SHOT Show 2015: Chiappa X-Caliber Survival Rifle/Shotgun

Although the Chiappa X-Caliber was actually first shown at SHOT Show 2014, it only started shipping a few months ago. It’s a lightweight survival gun configured as a break-open over/under with a 12 gauge shotgun barrel on top and a .22 LR barrel on bottom and a dual extractor in between. What truly makes it a survival gun is that it can shoot at total of 10 different calibers, including. . . .380 ACP, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .357 Magnum / .38 Special, .45 ACP, .44 Magnum, .410 gauge / .45 LC, and 20 gauge. I guess that’s actually 12…
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EDC for CCW: FNH USA’s Limited Edition Bawidamann Tactical Fixed Blade Knife

A fixed blade for everyday carry? Really? Yes, it’s more than possible given the right carry options. And those options are some of the best parts of the product of the collaboration between FNH USA and Bawidamann Blades. FNH announced their limited edition run of these S35VN tactical blades just before the SHOT Show and auctioned the first one off to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. So how good are these knives? Click over to The Truth About Knives to read our full review of this exceptional blade . . . The post EDC for CCW: FNH USA’s Limited Edition…
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Universal Picatinny Phone Mount From Targetvision

TargetVision is now selling something they call the Universal Picatinny Phone Mount. This aluminum device allows a shooter to mount an iPhone or similar device to a gun for the purposes of recording photos and/or video. The unit allows a great deal of flexibility in the size of device it holds. Additionally, a ball head […] Read More … The post Universal Picatinny Phone Mount From Targetvision appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

ATF: An SB-15 Stabilizing Brace On AK Pistol is Legal (But Be Careful How You Do It!)

The AR-15 buffer tube is the universal attachment point for aftermarket stocks. Just about everyone makes an AR-15 compatible shoulder stock, and even newer piston-driven guns that don’t need a buffer are being designed with an adapter to allow the use of existing stocks. For those with firearms like AK-47 pistols, adapters are available to allow you to mount an AR-15 buffer tube so you can then add an AR-15 stock or brace to your gun if you want. According to a new letter from the ATF, though, it appears that bolting a buffer tube to your AK-47 pistol might now…
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ATF: Buffer Tubes on AK Pistols Are Illegal (Apparently) – Until You Put A Stabilizing Brace On It

The AR-15 buffer tube is the universal attachment point for aftermarket stocks. Just about everyone makes an AR-15 compatible shoulder stock, and even newer piston-driven guns that don’t need a buffer are being designed with an adapter to allow the use of existing stocks. For those with firearms like AK-47 pistols, adapters are available to allow you to mount an AR-15 buffer tube so you can then add an AR-15 stock or brace to your gun if you want. According to a new letter from the ATF, though, it appears that bolting a buffer tube to your AK-47 pistol might now…
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Quote of the Day: Big Tent Edition

“I’m a firm believer in the Second Amendment. And I believe in the sanctity of life and I believe it begins at conception. I also have an abiding belief in my savior Jesus Christ. I also believe it is time for hard-working Log Cabin Republicans to be chartered into this organization.” – California Republican Party Secretary Patricia Welch, in California GOP recognizes gay faction of party [at KCRA.com.] The post Quote of the Day: Big Tent Edition appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

Leitner-Wise on Charging Handles

Now known as a significant part of the now ubiquitous AR platform, the charging handle has an interesting history from the first ambidextrous design (mounted on the top of the AR-10, inside the charging handle) to its final multitude of iterations. Leitner-Wise has posted up a great, compact history of the charging handle and its […] Read More … The post Leitner-Wise on Charging Handles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

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