.5″
  • Overall length: 6″
  • Handle material: Grivory with TPR inserts
  • Blades included: 2
  • MSRP: $39.95

Outdoor Edge Adds 2.5" RazorSafe Carry Knife To Lineup

If you want more information on this new knife, you can find it all on the Outdoor Edge website. Don’t forget to follow along on social media to see what’s new. Outdoor Edge can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Keep your knife and mind sharp!

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08:00

Mauser Introduces M18 Bolt-Action Rifle in Camo Patterns [The Firearm Blog]

Mauser Introduces M18 Bolt-Action Rifle in Camo PatternsMauser have announced the expansion of their M18 bolt-action rifle line with two new stock colorways featuring two distinctive camouflage patterns. Building on the Savanna Tan version introduced last year, the new rifles will have U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and Fred Bear Old School Camo stocks. Mauser @ TFB: Mauser 18 LR Chassis Bolt-Action Rifle TFBTV: […]

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07:00

The Coolest (and Weirdest) AR-15 Stuff at SHOT Show 2023 [AllOutdoor.com]

The AR-15 is the adult Lego of the gun world. So, it’s no surprise that SHOT Show 2023 was filled with interesting rifles, gear, and components made for the venerable black rifle. Let’s take a look at the coolest, newest, and at times, strangest AR-15 parts from the convention. Also, if you were at SHOT Show 2023 this year let us know all of the coolest (and also weirdest) things you happened to see and are excited for.

Matrix Arms “Cage” AR-15 Pump-Action Conversion

SHOT Show 2023

Does the dinky lil’ charging handle of the “Cage” AR-15 pump-action handguard satisfy you when you chamber a round in your AR-15? Do you enjoy the hefty mechanical feeling of racking a slug in your favorite pump-action shotgun? Then, Matrix Arms has the solution for you: their upper converts the typical semi-automatic upper into a pump-action rifle.

More importantly, the Cage handguard doesn’t replace the gas system. So, you can still choose to operate your upper with conventional semi-auto fire as well. You can even use the handguard as a replacement charging handle in semi-auto mode (goodbye, nose-bumping lever). Remove your gas tube and block, and you’ve got a bona fide pump-action AR-15. Pull the trigger, and rack the next round. Of course, the Cage doesn’t just work with any old upper. From what we could spy at SHOT Show 2023, the handguard requires a by-design upper assembly, machined with cut-outs to allow the pump action’s rods to connect to the custom BCG inside.

The Cage handguard isn’t free-float. So, you’ll need to stick with a low-profile gas block and getting the Cage installed means swapping your barrel nut for one that’s compatible with the attachment ring. Other than that, the Cage requires standard stuff: no custom lower components are needed, and it works with a regular old buffer, tube, and recoil spring.

“But why?”

Although, this may seem gimmicky at first, it serves a useful purpose: by eliminating semi-auto fire, the Cage handguard can help gun owners in restrictive states get their hands on a legal AR – one that doesn’t need all its “scary” accoutrements stripped away for “compliance.”

PSA “Sabre” Premium AR-15 Lineup

SHOT Show 2023

PSA’s seriously upping their game with the introduction of their “Sabre” AR-15 lineup. New for 2023, Palmetto’s billing these black rifles as the best AR-15 you’ll find for under $1,000. They’re leaning into that claim with some pretty wicked parts, too:

Sprinco extractors and buffers, Microbest BCGs, FN barrels, Hiperfire triggers, ambidextruous Talon safeties from Radian, Raptor LT charging handles (also from Radian), PDW stocks, and more are all packed into these units. Each Sabre’s topped off with some very nicely machined, lightweight, free-float handguards.

PSA’s offering the Sabre ARs in a few configurations. We caught glimpses of rifles rocking both classic A2-type stocks and more conventional Magpul furniture. The Sabre SBR (pictured above) uses what looks to be an 8″ barrel, though, the in-guard suppressor obscured the exact length. All Sabres were rocking a more vertically-oriented pistol grip with some handguards displaying compatibility with A2-type Front Sight Block/gas block combos. Most rifles offered at retail will have low-profile gas blocks. You can expect to find the Sabre ARs available mid-February 2023.

Rise Armament “ICONIC” Two-Stage Trigger

SHOT Show 2023

Rise Armament’s been a top contender in the drop-in trigger business, and they’re continuing to remain competitive with their new “ICONIC” two-stage AR trigger. Rather than build the two-stage functionality into the sear and springs, the ICONIC trigger uses two physical trigger bows:

The first depresses at just one pound of pressure, locking up against the second trigger. The latter depresses with 2 pounds of pull weight before releasing the hammer, totaling 3 pounds of force total required to break. This double-bow action reduces creep and takeup, while also limiting over-travel and providing faster resets. Plus, it provides a much more predictable and tactile feel, generally improving shot placement.

The innards – trigger bows, sear, disconnector, hammer and pins – are made from S7 tool steel, while the housing is cut from 6061-T6 billet. A black Nitride finish on the fire control components provides great rust and corrosion resistance, and it gives the inside a subdued look that’ll match most lowers. The housings will be available in anodized green, graphite (gray) or FDE. Anti-walk pins will be included. The ICONIC from Rise Armament retails at $299 and is available now.

SIG MCX Spear in 6.5 Creedmoor

SHOT Show 2023

The MCX Spear is nothing new, but SIG’s taking full advantage of their flagship rifle’s quick-change barrel setup to offer this Coyote-colored, Gucci gun in some wicked new calibers: .227 Fury, 7.62 NATO, and 6.5 Creedmoor. All other accoutrements and goodies remain the same:

The Spear’s equipped with gas piston and a proprietary BCG contained within the upper, ditching direct impingement and buffer tubes for cleaner and more compact action.

The flat-blade match trigger and folding stock make the same appearance, too. The M-LOK handguard maintains a cut-out for easily accessing the adjustable gas block, allowing you to dial in for supers and subs, depending on your flavor of choice. Official prices weren’t spied on any tags, but we expect these new versions of the Spear to come in at the same price point as their existent options – $2,499.99.

Olympia Arms Reciprocating-Barrel AR-10

SHOT Show 2023

What if you could get your big, punchy .308 AR to hit as gently as a 5.56? That’s what Olympia Arms managed with their unique take on the platform. Like you might’ve seen with the .50 BMG-chambered Barrett, Olympia’s AR-10 uses a free-floating barrel and recoil spring that actuates within the upper receiver. That this AR-10 functions like the M107 is no coincidence: inventor Michael Merino began development of the Olympia .308 over a decade ago, having had plenty of experience with reciprocating big-bores in the U.S military.

The Olympia Arms rifle harnesses the energy produced at the muzzle to drive the barrel rearward. This also imparts enough energy on the bolt carrier group to force it out of battery, ejecting the spent casing and chambering a new round from the conventional lower and magazine. The recoil assembly replaces the AR’s in-line buffer and conventional spring. The Olympia’s spring rests atop the bolt itself where the gas key would normally be. Since the spring is compressed inside the upper, there’s no need for a buffer tube – it can be replaced with a folding stock. As of SHOT Show 2023, this rifle is available at retail for a cool $4,800. James Reeves over at TFBTV got to test out this reciprocating .308 and came away impressed which you can check out here!

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07:00

AK Magazine Adapter For Ruger American Ranch Rifles [The Firearm Blog]

AK Magazine Adapter For Ruger American Ranch RiflesThe Ruger American Rifle series has become a popular, affordable line of rifles that include the Ruger American Ranch Rifle, one of which comes chambered for 7.62x39mm. For the American Ranch, Ruger opted to incorporate their own magazine design from the Ruger Mini-30, also chambered for 7.62×39. However, the 7.62×39 cartridge is most synonymous with […]

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06:00

Made From Golden Gate Bridge Steel: Cabot Guns CALIFORNIA Pistols [The Firearm Blog]

Made From Golden Gate Bridge Steel Cabot Guns The California Pistols (1)Cabot Guns is known for using the finest and rarest materials found on this planet and even originating beyond it for building their 1911 pistols. The material used in their latest project, the California pistols, is Damascus steel made by Damascene steel master Robert Eggerling but what makes it really valuable is not only Eggerling’s magic […]

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Tuesday, 31 January

21:34

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Top 10 Accessories at SHOT Show 2023 [AllOutdoor.com]

There were a lot of really great optics, soft goods and gear, thermals, night vision, muzzle devices and more at SHOT Show 2023. James Reeves walks you through what he thought the Top 10 accessories were from SHOT Show and why. What did you think of the list?

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21:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – H&K G41 Clone? PTR-63 is Coming [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at SHOT Show 2023 to talk with the guys at PTR Industries about the new PTR-63, which is, functionally, a clone of the Heckler & Koch G41.

The Heckler & Koch G41 is a German 5.56×45mm rifle introduced in 1981. It was designed to replace the G3 and the HK33 and HK93 service rifles, providing a more modern carbine that accepted STANAG magazines (like the M16). The rifle was never successful and landed no contracts, but PTR thinks the time is right to re-introduce this classic with it’s AR compatible furniture and magazines.

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21:01

Top 10 Accessories at SHOT Show 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

There were a lot of really great optics, soft goods and gear, thermals, night vision, muzzle devices and more at SHOT Show 2023. James Reeves walks you through what he thought the 10 best accessories were from SHOT Show and why. What did you think of the list? ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» […]

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20:29

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – SOLGW Can Make *Any* AR-15 Legal in California! [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at Sons of Liberty Gun Works’ SHOT Show 2023 booth to talk about a new option they’ve added to the SOLGW lineup in order to make nearly any AR sold by SOLGW California Compliant, even with those “scary” features typically banned in the state.

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19:31

[SHOT 2023] An H&K G41 Clone? The PTR-63 is Coming [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at SHOT Show 2023 to talk with the guys at PTR Industries about the new PTR-63, which is, functionally, a clone of the Heckler & Koch G41. The Heckler & Koch G41 is a German 5.56×45mm rifle introduced in 1981. It was designed to replace the G3 and […]

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18:01

[SHOT 2023] How to Make *Any* AR-15 Legal in California? [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at Sons of Liberty Gun Works’ SHOT Show 2023 booth to talk about a new option they’ve added to the SOLGW lineup in order to make nearly any AR sold by SOLGW California Compliant, even with those “scary” features typically banned in the state. ««« GEAR USED IN […]

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18:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – Surefire Turbo Series is FINALLY HERE [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, Luke C visits Andrew Wright with Surefire LLC to discuss their recently released and upcoming products for 2023. Surefire is starting in 2023 with the announcement that the much anticipated Surefire Turbo series of weapon-mounted lights are finally shipping to customers from their network of distributors and Surefire.com. In addition to the surefire X300 Turbo, Surefire is also launching the new X400 Laser/Light combo, as well as their new WARCOMP Sport muzzle device which shares the exact outer dimensions and performance of the standard WARCOMP flash hider, but lacks the geometry for attaching a suppressor.

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17:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – DTV Arms .338 Norma Mag Silenced Minigun [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits the Radical Firearms booth to see the new caliber convertible XR338 minigun manufactured by DTV Arms. James speaks with Matt, one of DTV’s engineers, about this amazing and powerful system.

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV: SHOT Show Awards 2023 – Hop Reviews SHOT [AllOutdoor.com]

SHOT Show 2023 is in the books, and guess who didn’t die in Las Vegas? In this episode of TFBTV, Hop makes up some fake awards for SHOT Show and preemptively reviews products that didn’t exist two weeks ago. Welcome to TFBTV’s First Annual SHOT Show Awards 2023 (we will probably never do this again)!

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] 5.11 Boots, Gear Is The TFB/TFBTV SHOT Uniform [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT Show 2023] 5.11 Boots, Gear Is The TFB/TFBTV SHOT UniformThere was a time, more than two decades ago, when 5.11 gear was only associated with “fishing” vests and baggy BDU pants. Back then I was both the giver and the recipient of tactical fashion shaming. Thankfully, those days are but tiny specks in the rearview mirror of life. 5.11 Tactical has developed tasteful, fashion-forward […]

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16:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Sons of Liberty Gun Works Tactical Games AR-15 [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at the SHOT Show 2023 Sons of Liberty Gun Works booth to talk about the new collaboration between SOLGW and the Tactical Games to build out a ready-to-run AR that meets all of the criteria for competing in the Tactical Games. SOLGW gives TFBTV the run down on this build for the Sons of Liberty Gun Works Tactical Games Edition AR-15.

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16:00

[SHOT Show 2023] TFBTV – Desert Tech MDRX Upgrades for 2023 [AllOutdoor.com]

New for 2023, Desert Tech has rolled out a number of small improvements to the Desert Tech MDRX platform. These changes apply to all models of MDRX and are incorporated in all rifles ordered going forwards, and in some cases can be retroactively applied to older models as well. Unlike James Reeves’ 60 year old bullpup of choice, the MDRX is still getting tweaked and improved… (but if anyone asks I didn’t say that).

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16:00

[SHOT 2023] DTV XR338 – Minigun in .338 Norma Magnum [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] DTV XR338 - Minigun in .338 Norma Magnum (3)In this writer’s opinion, one of the coolest firearms of SHOT Show 2023 was the XR338 rotary machine gun which was displayed at the Radical Firearms booth. This machine gun is designed by Kris Paulson and Matthew Steinhauser of DTV Tactical Innovations (Radical Firearms is their manufacturing partner). It is chambered in .338 Norma Magnum […]

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15:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV: 5.11 Making Full Tactical Uniforms – V.XI XTU Series [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the 5.11 Tactical booth during SHOT Show 2023 to see the V.XI XTU series of uniforms being made by 5.11 under the V.XI brand. These well-thought-out and feature-filled uniforms look promising, and it will be interesting to see if V.XI manages to break into the BDU market.

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15:10

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Top 6 Long Guns of SHOT Show 2023 [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves talks about what he thought were the six best long guns at SHOT Show 2023. There were great showings by a lot of manufacturers including Beretta, B&T, Zastava, Henry, and even a company you probably never heard of making a pretty wild AR-10. Check the video for the list.

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15:00

[SHOT 2023] JL Billet’s 5.56 Tommy Gun [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] JL Billet's 5.56 Tommy Gun (1)Last year, we published an article about the prototype guns seen at SHOT Show 2022 one of which was the 5.56 Tommy Gun concept by JL Billet. Well, the company has been working on refining the design of the gun during the year and they brought several pre-production samples to SHOT Show 2023. JL Billet @ […]

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14:00

The Surefire Turbo Series is FINALLY HERE [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, Luke C visits Andrew Wright with Surefire LLC to discuss their recently released and upcoming products for 2023. Surefire is starting in 2023 with the announcement that the much anticipated Surefire Turbo series of weapon-mounted lights are finally shipping to customers from their network of distributors and Surefire.com. In addition […]

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14:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – New PSA JAKL: AK and Scorpion Mags [AllOutdoor.com]

New for 2023, Palmetto State Armory is bringing out new versions of the PSA JAKL series of piston-driven, monolithic upper ARs. The new PSA JAKL rifles will be available with rifle-length barrels, including some pin & weld options, and also in new calibers like 7.62x39mm and 9mm. The new JAKLs will use PSA’s in-house lower receivers; the KS47 that takes AK magazines, and the AR-V that takes Scorpion magazines.

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14:00

[SHOT 2023] .308 Galil Builds From Ikon Weapons [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] .308 Galil Builds From Ikon WeaponsIkon Weapons produces 5.56 Galil variants including the Mirco and ARM. At SHOT Show 2023, they also displayed their new .308 versions. These included wood and polymer furniture models and even one with a California-complaint grip fin. [SHOT 2023] .308 Galil Builds From Ikon Weapons One major hang-up in producing large-frame Galils is access to […]

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13:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – New American Made AKs from Kalashnikov USA [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Kalashnikov USA to see what new releases KUSA has for 2023. AKs in 5.56mm and 5.45mm are on the menu, as well as a few other selections.

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13:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – New ZEV Technologies Pistols for 2023 [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at SHOT Show 2023 with Jerry of ZEV to talk about the new pistols and chassis systems that ZEV Technologies is launching in 2023. ZEV is adding a second generation to its OZ9 chassis systems and launching multiple configurations and price points. See today’s video to learn more.

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13:00

[SHOT 2023] New Tangent Theta 7-35x56mm Optic from ATI [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Tangent Theta 7-35x56mm Optic from ATIArmament Technology Incorporated, the OEM manufacturer of Tangent Theta Long Range Precision Optics, unveiled a new model at SHOT Show 2023. The Canadian company who are also the OEM for Tenebræx and master distributor for ELCAN, SAI Optics and XOPTEK, had the new Tangent Theta TT735P out at SHOT Show’s Industry at the Range Day […]

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12:39

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Penalty Provision in State Preemption Statute. [NRA-ILA News]

Florida’s highest court upheld the penalty provision in the state’s preemption statute, which holds local officials accountable by directly fining them for knowingly passing preempted ordinances.

12:38

Federal Court Issues TRO Preventing New Jersey From Enforcing New “Sensitive Place” Laws [NRA-ILA News]

Yesterday, in an NRA-ILA backed lawsuit, a federal court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) that restricts New Jersey from enforcing several so called “sensitive place” bans.

12:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – New Stribog Pistol Caliber Carbines for 2023 [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the Global Ordnance booth to talk to the Stribog gang about the new additions to the Stribog lineup for 2023. This popular, budget carbine seems to expand every year at SHOT, and 2023 is no different. See what’s coming up for the Stribog.

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12:02

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – American Tactical Glock Conversion Kit .22 LR [AllOutdoor.com]

American Tactical is well known for their extensive lineup of aftermarket accessories for virtually any type of firearm. This year at SHOT 2023 Luke C visits the American Tactical to get some details on their upcoming American Tactical Glock conversion kit that is set to cost just a hair under $100 MSRP. This new type of .22 Long Rifle conversion kit requires no recoil spring or magazine changes and comes with everything you need to get your 9mm Glock pistol converted to be used with the much less expensive 22LR cartridge.

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12:00

[SHOT 2023] New Optics Coming from Shield Sights [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Optics Coming from Shield SightsOn day three of SHOT Show 2023 we visited Shield Sights who ran us through their host of new and upcoming models. Shield have four optics on the way, the CQS2, the AMS, the SIS2 and the RMSd. The RMSd is a new parallax-free red dot pistol optic with a hard dip acrylic coating which […]

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11:31

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – New Subcompact Staccato: The Staccato CS 9mm [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is with Michelle Viscusi of Staccato talking about Staccato’s new 15 (or 16?) round subcompact, optics-ready 2011 pistol, the Staccato CS. Michelle tells us all about the CS. Note that the guns are available now at a sporty $2,499 price tag directly from Staccato and are 90-120 days out from ordering. According to Staccato:

Delivering pure Staccato shootability, speed, and accuracy, the Staccato CS helps you shoot better wherever your path takes you. The Staccato CS is the smallest, lightest, and most concealable addition to the Staccato pistol family, and debuts a new grip designed for a range of hand sizes. Loaded with significant patent-pending technology, the Staccato CS embodies American ingenuity in a practical, small package that has to be experienced to believe.
– All New Patent Pending Dawson Precision® 3.5″ Tool less Recoil System.
– 3 newly designed 16 round magazines included in each order.
– Compatible weapon lights include the Streamlight TLR-7 Sub and the SureFire XSC-B.

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11:10

POTD: It is a Little Dark in Here – Flintlock Tinder Lighters [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have a single example of an interesting invention that came to prominence in the Napoleonic era. This is just one example of what Flintlock Tinder Lighters can be. Popularized versions tend to have a candle holder and respective candle on top or off to the side. The purpose of these Flintlock Tinder Lighters was to be able to light a candle on the go 9lighters and matches were not common use). The way that these devices work is that there is typically a space/reservoir that holds a tinder of some sort and above that box is a normal flintlock mechanism that would shoot sparks into the box when firing. The user could then dip their candle into the box and light their candle.

“1) Attractive unmarked iron-handled flintlock tinder lighter with storage compartment and candle holder on the left, and bipod stand on the bottom. 2) Unmarked wooden-handled flintlock tinder lighter with storage compartment on the left (contains a piece of flint and part of a candle) and light floral/vine type carving on the handle.”

Flintlock Tinder Lighters

Lot 3304: Two Desirable Antique Flintlock Tinder Lighters. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/79/3304/two-desirable-antique-flintlock-tinder-lighters.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] PTR Teases HK G41-inspired PTR-63 [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] PTR Teases HK G41-inspired PTR-63We’ve already looked at the new VENT 3D printed Titanium suppressor range coming from PTR but another exciting upcoming product they had on display at SHOT Show 2023 was the PTR-63. PTR ran me through their latest development, which they say is inspired by Heckler & Koch’s ill-fated G41. The PTR-63 has a bolt hold […]

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10:01

[SHOT 2023] DTV Arms .338 Norma Mag Silenced Minigun [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits the Radical Firearms booth to see the new caliber convertible XR338 minigun manufactured by DTV Arms. James speaks with Matt, one of DTV’s engineers, about this amazing and powerful system. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. […]

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] DIY Gunsmithing – XS Sights NEW Glock Sight Pusher [AllOutdoor.com]

The fine family of folks at XS Sights has put out a new set of tools for people who would rather work on guns at home and the professional gunsmith this year at SHOT Show. They have a duo of tools meant to make installing Glock sights super easy with the DIY-Series Sight Pusher and the Gunsmith-Series Sight Pusher. Both tools work the same way to remove, install, and adjust Glock sights. They are both ruggedly built and compact that way you can take it in your bag to the range to easily adjust your irons while you’re there. While both are similar there are just a few feature differences between the DIY and Gunsmith Sight Pushers

The DIY-Series of Sight Pushers is more for the at-home hobbyist that changes out irons for themselves and maybe their friends. The pusher uses a hex key bolt and hex key to push the brass bit that will move the sights. The DIY-Series Sight Pusher should last about 50-100 installations more than enough for the occasional sight adjustment.

DIY-Series Sight Pusher Features

  • Tool Life Span: 50 – 100 Installations*
  • Kit includes semi-professional sight pusher and steel Glock front sight tool
  • Fits all Glock OEM and Aftermarket slides
  • Glock MOS Compatible – Install sights with optic mounted on pistol
  • Non-marring brass bit prevents scratching sights or slides
  • Built-in Centering Scale – 1/16” scale
  • Bolt Thread Pitch: 1/16” – 1.5 Bolt rotations equals 1/16” of travel
  • Designed and Manufactured in Fort Worth, TX
  • MSRP – $150.00

[SHOT 2023] XS Sights NEW Glock Sight Pusher
[SHOT 2023] XS Sights NEW Glock Sight Pusher
The Gunsmith-Series of Sight Pushers is a bit more ruggedly built than the DIY-Series, this is a professional tool meant for smithing use. Instead of a hex key bolt and hex key, the Gunsmith-series uses a dedicated threaded bit that uses a steel front sight tool for the handle. The steel front sight tool is also magnetic to help you keep track of your sights. This tool is rated for at least 200 installations, same as before though it will fit all Glock OEM and aftermarket slides and uses a brass pusher and plastic wedge to keep marring from happening on your slides.

GUNSMITH-Series Sight Pusher Features

  • Tool Life Span: 200+ Installations*
  • Kit includes professional grade sight pusher
  • Multi-function handle / magnetic steel Glock front sight tool
  • Fits all Glock OEM and Aftermarket slides
  • Glock MOS Compatible – Install sights with optic mounted on pistol
  • Non-marring brass bit prevents scratching sights or slides
  • Built-in Centering Scale – 1/16” scale
  • Bolt Thread Pitch: 1/16” – 1.5 Bolt rotations equals 1/16” of travel
  • Designed and Manufactured in Fort Worth, TX
  • MSRP – $200.00

[SHOT 2023] XS Sights NEW Glock Sight Pusher

[SHOT 2023] XS Sights NEW Glock Sight Pusher
[SHOT 2023] XS Sights NEW Glock Sight Pusher
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10:00

[SHOT 2023] KRISS USA Newest Products Are Here! [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] KRISS USA Newest Products Are Here!KRISS USA has been most well known for their Vector which over the last couple of decades has turned into an icon in the gun world. Even people who don’t know firearms will recognize the Vector from movies and video games. The Vector line has had a couple of additions as well as a new […]

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09:45

New Mexico: Two Gun Control Measures Advance Out of Committees; Gun Owner Liability Bill To Be Voted on by New Mexico House Soon [NRA-ILA News]

Two NRA-opposed bills advanced from committee at the Roundhouse yesterday in Santa Fe.

09:37

[SHOT 2023] PTR Launches New 9mm, 5.56mm & 7.62mm VENT Suppressors [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] PTR Launches New 9mm, 5.56mm & 7.62mm VENT SuppressorsAt SHOT Show 2023, PTR unveiled their range of monolithic 3D-printed Titanium suppressors. The VENT range uses additive manufacturing to avoid the possibility of weaknesses caused by welding. It has internal geometries designed to reduce blowback into the operator’s face and produce less wear and tear on the weapon system. At the tip of the suppressor PTR have included […]

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09:31

[SHOT 2023] Cool Fire Training Showcase Their CO2 Powered Training System [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Cool Fire Training Showcase Their CO2 Powered Training SystemAt this year’s SHOT Show, Cool Fire brought along their newest models of their CO2-powered training system. The system will soon be available for the Springfield Hellcat and Hellcat Pro, SIG Sauer P365 and P365XL, the Glock 43 and Glock 43X. So if you’re unfamiliar with how the Cool Fire Trainer works, here’s how they […]

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09:15

[SHOT 2023] ZEV & Magpul’s Folding Defense Pistol (FDP) Coming in 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] ZEV & Magpul's Folding Defense Pistol (FDP) Coming in 2023Folding guns, a cool concept that we are continually drawn to. SHOT Show saw Magpul and ZEV’s joint venture, the FDP (Folding Defense Pistol) and FDC (Folding Defense Carbine), move closer to reality. During a visit to their booth, the guys at ZEV ran me through the FDP’s features. The FDP will launch in 9x19mm […]

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09:12

[SHOT 2023] Fostech FLITE Elite Receivers and FLITE Phantom .22LR Rifle [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Fostech FLITE Elite Receivers and FLITE Phantom .22LR Rifle (4)At SHOT Show 2023, Fostech introduced a new generation of magnesium/aluminum alloy AR-15 receivers called FLITE Elite that are now made of forgings. These receivers are advertised to be 30% stronger and 30% lighter than their counterparts made of 6061 aluminum. In ounces, that’s a 2 oz weight reduction in the case of the FLITE […]

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09:00

[SHOT 2023] Hands On with Ohio Ordnance Works’ 240 Patrol-SLR Conversion Kit [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Hands On with Ohio Ordnance Works' 240 Patrol-SLR Conversion KitThe Ohio Ordnance Works SHOT Show 2023 booth had a range of their civilian semi-auto weapons out on display including the HCAR. Alongside the HBAR was the Ohio Ordnance Works manufactured M240 fitted with one of their 240 Patrol-SLR Conversion Kit. The kit is something they have offered to the military and law enforcement for a […]

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] Armasight Sidekick, Jockey and Night Vision [The Firearm Blog]

Last year Armasight came back from the dead. They had been acquired by FLIR a few years ago and then FLIR shuttered them when they decided to no longer offer weapon-mounted thermal or night vision anymore. Well, Armasight is back and they have even more to offer the nighttime hunter. Their Jockey is a small […]

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07:00

The SHOT Show Awards 2023: Hop Reviews SHOT Show [The Firearm Blog]

SHOT Show 2023 is in the books, and guess who didn’t die in Las Vegas? In this episode of TFBTV, Hop makes up some fake awards for SHOT Show and preemptively reviews products that didn’t exist two weeks ago. Welcome to TFBTV’s First Annual SHOT Show Awards (we will probably never do this again)! ««« […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] Leupold Mark 5HD 2-10×30, BX-4 LRF Binos and 1400i TBR/W [The Firearm Blog]

Leupold has added a new scope to their Mark 5HD line. The 2-10×30 is a low magnification scope perfect for close to reasonable distances like 800 or even 1000 yards depending on your caliber. They are also coming out with their BX-4 Range HD binocular, a laser range-finding binocular, and they have a new laser […]

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06:00

Ohio: 2023 Legislative Session Convenes Today [NRA-ILA News]

Today, January 31st, the Ohio Legislature begins the 2023 legislative session. As in 2022, the Legislature can expect to see both pro and anti-gun agendas this year. Gun owners and sportsmen throughout the state must stay actively involved to defend freedom.

[SHOT 2023] New SureFire Turbo Weapon Lights [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New SureFire Turbo Weapon LightsSHOT Show 2023 could be called the year of the Turbo for SureFire. SureFire has been a juggernaut in the handheld and weapon light market. With various companies making weapon lights for intensity over distance, it’s good to see the new Surefire Turbo weapon lights. What Is The Turbo Line? The Turbo line of lights […]

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Monday, 30 January

22:01

[SHOT 2023] Sons of Liberty Gun Works Tactical Games Edition AR [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at the SHOT Show 2023 Sons of Liberty Gun Works booth to talk about the new collaboration between SOLGW and the Tactical Games to build out a ready-to-run AR that meets all of the criteria for competing in the Tactical Games. SOLGW gives TFBTV the run down on […]

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] POF-USA Tombstone 9mm Lever-Action [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] POF-USA Tombstone 9mm Lever-ActionWhat do you want on your Tombstone?  POF-USA gives you plenty of options with their new Tombstone 9mm lever action.  Featuring a 10.5-inch receiver rail, M-LOK slots all along the forend, and a threaded barrel, this new short-throw, mag-fed 9mm lever gun has plenty of space to put whatever you want on your Tombstone. [SHOT […]

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16:39

[SHOT Show 2023] Desert Tech’s MDRX Upgrades for 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

New for 2023, Desert Tech has rolled out a number of small improvements to the MDRX platform. These changes apply to all models of MDRX and are incorporated in all rifles ordered going forwards, and in some cases can be retroactively applied to older models as well. Unlike James Reeves’ 60 year old bullpup of […]

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16:21

Florida: Constitutional Carry Introduced [NRA-ILA News]

Today, Representative Chuck Brannan (R-10) filed House Bill 543, the NRA-backed constitutional carry bill. The Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee will hear it on February 7th from 4-6PM. Florida is currently in contention with Nebraska to become the 26th constitutional carry state.

16:00

[SHOT 2023] MK Machining’s MK2 Bullpup Chassis and Amazingly Good Bullpup Trigger [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] MK Machining's MK2 Bullpup Chassis and Amazingly Good Bullpup TriggerBefore SHOT 2023, I was tipped off by a co-worker who knew that I was a Tikka fan that a company was bringing a bullpup chassis and optimized bullpup trigger for the Tikka to SHOT.  That company is MK Machining of Hallsville, MO.  One of the few bright lights in the otherwise dingy SHOT Dungeon […]

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14:00

[SHOT 2023] New XM177 From Windham Weaponry [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New XM177 From Windham WeaponryWindham Weaponry continues to add new rifles to its lineup, including an XM177 variant. The XM177 family was one of the first AR-style carbines to enter wide use. Several variants were used, including the XM177E2 and GAU5/A. Most original versions featured a ~4″ moderator attached to a 10″ barrel. The ATF decreed that the original moderator […]

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13:56

Another win (at TRO stage) in New Jersey [Of Arms and the Law]

Opinion here. The court expands the TRO to prevent enforcement in additional classes of alleged "sensitive places."

13:40

Chief Judge Says No To Illinois []

Chief Judge Nancy Rosenstengel of the Southern District of Illinois just said “no” today to the attempt at judge shopping by the State of Illinois. She transferred both Langley v. Kelly and FFL-IL v. Pritzker to Judge Stephen McGlynn. Judge McGlynn is the judge of record in Harrel v. Raoul.

Rosenstengel-to-McGlynn

In addition, the magistrate to whom Barnett v. Raoul had been assigned ordered that case transferred to Judge McGlynn.

I had posted about the attempt by the State of Illinois to game the system earlier today. They had first pulled a state court case to Federal court and then tried to have it be the lead case. Their argument was that it was the first case filed anywhere. However, precedent in the district stated that consolidated cases should be assigned to the judge of the case with the lowest number. Here that would have been the joint SAF, FPC, and ISRA case of Harrel v. Raoul.

I applaud the Chief Judge for abiding by the longstanding precedent in the District for assignments in consolidated cases.

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13:03

Updates to ATF Final Rule on Stabilizing Braces [NRA-ILA News]

On Monday, January 30, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (ATF) published the final Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces” rule for public inspection in the federal register.

13:00

POTD: Rimfire Was Not The Answer – Winchester 1866 Centerfire [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Back to our regularly scheduled Henry/Winchester repeater story. Here we have a Winchester 1866 Centerfire “Yellow Boy”, as they were later referred, chambered for a centerfire cartridge. In the mid to late 1860s metallic cartridges, were already the new norm but centerfire was only beginning to take hold. Up until then, there were so many different types of self-contained cartridges like pinfire, teatfire, rimfire, etc. Today centerfire is the standard practice and in the late 1860s Winchester got on board and modernized their Winchester 1866 to use the centerfire technology and drop the Henry lineage; at least in the form of the 44 Henry Rimfire cartridge.

“This is a solid example of a Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1882. This rifle has the age appearance that you see with an “attic find” rifle. The Model 1866 Winchester Rifle was essentially a Henry Rifle with improvements invented and patented by Winchester’s shop superintendent Nelson King in 1866. The modified magazine with the side loading gate and new walnut forearm eliminated the primary defects in the Henry rifle and created a lever action rifle that has been associated with the name “Winchester”, and the opening of the Western frontier.”

Winchester 1866 Centerfire
Winchester 1866 Centerfire

Lot 3012: Winchester Third Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. . photograph. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/56/3012/winchester-third-model-1866-lever-action-rifle.

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13:00

[SHOT 2023] Accurate Mag Rifles, Actions, And Magazines [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Accurate Mag Rifles, Actions, And MagazinesAccurate Mag is one of the leading manufacturers of AICS-pattern magazines, but they also produce actions and complete rifles. [SHOT 2023] Accurate Mag Rifles, Actions, And Magazines First up are the short action magazine extensions. They add four rounds of .308/6.5 Creedmoor or two rounds of .330WSM/6.5 PRC. The retail price is $59 and they […]

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12:00

[SHOT 2023] A Look at Heckler & Koch’s MG4 and MG5 Belt-feds [The Firearm Blog]

One of the best parts of the SHOT Show is being able to get hands on with some really interesting firearms. This year was no different with Heckler & Koch, to my surprise, displaying their belt-fed machine guns: the MG4 and MG5. While I don’t think we’ll be seeing these on the commercial market any […]

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Split Front Chest Rig [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, JamesReeves talks with BFG Director of Training and former Army Ranger, Chris Sizelove, about the new Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Split Chest Rig. A pricey but well-thought-out and extremely well-constructed piece of gear, the Ten-Speed Split Rig is a great minimalist option when a plate carrier might be unnecessary or unavailable. According to BFG:

The Ten-Speed SF Chest Rig features a split-front design, making it easy to unzip when lying prone. This low-profile tactical chest rig removes unnecessary bulk with a minimalistic, lightweight design. The Ten-Speed military-grade elastic pouches are designed to lay flat when not in use and will secure four M4 / AR / SR25 / AK / SCAR-H magazines and other similarly sized items. MOLLEminus™ fields on the front of the magazine pouches allow additional MOLLE accessories to be mounted to the front of each mag pouch.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] Mission First Pro Series IWB Holster – Look Ma! No Light! [The Firearm Blog]

Mission First Tactical has come out with a rather practical holster that has a unique feature that seems to work well. Their Pro Series IWB holster can fit a Glock 19 with a light like a TLR-7 but most importantly, it can accommodate the same pistol without a light and you don’t need any special […]

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10:58

Tweet Of The Day []

The New York Times is bemoaning the fact that all those gun control laws in California do nothing to stop mass casualty events.

The reply by “JustynWS” nails it – do you treat the symptom or do you treat the cause.

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10:29

Kansas: Contact Your Lawmakers to Support Firearm Safety Education for Children [NRA-ILA News]

Last week, Senator Chase Blasi introduced Senate Bill 116, a bill that expands access and standardizes firearm safety education for schools. Please use the link below to contact your legislators asking them to please support SB 116. This important legislation educates children, promotes safety to help reduce the risk of accidents, and increases awareness among students about firearm safety.

10:03

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – LaRue Tactical Siete Bolt-Action Rifle System [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, Luke C talks with the guys at LaRue Tactical about the much-awaited release of the LaRue Tactical Siete bolt action rifle. This rifle comes complete with your choice of two quick-change barrels in the most popular hunting calibers of today with a guaranteed return to zero feature between barrel changes.

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10:01

[SHOT 2023] 5.11 Making Full Tactical Uniforms: The V.XI XTU Series [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the 5.11 Tactical booth during SHOT Show 2023 to see the XTU series of uniforms being made by 5.11 under the V.XI brand. These well thought out and feature filled uniforms look promising, and it will be interesting to see if V.XI manages to break in […]

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] HM Defense HM50B – Differences from Bushmaster BA50 and Remington R2Mi [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] HM Defense HM50B (3)A little over a month ago, we reported about the release of the HM Defense HM50B bolt action .50BMG rifle, and many of our readers found it suspiciously similar to Bushmaster BA50 and Remington R2Mi. HM Defense brought the HM50B rifle to SHOT Show 2023 (displayed at AmmoInc/Gunbroker booth) and when I visited them, I asked […]

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09:56

Legal Gamesmanship In Illinois AWB Cases []

While I was in Las Vegas at the SHOT Show, I listened to Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation discuss some of their 43 pending cases. He went into particular detail about the SAF and co-plaintiffs’ challenge to the recently passed assault weapon (sic) and magazine bans in Illinois. What was particularly interesting was the decision on which district of Illinois to file the case, Harrel et al v. Raoul et al, and the goal of being the first case filed challenging the new law. Alan said the Southern District of Illinois tended to be better which is why it was filed there. He also noted that if, as he expected, that the cases would end up being consolidated the lead case would be Harrel v. Raoul as it was the lowest numbered case. Finally, he said that by the luck of the draw that the judge assigned to the case, Judge Stephen McGlynn, was appointed to the court by President Trump.

Since Harrel was filed on January 17th, two other cases were filed challenging the new Illinois ban. Furthermore, another case was moved from state court to Federal court at the request of the State of Illinois.

Barnett et al v. Raoul et al was filed on January 24th. The lead counsel is Paul Clement and the plaintiffs include the National Shooting Sports Foundation. This case is also being financially supported by the NRA according a post on ILA’s website. Filed the same day was Federal Firearm Licensees of Illinois et al v. Pritzker et al. The lead attorney in this case is California gun rights attorney Chuck Michel. Plaintiffs include GOA, Guns Save Lives, and Gun Owners Foundation as well as other individual and business plaintiffs.

Langley et al v. Kelly et al was originally filed in Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, Crawford County, Illinois. Kelly, the Director of the Illinois State Police, moved to have the case transferred from state court to the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. This removal was granted on January 23rd. Note however, that it has a higher case number than Harrel. This case as well as Barnett and FFL-IL were all originally assigned to Senior Judge J. Phil Gilbert who subsequently recused himself. Langley and FFL-IL has now been reassigned to Chief Judge Nancy Rosenstengel. She was appointed to the bench by President Obama. The Barnett case has, for the time being, been referred to a magistrate judge.

Under Rule 42(a)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure the court can consolidate the cases if they involve a common question of law or fact. Given all four cases are challenging the same law, I think there would be grounds to do so.

Here is where it gets interesting and you start to see the legal gamesmanship. The State of Illinois through its filings in Langley is pushing to have the cases all consolidated under it as Chief Judge Rosenstengel, an Obama appointee, would be the judge hearing the case. The presumption is that an Obama appointee would be more favorable than a Trump appointee such as Judge McGlynn. Mind you, judge shopping is frowned upon.

From the state’s motion filed on January 26th:

This Court typically consolidates cases into the lower-numbered case, which is typically the earlier-filed case. In this instance, however, the present case was initiated in state court on January 13, 2023—before Harrel, Federal Firearms Licensees of Illinois, and Barnett were filed on January 17, 24, and 24, respectively—and removed on January 23. In comparable circumstances involving removed cases, this Court has consolidated into the higher-numbered case. See Spurgeon v. Pac. Life Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106366, *4 (S.D. Ill. Feb. 6, 2007) (consolidating into the higher-numbered case because lower-numbered case may have been removed prematurely). Because this case was the first-filed in any forum, state or federal, Defendant Brendan Kelly respectfully requests that Harrel, Federal Firearms Licensees of Illinois,
and Barnett be consolidated here.

Thomas Maag, attorney for the plaintiffs in Langley, responded on January 27th. He first said:

The Defendant Kelly, who in the experience of undersigned counsel, rarely actually removes cases to federal court, due to the perceived fear of the state that doing so may waive sovereign immunity, did, in fact, remove this case to federal court, obviously thinking this Court a more favorable forum that its own state courts. That is Defendant Kelly’s right, but it is interesting.

Maag goes on to add that the longstanding precedent in the Southern District going back to the time it was part of the Eastern District of Illinois is, with few exceptions, to consolidate in the lowest numbered case which would be Harrel. He notes that the more substantive reason for doing this is to avoid judge shopping. I think a strong argument could be made that this is indeed what the State of Illinois is seeking to do.

He concludes that the plaintiffs in Langley are not taking a position on whether or not to consolidate. However, if consolidation were to occur, it should be “into the lower case number of file in this Court, which is 23-cv-141-SPM” which is the Harrel case.

To conclude, it seems obvious that the State of Illinois is is trying to game the system to get a more favorable judge. While the attorneys in Harrel, Barnett, and FFL-IL have not filed motions objecting to the Illinois motion, it would be my considered guess that they would prefer it be lowest numbered case (Harrel) with the original judge assigned to that case (McGlynn).

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09:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – ZEV/Magpul Folding Defensive Carbine (FDC) [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits his pals at ZEV to get the scoop on the ZEV/Magpul collaboration that was shown a decade ago as the FMG-9 (Folding Machine Gun 9) and is now being relaunched as the FDP-9 and FDC-9 (Folding Defensive Carbine/Pistol 9). Viewers have been waiting a long time for this release, and Jerry gives us more details on this exciting upcoming carbine.

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08:49

[SHOT 2023] Jacob Grey Firearms JG10 Warthog [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Jacob Grey Firearms JG10 Warthog Rifles (1)Jacob Grey Firearms of West Columbia, SC is a manufacturer of AR-style rifles, 1911 pistols and firearm accessories. At SHOT Show 2023, Jacob Grey Firearms showed their new JG10 Warthog line of DPMS LR-308 pattern semi-auto rifles and pistols. According to the company officials, what sets their firearms apart from the competition is the extremely tight tolerances […]

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08:00

The NEW 560 Field Shotgun and 334 Rifles From Savage [AllOutdoor.com]

The Savage name is often mentioned when discussing low-cost, high-quality brands. Under the Stevens brand, two new firearms have been introduced that strike exactly that balance. These are the new 560 Field Shotgun and 334 Rifles From Savage, all with price tags under $500.

The NEW 560 Field Shotgun and 334 Rifles From Savage

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“We’re thrilled to introduce the 560 Field and 334 to our line of new firearms for 2023,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms. “It’s no secret that with the Stevens name comes proven accuracy and classic exterior touch. These shotguns and rifles are perfect for any type of shooter or hunter looking for the right gun, with unmatched features, at the right price.”

The Stevens 560 Field Shotgun

The NEW 560 Field Shotgun and 334 Rifles From Savage

The Stevens 560 Field Shotgun is a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun. The stock and forearm are Turkish Walnut. The barrel is available in 26″ or 28″ and features a raised ventilated rib. At the end of that rib is a high-visibility fiber optic front sight.

The NEW 560 Field Shotgun and 334 Rifles From Savage

SPECS

  • Calibers: .243 Win, .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Barrel length: 20″, 22″
  • Stock: Synthetic, walnut
  • MSRP: $389.00, $489.00

The Stevens 334 Rifle

The NEW 560 Field Shotgun and 334 Rifles From Savage

The Stevens 334 rifle is available for under $500 with a Walnut stock and for under $400 with a synthetic stock. The bolt handle requires only a 60-degree throw, making certain it will clear your scope. Both versions come equipped with a Picatinny optics rail for easy scope mounting. It feeds from a detachable box magazine and has a three-position safety. The NEW 560 Field Shotgun and 334 Rifles From Savage

SPECS

  • Gauge: 12
  • Barrel length: 26″, 28″
  • Stock: Turkish Walnut
  • MSRP: $499.00

The NEW 560 Field Shotgun and 334 Rifles From Savage

If you’re interested in learning more about either of these two firearms, head over to the Savage Arms website. For more from Savage and the Stevens brand, follow along on social media. They can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Get outside!

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] Schmeisser .22LR Conversion Kit For Glock Pistols [The Firearm Blog]

American Tactical Imports (ATI) will be bringing to the stateside .22LR conversion kits for Glock pistols made by German Schmeisser. These kits consist of drop-in barrels and feed ramps as well as 9x19mm cartridge-shaped chambers that house the .22LR ammunition, fit the standard 9mm magazines and are ejected out of the gun with the fired […]

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07:39

SHOT Show Swag Vipers []

I learned a new phrase this week. It is “swag viper”.

A swag viper is someone who goes to the SHOT Show, vacuums up every bit of swag exhibitors have at their booths, and then puts it up for sale on EBay shortly thereafter. The swag ranges from giveaway caps and T-shirts to limited edition patches to 2023 SHOT Show LaRue Tactical “dillos”.

Below is some of the swag I got at the SHOT Show this year. I didn’t go out of my way to collect patches…much. I did make sure to get a complete set of the hexagonal Tuff Products patches. I know I gave out many more onlygunsandmoney.com patches than I collected.

I saw the Geissele badge holders going for $20 on Ebay. The LaRue Tactical commemorative dillo is still selling for close to $50. The most expensive patch soon after the show was the Liberal Gun Club unicorn patch which was selling for $189. It has fallen in price to “only” $89. Currently, the most expensive thing is 50 Glock giveaway pens going for almost $200.

I collect the patches and other swag as a remembrance of the good times I had at the SHOT Show, the people I met, and the companies I visited. Eventually, all the patches will go on a display board and hung somewhere in the house.

I know when I give out patches it is to remind people of my blog. Likewise, the exhibitors give out patches to attract people to their booth and to thank them for stopping by. Companies like Original S.W.A.T footwear have patch boards and a new patch for each day of SHOT. In that case, it is leave a patch, get a patch. I don’t think any company gives out patches only to see them being resold within hours on Ebay.

I have no problem with someone selling off a patch collection accumulated over the years nor do I have a problem with someone trading a patch or selling a couple here and there. What I do find objectionable are businesses vacuuming up swag only to sell it on Ebay. They go by cutesy names like “nevadatreasures” and “kristiescountlesscollectibles“.

How re-sellers like this get the swag is unknown. I just wish the swag vipers would go away.

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07:30

NRA-Backed Constitutional Carry Introduced in Florida [NRA-ILA News]

The NRA joins Florida House Speaker Renner & the Florida Sheriffs Association to introduce a constitutional carry bill in the Florida legislature.

07:01

Top 6 Long Guns of SHOT Show 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves talks about what he thought were the six best long guns at SHOT Show 2023. There were great showings by a lot of manufacturers including Beretta, B&T, Zastava, Henry, and even a company you probably never heard of making a pretty wild AR-10. Check the video for the […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] CZ USA Unveils New CZ TS2 Orange [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] CZ USA Unveils New CZ TS2 OrangeSHOT Show 2023 was a strong year for CZ USA in the competition pistol market. Their big drops were two new competition-minded pistols along with Dan Wesson starting to ship the DWX out to dealers now. We recently posted up a review of the Dan Wesson DWX so if you missed it, be sure to […]

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06:00

[SHOT Show 2023] NEW Models of the PSA JAKL: AK and Scorpion Mags [The Firearm Blog]

New for 2023, Palmetto State Armory is bringing out new versions of the JAKL series of piston-driven, monolithic upper ARs. The new JAKLs will be available with rifle-length barrels, including some pin & weld options, and also in new calibers like 7.62x39mm and 9mm. The new JAKLs will use PSA’s in-house lower receivers; the KS47 […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] Valhalla Tactical SOL Light Mount, Lights, & SCRS Mount [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Valhalla Tactical SOL Light Mount, Lights, & SCRS MountValhalla Tactical has been making their own light mounts and light bodies. Well, they have expanded their light options like the SOL (Selectable Orientation Light) light mount as well as manufacture their own light heads. With regards to their optic mounts, they already have an adapter plate for the Holosun SCRS. The SOL light mount is […]

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05:55

Rampant Crime, No Consequences: The Perfect Storm of New York’s Criminal Justice System [NRA-ILA News]

Things must be bad in the Empire State if Democrat politicians are talking up their commitment to public safety. “There is no greater obligation than ensuring every New Yorker can live in safety, and that has always been my number one priority,” says New York State Governor and gun control champion Kathy Hochul, adding that “the era” of defunding the police “is over.”

05:27

Romanian Orita Model 1941/48 [Forgotten Weapons]

The Orita SMG was designed by a Romanian Army Captian Marin Orita in 1941, and went into service in 1943. It was used primarily in Southern Europe in late WW2 with Romanian forces. It was a wood-stocked, simple blowback, 9x19mm weapon. As originally designed, the Model 1941 Orita was not drop-safe, and this was addressed in a 1948 upgrade program. That upgrade made a number of changes. It replaced the manual safety lever with a grip safety (which locked the bolt in place when not depressed, thus rendering the gun drop safe). It also replaced the one-piece wood stock with a strengthened metal wrist, and eliminated the semiauto selector lever.

The total known production is unknown (to me, at least), but virtually all of the 1941 patterns guns were updated to the 1948 standard. The Orita would serve in the Romanian Army until the 1950s, and in various reserve forces for several decades after.

Many thanks to the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History in Brussels for access to this very rare piece! Check them out here:
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05:16

Virginia: Anti-Gun Bills Up For Final Senate Vote Today! [NRA-ILA News]

Today, Monday, January 30th the Virginia Senate will vote on a number of bills affecting our Second Amendment rights.  Please contact your State Senators today and ask them to OPPOSE all gun control bills.

02:37

[SHOT 2023] Geissele GFR Maritime RECCE and Stratomatch 6mm ARC Rifles [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Geissele GFR Maritime RECCE and Stratomatch 6mm ARC Rifles (1)At SHOT Show 2023, Geissele Automatics displayed a number of their government contract rifles as well as a pair of civilian market guns chambered in 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge), the GFR Maritime RECCE and GFR Stratomatch, that are also based on DoD contract guns. Let’s take a closer look. Geissele @ TFB: Geissele Wins Customs […]

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01:44

[SHOT 2023] New Products from Luth-AR [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Products from Luth-ARLuth-AR had a number of new products on display at this year’s SHOT Show. We’ve already looked at their handy Modular Chassis Assembly (or MCA-22) but they also have a number of new accessories for your AR. These included the ambidextrous Wing Grip and the new left-handed ‘Chubby’ grip. Luth-AR explained that the Wing Grip is designed with […]

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Sunday, 29 January

22:01

[SHOT 2023] New American Made AKs from Kalashnikov USA [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Kalashnikov USA to see what new releases KUSA has for 2023. AKs in 5.56mm and 5.45mm are on the menu, as well as a few other selections. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click below […]

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] New CVA Cascade XT And Paramount Pro Models [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New CVA Cascade XT And Paramount Pro ModelsBergara sister company CVA continues to roll out new bolt action rifles and muzzleloaders. Their new Cascade XT and Paramount Pro V2 were both present at Industry Day At The Range of SHOT Show 2023. [SHOT 2023] New CVA Cascade XT And Paramount Pro Models The Cascade series of rifles are made in Spain. The […]

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16:30

[SHOT 2023] New Ammunition from True Velocity [The Firearm Blog]

True Velocity is gearing up for scale manufacture of its innovative polymer cased ammunition in more calibers. At SHOT Show 2023 we had the opportunity to catch up with Dave Stouffer, True Velocity’s executive vice president (weapons division). He explained how True Velocity are preparing to bring their polymer case technology to some familiar calibers. […]

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16:00

[SHOT 2023] New Safety Harbor KES Stock For APC-9 [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Safety Harbor KES Stock For APC-9Safety Harbor Firearms continues to expand the lineup of Kompact Entry Stock (KES) with the addition of a Brugger & Thomet APC-9 model. Safety Harbor makes KES stocks and stabilizing braces for many popular PCC options. These include the CZ Scorpion, Grand Power Stribog, MP-5 and MP-5K, and Sig Sauer MPX. B&T has captured a […]

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14:01

[SHOT 2023] New ZEV Pistols for 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at SHOT Show 2023 with Jerry of ZEV to talk about the new pistols and chassis systems that ZEV Technologies is launching in 2023. ZEV is adding a second generation to its OZ9 chassis systems and launching multiple configurations and price points. See today’s video to learn […]

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13:56

Two Gun Control Measures Up in Committee on Monday in Santa Fe [NRA-ILA News]

On Monday, January 30th, two NRA-opposed bills will be heard in separate committee meetings at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.

11:06

[SHOT 2023] New Stribog Pistol Caliber Carbines for 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the Global Ordnance booth to talk to the Stribog gang about the new additions to the Stribog lineup for 2023. This popular, budget carbine seems to expand every year at SHOT, and 2023 is no different. See what’s coming up for the Stribog. ««« GEAR USED […]

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] CAA MCK Gen 3, MCK Apollo and AGADA [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] CAA Agada, MCK Apollo and MCK Gen 3 (7)CAA brought all their latest products and prototypes to SHOT Show 2023 including the third-generation MCK conversion kits, the Apollo PCC and the sci-fi AGADA carbine. Let’s take a look at each of these CAA products. CAA @ TFB: CAA USA Announces the NEW 10mm, 9mm, and .223 MCK Rifle Line Up [SHOT 2022] CAA Releases […]

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10:46

[SHOT 2023] PepperBall TRP, BLAST and VKS PRO PLUS Non-Lethal Launchers [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] PepperBall TRP, BLAST and VKS PRO PLUS Non-Lethal Launchers (1)For 2023, PepperBall has three new non-lethal launchers which they brought to the SHOT Show 2023. The TRP (Tactical Response Pistol) is a pistol-shaped launcher that can use round or VXR projectiles powered by either CO2 or N2 cartridges. The BLAST is a reloadable single-shot compact tubular launcher for close-range use that shoots a large powder […]

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10:28

SHOT Show 2023 – It’s The People []

Seeing all the new products being released at SHOT Show is cool. Since I caught the SHOT Show crud during the show and not after it, I didn’t get to see as much as I usually did. Nonetheless, what I really enjoy most about going to the SHOT Show is reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.

I’m not the best at taking selfies but others are. I ran into Charlie Chambers who I first met at a Gun Rights Policy Conference at Range Day. He was there with Amanda Suffecool and Rob Campbell of Eye on the Target Radio. This was taken early in the day before the rain arrived and the wind picked up.

Then there are the people you run into in the Media Room. In this case it was Charlie Cook of Riding Shotgun with Charlie and John Petrolino of BearingArms.com. As Charlie noted, all three of us were recipients of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Ray Carter Blogger of the Year Award.

Thursday was interesting as lunch and then dinner ran the political spectrum from Right to Left. Lunch was with Paul Valone and his wife Lori of Grass Roots North Carolina along longtime GRNC volunteer Josette Chmiel. Paul is the author of the book Rules for Anti-Radicals which deals with defeating leftism.

L-R: Me, Paul, Josette, Lori

Thursday evening I swung to the opposite end of the political spectrum when I had dinner with people from the Liberal Gun Club. Beyond the wonderful food at Bouchon, I had a great time reconnecting with Lara and Ed Smith and trainer/revolver guru Grant Cunningham. Grant was at the SHOT Show representing Lubriplate which makes non-toxic firearm lubricants (among many other things). It had been years since I had seen Grant face-to-face so it was really fun to catch up with him.

Finally, there is my old friend Michael Bane. I ran into him at Range Day where he introduced me to James Tarr. Later that evening, I had dinner with Michael and his “sweetie” along with Paul Erhardt and one person whose name I still don’t remember. The Complementary Spouse insisted I get a picture. Unfortunately, I forgot. Fast forward to Thursday when Michael was doing the giveaway for a customized Tisas 10mm 1911 at the SDS Imports/Tisas booth. His “sweetie” was kind enough to take this picture of us and the Complementary Spouse was pleased.

There were a lot more people I ran into at SHOT than I can name without leaving someone out. Despite coming down with the crud and missing a day of the show because I stayed in bed, it was a good trip and it was the people that made the trip.

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10:00

A Weird $100 22LR Glock Conversion Kit from American Tactical [The Firearm Blog]

American Tactical is well known for their extensive lineup of aftermarket accessories for virtually any type of firearm. This year at SHOT 2023 Luke C visits the American Tactical to get some details on their upcoming 22LR Glock conversion kit that is set to cost just a hair under $100 MSRP. This new type of […]

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] MDT Zero Stage Electronic Trigger [The Firearm Blog]

At the MDT booth in SHOT Show 2023, they had something truly interesting – the Zero Stage electronic trigger. Yes, the trigger is electronic but what does that mean? Keith Baker walked us through the Zero Stage trigger and even went into detail about its potential. Since the MDT Zero Stage trigger is electronic, you […]

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] WA 2000 And FG-42 Reproductions You Can Afford: Rhineland Arms R2000 And FG-9 [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] WA 2000 And FG-42 Reproductions You Can Afford: Rhineland Arms R2000 And FG-9Rhineland Arms had some very unique guns on display at their SHOT Show booth. They had two replicas of legendary designs (WA 2000 And FG-42) that are far more accessible than the originals. [SHOT 2023] WA 2000 And FG-42 Reproductions You Can Afford: Rhineland Arms R2000 And FG-9 R2000 Walther WA 2000 rifles are almost nonexistent […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] Forster Products Prototype Co-Ax XL Reloading Press [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Forster Products Prototype Co-Ax XL Reloading PressForster Products is (quite literally) expanding its line of Co-Ax presses with a forthcoming XL model. It is designed for cartridges up to .50 BMG. [SHOT 2023] Forster Products Prototype Co-Ax XL Reloading Press Forster’s Co-Ax press is a unique design and it has a reputation for precision. However, it is not large enough to […]

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06:01

[SHOT 2023] New Subcompact Staccato: The Staccato CS 9mm [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is with Michelle Viscusi of Staccato talking about Staccato’s new 15 (or 16?) round subcompact, optics-ready 2011 pistol, the Staccato CS. Michelle tells us all about the CS. Note that the guns are available now at a sporty $2,499 price tag directly from Staccato and are 90-120 days […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] New Winchester StaBALL Powders For 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

Winchester Smokeless Propellants, a member of the Hodgdon family, introduced two new StaBALL powders at SHOT Show 2023 – the StaBAll Match and StaBALL HD. [SHOT 2023] New Winchester StaBALL Powders For 2023 The original member of the StaBALL powder was intended for the 6.5 Creedmoor, with a burn rate similar to H-4350. It blended the consistent measuring […]

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[SHOT 2023] New Beretta 1301 And Benelli M2 Truckee Forends From Mesa Tactical [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Beretta 1301 And Benelli M2 Truckee Forends From Mesa TacticalMesa Tactical continues to expand its accessory options for shotguns, particularly for the Beretta 1301 and Benelli M2. New for 2023, the Truckee forend is now available for M2 and 1301 shooters. [SHOT 2023] New Beretta 1301 And Benelli M2 Truckee Forends From Mesa Tactical The Truckee forend adds M-LOK slots for accessory mounting. It […]

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05:54

[SHOT 2023] KNS Precision DiSCARder Adjustable Gas Regulator for the FN SCAR [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] KNS Precision DiSCARder Adjustable Gas Regulator for FN SCAR (1)At SHOT Show 2023, KNS Precision released a new adjustable gas regulator for FN SCAR rifles and pistols dubbed DiSCARder. This is a drop-in and a toolless adjustable gas regulator with 14 settings. It has a nickel boron and nitrided finish on its components for high corrosion resistance. The DiSCARder is compatible with all models, calibers and […]

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Saturday, 28 January

22:01

[SHOT 2023] NEW Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Split Front Chest Rig [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, JamesReeves talks with BFG Director of Training and former Army Ranger, Chris Sizelove, about the new Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Split Chest Rig. A pricey but well-thought-out and extremely well-constructed piece of gear, the Ten-Speed Split Rig is a great minimalist option when a plate carrier might be unnecessary or […]

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18:38

SILENCER SATURDAY #264: The 9mm FN Rush 9Ti Pistol Suppressor [The Firearm Blog]

SILENCER SATURDAY #264: The 9mm FN Rush 9Ti Pistol SuppressorGood evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we recapped the silencer coverage from the 2023 SHOT Show. Hours before I hopped on the plane to Vegas for the show, the new FN RUSH 9Ti […]

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18:00

Home On The Range #032: Winter Game Management w/ Moultrie Mobile [AllOutdoor.com]

A lot of hunters understand the value in having trail cameras up before, during, and shortly after their respective hunting seasons, but what about way after hunting season? Like, in the cold winter months when there are no hunting seasons in sight? Do your trail cameras – cellular or not – have value still being out in the field documenting photos, videos, and movement for you? We look to answer that very question for you this week with thoughts on winter game management with our Moultrie Mobile cellular trail cameras.

“Home on the Range” Series on AllOutdoor


Welcome to our reoccurring series of “Home on the Range.” Here, we would like to share all of our experiences for those who may be homesteading, living off the land, hunting, farming, ranching, and truly investing in nature and the great outdoors. The ability to provide for yourself and your family can be tremendously rewarding and simultaneously difficult at times. So, in “Home on the Range” we want to share our different exploits so you can learn and hopefully we can receive your feedback along the way as well.


Winter Game Management Concerns – Battery Life

While the easiest solution to the question of When should I take down my trail cameras for the year? might be to simply state – never – there is a genuine concern for battery life; especially in colder winter months known for draining any and all battery types down to nothing. We wouldn’t recommend that people leave them up year round simply because it takes a toll on your equipment. Wind, rain, ice, snow, sun, and wild critters could eventually wear down and/or break your trail camera. We don’t want to test the salt of our trail cameras. We simply want to deploy them so they can provide value to us – in the form of photos, videos, and information – and when that value becomes low, bring ’em home to be spruced up (cleaned and taken care of until next year).

We previously discussed how your “photo upload frequency” can drain your battery, and batteries are expensive in volume. Similarly, if you leave your trail cameras out in the cold for winter game management, you might be looking to your local hardware store for a bevy of batteries, too. So, you need to identify where your value ends when it comes to your trail cameras. That answer might be different for everybody. For me, personally, it is when I finally have identified that whitetail buck antlers have dropped or been shed (allowing me to know it is time to suit up and go hunting for them).

Winter Game Management

Winter Game Management – Collecting Sheds

If you are one of those whitetail deer hunters who likes to collect sheds you already understand this isn’t an exact science. Yes, there is a ton of science built into the answer of when do deer shed their antlers, but it is not a date that you can mark on your calendar. Some of the things that impact when a whitetail buck – young or old – will shed their antlers in the winter time are:

  • Diet
    • Food Consumption: Are they getting grains? Protein? Lack of food entirely? Inconsistent eating?
    • Water Consumption: Is it a drought? Is there ample water? Do they travel great distances for water?
  • Hormones
    • Mating: Are they of an age where their “drive to mate” is high? Are they so old testosterone is declining?
  • Weather
    • Seasons: How brutal is summer? How horribly cold is winter? Are all of the seasons pleasant and support vegetation?

winter game management

Where cellular trail cameras – like the ones offered by Moultrie Mobile – come in handy is instead of jogging through several feet of snow in search of antler sheds multiple times throughout the winter, you can simply watch from the comfort of your home whether or not their antlers have fallen yet. Whether you are collecting them for artsy/crafty reasons, want a pair for rattling during hunting season, or any other reason, you can save yourself time and energy by letting your trail cameras stay outside until maybe January or February to finish watching your deer until their antlers drop.

As you can see in several of the trail camera photos collected off of our Moultrie Mobile cameras, many of the deer have not dropped their antlers yet in Minnesota. Even with sub-zero temps for multiple weeks now they are still hanging on. This, again, could be attributed to a deer’s healthy diet, sufficient food, good genetics, testosterone levels, and even easier months prior to winter. What is funny is a couple lil’ bucks are buttin’ heads even in January! They are far past mating yet they are testing out their antlers for fun against each other.

We will continue this journey of using cellular trail cameras in future weeks of the “Home on the Range” because there is simply a lot to cover and discuss. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! Are you interested in investing in cellular trail cameras? Do you already have some that you have been using for awhile? Are they Moultrie Mobile? We always appreciate your feedback.

Winter Game Management

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18:00

LaRue Tactical Releases the Siete Bolt-Action Rifle System [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, Luke C talks with the guys at LaRue Tactical about the much-awaited release of the Siete bolt action rifle. This rifle comes complete with your choice of two quick-change barrels in the most popular hunting calibers of today with a guaranteed return to zero feature between barrel changes. ««« GEAR […]

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] Savage 1911 Government Style – Performance & Accuracy [AllOutdoor.com]

Savage Arms has built a legacy going on 100+ years for crafting some of the best rifles – and even shotguns – in the firearms industry. More recently, they have dipped their toes into handguns once again (who remembers the Savage Model 1907). They brought us the Stance handgun which is a single-stack, concealed-carry offering with a bevy of modern features. Now, they are bringing back one of the most timeless models we have all come to know in the model 1911. While out at SHOT Show’s “Industry Day at the Range,” we checked out the Savage 1911 for ourselves and send some lead down range to see how it performed.

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savage 1911

The Savage 1911 is currently being chambered for and available in .45 Auto or 9mm. With different attractive finishes, railed/non-railed versions, and 2 different cartridges for shooters to choose from, Savage Arms has opened up with 12 choices for lovers of the John Moses Browning design to pick from. All of those Savage 1911 configurations can be read below as well as their respective MSRPs:

savage 1911

After more than century of evolution, the 1911 is still standing strong. And now it’s getting the Savage treatment. While the look pays homage to the original, the Savage 1911 is built for hard use. Premium materials and features that shooters demand like the dual recoil spring, machined sear and disconnector, target crown, nitride coated titanium firing pin, the Savage 1911 delivers performance and accuracy.

While shooting these out at the range, Savage Arms was ironically setup in the “Long Range” area with these handguns. The closest steel gongs we could entertain plinking on were 25 – 50 yards which provided for an ample test and first impression of these 1911s. While the curb appeal is one of the primary differentiating factors amongst the pistols they had on display, I shot all of them. They immediately exhibited point-and-hit accuracy. Between 20+ rounds through different Savage 1911s, I believe I missed hitting a gong once (at those varying distances of 25 – 50 yards), and it was 100% my fault.

Overall, I left being very impressed by what Savage Arms has accomplished with these new handguns. Are they a bit expensive for an introductory offering into the 1911 market? Yes. Yet, I believe many people will become believers if they can have a similar opportunity of trying one before they buy. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] New No-Baffle Vanquish Suppressors from Angstadt Arms [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New No Baffle Vanquish Suppressors from Angstadt ArmsAngstadt Arms unveiled two new no-baffle Vanquish suppressors at SHOT Show 2023.  The first was showcased on their AR-9 pattern pistols and rifles, and the second was a totally new barrel for the 10/22 family of rifles.  I had a chance to sit down with Angstadt Arms staff and get the details on these radically […]

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16:00

[SHOT 2023] Bergara B-14 Squared Crest – Carbon Fiber & Lightest Yet! [AllOutdoor.com]

When it comes to accuracy and hunting rifles Bergara has carved out a name for themselves like none other. With intelligently-designed camouflage patterns, superb out-of-the-box accuracy, and modern feature sets, they have the rifles that all hunters desire. Now, they are taking those rifles and making them more manageable to pack into the back country by cutting down on the weight. At SHOT Show 2023, we were introduced to the Bergara B-14 Squared Crest with carbon fiber attributes.

Bergara Coverage on AllOutdoor

Bergara B-14 Squared Crest

The Bergara B-14 Squared Crest boasts a 4140 CrMo Steel barrel coated in a Sniper Grey Cerakote® finish. This is then placed into a 100% Carbon Fiber with Carbon Spine stock. This not only affords it superb stability and reliability, but also cuts down on the weight tremendously. The cartridges that it is immediately going to be offered in are .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge), and .300 Winchester Magnum.

The new B-14 Squared concept is anchored by a Monocoque stock. Created 100% in carbon fiber, this stock has an internal spine that provides greater rigidity and strength, making it nearly indestructible.

Featuring this new stock, our B-14 action and our well-known barrels, we’ve blended all the advantages of the B-14 model series into something unique, which we have called B-14 Squared.

Designed for the highest standard of mountain hunting adventures, the B-14 Squared Crest is an ultralight high-performance rifle inspired to meet the needs of the most demanding backcountry hunters. This 100% carbon fiber stock is designed with industry leading technologies to withstand anything you throw at it.

Bergara B-14 Squared Crest

  • ULTRA-SMOOTH ACTION – Bergara B-14 action consists of a two-bolt system with a sliding extractor and a tapered bolt and breech stop to ensure smooth cartridge insertion and extraction. Finish with a Sniper Grey Cerakote® to complement the barrel and flute-plated to enhance its appearance and reduce its overall weight.
  • MONOCOQUE CARBON FIBER STOCK – This new 100% carbon fiber stock is manufactured using CF-RTM technology, a state-of-the-art method in high demand in the automotive and aerospace industries. This manufacturing process consist of assembling dry carbon fibers by hand with an injected resin. We have incorporated a carbon spine throughout the stock providing greater rigidity and strength. This technology, along with LOP spacers, sets a new standard in being the best choice for carbon stocks.
  • BERGARA PRECISION BARREL – Bergara’s reputation is based on the best drilling, honing, and rifling processes that guarantee sub-MOA precision. The CREST barrel consists of 4140 CrMo steel fluted barrel finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote®. The muzzle is threaded 5/8-24 and includes a Bergara Omni Muzzle Brake.
  • M5 (AICS Style Magazine) – The Crest rifle comes with a detachable 5-round AICS compatible magazine.

Bergara B-14 Squared Crest

The current MSRP for all of the Bergara B-14 Squared Crest rifle offerings in its 4 available cartridges is $1,999. These all are weighing in from 6.8 – 7.2 Lb and feature 5-round magazines. While we were out at Range Day, we were able to easily connect on steel out to 900 yards with this rifles (and this was while we were fighting a 20 – 30 MPH variable crosswind). For anyone who wants a supremely accurate rifle that’s equally durable and light, the Bergara B-14 Squared Crest should be on your new shortlist of bolt-action rifles to check out. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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16:00

[SHOT 2023] New Manners Composite Stocks Pro Hunter [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Manners Composite Stocks Pro HunterManners Composite Stocks introduced their new Pro Hunter lightweight carbon fiber rifle stock at SHOT Show 2023. The Pro Hunter blends features of long-range and tactical stocks with features popular on hunting stocks. [SHOT 2023] New Manners Composite Stocks Pro Hunter The overall profile of the Pro Hunter is similar to many precision rifle stocks. It has […]

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15:00

[SHOT 2023] New Handguns & Products from Alpha Foxtrot [AllOutdoor.com]

Alpha Foxtrot is bringing out a few new pistols to SHOT Show this year. Known recently for their high-end 1911s, this newer Georgia firearms manufacturer has been making firearms components for the US and global firearms market for 30 years now through their parent company Dasan Machineries of South Korea. Using premium materials they bring in from South Korea, Alpha Foxtrot makes a premium product that oozes quality. The first of their new products for SHOT Show is a pistol I’ve been wanting personally for a hot minute now, an optics-ready S15 1911.

[SHOT 2023] New Products from Alpha Foxtrot
[SHOT 2023] New Handguns & Products from Alpha Foxtrot

Alpha Foxtrot S15 Optics Cut

They have finally brought out an optics cut model for the S15 1911. The 1911 S15 was originally released last year, a hybrid 9mm 1911 that takes Shield Arms S15 Glock 43x/48 magazines. But now they have released the newest optics-ready s15 with a Shield RMSc mount cut into the slide.  The pistol comes with Night Fision G43x Front and Rear Tritium night sights, the sights co-witnesses with regular height sights. These are available now at Alpha Foxtrot Dealers, pricing for optics ready model starts at $1550  and it will be $1600 for an optics-ready and threaded version.

[SHOT 2023] New Products from Alpha Foxtrot
[SHOT 2023] New Handguns & Products from Alpha Foxtrot

Alpha Foxtrot DSP9C

The new DSP9C is a new forged aluminum frame Gen 3 Glock 43 clone, with a unique twist compared to their other Glock clone offerings. This compact pistol will have the option to come with a quick-release optics plate. The plates will be available in different patterns but all will fit into the slides of the DSP9C. The optics plate is held into place with a pin that can easily be removed from the rear of the slide. The frame is made of forged 7075-T6 anodized aluminum, the slide and barrel are made of forged stainless steel. Pricing for these starts at $900. They should be available end of Quarter 2, beginning of Quarter 3 of this year.

[SHOT 2023] New Products from Alpha Foxtrot
[SHOT 2023] New Handguns & Products from Alpha Foxtrot
[SHOT 2023] New Products from Alpha Foxtrot
[SHOT 2023] New Handguns & Products from Alpha Foxtrot
[SHOT 2023] New Products from Alpha Foxtrot
[SHOT 2023] New Handguns & Products from Alpha Foxtrot

Alpha Foxtrot AF1911 10mm

Alpha Foxtrot is now offering their AF 1911 in 10mm. This will still be the same Korean steel forged barrel and frame along with their forged 416R stainless slide. All of these have a DLC finish for a glass-like feel, and are hand fitted before being shipped out to buyers. The 10mm 1911 will be available in three configurations; Standard for $1350, Optics Ready for $1400, and Optics Ready with a threaded barrel for $1460. After handling them at Range Day and another time during the show, I can confidently say one of the smoothest feeling 1911s I have personally felt in a long time.

[SHOT 2023] New Products from Alpha Foxtrot
[SHOT 2023] New Handguns & Products from Alpha Foxtrot
Special thanks to the Alpha Foxtrot staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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14:01

[SHOT 2023] The ZEV/Magpul Folding Defensive Carbine (FDC) is Almost Here [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits his pals at ZEV to get the scoop on the ZEV/Magpul collaboration that was shown a decade ago as the FMG-9 (Folding Machine Gun 9) and is now being relaunched as the FDP-9 and FDC-9 (Folding Defensive Carbine/Pistol 9). Viewers have been waiting a long time for […]

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14:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time: The Baby Kel-Tec KSG 410 GA is Here! [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the Kel-Tec booth during SHOT Show 2023 to discuss the new Kel-Tec KSG 410. While there’s little doubt that the 12 gauge is the king of tactical shotguns, the Kel-Tec KSG 410 manages to bring something to the table in that its smaller barrel and tubes make this version of the KSG much smaller and lighter than the original 12 gauge KSG. Like a baby Kel-Tec shotgun! (Aww, so cute!)

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13:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Ventum Gear Tactical Fanny Packs from Germany [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, JamesReeves speaks with Betty and Max of Ventum Gear to talk about their new tactical fanny pack for 2023. James met Betty and Max at IWA 2022 and loved their gear, which is all designed in Germany and manufactured in either Germany or another European country. Nothing is made in China. Their webshop is here: https://www.ventumgear.com/en

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12:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Palmetto’s Duty Grade Sabre Rifle Series [AllOutdoor.com]

New for 2023, PSA is introducing a higher end series of ARs with nicer components and several upgrades out of the box. The new Sabre rifle series have features such as cold hammer forged barrels, improved controls and upgraded charging handles. They will also be available with mil-spec style forged receivers, or billet receivers with improved ambidextrous controls.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Palmetto American AK in 6.5 Grendel & 300 BLK [AllOutdoor.com]

New for 2023, Palmetto State Armory is expanding its AK lineup to include some atypical calibers including .300 Blackout, and 6.5 Grendel. They are also introducing a more faithful Krinkov style AK which will be available in calibers other than just .300 Blackout. The 6.5 Grendel AK is an extension of the AK 556 lineup they introduced last year, which takes STANAG pattern mags and has a few AR style features not typically see on the AK platform. Let’s check out some of the Palmetto American AK rifles in our coverage from SHOT Show 2023.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] Sharps Bros SIG P365X/P365XL Grip Module [The Firearm Blog]

New from Sharps Bros for 2023 is a grip module for SIG Sauer P365X and P365XL pistols. This new grip module is machined out of a solid block of 7075-T6 aluminum and has a mil-spec black anodized finish, but also features Brazilian Cherry grip panels which really change how it feels giving it that warm feel […]

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Brand New Thunder Beast Big Bore Suppressors [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, Luke C visits Thunder Beast to see their latest suppressor offerings, which include the new FLY 45 and the ULTRA50 .50 BMG can. The FLY 45 is rated for everything up to .45-70 Govt from a 16″ barrel while the ULTRA50 turns the relentless concussion and noise from the .50 BMG round into a much more manageable 130 dB report. These new Thunder Beast Big Bore Suppressors we go into greater detail in the video below:

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] New KelTec KSG410 and R50 Rifle [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New KelTec KSG410 and R50 RifleNew this year from KelTec, formerly known as Kel-Tec, is the KSG410, a dual mag tube, single-barrel shotgun that fits into the footprint of KelTec’s KS7.  Also new from KelTec is their R50, a 16″ barreled rifle version of their P50 5.7×28 pistol, complete with a folding stock that attaches to the bottom of the […]

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09:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – NEW Tippmann Ordnance Baby Gatling Gun .22 LR [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, Luke C speaks with Brad from Tippmann Ordnance to check out their new miniaturized Gatling gun, this time chambered in 22LR! The new Gatling gun will come complete with its own polymer 50-round belt with options down the road to order more links. All of Tippmann Ordnance’s firearms are manufactured in the USA in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and are a modern callback to some of the most innovative firearms used in the mid-19th century.

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Mystery Ranch Blackjack LT 35 2-day Assault Pack [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the Mystery Ranch booth to discuss their new Mystery Ranch Blackjack 35 2-day assault pack. According to Mystery Ranch:

Research and development are the cornerstones of MYSTERY RANCH, and the BLACKJACK LT 35 is a direct result. Designed specifically for the needs around short missions sub-24-48hrs, this long and lean pack can simplify your on-the-go needs, whether its cities to warzones or anywhere in between; this will become your go-to performance pack. The pack’s main compartment can be accessed through the top shroud or full side zip, and pockets provide various organizational options to sort all your essential gear. And the multiple PALS panels, both external and internal, add organization and tactical gear attachment options.

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] Midwest Industries AK Alpha Series Lineup [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Midwest Industries AK Alpha Series Lineup (1)At SHOT Show 2023, Midwest Industries unveiled an entire line of AK accessories called the AK Alpha Series. Currently, there are four main products in this family of Midwest Industries AK accessories: AK Alpha Series M-LOK Handguard, AK Alpha Series Optic Mount, AK Alpha Series Railed Top Cover and AK Alpha Series Folding Stock. Let’s take a closer look […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – 45 is Still Alive! FN 545 Tactical Doublestack [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at FN to talk about the new FN 545, the so-called highest capacity .45 ACP pistol on the market. According to FN:

Introducing the all-new FN 545 Tactical. Forged to defend your homefront with an unrivaled 18+1 capacity, red-dot-ready slide and a crisp trigger. Discover what other big bore pistols want to be when they grow up.

.45 ACP | 18+1 CAPACITY | OPTICS-READY | PRECISION TRIGGER | NIGHT SIGHTS

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] Hands On with the Luth-AR MCA-22 Chassis [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Hands On with the Luth-AR MCA-22 ChassisA few months ago Luth-AR introduced their MCA-22 chassis kit for the Ruger 10/22. At SHOT Show 2023 we got a look at the MCA-22 and Luth-AR ran us through its features. MCA stands for Modular Chassis Assembly and according to Luth-AR, the chassis is designed for plinking, Tactical 22 matches, Steel Challenge, Practical Rimfire Challenge […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] The Baby KSG is Here! The .410 KSG Shotgun [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the Kel-Tec booth during SHOT Show 2023 to discuss the new Kel-Tec .410 KSG. While there’s little doubt that the 12 gauge is the king of tactical shotguns, the .410 KSG manages to bring something to the table in that its smaller barrel and tubes make […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] Matador Arms MAT-9 Blowback Upper Receiver [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Matador Arms MAT-9 Blowback 9mm Upper Receiver (1)Matador Arms brought to SHOT Show 2023 their new MAT-9 blowback 9mm upper receiver assembly which is the improved version of the earlier released Montgo-9. Compared to the Montgo-9, MAT-9 has a longer barrel (7.825” vs 5.5″) and forearm yet at an overall weight of 3 lbs, it’s lighter than the Montgo-9 by about 3 oz. Matador […]

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Friday, 27 January

22:00

[SHOT 2023] German-made Tactical Fanny Packs from Ventum Gear [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, JamesReeves speaks with Betty and Max of Ventum Gear to talk about their new tactical fanny pack for 2023. James met Betty and Max at IWA 2022 and loved their gear, which is all designed in Germany and manufactured in either Germany or another European country. Nothing is made in […]

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18:00

[SHOT Show 2023] Palmetto State Armory’s “Duty Grade” Sabre Rifle Series [The Firearm Blog]

New for 2023, PSA is introducing a higher end series of ARs with nicer components and several upgrades out of the box. The new Sabre series rifles have features such as cold hammer forged barrels, improved controls and upgraded charging handles. They will also be available with milspec style forged receivers, or billet receivers with […]

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] Springfield Armory’s New Products [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Springfield Armory's New ProductsOver the last few months, Springfield Armory has come out with a number of new products which have done well for them. Whether it’s the Prodigy, 9mm Saint PCC or the SA-35, they have been busy over the last year with new product releases. At SHOT Show they had a number of these models out […]

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16:00

AllOutdoor Review: Mauser 18 Savanna .30-06 Sprg Hunting Rifle [AllOutdoor.com]

Iconic German military rifle manufacturer, Mauser, brought a new surprise to its customers worldwide in late 2022: a new hunting-purpose bolt gun called the Mauser 18. I was lucky to get my hands on the Mauser 18 Savanna sub-model equipped with an outstanding optic for review over the late fall. Here’s what the new rifle is all about along with my impressions after some time behind it.

The Mauser 18 is offered in nine chamberings:  .223 Remington, .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge (6.5 PRC), 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 7mm Remington Magnum, and .300 Winchester Magnum. It’s built on a Remington 700-inspired platform.

Mauser 18 Savanna

Company literature for the rifle says it’s purpose-built for shorter ranges and tight terrain. The Mauser 18 Savanna sports a 22″ (17mm diameter) blued, hammer-forged barrel, and is threaded appropriately for caliber at 9/16″ x 24 TPI in the case of the test gun. The texturized end cap is in-line with the barrel for a traditional appearance. Its polymer stock is highlighted by rubberized black grip zones, an adjustable cheek riser, and a removable storage endcap. Two other stock colors are offered: Old School Camo, and USMC Camo. These two choices have a 24.4″ barrel. All configurations look great. A detachable five-round magazine is included for the .30-06 Sprg tested here (four rounds for .300 Winchester Magnum). The receiver is drilled and tapped for an optic base. Mauser makes its own Picatinny rail to fit the Mauser 18 Savanna; an optional accessory priced at $51. Sling studs are included on the front and rear of the stock.

Mauser 18 Savanna

Winter of 2022-23 saw the addition of a modernized, precision shooting-style stock to the model 18 lineup. It’s called Mauser 18 Fenris.

The Mauser 18 Savanna in Tan we enjoyed as a test gun as it is easy on the eyes, but how does it shoot? I spent some time on the bench with it, though due to the dearth of .30-06 Sprg ammo on the market these days, it wasn’t a lot of time. That was somewhat compensated for by my partner testing it on live game, more on that later. My experience has been that the bolt travels consistently and without play, though it’s not as buttery-smooth as some. Loading the chamber requires an assertive push forward at the start. When I start with a gentle and steady push forward, having moved the knob to the upright position, the bolt hangs up when beginning the forward push. This happens with both brands of ammo in my trial, so I must conclude this is a trait of the gun. Once I got a feel for it, feeding was no problem and didn’t feel like work.

Mauser 18 Savanna

A really nice feature of this rifle is the single-stage, adjustable trigger. It’s a traditional curved model that, to me, felt like the right weight out of the box. The silent, three-position safety is located behind the bolt handle when the bolt’s closed. The safety does have a right-hand bias.

For carry afield, it’s well-balanced. The grip is quite thin, allowing for easy maneuvering. Having a bit of storage in the buttstock is a nice feature, too. There’s room enough for the smallest of collapsible cleaning rods, or plenty of room for fire-starting components. It’s probably not waterproof, but is definitely water-resistant for such emergency gear.

Mauser 18 Savanna

People make a big deal about recoil. It’s no lie that .30-06 Sprg has it – and that could be tamed with a muzzle device – but with the stock well-tucked into my shoulder, the gun left no sore spots the day after. The traditional rubber recoil pad offers plenty of protection. In compromised field positions that might change, but under such circumstances there are bigger goals than preventing a bruise anyway. My partner, also a writer who tested this gun, took it on a two-day excursion in search of a Barbary ram. He made a great 300-yard, one-shot kill on an extreme uphill angle. That’s a compliment not only to him, his guide, and the Mauser 18 Savanna, but it’s also a good reflection on the Lucid Optics L5 riflescope. We have enjoyed its superb, parallax-free performance and crystal-clear view.

Marketing is, perhaps unfortunately, part of the product experience. Mauser could benefit from investing in improved messaging for the American audience. While the EU may be ahead of us in gender parity on paper, in practice their gender roles resemble what we associate with the 1950s. Case in point, the nearly hilarious promotion for the Model 18 includes the phrase “men prefer no fuss.” Pretty sure America’s largest-growing segment of gun owners and hunters feel the same while outside the range of the manufacturer’s assumptions. They’ll surely get past this minor slip with time. Mauser is making a perfectly good hunting rifle in the Mauser 18 Savanna; it’s an all-business platform in a handsome package. The MSRP is quite reasonable at $849 for the Savanna Tan-colored stock or $949 for camouflage stock models with a longer barrel.

Mauser 18 Savanna

As always, if you happen to have any experience behind a Mauser 18 Savanna like we did – or any other bolt-action rifle that Mauser might be offering – let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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16:00

[SHOT 2023] Friday Night Lights: TFB In The Dark – NVG + Full Auto [The Firearm Blog]

Welcome back to another Friday Night Lights. Last week I posted about some hidden night vision related gems at SHOT Show 2023. TFB in the Dark returns with full auto M16s, night vision and other machine gun night vision shoots during SHOT Show. There were four night shoots last week including the TFB staff shoot. […]

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15:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – PSA’s New H&R Retro Rifle Series [AllOutdoor.com]

Palmetto State Armory recently acquired the Harrington & Richardson brand, and is working with NoDak Spud to make a new retro rifle series with clone correct features and even historical roll marks. The head of this project is Mike from NoDak Spud, who probably knows more about cloning retro ARs than anybody else in the industry. Hop and Mike had a great conversation at SHOT Show 2023 about the first few guns in the retro series including an M16A1, a 723 style carbine, and a 9mm SMG clone.

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15:00

[SHOT 2023] ATI’s NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles [AllOutdoor.com]

American Tactical Inc. has brought out a couple of new backpack bolt guns this year at SHOT Show 2023 with their new TRX Blackcreek rifles. This is a pair of bolt guns that have either a collapsing stock or folding stock, either way making for a compact rifle. The larger of the two is the TRX Bronco which is their short-length action receiver that will be available in .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmore both calibers will come with an 18.5-inch barrel and a folding stock.

[SHOT 2023] ATI's NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles
[SHOT 2023] ATI’s NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles
The smaller of the two is the MRX Bronco rifle is a “mini” length action receiver that will be available in 5.56x45mm, 300Blk, and 7.62x39mm. These rifles will come in a 16-inch barrel and have a collapsable stock. Both of the rifles have their barrels threaded and come with a thread protector. Both of the Blackcreek rifles will come with 10 round magazines but will feed from standard AR-15 and AR-10 magazines.

[SHOT 2023] ATI's NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles
[SHOT 2023] ATI’s NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles

MRX Bronco

  • Caliber – 5.56x45mm/300blk/7.62x39mm
  • Capacity – 10rds
  • Barrel – 16″ 1:8 twist
  • AR15 Mags
  • 3 Lug Bolt, 60 Degree Bolt Throw
  • MSRP – $1199.95
  • Available before the end of the year
[SHOT 2023] ATI's NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles
[SHOT 2023] ATI’s NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles

TRX Bronco

  • Caliber – .308win/ 6.5 Creedmore
  • Capacity – 10rds
  • Barrel – 18.5″ 1:8 twist
  • AR10/SR25 Mags
  • 3 Lug Bolt, 60 Degree Bolt Throw
  • MSRP – $1499.95
  • Available before the end of the year

[SHOT 2023] ATI’s NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles

[SHOT 2023] ATI's NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles
[SHOT 2023] ATI’s NEW Bolt Gun: Blackcreek Rifles
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14:35

Henry Repeating Arms Steps Up []

Henry Repeating Arms, makers of some of the nicest lever action carbines, rifles, and shotguns on the market today, has stepped up its support for Second Amendment groups. As part of their “Guns for Great Causes” charitable campaign they presented checks totaling $75,000 to the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, and Gun Owners of America at the recent SHOT Show.

Henry VP Dan Clayton-Luce presents check to SAF
Henry VP Dan Clayton-Luce presents check to GOA
Henry VP Dan Clayton-Luce presents check to FPC

The founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms had this to say regarding the donations:

“Henry Repeating Arms will never back down when it comes to supporting the individuals and organizations that work tirelessly to fight back against the political degradation of law-abiding Americans’ right to keep and bear arms,” said Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “Just like our Constitution, these organizations belong to and for the people. They have our backs, and we will always have theirs.”

I never had shot a Henry before Range Day. I got to shoot one of their side-gate loading lever actions in .360 Buckhammer. I was impressed with how smooth it was to throw the lever-action on that carbine. It was like cutting through butter. It was much smoother than a Rossi I shot later that morning.

I think it is instructive where Henry Repeating Arms put their money in the fight for the Second Amendment. While all three are national groups, they aren’t that other national group. I think the industry as a whole is wising up and putting their contributions where it will do the most good for gun rights.

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14:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – The Geissele 6mm ARC RECCE Rifle [AllOutdoor.com]

Geissele Automatics showed up to SHOT Show 2023 with two new rifles chambered in the ultimate SPR cartridge: 6mm ARC. The competition-ready Stratomatch rifle and the tough and durable GFR (Geissele Freedom Rifle) RECCE. Let’s take a look at the Geissele 6mm ARC RECCE Rifles.

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14:00

[SHOT Show 2023] PSA’s American AKs in American Calibers [The Firearm Blog]

New for 2023, Palmetto State Armory is expanding its AK lineup to include some atypical calibers including .300 Blackout, and 6.5 Grendel. They are also introducing a more faithful Krinkov style AK which will be available in calibers other than just .300 Blackout. The 6.5 Grendel AK is an extension of the AK 556 lineup […]

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14:00

POTD: The Other Other 9mm – 9mm Export Mauser C96 [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have an odd blip in the history of the Mauser C96. This is a Mauser C96 but something is different. It is 9mm! Not just any old 9mm but 9mm Mauser Export otherwise referred to as 9mm Export. 9mm Export is interesting since it provides a bit more pep than any other 9mm cartridge of the time. It certainly was one of the largest put into an autoloading handgun (The Mars and Webley had it beat). This was one of those answers to questions that no one asked. It basically failed because it was feared that it would over-penetrate in policing situations. Funny enough the cartridge itself would find favor in various submachine guns. The pistol chambered in it however was only produced in numbers nearing 150.

“This pistol has blade and 1000 meter tangent sights with the top of the chamber marked “WAFFENFABRIK/MAUSER/OBERNDORF A/N”, “Crown/Crown/U” proof on the left and the serial number on the upper left side flats. The serial numbers on the upper left barrel extension flat and the frame have the very scarce “a” suffix found on pistols chambered for 9mm Export. It has the standard two line marking on the right side of the frame with milled panels, niter blue small parts, stock cut back strap, lanyard ring, and 33-groove hardwood grips. Included with the lot is a hardwood stock holster with matching “163” number on the mounting iron and Schork leather holster rig.”

9mm Export

Lot 582: Mauser Model 1896 Commercial 9mm Export Broomhandle Pistol – Mauser Model 1896 Commercial 9mm Export Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Numbered Stock. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/82/582/mauser-model-1896-commercial-9mm-export-broomhandle-pistol.

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13:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – A Turkish Shotgun That Doesn’t Suck? [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, SDS boldly challenges James Reeves, a slayer of any Turkish shotgun, to try the new Military Armament Corporation M2 shotgun. James gets his hand on this new Benelli M2-style shotgun for a brief moment at the range, but will it stand up to the 500-round torture test? Time will tell.

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13:00

[SHOT 2023] Century Arms CGR 7.62x39mm – Romanian AK [AllOutdoor.com]

Century Arms has a new line of Romanian AKs under the name CGR. These are made in Romania and in the city of Cugir, but not in the same factory as the WASR line, but still advertises some impressive specifications for an affordable price. Let’s take a closer look at this new AK.

[SHOT 2023] Century Arms CGR – Romanian AK

The company that manufactures these new rifles is called Nova Modul. Located in the city of Cugir, Romania. Inside this factory, Nova Modul also manufactures various other firearms, including the Century Imported Draco NAK9 9mm and a few others. The Century Arms CGR rifles are currently available in two models. A black Magpul polymer furniture and a wood furniture model. Both models have the same specifications and features, other than furniture.

century arm cgr romanian ak 7.62x39 AllOutdoor AO

The CGR rifle is here to answer the demand for more quality imported Romanian AK rifles! Designed and built in a historic facility deep in the heart of Romania, this rifle checks all of the boxes for the US commercial markets current demands. From the forged front trunnion and barrel, to the optics ready picatinny rail, bayonet lug and cleaning rod, and 1mm thick blued finish receiver, this rifle not only looks great but is built to last.

Century Arms CGR Specifications

  • Weight 7 lbs
  • 7.62×39 Caliber
  • Adjustable front and rear sights
  • 35.5″ Overall Length
  • Stamped 1 mm Receiver
  • Forged front trunnion
  • Forged 4140 barrel
  • Hinged top dust cover with picatinny rail
  • Bayonet lug and cleaning rod

Century Arms CGR Rifle Product Page

Century Arms CGR Magpul Rifle Product Page

The hinged dust cover is a nice feature and on the display models at the Century Arms booth, they both appear to have nice tight lock up. The picatinny rail on the dust cover is polymer, which was a bit surprising, but a Century Arms representative assured me that they have had no customer feedback issues with the polymer rail.

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century arm cgr romanian ak 7.62x39 AllOutdoor AO

The Century CGR Rifles are available now at Century Arms distributors and appear to have a street price in the mid $700s to $800s.

What do you think of this new Romanian import? Have you picked one up for yourself? Let us know in the comments section below.

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11:00

TFBTV – NEW Sako 100 High End Bolt Action Rifle [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves interviews the guys from Sako at Beretta Range Day to get the scoop about the new high-end Sako 100 bolt action rifle. According to Sako:

The Sako 100 is the culmination of 100 years of Sako rifle development – the very best we have to offer. A true premium hunting rifle with features to satisfy the needs of the passionate hunters and outdoorsmen. The switch caliber option, the robust all-metal structure and the high-quality adjustable trigger mechanism with advanced safety features make the rifle suitable for different game, seasons and hunting situations near and far. In short, the Sako 100 is the ultimate rifle for explorers.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] New Bergara Crest, HMR Carbon, And Ridge Carbon Models [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Bergara Crest, HMR Carbon, And Ridge Carbon ModelsBergara’s newest rifle models (Crest, HMR Carbon, And Ridge Carbon), all with carbon fiber components, were present at Industry Day At The Range 2023 as well as SHOT Show proper. All three of these new models have threaded barrels. [SHOT 2023] New Bergara Crest, HMR Carbon, And Ridge Carbon Models First up we have the […]

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10:38

Washington: Senate Committee Hearing Bill to Bankrupt Firearm Industry with Junk Lawsuits [NRA-ILA News]

On January 31st, the Senate Ways & Means Committee will hear Senate Bill 5078, to allow anti-gun zealots to bankrupt the firearm industry with frivolous lawsuits.

10:30

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22 [AllOutdoor.com]

This year at SHOT Show Norma Precision Inc. has bought out a couple of new things to the market. First, they introduced a few new calibers for their NXD line of defensive pistol ammunition, and second the Xtreme LR-22 a long range .22lr round. The NXD is a solid copper-polymer projection that is made with injection molding. The has three distinctive channels instead of a hollow point, so it can’t be clogged with fabric in use.

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
Instead of expansion, the round acts as a hydrodynamic ram to transfer energy into the target, the three channels in the round cause a venturi effect upon impact causing a secondary HRAM event to cause even further trauma to the tissues. The NXD round, Non-eXpanding Defense, has been available for a little while already but only in 9mm. Now Norma has expanded the line to include .380acp, .40S&W, .45acp, .38 special, and 10mm. .380acp is available now in stores, the other calibers should be available before the end of Quarter 2 of this year.

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
Norma is also releasing a crazy new .22lr round for this year, when you hear .22lr you usually don’t think of long-range shooting. But Norma is here to change that notion with its new Xtreme LR-22, a round that they are claiming is capable of hitting up to 1000 yards. While not 1000 yards, with some rough testing with a Tikka t1x with a hunting optic, the round has proven itself capable of 12-inch groups at 450 yards. With a competition prs Vudu rifle with a night force they were constantly making hits on a 12-inch plate at 600 yards.

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
The Xtreme LR-22 is capable of these sorts of ranges due to its unique design. The bullets come in at 43 grains and have an elongated tip for better aerodynamics. The base of the bullets is unique as well with the world’s first rocket tail base. This lets the round still seal properly as it’s fired but has the stabilizing effects of a boat tail. Out of a 20-inch barrel, the Xtreme-LR-22 is going 1175fps out of the muzzle. While not available just yet, it should be in the next few months. It’s not every day you hear about a .22lr regularly making hits out at a 1000yds so if this holds true the new Xtreme-LR-22 holds tons of potential in the .22lr PRS world.

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Norma: New NXD Calibers & Xtreme LR-22
Special thanks to the Norma Precision Inc. staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – The Top 5 Handguns of SHOT Show 2023 [AllOutdoor.com]

As usual, SHOT Show 2023 meant lots and lots of new guns, including a full house of pistols, revolvers, and derringers from new companies and old alike. The deck was stacked with strong options this year, but your dealer, James Reeves, picks five of a kind as the house favorites for 2023. Here are the Top 5 Handguns of SHOT Show 2023. Do you agree with James or not? Rifles and shotguns are coming up, let us know which ones you liked best from the show in the comments.

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10:00

Thunder Beast’s Brand New Big Bore Suppressors [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, Luke C visits Thunder Beast to see their latest suppressor offerings, which include the new FLY 45 and the ULTRA50 .50 BMG can. The FLY 45 is rated for everything up to .45-70 Govt from a 16″ barrel while the ULTRA50 turns the relentless concussion and noise from the .50 […]

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] New FK Brno PSD-C and PSD-SL Variants [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New FK Brno PSD-C and PSD-SL VariantsThe FK Brno family of handguns is now a little bigger with the introduction of two new models at SHOT Show 2023 – the PSD-C and PSD-SL. [SHOT 2023] New FK Brno PSD-C and PSD-SL Variants First up is the PSD-C compact pistol. The existing PSD and Field Pistol are full-size handguns and are at […]

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09:30

Family Radio Service (FRS) vs General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) [AllOutdoor.com]

We previously covered the Ham Radio in a multi-part series. After all, Ham (or “amateur” radio) is the prepper’s number one comms companion, but broadcasting on a Ham radio without running afoul of the law means getting licensed. And that means passing some tests conducted by the FCC. Ham is heavily regulated, and these hurdles can turn off folks, but Ham Radio isn’t the only option available for those who want to invest in emergency communications. Two other radio protocols – Family Radio Service (FRS) and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) – provide similar performance, but they’re easier and more affordable to get into. Plus, you don’t need to study to pass one of the FCC’s radio licensing tests. Let’s take a look at these two alternatives to amateur radio.

Family Radio Service (FRS)

Family Radio Service (FRS)

The Family Radio Service was made for simple two-way consumer radios. That means Walkie-Talkies and other budget handhelds that were made famous in Radio Shack’s Hayday. FRS radios were first introduced in the 1940s and mostly operated on VHF bands in the 20 to 30 MHz frequencies.

But as CB radio (which also use those frequencies) became popular in the 70s and 80s, the FCC was forced to move FRS frequencies up to 49 MHz. That worked well enough for awhile, until wireless consumer devices (like baby monitors) began interfering. In a final act of deconfliction, the FCC defined frequencies ranging between 462 MHz and 467 MHz (UHF) as dedicated FRS frequencies. FRS radios have stuck to this range of frequencies ever since.

But even still, plenty of other radios and wireless devices operate using the UHF band, including amateur radio. So, to ensure FRS units don’t interfere with other radio equipment, they’re regulated by the FCC and must meet certain physical criteria under a set of regulations called Part 95.

Maximum Allowed Power

FRS radios are limited to an operating power of just 2 watts on channels 15 through 22, and just 0.5 watts on channels 8 through 14.

Narrowband Only

FRS radios must be designed so that peak frequency bandwidth doesn’t exceed 12.5 KHz. This is officially called Narrowband. Wideband allows for a bandwidth of up to 25 KHz, but this increases the risk of interfering with other frequencies and channels.

Fixed Antenna

All FRS radios must have a non-removable antenna. This ensures the end user doesn’t swap out the unit for something that provides higher gain, functioning as a workaround to achieving more power — and thus, potentially introducing more interference.

Family Radio Service (FRS) Channels, Frequencies (MHz) & Power

All FRS radios are preprogrammed to function only on the designated FRS channels and the frequencies assigned to each one. They include:

  • Channel 1: 462.5625 (2W)
  • Channel 2: 462.5875 (2W)
  • Channel 3: 462.6125 (2W)
  • Channel 4: 462.6375 (2W)
  • Channel 5: 462.6625 (2W)
  • Channel 6: 462.6875 (2W)
  • Channel 7: 462.7125 (2W)
  • Channel 8: 467.5625 (0.5W)
  • Channel 9: 467.5875 (0.5W)
  • Channel 10: 467.6125 (0.5W)
  • Channel 11: 467.6375 (0.5W)
  • Channel 12: 467.6625 (0.5W)
  • Channel 13: 467.6875 (0.5W)
  • Channel 14: 467.7125 (0.5W)
  • Channel 15: 462.5500 (2W)
  • Channel 16: 462.5750 (2W)
  • Channel 17: 462.6000 (2W)
  • Channel 18: 462.6250 (2W)
  • Channel 19: 462.6500 (2W)
  • Channel 20: 462.6750 (2W)
  • Channel 21: 462.7000 (2W)
  • Channel 22: 462.7250 (2W)

FRS Does Not Require FFC Licensing

Since FRS radios are heavily regulated, relatively low power, and preprogrammed without the ability to be modified, one does not need to obtain any particular FCC broadcast license to use one.

FRS Radios Are Only Good for Short Distances

When we say “short distances,” we mean under two miles. Sure, you may see certain FRS radios (like these Midland X-Talkers) advertise maximum distances of up to 28 miles! Except the big disclaimer is that obtaining that kind of range means you’re standing in a perfectly open, flat desert landscape with no other wireless transmissions. In real-world conditions, such as in your local suburb, you can expect about a mile of good range. In cities, it’s even less.

General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)

Family Radio Service

The General Mobile Radio Service is similar to FRS: It’s designed to function in the UHF range of 462 to 467 MHz, and the radio protocol itself is largely made for private individuals and civilian use. GMRS radios must also be certified under Part 95, and the two radio protocols even share certain channels.

But comparing FRS to GMRS is like comparing a Honda Civic to a track car: GMRS massively outperforms FRS, with operating power outputs up to 50 watts, or 100 times more than FRS handhelds. In addition to functioning on the same 22 channels available to FRS, GMRS makes use of 8 additional channels, reserved only for GMRS.

General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) Channels, Frequencies (MHz) & Power

  • Channel 1: 462.5625 (5W)
  • Channel 2: 462.5875 (5W)
  • Channel 3: 462.6125 (5W)
  • Channel 4: 462.6375 (5W)
  • Channel 5: 462.6625 (5W)
  • Channel 6: 462.6875 (5W)
  • Channel 7: 462.7125 (5W)
  • Channel 8: 467.5625 (0.5W)
  • Channel 9: 467.5875 (0.5W)
  • Channel 10: 467.6125 (0.5W)
  • Channel 11: 467.6375 (0.5W)
  • Channel 12: 467.6625 (0.5W)
  • Channel 13: 467.6875 (0.5W)
  • Channel 14: 467.7125 (0.5W)
  • Channel 15: 462.5500 (50W)
  • Channel 16: 462.5750 (50W)
  • Channel 17: 462.6000 (50W)
  • Channel 18: 462.6250 (50W)
  • Channel 19: 462.6500 (50W)
  • Channel 20: 462.6750 (50W)
  • Channel 21: 462.7000 (50W)
  • Channel 22: 462.7250 (50W)
  • Channel 15R: 467.5500 (50W)
  • Channel 16R: 467.5750 (50W)
  • Channel 17R: 467.6000 (50W)
  • Channel 18R: 467.6250 (50W)
  • Channel 19R: 467.6500 (50W)
  • Channel 20R: 467.6750 (50W)
  • Channel 21R: 467.7000 (50W)
    Channel 22R: 467.7250 (50W)

GMRS Radios Can Reach Hundreds of Miles

In addition to their higher power output (and subsequently increased range) GMRS radios can make use of repeaters. This is a critically important distinction against FRS. Repeaters allow even a simple handheld unit operating on just 5 watts to increase its range from a few miles to a few hundred miles.

Using GMRS Requires FCC Licensing

The fee for acquiring a GMRS license varies, but a single operator’s license for one radio costs just $35. And, unlike Ham Radio licenses, you don’t need to take a complicated exam and your license is also good for immediate family members. The GMRS license is good for a decade, so you don’t need to shell out cash to the FCC every year just to broadcast.

Obtaining the GMRS License

Thankfully, everything can be done online. You’ll need to register on the FCC’s “Commission Registration System” (CORES) here. Once you’ve registered, log into the FCC’s License Manager using your new FCC Registration Number and password. In the Manager, click on “Apply for a New License.” Then select “Radio Service” from the dropdown menu. Continue through the application, filling out the necessary information, then submit the application.

You’ll receive an invitation to pay the $35 fee separately, after the application has been submitted. You can check the status of your application using the FCC’s Application Search. It can take up to two business days for your application to process and be approved. Once your application’s approved, you’ll need to log back into the License Manager and click on “Download Electronic Authorizations.” There, you’ll see your new GMRS license and callsign. With an approved application, you can begin using your GMRS radio at your leisure.

Which Handheld Radio Is Best for SHTF?

Any radios from Wouxun are going to provide ample capability, including functioning with both FRS and GMRS protocols. The Wouxun KG-905G is a durable handheld unit that outputs at up to 5 watts, and it can function with Private Line communications via CTCSS and DCS. Thanks to waterproofing and a long battery life, this unit’s favored by preppers and off-roaders alike.

If you’re not sure what Private Line comms are, check out our Ham Radio Guide to Advanced Programming. To take full advantage of GMRS’ 50-watt limit, Midland’s MXT575 base station does a great job. If you want to keep things simple and short-range, Midland’s FRS Radios do just fine. They have up to 121 CTCSS codes for private line comms, and they’re preprogrammed with NOAA channels to receive weather reports.

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09:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Powerful NEW Leupold Mark 5HD 2-10×30 [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop is at SHOT Show 2023 visiting Leupold Optics to discuss probably the most anticipated optic of 2023 – the new Leupold Mark 5HD 2-10×30. While the versatility of its multiple reticle options will give you an advantage at the range or in the field. With three revolutions of elevation adjustment and visual and tactile indicators, the Mark 5HD scope was built to max out the performance of the latest long-range rifles.

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09:00

[SHOT 2023] New Pistol Toolkits from Fix It Sticks [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Pistol Toolkits from Fix It SticksKnown for their handy use on your workbench or in the field, Fix It Sticks launched two new pistol toolkits at SHOT Show 2023.  A new Pistol Armorers Toolkit and Compact Pistol Toolkit for SIG Sauer were on display at their new booth.  Let’s take a closer look at the two newest kits from Fix […]

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08:30

Common Fishing Lure Comparison Guide – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly [AllOutdoor.com]

Live bait works great, but a fishing lure has obvious advantages: they’re reusable, they’re made to attract specific fish in particular conditions, and they’re highly controllable. A fishing lure can come in all shapes and sizes. There are literally thousands of kinds available for just about every type of game and locale. There are so many, in fact, that picking the right lure can get confusing. Let’s look at the most common fishing lure options by category and go over what each one’s best suited for.

Fishing Lure – Jigs

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Jigs come in various shapes and sizes: Simple hooked eyes, skirted swim jigs, hair jigs, tube jigs, soft plastic jigs – the list goes on. Regardless of their appearance, jigs all share the same purpose and action: they’re sinking bottom lures that are made to swim up and down. In doing so, they mimic the action of baitfish and small dwelling species like crays, insects, and minnows.

Jigs have a weighted head one the leading end, and one or more hooks on the distal end. To use a jig effectively, let it sink to the bottom. Once your line’s slack, pop and whip your rod up and down to get that jumpy, frenetic action of a small live bait. Jigs are the king of bass fishing, and they work well on Perch, Catfish, Walleye, and Pike. Jigs can be made even more attractive by tipping them with live bait – worms – or soft plastics.

Fishing Lure – Spinnerbaitsfishing lure

Spinnerbaits use rotating spoon blades to produce flashy action and vibrations. Used in open water, a spinnerbait provides a surefire way to attract some excited strikes. They’re excellent at picking up Bass, Pike, Muskie, and Trout.

To produce action, the spinnerbait can be pulled in a steady, consistent retrieve or it can be made to flip and rotate with fast, stop-and-go pulls. Spinners work best in water with at least moderate visibility and little vegetation, but their vibration also makes them capable in deeper, darker, and turbid water. Most spinners are equipped with one oblong blade, typically made to reflect with a gold or silver sheen. The hook is usually covered with a skirt, but soft plastics work just as well.

Fishing Lure – Buzzbaits

fishing lure

Although they look identical to a skirted spinner, the propeller-bladed buzzbait serves a different purpose. Buzzbaits (like the LOUDBUZZ) are topwater lures primarily intended for Bass. Their propellers disrupt the surface of the water, causing splashes and turbulence. Because these lures are meant to ride along the surface, they’re great at luring fish out from under shaded cover and dense vegetation. Slow, consistent pulls work best. Given their surface action, buzzbaits should be used on days with low wind and calm tides.

Fishing Lure – Crankbaits

fishing lure

Crankbaits, also called plugs, are plastic lures that are made to resemble small baitfish or crayfish. Some are hollow, filled with beads to produce noise, while others may be gilded to produce a flash. The crankbait is designed to dive deeper as its reeled in, producing the evasive swimming action of prey.

This diving action is produced by a shaped, downward facing lip attached to the front of the bait. As the lure is reeled through the water, the lip forces the bait to shoot downward. The faster the lure’s pulled, the deeper it dives. Some crankbaits have segmented bodies and swiveling lips. These accoutrements allow the lure to more closely mimic the swimming action of small prey. Crankbaits (like Evergreen’s CR Series) produce the best “lifelike” action with stop-and-go pulls. When left idle, the crankbait will hover or float near the surface.

Fishing Lure – Spoons

fishing lure

Spoons got their name from their simple origins: These lures were once made from actual kitchen spoons with the handles cut off, and holes drilled for hooks and lines. The curved profile of the spoon is made to mimic the wobbly swimming action of an injured prey fish. Beautifully simple and reliable, spoons work for a variety of fish. Spoons are brightly colored or reflective to add to the attraction.

Spoons work best with vertical action or carefully paced trolling. Let the spoon sink below your target, then pull it up through the water to draw fish out from cover. Mastering the spoon means working out your speed relative to the size of the lure. Larger spoons swim slower. If you pull this lure too fast or slow, it won’t swim right.

Fishing Lure – Soft Plastics

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Soft plastics reign supreme when it comes to finesse. These versatile soft baits mimic prey fish, worms, and crays. They can be fished as a jig trailer or tasty addition to a chatterbait or other lure. But they’re also used to make a variety of rigs, like Drop Shots, Carolinas, Wackies, and Texas and Ned rigs. Soft plastics are springy and tend to work best with sporadic, jerky, and cyclic movements.

Fishing Lure – Swimbaits

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Swimbaits do exactly as their name implies: They swim. Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Swimbaits are designed to replace larger (and more expensive) live bait fish. These lures are incredibly liflife and mimic baby Shad, leeches, minnows, frogs, and of course, crayfish. Above all, natural movement is what a swimbait provides. Each type of swimbait will sport different segments along the body to reproduce certain movements. Because of their size, swimbaits are typically reserved for open waters, large casts, and big bites.

Proper use of a mimic swimbait depends entirely on the waters and the target. Employed properly, a swimbait can attract a truly massive trophy. Check out our quick break-down of Shimano’s new Armajoint 190SF World Flash. This crazy 7″ lure uses magnets and active flashing to produce some seriously life-life action.

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV: A Complete Precision Rifle – The Aero SOLUS [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show coverage, Luke C is visiting Kirk at the Aero Precision booth to see their updated offerings for their new Aero Solus rifle system that was first introduced at NRA 2022. Aero Precision brought the Aero Solus to SHOT 2023 with a whole host of new accessories and options including Aero’s very own in-house chassis for the Aero Solus as well as barreled action options for those who want to build out their own precision rifle.

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] Two Reintroduced Leverguns From Marlin – 1894 and 336 [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Two Reintroduced Leverguns From Marlin - 1894 and 336Ruger’s Mayodan, NC facility has been busy cranking out reintroduced Marlin models, and they have two more to add to their list: the 1894 and 336.  The reintroduced models have features updated such as hooded front sights and should be available soon to the public. [SHOT 2023] Two Reintroduced Leverguns From Marlin – 1894 and […]

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07:30

Common Fishing Reel Comparison Guide – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly [AllOutdoor.com]

Using the right fishing reel is just as important as picking the right fishing line and lure. Use the wrong reel, and you could have a tangled spool. At worst, you could snag the game you’ve been stalking through the water only to have your line snap or your reel bind up. So, let’s compare the common reels – spincasters, baitcasters, fly reels, and spinners – and see what they’re best suited for.

Spinning Reel

fishing reel
Pflueger President Spinner

The most popular, do-it-all reel – The spinner is the most common reel you’ll find on any rod. Spinners sit below the rod and provide an excellent center of gravity, allowing for accurate casts, a comfortable grip, and fast, snappy movements to give good action to your lure. The open face of the spool means inspecting and managing your line is easy. It features a top-mounted drag adjuster and spring-loaded bail with plenty of leverage for quickly locking and releasing line.

Spinning Reel Advantages

Spinners are easy to learn and they’re forgiving. That makes them perfect for beginners who are learning to cast for distance and precision. The controls are simple and intuitive, and the exposed spool makes learning to manage lines easy. Spinners aren’t just for “newbies” and casual anglers. They’re capable of handling every from light jigs to heavy lures, and they work fine with both mono and lighter braided lines. Since spinners are the most popular, you can find a decent reel at a low price.

Spinning Reel Disadvantages

Spinners can quickly become tangled if you don’t set your drag correctly. The bail also provides another point of entanglement. The bail’s responsible for redirecting the line from perpendicular to parallel with the rod. This limits the overall size of the line and the fish you can chase with a spinner.

Spincaster Reel

fishing reel
Zebco 33N

The budget reel for beginners – You probably saw your first spincaster reel sitting underneath a “Scooby Doo”- or “Disney Princess”-theme children’s rod. That’s because spincasters are the bona fide beginner’s budget reel.

Spincaster Advantages

Its simple design, covered spool, and button-press lock makes the spincaster excellent for youth anglers. The button lock is foolproof compared to a spinner’s bail, and spinners come with a drag adjuster to prevent tangles under the hood. The hood/cover also helps to prevent tangles, and most spincasters are sold with line already spooled for convenience. Couple with low prices, the spinner provides a great way to get your kids or friend into angling without must cost or fuss.

Spincaster Disadvantages

Spincasters don’t provide much distance when casting, even if you’re using a light line and heavy lure. Their drag adjusters also struggle with big fish and heavy line, so they’re best suited for shallow waters and smaller game.

Baitcaster Reel

fishing reel
Shimano SLX DC

What the pros use – The baitcaster is the king of angling when it comes to power and precision. It affords compatibility with high-test lines, incredible casting distance, and sniper’s accuracy for planting your bait or lure.

Baitcaster Advantages

The baitcaster maintains the spool parallel to the rod. In place of a bail, a sliding guide hole threads the line between the reel and rod. This allows for much heavier-duty lines to be used than with a spinner or spincaster. This also allows for the line to be unspooled with less resistance, allowing for much farther casts. The reel sits atop the rod, allowing the thumb to be pressed against the line for “finger-feel” drag adjustment. The spincaster’s distance and accuracy make it the best choice for fishing from shore, getting into tight spots, and avoiding obstacles.

Baitcaster Disadvantages

Baitcasters have plenty of moving parts, so they tend to be more expensive than other reels. They also come equipped with extra adjustments – a spool tension and brake – which require some learning and finesse. Adjusting the baitcaster’s spool and brake depends on what line, lure, and weights you’re using. So, you’ll be making adjustments more often than you would with a spinner or spincaster. Used improperly, a baitcaster is more likely to get you in a tangle. Unlike the spinner’s bail and the spincaster’s button, there is no conventional “instant lock” for your line on a baitcaster. That’s why it’s so important to master using your thumb to control your cast.

Fly Fishing Reel

fishing reel
Orvis Clearwater Large Arbor

Fly reels are so large because, unlike traditional fishing line, fly line is heavy and rope-like. That’s because fly lures are basically weightless. So, to get good distance and accuracy, fly line compensates with added weight. Fly lines are incredibly simple. They’re basically large, simplified baitcaster reels with a single tension adjuster and parallel-to-rod placement.

Fly Reel Advantages

A fly reel’s design is intended to provide quick retrieval once you’ve hooked a fish. The large spool reduces line memory, and the simple design means fly reels are reliable and affordable.

Fly Reel Disadvantages

Fly reels are only used for fly fishing. So, investing in one means you’re only going to be using it for that purpose. You could technically use a fly reel for regular ole’ lure and bait fishing, but you’re putting yourself at a needless disadvantage.

Fly Reel Drag Systems

Fly reels use a variety of drag systems:

  • Caliper Drag: This forces a brake caliper against the spool to stop it.
  • Ratchet and Pawl: This method only allowing the spool to rotate in one direction.
  • Center-Line Drag: This method puts pressure on the reel’s center rod by pressing the drag button.
  • Disc Drag: This method places brake pressure on the reel’s plates.

Generally, we recommend sticking with a center-line drag. It provides quick braking, it’s reliable, and it’s convenient and intuitive. Using the right weights can help make sure your reel’s giving you the best distance and control. Check out our review of TSS Tungsten Putty. It lets you get the exact weight you need, without lugging around a bunch of lead shot.

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – POF USA Tombstone 9mm Mag-Fed Lever-Action [AllOutdoor.com]

SHOT Show 2023 has officially declared 2023 to be the Year of the Modern Lever-Action, and POF USA is part of the zeitgeist. The new POF USA Tombstone has a traditional Henry style lever-action married to a modern aluminum receiver and handguard. It also feeds from the same detachable box magazines as the POF Phoenix PCC.

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[SHOT 2023] NEW EOTECH OGL – the On Gun Laser [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] NEW EOTECH OGL - the On Gun LaserEOTECH have begun branching out from optics, last year they began offering a line of thermal imagine devices and night vision systems, and this year they have introduced their first Laser Aiming Module. The OGL or ‘On Gun Laser’ is a pretty compact (at around 3.5 inches long and 2 inches wide) and handy multifunctional […]

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06:00

Tippmann Ordnance’s New Baby Gatling Gun [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, Luke C speaks with Brad from Tippmann Ordnance to check out their new miniaturized Gatling gun, this time chambered in 22LR! The new Gatling gun will come complete with its own polymer 50-round belt with options down the road to order more links. All of Tippmann Ordnance’s firearms are manufactured […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] Grand Power .22LR Stribog, Stribog Carbines and More [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Grand Power .22LR Stribog, Stribog Carbines and MoreNew this year via Grand Power’s importing partner Global Ordnance will be a .22LR Stribog as well as fully outfitted Stribog Carbines.  The .22LR Stribog TR22 will initially come as a pistol, priced close to the 9mm Stribogs.  The Stribog carbines will be assembled in the United States with at least the requisite number of […]

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05:27

HS95: Croatia Builds a Modern Pistol [Forgotten Weapons]

The HS-95 was developed by HS Produkt to replace the PHP pistols. With the experience of producing many thousands of PHPs, the company had a much better understanding of how to design a pistol for production, which is immediately obvious in the HS95. It is a traditional tilting-barrel Browning action, with an external DA/SA hammer. It is largely copied from the Zastava CZ-99, but altered to look more like the SIG P229, and less Serbian (Serbia was not a particularly well-regarded country in Croatia in the mid-1990s).

Production of the HS95 ran from 1995 until 1998, when it was replaced by the HS2000. A total of between 15,000 and 20,000 were made, with the only major buyer being the Croatian Army. The guns were well regarded, simple and reliable, if heavy.

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22:00

[SHOT 2023] Mystery Ranch Blackjack LT 35 2-day Assault Pack [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, JamesReeves is at the Mystery Ranch booth to discuss their new Blackjack 35 2-day assault pack. According to Mystery Ranch: Research and development are the cornerstones of MYSTERY RANCH, and the BLACKJACK LT 35 is a direct result. Designed specifically for the needs around short missions sub-24-48hrs, this long and […]

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19:00

[SHOT 2023] Vudoo Gun Works New 1911 Mobius & 2011 Priest Pistols [The Firearm Blog]

11 Not only have Vudoo Gun Works entered the centerfire precision rifle market with the brand new Morpheus but they also now offer a line of 1911 and 2011 pistols. The recently introduced Mobius 1911 line will soon be joined by the Priest 2011. It’s not often that a manufacturer explains full production techniques step […]

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18:00

[SHOT 2023] .45 is Still Alive! The Modernized FN 545 Tactical Doublestack [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at FN to talk about the new FN 545, the so-called highest capacity .45ACP pistol on the market. According to FN: Introducing the all-new FN 545 Tactical. Forged to defend your homefront with an unrivaled 18+1 capacity, red-dot-ready slide and a crisp trigger. Discover what other big […]

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] Vudoo Gun Works’ New .22LR Magazines [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Vudoo Gun Works' New .22LR MagazinesVudoo Gun Works are well known for their series of .22LR rifles including the Ravage, Sinister and Apparition. For SHOT Show 2023, Vudoo Gun Works brought along three new prototype magazines for their rifles. The magazines come in three capacities: 5, 10 and 15 rounds and have a user-requested adjustable magazine catch on the rear […]

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16:00

[SIG Sauer 2023] SIG Sauer’s New Romeo M17 Pistol Optic [The Firearm Blog]

[SIG Sauer 2023] SIG Sauer's New Romeo M17 Pistol OpticAhead of this year’s SHOT Show, SIG Sauer held an independent range day at the Clark County Shooting Complex and one of the brand new products showcased there was a new enclosed pistol red dot optic from SIG’s electro optics division – the Romeo M17. During their defense capability demonstration, SIG Sauer’s Jason St. John explained […]

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15:27

Washington: Senate Committee to Hear Firearm Permit & Waiting Period Bill [NRA-ILA News]

On February 2nd, the Senate Law and Justice Committee will hear Senate Bill 5232, the companion to House Bill 1144, which imposes a firearm permit requirement, creates a 10-day waiting period scheme, and allows indefinite delays on firearm transfers.

14:30

POTD: The Birth of the Bolo – The Mauser C96 Bolo [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have a really neat situation of necessity. This is a Mauser C96 Bolo pistol. The C96 Bolo really came to predominance after World War One when the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. To simplify, the treaty decided certain criteria for German arms manufacturers as far as their continued production of small arms. Most notably the barrels of handguns needed to be shorter than 4 inches and the cartridges had to be smaller than 9mm. Luckily for Mauser and their C96, it was not hard to continue to produce the C96 in its 30 Mauser cartridge with a 3.9-inch barrel. “Pre-war” BOLO pistols did exist since barrel lengths could often be adjusted according to batch orders. It is widely accepted that the “Bolo” term is derived from its popularity with the Russian Bolsheviks.

“This is an excellent example of a post-World War I standard commercial C96 Mauser pistol, as manufactured circa 1920-1921, with the smaller bolo frame with small grips and small ring hammer, and shorter barrel with the banded front that has the fixed front sight blade with the adjustable rear sight graduated from 50-500 meters. The top of the chamber area is marked “WAFFENFABRIK/MAUSER/OBERNDORF A/N” with the serial number on the left of the chamber area. The two-line markings “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER/OBERNDORF A. NECKAR” are on the right of the frame, with “Germany” export marking on the left. All matching full and partial visible serial numbers including the frame, lock mechanism frame, bolt, hammer, bolt stop, underside of the floorplate and grips. “crown/crown/U” proofs on the chamber and bolt, and the rear of the hammer has the correct “NS” markings. Serrated walnut grips, with a lanyard loop and ring on the butt.”

C96 Bolo

Lot 1374: Post-Wwi Mauser C96 Bolo Commercial Broomhandle Pistol – Excellent Post-World War I Mauser C96 Bolo Commercial Broomhandle Pistol. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 25, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/87/1374/postwwi-mauser-c96-bolo-commercial-broomhandle-pistol.

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14:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – New Rock Island Armory 5.0 Pistol [AllOutdoor.com]

The NEW Rock Island Armory 5.0 pistol is a new design and made in the US at their new factory in UT. The pistol has an ultra low bore axis and a square barrel surface for improved slide lockup. It’s also hammer fired, with a trigger feel more like a traditional metal framed single action pistol.

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14:00

[SHOT Show 2023] PSA’s New H and R Retro Rifle Series [The Firearm Blog]

Palmetto State Armory recently acquired the Harrington & Richardson brand, and is working with NoDak Spud to make a new series of retro rifles with clone correct features and even historical roll marks. The head of this project is Mike from NoDak Spud, who probably knows more about cloning retro ARs than anybody else in […]

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13:30

Common Fishing Line Comparison Guide – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly [AllOutdoor.com]

Every angler knows bait, jigs, weights, and tackle make or break a clean catch – but what about your line? A proper fishing line makes wrangling more reliable. Using the wrong line can mean a snap and losing your fancy crankbait or shiny lil’ spinner to the sad, dark depths. Picking the right line depends on a few important factors. Line characteristics are what differentiate the monos, flouros, and braids of the world.

Fishing Line Traits

Shock Strength – This characteristic determines how well your line can hold up to snags and sudden tension. More importantly, shock strength helps mitigate the risk of an aggressive fish from snapping your line as it takes the bait before making a mad dash.

Abrasion Strength – The abrasive resistant of a line is important for preventing tears and snaps when you’re trawling through thick weeds, pulling your baits across rocks and swarf, or when you accidentally hook into that a underwater log (and make frustrated attempts to free yourself with violent whiplash).

Visibility – You’d think fish have sight that’s too poor to spy a line — and you’d be wrong. Fish have adapted to seeing glints, flashes, and generally anything that’s foreign to them. That includes your line. If they see it before taking the bait, they’ll often get spooked and run off.

Buoyancy – Some lines float, and some sink. Both qualities can be useful depending on your fishing style, the bait or lure you’re using, the fish you’re going after, and the depth you’re fishing in.

Memory – Some lines have low memory, which means they’ll unspool and lie about the water without getting kinked. Other lines have high memory, and can retain a loop or curve from resting on the reel. This might seem like a mere annoyance at first, but it can also affect your presentation and action, inhibiting the effectiveness of the bait or lure you’re using.

Types of Fishing Line

Each type of line may have higher or lower strength, memory, visibility, and buoyancy. Let’s take a look at them and compare.

Monofilament

Fishing Line
Trilene XL Smooth Casting Mono

The most popular type of line – Monofilament, or simply “mono,” is the oldest and most widely used fishing line. It’s a single strand of synthetic fiber that was developed in the 1930s. Mono’s cheap and best for beginners who are practicing with their first reel.

Mono Line Advantages – Monofilament line is able to stretch to absorb shock. It’s also resistant to abrasion and, when spun from clear fiber, it’s nearly invisible. Coupled with its high buoyancy, mono’s great for fishing in shallow, clear waters. Mono has some spring to it. That makes it great for lures that require high movement and action, and it can help you avoid scraggle and snags.

Mono Line Disadvantages – Compared to similarly-sized braided line, mono is weaker. It doesn’t last very long and, once stretched through shock, it risks breaking. Thick mono has some memory. So, high-test lines may not be ideal if you’re working with small, light lures (or worms). It also tends to get brittle if it’s left to sit.

Copolymer

fishing line
Gamma Moss Green Copoly

Monofilament, Version 2 – Copolymer line is simply monofilament made from two types of synthetics. It’s an improved (and costlier) single strand that eliminates some of the disadvantages of regular ole’ mono.

Copoly Line Advantages – Copolymer line has less stretch than mono, without reducing its shock strength. That means you get more precision and control when casting and reeling without risking breaks. It’s still easy to tie knots and spool, and it has less memory. Compared to monofilament of the same diameter, copolymer will always be stronger.

Copoly Line Disadvantages – The only true drawback to copoly is that it costs more per yard than monofilament. Although we don’t consider it a drawback, copolymer line is also less buoyant. Remember, buoyancy can be a good or bad thing depending on your lure, target, and water.

Flourocarbon Fishing Line

fishing line
Seaguar Invizx Fluorocarbon

Invisible and Sensitive – Flourocarbon could be considered monofilament. It is, by definition, a single strand of synthetic material. But it’s denser and far more transparent than mono or copoly, disappearing in the water.

Fluorocarbon Advantages – That near-invisibility is flouro’s main advantage. It’s not any tougher than monofilament or copolymer lines when it comes to raw strength. But it is more abrasion resistant the former two, and it doesn’t stretch as much. That means you get high shock strength but good precision.

Fluorocarbon Disadvantages – Fluorocarbon doesn’t like to knot easily, so it takes some real strength and finesse to tie your baits and lures. Fluoro lines also have high memory and can tangle easily, especially with light loads. Lastly, fluoro is more expensive than mono and copoly.

Braided Fishing Line

fishing line
Sufix 832 Advanced Superline

High Strength, Zero Stretch – Braided line is the toughest fishing line on the market. As the name implies, braided fishing line’s made from smaller strands of interwoven ultra-high-molecular-weight polymer fibers (UHMWPE) like Dyneema or Spectra. To give you an idea of just how strong this material is, it’s also used to make composite body armor.

Braided Line Advantages – Braided line has zero memory and no stretch. It’s also the strongest line by far, beating all others for size compared to test. If you’re going for big catches — as in, a swordfish that could injure you once hauled onboard — braided line is the stuff you want.

Braided Line Disadvantages – Braided line sticks out like a neon sign in the water. It’s simply not viable for catching small, finicky fish in clear waters. It has virtually no buoyancy and less abrasion resistance than single-stranded lines. So, it has a higher chance of snagging and snapping if you’re sinking lures into high debris.

There is No “Best” Fishing Line

Each type of line has tradeoffs that are best suited for different fish, water, and lures. Simply put, no one fishing line is “the best overall.” If you’re using dropshots and trawling shallow bottoms with a baitcaster, fluoro line is best. But if you’re in low-visibility water or thick vegetation, or you’re using a precision jig seeking aggressive fish, braided line is ideal. If you’re using a suspension rig in deep water, copolymer works great. Speaking of aggressive fish: Tying a solid knot is just as important as picking a line. See how to tie a perfect snell knot for dragging baits and hooking big game.

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13:27

NRA directors' election 2023 [Of Arms and the Law]

I received my ballot issue of TAR today, and these are my thoughts. Chime in with your own.

I personally am very impressed by Curtis Jenkins (just look at his bio for an idea of how committed he is to the cause), and Steven Schreiner (he's committed as well, and holds the Silver Star and Bronze Star with "v").

Others that do especially good service are Tom Arvas, Bill Carter, Charles Cotton, Walt Walter, Patrica Clark (in the competitions and shooting areas), and Amanda Suffecool sounds like she will be a useful addition.

As always, I'll be voting for the people I think are tops, not for the entire 26 that you are allowed to. Voting for the entire 26 means risking that your #25 or 26 will be elected over the head of the people you ranked #1 or 3.

13:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time: FN Finally Makes a 10mm – The FN 510 [AllOutdoor.com]

FN has introduced a 10mm – finally. This is the new FN 510 Tactical – according to FN:

“The FN 510 Tactical carries an industry-first 22+1 rounds of 10mm Auto at the ready, giving you the stopping power you need to face any scenario. But holding all the power and capacity doesn’t matter if you can’t put all those rounds on target, so it’s made for pinpoint control – red dot-ready with a crisp trigger and unrivaled ergonomics. All the elements for a premium shooting experience are onboard, purpose-built into the most commanding defensive pistol available.”

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12:30

AllOutdoor Quick Review – Dan Durston X-Mid Pro 1 Backpacking Tent [AllOutdoor.com]

The Dan Durston X-Mid Pro 1 backpacking tent is a lightweight, single-person shelter designed for backpacking and camping. It is constructed with Dyneema Composite Fabric, a high-performance material that is both lightweight and strong. The fabric is waterproof, and windproof, making it an ideal choice for outdoor activities. The X-Mid Pro 1 ultralight tent also features a full-coverage rainfly, two doors, and two vestibules for additional storage. With the simplicity and space provided by this tent, you know why I’m a fanboy of his products.

Dan Durston
ORIGINAL IMAGE SOURCE: DURSTON GEAR YOUTUBE

The X-Mid Pro 1 tent is designed to be easy to set up and take down, and it comes with a stuff sack for easy transport. The X-Mid Pro 1 goes up with a minimum of four stakes and two hiking poles. There’s no complicated science about pitching; stake the four corners until taut, then install poles.

two poles Dan Durston Gear x-mid pro 1 ultra lightweight
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The X-Mid Pro 1 offers more interior space than any other 1-person trekking pole shelter, with a whopping 46 cubic feet of volume. It also has an impressive headroom and shoulder room. It is suitable for tall hikers up to 6’8″ and shorter hikers can store gear at the ends, as the floor is 90″ long and even the very ends are 15″ high. The 32″ floor width fits all pads with room to spare. The dual vestibules are large (11 sq ft) and tall, making it easy to store packs. The X-Mid Pro 1 super light tent has a compact 98″ x 63″ footprint, which fits into smaller sites, and the vestibules can be collapsed to fit into even smaller tent sites.

Dan Durston
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The Dyneema Composite Fabric used in the construction of the X-Mid 1 Pro is a unique material that is both lightweight and strong. It is made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers, which are 15 times stronger than steel and 40% stronger than aramid fibers. The fabric is also highly abrasion-resistant, making it an ideal choice for outdoor activities. At 465 grams (16 oz for the tent by itself, 565g for the whole kit), this is lighter than most people’s single shoes. Dimensionally, 4 x 12″ packed size allows it to fit anywhere.

stormworthy x-mid pro 1 Waterproof Tents dan durston gear
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The Fly keeps the interior of the sleeping area dry during setup in wet weather, even when the doors are open. It extends close to the ground to block drafts and rain splatter, but can also be pitched higher for more ventilation. The door zippers are easy to use, block drafts, and make the shelter more rigid than clip systems. Dual adjustable peak vents reduce condensation. A mesh drain and gutter system ensures that even heavy condensation will drain out of the tent. Optional peak guyouts, side panel guyouts, and 8 extra stake points around the base are available for severe conditions. Its shape offers excellent performance in snow and hail by avoiding flat roof panels. The 15D woven floor provides improved abrasion and puncture protection than a thicker composite floor, and ultra strong Dyneema® core guylines are included.

Dan Durston
ORIGINAL IMAGE SOURCE: DURSTON GEAR

It appears this tent has great user friendliness and quality. It’s really easy to set up with just four stakes, and the dual doorways are tall and won’t get blocked by trekking poles. Plus, the vestibules are positioned beside the door so you can fill them up without having to move the tent. It also has dual interior pockets for storage and magnetic fly door toggles for easy operation. It packs short so you can store it horizontally in your pack, and it’s made with premium hot bonded construction.

Dan Durston Gear super light x-mid pro 1 Lightweight Tents
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The X-Mid 1 Pro is a great choice for backpacking and camping, but its cost of $609 USD may be prohibitive for some. While the Dyneema Composite Fabric is a high-performance material, it is also expensive, and this cost is reflected in the price of the tent. However, the tent is designed to last for many years of storm worthiness, and its lightweight and strong construction make it a great choice for outdoor activities.

Dan Durston
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Dan Durston
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Do note, as of January 24th, 2023 – This tent is out of stock. Keep a close eye on it!


Opinions

As you know, I’m a Durston Fanboy, starting with the Fizan Poles, and my review for other products listed above. I also own the X-Mid Pro 2 which is a great tent, but could be considered luxuriously large for one person trying to save space and weight. Do I believe this tent needed the ability yo ingress from both sides? Nope! Is this a nice feature? Honestly, I don’t care. If one side was featured solely as a vestibule accessible from the inside, while the other was the only ingress/egress point, I think this would have saved 60 grams or so and made the tent SLIGHTLY more reliable.

Specs (As Per Durston’s Site): X-Mid Pro 1

Weight

  • Tent: 16.4 oz / 465 g
  • Stuff sack: 0.3 oz / 10 g
  • Stake sack (available as an option): 0.1 oz / 4 g
  • Stakes (available as an option): Aluminum V stakes with 4 @ 6″ (8.5 g) and 4 @ 7.5″ (12 g).
  • Tent with minimum stakes: 17.6 oz / 499 g
  • Typical setup (tent, 6 stakes, sacks): 19.2 oz / 544 g

Returns & Warranty: 30 days in new condition2 years against defects

Materials

  • 0.55 oz Dyneema® Composite Fabric (CT1E.08) in Spruce Green
  • 15D Sil/PEU nylon in grey (floor)
  • YKK #3 AquaGuard water-resistant zippers (fly) – YKK #3 zippers (inner tent)

Dimensions

  • Fly: 63 x 98 in / 160 x 250 cm – Fly area: 43 sq ft / 4.0 sq m
  • Peak height: 45 in / 114 cm
  • Floor width: 32 in / 81 cm
  • Floor length: 90 in / 230 cm
  • Floor area: 20 sq ft / 1.9 sq m
  • Vestibule area: 22 sq ft (10.8 sq ft x 2) / 2 sq m (1 sq m x 2)
  • Packed size: 12 x 4 in / 30 x 10 cm

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12:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV: Really Big & Small NEW Derringers from Bond Arms [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves speaks with the man himself, Gordon Bond, about the newest derringers coming from Bond Arms in 2023. Check today’s video to see these new derringers, from a .22LR to a .45-70 (seriously).

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11:30

Hunting Hungry Bucks: Use the Deer Diet to Your Advantage [AllOutdoor.com]

Deer populations, and deer eating habits, are changing. Careful conservation has generally allowed once-declining species to boom, but droughts, changing ecology, and removal of predators are all causing deer to migrate and stake out new territory for grazing. As a hunter, you might consider these facts a challenge to your trophy-taking ventures., but using knowledge of what deer eat, how they eat, and where and when they eat can become a tool as valuable as the rifle or bow you carry. Take into account a deer diet to ensure more success in your next hunt.

What’s in a Deer Diet?

deer diet

Deer are grazers and browsers, and they like to eat a variable diet of flora. That also means trying to lure in mature bucks with a single feed is probably going to be a waste of time. The typical deer’s diet also changes seasonally, dictating grazing patterns and territory.

Browse

Browse is the collection of woody portions of leaves and stems. Browse makes up to 60% of a deer’s diet at the height of winter, and approximately 40% in spring, summer, and fall.

Forbs

Forbs are the leaves and stems of non-woody, broadly leafy plants. This can include grazing weeds, commercial crops like soy, and generally, any flora that’s not standard grass or browse. These leafy greens make the bulk of a deer’s diet in late spring and summer, when ample sunlight and soil disturbance allows for sprouting and seasonal growth. Overall, forbs makes up 25% to 50% of the diet, annually.

Mast

Mast comprises hard and soft fruiting bodies. That includes acorns, nuts, berries, and apples. Mast is nutrient rich and packed with the energy bucks need during the rut. Mast only makes up to 20% of the diet at the height of fall. But this is because it’s simply less abundant. Deer vie for this energy-dense, convenient food source. So, scouting for concentrations can prove fruitful (pun intended) when it comes to hunting productively.

Grass

Self-explanatory: Narrow leaved plants, all variety of natural grass, and sedges provide decent nutrition year-round. But, importantly, grass is not the bedrock of a deer’s nutrition. Throughout the year, grass only accommodates about 20% of the diet.

Scout Early in The Season; Find The Mast

deer diet

Most often, hunters are looking for fresh signs of rut and rub. But scouting food sources (especially mast trees) is just as important. Arkansas Black apple, Crabapple, and pear trees provide a nutritional boon for white-tail, and they begin dropping fruit in fall – just in time for the rut. Other mast-bearing trees can provide a beacon for antlers:

  • Persimmons
  • Mulberrys
  • Mayhaws
  • Cherrys
  • Elderberrys
  • Plums

Trees aren’t the only source of good mast. Vines and low-hanging vegetation proves just as useful. Depending on locale, these may include:

  • Grapes
  • Dewberrys
  • Blackberrys

Finding these potential food sources early in the season provides a good foundation for seeking out fresh signs of rut and rub: Those trails and territories bucks and does are actively frequenting.

After The Rut, Find the Browse

After the rut, bucks are exhausted and emaciated. They’re looking for refuel — but often, those fruiting bodies and have also been exhausted. So, it’s time to focus on the foundational diet that gets deer through the rest of the cold months: Browse. Conifers, red and white oak, maple, and other hardwoods are popular in the north. To the east, hemlock and yellow birch are preferred species.

On Using Food Plots

Deer Diet

A food plot can provide some extraordinary results — if used correctly. If natural food stores are sparse near your chosen hunt, setting up even a quarter-acre with some appropriate crops can draw the trophies you’re looking for. But, like we’ve covered before, relying on a plot too much can also drive off mature bucks. You need to take care to ensure your plot remains a relatively unpressured food source. A good plot provides sanctuary and positively influences the herd in your area.

Follow these best practices to hunt a plot the right way.

Don’t Set up your Stand Too Close

This one should be obvious: If you’re surveying your plot from meters away, you’re only going to put pressure on the herd and drive away the very deer you’re trying to encourage. Keep your stand a fair distance from the plot itself. This prevents you from covering it with your scent.

Use Plots after the Rut

Setting aside a plot for the late season reduces pressure on bucks and helps to ensure younger males don’t drive out the prize trophies you want to take. Late-season plots stocked with winter-hardy flora will also attract more deer. Bucks are also more likely to turn their attention back to nutrition after the rut, given you more opportunity while relying on the plot less, overall.

Use Plots Sparingly

Deer are intelligent, and finicky. Relying on a plot too much will simply drive away herds. A plot should relied upon as a large territorial draw, not just a “shoot-fish-in-a-barrel” crutch.

Make the Space Count

Setting up and maintaining a plot is costly. Between the cost of lime, fertilizer, seed, herbicide, tilling, and equipment, you can expect to spend at least $200 to $400 on a quarter-acre. Setting up your plot to provide throughout the cold and warm seasons will yield better results when it’s time to draw your bow or chamber a round.

Deer Diet

We’ve previously recommended a diverse seed mix that’s high in protein, like Seven Card Stud from Evolved Harvest. This mix of oats, brassica, and triticale provides quick establishment in a wide range of soils and climates with excellent cold tolerance.

A Feeder Might Be Better

Deer Diet

Auto feeders provide plenty of advantages that plots don’t — and they suffer fewer of the drawbacks of a static grab of land that needs to be maintained and seeded. A portable feeder like the Moultrie Feeder Pro II can provide the perfect draw along a well-hooved trail without putting needless pressure on a herd.

Coupled with good scouting and some trail cams, a feeder can make for a productive day at any point in the season. Check out our in-the-field review of the Moutlrie and see how we fared.

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11:00

[SIG Sauer 2023] Upcoming SIG Romeo 9T [The Firearm Blog]

[SIG Sauer 2023] Upcoming SIG Romeo 9TIn our earlier article on SIG Sauer’s pre-SHOT Show range day, we looked at the Next Generation Squad Weapon display and discussed the XM5 rifle’s name change to the XM-7. You might have spotted an interesting new optic in the display, that optic is the new SIG Romeo 9T. The latest generation of SIG Sauer’s […]

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10:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – Heckler & Koch P30 LTT Edition [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is with James Williamson of Teufelshund Tactical to talk about the new, high performance Langdon Tactical edition of the H&K P30 pistol. While LTT is famous for their work on Beretta double action guns, LTT is now expanding to Heckler & Koch and the line of P30 pistols with the P30 LTT being one of the first. Check out our video on the H&K P30 LTT below:

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] Zastava USA Gauging Interest on Wood Furniture M77 [AllOutdoor.com]

Zastava USA began importing the M77 last year in modern furniture with adjustable stocks. These are functional ways to equip your .308 caliber rifle, but many customers, me included, hoped for a more traditional looking example. At Shot Show 2023, Zastava USA showcased just what I was hoping for – a wood furniture m77 – and they are seeing if there is enough interest for this new SKU.

wood furniture m77

[SHOT 2023] Zastava USA Gauging Interest on Wood Furniture M77

wood furniture m77

The Zastava M77 is an incredible AK derivative. In production since the late 70s, this rifle was the replacement for the 8mm M76, and is still in service to this day. Since import restrictions and outright bans, there are not many .308 AKs left in the US market, and even fewer with the feature set of the Zastava M77.

The semi-automatic PAP M77 series sporting rifle was created on the operating principle of the M70 automatic rifle. Chambered in the proven and powerful .308 caliber, the PAP M77 is an accurate, easy to control rifle platform for shooters of all types. It comes standard with an adjustable gas system to tune the rifle to various extreme environments. Capable of functioning in all environments, its rugged, reliable, no-nonsense features make the PAP M77 an excellent excellent addition to your hunting and sporting rifle collection.

Zastava M77 Specifications

  • .308 Winchester round (accepts 7.62×51 NATO)
  • Semi automatic gas operated system with Adjustable Gas Block
  • Double stack bolt
  • 1.5mm bulged trunnion receiver
  • Cold hammer forged chrome lined barrel
  • 1- 20 Round Magazine
  • Takes Zastava Pattern .308 M77 mags only
  • Bolt hold open notch on safety selector
  • Adjustable front & rear iron sights
  • 8.6 Lbs
  • 19.7″ Threaded Cold Hammer Forged Barrel

This wood furniture example showcased at the Zastava USA booth shows what the wood furniture example could look like. Wood grain, finish, and grip might be different. The Serbian coat of arms will also be absent, but myself and Eugene L. of AllOutdoor did speak with a Zastava USA rep saying this could be a great opportunity for custom engraved pieces to be sold on their website.

wood furniture m77

Overall, I love the traditional look of this M77 and eagerly await news of its release, hopefully this year. Reach out to Zastava USA on their social media below to let them know, you want a wood furniture M77.

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] The Geissele 6mm ARC RECCE Rifle [The Firearm Blog]

Geissele Automatics showed up to SHOT Show 2023 with two new rifles chambered in the ultimate SPR cartridge: 6mm ARC. The competition-ready Stratomatch rifle and the tough and durable GFR (Geissele Freedom Rifle) RECCE. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click here to check […]

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] New Big & Small Derringers from Bond Arms [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Big & Small Derringers from Bond ArmsPopping by the Bond Arms booth at SHOT Show is always a pleasure, the guys are always fun to chat with and they always have something new and unusual. By far the most eye-catching firearm at the Bond booth this year was their brand-new lever-action, but for more on that check out our earlier article. […]

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09:41

[SHOT 2023] Vudoo Gun Works Unveils First Centerfire Rifle – The Morpheus [The Firearm Blog]

TFB got the exclusive first look at Vudoo Gun Works’ brand new centerfire rifle – the Morpheus at this year’s SHOT Show. The new rifle arrived on the floor just a couple of hours before and we got to take a look at it. The Morpheus will initially be available in .223 Remington, 6mm & […]

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09:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV: Inexpensive B&T Cans that Work w/ Surefire Mounts [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves talks with Chris Mudgett about B&T’s new inexpensive but high quality suppressors that work with Surefire mounts. This will certainly cause the market for WarComps and other Surefire mounts to increase in popularity.

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09:00

How to Get Clean Water when SHTF or your LIFE Depends on It! [AllOutdoor.com]

We’ve covered day-hike water filters like the Sawyer MINI and LifeStraw Go, but if you’re a survivalist, prepper, or person who believes in reasonable preparedness, then you know you need a long-term clean water solution. The idea of having to source water from anywhere, but your public utilities isn’t that far-fetched. In fact, at the time of this publication, Arizona residents have lost 21% of their water allotment from the Colorado River, with some locales requiring water to be trucked in.

And water reclamation – the process of treatment wastewater to recycle it – is difficult. Large chemical treatment facilities coagulate, flocculate, reduce sediments, filter, and disinfect every drop before it returns to your taps. If some of those words sound foreign, bother not. The gist is, providing clean water is becoming more costly and difficult. Everywhere.

Viable Untreated Water Sources

So, how do you source clean water in a “SHTF” scenario (which many folks are currently living through)? First, you need a reliable source of untreated water.

1. Natural Bodies of Water

Ok, so the local stream is a good source – as long as it’s consistently full. Other natural water sources, like rivers, springs, lakes, and seasonal reservoirs are perfect. Standing bodies of water – like stagnant ponds – aren’t ideal, but their lesser quality is inconsequential once the source is properly filtered and purified.

Clean Water

The USGS provides a national database of hydrologic unit maps. These maps highlight local bodies of naturally-occurring water. The only drawback to this method of collection is distance and quantity: Unless you’re lucky enough to have a nearby body of water, you’ll need to lug along containers — and water gets heavy, fast.

2. Rainwater Collection

Nothing beats good ole’ precipitation. Many states even encourage rainwater collection — save for two (Utah and Colorado), wherein the practice is regulated. But we’re talking about “SHTF” scenarios, so regulations be damned. This is typically the most reliable method for mass collection. Few places in the U.S. see too little rainwater to collect. Even in places like Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico, seasonal rains are sufficient for most homes.

Clean Water

It’s best to stick with BPA-free plastics, like LDPE or HDPE. Fifty-five gallon drums are available at most hardware retailers.

3. Well Water

Having a well installed on your property is a great investment in preparedness. Locating groundwater can be surprisingly easy, depending on your locale. Lush flora and collections of sandstone, limestone, or granite provide good indicators of an underground aquifer. A hired hydrologist can make short work of locating where you should place your well. Groundwater surveyors may drill test holes, or employ seismic readings to locate suitable, replenishing aquifers.

4. Untreated Public Water

In a true “SHTF” situation, tapping into public works may be your only option for securing untreated water. Drainage systems, man-made reservoirs, and underground utility infrastructure can provide ample raw water. Keep in mind that collecting water like this is illegal, and should only be considered during an emergency.

Treating Potable Is a Two-Step Process to Make Clean Water

With a reliable source of untreated water, you’re half way there. Now, you need to ensure it’s safe to drink. Even rainwater can be littered with contaminants and chemicals that are unsafe to consume. To make your water safe for consumption (“potable”), you need to both filter and purify it. Filtration removes bacteria and microscopic foreign debris, but it doesn’t remove chemicals or viruses. For that, purification is necessary.

Types of Filters

Mechanical filtration is the first step in treating potable water. It physically captures and removes particulates, include most bacteria and microscopic organisms. Most mechanical filters rely on porous synthetic tubes and fabrics.

Clean Water

These filters are perforated with holes that are just microns (or sub-micron) wide. The Sawyer Mini and LifeStraw both work on this principle.

Absorption

Absorption filters use a porous media that attracts and traps contaminents, leeching them out of the water. The principle is similar to how mechanical filters work.

Clean Water

Most absorption filtration systems use activated charcoal or carbon (like these PurePlus CTO filters).

Sequestration

Sequestration filters use chemicals to form bonds with ions present in untreated water. These bonded ions then precipitate out of solution, leaving behind purified water. Sequester compounds are primarily used to remove toxins, minerals like calcium and magnesium, and metals like iron and manganese. Adding sequester filters to your “SHTF” water system can also help prevent corrosion and build-up of scale.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis filters provide the most effective form of water filtration. Using a combination of membranes and micron tubing, these self-contained canister filters remove all chlorine, and most lead, iron. They also remove all bacteria, protozoa, and microscopic organisms.

Clean Water

These self-contained systems (like this APEC Water Systems Osmosis filter) can be easily adapted to fit an existing water drum or collection barrel. It can also be plumbed into existing lines in the home easily, using standard residential hot and cold feed lines via 3/8″ or 1/2″ connections.

Types of Purification

Boiling

Boiling water will kill all microorganisms and viruses that can cause disease. To properly purify water through boiling, it needs to be left to boil for at least one full minute. That figure climbs to three minutes if at high altitude (5,000+ feet above sea level). Boiling is easy to do, requiring relatively little time and fuel, and it’s capable of treating relatively large quantities of water — at least a day’s worth of drinking water at a time. Unfortunately, boiling doesn’t remove other inorganic contaminants, like metals and pesticides.

Distillation

Distillation is even more effective than boiling, since it also removes mineral residue and other inorganic compounds, like lead, nitrate, calcium, and magnesium. Distilling water requires heat, piping or tubing, two containers, and a temperature differential. Untreated water must be heated until it vaporizes. The water vapor must then be funneled into a cold container via tubing, where it will re-condense into a purified liquid.

Although distillation is more effective than boiling, it uses much more fuel and requires more time spent managing the purification process. Only small quantifies can be distilled effectively at home, making the process some what inefficient.

Chemical Treatment

Clean Water

Heat and fuel may not always be available, especially in a “SHTF” situation. Or, you may only have enough fuel for the sake of heating or light. If that’s the case, chemical treatment is a safe alternative that, when done properly, won’t cause long-term health effects. Chlorine, bleach, and iodine are the most common purifying chemical used to treat potable water. Those latter two chemicals should only be used if chlorine isn’t available. Chlorine is the only chemical the CDC says is safe to ingest long-term, when used at appropriate concentrations.

Just half a milligram of chlorine is needed to make a liter of water safe to consumption. One container of Ef-Chlor is capable of treating up to 60,000 liters of water. That’s just under 16,000 gallons. Importantly, the purification process takes at least 30 minutes, so let your potable water sit once treated before using it.

Choosing the Right Filters and Purifiers

We’ve reviewed some reliable storage, filtration, and purification methods. Check them out below:

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08:43

Santa Fe City Council Votes to Create Untold Number of "Gun-Free Zones" [NRA-ILA News]

Your Santa Fe City Council voted 7-2 on Wednesday in favor of a resolution requiring certain city-controlled properties that can be used for school-related or school-sanctioned events to be posted off-limits to firearms, including those carried by concealed handgun licensees.

08:36

New Hampshire: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Public Hearing [NRA-ILA News]

On Friday, January 27th, NRA members and Second Amendment supporters in the Granite State are invited to attend, and participate in, public hearings on two anti-gun bills being heard by the House State-Federal Relations & Veterans Affairs and the House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committees.

08:33

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Fletcher Rifle Works Open Top 11/22 Receiver [AllOutdoor.com]

Fletcher Rifle Works has been working on a rimfire receiver system that is compatible with the full gamut of Ruger 10/22 parts. The Open Top 11/22 receiver is much more accessible for cleaning than a classic 10/22 receiver. The top-cover, bolt, and charging handle can be much more easily removed for cleaning meaning your mounted optic won’t need re-zeroing.

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] Allegheny Gun Works (AGW) XM9 Hushpuppy Project [The Firearm Blog]

The Hushpuppy Beretta pistol is a holy grail for some. A few years ago, Knights Armament opened up their vaults and sold a limited run of these pistols. They sold for $8,500. Well for those of you who missed out on the Knight’s Armament XM9 Hushpuppy there will be an alternate solution coming soon. Josh […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – New Duty/Tactical Belts from Blue Alpha [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV Show Time, James Reeves is with the boys from Blue Alpha to talk about their new tactical belt additions for 2023. Don’t flush away this opportunity to hear about one of the best belts in the business.

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] JK Armament SGX Shotgun Suppressor [The Firearm Blog]

When it comes to suppressing a 12 gauge shotgun, there are not a lot of options. Most people know of the Salvo12 but it has its compromises. JK Armament has come out with their SGX shotgun suppressor and it is a lot lighter than the Salvo12. The SGX 12 gauge is 11.75″ long and will […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] A Turkish Shotgun That Doesn’t Suck? [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, SDS boldly challenges James Reeves, a slayer of Turkish shotguns, to try the new Military Armament Corporation M2 shotgun. James gets his hand on this new Benelli M2-style shotgun for a brief moment at the range, but will it stand up to the 500-round torture test? Time will tell. ««« […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] ATAK Integration with VK Integrated Systems & Aries Defense [The Firearm Blog]

If you have been tracking some of the things I have been dabbling with, you might notice I have gone down the rabbit hole a bit with ATAK. Well, I came across VK Integrated Systems, Aries Defense and Legionarius all at the same booth at SHOT Show 2023 and they have some interesting ATAK integration. […]

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22:00

NEW Sako 100 High End Bolt Action Rifle [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, JamesReeves interviews the guys from Sako at Beretta Range Day to get the scoop about the new high-end Sako 100 bolt action rifle. According to Sako: The Sako 100 is the culmination of 100 years of Sako rifle development – the very best we have to offer. A true premium […]

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17:30

Curious Relics #056: A Legend is Born – The Mauser C96 Part Two [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome, if you are a newcomer to this fun bi-weekly segment of AllOutdoor.com! With all the ShotShow 2023 hubbub out of the way, it is back to your regularly scheduled Curious Relics content. In the last article, I covered the history (abridged) of the iconic Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” pistol. This time I plan to detail some of the more prominent and important variations. I have so much admiration for the Mauser Construktion 96 otherwise mostly known as the Mauser C96. Let’s dive right into the legendary Broomhandle!

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Note: Much of this article was greatly aided by a book by Mauro Baudino and Gerben van Vlimmeren. This book is an excellent source of specific information on the Mauser company, its products, and its people. The book is called Paul Mauser His Life, Company, and Handgun Development 1838-1914. In the future, I will do a full review. Go check it out! 


Welcome to our recurring series of “Curious Relics.” Here, we want to share all of our experiences, knowledge, misadventures, and passion for older firearms that one might categorize as a Curio & Relic  – any firearm that is at least 50 years old according to the ATF. Hopefully along the way you can garner a greater appreciation for older firearms like we do, and simultaneously you can teach us things as well through sharing your own expertise and thoughts in the Comments. Understanding the firearms of old, their importance, and their development which lead to many of the arms we now cherish today is incredibly fascinating and we hope you enjoy what we have to share, too!


Variations: The Mauser C96

Kicking things off with a little disclaimer. There were dozens of variations of the C96 in its lifetime and even after. There were military contracts, clones, modifications, etc. This list of variations will be composed of what I would consider a mix of Major notable variations and also some cooler and rarer ones. Some will include and exclude certain milling operations, safety types, and hammer styles. Please understand there is so much more out there. Also, I will begin with three basic designs. This is to inform you that these three iterations can be applied to any after the fact. Example: Just because something is a “cone hammer” Mauser C96 does not mean that it was only made in the 10-shot model.

The Major Three:

  • 6-Shot: Among some of the more rare Mauser C96 pistols, the six-shot C96 was made in various iterations and more importantly some of the earliest. Remember, this was a time when folks were more mindful of their rapidity and waste of firing. More than anything it was produced to lessen the overall weight since this was typically a crucial deciding factor for military trials. Many initial 6-shot pistols had fixed rear sights.

C96

Lot 3457: Mauser 1896 Pistol 7.63 mm Mauser auto. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved February 1, 2022, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/66/3457/mauser-1896-pistol-763-mm-mauser-auto.

  • 10-Shot: Considered to be the standard variation due to its regularity on the used gun circuit today. Ten shots are to be paired with all of the ten-shot stripper clips and holster stocks. This is almost certainly because the ten-shot model was alone that actually got military contracts.

C96

  • 20-Shot: A very uncommon one to find given its (even then) absurdity and excessiveness. This was an early example of Mauser feeling things out and seeing both what they themselves could do and also what the market may want. The 20-shot versions had a tendency to be a bit cumbersome (besides the obvious reasons) to load since the second stripper clip full would be noticeably stiffer and more difficult. Production of the 20-shot model was ended in 1911.

C96

Fantastic Mauser C96, 20-Shot Conehammer, Milled Panel, With Correct Stock. (n.d.). Morphy Auctions. photograph. Retrieved January 4, 2023, from https://www.jamesdjulia.com/item/2203-373/.

The “Actual” Variations:

  • 1895 “Spur Hammer” Prototype: This/these were the first functioning prototypes of what would become the Mauser C96. They are significantly different from later ones in their obvious “spur hammer” design along with the rear sight being fixed (a common feature in the earliest iterations). Even though the barrel is at 5.5″ like some of the more common variations later on, it has the uniqueness of being screwed into a non-reinforced barrel extension. Most later pistols had a reinforced extension or a taper that acted as one. It should be mentioned that the first production run of C96 pistols shared many of the features of this pistol (now with that barrel reinforced) but toward the end of that run of 50 there were notable changes popping up (cone hammer, different markings, etc).
C96
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  • System Mauser “Cone Hammer”: After the first 50 or so pistols the C96 was changed to have adjustable rear sights, its single locking lug shortened 9later ones would be changed to two locking lugs, and its namesake on top of the barrel simply said “System Mauser”. The “Cone Hammer” continued on with the prototype in having a distinctly long extractor. Most notably, especially for its namesake, the hammer was changed to its legendary cone shape. These “Cone Hammer” C96 pistols are some of the most sought-after and raved-about pistols in the collection circles. Early cone hammer models had the barrel reinforcement extension but quickly transitioned to the tapered style. All three of those previously mentioned “major” variations were made in the “cone hammer” arrangement.

C96

Lot 3448: Antique Cone Hammer Mauser Broomhandle Pistol – Antique Mauser Model 1896 Cone Hammer Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/74/3448.

  • Cavallerie Karabiner: This is thought to be the first iteration of a Mauser C96 Carbine. It was of the “Cone Hammer” era. It was intended to get the attention of cavalry officials in the German military (perhaps even others). A ten-shot takedown handgun was certainly appealing, right? Famously the serial number 1 Cavallerie Karabiner was hand tested by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Despite positive reviews by military officials and the Kaiser himself, it met very little purchase and usage. Later versions (Large and Small Ring) of the Mauser C96 Carbine would pop up but in small numbers and at the very least with a more useable stock/pistol grip setup.

C96

Lot 3557: Early System Mauser Model 1896 Stocked Carbine Serial Number “5” – Extremely Rare Documented Early Production Antique System Mauser Model 1896 Stocked Semi-Automatic Carbine Single Digit Serial Number “5”. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 4, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/79/3557/early-system-mauser-model-1896-stocked-carbine-serial-number-5.

  • Large Ring C96: Talked of as a “transitional” model, it is the next notable progression on the Mauser handgun lineup of C96 pistols. It is easily discernable by its “Large Ring” hammer instead of the famous cone one. By my own research, these started popping up by 1900 and ceased by roughly 1905. These models (in varying configurations) still had the long extractor.

C96

Lot 3364: Mauser 1896 Large Ring Transitional Broomhandle – Mauser Model 1896 Large Ring Transitional Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 25, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/69/3364/mauser-1896-large-ring-transitional-broomhandle.

  • Small Ring C96: This, in a sense, is what was settled on…at least as far as the hammers go. The hammer is noticeably smaller and less bulbous than that of the Large ring C96. These began popping up around 1903 and would continue on until their production ceased completely in the 1930s. The shorter extractors also began appearing around 1904.

C96

End of Part Two: The Mauser C96

This one ran a lot longer than intended (more variations to follow in Part Three!) but that is only a small chunk of what is the wide world of the Mauser C96. There were several military contracts and orders of the C96 (Italy, Norway, Germany, and even Mexico) all of which have small differences that really reflect positively on the Mauser company as a whole. They constantly innovated, changed, and applied wants and needs to their orders of small arms. Paul Mauser put it best when he said “When something can no longer be improved, it is obsolete”. A big thank you to Mauro Baudino for getting in touch with me and helping me secure a review copy of his book which will be featured in its own article later on. See you folks next time!

Note: This article on variations will continue on into Part Three. I will come back to link to that article here.

C96

In closing, I hope our Curious Relics segment informed as well as entertained. This all was written in hopes of continued firearm appreciation and preservation. We did not just realize how guns were supposed to look and function. It was a long and tedious process that has shaped the world we live in. So, I put it to you! Is there a firearm out there that you feel does not get much notoriety?  What should our next Curious Relics topic cover? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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17:07

No Endorsements For NRA Board []

I received my ballot for the 2023 NRA Board of Directors election in today’s mail. Unlike in past years, I will not be making any endorsements. Let me explain my reasoning.

First, there are no petition candidates running for the Board in this election. Every candidate – good, bad, or indifferent – is on the ballot thanks to the efforts of the Nominating Committee. Everyone has been vetted to some extent and is considered “safe”. The committee is chaired by the ultimate insider and “Friend of Wayne” Kayne Robinson. The vice-chair is Janet Nyce who, if you attended the 2022 Meeting of Members will remember, declared those of us who want reform as “the enemy within”.

Second, while I will probably vote for a couple of people on the list that I know fairly well, any endorsement from me would be counter-productive to their chances. My reporting on the NRA’s troubles has earned me no friends in Fairfax and my endorsement would make them suspect if elected.

Third, it just doesn’t matter. One potential reformer or even two will be ostracized by the rest of the Board. I have heard how good people like Judge Phil Journey and Frank Tait have been treated like something the dog dragged in by the rest of the Board. The shameful juvenile conduct of the majority of the Board is disgusting. Moreover, you have elderly hacks like Walt Walter re-nominated while an accomplished attorney like Graham Hill was not re-nominated thanks to hostility towards him by Kayne Robinson.

If change is going to come to the NRA – and it will – it will be from outside. It will either come from a Bankruptcy Court as Rocky Marshall postulates or it will come as a result of the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit. People who think the NRA is going to win in court in Manhattan are willfully ignorant. Anyone who has followed the trial knows that things are not going that well for the NRA. The only thing that might be considered a win is that dissolution has been taken off the table by Judge Cohen. Add in the NRA’s incomprehensible decision to ask for a jury trial in Manhattan and you know it won’t go well.

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17:00

POTD: The Legendary Large Ring – The Large Ring C96 [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have the short-lived “large ring” Mauser C96. These sought-after specimens second only to the Cone Hammer C96 are considered to be transitional models. They come at a time when Mauser was making in-line improvements and simplifications without designating a whole new variation. They popped up roughly around 1900 and were pretty much gone by 1904 or 1905. They had a very obvious and obnoxious large ring on the hammer which would later be replaced by a much smaller ring that became an accepted standard. These models are also decipherable by looking at the extractor since they always had the old-school longer version.

“Blade front and 500-yard tangent rear sights, with the Mauser address on top of the chamber, a small Ulm “antler” stamp on the right side of the chamber opposite a “crown/crown/U” proof, and matching full and partial numbers on the rear sight, bolt, hammer, floorplate and frame. The sides of the frame are deeply milled, with a set of “MW” monogrammed checkered grips and a lanyard ring on the butt.”

Large Ring

Lot 3364: Mauser 1896 Large Ring Transitional Broomhandle – Mauser Model 1896 Large Ring Transitional Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 25, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/69/3364/mauser-1896-large-ring-transitional-broomhandle.

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] BioAmmo Showcase Their Environmentally Friendly Shotgun Ammunition [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] BioAmmo Showcase Their Environmentally Friendly Shotgun AmmunitionAt this year’s SHOT Show, there were a number of interesting ammunition manufacturers. One of which was BioAmmo from Spain. Their ammunition is specially designed for hunters and clay shooters looking for quality cartridges with maximum efficiency in terms of speed and penetration but also minimise plastic usage. BioAmmo explain that their ‘cases and wads are made with 100% […]

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16:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – The IWI Carmel Rifle is Coming to the USA [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show Coverage, James Reeves is at IWI to discuss the IWI Carmel rifle, which is coming to the USA in 2023, according to IWI (note that specs will vary form the Israeli and US models of the IWI Carmel):

“The IWI CARMEL is a combat proven innovative weapon system, built to be durable and robust. Made of superior steel, aviation grade aluminum and high strength impact modified polymer for outstanding performance in all environmental conditions.

The rifle has a rotating bolt system ensuring maximum safety for the user. IWI CARMEL can be easily customized, depending on the operational needs, military or law enforcement tasks – vehicle patrol, CQB, under cover missions, short and medium combat engagement, diverse police operations, VIP protection, and more.

IWI CARMEL is a fully ambidextrous platform, equipped with mil standard 1913 Picatinny rails on all sides to allow 100% compatibility with any available sights, devices or accessories.

FEATURES
Short-stroke gas piston
2 position gas regulator
Hammer-forged, chrome-lined, free-floating barrel, for enhanced accuracy & prolonged life cycle
Hard-anodized monolithic aluminum MIL-STD 1913 Rail
The rifle is equipped with a significantly efficient jump compensator for better shooter stability
MIL-STD 1913 accessory rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions

ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS
Designed for minimum operator and armorer level maintenance, thus reducing costs
100% interchangeability, reducing the overall costs of the system
All the metal parts of the weapon are corrosion resistant
Body built of high strength impact modified polymer
Quick detachable barrel can be swiftly replaced
Uses any NATO MIL STD 5.56 Steel, aluminum or polymer magazines

OPTIMIZED ERGONOMIC DESIGN
Foldable & Retractable folding polymer stock – the weapon can be fired with folded stock
Adjustable cheek-rest
Highly ergonomic pistol grip
Fully Ambidextrous weapon: Safety Lever, Magazine Release, Bolt Catch, Non reciprocating Charging handle
that can be easily changed from side to side within seconds by the user
Enlarged trigger guard for easier access for glove use
3 points of sling attachments QD or Cord
4 different barrel lengths: 10.5” ,12” ,14.5” ,16”

TECHNICAL DATA
Caliber: 5.56X45mm
Rifling: 6 RH Grooves, 1:7″ twist
Barrel length (mm) : 292 (11.5″)
Total length, butt folded (mm): 721
Total length(mm): 806
Weight (approx. Kg.) (w/o magazine): 3.3
Rate of fire (approx. Rd./min): 700~1000”

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16:00

Under Armour Announces Partnership with The Tactical Games (TTG) [AllOutdoor.com]

For those who are in the know, The Tactical Games (TTG) have quickly become the premier competitive event to flex your shooting prowess and fitness. The Tactical Games combines technical shooting with high-intensity interval training to make it one of the gnarliest competitions that is on a fast rise to popularity among shooters and gym-goers alike. Now, The Tactical Games has announced that Under Amour will be the 2023 title sponsor for all of their events.

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For those who are interested, you can get in the game as either an individual, teams, and female-only events as well. TTG continues to develop new and exciting ways to extend their reach in the shooting and athletic space. TTG melds some elements that are reminiscent of CrossFit with rope climbs while other implements come directly from the shooting community like tank traps deployed as barricades. Overall, with Under Armour coming into the fold, this partnership with TTG will help improve its Under Armour’s Tactical line awareness, help shape future product development, and connect Under Armour with local end-users in each of the communities where the events are held.

“I am very excited to partner with The Tactical Games for 2023 and beyond. Under Armour shares common goals with TTG in that both parties are centered on human performance and the focused performer.”  – Christopher Cook Sr., Under Armour National Sales Manager.

“We welcome Under Armour as the title sponsor of The Tactical Games. With their strategic goals and the recent expansion of their tactical line, Under Armour is the ultimate partner as we continue to grow TTG and its community.” – Nick Thayer, The Tactical Games President.

If you have never competed in The Tactical Games before do not be intimidated. Many of the competitors you meet there would love to share their knowledge of this growing sport and see more people participate. While you might be pushed to perform difficult tasks, you will come out the other side all the better for it. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

 

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16:00

[SHOT 2023] Fiocchi Introduces New Hyperformance .223 Varmint Round [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Fiocchi Introduces New Hyperformance .223 Varmint RoundFiocchi say their newest cartridge makes short work of varmints. The new Hyperformance .223 Remington cartridge was showcased at SHOT Show 2023, alongside a couple of other new rounds including a new 4.6x30mm defensive round and Fiocchi’s new Golden Waterfowl Bismuth Shotshells. You can find out more about those here. Fiocchi @ TFB: [SHOT Show 2023] […]

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15:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – The New Short Barrel FN SCAR 15P [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at the FN booth to discuss the new FN SCAR 15P, the “pistol” version of the SCAR rifle with a 7.5″ barrel.

According to FN: “The FN SCAR 15P in 5.56x45mm is the benchmark for reliability and versatility from a light recoiling, piston-driven platform, now configured in an ultra-compact pistol. This enduring platform enables all shooting positions, locking in any grip on the upper receiver under fire, a 7.5” barrel delivers unmatched maneuverability.”

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15:00

Top 10 Common AR-15 Mistakes to Avoid while Shooting [AllOutdoor.com]

AR-15s come in many shapes and sizes, but the shooting fundamentals remain largely the same from model-to-model. The potential for mistakes also multiplies when handling a complex firearm compared to a pistol or shotgun. So, with all of that being said, here are the Top 10 most common AR-15 mistakes you need to look out for whether you are recreationally shooting at the range, hunting, or potentially competing.

AR-15 Mistakes – 1# Improper Lubrication

Shooting starts with the AR-15’s lubrication which is critical before firing a shot. Shooting with an unlubricated gun leads to rusting and the metal corroding. It’ll also harm your performance and impact your firing down the line. Put your AR-15 on a cleaning schedule – an excellent way to remember is every 250 to 300 rounds. Cleaning your gun leads to smoother firing and extended life for your AR. When in doubt, over-lubricate your AR-15 to ensure everything works as it should.

AR-15 Mistakes – #2 Shooting with Misaligned Sights

Even if you’re a good shot, your accuracy ultimately depends on the gun’s sight. Many inexperienced shooters forget to check their scopes or iron sights before hitting the range, leaving them frustrated and confused when they don’t hit their mark. Make sure your sights are aligned and clean them regularly so no debris impacts your vision.

AR-15 Mistakes – 3# Installing the Wrong Buffer

The buffer is an AR-15 part that is underrated. It’s integral for lowering the recoil and making it more fun to shoot. But some gun owners – especially those with DIY AR-15s – install the wrong buffer. After-market buffers can be helpful, but can quickly compromise your shot if you’re not careful. Incorrect buffer sizes can disable the AR-15 and significantly damage the firearm. Some upgrade to a carbine buffer which is slightly shorter and allows the bolt carrier to go too far backward. Unfortunately, the gas key stops the carrier and ends up breaking.

AR-15 Mistakes – 4# Incorrect Grip

First-timers and seasoned veterans can make mistakes when shooting an AR-15. It takes proper training and practice to ensure you’re holding it incorrectly and avoiding common errors. For example, some people choke their hands on the magazine, leading to limited movement and an unbalanced gun. Also, avoid locking your arms because they will become pinched and more difficult to rotate.

AR-15 Mistakes

AR-15 Mistakes – 5# Weak Trigger Control

When beginners first shoot an AR-15, the triggers are always heavier than they expect. As a result, their trigger control is often too weak. You need to keep consistent pressure on the trigger throughout the pull – firm trigger control will directly lead to better accuracy. Practicing without bullets is a simple way to get used to a weapon’s trigger if you’re still uncomfortable (utilizing dummy rounds).

AR-15 Mistakes – 6# Using Light Triggers

Some AR-15 owners have weak trigger control because they try to fix it with a light trigger. Light triggers are functional if you’re shooting for sport at the gun range or in your backyard, but it’s sub-optimal if you’re in a scenario where you must defend yourself. They also make it easy to discharge the gun accidentally, leading to worse issues. Each AR-15 owner should test different triggers to find the most comfortable one.

AR-15 Mistakes – 7# Flinching When Firing

Contrary to popular belief, AR-15s aren’t all that powerful and have limited uses. They don’t blow up cars or break through walls like you see in the movies. So, there’s no reason you should flinch while firing one. You should be able to control the recoil easily if you have good posture. The noise also won’t be an issue if you have earmuffs.

AR-15 Mistakes – 8# Obsessing Over Accessories

AR-15s don’t need fancy scopes, stocks, slings and other accessories. They’re nice to have, but they’re not essential. Stop getting new attachments and focus on developing your skills. Once you become a proficient shooter, you can start fooling around with different modifications. Until then, stick with a basic scope or iron sights.

AR-15 Mistakes – 9# Overloading the Chamber

Most AR-15s carry 30 rounds, but that doesn’t mean you have to fill the mag fully. Some owners manipulate the mags to fit 31, but overloading can quickly lead to malfunctions. Try using 28 or 29 rounds in the AR-15 – you’ll find the seating is more reliable if you have a closed bolt. Thirty works better for open bolts, but you may find better luck underloading the mag.

AR-15 Mistakes – 10# Shooting With a C-Clamp

Some AR-15 owners use a c-clamp for better grip, stability, and recoil. It may work for some, but for others, it has drawbacks. For example, the c-clamp can block a significant portion of your view when aiming. Another con of the c-clamp is it takes away one of your arms in combat. If your AR-15 malfunctions, you’ll need your other arm for defense. The c-clamp requires an extended arm, preventing you from using your gun as a melee weapon.


These ten mistakes are common for a reason – only a small percentage of people know how to handle firearms properly, especially AR-15s. With lots of practice and smart safety habits, you can become a part of this small percentage and master every inch of your AR-15 from stock to barrel. So, what are you waiting for? Hit the range and get to work! As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

***All of the instruction and thoughts within this article are the opinion of the author. They are not the representative opinion of AllOutdoor.com as an entity.***

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14:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Black Rain Ordnance Sci-Fi Bullpup Battle Rifle? [AllOutdoor.com]

Black Rain Ordnance is typically known for their custom ARs and eye-catching Cerakote jobs, but they also had one of the most innovative new products of SHOT Show this year. The Commando rifle is a new bullpup battle rifle chambered in full power battle rifle cartridges like .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. Attention was paid to ergonomics and controls, and keeping the overall system weight down. It’s still early in production, but this is definitely one to watch.

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14:00

The Guide to Personal Locator Beacons: SHTF Satellite Rescue [AllOutdoor.com]

Disconnecting from the internet of things is something many hikers, hunters, and campers do anytime they hit a trail. Except as any experienced outdoorsmen knows, it’s important to be prepared for an emergency, and in extreme circumstances, be capable of communicating for rescue. While some smartphones are beginning to provide satellite communication, they shouldn’t be relied upon. For guaranteed emergency comms, you should invest in something called personal locator beacons, or PLB.

How does a PLB Work?

Satellite Rescue

Most personal locator beacons can transmit to rescue personnel via more than one communication method. Generally, PLBs interface with one or all of the following:

VHF Radio w/ DSC: VHF radio’s been around for decades, but DSC, or “Digital Selective Calling” allows for digital comms with Coast Guard radios and personnel. This is typically reserved for rescue operations in maritime environments.

AIS GPS: The Automatic Identification System is a gPS-connected broadcast system that functions like any transponder. It, too, uses the VHF maritime radio band.

Local Area Systems (121.5 MHz): This VHF frequency is monitored by every air traffic control facility, and federal law dictates that all aircraft capable of monitoring this frequency must do so at all times. This is used for inland or maritime rescue.

COSPAS SARSAT: The big one: The International Corspas-SARSAT program is a global, satellite-aided search and rescue network. It is supported and monitored by over 45 countries and various international agencies. The network relies on satellites, ground stations, mission control centers, and rescue coordination centers to cover just about every corner of the Earth. The SARSAT distress process is as follows:

  1. An activated PLB transmits on a 406MHz frequency.
  2. COSPAS SARSATs in orbit receive the SOS message.
  3. Satellites transmit the signal to the nearest ground stations (Local User Terminals).
  4. The Local User Terminal towards the SOS to a Mission Control Center (MCC).
  5. The MCC coordinates with a local Rescue Coordination Center (RCC).
  6. The RCC works alongside local search authorities, providing the SOS location.

(Only Use a PLB in Real Emergencies)

Given this complex and naturally time- and cost-consuming rescue process, it’s important to never transmit an SOS signal using a PLB unless you are truly in life-threatening danger, or are in need of emergency rescue.

Many states, U.S federal law, and laws in other countries have expressly banned the frivolous use of a PLB. Because authorities must always respond to an activated PLB’s SOS, the consequences for using one incorrectly can include hefty fines and even jail time.

Why Buy a PLB (Personal Locator Beacons)?

Satellite Rescue

The RescueME PLB1 provides 24 hours of active transponder time.

A PLB is a better emergency rescue tool than a satellite messenger, or a satellite-capable smartphone. Certain life-saving advantages that are unique to a PLB include:

  • A years’-long standby battery life (most require servicing for replacement).
  • A near guarantee of satellite connectivity anywhere on Earth.
  • No monthly subscription fees or payments are required.
  • PLBs provide stronger satellite signals than messengers and phones (open terrain is still best).

How Accurate are Personal Locator Beacons?

That depends on connectivity. If your PLB manages to acquire a GPS connection, accuracy can be as close as 10 to 100 meters. If only satellite connectivity is available, accuracy can be as poor as 2 to 5 kilometers. That’s 1.25 to 3.1 miles, for my fellow Americans. Considering the potential for a high margin of error, many PLBs have built-in IR or visible light strobes. At night, these strobes can be easily identified by aircraft and instrumentation from potentially miles away. Of course, we recommend having a proper bug-out bag loadout, or signalling devices handy in your camp kit. You should never rely on just one device.

PLBs vs. Satellite Messengers

Satellite Messengers function like Personal Locator Beacons — they just come with plenty of additional features and added costs. Although PLBs are generally considered to have more reliable satellite connectivity globally, satellite messengers can provide non-emergency and text-based communications.

There are other benefits of buying a satellite messenger instead of a PLB:

  • Units are rechargeable, like a cellphone or smart device.
  • Sat Messengers can provide GPS waypoints and navigation.
  • They can share your location with others, and embed coordinates in messages.
  • Some units provide weather forecasts, digital compasses, and basic maps.

There are drawbacks to going with a Sat Messengers instead of a PLB, too:

  • Global coverage varies based on the device and provider.
  • Coverage requires a paid monthly subscription, including for SOS.
  • Sat Messengers tend to have weaker signals, especially outside the US.
  • Because of added features, they can suffer from a shorter battery life.
  • In addition to subscription fees, the devices tend to cost more than PLBs.

PLBs and Satellite Messengers: Our Top Picks

RescueME PLB1

Best satellite coverage globally.

Satellite Rescue

The RescueME PLB1 was originally designed for maritime rescue, but it works just as well as an overland SOS unit. The PLB1 is incredibly small and durable: It’s completely waterproof and rated for seawater submersion. It also provides a solid 24-hour operating time, in addition to 7 years’ worth of battery life when on standby.

The PLB1 includes a bright, eye-visible strobe light for aircraft rescue, and its 66-channel GPS receiver and MEOSAR satellite compatibility guarantee a reliable emergency SOS will transmit anywhere on Earth. MEOSAR is a secondary search-and-rescue satellite network that interfaces with the existing COSPAS SARSAT network.

Retail: $329.99

ACR ResQLink 400

Alternative to the RescueME PLB1.

Satellite Rescue

Like the PLB1, the ResQLink is designed as a maritime PLB that also works on land. Its fully waterproof, bouyant, and includes visible and IR strobe lights. It, too, is compatible with MEOSAR and COSPAS SARSAT. It also includes Galileo GNSS Sat Nav, a highly accurate triangulation said to be more accurate than conventional GPS. This ensures precise rescue locating, even without a good GPS signal. The ResQLink 400 provides 24+ hours of active transmission, with a 5-year standby battery life. Like traditional PLBs, SOS is free and no subscription is required.

Retail: $359.95

Garmin inReach MINI 2

Overall best Satellite Messenger.

Satellite Rescue

The rechargeable inReach MINI 2 provides the same satellite SOS reliability as any PLB, in addition to non-emergency text, GPS waypoints and navigation, and an IPX7 submersible waterproof rating. The Garmin provides Garmin Explore topographic maps for hikers and campers, plus a digital compass and touchscreen two-way messaging for non-emergency communication.

Battery life is impressive with 14 days’ worth of use under clear skies, or 4 days’ worth of use under moderate cover. Standby mode provides 30 days of battery life with USB-C recharging for its li-ion battery. Some say the battery life is optimistic, with actual power lasting as little as 24 to 48 hours with continuous use. This is something to keep in mind if you plan on bringing the MINI 2 with you as a rescue device.

Others say the GPS way points and navigation can be difficult and finicky. Monthly subscriptions start at $14.95 for basic safety communication, while the top-tier “Pro: Unlimited” plan costs $64.95 per month. The basic plan provides unlimited SOS, so you needn’t spend more if that’s your main draw.

Retail: $400.00

ACR Electronics Bivy Stick

A screenless, affordable Sat Messenger that uses a smartphone app.

Satellite Rescue

ACR, maker of the ResQLink 400, offers an alternative to their traditional PLB with a screen-less Sat Messenger that interfaces with your iPhone or Android phone via an app. It relies on the well-established Iridium satellite network for SOS and non-emergency comms, with an advertised 120 hours of active battery life (depending on signal and location).

GPS accuracy is advertised to be within 10 meters, and the unit conforms to MIL-STD-810 for shockproofing. It’s also waterproof with an IPX7 rating, and features a rechargeable li-ion battery with a 1400-mAh capacity. ACR’s subscription service starts at $65.99 a month – much more expensive than Garmin’s service – but you get unlimited text messaging and there are no extra costs for GPS service.

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13:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – Daniel Defense Soundguard Silencers [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at SHOT Show 2023 talking with Matt Hurt of Daniel Defense about the new Daniel Defense Soundguard line of suppressors. Check today’s video for details.

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13:00

[SHOT 2023] AK Builders Rejoice! Recreator: Trunnions, Front Ends, More [AllOutdoor.com]

Recreator are known for their excellent quality AK receivers and blanks, but they are expanding into much more. With 80% receivers all but doomed, Recreator set out to fill every niche available for fans of AKs and, even more so, those that build them. Let’s take a look at what they showcased at Shot Show 2023.

[SHOT 2023] Recreator – AK Builders Rejoice

There is a lot to unpack here so lets get started. First off, populated barrel front ends.

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Taking some of the most difficult parts out of building an AK, this kit will get you going quick for your build without having to worry about canted front sights, or bad fit for gas blocks or rear sights. Just because its easy doesn’t mean they skimped on the quality. You even get a cold hammer forged barrel with this kit.

ReCreator Blanks cold hammer forged barrel assemblies with all new US made components. Barrels caliber 7.62×39 make up the backbone of the package. On the front end sits the perfectly straight front sight block with the addition of the lightening cuts. Behind this you will find the 45 degree gas block with its smooth radiuses. This combination of complex curved surfaces makes for the beautiful traditional profile that is immediately recognizable in the AKM platform. Next in line is the handguard retainer that utilizes two reverse keyways and a locking lever which securely affix it to the barrel. Last and certainly not least in line is the rear sight block.

  • Locking levers on lower handguard retainer and rear sight block are installed.
  • Barrel is chrome lined.
  • All barrel components black oxide coated.
  • Front sight includes push drum and sight post.
  • Barrel comes with complete front sight, rear sight, gas block with bayonet lug, hand guard retainer, and upper & lower wooden hand guards.

The populated barrel kit is available now on their website for $469.99.

[SHOT 2023] Recreator -US Made Front Trunnion

Next we have new front trunnions. These are US made, fully heat treated, and made from 4140 steel.

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Brand New – US Made, from certified 4140 Aerospace Grade Steel.

Fully Heat treated.

Made in ReCreator’s factory, minimum machine marks, the nicest trunnion available anywhere. Perfect match to your ReCreator Blanks and Receiver.

These new front trunnions are available for $85.00 and give builders another affordable option.

[SHOT 2023] Recreator -AK Headspace Setting Vise Conversion Jaws

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This is one of the coolest AK building tools I have seen. Easily and accurately set the headspace on an AK with minimal effort. There is even space to fit your bolt and headspace guage to check while the rifle is still clamped in.

Turn your 6-inch machine vice into a precision instrument that will give you absolute control over the installation of your barrel.

How would you like to look forward to the headspacing step of building an AK? No more beating on your 20 ton press with a hammer and hoping it jumps into position. You can now have a complete engineered solution capable of headspacing hundreds of guns per day! This system was developed by masters of the AK platform and designed to work flawlessly every single time.

What would it be worth to you if you could always depend on any member of your staff to produce impeccable results over and over again with zero intervention?

The big companies do not want to see tooling like this available for such a low price because they have spent over 100 times as much to build their own tooling.

recreator

Available for preorder for $2,499.99 and scheduled release in Q2 of 2023.

Recreator has plenty more products and tools available, check out their website here to view their online store.

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A big thanks to the guys at Recreator for going over their new releases with me. What do you think of these new tools and parts? Let us know in the comments section below.

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12:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – NEW Dead Air Mojave 9mm Suppressor [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at @DeadAirSilencers to talk about the new Dead Air Mojave, a high-end, 3D Printed, 9mm suppressor being launched in 2023. This modular platform is being released soon, and we get all the details in this video.

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12:00

[SHOT 2023] Hi-Point Firearms JXP10 – Budget Friendly 10mm [AllOutdoor.com]

10mm handguns are a very common caliber to carry while in bear country, but they have historically been quite expensive. Hi-Point has now given the market the most affordable 10 mm available without skimping on the features. I was given a thorough look at the JXP10 at Shot Show 2023, let’s see what this lost cost hand cannon has to offer.

[SHOT 2023] Hi-Point Firearms JXP10

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This is the first of a new generation of Hi-Point handguns to be released with a similar feature set, and I am glad Hi-Point made the 10 mm a priority. 10 mm is seeing a resurgence in popularity lately, and increased competition will benefit consumers with more options for firearms and increased ammunition availability.

Upgrades over the previous generation include – updated styling, grip texture, Glock compatible front sights, threaded barrel, and optics ready. The new grip texture is a welcome addition. While not only looking pretty good, the new texture feels excellent in the hands. Overall, I feel like the styling changes are a large improvement over the previous generation of Hi-Point handguns.

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JXP10 Specifications

  • 5.2″ Barrel
  • Weight 49 oz
  • 8.5″ Overall length
  • 10 + 1 capacity
  • Fully adjustable rear sighs
  • Glock compatible front sights
  • Threaded barrel
  • YC9 styled slide design
  • Last round lock open
  • Lifetime warranty

All this and Hi-Point was still able to bring the JXP10 to market with an MSRP of $225. The JXP10 is already available from retailers, and street prices appear to be a good bit below MSRP.

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Special thanks to Dave at Hi-Point for taking the time to go over the JXP10 with me. Especially on the last day of Shot Show.

What do you think of this new generation of Hi-Point firearms? Do you have experience with their handguns, or are you as eager as I am for the launch of the Yeet Cannon? Let us know in the comments section below.

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11:50

[SHOT 2023] Bond Arms Unveil Brand New Lever Rifle which uses AR Uppers! [The Firearm Blog]

There’s always a lot of new products at SHOT Show but its rare you’re genuinely surprised to come across something. I stopped by the Bond Arms booth, a company renowned for their myriad of Derringer models, and was met by something that immediately grabbed my attention – the new Bond Arms Lever Action. Bond Arms […]

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11:30

[SHOT Show 2023] TFBTV: Midwest Industries Alpha Series AK Upgrades [AllOutdoor.com]

New for 2023, Midwest Industries has released a refreshed lineup of AK accessories and upgrades – Midwest Industries Alpha Series. The new Midwest Industries Alpha Series parts lineup includes new handguards and optic mounting systems, as well as their new modular folding stock. These parts can be used to fully modernize an AK, or to add a bit of capability to a classic one.

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11:00

AllOutdoor Long-Term Review: 10″ Corcoran Jump Boot [AllOutdoor.com]

The Jump Boot was made famous in WWII by U.S. Paratroopers. It was a strong, reliable, but agile boot, made to mitigate twisted ankles and broken bones on hard landings. After all, the average Paratrooper, when fully loaded with combat equipment, had to tote at least an extra 90 pounds. The Corcoran Jump Boot was eventually replaced by the M43 Combat boot in 1945, to much opposition by the 82nd and after airborne units. But its popularity, simple and effective design, and high shaft compelled Corcoran to continue production.

Of course, this boot – which I wore in uniform through so many rain and snowstorms, swamps, and air assault jumps – is not the “OG” design. It’s modernized with better stitching and ditches the original smooth grain, polished leather for tan suede.

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AllOutdoor Long-Term Review - 10" Corcoran Jump Boot

“Marauder” Corcoran Jump Boot – Specs

  • Rough-Out Leather
  • Polyurethane Insert
  • Polyurethane Outsole
  • Non-Metallic Shank
  • Welt Construction
  • Steel Shank Above Outsole
  • Cordura Fabric Reinforcements
  • Memory Foam Foot Liner
  • Berry Amendment-Compliant (100% US-made)
  • AR 670-1-Complient (Active Duty Wear)
  • MSRP: $225.99

Corcoran Jump Boot In-Depth Review

Corcoran Jump Boot

TL;DR: The Corcoran stays true (mostly) to its original design. A 10″ shaft, Munson profile, Goodyear welt, and nailed sole with steel shank provide plenty of ankle support, puncture protection, and good water and oil resistance. Comfort is left to be desired (unless you spring for the more expensive option, with the DryZ insole) but with an orthopedic insert, the Corcorans look old-school and feel great.

The look n’ feel of the Jump Boot is largely “old-school,” even in its current iteration. It retains the original Army Munson boot’s shape, with a forgiving toe box. The box is double-layered leather with four rows of stitching wrapped around the main shell. Although it’s not a steel-toe, the box provides decent protection against crushing.

Corcoran Jump Boot

The box is wide enough for my fellow flat- and club-footed folks, with enough width for thick socks and insulating layers in the cold. Everything about the Corcoran’s shell and construction is made for daily wear: All the rough-hide leather sports at least two layers of stitching (though mostly 3 to 4 rows) and in the ~6 years I wore mine, I’ve never had any seams come loose.

Corcoran Jump Boot

The toe boxes on my Corcorans have held up quite well over the years, even after having plenty of blunt strikes and wet, hot, and cold cycles — plus plenty of gear oil and impacts on vehicle hulls and the like.

Corcoran Jump Boot

The Goodyear welt is proper rubber, with thick canvas stitching and adhesive for extra bonding and water resistance. My pair’s suffered no separation from the leather shell and sole, and the welt has done a great job keeping water and oil from penetrating the inner liner.

Corcoran Jump Boot

New iterations of the Jump Boot provide a relatively modern rubber, slip-resistant tread with deep lugs. My “OG” Corcorans stayed closer to the original design, sporting brass tacking and stitching with a split front and rear tread.

Corcoran Jump Boot

Normally I prefer originality, but in this case, the updated rubber tread is a massive improvement over the 81-year-old design. Of course, the heel and toes provided a nice tap, but there really was no advantage to keeping the Corcoran’s original tread. It gripped well enough for me, but it struggled occasionally with oil. The real star of the show, though, is what you can’t see: The Corcoran’s interior reinforcement and the gusseted tongue provide the best stability and waterproofing I’ve found on a traditional military boot.

Corcoran Jump Boot

The gusset runs nearly the full length of the shaft and eyelets, providing a sealed interior up to the last 2″ of the boot. Even without chemical waterproofing, the Corcorans have kept my feet dry during hours’ and days’ worth of rain and snow. The rough hide is naturally water repellent and I’ve never had issues over time with soaking.

Corcoran Jump Boot

The double-layered shaft terminates with smooth-grain leather inside. The rear of the shaft sports a thick reinforcement of leather (or more Cordura, on other Jump Boot models) which further prevents ankle rolls and provide some extra stability.

Corcoran Jump Boot

Again, newer models swap some of the rough-hide leather for Cordura. But the end result – durability, flexibility – is the same. The smooth-grain inside is comfortable and prevents chaffing and dirt build-up.

Corcoran Jump Boot

Although this might look like a slightly gross, simple, unattractive insole, it’s actually quite a piece of work. The DryZ liner in the Corcoran Jump Boot has held up miraculously to serious abuse, sweat, and heat. It hasn’t lost its cushion after being subjected to way too much weight and too many consecutive days of 24/7 wear. It’s managed to avoid any mold and mildew, and has generally provided great support — even when wearing a modern load of “battle rattle.”

Why These Simple Boots?

So, why review these admittedly simple-looking, perhaps even a bit ugly, boots? Because having been an FO (Forward Observer) for eight years, I rucked enough mile, climbed enough mountains, and trudged through enough cold, wet, hot, sticky, muddy, and plainly brutal stuff to just about ruin any pair of foot coverings – except these.

Corcoran Jump Boot

This is my pair, after all those years. Sure, they have a few stains and the soles are a little worn. But that’s after a Hellish test of endurance. The leather looks nearly as good as it did when I first purchased them at my local PX. These boots prevented more rolled ankles and broken bones than I care to count. They never failed in the wet, and kept my feet dry through every spell of rain and snow.

And perhaps best of all, they stick daringly close to a design that’s nearly a century old. That design was good enough for Paratroops dropping into German-occupied Europe, and that same level of reliability remains in these boots. I have yet to find another pair of boots that are as comfortable, waterproof, and surprisingly agile.

Plus, they’re Berry Amendment-compliant. That means the Corcoran Jump boots (and its variants) are 100% manufactured in the U.S. and made to be supplied to active duty, to this day, still, via DoD funding. That’s not necessarily important for the end user, but it’s  sign of their continued quality.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] Tippmann Ordnance .22LR Gatling Gun [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Tippmann Ordnance .22LR Gatling GunNew this year from Tippmann Ordnance is a .22LR Gatling Gun with an innovative and low-cost feed belt.  The six-barreled gun comes complete with a tripod, T&E mechanism and belts.  The belts themselves are an all-new polymer design from Tippmann Ordnance that is low-cost and, according to them, easy to load. The Tippmann Ordnance .22LR […]

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10:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – RIA 380 Carry Pistol & 2023 Releases [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves visits Rock Island Armory to see their new lineup for 2023, which includes the new LI380, a Bersa Thunder-like .380 carry pistol, as well as the new RIA 5.0.

According to RIA about the $299 MSRP LI380:

“The LI380 is an all Metal single stack 8rd Double Action/Single Action pistol. With its 8+1 capacity, premiere ergonomics, the Lightning 380ACP is more than just a flash, it is a dependable carry pistol. A LI-comfort Grip and fixed barrel with load indicator provide this compact powerhouse with stability and dependability. Complete with limited lifetime warranty, the LI380 s the definite choice for any situation.”

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10:00

Our Top 8 Picks! The Best Takedown Rifles for 2023 [AllOutdoor.com]

“Gucci” guns and tactical rifles – like the Saint Victor .308 – are cool and capable, but a quality survival rifle is an apt companion for the SHTF-minded prepper. Originally made to accompany Air Force pilots in the event of a Cold War shoot-down, the modern survival rifle has evolved into a capable, modular, transportable, and accurate rifle. There are, of course, more than one survival rifle, also called Takedown Rifles. We’ve come a long way from the glory days of the rudimentary, service-issued AR-7 – but hey! – the stock-stowed AR-7 is still relevant, so let’s start there.

Takedown Rifles: #1 Henry U.S. Survival AR-7

Takedown Rifles

  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Overall Length: 35″
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs.
  • MSRP: $344.00

It cuts its teeth behind bomber pilots’ seats in the 1950s: The U.S Survival Rifle, commonly called the Henry AR-7, is the quintessential survival shooter: It’s an incredibly lightweight, .22 lr-chambered breakdown gun that stows away inside its own hollow, waterproof buttstock:

Takedown Rifles

The semiautomatic action, its stick magazine, and the barrel all tuck neatly inside the polymer stock. Broken down, the rifle measures just over a foot long and a few inches wide, providing svelte storage inside any backpack or rucksack. The action is reliable, with a simple closed bolt being fed by an 8-round box magazine. Open leaf sights provide a basic but effective sight picture, while the 16.125″ barrel and 1:16 twist yield enough accuracy to take small game within 150 meters. Modern AR-7s come festooned with a regular ole’ Picatinny rail, affording much better accuracy and performance when paired with a small glass optic, like the Leupold VX-R (1.25x-4x).

Takedown Rifles: #2 Savage Arms 42 Takedown

Takedown Rifles

  • Caliber: .22 LR, .410 ga.
  • Capacity: Single-shot
  • Overall Length: 35.75″
  • Weight: 6.1 lbs.
  • MSRP: $559.00

If you desire a little more “oomph” that regular ole’ .22, consider Savage Arms’ 42 Takedown Rifle/Shotgun combo. Fitted with two barrels — one, a rimfire, the other, a .410 smoothbore — the 42 provides reliable single-shot functionality in a lightweight package at just about 6.1 pounds. This break-action survival gun provides 20″ barrels, maximizing velocity and accuracy. After all, each shot must count when you’re working with just one round in each tube.

Takedown Rifles

The break action and takedown function are one in the same: Just pull the retainer pin to separate the chambers and barrels from the hammer and trigger mechanisms. Although stowage inside the stock isn’t a thing, the 42 Takedown provides a small profile that fits easily inside a typical backpack. No Pic rail is available for adding an optic, but adjustable leaf sights provide plenty of good accuracy.

Takedown Rifles: #3 Ruger 10/22 Takedown Edition

Takedown Rifles

  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Capacity: 10+ rounds
  • Overall Length: 37″ (varies)
  • Weight: 4.6 lbs. (varies)
  • MSRP: $559.00 – $799.00

No list would be complete without the legend: Ruger’s infamous 10/22 semiauto rifle makes an entrance in a classic takedown configuration, sacrificing nothing of the original design to get there. Available with barrels measuring between 16.12″ and 18.5″, the 10/22 Takedown comes fitted with classic wood stocks or accurized polymer stocks.

Some models sport all synthetics and heavy, threaded CHF barrels for high suppressed accuracy, like the Model 21133. Regardless of configuration, all Takedown versions of the 10/22 break in half just past the action, separating the barrel and foregrip from the chamber and bolt. All models are fitted with Ruger’s typical open leaf irons, though some models afford Weaver and Picatinny mounts for your favorite glass or red dot. Each Takedown .22 is capable of fitting Ruger’s compact and quirky rotary magazine, in addition to typical banana mags for higher capacity.

Takedown Rifles: #4 Taylor’s 1892 Alaskan Takedown

Takedown Rifles

  • Caliber: .44 RM, .357 Mag, .45 LC
  • Capacity: 10 rounds (varies)
  • Overall Length: 34″ (varies)
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs. (varies)
  • MSRP: $1636.08 – $1740.88

Let’s ditch the tiny lil’ .22’s for a moment, and take a look at a proper cowboy gun: Taylor’s & Co.’s 1892 Alaskan gives up no firepower nor aesthetics to transform an old Western lever-action into a proper takedown rifle. Available with 16″ and 20″ barrels, you’re getting full velocity and energy out of its potent .44 and .357 cartridges.

Each variant of the 1892 features traditional tube magazines, capable of handling at least 10 rounds. Options can be had with stainless barrels and accoutrements for some flash, or all-black for a subdued finish. Overall length varies from 34″ to 38″, depending on barrel.

Takedown Rifles

The takedown function is simple enough, too: The barrel and magazine separate as one unit from the action, requiring no special tools for storage. “Skinner Express” irons accompany each model, with some optioned for “Scout Mount” optics thanks to drilled and tapped receivers. Stocks and forends are made of wood with overmolded rubber.

Takedown Rifles: #5 Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Folding Carbine

Takedown Rifles

  • Caliber: 9mm, .40 S&W
  • Capacity: 10, 33, or 50 rounds
  • Overall Length: 30.5″
  • Weight: 4.25 lbs.
  • MSRP: $556.00

KelTec makes some zany guns, but the Sub2000 is truly a useful little carbine. Unlike other entrants on this list, this super-compact folder comes chambered in 9mm or .40 S&W. Coupled with a 16.25″ barrel, you’re getting some serious velocity out of cartridges designed for handguns. The Sub2000 is also one of the only takedown rifles you’ll find that simple folds in on itself without actually, well, breaking in half. The rifle pivots on a single pin just underneath the rear sight post, allowing the barrel to fold and lock back against the rear stock.

The Sub2000 takes conventional magazines that fit inside the pistol grip, while the charging handle is tucked neatly away inside the hollow buffer tube. Large iron sights provide a decent sight picture, with Picatinny rails and M-LOK slots fashioned into the polymer forend for typical attachments and grips.

Takedown Rifles: #6 Kel-Tec SU-16 Takedown Rifle

Takedown Rifles

  • Caliber: .223 Rem / 5.56 NATO
  • Capacity: 10, 33, or 50 rounds
  • Overall Length: 30.5″
  • Weight: 6.0 lbs.
  • MSRP: $556.00

Like the Sub2000, but prefer rifle cartridges? KelTec’s SU16 is up for consideration. This rifle might look a bit, well, cheap — but it’s packing some pretty cool features and a proper gas-operated piston system instead of direct impingement. It even takes standard AR-15 magazines, and sports an 18.5″ barrel with a 1:7 twist rate to reliably send most off-the-shelf .223 and 5.56 loads downrange with good accuracy up to 300 meters.

The SU16 is a pseudo-takedown rifle: The entire receiver, including the bolt, barrel, and magazine well, remain as one unit. Only the stock and trigger assembly fold down and underneath the barrel for storage. But the SU16 compensates for this still-sort-of-bulky setup by providing a built-in bipod.

Takedown Rifles

Either side of the handguard folds outward under spring tension, providing a stable, fixed shooting position in the prone or from a supported position. Coupled with its optic-ready Picatinny rail, the SU16 is perhaps the most accurate and capable takedown rifle on this list. Managing to weight just 6 pounds with a piston system is a nice bonus, too.

Takedown Rifles: #7 Chiappa Little Badger

Takedown Rifles

  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Capacity: Single-shot
  • Overall Length: 31″
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs.
  • MSRP: $280.00

If the SU16 is our most capable and built-out takedown rifle, here, then the wire-framed Chiappa Little Badger is its antithesis. This single-shot, break-action .22 LR barely qualifies as a firearm. It’s more of a bang stick that happens to have some rifling fitted inside its 16.5″ business end.

It is seriously minimalist, lacking even conventional handguards and a pistol grip (you can install a grip to the underside Pic rail, behind the trigger). Interestingly, though, the Little Badger has some quite capable iron sights: Military M1 adjustable sights, similar to what you’d find on an M4 or M16 clone.

Takedown Rifles

The advantage of the Little Badger is its ridiculous size and featherweight profile. It comes in under 3 pounds and folds into what looks like two sticks that fit inside a waterproofed plastic tube. It’s the essence of a bare-bones survival rifle with a price tag that reflects its intent.

Takedown Rifles: #8 Ruger SR-556 Takedown

Takedown Rifles

  • Caliber: .223 Rem / 5.56 NATO
  • Capacity: 30+ rounds
  • Overall Length: 32.75″ – 36″
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs.
  • MSRP: $2,049.00

Ruger apparently felt the AR-15 wasn’t portable enough (even with its easily separated upper and lower) because they took their vaunted SR-556 and made it even more, well, “takedown-able.” This unique iteration of the AR rifle includes a removable barrel extension that mates directly with the star chamber, allowing the barrel and chamber to separate from the upper receiver and handguard without the need for a workbench and Armorer’s Tool.

Breaking the rifle down means also detaching the front sight-gas block combo from the piston system in the upper receiver. Yes, this runs with a two-stage piston instead of direct impingement. So, cleaner functionality and less cleaning. But in traditional AR fashion, the lower assembly remains one piece when broken down, with no modified buffer or recoil spring to speak of.

The SR-556 is considered a high-end AR in its own rite: It comes with a 41V50 CHF barrel, with an optional .300 Blackout barrel that can be swapped in for suppressed fire sold separately. A two-stage trigger provides crisp action, with quality Magpul furniture and a heavy-duty Picatinny handguard. Looking for something compact and silent, instead? Check out the recently-announced, integrally-suppressed Ruger 10/22 from SHOT Show 2023.

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] Mossberg Adds Optic Ready Models to the 590S Line [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Mossberg Adds Optic Ready Models to the 590S LineHidden away in Mossberg’s SHOT booth was a few new shotguns: Mossberg 590S models with the Optic Ready capability, as well as new M-LOK forends.  Able to mount a low-profile optic, and cycling everything from mini shells to 3″, the new 590S Optic-Ready models are available with 18″ and 20″ barrels, both retailing at $704 […]

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09:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – JK Armament JK 105LT CCX 9mm Suppressor [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode, James Reeves is at the SSA booth to talk to the guys from JK Armament about their new modular, concealable, micro 9mm can – the JK Armament JK 105LT CCX 9mm Suppressor.

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09:21

Guest Post By Rocky Marshall []

Roscoe “Rocky” Marshall is a former member of the NRA Board of Directors. More importantly, he is an experienced business executive. He is now founder and CEO of Frontier Truck Gear. Prior to that, he served as president of two subsidiaries of oil field services giant Baker Hughes which is a Fortune 150 company. In other words, he drill down into an income statement or balance sheet to get to the real health of an organization. What he has to say below is not encouraging as to the health of the NRA.

Rocky had sought to be an intervenor in the lawsuit brought by the Attorney General of New York against the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, John Frazier, Woody Phillips, and Josh Powell. He sought to do so to be an advocate for the members of the NRA as it seems no one is actively representing their interests before the court as opposed to the interests of LaPierre and company. His motion was ultimately denied. I met Rocky in person at the 2022 NRA Annual Meeting and have corresponded with him extensively. What he is saying below in not some spur of the moment comment. He has been reading the tea leaves and saying this exact thing for some time now.

The Late Great National Rifle Association R.I.P. by Former NRA Director Rocky Marshall
To NRA Members: IT IS OVER!


The NRA’s financials are spiraling rapidly towards insolvency, and the future appears bleak for
the survivability of the NRA which may be forced into bankruptcy (for real this time) in the
coming months. The next and final chapter for the NRA will be in a bankruptcy court where a
Judge will likely appoint a “Receiver” to take control of the assets of the NRA.


The NRA has been thriving for over 150 years; but will likely not survive to the end of this year.
This once great organization is now facing dissolution as the direct result of malfeasance by
Wayne LaPierre and the impotent Board of Directors (BOD). Undoubtedly, key management
personnel including Wayne Lapierre, Wilson Phillips, and others will likely face criminal charges
for embezzlement, fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges.


The NRA in the coming months will not be able to pay outstanding bills or maintain staff to
fulfill the mission due to the rapid decline of donations by members. In 2016, NRA revenues
reached a peak of $367 million and currently is projected to receive $200 million for the current
fiscal year 2022. The collapse in donations is directly related to the revelations that the NRA
Management misused millions of dollars of donations for personal benefit. The misuse of NRA
monies by NRA Management and the BOD has been reported as far back as 1998 when a
complaint was filed by NRA Directors with the FEC.1


A question that is often repeated is: “Why did the NRA BOD allow Wayne Lapierre and others to
misuse the donations and defraud the members?” The most obvious answer is because a few
key Directors were being paid. From 2002 through 2020, over $10 million dollars have been
paid directly or indirectly to NRA Directors. A secondary issue is that NRA Directors were not
informed and also routinely presented false information by NRA Officers and Management in
order to hide the truth. During my tenure as an NRA Director, I was routinely denied access to
information and also received blatantly untrue information from NRA officers. The NRA BOD
has not provided proper fiduciary oversight of the NRA for decades. The NRA BOD could have
easily stopped the fraud and mismanagement by Wayne LaPierre (and others) but instead
chose to ignore the obvious illegal activities. The BOD audit committee (chaired by the current
President Charles Cotton) approved transactions retro actively without BOD approval.


The current lawsuit from the New York Attorney General will likely not go to trial; but instead,
will be superseded by a forced bankruptcy. The negative press reports from these legal filings
will continue to drive donors away and revenues will decline. As a former Director for the NRA,
I have researched the complaints by the New York Attorney General and found all charges to be
true. I could not identify a single charge that was untrue or exaggerated. As has been
reported, Wayne Lapierre has admitted to several of the charges in the previous bankruptcy
trial in Dallas.


Historians and columnists will report in future years that the NRA was destroyed from within by
the greed of NRA Management Wayne LaPierre, Woody Phillips, (and others) and also by the
lack of oversight by the NRA Board of Directors. Collectively this group has destroyed the most
valuable gun rights organization on the planet.

  1. Weldon H. Clark Jr. FEC Complaint 1998 (https://www.fec.gov/files/legal/murs/4865/00001F57.pdf)

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09:00

The Ham Radio Guide: UV-5R CHIRP Programming [AllOutdoor.com]

The Baofeng UV-5R is one of the most popular entry-level Ham Radios on the market. It’s the handheld unit favored by most preppers, outdoorsmen/outdoorswomen, and generally anybody preparing for a “SHTF” scenario. But programming this versatile little radio can be confusing – unless you use the available PC software, CHIRP. So, today we will discuss UV-5R CHIRP programming. This is part 6 (the final part) of our multi-series guide to mastering the UV-5R and basic Ham Radio communications.

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First, You’ll Need a USB Programming Cable

UV-5R CHIRP

The pictured cable is a USB 2.0 connector with a proprietary AUX end. This adapter is made to fit the UV-5R, and its similar radio units. We strongly recommend purchasing directly from Baofeng. Authentic cables have a specific FTDI chip inside the adapter, which is required for ensuring your PC and its device drivers can communicate with the radio.

In some cases, UV-5R kits purchased online include this CHIRP connector. Once you have the cable, ensure it is firmly seated in the AUX ports on the right side of the radio, beneath the rubber cover.

Download and Install CHIRP

CHIRP is a free, open-source amateur radio programming software developed by Dan Smith. Besides the UV-5R, CHIRP can be used to program dozens of other radios.

Download CHIRP here.

On the “DanPlanet” website, click on the link labeled Download the latest CHIRP-daily build here:

UV-5R CHIRP

On the next page, download the chirp-daily-[date]-installer.exe file. This is the Windows Installer file for CHIRP. Once downloaded, run the executable, and follow the typical steps required for installing new software.

How to Run CHIRP

Once the installation has finished, run the CHIRP software. A desktop shortcut is not automatically created. You must navigate to the directory wherein you installed the software, and double-click the executable labelled chirpw.exeThe default installation directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\CHIRP. Once the executable is ran, CHIRP will display a blank window:

UV-5R CHIRP

At this point, you can connector your UV-5R to your PC via the FTDI cable.

UV-5R CHIRP: Getting CHIRP to Recognize Your UV-5R

Before using CHIRP, connect your FTDI cable to the radio while it is powered off. Plug the USB end into your PC. Then turn the radio on and remove the antenna.

NOTE: While programming your ham radio with CHIRP, the volume knob needs to be rest between 50% and 75%. Sub-audible tones are produced by the radio during programming. The CHIRP software must “hear” these tones for programming to work.

With a good connection, open CHIRP and navigate to the top-level menu labeled “Radio.”

Under “Radio,” select “Download From Radio.” A pop-up will display with the following drop-down menus: “Port,” “Vendor,” and “Model.”

UV-5R CHIRP

The “Port” menu should automatically detect your radio’s connection. This will typically display as “COM[number]”. Depending on the brand of cable you’re using, option may instead display as “usbserial,” or “UART.” If there is more than one COM port or option displayed, you will need test each one until you identify the correct port for your radio.

NOTE: If CHIRP doesn’t recognize your radio via the Port drop-down, you need to install the appropriate FTDI device drivers. They can be downloaded here.

  • Under “Vendor,” select “Baofeng.”
  • Under “Model,” select “UV-5R.”
  • Hit “OK.” The radio will display a pop-up confirming your radio is appropriately connected.

UV-5R CHIRP

Click “OK” again.

UV-5R CHIRP

The software will begin cloning your radio’s existing data to display it in CHIRP. Once complete, the software will create a tab called “Baofeng UV-5R: (Untitled)*. This is your radio’s current configuration.

Each radio configuration CHIRP displays has two screens: “Memories,” which holds all stored channels and frequencies, and “Settings,” which governs your radio’s various menu functions.

NOTE: If you’re unfamiliar with the UV-5R’s menu options, read part 3 of this guide: Navigating the UV-5R Menu.

The CHIRP Memories Screen

UV-5R CHIRP

The Memories screen displays any channels you’ve already programmed. In this example, the radio has been configured with a few dozen local and national frequencies. This includes NOAA weather channels, broadly used “CALL” freqs, and various local repeaters that have pre-programmed with the necessary tones, codes, and offsets.

NOTE: If you’re unfamiliar with how to program repeaters, read part 5 of this guide: Advanced Programming (Repeaters and Tones). Although CHIRP largely takes care of programming these stations for you, it’s important to understand how repeaters function, so you can use them properly.

The Memories (channel) options include:

  • Loc: The channel storing information. The UV-5R has 128 channels (0 to 127).
  • Frequency: The channel’s frequency.
  • Name: Custom names can be assigned to a channel. This can only be in CHIRP. The name can display up to  six characters.
  • Tone Mode: Used to program repeaters. This includes standard, TSQL, DTCS, and Cross tones.
  • Tone: When a Tone is selected, only transmissions from that frequency (or repeater) also using that Tone will be received by your radio. If no Tone is selected, you will hear all transmissions from that frequency or repeater.
  • Tone Squelch: This is the tone your radio must transmit to access a repeater to broadcast on it.
  • DTCS Code. This is used to configure digital private line communications.
  • DTCS Rx Code. Also used to configure digital private line communications.
  • DTCS Pol. Sets the polarity of the signal on digital private line communications.
  • Cross Mode. Used to convert one type of tone or code to another when configuring digital comms.
  • Duplex: Used to set the polarity (plus or minus) of a repeater’s offset.
  • Offset: Used to set the offset frequency of a repeater for use.
  • Mode: Used to set a channel to narrow (NFM) or broadband (FM). Broadband should be used by default, although some pre-programmed repeaters use narrowband.
  • Power: Determines the transmit power (High or Low) of the radio when broadcasting on that channel.
  • Skip: Selecting “S” under Skip will cause the radio to skip that channel when scanning for broadcasts.

How to Program a Basic Simplex Channel in CHIRP

You can easily delete, override, and enter a new channel by clicking on each box within a channel’s row. For example, to program Channel 0, click on the “Frequency” column in that row, and enter the six-digit frequency you wish to save. Name the channel as desired (optional), and set the broadband, power, and skip settings as desired.

For simplex channels (radio-to-radio or “walkie talkie”-type comms), you do not need to enter any tones, codes, or offsets.

How to Program a Repeater in CHIRP

To program a repeater, you will need the frequency, tone, type of tone or code, and offset. Again, if you are unsure what these inputs mean, please read Part 5: Advanced Programming.

To easily acquire the info on local repeaters, you should find fellow ham operators. You can also use RadioReference.com (subscription required). Lastly, you can automatically pull repeater information directly into CHIRP from the internet.

To do this, select the option “Query Data Source” under the “Radio” menu in CHIRP. Select “Repeater Book,” then “Repeater Book Political Query.”

Next, select your state and county. Lastly, select the appropriate band for the UV-5R. This includes the 2-meter (144MHz) and 70-centimeter (440MHz) bands.

UV-5R CHIRP

Click “OK,” and note the new tab created at the top of the CHIRP software. For this example (Utah county, Utah, 144MHz), we get a convenient, pre-programmed list of available ham repeaters.

UV-5R CHIRP

Each column already includes the necessary frequency, name, tones and codes, offset, and even comments describing each repeater antenna’s physical location.

To program your radio with any available repeater, simply click on the row you desire. Then right-click, and choose “Copy.”

Navigate back to your UV-5R’s tab at the top of the CHIRP interface. Select the channel (“Loc”) wherein you wish to save that repeater. Right-click that row, and click “Paste.”

That’s it! You’ve successfully entered a repeater on your UV-5R’s channel.

Modifying Radio Settings in CHIRP

Using CHIRP to set your UV-5R’s settings is much easier and less time-consuming. All 40 menu functions can be quickly accessed via the Settings tab.

UV-5R CHIRP

The radio’s settings are categorized into seven sub-menus:

Basic: Includes basic functions like the roger beep, screen color, and display timer.

Advanced: Includes settings for channel lock-out, squelch, scanning, and voice prompts.

Other: Here you can set custom power-on screen settings, and modify the radio’s frequency limits.

WARNING: The UV-5R is only designed to function between 136 and 174MHz (VHF) and 400MHz to 520 MHz (UHF). Attempting to send or receive outside these frequency ranges could damage your radio.

Work Mode: Includes settings that govern the main screen’s displayed channels.

FM Radio: Allows you to set the default FM radio frequency when enabled.

DTMF: Used to set PTT and ANI codes. These functions are outside the scope of this guide.

Service: Here you can manually set the amount of noise filtering provided by each numeric squelch setting that is found in the regular menu (0 to 9).

Saving Configurations & Updating Your Radio

You can save your radio’s existing or newly programmed configuration as a file on your desktop. This provides a useful back-up should you need to reset your radio, or program a new unit to function identically to an existing unit.

To do this, navigate to the “File” menu setting at the top of the CHIRP interface. Select “Save As,” and save your radio configuration file (.img) on your computer as desired.

IMPORTANT: This does not save the configuration to your radio.

To save your work to your radio, select “Radio,” then select “Upload to Radio.” Ensure the correct Port is selected. This is the same port identified when you first connected to CHIRP.

Click “OK,” then allow the “Cloning” progress bar to complete. Do not interrupt the process by handling the radio, or you could brick the onboard memory.

Once uploading is complete, the Cloning window will automatically disappear. You can now close CHIRP.

Turn off your radio before unplugging it from your PC. Power cycle the radio, then navigate the menu and channels to confirm your new configuration has been correctly uploaded.

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08:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – The New Laugo Alien “Creator” [AllOutdoor.com]

In this video from TFBTV’s SHOT Show coverage, @JamesReeves is visiting the guys from Laugo to talk not about the future of the company and the past success of the Alien line of pistols, but Laugo’s brand new variant of the Laugo Alien – the Creator!

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08:12

[SHOT 2023] LIONHEART Industries NEW Vulcan 9 [AllOutdoor.com]

Lionheart Industries, known for its modern reworking of the DP-51/K5 pistol from South Korea, is releasing the newest evolution of the design. The new Vulcan 9 is a combination of heirloom quality with modern machining and materials. It still has the unique Double-Action Plus operating system the original Dp-51/K5 pistol is known for but now has all the modern comforts that consumers want in a pistol nowadays.

[SHOT 2023] LIONHEART Industries NEW Vulcan 9

From top to bottom, the Vulcan 9 has been reworked while still holding true to the original design. The slide comes optics-ready, compatible with any RMRcc pistol dot. The Vulcan 9 mounting system is a plateless system, so your dot is low as it can be overbore. The trigger on the pistol has been reworked, with a new “J” trigger shoe for ideal accuracy and finger placement. The grip of the pistol has been reworked to have a natural-feeling integrated gas pedal on the left side. The magazine capacity has been increased with the Vulcan 9 having  flush fitting 15 round magazine, another feature of the magazines is one of the provided magazines comes with a NANO sight tool that is retained securely in the aluminum baseplate. These are only to name a few of the features of their new modern redesign. The Vulcan 9 is expected to be available starting April 2023 with prices starting at $1199.

[SHOT 2023] LIONHEART Industries NEW Vulcan 9

[SHOT 2023] LIONHEART Industries NEW Vulcan 9

  • Caliber – 9mm
  • Material – 7075 Aluminum Frame – 4140 Alloy Steel Slide – 416R Stainless Steel Barrel
  • Sights – Fiber Optic or Tritium Night Sights
  • Grips – CNC Machined G10 Material with Integral Gas Pedal
  • Magazine – Two 15-Round Mags Included (One with Sight Tool), 10 and 18-round mags coming soon
  • Hammer – Bobbed or Standard Spur
  • Barrel – Black DLC Coated or Black Nitride 416R Stainless
  • Barrel Length – 3.7in Standard or 4.3in Threaded
  • Height – 5.0in (15-round Baseplate, no Sights)
  • Length – 6.9in w Standard Barrel, 7.5in w Threaded Barrel
  • Slide Width – 0.95in
  • Weight – 24oz (Depending on Options)
  • MSRP – Starting at $1199
  • Available – April 2023

[SHOT 2023] LIONHEART Industries NEW Vulcan 9

Special thanks to the Lionheart Industries staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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08:00

[SHOT 2023] XS Sights New RD3 2.0 & Sight Pusher [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] XS Sights New RD3 2.0 & Sight PusherIf you’ve ever dreaded drifting out a front sight or scratched up your slide while swapping out your pistol’s sights then XS Sights have the tool for you. At SHOT Show 2023, they showed us their new in-line sight pusher models; a DIY version and one designed for gunsmiths. The new tool has a brass […]

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07:00

The Top 5 Handguns of SHOT Show 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

Subscribe to TFBTV Show Time here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7okRio4_fUycHFNElhN4mQ?sub_confirmation=1 As usual, SHOT Show 2023 meant lots and lots of new guns, including a full house of pistols, revolvers, and derringers from new companies and old alike. The deck was stacked with strong options this year, but your dealer, James Reeves, picks five of a kind as the […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] Zenith Tease New 5.56 Roller-Delayed Rifles AND More! [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT Show 2023] Zenith Tease New 5.56 Roller-Delayed Rifles AND More!Zenith have a number of pretty exciting products on the way ranging from new iterations of their ZF-5, piston-driven AR-15s and a range of new 5.56x5mm roller delayed rifles – modelled after the HK33 and HK53, and a 7.62x51mm G3 pattern rifle too. The ZF-5 PDW will be available in February and will have an […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] The Powerful New Leupold Mark 5HD 2-10×30 [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop is at SHOT Show 2023 visiting Leupold Optics to discuss probably the most anticipated optic of 2023 – the new Leupold Mark 5HD 2-10×30. While the versatility of its multiple reticle options will give you an advantage at the range or in the field. With three revolutions of elevation […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] Dead Foot Arms: AR-MP9 an MP5 Styled AR9 [The Firearm Blog]

When walking down the aisles of SHOT Show 2023, Dead Foot Arms’ AR-MP9 caught my attention. It is not a secret I am a fan of the MP5 and I find AR9s that mimic MP5’s interesting. There have been attempts made by other manufacturers to mimic the MP5 aesthetics but the Dead Foot Arms’ AR-MP9 […]

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05:27

Bechowiec: Polish Teenager Makes a Resistance SMG [Forgotten Weapons]

https://youtu.be/vNoyjHwVCmQ

The Bechowiec (or Beha) is a fascinating SMG produced in small numbers in southern Poland under German occupation during World War Two. It was made for use by the Bataliony Chłopskie (Peasant Battalions) by a young man named Henryk Strąpoć.

Henryk built his first (quite illegal) gun at the age of 15 in 1937, and was promptly arrested for it. He avoided prison only on account of being a minor, and promised not to do it again. Well, at least he promised not to get caught again – he built three more guns (two semiauto pistols and a revolver) by the time Germany invaded Poland in 1939. During the occupation he joined the the resistance and set to work doing what he must have fantasized about; building clandestine small arms.

Being more or less familiar with pistols but having never handled a submachine gun, he made some creative design choices. His SMG is basically a scaled-up Ruby-type action – chambered for 9x19mm with a simple blowback slide, it is hammer fired from a closed bolt. He designed a complex but effective selective-fire trigger system, complete with a correct auto sear. The first gun was ready in the spring of 1943, and he had a makeshift production going by early 1944. A total of 11 of the guns were made by July 1944, some in 9mm (using bored-out WW1 Mauser barrels) and some in 7.62x25mm Tokarev (using Mosin Nagant barrels).

Only one example survives today, and it is housed in the Polish Army Museum (and sadly, deactivated). Many thanks to the Museum for giving me access to film it for you! Check them out at: http://www.muzeumwp.pl/?language=EN

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22:00

A Complete Precision Rifle from Aero: The SOLUS [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show coverage, Luke C is visiting Kirk at the Aero Precision booth to see their updated offerings for their new Solus rifle system that was first introduced at NRA 2022. Aero brought the Solus to SHOT 2023 with a whole host of new accessories and options including Aero’s very […]

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21:52

[SHOT 2023] EOTECH’s Magnifiers & Pistol Optics Now In FDE [The Firearm Blog]

At this year’s SHOT Show EOTECH, in addition to their promising ‘On Gun Laser’, showcased their new flat dark earth colour range. The new FDE range includes G43 and G45 magnifiers and their EFLX pistol red dots. EOTECH say that their magnifiers enhance any EOTECH Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) by enlarging the target’s image when needed. […]

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18:00

[SHOT Show 2023] A Magazine-Fed Lever Action from POF USA: The NEW Tombstone [The Firearm Blog]

SHOT Show 2023 has officially declared 2023 to be the Year of the Modern Lever Action, and POF USA is part of the zeitgeist. The new POF Tombstone has a traditional Henry style lever action, married to a modern aluminum receiver and handguard. It also feeds from the same detachable box magazines as the POF […]

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] Dorin Tech/Imperial Arms CypherX PDW [The Firearm Blog]

If you recall, Imperial Arms Co. makes their own SCAR compatible receivers. I reviewed their CypherX receiver and lowers. Well they have partnered up with Dorin Tech and will be coming out with a CypherX PDW. FN USA has come out with their own PDW but it is chambered in 5.56. Dorin/Imperial’s CypherX PDW will […]

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16:00

Canik Drops its First Robust-Capacity Micro-Compact 9mm, the Mete MC9 [AllOutdoor.com]

Turkish brand Canik, distributed by Century Arms in the United States, has finally jumped on the bandwagon of offering a 12- or 15-plus one capacity 9mm Luger handgun. It’s called Mete MC9. Company representatives chose the week before SHOT Show 2023 to break the news.

The new pistol will surely be well-received among Canik fans, who have long waited for the company to join the industry trend of concealment-friendly, healthy-capacity pistols. Why did it take so long? Canik USA National Marketing Director Adam Ruonala said, “Being first to market was never the goal for us. The MC9 is the perfect example of Canik’s commitment to take our time and do things the right way. We thought this out, we considered every option, we listened to what was really asked for, and we created a platform that meets all of the needs of a relatively new space in the handgun market. The Canik Mete MC9 truly was Prepared Superior.”

MC9

Grammatically correct slogans may not be their forte, but the Mete MC9 package serves up all the right goods that represent significant added value over the already-reasonable purchase price. Each MC9 comes in a hard case with a 12- and 15-round magazine, three choices of backstrap size with punch, tool kit, cleaning kit, an IWB holster, three differently-sized backstraps, a speed loader, and a pinky rest. Every MC9 slide is optic-ready, with BUIS sufficiently tall to co-witness. The little gun’s footprint is 4.52 inches tall with magazine, 6.1 inches long, and 1.12 inches deep. The barrel is 3.2 inches. It weighs a light 21.2 ounces, unloaded. Three colors are offered so far:  black, flat dark earth, and two-tone black/flat dark earth. Orders are being taken now and the first MC9s will be delivered to consumers and retailers in March.

The MSRP is currently set at $439.99. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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16:00

[SHOT Show 2023] Adams Arms Unveils New 7.62×39 P1 & Ambi P2s with New Grips, Sights & Stocks [The Firearm Blog]

At this year’s SHOT Show we caught up with the guys at Florida-based Adams Arms, known for their piston driven ARs and the AA-19 (literally the most expensive pistol Hop has ever reviewed over at TFBTV). Adams Arms ran us their their newest products with some interesting things in the pipeline. First up was their […]

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15:18

NRA-ILA Backed Lawsuit Challenges Illinois’ New Semi-Automatic and Magazine Bans. [NRA-ILA News]

Today, an NRA-ILA backed lawsuit challenging Illinois’ semi-automatic and magazine bans that were signed into law earlier this month was filed in federal court. In the land of Lincoln, these newly banned arms are now incorrectly labeled “assault weapons” and “large capacity” magazines.

15:16

POTD: Henry Did it First, Winchester Did it Better – Winchester 1866 [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have a huge stepping stone in the history of Winchester. This is the Winchester 1866 which (at the time) was actually called The Winchester Rifle! It was called this because it was the first rifle ever produced by Winchester. It was basically a heavily improved Henry (Henry and Winchester had business dealings). A little-known or misunderstood fact is that Oliver Winchester of Winchester fame was not an inventor or ideas man. He was a businessman and a very good one in most cases. This new Henry rifle (Winchester 1866) was improved with a loading gate, wooden forend, and the same but “refined” mechanism. It was still chambered for the 44 Henry Rimfire cartridge but would eventually have conversions available to a 44 centerfire.

“This Winchester Model 1866 was manufactured in 1868 and has the very desirable “HENRY’S PATENT-OCT. 16. 1860/KING’S PATENT-MARCH 29. 1866” marking on the top of the blued octagon barrel which also features a dovetailed blade front sight and a notch and ladder rear sight graduated out to 900 yards. The left side of the lower tang is marked “7 RV W 16046.” “16046” is also stamped in the upper tang mortise of the stock. Sling swivels are fitted on the bottom of the forend cap and on the bottom of the stock. The stock compartment is empty.”

Winchester 1866
Winchester 1866

Lot 3006: Henry Patent Marked Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 24, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/79/3006/henry-patent-marked-winchester-model-1866-lever-action-rifle.

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14:00

[SHOT Show 2023] The NEW Rock Island Armory 5.0 Pistol [The Firearm Blog]

Rock Island Armory’s new 5.0 pistol is a new design and made in the US at their new factory in UT. The pistol has an ultra low bore axis and a square barrel surface for improved slide lockup. It’s also hammer fired, with a trigger feel more like a traditional metal framed single action pistol. […]

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13:09

NRA Challenges Illinois Gun Ban [NRA-ILA News]

The NRA is suing the state of Illinois following the signing of HB 5471, a bill that bans commonly owned firearms and magazines.

13:00

2023 CFMoto ZForce 800 Trail – First Look at Next Generation ZForce [AllOutdoor.com]

CFMoto has been taking the Side-by-Side (SxS) market by storm with affordable and capable offerings, and now we finally get a look at what the next generation of their ZForce platform will look like. They have announced a 2023 CFMoto ZForce 800 Trail that appears to be the direction they want to take the line in the future. Let’s dive in and see what it is all about.

CFMoto ZForce 800 Trail

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2023 CFMoto ZForce 800 Trail

ZForce is CFMoto’s sport recreation series of SxS, leaning more on the fun of the outdoors than the practical aspects of a more utility focused machine. Trail is a market designation for a more narrow machine, typically in the 50in wide category, perfect for people that have access to width restricted trails or who enjoy going where wider machines simply cannot fit.

This 800 Trail is the first machine released with CFMoto’s next generation updates including updated styling, interior improvements, and performance upgrades compared to the previous generation trail models.

2023 CFMoto ZForce 800 Trail Specifications

  • 800CC V-Twin Engine with 62hp and 53 ft lbs of torque
  • Delphi Electronic Fuel Injection
  • 4WD with selectable front differential lock
  • 11.2” ground clearance
  • Electronic power steering
  • 3500lb winch
  • 2” rear hitch
  • Half doors
  • CVTech Clutches

The CVTech clutches that CFMoto includes with their machines are fantastic, easily tuned and reliable. What did come as a surprise to me with this launch is the change to Delphi EFI as CFMoto has been using Bosch EFI for several years. This is not an issue as Delphi is a recognizable company that makes excellent products but does raise the question, why the change? Possibly due to supply chain issues with Bosch or maybe due to a better OEM price, I have not been able to get a clear answer.

Compared to my 2021 CFMoto ZForce 950 Sport, I do appreciate the styling updates with this next generation ZForce. The main body of the machine has overall better lines and a nicer look that should not be as divisive in the US market. CFMoto has already posted teasers on their social media of the next generation 950 Sport that appears to have the same updates as this 800 Trail.

CFMoto ZForce 800 Trail
Next Generation ZForce 950 Teaser

Expect additional information to release on the new 800 Trail as we get closer to them appearing at a dealership near you.

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12:33

West Virginia: Senate Passes Campus Self-Defense Act [NRA-ILA News]

Today, the Senate voted 29-4 to pass Senate Bill 10, the Campus Self-Defense Act, to ensure that law-abiding adults are not stripped of their right to self-defense when they cross an arbitrary boundary onto a college campus. It now goes to the House Judiciary Committee for further consideration.

12:00

[SHOT 2023] DoubleStar USA ACE to Pic Rail Folder [AllOutdoor.com]

With the surge of foldable piston guns and foldable pistol caliber carbines any new folder that lets you use older ACE style stocks to fold is something to keep note of. The fine folks at DoubleStar USA are bringing out a rugged stock folding mechanism with one-button controls this year . Their new DoubleStar USA ACE to pic rail folder can accept DoubleStar ACE style stocks and then attach it any gun with a rear pic rail section.

DoubleStar USA ACE
[SHOT 2023] DoubleStar USA ACE to Pic Rail Folder
Dispensing on what orientation you attach the stock you can choose it for left or right handed folding. And as long as the stock or brace clears properly, the folding mechanism will positively lock in place and can’t be pulled open accident. The ACE to Pic Rail folder is built from machined 4140 steel with a hinge that has plenty of meat to it. To help with weight there are machined out portions along the body of the folder. In this article the folder is shown with a DoubleStar USA ACE Stock and a DoubleStar USA Ace Folder. Both of those are made of 7075-T6 Aluminum with a smooth anodized finish. All three of the parts are manufactured proudly in the USA and I’m personally hoping to get my hands on one of them as soon as the folder is available.

DoubleStar USA ACE
[SHOT 2023] DoubleStar USA ACE to Pic Rail Folder
DoubleStar USA ACE
[SHOT 2023] DoubleStar USA ACE to Pic Rail Folder

[SHOT 2023] DoubleStar USA ACE to Pic Rail Folder

  • Push Button Folder
  • 4140 Steel Consturction
  • Available: End of April, Beginning of May
  • MSRP: To be finallized – $100-$140

DoubleStar USA ACE
[SHOT 2023] DoubleStar ACE to Pic Rail Folder
Special thanks to the DoubleStar USA staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] NEW Hornady Sub-X 7.62x39mm 255 Grain Subsonic [AllOutdoor.com]

The guys over at Hornady have brought out another great subsonic loading this year at SHOT Show 2023. AK guys can rejoice with the new Hornady Sub-X 7.62x39mm 255 Grain subsonic loading. This 7.62x39mm loading has been designed for accuracy and performance below the speed of sound. You can expect excellent and consistent performance from these rounds from Hornady. They carefully curated their component selection from projectile to powder choice. The new Hornady Sub-X 7.62x39mm 255 Grain subsonic loading uses the tried and true Hornady XTP bullets. These XTP bullets in other loadings are known to expand well and reliably even at subsonic velocities.

Hornady Sub-X
[SHOT 2023] Hornady’s NEW Subsonic 7.62X39 255 gr Sub-X
The powder selection for the 7.62X39 255 gr Sub-X has also been carefully selected for optimal burn, consistent burn, and performance from lot to lot. The unique powder choice also results in a low flash signature great in both suppressed or unsuppressed configurations. But who are we kidding this round needs to be loaded up into some AK mags and then rocked and locked into a rife with a can on the end. A box of 20 rounds will be about $40 each.

Subsonic Handgun utilizes tried-and-true XTP® bullets that expand reliably at subsonic velocities. The Sub-X bullet used in Subsonic Rifle features a lead core. Long grooves in its gilding metal jacket combine with the bullet’s flat profile and the patented Flex Tip® insert within its hollow point cavity to help it expand reliably at low velocities.

TEST BARREL (20″)

VELOCITY (FPS)

  • MUZZLE: 1050fps
  • 100 YARDS: 988fps
  • 200 YARDS: 940fps
  • 300 YARDS: 898fps
ENERGY (FT/LB)
  • MUZZLE: 624
  • 100 YARDS: 553
  • 200 YARDS: 500
  • 300 YARDS: 457
TRAJECTORY (INCHES)
  • MUZZLE: -1.5
  • 100 YARDS: 0
  • 200 YARDS: -34
  • 300 YARDS: -107.5

[SHOT 2023] NEW Hornady Sub-X 7.62x39mm 255 Grain Subsonic

Hornady Sub-X
[SHOT 2023] Hornady’s NEW Subsonic 7.62X39 255 gr Sub-X
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11:00

[SHOT 2023] Aero Precision Solus Bolt Action Rifle [The Firearm Blog]

At SHOT Show 2023 Aero Precision unveiled their new Solus bolt action. It was announced last year but now they have more concrete information and specs for their new entry in the precision bolt gun market. The Solus bolt action will use savage small shank. Ballistic Advantage will be cutting the barrel rifling and barrel […]

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10:56

Even More Radical Gun Control Introduced in the New Mexico Senate [NRA-ILA News]

The attacks on law-abiding gun owners keep coming at the Roundhouse, this time in the New Mexico Senate. Two new bills which have been filed in that chamber show how far progressive lawmakers will go to restrict your rights:

10:00

[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest [AllOutdoor.com]

Zastava Arms is bringing in a classic favorite of the old Yugoslavian Army, Drnch Oil. An oil that has saved the ass of many a soldier from getting chewed out by their Officers for a dirty rifle. Drnch Oil is a cleaner, lubricant, and protectant, similar to CLP in the US market. For anyone who is wanting that authentic experience for your M70 or M77, this is the oil for you. This is Drnch Oils’ first time coming to the US Market and the first time it is going to be available in a spray can form. It will be in 250ml cans and tentatively cost about $13.50 per can, you can expect to see it available in the next 45 days.

[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
Zastava has also announced a new Lvl 3A ballistic vest from Mile Dragic. This is the first time this product is being offered in the USA. It has 360-degree protection with paneling on all sides. These ballistic vests should be available by this summer with an MSRP of $615. Zastava will be the exclusive dealer for these vests. They look very promising for anyone who is wanting to go very low profile, at least for me it brings up old Korean men wearing their black puffy vests at work.

[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest

[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest

[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
Drnch Oil

  • Available: Next 45 Days
  • 250ml Spray Cans
  • Cleans, Lubricates, and Protects
  • First time available in the US
  • MSRP: $13.50 per can

Mile Dragic 3A Vest

  • First time in the USA
  • Lvl 3A protection
  • 360 protection
  • Expected by this Summer
  • MSRP: $615
  • Zastava Exclusive.

[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
[SHOT 2023] Zastava Arm: Drnch Oil & Mile Dragic 3A Vest
Special thanks to the Zastava Arms USA staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] FN Finally Makes a 10mm Pistol: The FN 510 [The Firearm Blog]

FN has introduced a 10mm – finally. This is the new FN 510 Tactical – according to FN: “The FN 510 Tactical carries an industry-first 22+1 rounds of 10mm Auto at the ready, giving you the stopping power you need to face any scenario. But holding all the power and capacity doesn’t matter if you […]

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10:00

[SHOT 2023] RISE Armament Iconic – Independent Two Stage Trigger [The Firearm Blog]

At SHOT Show 2023 Range Day, RISE Armament had their new Iconic trigger out to try out. RISE Armament makes some fantastic drop-in triggers for the AR platform and the Iconic trigger is a new design where the first and second stages are independent of each other. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/sBbTCaJu23U The two stages of an ICONIC Independent […]

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09:00

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Pulsar Thermion Duo & Merger LRF XL50 [AllOutdoor.com]

Pulsar NV has a couple of new thermal options coming to the market this year. First off with their new Thermion Duo Thermal Scopes. They are releasing two models, the Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP50 and the Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP55. This is Pulsar’s first multispectral hunting riflescope. These thermal scopes are capable of a picture in picture mode, wherein a smaller screen with the digital image view of the riflescope is played over the thermal image view. This feature can be switched back and forth to the end user’s preference. These scopes are capable of up to 2000 yards of thermal detection and can record video and photos.

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Pulsar Thermion Duo & Merger LRF XL50
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Pulsar Thermion Duo & Merger LRF XL50
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Pulsar Thermion Duo & Merger LRF XL50
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Pulsar Thermion Duo & Merger LRF XL50

Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP50/DXP55

  • Thermal Sensor, Resolution – 640×480 @17/<25
  • Thermal Channel Obj Lens – F50/1.0
  • Digital Sensor Type / Resolution – CMOS FHD / 3840×2160
  • Magnification – 2-16, 2-16/4-32
  • Display Type – AMOLED HD 1024×768
  • Thermal Detection Range – 1968yds
  • Operation Time on Single Charge – Up to 6 hrs
  • Dimensions – 16.54×3.07×3.29in
  • Weight – 33.86oz

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Pulsar Thermion Duo & Merger LRF XL50
[SHOT 2023] NEW from Pulsar Thermion Duo & Merger LRF XL50
Pulsar’s second new offering for SHOT Show 2023 is their new Merger LRF XL50 Thermal binocular with a laser rangefinder. They are capable of detecting a 6ft object in complete darkness from up to 2500 yards away. The laser rangefinder is capable of precise range measurements up to 1000 yards away. These new thermal binoculars have a magnification range of 2.5-20x with a FOV of 14 degrees. While the pricing hasn’t been confirmed on these binoculars they say to expect them to be a little higher than the current Pulsar Merger Binos. For availability they are shooting for end of quarter 2 of this year but at the latest beginning of Quarter 3.

Pulsar Merger LRF XL50

  • Release: TBA Hopefully end of Q2, beginning of Q3
  • Price: TBA
  • Expecting Pricing a little higher than the current Pulsar Merger.
  • Resolution – HD 1024 x 768
  • Display Type – AMOLED 1024 x 768
  • Objective Lens – F50 / 1.0
  • Magnification – 2.5 – 20x
  • Range of Detection – 2500yds
  • Integrated Laser Rangefinder – Up to 1000 yds
  • Field of View – 14 x 10.5
  • Dimensions – 7.75 x 5.51 x 2.83in
  • Weight – 31.7oz

[SHOT 2023] NEW from Pulsar Thermion Duo & Merger LRF XL50

Special thanks to the Pulsar staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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08:00

[SHOT Show 2023] Mantis Expands BlackbeardX Digital Training Line [The Firearm Blog]

Mantis are set to expand their range of training systems with new Blackbeard X models. The system is already available for pistols and AR-15 pattern rifles and in a number of configurations and price points but 2023 will see the range expand to AK pattern rifles, AR-10s, CMMG’s Banshees and SIG Sauer’s MCX line later […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] Accufire Omnis Digital Spotting Scope, Red Dots and Thermal [The Firearm Blog]

At SHOT Show 2023 Range Day, I came across Accufire at the long range section. Their Omnis digital spotting scope caught my attention. Accufire also has some new red dots as well as a thermal clip on they are coming out with. But first let’s talk about the Omnis and how excited I am about […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] REALLY BIG (and really small) NEW Derringers from Bond Arms [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves speaks with the man himself, Gordon Bond, about the newest derringers coming from Bond Arms in 2023. Check today’s video to see these new derringers, from a .22LR to a .45-70 (seriously). ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 […]

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06:00

[SHOT Show 2023] Caracal USA Introduce New 2011 Line [The Firearm Blog]

The 2011 market continues to grow with a number of manufacturers unveiling new models at SHOT Show 2023. Amongst them is a new series of pistols from Caracal USA. The Idaho based arm of Caracal has introduced a line of new 2011 pistols including a tricked out, dedicated race gun. The new pistols are aimed […]

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Monday, 23 January

22:00

[SHOT 2023] Heckler & Koch P30 LTT Edition [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is with James Williamson of Teufelshund Tactical to talk about the new, high performance Langdon Tactical edition of the H&K P30 pistol. While LTT is famous for their work on Beretta double action guns, LTT is now expanding to Heckler & Koch and the line of P30 pistols. […]

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18:00

[SHOT 2023] B&T’s New Inexpensive Cans that Work With Surefire Mounts [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves talks with Chris Mudgett about B&T’s new inexpensive but high quality suppressors that work with Surefire mounts. This will certainly cause the market for WarComps and other Surefire mounts to increase in popularity. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by […]

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17:41

FPC wins against TN law forbidding handgun carry by 18-20 yr olds [Of Arms and the Law]

Both FPC and the state have agreed to an order forbidding the state to enforce a new law forbidding handgun carry by, and issuance of concealed carry permits to, 18-20 year olds.

17:00

[SHOT Show 2023] AAC Showcase Their Ranger Suppressors [The Firearm Blog]

At this year’s SHOT Show Advanced Armament Corporation showcased their two new robust suppressors, the Ranger 5 and the Ranger 7. The Ranger 5 is designed for .223/5.56x45mm rifles while the Ranger 7 is designed for rifles chambered in 7.62x51mm and .300 Win Mag. Both are full auto rated and have removable front end caps. […]

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16:58

Fletcher Rifle Works Open Top 11/22 Receiver [The Firearm Blog]

Fletcher Rifle Works has been working on a rimfire receiver system that is compatible with the full gamut of Ruger 10/22 parts. The Open Top 11/22 receiver is much more accessible for cleaning than a classic 10/22 receiver. The top-cover, bolt, and charging handle can be much more easily removed for cleaning meaning your mounted […]

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16:46

A New Low Even For The Trace []

The Trace, a supposedly independent and non-partisan newsroom, has hit a new low in its reporting on the Monterrey Park, California murders. Rather than acknowledging the failure of California’s gun laws, the most restrictive in the United States, they seek to cast aspersions upon Dr. John Lott. They say he is a “major factor” in the failure to pass even more restrictive gun laws.

The Trace is trying to imply that the Monterrey Park mass shooting might not have happened but for Dr. Lott and his research. The thought that the Democrats supermajority in the California Assembly and Senate didn’t pass gun control laws due to the influence of John Lott is laughable. What they did do is pass more and more ineffective laws that are only obeyed by law abiding citizens. Perhaps if they had studied the work of Dr. Lott they might have passed laws to allow people in California to actually protect themselves.

That The Trace is attacking Dr. Lott and his research should come as no surprise given that it was founded and funded by Michael Bloomberg. His goal in founding it was to promote his gun control agenda (as if the mainstream media doesn’t already do it). While The Trace aka Trace Media Inc. is officially a separate organization from Everytown for Gun Safety (sic), it should surprise no one that the president of Trace Media and Everytown are one in the same. That’s correct, John Feinblatt, Bloomberg’s right hand man on gun control, is officially the head of both organizations.

The Trace owes Dr. Lott an apology but I certainly doubt that will ever happen.

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16:00

[SHOT Show 2023] GL-CORE Impact Stock From FAB Defense [The Firearm Blog]

FAB Defense have launched a new recoil mitigating buttstock. The GL-CORE Impact stock uses a patented recoil reduction mechanism with three variable settings. FAB Defense say that the stock can reduce felt recoil by up to 50% and can be used with shotguns and rifles. FAB Defense’s team explained to us that they believe the […]

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14:00

The Path Less Traveled #071: Copper Cow Coffee – New Outdoor Fuel? [AllOutdoor.com]

Copper Cow Coffee’s Classic Latte pour over packs are a pour over coffee kit that I gained interest in after seeing another brand’s pour over kit for a higher price. Copper Cow Coffee’s product was essentially the same product, but with an added milk element to the pack, cost less, and had a good story.

Copper Cow Coffee pour overs are worth taking on a backpacking trip because they are lightweight, easy to prepare, and provide a delicious and energizing cup of coffee. The pour overs are made with single-origin Vietnamese coffee, which is known for its smooth and balanced flavor. The pour overs also come in individual packets, making them easy to pack and store. Plus, they are made with all-natural ingredients and are free of preservatives, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee without worrying about any artificial flavors or additives.

classic black vietnamese latte creamer box closed copper cow coffee Coffee Latte Pack Copper Cow Latte Coffee Subscription
ORIGINAL IMAGE SOURCE: COPPER COW COFFEE

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Company Info: Copper Cow Coffee

Copper Cow Coffee is a coffee company based in Los Angeles, California. Founded by Vietnamese American entrepreneur and coffee aficionado, Debbie Wei Mullin, Copper Cow Coffee is an award-winning specialty coffee line that honors her Vietnamese heritage. The company sources their beans from Vietnamese farmers and roasts them in small batches to ensure a high quality cup of coffee. Each cup is crafted with the intention of providing a unique experience that pays homage to Debbie’s Vietnamese roots. Copper Cow Coffee is committed to sustainability and pay their Vietnamese farmers double the market rate, as well as working with them to reduce their environmental footprint.

The coffee line consists of single-origin, medium roast specialty coffees and classic blends, as well as Vietnamese-style coffee drips and pour overs.

Copper Cow Coffee also offers a variety of flavorings and creamers that have been carefully chosen to pair perfectly with the coffee. The company is committed to sustainability and social responsibility. They strive to empower their farmers and contribute to positive change in the coffee industry and global communities.

When doing research for this article, I also found out they were on Shark Tank

Product Info – Copper Cow Coffee Classic Latte 5 Pack

There’s something special about enjoying a hot cup of coffee on a crisp morning, inhaling the delicious aroma of freshly brewed grounds. That’s why Copper Cow Coffee pour overs have been added to my collection of options to have a fancy cup of brew while hitting the trails.

COPPER COW VIETNAMESE LATTE PORTABLE POUR OVER COFFEE BOX

The convenient, eco-friendly pour overs make it easy to enjoy premium coffee blends no matter where you are; plus, the creamy Vietnamese latte packets add an extra punch of flavor before pounding out more miles.

Copper Cow Coffee pour overs are a great choice for backpacking trips because they are lightweight, easy to prepare, and provide a delicious, high-quality cup of coffee. Unlike instant coffee, Copper Cow Coffee pour overs are made with freshly ground, specialty-grade coffee beans, which provide a richer, more flavorful cup of coffee. Plus, Copper Cow Coffee pour overs are made with all-natural, non-GMO ingredients, so you can feel good about what you’re drinking.

COPPER COW VIETNAMESE LATTE PORTABLE POUR OVER COFFEE Vietnamese Coffee Rich Flavor Coffee Instant Coffee

Observations

Copper Cow Coffee’s pour over system is small, smart, but very strange looking for someone unfamiliar with the methodology. There are way more steps than when you are just throwing some Coffee, Instant, Type II in water and calling it a day.

Think of this more like using a Hario V60 pour over system, but minimalized for ease of portability. I mean, can could you imagine Coffee Daddy James Coif-mann  bringing his Chemex out into the woods?

While the main difference between the Copper Cow Coffee Classic Latte Pour Over and a traditional pour over is the amount of control you have over the flavor and strength of the coffee. The Copper Cow Coffee Classic Latte Pour Over is a pre-made blend of coffee and sweetened condensed milk, so you don’t have as much control over the flavor and strength of the coffee except with temperature, time, and volume. This is a fair compromise for ease of use.

COPPER COW COFFEE VIETNAMESE PORTABLE POUR OVER

Once you open the packet, you can see two separate things, the sweetened cream packet and the coffee filter.

The sweetened cream, I’m pretty sure is just sweetened condensed milk. Could be wrong.

The coffee filter is filled with 12g of coffee each, and has a neat little system for brewing with wings that attempt to hold onto your cup. Both at home, and in the woods, I had to hold onto the wings nearly the entire time to prevent them from falling into my mug.

COPPER COW VIETNAMESE COFFEE PORTABLE POUR OVER BACKPACKING Classic Black Pour Over Copper Cow Coffee Cafe Quality Latte

Instructions:

Step 1: Start by tearing open the bag of coffee grounds.

Step 2: Hang the wings of the bag on each side of your cup. (and hold them once you begin pouring water.)

COPPER COW VIETNAMESE COFFEE PORTABLE POUR OVER LATTE Coffee Pack Latte Pack Vietnamese Latte

Step 3: Wet the coffee grounds with a small amount of hot water (about 1 ounce) and wait ~30 seconds.

Step 4: Pour enough water over the coffee grounds to submerge them.

Step 5: Allow the coffee to filter through and take a moment to enjoy the aroma.

COPPER COW VIETNAMESE COFFEE PORTABLE POUR SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK Latte Pack Copper Cow Coffee Latte Coffee Latte Pack

Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 2-5 more times until you reach your desired quantity and strength.

Step 7: Enjoy your freshly brewed cup of coffee as-is, or add creamer to taste.

COPPER COW VIETNAMESE COFFEE PORTABLE POUR OVER

While I was not able to test dissolved solids (Although I do have a refractometer on it’s way!), I did appreciate the combination of Robusta and Arabica coffee that had a deeper flavor that instant coffees. There were deeper nuances compared to things like Folgers, feeling a bit velvety even before adding the milk.

The sweetened milk tasted just like sweetened condensed milk. If there is anything different about them, I could not figure it out. Strange in coffee if you’ve never had it before, but if you’ve drank a real boba tea or Vietnamese coffee, you’ll know what’s up.

COPPER COW VIETNAMESE COFFEE PORTABLE POUR OVER BREW

Copper Cow Coffee does speak highly of it’s eco-friendly methodologies, I am curious whether they can cut down on the amount of plastic packaging that the filter comes in. I feel they could save a few cm of packaging.

The way a backpacker is going to use this is not going to be with a gooseneck kettle with time and precision being taken to get the best cup. Flavors were better than your typical brew you’d get at a worksite, but for the cost… this is the kind of thing you bring on a novelty, or when you bring your girlfriend camping as a compromise for her complaining that you stole most of the quilt all night. |

Would I review this higher for an occasion outside of the AllOutdoor sphere of influence? Probably, it’s a neat and good concept, but a little to pricey for me to have on hand as my go-to with the frequency and volume of days I’m out on trail.

Get it, try it, and enjoy it. There are other coffee products marketed to camping folk that are a lot more expensive and don’t help Vietnamese farmers, nor come with the creamer pack.

Overall 3 out of 4 stars 

Comparison

So in terms of coffee out on trail, you can from full on cowboy percolator to Steve1989’ing it and making some Nice instant. There are a few things in between that can compare to this, but are still not as ritualistic and customizable as this pour over allows.

Sea to Summit X-Brew Collapsible Camping Coffee Dripper with Reusable Steel Filter – $14.96

X-Brew Coffee Dripper sea to summit alloutdoor food grade heat aluminum base silicone resistant silicone hard heat resistant lid

I enjoy this coffee brewer. It’s a pour over adjacent product, but I think most of us would treat it like your typical coffee brewer. The metal screen is the selling point as it prevented faff from getting in my mug.

Nescafe Cafe Viet Milky Iced coffee instant coffee & Creamer drink mix – 14 Packets
While I’m linking this one because I really like it, you can get better prices at your local H-Mart or other Asian grocery. The one I get typically has 6g of sugar, as they can range up to 16g.

Specifications – Copper Cow Coffee Classic Latte 5 Pack

Copper Cow Coffee five pack comes with five 1 oz packs of sweetened condensed milk and five 12g coffee packets.

MSRP: $18.00 – Note, I got mine at Walmart for $9.97

As Per Copper Cow Coffee’s Site: 

Pour Overs: Make a pour over in 90 seconds by adding hot water to our prefilled single-serve coffee filters.

100% Vietnamese Origin Coffee: Our unique blend of robusta and arabica coffee exude tasting notes of rich chocolate and nutty undertones with a smooth finish.

Sustainably Sourced: We pay our Vietnamese farmers 2x market rate and partner with them to drastically reduce their environmental impact.

Creamers: Our single-serve sweetened condensed milk creamers are made with just milk and sugar – that’s it.


Random note, they do have a rewards program and mystery packages on their site where you can do a lot of things and get a major discount on your first purchase. I get no benefits from this other than trying to save you some buckaroos!


The opinions expressed above are entirely from the author and weren’t subject to review by Copper Cow Coffee, or any external entity.

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13:34

POTD: The Beginning of The Repeaters – Henry 1860 [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have the beginning of the repeaters. This this the Henry 1860 lever action rifle chambered for the 44 Henry Rimfire cartridge. The Henry 1860 came about as an improved design of the Volcanic set of firearms. It was unique in comparison because it used self contained brass cartridges. The 44 caliber bullet was propelled by 25 grains of black powder and there was a whole 15 of them capable of being packed into the Henry 1860. That was a ton of firepower and these were a beloved firearm by soldiers of the Civil War.

“Henry Lever Action Rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company in October 1862. The rifle has the distinctive octagon barrel with integral 15-shot magazine and brass (gunmetal) receiver and buttplate. The barrel/magazine is blued, the hammer and lever are color casehardened and the straight grain American walnut stock is oil finished. The rifle has the first pattern receiver with alternate rear sight dovetail and early buttplate with rounded heel. The barrel has an early style, half-moon shaped, nickel-silver front sight blade and dovetail mounted, folding leaf, rear sight. This first style rear sight has “1000” marked below the center notch at the top of the leaf and narrow elevator bar with rounded ends. The magazine has the small diameter follower and the lower receiver has the early, straight follower cut. The buttplate and tang have hand-fitted, serial numbered, screws. The rifle stock and barrel are not fitted with a sling swivel or hook for sling loop which were special order items on early production Henry rifles. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the first style legend: “HENRY’S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT’D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS. CO. NEWHAVEN. CT” in two lines.”

henry 1860

Lot 10: New Haven Arms Co. Henry Rifle Rifle 44 Henry Rf – Fine Three Digit Number First Model Henry Lever Action Rifle. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 23, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/71/10/new-haven-arms-co-henry-rifle-rifle-44-henry-rf.

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11:00

AllOutdoor Review: Fire & Smoke Society – Holy Garlic! Spice Blend [AllOutdoor.com]

Here at AllOutdoor, we focus on…well…the outdoors. This includes every possible facet that any outdoorsman or outdoorswoman may find themselves taking part in. One common feature of the site is hunting stories, hunting gear, and the results of the two. This means that between a lot of us AllOutdoor employees, we harvest a good and plenty of wild game. I am sure that each of us has our favorite recipes or spices for each type of game we bring home to our family and table. When Fire & Smoke Society reached out to us we were excited and pleased by the opportunity. I know that Editor Adam Scepaniak and I are huge foodies so this was a pleasant surprise. The company has a neat story of like-minded folks who enjoy the art of grilling and cooking in general that wanted to lend a variety of spices and recipes to the world at large. I was craving burgers and apparently, according to Fire & Smoke Society’s recipe page, this works just fine for them. Let’s dive into my review of one of their Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend!

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Specifications: Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend

Fire & Smoke Society catalog a wide variety of spices, seasonings, and rubs (something like 26 and counting). They also have a very good blog for lack of a better term that houses a whole host of different recipes that utilize their spices, seasonings, and rubs. They also sell spice bundles for certain types of situations such as holiday gift-giving bundles, bbq bundles, and their best seller bundle. As far as this article is concerned they offer four different “all-purpose blends” of spices and we are focusing on the very intriguing Holy Garlic!

  • Container Size: 8.7 oz
  • Ingredients:  Salt, spices (including black pepper, chili pepper and oregano), brown sugar, paprika, dehydrated garlic, activated charcoal (derived from coconut) and not more than 2% tricalcium phosphate added to prevent caking. MSG Free, Gluten Free, Non-GMO
  • Flavor Profile:  A hauntingly dark (thanks to activated charcoal), sexy spin on your standard garlic salt, with a pleasing kick of pure ground chiles, black pepper, and touch of brown sugar.
  • Geared Towards: Absolutely everything (calling all garlic lovers!)

Holy Garlic

 

The MSRP of the Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend sits at $9.99 (currently as of writing this on sale at $7.99). The Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend comes in an 8.7 oz which I would call a medium-large bottle. If you are a garlic lover like me, I am sure that in itself justifies the price of this specialty all-purpose spice blend.

“This all-purpose spice blend is officially approved by Garlic Lovers to kick up absolutely everything.

The Perfect Blend: Garlic, Activated Charcoal, Pure Ground Chiles, Salt, Black Pepper & Brown Sugar

TASTES GREAT ON
Absolutely everything (calling all garlic lovers!)

FLAVOR PROFILE
A hauntingly dark (thanks to activated charcoal), sexy spin on your standard garlic salt, with a pleasing kick of pure ground chiles, black pepper, and touch of brown sugar.

INGREDIENTS
Salt, spices (including black pepper, chili pepper and oregano), brown sugar, paprika, dehydrated garlic, activated charcoal (derived from coconut) and not more than 2% tricalcium phosphate added to prevent caking. MSG Free, Gluten Free, Non-GMO

Favorite Uses:
Dry-Aged Steaks
Burgers
Pork Tenderloins
Roasted Chestnuts
In Dry Brines for Turkey
Sunday Pot Roast
Wild Mushrooms
In Gravy and Sauces
Roast Chicken
Fresh Tuna, Salmon, and Swordfish”

First Impressions: Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend

I had known of Fire & Smoke Society but just that: known. I had never seen their offerings in person nor had I ever tasted or knowingly tried them. Starting with the Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend’s label, I found it to be rather gothic in a sense. Whether it was intended or not I find the irony fitting and satisfying since Dracula or vampires (and their aversion to garlic), in general, are often associated with gothic tales. Beyond its potential horror-influenced roots the label has simplicity on its side. There is no bull or chicken in the background. It just has a plain gray tone and letters in bold. I think the minimalist nature fits it well since it is categorized as an “all-purpose spice blend”. The side of the label repeats the “tastes great on” and “flavor profile” bullet points. The back of the bottle has an easy-to-read nutrition and ingredients list. The bottle and cap themselves seem to be of quality construction. It is weirdly softer to the touch in comparison to the other items I have worked with so far. It will easily cave in with the outside press of a finger but spring back to shape without kinking or staying dented. The cap itself is a flip-open type with only one option for “serving size” for lack of a better description. No smaller or wider holes, just regular-sized ones.

Holy Garlic

Cooking: Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend

I waited for the longest to try out the Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend since it really is meant to be all-purpose. I was really counting on getting a deer during deer hunting last November but unfortunately, the increasing wolf population put a stop to that. This left me with no venison on hand to try out the Holy Garlic! spice blend. To be fair, I am fairly certain that the gaminess of the venison would have challenged the seasoning. Luckily Fire & Smoke Society had my back with their recipe list. I decided to draw some inspiration from this one right here, the Holy Garlic Burger.

Holy Garlic

I did not follow their recipe specifically aside from the tasty aioli (I recommend a few dashes of hot sauce rather than one) and the tomato and lettuce. The rest was a bit of me since I myself am a bit of a burger snob or at least when I am the one making them. I love a good smash burger so I decided to go that route. I formed several half-pound balls of ground beef. I used some 85-15 ground beef since I was cooking inside on a griddle and did not want to make a whole bunch of smoke (I normally recommend 80-20 for most burger making). With the burger balls made, I did a light go of the Holy Garlic! and sprinkled it over one side of the balls. I would go on to sprinkle more on the opposite side when the burgers would be flipped.

Holy Garlic

With the burgers ready to be cooked I had an overzealous amount of onions already being cooked on the griddle. I would take three balls at a time, lay them on top of a bed of opinions, and smash them down into patties, making sure to get the edges nice, thin, and lacey. I would put a small dimple on top of the raw side of the patty and as my father taught me long ago, I would wait until a transparent pinkish fluid began to seep from that dimple before flipping to the other side. With the burgers flipped and cooking I would place a piece of some sharp cheddar on the hot side. I do not mind if I have a bit of pink in my burger so cooking times really do vary and I was not concerned with precision.

Holy Garlic

All the while I had some pretzel burger buns toasted, tomatoes sliced, and chopped lettuce (from a bag, I am lazy. Sorry) at the ready. In the end, I slid the burger onto the bottom bun, the aioli already covering the bottom bun, and put on leftover fried onions from the griddle. On top of that, I had ut the rest of the toppings. I normally go without tomatoes but I wanted to stay true to at least some small parts of the recipe. At the very least I knew it would make good for some delicious pictures.

Taste & Final Thoughts: Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend

I wanted to end on the whole tasting notes portion to give it its proper due. Right off the bottle and on the nose the Fire & Smoke Society Holy Garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend has a…well… garlicky scent. If I sit and sniff I can detect the salt but it is faint. Besides the dominant garlic note, there is a bitter sort of pepper note. The charcoal is an interesting touch but I could not find it off of just smell. Diving into tasting just the since blend It has a strong garlic salt taste (weird, right?) but if you let that melt away slowly the brown sugar pops in to say hello before being snuffed out by both the garlic and the pepper. It genuinely is a cool taste evolution and I can see it would be wonderful on a lot of things, especially if you are a garlic lover which I am.

Holy Garlic

One big downside for me is I am not a fan of garlic anything on my burgers. As I mentioned I am a burger snob so this part is on me. It really stole the show in a loud way. It tasted good and no one in my family had complaints. it was just me, the cook, that felt things could have been tweaked. I wish I either went lighter on this very garlic-dominant spice blend or somehow worked it into the burger sauce instead. Regardless I think that Holy Garlic! is a wonderful all-around spice blend and I can see it performing very well on a prime rib, on chicken, or even in a brine or marinade. Funny that I mentioned the prime rib bit. My father enjoyed it so much on the burgers that he did in fact use it on his Christmas Eve prime rib and it was fantastic. The whole family recommends giving Holy Garlic! a shot!

Parting Note: Fire & Smoke Society has a whole book’s worth of recipes for their spices, seasonings, and rubs. A link to their recipe page is right here.

Holy Garlic

In closing, I want to say thank you to Fire & Smoke Society for allowing AllOutdoor and myself the opportunity to try out their Holy garlic! All-Purpose Spice Blend. That is greatly appreciated. Also, we would like to know what all of you guys and gals think. Do you believe that this all-purpose spice blend is worth spending your money on? Would you take this to the grill? Would this be your go-to spice blend on the shelf? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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10:12

Biden Goes Through the Motions, Drags Out Stock Gun Control Script [NRA-ILA News]

President Joe Biden commemorated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday last week by renewing his promise to ban so-called “assault weapons.”

10:00

AllOutdoor Review: Fire & Smoke Society – Black and Tan Steak Rub [AllOutdoor.com]

Here at AllOutdoor, we focus on…well…the outdoors. This includes every possible facet that any outdoorsman or outdoorswoman may find themselves taking part in. One common feature of the site is hunting stories, hunting gear, and the results of the two. This means that between a lot of us AllOutdoor employees, we harvest a good and plenty of wild game. I am sure that each of us has our favorite recipes or spices for each type of game we bring home to our family and table. When Fire & Smoke Society reached out to us we were excited and pleased by the opportunity. I know that Editor Adam Scepaniak and I are huge foodies so this was a pleasant surprise. The company has a neat story of like-minded folks who enjoy the art of grilling and cooking in general that wanted to lend a variety of spices and recipes to the world at large. Last August I got to go on a wild pig hunt so I had plenty of pork chops to test this stuff out with. Let’s dive into my review of one of their Fire & Smoke Society Black & Tan Steak Rub!

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Specifications: Fire & Smoke Society Black and Tan Steak Rub

Fire & Smoke Society catalog a wide variety of spices, seasonings, and rubs (something like 26 and counting). They also have a very good blog for lack of a better term that houses a whole host of different recipes that utilize their spices, seasonings, and rubs. They also sell spice bundles for certain types of situations such as holiday gift-giving bundles, bbq bundles, and their best seller bundle. As far as this article is concerned they offer a bunch of different rubs (I counted 11) including this one, the Black & Tan Steak Rub.

  • Container Size: 13.6 oz
  • Ingredients:  Salt, spices (including black pepper and rosemary), Hawaiian black sea salt and activated charcoal (derived from coconut shells), brown sugar, dehydrated garlic and espresso ground coffee. MSG Free, Gluten Free, Non GMO
  • Flavor Profile:  Hawaiian black salt, cracked black pepper, rosemary, and garlic create an awesome looking rub that delivers robust and satisfying steakhouse flavors.
  • Geared Towards: Beef (especially steaks and brisket), lamb, pork, and game.

Tan Steak Rub

The MSRP of the Fire & Smoke Society Black & Tan Steak Rub stands at $12.99 (currently as of writing this on sale at $9.99). This steak rub comes in a larger 13.6 oz container and has the  “exotic” feature of the Hawaiian Black Salt. That being said, to me, the size alone justifies the price. This would for sure cover a bunch of grilling sessions.

“Medium-rare, please. Our striking black blend was designed to give beef (especially steaks and brisket), lamb, pork, and game a delicious and dramatic looking bark that contrasts beautifully with a rosy interior.

The Perfect Blend: Black Salt, Cracked Peppercorns & Garlic

TASTES GREAT ON
Beef (especially steaks and brisket), lamb, pork, and game.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Hawaiian black salt, cracked black pepper, rosemary, and garlic create an awesome looking rub that delivers robust and satisfying steakhouse flavors.

INGREDIENTS
Salt, spices (including black pepper and rosemary), Hawaiian black sea salt and activated charcoal (derived from coconut shells), brown sugar, dehydrated garlic and espresso ground coffee. MSG Free, Gluten Free, Non GMO

Favorite Uses:
Smoked Brisket
Steaks (hello sirloin!)
Beef Tenderloin
Filet Mignon
Burgers (bison, beef and lamb)
Leg of Lamb
Kebabs
Wild Game (e.g. smoked duck, guinea hen)”

First Impressions: Fire & Smoke Society Black and Tan Steak Rub

I had known of Fire & Smoke Society but just that: known. I had never seen their offerings in person nor had I ever tasted or knowingly tried them. Starting with the Black & Tan Steak Rub label I found it to be sort of old school but in a tasteful and stylish way. The text is bold and ominous and the bull behind the text evokes a feeling that this rub is more hearty and powerful than your average rub. If the title of the rub did not convey its purpose the label mentions “Black Salt Steak Rub”. The side of the label repeats the “tastes great on” and “flavor profile” bullet points. The back of the bottle has an easy-to-read nutrition and ingredients list. The bottle and cap themselves seem to be of quality construction. It is a tough hard to squeeze or dent bottle. The cap itself is a flip-open type with one extra option for “serving size” for lack of a better description. Either largish holes or a flip open once more for a wide-open pour for those larger cooking projects.

Tan Steak Rub

Cooking: Fire & Smoke Society Black and Tan Steak Rub

It took me a long while to settle on what to make with the Fire & Smoke Society Black & Tan Steak Rub. That may sound laughable since it is self-explanatory…”Steak Rub” but I do not believe the Fire & Smoke Society intended to limit its users to only use their spices, seasonings, and rubs on set things. As I mentioned in the beginning I had gone on a pig hunt in August and got myself a 250-300lbs (I honestly forgot) pig. With this website leaning more into the outdoors and especially encouraging the sport of hunting and its net bounties I felt it only fitting to make some of the pork chops that were in my freezer.

Tan Steak Rub

Since this was a more controlled setting at home I decided to get slightly fancy with the process. I own a Sous Vide immersion cooker and absolutely love working with it. Sous Vide, for those of you who may be unfamiliar, is a device that heats a tub of water (often circulating) to a precise temperature and keeps it at that temperature for a certain amount of time. This means that the user can perfectly cook steak, pork, chicken, or even fish. It should be mentioned some things like steak and pork come out better than softer meats like fish. This process is desirable because it is mostly hands-off and leaves the tenderness of the meat without sacrificing safety or taste.

Tan Steak Rub

I had never sous vide-ed pork but there is thankfully a whole host of helpful information as far as temperatures and times on the internet from more experienced people than yours truly. My goal of using the sous vide was that the Fire & Smoke Society Black & Tan Steak Rub would absorb much like it would on a steak in a grilling or oven-heated setting. Pork has a tendency to always come out very dry and well done because of the obvious and common food safety concerns. With sous vide, the pork could be cooked at precise temperatures to ensure safe eating while leaving a good amount of juicy taste and tenderness.

Tan Steak Rub

I started by patting the thawed pork chops dry with some paper towels before putting a healthy coating of the Fire & Smoke Society Black & Tan Steak Rub all over every inch. I purposely did not go overboard since the sous vide has a habit of embracing the seasoning that is there more so than other cooking methods. With the pork chops full of the rub I vacuum sealed them individually to remove any air to aid in proper cooking but more importantly create an anaerobic environment that inhibits the growth of certain bacteria. After the bags were all properly sealed they were placed into the bath of water that was already up to temperature (I believe I had it around 140 degrees F, plus or minus 5 degrees), and the timer was set for two hours (longer=more tender, too long=less juice).

Tan Steak Rub

After the timer went off, the pork chops are technically ready to eat but eating something right out of the immersion bath is typically very soft and slightly warm which can be off-putting. This is why instead we have a large pan with butter hot and ready to sear the entire outside of the pork chops to ensure all those juices get sealed in and a delicious buttery crust encloses the Fire & Smoke Society Black & Tan Steak Rub. To give it that extra hint of deliciousness I recommend scooping the melted butter onto the meat after searing each side. Sear for ten seconds, flip or rotate, baste with the butter, and repeated until every part is seared (especially any large chunks of fat. Sous Vide does not render fat like regular cooking!).

Tan Steak Rub

Taste & Final Thoughts: Fire & Smoke Society Black and Tan Steak Rub

I wanted to end on the whole tasting notes portion to give it its proper due. Right off the bottle and on the nose the Fire & Smoke Society Black & Tan Steak Rub has a salty meaty smell. Obviously, the rub itself has a high salt content but the black Hawaiian salt is more known for its pungency or discernably meaty/tangy smell or taste. The peppercorns I have to guess are the most dominant component in terms of smell. I am not a huge fan of rosemary so I was afraid that would be overpowering but it was a such slight compliment that it felt just right. Tasting without anything else it is a very salt-forward start before it melts into the soft bite of the garlic and peppercorns. On the pork chops and complimented by the butter baste and crust the salt really popped and so did the slight garlic properties of Black & Tan.

The Fire & Smoke Society Black & Tan Steak Rub is one of many different rubs that they offer. This is one particular one out of the few Fire & Smoke Society items I have on hand that impressed me the most with its “just right” qualities. I can see it being very good on steak, game birds, and lamb. The salt is very upfront but not overpowering. The scent is more powerful than the taste in such a good way. The soft bite of the garlic and peppercorns that I brought up earlier is wonderful and not too “spicy”. I would recommend this to anyone looking to spice up their grill game!

Parting Note: Fire & Smoke Society has a whole book’s worth of recipes for their spices, seasonings, and rubs. A link to their recipe page is right here.

Tan Steak Rub

In closing, I want to say thank you to Fire & Smoke Society for allowing AllOutdoor and myself the opportunity to try out their Black and Tan Steak Rub. That is greatly appreciated. Also, we would like to know what all of you guys and gals think. Do you believe that this specialized steak rub is worth spending your money on? Would you take this to the grill? Would this be your go-to steak rub? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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09:55

Wishful Gun Controllers Deny Reality on Polls and Ballot Initiatives [NRA-ILA News]

Gun controllers and their collaborators in the regime press are wishcasting again. According to anti-gun advocates cited in a January 13 Politico item titled “Gun policy debate moves to the ballot box,” a recent narrow gun control victory on the ballot in deep blue Oregon “validate[s] all those polls over the years that show people — even people who put conservative lawmakers in state government — do want more gun regulation.” Back here in on earth, ballot initiative results show the exact opposite.

09:42

If the CSPC Would Ban Gas Stoves, Imagine How it Would Treat Guns [NRA-ILA News]

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency dedicated to saving the world from lawn darts and toy magnets, has been in the headlines recently. This time the busybodies at the CPSC are out to protect Americans from well-prepared meals, by banning the ubiquitous gas stove.

If the CPSC Would Ban Gas Stoves, Imagine How it Would Treat Guns [NRA-ILA News]

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency dedicated to saving the world from lawn darts and toy magnets, has been in the headlines recently. This time the busybodies at the CPSC are out to protect Americans from well-prepared meals, by banning the ubiquitous gas stove.

09:00

[SHOT 2023] BRG-USA Releases BRG9 Tactical and BRG9 Gen2 [AllOutdoor.com]

BRG-USA continues to bring improvements to their already well received BRG9 with their Gen2 and Tactical Models new for this year.

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[SHOT 2023] BRG-USA Releases BRG9 Tactical and BRG9 Gen2

The original BRG9 was a hit, bringing excellent features and capabilities for an incredible price point. BRG-USA did listen to the market and is releasing their Gen2 incorporating design changes that their customers asked for. One of the biggest changes is to the grip texture. The original had a smooth traditional grip and now the Gen2 and Tactical have a much more aggressive texture giving a more secure feel in the hand without being too aggressive.

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Both models are optics ready and come in a complete package, two magazines, solid case, and a cleaning kit.

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BRG9 Tactical
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BRG9 Elite Gen2

BRG9 Tactical is more geared towards competition shooting, larger capacity magazine, threaded barrel, and 3.5lb match trigger. The grip safety has also been omitted on the Tactical model.

BRG9 Tactical Specifications

New in 2023, the BRG9 TACTICAL is the newest member of the BRG9 family. This gun flat-out performs, delivering every feature you want in a tactical model for a blockbuster price. Imported by The Buffalo Cartridge Company, features of the BRG9 TACTICAL include:

  • OPTIC-READY
  • MATCH TRIGGER (3.5 LBS)
  • ENHANCED ERGONOMIC GRIP PATTERN
  • INCLUDES 3 MAGAZINES: (2) 18RD AND (1) 20RD
  • TRUE AMBIDEXTROUS SLIDE RELEASE
  • TRUE AMBIDEXTROUS MAGAZINE RELEASE
  • ​THREADED BARREL
  • PORTED SLIDE FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION
  • TALL SIGHTS FOR CO-WITNESSING
  • SLIDE & BARREL, DUAL HEAT-TREATED 4340 FORGED STEEL
  • 7075 T6 ALUMINIUM REAR SLIDE PLATE
  • ACCESSORY RAIL
  • TRIGGER SAFETY
  • PERFECT-TOUCH™ SLIDE RELEASE
  • LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR
  • CHARGED STRIKER INDICATOR
  • HI-VISIBILITY SIGHTS DOVETAIL FRONT & REAR
  • DURABLE ADVANCED POLYMER FRAME
  • S-M-L  BACKSTRAPS
  • CASE INCLUDES OPTIC PLATES, FULL CLEANING KIT, & LOAD-ASSIST

BRG9 Elite Gen2 Specifications

The BRG9 ELITE Gen2 – imported by The Buffalo Cartridge Company (Findlay OH) – builds on the success of the BRG9 ELITE, which debuted at SHOT Range Day 2022. In addition to all the robust features of the 1st generation, the Gen2 also boasts these upgrades:

  • OPTIC-READY
  • ENHANCED GRIP PATTERN
  • 18 ROUND MAGAZINES
  • TRUE AMBIDEXTROUS SLIDE RELEASE
  • BOLDER STYLIZATION

BRG-USA BRG BRG9 Tactical Gen2 AllOutdoor AO

These new pistols from BRG-USA will be available this year and carry a very attractive MSRP. BRG9 Tactical $499 and BRG Elite Gen2 $349.

AllOutdoor’s coverage of SHOT Show 2023 is proudly sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click HERE to check out their new products.

 

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08:57

Defensive shootings this month [Of Arms and the Law]

At PJ Media, Kevin Downey has a post on the issue. 33 in 22 days, that made the press, and at 3+ million per year, a few hundred thousand that did not.

08:00

[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line [AllOutdoor.com]

The fine folks at PSA have announced their new Sabre Premium Ar-15s at SHOT Show 2023. The new Sabre Series of AR-15s what PSA is touting to be the “best AR out of the box for under $1000”. The Sabre ARs are going to be a mix of Forged and Billet receiver AR-15s that will be ready to go right out of the box, all you’ll need is an optic to be set.

[SHOT 2023] PSA's NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
PSA has pulled all the stops to make these guns as functional as possible and fit a variety of needs. PSA is introducing a variety of Sabre rails each with different features to fit the end users’ needs. From built-in checkering to self-timing rails you would be hard-pressed to find something that doesn’t fit your needs.

[SHOT 2023] PSA's NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA's NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA's NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
The entire line of Sabre Ar-15s for both forged and billet receiver sets will come with; Sprinco Extractor Springs, Sprinco Buffer Springs, and a Microbest BCG equipped with Sprinco Gas Rings. The rifles will also come with both Radian Raptors, Radian Talons, and a Hiperfire RBT Trigger with JP-reduced power springs for a nice 3.5lb to 4lb trigger pull. PSA is also introducing their Sabre accessories such as new magazines and pistol grips. At a sub $1000 price point for these ARs I see these things blowing it out of the park.

[SHOT 2023] PSA's NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA's NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line

[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line

  • Sprinco Extractor Springs
  • Sprinco Buffer Springs
  • Lightweight BCG with Sprinco Gas Rings
  • Radian Raptor LT Charging handle
  • Radian Talon Safety
  • Hiperfire RBT Trigger with JP Reduced Power Springs
  • Trigger Pull: 3.5-4lbs
  • Forged Upper and Lowers
  • Billet Upper and Lower with Ambi Bolt Release
  • Mix of Barrel Options, some in-house others FN Cold Hammer Forged Barrels
  • Availability: February for most of the line

[SHOT 2023] PSA's NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
[SHOT 2023] PSA’s NEW Sabre Premium Series AR-15 Line
Special thanks to the Palmetto State Armory staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

AllOutdoor’s coverage of SHOT Show 2023 is proudly sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click HERE to check out their new products.

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07:01

[SHOT 2023] New Duty/Tactical Belts from Blue Alpha [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV Show Time, James Reeves is with the boys from Blue Alpha to talk about their new tactical belt additions for 2023. Don’t flush away this opportunity to hear about one of the best belts in the business. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels. [AllOutdoor.com]

Angstadt Arms has released its new line of Vanquish integrally suppressed barrels to the market at SHOT Show 2023. The Angstadt Arms Vanquish suppressor system is a baffleless integrally suppressed barrel that will be available in .22lr and 9mm. The .22lr barrels will be available for the Ruger 10/22, Ruger 10/22 Take Down, and Ruger Precision Rimfire. The Vanquish 9mm barrels will be available for any AR-9 pattern gun that uses a standard AR barrel nut. Along with AR-9s the Vanquish 9mm barrels will also be available for the Ruger PC Charger line of guns as well. Both calibers work to suppress by using ports instead of baffles, so no baffles means no baffle strikes.

[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels
[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels
The 9mm Vanquish barrels vented ports allow for most factory 115-grain ammo to remain subsonic and sound just as good as the pricier heavy-grain ammo. If you already are shooting heavier 147gr subsonic ammunition, you can just close up to 8 ports to tune and preserve your projectile velocity. The Vanquish has an outside diameter of just 1″ which along with the standard barrel nut lets you use any AR handguard you want. The 9mm Vanquish will start at $650 and come in 16″ and 10.5″ lengths. The .22lr version will start at $599. In the case of the 9mm version, they will be sold as just the suppressed barrel, a complete upper, and complete firearms.

[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels
[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels

[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels

9MM NATO

  • AR-9 16.1″ (Rifle length barrel)
  • AR-9 10.5″ (Carbine length barrel)
  • CMMG Banshee
  • CZ Scorpion
  • Ruger PC Carbine Standard
  • Ruger PC Carbine Takedown
  • MSRP: Starts at $650
[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels
[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels

.22 Long Rifle

  • Ruger 10/22 Standard
  • Ruger 10/22 Takedown
  • Ruger Precision Rimfire
  • MSRP: Starts at $599

[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels
[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms Vanquish Integrally Suppressed Barrels
Special thanks to the Angstadt Arms staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

AllOutdoor’s coverage of SHOT Show 2023 is proudly sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click HERE to check out their new products.

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] The New Short Barrel FN SCAR 15P [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at the FN booth to discuss the new FN SCAR 15P, the “pistol” version of the SCAR rifle with a 7.5″ barrel. According to FN: “The FN SCAR 15P in 5.56x45mm is the benchmark for reliability and versatility from a light recoiling, piston-driven platform, now configured in an […]

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05:27

One Cartridge Two Zeros: SIG Romeo 9T [Forgotten Weapons]

In its continuing effort to provide everything for the US military from shoelaces to fighter jets, SIG has developed an optic which resolves a challenge with .300 Blackout and other calibers which offer both supersonic and subsonic loadings. Namely, how does one zero an optic for such a rifle? SIG’s answer was to build a red dot optic with two separate emitters, each creating an independent reticle. One is green and one is red to easily keep track of which is which, and they are each zeroed independently. A single button cycles between red, green, and both on simultaneously.

Beyond basic durability and waterproofness, a number of other military concerns are addressed with the Romeo9T. Its emitters are positioned vertically, and the glass is designed to prevent any light spillage out the front of the optic, where it could be seen by enemy forces with night vision gear. It also has an emergency brightness feature – tap the main button once and the reticle jumps to maximum brightness (a second tap returns it to whatever the previous setting was). This is to allow rapid adapting to brightness when using NVGs. Moving from darkness into a lit room or having outdoor lights come on will render a reticle set to VNG brightness completely washed out and invisible, and this feature allows a quick solution.

The price is expected to be (IMO) eye watering, probably because as long as it’s the best (or only) option, military budgets will pay for it regardless.

Full SHOT Show roundup video available for subscribers here:

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Sunday, 22 January

18:00

[SHOT Show 2023] A Sci-Fi Bullpup Battle Rifle from Black Rain Ordnance? [The Firearm Blog]

Black Rain Ordnance is typically known for their custom ARs and eye-catching Cerakote jobs, but they also had one of the most innovative new products of SHOT Show this year. The Commando rifle is a new bullpup battle rifle chambered in full power battle rifle cartridges like .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. Attention was paid […]

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16:36

Update On Rep. Harriett Hageman []

I had suggested that Rep. Harriett Hageman (R-WY) would make a great addition to House Judiciary Committee. This was in my post entitled An Interesting Factoid On Cargill Win. Rep. Hageman was one of the attorneys representing Michael Cargill in his appeal in the 5th Circuit on the bumpstock ban.

Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) must have been listening as she is one of the new members of the committee.

From his release last week:

“We’re excited to welcome all new and returning members of the House Judiciary Committee to the 118th Congress. House Judiciary Republicans are ready to get to work on the important issues facing the American people by passing legislation that will secure the southern border, investigating the weaponization of the federal government against the American people, and reining in Big Tech’s censorship of free speech.”

New Republican Members of the House Judiciary Committee:

Rep. Ben Cline (VA-06)
Rep. Lance Gooden (TX-05)
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02)
Rep. Barry Moore (AL-02)
Rep. Troy Nehls (TX-22)
Rep. Russell Fry (SC-07)
Rep. Harriett Hageman (WY-At Large)
Rep. Wesley Hunt (TX-38)
Rep. Kevin Kiley (CA-03)
Rep. Laurel Lee (FL-15)
Rep. Nathaniel Moran (TX-01)


Returning Republican Members of the House Judiciary Committee:
 
Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-50)
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01)
Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04)
Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05)
Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04)
Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07)
Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-04)
Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21)
Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-09)
Rep. Victoria Spartz (IN-05)
Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05)
Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR-02)

Rep. Hageman is one of six GOP freshmen appointed to House Judiciary Committee.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] Daniel Defense Soundguard Silencers [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at SHOT Show 2023 talking with Matt Hurt of Daniel Defense about the new DD Soundguard line of suppressors. Check today’s video for details. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click below to check out their […]

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08:18

[SHOT 2023] NEW Dead Air Mojave Suppressor [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at @DeadAirSilencers to talk about the new Dead Air Mojave, a high-end, 3D Printed, 9mm suppressor being launched in 2023. This modular platform is being released soon, and we get all the details in this video. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel […]

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08:00

[SHOT Show 2023] Midwest Industries’ New ALPHA Series AK Upgrades [The Firearm Blog]

New for 2023, Midwest Industries has released a refreshed lineup of AK accessories and upgrades. The new Alpha series parts lineup includes new handguards and optic mounting systems, as well as their new modular folding stock. These parts can be used to fully modernize an AK, or to add a bit of capability to a […]

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07:00

[SHOT 2023] RIA New .380 Carry Pistol and New Releases for 2023 [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves visits Rock Island Armory to see their new lineup for 2023, which includes the new LI380, a Bersa Thunder-like .380 carry pistol, as well as the new RIA 5.0. According to RIA about the $299 MSRP LI380: “The LI380 is an all Metal single stack 8rd Double Action/Single Action […]

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Saturday, 21 January

22:00

[SHOT 2023] Micro 9mm Concealed Carry-able Suppressor [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode, James Reeves is at the SSA booth to talk to the guys from JK Armament about their new modular, concealable, micro 9mm can. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click below to check out their new products: http://bit.ly/3w8Z8Pe ««« GUN AND […]

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18:31

SILENCER SATURDAY #263: Suppressed SHOT Show 2023 Recap [The Firearm Blog]

SILENCER SATURDAY #263: Suppressed SHOT Show 2023 RecapGood evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new Fat Cat 5.56mm suppressor. We just wrapped up a busy week in Las Vegas (our coverage will continue into this coming week) so let’s take a look at the suppressed SHOT Show of 2023. […]

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15:23

[SHOT 2023] New Winchester Big Bore, Rimfire, And M1 Garand Ammo [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Winchester Big Bore, Rimfire, And M1 Garand AmmoWinchester Ammunition had a few new ammunition options available at Industry Day At The Range 2023. [SHOT 2023] New Winchester Big Bore And Rimfire Ammo Winchester introduced a new line of handgun ammunition, dubbed Big Bore. Both a .44 Remington Magnum and 10mm load were available at Range Day, but a .45 Colt and .357 […]

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14:44

[SHOT 2023] Brigade Manufacturing Makasi FAL/AR Hybrid Rifle [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] Brigade Manufacturing Makasi FAL/AR Hybrid RifleBrigade Manufacturing Inc.’s new Makasi rifle was on display at SHOT Show 2023 in the AmChar Wholesale booth. It blends the FAL and AR-15 into something new, almost sort of modernized FN CAL. Let’s delve into this unique design and what it has to offer. [SHOT 2023] Brigade Manufacturing Makasi FAL/AR Hybrid Rifle From a […]

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14:10

[SHOT 2023] New 3D-Printed Suppressors From Knight’s Armament [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New 3D-Printed Suppressors From Knight's ArmamentKnight’s Armament Company (KAC) has produced suppressors since the later 1970s, and they continue to do so. KAC displayed several new models at SHOT 2023 featuring additive manufacturing techniques. [SHOT 2023] New 3D-Printed Suppressors From Knight’s Armament KAC’s range of new silencers includes four models ready for production and one prototype. All are made of […]

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12:39

[SHOT 2023] CMC AK Trigger Group 2.0 – Crisp Single Stage [AllOutdoor.com]

CMC released their CMC AK Trigger Group 2.0 series late last year, giving the AK market a true modern feeling single stage trigger. I got a close look at these new trigger groups at their booth at Shot Show 2023, let’s check them out. Maybe this will be a new trigger group you might want to install in one of your AKs as a significant and vital upgrade.

CMC AK Trigger Group 2.0 AK47 AllOutdoor AO

[SHOT 2023] CMC AK Trigger Group 2.0

The AK Trigger Group 2.0 is available in a few flavors. Traditional AK trigger profile, AR style curved, and CMCs popular flat. All are preset for a 3.5lb trigger pull, but can be ordered at 2.5, 3.5, or 4.5.

CMC AK Trigger Group 2.0 AK47 AllOutdoor AO

CMC’s AK drop-in trigger group is the ultimate upgrade for your AK47 variant. With its 100% modular, CNC-machined, and easy to install design, our trigger group will give your AK the cleanest, most reliable trigger pull it’s ever had. All versions are preset with a factory pull of 3.5lbs. We offer three versions of the trigger: the traditional AK style, the curved AR style, and the iconic CMC Flat Trigger.

FEATURES

  • Made from 8620 Alloy Steel, S-7 Tool Steel, and 7075-T6 aircraft grade Aluminum
  • Factory preset and non-user adjustable 3.5lb Pull Weight
  • Ultra-crisp trigger
  • Glass-smooth break
  • Minimal lock time
  • Positive trigger reset
  • Hand assembled; hand tested
  • Totally self-contained one-piece assembly
  • Easy to install

CMC AK Trigger Group 2.0 AK47 AllOutdoor AO

If you’ve ever fired a factory AK, the trigger does not have a wall, very smooth pull through and fire. As far as mas produced rifles go, AKs have decent stock triggers. If you are most use to AR triggers, these CMC AK Trigger Groups will have you feeling right at home. These have minimal take up to the wall and an incredibly clean break. Reset is tactile and short. Install will be much easier than a standard AK fire control group, no more snake bite from the twisted spring.

The CMC AK2.0 Elite Trigger utilizes the most advanced manufacturing and quality control techniques. CMC’s critical sear engagement surfaces have a proprietary machining process that renders superior surface finish and dimensional control. As compared to their competition, the techniques used to establish a 1-2 RMS surface finish as opposed to EDMing which leaves a pitty 32 RMS, compared to a mirror which is 0 RMS.

Best of all, the CMC AK 2.0 Elite Trigger is proudly 100% Made in the Great State of Texas, and comes with CMC’s Satisfaction Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty.

CMC AK Trigger Group 2.0 AK47 AllOutdoor AO

To check these AK Trigger Groups out for yourself, click here.

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12:32

[SHOT 2023] Burris Veracity PH 4-20x50mm – A Scope with a HUD Display [AllOutdoor.com]

While out at SHOT Show 2023 we received an invite to attend a private Range Day with Beretta to see all of their new firearms coming this upcoming year. We accomplished a lot of coverage which can be found on AllOutdoor, but we also came across a diamond in the the rough in the form of an optic from Burris. They have a new riflescope coming out called the Veracity PH (Precision Hunter) 4-20x50mm that has a heads-up display (HUD) inside the scope!

Burris Coverage on AllOutdoor

The Burris Veracity PH seems like something out of a video game with its internal HUD display that is synced to your Windage and Elevation turrets to automatically tell you the distance you are prepared to engage based on the input you place into the turrets. This new feature is dubbed the Burris PĒK (Programable Elevation Knob) System. This riflescope also can work in conjunction with the Burris Connect app so you can create and save different ballistic profiles for various optic and firearm combinations you might have:

  • The 50 mm objective allows for maximum light collection
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating provides low-light performance and glare elimination.
  • Versatile 5-times zoom system provides a larger field of view at close ranges and better target acquisition at long ranges
  • Front focal plane reticle design allows the reticle size to increase or decrease as magnification is increased or decreased; trajectory compensation is always correct and proportional for the selected power setting; also called first focal plane or FFP
  • Progressively Thick Crosshairs (PTC) are very fine in the center and progressively thicker away from the center, for ultra-fast target engagement in low light at close ranges; effective at any magnification
veracity ph
Burris Veracity PH 4-20x50mm – MSRP $1,200
  • Zero turn Stop adjustment knobs allow a quick, easy return to the original yardage.
  • Advanced windage and elevation adjustment matches the reticle’s MOA measurement system; adjustment is accurate, repeatable, fast, and easy
  • Ergonomic side focus allows for easy-to-reach parallax adjustment from 50 yds. to infinity.
  • Double internal spring-tension system allows the scope to hold zero through shock, recoil, and vibrations
  • Waterproof
  • Nitrogen-filled body tubes prevent internal fogging in the cold and rain
  • Precision-gauged and hand-fitted internal assemblies maintain a consistent point of impact through the magnification range, regardless of shock and vibration
veracity ph
Burris Veracity PH 4-20x50mm – MSRP $1,200
  • Solid, 1-piece outer tube is stress-free and durable—withstands shock and vibration from even the heaviest-recoiling calibers
  • 30 mm body tube
  • Covered by the Burris Forever Warranty™

Years of development and pushing the limits of what is possible in a rifle optic has led up to this moment. Introducing the VeracityPH from Burris, the perfect combination of reliability, quality, and technology delivering the fastest and most precise aiming solution in a hunting optic, ever. Dial to distance with confidence and let Burris do the math.

Featuring the new Burris PĒK (Programable Elevation Knob) System the Veracity PH takes speed and precision to the highest level.

veracity ph
Burris Veracity PH 4-20x50mm – MSRP $1,200

The NEW Burris Veracity PH 4-20x50mm riflescope is one of the most exciting debuts to come out at SHOT Show 2023 as far as optics are concerned. Burris has taken 21st century technology and coupled it all together by bringing a smartphone app, pristine glass, and a heads-up display (HUD) internally for the shooter all into a beautiful union of tech. This could be valuable to someone who is hunting prairie dogs and engaging them at constantly varying distances, or even big-game hunters who are always glassing across far valleys deciding what mature animal to harvest. Regardless what you deem your use case to be, this is exciting news! As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

AllOutdoor’s coverage of SHOT Show 2023 is proudly sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click HERE to check out their new products.

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12:01

[SHOT 2023] The New Laugo Alien “Creator” [The Firearm Blog]

In this video from TFBTV’s SHOT Show coverage, @JamesReeves is visiting the guys from Laugo to talk about not on the future of the company and the past success of the Alien line of pistols, but also Laugo’s brand new variant of the Alien, the Creator. TFB and TFBTV’s coverage of SHOT Show 2023 is […]

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11:42

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – New DSA G-Series Clone FAL Rifle [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is with @dsainc to discuss their newest FAL for 2023. The DSA G-Series FAL is DSA’s clone of the most desirable collector FAL in the world.

From September 5, 1959 to January 10, 1963, the Browning Arms Company imported 1,836 FAL rifles in caliber 7.62mm from Fabrique Nationale, Herstal, Belgium. Subsequent to January 10, 1963, the ATF classified this rifle as a machine gun. However it was determined that the 1,863 rifles imported by Browning would be exempt from the provisions of the National Firearms Act. Additionally twelve FN FAL rifles were imported through an administrative error in 1974. These 12 rifles are also exempt from the provisions of the National Firearms Act.

All DSA G-Series and GL-Series FAL rifles are marked FAL. cal. 7.62 on the left side of the receiver and Fabrique Nationale D’Armes De Guerre-Herstal Belgique on the right side of the receiver. The selector positions are marked “S” for safe, “R” for semiautomatic, and “A” for automatic. The selector lever is designed so that it cannot be rotated to the automatic position.

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11:30

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – Langdon Tactical Beretta 1301 [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves speaks with Ernie Langdon himself about the LTT version of the Langdon Tactical Beretta 1301 shotgun. Langdon Tactical has tweaked the Langdon Tactical Beretta 1301 with its own accessories and, of course, famous trigger job.

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11:19

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – 1911 that takes SIG P320 Mags: Oracle Arms 2311 [AllOutdoor.com]

There have been more than a few attempts made to modernize the venerable 1911 over the years. While the inimitable John Moses Browning’s 111-year-old original design has a veritable host of fanatical adherents who display no compunction in declaring that the 1911 needs no updating as it is the perfect creation of God himself, not all shooters concur. Some want different calibers or other features offered by the swath of 2011 variants that have cropped up in recent years. Some manufacturers have taken things a step further and fully hybridized the 1911, like Dan Wesson with CZ in their DWX. Now a new player is emerging in the 1911-of-the-future game. Meet Oracle Arms and their new Oracle Arms 2311 handgun, launching soon at SHOT Show 2023.

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10:50

[SHOT 2023] Kel-Tec KSG410 – Miniature Fun for the Whole Family [AllOutdoor.com]

Kel-Tec is bringing to market a miniaturized KSG chambered in .410. Light, affordable, and fun seems to be what this new KSG410 is all about.

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[SHOT 2023] Kel-Tec KSG410

When the original KSG 12ga released, there was nothing else like it on the market, 12ga bullpup, dual ammo tubes, and a futuristic look. Now we get to see a shrunk down version in .410 with all the same features of the original.

Here’s another bullpup for your collection and this one happens to be chambered for the whole family. This fun lil’ shotty turns heads and saves shoulders. The KSG line now has a sidekick with no kick, and we called it the KSG410. Hunt, train, plink with your friends or all the above. This pump-action shotgun does it all.

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Marketed as “chambered for the whole family” makes sense for this shotgun. If you have a younger shooter or maybe someone who is new to shooting shotguns, this could be an excellent way to get them introduced with the light recoil of a .410 shell.

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The KSG410 is incredibly thin and light. Only 1.7″ thick and weighing in at 5.4 lbs.

The KSG410 is the lightest, thinnest and shortest 410 bullpup shotgun in the world. It’s a design that features the dual tubes of our beloved KSG and the out-of-the-box, fiber optic sighting system of our KS7.

  • Magazine Capacity 5 + 5 + 1 (3″ shells)
  • Overall Length 26.1″
  • Barrel Length 18.5″
  • Trigger Pull 5 lbs
  • Length of Pull 13″

The Kel-Tec KSG410 will be available Q3 of this year for a MSRP of $495. Check out the full product announcement page here.

Special thanks to the folks at Kel-Tec for going over this KSG410 with me at their booth. What do you think of this new offering from Kel-Tec? Or do you have any experience with its bigger 12ga brother? Let us know in the comments section below.

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10:41

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – An (Actually Good) Bond Arms Lever-Action AR! [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show coverage, James Reeves is visiting the Bond Arms booth to see their wild new Bond Arms lever-action AR-style rifle. It accepts 870 buttstocks and almost any AR-style upper. James interviews Gordon Bond himself about this innovative rifle.

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10:31

[SHOT 2023] SureFire’s NEW XR2 Ultra-Compact Pistol Light [AllOutdoor.com]

The fine folks at Surefire are releasing their new XR2 Ultra-Compact Rechargeable LED Light/Laser combo this year. This is one of their latest products that they brought out to SHOT 2023. The new XR2 is an ultra-compact light that sits pretty much flush to the muzzle of a gun, unlike SureFire’s X300 line of pistol-mounted lights. Even with being a much smaller light than the x300 it still is capable of putting out 800 lumens still. The XR2’s main body is made of hard anodized aluminum that has been gasket sealed for keeping moisture and dust out. The light and laser switches are ambidextrous so lefties don’t have to worry about that.

[SHOT 2023] SureFire's NEW XR2 Ultra-Compact Pistol Light
[SHOT 2023] SureFire’s NEW XR2 Ultra-Compact Pistol Light
The battery system for the light is a quick-detach lithium polymer battery. The battery can be removed and charged separately from the light, so you can remove the battery and go plug it in without removing the whole light unit from your pistol. That way you can recharge the battery without shifting or losing the XR2 laser’s zero. As of now there is only the light with laser option available, but there are plans for a no-laser option as well. That model will cost closer to that of a standard X300 pistol light. The lights are back orderable now but hopefully should be available by March.

[SHOT 2023] SureFire's NEW XR2 Ultra-Compact Pistol Light
[SHOT 2023] SureFire’s NEW XR2 Ultra-Compact Pistol Light

[SHOT 2023] SureFire’s NEW XR2 Ultra-Compact Pistol Light

  • Light Output:800 lumens
  • Bulb Type: LED
  • Laser Output:<5.0mW (515nm)
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Weight:2.6 oz
  • Length:2.46 in
  • Beam Distance:245 m
  • Battery Life:30 minutes
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion
  • MSRP: $669
  • Availability: March Hopefully

Special thanks to the Surefire staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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[SHOT 2023] SureFire's NEW XR2 Ultra-Compact Pistol Light
[SHOT 2023] SureFire’s NEW XR2 Ultra-Compact Pistol Light

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09:22

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Inexpensive JK Arms 12 GA Shotgun Suppressor [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is visiting @SilencerShop at SHOT 2023 where he runs into the guys from JK Arms, who are rolling out a light and reasonably priced (but tough) suppressor for 12 Gauge shotguns. Check today’s video for details.

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09:16

[SHOT 2023] Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed SF Chest Rig [AllOutdoor.com]

A brand-new release from Blue Force Gear is their Ten-Speed SF Chest Rig. Highly customizable, lightweight, and strong components make up this excellent looking chest rig.

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[SHOT 2023] Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed SF Chest Rig

The Ten-Speed SF Chest Rig features a split-front design, making it easy to unzip when lying prone. This low-profile tactical chest rig removes unnecessary bulk with a minimalistic, lightweight design. The Ten-Speed military-grade elastic pouches are designed to lay flat when not in use and will secure four M4 / AR / SR25 / AK / SCAR-H magazines and other similarly sized items. MOLLEminus™ fields on the front of the magazine pouches allow additional MOLLE accessories to be mounted to the front of each mag pouch.

Available in black, coyote brown, multicam, ranger green, and wolf gray. Incredibly light at only 314 grams. Customizable with Blue Force Gears 10 speed family of pouches, you can easily set up this chest rig in any configuration to fit your needs.

The Ten-Speed SF Chest Rig from Blue Force Gear was developed with recce operations in mind, where the need to lay prone for extended periods can be complicated by gear mounted to the front of body armor. Designed to be worn over armor or by itself, the SF Chest Rig unzips top-to-bottom and can be spread open to move any chest-rig-mounted kit to the sides for a more comfortable prone position.

If you have MOLLE accessories that you want to attach to your chest rig, you are in luck.

Each of the SF M4 Chest Rig’s four Ten-Speed mag pouches features single-column, 6-row MOLLE minus fields and two additional columns of 5-row MOLLE minus fields on each side. This makes it easy to add the BFG Low Pro GP Pouch (designed specifically for this chest rig) or other MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories.

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For a full list of specifications, additional information, and to pick one up for yourself – visit Blue Force Gear’s product page here. To see the ever-growing list of 10 Speed pouches and gear, click here.

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08:32

[SHOT 2023] Gemtechs New Suppressors [The Firearm Blog]

Gemtech came out strong this year at SHOT Show with the addition of two new suppressor lines as well as a new upper receiver system. Gemtech was acquired by Smith & Wesson a coupe years ago and it appears they have been working around the clock to develop a number of new products. Heres what […]

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05:27

Field to Table: Elk Hunt (with a $10,000 muzzleloader) [Forgotten Weapons]

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When I decided that I wanted to try out hunting as a way to source my own meat and enjoy the outdoors in a new way, I really didn’t know where to start. I didn’t have any family who hunted when I was growing up, and I don’t live in an area where hunting is a common activity. Through some friends, I found out about the Field to Table classes run by Greg at Outdoor Solutions, and signed up for one of his doe & hog events in Texas. It was a fantastic experience, and this is now my third time hunting with OS.

My first two classes were really good beginner practice – several small animals with lots of opportunity to make mistakes without significant consequences. Short shooting ranges and easy-mode rifles.

This trip was much more like a graduate level course. The quarry was a cow elk, and we were hunting in a primitive zone – so only muzzleloaders allowed. Now, our host outfitter (Love of the Hunt in Magdalena NM) had some amazing muzzleloaders for us to use – “Best of the West” rifles built on Remington 700 actions and scoped with BDC cams set to the exact loading we were using (315 grain expanding bullets at about 2400 fps). But even well-armed, getting a shot on an elk in western New Mexico is a lot more difficult than a hog in Texas. And I only had a tag for one animal – so choose well and shoot well!

Well, my guide and I did find a group of elk on the first day of the event, and I made a first-shot hit. It wasn’t a fatal one, and we had to do a bit of tracking and make a second shot, but all things considered I am satisfied with the job, being my first time in the situation. Happily, the other four hunters in the class also were successful (although one fellow took until the very last day!).

Once we had the elk down, thermal work began. We proceeded through the steps of field dressing her (this is not shown in the video). We were a bit of a steep hike away from road access, so we opted to quarter her in the field and hike the quarters out. Back at camp we hung the quarters in a cooler for a day and then I got into the job of processing the quarters into individual cuts of meat. I was really happy to see that what I had learned in the previous classes came right back to me, and I was able to process the whole animal with minimal assistance.

And now, I have a freezer full of delicious elk that will last me until next year!

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Friday, 20 January

21:00

[SHOT 2023] New DSA G-Series Clone FAL Rifle [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is with @dsainc to discuss their newest FAL for 2023. The G-Series FAL is DSA’s clone of the most desirable collector FAL in the world. From September 5, 1959 to January 10, 1963, the Browning Arms Company imported 1,836 FAL rifles in caliber 7.62mm from Fabrique Nationale, Herstal, […]

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17:53

So enjoyable to read.... [Of Arms and the Law]

"EVERYTOWN STATEMENT ON TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE PROTECT ILLINOIS COMMUNITIES ACT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Everytown for Gun Safety and the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety's grassroots network, released the following statement regarding the temporary restraining order issued by a state court judge against the Protect Illinois Communities Act, a critical gun violence prevention legislative package signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker earlier this month.

"We strongly disagree with the court's decision which focused on meritless claims of procedural defects in the passage of the law and included a gross misreading and misapplication of the recent U.S. Supreme Court case interpreting the Second Amendment," said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety."

17:00

[SHOT 2023] Langdon Tactical Beretta 1301 [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves speaks with Ernie Langdon himself about the LTT version of the Beretta 1301 Shotgun. Langdon Tactical has tweaked the 1301 with its own accessories and, of course, famous trigger job. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click below […]

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] FNL SHOT 2023 Night Vision Etc. [The Firearm Blog]

Welcome to Friday Night Lights. This week on FNL SHOT 2023 we take a look at some of the hidden gems regarding night vision and thermal. There will be more with dedicated articles for some companies but this is a list of things you might not have seen covered so I decided to group them […]

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16:00

[SHOT 2023] Hornady 7mm PRC and Sub-Sonic 7.62×39 [The Firearm Blog]

Hornady has already announced some of their products late last year but they are new for 2023. First up is the new Hornady 7mm PRC cartridge offerings. There are at least 30 gun builders chambering rifles for this caliber. Here is the list from their website. Allterra Arms Altus Shooting Solutions Best of the West […]

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15:19

[SHOT 2023] AK And Galil Upgrades From Barwarus And Frontier Armory [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] AK And Galil Upgrades From Barwarus And Frontier ArmoryBarwarus and Frontier Armory had a few interesting upgrades for AK-pattern guns at their SHOT Show 2023 booth. [SHOT 2023] AK And Galil Upgrades From Barwarus And Frontier Armory TFB has covered the Barwarus ALPHA-1 handguard previously, but this was its first appearance in public. It is a direct clone of the Zenitco version, and […]

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15:00

[SHOT 2023] A 1911 that Takes Sig P320 Magazines: The Oracle Arms 2311 [The Firearm Blog]

There have been more than a few attempts made to modernize the venerable 1911 over the years. While the inimitable John Moses Browning’s 111-year-old original design has a veritable host of fanatical adherents who display no compunction in declaring that the 1911 needs no updating as it is the perfect creation of God himself, not […]

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14:31

[SHOT 2023] New Viridian FX45 Closed Emitter Green Dot Sight and More [The Firearm Blog]

New from Viridian this year is a closed emitter green dot sight, the FX45.  With a 5 MOA green dot, 6061 aluminum housing and fitting into the Aimpoint ACRO footprint, the Viridian FX45 is available at an MSRP of $459.00.  Viridian is also offering a host of other new and updated sights, lights and lasers. […]

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13:50

Utah: Committee Defeats Anti-Gun “Waiting Period” Bill [NRA-ILA News]

Yesterday, the Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee voted 6-2 to reject Senate Bill 50.

13:38

Virginia: Senate Judiciary Hearing Gun Bills Monday [NRA-ILA News]

On Monday, the Senate Committee on Judiciary will hear a number of bills affecting our Second Amendment rights.

13:13

Nebraska: Hearing Next Week for Constitutional Carry [NRA-ILA News]

On Thursday, January 26th, the Judiciary Committee will hear Legislative Bill 77, the constitutional carry bill.

12:00

[SHOT 2023] An (Actually Good) LEVER ACTION AR Rifle! [The Firearm Blog]

In tis episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show coverage, James Reeves is visiting the Bond Arms booth to see their wild new lever action AR-style rifle. It accepts 870 buttstocks and almost any AR-style upper. James interviews Gordon Bond himself about this innovative rifle. ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»» • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel […]

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12:00

POTD: It is Coming Back! – The MP44 Sturmgewehr [AllOutdoor.com]

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Any of us who grew up with the dawn of FPS (first-person shooter) video games probably are familiar with this gun or at least its silhouette of it. Beyond that, if there are any long-time history buffs this gun probably popped up in a great many books on small arms of the past. This is the STG 44 or as it was officially designated, the MP44 Sturmgewehr. These rifles were really the beginning of modern infantry small arms. An autoloading gun that used a smaller cartridge than its high-power counterparts but was still capable and effective at longer-range engagements. The Germans had been developing rifles like the MP44 Sturmgewehr as early as 1935. The idea was to hopefully equip every soldier with this sort of rifle but Hitler and much of his staff thought it would be more effective if it would be chambered in their normal 8×57 Mauser cartridge (8mm Mauser) so other notable German self-loading rifles were produced but never in really effective numbers. The MP44 Sturmgewehr was chambered for the 7.92x33mm cartridge (similar to 300 AAC Blackout or 7.62×39) and used a lot of features found on modern-day sporting rifles.

Exciting News: You may have heard that Palmetto State Armory is bringing the theMP44 Sturmgewehr back to life! Articles regarding that can be found here and here.

“This is a very good example of an original late WWII Nazi MP44 fully automatic assault rifle. The “bnz” Steyr code rifle are fairly rare as most of these were actually manufactured by the C.G. Haenel and ERMA Werke factories. This weapon was really the first true production assault rifle. It is estimated that approximately 300,000 manufactured before the war ended by three primary companies: C.G. Haenel, ERMA Werke and Mauser. They used numerous subcontracted parts usually assembled by one of the prime contractors. They fired the new and innovative 7.92x33mm Kurz intermediate length cartridge, which was basically a shortened 8mm Mauser cartridge. The concept with this weapon and cartridge was that by using a shorter/lighter cartridge that average German soldier could carry more ammunition but still had the capability of firing in both semi and fully automatic mode, with a greater, more effective range than the standard MP40 SMG. The side of the magazine well is stamped with serial number “9476/44” (indicating production in 1944) with the model “MP44” stamped farther back on the upper section of the receiver. It is correctly matching serial numbered on the bolt, buttstock attaching piece, and trigger group housing. The remaining parts all appear to be unnumbered. The barrel cross pin is still staked in place, so it had not been messed with. The underside of the receiver is stamped with “bnz”, along with a double “eagle WaA623” Waffenamt proof, indicating it was manufactured/assembled at the Steyr factory. It has an all blued metal finish and a solid walnut buttstock. It is complete with one 30 round magazine correctly stamped “MP-44” with subcontractor code “ayf/280″ and an original WWII leather sling.”

MP44 Sturmgewehr

Lot 1569: MP44 Sturmgewehr Assault Rifle – Rare Late World War Ii Fully Automatic Class Iii/Nfa C&R Registered German (bnz Code) MP44 Sturmgewehr Assault Rifle. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 18, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/77/1569/mp44-sturmgewehr-assault-rifle.

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11:00

[SHOT 2023] A New, Light, Inexpensive 12 Gauge Shotgun Suppressor from JK Arms [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is visiting @SilencerShop at SHOT 2023 where he runs into the guys from JK Arms, who are rolling out a light and reasonably priced (but tough) suppressor for 12 Gauge shotguns. Check today’s video for details. TFB and TFBTV’s coverage of SHOT Show 2023 is proudly sponsored by 5.11 […]

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10:34

[SHOT 2023] Coming to America: The Beretta PMXs [The Firearm Blog]

America is getting another hot Italian Import: the Beretta PMXs, a semiautomatic version of their 9x19mm PMX submachinegun.  Though TFBTV’s James Reeves covered this development in May of 2022, Beretta brought this gun to SHOT 2023, bringing this development one step closer to reality. [SHOT 2023] Coming to America: The Beretta PMXs The US version […]

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10:20

[SHOT 2023] The Beretta BRX1 Straight-Pull Rifle is Coming to the US! [AllOutdoor.com]

SHOT Show 2023 is nearly coming to a close, but we still have a lot of content to provide for you in the coming days. One highlight from Beretta’s private Range Day was the presence of their Beretta BRX1 straight-pull rifle. The topic and growth of straight-pull rifles in the US has been steam-rolling the past few years. Now, one of the oldest and most notable straight-pull rifle makers in Europe will be bringing their offerings into the US.

Beretta Coverage on AllOutdoor

The Beretta BRX1 straight-pull rifle was on display at Beretta’s private Range Day for everyone in attendance to shoot. We had the opportunity to shoot one in .308 Win, but they are also offered in .30-06 Sprg and .300 Win Mag as well. At the moment, there is no specific MSRP established for the BRX1 rifles that might enter the US. No accuracy testing was accomplished while at the Range Day because we were shooting steel silhouettes and it was often difficult to confirm hits, but we quite easily clapped steel out to 500+ yards with boxed ammunition.

  • Reversible Ambidextrous Linear Bolt
  • Closing System with 8 Lug Bolt (16 for Magnum Calibers) – Already Adopted on Military Weapons with Maximum Safety
  • Interchangeable Barrels of Different Calibers
  • 3 Positions Safety System: Shoot and Reload, Locked Trigger and Free Bolt for Safe Loading and Unloading, Trigger and Bolt Locked

Beretta BRX1

  • M14 Threaded Barrel with Thread Cover for 16mm Barrel Profile
  • High Performance Polymer Forend with 2 Textured Grips and Sling Swivel Ring
  • Adjustable Trigger Weight with 3 Different Positions (from 950 to 1,500 Grams)
  • High Performance Polymer Stock, Adjustable LOP with Spacers
  • Removable Magazine, made of High Visibility Orange Polymer with 5 Shots Capacity (also for Magnum Calibers) and Double Release Button

Beretta BRX1

The BRX1 guarantees the utmost speed, accuracy, precision, safety and ease of use, from the first pull of the trigger through to the smoothness of reloading. The interchangeable barrels of varying calibers, three-trigger weight options and fully ambidextrous bolt and extraction. The ability to change from right hand to left can be made without any tools making the BRX1 a versatile, modern, modular weapon suited to every kind of hunter and shooting environment. Beretta is stepping into the world of hunting rifles, offering a revolutionary firearm with a linear reloading system. This new rifle encapsulates all of Beretta’s experience, acquired over years of working in both the military and civilian spheres.

The expected delivery date for the Beretta BRX1 is the only sad news at the moment. While we had the great fortune and opportunity to shoot the Beretta BRX1 it will not be available in the US until 2024 most likely. This was quite the tease by Beretta, but still very exciting news that yet another straight-pull rifle will be on the market soon. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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Beretta BRX1

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09:25

[SHOT 2023] Savior Equipment Folding Shooting Mat [AllOutdoor.com]

Savior Equipment showcased their NEW Savior Equipment Folding Shooting Mat at Shot Show 2023, and it is packing some really nice features at an affordable price. We checked out this new piece of range equipment along with everything else that they had on display in a very impressive and popular booth at SHOT Show.

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[SHOT 2023] Savior Equipment Folding Shooting Mat

Savior Equipment never stops improving their product line, and this new shooting mat is a shining example why they are becoming a go-to company for rifle and pistol cases. Savior’s previous shooting mat was a standard roll up design, which works great but has some disadvantages.

The new folding shooting mat has some clever changes that will make all the difference for shooters. First off, it folds. The way this mat unfolds, unclasp the buckle, place on the ground, hold the flap, and walk it backwards. When you are finished shooting, hold the end flap, pick up, and ensure the first section folds in and the rest of the mat collapses inwards.

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The way this mat folds ensures the side that makes contact with the ground does not come in contact with the surface the shooter uses, keeping dirt and debris off the shooter.

The surfaces of the mat the shooter uses has a layer of thick foam, a plastic layer, and a thin foam layer, making for a comfortable, supportive surface that should hold up well. The plastic middle layer is to ensure the mat retains its shape and should make for an effective moisture barrier.

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Incorporated into the mat is a non-padded extended section designed for the muzzle area to keep the blast from launching dust and dirt.

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Savior Equipment Folding Shooting Mat Specifications

  • 78TPI 600D Polyester Exterior Fabric with 0.55 mm PVC Backing
  • KAM Hardware
  • Double-Stitched Seams
  • Machine-Sewn Bar Tracks
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • MSRP $75.00

Savior Equipment’s Folding Shooting Mat will be on their website shortly after Shot Show, and they assured me they have them available in their warehouse ready to ship. What do you think of this new shooting mat? Let us know in the comments section below.

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09:12

[SHOT 2023] Ontario Knife Company’s New SPL Pack Knife [AllOutdoor.com]

New for the 2023 SHOT Show, Ontario Knife Co. has bought out a couple of new knives with the new SPL Pack Knife series of blades. The SPL (Sport Leisure) Dive Knife is an innovative new offering from Ontario Knife Co. that is meant to fit any of the end users’ needs. They will be available in many different blade styles, from the standard point, blunted, chisel, or pry-bar tip. With the latter few options being designed to help avoid unwanted punctures. The blade material is premium Magnacut stainless steel, super corrosion resistant but still has high toughness and wear resistance. The combination of the Magnacut stainless steel along with the G10 handle scales makes for a knife that is super corrosion resistant.

[SHOT 2023] Ontario Knife Co's NEW SPL Pack Knife
[SHOT 2023] Ontario Knife Co’s NEW SPL Pack Knife
The sheaths for the blades are made of molded plastic in orange to be visible underwater or in thick brush. The retention system for the sheath holds the SPL Pack Knife tight in place even if you are upside down when climbing. But to quickly release the knife all you need to do is press the button on the sheath to lift the clip up. All the knife sheaths come with two molded-in belt loops for multiple configuration choices when attaching it to your gear or belt.

[SHOT 2023] Ontario Knife Co's NEW SPL Pack Knife
[SHOT 2023] Ontario Knife Co’s NEW SPL Pack Knife

[SHOT 2023] Ontario Knife Co’s NEW SPL Pack Knife

  • Satin Finish Blade
  • Blade Length: 3.90in
  • Blade Material: Magnacut Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 60-63HRC
  • Handle Color: Orange
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Fixed Blade
  • Overall Length: 8in
  • Sheath Color: Orange
  • Sheath Material: Molded Plastic
  • Sheath Type: Snap Lock
  • Made in the USA
  • MSRP: TBA
  • Availability: TBA

Special thanks to the Ontario Knife Co. staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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[SHOT 2023] Ontario Knife Co's NEW SPL Pack Knife
[SHOT 2023] Ontario Knife Co’s NEW SPL Pack Knife

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09:08

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV – Angstadt Arms No-Baffle Suppressed Ruger 10/22 [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at SHOT Show Range Day with Rich Angstadt of Angstadt Arms to discuss the Ruger 10/22 Vanquish, a ported, no-baffle, integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 that will actually slow down supersonic .22LR to subsonic speeds. This is an incredibly quiet platform for a suppressor with NO baffles whatsoever. Check today’s video for details.

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08:58

[SHOT 2023] POF-USA Tombstone 9mm Lever Action [AllOutdoor.com]

POF-USA is showcasing their Tombstone 9mm Lever Action that was recently launched. Released just in time to catch the current industry hype for tactical lever action rifles.

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[SHOT 2023] POF-USA Tombstone 9mm Lever Action

This is a unique lever action rifle, being chambered in 9 mm and fed by detachable magazines instead of a traditional magazine tube. Magazine is the same as the POF Phoenix and is available in multiple capacities – 10, 20, and 35. The Tomstone 9mm will ship with a 20 round or optional 10 round magazine.

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The Tombstone is a light and maneuverable rifle, weighing just under 6lbs. With a factory threaded barrel and lever actions being a sealed operating system, this could be an excellent lightweight suppressor host for fun cheap plinking.

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The Tombstone 9MM is POF-USA’s take on a lever-action rifle. Tombstone is a modern-lever-action chambered in a pistol caliber, initially offered in 9MM. The rifle comes with the same proven 20-round standard magazine, or optional 10-round, that accompanies the POF-USA Phoenix. The Tombstone’s compact overall length is just 36” and comes in at an ultra-lightweight 5.75lbs (unloaded weight). The trigger is a proprietary non-adjustable design, featuring a smooth pull and crisp break of 3.5lbs. The 16.5” free-floating 4150 steel barrel is complimented by POF’s 10.5” Modular Receiver Rail (M.R.R.), with M-Lok slots at the 3, 6, 9 and a 2” picatinny rail at the 12 position. The integrated XS Ghost Ring sights allow for quick target acquisition and POF’s removable dual port muzzle break is ideal for fast follow-up shots.

The POF-USA Tomstone 9mm is available now from their retailers for an MSRP of $1,962. Additional magazines can be purchased directly from POF-USA here.

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What do you think of this new tactical lever action from POF-USA? Let us know in the comments section below.

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08:51

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV Show Time – New Spiritus Systems Gear [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves visits Spiritus Systems to see what’s new from the big bad wolf for 2023. Spiritus Systems is launching a new backpack, fanny pack, and some Multicam Tropic gear for the new year. Check the vid.

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08:42

[SHOT 2023] The ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Trigger by Rise [AllOutdoor.com]

Rise Armament has released its new ICONIC trigger at SHOT Show 2023, a truly unique two-stage drop-in trigger unlike anything else on the market. The first of its kind the Iconic trigger is an independent two-stage trigger that has two blades in the trigger. It has a total pull weight of only 3 pounds, the first trigger blade takes one pound of pressure to pull. The second trigger blade takes the final 2 lbs of pressure to break. This makes for an incredibly crisp and clean trigger break.

[SHOT 2023] The ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Trigger by Rise
[SHOT 2023] The ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Trigger by Rise
The ICONIC’s two independent stages keeps the trigger from dealing with the mushiness that some captive two-stage triggers face. If the wall of the trigger pull is mushy so will the trigger reset. With this trigger, the crisp reset makes it clear of where the reset ends. The trigger blade face has been polished granite smooth with a gentle curve to comfortably seat your finger at the ideal point for accuracy. The triggers will ship with anti-walk pins and comes with Rise Armament’s transferable lifetime warranty. The triggers are available now and have an MSRP of $299

[SHOT 2023] The ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Trigger by Rise
[SHOT 2023] The ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Trigger by Rise

[SHOT 2023] The ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Trigger by Rise

  • Fits: Ar-15, Ar-10
  • Two Stage
  • Pull Weight: 1st Stage: 1 lb., 2nd Stage: 2 lb. (3lb total pull)
  • Trigger Blade: Curved
  • Coating: Black Nitride
  • Reset: Clear ‘n’ Quick
  • Materials:S7 tool steel interior parts; 6061 aluminum housing
  • Colors:ICONIC Green, Graphite, or FDE
  • Free anti-walk pins
  • Best-of-Both-Worlds Performance Guarantee
  • RISE Lifetime Warranty
  • Available Now
  • MSRP: $299

[SHOT 2023] The ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Trigger by Rise
[SHOT 2023] The ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Trigger by Rise
Special thanks to the Rise Armament staff here at SHOT Show 2023, and stick around for more SHOT Show content. Also, and as always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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08:38

[SHOT 2023] TFBTV: No Battery Red Dot – Solar-Powered Holosun SCRS [AllOutdoor.com]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves is at SHOT Show 2023 with Holosun to talk about their newest optic, the Holosun SCRS, a solar powered, no battery red dot built for rifles and carbines. No batteries, no problems, and wait till you hear about the price.

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08:37

New Mexico: House Committee to Hear Gun Owner Liability Bill on Tuesday [NRA-ILA News]

On Tuesday, January 24th, the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill 9, gun owner liability legislation filed by State Rep. Pamela Herndon (D-ABQ).

06:00

[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms NO-BAFFLE Suppressed Ruger 10/22 [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at SHOT Show Range Day with Rich Angstadt to discuss the Ruger 10/22 Vanquish, a ported, no-baffle, integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 that will actually slow down supersonic .22LR to subsonic speeds. This is an incredibly quiet platform for a suppressor with NO baffles whatsoever. Check today’s video […]

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06:00

[SHOT 2023] New Spiritus Systems Gear [The Firearm Blog]

In this episode of TFBTV, @JamesReeves visits @SpiritusSystems ti see what’s new from the big bad wolf for 2023. Spiritus is launching a new backpack, new fanny pack, and some new Multicam Tropic gear for the new year. Check the vid. • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical. Click below to check […]

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05:27

Inkunzi Strike 20mm Grenade Machine Gun [Forgotten Weapons]

Tony Neophytou developed this for Denel Land Systems, which has completely fallen apart as a company and left it now as his own independent design, with no manufacturer. I filmed this video in 2018, to show the prototype version of the Strike, which has since been improved and further developed. Perhaps some day it can find a manufacturer?

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Thursday, 19 January

23:34

[SHOT 2023] Franchi’s new All Terrain Elite [The Firearm Blog]

New for 2023 is Franchi’s All Terrain Elite.  The All terrain elite is a version of Franchi’s Momentum rifle that features 2-position iron sights, a long top rail, threaded barrel, and a midnight bronze cerakote finish. [SHOT 2023] Franchi’s new All Terrain Elite The All Terrain Elite melds the Franchi Momentum action with a good […]

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22:35

[SHOT 2023] RIA’s Unique and New American Made 5.0 Pistol [The Firearm Blog]

New this year from RIA USA is an American designed, American-made pistol with a lot of unique features: The 5.0 Pistol in 9x19mm.  We got a chance to shoot this smooth operator at SHOT 2023 Industry Day at the Range.  Let’s take a closer look: [SHOT 2023] RIA’s 5.0 Pistol: Unique, New and American Made […]

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20:00

The NEW EOTech OGL: On-Gun-Laser [The Firearm Blog]

Last year EOTech started offering their own line of night vision and thermal imaging devices, and this year they are introducing their first ever Laser Aiming Module: the OGL or “On-Gun-Laser.” The OGL is a relatively compact and lightweight multifunction aiming laser, with a VCSEL infrared illuminator, and coaligned IR laser designator and visible laser. […]

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17:00

[SHOT 2023] ATN CORP 1280 ThOR Gen 5 XD And 1x ODIN LT [The Firearm Blog]

ATN CORP is coming out with their new Xtreme Definition Sensor 1064 ThOR Gen 5 XD series. With a whopping 1280×1024 60hz 12 micron thermal sensor. The 1280 ThOR Gen 5 XD has some new features over their previous ThOR optics. It will have a custom reticle builder. They will also have an LRF built […]

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16:11

Texas AG Says Citi ‘Discriminates’ Against Gun Industry, Halting Muni Business [NRA-ILA News]

Citigroup Inc. is once again facing an ouster from the booming Texas municipal-bond market after the state’s Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office determined the bank “discriminates” against the firearms industry.

15:24

[SHOT 2023] YHM Fat Cat 5.56 Silencer [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] YHM Fat Cat 5.56 SilencerYHM announced their newest 5.56 suppressor, The Fat Cat, at SHOT Show 2023.  The Fat Cat uses a smaller section at the rear that tapers into a larger suppressor body.  This unique design allows The Fat Cat to be tucked under rails for a shorter overall length.  The wide body design aims to provide full-length […]

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15:17

[SHOT 2023] NEW Foxtrot Mike Products FM-15 Models [The Firearm Blog]

Foxtrot Mike Products have a few new models of their FM-15 on display at SHOT Show. All models were the new and improved Gen 2 versions. [SHOT 2023] NEW Foxtrot Mike Products FM-15 Models   FM Products is now offering more choices for furniture. Magpul’s Zhukov AK stock is now an option. Various stock options […]

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14:36

[SHOT 2023] New Green Magazines And SILENCERS From DuraMag [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Green Magazines And SILENCERS From DuraMagYes, you read that headline correctly: C-Products aka DuraMag is getting into the suppressor game. Don’t worry, they still make magazines too though. [SHOT 2023] New Green Magazines And SILENCERS From DuraMag Branching into silencers is a very recent decision, with this project getting underway only five weeks ago. It is so new that there […]

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14:03

[SHOT 2023] New SOUNDGUARD Suppressors and Chassis Adapters from Daniel Defense [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New SOUNDGUARD Suppressors and Chassis Adapters from Daniel DefenseDaniel Defense unveiled their new SOUNDGUARD suppressor line as well as a folding stock adapter for their rifle chassis at SHOT Show 2023.  Their new silencers are designed for minimal point of impact (POI) shift and are compatible with existing direct thread and QD mounting systems on the market.  Here’s a closer look at the […]

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13:40

[SHOT 2023] Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs [The Firearm Blog]

New for 2023 from Palmetto State Armory are AKS-74U (a.k.a. Krinkov) style pistols. PSA brought to SHOT Show 2023 the versions of their new Krinkovs chambered in 5.45x39mm and 5.56x45mm, which will be the first to hit the shelves, however, they will also be offering these pistols chambered in .300 Blackout and 7.62x39mm. The PSA Krinkovs […]

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12:31

[SHOT 2023] New Suppressors, Firearms, and Imported SVDs from B&T [The Firearm Blog]

[SHOT 2023] New Suppressors, Firearms, and Imported SVDs from B&TAt SHOT Show 2023, B&T unveiled all-new suppressors, firearms, and imported SVD rifles.  A whole host of different rifles, pistols, and machine guns were on display showcasing these new products.  I had a chance to sit down with B&T and talk about what’s new for the market in 2023. [SHOT 2023] New Suppressors, Firearms, and Imported […]

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