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Online Precision Rifle Training from Top Shooter, Jake Vibbert

Have you ever wished you could practice with one of the top shooters in the country? Have you ever wondered what was going on in the head of veterans as they’re preparing for a stage? I have. At the 2017 Heatstroke rifle match I was fortunate to be squadded with Matthew Brousseau, Jon Pynch, and ...

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Y-man (TFB’s Resident Gun Nut from Africa) is Back from the “void” and Still DIYing

Y-man is back again, after quite a long absence and I sure am glad to be back writing about some of my continuing adventures. I am sorry that I stopped writing regularly. I have had some pressures at work and I also got this mistaken notion that my writings were possibly getting a bit “boring […]

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M17 MHS Food – US Army’s XM1153 Special Purpose 9mm Round Unveiled by Winchester at [AUSA 2017]

It is easy to forget, what with all the hubbub about SIG’s selection for M17, Glock’s protest, and SIG’s subsequent recall, that the M17 program was intended to procure a “total system package”, not just a handgun. This meant, besides the handgun, ammunition, magazines, spares, accessories, holsters, and eventually optics and suppressors as well. While […]

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TechArms Weapon-Integrated Laser Training System [Interpolitex 2017]

During Interpolitex 2017 arms exhibition a Russian startup company called TechArms has introduced a blank fire laser engagement training system. It is similar to MILES system, however, TechArms solution is available both for the military/LE and civilian markets. The system consists of a weapon mounted laser and the electronics built into the firearm’s receiver (particularly AK receiver). The electronics […]

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The Gripping Hand: A Pragmatic Perspective on Improving Infantry Lethality Through Marksmanship

In examining the future of infantry capability, we must not only be aware of potential technological solutions, but of the need to re-think and re-work what it means to train and prepare troops for future battlefields. At the core of this is the simple matter of man and rifle, of marksmanship. Yet in this, we […]

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POTD: X Light Zero -Low Light Stance By Instructor Zero

Instructor Zero posted up this photo of a new low light stance that he has developed. I dabble in flashlight/firearm manipulation and question the validity of this new stance. I tried to keep an open mind and asked him what problem does this stance solve where other stances failed. He did not reply but posted […]

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Chinese Army’s – William Tell Trust Exercise

We have seen many examples of other countries’ firearm training that involved firing a live gun at a fellow officer or soldier. Here is another one from China. Chinese special forces officers are practicing their handgun marksmanship by shooting an apple off their comrade’s head. They are using the QSZ-92 pistol. Do you think you […]

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Finnish Army to Use Video Games for Training

According to Yle.fi, Finland’s national public broadcasting company, the Finnish army will use video games/simulators for training purposes. By the end of the current year, they will purchase 1,200 computers for €3,000,000 (about $3.6 M) to equip the training classrooms. Reportedly, the simulator is based on a commercial video game which was modified to meet the requirements of […]

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What Sets Glocks Apart – Is Your Gun REALLY Safe?

The recent controversy regarding the drop safety characteristics of SIG’s P320 handgun has some taking a closer look at their handguns. Drop safety is something that – in theory – is so mature in modern handguns that it should be a non-issue, but with so many different variations on the same theme (that theme being […]

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TFB Review: The Neomag Improved

Our own Nathan S. gave the Neomag discreet magazine carrier a very throrough review back in June of 2015. The point of the carrier is to give an everyday concealed carry user the ability to have an extra magazine in their pocket, but in a very minimalistic manner, literally only using a magazine retainer made […]

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1/6 Uber Squad Hits Local Range at Camp Lejeune with Updated M27s,Comms, HK M320s, and Suppressors

The 1/6 “Hard” Über Squad that Marine Infantry Gunner (WO5) Wade put into motion some months ago has taken on Golf Six, a live fire range in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 1/6 is trialing several new pieces of kit, most importantly M27 IARs as a standard squad issued rifle, in addition to suppressors mounted to an entire […]

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