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NEW IWI Galil ACE Gen 2: What’s Different?

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves introduces the IWI Galil ACE Gen 2. This version of the ACE takes the Galil ACE – which was introduced 13 years ago in 2008 – to its next, logical evolution, with a bevy of upgrades, tweaks, and new barrel and caliber options. What’s new with it, and […] Read More … The post NEW IWI Galil ACE Gen 2: What’s Different? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Iwi, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, TFBTV, James Reeves


IWI USA Releases Generation II of Galil ACE

IWI USA released today a new version of its popular Galil ACE, the GEN II. This latest configuration is reportedly born to bring to the successful model improvement based on collecting user feedback. Indeed it brings to the table a few new features that most users will definitely appreciate. Let’s see in a bit more detail. […] Read More … The post IWI USA Releases Generation II of Galil ACE appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Iwi, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, M-LOK, Galil Ace, 5.45x39mm, Product Announcement, Semi-Auto, IWI USA


POTD: Kalashnikovs in Syria

Photo Of The Day and we go back in history a few years. We’re looking at Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers providing security during a simulated patrol mission in the Deir ez-Zor province, in Syria, 2018. As you can see in the following pictures, they’re all equipped with various Kalashnikovs. Caption: A Syrian Democratic Forces soldier fires […] Read More … The post POTD: Kalashnikovs in Syria appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Syria, Kalashnikov, Deir ez Zor, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Syrian Democratic Forces


POTD: RK95 / Sako M92S by Value Manufacturing

In Vlad’s article from the beginning of this year titled “AK 2.0 – Finnish Upgrade Kit for Kalashnikov Rifles by Value Manufacturing”, we got a good introduction to Value Manufacturing. In this Photo Of The Day, we take a closer look at what the upgrades look like. Please note that this is just a photo-based article for […] Read More … The post POTD: RK95 / Sako M92S by Value Manufacturing appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Vlad, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rk95, Value Manufacturing, Sako M92S


POTD: The Kalashnikov AKV-521 Carbine with Interchangeable Uppers

Kalashnikov Group posted some interesting photos on Facebook, which will be the subject for today’s Photo Of The Day. For details on the background of this new rifle please check Hrachya’s article “Kalashnikov Concern Shows The Prototype of Upcoming 500-Series AKs – The AKV-521 Rifle“. Check the picture above and the details lasered on the uppers in […] Read More … The post POTD: The Kalashnikov AKV-521 Carbine with Interchangeable Uppers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Hrachya, Kalashnikov Concern, Kalashnikov Group, AKV-521


Magpul PMAG AK74 Long Term Review

Magpul keeps up the excellence with the PMag 30 AK74 MOE Ever since I picked up a pair of Arsenal’s Legion Izhevsk Saiga 5.45’s, I’ve quite enjoyed the 5.45×39 AK74 platform.  I’ve found my particular examples to be soft-shooting and accurate to boot.  The value-priced (at the time I bought it) 5.4×39 ammunition aids matters […] Read More … The post Magpul PMAG AK74 Long Term Review appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Magazines, Magpul, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, 5.45x39, AK74 PMAG, Magpul AK74, PMAG 30 AK74 MOE, Arsenal s Legion Izhevsk Saiga


TFB Review: Zastava M90 Rifle

First unveiled at TFB’s GunFest 2021, the Zastava PAP M90 PS is the newest rifle from Zastava Arms that’s destined for American shores. The Zastava Arms M90 features a fully chrome-lined 18.25″ barrel that comes with an adjustable gas system from the factory.  All of this in a 5.56 chambering makes the M90 a very […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Zastava M90 Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, TFB, Zastava, Zastava PAP, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, AKM, 223/5.56, Zastava Arms, Zastava Arms USA, Zastava M90


JMac Customs MRKT Trunnions and Stock Adapters for AK Rifles

One of the most frequently upgraded parts of Kalashnikov rifles is the stock. Although there is a variety of aftermarket stocks designed to fit the standard AK rear trunnions, the use of adapters that allow attaching AR-15 buffer tubes or Picatinny rail compatible stocks has also become quite popular drastically expanding the possible stock options […] Read More … The post JMac Customs MRKT Trunnions and Stock Adapters for AK Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Other Gear & Gadgets, MRKT, Rear Trunnion, JMac Customs, Firearms Customization, Infinity Mount, Modular Rear Kalashnikov Trunnion


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Collectible Chinese AK or Communist Garbage?

Welcome everyone to the 85th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Collectible Chinese AK or Communist Garbage? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Norinco, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, 5.56 AK, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap, Norinco BWK-92


[IDEX 2021] Zastava Arms from Serbia at Yugoimport

Yugoimport is a Serbian state-owned company that showcases at IDEX, under a single umbrella, a variety of defense-related products from the country. The firearms at the booth are manufactured by the well-known Zastava Arms company, although the models showcased usually aren’t the ones exported for the civilian market. In this edition of the event, a […] Read More … The post [IDEX 2021] Zastava Arms from Serbia at Yugoimport appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Serbia, Daily News, Zastava, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, IDEX, Semi-Auto, 6.5 Grendel, Yugoimport, IDEX 2021, MCS M19, SRX20


Ukrainian KalashNash Multi-Caliber AK

Ukrainian Mayak arms plant has designed an AK variant called KalashNash that has a quick barrel change feature. It is possible to change the caliber of this rifle to any popular intermediate cartridge (5.56×45, 7.62×39, 5.45×39, 6.5 Grendel, etc.) by swapping the populated barrels and using caliber-specific bolts and magazines. Presumably, the two slots cut at […] Read More … The post Ukrainian KalashNash Multi-Caliber AK appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Ukraine, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, 5.56x45, 7.62x39, Multi-Caliber, Mayak, KalashNash, KalashNash Multi Caliber AK


Polish FB Radom Mini Beryl 5.56/.223 AK Pistols Now Available

The Arms of America first announced their plans of importing Polish FB Radom Mini Beryl pistols back at SHOT Show 2020. Fast forward a little over a year and these AK pistols are now in the USA and available through Arms of America and Atlantic Firearms. Let’s see what features these mini AKs pack. The […] Read More … The post Polish FB Radom Mini Beryl 5.56/.223 AK Pistols Now Available appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Usa, Guns, America, Atlantic, Polish, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, 5.56x45, Fb Radom, Atlantic Firearms, 223 Remington, Arms Of America, Mini Beryl, FB Radom Mini Beryl, 223 S Mini Beryl M1


APS Firearms AK Furniture Manufacturer Enters the Ring

APS Firearms is a manufacturer of various AR and now AK parts and accessories that can be had for a very affordable price. In fact, years ago I purchased one of the APS firearms AR-15 ambidextrous charging handles and was impressed with both the performance and price of the handle. Now APS FIrearms has gotten […] Read More … The post APS Firearms AK Furniture Manufacturer Enters the Ring appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, APS, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rpk, PK, AK Furniture, APS Firearms, Sharkfin, APS Firearms AK Furniture Manufacturer


NEW Zastava M90 .223 AK *FULL REVIEW*

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves undertakes a full review of the Zastava M90. The Zastava M90 is chambered in 5.56x45mm – the same round as the AR-15 – but has several other differences from the Zastava M70, including a three-position selectable gas regulator, a longer 18.25-inch barrel, a Magpul Zhukov folding stock and […] Read More … The post NEW Zastava M90 .223 AK *FULL REVIEW* appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Zastava, MagPul Zhukov, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, TFBTV, 5.56, James Reeves, Semi-Auto, 223, M90


Good Alternative Gun Builds To Beat The Ammo Crunch

We all know by now that finding ammo on the shelves or in stock is like finding a needle in a haystack anymore. With 9mm and 5.56 Nato hitting all-time price records, it’s time to get creative and find an alternative caliber to train with at the range. I will be the first to admit, […] Read More … The post Good Alternative Gun Builds To Beat The Ammo Crunch appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Nato, Editorial, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, AK47, Semi-Auto, Alternative Calibers, Ammo Crunch Guns, Aresenal 107, Arsenal SLR107R


[TFB GUNFEST] Ghost Gunner AK-47 Kit – Cut Steel Comrade!

Down in the Big Easy on the last day of GunFest 2021, Cody Wilson and his team from Ghost Gunner brought out their Ghost Gunner 3 and a new product that has been highly anticipated for the past year. The Ghost Gunner AK-47 kit is finally here. Last January at SHOT Show 2020 James interviewed […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Ghost Gunner AK-47 Kit – Cut Steel Comrade! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, James, Daily News, Big Easy, Cody Wilson, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Ak 47, Defense Distributed, Ghost Gunner, Gun Fest 2021


[TFB GUNFEST] Century Arms Thunder Ranch AK-47

When it comes to firearms training schools, Thunder Ranch is among the foremost in the business. For almost 30 years, this premier institution now based in Oregon has served to provide top-level instruction for a variety of gun/shooting types and the full spectrum of students. Courses are offered for everyone from individual citizens looking to […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Century Arms Thunder Ranch AK-47 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Oregon, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Century Arms, Ak 47, Thunder Ranch, Semi-Auto, VSKA, Gun Fest 2021, GunFest 2021, TFB GunFest


[TFB GUNFEST] Thunder Ranch Edition Century VSKA AK-47

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves interviews Adam with Century about the new Thunder Ranch edition VSKA AK. From Century and Davidson’s press release: Clint Smith, President and Director of Thunder Ranch®, is a Marine Corps veteran of two infantry and Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience includes seven years as a […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Thunder Ranch Edition Century VSKA AK-47 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Marine Corps, Vietnam, Davidson, Adam, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, TFBTV, Century Arms, Davidson's, Thunder Ranch, James Reeves, Clint Smith, VSKA, Gun Fest 2021


[TFB GUNFEST] ZASTAVA M70 With Modernized Furniture

Zastava Arms USA will have a new M70 AKM configuration coming around in late February 2021. Zastava USA brought their new rifle to TFB’s GunFest 2021 for us to get a good look. The modernized M70 will have numerous new features coming from the factory, such as a specially made muzzle brake, full length, M-LOK […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] ZASTAVA M70 With Modernized Furniture appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Modular, Daily News, Zastava, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, AKM, 7.62x39, Semi-Auto, M70, Zastava Arms USA, Zastava USA, Gun Fest 2021, GunFest 2021, Modernied


[TFB GUNFEST] Zastava Introducing a New M70 and Polymer M85/M90 Magazines

In this episode of TFBTV‘s #GunFest2021 coverage, James Reeves talks with Ranko of Zastava Arms about Zastava’s new modular 7.62x39mm M70 as well as new .223 polymer magazines for the M85 and M90 Zastava AKs in .223. Clarification: The M85/M90 polymer magazines have a steel reinforced rear locking tab. The front locking tab is not […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Zastava Introducing a New M70 and Polymer M85/M90 Magazines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Magazines, Zastava, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, TFBTV, James Reeves, Polymer Magazine, Zastava Arms, M70, Ranko, Gun Fest 2021, GunFest 2021


[TFB GUNFEST] NEW 5.56 AK – The Zastava Arms M90

Zastava Arms arrived at TFB’s GunFest 2021 with the brand new PAP M90 PS.  The Serbian made Zastava M90 is being imported by Zastava USA to satisfy customer requests for a full size 5.56 AKM pattern rifle.  In addition to its larger size, the Zastava M90 is packed with new features while maintaining the quality […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] NEW 5.56 AK – The Zastava Arms M90 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Pap, TFB, Zastava, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Product Announcement, Semi-Auto, 223/5.56, Zastava Arms, Zastava Arms USA, Zastava USA, Gun Fest 2021, GunFest 2021, GUNFEST, Zastava M90


[TFB GUNFEST] EXCLUSIVE: The Zastava M90 5.56 AK Coming to the USA

In this episode of #GUNFEST2021, James Reeves meets with his friend, Ranko, of Zastava Arms, to discuss the NEW (well, new to the US) Zastava M90. Importantly, the Zastava M90 is chambered in 5.56x45mm – the same good old round as the AR-15 – but has several other differences from the Zastava M70, including a […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] EXCLUSIVE: The Zastava M90 5.56 AK Coming to the USA appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Usa, Guns, US, Zastava, AK, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, TFBTV, James Reeves, Zastava Arms, 5.56 AK, Ranko, Gun Fest 2021, Zastava M90


Rifle Dynamics Builder AKM Receivers Now Available

With the modularity of the AR-15, home builds are everywhere. Regardless of your skill level, with enough help from online resources (a blog about firearms, mayhaps?), almost anyone can build an AR-patterned rifle or pistol. But what happens if you want to build an AK? Well, thanks to the Rifle Dynamics Builder AKM receivers, you […] Read More … The post Rifle Dynamics Builder AKM Receivers Now Available appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, AKM, Rifle Dynamics, Product Announcement, Receiver, AKM Receiver


South Korean AKs For Finnish Defense Volunteers

In June 2020, we reported that the Finnish Reservists were to receive a new rifle made by Dasan Machineries of South Korea. These new rifles have begun to arrive and are being fielded with Finland’s MPK. Eric wrote about the selection of the new rifles here. The rifles are not being issued to the Finnish Defence […] Read More … The post South Korean AKs For Finnish Defense Volunteers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: South Korea, Guns, Defense, Finland, Daily News, Eric, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Aks, MIL/LE, RK62, Dasan Machineries, MPK Rifle, National Defence Training Association of Finland, DAK47, Finnish Defence Forces


AK 2.0 – Finnish Upgrade Kit for Kalashnikov Rifles by Value Manufacturing

When it comes to AK upgrades, the average Kalashnikov aficionado is torn between American made accessories and Russian products that are often unavailable in the US and worldwide. For me, that seems odd, since, over the years, at least 30 countries produced different variants of the AK rifles. Why all those countries do not produce AK […] Read More … The post AK 2.0 – Finnish Upgrade Kit for Kalashnikov Rifles by Value Manufacturing appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Finland, Daily News, Sako, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Valmet RK62, Firearms Customization, AK 2.0, Value Manufacturing


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Apocalypse Ready AK or Apocalyptic Price Tag?

Welcome everyone to the 75th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Apocalypse Ready AK or Apocalyptic Price Tag? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Pistols, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Century Arms, Semi-Auto, Micro Draco, Laser Engraving, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap, 7.62×39mm


Kalashnikov Concern Shows The Prototype of Upcoming 500-Series AKs – The AKV-521 Rifle

Kalashnikov Concern is designing a new family of AK rifles called 500-series. Despite having a high level of parts commonality with the AK-12/AK-15, the new 500-series rifles feature a completely different upper/lower receiver layout. The company has published some pictures and videos showing a prototype of 500-series rifles called AKV-521. Let’s take a closer look. The […] Read More … The post Kalashnikov Concern Shows The Prototype of Upcoming 500-Series AKs – The AKV-521 Rifle appeared first...
Tags: Guns, Kalashnikov, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, 500-series, AKV-521, Upper/lower, АКВ-521


Texas Weapon Systems Krinkov Dog Leg Rail

AKS-74U, colloquially known as Krinkov, is the variation of Soviet AKs that pioneered a hinged captive top cover. This is a really handy feature as it makes the assembly of the top cover just a matter of closing it which is much simpler compared to the little bit tricky process of attaching a standard AK […] Read More … The post Texas Weapon Systems Krinkov Dog Leg Rail appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Krinkov, AKS-74U, Texas Weapon Systems, TWS, Arsenal SAM7K, Dog Leg Rail, Texas Weapon Systems Krinkov Dog Leg Rail, Krinkov Dog Leg Rail


Century Arms’ Thunder Ranch AK-47 – Davidon’s Exclusive Distribution

Clint Smith and his training company Thunder Ranch have been busy at the grindstone working with various manufacturers to put out exclusive firearms offerings. The newest one of these offerings is the Century Arms and Thunder Ranch AK-47. This latest offering is meant to be an exclusive one that the “everyman” can afford. Century Arms’ […] Read More … The post Century Arms’ Thunder Ranch AK-47 – Davidon’s Exclusive Distribution appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Davidon, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Ak-47, Thunder Ranch, Clint Smith, Davidson's Exclusive, Davidson's Gallery of Guns, AK Pattern Rifle, Thunder Ranch AK-47, Thunder Ranch AK


A Look Into Vietnamese Firearms Manufacturing in Z111 Factory

Vietnamese weapons aren’t particularly mainstream in the Western world, however, we catch a glimpse of them, from time to time. Recently Vlad showed us the latest products of the Z111 Factory, the STV-380 and SVT-215. Now, thanks to the TV channel VTVcab, and its YouTube presence, we can see a few of their details and […] Read More … The post A Look Into Vietnamese Firearms Manufacturing in Z111 Factory appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Manufacturing, Vietnam, Daily News, Vlad, STV, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, MIL/LE, STV-215, STV-380, Z111



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