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BREAKING: Top Executives Leave Remington; Furlough Days Scheduled

Top executivesIn another possible sign of a continued softening firearms market, three top executives from Remington have left the company to pursue other opportunities. The three VPs represent some of the hardest hit subsections of the firearms industry – Firearms/Accessories, Ammunition and Sales divisions. In addition, Remington is announcing the future use of employee furlough days. Although the affected […]

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BREAKING: Americans Connect at 5,000 Yards (2.84 Miles) for NEW Long Range World Record

Charlie MeltonWe at TFB reported on October 9th, courtesy of Hrachya H., that Lobaev Arms from Russia had previously set the long range shooting world record. They used a wildcat cartridge based off of the .408 Chey Tac called a “.40 Lobaev Improved” to accomplish the tremendous feat. What the .40 Lobaev Improved offers, similar to Ackley […]

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Illegal SMG factory busted in São Paulo, Brazil

Coincidentally, the day before TFB published Part 1 of a photo report on DIY weapons seized in Brazil (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/10/17/bunch-diy-weapons-seized-brazil-part/), news broke  that the São Paulo State Civil Police had just busted a small – but very active – illegal weapons factory in the Ferraz de Vasconcellos suburb of São Paulo, the capital city. Although clandestine […]

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October 22nd (10/22) is RUGER DAY!!!

Ruger DayRuger Day is not only coming, it has arrived! Today is October 22nd. If you break that down into a shorthand date of 10/22 you get one of the most widely loved and utilized rimfire rifles in history. Ruger firearms has officially declared October 22nd (10/22) as the official day of Ruger paying homage to their […]

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BREAKING: Federal Premium Lays Off 200 More Employees; 2017 Total Grows to 310

Federal PremiumExactly one week ago, on October 6th, Federal Premium laid off 200 more employees. Employees were notified of this through group meetings that were held on Thursday, October 5th and Friday, October 6th. The layoffs affect 190 hourly workers from the factory floor and 10 jobs from Federal Premium’s human resources, IT and legal departments […]

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LEAKING: More S&W Shield 2.0 Details – Now With Laser Beams

Supposedly debuting mid next week, additional details about the Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 is leaking from every social media crack and crevasse. Prices are set (estimated) at just under $500 MSRP with night sights adding another $100. New features include a rough textured finish and a lighter, crisper trigger pull with a better reset. […]

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BREAKING: Gunbroker REVERSES Their Stance on SlideFire & BumpFire Stocks

GunbrokerWe reported just 2 days ago that Gunbroker.com had decided to delete and effectively ban all auctions of SlideFire, BumpFire and similarly related stocks from their website. Now, in an attempt to follow suit with their industry comrades, the NRA (National Rifle Association) and NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation), they have reversed their decision and will […]

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LEAKED: Smith & Wesson Ready To Release The Shield 2 Point 0

I am going to do something that may frustrate and annoy the majority of our readers. By giving you just a small tidbit of information with no images, specifications or associated details as supporting documentation, I will leave you all hanging on the edge of a 9mm-wide cliff. Sourced from a major (and trusted) friend, we just […]

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Prices for Bump-fire Stocks Soar as Speculation Drives Demand

SlidefireAt this point, there’s little need for us to explain what a bump-fire stock is (but if you need a refresher, feel free to click here). TFB has been covering the industry standard bump-fire stock, the Slidefire SSAR-15, since at least 2010 which you’ll note at that time retailed for $319. The price came down on Slidefire […]

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BREAKING: Gunbroker BANS Sale of Slidefire & Bumpfire Stocks

GunbrokerIf you have been wanting to purchase a Slidefire, Bumpfire or similarly related stock because of recent events in the US you may have tried searching online. One of the most popular sites where people buy, sell and research pricing for products related to the firearm’s industry is Gunbroker.com among others. If you have been […]

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Industry News: Additional Layoffs At SilencerCo

Two weeks after a major product announcement and release, Salt Lake City based firearms manufacturer SilencerCo is reported to have implemented another round of employee layoffs. Although the official number of effected personnel is not immediately available, as many as 20 people from the customer service, marketing and public relations departments may have been affected […]

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First Look at the Smith & Wesson M&P Compact 2.0 (versus the Gen 5 Glock 19)

Tonight on TFBTV: A Saturday Night Special (feature) as we take a look at the brand new Smith & Wesson M&P Compact 2.0. This gun is an upgrade to the S&W M&P Compact 1.0 and it’s gunning for the Glock 19’s sport as the most revered 15+1 9mm compact pistol on the market. Fortunately, James […]

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