Building your own AR-15 from an 80% lower has become a popular hobby. Of course, there are many other firearms you can build from scratch as well: everything from a 1911 to a 10/22. Firearm manufacturing is a highly regulated industry, and everyone wants to stay within the bounds of the law. So, … Read more about Am I Required to Apply a Serial Number to a Homemade Firearm?
Ahead of the 2017 SHOT Show, FightLite Industries announced a new weapon system called the MXR. The MXR is a pistol caliber system that started life as a submachine gun (SMG) for international law enforcement needs. However, the project has morphed and semi-automatic pistol and rifle versions will … Read more about FightLite MXR: New Rifle, Pistol, SMG System
If you are running a pistol caliber AR carbine, or carry a Glock handgun to back up your rifle, TriTech Tactical has a pair of new grips that may interest you. These grips store a Glock magazine in them. Designed as a replacement for the standard A2-type grip found on most AR pattern rifles, the … Read more about Store a Glock Magazine in Your AR-15 Grip
The folks at Rand CLP are now offering a grease for your guns: H.A.W.G. Heavy Applications Weapons Grease, or H.A.W.G., is a non-toxic weapon lube that was originally developed for use on heavy machine guns like the Ma Deuce. Heavy machine guns generate a lot of heat, pressure and wear on their … Read more about H.A.W.G.: A New Gun Grease
IMR Legendary Powders announced a new family of propellents that should appeal to a range of hand loading enthusiasts. The new powders are suitable for both shotshell and handgun cartridges. IMR states that the shotshell powders were designed to match the existing bushing charts so your current gear … Read more about New IMR Powders for 2017
A recently formed Nevada company, Full Conceal, Inc., is showing a new prototype product online called the FC-G17 that might be one of the worst ideas for a handgun that I've seen in a long time. The FC-G17 appears to be an 80% receiver kit with a chopped grip and rail attachment. The receiver … Read more about Full Conceal FC-G17: Bad Idea?
New rifles like the Skeli X11 are fun. Any time a gun manufacturer deviates from the mainstream, it causes the geek in me to take notice and try to get into the minds of the design team behind the weapon. At first blush, the new X11 promises a number of interesting things to examine and ponder. … Read more about New Rifle: Skeli X11
Truglo announced a new red dot optic as we approach the 2017 SHOT Show. The new optic, called the Tru-Tec Xtreme, is a non-magnifying optic with a variable brightness 2 MOA reticle. … Read more about New Optic: Truglo Tru-Tec Xtreme
Inland Manufacturing recently announced a new derringer-style handgun on Facebook. Called the Liberator, the new handgun is a double barrel design chambered in .45 ACP. … Read more about New Derringer from Inland Mfg
MEC Shooting Sports, better known in the shooting community as just MEC, announced it was moving into metallic reloading starting with its first single stage press: the MEC Marksman. MEC is well known for its high quality shot shell reloading equipment, but has not really attacked the metallic … Read more about MEC Gets Into Metallic Reloading: The Marksman Press
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation called a special stockholder meeting in a move to change its name to American Outdoor Brands Corporation. The meeting is scheduled for December 13. … Read more about Smith & Wesson Holdings to Change Names
If you are looking for a .308 caliber rifle bullet for subsonic use, you might be interested in the new projectile from Lehigh Defense. The new bullet is a 176 grain projectile that is specifically designed for subsonic use when loaded in a .308 Win and 300 BLK cartridges. … Read more about New Subsonic .308 Bullet from Lehigh Defense
Heckler & Koch (HK) released a new VP9 pistol with a grey frame. This follows the release of flat dark earth (FDE) versions of the pistol earlier this year. Four variations of the new grey frame guns will be available: standard capacity and 10-round models with standard or night sights. They … Read more about HK VP9 in Grey
Firefield announced that it was now shipping its new Impulse 1x30 red dot optic [Manufacturer's Site | Amazon link] that has a built in red laser. This dual aiming system has an attractive price that includes a built in riser and protective lens caps. … Read more about New Optic: Firefield Impulse 1×30 Red Dot with Laser