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POF-USA Founder and CEO Frank DeSomma Dies in Car Accident

DeSomma is pictured here manning the POF-USA booth at his last SHOT Show in 2020.Patriot Ordnance Factory, or POF-USA, started in Frank DeSomma’s garage in 2002. Over the last eighteen years he has grown the company to become an industry leader in piston-driven ARs and more. Tragically, on the way home from his office yesterday, June 18th, 2020, the 57-year-old entrepreneur and former aerospace engineer died in a car […]

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TRUGLO Sights for the New Taurus G3c Pistol

Aftermarket accessories and upgrades for Taurus USA’s new G3c Compact 9x19mm pistol continue to be unveiled. TRUGLO have announced TRUGLO TRITIUM PRO sights in both orange and white for the new Taurus pistol. TRUGLO, Inc., the leading manufacturer of fiber-optic and tritium sighting systems for handguns, is pleased to announce that all varieties of TRUGLO sights are […]

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Polish Armed Forces Order Another 18,000 MSBS Rifles

A WOT Promo photo featuring the MSBS (WOT)The Polish government have announced their intention to procure a further 18,000 MSBS-5.56 rifles. Back in September 2019, the Polish Ministry of National Defense signed contracts to officially begin the production of Poland’s next-generation MSBS “Grot” assault rifles and the VIS 100 pistol for the Polish Army. In a statement in late May, the Polish Ministry of Defense said […]

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Ammo Manufacturer, Stand 1 Armory, Returns After Three-Year Hiatus

TX-based ammo maker Stand 1 Armory announces their return.For several years, many shooters looking for bulk premium remanufactured ammo turned to Stand 1 Armory. The Dallas, Texas-based bullet farm was first incorporated in 2013 and soon became a popular source of ammo for shooters of many different calibers and styles. Offerings included a variety of 9mm, .40, .45, .223, .308, 300BLK rounds, and […]

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Canada’s Banned Firearms List Is Growing, and Quietly

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or "Mounties", under whose jurisdiction Canada's new ban falls.Last month, TFB reported on Canada’s sweeping new ban of more than 1500 firearms – including more than a few unusual or unexpected entries on the list. Of note were numerous items that civilians would have almost no opportunity to purchase anyway, such as rocket launchers and mortar systems. There are also tentative plans to […]

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The Selection of Germany’s Next Service Rifle Delayed Again

Bundeswehr G36It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that the decision on which supplier that will deliver the next standard assault rifle for the German Army has reportedly been delayed once again. According to several German news outlets the program has once again been delayed. What is surprising is that the COVID-19 Coronavirus is […]

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US Forces Test SMART Shooter Optic in Syria

The Department of Defense recently released some interesting photos of members of Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve familiarising themselves with the Smart Shooter system. The training session took place at a range near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria on the 30 May. Smart Shooter claims that by combining “simple-to-install hardware with our own advanced image-processing software” they can […]

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Cybersecurity Lessons from COVID-19

Most of us are experiencing the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our personal lives and employment. For the fortunate employees that have been working from home the last few weeks, the transition from working behind

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