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The Armenian K-2 Semi-Auto Pistol

Many of the firearms developed in post-Soviet republics are extremely obscure with only a few pictures and brief descriptions available at best. There are multiple reasons why: from the secrecy of such projects to their limited production numbers (if they even made it past the prototype stage) due to the economic inefficiency of adopting and […] Read More … The post The Armenian K-2 Semi-Auto Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Armenia, Editorial, K2, Pistols, Semi-Auto, 9x18 Makarov, K-2, K-2 pistol, Semi Auto Pistol


TFB FIELD STRIP: FN FNX-45 Tactical Pistol

This episode of the TFB Field Strip series involves the feature-rich FN FNX-45 Tactical, naturally chambered in .45 ACP. The FNX‘s predecessor, the FNP-45 Tactical was a contender in the Joint Combat Pistol trials of 2005 and 2006 to replace the Beretta M9 service pistol. Even though the JCP program was scrapped, the FNP lived […] Read More … The post TFB FIELD STRIP: FN FNX-45 Tactical Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, ACP, FN, JCP, Pistols, Pistol, Suppressed, FNX, FNP, 45 ACP, Semi-Auto, Optics-Ready, TFB FIELD STRIP, FNX 45 Tactical


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Mean Green or Childish Dream SCAR17?

Welcome everyone to the 91st 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? Mean Green or Childish Dream SCAR17? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Rifles, Semi-Auto, FN SCAR 17s, 308. 7.62x51, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap


The Rimfire Report: Rimfire and the Next Generation of Gun Enthusiasts

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its sports, guns, gear, and ammunition. This week I want to dive into a topic that I have been thinking a lot about over the last couple of months. In the United States and abroad, firearms […] Read More … The post The Rimfire Report: Rimfire and the Next Generation of Gun Enthusiasts appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, United States, Editorial, Rimfire, 22LR, Steel Challenge, Youth Shooting, The Rimfire Report, 17hmr, Rimfire Precision


SILENCER SATURDAY #175: Plinking With The Gemtech Integra 15-22

Good morning everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the awesome YHM Turbo K and Turbo T2 5.56mm rifle suppressors. Last week we had some fun with the Griffin Armament GP-NATO A2 flash hider mount rifle silencer. This week we go plinking with the Gemtech […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #175: Plinking With The Gemtech Integra 15-22 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, Integra, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Rimfire, Yankee Hill Machine, Gemtech, S&W, Semi-Auto, Pistol Stabilizing Brace, Gemtech Integra, Silencer Saturday, Griffin Armament GP NATO


TFB FIELD STRIP: Benelli M2 Tactical Shotgun

It’s been a while (just over a year!) since we’ve done a Field Strip here on TFB, and I figured, why not start back up with a highly coveted firearm, the Benelli M2 Tactical semi-auto shotgun. The M2 model is an extension of the Benelli Super 90 series introduced in 1986, and utilizes the Inertia […] Read More … The post TFB FIELD STRIP: Benelli M2 Tactical Shotgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Shotguns, Editorial, Benelli, Field Strip, 12 Gauge, Semi-Auto, Benelli M2, Semi-auto shotguns, TFB FIELD STRIP


Fieldcraft Survival’s GunFighter Carbine 1 Course

Over the last year, we have seen a bit of a hard road for gun owners in the United States. Ammo prices have soared from what they were even 18 months ago and ranges aren’t near as full anymore. It’s been a real struggle for people to get out and shoot on a regular basis, […] Read More … The post Fieldcraft Survival’s GunFighter Carbine 1 Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Training, United States, Editorial, Ar-15, Guns & Gear, Fieldcraft Survival, Gunfighter Carbine 1 Course, Rifle Course, Rifle Training, Fieldcraft Survival 's GunFighter Carbine


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Rare or Ridiculous HK94?

Welcome everyone to the 90th 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? Rare or Ridiculous HK94? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, 9mm, Heckler & Koch, Semi-Auto, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap, HK 94


Gun Store Etiquette – What To Know Before You Go

2020 was a year of record gun sales, and that trend appears to be continuing in 2021. Many of those guns were purchased by first-time gun owners. The gun industry tends to assume that their customers already know the ins and outs of the world of guns. In the interest of education, here are some […] Read More … The post Gun Store Etiquette – What To Know Before You Go appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Etiquette, Editorial, Gun Store, FFL, Gun Industry, Local Gun Store


The Rimfire Report: Making Your 10/22 a Better Suppressor Host

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report. In this ongoing weekly series we discuss rimfire firearms and related subjects surrounding ammunition, sports, targets, practices and trends that are found within the rimfire world. This week we’ll be talking about suppressing your 10/22 and developing it into an improved suppressor host. The […] Read More … The post The Rimfire Report: Making Your 10/22 a Better Suppressor Host appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, 10/22, Rimfire, Suppressor, 22LR, Ruger 10/22, Silencer, Subsonic Ammunition, The Rimfire Report, TC 10/22, Better Suppressor Host


SILENCER SATURDAY #174: Griffin Armament GP-N – Long Live The Birdcage!

Good afternoon everyone and thanks for tuning in for another addition of Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we went all apocalyptic prepper on you by testing out an oil filter suppressor and mount adapter – not great, not terrible. This week we get an […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #174: Griffin Armament GP-N – Long Live The Birdcage! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Ar-15, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Yankee Hill Machine, Silencer Shop, Griffin Armament, Birdcage, Silencer Saturday, AR Patterned, A2 flash hider, A2 birdcage, GP-N


The Quest For The Low Bore Axis: A Novel Italian Approach

A couple of years ago we had a look at a few different semiautomatic pistols pursuing the reduction of the bore height over the hand. Among several commercial models, we saw a couple of promising prototypes from different periods. While these were highly innovative, they still kept a relatively traditional configuration. What we have here […] Read More … The post The Quest For The Low Bore Axis: A Novel Italian Approach appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Patents, Editorial, Italian, Pistols, Semi-Auto, Low Bore Axis, Innovative, Blow forward


Rimfire Tommy Gun Designed by TFB Reader Mike Johnson

A couple of weeks ago, we published an article telling about the release of the Standard Manufacturing G4S rimfire rifle. Despite its modern look, the design elements of this rifle indicate that it is likely based on the Standard Manufacturing 1922, a scaled-down semi-auto rimfire replica of the Thompson submachine gun. This started a discussion about […] Read More … The post Rimfire Tommy Gun Designed by TFB Reader Mike Johnson appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Thompson, Mike Johnson, Rifles, Rimfire, 22LR, Semi-Auto, Standard Manufacturing, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Johnson Semi-Automatic Carbine, rimfire Tommy gun, Standard Manufacturing G4S


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Is this AR-15 Regal or Ruined?

Welcome everyone to the 89th 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? Is this AR-15 Regal or Ruined? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Rifles, Wooden Furniture, 450 Bushmaster, AR Patterned, AR-15 build, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap


Unobtanium Guns That I Wish Weren’t So Hard to Get

If you’re a firearms enthusiast (as it’s likely that most people reading TFB are), you probably have a list of guns you want. Unless you’re one of the fortunate few to have an arsenal rivaling Heckler and Koch‘s Gray Room, the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, the NRA’s Whittington Center, or this guy that Nick met […] Read More … The post Unobtanium Guns That I Wish Weren’t So Hard to Get appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Collection, Arsenal, Editorial, NICK, Nra, Koch, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, H&K, Machine Guns, Whittington Center, Heckler & Koch, Minigun, Mp7, G11, Unobtanium


Coal Miners Revolt: The Battle of Blair Mountain

Between the dates of August 25th, 1921 and September 2nd, 1921, a fierce battle between striking American coal miners and the combined forces of the West Virginia State Police, Logan County Sherrif’s Department, and the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency would take place. Being one of the largest domestic battles to take place during the 20th century, […] Read More … The post Coal Miners Revolt: The Battle of Blair Mountain appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Rifles, Machine Guns, Breakdowns, Baldwin Felts Detective Agency, Blair Mountain, Domestic Battles, Thompson Submachine guns, West Virginia State Police Logan County Sherrif


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? The Golden Gun or Cartel Clickbait?

Welcome everyone to the 88th 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? The Golden Gun or Cartel Clickbait? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Pistols, 45 ACP, Semi-Auto, Colt 1911, Golden Gun, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap


Curious Relics #010: Stevens 325-A Part II – Brush Gun Legacy

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 […] Read More … The post Curious Relics #010: Stevens 325-A Part II – Brush Gun Legacy appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Stevens, ATF, Rifles, AllOutdoor, Bolt Action, 30-30 Winchester, Curious Relics, Stevens 325-A


Fresh, New Paint Jobs – Joshua Tree Custom Cerakote, LLC

If you have cannonballed into the firearm industry like most people reading this, one thing we all love to do is customize our weapons. Whether it is with laser beams, red dots, flashlights, a fresh new finish, or all of the above. I, personally, have fallen into the latter category where I took a once […] Read More … The post Fresh, New Paint Jobs – Joshua Tree Custom Cerakote, LLC appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Glock, Cerakote, Gunsmithing, Firearms Customization, Joshua Tree Custom Cerakote, Joshua Tree Custom Cerakote LLC


Friday Night Lights: Cheap Night Vision Upgrade – LLI White Phosphor Filter & DIY Tarsier Eclipse

In the world of night vision, almost everything is expensive. #becausenightvision is a common explanation why accessories are exorbitantly expensive. However, it is possible to have a cheap night vision upgrade. Some of them are affordable hacks and others are DIY solutions. Such examples are the LLI white phosphor filters and the DIY adjustable iris […] Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: Cheap Night Vision Upgrade – LLI White Phosphor Filter & DIY Tarsier Eclipse appeared first on The F...
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Friday Night Lights, Night Vision, White Phosphor, Adjustable Iris, LLI, Tarsier Eclipse, White Filter


Restoring and Making an SBS From a Remington 870 Shotgun

Last fall, I wrote about my experience with the ATF Form 1 process to make a Short Barreled Shotgun (SBS). Between buying my 1980’s vintage Remington 870 Magnum, getting the ATF approval, and actually making it into an SBS has been a long time, admittedly though, purely self induced. My goal has been to do […] Read More … The post Restoring and Making an SBS From a Remington 870 Shotgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, SBS, Shotgun, Shotguns, Editorial, Restoration, Pump, ATF, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Remington 870, 12 Gauge, ATF Form, Short Barreled Shotgun


East Meets West – The 5.45x39mm AR-15

Though not common today, the 5.45x39mm AR-15 was popular for a time. There are still a fair number of these guns in circulation but they are something of a novelty today. Why the 5.45x39mm? The USSR issued the 7.62×39 round in the AK-47, AKM, RPK, and others, but there was a desire for a small […] Read More … The post East Meets West – The 5.45x39mm AR-15 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, History, Ussr, Editorial, Ar-15, Ammunition, 5.45x39, S&W, 5.45x39mm, AR Patterned


SILENCER SATURDAY #171: Full Auto Rated Suppressors – Fun And Science!

Good afternoon and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine. Full auto rated suppressors have been an industry selling point for years, but those ratings come with their own caveats. The overwhelming majority of suppressors sold to consumers in the U.S. will never see any fully […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #171: Full Auto Rated Suppressors – Fun And Science! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressors, Silencers, Silencer Saturday, AR Patterned, Full Auto Rated, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Yankee Hill Machine Full


Bump Stock Decision Reversed by Sixth Circuit

Buckle up, buckaroos. We’ve got some dense legalese to get through today. On March 25, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, reversed and remanded a lower court decision that denied a preliminary injunction against the ATF’s enforcement of the bump stock ban. I know that many of you are thinking the […] Read More … The post Bump Stock Decision Reversed by Sixth Circuit appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Legal, Guns, Sixth Circuit, Court Case, Editorial, Decision, ATF, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Shooting Accessories, Machine Guns, 6th Circuit, Bump stock, Bump Stock Ban


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Patriotic Perfection or just Faded Glory?

Welcome everyone to the 87th 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? Patriotic Perfection or just Faded Glory? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Springfield Armory, 1911, Pistols, Semi-Auto, 38 Super, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap


SILENCER SATURDAY #170: CGS MOD9 – Library Quiet!

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM Turbo K rifle suppressor. Last week we talked about the brand new OSS pistol cans. This week we stay in the same category with a review of the CGS MOD9 that achieves library quiet […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #170: CGS MOD9 – Library Quiet! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Oss, 9mm, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Yankee Hill Machine, Silencer Shop, Semi-Auto, CGS, CGS Group, Silencer Saturday, CGS MOD9, MOD9SK


Pawn Shop Finds – The Space Age Beretta CX4 Storm

It has been a while since the last Pawn Shop Finds, but COVID either cleared out my local shops or they shut down in the wake of the pandemic. Luckily, my local shops have been picking up inventory from people who are mostly selling guns to pay the bills. I had a few different store […] Read More … The post Pawn Shop Finds – The Space Age Beretta CX4 Storm appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Beretta, Editorial, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Pawn Shop Finds, Beretta CX4 Storm, CX4 Storm


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Is This M&P 9L Competitive or Just Confusing?  

Welcome everyone to the 86th 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? Is This M&P 9L Competitive or Just Confusing?   appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Smith and Wesson, 9mm, Pistols, Semi-Auto, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap, M&P 9L


SILENCER SATURDAY #169: OSS RAD 9 And RAD 45 Pistol Suppressors

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we reviewed the CGS Helios – a silencer that has an above average price point that is justified by its performance and features. This week we shoot the new OSS […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #169: OSS RAD 9 And RAD 45 Pistol Suppressors appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Oss, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Yankee Hill Machine, Silencer Shop, Silencer Saturday, CGS Helios, OSS RAD 45, OSS RAD 9


From The Gun Counter: What Is It Like To Work In A Gun Store?

One day as you walk into your local gun store you see a Help Wanted sign. You’re struck with the idea of working a gun counter. What is it really like? Well, here is one man’s opinion based on his years at a local gun store. While keeping in mind that no one person’s experience […] Read More … The post From The Gun Counter: What Is It Like To Work In A Gun Store? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Gun Store, FFL, Local Gun Store, ATF 4473, From The Gun Counter



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