Let me start off by saying that this subjective list of TFB’s ‘Top 5’ best guns from 2017 is not rooted in a scientific study nor is it the result of massive data crunching of user polls. The below guns were picked by general popularity, page views, innovative designs and overall accessibility. Point being, there were a lot of […]
It seemed like only yesterday when myself, Steve Johnson, and Alex C. started TFBTV on January 20 at SHOT Show 2015. Steve and Alex have moved on, but despite the loss of a top-tier executive producer and a personalty with an enviable arsenal, the channel has seen explosive growth: 380 thousand subscribers, over 800 years of total watch time, […]
Next up for the Big Freakin’ Cartridge Test is Korean manufacturer PMC’s clone of M193 Ball, called XP193. This ammunition features very uniform-looking external dimensions, attractively finished brass cases and projectile jackets, and a reasonable price. Interestingly, XP193 appears to use a lower drag 55gr bullet, possibly based on the Sierra 55gr, instead of the somewhat draggier Remington-style projectiles used by Federal, […]
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Ruger has taken their wildly popular centerfire rifle, the Ruger Precision Rifle or RPR, and adapted it for small-bore enthusiasts with the newly unveiled Ruger Precision Rimfire chambered in .22 Long Rifle. This iteration of its bigger brother touches on many of the features that draw shooters to the Precision rifle. You have the fit and […]
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The USMC M27 IAR first came on the scene in late 2010 when it was issued to five deploying units that would see if the new automatic rifle was to be as viable as claimed. This video will cover some of the issues with the weapon system and some of the debate surrounding it, getting […]
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Ah, the great Open vs Concealed Carry debate! Even the most blasé firearms conversation turns into a spirited discussion when the topic of “open carry” is raised. SURELY in this day and age of the Independent Modern Woman, we can all agree that IF she carries at all, it should be concealed in a special […]
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Getting ready to crack their 100 million views milestone, TFBTV has come a long way in just under three years. The channel has added new hosts, debuted exclusive review guns, educated us with historical and scientific episodes, and entertained us with fan-supplied mailbag “gifts”, Jurassic pumpkins, and youth swimwear. Steve Johnson, James Reeves, and Alex C. […]
The Italian Firearms Group (IFG) announced it was now importing the Sabatti Urban Sniper rifle into the United States of America. According to IFG, the Sabatti Urban Sniper is a balance between extreme accuracy and a need for compact gun. It is chambered for either the .308 Win or the 6.5 Creedmoor. A 20″ barrel is […]
This experimental Soviet light machine gun was designed in a military academy called “F.E. Dzerzhinsky Artillery Academy” by a gentleman named Major E. Gorov. In 1942, Gorov finished the designing process of his light machine gun and submitted it to government tests. Gorov LMG was designed with two stock options: fixed wooden stock and folding metal one. […]
Next up for the Big Freakin’ Cartridge Test is Vympel’s budget 55gr FMJ load in .223 Remington, made in Amursk, Russia. This ammunition features a lacquered steel case, bimetal jacketed 55gr FMJ bullet and purple neck sealant. This is one of my favorite practice rounds due to its environmental toughness. Continuing on from the last installment, we are now looking at the velocity test results for the 20″ barrel (more on […]
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Impact Weapons Components has introduced an M-LOK compatible hand stop which also doubles as a barrier stop. It is as simple and compact little attachment as one can design for using in these two applications. As you can see, the front portion of this attachment has a machined texture, which is designed to provide a reliable purchase on the […]
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Prelude to a war, an opportunity for inventory: In the last days of 1895, a contingent of mounted Rhodesian Police headed into the South African Republic (ZAR), also known as the Transvaal. Their goal: to initiate an uprising of “Uitlanders”-foreign miners-against the Boers and hand over control of the mineral-rich region to Cecil Rhodes and […]
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The USMC has begun fielding an unspecified number of M38 Designated Marksman Rifles. Converting existing M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle’s to the designated marksman role by adding a Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8x36mm variable power scope, replacing the standard ACOG. The Leupold has previously been used with the Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle. The M27 has been found […]
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John Rigby & Co., one of the famous British manufacturers of high-end hunting rifles, has published on their social media pages a set of images of their latest engraved bespoke rifle. The rifle’s model is London Best “Kumaon”. It is based on Mauser action and is chambered in .350 Rigby Magnum. Kumaon is a region in […]
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Sturm, Ruger & Co. recently announced a new pistol called the EC9s that is an inexpensive alternative to another product in its line-up: the LC9s. The EC9s is a compact 9mm pistol that holds 7 rounds in a standard length magazine and uses a striker-fired system for a consistent trigger pull. It does have a […]
Retay Arms LTD SI announced that the company would now offer the Masai Mara shotgun to customers in the United States of America. The Masai Mara is a semi-automatic shotgun that uses the company’s Inertia Plus Locking System for operation. According to Retay Arms, the system is extremely reliable and very quiet when loading a round. […]
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Tandemkross announced a new safety ledge for your Ruger Mk IV 22/45 pistol called the Cornerstone. The Cornerstone is an oversized thumb safety that is designed like a 1911-style safety. This means it will generally match the 22/45 in both looks and feel. According to the company, the Cornerstone Safety Ledge helps to do three […]
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3.65 lbs! That is an unbelievably low weight for an AR-15 style rifle. Actually, some handguns weigh more than that. What makes the Master of Arms ENYO rifle even cooler is that despite its unusual look and light weight, it should be a perfectly suitable rifle for a wide variety of applications. The choice of materials and manufacturing technologies is what […]
Although details are slim at the moment, information from multiple sources is revealing a variety of new Marlin lever action rifles set to be available to consumers soon. Heavy on the pistol calibers, Marlin is featuring the 1894CST, a threaded barrel carbine chambered in .38 Special/.357 Magnum. Long sought after by silencer lovers, lever gun hosts […]
We shoot 7.5mm FK 95 gr SCHP ammunition from a FK Brno 7.5mm with a 6″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight. Guns in this video: FK Brno 7.5mm Penetration: 33.1″ Retained weight: 84.9gr Velocities: 2,009 2,030 2,026 2,017 2,041 Average: 2,024.60 StdDev: 12.26 Min: 2,009 Max: […]
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