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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


India buys 6,000 Italian & American Sniper Rifles

In 2017 Beretta acquired the Victrix Armaments brand from the Italian firm Rottigni. Together with the better known American company Barret, the two companies will be sharing an order of about 6 000 sniper rifles “along with Telescopic Sights and accessories” from India, starting with an “emergency delivery” of 24 sniper rifles to be delivered “very […] Read More … The post India buys 6,000 Italian & American Sniper Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, India, Beretta, Daily News, Barret, Sniper Rifle, Bolt Action, Victrix, SAKO TRG M10, Itlay, Victrix Armaments, MIL/LE, Barret M95, Tikka TAC A1, Rottigni Together


CONFIRMED: SIG Sauer SIG716 for India

Earlier this month we reported that India had entered into a major contract with SIG Sauer for procurement of over 70,000 7.62x51mm rifles. SIG Sauer have now confirmed the agreement of a contract reportedly worth $72 million. SIG Sauer will manufacture 72,400 SIG716 rifles with 16-inch barrels for the Indian Army. The exact configuration of the […] Read More … The post CONFIRMED: SIG Sauer SIG716 for India appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, India, Defense, Daily News, Indian Army, Sig Sauer, Sig716, AR Patterned, MIL/LE


India Set to Buy 95,000 5.56 Carbines from Caracal

India is reportedly poised to purchase a large number of 5.56x45mm carbines from the United Arab Emirates small arms manufacturer Caracal. A deal to buy almost 95,000 Caracal CAR816 rifles is said to have been agreed. India Today reports that the negotiation of the carbine contract is ongoing but India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is […] Read More … The post India Set to Buy 95,000 5.56 Carbines from Caracal appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, India, United Arab Emirates, Daily News, Indian Army, India Today, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ar-15, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Kalashnikov Concern, MIL/LE, AK203, Caracal CAR816


New Report & Testing Confirms SIG Sauer’s Modular Handgun System is Reliable

The US Army selected SIG Sauer’s Modular Handgun System entry back in 2017 and since then the full-size sidearm has begun to reach active units. Some controversy regarding reliability initially surrounded the XM17 but a recent report from the Director of Operation Testing and Evaluation confirms these issues have now been addressed. The recently published annual report […] Read More … The post New Report & Testing Confirms SIG Sauer’s Modular Handgun System is Reliable appeared first on The Fir...
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, M17, M18, MIL/LE, DOT&E


No, the Russian Military isn’t Abandoning 5.45×39

Earlier this week news began to filter onto English language defence news sites from Russian media sources that the Russian Military may be considering a move away from 5.45×39 back to 7.62×39. This is not the case. The story stems from a short passage in an article written by an officer of the 3rd Central Research Institute […] Read More … The post No, the Russian Military isn’t Abandoning 5.45×39 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Russian Army, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, 5.45x39, 7.62x39, MIL/LE, Armour Piercing, Central Research Institute


German Army Modernizing their AI Sniper Rifles – G22 becomes G22A2

Accuracy International Ltd. (AI) based in Portsmouth, UK, announced an order to upgrade and retrofit the G22 sniper rifles of the German Armed Forces through its German representative POL-TEC. The G22, or Gewehr 22 (Rifle), is an AI AWM-F (AI-Arctic Warfare Magnum) chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum. That is 7.62 × 67 mm, as used in the Bundeswehr […] Read More … The post German Army Modernizing their AI Sniper Rifles – G22 becomes G22A2 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, G22, G29, German Armed Forces, Gewehr, Bolt Action, Advanced Sniper Rifle, G29 VIPER, Sniper Competition, MIL/LE, G22A2, G22A2 Sniper Rifle, Steiner 5-25x56, Steiner Mi, TReMoR3


NEW PHOTOS: US Army Testing New Squad DMR at Fort Bliss

The US Army has released some photographs taken at Fort Bliss, Texas, during testing of the Army’s new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R). The new 7.62x51mm rifle from Heckler & Koch has not yet officially been fielded and testing and tweaking continues. A squad from Alpha Company, 4-17 Infantry Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division […] Read More … The post NEW PHOTOS: US Army Testing New Squad DMR at Fort Bliss appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Army, US Army, Daily News, Heckler & Koch, Fort Bliss Texas, Fort Bliss, Rifles, Alpha Company, Semi-Auto, M110a1, HK G28, AR Patterned, SDM-R, MIL/LE, Squad Designated Marksman Rifle


US Ordnance gets a massive order for M2A2N .50 BMG Machine Guns

As TFB reported last year, Norway has been looking to procure up to 1,300 M2 Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs), including tools and spares for a seven-year contract. The HMGs are to be mounted in existing Vinghog NM152 soft mounts as well as the Kongsberg Protector Nordic and Sea Protector Weapon Stations. Below: Topcover from KESK, […] Read More … The post US Ordnance gets a massive order for M2A2N .50 BMG Machine Guns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, Norway, Daily News, TFB, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Kongsberg, M2 Browning, M2a1, 50BMG, Nammo, MIL/LE, M2A2N, US Ordnance, Vinghog


Breaking News: India buys 72,000 SIG Sauer 716-G2

There have been many turns in India’s move towards their major infantry modernization, and getting new high-quality rifles to replace the current and troublesome INSAS rifle. (INdian Small Arms System) At last it looks like the World’s second largest Army has come to a conclusion, as the Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved the procurement […] Read More … The post Breaking News: India buys 72,000 SIG Sauer 716-G2 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, India, Defense, World, Army, Breaking News, Sig Sauer, Nirmala Sitharaman, Iwi, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Caracal International, INSAS, Sig716, MIL/LE, CAR817, IWI ACE


[SHOT 2019] Eleven10 Tourniquet Holders, Med Kits, and Medic System

In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show 2019 coverage, Brannon LeBouef talks with Matt at Eleven10 about their line of duty and EDC tourniquet holders, shirt guards, medical kits, and a custom chest rig for medics for more overt use. ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» Go to http://tfbtv.gun.team for details on our monthly gun giveaway. TFBTV […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Eleven10 Tourniquet Holders, Med Kits, and Medic System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Edc, Matt, Brannon, Other Gear & Gadgets, TFBTV, MIL/LE


German State Police Adopt NEW Glock 46

The German state of Saxony-Anhalt have announced the adoption of the Glock 46 as their next police sidearm. The new Glocks will replace Saxony-Anhalt police’s current SIG Sauer P6s. The SIG’ have been in service for nearly 30 years and nearly 6,500 new pistols will be needed to replace them. The contract represents the first time a […] Read More … The post German State Police Adopt NEW Glock 46 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Police, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Glock, Saxony Anhalt, Pistols, Glock 46, MIL/LE, Saxony-Anhalt Police


[SHOT 2019] US Armor – SAVES A LIFE – Vests Saves Lives

In this episode of TFBTV’s continuing coverage of SHOT Show 2019, Brannon LeBouef deviates from the normal product highlights and speaks with Officer Tyler Finch of the Anderson PD out of California who has first hand experience with US Armor’s concealable body armor. We hear about his ordeal that day and how he prevailed quite […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] US Armor – SAVES A LIFE – Vests Saves Lives appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, US, Anderson, Armor, TFBTV, Guns & Gear, Body Armor, SHOT Show 2019, MIL/LE, Brannon LeBouef, Tyler Finch


BREAKING: Army Issues Call for New Next Generation Squad Weapons Prototypes

The US Army have launched their official Prototype Project Opportunity Notice (PPON) inviting design submission for both the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Rifle (NGSW-R) and the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR), both chambered in the Army’s new specification general purpose 6.8mm round. Lets Recap There have been a fair few developments in the US Army’s NGSW […] Read More … The post BREAKING: Army Issues Call for New Next Generation Squad Weapons Prototypes appeared first o...
Tags: Guns, Army, Breaking News, US Army, Rifles, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon, NGSW-AR, NGSW-R


[SHOT 2019] Barrett’s Entry into the 7.62 Field: The REC-10

Barrett has taken the 5.56x45mm REC7 rifle and upgraded it to a 7.62x51mm package which is now the REC10. The REC10 was a product development of a foreign military solicitation program in which Barrett was successful in acquiring and winning. We don’t know what exact country this was, but we should have more information on […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Barrett’s Entry into the 7.62 Field: The REC-10 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Barrett, Ar-15, SHOT Show, Rifles, TFBTV, AR15, Semi-Auto, AR Patterned, SHOT Show 2019, MIL/LE, SHOT 2019, REC10


TFB Review: New Sako TRG A1 – the latest expansion to the TRG family

So far this is The Bible on the Sako TRG A1, with almost 3 000 words of cleaning, shooting, testing and wisdom from Finland. This review and videos are taken from FinnAccuracy with permission. FinnAccuracy is a Finnish company concentrating on premium optics and high-tech products. Their specialty is know-how related to high-end products to […] Read More … The post TFB Review: New Sako TRG A1 – the latest expansion to the TRG family appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Finland, Steiner, Sako, Scopes, Ammunition, Spuhr, Bolt Action, FinnAccuracy, SAKO TRG M10, MIL/LE, SAKO TRG 22/42, SAKO TRG A1, TRG A1


[SHOT 2019] Surefire’s Latest and Brightest!

Surefire is bringing in a pistol mounted ATPIAL device, with not only a visible green light and laser, but also an infrared illuminator. The XVL2 allows you to have all the options that a standard ATPIAL will have but with the minimalistic and optimal switching patterns that may have come to like about Surefire. The […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Surefire’s Latest and Brightest! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lights, SHOT Show, TFBTV, Suppressor, Surefire, ATPIAL, SHOT Show 2019, MIL/LE, SHOT 2019


[SHOT 2019] FN’s NEW 509 Midsize Pistol

FN Herstal is upgrading their 509 lineup with the 9mm “Midsize” handgun. The Midsize was intended to be shorter in the grip with a shorter(16 round capacity) magazine allowing folks to carry it better while in an appendix mode of carry. This allows it to be more concealed while being covered by an overgarment. From […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] FN’s NEW 509 Midsize Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, FN, FN Herstal, SHOT Show, Pistols, TFBTV, Midsize, Semi-Auto, 509, SHOT Show 2019, MIL/LE, SHOT 2019


SIG Sauer’s .338 Norma Magnum Light Machine Gun

At their pre-SHOT Show range day SIG Sauer have demonstrated their new light machine gun, the SLMAG. TFB reported back in October 2018, that SIG Sauer had displayed their new light machine gun at the 2018 Association of the United States Army exposition. Now, thanks to footage from SIG’s range day we get our first […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer’s .338 Norma Magnum Light Machine Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Machine Guns, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon, SIG Sauer SLMAG, Norma Magnum Light Machine, SLMAG TFB, 2018 Association of the United States Army


[SHOT 2019] Marathon Targets Autonomous Robotic Target System

If you’ve done any sort of square-range MIL/LE firearms qualifications, you know that most courses of fire are geared towards weapons familiarization and liability control over teaching actual tactics. Punching static paper targets on the same range, quarter after quarter does little to prepare a shooter for adverse situations, let alone an actual battlefield. At Sig […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Marathon Targets Autonomous Robotic Target System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, SHOT Show, Other Gear & Gadgets, SHOT Show 2019, MIL/LE


[SHOT Show 2019] Desert Tech Revamps the SRS Rifle

The biggest news at Desert Tech this year was that the bolt action SRS rifle has now been updated to an “SRS A2” configuration. The company engineers took some time to look at the configuration of the rifle and were able to take almost two pounds off the weight in some cases. Primarily this meant […] Read More … The post [SHOT Show 2019] Desert Tech Revamps the SRS Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, SRS, Rifles, TFBTV, Bullpup, Desert Tech, TFB TV, Semi-Auto, SHOT Show 2019, MIL/LE, SHOT 2019


TFB REVIEW: The Just Released Remington V3 TAC-13

In recent years the firearms industry has witnessed a boom in sales of Pistol Grip Firearms or PGFs.  “Firearms”, as they are classified, like the Remington Model 870 Tac-14 and Mossberg Shockwave have left some gun owners scratching their heads.  These specialty grip weapons are simply viewed as “firearms” or “non-shotgun shotguns” and have barrel […] Read More … The post TFB REVIEW: The Just Released Remington V3 TAC-13 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Defense, Shotguns, Remington, 12ga, Mossberg Shockwave, Defensive Shotgun, MIL/LE, Semi-auto shotguns


New LE BLUE Duty Line of High Speed Gear Now Available

High Speed Gear is now offering through their Duty Line of law enforcement products New LE BLUE offerings to more openly acknowledge and thank our men and women in blue. Moreover, the High Speed Gear Duty Line in LE Blue was developed for law enforcement in jurisdictions that require less aggressive looking gear. This as […] Read More … The post New LE BLUE Duty Line of High Speed Gear Now Available appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Law Enforcement, Holster, Product Announcement, High Speed Gear, MIL/LE, LE Blue, Duty Line


Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Forces

Did you know that the The Norwegian Armed Forces were the first customer to adopt the HK416 in the year of 2007? Norway now has an added appetite for firearms from Heckler & Koch, a hunger they share with many other European countries. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded Heckler & Koch with a […] Read More … The post Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Press Releases, Norway, Armed Forces, Daily News, Koch, Heckler & Koch, Aimpoint, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Hk416, Hk416n, AR Patterned, Aimpoint Comp4, MIL/LE, Defence Materiel Agency


Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Force

Did you know that the The Norwegian Armed Forces were the first customer to adopt the HK416 in the year of 2007? Norway now has an added appetite for firearms from Heckler & Koch, a hunger they share with many other European countries. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded Heckler & Koch with a […] Read More … The post Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Force appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Press Releases, Norway, Armed Forces, Daily News, Koch, Heckler & Koch, Aimpoint, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Armed Force, Hk416, Hk416n, AR Patterned, Aimpoint Comp4, MIL/LE


L3 Technologies Awarded $26 Million Special Operations Command Contract for EOTECH Optics

L3 Technologies, parent company of EOTECH, has confirmed they have been awarded a $26.3 million contract to supplied the latest version of their EOTECH holographic weapon sight and G33 magnifier to USSOCOM. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will see an unspecified number of optics and magnifiers manufactured at EOTECH’s plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The […] Read More … The post L3 Technologies Awarded $26 Million Special Operations Command Contract for EOTECH Optic...
Tags: Guns, US Army, Optics, Daily News, Ann Arbor Michigan, SOCOM, USSOCOM, Eotech, Holographic Sight, Reflex/Red Dot, MIL/LE, Eotech G33 magnifier, Eotech Holographic Sight, L3 Technologies


POTD: At the Range with 10th Special Forces Group Snipers

On the 6th December, snipers of the US Army’s 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) took part in training to engage targets at long ranges shooting through barrier holes. The session included tripod training using SOCOM’s Sniper Support Rifle (SSR), the FN SCAR MK20. The training took place at Fort Carson in Colorado, the photos of the range session […] Read More … The post POTD: At the Range with 10th Special Forces Group Snipers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Colorado, US Army, Special Forces, SOCOM, Fort Carson, Photo of the Day, Rifles, FN SCAR, 10th Special Forces Group Airborne, MIL/LE, FN SCAR MK20, US Army 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne


Philadelphia SWAT Adopts SIG SAUER M400 Pro Rifles

The Philadelphia Police Department have adopted SIG Sauer’s M400 Pro rifles for their SWAT teams. These new M400s will replace Philadelphia SWAT’s Bushmaster AR-15s and SIG Sauer SIG556s. Philadelphia PD have not confirmed how many or in what configuration the rifles will be. The M400 comes with a 16 inch barrel as standard and is available […] Read More … The post Philadelphia SWAT Adopts SIG SAUER M400 Pro Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Press Releases, Philadelphia, Ar, Philadelphia Police Department, Sig Sauer, Ar-15, Sauer, Sig m400, MIL/LE, Philadelphia PD, Philadelphia SWAT


US Department of Defense Awards Hornady with Contract to Supply 300 PRC Ammo

Hornady has announced through a Press Release on their website on December 11th that they have been awarded an ammunition contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to supply an undisclosed amount of their 300 PRC ammo for the long-range sniper program. In conjunction with Hornady’s ammunition, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing was also awarded a contract […] Read More … The post US Department of Defense Awards Hornady with Contract to Supply 300 PRC Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Press Releases, Us Department Of Defense, U S Department of Defense, Barrett, PRC, Hornady, Ammunition, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, 300 PRC, MIL/LE


DRD TACTICAL Paratus 7.62 NATO Weapon System Awarded DMR Contract

DRD Tactical has been awarded a DMR Contract from one of the United States’ foreign allies for their Paratus 7.62 NATO Weapon System. There are not a lot of finite details surrounding the announcement out of privacy concerns for the contract itself. The Press Release put out on December 14th can be read below: December […] Read More … The post DRD TACTICAL Paratus 7.62 NATO Weapon System Awarded DMR Contract appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, United States, Nato, Press Releases, DRD, DMR, Rifles, DRD Tactical, 7.62 NATO, MIL/LE, DMR Contract, Paratus, The Press Release