My Grandfather’s 1943 Union Switch & Signal M1911A1

Within two months of his eighteenth birthday, my grandpa left the Bronx, New York and was inducted into the Army of the United States. His listed civilian occupation was “boilermaker,” but he was on his way to an MOS of Intelligence Observer 518 in the 209th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He […]

Air Force M4 Carbines Fire . . . Empty Brass?

This photo of a military K-9 handler firing an M4 has been making the rounds on the interwebs over the past couple of weeks as comic relief on social media (including TTAG’s entertaining accounts) and as a generic stock photo for news articles. When you see it, you’ll probably laugh. An empty brass case appears […]

XTech Tactical Responds to Century Arms’ Lawsuit

Outside of a ridiculously gigantic binary target explosion earlier this summer and the fact that they make AK-47 magazines, I admittedly don’t know much about XTech Tactical. Looks like that may change, though, as they’re now playing with the big boys. Namely, Century Arms. But they aren’t playing nice. Or voluntarily. XTech’s press release follows […]

Hands-On With the Desert Tech MDR in 5.56

Almost exactly a year ago, TTAG reviewed Desert Tech’s shiny new bullpup battle rifle, the MDR. One of its selling features is quick and easy caliber conversions, though no factory conversions have been available (and just one aftermarket 6.5 Creedmoor option). Until now. Well, until soon… On a recent visit to Desert Tech’s Salt Lake […]

New From SilencerCo: The Switchback 22 – The Quietest Rimfire Suppressor Available

Just in time for SilencerCo‘s tenth anniversary, the company is releasing what it’s claiming is the quietest .22LR suppressor on the market, the Switchback 22. It’s a modular suppressor designed to be run in four different configurations on calibers all the way up to and including 5.7×28. SilencerCo’s press release follows, but stay tuned because […]

Gear Review: SB Tactical SBA3 Pistol Stabilizing Brace

We all remember when “The SIG Brace” hit the market in 2013, forever revolutionizing what it meant to controllably wield a large pistol. Free of exclusivity restrictions, SB Tactical, creator of that original pistol stabilizing brace, has spent the last couple years innovating sleeker, lighter, cooler new designs. Their newest for the AR-15 platform: the […]

Gun Review: FN 509 Tactical 9mm Pistol

As you’re undoubtedly aware, FN America did not win the military’s Modular Handgun System trials. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all benefit from the development, learning, and progress the company made while engineering to Uncle Sam’s requirements. In fact, all you need to take advantage of that is a cool $1,049 to exchange for the […]