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Taurus CT9G2 and CT40G2 pistol-caliber carbines

Side by side with the SMT9 and SMT40 submachine guns, Forjas Taurus took the opportunity to also develop pistol-caliber semi-auto carbines based on the same basic design, designated CT9G2 (Carbine Taurus 9mm Generation 2) and CT40G2 (in .40 S&W), initially targeting the U.S. and international markets, and, at a later stage, the Brazilian LE sector. […]

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Taurus SMT9C and SMT40C submachine guns: the compact ones

Together with the previously-described SMT9 (9x19mm) and SMT40 (.40 S&W) submachine guns, Forjas Taurus also created more compact versions of both, a really simple affair involving the use of a shorter (165mm instead of 200mm) barrel, with no flash hider, fitted to very same weapon body. The stockless guns, designated SMT9C and SMT40C, had an […]

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Comp-Tac Announced Holsters for New Laser Equipped S&W Shield Pistols

When the new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistol rolled out earlier this year, one of the new factory options was an integrated Crimson Trace laser. While still new to the market, there are a lot of people buying these guns and relating positive stories about them. How well the Crimson Trace equipped guns sell […]

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TFB Review: New Remington 870 DM Detachable Magazine Fed Shotguns

You’ve heard the old saying “everything old is new again”. Well, that applies to the tried and true Remington 870 shotgun. The 870 is probably the most popular police shotgun ever. Remington has given the 870 a facelift with several new magazine fed models which would serve just about any shotgunners needs. The recently released […]

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TFBTV Reviews the $8,000 FK BRNO Field Pistol: The Fastest Production Pistol in the World (?)

In this episode of TFBTV, James looks at the luxurious FK BRNO Field Pistol in 7.5mm FK. According to FK BRNO: “The 7.5 FK Field Pistol is a single action, tilting barrel type mechanism, with a proprietary recoil attenuating system. This is not a modified design of another product or pistol model. This is a […]

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Kimber Rolls Out a New Long Slide 1911 in .45, 10mm

Kimber Mfg., Inc. recently introduced a number of new firearms for the coming year. One of these new guns is a long slide 1911 style pistol that will be offered in 10mm and .45 ACP. The new gun is officially titles the Stainless 1911 Long Slide, or Stainless (LS) for short. The Stainless (LS) is assembled […]

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HEVI-Snow Hunting Ammo

If you are a waterfowl hunter, the new ammunition line from HEVI-Shot may be of interest. The company recently announced a new series of shotgun loads that were specifically designed for snow geese and other waterfowl called HEVI-Snow. HEVI-Snow loads use steel shot and were developed to deliver higher velocities with larger payloads through the […]

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High Velocity Adaptable Shotgun Slugs by SlapShot USA

A company called SlapShot USA has developed quite interesting shotgun slug concept. Their slugs are called Precision Home Defense (PHD) slugs. They are made of a proprietary polymer material and loaded to achieve a quite high muzzle velocity of 3000 fps. Besides being extremely fast, these slugs also have an adaptability feature which SlapShot USA calls […]

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SureFire Unveils Cost-Effective 2211-series Signature Rechargeable LED WristLight

Tactical flashlights worn on the wrist, known as wristlights by SureFire, have continued to develop since TFB first reported on them in 2013. At that time, the adornment was little more than a flashlight with a max output of 180 lumens with a steep initial price of $495. That particular light-only variant evolved significantly in […]

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TFB Review: M&P Compact 2.0

Among the various Glock and Springfield Armory models on the market, Smith & Wesson’s Military & Police line has certainly become a close contender for one of the most popular semi-automatic handguns in the United States, both among civilian and Law Enforcement markets. It didn’t used to always be this way though. Smith & Wesson […]

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The First & Last SAW: Why the Squad Belt-Fed Is a Dead End (Brief Thoughts 005)

Whatever the next infantry small arms configuration is, I hope it does away with the failure that is the belt-fed Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW). Why? Let’s talk about it. On the surface, the idea of augmenting the firepower of a rifle squad with a belt-fed machine gun makes a good deal of sense: The feeding […]

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Czech Republic Purchases More 7.62×51 FN Minimis

The Czech Republic are to purchase over 100 general purpose machine guns from FN Herstal. The Czech Army has agreed a deal to procure FN’s version of the Minimi light machine gun chambered in 7.62x51mm. In a contract notice published on 22 November, the Czech Ministry of Defense announced their decision to purchase a further […]

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DNO Firearms DX-7 Modernized AK Rifle

This is not the average AK we normally see, is it? DNO Firearms DX-7 is an interesting take on redesigning and modernizing the AK platform at the same time keeping the features and parts that don’t need to be changed. The most significant change is obviously the new receivers. The DX-7 rifle utilizes milled 6061 aluminum receivers. […]

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Browning .40 S&W BXP 180 gr X-Point Gel Test and Review

We shoot Browning .40 S&W BXP 180 gr X-Point ammunition from a Glock 22 with a 4.5″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight. Bare gel: Penetration: 13.2″, 13.8″ Retained weight: 177.0gr, 175.2gr Max expansion: 0.741″, 0.721″ Min expansion: 0.540″, 0.504″ Guns in this video: Glock 22 Thanks to […]

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Norwegian VERTEBRAE Muzzle Brakes for Precision Rifles

Vertebrae is a small European company based in Bergen, Norway. They are specialized in designing long-range shooting products. They design products both for their own brand and for other companies in the industry. We have earlier wrote about the bipod this company makes. In this article, we’ll take a look at a Vertebrae branded muzzle brake. […]

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