News and Articles of Interest

  • Fresh, New Paint Jobs – Joshua Tree Custom Cerakote, LLC
    by Adam Scepaniak on April 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    If you have cannonballed into the firearm industry like most people reading this, one thing we all love to do is customize our weapons. Whether it is with laser beams, red dots, flashlights, a fresh new finish, or all of the above. I, personally, have fallen into the latter category where I took a once Read More … The post Fresh, New Paint Jobs – Joshua Tree Custom Cerakote, LLC appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • POTD: U.S. & Swedish SOF in Exercise Vintersol
    by Eric B on April 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Welcome to our daily selection of pictures. By this time you know it, it’s TFB’s Photo Of The Day to keep you in a good mood. Get a coffee, take a break and enjoy a few minutes looking at the U.S. SOF with the Ak5 (FN FNC) below. This is quite an unusual sight, although Read More … The post POTD: U.S. & Swedish SOF in Exercise Vintersol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Hawaii: Committee Passes Retroactive Home-Built Gun Ban
    on April 9, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    On April 6th, the Senate Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees jointly passed House Bill 1366, to ban possession of home-built firearms. It will be eligible for a floor vote next week, along with House Bill 31, to increase firearm mandatory storage requirements.

  • South Carolina House Passes Constitutional Carry
    on April 9, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Yesterday, the House voted to pass House Bill 3096 on third reading. It has been sent to the Senate for further consideration.

  • Friday Night Lights: Cheap Night Vision Upgrade – LLI White Phosphor Filter & DIY Tarsier Eclipse
    by Nicholas C on April 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    In the world of night vision, almost everything is expensive. #becausenightvision is a common explanation why accessories are exorbitantly expensive. However, it is possible to have a cheap night vision upgrade. Some of them are affordable hacks and others are DIY solutions. Such examples are the LLI white phosphor filters and the DIY adjustable iris Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: Cheap Night Vision Upgrade – LLI White Phosphor Filter & DIY Tarsier Eclipse appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #20: Steve Lemenov – ATN Corp
    by Pete on April 9, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    I know my lane – if you are looking for a 300BLK or rimfire suppressor, I can probably point you in the right direction. But, if you want to see in the dark, I’ll hand you off to someone like Nick C. who, if he can put down his LEGO Millennium Falcon long enough, has Read More … The post TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #20: Steve Lemenov – ATN Corp appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Maryland: Bill Hijacked to Become Anti-Gun
    on April 9, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Back in March, we reported that three bills to severely restrict Maryland’s centuries-old practice of home-building firearms for personal use failed to meet the bill crossover deadline and were likely dead for the year.

  • Buy an 80% Pistol Frame, Kit, or Lower Now…While You Still Can
    by Dan Zimmerman on April 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Is it really necessary to explain why at this point? Our friends at Brownells have these — lots of these — in stock. You can buy an 80% pistol frame, or AR lower and have it shipped directly to your door, along with the jig kit you’ll need to finish it. No permission slip required. The post Buy an 80% Pistol Frame, Kit, or Lower Now…While You Still Can appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • [How-To] Install a Gas Block on an AR-15
    by Todd Gimian on April 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    When it comes to the AR-15 platform, one of the parts people seem to just take for granted and not understand is the gas block.  Not all gas blocks are created equally, and installing one can be easy or hard depending on the situation. So, we’re going to walk you through the steps it takes The post [How-To] Install a Gas Block on an AR-15 appeared first on Pew Pew Tactical.

  • Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee Sneaks Anti-Gun Bill Through on Deadline Day
    on April 9, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Today was the deadline to pass legislation out of policy committees in the house of origin.

  • NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Rambling, Sometimes Regretful in Bankruptcy Hearing Testimony
    by TTAG Contributor on April 9, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    By Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press Wayne LaPierre flies exclusively on private jets, he sailed around the Bahamas for “security” and he never sends emails or texts in the course of his work running the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group. LaPierre’s testimony this week during the National Rifle Association’s high-stakes bankruptcy trial offered a rare The post NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Rambling, Sometimes Regretful in Bankruptcy Hearing Testimony appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • West Virginia: Gov. Justice Signs Two Pro-Gun Bills
    on April 9, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Today, Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 2499, to exempt firearms and ammunition from state sales and use taxes, and House Bill 2793, to create the option of a nonresident West Virginia concealed carry permit. These bills take effect in 90 days.

  • Rhode Island: Senate Judiciary Committee Will Conduct Remote “Gun Bill Day” Monday
    on April 9, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Calling all Rhode Island gun owners!  A month ago, the House Judiciary Committee had an all-night hearing on gun bills, and this time it is the Senate’s turn. 

  • Tennessee Joins the Growing Constitutional Carry Club
    by Dan Zimmerman on April 9, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    One bit of good news that got lost in all of the Biden anti-gun frenzy yesterday was yet another state joining the constitutional carry club. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the bill into law making the Volunteer State the 20th to allow responsible citizens to carry firearms without a government permission slip. From the Tennesseean The post Tennessee Joins the Growing Constitutional Carry Club appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • CCRKBA to Run 60-Second Commercials Nationally Opposing Feinstein’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban
    by TTAG Contributor on April 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    From the CCRKBA . . . The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms will air a new 60-second informational spot next week on a dozen national television networks, alerting the nation’s gun owners about anti-gun Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s newest gun ban legislation, the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.” The spot will The post CCRKBA to Run 60-Second Commercials Nationally Opposing Feinstein’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • North Dakota: Stand Your Ground Legislation Joins Other Pro-Gun Legislation on Governor’s Desk
    on April 9, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Today, the North Dakota House concurred on Stand Your Ground Legislation, House Bill 1498, sending the measure to the desk of Governor Doug Burgum for his signature.

  • Oklahoma: Legislative Update After Committee Deadline Has Passed
    on April 9, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Yesterday was the deadline for legislation to make it out of committee.

  • Kansas: House Concurs on Senate Amendments to Pro-Gun Bills, Sending them to the Governor
    on April 9, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Omnibus legislation, House Bill 2058, and Eddie Eagle Gun Safety legislation, House Bill 2089, now head to the desk of Governor Laura Kelly for her signature.

  • New Dot Sight With No Glass? Is This The Future Of Optics?
    by Luke C. on April 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    I recently came across a neat youtube video showcasing what looks to be a red dot sight right out of a futuristic video game. The sight apparently doesn’t have any glass lenses for the dot to project off of and the frames on either side of it are more or less there for show. So Read More … The post New Dot Sight With No Glass? Is This The Future Of Optics? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Gun Review: The Aero Precision EPC Pistol Caliber Carbine
    by Travis Pike on April 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Aero Precision recently released their first pistol caliber carbine known as the EPC. EPC stands for Enhanced Pistol Caliber and is seemingly late to the PCC party. Lots of companies are producing them these days, especially the ‘AR9’ variant. While the EPC may seem late to the PCC show, Aero Precision didn’t just copy and The post Gun Review: The Aero Precision EPC Pistol Caliber Carbine appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Radetec Smart Slide for Glock 17 Pistols Now Available
    by Hrachya H on April 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    The Spanish Radetec (Rade Tecnologías) was founded in 2004 and is specialized in the development of electronic devices for firearms such as round counters. In 2012, we reported about the establishment of their US branch and later in 2013, about some of their early products seen at SHOT Show 2013. During the past couple of Read More … The post Radetec Smart Slide for Glock 17 Pistols Now Available appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Wyoming: Legislature Adjourns and Governor Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law
    on April 9, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Earlier this week, the Wyoming Legislature adjourned from a very successful 2021 Legislative Session, having sent multiple pro-gun bills to the desk of Governor Mark Gordon. Following the Legislature’s adjournment, Governor Gordon signed the following gun bills into law.

  • 3 Types of Guns: Pistol vs Rifle vs Shotgun
    by Eric Hung on April 9, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    There’s tons of types of guns…it really depends how specific you want to get. For us, we consider the three main ones — pistol, rifle, & shotgun.  We’ll walk through the main characteristics of each and start to break down sub-categories. Please be sure to check your specific state laws regarding the following definitions. Looking The post 3 Types of Guns: Pistol vs Rifle vs Shotgun appeared first on Pew Pew Tactical.

  • New Hampshire: House Passes Pro-Gun Measures
    on April 9, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Earlier this week, the House of Representatives held floor votes on pro-gun measures, House Bill 307 and House Bill 334.

  • Gov. Ricketts: My Administration Won’t Let President Biden “Shred the Second Amendment”
    on April 9, 2021 at 11:50 am

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  • Missouri: Public Transit Self-Defense Bill Goes to Senate Floor
    on April 9, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Yesterday, the Senate General Laws Committee passed House Bill 52, to ensure law-abiding citizens may carry firearms for self-defense on public transit. It now goes to the Senate floor for further consideration.

  • Meet David Chipman, the Man Joe Biden Has Chosen to Lead the ATF
    by TTAG Contributor on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

    [ED: This article on President Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms originally ran here in April of 2020.] By Larry Keane David Chipman was once a respected special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. That was before he decided to peddle gun control. Now, he’s reduced The post Meet David Chipman, the Man Joe Biden Has Chosen to Lead the ATF appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • B&T Announces Partnership with Mike Pannone of CTT Solutions
    by Will P on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Just shy of thirty years ago, in May of 1991, Karl Brügger and Heinrich Thomet established a company to produce suppressors for their domestic Swiss market. Though Thomet has since moved on, today Brügger and his team are still working to manufacture what they believe are “some of the most technologically advanced, high performance weapons Read More … The post B&T Announces Partnership with Mike Pannone of CTT Solutions appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • NRA Opposes David Chipman for ATF Director
    on April 9, 2021 at 10:46 am

    During a press conference on Thursday, President Biden announced that he would once again be targeting law-abiding gun owners by ordering ATF to develop two new restrictive regulations. Aiming to accessorize the Department of Justice’s anti-gun leadership team, Biden announced his nomination of gun control lobbyist David Chipman for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

  • Kenton Industries Customizable Turrets for Trijicon Riflescopes
    by Luke C. on April 9, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Kenton Industries makes custom adjustable turrets for just about any riflescope on the market today. Recently they added Trijicon riflescopes to their lineup of customizable products. Now those of you who like to sport Trijicon optics can have fully customizable windage and elevation turrets that are dialed into your exact rifle, scope, ambient conditions, and Read More … The post Kenton Industries Customizable Turrets for Trijicon Riflescopes appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • North Carolina: Pistol Purchase Permit Repeal Filed
    on April 9, 2021 at 9:09 am

    On April 7th, Senate Bill 687 was filed, to legalize acquiring handguns without having to first apply for a permit. It is currently in the Committee On Rules and Operations of the Senate for consideration.

  • No, Virginia, There Is No Great Conspiracy Keeping Ammunition Prices High
    by Dan Zimmerman on April 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Around the fall of 2020, I started to see forum comments, social media posts and reactions, remarks on web articles, etc.—and I mean tons of it— from upstanding, law-abiding, patriotic Americans. Virtually all of them were whining about first the lack of availability of guns and ammunition, and soon after the increased prices of both. The post No, Virginia, There Is No Great Conspiracy Keeping Ammunition Prices High appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • SIG Sauer P320 Pistols & Romeo1PRO Optics for Delaware State Police
    by Eric B on April 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Another win for SIG Sauer and their P320 pistol with a Romeo1PRO red dot sight on the slide as the Delaware State Police with over 700 troopers adopts the system. Half a decade ago this kind of solution was almost unheard of, apart from some competition shooters using it. Now an entire Police force can Read More … The post SIG Sauer P320 Pistols & Romeo1PRO Optics for Delaware State Police appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in Review
    by Benjamin F on April 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    I know, I know, just hold on. Before you make the inevitable “guns not politics” comment, just hear me out. We’re not doing politics. I’m not going to be screaming about how [political party] is doing a thing, or how they’re coming for the guns or anything like that. This is purely a data-driven exercise. Read More … The post The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in Review appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • POTD: Aerial Sniper Training in Japan
    by Eric B on April 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Japan, the land of sushi, ninjas and vulcanos. Here we are at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, looking at Aerial Sniper Training. In our Photo Of The Day, we have U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Lauritsen, a scout sniper with 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, engaging a target during aerial sniper training. The rifle looks like Read More … The post POTD: Aerial Sniper Training in Japan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • 80 Percent Arms: The Fight Against Biden’s Anti-Gun Agenda is About More Than 80% Lowers
    by TTAG Contributor on April 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    By Chris Arnet, 80 Percent Arms For the past eight years, 80 Percent Arms has been the leading manufacturer of AR-15 80% lowers nationwide. As a California-based company, we’re no stranger when it comes to political attacks, and we’ve dealt with more legislation, lawsuits, and Second Amendment infringement than we care to remember. It likely The post 80 Percent Arms: The Fight Against Biden’s Anti-Gun Agenda is About More Than 80% Lowers appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Concealed Carry Corner: Helpful Hints To Carry Concealed All Day
    by Matt E on April 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    We have all had days where we either were working for hours or grabbed the wrong gun for that given day. Sometimes whether you’re tired or just having a tough day, the wrong carry gun can dig into you and start to fatigue your body for a number of reasons. After a long day of Read More … The post Concealed Carry Corner: Helpful Hints To Carry Concealed All Day appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Multiple People Shot, 1 Dead, DPS Trooper Wounded in Bryan, Texas Office Park Shooting
    by Dan Zimmerman on April 8, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    UPDATE: Larry Winston Bollin, 27, of Iola, Texas, was booked into the Brazos County Detention Center in Bryan late Thursday, according to a Bryan Police Department statement. Jail records showed Bollin was charged with murder and being held on a $1 million bond. No attorney was listed for Bollin in the jail record. Bryan Police The post Multiple People Shot, 1 Dead, DPS Trooper Wounded in Bryan, Texas Office Park Shooting appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Biden Targets Braces & 80% Kits with Executive Actions
    by Jacki Billings on April 8, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Article Updated: April 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET. President Joe Biden announced six new executive actions targeting guns and accessories to “address the gun violence public health epidemic.” Citing recent shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, the Biden Administration said the newly introduced actions are designed to curb gun violence across the U.S.  The post Biden Targets Braces & 80% Kits with Executive Actions appeared first on Pew Pew Tactical.

  • [Video+Review] FN SCAR 17S: Best Battle Rifle?
    by Johnny B on April 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Some guns are straight-up legends in the firearms community and the FN SCAR is one such gun. With a military background, the SCAR platform is iconic and memorable. Making appearances in Jason Bourne, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and a host of other notable action movies, this battle rifle has The post [Video+Review] FN SCAR 17S: Best Battle Rifle? appeared first on Pew Pew Tactical.

  • The 3 Biggest Lies Joe Biden Told About Guns Today
    by Dan Zimmerman on April 8, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Poor old Joe. We knock him around a lot for his advancing physical and mental infirmities. But when you get him going on a topic he really cares about — like rolling back Americans’ gun rights — it puts an extra little spring in his step. The fact that he referred to the Bureau of The post The 3 Biggest Lies Joe Biden Told About Guns Today appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Vudoo Gun Works Announces the New Three 60 Three-Lug Repeater Rifle
    by Staff Writer on April 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    From Vudoo Gun Works . . . Vudoo Gun Works, leader in rimfire precision rifles, is proud to announce the addition of the Vudoo “Three 60”, three-lug repeater rifle. The Vudoo Three 60 will be offered along side the already popular V22 two-lug repeater, V22m magnum repeater, and V22s Single Shot Target Rifle. The Vudoo The post Vudoo Gun Works Announces the New Three 60 Three-Lug Repeater Rifle appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • World Record NBRSA 1000-Yard 10-Shot Benchrest Group Achieved
    by Will P on April 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In pretty much any circumstances or shooting discipline, scoring a 10-round group all in the center ring is something to be striven for and proud of, for virtually any shooter. The vast majority of shooters out there today would struggle to make those consistent hits. Now consider achieving this feat at 1000 yards. Impressive stuff! Read More … The post World Record NBRSA 1000-Yard 10-Shot Benchrest Group Achieved appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Viridian E-Series Green Laser Sight Now Available for Ruger-57 Pistol
    by Luke C. on April 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    The Ruger-57 pistol has been out on the market now for a little over a year and it seems that supply has finally started to catch up with the demand on these 5.7x28mm pistols. Viridian is the first company to my knowledge that has come out with a dedicated laser aiming system for the Ruger-57. Read More … The post Viridian E-Series Green Laser Sight Now Available for Ruger-57 Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Biden Calls for Serializing 80% Frames and Lowers, ‘No One Needs a 100-Round Weapon of War’
    by Dan Zimmerman on April 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    As expected, President BidenHarris appeared before the cameras and a limited press contingent this morning to announce his first moves in further limiting Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. Grampy Joe, along with VP Kamala Harris and Attorney General Merrick Garland, laid out the initial gun control moves he wants his administration to make. The post Biden Calls for Serializing 80% Frames and Lowers, ‘No One Needs a 100-Round Weapon of War’ appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • SAF WARNS BIDEN ADMIN: ‘STEP OVER YOUR LEGAL AUTHORITY, WE’LL SUE’
    by SAF Admin on April 8, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today warned the Biden Administration that if it steps over its legal authority with any executive action or order regarding the constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms, legal action is a certainty. President Joe Biden has announced what an administration official calls “an initial set of actions” on gun control that include both executive and legislative action.… Read the rest

  • TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #21: Dustin Knutson – Boyds Gunstocks
    by Pete on April 8, 2021 at 11:45 am

    In a time where polymer and plastic is popular, Boyds Gunstocks is still producing high quality hardwood and laminate stocks for a large variety of long guns. I recently hard the opportunity to sit down (virtually)with Dustin Knutson from Boyds and talk about everything from proper stock fitment and bedding to the 40 year anniversary Read More … The post TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #21: Dustin Knutson – Boyds Gunstocks appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • As Lockdowns End and Families Reunite, the Gun Industry Stresses Safety
    by TTAG Contributor on April 8, 2021 at 11:00 am

    By Joe Bartozzi Firearm sales continue to be hot, even after a year of pandemic closures, civil unrest, elections and now the specter of gun control executive actions and legislation. The firearm industry, and those businesses that provide the means of exercising the Second Amendment, are working to ensure new firearm owners are welcomed, educated, The post As Lockdowns End and Families Reunite, the Gun Industry Stresses Safety appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Mad Pig Customs’ Fudd Breaker: 3-Stamp Lever Gun
    by Will P on April 8, 2021 at 11:00 am

    In the world of lever guns, Mad Pig Customs has become a bit of a legend. This small Connecticut-based gunsmithing and Cerakote shop has been cranking out fun projects for years, and has garnered something of a cult following on social media. One of Mad Pig‘s particular specialties is modernizing lever-action rifles. They’ll take a Read More … The post Mad Pig Customs’ Fudd Breaker: 3-Stamp Lever Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell Released
    by Luke C. on April 8, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Tyrant Designs has been busting out the aftermarket accessories this year and has just released their latest set of precision CNC machined pistol parts. The Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell has a couple of new features like their custom crosshair patterned screws, and compatibility for Generations 3 through 5 of Glock’s 17, 22, Read More … The post Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell Released appeared first on The Firearm Blog.