Posts filtered by tags: Editorial[x]


 

SIG Sauer 320 X-Five – Flagship SIG or Oversized Handgun?

Background As many of you know, for the last few years I have carried a P226 Elite religiously. To me, the P-Series from SIG Sauer is biblical and some of the best handguns to use daily. When the 320 was released to market a few years ago, I was interested, but it seemed like another […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer 320 X-Five – Flagship SIG or Oversized Handgun? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Concealed Carry, Concealment, Editorial, Other Gear & Gadgets, Pistols, Semi-Auto, 9mm, Ammo, Handgun, Handguns, Photos, Sig Sauer, X-Five


Leather or Kydex? Picking the Right Holster

Intro Since my early days of shooting, I’ve always felt like it was a struggle to find holsters for the guns I used daily. This issue started for me when I was 11 years old shooting in IDPA and USPSA. I was shooting an HK USP Compact and since it was 2003, the holsters were […] Read More … The post Leather or Kydex? Picking the Right Holster appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Concealed Carry, Editorial, Other Gear & Gadgets, Pistols, Semi-Auto, Handguns, Holsters, Kydex, Leather


YHM Modular Aluminum Rifle Chassis

With the increase in popularity of long range precision rifle shooting and competitions on the rise, Yankee Hill Machine has introduced their Modular Aluminum Rifle Chassis.  The chassis is compatible with Remington 700 short and long actions as well as some Savage short actions.  Many similarly patterned custom actions will fit and function as well. […] Read More … The post YHM Modular Aluminum Rifle Chassis appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Bolt Action, Editorial, Other Gear & Gadgets, Long Range Shooting, MARC, Modular aluminum rifle chassis, Precision Rifle, Precision Rifle Series, Remington 700 chassis, rifle arca Swiss, Rifle Chassis, Yankee Hill Machine, YHM


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Gunisher Custom Edition

Welcome everyone to the seventh edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you missed any one of our other articles, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this a sweet gun or […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Gunisher Custom Edition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Zev, Pistols, Cerakote, The Punisher, Glock 17, Semi-Auto, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap


Weapon Lights vs Handheld Lights – What Do You Need?

Intro There are a ton of arguments in the gun community about the role of flashlights in an every day carry loadout. Some people say you don’t need flashlights on your weapon or even on your person. I would respectfully disagree on both accounts. Statistically, the probability of you getting into a situation where you […] Read More … The post Weapon Lights vs Handheld Lights – What Do You Need? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Flashlight, Editorial, Flashlights, Concealed Carry, Other Gear & Gadgets, Surefire, Streamlight


Build Your Own Glock Part 1. The Embryo

Welcome to TFB’s series on building your own Glock. In this series, we will take an 80% frame and a pile of parts, and assemble a safe and consistent G19. Believe it or not, it is very easy, and perfectly legal. You will see that with a bit of patience and minimal equipment you CAN build your […] Read More … The post Build Your Own Glock Part 1. The Embryo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Pistols, Glock 19, Custom Glock, Semi-Auto, 80% Receiver, Build It Yourself, build your own Glock


SILENCER SATURDAY #68: Suppressing Kalashnikov Patterned Rifles

Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us for TFB’s Silencer Saturday. We’ll pick back up with the reviews next week, starting with CZUSA’s CZ Rimfire, but for this week I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at suppressing Kalashnikov patterned rifles. Full disclosure, while I have built a few […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #68: Suppressing Kalashnikov Patterned Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Silencer Saturday


Creating realistic textures with displacement maps in Keyshot 8

The guys at Luxion just released their latest version of Keyshot, and I’m absolutely thrilled because displacement maps are one feature I was rather impatiently waiting for! Displacement (or depth) maps are an absolutely great way to create real textures that can absolutely make your renders POP! Let’s take a look at what this newfangled feature is and how to master it! DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUMP AND DISPLACEMENT MAPS Up until now, perhaps the biggest thing missing from Keyshot’s arsenal was its ...
Tags: Design, Education, Software, Popular, Editorial, Product Design, KeyShot, Luxion, YD Talks, Depth Maps, Displacement Maps, Keyshot 8 tutorial, Poliigon


FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Weltool W3 “Featherless Arrow” – LEP (Laser Excited Phosphor) Flashlight

For the past two decades, portable handheld lights have been upgraded to using LED technology. I remember the original SureFire P60L LED drop in only had 80 lumens. In the past two decades, LEDs have become exponentially more efficient and smart. Brighter and multicolored are the norm. Well, now there is a new form of […] Read More … The post FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Weltool W3 “Featherless Arrow” – LEP (Laser Excited Phosphor) Flashlight appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Lep, Friday Night Lights, Featherless Arrow, Laser Excited Phosphor, Weltool


Featured Deals of the Week – 4/12/19

Welcome back to another weekly deals post. As always feel free to let me know in the comments if you want to see more deals of one kind of thing or another. HK VP9 and a Free box of Hornady critical duty – $100 off What the deal is: Although influenced by other HK models, the […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week – 4/12/19 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Deals, Guns, Sales, Magazines, Editorial, Parts, Ammo, Handgun, Gun Deals


PSA: Metal Fever – Beyond Lead Poisoning

I learned about this recently during a Larue Armorers Course at the last Big 3 East. Robert Gee, the instructor, imparted some interesting information about Larue and the AR-15 but the most interesting and important information was his story about his friend Jim Schatz. Jim worked at H&K. In his later years before his untimely […] Read More … The post PSA: Metal Fever – Beyond Lead Poisoning appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Lead Poisoning, Larue, Heavy Metal Poisoning, Jim Schatz Jim


[Big 3 East] Closer Look At The Maxim Defense PDX – SCW Brace

Last year Maxim Defense attended Big 3 East with a selection of HK416s and MDXs. SHOT Show 2019 was extremely frenzied with their unveiling of their 5.5″ PDX. Well, Maxim Defense showed up at this year’s Big 3 East and we got to get a closer look at the PDX along with their new SCW […] Read More … The post [Big 3 East] Closer Look At The Maxim Defense PDX – SCW Brace appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Pdx, Editorial, Big 3 east, Maxim Defense, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Big 3 East 2019, PDX Well Maxim Defense


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Abused & Mutilated Johnson M1941 Needs a New Home with Responsible Parents

Welcome everyone to the sixth edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you missed any one of our other articles, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this a sweet deal or […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Abused & Mutilated Johnson M1941 Needs a New Home with Responsible Parents appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Wwii, Editorial, Rifles, Johnson Rifle, Semi-Auto, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap, WWII self loaders, Mutilated Johnson


Vehicle Based Weapons – The Thinking Behind Truck Guns

Intro In the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of people who carry “truck guns” or vehicle-based guns in everyday life. It can be tricky navigating certain laws when it comes to truck guns but we won’t get into the legality. Maybe I’ll dive deeper into the legality in a […] Read More … The post Vehicle Based Weapons – The Thinking Behind Truck Guns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Ar, Handguns, Optics, Editorial, Sig Sauer, Ammo, Ar-15, Handgun, Concealed Carry, Pistols, Guns & Gear, AR15, Pistol, 5.56mm, Semi-Auto


Ask The Experts: Subsonic Or Supersonic 300 Blackout Ammo Against Threats?

When we last left you, the discussion of choosing either subsonic or supersonic ammo for your 300BLK defensive weapon was in a full-on firefight. Some of you stated that you would pick heavier and quieter rounds to preserve situational awareness and communication abilities. Others chose faster and lighter rounds because “it’s a rifle, not a […] Read More … The post Ask The Experts: Subsonic Or Supersonic 300 Blackout Ammo Against Threats? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Supersonic, Editorial, Ar-15, Ammunition, 300 BLACKOUT, 300blk, Subsonic, Subsonic Ammunition


TFB Factory Visit: Spuhr Scope Mounts and Accessories

Location: Löddeköping, South of Sweden. I guess you haven’t been there and wasn’t planning to go there either? That’s fine, to be honest, neither was I until I got an invitation for a Factory Visit to Spuhr, makers of rifle scope mounts and other firearms related accessories and upgrade kits. The trip was well worth […] Read More … The post TFB Factory Visit: Spuhr Scope Mounts and Accessories appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Sweden, Guns, Companies, Thermal, Mps, Editorial, Aimpoint, Scopes, HK G3, ISMS, Spuhr, Benelli MR1, IR lasers night vision, PVS-14, Spuhr SR-3000, Ideal Scope Mounts System


First Firearm: Considerations For Your First Handgun For Home Defense

Welcome to the first installment of First Firearm series. We’re starting off in a slightly predictable way with considerations for your first Home Defense (HD) handgun. However, for those that aren’t ready or able to jump into concealed carry, having the ability to protect one’s self in their castle is a reasonable place to start […] Read More … The post First Firearm: Considerations For Your First Handgun For Home Defense appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Revolver, Handguns, Editorial, Pistols, Home Defense, Ballistics, Semi-Auto, Hollow Point, First Firearm


5 Rare and Unusual Firearms Seen in May 2019 Rock Island Premiere Firearms Auction Catalog

Last Sunday, we talked about the five rare guns seen in the upcoming Morphy firearms auction. Today we’ll present you a similar article but this time we are taking a look at the most interesting, rare and unusual firearms that this author found in the #76 May 2019 Rock Island Premiere Firearms Auction catalog. RIAC […] Read More … The post 5 Rare and Unusual Firearms Seen in May 2019 Rock Island Premiere Firearms Auction Catalog appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Revolver, Wheeler, Umbrella, Editorial, Ar-15, Pistols, Himmler, Xm16e1, Semi-Auto, Walther PP, Morphy, Millikin Dragoon, Sedgley Fist Gun


SILENCER SATURDAY #67: Reflex Suppressors from CZUSA

Good afternoon shooters and thanks for joining us once again for TFB’s Silencer Saturday. On today’s episode, we will take a look at a unique subset of the muffler market: reflex suppressors. As an in-house example, CZUSA has graciously loaned us one of their 7.62 Ti models that includes some modern features on top of […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #67: Reflex Suppressors from CZUSA appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, CZUSA, Silencer Saturday


Featured Deals of the Week – 4/5/19

Welcome to this week’s featured deals of the week post. As always if you want to see a deal, or more or less of another kind of deal, leave a note in the comments. Troy Industries Folding Battle Sight Combo – $109.95 Big thanks to Mike C for giving us the heads up on this […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week – 4/5/19 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Mike, Troy, PMAG, Geissele, Ruger American Compact, Gun Deals, 5906


How to choose a VPN for your Mac device

You might already know how widely used and renowned Macs and Apple devices are all over the world for their heightened security, especially when compared to other systems. With a strong check on everything going through the official App Store and laser-sharp firewalls, it only stands to reason that you make sure there’s nothing on your end that compromises your identity, privacy, and anonymity either. Choosing a VPN for Apple computer works just like how you’d choose one for any other computer ...
Tags: Apple, Security, South Korea, Hong Kong, Usa, Internet, Spain, Blogging, Netflix, United States, United Kingdom, Edward Snowden, Switzerland, Reddit, Vpn, Firewall


Guest Opinion: Job description for new PBOT leader isn’t bold enough

Jillian Detweiler is the executive director of The Street Trust. “The successful candidate should value all modes of transportation.” So reads the disappointing job description for the next leader of the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Street Trust hoped the recruitment would elevate the exciting and pressing challenge that awaits the new PBOT Director: leading and accelerating significant improvements in alternatives to driving alone. That certainly was the consensus of transportation ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Editorial, Metro, TriMet, Central City, Bureau of Human Resources, PBOT, East Portland, Gabe Klein, Eudaly, The Street Trust, BP Headlines


CMP to Prohibit Resale of 1911s Purchased From Program

The Civilian Marksmanship Program has been selling surplus arms to the American public for years. In that time, they’ve sold M1903 and M1917 bolt-action rifles, as well as M1 Garand and M1 Carbine long guns. Except for the Garands, they’ve all been sold out for years. This has created a great demand for any of […] Read More … The post CMP to Prohibit Resale of 1911s Purchased From Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sales, Editorial, Cmp, Garand, 1911, Pistols, Rifles, Semi-Auto


Reader’s Choice: BEST Overall Accessory for a Rifle, Shotgun or Pistol

We have journeyed all the way through winter, and made it into our 6th edition of the Reader’s Choice Awards! Normally we have a pretty specific topic we want you all to dive into, but for this month we are going to give you more liberty in your suggestions and switch it up a bit. For […] Read More … The post Reader’s Choice: BEST Overall Accessory for a Rifle, Shotgun or Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Magpul, Other Gear & Gadgets, Fab defense, Reader's Choice, BEST Overall Accessory


Build Your Own Glock Series with TFB

The Firearm Blog has partnered with Lone Wolf Distributors to bring you a series on building your own Glock. Buying an 80% receiver is not new to the gun industry. Glocks are the rage, why not build one the way YOU want it? Get yourself a hot gat, and loose that Fudd factory gun. Get that sweet trigger in […] Read More … The post Build Your Own Glock Series with TFB appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Pistols, Fudd, Glock 19, Custom Glock, Semi-Auto, 80% Receiver, Build It Yourself


World Premiere Test: Steiner M7Xi IFS 4-28×56 ballistic sight

TFB first reported about the new Steiner M7Xi IFS 4-28×56 – Intelligent Firing Solution – about a year ago. The specifications of the new Steiner MX7i IFS look very good on paper, and the limited look I had through the glass at last year’s EnforceTac in Germany didn’t stop the temptation to buy one. Below: The suppressor […] Read More … The post World Premiere Test: Steiner M7Xi IFS 4-28×56 ballistic sight appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Optics, Editorial, TFB, Steiner, Kestrel, Scopes, Steiner Optics, ASE Utra, FinnAccuracy, MSR2, Ballistic Calculator, Ballistic Computer, Steiner M7Xi


New TFB Series: FIRST FIREARM, Introduction

Welcome to TFB’s new series – “First Firearm”. In this series, we’ll cover topics that apply to choosing your first firearm. Most of our faithful readers have already started their path to gun ownership and gun collecting, but we don’t want to leave out those that haven’t and are perhaps considering buying a gun for […] Read More … The post New TFB Series: FIRST FIREARM, Introduction appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Shotguns, Editorial, TFB, Pistols, Rifles, Revolvers, First Firearm Series


5 Rare and Unusual Firearms Seen in April 2019 MORPHY Firearms Auction Catalog

The catalog of Morphy Extraordinary, Sporting, & Collector Firearms April auction is now available online. Just like in the case of many previous auction-related TFB articles, we browsed the catalog to see what interesting, rare and unusual firearms are consigned. The Morphy catalog is full of such firearms. If I was to choose every rare […] Read More … The post 5 Rare and Unusual Firearms Seen in April 2019 MORPHY Firearms Auction Catalog appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Auction, Shotguns, Editorial, Lakeside, Hotchkiss, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, Morphy, Abbiatico & Salvinelli, G.R.A.D, Group Industries, MB16F, Quattro Canne, Razorback, Morphy Extraordinary Sporting Collector Firearms


Reader’s Choice BEST AR-15: POF P415 Edge 5.56 NATO

This was one of the most interesting Reader’s Choice polls we have conducted thus far! The voting results we received were close, but simultaneously the victor won by a landslide. The diversity of suggestions from you, our beloved readers, was very impressive as well. The thing that was consistent across the board is the caliber: […] Read More … The post Reader’s Choice BEST AR-15: POF P415 Edge 5.56 NATO appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Nato, Editorial, Ruger, FN, Daniel Defense, Ar-15, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Bcm, POF, LWRC, Knight's Armament


SILENCER SATURDAY #66: VOX Versus Saker; Decibels For Subs And Supers

Good morning suppressor fans and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday, where taking the red pill means a life of silencer freedom and taking the blue pill means an unthreaded muzzle and blissful ignorance. Today we are wrapping up last week’s coverage of the Energetic Armament VOX – a virtually indestructible 7.62 silencer that is […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #66: VOX Versus Saker; Decibels For Subs And Supers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Vox, Editorial, TFB, Saker, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Silencer Saturday, Energetic Armament VOX