The Firearm Blog

Be sure to check out TFB for Europe videos and posts. I’m doing the post processing for factory tours of CZ, Sig, Beretta, Benelli, Steyr, Chiappa, and Fiocchi, as well as interviews and news from the IWA trade show. I…

Confusion and Poor Communication Among Border Security Agencies

“We’ve already had one blue-on-blue incident,” said the park ranger. “We don’t want any more. There are fourteen different agencies working in this part of the desert.” “It seems like you guys don’t communicate very well with one another,”  I…

Blue Force Gear Six Pack Bandolier

I was recently loaned a Blue Force Gear Six Pack Bandolier by Deliberate Dynamics and have been spending a significant amount of time with it. Similar in design to the BFG TenSpeed line of products which sacrifice long-term durability for…

Arc'teryx Apparel

Though I’ve always admired Arc’teryx apparel from afar, I’ve never purchased any. If I were to do a review of an Arc’teryx garment, which would be most interesting or relevant to folks who would consider buying their stuff? Here’s the…

Spike's Tactical SAR Rails – Too Short

As many who read my blog know, I like Spike’s Tactical. Granted, they’ve given me a lot of stuff – but it’s all looked at with a critical eye, and I don’t often find things to complain about. With the…

IWA Content on The Firearm Blog

Paul over at The Firearm Blog has posted a video of me discussing the European version of the HK MR308 at IWA. More IWA videos should be appearing over there quite soon.

Mega Billet AR-15 Receiver Set

Many thanks to Rainier Arms for providing me with this billet receiver set. I assembled the rifle as my version of an M16A5 prototype – an upgraded M16, if you will. More to come on that.

What's Really Happening Along the US/Mexico Border?

Although the issue has declined in popularity among the major news organizations recently, the proximity of the border between the United States and Mexico to my home keeps border security high on my list of concerns. I regularly travel to…

HK UMP .45 ACP/Gemtech UMP Suppressor

Click on the photo to view the video review. Thanks to Deliberate Dynamics for the trigger time with some of their equipment. Before anyone asks, the bag is a Blue Force Gear DAP pack – the Skye model.

Pistols vs. Revolvers: World War One

The following is an excerpt from the book A Rifleman Went to War, by Captain Herbert W. McBride, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and the United States Army. He fought in World War I, mostly in France, and went from…