New Gunblog.com Sponser: OnTargetAuctions.com

New Gunblog.com Sponser:  OnTargetAuctions.com

We would like to introduce you guys to a new gun auction website, and Gunblog.com’s newest advertiser, OnTargetAuctions.com.  There are a few online gun auction sites out there right now, but OnTargetAuctions.com puts a unique spin on the typical eCommerce world of auction sites.

We’re all pretty much familiar with online auctions; most of them are similar to Ebay.  If you’re the highest bid, and the price reserve is met, you win the item.  OnTargetAuctions.com has a sort of collective bidding system.  People pay for bids on the site and just use “bids” to bid on the item.  The person with the last bid, wins the item.  There are also auctions for bids themselves; so instead of paying about a dollar a bid, you can get 25 or 50 pack of bids on the cheap.

If you don’t win the item, and you placed a bunch of bids, those bids don’t necessarily go to waste.  You can apply those bids to purchase the item.  I’ve seen some guns go for pretty low prices.  The best deal I’ve seen so far has to be the Springfield XDm .45, and the winner probably paid less than $100 bucks in bids.  It’s sort of high risk/high reward system, but if you’re the tenacious bidder, you can come away with some crazy deals.  As the site grows, I’m sure the inventory and deals will too.  Check them out, and stay tuned to Gunblog.com as we’ll probably have some special deals available here for bid packs and items–expect a promo code soon.  Also, OnTargetAuctions.com is doing a giveaway this month so stay tuned for that too.  Be sure to check them out.

 

 

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Gamble Tactical LA Holsters

Gamble Tactical LA Holsters

Game TActical Holster Pics

A problem with having tactical accessories on your pistol is finding a holster that can accommodate it.  There are companies that make them, but prices are usually expensive and wait times are usually long.  Also, sometimes you’ll have to get a custom holster made to accommodate your specific setup.  One company is trying to help compact Glock owners make it easier to find a holster with their new LA Tactical Holster.

Gamble Tactical’s LA Tactical holster has a unique design that will allow an owner attach almost any light/laser to their Glock compact.  As you can see from the pictures, the complete underside of the holster is pretty much cut away, leaving it open.  The pistol is actually held in by a 3 point retention system–a small column that goes into the muzzle, an polymer strap that’s formed around where the backstrap meets the slide, and the areas around the triggerguard/frame.  The pistol is released when grabbing it; the top of your hand moves the strap which releases the gun from the holster.

Gamble Tactical’s holster is constructed from a glass reinforced nylon and can host a variety of belt clips.  The holster is also adjustable so it can provide specific cant that an owner may want.

Glock holster for bayonett

The design of the LA Holster has an obvious advantage–it provides a holster for those wanting to put accessories on their Glock 19 or 23.  However, from looking at the video below, it seems that it forces somewhat of a non traditional draw.  You have to come back a little bit then up, rather just just straight up as with most of the holsters currently on the market now.  But unlike most other holsters, you can’t attach any accessory you want, and/or switch out that accessory and still use the same holster. With a little training and some time getting used to it, I’m sure the unorthodox draw wouldn’t be a difficult obstacle to overcome.

Hopefully, Gamble Tactical will be offering their new innovative holster for more models of Glocks or even different manufacturers of pistols.  I’m sure there’s a market for the same type of holster that could accommodate other striker fired pistols such as the S&W M&Ps and the Springfield XDs (it would be difficult to make a similar holster for pistols with an external hammer such as a Sig P226).

For a light bearing holster, the price seems very reasonable at only 30 bucks and is available at the sportsmanguide.com.

 

 

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Costa Ludus goes live

Chris Costa’s new venture, Costa Ludus, has officially gone live with their new website launch this week.  CostaLudus.com allows you to sign up for Chris’s classes, see his training schedule and also highlights other services provided by Costa Ludus such as product test and evaluation.  I personally liked the training page, specifically his family history and his philosophy on the training he provides:

Due to my background, I found it fitting to choose the trident, shield and net to represent Costa Ludus. My family has been in the maritime industry for a very long time. My grandfather served in the Navy during World War 2; after the war, he was employed as a master rigger by Concordia Company, Inc. One of my uncles was a New England fisherman and tug engineer, while another uncle is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Vietnam veteran. My father retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 20 years of service, and he is now a licensed Captain. I spent 12 years in the U.S. Coast Guard before joining the private sector at Applied Marine Technologies Inc. (AMTI).

Costa Ludus conducts training for the game of life, where the knowledge and skills learned in training may one day translate over to the streets or battlefield, determining life or death. We train others with the understanding that life is bigger than us. We understand the sacrifices that others make on a daily basis for our freedoms – that is why we take training so seriously.

Sincerely – Christopher Costa

The website is definitely worth checking out, and if you’re lucky enough to live near one of the areas on his training schedule, I would sign up–the prices may be a little higher but the quality of instruction will probably be the best you can get.

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New Bersa BP Concealed Carry 9mm

Bersa BP9CC

Bersa is offering a new concealed carry pistol next year named the BP9CC.  Bersa’s new pistol’s style differs somewhat from their current lineup.  First it has less of that PPS type of look with squarer lines, and second it’s striker fired which leaves it without an external hammer.  From the looks of the picture, the Bersa BP9CC has some rough texture spots on the frame, a serrated slide towards the back and a picatinny rail for attaching a tactical light.  The front sights are of a SIG SAUER type and the rear are an interchangeable Glock type making it easier for owners to put in aftermarket sights.  The BP9CC isn’t exactly a pocket pistol being that its total length is 6.35 inches, but is still small enough to be a comfortable concealed carry gun.  the Bersa BP9CC will come in two finishes; the Matte Black will retail for $429 and the Duotone will be $440.

Bersa BP CC 9mm Specifications:

Model:                       BP9CC

Caliber:                      9mm

Action:                       Short reset DAO

Capacity:                   8+1

Barrel Length:         3.3”

Weight:                     21.5 oz.

Length:                      6.35”

Height:                      4.8”

Width:                       .94”

Frame Material:      Hi Impact Polymer

Slide Material:         Stainless Steel

Sights:                        Front-Interchangeable SIG SAUER type

Rear – Interchangeable GLOCK type

Finish:                        Matte Black or Duotone

MSRP:                        $429.00 Matte Black

$440.00 Duotone

 

Bersa BP9CC pics

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Make Ready with Travis Haley Adaptive Kalash

Travis Haley’s second Panteao production video after leaving Magpul Dynamics will be featuring the AK-47; so all of those who were wishing for a Magpul Ak-47 video, this is the closest your going to get.  From the trailer below, it looks great.  It seems that Haley applies his no-nonsense logic to firearms manipulation as he always does with his instruction.  I’ll definitely be picking up a copy to review.

Here’s how Panteao Productions describes the video:

The Kalashnikov Rifle – misunderstood and underestimated by the media, often portrayed as inaccurate and unwieldy – is so widely adopted across the world it deserves fairer treatment by end users. The Adaptive Kalash training video introduces the viewer to the proper handling and usage of this rifle.

Special Operations Veteran Travis Haley guides you through the different types of AK rifle you may come across. Modifications and caliber choices are reviewed and discussed, so that you can find the best platform for your particular needs. Key points reviewed include correct loading techniques, safety manipulation, and dealing with malfunction. The common misconceptions surrounding the use of the AK platform at long ranges are addressed, along with establishing a zero that works for your situation.

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Weatherby Mark 5 Rifles in .338 Lapua Magnum

Weatherby has expanded their Mark 5 line to include the go to long range cartridge, the .338 Lapua.  The new Mark 5 models  featuring the .338 chamber will be the Mark V Accumark, TRR, and TRR RC  rifles.

The new Weatherby Mark V Accumark rifles feature a hand laminated Monte Carlo composite stock with a CNC-machine 6061 T-6 aluminum bedding.  To assist accuracy, the Mark V Accumark has a 26″ fluted chrome moly barrel with a #3 countour, which is completely free floated and topped off with a recessed target crown and a Accubrake muzzle brake.  The trigger is factory-tuned and fully adjustable allowing shooters to get their desired weight on the pull.  MSRP for the Mark V Accumark  is $2,900.

Weahterby Mark 5 .338Weatherby Mark V Accumark .338 Lapua

The  other Mark V in .338 is more of the tactical flavor and has more features aiding precision shooting.  The Mark V TRR (Threat Response Rifle) hosts a lot of the same features of the Mark V Accumark such as the barrel specs  but its bedded in a precision tactical stock that allows adjustable comb and length of pull.  The trigger is also upgraded to an enhanced, fully-adjustable hand tuned trigger that’s factory set at three pounds with the sear engagement factory set at .008 to .014.  MSRP for the Weatherby Mark V TRR is $2,900 which isn’t that bad considering the market for tactical bolt action rifles chambered in .338 Lapua.

Weatherby Mark 5 TRR pics

Weatherby Mark V TRR

And lastly, for those wanting an ultimate out of the box Weatherby built for extreme precision, comes the Mark V TRR RC (Range Certified).  Weaherby’s range certified models are guaranteed to shoot Sub-Moa out of the box and are certified by Weahterby’s range technicians before leaving the factory.  The Mark V TRR RC features the same trigger as the TRR with the main differences being the barrel and the stock.  The barrel is a 26″ Custom Cut-Rifled #3 free floated barrel from Krieger (world renowned barrel makers).  Also the stock has a custom paint job and is also aluminum bedded.  Owners of the Weatherby Mark V TRR RC will also receive a target signed by Ed Weatherby himself  showing the sub-moa group that their rifle produced and a special RC engraved floorplate on the rifle.  The upgraded TRR RC model does come with significantly higher price at $4,100, but is still well under most tactical .338 precision rifles out there.  If Weatherby really wanted to sweeten the deal (and the accuracy of their rifle), maybe they should  of glass bedded them from the factory–it would of cost a bit more in money and man hours but if they could keep the price around that same mark, it would be one heck-of-a deal.

Mark 5 TRR RC picsWeatherby Mark V TRR RC

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