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    A shovel-ready .50 BMG ballistic challenge (VIDEO)

    To answer the question about how deep a rack of shovels needs to be to provide ballistic protection, semi-serious research is required. In the above, Edwin Sarkissian teams up with Kentucky Ballistics to crunch the data involving counting earth turning tools left behind in the aftermath of  tests with an AK and Serbu .50, the […] More

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    A primer on quick and easy Glock sight installation (VIDEO)

    When ditching the factory plastics on Herr Glock’s polymer-framed guns, there are a couple of things to keep in mind and avoid. Opening the ole’ Tactical Toolbox (which is also the name of the channel, ICYMI) the above sub-20-minute video covers a simple tabletop removal of pre-existing Glock sights, followed up with an install for […] More

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    SureFire officially begins shipping 1,000 lumen X300U light

    The X300U offers 1,000 lumens in a compact package. (Photo: SureFire) SureFire’s 1,000 lumen light, the X300U, is officially headed to consumers as the light maker announced the launch of X300U-A and X300U-B models. The X300 Ultra is a duty-grade weaponlight designed for handgun use. Outputting a whopping 1,000 lumens, the X300U utilizes a Total […] More

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    The great Manitoba gun amnesty garners French & Indian War leftovers (PHOTOS)

    Overall, the firearms shown off by Canadian authorities were pretty pedestrian, although some were decidedly older than the norm. (Photos: RCMP & Winnipeg Police) The Canadian prairie province extended a month-long offer to pick up unwanted guns and ammo from the public that produced some interesting, if vintage, hardware. Announced with great fanfare at the […] More

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    Testing the infamous M1918 Chauchat: What could go wrong? (VIDEOS)

    While early light machine guns were finicky, the French Chauchat machine rifle, especially in U.S. Army service, has a special place in gun lore. Designed by Louis Chauchat and Charles Sutter, more than 250,000 of these 20-pound high-volume weapons were cranked out– mostly in 8x50mmR Lebel as it was French. Although the excellent Lewis machine […] More

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    68-year-old woman shoots suspected burglar 5 times

    A man police suspect of being a burglar is recovering after he allegedly lunged at the elderly woman who discovered him in her storage building. Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Anthony Thompson told local media that James Dority, 39, of St. Pauls, was discovered by deputies after a call about 6:40 p.m. last Friday in […] More

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    Birchwood Casey serves up three new firearm cleaning kit

    The cleaning kits offer specific tools to help clean each firearm platform. (Photos: Birchwood Casey, Graphic: Jacki Billings) Birchwood Casey adds more cleaning components to its arsenal of gun accessories, announcing the arrival of three new firearm cleaning kits each designed for a singular firearm platform. The kits — a handgun cleaning kit, rifle cleaning […] More

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    Pulsar announces latest addition to monocular lineup with Helion XQ28F

    The Helion XQ28F thermal monocular integrates with Pulsar’s StreamVision App delivering more capabilities. (Photo: Pulsar) Pulsar continues to expand its shooting and hunting accessories, announcing the new Helion XQ28F thermal monocular. The full-featured thermal monocular continues the Helion series featuring all the attributes hunters have come to love out of the series to include audio […] More

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    Building and shooting the Polymer 80 (VIDEO)

    Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to build and shoot a couple of Polymer 80 handgun frames. I started with the PF940C Compact (Glock 19 size) which now has over 6,000 rounds through it without an issue. I’ll admit I was at first surprised by that. It seems to me that whenever you […] More

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