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Russian FSB Alpha Group A in action. With some unexpected firearms

The closest I ever got to the Russian Alpha Team was my coffee mug which I bought on location in Russia. We see each other quite often! I chose the silver logotype, not the golden, and the coffee tastes excellent every time! Below: Russian Alpha Team coffee mug with TFB patch and Benchmade 2017 Limited […]

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Armanov 9mm Case Gauge Box for 100 Rounds

A European company called Armanov makes different firearm parts and accessories as well as reloading equipment. In this article, we’ll take a look at a case gauge box made by this company which makes the headspace checking of loaded ammunition a much faster process. Case gauges are normally cylindrical devices with a chamber of a round cut […]

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Cloud Defensive OWL – Optimized Weapon Light

Cloud Defensive has been making weapon light accessories that focus on controlling the tape switch. Now they are bringing out their own weapon light: The Cloud Defensive Optimized Weapon Light (OWL) It was teased briefly at SHOT Show but unfortunately I had schedule conflicts that prevented me from seeing it in person. The OWL was […]

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TROMIX Big Bore “Linear Compensator” Muzzle Brake

Tromix Lead Delivery Systems, one of the pioneers of big bore AR-15 rifles and ammunition, has introduced a new linear muzzle brake for large caliber AR-15 rifles such as those chambered in .458 SOCOM, .450 Bushmaster and .375 SOCOM. This muzzle brake is a two-piece design. Its base part is the outer tube which attaches to the muzzle and the internal […]

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Homemade Non-Reciprocating Forward Charging Handle for Saiga-9 PCC

A couple of months ago I wrote an article telling about how a Russian guy converted his Vepr 308 hunting rifle into a tactical one using mostly homemade parts and modifications. Recently, the same man (Andrey) came up with another DIY project. He made a non-reciprocating forward charging handle for a Saiga-9 semi-auto 9mm carbine. Andrey started […]

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Armalite on the State of the Industry and What’s Coming in 2018

During SHOT Show 2018, I asked Armalite, “What’s new for SHOW 2018?” While many companies brought new projects or talked about pending projects in the works, Armalite gave me an unexpected answer. Consistency is Key The representative at Armalite told me that they did not have any new products to bring to SHOT Show this […]

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KING Competition: Short Action Bars for Benelli Supernova & Nova

At the time of writing tihs, the World Shoot IPSC Shotgun in France is just 99 days away. The event in France is the 3:rd World Championship for IPSC Shotgun. At lof of competitors, including myself, are getting ready to fight for the medals (or just enjoy France at its best together with great people […]

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NEW ZEV PRO Compensator from ZEV Technologies

ZEV Technologies has unveiled a new compensator for Glock pistols. Specifically designed for the Glock 19, the new ZEV PRO Compensator can be mounted on any Glock with a 1/2 x 28 threaded barrel. ZEV Tech explains that the Pro Compensator will ‘generally cycle with standard 9mm ammunition without any modification to the guide rod or recoil […]

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The Polish Army using their new suppressed SAKO TRG M10 sniper rifles

Here you can find a nice array of photos (from Bartosz Różański) from the Polish Snipers of the 21:st Brigade. As you can see they are using their new SAKO TRG M10 sniper rifles. As TFB reported before, Poland have bought 150 TRG M10 rifles, which they now seem to have painted to blend into […]

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POTD: U.S. Marines in Arvidsjaur, Sweden

U.S. Marines have participated in the Swedish Basic Winter Warfare Course. These pictures were taken by Staff Sgt. Marcin Platek in January 2018, located in the North of Sweden.  The location more exactly is Arvidsjaur, Sweden, where a lot of car manufacturers torture their upcoming and future cars and vehicles in the extreme winter. This […]

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Bond Arms Semi-Auto Bullpup 9

Bond Arms has long been known for their derringer-style pistols. Though diminutive in size, they still pack a punch. That’s why the Bond Arms Bullpup 9 is such a break-from-the-norm for the company. This year at SHOT Show, I got to talk to the owner of Bond Arms, Gordon Bond. What’s On the market now […]

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5.6x60mm Experimental Soviet Cartridge

In this article, we’ll take a look at an experimental Soviet cartridge (5.6x60mm) and an interesting technological failure of the manufacturing process. This article is based on one written by Nikolay Dvoryaninov, a renown Russian ammunition and firearms expert. Dvoryaninov’s article was published in Kalashnikov Gun Magazine. The 5.6x60mm cartridge was a mystery even for the owner […]

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Leaper’s/UTG Brings New Products to SHOT Show 2018

Leaper’s/UTG has come a LONG way since the days of airsoft parts and accessories. From their versatile handguards to their after-market stocks, the company has grown by leaps and bounds since it’s creation by a Taiwanese police officer who fell in love with the American dream in 1992. This year at SHOT Show, they brought […]

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Too Little Too Late: Japanese Type 100 Submachine Gun

Japan was perhaps the least prepared of all the powers during the Second World War to have an issued submachine gun in use by combat troops. Indeed the Japanese Type 100 only saw a production run of at maximum 30,000 weapons. A small fraction of the total amount of the Japanese Imperial Forces throughout the […]

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Daniel Defense Expands their Pistol Power Unveiling the DDM4V7 P

Daniel Defense has a history of manufacturing marvelous rifles and has even produced a few pistols. Their newest introduction like all others is made in the USA, but also melds a Law Tactical Folding Adapter as an additional upgrade. This pistol is the DDM4V7 P, and it has aptly received that name because it is […]

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SILENCER SATURDAY #8: Breaking The Sound Barriers

Welcome back everyone. It’s Saturday which means it’s time for our weekly discussion of silencers and related information for those who like to make shooting a more enjoyable sport. Today’s headline has a bit of a double meaning. First, the barriers to entry for a potential suppressor customer feels quite large. For someone who is […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Thermal, Taliban And EDC

Thanks for joining us here at TFB for the second installment of the new series Friday Night Lights – where we hope to bring you news, reviews and announcements on everything from every day carry (EDC) flashlights to high-end night vision units and weapons-mounted laser designators. Case in point, while we wait for a few […]

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TFB’s INNOVATORS FRIDAY: Greg Latka And GSL Technology Suppressors

More than 30 years ago, Greg Latka, the founder of GSL Technology, decided to switch gears from a focus primarily on the aerospace industry towards following his passion – designing and building suppressors and other firearm parts. Ever since then, Latka and GSL engineered and manufactured some of the most popular silencer models sold in U.S. history, […]

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