October 23 of this year marked the 30th anniversary of the terror attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the largest nonnuclear explosion in history. Thirty years later, it still is. The NRA Life of Duty Frontlines team returned to Beirut to remember, and to honor, those whose lives were lost.Read More
The ATF posted a series of videos yesterday accompanying the release of their report on 3D-printed pistol technology.
“The bottom line is, the penetration results demonstrated that the Liberator is a lethal weapon,” Earl Griffith, chief of ATF’s firearms technology branch, explained to reporters at ATF headquarters in Washington on Wednesday. “The .380 bullets fired from the Liberator penetrate sufficiently to reach vital organs and perforate the skull.”
It looks like the 3D-printed gun made from Visijet material blew up before the bullet even left the chamber, as seen in the video above. Another video on the ATF’s Youtube channel, below, shows a Liberator made from ABS material successfully firing a presumably vital-organ-reaching, skull-perforating shot.Read More
The precision guided rifle company has made a splash in the hunting market, but they have yet to really show if and how they are planning to bring their game-changing technology to the military/tactical market. Well, here’s a teaser of things to come from TrackingPoint.
The system has the ability to make nearly anyone a 1,000-yard marksman in the right conditions, and presents the possibility of a one-man sniper team.
Before anyone goes off on the “batteries will fail” or “technology like this will never be reliable” rantpath, just look at the vast amount of electronic gear our troops are already deploying with. Night vision, GPS, communications … these are all examples of electronics that were made to work on the battlefield.
TrackingPoint will be no different. The issues this system faces are cost, night vision compatibility and wind detection technology. If any two of those three issues are addressed, I can see TrackingPoint’s tech, or that of it’s competitors, taking it’s place on the battlefield.Read More
So, the anniversary of D-Day was yesterday. But, we just found this great video that the Life of Duty folks made from a 1969 US Army film. It’s typical 60′s filmstrip narration, but there is a lot of great footage shot by DoD photogs on the beaches of France during the landings.Read More
Crye Precision presents a tribute to our nation’s warriors and bids you remember the many that are no longer with us this Memorial Day weekend.Read More
KAC covers a concise history of their handguard systems before showing how to install the new URX4 on an AR upper. A couple things set this rail system apart. First, it uses the KeyMod attachment system in place of Picatinny rails on the sides and bottom. Second, it has an integrated barrel nut. That means the whole free-float system is one piece. It’s very simple, strong and uncomplicated. Installation is a breeze with the included wrench. You don’t even need a torque wrench since installation is timed and torqued using a shim set.
We had a look at the system and a bunch of the new KAC KeyMod accessories at SOFIC. It’s great to see how much support the KeyMod system is getting and KAC looks like they are going all-in, judging from the range of KeyMod rail parts they are putting out with the URX4.Read More
Heard of Snake Oil gun lube? Yeah, me neither. But you’re about to. In fact, I predict the whole shooting community is going to be bathing in the stuff within a few days. Why? The company just inked a (fake) sponsorship deal with the operator’s operator, Señor Rick Taylor.
Taylor’s endorsement is pretty strong. I’m a little dubious of his claimed one-and-done lubricating regimen, but I’m going to try it on a the Battle Rifle Company AR that I got in trade for three PMAGs and a HD DVD copy of Codetalkers.Read More
68 years ago today we celebrated the resolve of war in Europe during World War II. It was a day many remember, especially Walter Hughes. World War II paratrooper Walter Hughes was only 18 years old when he jumped behind enemy lines in Holland. Here, Walter shares compelling memories of his life of service.Read More