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Barrett Firearms Introduces REC10

While Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is best known for their .50 BMG anti-materiel rifles they also produce a series of AR-based designs, the REC7, offering both piston and direct gas impingement systems. While the REC7 is chambered in 5.56×45 or 6.8 SPC, Barrett has unveiled the new REC10 which chambers larger rounds including 7.62x51mm, .260 Remington, and 6.5 […]

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BIG Freakin’ Cartridge Test 003: Vympel .223 Remington Golden Tiger 55gr FMJ, 14.5″ Barrel, and Accuracy

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. The test procedure was as follows: Condition ammunition to 70 °F +/- 5 degrees for […]

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NEW Thunder Beast Arms 556 Take Down Silencer

Known for their support of the precision rifle community and manufacturing the ULTRA series of suppressors, Thunder Beast Arms Corporation (TBAC) is announcing a new 556 Take Down rifle silencer. Designed for the SOCOM SURG Program – (Suppressor Upper Reciever Group) the new Take Down is a user serviceable suppressor for short barreled rifles. TBAC’s new […]

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Strike Industries SHIFT AR-15 Pivot and Takedown Pins

Strike Industries has introduced new AR-15 takedown and pivot pins called Shift Pins. Besides the nice look of the pinheads, the Shift Pins also feature a special pattern of grooves that allow installing and removing these pins without a need of tools or need to disassemble other parts like the buffer tube, castle nut, and […]

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NEW Thorntail2 Line of Light Mounts by Haley Strategic Partners

Haley Strategic Partners, a company founded and run by the renown firearms instructor Travis Haley, has announced the availability of an entire line of new light mounts called Thorntail2. All models of these new mounts have a refined design over the previous Thorntail series and now also have M-LOK compatible versions, too. Let’s take a […]

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USA to Sell FGM-148 “Javelin” Anti-Tank Missiles to Georgia and Ukraine

According to Levan Izoria, the Minister of Defense of Georgia, United States have approved the deal of selling FGM-148 “Javelin” anti-tank missiles to Georgian Armed Forces. The total sum of the contract will be $75 Million. The subject of the contract is 72 launchers (Command Launch Units) and 410 Javelin missiles. In his speech, Levan Isoria […]

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Tau Development Group’s Glock Striker Control Device

I recently stumbled upon an interesting product called the Striker Control Device from a company called Tau Development Group. The SCD (Striker Control Device) is a device that replaces your Glock’s slide cover plate and adds another layer of safety when holstering your Glock. As you holster your Glock you press on the SCD with your […]

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The Arsenal Firearms Name is GONE… Now to be known as Archon Firearms, Inc.

Arsenal Firearms has changed the name of their company; thereby, setting back the release of their heavily anticipated Stryk B pistol. This announcement was made to customers, suppliers and business partners of Arsenal Firearms. Effective December 20 2017, we are excited to announce that we are changing our company name to: ARCHON FIREARMS, Inc. Due […]

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CZ USA Integrally Suppressed Barrel For The CZ 455

CZ USA appears to be investing in the silencer market for 2018. Following on the heels of the pre-release announcement of a reflex designed suppressed Scorpion carbine, CZ is teasing two integrally suppressed rimfire barrels. Specific to the CZ 455 platform, the new NFA additions to CZ USA popular rimfire rifles will be available in […]

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Torque Precision FC HOOK California Compliant AR-15 Magazine Catch

FC Hook is another solution to make an AR-15 style rifle to comply with the restrictive legislation of some US states. It is a magazine catch with a built-in spring-loaded plunger which locks into the magazine well making the magazine release mechanism inoperable. With the FC Hook installed, once the magazine is inserted it gets locked in the […]

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NEW Blaser INFINITY Line of Hunting Rifle Scopes

Blaser has entered the optical devices market earlier this year with the introduction of PRIMUS series of binoculars. Recently they have announced three new riflescopes for 2018. The new scope series are called INFINITY, with the model designations being Infinity 1–7×28 iC, Infinity 2.8–20×50 iC and Infinity 4–20×58 iC. All three new Blaser scopes feature first focal plane reticles. […]

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Christensen Arms’ Sub-MOA Guaranteed THE MESA Plunges into Burnt Bronze Cerakote

Christensen Arms has had The Mesa rifle on the market for approximately one year. To commemorate this simple milestone, they are adding a splash of color to it by the way of a Burnt Bronze Cerakote. All of the original specifications remain the same, but now you have the ever-popular choice of a Cerakote finish […]

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BIG Freakin’ Cartridge Test 002: IMI 77gr Razor Core 5.56x45mm, 16″ and 20″ Barrels

The first round up of the Big Freakin’ Cartridge Test is IMI’s take on the Black Hill’s classic heavy precision load, Mk. 262. Branded as “77gr Razor Core”, IMI’s version sports annealed 5.56mm NATO cases, neck and primer sealant, and of course 77gr Open Tip Match projectiles. Continuing on from the first installment, we are […]

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Boardroom Series of Pistols: NEW Nighthawk Custom Chairman Longslide

Nighthawk Custom, the quality custom shop from Arkansas, is used to having one gunsmith labor to build one gun at a time. With their new Boardroom Series of pistols, this should be pretty evident. To the tune of $4,195 (not legal for our California friends), you can get a subtly high-class 1911 that will be […]

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NEW: Sierra Bullets .300 AAC Blackout Reloading Data

Many AR-15 enthusiasts and hunters have a strong appreciation for .300 AAC Blackout because of its versatility and available grain weight range. It has very similar ballistics to a traditional AK-47 chambered for 7.62x39mm (.300 AAC Blackout is 7.62x35mm metrically), but you have the popular American platform of an AR-15. Originally, the cartridge was developed […]

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