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TFB Review: CZ 75 SP-01 PHANTOM, Polymer Framed Variant

Sp-01 Phantom, AN APTLY NAMED PISTOL The CZ SP-01 Phantom is a variant of the famed CZ 75 in the SP-01 line. However, the Phantom differs from the rest of the SP-01’s in that it is 14.5 ounces lighter than its steel framed predecessor. The Phantom weighs in at 26.2 ounces unloaded (according to my […] Read More … The post TFB Review: CZ 75 SP-01 PHANTOM, Polymer Framed Variant appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Hornady, 9mm, Pistols, CZ, Polymer, 9x19mm, Semi-Auto, CZ 75, SP-01 Phantom


Now on SGO: Polymer 80 Glock Build

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Tags: Featured, Guns, Hunting, Verdana, Michael Bane, Deer Hunting, Articles / Blogs / Videos, Outdoor Channel, Halloway, DRTV, Polymer, MyOutdoorTV, Host Michael Bane, Hunt Preparation, Hunter Training


Springfield Armory XD(M) 10mm Pistol Launch Celebrated ~ VIDEO

Springfield Armory XD(M) 10mm Pistol GENESEO, ILL. – -(Ammoland.com)- Springfield Armory is pleased to announce a highly anticipated new addition to their polymer pistol lineup, the XD(M) 10mm. This full-size pistol is the latest variation in the series, now chambered in the popular 10mm round for more power in the highly accurate and reliable XD(M) platform.  An unprecedented torture test of 10,000 rounds was performed to prove the quality and reliability of this new addition to the XD(M) li...
Tags: Guns, US, Croatia, Handguns, Edc, George Washington, Springfield Armory, Kershaw, Geneseo Illinois, Ammoland TV, Firearm News, Pistols, 10mm, Polymer, Springfield Armory Inc, XD(M


Springfield Armory Releases XD(M) OSP with Threaded and Standard Barrel Included

Springfield Armory Releases XD(M) OSP with Threaded and Standard Barrel Included GENESEO, ILL. – -(Ammoland.com)- Springfield Armory announces the release of the XD(M) Optical Sight Pistol (OSP) with a threaded barrel and an additional non-threaded barrel included.  This 9mm package from Springfield Armory is all about options. The optics-ready pistol features a factory milled slide and co-witness suppressor height iron sights, allowing the operator to choose the optic and silencer that fits ...
Tags: Guns, US, Croatia, Handguns, George Washington, Springfield, Springfield Armory, Geneseo Illinois, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, 9mm, Pistols, Burris FastFire, Polymer, Trijicon RMR, Springfield Armory Inc


Elevance launches new plant-based emollient

In Illinois, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., which creates specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks, has a new plant-based emollient that is commercially available, called Elevance Soft CG-200. Made from certified non-GMO coconut oil and Elevance’s soy-based polymer, Elevance Soft CG-200 expands the company’s line of bio-based personal care products. As part of the Elevance Soft product line, Elevance Soft CG-200 is a low viscosity gel, allowing formulations with a luxurious feel and smo...
Tags: Gmo, Producer News, Coconut Oil, Elevance, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Soy, Polymer, Illinois Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc


[SHOT 2018] Red, White and Pew Pew Pew: CCI’s new Color-Coated Patriotic (and clean).22lr ammo

These new .22 rounds from CCI are good for your gun and the environment. Not only do these look like rounds that Early Cuyler would be “prouder ‘n hell” to shoot with, they will leave one’s firearm and range unsullied by lead fouling.  CCI’s 22 Long Rifle Patriot Pack is a 300-round box of coated .22lr’s with red, white and […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2018] Red, White and Pew Pew Pew: CCI’s new Color-Coated Patriotic (and clean).22lr ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, 22, Valkyrie, Federal, CCI, SHOT Show, Vista Outdoor, 22LR, Cuyler, Polymer, SHOT Show 2018, Polymer Coated Bullets


[SHOT 2018] DSA’s Inexpensive Steel and Titanium Glock Slides

In this episode of TFBTV’s Floor Day Coverage (Day 1), James talks to DSA’s sales manager, Marc, about DSA’s newest project: Glock slides. DSA is entering a not-too-crowded-but-growing market of manufacturers offering Glock slides. Ironically, with Glock frames from companies like Polymer 80 and Barrels from Lone Wolf or Backup Tactical and you can basically […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2018] DSA’s Inexpensive Steel and Titanium Glock Slides appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lone Wolf, Marc, DSA, SHOT Show, Pistols, Guns & Gear, Polymer, SHOT Show 2018, Inexpensive Steel, Titanium Glock Slides


“It’ll Never Happen” – Until It Does! Caseless Ammunition, and Looking Back – Brief Thoughts 002

Caseless: The ammunition designer’s holy grail, and the engineer’s worst nightmare. It would obsolete the cartridge case overnight, resulting in cheaper, lighter, and more compact ammunition. Weapons would be able to carry 50, 60, or more rounds in slim, inexpensive magazines, and expel them at a rate of fire much higher than current weapons are […] Read More … The post “It’ll Never Happen” – Until It Does! Caseless Ammunition, and Looking Back – Brief Thoughts 002 appeared first on The Firearm...
Tags: Technology, Guns, Education, Future, Experimental, Research, Cta, Development, CT, Production, Nato, Plastic, Manufacturing, Weapon, Weapons, Advanced


“It’ll Never Happen” – Until It Does! Caseless Ammunition, and Looking Back – Brief Thoughts 003

Caseless: The ammunition designer’s holy grail, and the engineer’s worst nightmare. It would obsolete the cartridge case overnight, resulting in cheaper, lighter, and more compact ammunition. Weapons would be able to carry 50, 60, or more rounds in slim, inexpensive magazines, and expel them at a rate of fire much higher than current weapons are […] Read More … The post “It’ll Never Happen” – Until It Does! Caseless Ammunition, and Looking Back – Brief Thoughts 003 appeared first on The Firearm...
Tags: Technology, Guns, Education, Future, Experimental, Research, Cta, Development, CT, Production, Nato, Plastic, Manufacturing, Weapon, Weapons, Advanced


FOB IN A BOX: Modular Interlocking Ballistic Barriers from KF Armory at [AUSA 2017]

Being a defense show rather than a firearms industry show, there are a bunch of interesting products to see at AUSA that one might not get a peek at elsewhere. An example of this kind of product is the Modular Interlocking Ballistic Barriers from KF Armory. These barriers are made of a solid proprietary rubber-like […] Read More … The post FOB IN A BOX: Modular Interlocking Ballistic Barriers from KF Armory at [AUSA 2017] appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Ap, Cqc, Api, Wall, Rubber, Barrier, Daily News, Armor, 50 Cal, Barrett, Ma Deuce, Range, M2, 50, Other Gear & Gadgets


Factory operations manager Polymer spins out from Dandelion Chocolate

 Not every startup journey starts as sweetly as the road co-founders Ishita Prasad and Maya Balakrishnan took to launching their new company, Polymer — but then again, not every startup takes its inspiration from a chocolate factory. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Business, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Economy, Startup Company, Polymer, Dandelion Chocolate, Ishita Prasad, Maya Balakrishnan


Cased Telescoped 5.56mm and 7.62mm Machine Guns from Textron, on Display at [AUSA 2017]

We have already seen the 6.5mm CT Carbine prototype brought out by Textron for the 2017 Association of the United States Army annual meeting, but TFB also got an up close and personal look at Textron’s cased telescoped machine guns. Textron has two different cased telescoped belt fed weapons in testing right now: A 5.56mm […] Read More … The post Cased Telescoped 5.56mm and 7.62mm Machine Guns from Textron, on Display at [AUSA 2017] appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Photos, Technology, News, Guns, Interview, Defense, Future, Research, Cta, Development, CT, Military, Nato, Plastic, Army, Weapon


Cersaie 2017: Vetrite by SICIS

At this year’s Cersaie, the international exhibition of ceramic tile, luxury Italian brand SICIS unveiled Vetrite, a new cladding material with “an infinite range of applications.” Made of SICIS iconic fabrics treated with polymer film and sandwiched between glass slabs, Vetrite produces colors, patterns, and textures never before seen in large-format surfacing materials. Available in 6 and 12 mm thickness, Vetrite is suitable for walls, floors, and countertops, as well as for more creative a...
Tags: Books, Glass, Flooring, Walls, Doors, Fabric, Cladding Material, Surfaces, Ceilings, Countertops, Polymer, Cladding, Cersaie 2017, Large-format Cladding, SICIS, Vetrite


FIRST LOOK: Textron’s 6.5mm Cased Telescoped Carbine at [AUSA 2017]

At the 2017 Association of the US Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting, Textron System displayed for the very first time their firing 6.5mm CT Carbine prototype. Previously, only non-firing mockups had been shown to the public, but after successful tests this summer the real thing was brought out to show at the conference, where TFB got its […] Read More … The post FIRST LOOK: Textron’s 6.5mm Cased Telescoped Carbine at [AUSA 2017] appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Technology, News, Guns, Interview, Defense, Future, Research, Cta, Development, CT, Nato, Plastic, Weapon, Advanced, Prototype, M4


US Army Wants 13,000 Magpul PMag Gen M3 Magazines

The US Army is seeking 12,600 Magpul PMag Gen M3 magazines, or equivalents, from commercial vendors, according to a recently updated listing on FedBizOpps, posted in early August. This announcement was updated soon after the news that Army TACOM had authorized the requisition of Gen M3 PMags with unit funds, by unit commanders Having said that, […] Read More … The post US Army Wants 13,000 Magpul PMag Gen M3 Magazines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Reliability, Companies, Magazine, Plastic, Army, Marine Corps, Weapon, Air Force, US Army, Feeding, Usaf, Clip, M4


US Army Authorizes Magpul PMag Gen M3 for Requisition by Unit Officers

The US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has just authorized the purchase of Magpul PMag Gen M3 polymer magazines through requisition by unit commanders, marking a major step in the use of PMag magazines in Army service. Although a previous clarification in 2012 authorized the magazines for use, they could not be purchased using […] Read More … The post US Army Authorizes Magpul PMag Gen M3 for Requisition by Unit Officers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Reliability, Companies, Magazine, Plastic, Army, Marine Corps, Weapon, Air Force, Feeding, Usaf, Clip, M4, Daily News


XM17 MHS LIVE FIRE from Guns & Ammo: Shooting the Army’s New Handgun

In a recent article, Guns & Ammo editor Eric Poole gave us our first look at the Army’s new XM17 Modular Handgun System in action. Within the 3:12 runtime of the brief video, Poole gives a rundown of the handgun’s features and advertised benefits vs. the legacy Beretta M9 handguns currently in service, and gives […] Read More … The post XM17 MHS LIVE FIRE from Guns & Ammo: Shooting the Army’s New Handgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Shooting, Guns, Nato, Striker, Army, Mhs, Daily News, Poole, Sig Sauer, Sig, FHS, JCP, Handgun, 9mm, Pistols


GLOCK VICE PRESIDENT: “Continue MHS, Don’t Settle for SIG” – Glock Asks Army to Keep Testing Pistols

Glock isn’t done yet: Despite being passed over by the Army and having their protest of the MHS contract rejected by the GAO, Glock is still hoping for a chance. In a recent interview with Matthew Cox of Military.com, Glock Vice President Josh Dorsey spoke out against the Army’s decision to adopt the SIG Sauer […] Read More … The post GLOCK VICE PRESIDENT: “Continue MHS, Don’t Settle for SIG” – Glock Asks Army to Keep Testing Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Lawsuit, Legal, News, Protest, Guns, Defense, Competition, Nato, Striker, Army, Contract, Breaking News, 40, Bid, Contest, Mhs


YouTube revamps its desktop site with an updated design, optional dark theme, and faster framework

 YouTube turned 12 on Monday. To celebrate the milestone, the company is today launching a redesign of its desktop site, which now takes advantage of Google’s design language, Material Design, to make the site cleaner, simpler and more consistent with the YouTube app across devices. The site will also include a handful of new features, including a new dark mode, tweaks to search and… Read More
Tags: Google, Videos, TC, Video, Youtube, Tech, Material Design, Redesign, Polymer, Dark Mode


New window screen treatments could capture 90 percent of air pollutants

By creating screens with these pollutant-filtering nanofibers, residents of smoggy cities like New York, Beijing, and Shanghai may be able to find respite from their urban environments. The post New window screen treatments could capture 90 percent of air pollutants appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home, Trends, Pollution, Shanghai, Health & Fitness, Polymer, New York Beijing, Window Screen, Pollutant


This revolutionary material could be the key to self-repairing smartphone screens

It's a major bummer when you shatter your phone's screen on concrete or hard tile. But scientists may have the answer: A display that repairs itself from scratches in less than 24 hours. The post This revolutionary material could be the key to self-repairing smartphone screens appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Science, Trends, Phones, Chemical Research, Cool Tech, Polymer, Self-healing Screen


Scientists develop smartphone screen that can heal itself

It's a major bummer when you shatter your phone's screen on concrete or hard tile. But scientists may have the answer: A display that repairs itself from scratches in less than 24 hours. The post Scientists develop smartphone screen that can heal itself appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Science, Trends, Phones, Chemical Research, Cool Tech, Polymer, Self-healing Screen


INTERVIEW with Kori Phillips, Program Officer for LSAT and CTSAS, Part 3: Development of 6.5mm CT

Not long after SHOT Show, I got the chance to interview Mrs. Kori Phillips, former program officer for the Army’s Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) program, and current program officer for the Cased Telescoped Small Arms Systems (CTSAS) program. We talked at length about both programs, the technology they developed, and the state of lightweight […] Read More … The post INTERVIEW with Kori Phillips, Program Officer for LSAT and CTSAS, Part 3: Development of 6.5mm CT appeared first on Th...
Tags: Technology, Guns, Interview, Defense, Future, Research, Cta, Development, CT, Nato, Plastic, Army, Weapon, Advanced, Prototype, M4


INTERVIEW with Kori Phillips, Program Officer for LSAT and CTSAS, Part 2: Ammunition Technical Discussion, Cont’d

Not long after SHOT Show, I got the chance to interview Mrs. Kori Phillips, former program officer for the Army’s Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) program, and current program officer for the Cased Telescoped Small Arms Systems (CTSAS) program. We talked at length about both programs, the technology they developed, and the state of lightweight […] Read More … The post INTERVIEW with Kori Phillips, Program Officer for LSAT and CTSAS, Part 2: Ammunition Technical Discussion, Cont’d appe...
Tags: Technology, Guns, Interview, Defense, Future, Research, Cta, Development, CT, Nato, Plastic, Army, Weapon, Advanced, Prototype, M4


INTERVIEW with Kori Phillips, Program Officer for LSAT and CTSAS, Part 1: Program History and Ammunition Technical Discussion

Not long after SHOT Show, I got the chance to interview Mrs. Kori Phillips, former program officer for the Army’s Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) program, and current program officer for the Cased Telescoped Small Arms Systems (CTSAS) program. We talked at length about both programs, the technology they developed, and the state of lightweight […] Read More … The post INTERVIEW with Kori Phillips, Program Officer for LSAT and CTSAS, Part 1: Program History and Ammunition Technical Dis...
Tags: Technology, Guns, Interview, Defense, Future, Research, Cta, Development, CT, Nato, Plastic, Army, Weapon, Advanced, Prototype, M4


Picking Your 80 AR-15 Lower Receiver : Aluminum vs Polymer

Polymer Lower AR-15 Lowers U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Since the end of the assault weapons ban in 2004 the rifle world has grown significantly. America’s most popular rifle the AR 15 has evolved and adapted to countless different variants.The popularity of 80% lowers has created an entirely new market for builders. These days you can find AR 15 lower ar-15 receivers made of different aluminum, polymer, and somebody even built a ar-15 receivers from wood. Although the wood lower receiver is n...
Tags: Guns, America, Ar-15, Firearm News, Eugene Stoner, Polymer, AR Rifles


GRAPEVINE: US Army Pays $207 Per Pistol to SIG SAUER for M17 Modular Handguns

With SIG’s recent win of the $580 million dollar contract for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System pistol, many are asking just how the American outlet of the Swiss-German SIG Sauer could have won such a large contract, especially against what many perceived was the strongest contender, Glock. Some saw the very text of the […] Read More … The post GRAPEVINE: US Army Pays $207 Per Pistol to SIG SAUER for M17 Modular Handguns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Contract, US Army, Mhs, Daily News, Glock, Sig Sauer, Sig, Handgun, 9mm, Pistols, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, Pistol, Modular Handgun System


Does Remington Have the Best Striker Fired Trigger at SHOT Show? | SHOT 17

Recently, it has become a priority for manufacturers of new striker-fired pistols to furnish their offerings with triggers they perceive as “better” than the competition (generally meaning Glock, the still-reigning heavyweight champion of the striker-fired world). The problem with many of these efforts, in the eyes of this humble blogger, is that they prioritize only […] Read More … The post Does Remington Have the Best Striker Fired Trigger at SHOT Show? | SHOT 17 appeared first on The Firearm...
Tags: Guns, Redemption, Daily News, Maybe, Remington, SHOT Show, Pistols, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, Polymer


Scientists create 3D-printed objects that can change shape after they’re printed

 3D printed plastics tend to remain pretty stable over time. For example, your 3D-printed Yoda won’t turn into a Chewbacca head without some severe plastic trauma… until now. Scientists at MIT have created a 3D printing technique that allows you to change the polymers in an object after printing. This means you can grow or shrink and object, change its color, and even change its… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Mit, Chemistry, Ultraviolet, Gel, Yoda, Matter, Plastics, Polymer


BREAKING: Has the USMC Adopted the PMag Gen M3?

An update from the USMC has been released today authorizing the purchase of Gen M3 PMags with unit funds for Marine Corps combat units. The update reads: GENTEXT/RMKS/1. PURPOSE. THIS MESSAGE PROVIDES UPDATED GUIDANCE REGARDING THE USE OF MAGAZINES FOR THE M4/M16 SERIES AND M27 INFANTRY AUTOMATIC RIFLE (IAR). 2. BACKGROUND. MARINE CORPS UNITS WILL […] Read More … The post BREAKING: Has the USMC Adopted the PMag Gen M3? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Plastic, Marine Corps, Weapon, Daily News, Usmc, Procurement, PMAG, Ar-15, Magpul, EPM, Rifle, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear