SIG SAUER developed the MCX rifle for America’s special forces. Their goal: a firearm that’s as quiet as an MP5, as deadly as an AK-47, and more modular than anything ever designed. Originally chambered in 300 AAC Blackout, SIG built the MCX to fill the same need that inspired AAC’s Honey Badger. I’ve been watching the SIG SAUER MCX come together for well over two years, from the first prototypes to the finished product. The military version is a useful firearm; even with a massive silencer attached, shooting in full-auto, the MCX is extremely controllable. It’s more like a big MP5 than anything else. [Click here to watch.] My biggest concern: would SIG SAUER translate the mil spec masterpiece into a useful semi-automatic civilian model? They certainly started on the right foot . . .

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Kel-Tec at the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival. Come and Shoot it! KSGs, SUB-2000s and PMR-30s For Sale!

KSG (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

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Kel-Tec is set to make its Texas Firearm Festival debut on November 14 and 15 at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill. The Florida gunmaker will be offering Shooter and VIP ticket holders the chance to get to grips with their unique KSG shotgun. The KSG continues Kel-Tec’s well-earned reputation as an innovative gunmaker. Its bullpup design and large capacity (6+6+1) redefines the personal defense shotgun. Shooting the KSG is a trip! And now the really good news . . .

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Question of the Day: Got Bipod?


“The quick deployment TAR Podium bipod provides stability when you have to go prone or are shooting off of an uneven surface,” proclaims. As does any bipod, really. But we highlight its online availability because, well, look at the thing. The lightweight, push-button bipod makes the Tavor look like one of the Star Wars walking thingies. We’re looking forward to testing the TAR Podium on a Tavor. Meanwhile, do you have a bipod on your rifle? OK, sure, you have one for your long-range long gun. But what about your modern sporting rifle (as they are wont to be called). If so, which one, why and how often do you use it?


The SB-Tactical Rifle Range at the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival

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Shooters at last year’s Texas Firearms Festival experienced a significant bottleneck at the rifle range. We’ve taken steps to avoid a repeat of that regrettable situation. For one thing, we’ve built steps: there are now two entrances to the SB-Tactical Rifle Range, one on the right of the facility and one on the left. For another, we’ve limited the number of manufacturers shooting on the rifle range and increased the number of shooting positions/tables per rifle maker [full list and distances below]. The biggest change . . .

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What’s Cooking at Inter Ordnance


Inter Ordnance makes AKs and AR15s on Florida’s “Space Coast.” The company boasts that its new locale helps business because “we have been able to hire top quality engineers and assembly personnel, who worked before for NASA and defense contractors.” Meanwhile, IO hired Eduardo Debarros to be their VP of Production. Debarros worked for Taurus for more than 20 years, expanding Taurus’ production from 100 guns a week to more than 5000 guns a week. IO Inc is hoping that Eduardo can help expand and optimize their product lines, reduce waste and improve quality. Here’s what he’s working with . . .

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FNH USA At the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival. Come and Shoot It!

FN USA FNS-9c (Rhonda Little for The Truth About Guns)

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FN is back! Once again, the Belgian-born gunmaker’s bringing the noise to the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival on November 14 and 15 at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill. “We’ll be bringing a lot of guns,” FN’s Wright Llewallen promises. “We don’t want to go home with a single one.” Aside from sampling the handguns and rifles they’ll be demoing in their bay, ticket holders will have a shot at a wider range of Festival-priced FN’s to go. Specifically . . .Read More


Question of the Day: What’s Your Longest Successful Shot? [VIDEO]

I’m not a long range shooter. Quite the opposite. As someone who primarily shoots handguns (playing and training for self-defense), I practice shooting at bad breath distances up to, I dunno, 25 yards. I leave the option of moving towards the target on the proverbial table. Yes, I love my rifles. They make it a lot easier to hit things that are far away. But I don’t shoot at targets in the Kingdom Of Far, Far Away . . .

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Just Arrived: SIG SAUER MCX Rifle


Patrick writes:

Hi, you guys are going to review the new Sig MCX once you can get ahold of one, right? According to Sig’s Facebook/Instagram they just started shipping them today. I so want to buy one of these but your blessing would be one of my requirements. 😉

To paraphrase the Pope: who am I to disagree? We asked, they provided. And now one of the first full production SIG SAUER MCX rifles is sitting in my trunk waiting to be reviewed. I’ve had some time to play with the gun at SIG SAUER’s facility and SHOT range day. So far I can say . . .

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Tipton Goes Goth


Well, it’s official. I will soon be the owner of a Sharpe’s Bros. Jack lower receiver for my new custom AR15. I have placed my order and submitted the FFL number from the local gun store via fax, and I am still excited. When entering the gun store yesterday to make my purchase, I couldn’t stop smiling. I have been wanting one of these lowers since I first saw one. They aren’t cheap . . .

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Reader: Civvies Would Do Just Fine In Battle With Their Own Semi-Auto Rifles


Reader Roy H. writes:

Congress established the National Constitution Center and they just unveiled their new “Interactive Constitution” website at where you can read oppposing viewpoints from top legal scholars about the constitution and amendments. They obviously have a 2nd Amendment page where a liberal gets to spill his anti-gun blather and a conservative gets to defend gun rights. But the middle of the road article had one point that kind of upsets me . . .

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