Make Big Noise 2014

Make Big Noise 2014

I recently had the chance to attend the inaugural Make Big Noise firearms demonstration at the  G4S International Training facility in Shackleford, VA.  The event was organized by Laura Burgess Marketing.  Various writers from around the industry were invited to the facility and met with various manufacturer representatives.  There were classroom demonstrations and range time.

New Faxon ARAK-21 XRS Rifle

Faxon arak-21 rifle

Faxon Firearms announced the new ARAK-21 XRS complete rifle.  The new rifles are designed around the company’s innovative ARAK-21 uppers that blend some of the best elements of the AR-15 and AK-47 rifles.  Prior to now, shooters could only buy an ARAK-21 upper and mount it on their own AR lower. The rifles use a […]

The New ATI AR-15 Pistol

ATI Omni-Hybrid AR-15 Pistol

American Tactical Imports (ATI) is now selling an AR-15 pistol based on the company’s Omni-Hybrid lower.  The gun is chambered in 5.56 NATO and weighs a mere 4.75 pounds. ATI introduced the Omni polymer lowers in mid-2012 (read my review of them here) and later updated the receivers with a metal insert for high stress […]

MPAR 556 Technical Review Video

MasterPiece Arms released a technical review video of the company’s second generation MPAR 556 rifles.  The new versions of the rifle have an adjustable gas block, and the video shows how that works in practice.

ATI Sponsors NASCAR Truck

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American Tactical Imports (ATI) is now sponsoring Tommy Regan and Regan Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

IWI Introduces .338 Sniper Rifle

IWI DAN sniper rifle

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) announced the production of a new sniper rifle called the DAN.  The DAN rifle is the company’s first bolt-action gun and was developed with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  It is chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum.

HK VP9 – The Newest Striker Fired Pistol

HK VP9 new pistol

Heckler & Koch officially announced the new VP9 pistol this morning.  The good news is I have one already en route to me as I write this, and I will have it out on the range shortly. What is the VP9?  The new Heckler & Koch pistol is a polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol chambered in 9mm.  It […]

“No Safety” Smith & Wesson Shield a Reality

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Smith & Wesson has announced the introduction of a new M&P Shield without a thumb safety.  The guns are in production now, and the first guns should start shipping next week.  The new Shield variants will be available in both 9mm and .40 S&W.  Other than the deleted safety, the guns will be identical to […]

Media Lab Recreates Heat Shootout

In this week’s Media Lab from NRA Freestyle, the guys take on the famous shootout in Heat.  Specifically, they look at movement, communication and suppression fire in a way that was employed in the movie. A lot of people believe the movie scene was done in a fairly realistic manner.  What did Media Lab discover?  Watch […]

Tragic Circumstances in the Gun Community


After helping her 14-year-old daughter beat cancer back into remission, an Adams Arms employee’s wife discovers she has terminal cancer and a few short months left. Adams Arms is sponsoring a fundraiser to help their employee and his family take one last vacation together.  The raffle prizes are pretty spectacular, but secondary to being able to help […]

Looking for a Walther CCP Holster?

Walther CCP

We have assembled a list of all of the Walther CCP holsters being made and it is right here (<– click it!).  As of May 2014, there are very few companies that are shipping scabbards for the guns, but more and more will be coming online soon.  As they do, we will keep the list […]