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POTD: Proficiency Training in Djibouti

Welcome to TFB’s Photo Of The Day. As the name implies, this page is dedicated to rare and unique pics which are updated daily, and I guess that short shotgun got your attention? Did you ever fire one? What did you think? Did you find it hard or easy to hit your target? These pictures are […] Read More … The post POTD: Proficiency Training in Djibouti appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Training, Shotguns, Djibouti, TFB, Photo of the Day, Breaching Shotgun


POTD: U.S. Marines & Japanese Military Train Together

Subject: Photo Of The Day Location: Okinawa, Japan, April 2021. What’s going on? Above you can see a U.S. Marine with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, as he provides security. The 5th ANGLICO conducted air and surface fire support integration training alongside soldiers of the Amphibious Rapid Deployment […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marines & Japanese Military Train Together appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Defense, Training, U S Marine, Okinawa, Photo of the Day, U.S. Marines, AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom, MV-22B Osprey


POTD: Polish Snipers in PRS Inspired Competition

Precision Rifle Series (PRS) can best be described as a mixture between long-range and precision rifle shooting and practical shooting. TFB recently reported about the plans for a Precision Rifle World Championships in 2022, and hopefully, it will happen. I don’t think Polish sniper in our Photo Of The Day are training for that event, […] Read More … The post POTD: Polish Snipers in PRS Inspired Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Poland, TFB, Photo of the Day, Precision Rifle Series, Snipers, SAKO TRG, SAKO TRG M10, Bor Rifle


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


POTD: Modern Swedish Vikings in US Bayous

Photo Of The Day and we have some Modern Swedish Vikings in the bayou around the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi (United States). This is a NAVY partnership between the countries, and they are in fact a Swedish special boat unit training on the location. It seems they kept the Minigun warm. Looks […] Read More … The post POTD: Modern Swedish Vikings in US Bayous appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Sweden, Guns, Navy, Defense, US, Training, Vikings, Stennis Space Center, Photo of the Day, Minigun, Hancock County Mississippi United States


The Easiest Rifle Accuracy Hack: Sling Techniques

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves reviews the easiest possible rifle accuracy hack – the best dollar-for-dollar improvement you can make to your rifle: The sling. James and the TFB crew go training with Blue Force Gear to talk about using your sling to make yourself a better shot, a safer shooter, and how […] Read More … The post The Easiest Rifle Accuracy Hack: Sling Techniques appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Training, James, Sling, Shooting Accessories, TFBTV, Blue Force Gear, James Reeves, Accuracy Hack, Sling Techniques


POTD: GAU-21 Machine Gun in a MH-60S Knighthawk

I guess the opposite of sniping is machine gunning from an unsteady platform? Well, here we are on board an MH-60S Knighthawk behind a fully-loaded GAU-21 and I assume that anyone on the dangerous side of it dare to call it inaccurate. This is the topic for our Photo Of The Day and we have […] Read More … The post POTD: GAU-21 Machine Gun in a MH-60S Knighthawk appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Photo of the Day, Aerial Gunner, GAU-21, Door Gunner


POTD: Accuracy International – 13 Lichte Brigade

Photo Of The Day and we’re looking at more sniper rifles from Accuracy International. Here they’re being used by snipers of the 13 Lichte Brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army as they train in the cold, engaging targets up to a kilometer away. They hold vigil as members of NATO’s multinational battle group Enhanced Forward Presence. […] Read More … The post POTD: Accuracy International – 13 Lichte Brigade appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Nato, Netherlands, Photo of the Day, Accuracy International, 13 Lichte Brigade, Lichte Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army


POTD: USASOC International Sniper Competition

Photo Of The Day: A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) International Sniper Competition ejects a spent shell casing while firing a rifle at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 22, 2021. By the looks of it, he’s using his private rifle. The rifle has “Accuracy International ATX” written on the side […] Read More … The post POTD: USASOC International Sniper Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Sniper, Fort Bragg North Carolina, Photo of the Day, USASOC, Accuracy International, Spuhr ISMS, International Sniper Competition


POTD: U.S. Marine Goes Rambo in Exercise Aurora

Photo Of The Day: Above we’re looking at a U.S. Marine with the Marine Rotational Force-Europe as he provides cover fire for his squad. This happened during the Exercise Aurora in 2017 in a place called Lärbro, Sweden. Aurora 17 was the largest Swedish national exercise for more than 20 years, and it included supporting […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marine Goes Rambo in Exercise Aurora appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Guns, Defense, Training, Aurora, U S Marine, Photo of the Day, U.S. Marines, M240, Lärbro Sweden Aurora


B&T Announces Partnership with Mike Pannone of CTT Solutions

Just shy of thirty years ago, in May of 1991, Karl Brügger and Heinrich Thomet established a company to produce suppressors for their domestic Swiss market. Though Thomet has since moved on, today Brügger and his team are still working to manufacture what they believe are “some of the most technologically advanced, high performance weapons […] Read More … The post B&T Announces Partnership with Mike Pannone of CTT Solutions appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Training, Companies, Daily News, Mike Pannone, B&T, Brügger & Thomet, Brugger, Thomet, Karl Brügger, CTT Solutions, Heinrich Thomet


POTD: Aerial Sniper Training in Japan

Japan, the land of sushi, ninjas and volcanos. Here we are at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, looking at Aerial Sniper Training. In our Photo Of The Day, we have U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Lauritsen, a scout sniper with 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, engaging a target during aerial sniper training. The rifle looks like […] Read More … The post POTD: Aerial Sniper Training in Japan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Defense, Training, Marine Corps Cpl, Photo of the Day, U.S. Marines, M110 SASS, M107A1, Aerial Door Gunner, Door Gunner, UH-1Y Venom, Camp Hansen Okinawa Japan, Ryan Lauritsen


POTD: M107 Semi-Automatic Long Range Sniper Rifle in Kuwait

We’ve had a lot of pictures from the winter lately, so it’s only fair to bring in some heat into our Photo Of The Day. Here we have a U.S. Marine with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command. He fires […] Read More … The post POTD: M107 Semi-Automatic Long Range Sniper Rifle in Kuwait appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Kuwait, Photo of the Day, U.S. Marines, M107A1


Utah High School Students Could Receive Firearms Safety Training

A recent bill introduced to the Utah State Legislature (HB0258) would allow Utah High School students to participate in a half-semester gun safety class which would be worth half a credit. The bill is being sponsored by Representative Rex Shipp of Cedar City. The course would be offered at the schools and be supported by […] Read More … The post Utah High School Students Could Receive Firearms Safety Training appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Utah, News, Guns, Training, Daily News, Utah State Legislature, Cedar City, Utah High School, Gun Safety Program, Student Gun Safety, Utach, Rex Shipp


POTD: Multinational Marines Assault Beachhead in BALTOPS

Welcome back to the Photo Of The Day, daily article series where we take a look at some of the best firearm-related pictures. Above you can see a U.S. Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment shooting an M32 grenade launcher on the flight deck of the USS San Antonio. This happened as the ship […] Read More … The post POTD: Multinational Marines Assault Beachhead in BALTOPS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, U S Marine, Photo of the Day, M32 Grenade Launcher, Baltops, Charlie Company 1st Battalion


POTD: Royal Marines in Cold Weather Survival Course

Learning how to survive and fight in the winter is essential for some soldiers. In our Photo Of The Day we’re taking a closer look at Royal Marines participating in the Cold Weather Survival Course together with helicopter pilots and aircrew. Before taking to the skies over the Arctic Circle, the aviators of the UK’s […] Read More … The post POTD: Royal Marines in Cold Weather Survival Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: UK, Guns, Defense, Training, Royal Navy, Photo of the Day, Sa80, Cold Weather Survival


POTD: U.S. Marines in Infantry Marine Course

Ever since photography was invented in the early 1800s it has been a medium of almost limitless possibilities. Today most people have at least a smartphone to capture what’s going on around, and the professionals use even more advanced cameras and optics, like here. At TFB we’ve been running our Photo Of The Day for […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marines in Infantry Marine Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, US Marines, TFB, Photo of the Day, M27, Trijicon VCOG, M38


POTD: So You Wanna Be A Sniper?

So you wanna be a sniper? There are a few things to consider apart from the cool pictures you see of snipers at work, just browse this page and join us in our Photo Of The Day. This is the U.S. Army Sniper School Ghillie Wash, at Fort Benning, Georgia, into week three of the […] Read More … The post POTD: So You Wanna Be A Sniper? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Sniper, Photo of the Day, Fort Benning Georgia, Fort Benning, Ghillie Wash, U S Army Sniper School Ghillie Wash


POTD: Virtual Reality Training

Do you remember when virtual reality began being a thing in the 1980-90s? Well, I do, and I think we were all expecting things to move a lot quicker than they have done in reality. In our Photo Of The Day, we’ll take a look at what is going on within the U.S. Army. Above […] Read More … The post POTD: Virtual Reality Training appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Vr, Virtual Reality, U S Army, Photo of the Day, M18


Marine Corps Prioritizes Synthetic Training Systems

The Marine Corps will be making a strong move towards synthetic training systems like the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III. The training system supposedly improves live-fire performance and combat readiness. Although these systems have been employed as early as 2017, the Marine Corps is now planning on awarding a contract by March of 2021. Marine […] Read More … The post Marine Corps Prioritizes Synthetic Training Systems appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Marine Corps, Daily News, Usmc


Train for the Worst – Type3MalfunctionRound

If you regularly shoot a modern, decent quality handgun, type 3 malfunctions (commonly known as a double feed) are not so common. In fact, I’ve only experienced one in the past three years. However, if that one had occurred during a life or death situation, I could be writing to you from beyooooond the graaaave! […] Read More … The post Train for the Worst – Type3MalfunctionRound appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Training, Daily News, Shooting Accessories, Other Gear & Gadgets, Product Announcement, Dummy Rounds, LiveFire Tactical Training, Malfunction drills, Type3MalfunctionRound


Israel: Reality about Civilian Firearm Ownership

Israeli firearm laws have been of interest to firearm owners around the world due to their unique status within Israel. Common misconceptions are that most anyone in Israel can carry a firearm and do so in almost any manner whether it is a long gun or a handgun. The truth is that Israeli citizens are […] Read More … The post Israel: Reality about Civilian Firearm Ownership appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Israel, Training, Ownership, Firearms, TFBTV, Civilian


POTD: Task Force Spartan Snipers

Photo Of The Day – above you see a senior sniper and team leader for the Kansas National Guard’s Headquarters Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion 137th Infantry Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, as he prepares his sniper rifle. This is just prior to jumping on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to take part in […] Read More … The post POTD: Task Force Spartan Snipers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Photo of the Day, Uh-60, Barrett M107A1, Task Force Spartan


POTD: The Rock – Romanian Sniper

Photo Of The Day – We have a Romanian sniper that provides overwatch as elements of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2-503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment “The Rock”, and 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion are taking part in a series of assaults on a simulated occupied town. Again we see a mixture of firearms from […] Read More … The post POTD: The Rock – Romanian Sniper appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Romania, The Rock, Photo of the Day, Saber Junction 20, 1st Battalion Airborne 503rd Infantry Regiment, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment


[TFB GUNFEST] Blue Force Gear Sling Class – After-Action Report

For many shooters, the simple rifle sling tends to be an oft-forgotten or somewhat ignored piece of kit. Although we typically have and use them, they don’t get paid nearly as much attention as flashier or pricier gear. Plenty of Gunternet dwellers can’t wait to Instagram fancy new optics, suppressors, plate carriers, night vision equipment, […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Blue Force Gear Sling Class – After-Action Report appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Class, Instagram, Guns, Training, Editorial, Course, Sling, Vickers, Shooting Accessories, Rifle Sling, Blue Force Gear, Gun Fest 2021


POTD: The Drag

Senior airman Marianique Santos, U.S. Air Force, got an honorable mention in the Combat Training category in the Defense Visual Information Awards 2015 with the photo above. The photo is called “The Drag”, and we see U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, as they carry an injured soldier during a […] Read More … The post POTD: The Drag appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Training, Photo of the Day, U S Army Soldiers, Marianique Santos, 2nd Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division, Defense Visual Information Awards, The Drag, Marianique Santos U S Air Force


[SHOT 2021] DryFireMags Now Available for Springfield XD, S&W M&P and SIG P320

A few SHOT Shows back I stumbled upon the DryFireMag and gave it a try at their booth. I liked it so much I went out and bought one for myself.  Back then it was only available for Glock pistols. Well, they now have training mags available for the Springfield XD, S&W M&P and SIG […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] DryFireMags Now Available for Springfield XD, S&W M&P and SIG P320 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Training, Daily News, Springfield, SHOT Show, Other Gear & Gadgets, Dry Fire, SHOT Show 2021, Dry Fire Mag


POTD: Green Berets in a Polaris MRZR Off-Road Utility Vehicle

Photo Of The Day and we take a closer look at Special Forces soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Above you can see them in a Polaris MRZR off-road utility vehicle at the Panzer Local Training area near Stuttgart, Germany in 2020. Special Forces Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 10th Special […] Read More … The post POTD: Green Berets in a Polaris MRZR Off-Road Utility Vehicle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Polaris, U S Army, Special Forces, Stuttgart Germany, Photo of the Day, Green Berets, 10th Special Forces Group Airborne Above, Panzer Local Training


POTD: Machine Guns With Cold Precision in Alaska

Freezing Cold in our Photo Of The Day as paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, fire an M2 machine gun. The location is the Grezelka range, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska and the pictures were taken in 2019. The […] Read More … The post POTD: Machine Guns With Cold Precision in Alaska appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Alaska, Elmendorf Richardson, Photo of the Day, M2, M240B, Grezelka


POTD: M27 and M38 Live-Fire Action at Range 410A

In today’s Photo Of The Day we take a closer look at a group of U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division as they participate in an Integrated Training Exercise called 5-19. Location: Twentynine Palms, California, in the year 2019. ITX 5-19 was a live-fire and maneuver combined arms exercise designed […] Read More … The post POTD: M27 and M38 Live-Fire Action at Range 410A appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, Defense, Training, Marine Corps, U S Marine Corps, Photo of the Day, M27, M38, Heckler & Kock



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