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Winchester Ammunition’s New USA Valor Series Supports Folds of Honor

Winchester Ammunition is one of the top names in the ammo game. They manufacture a wide variety of cartridge and shotshell varieties from their plants based in Oxford, Mississippi and East Alton, Illinois. Last year they took over the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, and produce ammo for the US military as well as their […] Read More … The post Winchester Ammunition’s New USA Valor Series Supports Folds of Honor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, US, Winchester, Daily News, Ammo, OXFORD MISSISSIPPI, Ammunition, Winchester Ammunition, NEW USA, Product Announcement, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Folds of Honor, MIL/LE, USA Valor Series, East Alton Illinois


The G62 – Steyr’s Improved HK G36

When we think of the Heckler & Koch G36, we might immediately think of the issues with heat dissipation which saw the Bundeswehr launch its (still) ongoing search for a new service rifle. For some time there have been murmurings that Steyr were working on an improved version of the G36 – it turns out […] Read More … The post The G62 – Steyr’s Improved HK G36 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Companies, Bundeswehr, Daily News, Heckler Koch, Wilcox, Steyr, Rifles, Gunsmithing, Steyr Arms, HK G36, MIL/LE, Corax Defence, Steyr G36


USSOCOM Select Nightforce for Ranging – Variable Power Scope

Nightforce have announced that their Nightforce MIL SPEC ATACR 4-20 has been selected by the US Special Operations Command as part of SOCOM’s Miniature Aiming Systems – Day Optic (MAS-D) Program. The Ranging – Variable Power Scope or R-VPS will be mounted on current semi-automatic combat and sniper support weapons including the MK17, MK20, M110A1 and the yet-to-be-selected […] Read More … The post USSOCOM Select Nightforce for Ranging – Variable Power Scope appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, SOCOM, US Special Operations Command, USSOCOM, Nightforce, Scopes, Nightforce Optics, MIL/LE, Nightforce MIL SPEC ATACR 4-20, R-VPS, Ranging - Variable Power Scope, Nightforce MIL SPEC ATACR


True Velocity Extends the Benefits of their ‘Next Gen’ 6.8 TVCM ammunition to Currently Fielded Weapons

True Velocity have made a very interesting announcement about their 6.8 TVCM ammunition which was originally developed for the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program. True Velocity have successfully chambered several 7.62x51mm chambered weapon systems in the new 6.8mm TVCM round. In a video presentation, True Velocity explain that their round, which has the […] Read More … The post True Velocity Extends the Benefits of their ‘Next Gen’ 6.8 TVCM ammunition to Currently Fielded Wea...
Tags: Guns, US Army, Daily News, Ammunition, Machine Guns, Polymer Ammunition, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons, True Velocity, TVCM, Next Generation Ammunition


True Velocity Extends the Benefits of Their ‘Next Gen’ 6.8 TVCM Ammo to Currently Fielded Weapons

True Velocity have made a very interesting announcement about their 6.8 TVCM ammunition which was originally developed for the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program. True Velocity have successfully chambered several 7.62x51mm chambered weapon systems in the new 6.8mm TVCM round. In a video presentation, True Velocity explain that their round, which has the […] Read More … The post True Velocity Extends the Benefits of Their ‘Next Gen’ 6.8 TVCM Ammo to Currently Fielded Weapons a...
Tags: Guns, US Army, Daily News, Ammunition, Machine Guns, Polymer Ammunition, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons, True Velocity, TVCM, Next Generation Ammunition


Klaim & Djaf: Interview With Videographer & Former Member of France’s Gendarmerie

This article was written by Albert L. and originally published over on TFB’s sister site, OvertDefense.com. Check out OVD for the latest defense news and updates. Clément Richard is a 23 year old videographer with an interesting background. A veteran of France’s Gendarmerie he was part of the Surveillance and Intervention Platoon with specialization in weapons, shooting, combat and […] Read More … The post Klaim & Djaf: Interview With Videographer & Former Member of France’s Gendarmerie appeare...
Tags: Guns, Youtube, France, Police, Editorial, TFB, French Foreign Legion, KLAiM, Gign, Tactical Shooting, MIL/LE, CLÉMENT RICHARD, GENDARMERIE, KLAIM & DJAF, OPERATION HARPIE, SPECIALIZED MOBILE UNIT


SILENCER SATURDAY #178: H&K And KAC MK23 – The Most Famous Suppressor Combo?

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 multi-caliber suppressor. Last week we knit-picked our own James Reeves on his faulty rifle suppressor caliber analysis. This week we take a look at what is probably the most famous firearm/suppressor combination ever […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #178: H&K And KAC MK23 – The Most Famous Suppressor Combo? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, KAC, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, H&K, Yankee Hill Machine, Mark 23, MK23, Heckler & Koch, James Reeves, Silencer Saturday, MIL/LE


Rheinmetall Supplies Portuguese Army with LM-LowProfile Lasers

The Portuguese Army has ordered LM-LowProfile laser modules from Rheinmetall. These types of low-profile laser markers and illuminators are normally mounted on top of a rifle. Due to the low profile (25 mm height) of these devices, iron sights and other optics can still be used. The LM-LowProfile module features a variable infrared illuminator and […] Read More … The post Rheinmetall Supplies Portuguese Army with LM-LowProfile Lasers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Portugal, Lasers, Daily News, Portuguese Army, Rheinmetall, MIL/LE, LM-LowProfile Laser Module, Rheinmetall Supplies Portuguese Army


Range Fixes Lead to Lower Blood Lead Levels for Army Troops

For all shooters, increased levels of lead in our bloodstream are a constant concern. Anytime you discharge a firearm, you’re potentially inhaling a lot of unhealthy chemicals including atomized lead. Army soldiers that shoot for a living are particularly susceptible to potentially toxic levels of lead in their blood due to their training regimen. In […] Read More … The post Range Fixes Lead to Lower Blood Lead Levels for Army Troops appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Training, Army, Daily News, Lead Poisioning, MIL/LE, Heath and Safety


U.S. Navy Seizes Illegal Weapons in Arabian Sea

Thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades launchers together with dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles were found and interdicted on a stateless dhow in the North Arabian Sea. The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey, part of the U.S. Fifth Fleet, intercepted the boat and discovered […] Read More … The post U.S. Navy Seizes Illegal Weapons in Arabian Sea appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Navy, Yemen, RPG, Daily News, Arabian Sea, U.S. Navy, SVD, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, U S Fifth Fleet, Type 56, AM50, MIL/LE, USS MONTEREY, Navy Seizes Illegal Weapons


FN Herstal’s New Ultralight Machine Gun: EVOLYS

For a few weeks, the Belgian company FN Herstal have been promoting an event called: “A New Chapter Begins“. As you know, the company already provides an extensive range of firearms for use in the ground role, or mounted on vehicles, ships and aircraft from 5.56mm cal to .50 cal machine guns. From the images […] Read More … The post FN Herstal’s New Ultralight Machine Gun: EVOLYS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Breaking News, FN, FN Herstal, Machine Guns, Herstal, MIL/LE, FN EVOLYS, Ultralight machine gun


Sweden And Finland To Work Together To Procure New Service Rifle

At the end of a long press release about the news that Sweden is buying 200 tracked vehicles (BAE Systems/Hagglunds 410) someone hid this little gem about Sweden and Finland collaborating on a service rifle (machine-translated and edited): In September (2021), a procurement will start that affects many people in the Swedish Armed Forces. It […] Read More … The post Sweden And Finland To Work Together To Procure New Service Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Sweden, Guns, Defense, BAE, Finland, Daily News, Ar-15, Rifles, AK4, AK6, Automatkarbin 6, FN SCAR, Hk416, HK433, AR Patterned, MIL/LE


SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program

Much digital ink has been spilled over the last several years regarding the US Army’s NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) Program. Most of the rifles/carbines and machine guns currently employed by America’s soldiers are not particularly modern, by any stretch. Today’s M4A1 has seen some notable updates and improvements, to be sure, but at its […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, America, Companies, Military, Army, US Army, M4, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Rifles, M249 SAW, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons


Commemorative Henry Rifles for Maricopa Sheriffs’ 150th Anniversary

The Henry brand has been synonymous with fine lever-action rifles since the days of the Wild West. As cartridges developed into a viable upgrade from older powder-and-ball ammunition during the middle of the 19th century, the need for quality firearms able to use these new rounds was obvious. Benjamin Tyler Henry patented his lever-action repeating […] Read More … The post Commemorative Henry Rifles for Maricopa Sheriffs’ 150th Anniversary appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Anniversary, Leo, Commemorative, Daily News, Henry, Maricopa County, Rifles, Lever Action, Henry Repeating Arms, Benjamin Tyler Henry, Henry rifles, 45 Colt, MIL/LE, Commemorative Henry Rifles for Maricopa Sheriffs


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


NGSW: LoneStar Future Weapons Forms Strategic Alliance with True Velocity in Place of General Dynamics

It has been a while since we had news from the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons program, the last updates we got were on the final prototype and ammunition deliveries being made for the next stage of the Army’s evaluations. Now some interesting news regarding General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems’ bullpup entry the […] Read More … The post NGSW: LoneStar Future Weapons Forms Strategic Alliance with True Velocity in Place of General Dynamics appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, General Dynamics, Daily News, Rifles, Bullpup, Machine Guns, General Dynamics Ordnance, NGSW, MIL/LE, True Velocity, RM277, Lonestar Future Weapons, LoneStar Future Weapons Forms Strategic Alliance


SIG Sauer P320 Pistols & Romeo1PRO Optics for Delaware State Police

Another win for SIG Sauer and their P320 pistol with a Romeo1PRO red dot sight on the slide as the Delaware State Police with over 700 troopers adopts the system. Half a decade ago this kind of solution was almost unheard of, apart from some competition shooters using it. Now an entire Police force can […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer P320 Pistols & Romeo1PRO Optics for Delaware State Police appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Delaware State Police, Pistols, Semi-Auto, Carry Optics, Reflex/Red Dot, MIL/LE, ROMEO1PRO, SIG 320


A Gucci Glock Goes to War with Top US General in Afghanistan

General Austin Scott Miller is a warfighter who knows a thing or two about firearms, and has previously been noted for preferring a 1911 over the Army’s recently-retired standard-issue sidearm, the M9. Now the former Delta operator has been seen carrying a modified Glock in Afghanistan, rather than the current M17/M18 handguns that have been […] Read More … The post A Gucci Glock Goes to War with Top US General in Afghanistan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Afghanistan, Delta, Army, US Army, Gucci, Daily News, Glock, Delta Force, Pistols, Compensator, Red Dot, Custom Glock, Semi-Auto, Roland Special


New Military/LE Cartridge: .375 SWISS P

SWISS P, a RUAG Ammotec subsidiary company, has introduced a new sniper rifle cartridge called .375 SWISS P (9.5x70mm). This is a .375 caliber rebated rim bottleneck cartridge. It shares the same rim diameter and overall length with the .338 Lapua Magnum, however, it has a larger (15.73mm (.619″)) base diameter and is advertised as a […] Read More … The post New Military/LE Cartridge: .375 SWISS P appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ammunition, RUAG, MIL/LE, RUAG Ammotec, 375 SWISS P, 9.5x70, SWISS P


Barrett Firearms Awarded $50 Million Contract for US Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle

The US Army has confirmed its procurement of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc.’s MK22 Multi-role Adaptive Design (MRAD) rifle as the Precision Sniper Rifle. The $50 million five year contract will see just short of 3,000 MRADs procured. It has not been specified which calibre will be the primary chambering of the Army’s new sniper rifles but the Army’s […] Read More … The post Barrett Firearms Awarded $50 Million Contract for US Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, Daily News, Prs, ASR, Rifles, Sniper Rifle, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc, Bolt Action, Mrad, Precision Sniper Rifle, Advanced Sniper Rifle, MIL/LE, Mk22


Ukraine Adopts Snipex T-Rex & Alligator Anti-Materiel Rifles

Ukrainian company, Snipex, which specializes in the development and manufacture of anti-materiel rifles, has recently announced that their T-REX and ALLIGATOR rifles have been adopted by Ukraine’s armed forces. Snipex announced the news of their rifles’ adoption on their Facebook page at the end of 2020: “We are happy to share with you some good New Year’s […] Read More … The post Ukraine Adopts Snipex T-Rex & Alligator Anti-Materiel Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Ukraine, Rex, Daily News, Rifles, Bullpup, Bolt Action, SNIPEX, Ukraine Army, MIL/LE, Snipex Alligator, Anti-Materiel Rifles, Snipex T-Rex, Rex Alligator Anti Materiel Rifles


US Gifts M4 Carbines to Macedonia

The US Ambassador to Macedonia, Kate Byrnes, took part in a presentation ceremony to hand over 1,200 M4 Carbines to the North Macedonian Army. The carbines will be issued to the Macedonian Army’s light infantry element which is preparing for upcoming NATO evaluations at the beginning of 2022. North Macedonia joined NATO in March 2020 becoming the […] Read More … The post US Gifts M4 Carbines to Macedonia appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, Nato, Macedonia, Daily News, Ar-15, Rifles, Macedonian Army, M4 Carbines, MIL/LE, North Macedonian Army, Kate Byrnes


New Core Duty Rifle from ZEV Technologies

The ZEV Technologies Core Duty Rifle is the second LE and Military focused product from ZEV.  The first product was the O.Z-9 Combat Pistol released just over a year ago. Right now the Core Duty Rifle is offered with a 16’’ barrel length, but they will soon add 10’’ models and also accept requests from […] Read More … The post New Core Duty Rifle from ZEV Technologies appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Rifles, Zev Technologies, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, Core Duty Rifle, ZEV Technologies Core Duty Rifle


Sacramento Sheriff Seizes Rifles Tear Gas Launcher and Dynamite

On February 25th, 2021 the Sacramento Sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a citizen claiming that someone who was in his house for repair work was instead eating his food and that he had them at gunpoint. Later, shots were fired and officers were dispatched to the scene where the sole occupant of the […] Read More … The post Sacramento Sheriff Seizes Rifles Tear Gas Launcher and Dynamite appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, Sacramento, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Seizure, MIL/LE, Tear Gas Launcher


Marine Corps Adopts new Rifle Qualification Course Standards

Marksmanship and accuracy are core concepts for our armed combatants in the field. Every year Marines usually go through a two-week-long qualification course to test their skills and to qualify on their individual weapons systems. Now, the Marine Corps has adopted a new qualification system that aims to give time back to the commanders who […] Read More … The post Marine Corps Adopts new Rifle Qualification Course Standards appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Marine Corps, Daily News, Drills, Rifle, 2021, Qualification, MIL/LE


[IDEX 2021] Cool Stuff from Around Europe aka IDEX Photo Dump

IDEX 2021, compared to previous editions, had a few challenges to overcome, most prominently a global pandemic that killed the majority of comparable events, both in the US and in Europe. Despite this obstacle, the organizers were able to welcome a wide range of exhibitors, including some newcomers. On the other hand, some traditional presences […] Read More … The post [IDEX 2021] Cool Stuff from Around Europe aka IDEX Photo Dump appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Europe, Guns, US, Daily News, Bullpup, Tanfoglio, IDEX, TRB, MIL/LE, SERO International, GM6 Lynx, IDEX 2021, Steyr Mannlicher SSG M1


[IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport

Russian companies are a common and interesting presence at any IDEX event. Kalashnikov Concern had a very well-organized and active area with all their models, including the latest releases such as the AK-19 and the MP-155 shotgun. Here we’ll look at a less familiar (and pronounceable) name: Rosoboronexport. The organization is not a manufacturer, but […] Read More … The post [IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Rosoboronexport, Bolt Action, IDEX, Balanced Action, Lobaev Arms, Degtyaryov Plant, MIL/LE, IDEX 2021


Cambridge Police Commissioner makes Plans to Reduce Gun Inventory

A recent bit of local Massachusetts news has revealed that the Cambridge, MA police department may be reducing its weapon inventory by up to 20% as well as making a few other changes to its equipment roster. According to news source Wicked Local, the push to reduce the weapons inventory of the Cambridge Police came about […] Read More … The post Cambridge Police Commissioner makes Plans to Reduce Gun Inventory appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Police, Massachusetts, Law Enforcement, Cambridge, M4, Daily News, Cambridge MA, Cambridge Police, Less Lethal, MIL/LE, Cambridge Police Commissioner


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Sweet Cased 50 or Portable Hearing Damage?

Welcome everyone to the 82nd 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? Sweet Cased 50 or Portable Hearing Damage? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Suitcase, Editorial, Rifles, 50BMG, MIL/LE, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap, Anzio Ironworks


MPT-76-MH Passes Turkish Army Qualification

Turkey has announced that a new version of their 7.62x51mm rifle, the MPT-76, has passed qualification with the Turkish Army. The MPT-76-MH has been significantly lightened. It has been reported by some sources that the rifle will be used in the role of a designated marksman’s rifle. However, this has not officially been confirmed and […] Read More … The post MPT-76-MH Passes Turkish Army Qualification appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Turkey, Daily News, MPT, Turkish Army, Rifles, MKEK, MPT-76, MIL/LE, MPT-76-MH, MH Passes Turkish Army