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SILENCER SATURDAY #60: Hollywood Movie Suppressor Appearances!

Good morning everyone and welcome back to the 60th installment of TFB’s Silencer Saturday – a safe place to discuss all the fun things that most people think are absolutely illegal for civilian ownership. Because the only people who need suppressors are assassins and James Bond. Am I right? Today we will take a look […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #60: Hollywood Movie Suppressor Appearances! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, James Bond, Editorial, TFB, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Silencer Saturday, Hollywood Movie Suppressor Appearances


SILENCER SATURDAY #59: User Serviceable! The AAC Ti-RAID 30

Good morning everyone and thanks for coming back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday, where ‘Hollywood quiet’ is a life goal, not a fantasy. Now that the fog of war has cleared off of the SHOT Show floor, we can get back into the business of shooting and testing silencers. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #59: User Serviceable! The AAC Ti-RAID 30 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Editorial, TFB, AAC, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Bolt Action, Silencer Saturday


Udav Pistol Moving Closer To Adoption By Russian Military

A few months ago, TFB’s Hrachya reported on the Udav pistol as a likely contender to replace the aging Makarov pistols currently in the Russian military service. According to RG.ru and RT.com in January 2019, the military is hoping for a quick replacement of the Makarovs. Even though the Udav pistol seems to be closer to adoption, […] Read More … The post Udav Pistol Moving Closer To Adoption By Russian Military appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Daily News, TFB, BOA, Pistols, Pistol, Hrachya, Udav, 9x21 Russian


Snigel Design – New Weapon Sling System

This is Snigel Design‘s first appearance here at TFB (well almost). Where does the strange name come from? The company is located in Sweden and in Swedish a snail is called “snigel”. “The snail is the creature that lives in the forest and always carries its house on its back. The name symbolizes what we […] Read More … The post Snigel Design – New Weapon Sling System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Sweden, Guns, Companies, Fbi, Daily News, TFB, Aimpoint, Shooting Accessories, Body Armor, Spuhr, Product Announcement, Best Gear, HK G36, Ak5 Police, Snigel Design, Ak5


Knives forged from the barrels of the German Leopard Main Battle Tank

Recently we gave you a look down the 155 mm barrel M109 Howitzer. Now it’s time for something similar, yet different. Böker Knives, from the City of Blades Solingen (Germany), have been making blades since 1869. Some 150 years later TFB is happy to report about a knife with some pretty cool ingredients: Barrel Steel […] Read More … The post Knives forged from the barrels of the German Leopard Main Battle Tank appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Knife, Knives, Leopard, Daily News, TFB, Solingen, Other Gear & Gadgets, Damascus Steel, knife Art, Folding Knife, Main Battle Tank, Blades Solingen Germany


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


EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: The New German GLOCK 46

Last week TFB reported that German state police had adopted a new Glock pistol to replace the SIG P6 (P225). The new Glock 46, however, is no ordinary Glock, introducing some interesting new features to the classic Glock we’ve all come to know and love. Thanks to an anonymous source, TFB can now bring you some […] Read More … The post EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: The New German GLOCK 46 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Breaking News, Daily News, TFB, Glock, Pistols, New Photos, Glock 46


SIG Ends Airsoft Licensing Agreements and Launches SIG AIR ProForce Line for Professional Training

SIG Sauer have announced the launch of their professional line of airsoft training weapons. SIG AIR will initially offer a ProForce M17 airsoft pistol and a ProForce P229 airsoft pistol. The move comes as last November TFB reported that the US Coast Guard had picked the SIG AIR SIG P229 Airsoft Pistol for training. SIG say the new pistols […] Read More … The post SIG Ends Airsoft Licensing Agreements and Launches SIG AIR ProForce Line for Professional Training appeared first on The Firearm Blog...
Tags: Guns, Daily News, TFB, US Coast Guard, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Air Guns, SIG AIR, SIG AIR ProForce


New Tools from Fix It Sticks

It’s remarkable, but TFB has not covered Fix It Sticks until now. To the best of my knowledge, back in 2013, they started as a popular Kickstarter campaign and successfully came to market with a clever modular tool system. A lot of cyclists use them, but their bits and tools can be used for firearms, […] Read More … The post New Tools from Fix It Sticks appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Kickstarter, Multi-tool, Daily News, TFB, Spuhr, Product Announcement, Best Gear, Armorers Tools, Fix It Sticks, Hex Bit Tool


SILENCER SATURDAY #58: Win The New B&T Modern Welrod Pistol

Good day everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday, a place where I dream about NFA deregulation, where one day all Americans will have access to supppressors, regardless of the the color of their guns. I know, I know – keep dreaming. Last week we walked through some of our SHOT Show finds and […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #58: Win The New B&T Modern Welrod Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Editorial, TFB, NFA, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Silencer Saturday, SHOT Show 2019


BCM Europearms – Bullpup with 40” and 50” long barrels

It’s not everyday that the Italian company BCM Europearms appear here at TFB, but they did already in 2012 with their “Extreme” rifles and SPAR Straight-pull AR-15s. With the appearance of their 40″ and 50″ barrels in .416 Barret and .460 Steyr respectively it is time again. I don’t know if there is a record […] Read More … The post BCM Europearms – Bullpup with 40” and 50” long barrels appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Italy, Daily News, TFB, Barrett, 460, Steyr, Bullpup, Bcm Europearms, Bolt Action, 416 Barrett


[SHOT 2019] TINY Thompson Machine Suppressors (Larger Ones Too)

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday… Wait, that’s not right, my brain must be mush from SHOT. With our our winning team of writers and videographers who pulled long days, interviewing hundreds of companies and writing thousands of words, I was lucky enough to be able to focus on a just […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] TINY Thompson Machine Suppressors (Larger Ones Too) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, SHOT Show, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, SHOT Show 2019


More on Edme Régnier’s Gun Lantern

In a recent piece by Hrachya for TFB, he took a look at a French-made flintlock pistol-lantern combo. I was intrigued by the concept and dug a bit deeper. Here’s some more info about the design and its creator. This unusual contraption was invented by a Frenchman named Edme Régnier (1751-1825). The design is unconventional, […] Read More … The post More on Edme Régnier’s Gun Lantern appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, France, Inventions, Editorial, TFB, Pistols, Flintlock, Hrachya


[SHOT 2019] TBA Suppressors – Quiet Integral Magic

Rumors of the death of the integral silencer are greatly exaggerated. If you remember back about a year ago, TFB traveled down to Southern Virginia to visit TBA Suppressors, a manufacturer that prides itself in the production of magically quiet integrally suppressed weapons. I was impressed at the clean lines and performance of TBA’s Sicario […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] TBA Suppressors – Quiet Integral Magic appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, Southern Virginia, SHOT Show, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Rimfire, SHOT Show 2019


[SHOT 2019] NEW PTR 9KT And 9R Roller-Delayed Firearms

Even though TFB was entrusted with the task of officially breaking the news on PTR’s newest roller–delayed firearms just a week before SHOT, it was nice to finally see them in person on the show floor. The 9KT is obviously a roller-delayed pistol formed in the likeness of the original HK MP5K, and the PTR […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] NEW PTR 9KT And 9R Roller-Delayed Firearms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, PTR, SHOT Show, Pistols, Rifles, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, SHOT Show 2019


[SHOT 2019] KRG has a FOX-42 Update and much more!

The massoud lineage lives on, and it’s looking good We here at TFB are admittedly fans of the work going on at Kinetic Research Group.  KRG is usually one of my first stops every year to check in on the meticulously perfected FOX-42 project.  For those of our readers unfamiliar with this platform, it is […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] KRG has a FOX-42 Update and much more! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Fox, TFB, KRG, SHOT Show, Rifles, Semi-Auto, Kinetic Research Group, Kinetic Research Group KRG, SHOT Show 2019, Fox-42


[SHOT 2019] Radetec Unveils Smart Glock Slide & Mobile App

Radetec (Rade Technology Corporation) has been covered by TFB before for some pretty incredibly technology. In 2012 they announced a shot counter built into the grips of your pistol that appeared to be technology far ahead of its time. Now fast-forward to SHOT Show 2019 and they have something else to blow your mind: a […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Radetec Unveils Smart Glock Slide & Mobile App appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, SHOT Show, Guns & Gear, Radetec, SHOT Show 2019, Rade Technology Corp, Radetec Rade Technology Corporation


[SHOT 2019] Range Day: NEMO arms with something new.

When I saw I had received NEMO arms as one of my range day assignments I was both excited and not at the same time.  I was looking forward to shooting their .300 win mag. extra-large frame AR, but at the same time I knew my job here at SHOT with TFB was to report […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Range Day: NEMO arms with something new. appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, Nemo, SHOT Show, Pistols, Rifles, Guns & Gear, Pistol, Monark, Omen, Semi-Auto, Range Day, SHOT Show 2019, SHOT 2019


[SHOT 2019] Spuhr – New Precision Hunter Scope Mounts and Rings

TFB recently did a factory visit to Spuhr, an article which will be published in the near future. Spuhr is a relatively small company, but we witnessed a state-of-the-art manufacturing site with CNC-machines and robots combined with a quality system (Spuhr received their ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification last summer). At SHOT Show 2019 […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Spuhr – New Precision Hunter Scope Mounts and Rings appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, TFB, CNC, Other Gear & Gadgets, Night Vision, Ideal Scope Mount System, ISMS, Spuhr, Product Announcement, Mile High Shooting Accessories, Spuhr ISMS, SHOT Show 2019


SILENCER SATURDAY #56: 2019 SHOT Show Preview

Good morning everyone and welcome back to our latest installment of Silencer Saturday, where we discuss all the newest suppressor models and avoid all the latest suppressor drama. I don’t have any new data or testing to share with you all today; TFB is gearing up for our annual trip to Las Vegas. So I […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #56: 2019 SHOT Show Preview appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, Other Gear & Gadgets


FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Brand New Streamlight ProTac 90 And TLR-8 G

Good evening everyone and thank you for coming back to TFB’s Friday Night Lights series that covers the world of illumination, night vision, thermal imaging and lasers. Our beam guru Nick Chen will be your regular host of FNL going forward, but I’m filling in tonight to give you an advanced look at two new […] Read More … The post FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Brand New Streamlight ProTac 90 And TLR-8 G appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Flashlights, TFB, Pistols, Friday Night Lights, Streamlight, Product Announcement, Nick Chen


POTD: SHOT Show legends

We are heading with lightning speed onto the 2019 edition of SHOT SHOW, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This year’s edition of SHOT SHOW keeps the doors open between the 22:nd and the 25:th of January, and while I’ll be at home this year I know that the rest of the TFB staff will do their […] Read More … The post POTD: SHOT Show legends appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, Las Vegas Nevada, Jerry Miculek, Photo of the Day, 2018 SHOT Show, SHOT Show 2018, Rob Letham, 2019 SHOT SHOW


Spuhr explains the failed ergonomics of the Heckler & Koch G3

If you follow what’s going on here at TFB you know about the Spuhr accessories for the Heckler & Koch G3. I shot a prototype of the system a few years ago, mounted on the Swedish Ak4 (HK G3) with an Aimpoint CS as the main optic. I have little or no experience with the […] Read More … The post Spuhr explains the failed ergonomics of the Heckler & Koch G3 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, TFB, Koch, Heckler Koch, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, HK G3, AK4, Automatkarbin 4, Spuhr, Ak5, Aimpoint CS, Verkan


Spuhr explains the failed ergonomics of the Hekler & Koch G3

If you follow what’s going on here at TFB you know about the Spuhr accessories for the Heckler & Koch G3. I shot a prototype of the system a few years ago, mounted on the Swedish Ak4 (HK G3) with an Aimpoint CS as the main optic. I have little or no experience with the […] Read More … The post Spuhr explains the failed ergonomics of the Hekler & Koch G3 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, TFB, Koch, Heckler Koch, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, HK G3, AK4, Automatkarbin 4, Spuhr, Ak5, Aimpoint CS, Verkan, Hekler Koch


SILENCER SATURDAY #55: Mount Up! The Best Rifle Mounting Systems

Good afternoon baffle boys and girls and welcome to episode 55 of TFB’s Silencer Saturday, where you are encouraged to laugh at my dumb jokes – quietly. Last week we discussed the 3D printed options from Delta P Design, which coincidentally are all direct thread models – requiring no mounting systems – which I happen […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #55: Mount Up! The Best Rifle Mounting Systems appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Silencer Saturday


Silencer Saturday #54: 3D Printed Silence Science – Delta P Design

Welcome back decibel dorks and thanks for joining us once again for TFB’s Silencer Saturday, where even supersonic cartridges deserve to be suppressed. Today we are taking a closer look at the suppressors from Delta P Design. As you are probably already aware, Delta P designs and builds their unique silencers through a process called […] Read More … The post Silencer Saturday #54: 3D Printed Silence Science – Delta P Design appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Delta, Editorial, TFB, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Silencer Saturday, AR Patterned


SILENCER SATURDAY #53: ‘Happy Q Year’ And A Look Ahead To 2019

Good evening subsonic shooters and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday, where science beats feelings everyday and twice on Sundays. Hopefully you all had a great holiday and were able to spend some time with friends or family, preferably on the range. Last week we discussed the possibilities of owning a single shot repeating firearm […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #53: ‘Happy Q Year’ And A Look Ahead To 2019 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Editorial, TFB, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Bolt Action, Silencer Saturday


TFB’s 12 Days Of Christmas: Silencers For A Silent Night

‘Twas the night before Christmas… something, something subsonic 300 Blackout. That’s the way the poem goes, right? One of the best parts about Christmas is thinking about how the generations before us celebrated the season in years past. Candles instead of LED lights. Wooden toys instead of iPads. Flintlocks instead of open tip match bullets. […] Read More … The post TFB’s 12 Days Of Christmas: Silencers For A Silent Night appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Best Gear


SILENCER SATURDAY #52: A Market For A Modern Welrod?

Good evening quiet readers and thank you for joining us once again for TFB’s Silencer Saturday, the only place where single shots can be more fun than select fire weapons. Which leads me into today’s topic: is there a market in the U.S. for a modern Welrod pistol? While many of today’s suppressor manufacturers focus […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #52: A Market For A Modern Welrod? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Silencer Saturday


TFB’s 12 Days Of Christmas: Prancer’s Perfect Pistols

Merry Christmas you filthy animals and thanks for putting up with more of our 12 Days Of TFB Christmas. If you can bear with me for a few more days I promise to leave you alone on December 25th (maybe). Picking perfect pistols is a personal and polarizing topic of discussion. Some of you are […] Read More … The post TFB’s 12 Days Of Christmas: Prancer’s Perfect Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Revolver, Editorial, TFB, Pistols, Best Gear, Semi-Auto