Crazy past few weeks

Crazy past few weeks

First I would like to say from all of us at GEARS that our hearts goes out to everyone in Boston as well as in West, Texas. 

A few updates I am extremely happy to announce.

The Colt LE901 will be here in the next few weeks for review from Colt.


We are also out working on the ATI stock review for the SKS. If you have not read the first impression you can click the link to read it.

Thanks to the ammo shortage we are still in I haven’t be out working on the magazine reviews but I promise that I will have it as soon as I can get my hand on a decent amount of ammo. 

First impressions of the ATI Strikeforce Stock

I first want to thank Jon Shaffer With ATI (Advanced Technology International) for shipping us the SKS Ultimate Professional Strikeforce Stock with Scorpion Recoil System.

SKS before the change with the new ATI stock

SKS in New ATI Stock

I haven’t be out to the range to shoot this rifle yet (my primary job has been keeping me away from the range since January).


  • Six Position Adjustable/Side Folding Stock
  • Can be Fired from Folded Position
  • New & Improved Pivot Housing Assembly
  • Scorpion Recoil System
    • Scorpion Razorback Recoil Pad – Non-Slip, Removable
    • Scorpion Recoil Pistol Grip – Ergonomic, Sure-Grip Texture
    • Recoil Impact is Absorbed – Shooting any Load Size can now be Done with No Pain being Transferred to the Shooter
    • Not Affected by Chemicals
    • Remains Flexible in Extreme Temperatures
    • Eliminates the Felt Punch of the Recoil
    • Removes Limitations from Spring and Piston Type Recoil Suppression Systems
  • Military Type III Anodizes, 6061 T6 Aluminum
    • One 4” Picatinny Top Rail
    • Two 2” Picatinny Rails
    • Six Position Commercial Buffer Tube
    • Buffer Tube Adapter
  • Blank Covers for When Rails are Not in Use
  • 3M Industrial Grade Self-Adhesive Soft Touch Cheekrest Pad
  • Removable/Adjustable Tactical Cheekrest (3/8”)
  • Slot for Tactical Sling Attachment
  • Five Sling Swivel Studs
  • DuPont® Extreme Temperature Glass Reinforced Polymer
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


The SKS is (at times) a pain to disassemble and frustrates the best of us.
I had plans to make a video of us changing the stocks but in my trial runs before I filmed I got beyond aggravated trying to talk out the process to prepare for filming that I just scraped the video and just put the gun together.

If you have ever removed for cleaning the stock on an SKS and reassembled the rifle the process is relatively the same with some minor changes; [Note the following is NOT by manufacturers suggestion. Use at your own risk.] We had to use a blade screw driver to help sit the rifle in the new stock and used a clamp with rubber grips to hold the gun together while we put the trigger assembly on the rifle locking it all together.


While I have gotten mixed reviews from staff and friends on the looks, I do like the new modernized look of this SKS.

When shooting this rifle the length of pull was always too short for me. if I wanted to change firing positions I would have to have recoil pads to keep the scope from hitting my glasses.  With this new stock it comes with a Six Position Adjustable/Side Folding Stock which gives me the right length of pull for my size.  The shortest  LOP (length of pull)   is 13” (33 cm)  and at longest LOP is 17″  (43cm). For my body size I use the second position on the stock (14”)

The rifle with the new stock (with the scope and unloaded) weighs in at 10.4lbs (4.7 kg) which is a pound heavier than the original wooden stocked rifle (We weighed the rifle in at 9lbs before the change)

When putting the rifle together I debated on changing the top piston tube furniture over to the black polymer cover but I liked the way the cherry (I guess that’s the color I don’t really know) colored wood looks with the black stock.

When the stock is folded it doesn’t impede the function of  the rifle so it can be fire from the folded position. I have shot our SIG556 from the folded position and didn’t care much for the lack of control I personally had with it. I do like that it folds for storage in the gun safe because it now has a wider base to sit on and less chance to fall over and damage anything.

The grips have a nice tacky feeling which lets you keep your grip even when wet or sweating.

The stock came with 3 rails, One for each side and on on the bottom for a foregrip or bipod.  they do not come pre-attached  so if you don’t want them you don’t have to mount them.

AWS AR-15 and the ATI Stock for the SKS

DRD Tactical AR-15 P556 upper

DRD Tactical AR-15 P556 upper


DRD Tactical is excited to offer P556 upper with a quick change barrel without any tools. P556 upper will allow any standard AR type rifle to have quick change barrel and a compact carry capability.

P556-FN model comes with 16″ FN Hammer Forged chrome lined barrel and flash hider.

P556-LW model comes with 16″ Lothar-Walther stainless steel barrel and flash hider.

We offer a US made Hardcase with custom high density foam wich can carry 16″ barrel AR carbine, 4-30rd magazines, sound suppresor (NFA item) and a variety of optics. All uppers come with our patent pending quick change barrel system and 13″ rail with tapped holes for Magpul L-4 Rail Panels.


[From the DRD Tactical website]



Looks nice. Hopefully if we ever get our DRD Paratus-16 for review we will know whether this seems like something else we’d like to test.




The GEARS crew will be out there covering the show and updating as much as we can.

The show starts on January the 14th (Tuesday)


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Facts about SHOT show

2013 SHOT Show  Facts and Figures

Exhibitors, buyers, media and other industry professionals hail from
all 50 states and 100 countries.

The 2013 SHOT Show will have more than 1,600 exhibitors.

SHOT is the largest event held at the Sands Expo and Convention
Center. Total exhibit space for the 2013 show is expected to be
approximately 630,000 square feet—equivalent to more than 13 acres,
the area covered by the New Orleans Superdome or the base of the
Great Pyramid of Giza.

The SHOT Show boasts 12.5 miles of aisles—just a little less than
half a marathon.

This is the 35th annual SHOT Show. The first SHOT Show was in
1979 in St. Louis, Missouri.

More than 60,000 professionals in the shooting, hunting and outdoors
industry attended SHOT Show in 2012. The show is for trade only
and is not open to the general public.

More than 2,000 members of the outdoor and mainstream media,
including international media, cover the show and promote the
products they see at SHOT in their print, Internet, radio and television

The 2012 SHOT Show brought over $67 million to the Las Vegas

The Law Enforcement section remains the fastest growing segment of
the SHOT Show. To illustrate this growth, law enforcement was
started 10 years ago, covering 7,000 square feet; today it covers more
than 170,000 square feet of the show.

The SHOT Show is the once-a-year gathering place for the shooting,
hunting and outdoors industry—manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers,
publishers and wildlife conservation organizations. It’s where a
passion for firearms, ammunition and outdoors equipment, plus the
industry’s unified support for the Second Amendment, are on display.

The SHOT Show generates millions of the dollars in revenue that
funds NSSF programs and services that help “promote, protect and
preserve” hunting and the shooting sports.

The SHOT Show’s website is and the SHOT
Show Blog can be found at .45 ACP Review coming soon .45 ACP Review coming soon

LuckyGunner was nice enough to ship us out a few boxes of PMC .45 ACP for us to review. With the holidays and now SHOT show just around the corner I haven’t had time to post a few reviews the GEARS crew has been doing the past few months. After SHOT 2013 we will post our reviews and God willing have many many more reviews coming in 2013.


Be sure to check out for all your ammo needs.



2012 was an AMAZING years for us here at Gears of Guns. Thank you for all the support and readership. We are looking forward to bringing you the BEST of the BEST in 2013.


For those of you heading out to SHOT 2013 shoot me an email if you would like to meet up. Our schedule is getting pretty tight as the weeks get closer and closer. Let us know.

Arsenal Firearms Double barrel 1911 Pistol now available for sale in the USA


AF2011-A1 double barrel .45acp Pistol



Arsenal Firearms official announcement and Press Release

On November the 14th, the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has officially granted import permission and sale in the United States of America of the AF2011-A1 Second Century double barrel pistol, with a total score of 120 Points, according to Form 4590.
Arsenal Firearms Group proudly announces the official distribution to America of the whole line of double barrel firearms and dedicated accessories starting on January the 1st 2013, through the appointed US Importer of Record, Apex International LLC of Middletown, CT and according to a “Dealer Direct Distribution”.
Arsenal Firearms also announces the USA launch of the whole line of firearms and accessories at the forthcoming Shot Show 2013 in Las Vegas, to be held between the 15th and 18th of January at the Sands Convention Center. Arsenal Firearms will welcome all the US dealers and followers to booth n° 12251, main hall.
The Company wishes to take this opportunity to thank warmly the millions of followers, enthusiasts and supporters in the United States of America and worldwide: they are part of the dream and indeed our main reason to be.
Arsenal Firearms Group – The Board.

AF2011-A1 Second Century double barrel pistol


The AF2011-A1 Second Century double barrel pistol comes actually as the very first industrial double barrel semiautomatic pistol of all times. Read more.

Technical Specs:

  • Type: geometric lock, semiautomatic double barrel hammer pistol
  • Action: short recoil, Colt 1911-A1 system
  • Calibers: .45 ACP, .38 Super Auto
  • Trigger: double hammer with single spur, double independent or single trigger.
  • Safeties: left lever safety (Colt 1911) with half cock hammer safety and grip safety
  • Magazine: 2 single magazines, paired with single floor plate, 8+8 rounds
  • Frame: 39NiCrMo steel machined from solid
  • Slide: 39NiCrMo steel machined from solid
  • Sights: interchangeable back, fixed or adjustable
  • Total Length: 220 mm
  • Barrel Length: 125 mm
  • Total Height: 145 mm
  • Total Width: 50 mm
  • Total Weight: 1.850 Grs. unloaded


As some of you may have been noticing lately Gears of Guns has been making some changes to the look of the site and adding new features. One of the newest things I am excited to be releasing is the GEARS Store which you will notice in the top menu bar next to the home button.

We will be updating and and adding new items to this store a few times a month. We set up this store to try and showcase some products that we talk about and hopefully make shopping for gun related products a little easier and more fun for you.

CREW UPDATE: The Gun Bunny

CREW UPDATE: The Gun Bunny

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I’m the Gun Bunny. I was first introduced to firearms when I was fourteen and asked to go on a government doe hunt with my middle school Out Door trails class. I was the only girl on that trip that shot anything. In fact three doe were shot that weekend and two of them were mine.
I have been working at a shooting range since 2006. At the range I was introduced to a lady everyone calls Mama Jeanie. She runs the range that I have spent so much time at. Mama Jeanie has taught me so much from shotgun to handgun. I am a part of her all female instructor team geared toward teaching women how to shoot it all. Working with her I have learned that boys shouldn’t have all the fun.
I really enjoy shooting pistols, but give me a rifle and will have just as much fun. One of my favorite pistols is the Colt 1911 .45 cal, but that’s a classic what’s not to love about that gun?



Hey guys I am Cannon fodder!

I met Atticus and The Hammer in Scouts, where the three of us got our Eagle badges.
We also helped out a little bit with the firearms there as well ;).
I don’t get to shoot as much as I’d like because of my job, and my main hobby which is playing drums.
I’m not as skillful with a firearm as I used to be, but I still love to go out shooting when I can.
I have collected a few pistols in the past few years and I know some of my guns have been seen here on Gears of Guns.

I own a Bryco 9mm pistol, a Cobray Mac 10, a .22 Magnum revolver and a LEGAL sawn off 20 Gauge shotgun.
I’ll be taking over the Video Tuesday from Atticus and be joining him for reviews on some of the snipers rifles, and some of the other fine firearms!