Advanced Armament 1911

Advanced Armament 1911

Advanced Armament 1911

This 1911 is a Remington R1 Enhanced Threaded (both the Remington and AAC version feature high sites and threaded barrel), with a Blackened barrel threaded .578-28, custom Grey VZ “Grenade” AAC logo grips, the Skull Xguns logo on the right side of the slide and “Advanced Armament Corp” on the left. The pistol will come in a Pelican case with custom cut foam and a TiRant45 silencer. This awesome package is available to dealer through AcuSport and is limited to 1000 units. AcuSport is taking orders now.


The accuracy and reliability that have made the 1911 an American icon now shine brighter than ever. Features include a crisp trigger, dovetailed front and rear sights, precision-machined slide and frame, and available fine-checkered American walnut grips. The new Model 1911 R1 is truly the finest blend of exacting craftsmanship and out-of-box performance available today. Every element is produced with ultra-tight tolerances on equipment representing the height of modern technology. The result is a sweet-shooting advancement of a legendary design we’re more than proud to put our name on.

The Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced is manufactured with pride and precision, to the exacting standards you’ve come to expect from Remington. Right here in Ilion, New York.

Key Features:
  • Tall Two-Dot Sight System Allows Use With Silencer Installed
  • Front/Rear Slide Serrations
  • Beavertail Grip Safety with Checkered Memory Bump
  • Enhanced Hammer
  • Blackened Trigger
  • Enhanced Wide Thumb Safety
  • Flat Checkered Mainspring Housing (20 LPI)
  • Match Grade Stainless Barrel With Threaded Muzzel & Thread Protector
  • Front Grip Strap Serrations
  • Custom Grips with Thumb Groove and Ambi Cut
  • 8-Round Magazines with Bumper Pad (2)






  • Quick Change Barrel
  • Forward Charging Handle
  • Ambidextrous Safety & Mag Release
  • In-Line Detachable Magazine
    • 8 Round Mag w/Gun
    • 20 & 30 Round Drums Available for Purchase
  • Last Round Bolt Hold Open
  • 3-Point Operational Trigger Finger Position
    • (Includes Trigger Operation, Mag Drop & Bolt Release)
  • Nickel Teflon Coated
  • Infinitie Gas Block Adjustment
  • Multi-Caliber Receiver

You can read more over at Haus of Guns

Brothers in Competition

Brothers in Competition

My brother and I have recently gotten into shooting. Right now we’re into the tactical guns because they’re so much fun to customize. We’ve both spent a lot of time working out exactly the way we want our guns to look. Since we’ve started we’ve gotten into a lot of discussions about what accessories we need in order to have a killer setup. I’m still convinced that having a good tactical sight is the key to making your gun not only look good but perform well.

We’ve been customizing our guns like it’s a competition. Brothers are natural rivals, right? If I got a sling then he would have to get a custom magazine or handguard rail. So I needed to find the right accessory to trump him. He had just bought a flip-up sight so I thought I’d get something to make my gun stand out a little more.

As far as sights go, we are both big fans of the red dot styles. You can pick up your target much easier than using traditional sights. It’s nice to be able to clearly see your target and where you are aiming. I’m not a big fan of scopes as I feel like the bigger ones make my gun feel clumsy, but I wanted something that would be easy to use and would magnify a little for the longer distance shots. My dad always used Burris scopes on his guns so I figured I’d start there.

I found the perfect combination in a Burris red dot sight. It has 3x magnification which is perfect for the distances I plan on shooting. It looks really nice on my SIG556. Best of all it still has the red dot reticle that I was looking for. It still has some nice cross hairs so it’s even easier to get zeroed. I took my brother out to the range and showed it to him; I could tell that he was trying to hide his jealousy. I let him shoot it a few times and he gave in and said it was pretty awesome. Now he has a Burris red dot sight of his own.


[Written by Calin Hess]

Mosin Nagant found in the woods

Mosin Nagant found in the woods

Ray over at Armory Blog came across a post on reddit about an old Finnish Mosin Nagant someone found  in the woods and restored.KV3PZ






Back when I was younger in my Boy Scout troop someone had found an old .22 bolt gun in the backwoods in Colorado where we held our summer camps. One of the scout leaders had  the rifle restored and the gun was used in our troop for years and was a great gun to shoot sadly the rifle is no longer with the troop.

Ammo Seek

Ammo Seek


Since I started last year I have been buying up ammo like it is going out of style for all the reviews the crew has worked on as well as just for the sake of stock piling.

I never have really been a fan of bulk ordering online because it meant I had to search for hours for what I hoped was the best deal.  About a month or so ago I was looking to order a few thousand rounds of different calibers for planned reviews when I found As the logo states they are an ammunition search engine.

They break the search down in to four main categories of Handgun, Rifle, Rimfire, and Shotgun and then they break it down even farther with Caliber, Ammo type, Grains, Manufacturer and more for each main category so you can narrow down to exactly what you are looking for. Everything in life should be so easy.



How to Accurately Shoot at Long Ranges

When learning to shoot at long ranges, there are many factors to consider. How well does the shooter know his firearm? What about his choice of rifle, recoil, the size of the barrel, velocity, optics, caliber of bullet? Also conditions. Is it a windy day or is it still? What about elevation? Long range could be anywhere from 100 yards all the way to 1100 yards. Remember, despite having certain knowledge of ballistics and purchasing the latest and greatest equipment, nothing replaces good old-fashioned practice. Where to start? Let’s look a couple of ways to begin mastering your marksmanship.

· Firearm: You’ll need to take your time and research through friends, online discussions, hunting and shooting clubs and taking a variety of guns out to fire yourself. Don’t worry, once you mention you’re in the market to purchase a new gun, you’ll hear no less than a million different pieces of advice, as it seems everyone has their own opinion about which firearm works best. Most importantly, be prepared to shell out the big bucks. Don’t forget over time, you’ll need to look at this investment cost in long range terms yourself. It should not come to any shock that at the end of the day, the total costs of owning your firearm might exceed your new car budget. But over the lifetime of your weapon, you may shoot over 8,000 bullets, especially if you’re looking to increase your accuracy. So choose wisely.

· The basics of ballistics: You know what they say about opinions; everyone’s got one and this would directly apply to sighting in your rifle. However, let’s break down ballistics into laymen’s terms. Ballistics is the science of how a projectile responds once leaving the gun, making adjustments for gravity, drag and possibly weather conditions. Think of when you and some buddy’s threw the football around, to make that football spin, you adjusted your throwing mechanisms to create the spiral for speed and accuracy (or rifling for a bullet). For those longer distances your arm needed to be angled at such a degree that the ball would fall over the intended line of sight twice (once as the ball began its climb over the line of sight and then right before the ball fell back towards earth and into the receiver’s hands). Some marksmen like to sight in their rifles ‘old school’ this means bore sighting and adjusting the windage and inch or so higher when shooting at a target (start at about 25 yards to see where your bullets are hitting and then make adjustments) while others insist upon using their scopes and calculate accurate measurements based upon minutes of angle, (on your scope it is demarcated in degrees, 360 ° where one ‘mil’ or degree is 3.6” per 100 yards—think 100 yards is 3,600”). Of course being outside in the elements is much different that the controlled environment of an indoor shooting range, which of course means another set of calculations; namely wind. At 10 mph, cross winds will move a .308 bullet about 6” at 300 yards. No one said shooting and accuracy was going to be easy, for those who might look at hunters with a bit of disdain, this might dispel some of those preconceived notions; ballistics is a science of physics, optics and lots and lots of practice.

· Positions: This is also critical piece of the equation for a long range shooter; above all you need a stable, firm platform to shoot off of. Some people like to use bi-pods or to use the natural settings available. Before you are out in the field, practice each shooting position; prone, one knee and sitting. Remember, if you are hunting, you may not always have the perfect environment; you may need to improvise and use the natural settings to your advantage. Holding your rifle against a smooth-faced boulder may be the necessary solution for keeping yourself hidden from your quarry. You’ll be glad you practiced, when you see that elk fall at 700 yards.

At the end of the day, long range shooting is an acquired skill. It comes from dedication, perseverance and above all; practice. But long range shooters are more than just lucky shots. They know that if you cannot make a quick, clean kill at 1,000 yards you have to rely upon your moral composition to wait for a better shot, even if that means you head home from the day, empty-handed. Those who know they could technically make that shot, but wait for a safer and better target define the term, ‘ethical hunter’. And isn’t that what we all should strive to be?

Travis Brenson is an avid hunter and marksman who enjoys the big Texas outdoors and appreciates a good venison steak. When he’s not in his deer stand he’s working for, home of the best deals on scopes.


The Firearm Blog Acquired By

I am excited to announce that The Firearm Blog has been acquired by AllOutdoor will be launching soon and will be a sister site to The Firearm Blog that will focus on all things outdoor, including firearms and hunting.

I have been working with the new owners and I really like their vision and new ideas. I think they have what it takes to push TFB to the next level. They are very connected in the gun industry and bring skills and relationships to the table that TFB has not previously had. (From the Firearm Blog)

Read more HERE

Military Arms Channel: The infamous Mil-Spec

Military Arms Channel: The infamous Mil-Spec

Every group has a vocal cadre that demand compliance to their closely held beliefs as defined by their collective.  In the AR-15 realm we have the mil-spec advocates.   These folks have their short list of approved manufacturers and the moment a new company dares to come into existence they pounce to question every minute detail about the materials and processes used to manufacture the interlopers new wares.

Often times the criticisms leveled against the manufacturers’ products will be centered on compliance to military specifications.  Ironically, most who cite the military specifications for rifles such as the AR15/M16 have never read the actual specifications nor even know where to find them.  They instead resort to parroting what they’ve read on Internet discussion forums.


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A fellow Eagle Scout in a 24 hour sniper challenge.

Andrew over at Vuurwapen blog has his nine lessons he learned at the Competition Dynamics 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge.


Lesson #1 – Know Yourself
Lesson #2 – Know Your Equipment (Learned this lesson in my trips backpacking)
Lesson #3 – Hydrate Or Die (My loving sister just learned this lesson a few weeks back)
Lesson #4 – Take Care Of Your Feet (I have heard from a number of my military friends making this comment in basic and when they were deployed)
Lesson #5 – Have A Good Partner
Lesson #6 – Suffering Is Inevitable, So Ignore It (Good life lesson)
Lesson #7 – Pack Light (Good backpacking lesson learned in the BSA)
Lesson #8 – Quality Gear Is Nice To Have
Lesson #9 – When You’re Done, Relax And Enjoy Life (sounds like rule 32. “Enjoy the little things”)

Read his whole write up HERE