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[IPAS 2017] Iran Introduces Semiautomatic “Hoveizeh” Anti-Material Rifle

At this year’s IPAS 2017 held in Tehran, the Iranian state owned Defense Industries Organization unveiled a new anti-material rifle based on the U.S. produced .50 BMG M82 Barrett anti-material rifle. Similar to the U.S. version, the Iranian production variant is chambered in 12.7x99mm, is semi-automatic, feeds from a detachable 5 round polymer (appears to […]

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NEW for 2018: Hornady Rotary Case Tumbler

Rotary Case TumblerWhen it comes to cleaning and polishing your once-fired brass there are a lot of options out there for consumers. You can go with vibratory tumblers, sonic cleaners, different types of media, additives and selecting a duration for your brass to be cleaned is a consideration also. A less common, but a choice that is […]

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NEW for 2018: Hornady Rotary Media Sifter

Rotary Media SifterOne activity that probably all reloaders hate is sifting media out of their cleaned pieces of brass. Should you de-prime first or not? Will it be easier to get all the media out? Did I miss any? Why has no one thought of an easy way to do this mundane task in the reloading process?! […]

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NEW CALIBER – 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) by Hornady

6.5 PRCThe shooting world has become completely infatuated with 6.5mm calibers over the last couple of years. Hornady may have ignited an avalanche of support when they introduced the 6.5 Creedmoor and now they have another trick up their engineering sleeves. Originally developed for match shooting, the brand new 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) looks to […]

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God Bless Texas!… NEW Kimber Micro 9 Texas Edition

Micro 9 Texas EditionKimber will be rolling out another limited edition pistol for consumers this fall. This time around it is a nod to one of their most requested and favorite limited edition variants: the Texas Edition! You will for a short time be able to get a Kimber Micro 9 Texas Edition 9mm. Consumers may start seeing […]

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IndieGoGo SUSPENDS Firearm Related Crowdfunding Projects; AF Loader Loses ALL Funding Raised

IndieGoGoAFA LLC, the company with an automated pistol magazine loader, was utilizing IndieGoGo’s website to crowdfund their project of the AF Loader. Like many small companies and start-ups, cash flow is not always in an abundance when you are starting out. As a result, they looked to IndieGoGo’s platform to help kickstart their project. With […]

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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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TFB Innovator Friday – Kevin Brittingham and Ethan Lessard of Q

Kevin BrittinghamKevin Brittingham started Advanced Armament Corporation when he was 19 years old. In the more than two decades that have passed, he has helped to influence the silencer, ammunition and firearms industries in dramatic fashion. If you are looking for proof, take a walk down the ammo aisles at your local gun shop or outdoors store […]

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@Firearmblog on Instagram – Follow And Share With Us

Staffed by a team of scientists and engineers using ITAR-controlled sensitive technology, TFB’s Instagram feed (@firearmblog) is reborn anew. And as much as most of us loathe social media for updates like ‘Aunt Judy’s middle toe removal was a success!’, firearms industry news, events and product releases now appear to be teased on platforms like Instagram […]

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Aresenal Releases The ARS30-1 Silencer From Gemtech

The Arsenal ARS30-1 made it’s public/dealer debut this week at the NASGW Wholesaler Expo in San Antonio, Texas. Made by Gemtech, the ARS30 is obviously purpose-built for the AK47/AK74 platform but is capable of withstanding a variety of calibers and barrel lengths. Constructed of titanium it weighs in at 19.5 ounces and features a quick […]

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[IPAS 2017] Iranian Handguns and Rifle Development

What was most telling about Iran’s Defense Industries Organization’s display at this years IPAS 2017 was what was not present at the show. Previously we’ve reported on Iran’s attempt at an AR15 copy (currently in service with some units, in a digital finish), Iran’s try at a modular service rifle the ‘Fatah’, even an interesting […]

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[IPAS 2017] Iranian Grenade Launchers and Anti-Material Rifles

At IPAS 2017, Iran’s Defense Industries Organization showcased various grenade launchers and anti-material rifles the state owned company is bringing to the Iranian (and possibly Iran’s allied customers) market. Displayed first is almost an exact copy of the South African Milkor M32 six cartridge semi-automatic 40x46mm grenade launcher. In Iran’s case, this is simply a […]

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