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USMC Begins Roll Out of Suppressors

TFB has long followed the progress of the US Marine Corps effort to field suppressors across the board. At the end of December 2020, the Corps finally announced that they had begun the process of fielding thousands of rifle caliber suppressors to Marines for use with the M27, M38, M4 and M4A1 rifles and carbines. […] Read More … The post USMC Begins Roll Out of Suppressors appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressors, The Silencing, Knight's Armament Company, MIL/LE, USMC Begins Roll Out of Suppressors


POTD: U.S. Marine Corps on the USS Somerset

Topic: Photo Of The Day Location: PACIFIC OCEAN – USS Somerset (LPD 25) Date & Time: Oct. 6, 2020 We’re onboard the USS Somerset (LPD 25), on top of the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship looking at a U.S. Marine Corps as they practice weapon handling techniques with their rifles. The USS […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marine Corps on the USS Somerset appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Marine Corps, Marines, Pacific, Usmc, U S Marine Corps, Photo of the Day, USS Somerset


History of the .45 ACP Cartridge

By David Tong Background, history, features and load data on the .45 ACP cartridge. Team Never Quit 45 ACP 155gr Frangible Ammo @ Brownells ; http://goo.gl/9Lc6m1 AmmoLand Gun News USA -(AmmoLand.com)- In U.S. military circles for over one-hundred years; from the onset of the Civil War all the way to today, there has been a tendency to prefer a large diameter bore, subsonic pistol cartridge if we are required to use a non-expanding bullet in the round. While the old cap-and-ball 1860 Col...
Tags: Guns, Fbi, Product Reviews, US Army, Usmc, ACP, Schofield, John Thompson, John Browning, National Matches at Camp Perry Ohio, Ammunition News, USA Ammoland, Moros, Single Action Army, Ammunition Reviews, Webley


Dispatch 35: Landed in Washington, DC

Yesterday flew from Washington State, across America, landed at Dulles. My friend Erik Peterson picked me up at the airport. COL (ret.) USMC, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. We headed straight downtown to "the hot zone". There is a big homeless camp as we entered downtown -- reminiscent of Portland and other parts in Oregon and Washington State. Down by the White House area nothing much going on other than many windows boarded. BLM graffiti everywhere. We walked into the new "Black...
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, Oregon, White House, Iraq, America, Afghanistan, Military, Washington Dc, Portland, Benjamin Franklin, Washington State, BLM, Michael, Trump, Usmc


Australian soldiers killed Afghan prisoner as only six could fit on American helicopter, US marine claims

A United States Marine Corps helicopter crew chief has accused Australian special forces of shooting dead one of seven bound Afghan prisoners because there was only space for six on the US aircraft due to collect them. The chief, “Josh”, flew 159 combat missions for the Marine Corps’ Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469. He told Australia's ABC Investigations he was a door gunner providing aerial covering fire for the Australian soldiers of the 2nd Commando Regiment during a night raid in mi...
Tags: News, Abc, Australia, US, Afghanistan, Usmc, Josh, US Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Marine Corps, 2nd Commando Regiment, Marine Corps ' Light Attack Helicopter Squadron, Taliban Josh


2 suspects in Michigan kidnapping plot are US Marines who were recently-discharged

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. Michigan Office of the Governor via AP Two of the men charged with terrorism-related crimes and a plot to kidnap the Michigan governor are Marine Corps veterans, a service spokesperson said to Marine Corps Times. Joseph Morrison, 26, was a Marine reservist who reportedly discharged as a lance corporal, on Thursday, the same day the charges were announced. Another Marine veteran, 23-year-old Daniel Harris, was an infantryman and was discharged i...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Ap, Fox, Marine, Marine Corps, Michigan, Usmc, Morrison, HARRIS, Capitol, Lansing, Marine Corps Times, Daniel Harris, Joseph Morrison


2nd highest-ranking US Marine tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Gary L. Thomas, deputy commandant of Programs & Resources, takes his command portrait at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 2016. Thomas has served in the U.S. Marine Corps for over thirty-two years. US Marine Corps US Marine Corps Gen. Gary Thomas, the assistant commandant of the service, tested positive for the coronavirus. Thomas is the second-highest ranking commissioned officer in the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps said Thomas is experiencing "mild symp...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, Defense, Trends, Marine Corps, Donald Trump, Ray, Trump, Thomas, Mike Pence, Usmc, Coast Guard, US Marine Corps, U S Marine Corps


Anyone try this out? USMC Boot drying towel to dry out wet boots?

Came across this item: https://www.oceanit.com/products/drysaf/ It is a boot drying towel DrySaf made by Oceanit that was supposedly tested by the marines in tropical climates to help dry out boots in humid climes along with newer lighter uniforms. Has anyone tried out this gizmo and can comment on it? Would a McNett towel work just as good as this gizmo to help dry out foot wear?
Tags: Weapon, Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum, Usmc, Oceanit, DrySaf


USMC Moves Forward with Knight’s Armament Suppressor Contract

The US Marine Corps is actioning their order for rifle caliber suppressors from Knight’s Armament Company. We first reported on the USMC’s suppressor Sole Source Notice which was published on the 9th of July. The execution of the contract award confirms the Corps’ plans to procure 25,853, 5.56mm Small Arms Suppressors for issue to its […] Read More … The post USMC Moves Forward with Knight’s Armament Suppressor Contract appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, Knight, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressors, Knight's Armament, Knight 's Armament Company, MIL/LE, USMC Moves Forward


Fewer US Marines Expected to Shoot “Expert” with New Rifle Qual

“Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.” When General Alfred M. Gray Jr. first spoke these words many years ago, he probably didn’t anticipate just how ubiquitous they would become for the Marines who were to follow. Prior to becoming the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps in 1987, […] Read More … The post Fewer US Marines Expected to Shoot “Expert” with New Rifle Qual appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Training, Marine Corps, Marines, Daily News, Usmc, Arq, Rifles, Marksmanship, MIL/LE, Alfred M Gray Jr


With honor ceremony, 7 Marines and a sailor who died in ocean training exercise are flown to Dover Air Force Base

The flag-draped caskets of seven Marines and a sailor who died when their seafaring vehicle sank off San Clemente Island headed to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday, Aug. 12. In a final “honorable carry,” each casket was moved by a Marine or Navy pallbearer from a hearse to the awaiting plane during a private gathering at Marine Corps Air Station Mirimar. The vehicles arrived at the flight line one by one. Once all the caskets were aboard the C-17, a Navy chaplain aboard the plane said a final p...
Tags: Facebook, News, Navy, Sport, Soccer, Military, Stockton, Portland, Marines, Dover, Delaware, Gofundme, Usmc, Miramar, Riverside, Corona


Saab to Supply $100M Worth of Carl Gustaf Ammo & AT4 Systems to US Army

The US Army has awarded a $100 million contract to Saab for Carl Gustaf ammunition and AT4 recoilless Rifle systems which will supply the USMC and JSOC. This contract is an “indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity” (IDIQ) contract. This essentially means that all three entities can buy more than $400 million worth of the systems and ammunition during […] Read More … The post Saab to Supply $100M Worth of Carl Gustaf Ammo & AT4 Systems to US Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, Saab, Daily News, Usmc, Carl Gustaf, JSOC, Recoilless Rifle, AT4, MIL/LE, CARL GUSTAF AT, MILITARY CONTRACT, Carl Gustaf Ammo


US Marine Corps Selects Knight’s Armament Suppressor

The US Marine Corps Systems Command have announced their intention to procure more than 25,000 suppressors from Knight’s Armament Company via a Sole Source contract. The Sole Source notice was published on the 9th of July and confirms plans to procure 25,853, 5.56mm Small Arms Suppressors for issue to the Corps’ close combat forces. Here at […] Read More … The post US Marine Corps Selects Knight’s Armament Suppressor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, KAC, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Knight's Armament Company, Suppressors, Knight's Armament, MIL/LE, US Marine Corps Systems Command


POTD: 15th MEU Marines Conduct Stand Off Munitions Disruption Training

Today’s Photo of the Day takes us to US Marine Corps Camp Pendelton, with a series of photos taken during a standoff munitions disruption (SMUD) training exercise. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit tackled a number of munitions using M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. In the first photograph above, Sgt. Michael Roberts, a reconnaissance assistant team […] Read More … The post POTD: 15th MEU Marines Conduct Stand Off Munitions Disruption Training appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Defense, SMUD, Potd, Usmc, Michael Roberts, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M110, MIL/LE, 15th MEU, US Marine Corps Camp Pendelton


608 Aviation Oxygen Systems

The president and CEO of Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems explains the role of onboard aviation oxygen and gives us an update on the New England Air Museum and Patient Airlift Services. In the news, current industry troubles are having impacts on flight safety, a Twin Otter and an MV-22 Osprey meet on the tarmac, a lawsuit is filed over the October 2019 fatal crash of a Collings Foundation B-17G bomber, and a Senate bill might change Air Force plans to retire some legacy aircraft. Guest Scott E...
Tags: California, Senate, US, United States, Accident, Cast, Aviation, Oxygen, Air Force, General Electric, Otter, Usaf, V-22 Osprey, American Airlines, Usmc, Scott


US Marine Corps To Begin General Roll Out of M18

Late last month we reported that the US Marine Corps has launched a new initiative –Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager for Infantry Weapons (PM – IW). PM – IW has begun a large-scale modernisation program to increase the lethality of the Marine infantry squad. The announcement of the Program Manager for Infantry Weapons project also included a […] Read More … The post US Marine Corps To Begin General Roll Out of M18 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Marine, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, IW, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, SIG SAUER P320, Marine Corps Systems Command, SIG SAUER M18


USMC Confirms Plans to Adopt the Next Generation Squad Weapon

The US Marine Corps has recently undergone a top down doctrinal reevaluation of its future role. As part of these changes in the make up of the Corps have been planned and now a brand new initiative has also been launched – Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager for Infantry Weapons has begun a large-scale modernisation […] Read More … The post USMC Confirms Plans to Adopt the Next Generation Squad Weapon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Breaking News, Optics, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, Rifles, Night Vision, Machine Guns, M27, Marine Corps Systems Command, Infantry Weapons, NGSW, AR Patterned


Talo Distributors Limited Run Glock G45 Semper Fi Edition

Talo Distributors is a wholesale buying cooperative that specializes in commissioning limited editions of various firearms from a wide variety of reputable manufacturers. Talo has just released a limited edition Glock G45 9mm pistol with some unique cosmetic features to honor and support those who have preserved our freedom. Talo Distributors Limited Run Glock G45 […] Read More … The post Talo Distributors Limited Run Glock G45 Semper Fi Edition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Usmc, Pistols, Talo, Semper Fi, TALO Distributors, Semi-Auto, Glock 45, Talo Distributors Limited Run Glock


Cool Stuff: Reebok Releasing ‘Aliens’ Inspired “Bug Stomper” Sneakers for Colonial Marines

If you liked the official Alien Stomper sneakers released by Reebok back in 2016. but you missed out on getting your hands on them, you might want to try again with an entirely new set of shoes inspired by Aliens, the 1986 blockbuster sequel to Alien. For Alien Day this year, Reebok is releasing a “Bug Stomper’ variation on the sneaker that is decked out camouflage and colors worn by the United States Colonial Marines who are sent in to deal with the xenomorph invasion on LV-426 in Aliens. You’...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, United States, Gear, Sequels, Aliens, Alien, 20th Century Fox, Bill Paxton, Cool Stuff, Usmc, Reebok, Reebok Aliens Bug Stomper, Reebok UK


$64 Million USMC Squad Common Optic Contract Awarded to Trijicon

Eary in 2019 the United States Marine Corps issued an RFI (Request For Information) regarding a combat optic for wide distribution among Marine Corps Infantry dubbed the Squad Common Optic (SCO). The RFI included various requests such as specific weight requirements, magnification range, adjustment range and, specific eye relief. You can view the basics of […] Read More … The post $64 Million USMC Squad Common Optic Contract Awarded to Trijicon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Usmc, RFI, SCO, United States Marine Corps, Trijicon, Scopes, Marine Corps Infantry, Trijicon VCOG, MIL/LE, Squad Common Optic, Tricjion SCO


Marine, Navy vets recall Battle of Iwo Jima on 75th anniversary of bloody WWII conflict

Tony Cappa remembers lying on a beach at Iwo Jima on Feb. 20, 1945, the second day of what would become one of the Marine Corps’ bloodiest battles. “We were taking a little bit of rifle fire and the sand — from the sulfur — was really warm,” the 98-year-old Marine, who served with the 4th Marine Division, recalled. “We stayed on Orange Beach by the second airfield for a day and a half. I remember seeing the first flag go up on Suribachi, then it went down and I thought, oh (expletive), they reca...
Tags: News, Navy, Massachusetts, Sport, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military, Korea, Marine Corps, Marines, Pledge Of Allegiance, San Diego, National Anthem, Steve, Southern California


Marine vets recall Battle of Iwo Jima on 75th anniversary of bloody WWII conflict

Tony Cappa remembers lying on a beach at Iwo Jima on Feb. 20, 1945, the second day of what would become one of the Marine Corps’ bloodiest battles. “We were taking a little bit of rifle fire and the sand — from the sulfur — was really warm,” the 98-year-old Marine, who served with the 4th Marine Division, recalled. “We stayed on Orange Beach by the second airfield for a day and a half. I remember seeing the first flag go up on Suribachi, then it went down and I thought, oh (expletive), they reca...
Tags: News, Navy, Massachusetts, Sport, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military, Korea, Marine Corps, Marines, Pledge Of Allegiance, San Diego, National Anthem, Steve, Southern California


USMC Selects Polymer Cased .50 Cal Ammo

MAC, LLC, the Mississippi-based lightweight polymer tech specialists, have won a $10 million indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract to provide the US Marine Corps with uptp 2.4 million rounds of hybrid polymer/brass-cased .50 calibre ammunition. The contract will allow the USMC to evaluate the new ammunition in user trials MAC, LLC describe themselves as “a technology-based […] Read More … The post USMC Selects Polymer Cased .50 Cal Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Mississippi, Guns, Defense, Breaking News, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Ammunition, Machine Guns, Nammo, Mac Llc, Polymer Ammo, Polymer Cased Ammo, Polymer Hybid Ammunition


BREAKING: SOCOM Testing SIG Beltfed – MG 338

SIG Sauer have announced that their light weight medium machine gun, the MG 338, has been purchased by US Special Operations Command (US SOCOM). The guns weigh under 20lbs and are chambered in .338 Norma Magnum giving the gun an effective range out to 2000 metres. The gun uses a short-stroke gas piston system and SIG […] Read More … The post BREAKING: SOCOM Testing SIG Beltfed – MG 338 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Breaking News, Daily News, Usmc, Sig Sauer, SOCOM, Norma Magnum, Machine Gun, Machine Guns, LWMMG, US SOCOM, MARSOC, MIL/LE, Light Weight Medium Machine Gun, MG338


Oregon vs. Wisconsin: Rose Bowl Game 2020 preview and updates

The Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers will meet in the Rose Bowl Game for the first time since 2012. Oregon clinched a spot in the 106th edition of the game, the eighth appearance in program history, following a 37-15 victory over Utah to win the Pac-12 Championship. Wisconsin didn’t have the same success, suffering a 34-21 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game, but will represent the conference in Pasadena while Ohio State competes as one of four teams in the College Football...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Minnesota, Navy, California, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Indiana, Harvard, Soccer, Pennsylvania


The Grow with Google Veteran-Led Business Hall of Fame

On Saturday, the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen will take the field in Philadelphia for the Army-Navy Football Game, a tradition that goes back 129 years. Students from the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy, and fans from all over the U.S. turn out in droves each year to root for their teams and celebrate the military community.We’ll be there too, sharing our tools for veterans and military families, including our new resource hub for veteran-led businesses. These efforts ...
Tags: Google, Small Business, West Point, Navy, Youtube, Afghanistan, Army, Philadelphia, Jason, Usmc, Philly, U S Army, Emily, Ernest, U S Marine Corps, San Diego California


U.S. Military’s Unconditional Readiness Hoax ~ VIDEO

Opinion Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- The USMC, in response to recent shooting incidents on military bases in FL and HI, just published a Corps-wide “update bulletin” on the subject of personal security. Marines should “ (1) continuously assess local security posture, (2) promote an increase in vigilance and security awareness, and (3) re-enforce emphasis on reporting suspicious activity.” Yes, all very benign and non-controversial. What we might have...
Tags: Guns, Navy, US, Marines, Usmc, Fl, Planet Earth, John Farnam, U S Military, Gun Rights News, Ammoland TV, Defense Training International, John Farnam Defense Training International Inc, Farnam, Collins CO AmmoLand


Security Volunteers Needed: Sunrise, Florida(Miami area) to Protect Trump Rally-Goers

A retired Houston PD officer, and a USMC veteran, assist Trump Supporters in Dallas, TX Grant Kauffman, 12 Rounds Media Florida –  -(AmmoLand.com)- Oath Keepers, police and military veterans, bikers, three percenters, and other capable patriots, we need your help to protect Trump Supporters at the upcoming Trump Campaign Rally in Sunrise, Florida (just North of Miami) on November 26, 2019. To volunteer, email us at: [email protected] See below for details on what to submit with your ap...
Tags: Florida, Sweden, Guns, Minneapolis, Kentucky, Iraq, Portland, Dallas, Miami, Secret Service, Houston, Berkeley, San Fransisco, Trump, Trump Supporters, Usmc


America’s Military General Worship

Via WRSA, from Matt Bracken. I have no doubt he was promised something for this bit is silliness.  No one actually believes those things about Hillary Clinton.  With the corruption, Uranium One, the misadventures in Haiti, and the trail of dead bodies lining the streets from Arkansas to Washington, D.C., everyone knows all about the Clintons.  This isn’t hard.  It’s also not difficult to believe that no one in the audience believed a word of his speech.  The more difficult thing is to understan...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, America, Department Of Defense, Afghanistan, Military, Hillary Clinton, Taliban, Pakistan, Arkansas, Meryl Streep, Army, Marines, Donald Trump, Haiti


US Army, USMC and British Army Collaborate on Developing Lightweight Ammo

The US Army, US Marine Corps and British Army are collaborating on developing new lightweight small arms ammunition. In recent years there has been an increasing interest in hybrid ammunition, especially those using polymer case components. Todd Townsend, supervisor of the research, development, test and evaluation for the Product Manager for Small Caliber Ammunition recently […] Read More … The post US Army, USMC and British Army Collaborate on Developing Lightweight Ammo appeared first on The...
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, British Army, US Army, Daily News, Usmc, Ammunition, Polymer Ammunition, NGSW, US Army US Marine Corps, Todd Townsend, US Army USMC