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POTD: Nigerian Navy Honour Guard with SIG 540s

This photo taken on March 14, at the opening ceremony of exercise Obangame Express 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria shows a Nigerian Navy honour guard rendering honours to distinguished visitors including Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command. Most interestingly, the guard are armed with 7.62x51mm SIG 542 rifles, the larger calibre variant of the […] Read More … The post POTD: Nigerian Navy Honour Guard with SIG 540s appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Navy, Potd, Lagos Nigeria, Sig, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Obangame Express 2019, Sig 540, SIG 542, Navy Honour Guard, Adm Heidi Berg, U S Africa Command Most


New RUGER Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle

Ruger Custom Shop has released its third firearm and the second 10/22 Competition rifle. The main difference of this rifle from the first Custom Shop 10/22 is the stainless steel barrel and brown laminate stock. Let’s see what other features it comes with. The Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Competition rifle features a CNC machined 6061-T6511 […] Read More … The post New RUGER Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Custom Shop, Rifles, Rimfire, 22 LR, Semi-Auto, Ruger Custom Shop, 10/22 Competition


LIGHTNING REVIEW: Hold Up Displays Vertical 6 Gun Rack

When you think of the classic gun rack, visions of a single-shot 20ga shotgun perched in a cheap pine, plywood or particle board cradle may come to mind. And I can say that with a straight face because in a previous life I’ve owned that complete setup. Hold Up Displays was nice enough to send […] Read More … The post LIGHTNING REVIEW: Hold Up Displays Vertical 6 Gun Rack appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, Gun Rack, Hold Up Displays, Vertical 6


High Quality, Low Drag: NEW Federal Premium Berger Hybrid Hunter Loads

Federal Premium in their endless pursuit to bring shooters and hunters alike the best ammunition possible has teamed up with Berger for some new offerings. They now have available to us premium Berger Hybrid Hunter loads in 10 common and favorite hunting cartridges. These new ammunition selections are supposed to be shipping to retailers as […] The post High Quality, Low Drag: NEW Federal Premium Berger Hybrid Hunter Loads appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Berger, Rifles, Ammunition, Federal Premium, Product Announcement, Berger Hybrid Hunter, Hybrid Hunter, NEW Federal Premium Berger


SILENCER SATURDAY #64: 5.56mm Allen Engineering Suppressors

Good afternoon friends and thanks for joining us once again for TFB’s Silencer Saturday. We have a special treat for you today: a comprehensive test of five of the most popular Allen Engineering Suppressors available. The M4S, AEM2, AEM3 and AEM4 respectively are all designed around the profile of the M4 barrel. As a comparison, […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #64: 5.56mm Allen Engineering Suppressors appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Silencer Saturday, AR Patterned, Allen Engineering Suppressors


Liberty Suppressors WHITETAIL Rifle

Introduced a little over a month ago, the Whitetail rifle is quite an interesting new Liberty Suppressors product for hunters. It is basically a shortened and suppressed Ruger American Rifle chambered in 6.5mm Creedmoor. The company advertises this weapon as an integrally suppressed rifle. Here is how the company describes the Whitetail rifle (quoted from […] Read More … The post Liberty Suppressors WHITETAIL Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Creedmoor, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Whitetail, Bolt Action, Liberty Suppressors WHITETAIL


Belgian Police Adopt FN SCAR-SC in .300BLK

Belgian Police are to acquire 1500 new FN SCAR SC carbines chambered in .300BLK. The Belgian interior minister has described the move as equipping the police with weapons equal to those used by criminals. Currently, Belgian police are armed with a mixture of 9x19mm submachine guns including the UZI, the Heckler & Koch MP5 and […] Read More … The post Belgian Police Adopt FN SCAR-SC in .300BLK appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Law Enforcement, Belgium, Daily News, FN, Rifles, 300blk, FN SCAR SC, MIL/LE


Chinese LEOs Doing Bullpup Speed Reloads

If you are used to and have experience with rifles of traditional layout, then it should be quite awkward for you to do simple weapon manipulations with a bullpup rifle. And arguably the most difficult is to do a magazine change with a decent speed. People who do a mag change in a split of […] The post appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, China, Editorial, Rifles, Bullpup, QBZ 95, Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Speed Reload


Barrett Awarded $50 Million SOCOM Sniper Rifle Contract

The US Department of Defense has announced that Barrett Firearms Manufacturing has been awarded a near $50 million contract to produce their MRAD sniper rifle to fulfil US Special Operations Command’s requirement for an Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR). While not confirmed explicitly in the DoD announcement the procurement is almost certainly related to the ASR […] Read More … The post Barrett Awarded $50 Million SOCOM Sniper Rifle Contract appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Us Department Of Defense, Daily News, Barrett, ASR, SOCOM, US Special Operations Command, Rifles, Sniper Rifle, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Bolt Action, Barrett MRAD, Advanced Sniper Rifle


THE MORE YOU KNOW: What Is An Assault Rifle?

Of all the questions in the gun world, What Is An Assault Rifle, seems to be the one answered and used by those least competent to do so. And since TFB is (arguably) the world’s leading resource on firearms, I thought we should take a minute to settle the debate once and for all. So, […] Read More … The post THE MORE YOU KNOW: What Is An Assault Rifle? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, The More You Know, TFB, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Assault Rifle, Machine Guns


The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service Selects RISE Armament Rifles in .223 Wylde

The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service have selected RISE Armament to provide new patrol carbines. The new carbines will be chambered in .223 Wylde. The Marshal Service selected the RISE Watchman, which was specially developed for Law Enforcement officers. The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service has more than 32 Deputy Marshals and has jurisdiction throughout the Cherokee Nation. […] Read More … The post The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service Selects RISE Armament Rifles in .223 Wylde appeared first on T...
Tags: Guns, Law Enforcement, Press Releases, Wylde, Ar-15, Rifles, RISE Armament, Marshal Service, MIL/LE, Rise Watchman, Cherokee Nation Marshal Service


Rock River Arms Adds LAR-22 to Rifle Lineup

Rock River Arms have introduced a range of three new .22LR AR-style carbines. The rifles represent their entry into the low-cost training and plinking AR market. Three models are now available, the Tactical Carbine, the Mid A4 and the NM A4 CMP Trainer for CMP National Match competitions. Here’s what Rock River Arms have to […] Read More … The post Rock River Arms Adds LAR-22 to Rifle Lineup appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Press Releases, Cmp, Ar-15, LAR, Rifles, 22LR, CMP National Match, Rock River Arms, AR Patterned, 22 AR-15


US Army Testing the NEW Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R) & Compact, Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle (CSASS)

The US Army has been testing its new precision rifles, the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle and the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle and the first feedback from troops is coming in. Last year TFB reported the adoption of the two new rifles, which are both based on Heckler & Koch’s 7.62x51mm HK417. Stars & Stripes recently […] Read More … The post US Army Testing the NEW Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R) & Compact, Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle (CSASS) appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, Optics, Daily News, TFB, Koch, Rifles, Heckler & Koch, CSASS, HK417, AR Patterned, SDM-R, NEW Squad Designated Marksman Rifle SDM


6 Reasons Why the Galil ACE is Better than the AK-47 & AKM

In this episode, James discusses 6 reasons why the Galil ACE is better than the AK-47/AKM. According to IWI’s marketing materials: “The modernized Galil ACE is based upon the reliable mechanism of the original Galil rifle first developed by IMI in the late 1960s. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Russian AK-47 and the Finnish Valmet […] Read More … The post 6 Reasons Why the Galil ACE is Better than the AK-47 & AKM appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, James, Valmet, Iwi, IMI, ACE, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, TFBTV, AKM, Ak-74, Galil, Semi-Auto


World Record: Three Consecutive Hits At 2,118 Yards

Every now and then you hear about a new long-range world record set at unbelievably long distances. However, often times you find out that the shots were fired on quite a large target and only one of many fired rounds hit the target. Should we really count such hits as records? I mean if you […] Read More … The post World Record: Three Consecutive Hits At 2,118 Yards appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, World Record, Daily News, Rifles, 2, 118 Yards, 3 Hits, Corbin Shell


Straight Pull Rifles from German Schmeisser

Almost ten years ago I shot a Schmeisser AR15 for the first time, and I recently examined two brand new Schmeisser AR15s. There was no possibility to shoot them, but I found them to be of good quality and design. At IWA in Germany Schmeisser will be releasing a list of new firearms and products. […] Read More … The post Straight Pull Rifles from German Schmeisser appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Daily News, IWA, Rifles, Straight pull, Schmeisser, Straight Pull Bolt Action, IWA 2019


[IDEX 2019] Truvelo AMRIS 20×42 mm from South Africa

Truvelo is a South African firearms manufacturing company which we know for their large caliber sniper and anti-materiel rifles. In IDEX they had a small booth where they managed to fit their newest baby and two of its bigger siblings. Truvelo Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd The company was founded in 1966 to manufacture accurate speed measurement […] Read More … The post [IDEX 2019] Truvelo AMRIS 20×42 mm from South Africa appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Cms, South Africa, Daily News, Rifles, Bolt Action, IDEX, Amris, Truvelo, 14.5x114mm, 20x42mm, 20x110mm, IDEX 2019, Truvelo AMRIS, Truvelo Manufacturers Pty Ltd


The Low-Recoil Space-Age MARS Rifle

I learned about the MARS rifle right before the SHOT Show 2019. The video demonstration of this rifle on the company’s website showed that while being chambered in .308 Winchester, the rifle virtually has no recoil. Needless to say that I was curious to find the MARS Inc. at the show and see if the […] Read More … The post The Low-Recoil Space-Age MARS Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Mars, Editorial, Mars Inc, Rifles, Semi-Auto, MARS Rifle, IPROS


[IDEX 2019] Steyr AUG .300 BLK and STM556 from Austria

Steyr Mannlicher attended IDEX with a somehow low profile booth in the Austrian pavilion. In the small space, they managed, however, to showcase a good selection of their products, from the new A2 pistol in different configurations to the impressive HS50 anti-materiel rifle. The two most interesting products were, however, an “Americanized” Austrian bullpup and […] Read More … The post [IDEX 2019] Steyr AUG .300 BLK and STM556 from Austria appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Austria, Daily News, Ar-15, Steyr, Aug, Rifles, 300 BLK, IDEX, Steyr Mannlicher, RS556, STM556, IDEX 2019


India To Produce 750,000 AK-203s

News Agencies from both India and Russia have confirmed that India will adopt the 7.62x39mm AK-203, with production to be established at a plant in India. Production of as many as 750,000 rifles is planned. In recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of progress in India’s struggle to modernise its Army’s small arms. Not only […] Read More … The post India To Produce 750,000 AK-203s appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, India, Defense, Army, Daily News, Indian Army, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Kalashnikov Concern, AK-203


Portugal Signs Small Arms Deal with FN

On the 20th February, FN Herstal was awarded a ‘major contract’ for rifles, machine guns and grenade launchers by NATO’s Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA) on behalf of the Portuguese Army. The contract is said to be for “5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO caliber FN SCAR assault rifles, FN40GL grenade launchers, MINIMI 5.56 and 7.62 Mk3 […] Read More … The post Portugal Signs Small Arms Deal with FN appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Nato, Portugal, Small Arms, Daily News, FN, Portuguese Army, FN Herstal, Rifles, Machine Guns, NSPA, MIL/LE


Reader’s Choice: Best AR-15 (Stock or Factory Model)

It is March, and we all know what that means… you need to grab a green beer, pretend to be Irish (if you already are not), turn on some March Madness college basketball, and get those taxes filed. To most of us, if you actually get money back from your taxes it is not a […] Read More … The post Reader’s Choice: Best AR-15 (Stock or Factory Model) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Ruger, Springfield Armory, Sig Sauer, FN, Daniel Defense, LMT, Savage Arms, Colt, Rifles, Smith & Wesson, Bushmaster, Bcm, Windham Weaponry, AR Patterned


[IDEX 2019] InterProInvest Malyuk from Ukraine

Malyuk is the new bullpup assault rifle which has apparently been adopted by the Ukrainian Army. Over the years, TFB has been following the development of the rifle which evolved from a relatively crude bullpup AK to a more polished version with fairly unique features. The samples brought to IDEX represent the latest stages of […] Read More … The post [IDEX 2019] InterProInvest Malyuk from Ukraine appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Ukraine, Daily News, AK, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Bullpup, IDEX, Malyuk, IDEX 2019, Ukrainian Army Over the years TFB


New Brownells 10/22 Bolt Assembly

Within the last year, Brownells has been releasing a number of different parts for the ever-popular Ruger 10/22 rimfire rifle. Namely, they started making the BRN-22 10/22 receivers which are now available in many different flavors – railed or drilled and tapped, a takedown version, barreled receivers etc. Recently, the company added another product to […] Read More … The post New Brownells 10/22 Bolt Assembly appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ruger, Brownells, Rifles, Rimfire, Ruger 10/22, BRN-22, Bolt Assembly


[IDEX 2019] Agencija Alan from Croatia

Agencija Alan has a stable presence at IDEX, however, for the first time in the author’s memory, in this edition, they finally took their products out of glass cabinets and welcomed the public in the booth. They showcased the full range of their small arms portfolio, which we may know better under the company name […] Read More … The post [IDEX 2019] Agencija Alan from Croatia appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Croatia, VHS, Daily News, Rifles, Bullpup, IDEX, 20mm Auto Cannon, RT-20, IDEX 2019, Agencija Alan


NEW Sabatti ST-18 Bolt Action Rifle

The Sabatti ST-18 bolt action rifle is this Italian company’s latest addition to their tactical and long-range bolt action rifle line. The rifle is designed in cooperation with BCM Europearms, a company known for building competition rifles. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of this new firearm. The chassis of Sabatti […] Read More … The post NEW Sabatti ST-18 Bolt Action Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Rifles, Bolt Action, Bolt Action Rifle, Ryton, Sabatti, Ergal 55, ST-18


TFBTV Steyr AUG M3 FULL REVIEW: Irrelevant or Impressive?

In this video, James performs a full review of the updated Steyr AUG M3 A1. For the sake of reminiscing, here’s Alex C.’s description of this fine combat rifle: “The Steyr AUG has been around for quite a while. It was designed in the 1970s, an era where terrific advances in special effects and movie […] Read More … The post TFBTV Steyr AUG M3 FULL REVIEW: Irrelevant or Impressive? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Review, Alex, James, Steyr, Rifles, TFBTV, Bullpup, TFB TV, Steyr AUG A3


Orlando PD Select SIG Sauer’s Virtus Rifle

SIG Sauer have announced that Orlando Police Department have selected their SIG Sauer Virtus Patrol Rifle. The modular SIG Virtus weighs just under 8 lbs and is available in 5.56x45mm and .300 BLK with a 16-inch barrel and a choice of buttstocks. According to local news reports, the Orlando Police Department, which has more than 700 […] Read More … The post Orlando PD Select SIG Sauer’s Virtus Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Police, Law Enforcement, Orlando, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Ar-15, Rifles, Sauer, Orlando Police Department, VIRTUS, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, SIG Virtus, Orlando PD, SIG Sauer Virtus Patrol


International Mountain Warfare Patrol in Bavaria

This article takes us to the South of Germany and Upper Bavaria, in the Chiemgau Alps. 15 teams from six countries met the challenges of the German Mountain Warfare Competition. In addition to the distance of 30 kilometers that had to be covered on skis, several stations with various levels of difficulty had to be overcome. […] Read More … The post International Mountain Warfare Patrol in Bavaria appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Skiing, Bavaria, Daily News, Biathlon, Rifles, South of Germany, Upper Bavaria, HK G3, Mountain Warfare, Arctic Warfare, MIL/LE, Bavarian State Police, Arctic Ranger, International Mountain Warfare Patrol


NEW .30 WWG and .35 WWG Cartridges by Wild West Guns

Wild West Guns brought to the SHOT Show 2019 two new cartridges – .30 WWG and .35 WWG. Both of these cartridges are created by necking down their .457 WWG cartridge case to .308 and .358 calibers respectively. First things first, let’s talk about the parent cartridge – .457 WWG. This is a SAAMI standardized […] Read More … The post NEW .30 WWG and .35 WWG Cartridges by Wild West Guns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Rifles, Ammunition, Wild West Guns, 30 WWG, 35 WWG, 457 WWG



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