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Full Auto Maxim 9

Andrew Quant of Atwell Tactical modified a SilencerCo Maxim 9 to be full auto.   I am interested to see what was done and how the sear was made. It would be cool if it was a switchable selector like a G18 or those Glock full auto sears with a button in the back so […]

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Puna – The World’s smallest folding scalpel blade multi-tool

A company in London, United Kingdom, designing knives? With their local laws on sharp objects that sounds a bit like a contradiction, but 3COIL Design does just that. On top of that, they designed it to look like an AR15. Below: Micro screwdriver – that looks like a suppressor Their latest design is on Kickstarter […]

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Up To 10 YouTube Channels to Collaborate on Making a Week by Week WW2 Documentary

Indy Neidell, the host of “The Great War” YouTube channel, has announced about his plans to start a new project similar to The Great War but telling about the WW2 in the same week by week fashion. This time they are planning to make it a much larger project covering a wide variety of topics. This […]

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SPEER GOLD DOT Secures US Department of Homeland Security Contract for 120 Million Rounds

The Speer Gold Dot load of ammunition has always been a benchmark of quality and performance for law enforcement. Now, as of December 19th, Speer has been awarded a contract with the DHS (US Department of Homeland Security) and ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) to the tune of 120 Million Rounds of ammunition. If that number […]

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Brownells, SilencerCo and Auto Ordnance Team Up for Exclusive Tommy Gun Kit

Brownells, SilencerCo and Auto Ordnance have teamed up to offer a suppressor ready semi-automatic Thompson submachine gun. The new gun is the latest in SilencerCo’s Summit series, working together with other companies and manufacturers to offer a unique package. The latest Summit offering brings together an Auto Ordnance Thompson SBR (with a detachable buttstock) in […]

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Slovenian Pistol Maker AREX Purchased By RSBC Investment Group

Slovenian firearms manufacturer AREX has been bought by the Czech Republic-based investment company RSBC. RSBC is a private investment group founded by Robert Schonfeld, with around €100m in assets, which focuses on investments in real estate, agriculture, industry, and venture capital. It appears that with a number of recent investments RSBC are expanding their defence portfolio. The price RSBC […]

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TFB HOLIDAY QUESTION: What Would Santa Carry?

A joyful, happy man, Santa Claus – or Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas – delivers gifts to good boys and girls throughout the world. After working for 364 days straight, he loads up his sleigh with packages and parcels containing everything from basketballs to jewelry. In my calculations, based on intense population studies and […]

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Phoenix Weaponry Christine Rifle Chambered in NEW .45-70 Auto

Phoenix Weaponry has announced the launch of their new AR-10 pattern rifle chambered in a new cartridge called .45-70 Auto. The new cartridge duplicates the .45-70 Government performance in an AR-10 platform. This cartridge is made by turning the rim of the .45-70 Government cartridge and cutting a new rimcut. The result is a rebated […]

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Nightforce Introduces NX8 1-8x Variable Power Rifle Optic

The day many tactical optic enthusiasts have been whispering about over the past year is finally here: Nightforce has just announced their long-rumored 1-8 power tactical scope, called the NX8. Nighforce describes the NX8 1-8×24 F1 as “a class leading, compact and lightweight riflescope optimized for short to mid-range shooting“. The company also released a […]

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New Recoil Reducing Muzzle Brake from ZRODelta

ZRODelta announced the company was now offering an updated Cowl Induction Brake that is said to reduce recoil by up to 72%. This is an improvement of about 10% compared to the first generation brake. Additionally, the Gen2 Cowl Induction Brake is lighter and smaller than the original brake. They weigh about a third of a […]

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POTD: Demro XF7 Wasp

The Demro XF7 Wasp is one of many iterations of the Demro Tac-1. It is a pistol caliber carbine. The Wasp features a folding stock. What is more interesting is that the Tac-1 is one of the few open bolt firearms grandfathered by the BATFE. Last year Eric B. wrote an article on the Fox […]

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Fire Control Group Manufacturing AK-47 Muzzle Device Detent Block (MDDB)

About a week ago we took a look at a custom AK rifle (SK-17) made by Fire Control Group Manufacturing. Among other features, this rifle had a simple but rather interesting part made by the same company. It is called Muzzle Device Detent Block (MDDB). Let’s see what makes it interesting. If you are into AKs you must […]

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The Ninth Day Of Christmas: Pistol Silencers

In the movies, pistol silencers are usually associated with spies and villains with a classic ‘pew pew’ report when fired. In reality, paired with the right subsonic ammunition, this category of suppressor can turn your favorite handgun into a relatively quiet lead slinger. In the ninth day installment of TFB Christmas, I am also including […]

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Russia to Adopt the “NEREKHTA” Unmanned Ground Vehicle

A couple of months ago Interfax news agency reported that according to Russian military officials they are going to adopt an unmanned ground vehicle called Nerekhta (name of a town in Russia). The Russian military has been testing a number of similar UGVs during the past couple of years. Besides Nerekhta, they were also testing UGVs […]

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Ukrainian Modified DShK with Buttstock, Picatinny Rail, and Bipod in Ground Role

WarLeaks recently published a video on their Youtube channel showing Ukranian Paratroopers of the 1st Battalion, 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade in a live fire range shooting modified DShKs. This footage is actually U.S. DOD footage shot during Rapid Trident 2017, a multinational (U.S., Ukranian) training exercise that took place in September of this year. However, this isn’t […]

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7.62x39mm CZ 807s in use by Egyptian Security Forces, Possible option to Manufacture in Egypt

Photographs of Egyptian Security Forces armed with 7.62x39mm CZ 807s have recently surfaced, thanks to the efforts of Egypt Defense Review and Mahmoud Gamal, both in-depth analysts of Egyptian defense programs. The 7.62x39mm rifles were recently seen in what appears to be a joint operation with Egyptian Paratroopers and Sa’ka special forces in Egypt. In […]

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Black Rifle Coffee Company Get Festive and Shoot Christmas Songs on Steel

The veteran owned and ran Black Rifle Coffee Company have rung in the festive season – literally. The  Salt Lake City, Utah based company released a special Christmas video on 15th December showcasing some of their musical and shooting skill. Using a musically tuned rack of steel targets Evan and Matt, both sporting some wonderful Christmas […]

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Weird Competition Rifle Based on VEPR Super 223

A Russian YouTube gun channel called “practical shooting” has released a video showing an extremely unusual competition rifle. As you can see, it is not just a heavily modded rifle but has a totally weird layout. This competition rifle is based on a Molot Vepr Super rifle shown in the above image. It is chambered in […]

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CMP Issues Clarification on 1911 Purchase Requirements

TFB have been closely following the news that the Civilian Marksmanship Program is set to obtain as many as 10,000 surplus M1911A1s. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law on 12th December, but the CMP had preempted this, sending out an email to its members on 5th December. This CMP email broke down […]

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