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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]