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Wikimedia Commons (U.S. Army) Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week we touched on some basic suppressor metallurgy to understand the correlation between elevated heat and tensile strength. This week we pause our series in observation of Memorial Day 2024 and to remember why this weekend is more than just beer and barbecues. More @ TFB: SILENCER SATURDAY #330: Memorial Day 2024 Don’t get me wrong, beer, barbecue, and spending time with friends are all important activities. But…

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FORT JOHSON, La. — Sweat drips down the faces of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), “Warriors,” as they experience life at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Johnson, Louisiana. Soldiers with 1st BCT enter a two-week character-building crucible inside the area commonly referred to as “the box.” The rotation equals a month-long experience to prepare Warrior Brigade Soldiers for their upcoming deployment. JRTC allows brigade-sized combat teams to experience simulated large-scale combat operations — known as LSCO — to build readiness to support globally deployable missions. Soldiers with 1st BCT are the…

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Rheinmetall MAN Contracted for Delivery of 48 HX 8×8 Protected Military Trucks for Swedish Archer Artillery System Rheinmetall has been contracted by the Swedish company BAE Systems Bofors AB to deliver 48 all-terrain HX Cab Chassis with protected cabins. The highly mobile 8×8 military vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) will serve as carriers for the Swedish Armed Forces’ Archer artillery systems. The contract, which was concluded in March 2024, has a volume of around €71 million. Deliveries are foreseen to start in the third quarter of 2024 and to be completed by the end of 2027. Besides the…

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One might think the business of setting up a target is an easy one; that is seldom the case. Long-range shooting typically takes place on rough terrain, as the law of averages dictates that land can only remain flat for so long. Additionally, banks and berms comprise the necessary backstops to make the entire endeavor safe. To that end, saw-horse-style stands normally don’t fair very well as the uneven ground leaves them off balance to fall after just one or two hits. Upright bases have the same issue and often tip even faster. Then there’s T-Posts, but good luck pounding…

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By Peter Suciu Prior to and during the Second World War, the Soviet Union produced the majority of its tanks for the Red Army at the Dzerzhinskiy Tractor Factory in Stalingrad (Volgograd), the Leningrad Kirov Plant (also known as Kirov Factory No. 100), and the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard No. 112 in Gorky (Novgorod). However, before the war tanks were also manufactured at the Kharkov Locomotive Factory in what is today the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv (formerly Kharkov). Following the German invasion in June 1941, the facility’s equipment and much of its trained staff were evacuated to the Urals and merged…

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GForce Arms has just launched a new compact handgun, the 9mm RPX9 Exodus. The new GForce RPX9 Exodus is a polymer-frame, double-stack, striker-fired semi-automatic pistol engineered for compatibility with many Glock-pattern parts and components. The RPX9 Exodus targets a diverse market, appealing to seasoned gun enthusiasts and new shooters alike with its ease of use, extensive after-market support and versatile design. The RPX9 Exodus is fully compatible with an array of aftermarket Glock parts such as G19 magazines, including the Magpul PMAG 15 GL9 magazines, factory Gen 3 or Glock 4 magazines or other choices. Similarly this applies to any…

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One of the “AHA!” moments in my shooting journey was realizing that time isn’t lost as much when you’re shooting at a target but in the transitions from one target to the next. In competition shooting, the ability to swiftly transition between targets is crucial, as nearly all stages feature multiple targets. This drill focuses on one goal: improving how quickly you can transition from one target to the next.Target Transitions Drill: Tools NeededThe DrillThis drill requires two targets set up at about 2-3 yards apart. Using a shot timer, the goal is to transition from Target A to Target…

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Crye Precision’s much anticipated Special Missions Operations Coat (SMOC) is finally available. Here you can see it in Ranger Green, in a photo taken during SOF Week earlier this month in Tampa, next to something special we’ll be discussing next week in Canada. Right up front, many are going to suffer serious sticker shock. The SMOC retails for $736.90. Yes, it’s expensive, but a lot of work goes into making each one; 231 steps taking up a whopping 546 minutes for each coat, to be exact. Consider this, the Combat Pant, which is a very complicated piece of clothing itself,…

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We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 130. Each week we’re bringing you a new set of podcasts from across the web that cover a wide variety of topics including gunsmithing, hunting, precision shooting, war stories, competition shooting, gun industry news, and much more. In addition, we’re also featuring the most recent episode of TFB’s own Behind The Gun Podcast which airs every week on Thursday mornings. If you’d like to check out the full episode list for TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, you can find it here on the TFB website or on…

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Posted 31 mins ago in Photo Of The Day, Thermal with No CommentsTags: .243 Winchester, Coyote hunting, FatBoy Tripods, Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XL50 TFB’s Photo Of The Day is kind of simplistic. Every day we present our readers with at least one photo. The subject is always a firearm of some kind, preferably with some action around it. But we’re happy with an edited still-life photo as well, and as this photo appeared in my social media flow, I felt an urge to share it. The image is taken by Cory Chilton and used with his kind permission. We’re looking at…

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